Fiberart International 2022 Returns to Pittsburgh

Fiber art has become a widely celebrated art medium, one that is ever evolving and crosses the boundaries between fine art and craft.

2022 20 Aug
  • Location:
    Contemporary Craft & Brew House Association
  • 5645 Butler Street & 711 South 21st Street
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15201
  • Contact:
    Staci Offutt, FI2022 Director
  • Email:
    fiberartinternational@gmail.com
  • Phone:
    412-972-0920

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The scope of this medium will be exemplified by the artworks displayed in, Fiberart International 2022 (FI2022), the 24th exhibition of contemporary textile art sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. FI2022 will feature artwork by artists from the US and abroad. The exhibition will be hosted by two respected Pittsburgh arts organizations: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler Street) and the Brew House Association (711 South 21st Street).

Opening receptions and awards ceremonies will take place at both locations on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The exhibition will be free and open to the public, and will be on view through August 20, 2022. More than 10,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to visit the exhibition.

Fiberart International 2022 will record the changing definition of textile art and gives the audience a chance to experience works by a diverse group of artists who have been underrepresented in large institutions. Internationally respected artists and exhibition jurors, Chiachio & Giannone, Jessica Hemmings and Nnenna Okore will review art works submitted by artists from across the United States and from around the world.

The exhibition will present viewers with art that explores the unexpected relationships between textile art and other creative disciplines. Drawing on a variety of visual languages and global points of view, ancient textile techniques are transformed into contemporary artworks that ask questions and challenge us to look at ourselves and our place in the world.

Exhibition related activities will be scheduled during the run of the show.

On Saturday, June 4, the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh will present the Fiberart Forum. This day-long event will feature a keynote address and informal discussion groups with exhibiting artists. The day will begin at Contemporary Craft and continue at the Brew House Association. Lunch and transportation between galleries are included in the ticket price. Check fiberartinternational.org for updates about the Fiberart Forum and ticket purchase.

Gallery tours will be available upon request. For information or to schedule a tour, contact: fiberartinternational@gmail.com

FI2022 exhibition catalogs will be available for sale at both exhibition locations.

For more exhibition information, please visit: fiberartinternational.org