Fibre Art Network
Our Mission – To promote fibre as an art form
FAN mounts a new Gallery Exhibit each year that is open to all FAN members. These exhibits are designed to be presented in art galleries and are available to travel to venues across Canada for a period of three years.
FAN also mounts “Boxed Exhibits” which are a smaller format and designed for use by Quilt Guilds and community venues such as libraries.
As part of our mission to promote fibre as an art form the Fibre Art Network is also pleased to support the following fibre related Canadian organizations:
- Canadian Quilters’ Association/ Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe – sponsorship of the Excellence for Innovation Award at their yearly National Juried Show.
- World of Threads – sponsorship of one medium sized solo show for Festival (a bi-annual show).
- Grand National Fibre Art and Quilt Exhibition – sponsorship towards the Exhibition.
Who We Are — A cooperative network of Western Canadian fibre artists
The Fibre Art Network (FAN) is a co-operative of self-defined artists based in Western Canada. The co-operative was first conceived in the spring of 1998 by British Columbians Pat Crucil and Gail Hunt and then organized later that year by Gail. The group is committed to promoting fibre as an art form and each other as artists.
FAN members come from Western Canada – British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut – and share their learning and news in a newsletter (10 issues per year) and through this website. It is a long distance meeting of minds that spans artistic challenges as well as geographic ones.
Members also meet in community-based subgroups and for an annual conference where they connect and share as they stretch their comfort zone and take their art to a new level.
FAN membership includes emerging fibre artists, teachers, authors, judges and award winning textile artists. Many have shown their work nationally and internationally and some have won both national and international recognition for their work. The cooperative engenders fellowship of like-minded friends and celebrates differences as well as common interests.