Every three years, fiber artists from around the world submit their best recent work to Fiberart International, a juried exhibition organized by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. In 2011, MAG will be one of only three tour stops for the prestigious show, which brings together work rooted in ancient techniques and materials, non-traditional textiles made possible by technological advances, and art made from such unexpected materials as cable ties and X-ray film.

The 81 featured artists are a truly international group, representing 14 countries on five continents. Included is one artist with local ties, Jeanne Raffer Beck of Canandaigua.

This exhibition was organized by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh. In Rochester, it is underwritten by the Estate of Irving Germanow, the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery and HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Additional support is provided by Nancy G. Curme, Deanne Molinari, Mann’s Jewelers and Frontier Communications.