Accommodation

Marriott Knoxville Downtown
565 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 1-(865) 552-2800
Single/double Occupancy: $135/night. Parking $12/night.
Complex Weavers Block Rate deadline: June 13, 2022.

Our venue, the Marriott Hotel, will house our entire Seminars conference. Complexity 2022 will be held off-site, at a nearby gallery, The Emporium.

The Marriott is newly remodeled, and offers complimentary WiFi throughout.

Please book your hotel room using the Booking Link below. Our negotiated block rate of $135.00 plus tax is available for up to 3 days prior the event, and 3 days post event depending on room type availability*. Our free use of event and meeting rooms is dependent on the number of rooms we reserve and occupy, so we encourage you to book at the Marriott.

The preferred method for reserving your guest room is via the following booking link:

Book your accommodation here

Rates do not include taxes.

*If you are staying longer for Convergence, please use their booking link as well, and contact the hotel to arrange to stay in the same room.

Travel

Venue

Marriott Knoxville Downtown
565 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Information on making your hotel reservation is available here.

Ground Transportation from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

Shuttle/Taxi: Approximately $35 each way to/from airport.
UBER/Lyft: When a ride-share is booked through a mobile app, passenger will receive instructions regarding the designated meeting location. Directional signs are available to assist passengers looking for their ride share vehicle.

Alternative Airports to consider if renting a car

An easy drive to Knoxville: if you are planning to rent a car, you may want to compare airfares and baggage fees for the airlines that serve these airports.

Atlanta, GA — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is 222 miles from the Knoxville city center and a 3-4 hour drive depending on the day and time.

Chattanooga, TN — Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) is 103 miles from the Knoxville city center and a 1.5 hour drive.

Nashville, TN — Nashville International Airport (BNA) is 172 miles from the Knoxville city center and a 2.5 to 3 hour drive.

Driving Directions

NORTH ON I-75 OR EAST ON I-40

Take 40 East into the Downtown Area – Take exit #388 (U.S 441; Downtown/Henley) – You will exit off Interstate to right- Go through tunnel to Henley Street – Go to the second traffic light, turn left onto Church Ave. Hotel is one block up on the left.

SOUTH ON I-75 (I-275 SOUTH)

Take I-40 East Exit – Merge to the far right, take Henley Street S. Exit – Go through tunnel to Henley Street – Go to the second traffic light, turn left onto Church Avenue. Hotel is one block up on the left.

MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT

Take 129 North to I-40 East – Follow 40 East into the Downtown area and get off on exit #388 (U.S 441; Downtown/Henley) – You will exit off the interstate to the right, stay left and go through the tunnel to Henley street – Go to the second traffic light, turn left onto Church Street. Hotel is one block up on the left.

Visitor Information

VisitKnoxville.com

Health & Safety

With the health and safety of our members and participants being our first priority, please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Our commitment remains to prioritize the safety of Seminars attendees. We are monitoring developments related to the pandemic and are working diligently with our local contacts in Knoxville. CW may issue protocols requiring attendees to wear masks, social distance, etc. Conditions and capacities may be updated prior to Seminars based on guidance from City and State authorities. We are carefully watching the developments and are ready to make swift decisions, as needed.

Before you travel to Seminars, we recommend monitoring information provided by your local health agencies and as issued by the conference location so you may take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. We require all Seminars attendees to be vaccinated.

Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, CW will have in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, CW cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

Contact us

Any questions?

You can get in touch with members of the Seminars team by completing the form below

Seminars 2022

Registration Now Open

Complex Weavers Seminars 2022 is getting close! Registration is now open.

The Seminar Leaders and topics have been selected!  Details on the who, what, when and where can be found by clicking on the links below. Please look carefully, some class numbers and times have been changed.

You can now make your reservations for Knoxville at the Marriott Knoxville Downtown.

Watch a short video about the newly remodeled hotel here. See the Accommodation page below as well as other travel information.

With the health and safety of our members and participants being our first priority, please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Our commitment remains to prioritize the safety of Seminars attendees.  Complex Weavers will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated. See our Health & Safety statement for more details.

Attendees: Please review and submit the CW Photo Permission form. It can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you in Knoxville!

Mimi Anderson and Cathy McCarthy
Co-Chairs, Seminars 2022

 

 

Events

Complexity

Biennial international juried exhibit featuring works in complex structures including apparel, yardage, and art in 2 and 3-dimensions. Juried by Robyn Spady, Betty Vera, and Julie Hedges. The exhibition opens at The Emporium Arts Center on Friday, July 1 (more information here). There will be a reception for Seminars attendees on Sunday, July 10, 2022.

Fashion Show

A chance to show off your handwoven garments. Very informal – just a walk around the room – so fellow members can appreciate your work close up, and enjoy the weavers’ handshake! Since the Fashion Show MC will read the details of your piece aloud, the organisers kindly request that you type your entry into this form (one form per entry to the show) and bring it with you to Seminars.

Off the Runway

We want to see what you’ve been weaving! This event is the place to showcase anything and everything you have been weaving:  Scarves, household textiles, art pieces, braids, and the list goes on. To help with planning, please email Ivy DeHart by June 1 to let her know what you propose to bring. The entry form with more details is available here.

Poster Sessions

The Poster Session was instituted to allow Complex Weavers members to show/share projects and studies they are working on or have recently completed. Please email Teresa Edmisten to let her know you will be participating in the Poster Session this summer and what size of poster you plan to bring. Download the key information here.

Silent Auction

Enjoy the Complexity exhibit? This is a fun way to support our biennial exhibit, both by donating an auction item and by making a bid. If you plan to contribute an item, please use this form and email Angela Schneider to let her know what you will be donating.

Marketplace

No conference is complete without at least a little shopping, be it books, yarns, tools or weavings. Vending at Seminars is limited to CW members. Email Amy Norris by June 1 to indicate that you would like to participate, and use this entry form to describe the items you will be selling.

Ephemeral Fabrics from Egypt and the Aegean: Before and After Tutankhamun

An exhibit and talk by Nancy Hoskins

Egyptian pharaohs, gods, goddesses, and Minoan maidens wear garments of extraordinary patterned fabrics found only in Late Bronze Age Aegean frescoes and New Kingdom tomb paintings. Scholars have questioned if the fabrics were imaginary and — if not — what materials and methods were used to form the color-rich cloth?  Art and archaeology merge in my quest to answer that question.

Ephemeral Fabrics is an exhibition of reasonable facsimiles of eighty façonné fabrics from the painted images. The samples, which were part of a research, weaving, writing project, were woven with a technique known to those who created the 14th century B.C. Tutankhamun textiles.