Encounter: Redtextilia

Encounter: IberoAmerican Textile Network (Redtextilia)

San José, Costa Rica – September, 2010

To view photos of the Encounter, visit    https://picasaweb.google.com/118006843679432349679

Irene Carlos, a Guatemalan artist working in textiles, mixed-media textiles, and television production, was a participant in the juried international Redtextilia Encounter’s competition: “Sustainable Tradition & Responsible Innovation”.

The exhibit took place at the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center’s Wanamaker Gallery.

Below is a photograph of Irene’s work, with SDA member Lia Cook’s work in the background. Lia was a well-liked lecturer at the Encounter.

Work by Irene Carlos

Work by Lia Cook

Susan Taber-Avila, Carol Westfall, and Carolyn Kallenborn also offered very interesting lectures. Here’s Susan’s work at the Invited Artists’ Exhibit, Omar Dengo Foundation, Costa Rica:

Susan Taber-Avila, Omar Dengo Foundation exhibit, Costa Rica

detail, Susan Taber-Avilas work, Omar Dengo Foundation, Costa Rica

SDA LatinAmerican Rep Silvia Piza-Tandlich participated in four exhibits during the Encounter: The Affiliates’ Exhibit, Invited Artists’ Exhibit, Costa Rican Textile Creation Exhibit (at the Cartago Municipal Museum), and her own indoor intervention, “Metamorphosis: A New Cycle” at the National Museum.  www.galeriaoctagono.com     www.metamorfosishabitat.com

Silvia Piza-Tandlich, "Kaleidoscope", Omar Dengo Foundation, Costa Rica

Silvia’s piece on the left was chosen as background logo for the Encounter, which was the culmination of four years of association of artists of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

European Textile Network (ETN) President, Lala de Dios; Surface Design Association (SDA) President, Candace Edgerley; and IberoAmerican Textile Network (Redtextilia) President, Paulina Ortiz, formed a textile alliance during this Encounter in Costa Rica.

Silvia Piza-Tandlich, "Without Tobacco" Affiliates Exhibit, San José, Costa Rica

Silvia Piza-Tandlich, "Aurora", Cartago Municipal Museum

Silvia Piza-Tandlich, "Metamorphosis: A New Cycle." Fantasy intervention, 102 works within 11 spaces.


Visit the SDA Newsblog archive for November, 2010 to view SDA President Candace Edgerley’s article about the Encounter.

Carol Westfall during her conference.

Lia Cook and Rebecca Stevens (Textile Museum, Washington D.C.), give a lecture at Veritas University, Costa Rica

One of the Encounter’s most interesting activities was the Latin American Textile Fair, where many artists showed and sold crafts and materials from their own region, or their own creations.

SDA President Candace Edgerley, and members Joan Hutten and Ann Liddle at LatinAmerican Textile Fair, Mexico Cultural Institute, Costa Rica, September 19, 2010.

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation

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