The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc.
Promoting Fiber Art in New Mexico
Categories and Rules for Entry for the 2017 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta are now available! Go to the Call for Entry page and click on the Division of your choice. And get to work on your entries!!
History in New Mexico is a weave of many cultures. It is fitting then to bring out weaving as one of our centuries old Hispanic traditions. New Mexico Magazine does that in the July issue by following the history of Colcha through artist Julia Gomez. Read the article, A Stitch Out of Time: http://www.nmmagazine.com/article/?aid=97074
Be on the lookout sometime next year for "Cowboy Drifter," a movie that will show some pieces made by members of the New Mexico Crochet Guild.
How do you put on a fantastic fiber arts exhibit like the Colors of the Southwest (April 1-2 at Albuquerque Garden Center)? Click here to find out!
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 .