The exhibition gallery, named after our Founding Director Sally D. Francisco, is located on the 2nd floor of our Retail Gallery and hosts rotating, curated exhibits of fine craft. There is no charge for admission.




Small Expressions 2018, presented by the Handweavers Guild of America

February 16 - March 31, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Gallery Talk at 3:30pm


This traveling exhibition premiered in conjunction with Convergence® 2018, HGA’s national biennial conference, and held at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno, Nevada. The annual, juried exhibit features contemporary small-scale works using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches in any direction including mounting, framing, or display devices. The juror for the 2018 show was Virginia Vogel, Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno, and cash prizes were awarded for First ($500), Second ($250), and Third ($100) Place. Other honorable awards were given.


HGA notes that over the years, Small Expressions has been featured in prestigious galleries and museums in the United States, and in 1994 traveled to Taiwan to be exhibited at the Textile Museum, Taichung Country Cultural Center and the Pacific Cultural Foundation of Taipei. Esteemed jurors William Hodge, Lloyd Herman, Randall Darwall, Archie Brennan, Nancy Harvey, Nancy Arthur Hoskins, Holly Hotchner, and Rebecca Stevens among others, have represented a broad spectrum in the fiber world ranging from weaving in all phases to basketry, knotting, and felting. Thousands of artworks have been entered, representing every state and over twenty foreign countries. HGA is an association of fiber artists founded in the U.S. in 1969. The guild provides educational programs, conferences, and scholarships for fiber arts students, and publishes the quarterly journal Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.





Nuance: Craftsmanship, Imagination and Innovation


Peters Valley School of Craft has fostered the sharing of knowledge through experiential workshops for over 49 years. This call for entries seeks to showcase works that represent the merger of hands and technology in contemporary craft. We want to see dynamic examples of how you are utilizing technology to expand your work and forward the field of craft, but most of all to show how the human nuance can be augmented through innovative applications of technology.  


Entry Fee: There is a $25 application fee for two entries, non-refundable. Applicants may submit up to three additional entries for $10 each.

Proceeds from this fee support Peters Valley’s education programs.


Maegen Black, Director, Canadian Crafts Federation

Sin-ying Ho, Ceramist, Assistant Professor, Queens College, City University of New York

Entry Deadline: March 1, 2019

Exhibition Dates: April 13 - May 19, 2019

To learn more or apply click here



View the 2019 exhibition schedule

View a list of past exhibitions

Special accommodations can be made to view exhibitions in an alternate format.  A gallery representative will assist visitors who may require accommodations by providing alternatives such as digital, auditory and or sensory presentation of the art on display whenever possible.  Please call ahead to request additional accommodation. 973-948-5202