Focus: Fiber 2016
Focus: Fiber 2016 is a juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art coordinated by Textile Art Alliance. Textile Art Alliance (TAA), an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art, is an active organization of artists, designers, craftspeople, educators and collectors with a common interest in the textile and fiber arts.
TAA has mounted an exhibition of members’ work since 1936. In 1967 it became a juried show. In 1970 a decision was made to restrict the show to fiber art. Focus: Fiber has become a significant biennial event in contemporary fiber art. The show expanded to a regional juried show in 1977. In 2014 the decision was made to turn the show into a national competition.
Forty-seven artists have provided fifty-six works of contemporary fiber art, including weaving, basketry, quilts, tapestry, felting, embroidery and much more. The juror was Jane Sauer, renowned artist and former gallery owner of Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.