SDA-WA Member Activities May

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Annette shared her Sue Spargo quilt of the month in the North Sound meeting

North Sound SDA Group Meeting, March 26

From North Sound Area Leader Valerie Wootton: On March 26, eight members of the North Sound SDA group met. Tesi is still working on the 300 level art and design with Gail Harker. She also shared several knitting projects she’s been working on. Nancy took a Nuno Felting class from Patti Barker in Friday Harbor. Annette shared her Sue Spargo quilt of the month. She also showed a quilt she made for a wedding present for her daughter.

Stephanie shared a quilt she made with the Fidalgo Island Quilters. She also made two baskets at a Judy Zugish class at the Shack—a willow bark basket and a pine needle basket. Robyn took Gail Harker’s Fabric Painting Class. She also shared Susan Carlson’s book “Serendipity Quilts.” Sidney and Annette took a silversmith class at the Schack, where they made a copper bracelet and a silver ring. Sidney shared “Woolley Ladies” Kits. Valerie took a Nuno Felting Collage Scarf class from Beverly Ash Gilbert at the Kirkland Arts Center.

Contact Valerie at vjwcamis@frontier.com for more info about the North Sound meeting.


 

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Rebecca Wachtman Featured at MBNCA

“Flowers, Flores, Ubaxyo”
Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
April 3-April 28

SDA-WA member Rebecca Wachtman is the featured artist at Neighborhood Center for the Arts entitled, “Flowers, Flores, Ubaxyo,” which runs through April. The opening was held on April 14.

MBNCA
2919 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 734-1994


North Peninsula SDA Group Meeting, April 11

From North Peninsula Communications leader Pat Herkal: Nineteen members of the North Peninsula SDA group met on April 11 at the Port Townsend School of the Arts. North Peninsula members are invited to submit their work for “Metamorphosis,” an upcoming group show. Find out more by contacting one of the North Peninsula area leaders Diana Gipson (dianaoutdoors@att.net) or Cathie Wier (cathie.wier@gmail.com). Submissions will be due May 1. Their website is: https://sda-np.com.

During the meeting’s Show & Tell:
Barbara Houshmand modeled her fabulously embroidered jeans from Oaxaca. Barbara Ramsey shared her eco-dyed iron cloth. Sue Scott discussed her two pieces juried into the show Strength Struggle Survival—Military Veterans and First Nations peoples share common stories of survival at Olympic College’s Art Gallery in Bremerton. Linda Carlson modeled the completed jacket she created using a modified 1970 Vogue pattern. Pat Herkal passed around a beaded collar.

Donna Lark modeled a felted hat/mask inspired by Franz Marc’s Animals in the Landscape painting for the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show. Her son will model it with a large coat she is making. Her daughter will model a felted wedding dress. Janice Speck brought one of her felted beaded creations with animal themed beads. Donna Lee is elaborately sewing butterflies and plants. She shared a detailed piece with flora, butterflies and a background using 30-40 different green fabrics.

Rachel Gaspers was stitching on an apron made from an old white shirt in preparation for an online India Flint ecodyeing workshop. Caryl Fallert-Gentry received the award for the Best Use of Color at the AQS annual show. Kindy Kemp and Joyce Wilkerson shared a preview of their installation for the May-July Fiber Habit window “Chaos and String Theory, The Process of Creating Fiber Art.” They will both also have finished pieces to include in the window.


 

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Sue Scott, “Maintaining in the Midst of Change,” collage with acrylic painted background, altered found images, art papers, found papers and fringe yarn.

Sue Scott in “Strength, Struggle and Survival” in Bremerton

“Strength, Struggle and Survival”
Olympic College Visual Arts and OC Art Gallery
April 13-May 18

Sue Scott is an SDA-WA member and military veteran who has two pieces in a show titled “Strength, Struggle and Survival” at Olympic College Visual Arts and OC Art Gallery https://www.olympic.edu/events-calendar/art-gallery-opening. The show is April 13 to May 18. Two groups of Americans who share stories of survival are exhibiting in this show: military veterans and First Nations working artists from Western Washington.

“Chaos” is the full title of the smaller piece which is a textile collage of mixed materials—cotton, silk, linen, synthetics, heated and painting synthetics and a found metal object. “Maintaining in the Midst of Change” is the full title of the larger piece, which is a collage with an acrylic painted background, altered found images, art papers, found papers and fringe yarn.

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Sue Scott, “Chaos,” textile collage of cotton, silk, linen, synthetics, heated and painting synthetics and found metal object.


SDA Members at Bellevue College Gallery

“Bob Purser and Friends: Art to Delight”
Bellevue College Gallery
April 18-May 28
Opening reception: April 29, 2-5 p.m.

Members Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine and Dorothy McGuinness will be participating in “Bob Purser and Friends: Art to Delight,” at the Bellevue College Gallery, April 18 through May 28. The opening reception is Sunday, April 29 from 2-5 p.m. More information, please contact Gallery Director, Chad White at (425)-564-2668 or chad.white@bellevuecollege.edu.

Bellevue College Gallery Space
D Building, Room 271
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA


 

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SDA Members at BallardWorks

“Following A Thread”
BallardWorks
April 19-30

SDA members showed their work in “Following A Thread” at BallardWorks during Ballard Art Walk on April 19. BallardWorks has three floors of art studios and exhibition spaces open during Art Walk.

Curated by SDA member Cameron Anne Mason, this group exhibit is a survey of the fluid landscape of textile arts. In it, Seattle-based established and emerging artists examine the dynamic of the stitched line as inspiration, mark, and material. Participating SDA artists: Arisa Brown, Barbara DePirro Maura Donegan, Cameron Anne Mason, Carol Milne, Barbara O’Steen, Claire Renaut, Sharon Rowley, Carla Stehr and Angelica Sta. Teresa.

The show will be up through April. Contact Cameron Anne Mason for more info.


 

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Danielle Bodine, “Hybrid Plantlings,” mixed media, 5-7″ x 2-3″.

SDA Members Showing on Whidbey Island

The Garden Show
MUSEO Gallery
Now through April 29

During the month of April, MUSEO celebrates spring with an exhibition of garden-inspired works by over 25 artists. SDA members Danielle Bodine, Nancy Loorem-Adams, Jill Nordfors Clark and Bergen Rose are showing their work.

MUSEO Gallery
215 First Street/P. O. Box 548
Langley, WA 98260
360.221.7737
http://www.museo.cc


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“All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century”
Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts
Now through June 9

“All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century,” presented by the National Basketry Organization, has begun its Boston leg. SDA members with work in the show include Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Kathey Ervin, Nancy Loorem Adams, Dorothy McGuinness and Carol Milne.


 

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Claire B. Jones, “Triportal”

“Art + Math” Moves to Schack Art Center

“The Intersection of Art + Math”
Schack Art Center
April 26-June 2
Opening reception: April 26, 5-8 p.m.

“The Intersection of Art + Math,” presented in partnership with Art ꓵ Math by Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), offers a new perspective on how artists utilize math concepts and theories in the creation of their work. Featured artist Harold Hollingsworth will be creating a temporary, exhibit-specific mural in the mezzanine gallery. Opening reception at the Schack is Thursday, April 26, 5-8 p.m. Participating SDA artists are Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Claire B. Jones and Dorothy McGuinness.


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Cheryl Lawrence Solo Show on Whidbey Island

Front Room Gallery
May 1-30
Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.

Member Cheryl Lawrence will be showing her textiles in May at the Front Room Gallery.  The show will exhibit recent and past works of clothing, wall hangings and quilts employing the ancient Japanese art of katazome, which uses natural dyes and earth pigments.

Front Room Gallery
5603 Bayview Rd
Langley, WA 98260

Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Saturday: 11-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11-4 p.m.


 

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Flóra Carlile-Kovács Solo Show in LaConner

“How I Felt… A Woolistic Approach”
LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum
May 2-July 29
Opening reception: Saturday, June 2, 2-4 p.m.

Member Flóra Carlile-Kovács will have her first solo exhibit this summer at LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum. “How I Felt… A Woolistic Approach” will run from May 2 to July 29. The Artist’s Reception will be Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.


 

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Nancy Loorem Adams, Ikebana, 2016, 18″ X 8″ X 8″, cane, paper, paper clay, pigments, gold leaf and lacquer.

National Basketry Organization Members in Print Exhibition

The works of four members of SDA have been chosen for the inaugural National Basketry Organization Members in Print Exhibition. They are: Danielle Bodine, Jill Nordfors Clark, Nancy Loorem Adams and Dorothy McGuinness.

Juror Jane Sauer chose 37 pieces from 163 works submitted, to be published in the summer 2018 edition of the NBO Quarterly Review. Contact http://www.nationalbasketryorganization.com for more info.

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Jill Nordfors Clark, CONDO, 52″ H X 10″ diameter, Stitched and layered hog casing, vine rattan, lashed reed, bird’s nests. Photo: Tom Holt.

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Dorothy McGuinness, “Nearly Twelve,” watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread, 9 x 8 x 48″ (variable). Photo: Ken Smith.

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Danielle Bodine, “The Changelings” grouping, 22″H x 20″W x 9″D, Mulberry papers cast on baskets and funnels, coiled linen and waxed linen baskets, painted, embellished with found objects. Photo: Michael Stadler.


 

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Barbara De Pirro Sculpture & Acrylic Workshop at Schack

Schack Art Center
July 14 & 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Think beyond the flat surface, move into the next dimension! Gain a broad understanding through in depth exploration and comprehensive media education. Learn how acrylic can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting & how to create structural supports. Discover a range of new techniques, methods & products that can be can be used to create your own unique forms. Acrylic offers a multitude of options that will create awe-inspiring effects no matter how you work as an artist! See Schack’s website for more info. Fee: $220.00 Members: $210.00.


 

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Hungarian Felt Tours with Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Felt artist Flóra Carlile-Kovács will be offering guided felt tours of Hungary in August, by popular demand from her students. The trip includes workshops, craft markets, sightseeing and more. See https://www.felttours.com/ for more info.

 

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SDA-WA Member Activities April

 

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry New Quilting Tutorials

Member Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry has posted three detailed quilting tutorial videos.

The first is her complete technique workshop “Soaring Compliments” (79 MB), which shows her piecing and finishing techniques, including “applipiecing,” in detail.
http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/SoaringCompliments/SoaringComplimentsWorkshop.pdf

The second is “Eye-Dazzling Foundation Piecing in a Compound Curve” (59 MB), a comprehensive workshop with detailed explanations of how to draw your own paper-pieced designs, how to piece them, and how she uses color to achieve scintillating effects.
http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/FoundationPiecing/FoundationPiecing.pdf

The third is “Button Weed” (11 MB) showing how she developed a series of two quilts, using a simple weed pod as inspiration. This one also shows her “applipiecing” technique.
http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/button_weed2/ButtonWeedSlideShow.pdf

 


 

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Dorothy McGuinness, ZigZag 4. Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread. Approximately 11″ tall x 15″ wide x 12″ deep.

Dorothy McGuinness at The Island Gallery

“Black, White & Gray”
The Island Gallery
Now through March 31

Member Dorothy McGuinness has work in the show “Black, White & Gray” at The Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island. The show features art from a variety of disciplines in many tones of black, white and gray. Other artists in the show are David Berger, Jan Branham, Wendy Dunder, Pam Galvani Gary Groves, Renee Jameson, Kathryn Lesh, Jacki Moseley and Ayan Rivera. The opening reception was March 2.

The Island Gallery
400 Winslow Way E, #120
Bainbridge Island, WA
206-780-9500

 


 

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Diane Williams, Dirt Bag. Mixed media.

Diane Williams at Northwind Arts Center

“Courage to Climb”
Northwind Arts Center
Now through April 2

Diane Williams’s sculpture “Dirt Bag” was juried into the “Courage to Climb” show at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend. The “Courage to Climb” exhibit is inspired by this year’s Port Townsend Library’s “Community Read” book, My Old Man of the Mountain by Leif Whittaker. According to the Northwind website, “The book is a unique coming-of-age tale on the steep slopes of Everest that lights the imagination and fills an emotional human endeavor with universal meaning. Not everyone can climb mountains of rock and ice, but everyone is challenged by doubts and fears. Our artists endeavor to show us what gives us courage to climb with grace and a dash of humility. The Juror Nathan Barnes is a full-time art professor at Grays Harbor College.” The opening reception was March 3 and the artist’s talk with Juror Nathan Barnes was March 4.

Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA
360-379-1086

 


 

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Dorothy McGuinness, Flower.

Dorothy McGuinness & Gwen Lowery at Schack Art Center

“21st Juried Art Show”
Schack Art Center
Main Gallery
Now through April 14

Members Dorothy McGuinness and Gwen Lowery have artwork in the 21st Juried Art Show at Schack Art Center. Jurors Chris Hopkins and Gale Johansen selected a diverse collection of pieces in this eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit of more than 100 Northwest artists.

Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA
425-259-5050

 


 

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Helga Winter, Healing Fissures. Deconstructed book, 13″ x 20″ x 3.5″.

Helga Winter Curates “Women in Wood” Show

“Women in Wood”
Northwind Arts Center
April 5 – 30
Opening Reception: April 7, 5:30 p.m.
Artists’ Talk: April 8, 1:00 p.m.

American Art Company
May 2018

Member Helga Winter, a Port Townsend woodturner and artist, curated “Women in Wood,” at Northwind Arts Center April 5 through 30. Her co-curator Betty Scarpino, from Indianapolis, Indiana, is internationally recognized as one of the masters in her field. She states that “artists create glorious objects when they incorporate their life experiences.”

The show profiles the work of fourteen professional women woodworkers from around the country: Sally Ault, Donna Zils Banfield, Dixie Biggs, Martha Collins, Barbara Dill, Cindy Drozda, Katie Hudnall, Kristin LeVier, Tania Radda, Merryll Saylan, Betty Scarpino, Helga Winter, Molly Winton and Andi Wolfe. The displayed work is as diverse as the women’s professional backgrounds—lawyers, educators, nurses, biologists, agriculturalists and industrial arts teachers—yet all became enamored with wood and changed their original careers.

“Women in Wood” opens during Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. The artists will talk about their work on Sunday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. Five of the artists will be present.The show will move to the American Art Company in Tacoma in May.

Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA
360-379-1086

American Art Company
1126 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA
253-272-4327


 

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Barbara De Pirro, Kelp Forest. Reclaimed plastic bottles.

Barbara De Pirro at  Foss Waterway Seaport

‘Tacoma Ocean Fest”
Foss Waterway Seaport
June 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Barbara De Pirro’s “Kelp Forest,” created using hundreds of reclaimed plastic bottles, will be featured at “Tacoma Ocean Fest,”  located at Foss Waterway Seaport on June 10, 2018. “Tacoma Ocean Fest” is a free festival on Tacoma’s waterfront. From the festival website: “Arts, sciences and water help us celebrate the ocean, learn about its threats and get inspired to protect it.”

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA

New Deadline for Submissions: 19th of the Month

We love to support SDA-Washington members! We are always looking for short notices of shows, sales, events, workshops or calls for art for our monthly blog post. Now, we are adjusting our submission deadline to allow for more time to compile our SDA-Washington member newsletter to the 19th of the month, for publication on the 20th.

Here are guidelines for submitting these posts.  

NEWS BRIEFS:

We encourage photos! Please make sure they are labeled with your last name and title of piece (example: Taylor_arcanepathways). Photos can be low resolution (72 dpi), but should be clear, in focus, and at least 300 x 300 pixels. (Photos don’t need to be larger than 2000 x 2000 pixels.) Large file sizes may bounce when sent by email, so you may need to send them in separate emails if your photos are 2 MB or higher.

Please do not embed links into your post. Copy the URLs fully, and paste them in the body of the text where you would like the link.

Please send your material by the 19th of each month. We will do our best to accommodate post requests, but since this operation is volunteer-fueled, we cannot guarantee that we will meet your deadline. We reserve the right to edit any submitted posts.

Types of posts we are looking for: show, sale, event, workshop or call for art in this blog.

Please send the information in the following format: the date and time, title of show/sale/event/workshop, the location, a short description and the name(s) of SDA members participating to: Francesca Penchant at blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.comby the 19th, for publication on the 20th.

If you email corrections or elaborations after the 19th, we will be happy to update posts after publication.

SDA-WA Member Activities March

SDA Members at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum

“Photographs and Memories Invitational”
Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum
Now through March 25

SDA members Christina Fairley Erickson, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and Cheri Kopp  have quilts in the “Photographs and Memories Invitational” show at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in LaConner through March 25, featuring works from 21 artists “who use everything from appliqué, piecing, photo transfer, painting, thread painting, weaving and other techniques. Whether using cast-off clothing, adding text to their work, or interpreting the work of loved ones, each artist strives to create a unique interpretation of a photo or memory.” The following are featured pieces, with artists’ descriptions:

 

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Cheri Kopp, Women’s Work, quilt

A description of the piece “Women’s Work,” from the artist: “At the intersection of Cheri’s art from cast-off materials and her quilting past, this quilt was inspired by her disintegrating ironing-board cover. It honors many traditional roles of women, celebrating housework and handcrafts. Tiny hand-made forms fill out the doll clothes, including the belly of the pedal pushers depicting pregnancy, the only true woman’s work.”

 

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Cheri Kopp, Celebrate Me Home, 2006, quilt

A description of the piece “Celebrate Me Home,” from the artist: “Reflecting on her grandfather-in-law’s death and the idea of his “going home,” Cheri designed four blocks, using signatures on fabric, one for each home in her husband’s family. All of the family’s homes featured in this 2006 quilt are now in the hands of new owners. That’s grandfather Matthew in the window; Cheri’s home flies the Quilter’s Anonymous flag.”

 

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Centennial #1, quilt

A description of the piece “Centennial #1,” from the artist: “Caryl’s father, Cecil Joseph Bryer, celebrated his 100th birthday on July 24, 2001. The hundred guests, who celebrated with him, included his three children, nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The photos surrounding trace his life from infancy in 1901 to his 100th birthday. Caryl’s father passed away in January of 2005, at the age of 103½.”

 

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A description of the piece “Watch Master,” from the artist: “For most of his adult life, Caryl’s father worked for the Elgin Watch Company in Elgin Illinois, and ran his own watch repair business on the side. She grew up watching him work with the tens of thousands of sparkling, nearly microscopic watch parts. The cabinet next to his workbench became an end table in her home, the drawers so fascinating, she couldn’t bear to clear them out. Caryl photographed the cabinet, and each of the twelve drawers, then took macro-lens close-ups of the tins and boxes full of tiny parts to make this quilt.”

 


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Claire B. Jones, Whole Surface: Reaching 2

Claire B. Jones Solo Exhibit: “A Perception of Failure”

“A Perception of Failure”
Betty Feves Memorial Gallery
February 22-March 22
Opening reception: Thursday, February 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

SDA-WA member Claire B. Jones has a solo exhibition at Betty Feves Memorial Gallery, where she will explore the idea that failure is partly about perception. In this exhibit, Claire displays a statement next to each piece explaining why it failed to meet her original objective. The viewer can then include this in their analysis and see if it alters their opinion of the piece.

Betty Feves Memorial Gallery
Blue Mountain Community College
Pendleton, OR
Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
http://www.bluecc.edu/community/feves-art-gallery


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Claire B. Jones at CoCA in Pioneer Square

“Art ∩ Math”
Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
March 1-April 14
Opening reception: Thursday, March 1, 6-9 p.m.

SDA-WA member Claire B. Jones has artworks in the “Art ∩ Math” exhibit at CoCA in Pioneer Square, which opens on March 1. A diverse selection of media will be featured in the exhibit from artists and mathematicians, including sculpture and oil paint, to textile and metalwork.

CoCA

114 Third Avenue South, Seattle
Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Deborah Ann, Cold Café, fabric art, 20″ x 29.5″

Deborah Ann at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

“Life at a Glance”
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
March 1-31
Reception: Friday, March 1, 5:30-9 p.m.

Deborah Ann, SDA-WA member from Yakima, will be the featured artist at a show entitled “Life at a Glance” at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City, Oregon. The show runs March 1 to 31 and the opening reception will be Friday, March 1 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. She will be exhibiting 45 pieces of fabric art and mixed-media sculpture and she will conduct a workshop along with the show.

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
2020 Auburn Avenue
Baker City, OR 97814


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Cheri Kopp, Healthy Nature, paperboard product packaging.

Cheri Kopp Collage Class at Port Townsend School of the Arts

Collage Studies Workshop
Port Townsend School of the Arts
March 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visual artist and SDA-North Peninsula member Cheri Kopp will be teaching a Collage Studies Workshop in Port Townsend March 3.

Drawing on her love of cast-off materials, and incorporating stitching, Cheri will lead participants in exploration of a materials-based art-making process. Using simple resources – scissors, tape and paperboard packaging (cereal boxes, etc.) – and repurposing words and images intended to market products, you’ll find your own messages, creating a series of small collages. A workshop designed to exercise your creative muscle with a series of process-based exercises. All materials, supplies and tools provided. Contact Cheri with questions: studio@cherikopp.com.

Port Townsend School of the Arts
Fort Worden Campus
Building 306
Port Townsend, WA

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Cheri Kopp, The Nose Knows, paperboard product packaging.

 


 

Mary Ashton Studio March Classes

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Western Papermaking
March 10-11, 9:30-4:30, $200
Using Western-European papermaking techniques, students will explore variations on traditional vat sheet forming. Discussions will include various equipment, ways of making pulp, recycling, inclusions, layering, making large sheets from small frame.

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Make Your Own Sketchbook
March 13, 9:30-4:30, $100
Make your own sketchbook with six different papers for all you marking experiments. This book has a soft cover and will open flat, so you can easily sketch right to the spine.

Classes are held at Mary Ashton’s Seattle studio in the University/Roosevelt area (directions are sent prior to class). All papermaking classes are limited to six students; other classes usually have a limit of eight to 10. Most classes have a materials fee of $25. Open Studio is by appointment; materials fee is variable. For registration or to be added to the email list, contact her through my website or email her at maryashtonstudio@earthlink.net.

 


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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry at the Everett Quilt Show

“Reflections of a Quilter”
Everett Quilt Show
Xfinity Arena, Everett
April 27-28
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry Keynote Speech
PUD Auditorium
2320 California Street
Everett, WA
April 27, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15.00

The All In Stitches Quilt Guild, a Central Snohomish County based guild, will be having a quilt show, “Reflections of a Quilter,” April 27-28 at the Xfinity Arena in Everett.

SDA-WA member Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry will be giving the keynote speech on Friday, April 27 at PUD Auditorium. From the event website: “Reflect with Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry on her varied career in quilting. She is internationally recognized for her award-winning fine-art quilts, which have appeared in hundreds of national and international exhibitions, collections, and publications, Caryl’s honors include 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century, Silver Star (lifetime achievement) Award and selection as one of the thirty most influential quiltmakers in the world. Caryl has lectured and taught in eleven countries around the world and continues to share her knowledge through her publications and her website.”

SDA-WA Member Activities February

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Liz Axford, “Shift 3,” 72″ x 69″

SDA-WA members in Fiber Art Now’s Excellence in Fibers 2017

SDA-WA members Liz Axford, Danielle Bodine and Barbara De Pirro have artwork in the current Fiber Art Now juried Excellence in Fibers 2017, Winter 2017/18 edition of the magazine and will be in the exhibit “Excellence In Fibers” at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose CA. Opening reception October 21, 2018. Show runs October 19–January 13, 2019. Liz’s piece “Shift 3” was the Category Winner for “Wall/Floor Works.” Danielle’s piece, “Moonlight Flight” was the Category Winner for “Installation Works.” Another piece of hers, “Celestial Dance” is featured in the online exhibition.

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Danielle Bodine, “Moonlight Flight,” 3’Hx6’Wx8″D installation

 


 

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Nancy Loorem Adams at Skagit Valley College Art Gallery

Nancy Loorem Adams Solo Exhibit
Skagit Valley College
Campus Center Art Gallery
Now through March 2
Artist Talk: February 27

SDA-WA member Nancy Loorem Adams has a solo exhibition on now at Skagit Valley College Art Gallery in Mount Vernon. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The artist talk will be February 27 at 10:30 a.m. in Hodson Hall 211. The gallery will be open February 24 just for Northwest Designer Craftsmen members and guests from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for those traveling to Bellingham for the Northwest Designer Craftsmen “Naturally Speaking Panel,” and basketry exhibitions on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Whatcom Museum.

Skagit Valley College
2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

 


 

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Sharon Rowley, “This Heavenly Body—Energy” (detail), 20″ x 20,” silk broadcloth and organza.

SDA-WA Members at Ida Culver House Broadview

“High in Fiber”
Ida Culver House Broadview
Now through May 12
Gala Reception: January 25, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

SDA-WA members Maura Donegan, Cameron Anne Mason and Sharon Rowley have pieces in the “High in Fiber” exhibit at the Ida Culver House in Broadview.

Above is a detail of one of four pieces by Sharon Rowley that will be on view. These pieces of her “This Heavenly Body” series explore the juxtaposition of the perfect body that is now experiencing aging and illness versus the resilient soul finding its voice and hearing “you are not alone.” Each piece is 20” x 20,” made of silk broadcloth and organza. Fabrics and threads are hand-dyed, silkscreened with original motifs, hand and machine stitched.

The Ida Culver House is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Just check in at the front desk and they will direct you to second-floor gallery.

Ida Culver House Broadview
12505 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle 98133

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Whidbey Island SDA-WA Members at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

“Raising the Surface”
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
January 31–April 29

SDA-WA members Liz Axford, Danielle Bodine, Fine Gelfand, Carys Hamer, Nan Leaman, Pat Morse, Natalie Olsen, Marie Plakos, Sande Wascher-James and Lee Woodfin are showing work in the Whidbey Island Surface Design group’s exhibition “Raising the Surface,” which opens on January 31 at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (formerly the La Conner Quilt Museum). The exhibit will run through April 29. An Opening Reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31 and a “Meet the Artists” event will take place on Saturday, February 10 from 2 to 5 p.m.  and is open each Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit http://www.qfamuseum.org for further details.

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
703 South 2nd Street
La Conner, WA

 

 


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Dorothy McGuinness, “Satellite,” (2012). Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread, 12 x 15 x 12 in.

SDA-WA Members at Whatcom Museum

“Rooted, Revived, Reinvented”
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham
February 3–May 6

The Whatcom Museum is hosting the traveling exhibition Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, February 3–May 6 at the Lightcatcher Building, in collaboration with the National Basketry Organization and The Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. This is the only West Coast venue of this exhibition. SDA-WA members Lanny Bergner and Dorothy McGuinness, Nancy Loorem Adams and Danielle Bodine have work in the exhibition.

The event is planned so that you can make the date into an outing with lunch prior or dinner following at one of the many great Bellingham restaurants, some within walking distance of the museum. Saturday was chosen to promote NWDC participation, access to easy parking and more reasonable travel in the region.The lecture is open to both NWDC members and the public to fulfill our mission to stimulate interest and appreciation for fine craft. Admission to the museum is required to see the exhibitions.  The panel is complimentary and does not require admission.

 


SDA-WA Members in “Gathered Together”

“Gathered Together”
Old City Hall, Bellingham
February 3–May 6

View a selection of artwork at Old City Hall by members of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild (NWBW), including SDA-WA members Danielle Bodine, Nancy Loorem Adams and Dorothy McGuinness,  in Gathered Together: A Show of Work Celebrating Members of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild, an exhibition juried by Lisa Telford and Katherine Lewis, artists featured in “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented” (above). Members of NWBW will be on hand on opening day to talk about basketry and the artwork on display.

Old City Hall
121 Prospect St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

 


SDA-WA Members in Whatcom Museum Panel “Naturally Speaking”

“Naturally Speaking”
Whatcom Museum
Saturday, February 24, 2–3 p.m
Reception to follow the event, 3–4 p.m.

Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) presents a moderated panel of internationally recognized Northwest fine art basketry artists at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham entitled “Naturally Speaking: A Panel of Northwest Artists Discuss Fine Art Basketry in the 21st Century.” Panelists will respond to questions about their use of techniques, materials and influences from moderator Layne Goldsmith, Fiber Arts Professor Emeritus, University of Washington. SDA-WA member panelists include Lanny Bergner, Dorothy McGuinness, Nancy Loorem Adams and Danielle Bodine. Included with admission/Museum members free.

Old City Hall
121 Prospect St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

SDA-WA Member Activities January

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Cheri Kopp, Wishing Well, 2016, paperboard product packaging.

Collage Class with Cheri Kopp

Make It & Take It: Quick Collage
Port Townsend School of the Arts
Friday, January 19, 2018
6–9 p.m.

Join SDA-North Peninsula member Cheri Kopp for a fun, festive, creative evening. Share a light meal, libations and music while you combine bits from paperboard packaging (and those vintage postcards) to create small, personalized collages. Scissors, tape and sewn accents – it couldn’t be easier. All materials, supplies and tools provided. Cheri Kopp is a visual artist working in fiber and all manner of cast-off materials. Contact Cheri with questions, at studio@cherikopp.com. Learn more and register here.

Port Townsend School of the Arts
Building 306, Fort Worden Campus
Port Townsend
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Cheri Kopp, Be Mine? 2017, paperboard product packaging and vintage postcard


 

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Northwind Arts Center Juror’s Award recipient Pat Herkal, Oscar Fox.

SDA-NP members at Northwind Arts Center Show

Northwind Arts Center’s 16th Annual Small Expressions exhibit in Port Townsend celebrates art no more than 15 inches in any direction. It represents all sorts of media, including jewelry. Juror Marie Weichman, an educator at Olympic College, ceramic and installation artist, chose work of four SDA-Peninsula artists to be included in the show – Pat Herkal, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Janice Speck and Cathie Wier. Herkal’s fiber bead embroidered sculpture Oscar Fox received the Juror’s Award. The show hangs until December 30.


New Kitsap Regional Group

We had 12 surface design artists at our first meeting on December 5, with lots of ideas and enthusiasm shared.

Our second meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 2 from 11 a.m–1 p.m. at BARN Fiber Arts Studio on Bainbridge (8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110).

Agenda: Show and tell so we can become acquainted with each other’s work. Please bring a piece of your recent work or a work in progress. We will display them on tables and take time to walk around and talk with each other about our pieces.

Roles and Responsibilities: We agreed at the last meeting that we would have a program committee of three people rotating every six months. Other potential roles: exhibits, communications and ??. Think about what role you would like to play in the group.

Resource/Idea Sharing: Compile a list of potential field trips, guest speakers, projects and topics of interest for our meetings. Please bring a list ready to share with the group.

Please contact Roberta Nelson (robertasn@comcast.net) or Tonnie Wolfe (tonnie@tonniewolfe.com) for more information.


2018 SDA-WA Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to connect with other artists and expand your world in 2018? SDA-WA is looking for a Membership Rep and a Finance Rep. The Membership Rep uses macros in Microsoft Excel to sort the Washington members list, emails new members and notifies members when their memberships are expiring. The position would be a good fit for someone who likes to work with data in Microsoft Excel. The Finance Rep works with the SDA Treasurer Sarah Bush to balance the SDA-WA budget, and handles funding requests and art show sales. The position would be a good fit for someone who likes to work with numbers.

Contact Communications Rep Francesca Penchant (sdafpenchant@gmail.com) for more info about these volunteer positions!

SDA-WA Member Activities December

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Announces Viewers’ Awards

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center announced the Viewers’ Choice winners from their show “Fiber Revolution,” which ended November 12. Congratulations to the Viewers’ Choice winners!

“These three outstanding examples of fiber art were selected by the public during this popular exhibit, which has been on display since September 15,” said Jessica Elliott, Executive Director of PAFAC. “Visitors from across the US, Canada and a few European countries voted for their favorites.” The winners were SDA-WA members Helga Winter, for “The Secret Life of Trees,” Cathie Wier, for “Turbulence” and Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, for “Bandoneon.”

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Helga Winter’s “The Secret Life of Trees”

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Cathie Wier’s “Turbulence”

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s “Bandoneon”


 

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Top: Art cloths by Rebecca Wachtman. Bottom: Resin sculptures made with the cloths.

Rebecca Wachtman Community Art Project at MBNCA

Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
November 25, 12–3 p.m.

SDA-WA member Rebecca Wachtman is leading a community art project at Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts entitled, “Our Place In This World.” It will be held on Saturday, November 25 from noon to 3 p.m.

Participants will be guided through creating a piece of art cloth out of reclaimed silk. The art cloth that the participants create will represent their own place within the community.

Rebecca will then use the art cloths to create three-dimensional resin sculptures, which will join other art-cloth sculptures on interactive display installations. These displays will be shown at various locations, including the MBNCA.

Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
2919 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
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SDA Kitsap Group Forming

Kick-off Meeting
BARN Fiber Arts Studio
Tuesday, December 5, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

We are starting a new Washington State SDA group, and would love you to join us to plot and plan and brainstorm possibilities for the future. Kick-off meeting on Tuesday, December 5 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at the BARN Fiber Arts Studio on Bainbridge. Bring lunch if you like.

If you have been a member of the North Peninsula group, you don’t have to choose—you are welcome in both groups. And future collaborations with our SDA friends to the North will definitely be a part of the mix. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Questions? Email Roberta Nelson  or Tonnie Wolfe.

BARN Fiber Arts Studio
8890 Three Tree Lane NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


 

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Scarf Detail by Marie Plakos

Marie Plakos in Gail Harker Exhibit

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum
Through December 30

SDA-WA member Marie Plakos has work in “Creative Passion & Stitch,” at Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, Washington. The exhibition shows the original design work and experimental stitch techniques of Plakos and four other Level 4 graduates from the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts. The exhibition runs through December 30.

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum
703 South Second Street
La Conner, WA 98257
(360) 466-4288


 

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Work by Debbie Eliasen

Debbie Eliasen in Small Works Art Show on Camano Island

“Honey, I Shrunk the Art”
Matzke Fine Art Gallery
Through January 14

SDA-WA member Debbie Eliasen has a piece in the 27th Annual Small Works Show, “Honey, I Shrunk the Art,” at Matzke Fine Art Gallery. The reception was November 18. Show runs through January 14.

Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park
2345 Blanche Way
Camano Island

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“Flourish” (detail) by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara De Pirro’s “Flourish” Installed in Poetry Garden

“Flourish”
Seattle Center Poetry Garden
Through January 2018

SDA-WA member Barbara De Pirro’s piece “Flourish” will be installed at Seattle Center Poetry Garden through January 2018. She created it with thousands of plastic bottle caps that she reclaimed, drilled, then stitched into multicolor banners. The piece represents and celebrates the multicultural mix of people in our community. Presented by Office of Arts & Culture Seattle and Seattle Center.

Seattle Center Poetry Garden
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

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“Flourish” by Barbara De Pirro

 


 

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A felt studio in Hungary

Felt Tours in Hungary with Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Discover the country of Hungary, and take workshops from the world-class felt masters it offers with SDA-WA member Flóra Carlile-Kovács.

East-Hungary Felt Tour, April 19–30, 2018
West-Hungary Felt Tour, May 3–14, 2018

– Five days felting workshops
– Hungarian foods
– Sightseeing
– Thermal baths
– Craft markets

A special message from Flóra:
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In one of my workshops in the Pacific Northwest, my students came up with the idea that I should organize a Felt Tour to Hungary, as I am a felt artist and instructor, and a native of the country. In this tour, they could learn from the amazing Hungarian felt masters, and also travel in the country with like-minded people, try our delicious foods, visit Turkish baths, historic sites, antique- and contemporary-craft markets and wonderful places no guide books even mention. This dream soon became true; I led my first Felt Tour to Hungary in 2016. It was so well received, that I offered two Felt Tours in the spring of 2017, with different focuses on the workshops and in different parts of the country.

In the East-Hungary Tour, we visited small towns of the eastern part of Hungary, and took three one-day and one two-day workshops from world-class felt masters. These were project-oriented classes that built on one another, and featured various felting techniques, both in 2D and 3D designs. Participants made small and large objects; these included a bottle holder with nomadic design instructed by Mihály Vetró, 3D home decor instructed by Márti Csille, felted jewelry instructed by Judit Tóth-Pócs and a prefelt pillow cover instructed by Gabriella Kovács. It speaks for the instructors, that both beginner feltmakers were able to succeed in the classes and advanced students could still learn a lot!

In the West-Hungary Tour, we visited some wonderful historic sites of the west side of Hungary, took one two-day workshop and one three-day workshop from internationally recognized felt masters. Both the felted bag with woven inlay instructed by Vanda Róbert and the sculptural hat instructed by Judit Tóth-Pócs workshops were advanced felting projects, but even those who decided to take their first felt workshops just prior the tour (to get the most out of it), succeeded!

These tours have become much more than just guided tours for me. It has become my mission to introduce outstanding Hungarian artists, craftsmen, amazing people and places to my guests, and to give a personal insight of my home country in just twelve days.

To get the itineraries and more info about the 2018 Felt Tours, or register, please email me: carlile.kovacs@gmail.com.

Hope to see you on one of the tours!
Flóra Carlile-Kovács

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