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Mary Zicafoose Honored at American Tapestry Alliance Biennial in Tampa Bay, Florida

Omaha, NE -
The American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) has selected international textile artist Mary Zicafoose to speak and teach at their biennial retreat and Tapestry Forum to be held at Eckard College, Tampa Bay, Florida. The retreat "Channeling Your Muse" is in conjunction with the Seventh International American Tapestry Biennial, which takes place June 25 - 28, 2008 at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa in Florida.

The American Tapestry Biennial stands as one of the most prestigious showcases for tapestry in the world, and the ATA has chosen forty international tapestry artists to show their hand woven works at the Biennial Seven, which then travels to The Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY.

Zicafoose will exhibit her recent tapestry, the Ikat diptych "Ancient Text: Indigo and Ochre," as well as lead the retreat workshop "Color, Content & Creativity: New Strategies for New Work." Says the artist: "I am thrilled to have a piece of my work accepted in the Tapestry Biennial, and it is a double honor to be asked to speak and teach at the ATA conference. It will be a very savvy group of artists, scholars and leaders convening in Tampa Bay to celebrate the contemporary voice of the art of tapestry."
About the Artist:

For over two decades, international textile artist Mary Zicafoose has been creating tapestries and rugs that are as rich in color as they are in symbolic content. Her work is included in private and public collections that span the globe, including U.S. Embassies on three continents. The artist' practice and processes reflect superb craftsmanship as well as her ability to articulate a brilliant contemporary vernacular based on color. Her woven pieces blend cultural icons, images and symbols with an unabashed hand, creating powerful visual statements in fiber. Zicafoose maintains a one-woman fiber studio in Omaha, NE where she lives with her family.

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