Thank you to everyone who helped receiving the work and installing.
The opening is Friday!
Where: Brew House Association Gallery • 711 South 21st Street • Pittsburgh PA 15203 When: Friday, February 21 – Saturday, March 21, 2020
Brew House Association Gallery Hours: Thursday 2-7, Friday 11-4, Saturday 11-4
Closed March 13th for the St Patrick Day Parade and celebration on the South Side Opening Reception: Friday February 21, 2020 6:00 – 9:00 Artist Talks /Closing: Saturday March 21, 2020 2:00 – 4:00
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
Juror Merill Comeau is a mixed media artist creating installations, murals, and garments examining narratives of repair and regeneration. Comeau deconstructs, reconstructs,and alters clothing and linens to disrupt, reorder, and build stories exploring common human concerns. She is known for her work exploring women’s history, gender identity development, and autobiographical narrative. Comeau has participated in over 70 exhibitions including Fuller Craft Museum, Danforth Art Museum, Southern New Hampshire University, and Fiberart International 2019. Comeau has completed ten artist residencies including three month-long stays at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut where she researched the Weir family women’s lives to use as art-making inspiration. Comeau’s work has been showcased in numerous publications including TextileArtist.org, Fiber Art Now, Mass Cultural Council’s ArtsSake blog, and World of Threads Artist Interviews. In addition to her solo studio practice, Comeau has extensive experience as a teaching artist. Committed to the use of visual expression as storytelling, transmitting knowledge, and teaching values, she has facilitated over 30 community art projects. Since 2012, she has been a teaching artist for the Department of Youth Services, making art with youth at risk involved in the Massachusetts court system and residing in secure treatment centers. For more information please visit Merill’s website: www.merillcomeau.com
The Brew House Association Gallery – 711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203 Established in 1993, The Brew House Association resides in the former Duquesne Brewing Company Brew House in Pittsburgh’s South Side. BHA cultivates a wide range of artistic development through an emerging artist residency called Distillery, a curatorial support program called Prospectus, and dynamic gallery exhibitions of contemporary art. Gallery Hours: Thursday 2-7, Friday 11-4, Saturday 11-4
The room was packed for the June meeting, held at the Eastminster church. Our guest artist Susan Shie had several large quilts spread on tables to view, painted in soft turquois, mango yellows and pinks.. The quilts were peopled with hand drawn, whimsical faces and bodies, densely surrounded words written in fine black script,
She began her talk by reminding us that we all, as children, were natural artists. Somewhere along the way many became fearful of drawing and making mistakes. Her mission is to help her students recapture the joy of drawing and throw away the erasers.
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.
Opening weekend for Fiberart International 2016 is steaming toward us like a freight train — packed with art, anticipation, and festivities! Lots of last minute preparations behind the scenes before the gala opening on May 6, just weeks away! A favorite part of every FI is inspection week-end when one of our jurors returns to examine each piece live for the first time.
Lucky Guild volunteers make up the white gloved crew who carry out this essential operation. We open each crate with special care, document the condition and note how each piece was packed. After inspection the work is re-packed for storage until installation. Not only is this an opportunity to check out the detail and incredible craftsmanship of your favorite artworks but also to engage with the juror about all things fiberart. Even if you’ve seen the images a dozen times, as some volunteers have — the scale, texture, and power of each piece is a joy to experience firsthand.