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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No Shrinking Violets

Submissions Due: July 9, 2019

Patchwork Design 2019 CONTEMPORANEO - Exposicao Internacional de Arte Textil

High Fiber Diet

Exhibit Opportunity/Prospectus
Patchwork Design 2019
Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Revision date August 18, 2018

Zeca Madeiros has invited High Fiber Diet members to submit entries for Patchwork Design 2019 CONTEMPORÂNEO- Exposição Internacional de Arte Têxtil.  Patchwork Design 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 2019 to include more venues in Brazil.  The expo includes several special exhibits, exhibits of Brazilian quilts, and many other fiber works and installations.  Patchwork Design 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.

HFD members are invited to submit any number of art quilts or fiber pieces for the show.  Submissions will be forwarded to Zeca Madeiros, who will make the final selections for the exhibit.  The expectation is that about 5 - 15 pieces from HFD artists will be selected.  No more than 2 pieces will be accepted from any one artist. 

Work from any year may be submitted.  There is no fee to submit. 3D work and fiber work other than quilts will be considered. Quilts or other 2 dimensional fiber work must be 36” or less in both the vertical and horizontal dimension (i.e., able to be rolled into a 36” or shorter roll). 3D work may be submitted, but must fit in a shipping box with overall dimensions of 54” or less (examples: 18” x 18” x 18” =  54”, or 20” x 16” x 6” = 42”). Accepted 3D work must be submitted in a sturdy shipping container with packing. Size and shipping logistics may be taken into account when selecting work.  The retail price of the work may also be taken into account during the selection process.  

If an artist is accepted, they will be expected to pay $50 per piece (not per artist) to cover cost of shipping from the US to Brazil.  Return shipping will be paid by Patchwork Design.  Accepted artists will also be required to submit a Liability Release when the work is turned in. That form is attached.  Accepted artists will be asked to supply a portrait/headshot and short biography.

Email submissions due: 11:59pm Thursday, September 20, 2018
Submissions forwarded to Patchwork Design: by September 22, 2018
Final Patchwork Design Jurying: by September 30, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: October 2, 2018
Accepted Artist Payment of $50 per piece acceptance fee: Prior to or at October 16, 2018, HFD meeting
Accepted artwork collected: October 16, 2018 at the HFD meeting (work will not be accepted without payment and completed liability form)
Headshots and short bio emailed by: November 1, 2018
Quilts shipped to US collection point: November, 2018
Courier transports quilts to Brazil: November, 2018
Exhibits in Brazil: March – June, 2019
Quilts returned to US: Estimated August, 2019
Quilts returned to HFD exhibitors: Pickup times and locations will be established in October and November, 2019, with final pickup at the December 11, 2019 CFG meeting.

How to enter:
Email photos and information to Bonnie Bucknam, bonniebucknam@gmail.com, by September 20, 2018.  Each entry should be in a separate email.  The subject line should include your name, “HFD Brazil 2019,” and the entry number, for example:

Bucknam – HFD Brazil 2019 – Entry #1

Include the following information in the body of the email.  Do not copy a Word document into the email.  Word formatting carries over and causes havoc in the data base. 
1.       Your name
2.       Your city and state
3.       Title of work
4.       Dimensions: width by height by depth (if applicable) in inches
5.       Materials and techniques
6.       NFS or amount you want as proceeds should the quilt sell (commission and exchange will be added to this amount by Patchwork Design) (Note: Usually, artists set the retail price and galleries deduct their commission.  The process here will work differently.  We suggest you request 50% of what you believe is the retail value of the work. The amount you list here is the amount you will receive if the quilt sells.)
7.       An artist statement of 100 words or less that pertains to the particular work submitted.
8.       Photographer’s name

Attach two photos of the work to the email, an overall view and a detail.  A third photo may be submitted for 3D work. Use the standard High Fiber Diet file-naming convention: lastname, first initial, underscore, title of work, underscore, full or detail.  For example:

Photos may be used for publication in Brazil.  Hence, your photos must be in .jpg format and the highest resolution you have available, up to 4000 pixels on the longest side.  300 dpi is preferred.  If the photos are too large to be attached to one email, you may send photos in separate emails

Notification: Accepted artists will be notified by email about October 2, 2018.  Also, a list of accepted artists will be circulated via the HFD Yahoo group and posted on the HFD blog

Labels: The quilt must be labeled on the back near the bottom left corner of the quilt (when looking at the back of the quilt).  Include your name, title of the quilt, year the quilt was made, and contact information.  You may include other information (address, size, materials, techniques, statement, etc.) according to your preference. Three-D or other fiber artwork must be similarly labeled in an appropriate spot. Remember, this will be the only identification on the quilt during its travels, so make the information clear and complete.

Packaging for submission of artwork:  All pieces other than 3D will be rolled in groups of 5-10 and shipped together, thus no individual packaging need be supplied. Three-D works should be submitted with their own packaging

Hanging sleeves and devices: Work must be ready to hang with either a continuous or split sleeve.  No hanging rods or sticks are necessary.  If a piece requires special hanging hardware, it should be supplied.

Submitting Artwork: Quilts must be turned in at the HFD meeting on October 16, 2018. The submission fee of $50 per piece must be paid before the September meeting or accompany the work when it is turned in.  Also, submit the Liability Release form when you turn in your piece. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact  Bonnie Bucknam for information on how to ship your piece to Bonnie to arrive by October 15, 2018. Work will not be accepted without the acceptance fee of $50 per piece and the liability release form.  You may pay by check made out to High Fiber Diet.

Submitting Headshot and Biography:  Accepted artists will be asked for a portrait photo and a short (1/2 page or less) biography.  Those must be emailed to Bonnie Bucknam bonniebucknam@gmail.com by November 1, 2018. Biography may be a Word document.

Commissions and Sales:  You are encouraged to offer your quilt for sale.  The amount entered in the online entry form should be the amount you wish to receive should the quilt sell (i.e. about 50% of what you believe to be the retail value of the quilt).  

Please Note: Patchwork Design and Zeca Madieros reserve the right to select more or fewer than the expected 5 - 15 HFD entries, to request or negotiate more than 2 entries from particular artists, or to invite artists other than those submitting work here to participate in the exhibit. Zeca Madieros will make the final decisions as to pieces selected for the exhibit.

Questions? Contact Bonnie Bucknam, bonniebucknam@gmail.com

This is a wonderful opportunity to get some international exposure in a beautiful setting.  We are looking forward to your submissions.

2018 Columbia FiberArts Guild Art Show and Celebration

Exhibit Date: September 15, 2018

Key Dates:
Workshop Proposals due:   June 1, 2018
Online Entry Form Available:   June 1, 2018
Online Entry closes:   August 17, 2018


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.

#OMG That's Fiber?

The #OMG That’s Fiber? committee is excited to have you enter this exhibition.
We are attaching a link that will take you directly to the interactive Entry Form. 
Just click on the link and it will take you to the Entry Form.

If you have any questions, please contact Annette McFarlane at annetteMcFar@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing your entries!
The #OMG That’s Fiber Committee


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.

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