About

Fiberart International 2019 is the 23rd in a series of juried exhibitions held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania open to textile artists worldwide.  It 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.

Fiberart International 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. Fiberart International 2019 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will be open to ­the public from May 10 to August 23, 2019. The Fiberarts Guild is pleased to sponsor this 23rd exhibition.

FI2019 Jurors:

Sonya Clark, American artist, has been Chair of the Craft and Materials Studies Department of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond.  She is the recipient of several major awards including a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship in Italy. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Musees d’Angers in France, among others.

Barbara Luderowski is an American artist and museum administrator, who founded the Mattress Factory in 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and continues to serve as the museum’s President and Co-Director.  The Mattress Factory museum is dedicated to giving residencies to artists to create site-specific installations.  It also houses permanent exhibits by such renowned artists as Yayoi Kusama and Greer Lankton, as well as three installations by James Turrell.

Jane Sauer is an internationally known artist and curator. Her work is in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Art and Design, New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  She was the owner of Thirteen Moons, which became Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She now lives in St. Louis.