Fiberart International 2019

Fiberart International is a benchmark exhibition presenting the best in contemporary fiber art. FI2019 is the 23rd in an ongoing series of triennial exhibitions.

OPENING – May 31, 2019 – 5:30 -8:30
FIBERART FORUM – June 1, 2019 – 9am to 3:30pm
EXHIBITION DATES – May 31 – August 24, 2019
VENUES
Brew House Association
Address:
711 South 21st Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone:
412-381-2000
Email: i
nfo@brewhousearts.org
Website:
brewhousearts.org
Hours: Tuesday 11AM – 4PM. Thursday 2PM – 7PM. Friday and Saturday, 11AM – 4PM + By appointment
Please email info@brewhousearts.org to schedule a visit outside of regular hours.

Contemporary Craft
Address: 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-261-7003
Email: info@contemporarycraft.org
Website: contemporarycraft.org
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM, Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM.

Fiber art has become a widely celebrated art medium, one that is ever evolving and crosses the boundaries between fine art and craft. The scope of this medium is exemplified by the artworks displayed in, Fiberart International 2019 (FI2019), the 23rd exhibition of contemporary textile art sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. FI2019 will feature artworks by 55 artists from the US and abroad. The exhibition will be hosted by two respected Pittsburgh arts organizations: Contemporary Craft  and the Brew House Association. Opening receptions and awards ceremonies take place at both locations on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will be on view through August 24, 2019.

Fiberart International 2019 records the changing definition of textile art and gives the audience a chance to experience works by a diverse group of artists. Internationally respected artists and exhibition jurors, Sonya Clark and Jane Sauer reviewed more than 1,400 art works submitted by artists from 28 countries and across the United States. They refined the selection to 56 pieces bringing together artists from eight countries and 23 states.

On Saturday, June 1, the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh will present the Fiberart Forum. This day-long event will feature a keynote address by Jane Sauer and informal discussion groups with exhibiting artists. The day begins at Contemporary Craft and continues at the Brew House Association. Lunch and transportation between galleries are included.
Gallery tours will be available upon request. For information or to schedule a tour, contact: fiberartinternational@gmail.com
FI2019 exhibition catalogs will be available for sale at both exhibition locations.

 

GUIDED TOURS
Docents will be available at both venues on some Saturdays throughout the show, from noon to 2pm.
Brew House Association- June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 and August 24.
Contemporary Craft- June 22, July 13 and August 10.
More dates may be added to this schedule.
Other times can be arranged by appointment. Please send an email to fiberartinternational@gmail.com.
1. please include one or two dates and times you prefer,
2. the amount of people you expect in your group,
3. which venues you wish to see,
4. and a short description of your group (ie: family trip, students…).
We look forward to sharing this unique exhibit with you!

 

WORKSHOPS
There will be two workshops taught by FI19 artists. Please follow the links to register.

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Intro to Sculptural Peyote with FI2019 exhibiting artist Beth Blankenship sponsored by Contemporary Craft.
Add a new skill to your art practice toolbox. In this workshop, students will be introduced to a technique that will give their beadwork a new dimension. Sculptural peyote stitch uses just beads, thread, and tension to create 3-dimensional objects.
Workshop Information and Registration (scroll down to get to this workshop)

 

August 12-16, 2019
Knitting with Glass with FI2019 exhibiting artist Carol Milne sponsored by Touchstone Center for Crafts, 1hour from Pittsburgh in Farmington, PA.
Learn to knit with glass! Working with strands of wax, you will knit small objects to transform into glass using the lost wax casting process. Carol will cover all aspects of glass casting: wax-working, spruing waxes, mold-making, kiln schedules, divesting, and cold working. All levels are welcome, but beginners should be prepared to be challenged.
Combining her passion for knitting with her love for cast glass and sculpture, Carol is the lone pioneer in the field of knitted glass: creating knitted work in glass for over a decade.
Workshop Information and Registration (scroll down to get to this workshop)

Contact Us:

General Inquiries:
FI2019 Director – Rae Gold
fiberartinternational(at)gmail.com

Fiberart International
6300 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15232