Jurors' Talks

Join our jurors as they provide insights into the artwork featured in each of these exhibits. The Jurors' Talks will be conducted via HGA's Zoom platform and will take place once a week throughout January 2023. Photos of all exhibited artwork will be available for viewing online.

Registration for the live events will close at 12:00 PM ET on the day of the event. All registrants and anyone who registers after registration closes for the live event will receive access to an "on demand" recording of the juror's talk. A link will be emailed 24 hours after the jurors' talk has ended. Registration Fees are $10-15 for HGA Student, Individual, Family, & Professional Artist Members and $15-25 for all others. Members, when registering you must first login to your account or you will not receive the member rate.

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Speckled Digits by Al Canner
Speckled Digits by Al Canner

Small Expressions 2022 Exhibit

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media. Small in scale but visually compelling, HGA’s Small Expressions exhibit features work that speaks to the intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement. The artists in this exhibit create a big impact through small pieces.

The show’s juror was Cameron Taylor-Brown. Cameron Taylor-Brown was introduced to textiles by artist Ed Rossbach at the University of California, Berkeley, and studied textile design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, where she later taught woven design. Since 1985, she has lived in Los Angeles where she is active in arts and education. Her work is widely exhibited and has been featured in Fiber Art Now, American Craft, Handwoven and Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot. In 2019, she curated the critically acclaimed exhibit Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers at the Craft in America Center. She teaches workshops at schools, guilds, museums and conferences throughout the United States and Canada, and is the founder of ARTSgarage, a textile resource center in Los Angeles. She is a past president of California Fibers and serves on the advisory boards of the Fowler Textile Council and Textile Arts Los Angeles.

Talk:  January 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

Registration Fee:  $10 - $15

SlipStreams by Kathryn Arnold
SlipStreams by Kathryn Arnold

Vistas along the Appalachian Trail 2022 Yardage Exhibit

Vistas along the Appalachian Trail is a yardage exhibit juried by author and fiber artists Robyn Spady. Produced by HGA, this exhibit showcases lengths of cloth produce by any fiber technique. Yardage is created for a variety of reasons: clothing or accessories adorning the body; useful objects such as towels or home décor; or as a piece of art.

Juror Robyn Spady was introduced to handweaving at a young age and has been weaving for over 50 years. She completed HGA’s Certificate of Excellence (COE) in 2004 with the specialized study Loom-controlled Stitched Double Cloth. Robyn is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and loves coming up with new ideas to create fabric and transform it into something new and exciting. She is committed to turning the weaving world on to double-faced fabrics, four-shaft weaves, uncommon and advanced weave structures, exploring yarn combinations, and passementerie techniques. Robyn is a well-known teacher and author on handweaving and is also founder and editor of Heddlecraft®.

Talk:  January 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

Registration Fee:  $10 - $15

Seasons of the Smokies 2022 Wearable Art Exhibit

Poised at the junction of art, craft, and fashion, artwear has both challenged and blurred cultural boundaries as works of art made to adorn the body. View the wearable art exhibit with Juror Dianne Totten as she discusses the impact that color, design, fabric, and construction have in creating designer show pieces.

Produced by HGA and juried by Dianne Totten, fiber artists in the Seasons of the Smokies Wearable Art exhibit were challenged to design and create clothing that is both functional and artistic as well as make a strong statement on the fashion runway.

Juror Dianne Totten developed the “crimp cloth” technique and teaches it nationally and internationally for guilds and conferences. She has been sewing for more than 60 years and weaving for over 40. She has been published in many weaving publications and has won numerous awards.

Talk:  January 19, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

Registration Fee:  $15 - $25

Asian Tea Service by Kathey Ervin
Asian Tea Service by Kathey Ervin

Dogwood to Kudzu 2022 Basketry Exhibit

Dogwood to Kudzu is a basketry exhibit juried by author Judy Zugish and produced by HGA. Basketry artists were challenged to explore the broad continuum of traditional to nontraditional and functional to nonfunctional to produce extraordinary vessels with a variety of manmade to natural materials.

Juror Judy Zugish began experimenting with garden fibers in 1978. This soon led to an obsession for basketmaking and many years of pursuing technique with notable traditional weavers. Today, her contemporary works using gathered natural materials are exhibited widely. She teaches her signature style both at home and abroad.

Juror's Talk: February 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

Registration Fee:  $10 - $15


  • Cash prizes provided by HGA include: $500 First, $250 Second, $100 Third
  • Winning works will be published in future edition of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine
  • Winning works will be featured on HGA's Instagram and Facebook
  • All selected works will be featured in an online exhibit photo album
  • Additional Honors and/or cash prizes may be sponsored by individuals or groups

Entry Fees per Piece

  • $0 - Students (with HGA Student membership or proof of current enrollment)
  • $17 - HGA Members
  • $25 - Non-HGA Members

January 2021 - Small Expressions 2021 Touring Exhibition
January 2022 - Small Expressions 2022 Touring Exhibition
January 2022 - Symphony of the Mountains Mixed Media Exhibition
February 2022 - Vistas along the Appalachian Trail Yardage Exhibition
February 2022 - Seasons of the Smokies Wearable Art Exhibition
March 2022 - Dogwood to Kudzu Basketry Exhibition

Book an Exhibit

We are always looking for Galleries and Museums to host our Small Expressions exhibition. To request a show, please complete this form.

For more information about entering or booking an exhibit call (678) 730-0010 or email Programs@WeaveSpinDye.org.