Lecture with Nnenna Okore

January 18, 2022 – 11 AM EST
Free program for members – $5 for non-members.
Please register on the Registration Form.
Part of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh‘s lecture series.

Nnenna Okore (born in Australia, 1975) is an artist who works both in Nigeria and the United States. Her largely abstract sculptures and installations have been shown in galleries and museums in and outside of the United States. She has won several international awards, including a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2012. Okore is currently a Professor of Art at North Park University in Chicago. The daughter of a professor and a librarian, she often examines her American identity versus her Nigerian identity and the contrasts between her homeland with that of the States. https://nnennaokore.com

Nnenna is one of Fiberart International 2022 jurors.

Lecture with Chiachio & Giannone

November 17, 2021 – 1 PM EST
Please register on the Registration Form.
Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Chiachio & Giannone

Working and living together as partners in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chiachio & Giannone create hand embroidered textile mosaics that reference LGBTQ artists and their legacy in Latin America. Chiachio & Giannone recently completed a residency at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA and Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, CA.
They have shown at De Buck Gallery, New York, NY; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL; Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Argentina, School Gallery, Paris, France, the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, Museum of Art and Design MAD, NY, USA.
http://www.chiachiogiannone.com

Chiachio & Giannone are Fiberart International 2022 jurors.

Chiachio & Giannone

Congratulations!

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh is excited to announce that Fiberart International 2022 has been selected!
Jurors Jessica Hemmings, Nnenna Okore, and Chiachio and Giannone evaluated almost 1,300 works of art by 545 artists from 30 countries.The outstanding quality of submissions along with exhibition space constraints were considered and after careful deliberation, the jurors chose 45 pieces that they felt would collectively represent the broad range of contemporary fiber art and make the most dynamic exhibition.

We want to thank all the applicants from around the world, your work is critical to the ongoing vitality of this medium and made the jurors work a very hard one.

Congratulations to the selected artists!

Selected Artists

Jacobo Alonso, Liz Alpert Fay, David Andree, Cassie Arnold, Arda Asena

Linda Belden, Emily Bellinger, Robin Bernstein, George-Ann Bowers, Elizabeth Brandt

Kerstin Bruchhaeuser, Ann Coddington, Kevin Dotson, Patricia Downs, Jennifer Flores

Shelly Goldsmith, Milady Hartmann, Ann Harwell, Sharon Havelka, Catherine Hicks

Faith Humphrey Hill, Joyce Watkins King, Akiko Kotani, Alicja Kozłowska, Kiyomi Kudo

Bernie Leahy, Krista Leesi, Fuzzy Mall, Michelle Montjoy, Suzan Ann Morgan

Sarah Nance, Kate Nartker and Megan Jefferson, Camilla Brent Pearce, Maria Lia Porto, Nirmal Raja

CLaire Renaut, Elizabeth Runyon, Sophia Ruppert, Jennifer Sargent, Adrienne Sloane

Katharina Sommer, Hannah Streefkerk, Gea van Eck, Yoon Ji Seon, Stefanie Zito

Interview with Adrienne Sloane

With Fiberart International 2022 coming up we wanted to check on artists who participated in previous exhibitions, see what they are up to now and how participating in the exhibition impacted them.

Written by Katie Bulova

Adrienne Sloane is a two-time participant of Fiberart International and a 2007 Fiberart International award winner. She found the experience well-organized and was particularly impressed with how well the Fiberart International leadership treated the artists.

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Interview with April Dauscha

With Fiberart International 2022 coming up we wanted to check on artists who participated in previous exhibitions, see what they are up to now and how participating in the exhibition impacted them. If you are a previous Fiberart International participant and would like to update the community on the happenings in your life, please contact Katie Bulova at bulovakatie@gmail.com

Written by Katie Bulova

April Dauscha is a fiber artist currently living in Greenville, South Carolina. Her work is shrouded in her faith and her family history. She was a participant in Fiberart International 2016.

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Interview with Peter Clouse

With Fiberart International 2022 coming up we wanted to check on artists who participated in previous exhibitions, see what they are up to now and how participating in the exhibition impacted them. If you are a previous Fiberart International participant and would like to update the community on the happenings in your life, please contact Katie Bulova at bulovakatie@gmail.com

Written by Katie Bulova

Peter Clouse is a fiber artist hailing from Saginaw, Michigan. He was a participant in Fiberart International 2016.
His practice implements ecological frugality: his paradigm is to create art “from nothing.” He calls this approach to material gathering democratic. Everyone has access, and everyone can create. Peter uses found, discarded, or donated materials in his works.

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Interview with Marie Bergstedt

With Fiberart International 2022 coming up we wanted to check on artists who participated in previous exhibitions, see what they are up to now and how participating in the exhibition impacted them. If you are a previous Fiberart International participant and would like to update the community on the happenings in your life, please contact Katie Bulova at bulovakatie@gmail.com

Written by Katie Bulova

Marie Bergstedt is a textile artist living in San Francisco. She works primarily in pictorial narratives sculpted with textiles. Her works tell stories, such as family history, family mystery, and the struggle of her community. Exploring relationships and memories are the key to her work. She uses haberdashery, such as buttons and yarn, to capture the spirit of street musicians and joyful dancers, as well as those pondering serious issues. She is a two-time participant in Fiberart International and has exhibited her works throughout the world.

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Interview with Penny Mateer

With the new exhibition coming up we wanted to check on artists who participated in previous exhibitions, see what they are up to now and how participating in Fiberart International impacted them. If you are a previous Fiberart International participant and you would like to update the community on the happenings in your life, please contact Katie Bulova at bulovakatie@gmail.com

Written by Katie Bulova

Penny Mateer – Fiberart International 2010 and 2016

The benefit of living in a small city such as Pittsburgh, home to the Fiberart International, is that very often, your circles overlap with other circles. I met Penny Mateer for the first time on a beautiful spring day, sitting distanced, in the sun, in a backyard urban garden.  Within five minutes, we had established two overlapping connections in public health work. 

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