Austin Fiber Artists


AFA Shows & Exhibits

Austin Fiber Arts is proud to display the interesting and innovative works of its members in shows and exhibits throughout the year.

AFA’s shows have a variety of themes and criteria to encourage members to push their own boundaries and limits.

Upcoming and Previous Shows

 

Carver Library “Make It Small” Exhibit – Sept 2015

The Austin Fiber Artists’ work was displayed at the Carver Library from September 17th through October 17th, 2015. This was a collection of smaller pieces designed to make good use of the Carver’s glass fronted display shelves. A good representation of fiber arts was displayed: felting, sculpture, quilting, surface design, paper-based art, crochet, weaving,...

Butridge Gallery Show: “Threads in the Tapestry of Austin” May 2015

The Austin Fiber Artists’ show at the Dougherty Art Center’s Julia C. Butridge Gallery was a beautiful and wide-ranging showing of fiber arts. Quilting, felting, dyeing, string painting, weaving, basketry, two dimensional, three dimensional, serious, whimsical, brightly colored, subtly colored- there was something there for everyone. Part of the exhibit was a members’ wall where all the pieces reflected the show’s theme of “threads in the tapestry of Austin” by depicting an Austin icon. Part of this challenge was that all works had to be rendered in black, white and one additional color. Interesting themes developed spontaneously as different people chose a similar Austin emblem but realized it in different styles. The show was juried by San Antonio fiber artist Miki Rodriguez, who also attended the opening. She explained how she looked for works that surprised her and held the eye while demonstrating good technique and artistic principles. AFA is grateful for her care and vision in selecting the pieces; the show was much admired for its professionalism and...

AFA Members Add Their Threads to Austin’s Tapestry

As part of our upcoming exhibit in Dougherty Arts Center’s Julia Butridge Gallery, there will be a special wall of our members’ work. Inspired by all the wonderful images that thinking of Austin brings to mind, the members will create artwork with an Austin icon. The challenge is that the piece must use black, white, and only ONE color! Austin Fiber Artists always create lovely work, but the overall impact of this wall will be a work in itself! Come visit it starting May 27th through July 4th. (For more information on the exact requirements for the artwork, see the entry form for that...

AFA at Wesley Gallery in April 2015

AFA will once again display works in the lovely Wesley Gallery in Dripping Springs in mid-April. On the weekend of the April 11 & 12, AFA artists will demonstrate fiber techniques and answer visitor questions. Come by and see the exhibit and enjoy the friendly Wesley gallery.   Here is the entry form to have your work included. Contact Anita Mester for...

Fiber Arts at Austin’s Airport

The Austin Fiber Artists’ exhibit at ABIA is currently on display through October 21st. The artwork is displayed facing the women’s room where the east bank of food stands starts (near the main escalators). Somewhat hidden, it still collected admirers- women were examining the pieces with interest when I went to photograph...

FIBER EXPLOSION 2014!

Austin Area Quilt Guild Show, “Fiesta” Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin,Texas Show’s Objective This exhibit was sponsored by the Texas Federation of Fiber Artists, which seeks to promote and educate everyone about the diversity of talent and interests in textile art, including mixed media, paper arts, knitting, quilts, embellishment, all aspects of surface design, weaving, wearable art, felting, art dolls, and crocheting.   The Austin Fiber Artists group is a member of the TFFA and many of our members contributed works to this show.   Juror The juror for this show was Lu Peters, a textile artist from Dallas, Texas who has worked in all aspects of textiles, specializing in wearable art.   “The TFFA exhibit for the Austin Quilt show affords entering artists the opportunity to showcase the many new directions of fiber art beyond the culture of quilting.  By the purposeful use of experimental materials and variety of fiber techniques, artists are encouraged to expand and blend new techniques and elements with both innovative and traditional design formats .By exposing quilters to all media of fiber art, we create excitement, inspiration and participation, and ultimately enhance education in the textile...

2014 Austin Bergstrom International Airport Show

ABIA Exhibit Austin Bergstrom International Airport July 23 – October 21, 2014 The Austin Fiber Artists are pleased to announce a juried show at the Austin Bergstrom Airport.  Our mission is to promote and advance fiber art through the education of members and the public.  This exhibit has allowed us to reach a wide audience and the positive comments from the show has been gratifying. We would like to thank Matt Coldwell, Exhibit Coordinator, who with the help of the Aviation Staff, selected the pieces for this exhibit. Also, check out the Austin Fiber Council, a local group that is helping to coordinate all of the related events for this fall series of events.                                                    ...

Austin Fiber Artists Go WEST

The WEST AUSTIN ARTIST AND STUDIO Tour of May 10-11 and 17-18, 2014, features some fiber artists among the many participants. Stop #1 in north Austin is a nest of Weavers and Spinners who featured many lovely items. The complexity of some of the weaving patterns was wonderful to see. The picture shows what came home with me from this tour stop. Check the link at http://west.bigmedium.org/2014_participants.php for more...

Wesley Gallery Show 2014

Wesley Gallery Show April 5 – 6, 2014 It’s time again to submit your work to be included in the Wesley Gallery Show. This is a non-juried 2014 Wesley Gallery Entry Form show so all CURRENT Austin Fiber Artists are welcome to enter. Download the entry form for the show. Contact Anita Mester if you have questions. Remember: Must be original in content Must consist of fiber as the main medium There is no restriction as to technique or size but remember this is a small gallery Should be less than 2 years old and not previously shown at the Wesley Gallery Entries must have an appropriate hanging device Wearable art garments must be accompanied by a display form Here are some photos from last year’s show. The people at the Wesley are great to work with so let’s make this a great fun...