Mary Hertert created Color Creek Fiber Art in
September of 1997 in Anchorage, Alaska. Since that time the equivalent of several thousand people of all ages and backgrounds have been exposed to the wonders of putting dye on fabric. Her artwork is on the walls at the Providence Medical Center in Anchorage-Children’s Hospital and the new Cancer Wing; at Wonderpark Elementary; at the Alaska Performing Art Center and in private collections around the country. She was also principle dyer for the Alaskan Dance Theater, Cyrano’s Community Theater and many private people who just wanted to change the color of their clothes.
Upon moving to Grand Junction in 2011; Mary, her husband Doug, dogs and Color Creek quickly put down roots reopening Color Creek to a whole new community. 6 semesters of Colorado Mesa University art students have passed through the doors studying Fibers under Mary. She also teaches for the Western Colorado Center for the Arts and Western Colorado Community College. She has also held her own private classes for all skill levels and retreats for fiber artists from across Colorado when her studio location was open. Mary currently shows her special garments on runways in Colorado and Alaska and runs an online store for her most wearable garments.