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Fiberart International 2007

Mint Museum UPTOWN Sep 15 2007-Feb 24 2008   /  Since 1961, the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh has worked to support artists and promote the medium. Fiberart International 2007 realizes these goals and celebrates the vitality of fiber art today.

Exhibition Highlights

About The Exhibition

As the discipline known as fiber art evolves, new challenges and questions arise. What are the qualities that distinguish fiber from other artistic disciplines? What is the role of traditional technique in shaping the future? To what extent are textile arts interdisciplinary and how does crossover work challenge and extend the definition of fiber art?

Since 1961, the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh has worked to support artists and promote the medium. Fiberart International 2007 realizes these goals and celebrates the vitality of fiber art today. The exhibition presents the work of 80 nationally and internationally known finalists; contemporary fiber artists selected by three jurors Dorothy Caldwell (fiber artist), Naomi Kobayashi (fiber artist), and Lois Moran (Editor-in-Chief, American Craft).

The works in Fiberart International 2007 highlight a variety of techniques and forms related to the fiber medium. This includes, but is not limited to, fiber art expressions rooted in traditional craft materials, structure, processes, and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and painting, sculpture, conceptual and installation art.