Small Expressions
Touring Exhibit from the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
July 2023 - June 2024

Small Expressions<br>Touring Exhibit from the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.<br>July 2023 - June 2024

Andrea Cook, Garden of Roses

Atlanta, GA – The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) announces its 2023 annual juried exhibit of small works: Small Expressions. Featuring 35 contemporary small-scale artworks by artists from 18 states and 2 countries, Small Expressions will tour galleries in the United States from July 2023 through June 2024. The exhibit opened July 5, 2023, in La Conner, Washington at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum.  

The show’s juror is Allyce Wood, a textile artist based in Seattle, Washington. Wood began weaving as part of her master’s degree at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She furthered her textile studies through the KUNO Digital Jacquard Tapestry program at the University of Bergen, a mentorship with Hilde Hauan Johnsen, and assisting artists Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen. Wood has had the honor of being artist in residence at the Praxis Fiber Workshop in Cleveland, Ohio, the Icelandic Textile Center, and is the artist in residence at the Mary Olson Farm this summer. A collector of codes and processes, Wood currently creates work on a vintage Bergman floor loom, Scandinavian frame looms, a marudai, and a knitting machine. She lectures and teaches in and around Seattle with a focus on contemporary tapestry. Wood has exhibited her work locally and internationally for over ten years; recent Seattle exhibitions include Soft Systems at The Vestibule, Daylights with Shunpike Storefronts, and And so it Goes at the En Gallery. 


Exhibiting artists are: 

Brandi Adcock, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina • Sally Anaya, Port Orchard, Washington • Darilyn Bennett, Salem, Oregon • Penny Collins, West Hollywood, California • Lynne Dees, Bedford, Texas • Helen Dewolf, Bryan, Texas • Line Dufour, Cap Sante, Quebec • Leslee Fiorella, Santa Rosa, California • Adrienne Gaskell, St. Petersburg, Florida • Lydia Hall, Altadena, California • Joyce Hayes, Seattle, Washington • Susan Iverson, Montpelier, Virginia • Jean Koon, Morattico, Virginia • Annetta Kraayeveld, Helena, Montana • Mary Lane, Olympia, Washington • Jean Pierre Larochette, Berkeley, California • Ahree Lee, Los Angeles, California • Heather Macali, Beverly Hills, Michigan • Valeria Maldonado Morales, New York, New York • Lindsey Marshall, Whitchurch, United Kingdom • Nicole Yi Messier, Brooklyn, New York • Aoife Mooney, Akron, Ohio • Ellen Ramsey, Lake Forest Park, Washington • Kathleen Remsa, Mount Laurel, New Jersey • Claire Renaut, Seattle, Washington • Minna Rothman, Brookline, Massachusetts • Jennifer Sargent, Memphis, Tennessee • Kathy Spoering, Grand Junction, Colorado • Katie Strano, Southbury, Connecticut • Kathe Todd-Hooker, Albany, Oregon • Hazel Tully, Manhattan, Kansas • Carol Ventura, Baxter, Tennessee • Nancy Wohlenberg, Albuquerque, New Mexico • Deborah Zeitler, Iowa City, Iowa 

These skilled artists employ a variety of traditional and non-traditional media, creating an outstanding presentation. 

Scheduled exhibitions include: 

July 5, 2023 – September 3, 2023 at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, Washington. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Exhibition hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Monday – Tuesday. Admission to Small Expressions is free for museum members, $7.00 non-museum members, $5.00 students and retired military with ID. Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum is located at 703 South Second Street, La Conner, WA, 98275. For parking and directions visit their website at or call (360) 466-4288. 

September 21, 2023 – November 9, 2023 at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina. Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Sunday. Admission to Small Expressions is free. Haywood Community College is located at 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC, 28721, with Small Expressions taking place in the Creative Arts Sycamore Building, Mary Cornwell Gallery. For parking and directions visit their website at or call (828) 627-4672. 

November 30, 2023 – February 15, 2024 at Yadkin Valley Fiber Center inElkin, North Carolina. An opening reception will take place on Friday, December 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. Exhibition hours: By appointment. To make an appointment, call (919) 260-9725 or email Admission to Small Expressions is free. The Yadkin Valley Fiber Center is located at 113 West Main Street in Elkin, North Carolina, 28621. For parking and directions visit their website at or call (919) 260-9725. 

March 18, 2024 – May 31, 2024 at Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Exhibition hours: 9 a.m. to 9 pm. Monday through Sunday. During summer months and holiday and semester breaks, the gallery closes at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and is closed on weekends. Admission to Small Expressions is free. The Sarratt Gallery is located on the main floor of the Sarratt Student Center at 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240. For parking and directions, visit their website at or call (615) 343-0491. 

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