Fiberart Forum 2022

FIBERART FORUM 2022
Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th, 2022

A related conference open to the public. This year the Fiberart Forum will extend to two days and take place in person and online. Participants have the option of attending either one or both.
The In-Person Forum on June 4, 2022 includes presentations by attending artists, keynote lecture, lunch and transportation between exhibition venues.
The Online Forum includes the live broadcast of the keynote lecture on Saturday June 4, 2022 and the Online artists’ presentations on Sunday June 5, 2022.

Saturday, June 4, 2022- In Person
The in-person session of the Forum features a lecture and gallery presentations by exhibiting artists. It is a full day event from 9:00am until 3:30pm. The format is informal, designed to encourage free-flowing dialogue between FI2022 attending artists and Forum attendees. We ask each participating artist to be available adjacent to their work to speak with Forum attendees and answer questions. We will begin the morning at the Brew House Association, then a break for lunch. During our lunch hour, Jessica Hemmings, one of our distinguished jurors, is our keynote speaker. Then the entire group proceeds via bus to Contemporary Craft for the remainder of the afternoon.

Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Online
For the online session we will give an opportunity to those artists who are not attending in person to make their presentations at a Fiberart Forum Online. The format will be similar to the in-person Forum. Artists will be grouped in several sessions to speak about their work and answer questions for about 10 minutes. It will begin at 12PM ET and last until 2:00PM ET with a short intermission. This is the first time we are trying this format, so we are very excited about the possibilities and still solidifying the details.
Online Forum attendees will also have access to the live broadcast of Jessica Hemmings lecture on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at lunchtime ET.

Fiberart International 2022 Opening

Fiberart International 2022

Fiberart International 2022 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that ­­­reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.
FI2022 is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. FI2022 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will be open to the public from June 3 to August 20, 2022. The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh is pleased to present this twenty-fourth exhibition.

Fiberart Forum 2022

FIBERART FORUM 2022
Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th, 2022

A related conference open to the public. This year the Fiberart Forum will extend to two days and take place in person and online. Participants have the option of attending either one or both.
The In-Person Forum on June 4, 2022 includes presentations by attending artists, keynote lecture, lunch and transportation between exhibition venues.
The Online Forum includes the live broadcast of the keynote lecture on Saturday June 4, 2022 and the Online artists’ presentations on Sunday June 5, 2022.

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DIALOGUE WITH FI2019 ARTISTS

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh presents 3 new programs, please join us!
Fiberart International 2019 is still on view in Pittsburgh through August 24, 2019 at Contemporary Craft and Brew House Association galleries., Three free programs will introduce you to FI2019 exhibitors. who will discuss their work, and their approach to practicing art in the fiber medium. We invite you to join us, see the show and engage in conversation with these talented artists!

August 17 Saturday – 2:00-4:00
MEDIUM AS MESSAGE:

Featuring: PATI BEACHLEY, PATTY KENNEDY- ZAFRED & MELINDA STEES

Pati Beachley

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred

Melinda Stees

 

 

 

 

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FI16 inspection highlights… and register NOW for the Forum!

SCC ArendtOpening 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.

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