Galleries are temporarily closed until order lifted by Governor Inslee.
Comfort in the Familiar
Favorites From the Permanent Collection
November 4, 2020 - January 31, 2021
This exhibit features some much-loved favorites from our Permanent Collection, many of which have been seen before. It also includes some special recent acquisitions to the Collection such as the White Linen Coat designed, made and worn by Sara Joyce and Ashley, a flamboyant East African Grey Crane by Linda Fyeldsted Blust - both pieces previously exhibited here and later generously donated by the artist or family to our collection.
You can study a beautiful cigar silk quilt (pictured above,) an unusual crazy quilt, an ikat robe and a woven coverlet, c.1830, among many other pieces. We've also included some utility quilts which don't often make it into exhibits. Our curator particularly enjoys the Pinapple Log Cabin quilt hanging on the landing.
High Fiber Diet: Fiber Artists of
Oregon and SW Washington
October 28, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Miriam Webster defines Journey(s):
1. Something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another: the journey from youth to maturity or a journey through time.
2. An act or instance of traveling from one place to another: a trip, a three-day journey, going on a long journey.
3. Often used figuratively: the journey from innocence to experience; a journey through time; a spiritual journey.
Life takes us on many journeys. Sometimes they open new opportunities; sometimes they bring challenges. Artists were invited to share something about their personal journey: maybe a special travel adventure, a walk in the park, or that motorhome trip across the USA. Perhaps the journey is through the stages of life – youth, work, family, aging. Maybe the journey involves internal growth, creative growth, personal growth. Or the artist may document a journey of migration, or cultural changes from old to new.
We are all on the journey of our lives. 2020 has been a challenging year, and everyone is journeying into unchartered waters. At times like these, art is so important. We hope you enjoy the journeys interpreted by the artists of High Fiber Diet. Perhaps they will inspire you to consider your own journeys and to dream about journeys still to come.
Artists in Exhibit:
Jill P Hoddick
Marie Murphy Wolfe
Ann Johnston - Juror
Sidnee Snell - Juror
Black History Quilts
Quilts by Mary Johnson, featuring the Underground Railroad Series.
November 4 - December 6, 2020
Mary’s background in art started around age six. Art has always been a favorite pass time and she has been drawing and painting since she was young. She has worked with oils, charcoal, black ink, pastels, acrylics, opaque wash and pencil drawings, but she is especially interested in water color. She attended Long Beach Community College, the Art Institute of Seattle, as well as Seattle Community College for art and art related subjects.
Inspired by living in the Seattle area for several decades, Mary has painted some great landscapes, mountains, snow caps, skiers, hikers, and beautiful flowering scenes. And she enjoys incorporating her artistic talents into her quilting. She has taught art and quilting and has exhibited pieces both on the West Coast and in the Southeast. She currently divides her time between Washington and Alabama.
Being a Black Memorabilia collector, and a quilter, artist, and fiber artist, Mary has naturally used her creative skills to express her interests and passions. Her “Underground Railroad” series beautifully illustrates a remarkable and arduous time in Black history. Mary’s details honor the past and the future.