American Tapestry Alliance: Biennial 11

Exhibition Dates:

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July 2 – September 25, 2016 | Warner Gallery
Reception: September 2, 2016 
| 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

Cristu. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Gabriela Cristu, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, 59.05” x 74.80” x 0.40”, wool and cotton

The international juried American Tapestry Biennial 11 is organized by the American Tapestry Alliance and will include work from around the world as selected by juror, Janet Koplos. The works selected for the exhibition highlight the variety of artistic expression practiced today in the medium of hand woven tapestry.

Janet Koplos is a freelance art critic currently based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a staff editor at Art in America magazine in New York City for 18 years and remains associated with the magazine as a contributing editor. She is the co-author of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft (University of North Carolina Press, 2010) and numerous other books and catalog essays.

The mission of the American Tapestry Alliance is to share and preserve the knowledge and practice of tapestry art by supporting, promoting and educating audiences about contemporary hand woven tapestry. Learn more about ATA at

Curious about how a tapestry is made? SBMA Weaving Instructor and ATA Member, Patti Jankowski, will be working on a tapestry in the gallery during the course of the exhibition. Return to see her progress, or visit during select prescheduled times to see her working — bring your curiosity and questions!
• Wednesday, July 6, noon–2:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 20, noon–2:00 p.m.
• Saturday, August 20, noon–2:00 p.m.

Anselm Late Voyage
Klaus Anselm, Late Voyage, 39” x 25”, wool on cotton warp
Cecilia Blomberg, Point Defiance Steps, 36” x 50” x 0.50”, cotton warp, wool and linen weft

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