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2015 Award Winners

HGA’s Small Expressions 2015 Award Winners

Small Expressions 2015 was juried by Nicole LaBouff, PhD, Assistant Curator of Textiles, Department of Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA).

Small Expressions 2015 was presented at Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 28 - July 4, 2015.


Kage - Obi Noriko Kage
First Place
San Diego, CA
Wool, cotton warp.
Tapestry, double weave.
14 x 8.25 x 1.75 inches
Photo by the artist 
Fausser - Meditation (det) Jean Fausser
Second Place
Tulsa, OK
Wool roving, waxed linen threads.
Wet-felted cord and waxed linen wrapped cord coiled with wet-felted rock and stone. Mounted on Plexiglas.
4 x 12 x 15 inches
Photo: Hawks Photography
Donnelly Andrea Donnelly
Third Place
Richmond, VA
Landscape With Water #3
Rayon, textile pigment, and pins.
Handwoven, painted, unwoven, rearranged, rewoven.
13.5 x 14 inches
Photo: David Hale
Lippert - Connection Connie Lippert
Honorable Mention
Seneca, SC
Cotton and wool.
Tapestry, wedge weave, and hand dyed.
10 x 15 x 1 inches
Photo: Eli Warren
Wiedemann - Element Peggy Wiedemann
HGA Award
Huntington Beach, CA
Pine needles and Irish waxed linen.
Basket making techniques.
6 x 13 x 6 inches
Photo: Jan Seeger
Tromiczak - Modern Landscapes I Amy Tromiczak
Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award
Waynesville, NC
Modern Landscapes I
Alpaca wool, indigo-dyed silk and cashmere, black cotton fabric, wood frame.
Handwoven herringbone, hand embroidery, and stitching.
10.5 x 12.5 x 1.5 inches
Photo by the artist
Mayn - Tauira Michelle Mayn
Edith Whiteman Award
Kohukohu, N. Hokianga, New Zealand
Tauira (Sampler) of Life
New Zealand flax fiber extracted using a traditional method of scraping the leaf blade with a mussel shell. Hand-rolled decorative threads.
Traditional Maori weaving techniques. Hand-dyed with natural dyes and mordants.
32 x 23.7 x .7 cm
Photo: David Silberstein