Latest Posts

  1. FiberPhiladelphia Channel now available for iPhone, Android, and iPad FP - 03-Mar-2012
  2. This morning we're on the radio! WHYY news works... FP - 02-Mar-2012
  3. Great Inquirer article! FP - 02-Mar-2012
  4. SAQA/SDA Post Conference Workshops FP - 19-Feb-2012
  5. Student Discount on FiberPhiladelphia Bus Loop FP - 19-Feb-2012
  6. Volunteer for FiberPhiladelphia FP - 07-Feb-2012
  7. Exhibition Opportunity: Art In City Hall issues a call to Philadelphia area artists. FP - 02-Feb-2012
  8. InLiquid's next Artist Membership review 2/28/12. FP - 24-Jan-2012
  9. A Sense of Place in Fiber Art Now magazine FP - 14-Jan-2012
  10. Official Opening Lecture with Elissa Auther Art Stiefel 28-Oct-2011


A slideshow of FiberPhiladelphia's Opening Lecture and Crane Openings

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FiberPhiladelphia's Future

FiberPhiladelphia 2012 was a success in so many ways. Following a year of deliberation we have decided that we will not be organizing FiberPhiladelphia in the future. The bottom line is funding and our volunteer infrastructure. It is not sustainable. Every one of us is busy with their own work and livelihoods. Thank you for your interest in FiberPhiladelphia.

Video Highlights

Mayor Michael Nutter proclaims March is Fiber Arts Month in Philadelphia 

Elissa Auther, Key-note Lecture

"Fiber Art in the 21st Century Art World"

Libby and Roberta's Art-Safari to FiberPhiladelphia at the Crane

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FiberPhiladelphia is an international biennial and regional festival for innovative fiber/textile art. In 2012, exhibitions were held at more than 40 locations including major institutions and independent venues.They included work by renowned international artists and a new generation of artists breaking into the field. 

In the past 20 years, the boundaries between High/Low art and medium specific recognition have been blurred. Unlike the other major craft media, textile artists have the freedom of transcending materials, unbound from tradition. Although many choose to continue to work with historic materials and methods, many have branched out to explore the infinite possibilities of materials and techniques. One can weave metal, clay, even light. Quilts are not necessarily bound by thread or cloth and vessels can be more than objects to contain physical matter; they can reject functionality and explore conceptual notions of spiritual and metaphysical containment.

FiberPhiladelphia is partnering with InLiquid, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to providing opportunities and exposure for visual artists and designers.