August 18 – September 20, 2016

  • Reception: Thursday August 18, 5:30 – 7:30

  • CAW: Thursday, September 15, 4:00 – 8:00 PM

  • Brown Bag Art Talk: Thursday, August 25, noon

  • Baskets with Beth Reitveld: Friday, August 26, 1-3 pm

“One over, one under” is basic tapestry weaving technique. See where thirty-six contemporary tapestry artists go from there.

PACIFIC TIME ZONE is a contemporary tapestry exhibit curated by Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound and juried by Layne Goldsmith, professor of Art at the University of Washington.

Tapestry is one of the simplest forms of weaving: the weft passes over, then under, over, then under the warp as it travels back and forth across the loom. The Arts Center shows contemporary samples of this ancient art form in August and September. While traditional examples uses cotton, silk and wool, contemporary tapestry is characterized by experimental forms, a freedom in choice of materials and shape, the use of texture as well as the recognition that it no longer needs to be utilitarian.

The exhibit has been curated by the Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound. The group provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and an opportunity for critical review through discussion, exhibition and publication.

The Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound -group invited Layne Goldsmith, longtime professor of Art at the University of Washington as the juror; she selected 36 pieces from the 75 submitted entries. Goldsmith selected work that made a statement: formal, technical, narrative or referential to some particular aspect of tapestry’s history. Making choices from digital images requires knowledge and respect for tapestry. Goldsmith states “Without experience in the craft of weaving, it is difficult to grasp the focus and mastery required to envision and create this art. Each individual tapestry in this exhibit represents decades of artistic practice beyond the years spent learning and perfecting the technical craft itself.”

Participating artists:
Deborah Corsini, Sharon Crary, Vladimira Fillion-Wackenreither, Alex Friedman,
Marion Gregg, Joyce Hayes. Barbara Heller, Barbara Hitzeman, Laura Kamian-McDermott, Patti Krich, Mary Lane, Yael Lurie and Luis Laslo, Margo Macdonald, Phoebe McAfee, Sonja Miremont, Audrey Moore, Inge Noorgaard, Natalie Novak, Liz Pulos, Christine Rivers, Michael Rohde, Susan Salak, Rebecca Smith, Shelley Socolofsky, Jean Pierre Larochette and Rodrigo Sosa, Kathe Todd-Hooker, Sue Well, Ama Wertz.