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karen gelbard

Medium: Fiber

Booth #: LN3

Bio: Karen Gelbard, The Oregon Weaver, specializes in designing and producing handwoven jackets, coats, and scarves. In her studio on the Oregon Coast, Karen creates classically styled garments. Her scarves, with themes such as “Driftwood” or “Grasses of Summer”, are well known as color landscapes drawn from the Pacific Northwest. Her jackets and coats have colors, borders, and textures drawn from what she sees every day.

In addition to her own work, Karen is one of a small group of artists who helps with the on-going restoration project of historic Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. Since 1979, she has woven 310 yards of upholstery fabric for the Lodge in the style of the original handwoven fabrics.
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