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

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"Simply Red" in Coos Bay

Simply Red opened with a BANG in Coos Bay at the Pacific Park Gallery inside the Pacific Coast Medical Park.  The exhibit is available to view M-F 7:30 am -5pm at 1957 Thompson Rd. The work of 12 HFD artists is featured in the show that ends January 17th, 2014.

The reception on Nov 3 was attended by HFD members Shirley MacGregor, Jill Hoddick, Kimberly Connelly, Diane Born, and Elizabeth Bamberger - all accompanied by their husbands.  The Gallery put on a lovely event with  live period musicians, great food and wine. Our work was very well received by the attendees.  There was ample time to talk with the gallery board and guests.  There is also another fiber show upstairs in a smaller space.

The gallery is light and airy and has several prime spots of larger works above a fireplace and above a small planting garden. Sara Miller's piece looked fantastic above the fireplace in the large lobby area.  There were ample walls to display the show down a wide hallway as well. Shirley did a magnificent job of hanging the show to display all of the works to their advantage in terms of style particularly. Thank you Shirley and Red committee for all of your efforts to mount this exhibit.

The exhibit is certainly worth seeing if you will be traveling down the coast in the near future. It was about a 4.5 hr drive and once you get there Coos Bay has lots to offer in terms of coastal and river sights. About 20 miles from the city is the incredible Shore Acres Garden that has a huge holiday light display beginning at Thanksgiving.

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