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 Laura Jaszkowski at joyincloth@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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News from the Heat Wave Exhibit Committee

Hot Fall
Annette McFarlane

The Heat Wave show is opening at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association March 16, 2018. The Artist Reception is opening night from 5 to 7 p.m. As always, we appreciate all members who are able to attend the openings. Sheryl LeBlanc tells us that this venue puts on a great opening night spread, so we hope to see you there! The show remains at UVAA until April 27. The address is 1624 West Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. The hours are 10am to 2pm Tuesday through Friday and 10am – 2pm on Saturday

Two of the artworks in the exhibit are shown here: Baksimba by Jo Noble and Pat Fifer and Hot Fall by Annette McFarlane. There are many more wonderful pieces of artwork in the show.
Jo Noble and Pat Fifer

High Fiber Diet Exhibits at Coos Art Museum

News from the Heat Wave Committee

The debut of the HFD's Heat Wave show at the Coos Art Museum was a smashing success! High Fiber Diet had a terrific showing of members who made the trip down to Coos Bay for the opening on December 15, 2017, and were pleasantly surprised by the great number of local viewers who attended the show! Shown in conjunction with the "It's Not Easy being Green" show, the two collections of members' quilts filled the museum's main gallery, beautifully lit and presented in this venue that used to be an elegant old post office. Also celebrating their opening night were two other shows in the museum's other galleries that included watercolors, decorated gourds, and fine woodworking. The Heat Wave committee is grateful to the creative community of Coos Bay, the fine staff of the Coos Art Museum, and HFD's venue committee, especially Diane English who coordinated this venue for us.

Coming up, the Heat Wave show will be traveling next to the Umpqua Valley Arts Association , opening March 16, 2018. Opening night will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on that date. As always, we appreciate all members who are able to attend the openings. Sheryl tells us that this venue puts on a great opening night spread, so we hope to see you there! The address is 1624 West Harvard Avenue in Roseburg.



See Museum's Photos of HFD Exhibits

Coos Art Musuem has posted its photos of High Fiber Diet's two exhibits now on view at the museum. Click here to go to the Museum's current exhibits page. Click the grey "Take Gallery Tour" box under the HFD exhibit banner to get to the photos.

What a beautiful venue! Congratulations to our HFD exhibitors.

Two High Fiber Diet Exhibits Open at Coos Art Museum

On December 15th the joint “Heat Wave” and ”It’s Not Easy Being Green” exhibits opened at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay for their run through February 10th, 2018. There are also several other exhibits showing concurrently which include water colors, wood, felted birds, and gourds.  The Museum was hopping.  Around 200 guests toured through our large first floor gallery space and mingled with our artists. The group asked lots of questions about fiber art and seemed genuinely interested in the work and processes.  Those from HFD in attendance included Mary Arnold, Kimberly Connelly, Mary Goodson, Jill Hoddick, Pat Fifer, Toni Smith, Jo Noble, Franki Kohler, Susan Circone, Sara Miller, Sherrie Moomey, Noelle Evans, and Lulu Moonwood Murakami.

Here are a few photos of our attendees. A great time was had by all.

Article and photos contributed by Jill Hoddick.

Heat Wave Opens December 15 at Coos Art Museum

Where the City Meets the High Desert
c 2017 Elizabeth Bamberger

Heat Wave will be opening in December 15, 2017 at the Vaughn Gallery located in
the Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson, Coos Bay, Oregon. The reception is on Friday,
December 15, 2017, 5 to 7 pm.

Off the Richter Scale
c 2017 Susan Circone

As an added bonus, the HFD exhibit, “It’s Not Easy being Green,” will be making its
final appearance in conjunction with Heat Wave’s debut!
If you’d like help coordinating carpools to the opening reception, please contact
Noelle Evans at hfdheatwave@gmail.com.

Noelle Evans
Heat Wave Committee Chair

"It's Not Easy Being Green" Show Sales Exceeded Expectations!

Over the course of the "It's Not Easy Being Green" exhibit, 4 pieces of our exhibit's fiber art sold. The two most recent sales include Sara Miller's piece "Keep on Greenin' On" to an individual who originally saw her piece in La Conner, Washington, and Linda Reichenbach's "Good Vibrations" from the Latimer venue. The two earlier sales from previous locations include Terry Grant's "Basilica of Quito" and Pam Pilcher's "Envious Edgar".

Our committee, on behalf of High Fiber Diet, heartily congratulates these 4 artists and all participating "Green" exhibit artists for a fabulous run. We look forward to sharing the gallery at Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, with the "Heat Wave" show for one last viewing from December 15, 2017 to February 11, 2018.

Jill Hoddick, Green Committee Chair

Carol Heist Quilt Added to Brazil Permanent Collection

Congratulations to Carol Heist. Her quilt, Tempus Fugit, was purchased for the permanent collection of Contemporaneo Patchwork Design in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Tempus Fugit, detail
Carol Heist

Tempus Fugit
Carol Heist