About FAN

The Fiber Arts Network of Michigan (FAN) is a group of people interested in the fiber arts in its multitude of forms: baskets, beads, clothing, dolls, felting, hand-dyeing, knitting/crochet, paper, quilting, spinning, stitchery, surface design, weaving and 3D mixed media.

FAN sponsors a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art. The seventh biennial exhibit New Fibers 2016 will show in the fall of 2016 at the University Art Gallery of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti. Entry information can be found at callforentry.org You must create an account (free!) with a user name and password. Search for “New Fibers 2016” for the call.

FAN facilitates networking among fiber art supporters and artists by sponsoring an annual fall luncheon with a featured speaker. Past speakers have included Arturo Sandoval, Joan Livingstone, Susie Brandt, Mark Newport, Michele Fricke, Ilze Aviks and Tracy Krumm. Information about the 2016 Members Exhibit: Connection can be found in EVENTS.

FAN publishes a quarterly newsletter to facilitate communication among fiber arts people and groups.  It includes information about exhibits, speakers, and workshops in the area and lists exhibition opportunities that the membership might be interested in.

FAN Board of Directors

Michele Montour, President

TBD, Co-Vice Presidents

Cheryl Noonan, Treasurer

Marla Smith, Membership

Michele Montour, Newsletter

Exhibit Chair

TBD, Publicity

Jill Ault, Past President, Board Member

Brooks Harris Stevens, Board Member

Sue Moran, Board Member

Sally Rose, Board Member

Sherri Smith, Board Member