For Your Consideration

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. • 2020 Membership Exhibition
Artists see the world through many lenses and experiences. Artists are invited to consider aspects of their views, values and experiences to create entries for this show. Through the art, the viewer will be invited to consider the artists’ intent.
Where: Brew House Association Gallery • 711 South 21st Street • Pittsburgh PA 15203
When: Friday, February 21 – Saturday, March 21, 2020
Chairperson: Linda Brown- contact her at
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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Catalog:  $25.- Available by pre-order here.

For Your Consideration-prospectus (pdf)


Merill Comeau is a mixed media artist creating installations, murals, and garments examining narratives of repair and regeneration. Comeau deconstructs, reconstructs,and alters clothing and linens to disrupt, reorder, and build stories exploring common human concerns. She is known for her work exploring women’s history, gender identity development, and autobiographical narrative. Comeau has participated in over 70 exhibitions including Fuller Craft Museum, Danforth Art Museum, Southern New Hampshire University, and Fiberart International 2019.
Comeau has completed ten artist residencies including three month-long stays at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut where she researched the Weir family women’s lives to use as art-making inspiration. Comeau’s work has been showcased in numerous publications including, Fiber Art Now, Mass Cultural Council’s ArtsSake blog, and World of Threads Artist Interviews. In addition to her solo studio practice, Comeau has extensive experience as a teaching artist. Committed to the use of visual expression as storytelling, transmitting knowledge, and teaching values, she has facilitated over 30 community art projects.
Since 2012, she has been a teaching artist for the Department of Youth Services, making art with youth at risk involved in the Massachusetts court system and residing in secure treatment centers.
For more information please visit Merill’s website:


Selected Artists: Hope Gelfand Alcorn, Michelle Browne, Carolyn Carson, Petra Fallaux, Rae Gold, Lisa Haabestad, Passle Helminski, Patty Kennedy-Zafred, Karen Krieger, Barbara Kubala, Nancy Quick Langer, Christine Manges, Penny Mateer/Martha Wasik, Jane Ogren, Camila Pearce, Shawn Quinlan, Sue Reno, Dafna Rehavia, Sherri Roberts, Coleen Rush, Cecilia Rusnak, Delli Speers/Judy Manion, Laura Tabakman, Charlotte Zalewsky.



The Brew House Association Gallery  – 711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
Established in 1993, The Brew House Association resides in the former Duquesne Brewing Company Brew House in Pittsburgh’s South Side. BHA cultivates a wide range of artistic development through an emerging artist residency called Distillery, a curatorial support program called Prospectus, and dynamic gallery exhibitions of contemporary art.
Gallery Hours: Thursday 2-7, Friday 11-4, Saturday 11-4

Exhibition Timeline for Artists:

Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 21 – Saturday, March 21, 2020
Drop-off artwork: Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00 – 3:00
Details will be included in acceptance email to artists.
Note : Artwork mailed to The Brew House Association must be sent one week prior to drop-off date. Prepaid return required if necessary.
Pick-up artwork: Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:00 – 6:00

Exhibition Events:

Opening Reception: Friday February 21, 2020 6:00 – 9:00
Artist Talk / Closing: Saturday March 21, 2020 2:00 – 4:00
Exhibiting artists will discuss their work.


Linda Brown, Exhibition Chair •