Fiber Arts display & Workshop
Ninth Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, October 3, 4, and 5, 2014
Celebrating our ninth year, the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival has been an ongoing annual interactive fiber arts event the first weekend in October connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, sale of local artists work, workshops, lectures, wearable art shows, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always free to the public and more information can be found at our website FiberArtsFestival.org
Each year there is a special theme used for the festival and exhibition at the Museum & Arts Center juried and curated by the festival director, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond. For 2014 the theme is "Parallel Patterns" Significant Schemes, Seams & Symbols' that reveals meaningful themes, designs, and relationships through fiber, fabric, and fashions with creative consideration that reflects and sometimes repeats imaginative motives, motifs, lines, and serendipity. The exhibition is open to all fiber arts media and encourages works that are old, new, collaborations, fine art, and functional crafts. Artists from both West and East Coasts, the Midwest, and Canada are in the exhibition including Claire Murray Adams, Shirley Anderson, Joyce Alford, Judy Anderson, Deborah Babin, Lynn Baritelle, Renee Bova, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Bonnie Bucknam, Betty Busby, Mary Ann Clayton, Marca Davies, Lauralee DeLuca, Lindy Feigenbutz, Marijane Figg, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Christiane Gass-Johnson, Pamela Hastings, Kathy Hogan, Beatrice Idris, Jess Jones, Georgia Kennedy, Robin Leja, Mary Liebsch, Susan McClelland, Dorothy McGuiness, Donna McMillen, Mikie Morris, Geri Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Sue Nylander, Betty Oppenheimer, Barbara Oâ€™Steen, Judith Roderick, Diane Ross, Sandra Rude, Peggy St. George, Sandy Schlecter, Gloria Skovronsky, Joy Stockdale, Stephanie Swensson, Deborah Taylor, Joanne Thoma, Marla Varner, Miggles Wallace, Marian Wilson, and the Fiber Arts Bombardiers.
The festival has entwined partnerships starting with the North Olympic Shuttle & Spindle Guild and Museum & Art Center in the Sequim - Dungeness Valley, while each year it grows to including more educational and arts nonprofits and organizations like the Clallam Farm Tour, Strait Knitters Guild, Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, Sequim Farmers Market, Peninsula College, and many more during this three day celebration including the First Friday Art Walk, Fiber Arts Extravaganza, and workshops.
Friday, October 3 launches the "Parallel Patterns" art exhibition opening at the Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St. Downtown Sequim from 5 to 8 PM.
Starting at 10 AM, Saturday, October 4 invites you to participate in our Fiber Arts Extravaganza that includes demonstrations of different fiber art methods, a Fiber Arts Market with local artists selling fiber to finished products, and meet the creators of the"Parallel Patterns" art exhibition Artists' Reception at 12 PM and ending at 3 PM. The Fiber Arts Extravaganza happens at the Museum & Arts Center inside and out.
Sunday, October welcomes visitors to the exhibit and for small fees you can learn new fiber art techniques at our workshops offered at the Museum & Arts Center.
Looking ahead to inspire your creativity, the themes for the upcoming North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival:
2015 "Fostered Fiber"- Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors"
2016 "Material Measurement-Magnitude, Meaning & Makers"
2017 "Threads Count-Textiles, Technology & Tales"
- Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Director of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival
Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond
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Special Event at the Dungeness School House November 1st
December 3rd to 13th