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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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

#OMG That's Fiber? Moves to Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene!

Where? The prestigious Maude Kerns Art Center
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403

When? July 19 - August 23
Opening reception: Friday, July 19, 6-8 PM
HFD Artist Panel: Thursday, August 8, 6-7:30 PM

Looking ahead! #OMG That’s Fiber? final venue will be at
Cannon Beach History Center and Museum
October 5 - November 30

We are hoping all exhibitors and friends will make it to Eugene for at least 
one of these events.  We need to support the venues that support our exhibits!

Exhibition Opportunity in Brazil 2020

Zeca Madeiros has invited High Fiber Diet members to submit entries for Patchwork Design 2020 CONTEMPORÂNEO - Exposição Internacional de Arte Têxtil.  Contemporaneo is a commercial fiber art expo that focuses on art quilts and contemporary fiber.  The event takes place over 3-day weekends in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and may expand in 2020 to include more venues in Brazil.  The expo includes several special exhibits, exhibits of Brazilian quilts, and many other fiber works and installations. Zeca puts on a beautiful exhibition.  Fiber art is exhibited in gallery-like settings, creating a stunning show.  See the Patchwork Design Facebook page for information on past shows, exhibitors, news releases, and more.

See the Opportunites page on this blog for more information on submitting your fiber work.