Lifework | 59" x 102" x 2" | wool, synthetics, cotton warp | pile weave | David Mooney © 2017
"Awakening” conjures thoughts of revitalization, coming alive, rebirth, seeing the light, beginning again, and a variety of visions and images. Aptly planned for the early spring month of March, Awakening is a juried exhibition of the work of members of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.
Awakening runs Sunday, March 5th through Saturday, April 1st, 2017 in The Underground Exhibition Gallery at The Artsmiths.
JUROR MARGERY AMDUR
Originally from Pittsburgh, Margery Amdur received her BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Margery has had over 60 solo and two-person exhibitions. Her international exhibitions include Turkey, Hungary, Poland, England, and Iceland.
She has been reviewed in national and international publications including Sculpture Magazine, New American Paintings, Fiber Arts, New Art Examiner, Art Papers, and two of the Manifest International publications. Her work was on the cover and featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Art Voices. She was shortlisted in the 2015 International Aesthetica Art Prize, and included in the publication Future Now.
For over 20 years, Margery has been creating permanent and temporary installations. In 2012, she completed a permanent installation, Walking on Sunshine: 4,000 square feet of flooring and platforms in the Spring Garden subway station in Philadelphia. In fall 2015, she created a 20’x10’ installation, My Nature, at the Philadelphia International Airport, and completed a site-specific installation at Central European University, in Budapest, Hungary, where she was guest artist in residence for six weeks. In 2016, she exhibited her work at the University of Hawaii, and work from the Amass Series is part of Fiber International 2016.
ABOUT THE FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH
The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. is a nonprofit, member- supported organization that promotes appreciation of fiber art and fosters its development and continuation. Formerly the Embroiderer’s Guild, the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh has been affiliated with the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts since 1963.
The Guild has evolved with the contemporary craft movement into an organization committed to the preservation, development and continued evolution of the broad range of fiber art.
The Fiberarts Guild provides a support community for artists and others interested in the medium. An annual series of lectures and workshops fosters individual artistic growth and brings together people who seek to advance the field of fiber art and enrich the culture of our region. The Fiberarts Guild produces juried and non-juried exhibitions of members’ work so that established and emerging artists may exhibit side by side. Producing the prestigious triennial Fiberart International extends the Guild’s outreach beyond the Pittsburgh region to a growing national and international audience.