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World of Wearable Art -WOW


This international wearable art competition in Wellington, New Zealand is the most prestigious at this moment. It takes place annually in September and is now announcing ist 29th edition. There is a total sum of 112.000 Euro available for awards & prizes; the Supreme WOW Award, the Susie Moncliff Award, the New Zealand Design Award, the Selection Prize, the First-Time Entrant Award, the Student Innovation Award, the Wearable Technology Award, the Sustainability Award and International Awards. Further there are internships […]

Wearable Expressions

Teresa Burrows, CDN: Caribou women the sun staff beadwork, detail; antler wood glass beads cord trim

This article was written by jury member Beatrijs Sterk for the catalogue of the 7th INTERNATIONAL WEARABLE EXPRESSIONS JURIED EXHIBITION AT PALOS VERDES ART CENTER, USA, February 9 – April 16, 2017 Wearable Expressions: wearable art designed for the human body in all media from separates to entire garments, to jewelry and a wide variety of accessories. It is always a pleasure to see an entire creative field – wearable art in this case – in the course of a jury process. […]

The 10th International Shibori Symposium of Oaxaca, Mexico

Traditional Costume Show

Held in Mexico from 16 to 20 November 2016, this symposium was the first I was able to attend. It was a great pleasure to experience it myself. The event attracted some 300 participants, most of them from the USA (130) followed by Japan (45), Mexico (17), Australia (15), Sweden (12), Chile (9), the UK (8), India (6) and a number of individual participants from other countries in Europe, Asia and Central and South America. The organisers – the World […]

Françoise Grossen Selects


Exhibition from October 18, 2016 to March 15, 2017at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Again a proof that the textile artists who exhibited at the Lausanne Biennials are seeing a revival and a real appreciation of their achievements!This is happening at several places and I hope to report on many of these exhibitions or publications! Beatrijs Sterk Press text: In the 1960s, Françoise Grossen rejected the rectilinear loom that constrained contemporary weaving for an intuitive approach to fiber […]

Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads

Barbara Heller: "Binary Codes: Shawl", shown at the first Small Tapestry International "Connections"

ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme as they design their submissions. We invite entries not only from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. Entry to STI 5: Crossroads is open to all artists who […]

11th International Triennial of Mini-Textiles, Angers

Juliette Mètrat: Excès de toile: 1000ème victime, 10 x11x 10 cm: photo Juliette Mètrat

11th International Triennial of Mini-Textiles, Angers ; traveling exhibition from June – December 2017 The City of Angers, heir to a long tradition and an invaluable heritage that includes the magnificent medieval Apocalypse by Jean Bondol, and the more contemporary Chant du Monde by Jean Lurçat, holds an eminent place in the world of tapestry and textile art. Thanks to the Musée Jean Lurçat et de la tapisserie contemporaine, created in 1986 and boasting over 500 textile works acquired in […]

Johanna Schütz-Wolff: Expressive Tapestries and graphic art


Exhibition from 1st October to 13 November at Castle Willard, 15 km north of Schwerin/Germany, organized by the Art Association Schwerin. In my blog entry to the exhibition of Johanna Schütz-Wolff in Leipzig I wrote: Johanna Schütz-Wolff is one of the artists unjustly ignored by history, despite the fact that she enjoyed greater initial success than, say, Anni Albers or Gunta Stölzl. Her wall hanging, “Die Liegende (Recumbent Woman)” was awarded a silver medal at the 1928 “Deutsche Kunst (German […]