The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc.
Promoting Fiber Art in New Mexico
The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc., a not-for-profit organization operating with the support of
co-sponsoring fiber arts guilds, acts through educational programs, funding and public exhibits, to ensure the
current and future viability of fiber arts for our guilds, fiber artists, and the larger community.
The Council accomplishes this primarily through the two major components of the Council: the Fiber Arts
Fiesta Committee and the Fiber Arts Education Committee.
The Co-sponsoring Guilds elect or appoint representatives to
attend the Fiesta Committee and Educational Committee planning
meetings.To learn more about the individual guilds, Click Here.
The Council has sponsored two off-year fiber arts shows in the past, an opportunity for the co-sponsoring guilds' artists to present their
work in a gallery setting. Guild members provided the exhibits and served as docents during gallery hours. Most docents provided demos
throughout the duration of the gallery show as well! The first AFAC Fiber Arts Show of work limited to members of local guilds was held
April 2006 at the Albuquerque Arts Alliance Gallery, 1100 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, NM. The second group show of juried work by guild
members was also held at the Arts Alliance Gallery May 2 - June 2, 2008. Click Here for current information on our plans for a 2014 exhibit.
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.
Click Here to read the latest issue. To have the eFAN emailed
directly to you, complete the subscription form.
© 2010 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc.
Last Update: August 6, 2014
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).
Click Here for further information.
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. And, in non-fiesta years,
a fiber arts exhibit is held. Click Here for further
Council Board members are also drawn from the guilds.
Click Here to view the current Board Officers and Directors.
Heading photo: "Julie's Garden," crocheted by Dot Drake