Juror's Talk: "Small Expressions" 2023 Exhibit
Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media. Small in scale but visually compelling, HGA’s Small Expressions exhibit features work that speaks to the intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement. The artists in this exhibit create a big impact through small pieces.
The Juror's Talk will be conducted via HGA's Zoom platform and will take place on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 2 - 3 PM ET. Registration for the live event will close at 1:00 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.
Exhibiting artists are:
Sally Anaya, Port Orchard, Washington • Darilyn Bennett, Salem, Oregon • Brandi Christian Adcock, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina • Penny Collins, West Hollywood, California • Lynne Dees, Bedford, Texas • Helen Dewolf, Bryan, Texas • Line Dufour, Cap Sante, Quebec • Leslee Fiorella, Santa Rosa, California • Adrienne Gaskell, St. Petersburg, Florida • Lydia Hall, Altadena, California • Joyce Hayes, Seattle, Washington • Susan Iverson, Montpelier, Virginia • Jean Koon, Morattico, Virginia • Annetta Kraayeveld, Helena, Montana • Mary Lane, Olympia, Washington • Jean Pierre Larochette, Berkeley, California • Ahree Lee, Los Angeles, California • Heather, Macali, Beverly Hills, Michigan • Valeria Maldonado, New York, New York • Lindsey Marshall, Whitchurch, United Kingdom • Nicole Yi Messier, Brooklyn, New York • Aoife Mooney, Akron, Ohio • Ellen Ramsey, Lake Forest Park, Washington • Kathleen Remsa, Mount Laurel, New Jersey • Claire Renaut, Seattle, Washington • Minna Rothman, Brookline, Massachusetts • Jennifer Sargent, Memphis, Tennessee • Kathy Spoering, Grand Junction, Colorado • Katie Strano, Southbury, Connecticut • Kathe Todd-Hooker, Albany, Oregon • Hazel Tully, Bellevue, Washington • Carol Ventura, Baxter, Tennessee • Nancy Wohlenberg, Albuquerque, New Mexico • Deborah Zeitler, Iowa City, Iowa
The show’s juror, Allyce Wood, is a textile artist based in Seattle, Washington. Wood began weaving as part of her Master’s Degree at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She furthered her textile studies through the KUNO Digital Jacquard Tapestry program at the University of Bergen, a mentorship with Hilde Hauan Johnsen, and assisting artists Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen. Wood has had the honor of being artist in residence at the Praxis Fiber Workshop in Cleveland, Ohio, the Icelandic Textile Center and will be artist in residence at the Mary Olson Farm. A collector of codes and processes, Wood currently creates work on a vintage Bergman floor loom, Scandinavian frame looms, a marudai, and a knitting machine. She lectures and teaches in and around Seattle with a focus on contemporary tapestry. Wood has exhibited her work locally and internationally for over ten years; recent Seattle exhibitions include Soft Systems at The Vestibule, Daylights with Shunpike Storefronts, and And so it Goes at the En Gallery.