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Schweinfurth Art Center offers scholarships, fellowship to annual fiber arts conference

Feb 15th, 2020

AUBURN, NY (Jan. 22. 2020) - Fiber artists can apply for a scholarship or fellowship to attend Schweinfurth Art Center's annual Quilting by the Lake (QBL) conference this July in Syracuse, NY. The annual conference offers 2-, 3-, and 5-day intensive workshops on quilting and surface design workshops.

"This is a unique opportunity for fiber artists to learn techniques and experiment with new materials in a supportive community of like-minded individuals," said Davana Robedee, the Schweinfurth's program director and QBL organizer. "We bring in talented faculty from around the world to teach these workshops, and many participants come every year to recharge their creativity."

Scholarship recipients receive five days of free tuition for QBL classes. They must pay for housing and meals, if applicable. Applications for scholarships must be accompanied by a registration form for classes and submitted together.

The Fiber Artist Fellowship provides all expenses - tuition or a solo studio, housing, and meals - for both weeks of Quilting by the Lake, set for July 19-31, 2020, at Onondaga Community College. While many of the workshops focus on quilting and surface design, early-career fiber artists of all media are welcome to apply.

The application for the fellowship requires more information: a completed application form with references, 10 images of artwork with corresponding image list, artist statement, resume, and a statement of intent that addresses the classes the applicant would like to take, how the applicant would benefit from taking the class, and the applicant's artist practices and research interests.

Applications for both scholarships and the fellowship can be downloaded from the Schweinfurth's website at Completed fellowship applications should be emailed to The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 15, 2020.

For more information about Quilting by the Lake, see the website at For more information about the scholarships and fellowship, email questions to


About the Schweinfurth


The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is a multi-arts center that opened in 1981 thanks to a bequest from Auburn-born architect Julius Schweinfurth. The art center's programs include more than a dozen exhibitions each year and educational programs for children and adults, which feature local, national, and international artists.


The art center's galleries are closed through mid-April for the installation of a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. The center is still offering art classes for children and adults, with some being held elsewhere. For more information, link to

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