Distillery program

Interested in growing your career? Check this out.

The Distillery Program at the Brew House Association is one of Pittsburgh’s professional development experiences for creatives seeking to take their career to the next level. It is an eleven-month program designed to support the creation of work in a safe and creative environment and to help seven emerging artists transition into a professional artistic career by supporting a vigorous studio practice and providing professional development opportunities. This program focuses on inspiring participants to embrace new challenges in their work and provides a supportive community in which to create.

Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2018.

We felt it!

We had a great meeting on Monday. Many of our felting members brought their artwork to show us. Many of them also did demonstrations, so we had a chance to see how it’s done and play a little. There are so many different approaches to felting!More Information

Potluck has been RESCHEDULED


Our Annual Potluck has been rescheduled for May 16, 5-9 PM @ Eastminster Presbyterian Church in conjunction with our Annual voting meeting.


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Guild members spent two days exploring natural dyes in June at (AIR) Artists Image Resource.
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January question

On January 14, 2017 the Fiberarts Guild gathered for its annual Potluck Fundraiser, arguably our most fun event of the year. We ate, chatted, laughed, and hugged. As in years before, the Chinese auction held a myriad of art supplies, yarn, fabric, and many other assorted goodies gleaned from each other’s studios (one person’s trash is another one’s treasure). In the silent auction, we bid on (and sometimes vied hotly for) beautiful items handmade mostly by Guild members.

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Traveling reporters circulated among the crowd asking the pithy question, “What do you like most about the Guild?” Meet a few selected members with their answers:

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Winter is coming…

Winter is coming. Time to get together with fiber friends! Check out all the upcoming workshops and events!



September 11, 2016  2-6 pm
Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA

Rhododendron Park provides an outdoor setting to meet, eat and have some fiber fun!

Bring a covered dish to share and a lawn chair if you want to sit in the sun. If it rains there is a giant shelter. If you want to bring your kids, there is a small playground.

You will hear all about the exciting programs planned for the upcoming year.
2016-17 PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE- printable pdfMore Information

FI16 inspection highlights… and register NOW for the Forum!

SCC ArendtOpening weekend for Fiberart International 2016 is steaming toward us like a freight train — packed with art, anticipation, and festivities!  Lots of last minute preparations behind the scenes before the gala opening on May 6, just weeks away! A favorite part of every FI is inspection week-end when one of our jurors returns to examine each piece live for the first time.

Lucky Guild volunteers make up the white gloved crew who carry out this essential operation. We open each crate with special care, document the condition and note how each piece was packed. After inspection the work is re-packed for storage until installation.  Not only is this an opportunity to check out the detail and incredible craftsmanship of your favorite artworks but also to engage with the juror about all things fiberart. Even if you’ve seen the images a dozen times, as some volunteers have — the scale, texture, and power of each piece is a joy to experience firsthand.More Information

The Re/New Festival September 9 – October 9, 2016

12489182_10153386487211973_8098208007962318097_oBig news!  Downtown Pittsburgh will be jumping this September, with the opening of the first Re/New Festival featuring the North American premiere of DRAP-Art, the International Festival of Recycling Art, held annually in Barcelona, Spain.  According to their website “Drap-Art has established itself in recent years as a showcase of the trends in art that use objets trouvés and discarded materials as a resource. It has become a platform for emerging artists, designers, craftsmen, and other creative professionals from Europe and elsewhere who seek trash as their raw materials. From these premises, it functions as a campaign to make people aware of the fact that we must consume more responsibly and respect the theme of the three Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle).”More Information

Clean out your studio–it’s potluck time!

Potluck 4_edited-1 The holidays are over, it’s cold, snowy, and gray — so you know it’s gotta  be time for our potluck fundraiser at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts!  This annual event is one of our most cherished traditions.  Just when the doldrums of winter start to settle in, we gather together.  We clean out our studios, bookcases, and cabinets then pack up the surplus supplies for the Paperbag Auction. This year we’re spotlighting YARN so make sure you bring along any extra from your personal stash. And don’t forget books, patterns, tools, and other temptations. It’s all good!

Potluck 3We donate our beautiful artwork, fine crafts, dyed fabric, hand-crafted jewelry and wearables, plus our skills and services to the Silent Auction.  AND we bring a dish to share because no guild function is complete without tasty treats.

On Saturday, January 30th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm you can catch up with your pals, meet new members, and take home intriguing new treasures — for next to nothing! Auction tickets (5 for $1) raise money for guild programs and exhibitions. Guests are free, the more the merrier.

Potluck 2Don’t forget to bring address stickers for your auction tickets and a tote bag for your winnings, along with your potluck dish and studio supplies.

After lunch, you’ll get the latest scoop on Fiberart International and In Bloom and see where you can fit into our big event of 2016. Your fellow members would love to have your help. Mark your calendar and come prepared to schmooze, shop, and snack!