The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc.
Promoting Fiber Art in New Mexico
Forms are now available for entries.
PLEASE NOTE: for members of an AFAC Participating Guild entry fees are $7/entry; for non-members entry fees are $10/entry. If you submit an on-line entry, you must pay through PayPal (Paypal will allow you to use a credit card without setting up a PayPal account. Just scroll down on screen to credit card option.). If you submit a paper entry through the U.S. Mail, you must enclose a check for payment.
To access the Call for Entry web page, please click here.
The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council is offering free professional photography of your 2019 Fiesta entries! The photography dates are: February 21-22, 2019, from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The schedule on the first day (February 21): Beads, Crochet, Lace, and Polymer Clay in the morning session; Knitting, Sewing, Rug Hooking, and Weaving in the afternoon session. The schedule on the second day (February 22): Dolls, Embroidery, Felting, Mixed Media, and Silk Painting in the morning session; Quilts in the afternoon session with the understanding if we don't get enough signups for morning session we can bump up the quilts into the morning.
To access the Photo Scheduling Form, please click here.
Welcome to the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council website. Below we present information about our organization. You will also find explanations about the various tabs that will help you easily and quickly find what you need. AND you will find dozens of beautiful photos of fiber artwork and fiber events.
Council Board members are drawn from the guilds' membership. The Council Mission Statement and current Board Officers and Directors are listed at Council Board.
The Council funds individual and guild scholarships annually. Currently, these scholarships are: New Mexico Resident Scholarship, Heritage Scholarship, Guild Member Scholarship, Youth Scholarship, and Guild Funding. Information and applications can be found at Scholarship/Guild Funding Applications. Previous scholarship winners are presented at Award Winners.
The electronic Fiber Arts Newsletter (eFAN) is a 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 .
The Fiber Arts Fiesta is the Council's main fiber art exhibit and is presented biennially in odd years with the cooperation of the Council's 19 participating guilds. It's a three-day event full of color and excitement. For Fiesta 2017, we had almost 700 beautiful entries and 65 fantastic vendors, as well as classes, and guild and vendor demonstrations. Fiesta 2019 will be the twelfth show.
Under the Fiesta tab, there are several sub-tabs. The Call for Entries tab will provide information on the different divisions, categories, and awards (or photos of previous entries, depending on whether a Fiesta is coming up or has just ended). Classes are offered at every Fiesta. A listing of classes for the next Fiesta is presented, or photos of the previous classes. The Featured Artist and Special Exhibit & Events tabs will have information and photos for the next or previous Fiesta. We list the 65-70 Vendors that we have at each Fiesta.
The Fiber Arts Education Committee offers opportunities in keeping with the Council's educational mission, such as exhibits at libraries, the airport, and other public venues. Find more about the Education Committee at Education.
Additionally, the Education Committee has three fiber arts Storyboards available for educational purposes. And the committee provides listing of artists who have expressed a willingness to teach their art (Guild Teacher Listing) or give demonstrations of their art (Guild Demo/Prog. Listing).
The Spring Show is a relatively new show (begun in 2016) and is held biennially in even years. Around 200 items are showcased, and demonstrations go on all day for two days. This show does not have items for sale. Application for entry and other information/photos about the show are found at Spring Show. See the carousel for some of the beautiful entries in the 2018 Earth Wind & Fiber show last April.
The Participating Guilds elect or appoint representatives to participate in the Fiesta Committee, and the Educational Committee or Marketing Committee planning meetings. The Council currently has nineteen participating guilds. Some of the guilds provide an annual calendar of their meetings. To learn more about the individual guilds and how to contact them, go to Guilds.
There are many Fiber-related Events throughout each year. We provide information about upcoming events, classes, workshops, and other opportunities, as well as call for entry information. To see what's happening in the fiber world, click on Events and Opportunities. And you can also find photos about past events at Past Events.
Finally, you can find information about and links to other Fiber Art Guilds and Organizations, and commercial enterprises. New Mexico Arts Division can be found at Other Fiber Links, and guilds and organizations can be found at Other Guilds. PLEASE BE AWARE that "Other Opportunities" has been moved from Events to Other Resources (Under Other Fiber Arts Links) and features commercial enterprises. If you are a commercial enterprise and would like our website to provide a link to your website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org