SDA WA Members Activities

JULY 2021

CALL FOR ENTRIES

While this past year of social isolation has been challenging, many of us have continued making art, often creating pieces that reflect a period that forced all of us to confront personal feelings and global issues in an unprecedented way.  Now, we are finally beginning to surface.Yet the pandemic represents only one interpretation of Surfacing.  The word has a range of meanings, from calls for social change to personal reflection to looking at ourselves and the world in an entirely different way.  And nowhere are we better able to express what Surfacing means to each of us than in our artwork.


Jurors:
Francesca Piñol (Spain) Gail Harker (USA

http://www.francescapinol.com/ https://gailcreativestudies.com/

Elegibility: to be a member of SDA Washington State by the time of the deadline.

Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2021.
The jurors will review all submissions. Each selected artist may have one image for the online gallery. Notifications will be sent October 15.

Requirements:
You may submit one or two pieces of work. You will need to submit one image per piece (plus one detail, if necessary to appreciate the technique) and will need to complete this google form entry for each image submission. Work must be made between 2019-2021.

Images must be 2000 pixels minimum on the shortest side. Max file size is 3 MB.

Please send your image(s) to Gabi Nirino at sdagnirino@gmail.com and use “SDA WA Surfacing submission” for the email subject line. The jurors will have access to the images you submit but will not see your names. Please make sure to name your image file with the nickname of your choice, and use this format: “nickname_title of piece”.jpg. The nicknames are to mask artist names during the jurying review process only.

Please complete the following form for each piece submitted and make sure to double-check your spelling. The information provided on this form will be used for the online gallery information. Note: the jurors will not see the artist name, email, nickname and website fields.

https://forms.gle/r47QLyNvGcmr9H4S6

Any questions, contact Gabi Nirino at: sdagnirino@gmail.com.

Thank you for your submission!

More about the jurors. This month: Francesca Piñol

She holds a BA in Antropology by the University of Barcelona (UB) in 1995, an MA in Textile Design by the Catalonian Politecnique University (UPC), an MA in African Studies by the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) in 1996), an MA in ArtTherapy by the UB in 2004 , and at that moment she is doing her PhD, a research about Naturat Dyes and Digital Textile Design.

She extended studies with stages abroad: at the Skolen for Brugskunst (School of Design) of Copenhagen in 1989 and at CIETA (International d’Etude Centres des Textiles Anciens) of Lyons in 1994 and 95. Also some artistic residence has done as Contextile in Portugal in 2012 and Arctic Circle 2015 (15th expedition).

            Although it combines various techniques, materials and textures, weaving is the technique most commonly used with the incorporation of digital Jacquard technology and the color obtained from natural dyeing with materials from the surroundings, making unique pieces or short series.

Her collaboration between Art and Neuroscience, a crosstalk between professionals from arts and neuroscience, has been selected at the international competition Art of Neuroscience 2018 and awared with the Honorable Mention 2018.

            Her studio Laboratori Tèxtilis a space for research and experimentation with textures, natural color and digital fabric. It combines artistic creation with research and teaching.

RESIDENCIES 

2016. Design School, Kolding, Dinamarca. 

2015. The Circle Arctic. Illes Svalbard, Noruega. 

2014. Design School, Kolding, Dinamarca. 

2012. Contextile, Guimaraes, Portugal. 

1989. Experiencia de Tecnología y Escuela Libre  y Jornadas de Diseño

          Industrial. Seminario de Sargadelos, Cervo, Lugo. 

EXHIBITIONS

Since 1982 he has exhibed her work in different cities and countries: Girona, Barcelona, Lloret de Mar, Padova (Italy), Sant Agustí –Eivissa-, Kobenhavn, Farum (Denmark), Esparraguera, Terrassa, Granada, Loures (Portugal), Málaga, Sitges, Lodz (Poland), El Vendrell, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca, Olot, Sabadell, Salou, Sant Cugat, Aleppo (Syria), Rauma (Finland), Barbastro (Huesca), Torino (Italy), Cairo (Egypt), Guimaraes (Portugal), Écomusée Textile, Husseren_Wesserling (França), Olot, Lleida, Girona, Vilassar de Mar, Terrassa, Estambul (Turquia), Arles (França), C-Mine (Belgica), Madrid.

facebook : francescapt                         instagram: francescapinol

http://www.francescapinol.com/

Marques d´Aigua Catalogue exhibition. It is the result of a artistic trip to the Artic

https://www.digitalweaving.no/art-meets-science-in-francescas-tapestries/

TRACES_SEA 2016 – 40 x 200 cm
Silk, acetat, paper

Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times

Seiko Purdue´s project at the Jansen Art Center

“I am celebrating this moment when the collection of people’s strength, patience, creativity, compassion, and spirit comes together in this exhibition by presenting “Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times.”    

Kumihimo is a Japanese rope/cord making art form.  Traditionally people use a wooden tool called marudai or a floor loom to make elaborate designs.  Kumihimo came from China around the 8th century and was used for scrolls, sutras, swords, and armor.  During the 19th century, Kumihimo became a necessary item for wearing kimono.   

During this pandemic time I have been thinking about the power of “craft” deeply.  Handwork really helps while being isolated.  As a Japanese artist, I decided to share Kumihimo.  I made more than 365 Kumihimo kits, each containing a foam disk and 8 strands of yarns that I dyed with natural dyes.  I wanted to emphasize the numbers of days, one year, that seemed like a long time to experience the pandemic.    

Many people responded to the Kumhimo project and spread it quickly.  Some people returned it by mail and I was excited to open each package. Some people offered to introduce it to their friends and families.  It went to different states and even overseas.  I see that some people spent lots of time on their pieces besides weaving ropes.  I got so much energy from people’s positive responses and I am grateful to honor people’s handworks, creativity, and voices here.    

When I started this project, in November 2020, I thought that our life should be normal in one year.  I wrote senryu (similar to haiku) during spring 2020; looking at those now reminds me of what it was like to stay at home all the time with no people on the streets.  I can’t forget what it was like one year ago.  The numbers of people who got COVID19 became enormous all over the world and several waves seem to continue.  Although many countries are still suffering, vaccinations are changing our lives.  I am saddened to think of the people who lost family and friends.  I must express gratitude to the people who worked for others to save lives, helped by taking risks, and did something for others.  We have learned so much from our experiences and we should not forget it even after COVID is under control.  It is amazing to feel free without a mask and going to a restaurant and hugging friends! 

There are so many things that have been coming out from the ground that we haven’t seriously faced or confronted. As a Japanese female artist who lives in the US, I had a chance to think farther during this pandemic, particularly about race, human rights, and freedom.  I really wish that people in the world would become more connected instead of fighting.  I love the way that craft techniques have been passed from generation to generation. It creates very strong ties to human relationships peacefully. “

Seiko Purdue

“Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times” by Seiko Purdue (partial view)

June 3 – August 26, 2021 – Jansen Art Center – 321 Front Street, Lynden, WA.

Dorothy McGuinness new website

I have a new website https://www.dorothymmcguinness.com/.  My present website (dorothymcguinnessbasket.com) will become unavailable sometime around the 1st of August. The Flickr account this website was based on will still be available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/83457485@N04/

On the new website you can sign up for my newsletter if you would like to continue to have updates on what I am up to. Thank you to all of you who visited and looked at my artwork on the old website.

“Satellite” by Dorothy McGuinness ‐ Acrylic ‐ Paper ‐ 12″ x 15″ x 12″ 

Online Collage & Layering by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara De Pirro Workshops

Online Collage & Layering

We will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using Golden Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes for Collage. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery plus transferring images of your own artwork, drawings or photographs into the surface.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
JUL 25, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
$60

Online Printmaking for Collage

We will explore techniques using your own printed imagery to create inspirational Collage artworks! Learn the basics of creating monotype, collagraph, thermofax and relief printed images. All of this can be done without a press, using water based, slow drying GOLDEN acrylic paints. These methods create unique results; the pressure of printing creates texture and pattern not possible when painting directly on paper. Several examples & demonstrations will show how these prints can then be used in Collage & which products work best for gluing various weights of paper. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
AUG 8, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
Fee: $60

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leaderOnline meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Bellingham – There is a small new group, please email Seiko Purdue for more information: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

In normal times, the North Olympic chapter meets monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Therese for more information tmstein47@aol.com.

In June we had our first in-person meeting since the pandemic began.

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Mary Arnold for more information marnold48@comcast.net

SDA WA Members Activities

JUNE 2021

CALL FOR ENTRIES

While this past year of social isolation has been challenging, many of us have continued making art, often creating pieces that reflect a period that forced all of us to confront personal feelings and global issues in an unprecedented way.  Now, we are finally beginning to surface.Yet the pandemic represents only one interpretation of Surfacing.  The word has a range of meanings, from calls for social change to personal reflection to looking at ourselves and the world in an entirely different way.  And nowhere are we better able to express what Surfacing means to each of us than in our artwork.


Jurors:
Francesca Piñol (Spain) Gail Harker (USA

http://www.francescapinol.com/ https://gailcreativestudies.com/

Elegibility: to be a member of SDA Washington State by the time of the deadline.

Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2021.
The jurors will review all submissions. Each selected artist may have one image for the online gallery. Notifications will be sent October 15.

Requirements:
You may submit one or two pieces of work. You will need to submit one image per piece (plus one detail, if necessary to appreciate the technique) and will need to complete this google form entry for each image submission. Work must be made between 2019-2021.

Images must be 2000 pixels minimum on the shortest side. Max file size is 3 MB.

Please send your image(s) to Gabi Nirino at sdagnirino@gmail.com and use “SDA WA Surfacing submission” for the email subject line. The jurors will have access to the images you submit but will not see your names. Please make sure to name your image file with the nickname of your choice, and use this format: “nickname_title of piece”.jpg. The nicknames are to mask artist names during the jurying review process only.

Please complete the following form for each piece submitted and make sure to double-check your spelling. The information provided on this form will be used for the online gallery information. Note: the jurors will not see the artist name, email, nickname and website fields.

https://forms.gle/r47QLyNvGcmr9H4S6

Any questions, contact Gabi Nirino at: sdagnirino@gmail.com.

Thank you for your submission!

“Hidden Tropical Fish” by Donna Lee Dowdney

Donna Lee Dowdney at BARN

Donna has four mixed media and fabric art pieces exhibit at BARN

“Hidden Life” by Donna Lee Dowdney
“Silver Spirals” and “Undersea Undulations” by Donna Lee Dowdney

More about Donna

http://donnaleedowdney.com

Barbara O´Steen pieces

” I created them perhaps 25 years ago and a friend purchased both pieces.  She has proudly displayed them for all these years.  One is a large floor pillow.  She and I and husbands shared the hippie years when we had living rooms with nothing but carpet and pillows.  Mine have mostly gone but she continued to use her pillow, yet I’m surprised how clean it looks.  The tapestry is Mt. St. Helens blowing on May 18 of 1980.  I watched that from the high deck from my house and soon started on the tapestry.  Three months later when the annual event of Bumbershoot was at the Seattle Center they set up a large gallery of juried art that was about the volcano and mine was included.

“The Volcano” by Barbara O´Steen. 52″ x 36″, wool.
Floor pillow by Barbara O´Steen. 41″ x 27″, wool.
“Birdhouse” by Pat Herkal

Pat Herkal at Port Townsend Gallery

Pat Herkal was juried into the Port Townsend Gallery

She will be exhibiting and selling her beaded jewelry, vessels and ‘critters. The Gallery is at 715 Water Street. Starting in June it will be open seven days a week 10:00 – 5:00.

Pat creates to fill her life with joy, to discover how to mix colors and textures, to honor the environment and to keep her brain nimble.Whimsy, color and the natural world inspire her work. Mixing fiber, thread, beads, trinkets, shells, stones and found objects – man made and natural – Pat creates jewelry, sculptures, wall hangings, critters and dolls. Most are hand sewn adding one bead at a time. The smaller the bead the better. Her work is often embellished with embroidery. She has fun making, so when people see her work, we hope it makes them smile.

More about Pat: https://www.patherkal.com

Online Encaustic & Resin Effects Workshop by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara De Pirro Workshops

Online Encaustic & Resin Effects w/Acrylic

Create a mysterious & luminous depth, enriching your artwork! 
Discover how to create the luscious effect of wax encaustic & resin pours using GOLDEN Acrylic products. This online class includes demonstrations of how to achieve this effect using various acrylic mediums & gels; transparent & translucent, tinted & un-tinted, smooth & textured. In the process you’ll discover the unique qualities of each product. I’ll also share multiple samples of these methods in use within both collage & painted surfaces including how I incorporate them into my own artwork. These techniques enable you to create an intriguing depth, further developing imagery, pattern & texture within the layers of your art.

Schack Art Center 
JUN 5, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
NOTE: 3 WA State Educator OSPI Clock hours are available for this class. 
Fee: M $60 NM $65

Online Fabric Painting w/Acrylics

Discover a range of techniques that can transform your Fiber Art, creating incredible surfaces and patterns! We will explore a series of Golden Acrylic products, the combination of these can be heat set, creating a soft hand that can also be laundered. Whether you choose to use your fabrics for art to wear, functional art, wall hangings, sculpture or art installations, this workshop will open your eyes to a whole new approach.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
JUN 13, 1-3 
Contact for registration: HERE 
$40

More about Barbara: https://depirro.blogspot.com

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leaderOnline meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Bellingham – There is a small new group, please email Seiko Purdue for more information: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

In normal times, the North Olympic chapter meets monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Therese for more information tmstein47@aol.com.

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

SDA WA Members Activities

MAY 2021

Barbara Osborne at Weave

“Waiting for Grendel” by Barbara Osborne. 
 Coiled pine needles with shed deer antlers, slices of rock and bones

SDA member Barbara Osborne and her basket cronies David Chambers and Sharon Kita will be joined by fiber artist Tininha Silva and painter Sean Yearian for a show named Weave at Northwind Arts Gallery, 701 Water St. in Port Townsend, WA. The show will be both in person and online. Gallery dates and hours to see the show in person are 12-5 Thursdays-Sundays from April 29 to May 30. To see the show online, go to northwindarts.org, then exhibits; this show will be in the Best Gallery.
Additionally, Northwind Arts is hosting a Zoom night on Wednesday May 19 at 7:00 PM where the artists will talk about their work and processes. This presentation is free, but you must register through the Northwind Arts website to be sent the access link to the Zoom panel.

SDA-WA North Peninsula Members´ News

“Zoanthids” by Pat Herkal

SDA North Peninsula Members at Northwind Art’s Grover Gallery

Port Townsend’s Northwind Art’s Grover Gallery presents Undersea through May 30. Tangled Fiber SDA-NP artists Pat Herkal, Barbara Ramsey, Jean-Marie Tarascio and Cathie Wier reflect their varied views of the Salish Sea interpreted through the textile arts. Some of the creatures are true to life while others are expressions of the groups ocean inspired imaginations. The collection is composed of fiber, wire, yarn, paper and beads. 

“Textured Waves” by Barbara Ramsey
“Tangled Fibers”. Collaborative piece
“Blue Seaweed with Plankton” by Jean-Marie Tarascio
“Low Tide”by Jean-Marie Tarascio, h24″ x w 20”. Recycled tea bags, pattern paper, wire.
“Seaweed” by Cathie Wier

Erika Wurm Hitchcock at Howell’s Sandwich Co

Erika Wurm Hitchcock has 2 pieces hanging at Howell’s Sandwich Co. in Port Townsend, WA.  
In this series of 6 all together she reuses as much repurposed material as possible to breathe new life into found objects but also keep them out of the landfill.  They were created to highlight endangered species of the Olympic Peninsula, WA area.
The first one depicts Sperm Whales, the largest toothed predator of the oceans and how they encircle their young, old and sick when they feel threatened; leaving their strong tails facing outward to whack away any enemies.  This piece is 12″ x 12″. The second piece is inspired by Leatherback Sea Turtles, their largest recorded size measured 10ft in length which is the height of a regulated basketball hoop. This piece is 14.5 ” x 12 “.



SDA North Peninsula Members at Walk-by Textile Exhibit

Walk-by Textile Exhibit on Tyler features 25 Quilts, Vintage and Contemporary “Past and Present Quilts” is the new display at 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend, in the walk-by exhibit of the North Olympic Chapter of the Surface Design Association. Created or collected by eight textile artists, the 25 pieces on view through May include art quilts and patchwork, some dating from the 1940s and 1950s, pieced by great-great aunts and grandmothers. Some are handstitched, some made with hand-dyed fabric. New pieces, some inspired by the Gee’s Bend quilts, feature vivid colors and improvisational designs.

Participating artists and collectors include: 

Port Townsend: Leslie Dickinson, Sue Gale, Pat Herkel, Debra Olson, Mary Tyler.  Port Ludlow: Jeri Auty  Sequim: Linda Carlson, Kathie Cook.

Information on the quilts is posted in the window and on the chapter’s website, sda-np.com.

SDA Members in Art of Recycling-Repurpose with a Purpose

SDA members Danielle Bodine, Barbara DePirro, Patti Shaw and Terri Shinn are participating in the exhibition Art of Recycling-Repurpose with a Purpose, at the Shack Art Center. Participating artists showcase their creativity by turning otherwise discarded materials into works of art. This exhibit aims to shine a spotlight on the environmental, social and emotional impact of waste as well as explore new ideas about recycling and repurposing.

Schack Art Center 

2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett, WA.

April 1 – June 5, 2021

“Tek-Space Avian” by Danielle Bodine. 43”Hx15”Wx8”D
Recycled computer cables, Italian cleaning brush, coiled black backer rod, synthetic sinew 

“Sometimes I Feel Like This” by Patti Shaw. 27”w x 39”h. 
Burned aluminum votive candle wick tabs, waxed linen thread.  
“October Tangle” by Terri Shinn. 10” x 22”. “Red Flag Warning”. by Terri Shinn. 12” x 24”. Old quilt remnants, acrylic on wooden panel
“Autumn Blaze” by Terri Shinn
12” x 36”
Old quilt remnants, acrylic on wood panel
“Kelp Forest” by Barbara de Pirro. 200 recycled plastic bottles were collected, washed, cut and reassembled.
“Cluster” by Barbara de Pirro. Non-recyclable poly strapping that would otherwise be discarded.

Barbara de Pirro Online Environmental Sculpture Workshop

Discover how De Pirro creates environmental sculptural forms and installations using both reclaimed & organic materials. She will share a range of techniques that transform these found materials into a ‘fiber’ that can be manipulated into dimensional structures. Learn how to translate methods traditionally found in the textile, jewelry, basketry & industrial arts using unconventional materials. In addition to creating samplings of each of the techniques, De Pirro will share photos, samples & insight about creating large scale sculptural art installations. In this process you will learn how to develop these small ideas into large scale structures and environments.

Schack Art Center (Co-host) 
MAY 15, 10-1 
Contact for registration: HERE 

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leaderOnline meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Bellingham – There is a small new group, please email Seiko Purdue for more information: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

In normal times, the North Olympic chapter meets monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.


SDA WA Members Activities

MARCH-APRIL 2021

SPECIAL EVENT

Hello SDA members,

We would like to invite you for a SDA Washington group meeting on Sunday, April 11 at 12:00 pm Pacific with guest speaker Susan BrandeisPlease contact your group leader for the zoom invite or with sdagnirino@gmail.com.

Susan is Distinguished Professor Emerita following a 35–year teaching and research career as Professor of Textiles at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. 

Her book, The Intentional Thread: A Guide to Drawing, Gesture, and Color in Stitch was reviewed in the Summer 2020 issue of Surface Design Journal: The Potential of Paper.

The meeting format includes:

  • Presentation by Susan Brandeis about her art practice and book, with Q&A – approx. 60 minutes
  • Break-out rooms afterwards, for those interested in small group conversations – approx. 15-20 minutes

For the zoom meeting, you will enter a waiting room first and your audio will be muted when joining.  

Please contact Gabi Nirino at sdagnirino@gmail.com with any questions.


We look forward to you attending!

Best wishes,

Gabi Nirino and SDA WA group leaders

DOROTHY McGUINNESS NEW BOOK

Dorothy McGuinness has written a book on diagonal twill basketry in paper. The title is: The Art of Contemporary Woven Paper Basketry, Explorations in Diagonal Twill. It will be available in September 2021 from Schiffer books or through Amazon. 

Using hundreds of strips of paper at a time, strips that are cut 3 millimeters wide with a pasta cutter from watercolor paper painted with acrylics, McGuinness weaves in original ways that build unique and intriguing forms. Her creations, whether baskets or sculptural art, exude energy and elegance. Here she shares for the first time, in fascinating photos and practical text, how to weave several basket shapes in diagonal twill, including instructions in undulating twill. Explore new structural forms: weaving multiple woven units together, asymmetrical corners, and multiple-stepped corners in tandem that add structure to the work. McGuinness demonstrates how to create several rim treatment finishes for the baskets. Next, learn some different ways to incorporate a sculptural element into your work. You’ll also explore how various color patterns in the base will weave up on the sides of the basket. Throughout, she encourages you to search your own interests for ideas to incorporate.

“Radiate” by Barbara De Pirro

BARBARA DE PIRRO IN THE ART OF RECYCLING EXHIBITION

Barbara De Pirro will have several sculptures & two art installations included in the Art of Recycling – Repurpose with a Purpose’ at Schack Art Center. “Participating artists showcase their creativity by turning otherwise discarded materials into works of art. This exhibit aims to shine a spotlight on the environmental, social, and emotional impact of waste as well as explore new ideas about recycling and repurposing.Though these artists come from widely diverse backgrounds, they all share a common bond: the ability to transform waste objects into works renewed into beauty, utility and meaning.” 

Art of Recycling – Repurpose with a Purpose 

Schack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett
April 1 – June 5

Detail of “Precarious Pod” Installation by Barbara DePirro

De Pirro Art Links:Facebook Instagram Youtube
Blog
De Pirro Art Workshop Links:GOLDEN Facebook Vimeo. Eventbrite

 

De Pirro Art Workshops 

Online Shimmer & Shine

Discover the radiant effects of Golden Iridescent and Interference colors. Explore using them over rich textural surfaces, as a lustrous under painting or simply as a glistening detail. I will share samples & demonstrate these unique paints on their own and investigate what happens when they are mixed with other acrylic paints. If you love luminescent colors that sparkle & shine this is just what you need! 
This event is co-hosted by Artist & Craftsman Supply in Seattle.


APR 24, 1-3 
Online registration: HERE 

Online Collage-DeCollage

Moving beyond any preconceived notions of what defines collage; this workshop will expand your vocabulary of methods and approaches. Discover techniques combining assorted papers, GOLDEN Acrylic paints, grounds & pastes to create multi-layered artworks. Building up surface texture, imagery and pattern then excavating back through, revealing & concealing, enriching the surface. Realism, abstract and mixed media artists will all benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Create a surface depth with with so many possibilites!

De Pirro Art Workshops 
APR 10, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
Fee: $60

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leaderOnline meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Bellingham – There is a small new group, please email Seiko Purdue for more information: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

SDA WA Members Activities

February 2021

Pat Herkal at Collective Visions Gallery

“Seahorse” by Par Herkal

Pat Herkal’s 3D soft sculpture, Seahorse, was juried into the 2021 CVG Show, an annual Washington state competition. The fully beaded 10″x3″ piece hangs from monofilament and a swivel that allows it to gently turn. It is completely hand sewn. The show closes February 26.

The Bremerton gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. 135 Washington artists are represented.

SDA-WA Seattle members´ news

Seattle group members had a zoom meeting during the members made a presentation, showing their sources of inspiration. Here is a small sample of this initiative, in which images of works by different artists, photographs, texts and music were shared.

Glenda Guinn Gilles at Violet Protest

VIOLET PROTEST SQUARE OF THE WEEK – made by Glenda Guinn Gilles from Kirkland, WA – Besides the exquisite embroidery detail, this square reflects the desire for unity after these turbulent times – red and blue mixing together to form a unified core. Each of us occupies our separate life with its concerns, hopes, and challenges. But if we can find a way to face our challenges together, our nation can blend all its beautiful diversity, nurture the treasures we possess and build a nation that truly reflects the America we’ve all heard about and believe can be possible. https://www.facebook.com/thevioletprotest/

About the Violet Protest “Whether we weave, knit, crochet, quilt, or embroider all 26,750 of these squares — through this social action, and from every corner of America; we as makers of all political persuasions, believe we can employ our willing spirit and our talents to contribute to healing divisions that threaten our country. ​This collection of textile squares will be first displayed at Phoenix Art Museum, in the Spring of 2021, before they are sent to the new 117th Congress by late 2021.

Focused on the values we hold dear as Americans, rather than any political beliefs, the color violet symbolizes the literal combination of red and blue, long held as symbols of our nation’s differing ideologies. Our common goal is to send a physical message of friendly protest through this colossal visual expression to demonstrate that if we as citizens are ​willing ​to come together, so then must our elected officials”

Barbara De Pirro Workshops

Online Collage & Layering

We will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using Golden Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes for Collage. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery plus transferring images of your own artwork, drawings or photographs into the surface.

Schack Art Center (Hosting) 
FEB 27, 1-4 
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050 or HERE 
Fee: M $60 NM $65

Online Printmaking & Collage

We will explore techniques using your own printed imagery to create inspirational Collage artworks! Learn the basics of creating monotype, collagraph, thermofax and relief printed images. All of this can be done without a press, using water based, slow drying GOLDEN acrylic paints. These methods create unique results; the pressure of printing creates texture and pattern not possible when painting directly on paper. Several examples & demonstrations will show how these prints can then be used in Collage & which products work best for gluing various weights of paper. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
MAR 6, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
Fee: $60

Student Cynthia working on her textile collage book cover in Winter Quarter 2021

Christina Fairley Erickson classes

If you’ve been longing for getting together with others who love embroidery, dyeing, and anything that can decorate the surface of fabric, come join us at the Surface Design Lab at LWTech!  

Registration is now Open– CLICK HEREfor more information and instructions on how to register.

Christina will bring her unique experience, lots of samples for inspiration, and demonstrations of various surface design techniques.  

During Spring Quarter, only lab courses will be meeting at the school and masks/PPE/social distancing will be required.
If you have taken classes at LW Tech in the past, you can go straight to  https://webapps.lwtech.edu/wts/webreg/waci221.html
For Complete information and how to register for this class, go to 
https://fiberartistjourney.com/classes-at-lwtech-surface-design-lab/

Spring 2021 Registration Now Open!
Questions?  Contact Christina 

5 Mondays- April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3 and May 10  from 11 am-2:50 pm
Lake Washington Institute of Technology–Kirkland Campus: 11605 132nd Ave NE

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leaderOnline meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Bellingham – There is a small new group, please email Seiko Purdue for more information: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

SDA WA Members Activities January 2021

SDA-WA North Peninsula members´ news

Local Artists Create Window Display in Port Townsend 

Silk dye, hand-dying, resist, trapunto, embroidery, sashiko, paper collage, fabric collage, origami, felting, beading, repurposing, wire and wood sculpture, quilting and fabric piecing are among the techniques displayed in a new exhibit by 10 Olympic Peninsula artists in the Surface Design Association window at Tyler and Lawrence in Port Townsend. 

Featuring 33 pieces created while sheltering at home, “Pandemic” will be displayed through March. Most artwork is for sale, at prices ranging from $6 to $800. Participating artists are:

SUE GALE

“Then There Now” and “Cotinus”

CHERIE KOPP

“Postcards from Home” series and “Fitted Fashion Face Coverings”

DEBRA OLSON

“Nature Montage” and “Reclaiming the Process”

JANICE SPECK.

ERIKA WURM

“Wooden Boat Bunny”

JERI AUTY

 Curves 1 ”, “Curves 2”, “Windows”, “Colors Galore” and “Rachel’s Quilt”

MARY TYLER

“Winter Star”

LINDA CARLSON

“Origami Cards”, “Garland”, “Knit Wit”, “Mountainscape 1” and “Mountainscape 2”

EVETTE ALLERDINS

“Solace”, “Road Trip”, “Walkabout”, “F**kd”, “Maui” and “Journey”

BARBARA HOUSHMAND

Handbags

Debra Olson new work

Debra is going to participate in an exhibition at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (more information coming soon!)

” I carve foam and then cover with papier mache’ to create the form of the bird. I then add paint, paper, fabric more paint, beads and found objects. An acrylic finish is then applied. Naming them comes directly from their emerging personalities:  “Spotted Towhee” (may be directionally challenged as he carries a map on the top of his hat as well as on his breast!) and “King Quail” “.

Information on these artists and their pieces is posted in the display window and on the SDA chapter’s website, https://sda-np.com/. In normal times, chapter members meet regularly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Meetings are open to the public at no charge. 

SDA-WA Seattle members´ news

Six members of the Seattle group participated in an exchange challenge. Each person in the group sent an envelope to one other person in the group with materials to be used to create a piece. Here are the results:

CARLA STEHR

“One photo shows the challenge materials I was given (the left-overs), including orange and black and white cotton fabric, metallic sliver and white fabric, grey felt, white embossed vinyl backed with flannel and a plastic shipping envelope. Definitely not colors or materials I tend to use in my art. But the shiny plastic envelope reminded me of the inside of shells, and I had recently been experimenting to see if I could get fabric to look like oyster shells.

For the inside shell surface, I stitched the plastic shipping envelope onto a base of white Ecofelt, added gray felt and black cotton fabric (at the top) to make the hinge, and painted the orange fabric purple for the muscle scar that all oyster shells have. For the outside, I stitched the white vinyl fabric and small pieces of orange, black and white and sliver-white fabrics onto a base of white cotton fabric and Ecofelt. I put wireform mesh in the middle and stitched the two sides together. It was an experiment to see if the wireform mesh would allow me to bend it into a three-dimensional shape, and it worked! ” 

“ExpOyster” back and front views by Carla Sther

CYNTHIA BLAIR

Received materials. Front of the collage book cover Cynthia made for the challenge. 

THERESE STEIN

Applique on jacket

GABI NIRINO

The pieces of fabric were cut in stripes and woven in a rigid heddle loom

Barbara Matthews in ‘We the People’

Barbara´s piece ‘United’ was accepted into the ‘We the People’ exhibition at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center in Carlisle, PA. She earned an Honorable Mention, Staff Selection.

The exhibition will be shows until January 30th.

“United” by Barbara Matthews. Woodway, WAUnityHand dyed silk, acrylic, glass, wood

SDA-WA Vancouver members´ news

Bonnie Bucknam and Sally Sellers in State Wide Art Competition

Pacific Northwest artists Bonnie Bucknam and Sally Sellers, both of Vancouver, Washington, have been chosen for inclusion in the 2021 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery

The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. Two hundred ninety-five artists from cities and towns throughout Washington State submitted 550 images for consideration. The competition’s juror, Michael D’Alessandro, chose about 130 pieces from these submissions for inclusion in the show.
Exhibition Co-chairs Alan Newberg and Cindy DuVall say: “The 2021 show has attracted top quality artists from every quarter of our state to submit their best work. Attendees and collectors will find a museum-quality show of work ranging in size from large sculptures, paintings and fiber art pieces to small prints, photos and jewelry. These range in style from exquisite traditional work to provocative contemporary works and deeply personal expressions. Some of these artists are well established professionals, and others are emerging talents in the world of art. Our state is very rich with talent.”
The 2021 CVG Show will begin at 11:00 am on Jan 23, 2021, and will continue through February 26. The entire show, as well as several related art events, will be available virtually, and in-person at the gallery if COVID19 protocols allow.

Collective Visions Gallery is located in downtown Bremerton at 331 Pacific Avenue, just 4 blocks from the ferry terminal. Phone: 360 377 8327.

For a complete list of accepted artists, the entire show and exhibition events, visit www.CVGShow.com.

“Line Dry” by Bonnie Bucknam. Fiber, dimensions 82” h x 80” w       
“Splendor in the Grass” by Sally Sellers. Fiber, dimensions 39” h x 45” wide

Barbara De Pirro new workshops


Online Painted Papers for Collage
Create your own unique stash of Collage papers! There are many different ways to create pattern and texture on paper; stencil, stamp, imprint, saturate, mask, resist, comb, dabble, brush, splatter…and so on. I will demonstrate using GOLDEN Fluid & High Flow Paints plus explore mark making techniques & gluing of these papers using various GOLDEN Acrylic Mediums & Gels. I’ll share all the tips & tricks!
Schack Art Center (Hosting) 
JAN 30, 1-4 
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050 or ONLINE 
Fee: M $60 NM $65
This is not the only workshop that Barbara teaches! More information in:
https://www.goldenpaints.com/wap/Barbara.DePirro/8

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leader. Online meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.
SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study Group– Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

SDA WA Members Activities December 2020

“Flux” by Ellen Ramsey, 2019. Wool, silk, cotton, 24″ x 60″

 

Ellen Ramsey News

Ellen participated in a Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound exhibition posted online.

Also her neon piece, “Wired” is included in COLOUR, an online show organized by the Tapestry Touring International (UK). This is a nice way to brighten a gloomy winter day when you need a little boost.

In other news, earlier this year she edited a special publication for the American Tapestry Alliance filled with essays and interviews about contemporary practice in the field of tapestry weaving. “I’m very proud of how it turned out! “

In this link, you can go to both exhibitions and you can read a digital .pdf of the magazine.

“Flight Pattern” by Ellen Ramsey, 2019. Wool, silk, paper, pheasant feather, 5″ x 6″

“Wired” by Ellen Ramsey, 2019. 12 “x 6”, wire, cotton, wool, acrylic paint, electrical wire.

Jan Silver and Joyce Wilkerson in Pushing The Limits

Jan and Joyce were selected to participate in the online exhibition PUSHING THE LIMITS. A Virtual Shaft Weaving Art Exhibition, curated by the textile artists and weavers Olivier Mason and Lala De Dios. The exhibition includes 53 weavers all over the world.

“Weaving is one of oldest human industries -if not the oldest- and many kinds of looms or weaving devices have been accompanying humankind since the beginning of times. From the backstrap loom to dobby looms, the history of weaving has been an uninterrupted succession of technological inventions until the arrival of the first Jacquard hand looms in 18th century France.  The rest is  history. Today we are living the Jacquard digital loom era. Contemporary textile artists use this tool which allows for an -almost- unlimited freedom to weavers.

It is the aim of the curators of this exhibition to highlight the unlimited possibilities of this limited “machine” to create textile pieces that are works of art in their own right.”

“Grid#3” by Jan Silver. Triple weave. Cotton, wool, silk, stainless steel, cumare, ramie.

https://www.instagram.com/seattleweaver/

“Ride the Wind” by Joyce Wilkerson. 24 shaft weave, 4 wefts. 40% cotton, 20% rayon, 15% wool, 10% Tencel, 10% bamboo, 5% linen. 

http://www.joycewilkerson.com

SDA-WA North Peninsula member´s news

Pat Herkal showed Cormorant, a new critter made in the time of Covid. “It keeps feeling more and more appropriate.”

“Cormorant” by Pat Herkal. Skull found on the beach off Water Street close to our house, wool and beads.

Debra Olson is participating at the PTSA Grover Gallery in the “One of a Kind” exhibition. This short tour gives you an overview of the beautiful 2D and 3D art works, including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, textiles and more.

https://ptschoolofthearts.org/grover-gallery

Debra Olson´s birds

Erika Wurm Hitchcock “Here is my most current piece I have finished.  My first incorporating dried flora and fungi along with many other materials.

Called Autumnal Owl”,this mixed media works is 17.5″ x17.5″.  It was inspired by an adorable photograph I came across of an Eastern Screech Owl.  Created with acrylic paint, crocheted doily, repurposed wreath and consciously collected dried plant life this cutie is ready to be enjoyed. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to share my art.”

“Autumnal Owl” by Erika Wurm Hitchcock

“Floating Leaves” by Cathie Weir. Ply-split braiding with 4-ply artist-made cords of raffia. 

Cathie Weir showed two new pieces

“Fall Fading” by Cathie Weir. Ply-split braiding with 4-ply artist-made cords of raffia. 
Rosemary Burris´s collage

Rosemary (Rose) Burris

“I recently created a bird dog sculpture and did a fabric collage all over it. I am searching for the perfect piece of driftwood to mount him on.  Also completed several smaller collages.” 

Sculpture by Rosemary Burris

Diana Gipson at Bainbridge Art Center

This is a closeup of the piece I have in BARN’s (Bainbridge Art Center) Ars Poetica show.  It is my fiber companion to a poem, Grand Canyon.  It is a hand dyed silk shibori with appliqué stitching.

Grand Canyon

POET | LYDIA HARRISON 

FIBER ARTIST | DIANA GIPSON

Timeworn formations caress the deep blue skyas snowy egrets utter to the
sandy beach below.

A Bighorn lamb suckles his mother’s milk,oblivious to the intrusion
of the orange headed lizard scampering by..

Cacti cling tenaciously
to nooks and crannies,
throwing their arms up in jubilation at small victories.

The shale, the limestone, the granite, and the lavamurmur quietly as the unrelenting river
nibbles grain by grain from their feet.

An orchestra of frogs and cricketswelcome the moonlight
as the deer meander near the water’s edge.

Bats swoop among the eddies and ripples,munching a delectable feast
of thorax and antennae and feathery wings.

Shadows dance against the Red Wallas it stands sentry,
keeping ancient secrets.

A majestic place,a sacred land.
The Grand Canyon


Here is the link to the catalogue, with texts and images.

Michelle Johnson at Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Artists

BIMA features regional artists from the longstanding BI Studio Tour. This exhibition showcases the range of art and crafts — functional and decorative — representative from their annual summer and winter studio sales.

“Tree Abstraction” by Michelle Johnson.  Wet felted using a variety of wool.
Mary Tyler´s piece

Mary Tyler at InLiquid Gallery

Mary Tyler has 4 pieces included in the Art Cloth Network show, Time Unbound, at the InLiquid Gallery in Philadelphia PA through Jan 2, 2021.

Dreams of the Carpenter’s Level” by Mary Tyler

https://mbtyler.net/home.html

Pat Herkal and Debra Olson at Northwind Art Center

Pat and Debra participated in the Small Expressions 19 Exhibit. Here it is a virtual tour https://northwindarts.org/exhibits/small-expressions-a-juried-exhibit

It is an exhibit of original small format artwork created by a wide selection of artists. The Juror, JEFF OLSON, selected the entries to be exhibited, then the entries receiving awards will be chosen from the actual 2- or 3-dimensional works of art brought to Northwind Arts Center on December 3.

Brooches by Pat Herkal
Brooches by Pat Herkal
“Lone Tree” by Debra Olson

Gabriela Nirino at Mydaybyday Gallery at Rome

Gabi participated in the “7 artists for 7 days exhibition 2020” at the Mydaybyday Gallery at Rome. “Women and poems” is the 5th edition of this show.

“When the whole world is in a sort of standby…life goes on and we get to immerge ourselves again in beautiful works of contemporary art jewelry design.

More info and video here https://www.mydaybydaydiary.com/store/p44/gabrielanirino.html

“Together” by Gabriela Nirino. Linen, hemp, silk/steel threads. Natural dyes.


SDA Members at NWCraft20

NWCraft20 is Northwest Designer Craftsmen’s first annual virtual benefit exhibition featuring the newest work of Northwest Designer Craftsmen member artists. NWCraft is intended to be an annual virtual exhibition designed to benefit venues dedicated to exhibiting fine craft: museums, art centers and galleries.

SDA members included are: Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Joyce Hayes, Wendy Huhn, Ann Johnston, Claire B. Jones, Nancy Loorem Adams, Gwen Lowery, Barbara Matthews, Dorothy McGuinness, Barbara Nepom, Gabriela Nirino, Barbara Osborne, Patricia Resseguie, Sally Sellers, Patti Shaw, Terri Shinn, Laura Stangel Schmidt

NOVEMBER 27, 2020 TO JANUARY 3, 2021
2020 BENEFICIARY: BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM
KCTS MEDIA SPONSOR

“Circling Terra” by Lanny Bergner
“Scudo Supremo” by Danielle Bodine
“Corolla” by Barbara De Pirro
“Bach Invention #4” by Joyce Hayes
“When Yes Means No & No Means Yes 2” by Wendy Huhn
“Wave17” by Ann Johnston
“Arches I” by Claire B. Jones
“She and They” by Nancy Loren Adams
“Path to Infinity” by Gwen Lowery
“Blue Star” by Barbara Mathews
“Shooting stars”. y Dorothy McGuinness
“Somewhat Scully” by Barbara Nepom
“Island” by Gabriela Nirino
“3 Pines Watching” by Barbara Osborne
“Reborn” by Patricia Resseguie
“Solstice” by Laura Stangel Schmidt
“Tuesdays Just As Bad” by Sally Sellers
“Tribute to Knees” by Patti Shaw
“Autumn Ablaze” by Terri Shinn
Barbara De Pirro workshops

Barbara De Pirro new workshops

Ah yes, we’re all very familiar with both but have you ‘really’ explored them as a Mixed Media, Fine Art tool? I’ll be sharing samples & demonstrating both, in combination with several Golden Acrylic products. So many variations to choose from, thick, thin, transparent, opaque, smooth, textured including some unexpected combinations. Whether you choose to use commercial tools or create your own I’ll manipulate both in ways beyond their original mark making design. Wonderful things can happen when all these worlds intermingle!

De Pirro Art Workshops 
JAN 16, 1-3 
Online registration: HERE 
$35

Other workshops schedule here

https://www.goldenpaints.com/wap/Barbara.DePirro/8

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study Group– Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island. Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com). 

SDA-WA Member Activities OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2020

“Marching CV19 Munchers – CV19 eating critters and their leader” by Danielle Bodine

Danielle Bodine in Mandatory Color Exhibition

Surface Design Association International Juried Members Exhibition “Mandatory Color” examines the use of color as a response to world-wide social distancing and quarantine. Juror Amie Adelman, Professor  of the College of Arts and Design at the Unversity of North Texas  in Denton.

Danielle Bodine obtained the 2nd place with her work “Marching CV19 Munchers – CV19 eating critters and their leader”, 2020, 13″ x 21″x 21,” yarn, fabric, beads, plastic tubes, wires, slinkies, found objects; coiled.

Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79415
On exhibit through December 6, 2020

Barbara O`Steen work

Barbara O’Steen at Little/BIG

Barbara O´Steen is participating in an exhibition of the Contemporary Quilt Art Association at the Shack Art Center.   Little/BIG Annual Holiday Art Exhibit features works from members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association. She is showing some 12×12 fiber art pieces and a large 25″ x 35″one, in a collage style that she hasen’t used for years in that she is usually creating trees and a message about Climate Change.

Shack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA November 19 – January 3

Barbara O`Steen work

Featured Artist Dorothy McGuinness.

Dorothy makes beautiful and unique sculptures using basket weaving techniques. There is a link below to a video where her work is analized by other artists, on artbusinessacademy.net.
Please take some time to watch and listen and maybe even give some feedback to Dorothy.

More about her amazing work at https://dorothymcguinnessbasket.com

Sue Nylander and Liisa Fagerland – Eye to Eye exhibit

SDA-WA North Peninsula member´s news

Sue Nylander and Liisa Fagerland are showing the Eye to Eye exhibit in the North Peninsula Fiber Habit window , from October to December.

More information about this exhibition and the group

https://sda-np.com/fiber-habit-october-2020

“Undersea Garden” by Tangle Fibers group

Tangle Fibers group at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center

“Undersea Garden” comprises a collaborative installation and exhibition by Port Townsend SDA-NP artists Pat Herkal, Barbara Ramsey, Jean Marie Tarascio and Cathie Wier – collectively known as Tangled Fibers.  Their art is a celebration of the patterns, colors and textures of sea life. Using fiber, paper, beads, color, texture, wire, yarn and whimsy, the Esther Webster Gallery has been transformed into an undersea garden of kelp, tide pools, octopus, sea stars, nudibranchs, jellyfish and other delightful creatures of the sea. Some are painstakingly true to life, others created from their ocean fevered imaginations. Some pieces in this exhibit are the work of the individual member of the Tangled Fibers group, others are collaborative efforts. Exhibiting works are for sale in person and online.PAFAC is open Thursday-Sunday 11-5 or visit www.pafac.org for a virtual tour and the gift shop offerings, until November 15.

“Undersea Garden” by Tangle Fibers group
“Hidden Leafy Sea Dragons” by Jean Marie Tarascio 
“Marine Scape” by Barbara Ramsey
“Seahorse” by Pat Herkal
“Look Deeply” by Cathie Wier

South Central SDA-WA Group Notes

The group is having zoom meetings. Here are some pieces the members were working on.

Mary Thomas’s vest using her handwoven fabric

Mary Thomas’s vest using her handwoven fabric
Mary Thomas’s vest using her handwoven fabric

Carol Fletcher’s wall piece “Insomnia” , using micro-quilting on an experimental piece made at our South Central September meeting; this fabric was also dyed in our experimental monotype experiments.This piece was accepted into the  Larson Gallery’s 65th annual Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition. .

“Insomnia” by Carol Fletcher
Carol Fletcher ´s wall piece

Carol’s husband, Evans Fletcher, also had a piece accepted, “Westcoast 2020”

“Westcoast 2020” by Evans Fletcher


In addition, Deboran Ann’s piece, Clay Pots, was also accepted into the Larson Gallery’s 65th annual Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition. A photo of Deborah Ann’s piece was recently in SDA WA’s newsletter.

“Clay Pots” by Deborah Ann

Suzie Forsyth’s experimentations with growing her own indigo, making an indigo pot from her home grown indigo, and successfully dyeing some fabric.

Suzie Forsyth’s indigo experimentation
Suzie Forsyth’s indigo experimentation

SDA-WA Seattle memeber´news

“Protecting the Peace” by Sharon Rowley

Sharon Rowley and Barbara Matthews at Creative Strength Training art exhibition


WA State SDA members Sharon Rowley and Barbara Matthews have art featured in Jane Dunnewold’s 2020 Creative Strength Training member art online exhibition https://janedunnewold.com/cst2020-members-exhibition?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cst2020-members-exhibition

“Exposed” by Barbara Matthews

 

Cynthia Blair in the Seattle Times

Cynthia´s fabric collage “Houses” symbolizing things that have sustained her during this period was one of 12 (out of about 100 entries) the Seattle Times featured in a newspaper article and on its website. 

“Houses” by Cynthia Blair
Therese Stein´piece

Therese Stein presentation

Therese shared with us her techniques experimenting with plastics to create art with recycled material; also some examples of different artists who work with plastic.

Therese Stein ´s piece made with recycled plastic

Gabi Nirino at Raggio Foundation

Gabriela Nirino is participating with “Mangrullo” in the on-line Textile Art Exhibition at Rómulo Raggio Foundation in Vicente López, Argentina. Here is the link

http://www.fund-romuloraggio.org.ar/textil2020.html

“Mangrullo” by Gabi Nirino. Corn husk strips, nailon thread, pine wood.

Barbara De Pirro News

Barbara at ‘Basketry: Architecture and the Environment’

National Basketry Organization, Inc. presented an online conversation on September 17th. It is now available on YouTube HERE. (FYI you can skip the first 16 minutes which was our warm-up time and not part of the presentation.). Barbara De Pirro creates Mixed Media Sculptures and Installations. Her observations of nature have triggered a profound admiration for its brilliance, resilience and its vulnerability. With each project she strives to create a sense of wonder.

The Curator/Interviewer 
Jo Stealey is a nationally known artist, teacher and curator and most recently, professor emerita the University of Missouri. She was the co-curator for the traveling exhibition, Rooted, Revived Reinvented: Basketry in America as well as the juror for this year’s NBO Members in Print 2.

“Metamorphosis” by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara ´s Workshops

Online Acrylic Skins & Collage

Discover the range of GOLDEN acrylic paints, gels & mediums that can be used to create Image Transfer, Paint & Acrylic Skins. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks. These techniques are an excellent way to develop transparent & translucent imagery, text and texture, incorporating layers into your paintings, collages, sculptures or mixed media works. Think of this as just another way to create your own unique collage material!

De Pirro Art Workshops 
NOV 21, 1-4:00 
Online registration: Here

https://www.facebook.com/depirroartworkshops/

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net

Seattle– Our next SDA on-line meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, November 11 from 11:00 to 12:30, will be a bit different and quite special.  We will be treated to a presentation by Berkeley, California-based artist Terry Milder, who constructs mixed-media pieces that integrate paper making, photography, fiber/textile, sculpture and digital techniques. All members are welcome. Please, contact Cynthia or your area leader for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com.

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study Group– Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island. Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com).

SDA – WA Member Activities July – August 2020

The groups keep doing  on-line meetings and sharing feelings, activities, information and projects. It is a way of being together!

Here are some of the works

 

SEATTLE – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Cynthia Blair

Cynthia Blair´s quilt. 32″ x 38″

Cynthia Blair showed a quilt she is doing.
Therese Stein was working on 3 projects.

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“Cheeky” by Therese Stein

The crow, Cheeky, speaks for himself – he will be at the Quilt and Fiberart Museum in LaConner – if it happens.

 

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Piece stitched with plastic by Therese Stein

 

The round one is for a TextileArtist.org challenge to stitch with plastic.

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“Take Joy” by Therese Stein

The other is for local show, object is to express some positive ideas during the covid crisis – Take Joy – base has list of ways we can still find joy in our lives, the young lady is enjoying shade of tree, good book, cat to cuddle, basket of apples to snack on, flowers, grass and robin’s song.

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“Take Joy” by Therese Stein

Terry Berg created pouches with grommets for the openings and porcelain faces from molds she made and a poppy for temperance.

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Pouches by Terry Berg

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Poppy for temperance by Terry Berg

Gabriela Nirino

Gabi was creating new woven friends to be with during the quarantine.

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Woven people by Gabi Nirino

 

NORTH PENINSULA – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Erica Iseminger

I was exploring a couple of shibori techniques, using logwood, and over dyeing some with fustic or pomegranate or just mixing the fustic and logwood.

Some of the pieces are scarves and some is just fabric to make a top out of.

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Erica Iseminger´s shibori pieces

 

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“Crocheting with copper wire” by Linda Carlson

 

 

Linda Carlson

My projects are similar to banana bread (lots of that at our house since March): easy, soothing projects, with an emphasis on using the stash and not starting too many new projects before older ones are completed. Old Martha Stewart Living pattern for crocheted snowflakes for “Crocheting with copper wireEspecially soothing was the painting I did on paper that was then stamped with gold and folded into origami to embellish notecards. Finally, “Red and Yellow, Blue and Green” is what I had finished last night, expecting to submit it for the Wilderbee Farm exhibit. It was inspired by Freddy Moran’s Faces project, 
I don’t do raw-edge quilting or applique, so every component is either faced or made from a tube.

 

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Linda Carlson´s notecards

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“Red and Yellow, Blue and Green” by Linda Carlson

Evette Allerdings

“Walkabout” ´s inspiration: Even as Covid is making humans shelter in place, seasons pass, nature go on. We to go on, each taking unique paths.

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“Walkabout” by Evette Allerdings.Size: 22” x 26″.Materials: Silk twill, Silk Dye, Resist, Cotton Sashiko thread

Diane Williams

“Who needs a haircut” put on her mask to greet the public at The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in a current show titled Well + Being running through August 30th.Here’s the digital catalogue http://www.pafac.org/wellbeing.html#PhotoSwipe1594524079787

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“Who needs a haircut” by Diane Williams
Jeri Auty

 

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“Windows” by Jeri Auty. Size:  22” x 34”. Materials:  fused, stitched and painted with water color pencils on 100% cotton

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“Curves 1” by Jeri Auty. Size:  19” x 19”. Material:  Hand dyed and printed cotton fabrics from Ghana and assorted pieces from my stash

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“Curves 2” by Jeri Auty. Size:  28” x 29”. Material:  Freehand curved piecing of 100% cotton fabric

Caryl Fallert-Gentry                                                                                           www.bryerpatch.com

My latest quilt is “Guanaco”, inspired by our trip to Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile in February.

On one of our hikes, we found a large heard of Guanacos, who did not seem to mind if we walked among them and took their pictures. We also noticed that each heard had a sentry posted on top of a nearby hill to warn the group when a puma was in the area. This photo reminded me of one of the sentries.To create the design, I combined elements from two different photos with digital painting. One photo was of the guanacos, and the other was of the Andes mountain range, shrouded in clouds. The background was digitally painted, and the edges were faded to white. The finished design was printed by Spoonflower in two pieces and appliqued together to form the complete image.  The matching binding strips were printed at the same time.The image of the guanaco is very heavily quilted with dozens of different colors of thread and the sky and outer edges are quilted in a meandering, and spiraling pattern.

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“Guanaco” • 61” x 60” • Copyright © 2020 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry & Ron Gentry •

 

 

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“Long and Narrow” by Sue Gale, Leslie Dickinson and Deb Olson

Sue Gale, Leslie Dickinson and Deb Olson in “Long and Narrow”

July – September 2020The inspiration for this exhibit came from thinking about the display itself rather than any thoughts of the works to be created in terms of color, subject or technique.  Simply exploring this form encouraged us to create pieces that make our minds work more vertically, with composition and focus in a different arrangement.  Vertical lines can often create a sense of calm, even though  a variety of themes, colors, materials  and techniques are involved. Artists on exhibit are:

 

Sue Gale     msgale@gmail.com   1.Buttoned Up!  2.Love is Love is Love  3.Leaf Play

Leslie Dickinson   Ig: PTLeslie.    4.Crossroads  5. Circular Wander  6.Treasure Boxes.

                                                             7.Random Chaos. 8.Lime Squeeze

Debra Olson   debolson747@yahoo.ca  9.Cosmos   10. Celestial Ensemble  11. All About Stars                                                               12. Small Stories  13. Leaf Prints  14.MeditationsWeb site Fiber Habit Window 

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“Long and Narrow” by Sue Gale, Leslie Dickinson and Deb Olson

LOCAL TEXTILE ARTISTS OFFER WINDOW EXHIBIT

OF 8 X 12” PIECES CREATED DURING SHUTDOWN

Hand embroidery, free-motion and hand stitching, applique, quilting, boro, felting, beading, crochet, hand-dyeing, rust-dyeing, resist-dyeing, mixed-media and silk painting are among the techniques used by 15 North Olympic Surface Design Association members in dozens of pieces now exhibited in the chapter’s Uptown Port Townsend “Fiber Habit” display window at 675 Tyler St. and online at https://sda-np.com/fiber-habit-june-2020.
The exhibition was on view from the sidewalk until July 5, each piece is a response to the chapter’s challenge to create pieces 8 x 12 inches in size while sheltering at home. Artists represented include:
Sequim: Linda Carlson, “Coppery Strands” and “Inspired by Boro”                                     Liisa Fagerlund, “Over the Garden Fence” and “Dungeness Moss and Lichen”
Port Angeles: Evette Allerdings, “Focus”; Barbara Houshmand, “Hanging by a Thread” and “One Last Tree”                                                                                                                                   Port Townsend: Leslie Dickinson, “Isolation” and “Pandemic”; Sue Gale, Untitled; Pat Herkal, “Hope”; Kindy Kemp, Untitled; Debra Olson, “Paper Leaves” and “The 2020 Times”; Janice Speck, “Oranges and Lemon” and “Give a Dog a Bone”; Erika Wurm, “Starret Tufted Puffin”
Marrowstone:Joyce Gordon, “Rust and Stitch”
Port Ludlow: Elaine Girard,” Here’s Hope”; Carol Reynolds, Untitled                                  Port Hadlock: Mary Tyler, Untitled

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Sue Gale´s piece

 

Liisa Fagerlund Surface Design Ass

“Over the Garden Fence” by Liisa Fagerlund. Painted fabrics, embroidery, yarns on lace and felt foundations

 

Leslie Dickinson Surface Design Assn

“Pandemic” by Leslie Dickinson

 

Evette Allerdings Surface Design Assn

“Focus” by Evette Allerdings

 

Erika Wurm Surface Design Association

“Starret Tufted Puffin” by Erika Wurm

 

NORTH SOUND – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Linda Downing

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“Three sisters” by Linda Downing

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Wall hanging by Linda Downing

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“Granny Squares” by Linda Downing

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Wall Hanging Quilt with Kumihimo tassels by Linda Downing

Stephanie Metzger

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Quilt by Stephanie Metzger

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Quilt by Stephanie Metzger. Details

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Tunic front and back by Stephanie Metzger

Tesi Vara

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Quilt (12″x12″) by Tesi Vaara using fabric paint, stencils and stitching

This next quilt depicts Tesi’s feelings on Black Lives Matter

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Quilt (12″x12″) by Tesi Vaara using fabric paint, stencils and stitching.

Alana Koehler

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Alana Koehler’s tie dyed jacket

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Alana Koehler’s tie dyed table cloth

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Alana Koehler’s tie dyed socks and bag

SOUTH CENTRAL – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Members have been busy even though we cannot meet in person.

Suzie Forsyth shared a photo of a red felted jacket that she is working on.  We can hardly wait to see the finished product.

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Suzie Forsyth´s felted jacket

 

Deborah Ann shared photos of two of her recent art quilts:  “Amaryllis” and “Clay Pots”.

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“Amaryllis” by Deborah Ann

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“Clay Pots” by Deborah Ann

 

Vicki Gerton shared images of two of her mindless sewing projects that she completed during the lockdown using Bojagi – Korean stitching technique- to piece together her dyed silk fabric scraps to make ruanas.

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Vicki Gerton´s purple ruana

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Vicki Gerton´s magenta ruana

She also made two small purses using some handwoven cotton fabric scraps.

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Vicki Gerton´s small purse

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Vicki Gerton´s small purse

 

Vicki also shared images of 20 8 x 8 inch fabric squares that she is going to send to an exhibition and Congressional donation for the Violet Protest. 

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Vicki Gerton´squares for Violet Protest. 8″ x 8″ each

The Violet Protest is a public effort to send 50 hand-made ​textile squares to each and every member of Congress ​in support of these core American values:
 ​• Civility and Respect   • Citizenship   • Compromise •  Country over party and corporate influence• Courage     • Candor    • Compassion   • Creativity

Whether we knit, crochet, quilt, or embroider all 26,750 of these squares — through this social action, and from every corner of America; we as makers of all political persuasions, believe we can employ our willing spirit and our talents to contribute to healing divisions that threaten our country. ​This collection of textile squares will be first displayed at Phoenix Art Museum, in the Spring of 2021, before they are sent to the new
​117th Congress by late 2021.

You can read about the Violet Protest at www.violetprotest.com

 

 

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“Ancient Wild Hares”  by Danielle Bodine. 24”Wx25”Hx12”D. Mulberry papers cast on coiled baskets, painted, collaged, embellished with “tongs” and other objects

SDA Members in National Basketry Organization’s Members in Print 2 Exhibition

SDA-WA Members Nancy Loorem-Adams, Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, and Dorothy McGuinness artwork has been juried into the NBO’s second biennial Members in Print Exhibition. Artwork is featured in the Summer 2020 edition of Basketry, NBO’s full color magazine . This year’s theme is Patterns and Textures.

Juror Jo Stealy, Ph.D. (newly retired head of the fiber program at the University of Missouri) selected the artwork from 263 entries and photos

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“She and They” by Nancy Loorem Adams. 29H x 28W x 23D

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“Flora Meshell #6” by Lanny Bergner. 19 x 14 x 8 in. Stainless steel mesh, wire, silicone

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“Byzantine” by Dorothy McGinness. 9”x20”x14”. Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, polyester thread

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“Thistle” by Barbara De Pirro. Painted Papers, Acrylic & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

 


WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)—The group is having virtual meetings. As soon as we can, we’ll be going back to in person meetings. I’ll keep up updated. Area Leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net

Seattle– The Seattle group meeting will be on August 12 from 11 to 1, online. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central—  Vicki Gerton will again be hosting a Zoom meeting for August 12, starting at 10 am.  Please email Vicki  at vgerton@gmail.com if you would like an invitation to attend the meeting. We will have a design challenge and members will be showing their recent surface design work.

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study GroupMeetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island—The meetings are held on second Tuesday of themonthand typically run from 9:30 am to noon. Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com)  http://www.whidbeyislandsurfacedesign.com.

SDA-WA Member Activities June 2020

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Barbara O´Steen woven piece

 

SEATTLE WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Because of the current situation, the Seattle chapter’s last two meetings were held as on- line meetings. Attendance was good and everyone enjoyed the chance to talk about the projects they’ve been working on. Most people are continuing to spend time in their studio—or in some cases, at their dining room table—doing what they love to do.          The on line meetings also provided a chance to connect on a more personal level, with our members getting to know each other better. The group plans to continue meeting online through the summer.

 

Janet Silver

Janet Silver ´s triple weaving

Janet Silver was experimenting with triple weave and different color palettes.

 

Cynthia Blair

Cynthia Blair houses

Cynthia Blair was creating a whole neighborhood of houses symbolizing words, music, humor, flowers, coffee and junk food.

 

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Barbara O´Steen weaving. Good memories!

Barbara O´Steen share with us pictures from the 80s, weaving wonderful pieces.

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Barbara O´Steen garment

Barbara also showed a garment she was working on for her Creative Clothing class, full front and back then detail front and back; also some colorfull protecting masks.

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Barbara O´Steen garment (detail)

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Barbara O´Steen masks

Barbara Osborne was experimenting with deer antlers on her basketry pieces¡               The first 2 baskets are as yet unnamed; the bottom one is Ponderosa Aequorea, a mash up of NW coast pine trees and jellyfish

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Barbara Osborn´s  basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Osborne´s basket

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“Ponderosa Aequorea” by Barbara Osborne

 

Gabriela was doing some small collages

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Gabriela Nirino collages

 

 

BARBARA DE PIRRO NEWS

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“Thistle” by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara´s sculpture “Thistle” is featured on the cover of the magazine of the National Basketry Organization. “NBO Basketry +” magazine is a high quality magazine published by NBO. It the only national publication documenting the work of outstanding basket makers, both traditional and contemporary, and serves as an important archive of basket making in America.”Learn more about this amazing organization HERE

Barbara De Pirro on-line workshops

Online Painted Papers for Collage Workshop – JUN 6

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I love to create unique painted papers for both my Collage & Sculptural artworks. In this class I’ll demonstrate all my favorite techniques using GOLDEN Acrylic products. I hope you can join us! Details & registration HERE

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Online: Encaustic Effects using Acrylic – JUN 13 & 20

My fascination with water inspired me to create a mysterious & luminous depth within my two dimensional artwork. Little did I realize at the time that it took on the effect of wax encaustic! In this workshop I share a range of GOLDEN Acrylic products and my own techniques that will enrich the surface of your work! Details & registration HERE

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Online: Paint Pours Workshop – JUN 27

Swirling pools of color and pattern… Learn the unique qualities of various GOLDEN Acrylic paints, mediums & gels, combined they can create luminous pours, streams and marble effects. All of these products have their own distinctive characteristics, each responds in surprisingly unique ways. Come with a sense of adventure!                      Details & registration: HERE

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“Topknot” by Barbara Osborne

 

 

 

 

BARBARA OSBORNE NEWS

Barbara Osborne´s piece  Topknot will be included with the National Basketry Association’s exhibition In Print.

Works selected will be published in the Summer 2020 edition of Basketry +, NBO’s full color magazine

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“Topknot” by Barbara Osborne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Relic Of An Empty World” by Gabriela Nirino.

GABRIELA NIRINO NEWS

Gabriela is participating in the On-line Photography Exhibition With Image or Textile Intervention, organize by the Argentine Center of Textile Art. “Relic of An Empty World was created using a hand woven piece made with paper yarn and a photo taken in the ruins of Lake Epecuén. The catalogue is available for downloading here

 

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)—The group is having its first virtual meeting Monday night, 5/25 at 6 pm. Valerie says “I only sent out 10 invitations to our core group. I didn’t want to do the first meeting with too many people as I’m new at this. If it works well, I’ll throw it out to the rest of the group.
Our regular meeting place is not allowing any meetings through June. As soon as we can, we’ll be going back to in person meetings. I’ll keep up updated.”                                        Area Leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@frontier.com

Seattle– The Seattle group meeting will be on June 10 from 11 to 1, online. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central—  Vicki Gerton (vgerton@gmil.com) for information

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study GroupMeetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island—The meetings are held on second Tuesday of themonthand typically run from 9:30 am to noon.Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com)  http://www.whidbeyislandsurfacedesign.com.