FAN New Fibers 2014

The New Fibers exhibitions seek to present contemporary fiber art in a broad range of forms, from textiles rooted in traditional processes and materials, to sculpture, conceptual, and installation art. Participation in New Fibers is open to all fiber artists, 18 years and older, living in the United States. Current work created in all fiber media and/or using fiber techniques is eligible for inclusion.

FAN’s sixth biennial exhibition, New Fibers 2014, showed October 27 through December 10 at the University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Catalogs are available for $10 (check made out FAN) from Michele Montour, 43200 Huron River Dr. E., Belleville, MI  48111.

On November 5, Brooks Harris Stevens, exhibition juror, announced the following awards:

The Ann Arbor Fiberarts
Guild Award
J.Casey Foyle
Moscow, ID
“Transform (equality)”
70 x 80 x 8 inches
curlling ribbon

Second Place ($450)
Fiber Arts Network
of Michigan

Rachel Rose
Beverly Hills, MI
“Cities in Dust”

7.125 x 7.125 inches
Embroidery on
record sleeve
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James_Colony_webThird Place ($250)
The Original Michigan Surface Design

Sonya Yong James
Atlanta, GA


35 x 55 x 5 inches

hand-dyed silk organza, wool felt and thread

1a.Inquiry.fullJuror’s Choice ($200)
The Original Michigan Surface Design

Yunjung Kang
Troy, MI

42 x 55 x 14 inches

cloth, drawer liner, thread

Pat Williams Award

Janice Lessman-Moss
Kent, OH

“$435 Dusk Walk”

57 x 57 inches

silk and linen


Pat Williams Award

Liala Kuchma
Chicago, IL


56 x 63 inches