Juror's Talk: "Dogwood to Kudzu" Basketry Exhibit
Juror Judy Zugish will describe the artwork in the basketry exhibit through their form, technique, material and/or function noting the relationship between old and new, between functional and sculptural, and showcasing the evolution of the medium and the ever-expanding definition of the term "basket". Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), the Dogwood to Kudzu exhibit and juror's talk was originally scheduled to take place at the 2020 Convergence® conference that was going to take place in Knoxville in July. The conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the exhibit and juror's talk are now virtual. Participating artists have been invited to show their work at the 2022 Convergence® conference rescheduled for July 15-21, 2022 in Knoxville, TN. View Dogwood to Kudzu online.
The Juror's Talk will be conducted via HGA's Zoom platform and will take place on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 1 - 2 pm EST. Registration for the live event will close at 12:00 PM EST. 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.
Jo Campbell-Amsler, Monticello, Iowa • Andrea DuFlon, Portland, Oregon • Sarah Fortin, Mason, New Hampshire • Christine Miller, Dallas, Texas • Pat Moritz, Boone, North Carolina • Carol Ventura, Baxter, Tennessee • Richard Vogt, Seattle, Washington • Merry Warner, Tucson, Arizona • Barbara Weber, Middleton, Wisconsin • Lillian Whipple, Concord, California • Nolan Wright, Carbondale, Illinois • Deborah Zeitler, Iowa City, Iowa
Juror Judy Zugish began experimenting with garden fibers in 1978. This soon led to an obsession for basketmaking and many years of pursuing technique with notable traditional weavers. Today, her contemporary works using gathered natural materials are exhibited widely. She teaches her signature style both at home and abroad.
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