NEWS Shows and Exhibits


The information on this page is included in the NEWS Resource Guide, which you will receive at registration.

NEWS offers several exhibits of exceptional weaving.  All NEWS exhibits are free and open to the public.

Fashion and Gallery Shows

All about the Fashion and Gallery Shows, including show hours, entry information for both shows, preliminary list of awards, and lists of past award winners.
Fashion and Gallery Show Awards will be presented in Weinstein Auditorium on Thursday evening, July 13, from 7:00–9:30pm

Faculty Exhibit
The Faculty Exhibit showcases exciting work from NEWS’ world-renowned faculty.
Location: Seelye Hall, Room 207
(Faculty Lounge)
Hours: Thursday 12:30 – 6pm
Friday 8:30am – 6pm
Saturday 8:30am – 6pm
Sunday 8:30 – 11:30am
 Special Exhibit
A Passion for Weaving — Three Rhode Island Weavers:  Jan Doyle, Antonia Kormos, Norma Smayda” 
Location: Campus Center, Room 105 Hours: Thursday 12:30 – 6pm
Friday 8:30am – 6pm
Saturday 8:30am – 6pm
Sunday 8:30 – 11:30am

 Guild Table Exhibits
Location: Davis Center Ballroom (2nd floor) Hours: Thursday 12:30 – 5pm
Friday 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday 8:30am – 5pm
Sunday 8:30 – 11:30am

Each of the member guilds of NEWS as well as other weaving collaboratives will display their members’ creations. The subjects are often the results of projects or study groups from the past two years.  Accessibility:   Swipe your OneCard (room and/or meal plan card) at the door to enter the elevator lobby, which is located at the end of the ramp at the rear of the Davis Center.  For visitors who do not have OneCards, signs will be posted at Davis and in the Registration lounge in the Campus Center with a number to call to request entry.  No card is required to exit, and no card is required to access the stairs.

Open Studios

On Friday, July 14, from 4:30 – 5:30PM, classrooms will be open and the teachers will be available to answer questions or just chat. This is an opportunity for you to see what other workshops are all about. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for those of you who are in charge of your guild program(s) to get some ideas for future presentations.

Open Studios workshops:

Beyond Beginning Chris Hammel Seelye 101
Weaving the Navajo Way Lynda Teller Pete Seelye 109
Tablet Band Incorporated Into Fabric Inge Dam Seelye 211
Boundweave Tom Knisely Seelye 301
Weaving in 3-D Sarah Fortin Seelye 302
Bhutanese Kushutara Weaving Wendy Garrity Seelye 308
Double Cloth Marcia Weiss Seelye 311
Tapestry: Beyond 101 and Beyond Kathe Todd-Hooker Seelye 312
Jumpstart Vest Daryl Lancaster Hillyer 203
 Weaving for Beginners on a 4-Harness Floor Loom Carol Birtwistle Hillyer 204