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First Exhibit: Annapolis Tapestries – 18th Century

February 21, 2012


Visitors to the Historic Annapolis Museum in downtown Annapolis, MD are enjoying the first opportunity for the public to view the completed tapestry panels and learn of the background and progress of this historic community project.  Here are photos of some of the exhibit displays and one of the opening event.  This exhibit is at […]

At the Museum: This Week!

February 17, 2012


Updated, December 19, 2012 Happy Holidays! Special Note: Our Historic Annapolis Museum exhibit of the Annapolis Tapestries: 18th Century will be ending at the Museum Dec. 31, 2012.  We will post future exhibit locations and Make History community events throughout 2013 on this site.   Our volunteer stitchers unfortunately are not available to demonstrate needlepoint […]

Historic Annapolis Museum Exhibit: Opening Date

January 6, 2012


Mark your calendars: Opening date is Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10 a.m.  The exhibit will run through December 31, 2012 at the Historic Annapolis Museum, 99 Main Street, Annapolis. That is the first time the public will be able to see the completed 18th century Annapolis Tapestries in person!  This exhibit lets visitors read […]

Artist Notes: Part 3

December 18, 2011


The Artistic Process – Final Steps Mixing the Paint After the yarn color palette is selected, the paint mixing process is the next step in the process.  Acrylic paint is mixed and applied to scrap canvas to test the color before painting.  A hair dryer is used to expedite the drying time and then the […]

Artist Notes: Part 2

December 17, 2011


Gail Bolden – The Artistic Process Continues Drawing Challenges Each of the large tapestries had elements that were significant to that particular century and the desire was to incorporate each element into the design. During this century, for example, the American flag had its canton running from top to bottom instead of the design we […]

Artist Notes: Designing and Producing The Tapestries

December 17, 2011


 The Artistic Process – First Steps It all began, when Hollis (the Project’s Technical Advisor) first approached me about the Annapolis  Tapestries Project.  I was thrilled, but concerned about the magnitude of such an undertaking. The three main focal pieces were to be 3′ high x 6.5′ wide each.  That seemed overwhelming and challenging at […]

We’re Now A Corporation!

December 16, 2011


The Annapolis Tapestries has taken a giant step forward and filed papers to form a nonstock corporation with the State of Maryland.  The application with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Charter Division, was approved in December  2011.  This action allows us to begin preparing an application with the IRS to secure nonprofit […]