Juror's Talk: "Seasons of the Smokies" Wearable Art Exhibit
Poised at the junction of art, craft and fashion, artwear has both challenged and blurred cultural boundaries as works of art made to adorn the body. Take a virtual walk through the wearable art exhibit with Juror Dianne Totten as she discusses the impact that color, design, fabric and construction have in creating designer show pieces. Produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA), the Seasons of the Smokies 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 Seasons of the Smokies online.
The Juror's Talk will be conducted via HGA's Zoom platform on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 1:00 - 2:30 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.
$10 - HGA Student, Individual, Family, & Professional Artist Members
$20 - All Others
Mimi Anderson, Tacoma, Washington • Joy Berg, Stevens Point, Wisconsin • Joan Berner, Hendersonville, North Carolina • Barbara Butler, Arden, North Carolina • Barbara Cabral, Palmetto, Florida • Sandy Cahill, Parkville, Missouri • Raeus Cannon, Knoxville, Tennessee • Kathryn Cogar, Rockwood, Tennessee • Inge Dam, Schomberg, ON, Canada • Wendy Dolan, Stevens Point, Wisconsin • Karen Donde, Mills River, North Carolina • Eileen Driscoll, Ithaca, New York • Maxine Fontana, West Bloomfield, Michigan • Sarah Fortin, Mason, New Hampshire • Elaine Isaak, Nashua, New Hampshire • Carol James, Winnipeg, MB, Canada • Charlene Kolb, Houston, Texas • Denise Kovnat, Rochester, New York • Nancy Landrum, Meridian, Mississippi • Deborah Lawson, Hagerstown, Maryland • Karen LeBlanc, Fredericton, NB, Canada • Eileen Lee, Grass Valley, California • Hedy Lyles, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania • Marcia Mills, Arden, North Carolina • Mary Mortenson, Minneapolis, Minnesota • John Mullarkey, St, Louis, Missouri • Eileen O’Connor, Seattle, Washington • Martha Owen, Murphy, North Carolina • Tamara Poff, Tucson, Arizona • Emilia Ponomarev, Newmarket, New Hampshire • Ruth Ronan, Albuquerque, New Mexico • Marta Shannon, Petaluma, California • Barbara Smith, Charleston, West Virginia • Marsha Snell, Rockvale, Colorado • Christine Stanton, Atlanta, Georgia • Anie Toole, Quebec, QC, Canada • Sara von Tresckow, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin • Judith Warren, Seattle, Washington • Deborah Zeitler, Iowa City, Iowa
Juror Dianne Totten developed the “crimp cloth” technique and teaches it nationally and internationally for guilds and conferences. She has been sewing for more than 60 years and weaving for over 40. She has been published in many weaving publications and has won numerous awards.
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