For your Consideration installation

The exhibition is up!

Thank you to everyone who helped receiving the work and installing.

The opening is Friday!

Where: Brew House Association Gallery • 711 South 21st Street • Pittsburgh PA 15203
When: Friday, February 21 – Saturday, March 21, 2020
Brew House Association Gallery Hours: Thursday 2-7, Friday 11-4, Saturday 11-4
Closed March 13th for the St Patrick Day Parade and celebration on the South Side
Opening Reception: Friday February 21, 2020  6:00 – 9:00
Artist Talks /Closing: Saturday March 21, 2020 2:00 – 4:00

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For your Consideration

Exciting news! Merill Comeau, juror of the next Guild show For your Consideration, has selected the exhibition.

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DIALOGUE WITH FI2019 ARTISTS

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh presents 3 new programs, please join us!
Fiberart International 2019 is still on view in Pittsburgh through August 24, 2019 at Contemporary Craft and Brew House Association galleries., Three free programs will introduce you to FI2019 exhibitors. who will discuss their work, and their approach to practicing art in the fiber medium. We invite you to join us, see the show and engage in conversation with these talented artists!

August 17 Saturday – 2:00-4:00
MEDIUM AS MESSAGE:

Featuring: PATI BEACHLEY, PATTY KENNEDY- ZAFRED & MELINDA STEES

Pati Beachley

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred

Melinda Stees

 

 

 

 

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Fiberart International 2019

You are all invited!

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh did it again!

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The New Collective – Call for Entries

Every three years Guild Members of the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media are invited to submit work for a juried group exhibition called The New Collective. All forms of work will be considered, including 2-D, 3-D, film, video and other media, performance and interactive works, wearables, collaborations, etc. This year, a guest-curator, Tina Dillman, was invited to organize an exhibition around selected guild members. For more information on the exhibition, and how to submit your work, please visit https://pfpca.org/open-call-pcam-affiliated-guild-membersMore Information

Upcoming workshops

There will be two great workshops taught by FI19 artists.

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Intro to Sculptural Peyote with FI2019 exhibiting artist Beth Blankenship sponsored by Contemporary Craft.
Add a new skill to your art practice toolbox. In this workshop, students will be introduced to a technique that will give their beadwork a new dimension. Sculptural peyote stitch uses just beads, thread, and tension to create 3-dimensional objects.
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August 12-16, 2019
Knitting with Glass with FI2019 exhibiting artist Carol Milne sponsored by Touchstone Center for Crafts, 1hour from Pittsburgh in Farmington, PA.
Learn to knit with glass! Working with strands of wax, you will knit small objects to transform into glass using the lost wax casting process. Carol will cover all aspects of glass casting: wax-working, spruing waxes, mold-making, kiln schedules, divesting, and cold working. All levels are welcome, but beginners should be prepared to be challenged.
Combining her passion for knitting with her love for cast glass and sculpture, Carol is the lone pioneer in the field of knitted glass: creating knitted work in glass for over a decade.
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Guiditta Brozzetti

Written by Deb Brandon

There it was: Laboratorio Guiditta Brozzetti, the Guiditta Brozzetti workshop, a hand-weaving museum and school hidden inside the imposing church of San Francesco delle Dome in Perugia, Italy. I’d made an appointment to visit the studio months earlier, when I decided to travel to Perugia for a friend’s wedding. If I was going to travel that far, I definitely wanted to scope out textile-related landmarks in the area.More Information

Feathers and Finery

written by Deb Brandon

The first is Portrait of Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena holding the feathered royal kahili, by Robert Dampier

We treasure gold and diamonds, silver, rubies, and emeralds. But what if precious metals and gemstones didn’t exist? Would we have looked to other natural resources to treasure? Or to something completely different, such as handmade items or special artistic skills?More Information

Weaving for the King

Written by Deb Brandon

Can you imagine weaving for the king?More Information

For the Love of Textile Arts

written by Deb Brandon 

I learned to knit from my mother when I was seven. Knitting was followed by needlepoint, crocheting, felting, and spinning, all fun and interesting. Learning to weave when I was 35 felt as if I’d come home, as if I’d been a weaver in a previous life. At the loom, I felt connected to weavers everywhere, through space and time. With weaving, my love for textile arts soared. I wanted to see (and feel) it all: scrumptious raw cashmere, hand-spun silk, gorgeous hand-wovens, an amazing range of ethnic textiles—silk scarves from Laos, felted slippers from Turkey.More Information