The show’s juror was Anastasia Azure who hand-weaves dimensional art, exploring the grace of geometry. She shares her connection with our harmonious universe by creating contemporary wall sculptures and innovative jewelry. Combining metalsmithing with an ancient, Peruvian weaving technique, she uses wire and hand-dyed nylon monofilament on a traditional floor loom. She earned her MFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and BFA in Jewelry Metal Arts at the California College of the Arts in 2005. She has been an Artist-in Residence at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Appalachian Center for Craft. She travels the globe teaching imaginative textile and jewelry workshops.
Jackie Abrams, Brattleboro, Vermont • Sylvie Alusitz, Toronto, Canada • Linda Barlow, Santa Fe, New Mexico • Loren Batt, La Roche Guyon, France • Julie Blackstone, Shawnee, Oklahoma • Danielle Bodine, Clinton, Washington • Nicole Bunting, Midlothian, Virginia • Cathey Byrd, Blue River, Oregon • Cael Chappell, Albuquerque, New Mexico • Soude Dadras, Marietta, Georgia • Vicki Essig, Penland, North Carolina • Jean Fausser, Tulsa, Oklahoma • Danielle Gumbin, Birmingham, Michigan • Sungjj Lee, Burlington, Massachusetts • Ayelet Lindenstrauss Larsen, Bloomington, Indiana • Pamela MacGregor, McClure, Ohio • Elaine Maisel, Ridgeland, Mississippi • Saberah Malik, Warwick, Rhode Island • Rebecca McEntee, Hermann, Missouri • Michelle McGraw, Montevallo, Alabama • Rebecca Mezoff, Fort Collins, Colorado • Nancy Middlebrook, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • Christine Miller, Dallas, Texas • Diane Mularz, Falls Church, Virginia • Tea Okropiridze, Manassas, Virginia • Margaret Phillips, Cos Cob, Connecticut • Mary Ruth Smith, Waco, Texas • Kathe Todd-Hooker, Albany, Oregon • Peggy Wiedemann, Huntingdon Beach, California
About the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
Founded in 1969, the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of fiber artists with the mission to educate, support, and inspire the fiber art community. Programming includes the quarterly publication of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine; Convergence®, a biennial fiber art conference drawing approximately 2,000 attendees from around the world; Textiles & Tea, a weekly online program interviewing artists in the fiber arts field; a certification program (COE) in the art disciplines of handweaving, handspinning, dyeing and basketmaking; grants for artists; and a scholarship fund. For more information please visit our website, WeaveSpinDye.org.