Awakening

A Juried Members’ Exhibition of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh
The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh Gallery
1635 McFarland Rd., Mt. Lebanon PA 15216
March 5 – April 1, 2017
Gallery Hours: M-T-W-F-Sat 10 to 6, Th 10 – 9, Sun 12 – 5
Awakening Prospectus (pdf)

“Awakening” conjures thoughts of revitalization, coming alive, rebirth, seeing the light, beginning again and a variety of visions and images. Aptly planned for the early spring month of March, Awakening is an exhibition open to all Fiberarts Guild members. Work entered may utilize any and all fiber techniques and materials that reflect the artistry of the creator. Entries needn’t interpret the Awakening theme literally, but… What awakens you?

Juror
Margery Amdur

Originally from Pittsburgh, Margery Amdur received her BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Margery has had over 60 solo and two-person exhibitions. Her international exhibitions include Turkey, Hungary, Poland, England, and Iceland.
She has been reviewed in national and international publications including Sculpture Magazine, New American Paintings, Fiber Arts, New Art Examiner, Art Papers, and two of the Manifest International publications. Her work was on the cover and featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Art Voices. She was shortlisted in the 2015 International Aesthetica Art Prize, and included in the publication Future Now.
For over 20 years, Margery has been actively creating permanent as well as temporary installations. In 2012, she completed a permanent installation, Walking on Sunshine: 4,000 square feet of flooring and platforms in the Spring Garden subway station in Philadelphia. In the fall of 2015, she completed a 20’x10’ installation, My Nature, at the Philadelphia International Airport, and completed a site-specific installation at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, where for six weeks she was in residence as a guest artist. In 2016, she will be exhibiting her work at the University of Hawaii, and work from the Amass series is part of Fiber International 2016.

Calendar
  • Exhibition duration:  March 5 – April 1, 2017
  • Entry deadline: January 13, 2017
  • Notification: February 17, 2017 (via email)
  • Deadline for receipt of shipped work: February 25, 2017 (if shipping, contact Carolyn Carson for details: exhibitionsFGP@gmail.com)
  • Artwork drop-off : Sunday, February 26, 2017; 1-4 PM. The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, 1635 McFarland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
  • Opening reception: Sunday, March 5, 2017; 1-4pm
  • Artists’ Talk and pick up of artwork: Saturday April 1, 2017; 1-4pm. Artists are invited to speak briefly about their artwork at 1pm prior to dismantling.

Artists must pick up their artwork (or arrange for pick-up) before 4pm on April 1. Artists who do not do so will be charged a storage fee by The Artsmiths of $30.00 per day. The artwork will be considered abandoned one week after close of the exhibition, and The Artsmiths will assume ownership of the artwork to be dealt with or disposed of as they see fit.

Gallery Hours:

March 5 – April 1, 2017
M-T-W-F-Sat 10 to 6, Th 10 – 9, Sun 12 – 5

Insurance Statement:

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh will exhibit the utmost care for the safekeeping of all artworks while in The Artsmiths Gallery. It is up to the individual artists to insure their artwork if they feel it is necessary. The Artsmiths will not be held responsible for damaged or stolen artwork.

If you have any questions contact us by email at exhibitionsFGP@gmail.com