Small Expressions 2019

by | Jul 13, 2019

Note this exhibit travels to Texas in October!

October 24 – December 14, 2019 J. Wayne Stark Galleries College Station, TX

2019 Small Expressions Exhibit
Opens Friday, July 12, 2019
The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.’s (HGA) 2019 annual juried exhibit of small works,Small Expressions, opens Friday July 12, 2019 at the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance(SEFA) in Chamblee, Georgia. This exhibit features 33 contemporary small-scale works by artists from 20 states and 3 countries and will tour the United States from July 2019 to June 2020. Please join HGA and SEFA for the Opening Reception and Juror’s Talk on July 12 from 6 to 8 PM. The evening will include:
  • a juror’s talk by leading contemporary tapestry artist, Jon Eric Riis
  • a silent auction of a spectacular Jon Eric Riis tapestry
  • cupcakes and champagne to celebrate SEFA’s 10th anniversary
The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance is located at 3420 W. Hospital Avenue in Chamblee, Georgia.
About the Juror
Considered by many to be the nation’s leading contemporary tapestry artist, Jon Eric Riis has perhaps more than any other artist taken the ancient craft of hand-woven tapestry to the level of important contemporary fine art. Through the duration of his career he has taught fiber classes and held exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Asia. He recently was one of three guest artists who was featured at the 6th Riga International Textile and Fiber Art Triennial held in Latvia. The tapestries of Jon Eric Riis can be found in the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago, the American Craft Museum in New York, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art in Washington D.C., among others.
Exhibiting Artists
Kate Barber, Exeter, Rhode Island • Linda Barlow, Santa Fe, New Mexico • Loren Batt, La Roche Guyon, France • Sarah Ruth Beyer, Rio Vista, Texas • Al Canner, Boulder, Colorado • Karin Conopask, Hope Valley, Rhode Island • Deborah Corsini, Pacifica, California • Sharon M. Crary, Napa, California • Molly Elkind, Santa Fe, New Mexico • Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Port Townsend, Washington • Rebecca Grass, Manchester, Missouri • Barbara J. Hauck, Erie, Pennsylvania • Charlotte Hickman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • Lily Martina Lee, Boise, Idaho • Connie Lippert, Seneca, South Carolina • Aryana B. Londir, Phoenix, Arizona • Pamela MacGregor, McClure, Ohio • Kristin Majkrzak, Bemidji, Minnesota • Julie Marks Blackstone, Shawnee, Oklahoma • Judy Ann Ness, Eugene, Oregon • Laura Foster Nicholson, New Harmony, Indiana • Aviva Peres, Haifa, Israel • Julia Rapinoe, Seattle, Washington • Lois C. Russell, Somerville, Massachusetts • Jennifer Sargent, Memphis, Tennessee • Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, California • Lee Sipe, Columbia, South Carolina • Jeanne Sisson, Northfield, Massachusetts • Delores Slowinski, Detroit, Michigan • Rebecca L. Smith, San Diego, California • Peggy Wiedemann, Huntington Beach, California • Rebecca Winter, Meridian, Idaho • Deborah Zeitler, Iowa City, Iowa.
Exhibit Tour Dates
July 12 – September 12, 2019 Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance Chamblee, GA
September 17 – October 10, 2019 Aiken Center for the Arts Aiken, SC
October 24 – December 14, 2019 J. Wayne Stark Galleries College Station, TX
February 23 – March 29, 2020 Judi & Allan Schuman Museum Gallery Boca Raton, FL
April 20 – May 29, 2020 Thousand Island Arts Center Clayton, NY