Call Detail
American Tapestry Biennial 14 May 12 - July 20, 2023

Entry Deadline: 11/30/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (American Tapestry Alliance Entry Fee): $40.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California

ATB 14: New Dimensions - May 12 - July 20, 2023

Since 1996, American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) has sponsored a biennial, juried exhibition. ATA invites submissions from tapestry artists around the world. The intention of this show is to include not only 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. This year, ATA will provide a monetary award that recognizes experimentation of materiality and dimensionality within tapestry weaving, in addition to the current Teitelbaum awards. Entries should consist of handwoven/manipulated forms that are approximately 80% weft-faced dominant. ATB 14: New Dimensions will take place from May thru June of 2023 at the Appalachian Center for Crafts. ATA will produce a catalog of the exhibit.


Rena Wood received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2006 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Craft/Material Studies in 2013.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Fiber Art at Tennessee Tech University's Appalachian Center for Craft.

Previously, she was a Visiting Instructor at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania 2016-17 and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Skidmore College, 2015-16. And has been an Artist in Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX, 2014-15, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, 2013-14 and at the Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO, 2010-11.

Important Dates

September 1 - November 30 2022 call for entries in CaFE

January 12, 2023 artists notified of status

April 28 - May 5, 2023 artists ship work to gallery

May 12 - July, 2023 exhibit is open to the public


Artists may submit up to 3 works per application. Please only provide one image per work and do not provide detail images.

For each work you must provide: title, dimensions, materials, date of creation/completion.

All artists working with tapestry techniques in 2D and #D may apply for this exhibit. ATA members receive a discount on their application when using the code provided.