Juror's Talk: "Vistas along the Appalachian Trail" 2022 Yardage Exhibit


Look through the eyes of Juror Robyn Spady as she talks about the craftsmanship and technical abilities fiber artists convey in this yardage exhibit of hanging works that focus on drawing the viewer towards visual, emotional, or intellectual responses. Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), the Vistas along the Appalachian Trail exhibit took place at the 2022 Convergence® conference held July 2022 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Juror's Talk will be conducted via HGA's Zoom platform and will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 1 - 2 pm ET. Registration for the live event will close at 12:00 PM ET. All registrants and anyone who registers after registration closes for the live event will receive access to an "on demand" recording of the juror's talk. A link will be emailed 24 hours after the juror's talk has ended.
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$10 - HGA Student, Individual, Family, & Professional Artist Members
$15 - All Others
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Exhibiting Artists are:
Sherri Dudeck, Midwest City, Oklahoma • Leslie Fesperman, Elkin, North Carolina • Geri Forkner, Sweetwater, Tennessee • Deborah Heyman, Irvine, California • Carol James, Winnipeg, Manitoba • Deborah Lawson, Hagerstown, Maryland • Karen LeBlanc, Fredericton, New Brunswick • Joan Namkoong, Kamuela, Hawaii • Nancy Peterson, Norman, Oklahoma • Sam Slipkovich, Nashville, Tennessee • Rebecca Smith, Smithville, Tennessee • Sanford Smith, Lowell, Massachusetts • Lauren Stichweh, Athens, Georgia • M V Walsh, Rumford, RI • Sara White, Lowell, Massachusetts • Anna Zinsmeister, Burbank, California
Juror Robyn Spady was introduced to handweaving at a young age and has been weaving for over 50 years. She completed HGA’s Certificate of Excellence (COE)in 2004 with the specialized study Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth. Robyn is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and loves coming up with new ideas to create fabric and transform it into something new and exciting. She is committed to turning the weaving world on to double-faced fabrics, four-shaft weaves, uncommon and advanced weave structures, exploring yarn combinations, and passementerie techniques. Robyn is a well-known teacher and author on handweaving and is also founder and editor of Heddlecraft®.