Programs

The Fiberarts Guild offers a lively, rich variety of activities each year. Our lecture and workshop series features regional and national artists, curators, and educators from September through June. Exhibitions are sponsored regularly. Critiques, Fiber Conversations, and Special Interest (Mentoring) groups meet throughout the year.
The Outreach Committee works to share our talents with the greater Pittsburgh area, and at skill sharing meetings members share talents and techniques with each other. Our Outreach projects share the FGP’s talents with the metropolitan Pittsburgh area. We work closely with local organizations, agencies and schools to promote fiber arts for the greater good including creating new community connections and inspiring a new generation of fiber artists.

Show, Share and Critique – Fiber Conversations

Show, Share & Critiques are a great way to foster creative growth. They are scheduled regularly (usually the same day as our monthly meetings) to provide supportive response to FGP Members’ work. Members are encouraged to discuss both finished work and works in progress. Show /Share /Critique: you tell us which you prefer.

Fiber Conversations are usually held in a FGP member’s studio or home, and they allow FGP Members to meet in small groups to share experiences, solve technical and aesthetic problems, and network. They provide an opportunity to check out artists’ studios and see how they adapt their space to suit their needs.

Special Interest Groups such as Knit and Crochet Group, Felting Group and CAT/Cultural Anthropology of Textiles meet regularly and are not listed in the program. Contact Carol Henley to join a group or start one.

Lectures and Presentations feature regional, national and international artists, curators, and educators.

Workshops at Contemporary Craft : The Guild collaborates with Contemporary Craft to bring in the best instructors from around the country in fiber techniques and concepts at prices discounted to FGP members. All fiber workshops at CC between September 2019 and June 2020 will be co-sponsored by the FGP with a limited number of discounts. FGP Members can receive $25 off most one-day workshops. Members can receive a $30 discount on their first two-day workshop discount, and a $50 discount on subsequent two-day workshops. To apply for a discount, use the promotional code Fiberarts Member Discounts when registering (current membership needs to be up to date). Discounts applied on a first-come first-served basis. We will notify Members in the Eblasts when funds for our discounts are running low or no longer available.
Cancellations & Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshop must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded by check, to your credit card or CC account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks. If you require accessibility accommodations, please call CC at 412-261-7003 and they will be happy to assist you.

To Register for CC Co-Sponsored Programs
Online: contemporarycraft.org
Mail: CC attention: TBA
5645 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Phone: 412-261-7003 (credit card payment only)
Email: thestudio@contemporarycraft.org

About Programs

Check the FGP’s website (http://fiberartspgh.org/), Eblasts, and the FGP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ FiberartsGuildofPittsburgh/) for changes and updates to the programs. All FGP events are open to the public. Members are admitted free to most programs; guest fee is $5 for non-Members. Workshop fees vary. Space may be limited.

Program Chairs
Michelle Browne, Chair • mlbatoast7@gmail.com
Petra Fallaux (Eblasts) • PR@fiberarts.org
Carol Henley (Special Interest Groups) • cehenagain@yahoo.com
Delli Speers (Show, Share and Critique) • ams.ams@verizon.net
Sam Milford (Cultural Anthropology of Textiles (CAT) • Sam2Milford@gmail.com

PROGRAM LOCATIONS (unless otherwise listed)
Brew House Association
LOCATION CODE: BHA /South Side
711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh PA 13203
brewhousearts.org
Free and paid parking on the street.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
LOCATION CODE: EM PC / East Liberty
250 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15206
The entrance to the church is on Station Street. Parking is available behind the Church. To get to the church, turn into Harvard Street from North Highland Avenue. The free, church lot is on the left; public parking is on the right. When you enter the building, you will sign in with the security guard and be directed to our meeting room.
Sixth Presbyterian Church (6thPC)
LOCATION CODE: 6th PC / Squirrel Hill
1638 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15217
Corner of Forbes and Murray in Squirrel Hill
Metered and free parking available on the street or in the garage across Murray Ave.
Contemporary Craft (CC)
LOCATION CODE: SCC / Strip District
5645 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
In the strip district off Penn Ave. A paid, monitored parking lot is located on 21st Street, behind the building. Metered parking is also available throughout the Strip District.
Late in October 2019 Contemporary Craft will be closing its doors in the Strip District on Smallman Street. They plan to reopen in April at their new address 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh, 15201 in Lawrenceville.

Fiberarts Guild Programs 2019-2020

August 17 Saturday – 2:00-4:00
Location : BHA/South Side/brewhousearts.org
A Dialog with Fiberart International 2019 Artists – Medium as Message
Featuring: PATI BEACHLEY, PATTY KENNEDY- ZAFRED & MELINDA STEES

Pati Beachley
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred
Melinda Stees

 

 

 

 

Is the Medium the Message or is the Message in the Medium? How do these artists approach their materials and what do the materials bring to their messaging? Pati Beachley’s aluminum pieces cast fiber into “hard” materials. Patty Kennedy-Zafred and Melinda Stees work in the “soft” traditional mediums of quilting and knitting respectively. How do non-traditional materials and our preconceptions of them expand our notions of fiber?  How do artists using traditional fiber media push the envelope, reinvent and extend the textile medium? Why do all these pieces meet the definition of fiber art?

August 24 Saturday – 2:30-4:00
Location: CC / Strip District
A Dialog with Fiberart International 2019 Artists
THE SPACE BETWEEN
Featuring: WITH JOZEF BAJUS AND ERIKA DIAMOND

Jozef Bajus
Erika Diamond

 

 

 

 

As part of the closing celebration for Contemporary Craft’s final exhibition in The Strip, Fiberart International 2019, the Fiberarts Guild partners with Contemporary Craft’s salon speaker’s series The Space Between. We have invited exceptional artists Jozef Bajus and Erika Diamond to speak about their background and approaches to the creative process. What is behind the art you see? Topics may include the concepts and themes in their work, personal connections to craft, and creativity. The speakers and audience will then engage in an informal discussion inspired by the speakers’ creative journeys and Fiberart International 2019.

September 10 Tuesday
Location: CC / Strip District
3-5:00 – Show, Share & Critique
5:00 – Welcome Potluck
7:00 – Presentation by Jeanne Bieri, Fiberart International 2019 Artist

Jeanne Bieri

Join us at Contemporary Craft to renew our tradition of the Welcome Back Potluck. Bring a covered dish to share, a friend and stay for our guest speaker’s presentation.
Jeanne Bieri is a Fiberart International 2019 artist and a Focus Fiber 2019 First Prize winner. She incorporates family and collected textiles into her unique artwork. Her father, a pilot in WWII, brought home army blankets the family used on camping trips. At a reflective point in her career she began mending, piecing and combining the blankets with parts of damaged quilts she collected. The blankets and quilts have stories to tell, many of war, family struggles and life cycles. Jeanne uses chain stitches, as found in Muslim clerical garments in which each stitch is a prayer, as an act of healing. It is her hope that in restructuring and mending these blankets, the horrors of war today can be kept at bay.

October 5 Saturday – 10:30-12:30 Workshop
Location: CC / Strip District
Tuition for this workshop is $40.
(Guild Discounts of $5 available)
Mending for Sustainability with Sarah Kate Beaumont
The process of mending personalizes what we own and puts sustainability at our fingertips. Bring a piece of clothing that needs to be mended: torn, moth-eaten sweaters, a hem coming unstitched, etc. Participants will be guided through the steps of mending and leave the class with a newly repaired garment! Concerned about the impact of fast-fashion on the environment, the instructor has created a unique wardrobe and has made every stitch she wears without buying a single article of clothing since 2008.
To register:
Online: contemporarycraft.org
Mail:     CC attention: TBA
Phone:  412-261-7003 (credit card payment only)
Email:   thestudio@contemporarycraft.org
Please check their website or this page  for information about cancellations and refunds.

October 17 Thursday
Location: PCA&M / Shadyside/pfpca.org
3-5:00 – Show, Share & Critique
7:00 – Presentation and trunk show by Denise Roberts, Quilting in Curves
Denise Roberts is an artist whose medium is the quilt. She lives on a 38-acre farm in the mountains of West Virginia with her husband Rick. Inspiration comes from her environment. She says, “I drive on roads that make Italian road racing look easy. Our two lane highways can be very narrow and extremely curvy. I am influenced by these roads and by viewing the continuous curves of the landscape.” Denise hand dyes fabric for her stitched work during the summer months. She is a master of curvilinear piecing; her exquisite compositions are part of three series of works: Mitote, Sisu and Finding Connections. Her work has been in numerous art and textile exhibitions in Europe and the United States. She has won many awards, among them the coveted Japan Prize at Quilt National. In her presentation Denise will take us on her journey as an artist and bring actual work to show and share.

October 19 Saturday – 1-4:00 Workshop
Location: CC / Strip District
Tuition for this workshop is $65.
(Guild Discounts of $15 available)
Indigo Dyeing with Shibori Techniques with Amber Coppings
Learn how to use itajime and kumo shibori fabric dyeing techniques to create unique designs on cloth. Shibori refers to Japanese methods of binding cloth to achieve soft, yet geometric designs. Students will leave with a dyed circle-scarf as well as samples of Kona cotton that can be used for future projects. Students will receive a supply list.
To register:
Online: contemporarycraft.org
Mail:     CC attention: TBA
Phone:  412-261-7003 (credit card payment only)
Email:   thestudio@contemporarycraft.org
Please check their website or this page  for information about cancellations and refunds.

November 9 Saturday
Location: PCA&M / Shayside/pfpca.org
1:00 – Tapestry Inspirations: The work of Henry Hallet and David Mooney
2:30-4:30 – Show, Share & Critique
Join us for an afternoon at Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media to see the work of two admirable and admired Fiberarts Guild members.
Henry Hallet has always been fascinated by the way an image can be built within a woven structure and the way colors can be blended in fiber. His new work in needlework rests on the foundation of 18 years spent weaving tapestry and his love for ancient tapestry and art history.
Henry will also discuss the work of his friend David Mooney, who passed away in July of 2019. David was fascinated by old tapestries from an early age. As a college student, he spent many hours in the weaving studio as an observer and helper. Later he became an accomplished tapestry artist but struggled with the frustration of fitting into the art world. He became a sound engineer. After retiring 27 years later, he returned to tapestry.

December 7 Saturday – 1:00
Location: 6th PC / Squirrel Hill
Roundtable
Fiberarts Guild member Delli Speers leads a discussion about materials we collect and how to integrate them into our work as artists who care about reuse and recycling. Please bring samples and examples!

January 14 Tuesday
Location:  6thPC / Squirrel Hill
3-5:00 – Show, Share & Critique
7:00 – My Journey As An Artist: Presentation by Patricia van Valkenburg
Patricia van Valkenburg was born in Roosendaal in the southwestern part of The Netherlands. She has always been interested in the beauty of things: nature, fashion, ceramics, and art in general. She likes to draw, paint, knit, felt, and design and make clothes.  She considered herself an enthusiastic hobbyist until her teacher at the arts & crafts school she attended signed her up for a national contest for non-professional artists and she—to her great surprise—came in fourth. Patricia will tell us in person what happened after that surprising result.

January 26 Sunday – 2:00
Location: Check your yearbook for Tina’s address or contact Michelle – mlbatoast7@gmail.com
Fiber Conversation with Tina Williams Brewer
Please join us for an informal afternoon with artist and Fiberarts Guild member Tina Willams Brewer at her home. Tina received the 2018 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Artist of the Year. She is an internationally acclaimed creator of “story quilts,” her exploration of African-American history through symbolism and textiles. We are honored to be welcomed to Tina’s world.

February 6 Thursday
Location: 6thPC / Squirrel Hill
3-5:00 – Show, Share & Critique
7:00 – Presentation by Christine Manges, Braided Art Rugs
Christine Manges is a rugmaking artist whose focus is on braiding with wool fabric. She will present a history of rug braiding in America and show its evolution from peasant craft to artistry. Christine recently curated an exhibit of Contemporary Braided Art Rugs that was shown in Ohio, Vermont and Pennsylvania. Christine will bring some of her art rugs to show and share. Please bring braided rugs from your family with you. Christine will give you information about their techniques and construction.

February 21–March 21, 2020
Opening reception: Friday February 21, 6-9:00
Entry Deadline: January 7, 2020

Fiberarts Guild Membership Exhibition: For Your Consideration
Location: Brew House Association / Southside/brewhousearts.org
711 S. 21st St. #210, Pittsburgh PA 15203
Juror: Merill Comeau
For more information check For Your Consideration
For Your Consideration – prospectus (pdf)

March 14 Saturday – 9-3:00
Location: tbd
Annual Fiberarts Guild Fundraiser Potluck
Come and join us for our Winter Potluck as we shake off the winter blues and have a blast with our fiber friends. Clean out your studio and bring your surplus supplies and books to our Paper Bag Auction. You can go home with treasures from someone else’s stash for next to nothing! Tickets (5 for $1) raise money for the guild. Bring a covered dish to share at our potluck lunch. Don’t forget your address stickers for the back of your auction tickets and a tote bag for your winnings. Guests are welcome and free of charge. Donate your fine art, fine crafts, skills or services to our silent auction.

March 20-22
Doubletree by Hilton, Green Tree PA 15205
Pittsburgh Knit, Crochet, Quilt and Creative Arts Festival

April 21 Tuesday
Location: tbd
3-5:00 – Show, Share & Critique
7:00 – Presentation by Sam Barsky, international traveler and knitter
“While many of us prepare for a vacation by researching different places to visit, Samuel Barsky prepares by knitting those places onto sweaters. The 43-year-old knitting extraordinaire has built up an online following by sharing photos of himself visiting famous landmarks while wearing handmade sweaters that match the sites.” –Time Magazine
Join us to meet this knitting phenomenon and see his work.

May 15 Friday
Location: CC / 5645 Butler Street
3-5:00 – Show, Share & Critique
7:00 – Presentation by Merill Comeau, Fiberart International 2019 Artist
By deconstructing and reconstructing textiles and altering clothing, Merill Comeau disrupts, reorders, and rebuilds real or imagined narratives.  Her stories take the shape of installations, garments, and murals that explore common human concerns and create narratives of repair and regeneration. She explores historical and contemporary women’s roles: the toil of the maker, the privilege of the wearer, the job of mothering, how to be a ‘good’ daughter, and societal expectations for sexual and emotional expression.
In addition to her solo studio practice, she works with communities to create collaborative works of art.  Committed to the use of visual expression as storytelling, transmitting knowledge, and teaching values, she facilitates the exploration of individual identity and participants’ commonalities, resulting in site-specific installations and collaborative wall hangings.

Merill Comeau workshops at CC
Note:  The following workshops are designed so participants may take the two in a row or just one.
May 16 Saturday – 10-5:00
Location: CC / 5645 Butler Street
Workshop with Merill Comeau
Attire + Autobiography = Art
Tuition for this workshop is TBA
(Guild Discounts of TBA available)
We wear garments of utility, ritual, and style – evidence of lives lived. In this workshop we will mine clothing and apply surface design techniques to visually express our stories. Questions we may ask: Is a shirt an opportunity for a social justice statement, do we express our flair by embellishing a dress, and/or do we highlight relationships by salvaging snippets of worn cloth?  Activities will include a slide show of relevant artists’ work, short writing prompts, technique demonstrations, studio time, and opportunities for sharing. Demos will include methods of painting, stenciling, printing, and stitch. We will explore the expressive qualities of mark making with an emphasis on exploration and play. Participants will be free to work in 2-D or 3-D; works may take the form of altered garments, quilting yardage, and/or wall art.  All levels welcome, no previous experience necessary.  Students will receive a supply list.
To register:
Online: contemporarycraft.org
Mail:     CC attention: TBA
Phone:  412-261-7003 (credit card payment only)
Email:   thestudio@contemporarycraft.org
Please check their website or this page  for information about cancellations and refunds.

May 17 Sunday – 11-2:00 – Workshop
Location: CC / 5645 Butler Street
Workshop with Merill Comeau
Getting to the Finish Line and Beyond
Tuition for this workshop isTBA
(Guild Discounts of TBA available)
Do you have a project that is stuck or challenging you?  Could you use some help developing or enhancing your answer to “What kind of art do you do?”  In this two part workshop we will help you identify how to progress on a project and help you generate an ‘elevator speech’ for use in your artist statement or when describing your work.  Bring in a piece that is unfinished, you would like to jump start, or that needs final touches and we will explore next steps through positive, constructive feedback. Next we will do a group exercise that results in a collection of words and phrases specific to each artwork.  Participants, inspired by these words, will draft a short paragraph about their work that they may share with the group to receive immediate feedback.  All levels welcome.  Students will receive a supply list.
To register:
Online: contemporarycraft.org
Mail:     CC attention: TBA
Phone:  412-261-7003 (credit card payment only)
Email:   thestudio@contemporarycraft.org
Please check their website or this page  for information about cancellations and refunds.

Apr
22
Thu
2021
Lecture with Bruce Hoffman @ Online
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Bruce Hoffman is Director of Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia. He has been working in the field of studio crafts for more than three decades. During these years he has taught at Moore College of Art and Design, lectured and been a guest critic for many colleges, and has had the honor to jury shows for many fine museums, guilds, and art centers across the country.
Fiber and textile-centric art has been a main focus. Along with five friends, Bruce created and curated Fiber Philadelphia 2012. This four-month event showcased 61exhibits of fiber throughout the city. Bruce has a historical understanding of studio crafts as well as an appreciation of artists’ work and process. This guides his curatorial choices while enjoying the visceral delight of material, color, form, and texture.

Apr
27
Tue
2021
Annual voting meeting and Show, share and critique @ Online
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Annual voting meeting

Please register on the Registration form.
For FGP members only.

We are having Zoom meetings to catch up with each other. Show, Share and Critique is no longer just an opportunity to show your work, but also a chance to see old friends, and meet new ones!
You may share your work, or your studio, or sit back and see what others are making.  Tell us about your influences and inspirations as you continue to work in isolation.  Work can be shown live, with your computer’s built in camera, or if you prefer, you may send images in advance to Laura Tabakman (web@fiberartspgh.org).  If you desire advice and input, we are there to assist, or you can simply choose to show your work.
This is a fun way to stay connected and get inspired!!
Please join us!

Show, share and critique @ Online
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Please register on the Registration form.
For FGP members only.

We are having Zoom meetings to catch up with each other. Show, Share and Critique is no longer just an opportunity to show your work, but also a chance to see old friends, and meet new ones!
You may share your work, or your studio, or sit back and see what others are making.  Tell us about your influences and inspirations as you continue to work in isolation.  Work can be shown live, with your computer’s built in camera, or if you prefer, you may send images in advance to Laura Tabakman (web@fiberartspgh.org).  If you desire advice and input, we are there to assist, or you can simply choose to show your work.
This is a fun way to stay connected and get inspired!!
Please join us!

May
3
Mon
2021
Show, share and critique @ Online
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please register on the Registration form.
For FGP members only.

We are having Zoom meetings to catch up with each other. Show, Share and Critique is no longer just an opportunity to show your work, but also a chance to see old friends, and meet new ones!
You may share your work, or your studio, or sit back and see what others are making.  Tell us about your influences and inspirations as you continue to work in isolation.  Work can be shown live, with your computer’s built in camera, or if you prefer, you may send images in advance to Laura Tabakman (web@fiberartspgh.org).  If you desire advice and input, we are there to assist, or you can simply choose to show your work.
This is a fun way to stay connected and get inspired!!
Please join us!

May
6
Thu
2021
Out of the Funk – Family and Friends Opening @ Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate with us the opening of Out of the Funk exhibition juried by Bruce Hoffman.

May
7
Fri
2021
Out of the Funk exhibition @ Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – May 23 @ 8:00 pm

In light of everything that has taken place in our country and the world in 2020, this exhibit will explore the roads toward redemption and possibilities. How does one adapt in a world where our old “normal” has changed to a new “normal”? How does one cope and persist, transforming that which is difficult, challenging, and uncertain into something positive and promising?
How do we tap into our creativity when worries and fears block it? What is our personal story, what does it look like, and how does it relate to everything going on around us? Where do we see the story taking us, and where will our journey go?

  • Exhibition Dates: May 7 – May 23, 2021 – Gallery hours: TBD
  • Family and Friends Opening: May 6 / 4, 2021 – 7pm
  • First Friday opening: May 7, 2021 / 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Artist talk and art pickup: May 23, 2021 / 1 – 5pm
May
13
Thu
2021
Lecture with Carolyn L. Mazloomi @ Online
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Carolyn L. Mazloomi is an artist, author, historian, and curator acknowledged as being among the most influential African American quilt historians in the United States.  Widely exhibited in the United States and internationally, her quilts have been included in five exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery.  Her artwork can be found in numerous important museums and corporate collections, such as the Wadsworth Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, American Museum of Design, Bell Telephone, the Cleveland Clinic, and Exxon.  She has appeared on television shows such as CBS Morning Show, Reading Rainbow, The Today Show, CNN, and has been the subject of several film documentaries. Dr. Mazloomi is one of six artist commissioned to create artwork for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Museum.
In 1985 she founded the Women of Color Quilters Network, an international organization with a membership of 1700, which has been a major force in fostering the fiberart works of African American people.  Through Dr. Mazloomi’s effort WCQN members have had their quilts presented in venues such as prominent museums and galleries, and in internationally traveled exhibitions. She is a frequent consultant for art exhibitions, authors, and historians.
Beijing, China was the setting for an international quilt exhibition curated by Dr. Mazloomi as part of the United Nations Conference for Women held in 1995.  This exhibition resulted in the publication of the book Star Quilts (Streelekha Press, Bangalore, India) which she co-edited.  She is also author of the book Spirits of the Cloth (Random House)given the “Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year” award by the American Library Association.  Her books and exhibition tours include, Threads of Faith, Textural Rhythms: Quilting the Jazz Tradition (2007) and Quilting African American Women’s History Our Challenges, Creativity and Champions (2008), The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Celebrating President Barack Obama (2009) and Quilting a Culture: African American Quilters of Ohio (2011), And Still We Rise: Race, Cultural and Visual Conversations (2014), Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela (2014) and Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’s Conscience (2018), and Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist (2020).
In 2003 Dr. Mazloomi was awarded the first Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award. Ohio Heritage Fellows are among the state’s living cultural treasures.  Fellows embody the highest level of artistic achievement in their work, and the highest level of service in the teaching and other work they do in their communities to ensure that their artistic traditions stay strong.
In 2014 Dr. Mazloomi has given the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Award, the highest award in the nation for traditional art.  She was also inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame Museum the same year.
Mazloomi has been involved in the economic development of women through the arts for over thirty years, and has been recognized by the International Labour Department in Geneva and the United Nations for her efforts.

May
23
Sun
2021
Out of the Funk – Artist talk and art pickup @ Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come and listen to the artist talk about their work.

In light of everything that has taken place in our country and the world in 2020, this exhibit will explore the roads toward redemption and possibilities. How does one adapt in a world where our old “normal” has changed to a new “normal”? How does one cope and persist, transforming that which is difficult, challenging, and uncertain into something positive and promising?
How do we tap into our creativity when worries and fears block it? What is our personal story, what does it look like, and how does it relate to everything going on around us? Where do we see the story taking us, and where will our journey go?

May
26
Wed
2021
Show, share and critique @ Online
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Please register on the Registration form.
For FGP members only.

We are having Zoom meetings to catch up with each other. Show, Share and Critique is no longer just an opportunity to show your work, but also a chance to see old friends, and meet new ones!
You may share your work, or your studio, or sit back and see what others are making.  Tell us about your influences and inspirations as you continue to work in isolation.  Work can be shown live, with your computer’s built in camera, or if you prefer, you may send images in advance to Laura Tabakman (web@fiberartspgh.org).  If you desire advice and input, we are there to assist, or you can simply choose to show your work.
This is a fun way to stay connected and get inspired!!
Please join us!

Jun
15
Tue
2021
Lecture with Fuyuko Matsubara @ Online
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Fuyuko was born and grew up in Sapporo, northern Japan. She received both BA and MA in Industrial and Craft Design from Musashino Art University in Tokyo. After working as an interior designer and a professional artist, she came to the United States in order to study further at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan where she received a MFA in Fiber Art. Fuyuko’s main medium is pictorial weaving which involves complex methods of dyeing and re-weaving. It is internationally recognized along with her other worldly spiritual imagery and received many awards. She also works on silk painting and is working on the theme of “Light of Seeds,” expressing energy of growth. In her most recent series, entitled “Lightscape” and “Blossoms of Light”, she depicts the positive quality of light. She has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. She has received Individual Artist Grants from New York Foundation for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Hand Weavers Guild of America Award, and the First Prize in “Fiberart International”. She served at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a Senior Restorer and taught fiber and textile art courses in numerous institutions. She recently retired from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Now she is enjoying her free time producing art work, raising plants and animals, watching nature, and visiting botanical gardens, galleries, and museums.

Aug
16
Mon
2021
Lecture with Dorothy Caldwell @ Online
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

orothy Caldwell is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and presently maintains an active international exhibition and teaching schedule from her studio in Hastings, Ontario. She has carried out research projects in Japan and India, and has worked “on site” in the Australian outback and the Canadian Arctic. Her work is included in private and permanent collections including the American Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the International Quilt Museum and Study Center University of Nebraska, The Canadian Department of External Affairs , and Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull Quebec among others.