Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tapestry Five

Friday was the opening show for a new New Mexico-based tapestry group, Tapestry Five. Their premier show opened at LaDonna Mayer's Studio 17 in Santa Fe.

The artists are:
Heather Gallegos-Rex
Nancy Lane
LaDonna Mayer
Letitia Roller
Janice Peters
Pat Dozier

The opening was busy and photographs there did not do justice to the work. So thanks to the artists, I can show you these images from the show. If you're in Santa Fe, make sure to go and see all of the work.
Heather Gallegos-Rex, After the Edge of Night, 32 x 32 inches
Pat Dozier, Shards III, 60 x 20 inches
Nancy Lane, On the Sea, 24 x 14 inches
Janice Peters, New Mexico Waits for Rain, 20.5 x 20.5 inches
LaDonna Mayer, Southern Crab Nebula, 30 x 30 inches, back-lit
This piece of LaDonna Mayer's uses an interesting technique I've never seen anywhere else in tapestry. She creates tiny little slits that you can't see in normal front light and then creates dark frames for the work and puts LED lighting behind them to create the effect of stars. These pieces are quite engaging and very different!

This show is open until April 27, 2014 and I highly recommend a visit to the gallery if you get a chance. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 12 to 4.

Studio 17
835 W. San Mateo
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Visit their website at http://www.tapestryfive.com/ for details.


  1. Thanks for posting this. LaDonna's piece looks very cool! I'm so happy to see a new tapestry gallery opening.

  2. Rebecca- you might enjoy looking at Ibolya Helgi's tapestry and use of light and an ex bauhaus artist called Moholo Nagi. He had an exhibit in the early 50ish with tapestry and light


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