Fibrations Fibre Content goes on the road

Fibre Content Exhibition Goes on the Road!

The Third Biennial Fibre Content Exibition was a reall success! An estimated 3,000 visitors enjoyed the display of some of the best pieces of contemporary fibre art during 11 viewing days in September, 2016. Please visit the Show Page for details — jury and viewers’ choice winners, art sales, door prize winners and, most importantly, the Web gallery of all 125 works!

For the first time, the Third Biennial Fibre Content goes on the road. A selection of 38 pieces, featuring artwork garnering high viewers’ choice responses and providing a cross-section of the quality and variety of the full show, will be exhibited at three Ontario locations:

Orillia Museum of Art and History from January 21 to April 23, 2017.
Gibson Gallery, Amherstburg, ON from May 11 to June 11, 2017.
Simcoe County Museum, Minesing, ON from September 19 to November 11, 2017.

At our first destination, in Orillia, the Show will share the opening reception of the 21st International Women’s Day Art Show on February 18, 2017. Fibre Content Lunch and Learn will be on March 1st. For more information, visit Orillia Museum of Art and History Web site.

The pieces were created by artists from the following groups: Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA), Grand Guild of Fibre Artists, Group of Eight Fibre Artists, Oakville Fibre Artists, Connections Fibre Artists, Burlington Fibre Arts Guild, and Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild.

Fibre Content is a juried exhibition, and this year’s jurors were William Hodge – retired after 40 years as Textile Professor at OCAD University, Virginia Eichhorn – Director and Chief Curator at Tom Thomson Art Gallery and Rachel Miller – Textile Studio Head and Professor at Craft & Design Program, Sheridan College.

A special part of the show is an Interactive Exhibit. Artists made numerous samples of their techniques and style, which you can handle and examine to understand how the work is done — a true learning experience!

And, last but not least: donations to Fibrations are always welcome to assist with our continued efforts to promote fibre art.

Fibre Content in
Ninette Gyorody, executive director of Orillia Museum and Byron Harrison, volunteer, seting up the exhibition.
(Photo courtesy of Orillia Packet & Times)

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Fibrations is a not-for-profit organization. Everybody is a volunteer, so there are no administrative overheads. Every penny donated goes into our projects!

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