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.

Field Trip to Foggy Blossom Farm

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Sunday June 11, at 11 am.

Field Trip to Foggy Blossom Farm in Leechburg PA, a 35 minute drive from central Pittsburgh on 28 North.  Bring a lunch, an outdoor chair, and a optional walking stick to tour Dan and Betsy Brockett’s 12 acre perennial farm. Dan was recently an artist in residence at Contemporary Craft. A basket weaver, he crafts his baskets from willow branches grown on the premises. His baskets will be available for purchase. Betsey, a former potter, is currently beekeeper, herbalist, PR and Marketing coordinator for the farm which includes maintaining their website, and publishing a newsletter.

The farm is closed to the public, so we are fortunate to schedule a private tour, basketry demonstration and time for a leisurely lunch. Please join us for this special opportunity for Fiberarts Guild members. You are welcome to bring family and friends, please RSVP on the guild web site,

If you have questions, let me know,

Foggy Blossom Farms is located at 746 Crain Road, about 35 – 40 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh near Freeport/Natrona Heights.


Foggy Blossom Farm Feature

Erika Diamond lecture and Annual voting meeting on Zoom

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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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