Peters Valley School of Craft is pleased to announce a new exhibition, Small Expressions, presented by the Handweavers Guild of America (HGA), in the Sally D. Francisco Gallery from February 16 through March 31, 2019. An opening reception will be held from 3:00-5:00 PM pm on Saturday, February 16th with a Gallery Talk featuring Sally Orgren of Byram Township, NJ, Editor of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magezine, at 3:30 PM.
This traveling exhibition premiered in conjunction with Convergence® 2018, HGA's national biannual conference, and held at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno, Nevada. The annual, juried exhibit features contemporary small-scale works using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches in any direction including mounting, framing, or display devices. The juror for the 2018 show was Virginia Vogel, Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno, and cash prizes were awarded for First ($500), Second ($250), and Third ($100) Place. Other honorable awards were given.
HGA notes that over the years, Small Expressions has been featured in prestigious galleries and museums in the United States, and in 1994 traveled to Taiwan to be exhibited at the Textile Museum, Taichung Country Cultural Center and the Pacific Cultural Foundation of Taipei. Esteemed jurors William Hodge, Lloyd Herman, Randall Darwall, Archie Brennan, Nancy Harvey, Nancy Arthur Hoskins, Holly Hotchner, and Rebecca Stevens among others, have represented a broad spectrum in the fiber world ranging from weaving in all phases to basketry, knotting, and felting. Thousands of artworks have been entered, representing every state and over twenty foreign countries. HGA is an association of fiber artists founded in the U.S. in 1969. The guild provides educational programs, conferences, and scholarships for fiber arts students, and publishes the quarterly journal Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.
The Gallery at Peters Valley School of Craft is located at 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ 07851 and is currently open Thursday - Sunday from 10AM - 5PM.
Peters Valley School of Craft is a non-profit educational center for the exploration, promotion and practice of fine craft, located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Funding for Peters Valley is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and New Jersey Historic Trust, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Marie & John Zimmermann Fund, Windgate Charitable Foundation, Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation, John A. & Margaret Post Foundation, The Greater Pike Community Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust and by the generosity of its members and individual donors. Please visit www.petersvalley.org for more information.