2021 Juried Exhibition – STORIES FROM NATURE
Nature is, and always has been a source of inspiration for artists. Besides physical beauty there are timely stories to be told through functional and artistic expression.
77 Artists entered 235 exhibits. CHG is proud to present the 33 selected works from 29 artists for the 2021 Exhibition.
Meet the Juror – CATHARINE ELLIS
Catharine Ellis has been making textiles for over 40 years. Her work most often combines both weaving and dyeing. She taught the Professional Crafts Fiber Program at Haywood Community College for 30 years. For the last dozen years, her focus has been primarily on natural dyeing as she continues to research and develop new applications for the use of natural colorants in her own textiles and for her teaching. Catharine is the author of Woven Shibori, (Interweave Press, 2005, 2015) andThe Art and Science of Natural Dyes (Schiffer Press, 2019) with co-author Joy Boutrup.
Her work has been exhibited in venues worldwide and she teaches internationally. Catharine’s current “Garden Series” combines plant dyes harvested from her garden with her weaving.
Learn more about Catharine and her work at her website.
|Science and Systems||$300|
|Materials Sourced from Nature||$300|
|Visual Inspiration including Color||$300|
|Best of Show||$750|
Handweavers Guild of America Award for Excellence
Honors outstanding exhibited works of fiber art which clearly demonstrate excellence, specifically: Handweaving, handspinning, dyeing, basketry, felting and related fiber arts.
Complex Weavers Award
This award focuses on excellence in weaving that is original in both design and execution, using a threading draft or structure that achieves a complex interlacement of threads and fibers beyond plain weave.
American Tapestry Alliance Award for Excellence
This award was established to recognize weavers who pursue tapestry with the intention of achieving excellence in design, creative concept and technical execution.