Days remaining to deadline: 23
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $65.00
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Jury Dates: 10/16/23 - 11/16/23
Beyond: Tapestry Expanded seeks work from artists that explore the expansive properties of
tapestry. Using the definition of tapestry as a weft-faced woven structure, artists are invited to submit work that explores and pushes this definition. Artists who are combining both hand and digital processes, using non-traditional materials, creating three-dimensional forms, or are incorporating multi-media components, including sound, video, performance are highly
encouraged to submit work.
Beyond: Tapestry Expanded will be exhibited at the Peeler Art Center at DePauw University
from August through December of 2024. The Peeler Art Center offers over 7,000 square feet of gallery space and is a part of DePauw
University. Featuring curated and solo exhibitions, the Peeler Art Center provides extensive programming to support the college community of students, faculty, and staff as well as the town of Greencastle, and the surrounding region. Located within an hour of Lafayette, Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Terre Haute, Greencastle offers small town charm and hospitality. Visitors can take advantage of amenities that include local dining that feature locally sourced and produced menu items, a nearby nature park consisting of 520 acres, and multiple
festivals throughout the year including the renown Covered Bridges Festival.
Jurors for the exhibition are Jade Yumang, Associate
Professor of Fiber & Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Alexa
Griffith Winton, co-curator of the upcoming Dorothy Liebes exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt.
Artists selected by the jurors will be exhibiting alongside a curated selection of artists by Erica Warren, former curator with the Art Institute of Chicago. Awards will be given at the discretion of the jurors for artists demonstrating expansive conceptual and technical approaches in
tapestry. The exhibition is organized by the American Tapestry Alliance. A catalog will
accompany the exhibition.
Entries open in CaFE on September 1, 2023, and close October 15, 2023.
Oct 15, 2023-Entries close
Nov 15, 2023-Notification of selected artists
Dec 1, 2023-Acceptance of Participation by artists
April 1, 2024-Deadline to submit any edited materials requested by catalog designer
Aug 9, 2024-Deadline for artwork to be delivered to Peeler Art Center
Dec 20, 2024-Artwork returned to artists
Press & Promotions
The American Tapestry Alliance is committed to promoting and elevating contemporary work in tapestry. In addition to a catalog featuring all artists included in the exhibition, ATA will be
promoting the exhibition in regional and national art publications.
Awards Several monetary awards will be given to artists demonstrating expansive conceptual and technical approaches in tapestry. Additional details will be announced in the spring of 2024. Awards will be announced in September of 2024.
The American Tapestry Alliance reserves the right to refuse any work which differs from the
submitted images. Additionally, if an artist rescinds their work and is not able to deliver their
work for the exhibition after confirming their participation, the artist will not be eligible to
enter future exhibitions organized by the American Tapestry Alliance. All accepted entries will be considered temporary loans to the Peeler Art Center who will assume insurance responsibility for the artwork upon receipt and inspection, and during the exhibition. The American Tapestry Alliance and the Peeler Art Center is not liable for any claim for loss, theft, or damage of any kind during transportation. The Peeler Art Center will exercise professional care in handling and is not responsible for minor wear resulting from normal handling.
There is no restriction to size. All selected work must be delivered in its final state ready for
installation or hanging. Please do not send any glass framed work. Plexiglass is acceptable.
Work must be clearly identified with the artist’s name and title of the work. Artists will need to
provide a list of items (monitors, projectors, speakers, etc.) that are needed to fully execute the installation. Artists will also need to provide detailed installation instructions, including any
images, along with any specialty hardware or other items.
Artists are responsible for shipping their work to and from the Peeler Art Center. Return
shipping label must be included with shipped work. Work may be shipped USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Artists interested in using professional art handlers will need to call the museum registrar to arrange arrival and pick-up dates and times. A loading dock is available for larger work.
No work will be listed for sale as neither the Peeler Art Center nor the American Tapestry
Alliance handles sales of art. However, artists who provide a preferred method of contact will
be contacted directly by anyone seeking to purchase a work.
Please follow instructions on CaFE regarding image specifications.
Applicants may submit up to three works for consideration. Applicants will need to provide the
Images for up to three works
Artist statement related to the work submitted
Brief artist biography (2-3 sentences)
Title, media, size, and year completed for each work submitted
Contact information including website and social media handles
Application fee of $45 for ATA members $65 for non-members
Artists from any location may apply. Please note that artists are responsible for shipping their work to and from the exhibition venue. Members of the American Tapestry Alliance receive a discount for entry, but membership is not required to enter the call or participate in the exhibition.