“Patagonia Alive” – Patagonia Viva

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Marianne Werkmeister, Chilean textile creator and designer, announces that her new exhibition will be open to the public during the entire month of February.
Patagonia 3The show embraces textile murals, framed works, and accessories inspired by the beautiful Patagonian South: flora/fauna, myths and legends, and places whose name goes back to Mapudungun language.

Todo el mes de Febrero estará abierta la exposición de Arte Textil “PATAGONIA VIVA”

La muestra consta de murales textiles, obras enmarcadas, pieceras y cojines, cada una

inspirada en el sur patagónico, con sus paisajes, su flora y fauna, mitos y leyendas, además de lugares

cuyos nombres tienen orígen en la lengua mapudungun.Patagonia 4

Como el Hotel es “All Inclusive”, pueden ser huéspedes del Hotel y ver la exposición.
Si solo desean ver la expo, por favor decir en la portería de acceso vehicular,
que van donde Cecilia Schwerter (dueña de la Boutique).
Todos los días excepto el jueves, atiende Cristina, quien está autorizada para recibir visitantes a la exposición
y a la Boutique.
¡Bienvenidos! Patagonia 6Patagonia 5
Welcome!Patagonia 1
Marianne Werkmeister
Diseñadora UC
09 96823198


Marianne Werkmeister’s “Window to the South” (Ventana al Sur) exhibition is being presented the entire month of February, 2012 at Hotel Termas Puyehue in the 10th region of Chile.

This new show is inspired  by the wonderful landscape in neutral and grey hues, with pumice stones from the Caulle volcanic range, and very thick yarns.

The following work is from the “Stone Sea” series, followed by one of  “Ventana al Sur” pieces.




Marianne Werkmeister, Textile Design


Termas Puyehue Hotel is located in the 10th region of Los Lagos at the foot of the Andes. It overlooks the impressive Puyehue National Park: a Nature sanctuary embracing 107000 hectares of beautiful forests, rivers and lakes, which was declared UNESCO’s biosphere reserve.

Address: Puyehue Ruta 215, Km 76 | Osorno, Puyehue 64, Chile

Pronunciation: Puyehue /poo-yeh-weh/

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich


HOMAGE: “Trama – Weft”

Dedicated to

Jorge Sosa Campiglia


Pablo Conde
Alejandra del Castillo
Nilda Echenique
Diego Masi
Sara Pacheco
Gustavo Real
Alicia Ubilla

October, 2010
MAPI Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay

A weft of friendships and brotherhoods

Seven renown artists—four women and three men—had a collective exhibit at the end of 2010.
This joint curatorial effort took installations linked to their most recent expressive worlds, and adapted them to this particular space.
The entire show was dedicated to tapicista (weaver) Jorge Sosa, and may be interpreted as Weft, or Warp, or Netting, or Plot, Theme, Plan, or Intrigue.
The first connotation supports and wraps, suggesting the work of two textile artists, both considered tapisserie creators and teaching pioneers in Uruguay: Jorge Sosa, who died in 2010, and Ernesto Aroztegui.
Aroztegui was also an enthusiastic founder of CETU (Centro de la Tapicería Uruguaya), the Center for Uruguayan Tapestry.
Although many students got close to textile and later adopted new materials and new expressive roads, the “textile touch”  of these two maestros was undeniable, and marked the lives of hundreds of people, forever.

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation

3rd BAZART UC in Santiago, Chile

If you happen to be in the neighborhood this Sunday, December 4, Pontificia Catholic University of Chile presents the Third BazartUC Fair of Contemporary Art, featuring 30 stands with works by national renown and emerging artists. Entrance free of charge.

There will also be an interactive salon about the Art of Andy Warhol, with an engraving workshop, costumes and children activities.


Textile artists Andrea Fischer and Inge Dusi are active participants in this event.

The address if on the lower left hand side of the invitation for your review.

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation

The power of association: Chile Crea Textil

CCT: Developing and spreading Chilean textile art

Reconstruct-us opening. Foreground: sdalatinREP, and CCT President Andrea Fischer. Background: U.S. artist Carol Westfall, and German artists Christine Altona and Helene Altona.

For many years in Chile some artistic expressions weren’t considered disciplines of high aesthetic value; textile art being one of them. Eventually, however, academic training and international contact—among many other factors, helped change around this situation. Nowadays the work of artists within this discipline is favored by greater receptiveness and appreciation of their proposals thanks to access to a wide range of creation possibilities, which is due to diversity and richness of technique and materials developed for centuries by first-settler artisans, mestizo country traditions, and urban creation.

Visitors browsing through the Reconstruct-us exhibit in Costa Rica.

In 2007, hoping to grow within their work and optimize the growing interest to cultivate this discipline, a group of Chilean textile artists formed a non-profit organization they named Chile Crea Textil (Chile Creates Textile). Since then they have worked to affiliate representatives of various textile creation and design modalities, establish a link to the academic world, share knowledge and information, and coordinate the participation of Chilean textile artists in biennial competitions, fairs, and international encounters.

Manuela Tromben: Works made with horse hair, silver, vegetable fibers, and yarn.

Carolina Morales. Necklaces. Linen/rayon mix, with closures made of ceramic, and silver.

Little by little, the work started by Chile Crea Textil has proved to be fruitful. One of the last presentations of Chilean textile art arranged by the Organization was at the “Encounter of the IberoAmerican Textile Network: Textile Creation, Sustainable Tradition, and Responsible Innovation,” which took place in September, 2010 in San José, Costa Rica. For that exhibit, the selection of Chilean textile works and contemporary jewelry by eleven artists and twelve contemporary textile jewelry designers, was amply recognized by its originality and high artistic level.

At the time of applying to the Costa Rican Encounter, Chile Crea Textil proposed a theme to be followed by Chilean artists wishing to participate: The earthquake that shook the country in 2010, and the concept of reconstruction, thus naming the exhibit Reconstruir-se (re-construct ourselves). Urged to ponder about the theme in question, the artists resorted to great creativity to develop their own distinctive work, which was marked by the identity of living in a land where movements from within the earth are commonplace, yet having been afflicted by one of the most intense earthquakes ever registered.

Contact CCT: http://www.chilecreatextil.cl/

Montserrat Lira: Necklaces woven with thermoplastic material.

Angélica Delgado & Eduardo Sepúlveda, Necklace. Fabric coiling, thread, metal.


From the same exposition is one of the wall pieces:

Constancia Urrutia: "Gestures"

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation