SDA-WA Eastside Members Call For Art!

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Hi SDA-WA. This post is specifically for members of SDA-WA from the Eastside (including Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell).

 
Eastside SDA-WA members are now able to enter the regional show portion of the Fiber Fusion exhibition. This show will run concurrently with Fiber Fusion at VALA Art Center at Redmond Town Center from November 10, 2016 – January 15, 2017. Artwork is to be no greater than 12” in any dimension. For all of the show requirements and more information, the entry form is online at:

Call for a volunteer to teach a 2 hour class in Redmond

Hi SDA-WA!  The Fiber Fusion show will soon be traveling to Redmond where it will reside at VALA.  In conjunction with the show moving to VALA/Redmond, we will have several opportunities to participate in related events.  The first opportunity is to teach (or take!) a class at the Redmond Senior Center.    We will post more about the class once it’s finalized.  If you’re interested in teaching a class, please see the call below!

Call for teachers:

We are looking for a SDA member volunteer to teach a free 2 hour community class/ demonstration in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion exhibition in Redmond. The class will be held at the Redmond Sr Center in a classroom with a sink, so wet processes are possible. The Senior Center has reserved Wednesday November 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for this event. This is an excellent opportunity to try out a class idea, generate potential students for a longer paid class you’re offering, or get some teaching experience on your resume.

Deadline for proposals is Wednesday August 24 at 7 pm. Please send a short description of what you will do / offer and a very short description of yourself. If chosen, these will be published in the Redmond Parks & Recreation catalogue. Please send to event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com

A Follow-up About Barbara De Pirro’s Activities

Hi SDA-WA!  Member Barbara De Pirro has SO much going on, that we thought it would be nice to have a separate post.

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Roots & Vines

July – October 2016

Amazon Corporate Office
Harrison St. ( between Boren & Terry )
South Lake Union, Seattle, WA.

“A mysterious unexpected form has taken root, its fibrous tendrils clinging to the surface, reaching outward into the landscape. Inspired by nature’s ability to regenerate, De Pirro developed methods that mimic these plant structures, using an invasive fiber as her medium. She collected hundreds of post consumer plastic bags from the local communities, cut them into strips; and then methodically crocheted individual vines that were woven into this sinuous form.”

Special thanks to Storefronts Seattle & Shunpike!

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Pollinate & Bloom

Bellwether 2016: Confluence

July – October 2016

106 Ave. NE ( at NE 6 St.)
Bellevue, WA
Installed along the pedestrian corridor within a majestic Maple tree.

“Imagine standing under a field of strangely beautiful flowers each suspended high above the ground under the leaf canopy of a majestic Maple tree surrounded by the linear architecture of the city. These playful flowers fill the sky with color & light, inviting visitors to look up & interact in a unique experience that combines nature, art & architecture. These eco-flowers have been created using hundreds of reclaimed plastic bottles (& caps) rescued from the waste stream then transformed into art!”

Special thanks to the installation expertise of Art Site Ltd and to Bellevue Arts & Culture for hosting my project!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

‘Habitat : Refuge’ – Duwamish Waterway Park

A temporary outdoor installation, more details to come….
Special thanks to Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks & Recreation!

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And finally – Did you hear about Barbara’s selection to be part of the Artist Trust and Millay Colony For The Arts non-profit artist residency program and artists’ center located in the spectacular Berkshire foothills of Austerlitz, New York?

Congratulations Barbara!!!!

Member Activities for July 2016

Hi Everyone!  Here is the latest news about our members as well as some opportunities to participate in.

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sharon rowleyMember Sharon Rowley is a Featured Artist Speaks on Jane Dunnewold Studio’s website. You can see her video and learn more about her art there.

“Like a Tibetan prayer flag, I create art to send my wishes for peace and happiness into the universe.  Over two decades of exploring Buddhism and traveling to the sacred temples, canyons and mountain-tops of the world, these phrases of loving kindness (may you be happy, live in peace, in safety, in health, and with ease) have resonated strongly.

My art explores both the prayer flag’s form and the spirituality of its messages.  Some of my flags reflect my expansive hopes for all people, others are very personal hopes for myself and those near me.  All are prayers from my heart.”  Sharon

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goldenThe Eastside SDA group is hosting Barbara De Pirro of Golden Acrylics at their meeting on August 21st from 2-4pm at VALA Art Center, 7303 164th Ave NE, Redmond.  Everyone is invited to attend (both SDA and non-SDA members!).

A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists……ideas for all! This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about the wide range of GOLDEN Acrylic paints and mediums, including QoR Watercolors. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and colors for the best intended application. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects, and how to use Iridescent and Interference colors to add unique qualities to your work. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications.

 Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples!!

If you’re interested in attending,  please contact Crystal Edwards at: crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com            For more information, please see the Facebook link at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058201980881860

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Lois Gaylord invites you to mark your calendars for September 10th and 11th!  She will be part of the Arts North Studio Tour and will be at Sun House Studio with 3 other artists.

 

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Paper Transformed II is the second exhibition of the work of five SDA WA members and three other Western Washington artists who transform machine and handmade paper into artist books, sculpture, jewelry, baskets and other visual objects. Dona Anderson, Mary Ashton (www.maryashtonstudio.com), Danielle Bodine ( www.daniellebodine.com), Zia Gipson (www.ziagipson.com), Lois James ( www.loisjamespaper.com), Dorothy McGuinness (www.dorothymcguinnessbasket.com), Jean-Marie Tarascio and Sande Wascher-James (presented by Priscilla Juvelis,Inc. (rare and artists books) all use paper for its inherent infinitely malleable character, not just as a substrate for traditional artists’ media. To paraphrase philosopher and communication theorist Marshall McLuhan, Paper Transformed is an exhibition where “the paper is the medium and the message.”

The paper work of Lois James, Zia Gipson and Danielle Bodine carries the record of cultural tradition, personal memory and story-telling. Dona Anderson’s and Mary Ashton’s paper sculpture resonates with the living things which give the work its connection to nature. Jean-Marie Tarascio and Sande Wascher-James artist books celebrate paper’s long history of being used to make books. Dorothy McGuinness’s intricate paper baskets are made from richly colored and patterned paper cut with surgical precision then folded and woven into rhythmic shapes. The eight artists in “Paper Transformed” show us how paper is infinitely alterable, taking the observer from the flat smooth surface we use daily to record the most mundane of life’s events to the richly textured surfaces of handmade three-dimensional objects.

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Eastside members watch your email for the call for art for the regional component of the Fiber Fusion travelling exhibition.
A call for teaching proposals will be email soon for all SDA Washington members for classes at VALA..
Lastly, there may be an opportunity for SDA WA members to sell gift items at VALA during the Festival of Lights event in Redmond.
LOCAL SDA MEETINGS
Area Meetings
EastsideSunday, August 21st, New Golden Lecture with Barbara De Pirro. Please rsvp to Crystal Edwards  for more information. Meetings areThird Sundays of the month, please email Crystal Edwardscrystal.a.edwards@gmail.com for more information.
North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area) -For more information, please email gwarner@nwi.net

North Peninsula –Meetings will resume in September and are held the second Wednesday of the month, please contact Jeannie McMacken,jeannie@blueheartstudio.com for more information.

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)-

Fourth Monday of the month. Meetings will resume in September.

South Central Surface Design Group  –.Meeting at the home of Barb Sherrill, 8710 W. 6th Ave., Kennewick, August 10, 10 am (9:45 for coffee and conversation). For directions and questions, or information on what to bring email  Vicki Gerton vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound –For information, please contact Faith Hagenhoferfaithkeh@hotmail.com

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Whidbey Island – please contact Debra Calkins dcalkins@whidbey.com

for more information.

For More Information about Fiber Fusion and SDA 

Surface Design Washington
Fiber Fusion Exhibition– SDAFiberFusionShow.org
Surface Design Washington-SurfaceDesignWA.com
Surface Design National and International

 

Member Activites – July 2016

Hi SDA-WA!  Here are some more activities from (and for) our wonderful members!

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July 7 – 23, 2016

Opening First Thursday, July 7, 2016 6 – 8 pm Artist will be in attendance

Foster/White Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition with local textile artist Cameron Anne Mason.

The theme of nature and the evidence of human hands upon it permeates Mason’s work like the dyes used to color her hand-worked silks and velvet.

Deeply rooted in the Northwest Coast, Cameron Anne Mason’s relationship with nature is as much a part of her life as the artwork it inspires. Through deep meditations on our changing environment and by looking closely at our natural geography, Mason ardently layers and stitches her impressions into each sculpture. Her latest series, Branching, honors the history of the cloth she works with, embroider- ing stitch upon stitch parallel to a tree’s rings of growth.

Mason has been exhibiting her sculptures with Foster/White Gallery for several years. Her background in theater arts has also encouraged several installation projects throughout Seattle, including SAM Set the Table, MADArts, COCA’s Rootbound, the Bellevue Art Museum and this summer’s Bellwether sculpture exhibition at Bellevue City Hall. Mason has most recently been selected by Chateau Ste Michelle as the featured artist of their 2013 Artist Series Meritage to be released later this year.

Cameron Anne Mason’s work is in public and corporate collections throughout the Pacific Northwest and broader United States.

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maryMary O’Shaughnessy has a show of her new collage series: Hand Made Paper, Tea Bags, Image Transfers at Frame Works in the Under Town of Port Townsend (211 Taylor Street, suite B5).

Her art will be shown from July 2nd through July 30th, Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.  She’d love for you to stop by and check it out!

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Dorothy McGuinness has had her piece Tetrahedron 3 accepted into the Fiberart International 2016 show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania through August 21.

Congratulations Dorothy!!

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carylCaryl Bryer Fallert has two pieces in the show Women by Women a new exhibition by The Surface Design Association: North Peninsula Chapter opened June 29 at Pippa’s Real Tea in downtown Port Townsend, WA.  The show will run through the end of August. Fifteen of artists have interpreted the theme, Women by Women, in our respective fiber media to bring you a broad range of images and techniques.

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Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts will be showing the works of some of their level-3 graduates on August 13th and 14th, 2016.   Congratulations to all of the graduates!

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Congratulations to member Barbara Houshmand for her piece entitled The Time Watcher winning People’s Choice Award at the Northwind Art Center’s show “Bits and Pieces”!

Member Activities Update for June 2016

Hi SDA-WA!  Here are upcoming activities for and from our members.

aurora 1We’re thrilled to announce that our very own member Gwen Lowery (of Shaw Island, WA) won Honorable Mention for her piece “Aurora Corona 1” at the International Surface Design Association show Transgressing Traditions!!   Kuddo’s also, to Katherine Sylvan (Kennewick, WA) and Claire B. Jones (Seattle, WA).  We know this was a very tough show to get into and we’re so excited for Gwen, Katherine, and Claire!

For more information about Transgressing Traditions, please see: http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/exhibits_details.cfm?id=76

Area Meetings

Eastside – Third Sundays of the month, please email Crystal Edwardscrystal.a.edwards@gmail.com for more information.

North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area) -For more information, please email gwarner@nwi.net

North Peninsula –Second Wednesday of the month, please contactJeannie McMacken, jeannie@blueheartstudio.com for more information.

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)-

Fourth Monday of the month.

South Central Surface Design Group  –.-July 13, 10 am, 1819 Davison Ave., Richland.  Topic “Paper”.  We will be making handmade paper and will do design exercises on paper.    For directions and questions, or information on what to bring email  Vicki Gerton vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound –For information, please contact Faith Hagenhoferfaithkeh@hotmail.com

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Whidbey Island – please contact Debra Calkins dcalkins@whidbey.com

for more information.

 

Here are a few calls for art which we thought our members might be interested in!

Call to Artists: Schack-toberfest, September 15-25

We know summer hasn’t (officially) started yet, but we’re already seeking harvest-themed artwork for Schack-toferbest. The glass pumpkin patch has been extended to 10 days for 2016 and we need paintings, photography, ceramics, and more to complete the festive atmosphere.

Artists interested in submitting their work should read the complete call to artists on our website. Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.

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The Shoreline – Lake Forest Park Arts Council is seeking proposals from local and regional artists who wish to teach during their Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Create & Make Workshop Series, held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Shoreline. All workshops are ticketed, geared towards adults, and capped at 20 students.

Teaching artists will receive a $250 stipend to cover teaching fees and materials for teaching one two-hour workshop. We provide space, tables, and students; you provide materials, knowledge, and fun.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2016. Please apply online at http://www.shorelinearts.net/opportunties.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status via email by July 15. For questions, contact publicity@shorelinearts.net.

Eligible media: any Visual Arts     Deadline: June 30th, 2016    Submission Fee: $0

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Our own member Debra Calkins has put out a call for art:

83% of the victims of the sex slave trade in America are US citizens. 40% of them are children. Unmade Bed is an exhibit about sexual trafficking which would include the work of artists; their reactions, feelings, and thoughts on this inhumane practice. I would also like to invite those who would consider expressing the denial around this topic. Art carries powerful messages and has healing power. We hold in our hands, hearts and minds the ability to stand up to this injustice.

This will be a traveling exhibit with 3 – 5 venues. Each of the venues will be two days to four days. The first venue is at WICA (Whidbey Island Center for the Arts) in Langley, WA on Whidbey Island opening on October 7, 2016. The traveling will be completed by the end of 2017.

For more information on this: http://www.LongWalkHomeStudio.com or Debra@LongWalkHomeStudio.com

Eligible media:  Visual Art           Deadline: August 15th, 2016        Submission Fee: $25

Fiber Fusion Show Opening 2016

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We are thrilled to have had such a wonderful response to our Fiber Fusion show opening!  We had an amazing turn-out and we were even on the local NBC affiliate news!!

NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA | (please note there will be a short ad prior to the video starting up.)

2016-06-10 15.33.15Allied Arts Gallery at the Park was the perfect location for  the opening and all of the artwork looks phenomenal in the bright and airy gallery!

Congratulations to:

  • The artists for creating such spectacular works of art!
  • The Jurors for selecting such a diverse and interesting set of artwork for the show!
  • and to The Executive Committee for creating and executing such a fabulous show!
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Juror’s Choice “The Birth Of The Grid” by Nancy Loomis Adams

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Winner Best Use of Mixed Media “A Resinable Trio” by Rebecca Wachtman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honorable Mention “Match Sticks” by Melisse Laing

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Deborah E. Taylor Spirit of Innovation Award “Doom” by Francesca Penchant

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Honorable Mention “Exercise 4” by Angelica Sta. Teresa

 

 

 

 

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The Fiber Fusion show executive committee. Top: Maura Donnegan, Jeannie McMacken, Bottom: Christina Fairley Erickson, Barbara Matthews, and Allied Arts Gallery Regional Show Chair Vicki Gerton

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Juror Layne Goldsmith talking about the Juror’s Choice award winner “The Birth Of The Grid”