WEST PALM BEACH, FL, December 30, 2016. Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition features 76 pieces of original artwork by 36 Florida fiber artists with work in four categories: Wall Works, Sculpture, Baskets/Vessels, and Wearables. This juried exhibition produced by the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild showcases artwork that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and represents contemporary approaches to fiber art. The opening reception is Friday, January 6, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit runs from January 7th to February 9th at the Armory Annex in Lake Worth located at 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

“This is not your ordinary art exhibit. Our goal is to inspire and delight by showcasing Florida artists that are cutting edge without a canvas.  We plan to WOW viewers with artworks ranging in size from 3 inches to 16 feet” said Mary Catello, President of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse but allied interests in the fiber arts. Their mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through education, opportunity, and camaraderie. More information about the Guild can be found online at www.southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

Artist Talks, Workshops, and an opportunity to meet the artists during the Art Synergy Art Walk are planned. Most activities are free unless otherwise indicated below.


Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition
A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art
Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
January 7 – February 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 2017| 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Closing Reception: Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Annex Gallery Hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Artist Talks
Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Free
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Free


Workshops – No registration required.
Eco-printing on Paper – Saturday, January, 21, 2017 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Free
Paper Jewelry – Thursday, January, 26, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$15 materials fee (cash only). Limited to the first 20 people.
Family Fun Workshop – Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Art Synergy Art Walk, Downtown Lake Worth
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
See the exhibition and meet the artists during the Art Synergy Art Walk
Link to high res image caption: Cerement, Sarah Knouse

About The Armory Art Center:  The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events.  Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.