SALLY D. FRANCISCO GALLERY
The exhibition gallery, named after our Founding Director Sally D. Francisco, is located on the 2nd floor of our Retail Gallery and hosts rotating, curated exhibits of fine craft. There is no charge for admission.
Small Expressions 2018, presented by the Handweavers Guild of America
February 16 - March 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Gallery Talk at 3:30pm
This traveling exhibition premiered in conjunction with Convergence® 2018, HGA’s national biennial conference, and held at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno, Nevada. The annual, juried exhibit features contemporary small-scale works using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches in any direction including mounting, framing, or display devices. The juror for the 2018 show was Virginia Vogel, Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno, and cash prizes were awarded for First ($500), Second ($250), and Third ($100) Place. Other honorable awards were given.
HGA notes that over the years, Small Expressions has been featured in prestigious galleries and museums in the United States, and in 1994 traveled to Taiwan to be exhibited at the Textile Museum, Taichung Country Cultural Center and the Pacific Cultural Foundation of Taipei. Esteemed jurors William Hodge, Lloyd Herman, Randall Darwall, Archie Brennan, Nancy Harvey, Nancy Arthur Hoskins, Holly Hotchner, and Rebecca Stevens among others, have represented a broad spectrum in the fiber world ranging from weaving in all phases to basketry, knotting, and felting. Thousands of artworks have been entered, representing every state and over twenty foreign countries. HGA is an association of fiber artists founded in the U.S. in 1969. The guild provides educational programs, conferences, and scholarships for fiber arts students, and publishes the quarterly journal Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.
Special accommodations can be made to view exhibitions in an alternate format. A gallery representative will assist visitors who may require accommodations by providing alternatives such as digital, auditory and or sensory presentation of the art on display whenever possible. Please call ahead to request additional accommodation. 973-948-5202