Lecture with fiber artist Sandra Sider

January 19, 2021 – 3 PM EST
Please register on the Registration Form.
Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Sandra Sider, a New York quilt artist since the early 1980s, has led critique workshops since 2005. She holds an M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Sandra has served as president of SAQA, and today she is Editor of Art Quilt Quarterly and Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum. She has written or edited more than a dozen books concerning contemporary quilt art, including Art Quilts Unfolding: Fifty Years of Innovation and Exploring Your Artistic Voice in Contemporary Quilt Art.  As of 2020, she is designing fabric lines for Benartex, beginning with “Votes for Women.” www.sandrasider.com

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DIALOGUE WITH FI2019 ARTISTS

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh presents 3 new programs, please join us!
Fiberart International 2019 is still on view in Pittsburgh through August 24, 2019 at Contemporary Craft and Brew House Association galleries., Three free programs will introduce you to FI2019 exhibitors. who will discuss their work, and their approach to practicing art in the fiber medium. We invite you to join us, see the show and engage in conversation with these talented artists!

August 17 Saturday – 2:00-4:00
MEDIUM AS MESSAGE:

Featuring: PATI BEACHLEY, PATTY KENNEDY- ZAFRED  & MELINDA STEES

Pati Beachley

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred

Melinda Stees

 

 

 

 

 

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A Dialogue with FI19 Artist Louise Silk

When: Tuesday July 16, 2019 11am to 1pm
Where: Contemporary Craft in the Strip District. 2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Join us for a presentation by Louise Silk at Contemporary Craft. Louise, a Fiberart International 2019 artist and author, will speak about her “giant” blue jean piece in the gallery, how her process evolved, her well known memory quilts and why she uses recycled materials. Bring a lunch or have lunch in the Strip following her talk.

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Pittsburgh Obama school residency

As part of the Fiberart International educational outreach, 90 students in grades 8-11 from Pittsburgh Obama school, an International Baccalaureate World School,  participated in a residency with fiber artist LaVerne Kemp as the International  community infusion project.

LaVerne Kemp – artist in residence at Pittsburgh Obama school

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Opening weekend

We had an amazing weekend at the opening and the Fiberarts Forum!

Exhibition directors Rae Gold and Risë Nagin with juror Jane Sauer.

Thank you to all who came, the artists, guild members and public!

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See you at the opening!

Today is the day! We hope to see you at the opening this evening from 5:30 to 8 pm at Brew House Association (711 South 21st Street) and Contemporary Craft (2100 Smallman Street).

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Materials

Written by Jean Thomas

More about material fiber artists choose.

Lori Lupe Pelish FI07 artist

In my recent blog post I wrote about some of the unusual fiber materials that were chosen by artists whose work is in previous Internationals. So now it’s time to survey the usual or more frequent choices.

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