The American Tapestry Alliance scored the Long Beach, California, Main Branch Public Library for this small format unjuried show, “Pacific Portals.”
The show was huge and took up all the wall space, including boards in the entry, and several vitrines on the mezzanine. It was amazing and very popular with the public and the attendees of Convergence.
Fourteen members of the Damascus Fiber Arts School sent tapestries to Long Beach. Eight of us traveled to the show, renting a house and visiting the vendors and other exhibits at Convergence while there. We enjoyed meeting other weavers from the ATA and hearing the speakers, Archie Brennan and Jean Pierre Larochette.
Our tapestries were themed from the main “Pacific Portals” to the more specific “Scenes Along the Columbia River”. The Columbia River runs between the states of Oregon and Washington and is historically and currently very important to us.