For your Consideration – Artists talk

Online artist talk: Monday June 1st and Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 – 3pm on Zoom – Registration required – https://fiberartspgh.org/programs/online-programs/

This is a free program

Each artist in the exhibition will have a chance to talk about their work.  Merill Comeau, our juror, will give an introduction.  You can text comments and questions via the text box during the Zoom session or email Linda Brown ahead of time (Lsbrown507@gmail.com).

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For your Consideration

Exciting news! Merill Comeau, juror of the next Guild show For your Consideration, has selected the exhibition.

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For Your Consideration

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. • 2020 Membership Exhibition

For Your Consideration-prospectus (pdf)

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

SELECTED WORK:

GALLERY:

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


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PRINT FUN WORKSHOP

Over the past couple of years our programs committee has run this popular printing workshop several times, and it nearly always sells out. More and more fiber artists, may of whom already dye their own fabrics, are intrigued by the opportunity to control and create another element that goes into their work. In fact, guild member and award-winning quilter Patty Kennedy-Zafred has noted that quilters she meets around the country are so envious of the printing resource we have in AIR, right here in Pittsburgh. We asked Petra Fallaux, another amazing quilter, to take us along as she experiences the workshop for the first time…

By Petra Fallaux

AIR -3 at 9.12.20 AMRecently a handful of FGP members got together for a guild-sponsored “silkscreen on fabric and cloth” workshop at Artist Image Resources (AIR) on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Workshop leader Jennifer Rockage introduced us to the various steps in preparing a photo emulsion silkscreen from a drawing or photo. All of our screens were prepared in advance, so we were quickly off to making our own prints, one after another. Through multiple iterations, we figured out how much ink and pressure would make a perfect image from our screens.

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