Judith Poxson Fawkes - Scutching Floor

Judith Poxson Fawkes

Scutching Floor

1998

linen tapestry

5.75 x 6.5 feet

Judith Poxson Fawkes - The House of Cards

Judith Poxson Fawkes

The House of Cards

2003

linen inlay

51 x 57 inches

Judith Poxson Fawkes - ROYGBV

Judith Poxson Fawkes

ROYGBV

2011

linen inlay tapestry

31.5 x 33 inches

Judith Poxson Fawkes - Dawn to Dusk II

Judith Poxson Fawkes

Dawn to Dusk II

2008

linen inlay tapestry

60 x 60 inches

Judith Poxson Fawkes - Rainbow Columns

Judith Poxson Fawkes

Rainbow Columns

1977

double weave

59 x 36 inches

Press Release

Also in December, the gallery is honored to exhibit the handwoven tapestries of Judith Poxson Fawkes in “Judith Poxson Fawkes: A Memorial Exhibition.” A much-admired weaver and teacher, Fawkes passed away June of this year, after a career as a tapestry artist that spanned five decades. A student of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Poxson Fawkes is well known for her linen inlay, double-weave, and pattern weave tapestries, which she has been exhibiting since the 1960s. Her execution of color, overlapping shapes, and interwoven forms demonstrate Poxson Fawkes’s mastery in dynamic color relationships, pattern, repetition, and narrative.

Originally from Michigan, Judith Poxson Fawkes lived and worked in Portland, OR since 1972. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1965 and has exhibited her tapestries nationally since the 1960s. Her work is in numerous collections including: the American Crafts Museum, NY; City of Seattle; Clark College, Vancouver, WA; Greenville County Museum of Art, SC; Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene; and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. She has completed numerous commissions including work for the Aurora Municipal Center, CO; Knoxville Convention Center, TN; St. Helena Hospital, Deer Park, CA; PERS: Public Employee’s Retirement System, Portland, OR;  Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Court House, Portland, OR; Tigard Library in Tigard, OR, and Stoller Vineyards in Dayton, OR. In recent years, her work was included in Thread of Life, an exhibition featuring national textile artists at the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University in Tallahassee.