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Friday at 5 pm? Sounds like quiltin’ time.

Published on October 10, 2017 3:28PM

Works by 10 distinguished Oregon fiber artists will be on display in Lincoln City this Friday, Oct. 13, as the Chessman Gallery unveils its latest exhibit — “Portals Into Fiber.”

The show will open with a public reception from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, offering a chance to admire the work, enjoy light refreshments and chat with some of the artists.

The exhibit’s theme, “the human condition,” is depicted through various interpretations and distinct styles.

Artists use thread, paints, dyes and wax to apply surface design to the fabrics, using everything from ancient mark-making techniques to modern computer and photographic technology. The fabrics are manipulated in a number of ways — cut, burned, fused, layered or twisted — but ultimately, the artists craft each layer and stitch, relying on their eyes and their hands for assembly and form.

This exhibit strives to share a part of each of the artists involved, focusing on both message and aesthetic. It is a portal to educate viewers on the diversity of fiber as a means of expressing the range of human conditions, as well as an art show of depth and quality.

The participating artists are all members of Studio Art Quilt Associates. They have exhibited nationally and internationally and have won numerous national awards and honors.

Guests will be able to see works by Sherri Culver of Portland; Anne Daughtry, Sheryl Le Blanc, Diane English and Janet Hiller of Eugene; Joanna Price and Deborah Sorem of Salem; Paulette Landers of Coos Bay; Mary Ann McCammon of Sherwood; and Vera Rogers of Days Creek.

Studio Art Quilt Associates is a worldwide resource for information on the art quilt and the artists who create them. In addition to mounting museum-quality exhibitions that travel the world, the group documents the artquilt movement through exhibition catalogs and the continuing series of “Portfolios,” the art quilt sourcebook.

The show will be on display through Monday, Nov. 6, available to view from 10 am to 4 pm daily except Tuesdays. The Chessman Gallery is located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Hwy. 101.

For more information, call 541-994-9994.

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