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2018 Award Recipients

Small Expressions 2018

Award Winners

This annual, juried exhibit features contemporary small-scale works using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38cm) in any direction including mounting, framing, or display devices.  The 2018 exhibit was in conjunction with Convergence® 2018 and held at the Wilbur D May Museum in Reno, Nevada.  

The juror was Virginia Vogel is a Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno and has been associated with the Theatre and the Fine Arts Department at the university.

 Small Expressions 2018 will be traveling to Peters Valley School of Craft

Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey,  will be hosting Small Expressions 2018 from February 16, 2019 to March 31, 2019. Located  in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Peters Valley offers workshops run by professional artists from around the globe.  Handweavers Guild of America is excited to work with Peters Valley in making the excellent collection of fiber works, a traveling exhibit.


Rebecca Smith Reflection


  First Place


   Rebecca Smith  


      Photo by Artist

Perez_Double reason_Image

Second  Place

Double Reason to Celebrate

 Aviva Peres  





  Photograph by Warhaftig-Venezian  


Wiedemann Image

Third  Place

 Off Balance

  Peggy Wiedemann 


 Photograph by Jan Seeger  




Anaya_Aurora imagesHonorable Mention

Edith Whiteman Memorial Award


 Sally Anaya

  Photograph by Summer Moon Sciver




Zeilter Blue Bowl image

Comtemporary Handweavers of Houston Award

Blue Bowl

Deborah Zeitler

Photograph by Benjamin Chait