• NUMBER 6 •
May 2021
Cheri Jolivette
Please review the May Treasures report.
Please read minutes from
May board meeting.
Time To Sign Up For Our Next CFG Workshop

Live Class with Lisa Walton 
Exclusive for CFG members

When ? Two Days: June 1 Wednesday 16 and June 18 Friday, 2021
 6:30-9:30 PM 

Where? Anywhere you are connected via internet

Skills learned
  • Fusing
  • Freehand fabric cutting
  • Quilt Design
  • Color Theory

Sign up through CFG website, workshop tab.
Click here to see supply list. 

We will be opening it up to non members rather than cancelling it as enrollment is still a few short. 
Sign up NOW through our website
Color Experiment

Our first Members Gallery is up on the new website as this newsletter comes to your home. 
Check it out.

The Committee is thrilled with the work that was submitted and hopes that future calls will go as well.

We are a very talented group of artists!

Photo: Spring Blossoms by Jo Noble

Some members have asked for more information on photographing your work. We have created a Tip List to help guide you toward feeling more confident about this skill that is so very important for all artists. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Jill Hoddick.

Tips for Photographing Art submissions for the CFG Website

  • Follow directions; ask questions: Contact Jill Hoddick hoddick@up.edu

  • Use a solid color white, black, or other neutral background which contrasts with your subject: Avoid props or artsy backgrounds.
  • Avoid shadows and glare: Subject should be evenly lit with strong, diffused light.
  • No visible hands, fingers, feet, clips, pins or hangers holding flat subjects (quilts, scarves, etc.).
  • Garments are 3D and should be presented on a mannequin, dress form, head form or stand, hanger, or model: Model must not detract from art subject.
  • Mount camera on a tripod if you have one. 

  • Be aware of location of camera eye relative to subject - align camera with center of subject. 
  • Exception: Some 3D pieces may benefit from odd angle shots (hats, vessels).
  • Avoid “selfies”.
  • Make your art the focus of the photo. Get as close to the subject as possible: Avoid capturing excess background.
  • Show all edges of the piece in the photo surrounded by a small amount of background. Crop photo (background) if necessary.
  • In focus? Before you submit, upload the photo to your computer and zoom into at 100% view: Is it still in focus and shadow free?

If you have questions, please contact: 
Jill Hoddick hoddick@up.edu
Karen McCarty. karenmccarty558@gmail.com 
Beverly Woodard beverlywoodard67@gmail.com
Kathleen Roulet
Kathleen Roulet’s pieces Mosier Plateau View and Coloring the Gorge: Wild Lupine are two of the quilt-based artworks currently on display at the Discovery Center in The Dalles. This collection of “Gorge Impressions” by members of Beyond the Block: Art Quilters of the Gorge celebrates the sights and emotions experienced by those lucky enough to live along the river. Representational and abstract artworks depict iconic images of sunsets on the water, rugged cliffs, waterfalls and petroglyphs, and capture everything from the emotional terror of forest fire to the joy of sweeping meadows of wildflowers. The show is open April 10th through May 31st. The Discovery Center is located at 500 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. Open daily 9am-5pm. Admission: $9 General; $7 Seniors https://www.gorgediscovery.org
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Mosier Plateau View
13” X 19” W
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Coloring the Gorge: Wild Lupine
30” X 28” W
iGloria Richardson
A diGloria Richardson is thrilled to be one of two artists invited to display their work at the new Lincoln City Cultural Center Fiber Arts Studio Gallery. My co-artist is Jane Wilson who is a master with art gourds and coiling. Her free standing work compliments my fiber art pieces that are on the walls. Please come see this new venue and this exciting showing that runs through June 13th. The gallery is next door to the Chessman and is open currently from Thursday through Sunday.

We will also be participating in the Artist Studio Tour May 21-23.
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REX by Gloria Richardson
Aurora Borealis by Gloria Richardson

Noelle Evans

Noelle Evans’s piece, “Clarity” sold from the SAQA Oregon Habitat exhibit while the Coos Art Museum hosted the exhibit from February 1 to April 10, 2021.

Karen Miller has had two quilts selected for Oregon State University’s annual traveling show Art About Agriculture. Fish Market and Farmer’s market are both whole cloth katazome. It begins at OSU June 5 and moves to the Chehalem Cultural Center later in the summer. 
Karen Miller

Prickly Pears is currently showing at the Keizer Police Department building having received the Juror’s Merit Award from the Keizer Art association in their recent virtual Orange show. 

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Sherrie Moomey

Milky Way, was juried into the Starry, Starry Night exhibit in Tubac. AZ.  The exhibit is a national juried exhibition of artwork representing artists from 18 different states. The exhibit was inspired by and in support of the Tubac Dark Sky Initiative application by Tubac Heritage Alliance and Tubac Presidio State Park and Museum.  The Jurors, Catherine Nash and Robert Renfrow selected 53 works of art from 191 submitted for consideration. 
This piece sold during the exhibition.  In addition, another piece from my Night Sky Series, Northern Lights, sold on the last day of the final venue for the High Fiber Diet Purple exhibit

Below: Winter Moon By Sherrie Moomey

Milky Way By Sherrie Moomey

Diane English

I had the attached piece "Read Your Blinds" accepted into the Around Oregon Annual 2021 exhibit in Corvallis, Oregon. Show opens July 9.
Kathie Kerler

Kathy will have her quilt “Z is For Zinnia, C is For Cosmos” at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in a show entitled “Here Come the Judges.” The show will be from July 19th through October 16th, 2021 in Golden, CO
Our speaker this month is Kristina Hodgetts. Kristina’s program is “Making a Flat Hat with flower decorations.”
She will show a video and discuss the supplies needed to make this type of hat.

Meetings will again be held virtually at Zoom café. Call in at 9:45-10:00 am and be ready to share the projects you've been working on for the last few months. Reminders with the address will be sent out the weekend before (same address as last month). If you aren't already on the mailing list, contact Jane Wolfe at jwolfe@quantumleaders.com.
The Fine Print
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The Columbia FiberArts Guild meets quarterly in March, June, September and December. No newsletter is published in those months. The newsletter is published seven times a year: October, November, January, February, April, May and a combined issue in July/August. Deadline for articles i6 around the 10th day of the month of publication. 
2020-2021Executive Board & Committee Chairs
President:  Cheri Jolivette
President Elect: Susan Allen
Secretary: Lottie Smith
Treasurer: Joanne Carpenter 
Past President: Gloria Richardson
Exhibits: OPEN
Historian: Lynn Deal 
Membership: Carolyn Walwyn
Newsletter: Deb Sorem 
Outreach: Katie Walwyn
Program: Karen Miller
Program Elect:   
Publicity: OPEN
Webmaster: Doug Garnett &
Judith Quinn Garnett
CFG Board Meetings 
Meetings are held monthly on the first Monday when there is no quarterly meeting and are open to the membership to attend. Contact the President for more information.
Committees are: Exhibits, Historian, Membership, Newsletter, Outreach, Programs, Publicity and Webmaster
Minutes of meetings are posted in the CFG Newsletter.

Creating with FiberArts together for over 50 years . . .