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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Lecture with Nnenna Okore

Lecture with Nnenna Okore

January 18, 2022 – 11 AM EST
Please register on the Registration Form.
Free program for members – $5 for non-members.

Nnenna Okore

Nnenna Okore (born in Australia, 1975) is an artist who works both in Nigeria and the United States. Her largely abstract sculptures and installations have been shown in galleries and museums in and outside of the United States. She has won several international awards, including a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2012. Okore is currently a Professor of Art at North Park University in Chicago. The daughter of a professor and a librarian, she often examines her American identity versus her Nigerian identity and the contrasts between her homeland with that of the States. https://nnennaokore.com

Nnenna is one of Fiberart International 2022 jurors.

Nnenna Okore