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Sm_ExpSmall Expressions Exhibit

Small Expressions is an annual international juried exhibit sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., to showcase fiber art on a small scale, not to exceed 15 inches (38cm) in any direction. Small Expressions was established at the 1984 Convergence® conference in Dallas, Texas. The late Diane Itter wrote in her juror statement that year:

“Fiber artists working on a small scale must pay special attention to the limitations involved. In order to succeed, a small scale work must maintain an identity and integrity of its own which excludes works which might be viewed as maquettes for larger works or the sense that the work is cut from a larger work. Careful attention must be paid to choice of design, materials, techniques, and craftsmanship. This does not mean a simplification of ideas or image but rather very careful attention paid to all details, without the risk of becoming precious.”

 

Small Expressions 2016

Juror: Monica Obniski, Demmer Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design
Milwaukee Art Museum,

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

July 23 — August 14, 2016



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