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 31 to August 24, 2019. The Fiberarts Guild is pleased to sponsor this 23rd exhibition.

Fiberart International does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, in its programs and activities.

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.

 

 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.

 

EXHIBITION FUNDERS
Fiberart International is made possible by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, with generous support from
the Fine Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, Opportunity Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,
the Pittsburgh Foundation, and Private Donations. Additional support comes from Contemporay Craft
and Brew House Association. Media sponsored by 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA.

ABOUT THE FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC.
The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. is a non-profit, member supported organization driven by a
commitment to promote fiber art and foster its development. Named by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as
one of the “Top Fifty Cultural Forces in Pittsburgh”, Fiberarts Guild exhibitions and educational programs
create opportunities for its membership and the general public to engage with textile arts at every stage
of the creative process. The Guild’s largest ongoing project, the triennial Fiberart International
exhibition series introduces outstanding art in textile media to Pittsburgh and supports fiber art and artists
world-wide. www.fiberartspgh.org

ABOUT CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
Presenting contemporary art in craft materials by regional, national, and international artists since
1971, Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focusing on multicultural diversity and
perspectives, as well as a range of studio workshops, community outreach programs, and a store
specializing in contemporary craft. Exhibition and informal, hands-on art activities in the Drop-In Studio
are always free to the public. Contemporary Craft is committed to making its exhibitions, programs,
and services accessible to the public. For more information, call 412.261.7003 or
visit http://www.contemporarycraft.org.

ABOUT BREW HOUSE ASSOCIATION
Established in 1993, Brew House Association resides in the former Duquesne Brewing Company Brew
House in Pittsburgh’s South Side. BHA cultivates a wide range of artistic development through an
emerging artist residency called Distillery, a curatorial support program called Prospectus, and
dynamic gallery exhibitions of contemporary art. www.brewhousearts.org