BAM Biennial 2012

BAM Biennial 2012

High Fiber Diet

BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet

"Tapestries, sculptures, installationssoft, soft, soft. Try not to wrap yourself in any of the art." – The Stranger

"High Fiber Diet offers many moments of recognition and dissonance, as the artists play with and against our expectations of these familiar fibers and forms."  Gayle Clemans, The Seattle Times


Bringing together more than 40 contemporary artists, BAM Biennial 2012 explores one of the most thriving media today: fiber. With its versatility and ready availability, fiber has long had its firm place in the Do-It-Yourself movement, yet is often underexposed in the traditional art world. Shining a spotlight on fiber art created in the Northwest, BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet celebrates both the region's rich traditions as well as new expressions, where concepts of art and craft merge.

Featured Artists: Polly Adams Sutton, Howard and Lorraine Barlow, Dina Barzel, Lou Cabeen, Vanessa Calvert, Michael Cepress, Christine Chaney, David Chatt, Joanne Circle, Celeste Cooning, Scott Fife, Rob Folendorf, April Marie Hale, Jo Hamilton, Luke Haynes, Carolyn Hopkins, Jan Hopkins, Rock Hushka, Jiseon Lee Isbara, Ann Johnston, Christine Joy, Patti King, Sheila Klein, Paul Komada, Barbara Lee Smith, Margie Livingston, Allison Manch, Amanda Manitach, Sherry Markovitz, Heather McGilvray, Dorothy McGuinness, Rachel Meginnes, Robert Mertens, Moxie, Tiffany Pruitt, Patricia Resseguie, Lesley Richmond, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Scott Schuldt, Maria Shell, Shelley Socolofsky, Nate Steigenga, Claire Taylor and Tamara Wilson.

Congratulations to Nate Steigenga, winner of the John & Joyce Price Award of Excellence, and Jan Hopkins, winner of the Samuel & Patricia Smith People's Choice Award.

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Exhibition Credit & Sponsors

BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum organized by Bellevue Arts Museum. Leadership support provided by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Additional support from The Boeing Company, Friends of Fiber Art International, John & Joyce Price and Samuel & Patricia Smith.