Fiberart International 2016 is the 22nd in a series of triennial juried exhibitions sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. Chosen by our distinguished panel of artists and curators Chunghie Lee, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, and Tali Weinberg, Fiberart International 2016 (FI2016) features works by established and emerging artists and provides a unique opportunity to see current trends and innovations in this constantly evolving medium.
Since 1997, the exhibition has been held at two prestigious arts organizations, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft. The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh and private donors sponsor awards totaling over $5000. In addition to the catalog, some of the educational and participatory components of the project include a docent program, the Fiberart Forum (a one-day conference featuring FI2016 artists), and Pop des Fleurs, a community-created outdoor installation planned for the winter of 2016, designed to bring delight and color during the winter months through handmade pop-up flower gardens.
Fiberart International seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, processes, and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.
Chunghie Lee, internationally exhibited artist, lecturer, Seoul, Korea
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, artist, curator, professor at University of Kentucky
Tali Weinberg, artist, writer, curator, Berkeley, CA