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.

Critique- Online or in Person

Show & Shares as well as Critiques will become hybrid. They will be both in Person at Contemporary Craft in Lawrenceville, 5645 Butler Street 15201 and also on Zoom. We will reevaluate monthly to see if we continue with this modality. Please pre-register so we can update you on any changes to the format.
You have a choice to be there:
IN PERSON if you are vaccinated, boosted and masked, or 10 days after you have recovered from Covid or
On Zoom.
What is the difference between a Show & Share and a Critique? You can attend both! You can attend even if you have no work to share.
Show & Share: for members who don’t want suggestions, they just want to show off, share what they are working on, and meet other Guild members.
Critique: for members who want constructive suggestions about their work to solve technical, aesthetic or presentation problems.

This is a fun way to stay connected and get inspired!!

Links of interest

2020 Contemporary Craft Silent Auction

With the generous support of artists, many of them Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh members, Contemporary Craft is excited to present an online silent auction from 12PM (EST) on July 17 to 9PM (EST) on August 9, 2020!

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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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