The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc.
Promoting Fiber Art in New Mexico
Entry Acceptance Letters go out April 1st!
Thank you to everyone who entered their fiber art work into the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta 2017. We had a tremendous response with over 672 entries in 15 divisions, exceeding our expectations. I can’t wait for you to see what some of us have already had the privilege to view. The guilds will be mailing or emailing acceptance letters on April 1st. The letter will include information about when and where you are to deliver or ship your entry to arrive in time for judging (in some divisions) or display. I hope you are all planning to attend fiesta, May 19-21, at Expo NM in the Manuel Lujan building! See you there!
ADMISSION FEES for the 2017 Fiesta will be $8.00 per person per day; a two-day pass will be $12.00, and a three-day pass will be $16.00. Young people aged 18 and under may attend for free. Sorry, we are not set up to accept Credit or Debit cards.
We are introducing a new Youth Scholarship to our list of scholarships. Click to see a listing of all the available scholarships for 2017. Deadline for all Scholarship applications is June 30, 2017.
NEW SPINNING GROUP may be forming. If you are interested, contact Sharry Bone at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fiber Arts Fiesta is the Council's main fundraiser and is presented biennially in odd years with the cooperation of the Council's co-sponsoring guilds (now numbering 17). 2015 BEST of SHOW (for judged entries) and VIEWERS' CHOICE (for non-judged entries) are showing in the carousel above. Go to the Exhibit Entry page to see some of the wonderful entries in the 2015 Fiesta.
The Fiber Arts Education Committee offers opportunities in keeping with the Council's educational mission. Scholarships and monetary funding for individuals and guild programs are now available by application to the Council. Additionally, there are three fiber arts storyboards available for educational purposes. Click Here for further information about the Education Committee. And, learn about other Fiber Arts Exhibits. We had a great time at the November Fiber Arts Cruising Route 66 show at the Old Corrales Church!
The Co-sponsoring Guilds elect or appoint representatives to participate in the Fiesta Committee and Educational Committee planning meetings.To learn more about the individual guilds, go to Guilds.
Council Board members are drawn from the guilds' membership. The current Board Officers and Directors are listed at Council Board.
The electronic Fiber Arts Newsletter (eFAN) is another component of the Council's ongoing efforts to publicize and encourage interest in the fiber arts. We publish a monthly electronic Fiber Arts Newsletter (eFAN) of events and exhibits in New Mexico. At Fiber Arts Newsletter, you can read the latest issue, as well as back issues. To have the eFAN emailed directly to you, complete the .