High Fiber Diet is a group of fiber artists committed to advancing their art professionally. HFD actively searches for exhibit venues, and members have the opportunity to submit work for juried group exhibitions. High Fiber Diet members challenge themselves to become more educated about art and design principles and to improve creatively on an individual basis. The group meets 7 times per year (February, April, May, July, August, October, and November) on the third Tuesday from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Venues may change. Meetings usually include a discussion topic, updates on current and upcoming exhibits, and sharing of members' current work. For more information about the group, check the HFD blog at www.hfd-highfiberdiet.blogspot.com or contact Elizabeth Bamberger at elizabethbamberger@gmail.com.

The group is affiliated with Columbia FiberArts Guild of Portland, Oregon

To see information about other exhibits and projects our members are involved with, click on the "Member News" tab below.

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Can You Hear It? Jury Results

The Can You Hear It? exhibition committee congratulates the following artists and their artwork for being selected to the Can You Hear It? show. 

“Don’t Slam the Door On Your Way Out!”  - Jo Noble

“Being Fourteen” - Sherri Culver

“BOOM!” - Sherrie Moomey

“Cosmic Jazz” - Marie Murphy Wolfe

“It Sounded Like a Freight Train” - Pam Pilcher

“Let Me Outta Here” - Beverly Woodward

“Notes and Bars” - Mary Arnold

“Radio Waves” - Mary McLaughlin

“Red Hot Notes” - Mary Arnold

“Still Standing” - Diane English

“The Blackline” - Noelle Evans

“The Tower of Babel” - Terry Grant

“Voices of the Ancestors” - Elizabeth Bamberger

“Windsong” - Elizabeth Bamberger

“You’re On Mute” - Gerri Congdon

 We want to thank all the artists who persevered through the pandemic to create their vision of the sound in question. After this year of isolation we are all in need of time to reconnect with our community and share in each other’s artistic vision. We look forward to seeing you all at the show in Sisters in October.

High Fiber Diet Exhibit: Can You Hear It?

Jurors’ Statement

Three different jurors and three different approaches to art meant that our choices were not always unanimous, but our differences also forced us to look deeply, explain our preferences, and acknowledge our biases while choosing the artwork included in this exhibit of work by members of High Fiber Diet, a group of artist members of the Columbia FiberArts Guild.

We sometimes struggled to discern a connection between the theme of the show and a specific piece, but we found common ground on the criteria we agreed would help us choose a strong show: the initial visual strength of the work and its subsequent ability to evoke a reaction in the viewer. We all gravitated toward pieces that drew us in through their visual impact and kept us interested by leaving space for interpretation, like a storyteller who hooks us with an arresting opening sentence then reels us in with a unique point of view and a narrative that still leaves room in the story for us. Artwork that told us the whole story in one short sentence, however finely crafted the sentence, didn’t engage our attention in the same way.

Many years ago, an art critic for the Oregonian explained his reaction to an exhibit at the Portland Art Museum by writing, “The truth is, all that matters is this: Does the work move you? Does it have integrity and power and skill? Does it suggest things beyond itself?” 

We were moved by and engaged with the voices singing, calling, and whispering to 
you from these gallery walls. Can you hear them?

Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer 
Hilde Morin
Maria Winner

Vibrant Fibers at the Corvallis Art Center

Sherrie Moomey

A collection of colorful quilts called Vibrant Fibers will be on exhibit at The Corvallis Art Center from August 12th through September 26th, 2021. T
hese pieces have been selected from the five color exhibits that High Fiber Diet has put together over the past several years. There will be an artist talk on August 12th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. The opening reception will be on August 19th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The Corvallis Art Center is located at 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97333. The gallery is generally open Tuesday through Saturday 12-5pm. Masks and social distancing are required. Please check the gallery website for current hours due to possible covid restrictions. (https://theartscenter.net/vibrant-fiber/)

Pushing Through the Blues
Kimberly Connelly

The Green Gate
Lulu Moonwood Murakami

REMINDER: 'Journeys' Reception this Sunday 12-4 pm in Tillamook


Come along with Pam Pilcher's Edgar as he goes over hill and dale to Tillamook for our reception 12-4 pm Sunday July 25.

Please mark your calendars for a return to in person artist receptions!  On Sunday July 25 12-4pm we will have the opportunity to celebrate all that is fiber and our group, High Fiber Diet. Journeys will be exhibited at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook June 29-August 29. Current days and times are Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. Please check before you come for the latest changes.  All High Fiber members and fiber enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. 

Journeys Now on View in LaConner

 High Fiber Diet's Journeys has opened at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in LaConner, WA. This lovely three story Victoria home filled to the brim with quilts and other fiber arts makes a wonderful destination if you are wanting an adventure to Washington. The town of LaConner, and several other nearby towns have shops and museums and such to explore. Please call ahead for reservations and see the website for other information during this COVID period.  https://www.qfamuseum.org/ or phone 360.466.4288 for further information. Journeys will be up through January 31st.

Cliff Palace 2
Sharon Carvalho
Photo by the artist

Kimberley Connelly
Photo by Hoddick Photography

Pat Fifer
Photo by the artist

Quilt Visions San Diego Virtual Exhibit Opening October 24

Visit the Quilt Visions exhibit at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego. The exhibit opens October 24. You can see the art, learn about the artists and take a virtual tour. Click here.

Mc Callum Spring
c 2020 Bonnie M. Bucknam
66" w x 70" h

Mc Callum Spring, detail

No Shrinking Violets Opens in Lincoln City

High Fiber Diet invites you to the No Shrinking Violets exhibit in Lincoln City.

Check out the gallery tour here.

High Fiber Diet’s exhibit, No Shrinking Violets, opens at the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The virtual opening begins October 9th and can be viewed on FaceBook. The link to the virtual tour is found on the Chessman Gallery website. The exhibit will be on display until November 9th. . The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm and by appointment. They are located in the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City. If you are traveling to Lincoln City, do try to go visit. And if you can't get to the coast, see the show on FaceBook's virtual opening.