FAN New Fibers 2012

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 fifth biennial exhibition, New Fibers 2012, showed November 14 through December 16 at the University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Catalogs are available for $5 (check made out FAN) from Michele Montour, 43200 Huron River Dr. E., Belleville, MI  48111.

On November 14, Susie Brandt, exhibition juror, announced the following awards:

First Place ($750)
The Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild Award

Amy Gross

Delray Beach, FL

“A Red Collection”

60” x 36” x 5″
yarn, embroidery thread, fabric, transfers, beading, velvet


Second Place ($350): Surface Design Association – Michigan

Naomi J. Falk

Williamsburg, VA

“Recall(ed) Quilt”

30′ x 40′
porcelain, fabric, chair, basket, batting, hand quilted


Third Place ($250)

June Lee

Blooomfield Hills, MI


dimensions vary
organza, umbrellas, hand sewn


Honorable Mention ($100): Surface Design Association – Michigan

Betty Busby

Albuquerque, NM


42″ x 62″

silk painting, layering, nonwovens, heat knife, cording, couching


Honorable Mention ($100): Surface Design Association – Michigan

Allison Watkins

Napa, CA

“Hers and His”

52″ x 64″

hand stitched on fabric