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2014 Award Recipients

HGA’s Small Expressions 2014 Award Winners

Small Expressions 2014 was juried by Gerhardt Knodel, renowned textile artist, Honorary Fellow of the American Crafts Council, and Director Emeritus of Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Small Expressions 2014 was presented in conjunction with HGA's Convergence® 2014 Providence conference, at The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts.


Heller Barbara Heller
First Place
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Simhamukha Mudra - Restoration, 2013
Cotton fabric, linen and hemp, metallic and rayon threads, wire, computer parts.
Screenprinting, tapestry, embroidery.
14 x 14 x 1 inches
Photo: Ted Clark, "Image This"
Weidemann Peggy Wiedemann
Second Place
Huntington Beach, CA
The Pair, 2012
Pine needles, Irish waxed linen.
6 x 8 x 6 inches
Photo: Jan Seeger
Becker Paula Becker
Third Place
Tiverton, RI
Henny Penny, 2014
Cotton fabric, silk thread, cotton floss, photograph.
Unraveled, rewoven textile, woven inlay, embroidery.
8.5 x 15 inches

Zeitler Deborah Zeitler
Honorable Mention
Iowa City, IA
Nesting Bowls, 2014
Ply-split braiding.
6 x 6 x 6 inches
Photo: Benjamin Chait
Rohde Michael Rohde
HGA Award
Westlake Village, CA
Median, 2014
Silk yarns.
Wedge Weave.
13.5 x 12.25 x 1.5 inches
Photo: Andrew Neuhart
Russell Lois Russell
Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Award
Boston, MA
Heading Home Late, 2013
Waxed linen thread.
8 x 8 x 8 inches
Photo: Kay Lyon


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