Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017
April 28 to June 17
A juried exhibition with cash prizes showcasing original artwork representing contemporary approaches to fiber art, pushing the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution.
The exhibition is curated by Cindy Bartosek.
Wall Works: Two- and three-dimensional works
Sculptural Works: Three-dimensional works that are free-standing or suspended.
Vessel Forms/Basketry: Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form.
Art to Wear: Body adornments, including clothing, accessories and jewelry.
Friday, April 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Opening and awards ceremony and meet the artists
May (TBA): Collecting Fiber Art Lecture and Adult and Children’s Weaving and Basketry Workshops
June 17, 2 p.m.: Panel Discussion, “Building on the Past, Exploring the Future: Fiber art in the 21st Century.” Out of the limelight for decades, fiber art is enjoying a revival as contemporary artists explore bold new forms and re-envision traditional materials and processes. This panel discussion will explore how artists use fiber as a medium in unique and powerful ways to honor history, culture and traditions, address current social and political issues and embrace new technologies.
Closing Reception, 4 p.m.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
FIBER ART WEEKEND
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Discover your artistic point of view with Andrea Huffman
Saturday, April 29, noon to 4 p.m.
BEGINNING TAPESTRY – Create a purse or spirit mask with Rose Young
Saturday, April 29, 5-7 p.m.
Artists’ talks and Q&A
Saturday, April 29, 7-9 p.m.
Group prix-fixe dinner ($25) and artful conversation at the Iberian Rooster Restaurant,
475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
RSVP (727) 821-7391.
Sunday, April 30, 12:30 p.m.
Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017 Curator’s talk by Cindy Bartosek
Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m.
Basketry Lecture by Carole Hetzel
Sunday, April 30, 2-5 p.m.
Nature prints on paper workshop with Cindy Bartosek