Austin Fiber Artists


Stretched Threads – Copper Shade Tree Gallery

Stretched Threads’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be shown at the Copper Shade Tree and Fine Home Galleries, 102 Schumann Lane, Round Top, Texas 78954 from October 25-November 11, 2017 is coming soon. Hope you are getting your entries started. Online entry opens August 1, 2017. Objective: To promote and educate the general population in the diversity of fiber art. This exhibit will showcase the variety of fiber art and the depth of talent in the surrounding fiber community. Each piece of artwork is unique and represents the distinct voice of each artist. Juror: Selection committee Eligibility: Current members of the Austin Fiber Artists (AFA) and non-members may enter three (3) pieces of art for this selected show. Artwork must be original and completed after January 1, 2015, and not have been part of a previous Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit. Each piece must be primarily of textiles, but may incorporate other materials. Gallery restrictions dictate that all entries must be mounted on a stretched canvas, 12”x12” with 1.5” depth. Any questions, contact Sherri Lipman McCauley at sherri.L@mccauley.net...

‘Stretched Threads’

‘Stretched Threads’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be shown at the Copper Shade Tree and Fine Home Galleries, 102 Schumann Lane, Round Top, Texas 78954 from October 25-November 11, 2017. Each piece must be primarily of textiles, but may incorporate other materials. Gallery restrictions dictate that all entries must be mounted on a stretched canvas, 12”x12” with 1.5” sides. Online entry open August 1-September 15,...

‘Celebrating Fiber’

‘Celebrating Fiber’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be shown at the Austin Jewish Community Center, Dell Campus, Austin, Texas from December 4, 2017-January 15, 2018. Call for work will be for large wall hung fiber pieces. Online entry dates to be determined. Exhibit to be hung at Shalom Austin (formerly the Jewish Community Association of Austin) – on the Dell Jewish Community Campus at 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Texas...

May- Aug 2017: Packed with Color Show At ABIA Airport

The Austin Fiber Artists return to the Austin airport, this time in a front-and-center spot; the glass displays on the main terminal.  We are accepting 3D works until April 15- the show runs May 22-August 31, 2017. See more info at the on-line entry site...
Sept – Nov 2016: “Referencing Fiber” Show at Pflugerville Library

Sept – Nov 2016: “Referencing Fiber” Show at Pflugerville Library

AFA’s show “Referencing Fiber” at Pflugerville Library hangs September 23 through November 11th. The reception for drew a dozen of the participants as well as members of the public. Attendees spent a pleasant rainy afternoon examining the art while sipping lemonade and eating cookies, with fruit and pretzels for those watching their diets. The show displayed works in a range of techniques that hung harmoniously together. Thanks to jurors Maryann Nalos, Kathy York and Sherri Lipman McCauley for doing a wonderful job. More thanks to Sherri for overseeing the event and to all her helpers for hanging the...
AFA Booth at 2016 QuiltFest Showcases Members’ Talents

AFA Booth at 2016 QuiltFest Showcases Members’ Talents

AFA’s first venture of selling as a group resulted in a delightful boutique filled with a wide array of items that used various fiber techniques. The booth drew lots of attention and positive comments. While a variety of beautiful art was on display, the best sellers smaller useful items such as journals, bowls, cards and scarves. The booth promoted AFA, as well, providing flyers announcing our meeting dates. People wearing ribbons corresponding to the awards their quilt had won wandered through all day and many of our members came by wearing theirs. We are a talented group- here’s a list of booth participants: Susan Axel Bedsaul: hand dyes, Sara Sharp: Art quilts, Diane Barney: owls & shirts, Meg Wilson: woven pins, Mary Macaulay: felted items, Patty Koeninger: hand dyed fabrics, Patricia Day: Hand woven wraps, April Sullivan: framed yarn pictures, Cathy Swindle: handwoven scarves, Sandra Doak: Handwoven scarves and shawls, Sue Gilliam: collaged items, Anita Mester: fabric bowls, journals, bags and postcards, Lori Bier: hand painted silk...