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A day of inspiration and conversation with the artists of Fiberart International 2016

May 7th, 2016 – 9am to 3pm
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Society for Contemporary Craft

Attendance at the Forum has reached maximum capacity and registration is now closed. To be placed on a wait list, please email fiberartinternational(at)

Doors open at 8:30am at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Complimentary parking is available for Forum guests.

Be inspired by a day of community and conversation with more than 25 established contemporary fiber artists from around the country and the world. Gain a global perspective on ideas of artistic method, process, and post-process with practicing professionals from Japan, Chile, the Netherlands and more. Meet artists, ask questions, make connections!

Keynote Speech: “Spending Time: Engaging Injustice Through Textiles” with Artist, Curator, and Writer Tali Weinberg

Tali Weinberg


Tali Weinberg works between text and textiles to address gender, labor, climate change, the housing crisis, and other traumas and insecurities that are experienced as both social and personal. Find her online at



Forum registration for Guild Members and General Public
Forum and Party registration for participating Artists

Registration will be open until May 6th unless we reach capacity earlier. We recommend you register early, don’t be left out!
Lunch and transportation between exhibition venues is included in your payment.


Marie Bergstedt
Riana Bovill
Deborah Corsini
Julie Garner
Meredith Grimsley
Jo Hamilton
Cindi Hron
Deborah Hyde
Joyce Watkins King
Kate Kretz
Julie Bénédicte Lambert
Gwen Lowery 
Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch
Pauline Nijenhuis
Naoe Okamoto
Jennifer Pettus
Ellen Schiffman
Maria Shell
Ashley Smith
Gerri Spilka
Brooks Harris Stevens
Steve Totin
Maria Carolina Varela Vial
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred
Lori Zimmerman