Exciting news! Merill Comeau, juror of the next Guild show For your Consideration, has selected the exhibition.
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 exhibitionsFGP@gmail.com
Opening Reception: Friday February 21, 2020 6:00 – 9:00
Online artist talk: Monday June 1st and Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 – 3pm on Zoom
Registration required – https://fiberartspgh.org/programs/online-programs/
Catalog: available for purchase HERE
The Fiberarts Guild Annual Membership Exhibition is open to all members. If you have paid annual Guild dues, you are a member! Junior Members of the Guild are welcome to submit work, as well.
FI19 & INSPIRED!
You can submit work to both Inspired! and the 2019 Fiberart International. Our exhibition schedule was planned in order to accommodate and encourage entry in FI19. There is absolutely no conflict between the exhibitions for our members. You can even show the same pieces.
Why fiber now?
It’s the question contemporary fiberartists wrestle with, however subconsciously, every time they set to work. Why express my ideas with these methods and materials – often rooted in ancient, labor-intensive crafts – when there are so many easier, speedier alternatives? What am I building… and what am I building on?
CONSTRUCT, the most recent FGP members’ show, seeks to explore these issues and show off some pretty spectacular artwork in the process. Juror Sandra Jane Heard, winner of the Fiberart International 2013 Directors’ Award, set herself the goal of selecting a “provocative and intriguing breadth of work.” Not satisfied with creating a “cohesive and stimulating experience,” Heard wanted the show to bowl the viewer over with a sense of the “diversity and creativity” pulsing through fiberart today. No problem. Our artists are so up to the task!