Interview with Melissa Campbell

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

Melissa Campbell is a fiber artist residing in North East Ohio.  Her woven creations use a double-warp painting technique to embed portraits into undulating woven patterns.   Melissa was a Fiberart International 2016 participant. She has recently transitioned to working in the studio full-time, following her role as faculty in the School of Fashion at Kent State University.

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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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Are you thinking of submitting work?

To apply to Fiberart International 2022 follow this link via CaFé

Written by Karen Womack

Fiberart International 2022 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that ­­­reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. 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.

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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 Deborah Corsini

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

On a balmy day in May, I had the privilege of talking with Deborah Corsini. Deborah was a 2016 Fibeart International participant. 

She is a weaver of fifty years, trained in the French/American style of tapestry weaving, a slow process that builds an image line by line. With an appreciation for Navajo designs, Deborah often pays homage to the Navajo style with her pieces; this includes wedge weave, a Navajo technique that is woven at an angle to the warp creating lively graphic designs and scalloped selvedges.

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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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Interview with Erin Miller

Erin Miller_Fish Touching Me

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

Erin Miller – Fiberart International 2016

“We are all finding news way of connecting”

These are the words that Erin Miller spoke as she met with me for the first time over Zoom.  Erin is a fiber artist who concentrates her practice on cloth and color.  She was in a brightly lit studio in Kentucky on Berea College’s campus. I was in a makeshift basement studio in Pittsburgh with the washing machine running in the background.  Talking with Erin, a 2016 Fiberart International participant, made me realize that even with the spin cycle, I was pretty lucky to be just where I was, talking with her.

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