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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Take a Look at "Shape Shifting" Online Exhibit at the Visions Art Museum

Both Laura Jaszkowski, Elaine Millar, and Bonnie Bucknam have work in the new Visions Art Museum online exhibit Shape Shifting. Take a look at the exhibit here.

NEWS FLASH!! Regarding Upcoming High Fiber Diet Exhibitions

High Fiber Diet members,

The Venue committee, the Journeys Exhibit committee, and the Can You Hear It? Exhibit committee chairs have met to make some recommendations about how to proceed with our next exhibits in the face of the crisis the pandemic has sent our country into. The Advisory committee has approved these changes. It is important to remember to be flexible and patient as we move forward during this time. This is quite a journey that we are all on at this moment in time and perhaps that can or will be reflected in your piece for Journeys. All the committees are hoping that you are creating pieces for Journeys while we are confined to our homes. What an opportunity to spend so much quality time in your studio. During our meeting, we talked about being positive, patient, and encouraging as we
move forward.

We discussed a new timeline for Journeys with the understanding that it is not written in stone and may need to be changed as things change in our country. None of us can predict what will be happening on the dates we are proposing. Any changes to the following dates will be announced as soon as the changes have been established. At this point, we will not change anything in the timeline
for Can You Hear It?

The Venue Committee
The Advisory Committee
Journeys Exhibit Committee
Can You Hear It? Exhibit Committee


It seems nothing in life is steady these days.  Your "Journeys" exhibit committee is trying to keep the faith and produce a meaningful and beautiful exhibit to show during the new year-- yes, there will be a new year!  We have two very nice venues for this show- The Northwest FiberArt and Quilt Museum in LaConnor, Wa, and Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum in Tillamook, Or.  We wish we had more venues, but we feel responsible to deliver a wonderful exhibit to help these two prestigious institutions get back on their feet and we are thrilled with these opportunities.  We hope that you are taking some of this Home time to remember favorite journeys of the past, reflect on internal journeys of life, or to work off energy/ anxiety about our current journey- coronavirus!!

Because of the instability of the COVID 19 situation and out of an abundance of caution we have decided to:

-- Adjust the online submission date: Submissions will open July 13, 2020 and close at twelve midnight August 14. Submission information will follow at a later date.

-- To enhance distancing, jurying will occur by digital submission-- that means digitally by the pictures that you submit.  While we love to jury in person, it does not seem probable at this time that rooms or distancing will be adequately open to make that possible.  See below for photo suggestions.

-- We will collect your wonderful work only after jurying and after accepted entries are announced. How and where will be announced when possible.

-- We are happy to announce that our jurors for Journeys will be Sidney Snell and Ann Johnston.

We have required professional quality photos in recent years.  This is so that we can use your images for publicity, to make a high quality catalogue book and help you get used to the demands of more national and international submission.  You are encouraged to obtain professional photographs, but they are not required this time because of the issues with the virus. If you chose to use a professional (and we hope you do!) the following guidelines are recommended:

-- Wash your hands thoroughly before you package your piece
-- Text when you arrive; drop off at door
-- Include your cash/check payment with packaging or pay online with card
-- Use blue tape to delineate where details should be shot, or include a drawing with details indicated
-- Plan to leave art for 2 days prior to when it will be shot
-- Face Time or phone with questions during shooting

If you need a photographer many of our members use and recommend Kayley Hoddick. She can be reached to schedule an appointment or answer questions at kayley@hoddick.com or 909.230.3533.

Further questions or comments should be directed to the Exhibit Committee Members listed on the Prospectus.

No Shirking Violets Opens in Longview April 2

Cathedral at Night
Terry Grant

No Shrinking Violets is the current exhibition of art by members of High Fiber Diet. The show includes fiber art pieces in purple exemplifying some of the flamboyant, regal, rich and passionate attributes one associates with the color purple. 
Sea World Gloria Richardson

The next opportunity to see this show is at the Fosberg Gallery in the Rose Center for the Arts at Lower Columbia College located at 1600 Maple St. in Longview, WA. 
The gallery hours are: 
Monday and Wednesday, Noon to 6 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 to 4pm

Please come meet the artists at the opening reception on April 2 from 4:30 to 6:30. As part of the Longview First Thursday art event, several other galleries will be open for visits at the same time.

The show will be at this venue from April 2 to April 23. Please note this is a different span of time than posted previously and in the show catalog. 
There will be two more opportunities to view the show:
Benton Historical Museum in Philomath, OR, Jun 26 - Aug 8
Chessman Gallery in Lincoln City, OR, Oct 9 - Nov 9

Don't Miss the Last Showing of #OMG That's Fiber?

The #OMG That’s Fiber? exhibit is now at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, 1387 S Spruce Street, Cannon Beach. The exhibition runs through November 30, 2019. This is the last venue for #OMG That's Fiber? Don't miss out on this fabulous exhibit!

Exhibit Opportunity for HFD Artists

ANCIENT - Emerald Art Quilt Exhibition 2020
Emerald Art Center
500 Main St
Springfield, OR 97477

Deadline to enter: January 11, 2020

Go to Café for prospectus and information.

Brazil 2020 Acceptances Announced

Congratulations to artist accepted to the Contemporaneo - Exposicao Internacional de Arte Textil Brazil 2020. These works will be shown in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in March and April of 2020. Thanks to all who submitted. We had a good variety of high quality work. Congratulations again to the chosen artists.

Elizabeth Bamberger - Where the City Meets the High Desert
Mary Arnold - Hot Rocks
Susan Circone - Off the Richter Scale
Pam Pilcher - Will-O'-the-Wisp
Jill Hoddick - Ode to Yvonne P
Lottie Smith - I Cant Think - It's 100!
Sherrie Moomey - Tropical Heat
Sheryl LeBlanc - Fire in the Log Yard

No Shrinking Violets Acceptances Announced

High Fiber Diet’s “No Shrinking Violets” purple committee hosted the jurying of the upcoming exhibit on Wednesday, July 24. Congratulations to the accepted artist for 2019-20 exhibit. Our three jurors considered each piece of art carefully following the guidelines outlined in the prospectus. They were unanimous in their decision. 

Thank you to each artist who submitted work. We are grateful to have such a talented group of artists interested in exhibiting through High Fiber Diet.

Your “No Shrinking Violets” Committee
Mary Arnold, Gerrie Congdon, Pat Fifer, Mary McLaughlin, Pam Pilcher

Accepted Artists
Mary Arnold Bamboo
Mary Arnold Brush Strokes
Bonnie Bucknam Reed Flute Cave
Susan Circone Occlusion
Gerrie Congdon Can You See Me Now?
Gerrie Congdon Frippery
Sherri Culver Yellow Rose of Texas
Peggy Ellis Dome
Diane English Rising Sun
Diane English Spring Rain
Noelle Evans Beyond the Moon
Pat Fifer Shiro To Murasaki Kimono (White & Purple Kimono)
Terry Grant Cathedral at Night
Terry Grant Iris
Jill P Hoddick Chalice of Hope
Bonnie Meltzer Homage to Women Activists
Karen Miller Queen of the Jungle
Sherrie Moomey Flower Tree
Sherrie Moomey Winter Moon
Lulu Moonwood Murakami Portrait of Elinor
Jo Noble/Pat Fifer eKimandwa (A Dance for the Gods)
Jo Noble Purple: Color Series #2
Pamela Pilcher Courage, Miss Honeychurch
Gloria Richardson Sea World
Emily Stevens Cello Dreams
Marie Murphy Wolfe A Balanced Life
Marie Murphy Wolfe Turmoil: Alone
Beverly Woodard Open for Beesness