Deborah Kruger

Kansai Has Been Accepted into Fiberart International


I am proud to announce that my piece titled Kansai, has been accepted into Fiberart International, a very competitive international exhibition scheduled to open May 31 and continue through August 24, 2019. Only 4% of the applicants were accepted and winners were judged by Sonya Clark, a Distinguished Research Fellow in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University and Jane Sauer, a reknown artist, gallerist and former Chair of the American Craft Council. Both jurors are thought leaders in the world of contemporary fiber. 


Fiberart International is the only on-going triennial open to textile artists everywhere in the world and a growing national and international audience. The exhibition is produced by The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. a nonprofit organization that promotes the appreciation of Fiber arts and fosters its development and continuation through member support and outreach.


The shape of Kansai is based on the map of a state with the same name in Japan. The colors of the piece reflect the Japanese flag and the feathers are fabricated from fused plastic bags screen-printed with images of endangered birds and endangered languages. I am not only honored to be included in this prestigious exhibition, but acceptance also signals an acknowledgement that my new materials exist within the fiber spectrum.