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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#OMG That's Fiber? Update

#OMG That’s Fiber? is currently at the Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Center.  The reception was on Oct 25 and was well attended by member artists and students.
This exhibit can be viewed Monday-Friday, 9-5PM, through  November 20.

#OMG next venue is Trinity Episcopal Church, 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland.  The reception is on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 11AM and all HFD members are encouraged to attend.  The exhibit will be at the church till March 3.

#OMG That's Fiber? Opens at Mount Hood Community College

High Fiber Diet's exhibit #OMG That's Fiber? opened at the art gallery at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, on October 25. The exhibit runs through November 20. It's a great show in a exceptional venue. The photos below just give you a taste. Stop by. 

Work by Bonnie Bucknam and Mary Arnold.

Gallery view. Work by Pat Fifer in the foreground.

Gallery view.

Gallery view.

Work by Jill Hoddick.

Work by Terry Grant.

Heat Wave Opens at Chehalem Cultural Center

The High Fiber Diet Heat Wave exhibit just opened at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg. Opening reception is Friday, December 7 from 5pm to 9pm. The exhibit will be open through January 5. The reception should be a great event. Some of the CFG Wearables group have created Heat Wave-themed fashion and will be joining the reception to show off their great wearables. Let your friends and family know and come join the fun on December 7.
Noelle Evans

#OMG That's Fiber! Announces Accepted Artists

#OMG That’s Fiber!

August 8, 2018
The #OMG That’s Fiber! committee would like to announce the members who will
have pieces in this exhibit. Many of the following people have two pieces.
Total number of hanging pieces is 17. Total number of 3D stand-alone pieces is 8.

The following was sent by Trisha Hassler and Donna Guardino:

“WOW” Juror Statement August 6, 2018
Our challenge as jurors was to curate for “Visual Impact”. The pieces contained in this
exhibit have just that. From the original design to the bold use of color, stitching and
form, these fiber artworks invite the viewer to come a little closer and explore. Although
we each brought different background and experience to the selection process, our
points of view were very much in sync. As jurors we are proud of this show and hope
that others will also enjoy the richness of this work.
Donna Guardino
Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR
Trisha Hassler
Mixed Media artist, Portland, OR

We thank you all for your excellent work and look forward to your helping hands as we
travel, educate, and delight the people of the northwest!

The #OMG That’s Fiber! Committee: Jo Noble, Annette MacFarlane, Sherri Culver,
Franki Kohler

Accepted Artists
Mary Goodson 
Sherri Culver 
Noelle Evans 
Jo Noble
Bonnie Bucknam 
Mary Arnold 
Judith Quinn Garnett 
Gerrie Congdon
Marie Wolfe 
Susan Circone 
Sara Shayne Miller 
Pat Fifer
Beverly Woodard 
Jill P. Hoddick 
Pamela Pilcher 
Lulu Moonwood Murakami

Terry Grant 
Amanda Snavely

Call for Entries: Brazil 2019

Zeca Madieros has invited High Fiber Diet members to participate in the 2019 Patchwork Design CONTEMPORÂNEO- Exposição Internacional de Arte Têxtil in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Zeca is asking for work 36" or under in both directions for 2D. 3D work will be considered. Fiber works other than quilts are welcome. Submissions are due September 20, 2018. Zeca plans to select 5 - 15 pieces from HFD.  Work will be turned in at the October 2018 HFD meeting and returned at the August or September 2019 HFD/CFG meetings. You can download the prospectus from the Yahoo Groups Files. More information on the Opportunities page.

Zeca puts on a beautiful exhibit. Please take advantage of this opportunity to exhibit at an international venue.

Fissures: Call for Entries

Has the hot weather or the smoky skies kept you indoors this summer? This is a good time to turn your creative mind to ideas for the art quilt show entitled FISSURES. I have shared this theme with many people and at times I see them pondering the word. So here is the description of the FISSURES (not fishers!) theme:
A fissure is simply a crack, an opening, a separation, a split. Other interpretations include vent, opening, breach, or cleft: A breach in the space/time continuum, or a black hole. A long narrow opening in rock. A volcanic fissure might spew lava, steam or smoke.

A biological fissure may be a split or break in tissue. Our relationships with others may develop fissures, miscommunications, a lack of togetherness.
Artists are encouraged to consider and explore the varieties of meaning, image and experience and follow where that particular fissure takes you.
Registration opens December 8, 2018. You have a little more that three months!
Please save this and share on your social media as this call is open to ALL Art quilters in the US and Canada! Feel free to send me questions if need be. If you are intending to enter this show please leave a comment. Thanks!
Thank you,
Ginny McVickar
Volunteer for 
Emerald Art Center
Springfield, OR

SAQA Oregon Conference Update - Show Your Stuff!!

Editor's Note: The SAQA Oregon Regional Conference is open to both SAQA members and non-members. The Conference Showcase is open to all conference attendees.

The SAQA Oregon Regional Conference coming up in October (October 18 in Eugene, Oregon) presents a wonderful opportunity for you to show your work to an appreciative and supportive audience – AND have an opportunity to sell it as well!  All SAQA Conference attendees have the opportunity to show and sell their art, make a little money, raise money for Oregon SAQA’s 2020 conference, or to simply show their work to peers and in a local gallery.  Here’s a BRIEF outline of your “opportunity:”
  • Create a 12” x 12” work of art for the Conference Showcase – to be on display all day at the Conference
  • Price, should you choose to offer your piece for sale, is a fixed $75 - $50 to the artist and $25 to Oregon SAQA
  • Pieces will be delivered to a local gallery following the Conference – Eugene Textile Center (ETC)– and displayed until mid-November (still at the fixed price of $75).  Artist will receive $50 for a sold piece, $15 to ETC and $10 to Oregon SAQA.  Sold quilts will be delivered or mailed by the Showcase Committee following the show at ETC.
  • Pieces not sold will be returned to the artist by the Showcase Committee following the show at ETC
More details are provided with the Welcome Letter mailings going out to all Registrants in June.  Should you have additional questions, please contact Georgia French or MaryAnn McCammon.

Registration for the Conference is going strong and we encourage you to sign up soon!  Click on the following link and reserve your place for this memorable event!  http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5988  The workshop is full, but we do have a waiting list, so if you missed getting in, email Daisy Schrock (schrock32@gmail.com) or Katie Walwyn (ktwalwyn@comcast.net) and we will put you on the list.

Heat Wave Opens at Rogue Gallery in Medford

The Heat Wave show opened June 8 at the Rogue Gallery. The show continues until July 20. The artist reception is Friday, June 15 from 5pm - 8pm. The Heat Wave committee encourages you, especially those with artwork in the show, to attend the reception.

The Rogue Gallery is located at 40 S. Bartlett Street in Medford, Oregon. The gallery is open Tuesday - Friday from 10am to 5pm, and on Saturday from 11am - 3pm.

Where the City Meets the High Desert
c 2017 Elizabeth Bamberger

Off the Richter Scale
c 2017 Susan Circone


With the eruption of the Volcano on Mount Kilauea in Hawaii a perfect example of fissures comes to
mind. Have you been putting together some of your own interpretations of fissures? That is the theme
for a CALL TO ARTISTS for the International Art Quilt show at the Emerald Art Center in Oregon.
Entry Deadline January 8, 2019. Open to all Art Quilters in the US and Canada.
For details go to this link.

"Heat Wave" Opens in Camas May 4

The opening reception for the Heat Wave exhibit at the Second Story Gallery in Camas, Washington is this Friday, May 4 from 5 - 8pm. Please come and support your HFD exhibit. Here are the details,

Second Story Gallery
Exhibit dates: 5/4 - 5/26
Reception: 5/4, 5-8pm
Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave, Camas
Hours: Mon - Wed 10am - 8pm, Thurs - Sat 10am - 6pm

News from the Heat Wave Exhibit Committee

The Heat Wave show will end at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg on April 27, 2018. This is your last chance to see Kimberly Connelly's artwork, Flare. Her piece was bought this month. Congratulations, Kimberly!  
Flare by Kimberly Connelly

The Heat Wave show will open at the Second Story Gallery at the Camas Public Library in Camas, Washington on May 4. The reception is on opening day from 5pm to 8pm. We hope you will come and see the exhibit. The exhibit remains at the Second Story Gallery until May 30. The Gallery is at 625 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA. Hours are Mon - Wed 10am - 8pm, Thurs - Sat 10am - 6pm.

Contemporaneo Exhibit in Sao Paulo

Patchwork Design Contemporaneo 2018 finished a very successful exhibit in Sao Paulo. The exhibit was flawless, and the work looked fantastic in this very professional setting. Here are a few photos of the layout. The exhibit moves on to Rio de Janeiro April 25 - 27. Go to the website for more information.

Fissures, Emerald Art Center Call for Entries

Here is a exhibit in Springfield, Oregon, open to all quilt artists in the US and Canada. Click here for information.

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.