Tea Okropiridze
Director, Art Program Coordinator

Tea joined Georgian Center to elevate Art programs to next level. She brings extensive international experience in Artworks and Art exhibitions. She received her first degree in 1994 from Tbilisi I. Nikoladze Arts College, majoring in Sculpture and art education. In 2002, she moved to the USA and continued her career in Northern Virginia. Since 1999, she has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions. Some of the exhibitions include:
2016 - Threads: A Sampling of Fiber Arts - Annmarie Sculpture Garden & arts Center, Dowell, MD
2015 - Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries - Melbourne, Australia.
2015 - Costal FiberArts - Heritage Museum, Astoria, OR.
2015 - Small Tapestry International (traveling exhibition) - American Tapestry Alliance.
2014 - National Fiber Directions - The Wichita center for the Arts, Wichita, KS.
2014 - Stories of the Sea - Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez, FL.
2014 - 3 men show - Gallery B, Bethesda MD.
2014 -"Mélange" Artspace 109, Alexandria, VA.
2013 - Abstraction at its Best - Capitol Arts Network, Rockville, MD.
2013 - Art in City Hall - juried show, Alexandria City Hall, VA.
2007 –Solo Show - Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC..
2006 - Mud, Sand and Straw -Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC.
2006 - Spotlight 2006 - Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft. Louisville, KY.
In 2013 - She won the Shayna Heisman Simkin, Best in Show Award at The Art League Gallery. Alexandria, VA. She also, was the Finalist of 2015 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries - Australian tapestry workshop, Melbourne, Australia and 2006 - Niche award in Fiber-Hand-woven Category. Philadelphia, VA
Currently she works out of her studio in Manassas, Virginia and teaches tapestry at Georgian Sunday school and The Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia.
For more information visit http://tea.giatkabladze.com

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