12th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival October 6 – 8, 2017

Poster of events for the 2017 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

Poster of events for the 2017 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

12th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival October 6 – 8, 2017

Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. and City of Sequim Civic Plaza at 152 W Cedar St.

Free to the public and all ages welcome!

 

Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources. Excellent volunteers make this community event possible including several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and educational organizations. We are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

On Friday, October 6 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim enjoy the “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” Opening Reception of the fiber arts exhibition which runs October 6 to November 25, 2017 at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. Sequim WA. This juried fiber arts exhibition validates the advancement of civilization, culture, and community through fiber works that expose the application of innovations in art and science while also creatively expressing the thoughtful tales and ties that bind us together. Balancing aesthetics and utility, fiber art creators manifest meaningful stories with stitches, advocate through Craftivism, and empower inclusion by making efficient and / or exquisite objects that educate, unify, and inspire. The “Threads Count” exhibition artists includes Carolyn Abbott, Joyce Alford, Lynn Aleta Baritelle, Alex Borgen, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Kathie Cook, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Michele Delli Gatt, Lauralee DeLuca, Carolyn Doe, Donna Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Marilyn Hiestana, Pat Herkal, Leslie Hoex, Kathy Hogan, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Christiane Johnson, Lee Johnson, Marge Kepner, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Kathy Martin, Serena Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Susan Nylander, Ilse Osier, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Kim Perkins, Barbara Ramsey, Diane Ross, Susan Savage, Allison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Peggy St. George, Sue Thompson, Marla Varner, Nancy Wilcox, Diane Williams, and Beth Witters.

 

On Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we have an action-packed Fiber Arts Extravaganza full of free educational demonstrations, hands-on engagement for all ages, and Fiber Arts Market. The Fiber Arts Extravaganza is at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza with the Sequim Farmers’ Market on the NW corner of Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue. Visitors will have the opportunity to shop for items from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works. Demonstrations vary from spinning yarn, felting, knitting, hooking, weaving, and hand stitching. Learn more about local artists and fiber related groups to join our growing and supportive community. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.
On Sunday, October 8, we have a progressive party to meet the artists who are participating in two fiber arts exhibitions on the North Olympic Peninsula at the Sequim Museum and Arts, as well as, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Engage directly with these creative folks to learn about what inspires them and discover how you can learn fiber arts talents too. “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” Meet the Artists Reception 12 to 2 p.m. at Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. and “Fiber Revolution” Meet the Artist Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

 

12th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Events

Friday, October 6

First Friday Art Walk Sequim Opening Reception for “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. SequimArtWalk.com

 

Saturday, October 7

Fiber Arts Extravaganza Demonstrations and Fiber Arts Market on Cedar with the Sequim’s Farmers Market at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar St. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. NOFAF Fiber Arts Market from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works and demonstrations of fiber processes in action.

Fiber Arts Exhibition “Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St.

 

Sunday, October 8

“Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” Meet the Artists Reception 12 to 2 p.m. at Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. Sequim WA

“Fiber Revolution” Meet the Artist Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.​, Port Angeles WA

 

“Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales” Fiber Arts Exhibition runs Oct 6 to Nov 25, 2017 at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. Sequim WA

 

Thank you very much, Renne Emiko Brock, Director of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

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. http://www.pafac.org/fiberevolution.html

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.

11th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA is October 1 & 2, 2016

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 1 and 2, 2016

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 1 and 2, 2016

Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources. Excellent volunteers make this community event possible including several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and educational organizations. We are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

Saturday, October 1
Each year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we have an action-packed Fiber Arts Extravaganza full of free educational demonstrations, hands-on engagement for all ages, and Fiber Arts Market. The Fiber Arts Extravaganza is at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza on the NW corner of Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue. Visitors will have the opportunity to shop for items from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works. Demonstrations vary from spinning yarn, felting, knitting, hooking, weaving, and hand stitching. Learn more about local artists and fiber related groups to join our growing and supportive community. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.

Sunday, October 2
From 12 to 3 p.m., come to the “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” Artists’ Reception at Sequim Museum & Arts where you can meet the exhibiting artists from near and far who may reveal the stories behind their creative and splendid work. These fiber artists also enjoy hearing your fiber tales. You might inspire a collaborative project for next year!

Friday, October 7
First Friday Art Walk Sequim “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 175 West Cedar St. SequimArtWalk.com
To inspire you and the next generation of fiber artists, the Fiber Arts Juried exhibition has a unique, accessible theme each year to inspire artists to create new works or bring out older works that they haven’t had occasions to share. This year the themed “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Fiber Artist included in the exhibition are Lynn Baritelle, Helga Barton, Beverly Biegle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock, Debra Danielson, Lauralee DeLuca, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, MarySue French, Debi Glass, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Leslie Hoex, Margie Kepner, Susan Kroll, Danielle Lawrence, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Donna McMillen, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Pat Oden, Noreen O’Neill, Betty Oppenheimer, Ilse Osier, Monica Quarto, Diane Ross, Sandy Schlechter, Alison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Stephanie Swenson, Marla Varner, Judy Warner, Diane Williams, Christie Wise, and Beth Witters. The “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St., Sequim WA 98382 and will be on display October 1 – November 26, 2016.

Call for Entries – 2015 – Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors

Radiant Gradient Scarf by Renne Emiko

2015 – Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors

A juried fiber arts exhibition expressing the dedication to cloth, cherished memories, and mentorship with gifts of knowledge and kindness, while cultivating interest in generations to come in the practice of fiber arts creation and sharing of abundance. Open to all fiber arts media.

At the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim – Dungeness Valley (MAC) at 175 West Cedar St. Sequim WA 98382

Deadline: September 6, 2015

Exhibit Dates: Oct 1 – Nov 28, 2015

Maximum of three entries per artist. $5 fee per entry.

The Call for Entries is totally online now. You can review details and requirements at Submittable Site set up by unique as you.

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Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors exhibition is a component of the 2015 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival on Oct 2, 3 & 4.