Community: Collective exhibit in Buenos Aires, Argentina

CAAT – Argentine Center for  Textile Art

Wishes to invite the general public to the Exhibition

4th Point of Encounter

a collective showing by 20 renown artists

at Viamonte 1728   2nd Floor E – CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

October 7 – 28, 2011

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation


Exhibitions in Argentina

12th Tapestry Salon

Textile Art Biennial 2010-2011

July 30 to August 21, 2011

Sívori Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Organized by CAAT (Argentine Center for Textile Arts)

also presenting:

Franco Lippi, solo exhibit: REvelations

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation

Argentine Center for Textile Art (CAAT) – Centro Argentino de Arte Textil

Textile Tourism: Argentine Center for Textile Art (CAAT)

Buenos Aires, Argentina: A city that goes to sleep at 6:00am and awakens by 3:00pm, at which time you can visit the Argentine Center for Textile Art (CAAT).

CAAT: Tramemos journal.

CAAT is a non-profit association that has been promoting textile creation for the past 34 years, encouraging its members to take advantage of monthly exhibition opportunities as well as conferences and workshops. It publishes the ever newsy and popular Tramemos journal*, and its vast textile library is considered one of the best in the world.

*“Let’s Weave” is a weak translation since the Spanish verb tramar means, “to plot” and “to warp” at the same time.

Address Viamonte 1728 2º E (CP1055). Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone (+54 11) 4371-7581
Hours Monday through Friday, 3:00 to 6:00pm

—Silvia Piza-Tandlich

Encounter: Redtextilia

Encounter: IberoAmerican Textile Network (Redtextilia)

San José, Costa Rica – September, 2010

To view photos of the Encounter, visit

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.

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