June 2 – August 18, 2013
The University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Located in Sutton Hall, 1011 South Drive
Click here to see the Celebrate Fiber at IUP Catalog (pdf)
The Fiberarts Guild wants very much to have a membership exhibition at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Museum Gallery that includes all our members. To that end we are changing some of our standard procedures for this exhibit: First, we have no theme. Second, the show will not be juried (but we expect you to submit your best artwork. Third, we are relaxing our requirement of submitting only current (completed within 2 years) artwork, it can be older as long as it doesn’t show dust, fading or wear and tear, etc. And fourth, the artwork may have been displayed in the Pittsburgh area previously and maybe even been a prize winner. Our only requirements are that it must fit the definition of fiber in content or employ a fiber technique and not be made from a kit or made in a classroom situation. We still expect work that represents our usual high degree of excellence.
Because we are relaxing our entry requirements for this exhibition it makes it difficult for the committee to estimate how many entries we might receive. Although there will not be a juror, the curator from the IUP gallery will be at the Society for Contemporary Craft on Sunday, May 19 to check for inappropriate artwork (for their gallery) or artwork that shows its age. He knows the gallery well so he will also be able to judge their space requirements. If we get too many entries we will try to include at least one piece from every member of the Guild.
By exhibiting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) we are fulfilling several goals. One is we are expanding our exhibition venues beyond the PCA and the galleries in Pittsburgh (many of our members are from surrounding areas). Also many of our members have affiliations with IUP (either as undergraduates or graduate students), we have members who have been or are current faculty members, and we have members who live and work in the area. As a Guild we should be supporting the Fiber Department at IUP, and lastly as one of our goals we will be cooperating with IUP to hold an educational event during the summer of 2013 for the public, students, staff and faculty.
Barbara Kubala, Chair, Celebrate Fiber at IUP: Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh Membership Exhibition – 724-463-7386 – firstname.lastname@example.org