2925 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134
FIBER ARTISTS MIAMI-ASSOCIATION
WHAT WE STAND FOR.
We promote and encourage excellence in the creation, experience, and support of the arts for the enrichment of our total community.
Fama does not discriminate against any artist or applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, economic standing, or disability.
Our goal is the education and advancement of the fiber arts medium.
The beginning of our fiber artist collective.
The Red String of Japan is a myth that explains human relations and how people are all predestined to meet by a red string that the gods tie to the pinky fingers of those who find each other in life. The myth states that a string will lead them to other persons with whom they will make history. Fiber artists Aurora Molina, Evelyn Politzer, and Alina Rodriguez-Rojo are kin spirits in textiles whose paths have become entangled in this conductive red string.
"Fiber Artists-Miami Association is an artist-initiated group that educates, advances, and elevates textile traditions and contemporary fiber techniques."
The COVID-19 paradoxes at play brought the three artists together in organizing socially engaged virtual workshops that united people using the healing power of thread-based work. During the months of confinement, quarantine, and the time our city was closed, several artists gathered online to console each other and reconnect. The group formed a link through daily embroidery, weaving, and recyclable materials workshops. This daily communion was the impetus or the ultimate trigger for Molina, Politzer, and Rojo to mobilize and create Fama.
"Forging Fama was our way of resisting the pandemic and staying positive at a time of devastation." -Alina Rodriguez-Rojo
The idea for Fama was an intuit conception when Rojo and Politzer simultaneously reached out to Molina with the same concept for an artist initiative. In three months, Fama held its first exhibition at The CAMP in Miami with 40 artists, most of whom are women and ranging from eleven different nationalities. "40 Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse" was curated by The CAMP Gallery owner Melanie Prapopoulos and staff. Fama surpassed the 100 member mark by its first anniversary in July 2021.
Fama is a recipient of the Art in Public Places Committee and Cultural Arts Council, to participate in Miami Beach Open House in 2021. Fama members participated in the Warp and Weft exhibition in Pembroke Pines in the summer of 2021. Fama is collaborating with the CAMP Gallery to host a retrospective of an outsider textile artist in September 2021. Fama will host Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse- The Quilt during the month of October 2021 and Talking Threads: Dialogues with Weavers and Knotters of South Florida Exhibition, curated by Rebecca Dunham at the Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building at The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FLorida.