Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fiberart International 2013

Fiberart International 2013

@ the Society for Contemporary Craft  - 2100 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA.
& Pittsburgh Center for the Arts - 6300 Fifth Avenue. Pittsburgh, PA

April 19th - August 18th, 2013

Opening Reception: April 19th,
followed by a one day symposium with visiting artists, April 20th.

Fiberart International 2013 is the 21st in a series of triennial juried exhibitions sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. Chosen by a distinguished panel of artists and curators, FI2013 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will provide a unique opportunity to see current trends and innovations in this constantly evolving medium.
Since 1997, the exhibition has been held at two prestigious arts organizations, the Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts & the Society for Contemporary Craft and includes works by artists from around the world. This years jurors include Paulina Ortiz, Kai Chan and Joyce J. Scott; and a number of awards will be given on behalf of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.
Fiberart International seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. This juried exhibition of contemporary works is recognized amongst fiber artists around the world as a benchmark exhibition documenting the trends and innovation in the field. The goal of the show 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.

For the exhibition, I will be showing a part of my Exploding Lace installation at the Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts, as well as my piece Antiquated Notions #3 at the Society for Contemporary Craft.

I was lucky enough to make it down for the opening a couple weeks ago and tried to take as many photos of the work as I could. I had a really lovely time while I was there, and it was so nice to meet the artists and put a face to some familiar works that I have been enjoying for a while now. Also, to my surprise, I received an award on the opening night, for the most Outstanding Use of Traditional Materials!!!
So exciting!! All in all, I absolutely loved Pittsburgh, I thought the show was incredibly well curated and the weekends events were so well organized, it was a real treat to be a part of everything.
Below are some photos I took during the symposium, I hope you enjoy them.

After closing in Pittsburgh, Fiberart International 2013 will be travelling to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in San Jose, California as well as the Franklin G. Burroughs ~ Simeon G. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

An ad for our exhibition I found in the Pittsburgh City Paper
Upstairs from the show, I was having fun in a textile installation

Joanne Arnett: Tinned copper wire and cotton, hand woven on a digital jacquard loom.

Sandra Jane Heard - Vintage woven steel tape measures.

Linda Rettich: Kente reversible collar, bead weaving in Ndbele stitch

Patricia Mink: dumpster 5b - inkjet print on cotton damask, loom woven jacquard; layered, free motion quilt embroidered

Anna Goebel: Greetings from the forest - cellulose, moss, handmade paper....

Jim Arendt: Yvette & Ainsley - cut denim

Dorothy McGuinness: Conjoined - Watercolour paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread, diagonal twill woven.

April Dauscha: Act of contrition - video, handmade needle-run lace veil.

Samantha Fields: She speaks folly in a thousand holy ways - Recovered Afghan, beads

Josefina Concha: Cuerpo Zurcido VIII - Machine sewing on fabric

Margaret Scott: wedding day v3 - Nuno felted silk chiffon, merino wool, digital print, hand felted, hand stitched.

Leslie Pearson: That which is empty, may be filled - wire, paper, wax, paint.

Naoe Okamoto: A deep night - wool, hemp, felting, knotting.

Janice Lessman-Moss #415. cotton, wool, digital jacquard, power loom woven, handmade felt.

Ainsley Hillard: Flow - photographic images heat-transferred onto viscose weft. Hand woven, hand dyed, monofilament warp.

Marcy Sperry Micromanaged - Seed beads, silk, hand embroidered

Lizz Aston: Exploding Lace View #2

Jolie Bird: #703 - Porcelain sugar bowl, cotton thread.

Julie Abijanac - talking about her piece Disease Mapping - made from recycled copy paper, thread and glue

detail of Kimber Olson's Community Center, a difficult piece to photograph!

Hiromi Murotani: Scenery - Cotton linen fabric, nylon thread, elastic thread.

Jiseon Isbara: Repeated - Cotton, woven, screen printed and stitched.

Rachelle Gardner: Unable to divide - Machine embroidery, thread, disolveable fabric of some sort.

Frank Connet - Copper with black patina

Barbara Murak: divide - Knitted constructions

Patricia Mink: Tapia Study - inkjet print, power loom woven jacquard cotton damask, layered and stitched. free motion embroidery.

Carol Milne Free & Easy - knitted wax (stockinette stitch) kiln cast lead crystal (glass) lost wax casting technique

Eszter Bornemisza: Lung of the City - Reprinted newspaper, thread, yarn, dyed, machine sewn

Piece in the background by Gwen Lowery - cotton and rayon thread, painted canvas, machine stitched

Samantha Fields: Tryptich with 206,720 beads - Recovered afghan, beads, stretcher frames.

Carol Milne Talking about her work: Fire & Brimstone - knitted wax (stockinette stitch) kiln cast lead crystal (glass) lost wax casting technique

My work