in bloom


Spinning Plate Gallery | 5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
March 12th – March 26th, 2016
In Bloom Prospectus

Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday 4-7 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm

The theme of our Fiberart International 2016 fundraiser is In Bloom, a celebration of the exotic, magnificent, exuberant, mysterious, fragrant, and often symbolic world of flowers. The In Bloom exhibition invites our members to explore floral themes using any fiber techniques and materials that display creativity and excellent craftsmanship.
Your participation and support in the important fund-raising project for FI16 is vitally needed! By submitting to In Bloom, not only will your art work be displayed at the Spinning Plate Gallery in the month of March 2016, but the photograph will be printed in a 100-page journal (dimensions 5.25” by 7.25”) and the proceeds will be used for FI2016. Be inspired by nature! Explore floral themes using any fiber techniques and materials that display creativity and excellent craftsmanship!

  •  In Bloom is open for current members of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh only.
  • All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.
  • Original art can be 2 or 3 dimensional.
    2 Dimensional artworks must be 10” x 14” (W x L) or similar in proportion (e.g. 20 x 28 or 15 x21.5), in a vertical format so as to fit the journal layout. Artwork can be photographed prior to framing incase the finished dimensions are larger than 10 x 14 after framing.
    3 Dimensional artworks must fit within a frame of 10” x 14” (W x L) or similar in proportion (e.g. 20 x 28 or 15 x 21.5), in a vertical format so as to fit the journal layout.
  • Entries must be installation ready, including any required hardware (or pedestals for 3d work). Please note, artwork cannot be suspended from the ceiling, nor drilled onto the floor.
  • Artwork must be identified with the artists name and title of the piece (at a suitable place, not visible while it is on display).
  • It is important that the quality of work submitted represents the strength of the Fiberart Guild.
    Artists should contact In Bloom Co-Chairs ( for feedback on whether their artwork will be a fit for this show.
  • During the time of the exhibition, we encourage that participating artists sit for one shift at the gallery. A schedule of the same will be made and shared amongst participating artists closer to the date, so as to choose their shifts. The guild is responsible of keeping the gallery opened, we can use all the help you can give us!
  • Artists have the option of selling their work. A price list of artwork will be available for interested patrons. Spinning Plate does not retain commission for artwork sold. Since this is a fundraiser, artists are asked (but not required) to donate a portion of their sales to Fiberart International.
    Unsold artwork will remain the property of the artist.
  • For the journal, artists are required to provide a high quality digital image of their completed artwork along with a short statement about their piece (title of work, name of artist, inspiration, materials used, technique, etc.)
  • Please note that this digital submission should represent the piece exactly as it will be exhibited in the gallery and should not be altered in any way after this digital submission except for framing if needed.
  • Images must be properly lit, focused, and photographed at a minimum of 1500 pixels on the shortest side.
  • Digital submissions should be made by 11th of February 2016, by uploading your images in the form at the end of this page or Email Images along with the corresponding description to ‘’.
  • In case of an alternate method of submission (CD or flash stick/ thumb drive) please contact In Bloom Co Chairs or bring it to the Guild meeting/ Potluck on January 30th at PCA.
  • An alternative to photographing artwork is to scan it and then resize it. The following are resources for scanning artwork.

    *Color Scanning resources, call for cost and timing 2D images only:
    Modern Reproduction  127 McKean St SouthSide  412 488 7700
    2.    Pgh Document Scanning  Downtown  412 4232230
    3.    Rewind Memories Squirrel Hill 1800 504 4782
    4.    TriState Level 3 Graphics Smallman 412 281-3538
    5.    Copies on Carson, Southside 412 484890

  • Staci and Polly agreed to take pictures of your work if you don’t have a photographer. You should contact them directly and make arrangements with them, there might be a charge for the service.
    Staci Offutt
    phone number: 347-216-0183
    Polly Mills Whithorn
    phone number: 412-904-4382

Please contact the In Bloom co-chairs if you have any problems making the digital submission.


  • Exhibition Duration: March 12th – March 26th, 2016, Spinning Plate Gallery.
    Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday 4-7 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12th from 1 – 4 pm, Spinning Plate Gallery.
  • Digital Submission deadline: February 11th, 2016 online or via email to
  • Drop-off of artwork: March 1st between 3-7pm, Spinning Plate Gallery.
  • Pick-up of artwork: March 26th between 11am – 2pm, Spinning Plate Gallery.

Artists must pick up their artwork (or arrange for someone to pick it up during this time, as the gallery will be required immediately for the next show. Please contact the in BLOOM co-chairs if you are unable to drop or pick up your work during these dates and times.

Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (March 12th – 26th).
Contact Jill, Sam or Poorvi with questions or to discuss your project!
Jill Valenzuela ,  517-614-3307
Sam Millford,  412-719-8031
Poorvi Das,  404-394-2987