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.
Guild Programs 2022-2023
Lectures and Presentations feature regional, national and international artists, curators, and educators. Lectures are in person and online via Zoom.
Social Events We get together for one or two potlucks a year, a Welcome back event and a Fundraising event, where we enjoy each others company and good food,
Show, Share & Critiques are a great way to foster creative growth. They are scheduled regularly 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.
ThrED TALKs focus on technique, materials, technology, innovation, design, and education in fiber. In these ThrED TALKs our speakers each give 15 -minute presentations and then there is be plenty of time for comments and questions. Please join us as we share information and pick up pointers!
All FGP events are open to the public. Members are admitted free to most programs; guest fee is $5 for non-Members.
Check this website, Eblasts, and the FGP Facebook page for changes and updates to the programs.
Michelle Browne, Chair • email@example.com
Unless otherwise noted, most in person Guild programs are held at one of the following locations:
Contemporary Craft (CC)
LOCATION CODE: CC / Strip District,
5645 Butler Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Street parking is available on 57th Street and along Butler Street; Accessible parking space is available in our front parking lot facing Butler Street.
McKees Rocks Studio (Radiant Hall West)
734 Thompson Ave,
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
McKees Rocks studios are located on Thompson Avenue between Yunker Street and Chartiers Avenue. Public parking is available on the street, with no reserved parking.
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.
The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh sponsors at least one exhibition a year featuring members’ work. Entry is open to anyone and if accepted, non-members are required to join the Guild. Most of our exhibitions are juried and we invite prominent artists working in the fiber arts field to jury, and in some occasions give a lecture and a workshop to our members.
Occasionally there will be a special interest workshop the Guild organizes. Members are informed through the e-blast of those opportunities. In 2022 we offered a Surface Design Silkscreen Workshop at Artist Image Resource with a focus on abstract imagery.
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.