Surface Design Association – North Peninsula Chapter Member Exhibition “Fiber Revolution” Opens September 16 at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (PAFAC) presents “Fiber Revolution”, an exhibition of Surface Design Association – North Peninsula chapter members’ work. Features contemporary fiber art and design that pushes boundaries through innovation, creative techniques and fibers. Opening reception Saturday, Sept 16, 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The exhibition runs through Friday, Nov. 15. All work is available for purchase; a percentage of sales benefits PAFAC.

Participating artists include:

Jefferson County:  Barbara Ramsey, Jean-Marie Tarascio, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Elaine Girard, Cathie Wier, Rachel Gaspers, Donna Lark, Pat Herkal, Jeannie McMacken, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Leslie Dickinson, Helga Winter, Cheri Kopp, Joyce Gordon, Diana Gipson, Joyce Wilkerson, Mary Tyler.

Clallam County: Michelle Johnson, Diane Williams, Anne Jarnagin, Linda Carlson, Marla Varner, Barbara Houshmand, Susanne Scott.

Kitsap County: Donna Lee Dowdney, Kathy Mack.

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.​, Port Angeles, WA 98362  and the Gallery Hours are Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

More than just cloth and thread, Surface Design Association — North Peninsula chapter members make their statements through woven, cast, sewn, quilted, embroidered, welded, and wearable pieces. Humble items like newspaper and repurposed plastic junk hang comfortably next to quilts constructed with innovative, improvisational piecing and an installation featuring a double weave method using hair-fine threads with a twist.

Techniques used in this show include felting, papermaking, hand stitching, beading, metal work, collage, weaving, photography, welding, eco-printing, dyeing, thread painting, discharging and overdyeing. Some of the materials used are bamboo, handmade paper, copper, inks, oil pastels, mesh produce bags, stainless steel thread, recycled paperboard packaging, newsprint, antique kimono, feathers, encaustic wax, and antique lace.


The Opening Reception for “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Exhibition is October 6 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. Sequim WA.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim logo with one open door on the 1st Friday.