Field Hall Unveils “Colors of Nature” Fiber Arts Exhibit

Field Arts & Events Hall is thrilled to announce the opening of its latest gallery show, “Colors of Nature,” a stunning fiber arts exhibit produced in partnership with Peninsula Fiber Artists. The exhibit opened to the public with a free reception on May 28th and will remain on display through August 3rd. 

The Field Hall Gallery is open from 10 AM to 2 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and for two hours before most performances, and will also be open for 2nd Saturday Artwalks on June 8th and July 13th.

The Field Hall Gallery is located inside Field Hall at 201 W Front Street, Port Angeles WA. The gallery entrance is on the north (water facing) side of the building, across from the Waterfront Coffee Bar at Field Hall.


“Colors of Nature” opened on Tuesday, May 28th with a free opening reception hosted in the Pat Donlin Lobby at Field Hall. During the opening reception Sequim art quilter Kathie Cook, 3D fiber and bead artist Pat Herkal, and mixed-media fiber artist Debra E. Olson (both of Port Townsend) spoke on a small panel describing textile art and the many ways it is created. 


Featuring over 70 exquisite pieces from 28 talented artists from the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas, “Colors of Nature” showcases a diverse array of fiber arts. The exhibit includes art quilts, mixed-media collages, jewelry, wearable art, textile sculptures, hand-woven, and hand-felted items.

The collection uses materials such as flax, cotton, wool, silk, beads, and paper, incorporating techniques like eco-printing, custom fabric designs, hand-dyeing, and embroidery. The Field Hall Gallery is open from 10 AM to 2 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and for two hours before most performances.

The gallery will also be open from 5 PM to 8 PM during Second Saturday Artwalks on June 8th and July 13th, and other special summer events at Field Hall. Private group tours are available by appointment; please email to arrange a visit.

Artist: Larkin Van Horn
Artist: Debra E. Olson

Artists featured: Evette Allerdings, MarySue French, Barbara Houshmand, Michelle Johnson, Merrie Jo Schroeder, Lora Armstrong, Kathie Cook, Liisa Fagerlund, Lynn Gilles, Susan Melka, Marla Varner, Leslie Dickinson, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Sue Gale, Gail Haines, Pat Herkal, Kindy Kemp, Cynthia LeRouge, Debra E. Olson, Cathie Wier, Erica Iseminger, Larkin Van Horn, Jeri Auty, Lori Goddard, Donna Moore, Terri Wolf, and Donna Dowdney.

Artist: Cathie Wier
Artist: Kathie Cook
Artist: Susan Melka

“Peninsula Fiber Artists includes almost 100 women (although that’s not a requirement!), most of whom have backgrounds outside art: for example, in medicine, law, marketing, education, high tech, hospitality, foreign affairs, and even one as a master mariner on freighters. A few have been lifelong artists, some pivoted to art in midlife, and many began to explore textile art in retirement,” said Linda Carlson, a member of Peninsula Fiber Artists.

Originally a chapter of the international Surface Design Association, Peninsula Fiber Artists came together in 2013 to serve artists and craftspeople on the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas. The group welcomes fiber artists from anywhere and meets the second Wednesday of each month, with sessions alternating between the Gardiner Community Center in Sequim and the Northwind Art space at Fort Worden, Port Townsend.

Artist: Pat Herkal
Artist: Susan Sawatzky
Detail of Pat Terkel's work
Artist: Merrie Jo Schroeder
Artist: Evette Allerdings
Artist: Marla Varner
Artist: MarySue French

For information about its meetings and the group’s current exhibit at Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles, its 24/7 walk-by exhibit at 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend, and its forthcoming exhibit at Port Townsend’s Wilderbee Farm Mead Werks tasting room August through October, see


Join us for extended gallery hours during the summer’s Second Saturday Artwalk! The Field Hall Gallery will be open from 5 PM to 8 PM on June 8th and July 13th. The Waterfront Coffee Bar will also be open, serving coffee, espresso, wine, beer, and craft cocktails on tap.

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Photography: Nora Pitaro / Field Arts & Events Hall

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