Fiber Social – Pot Luck Picnic Outdoors

12:00 -3:00 pm, SUNDAY Pot Luck Picnic Outdoors Fiber Social July 16, Rain date July 23

Registration is suggested, but walk -ins are welcome! Please register here

Join us in the shade in Diane Myers Morrisey’s spacious backyard in McCandless for a Meet-Greet-Eat event! Please bring a covered dish to share and a lawn chair if convenient for you. There is parking, shelter and refreshments.

As we are coming out of the pandemic, we are trying to restore some Guild social traditions where members come together, share food, and connect with members who have the same passion for fiber as fine craft, fine art and joy.

Members’ Exhibition at Erie Art Museum

Announcing the 2024 Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh Juried Member Show at the Erie Art Museum.
Exhibition dates: April 4th, 2024 through January 19th, 2025.
Drop off works would be mid March 2024. 
Submission deadline would be late December 2023.
We invite all current Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh members to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! 
This show will include opportunities for FGP participating artists to present artists talks, classes, and workshops. Prizes will be awarded.
Size and hanging requirements and restrictions to be announced soon, but we’ll have an opportunity to exhibit large pieces.
More information will be released as details are finalized.
Inspiration for a theme – The museum is offering some inspiration from their permanent collection of mud cloth, basket weaving and other textiles. This is not a requirement for entries but an available source for those who are interested.
More images will follow but here are some examples.
Trap – Norma Minkowitz


Laura Domencic, Executive Director, Erie Art Museum

Laura Domencic is an artist, curator, writer and educator who cultivates creative thinking in individuals and communities. She is the Executive Director of the Erie Art Museum and a lead partner and curator with The Documentary Works, a group that produces photo documentary exhibits on social and environmental justice.
Before her appointment to the Museum, she has worked as an independent arts consultant leading successful fundraising efforts for a variety of institutional and individual clients. She has also directed an artist residency program in Ambialet, France. Previously, Domencic served for 11 years as Director of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
Domencic received her MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Jamie Keim, Program Manager & Designer, Erie Art Museum

Jamie is an artist living in erie, pennsylvania by way of brooklyn, new york and pensacola, florida. she is an abstract artist and graphic designer with a BFA Fine Arts/Digital Design from Pace University in New York City. She is currently the Program Manager and Designer at the Erie Art Museum, as well as a practicing studio artist and an art teacher at the Inner City Neighborhood Art House. jamie loves to volunteer and work with children in the arts and sciences, and is an active member of the urban forest committee of the city of erie.
Fluent in multiple Adobe programs, Jamie is a seasoned graphic designer with a bold understanding of space and composition. As an abstract painter, she uses creative, conceptual, yet sometimes unusual solutions to achieve desired textures and compositions. As an educator, Jamie encourages intuitive thinking and planning while creating with and educating others. As a program manager, she oversees local educational programs and initiatives and teaches alternative solutions to painting, collaging, and design.
While Jamie accepts freelance digital design projects when she can, she focuses the majority of her free time and creative energy on studio work, working primarily on larger abstract paintings with mixed media. Most notably, she recently exhibited her paintings in group shows at Glass Growers Gallery, a solo show (i saw the light, August 2021) at the 1020 Collective, and a two-person exhibition (Come Highwater, June 2022) with fellow artist and Pace University BFA graduate, Julia Ennis, at the Kada Gallery.

Erika Diamond lecture and Annual voting meeting on Zoom

Please register here

May 31, 7 pm on Zoom Erika Diamond will give a 30 minute presentation, after which we will introduce and confirm the new board members. This will give us the opportunity to express our appreciation to our retiring board members.
Erika Diamond Fiberart International 2019 Artist will talk about her new exhibition currently at Contemporary Craft called SELF; a two person show featuring Erika and Matt Lambert. The exhibition continues until August 19.
Diamond is a textile-focused artist curator and educator based in Asheville, NC. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited nationally and abroad, and her costumes have been commissioned by the Charlotte Ballet. Erika has had many artist residencies and has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Appalachian Center for Craft and Penland School of Crafts. She is Assistant Director of Galleries at Chautauqua Institution in western New York.
Erika’s skill and use of textiles–as fashion, as ornament, as protection, and as cultural identifier—is most impressive.

Members’ Exhibition at Erie Art Museum

Announcing the 2024 Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh Juried Member Show at the Erie Art Museum.

Exhibition dates: April 4th, 2024 through January 19th, 2025.
Drop off works would be mid March 2024. 
Submission deadline would be late December 2023.

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FGP Members’ Spotlight Exhibition- Entry deadline

Membership Exhibition

Where: North Hills Art Center – 3432 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

When: March 11th – April 7th, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 2023, 5 – 8 pm

Chairperson: Katie Bulova: and Debbie Penley:

Entry Deadline: January 9, 2023


The Member Spotlight show will focus on your artist’s voice.  What captures the spirit of your art practice? This is a chance to share YOUR passion, your unique point of view. What has influenced your work over the years? How has it changed? Was there a turning point that brought you to the way you work today? A technique with which you are obsessed? What is your relationship to your art? This exhibit is a chance to let all of our members’ individuality take center stage.

This is a non-juried exhibition, however, one artwork per artist may be selected depending on space.


Exhibition Duration: Mar. 11, 2023 – Apr. 7, 2023

Entry Deadline: January 9, 2023

Confirmation of entry: February 9, 2023

Drop off of work:

March 9 & 10, 2023, 3 – 6pm. For special assistance with drop off please contact: Katie Bulova or Debbie Penley


North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

SHIPPED WORK: if shipping, contact Katie Bulova for details:

Deadline for shipping: March 1, 2023

Drop Off Artwork: Mar. 9 &10, 2023, 3 – 6 pm

Opening Reception: March 11, 2023, 5 – 8 pm

Pick up Artwork: April 10, 2023, 3 – 6 pm


Exhibition hours will be announced.


  • Open to members of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.
  • All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.
  • Work must be original and cannot have been exhibited in a previous FGP member exhibition.
  • Entries must be ready to securely hang or install and any required hardware must be included. The North Hills Art Center utilizes a wall hanging system with hanging cables and hooks. Work may not be hung directly onto the wall. No work that requires being hung from the ceiling.
  • Submissions cannot exceed 36” in any direction. 3D work welcome.
  • As the North Hills Art Center facilitates classes throughout the week to all age levels, the gallery requests no images of nudity of a sexual nature, graphically violent or depicting gore, no use of or depiction of illegal substances.

UP to two entries will be accepted.


  • Commission on sales: 70% to the artist and 30% to North Hills Art Center


  • Work will be selected from digital image submissions.
  • Selection will be based on which pieces fit in the space cohesively. At least one piece from each artist will be placed in the main gallery. Extra entries chosen may be displayed in the second-floor gallery classroom. The second-floor gallery space is not wheelchair accessible
  • An artist’s statement is requested of all selected artists.


  • Artists may submit two entries. Each entry must include two images:

Image 1:  full view of your submission

Image 2:  detail

 Images must show the edges of the work, be properly lit and in focus.

  • Work exhibited in a frame must include the frame in the digital image. Work framed under glass must be photographed without glass but noted that it will be displayed with glass.
  • Provide digital images at a resolution of approx. 2000 pixels on the longest side. Files must be under 3MB. Filename for each image must include:

1) artist’s last name and first initial

2) entry number (1or 2),

3) key word(s) from title (1 or 2 words only )

4) view (full or detail) for each image.

For example:

jones-m-1-bluecircle-full.jpg and jones-m-1-bluecircle-detail.jpg

NOTE: High resolution digital images will be requested of accepted

artwork for the catalog.

For assistance with submission requirements, please contact Debbie Penley @


  • DEADLINE: January 9, 11:59 pm. Submission entry opens October 10, 2022
  • A $20 non-refundable entry fee for up to 2 entries
  • PayPal is available on the website or you may make a check payable to the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh and send to Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, PO. Box 9211, Pittsburgh, PA 15224



The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh will exhibit the utmost care for the safekeeping of all artworks while in the North Hills Art Center Gallery. It is up to the individual artists to insure their artwork if they feel it is necessary. North Hills Art Center will not be held responsible for damaged or stolen artwork.


Katie Bulova: or Debbie Penley: