Lecture with Chiachio & Giannone

November 17, 2021 – 1 PM EST
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Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Chiachio & Giannone

Working and living together as partners in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chiachio & Giannone create hand embroidered textile mosaics that reference LGBTQ artists and their legacy in Latin America. Chiachio & Giannone recently completed a residency at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA and Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, CA.
They have shown at De Buck Gallery, New York, NY; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL; Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Argentina, School Gallery, Paris, France, the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, Museum of Art and Design MAD, NY, USA.

Chiachio & Giannone are Fiberart International 2022 jurors.

Chiachio & Giannone

Out of the Funk

Membership Exhibition

Where: Irma Freeman Center for Imagination located 5006 Penn Ave • Pittsburgh 15224

  • Exhibition Dates: May 7 – May 23, 2021 –
    Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 1PM to 5PM
  • Family and Friends Opening: May 6, 2021 / 4– 7pm
    We will announce our Award Winners at 5pm. 
  • First Friday opening: May 7, 2021 / 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Art pickup: May 23, 2021 / 1 – 4pm

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Lecture with fiber artist Sandra Sider

January 19, 2021 – 3 PM EST
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Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Sandra Sider, a New York quilt artist since the early 1980s, has led critique workshops since 2005. She holds an M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Sandra has served as president of SAQA, and today she is Editor of Art Quilt Quarterly and Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum. She has written or edited more than a dozen books concerning contemporary quilt art, including Art Quilts Unfolding: Fifty Years of Innovation and Exploring Your Artistic Voice in Contemporary Quilt Art.  As of 2020, she is designing fabric lines for Benartex, beginning with “Votes for Women.” www.sandrasider.com

For the January lecture, Dr. Sandra Sider invited all Guild members to submit an image of their work to explain the curatorial process often used in forming a fiber art exhibition.  How is your work viewed in the selection process, and what are the important key factors?    This is NOT a critique, but rather an educational, fun exercise, to watch a highly experienced curator, make decisions, step by step.  Join in the fun, and see the results in January!
“Fiber Art in a Curatorial Framework” presented by Sandra Sider, will begin with a 20-minute slide lecture in which Dr. Sider discusses how works selected can be viewed for exhibition purposes, ending with an “exhibition” displaying the pieces. She will then summarize the main points concerning the creative process in her new book, Exploring Your Artistic Voice in Contemporary Quilt Art, encouraging questions about any of the topics discussed.