SDA-WA Member Activities July

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Pat Herkal and Donna Lark-Weiner, nuno felted vest-coat, front.

SDA-NP Members in the 9th Annual Port Townsend Wearable Art Show

SDA-NP members Pat Herkal, Cheri Kopp, Donna Lark-Weiner and Joyce Wilkerson were juried into the Port Townsend 9th Annual Wearable Art Show May 11.

Pat and Donna collaborated on a nuno felted vest-coat inspired by Van Gogh’s painting Starry Night Over the Rhône. He described the painting as “glittering stars and wavy reflections of the water beneath the sparkling tranquility of the natural lights of the heavens.”

Cheri Kopp’s Orange You a Cutie was entered in the Adult Wearable Art category. Using plastic fruit packaging, berry boxes, scrap paper, foam dish packs and other recycled materials she created a skirt, bustier, hat, shoes and jewelry, creating a fanciful, cheerful ensemble.

Joyce Wilkerson’s fashion dress was designed using her custom woven fabric. A sophisticated dress with faux jacket can be worn for work or any dressy occasion.

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Pat Herkal and Donna Lark-Weiner, nuno felted vest-coat, back.


 

5-27 North Sound Surface Design Group Meeting Notes

SDA-WA members in attendance: Sydney Hole, Alana Koehler and Dorothy McGuinness.

NEXT MEETING: Next meeting is Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Skagit Valley Co-op in Mt. Vernon, Room 310. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Sydney has been busy gathering material and planning projects for Kid’s Fiber Art Camp August 5 to 8. It is open to kids eight to 14 and will cover printing and painting on fabric, hand and machine stitching, indigo dyeing, weaving, book and bag making, self portraits and a museum tour. It will be held at the Garden Club in La Conner. Register online: www.qfamuseum.org or call 360-466-4288.

Alana moved to Anacortes from California. She was taking Gail’s class Studies in Design and Experimental Machine Stitch, Level 2 while still living in California. There will be an Open House at Gail Harker’s Center for Creative Arts, 503 Morris Street, La Conner, June 22, 1 to 4 p.m. for the students taking this class.

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Textile by Alana Koehler

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Textile by Alana Koehler

Dorothy will have a piece in Art of the Garden at Schack Art Center, June 20 to August 31. Opening reception is Thursday, June 20, 5 to 8 p.m. The biannual exhibit is a summer favorite featuring work to enhance your garden and bring the garden into your home. Pieces by more than 135 regional artists will create a diverse selection of glass, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, and much more. Dorothy will also have her black and white baskets in the Cheongju International Craft Competition 2019 in Korea, September 25 to November 3. She shared several new baskets and a grasshopper.

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Woven piece by Dorothy McGuinness

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Basket by Dorothy McGuinness

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Basket by Dorothy McGuinness

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Grasshopper by Dorothy McGuinness


 

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Pat Herkal, Burrowing Owl, pieced from upholstery samples, embroidered and beaded.

 

SDA Members at the Schack Art Center

“Art of the Garden”
Schack Art Center
June 20-August 31
Opening reception: Thursday, June 20, 5-8 p.m.

SDA-NP members Caryl Fallert-Gentry and Pat Herkal and SDA-NS member Dorothy McGuinness were juried into Schack’s Art of the Garden, June 20 to August 31. The juried exhibition features art created to enhance the garden and bring the garden into the home.

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Pat Herkal, Raccoon, wool scraps, embroidered and beaded.

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Complete story:
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Complete Story:
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New Submission Deadline: 15th of the Month

We love to support SDA-Washington members! We are always looking for short notices of shows, sales, events, workshops or calls for art for our monthly blog post. Now, we are adjusting our submission deadline to allow the national office time to compile our newsletter to: the 15th of the month, for publication on the 16thHere are guidelines for submitting these posts.  

NEWS BRIEFS:

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

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

Please send your material by the 15th of each month. We will do our best to accommodate post requests, but since this operation is volunteer-fueled, we cannot guarantee that we will meet your deadline. We reserve the right to edit any submitted posts.

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

Please send the information in the following format: the date and time, title of show/sale/event/workshop, the location, a short description and the name(s) of SDA members participating to: Francesca Penchant at blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com by the 15th, for publication on the 16th.

If you email corrections or elaborations after the 15th, we will be happy to update posts after publication.

SDA-WA Member Activities June

4/29 North Sound Surface Design Group Meeting Notes

SDA-WA members In attendance: Dorothy McGuinness, Tesi Vaara and Sydney Hole.

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Dorothy McGuinness basket

Dorothy shared another beautiful basket. She recently applied to a craft show in Japan. She will also have baskets in the Tradition & Innovation in Basketry 10 show at Western Kentucky University, July 16-20. She also has baskets in two ongoing shows: Stem + Art + Design at Schack Art Center, Everett, through June 8 and Uncommon Paper, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, through May 26.

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Tesi Vaara wall hanging

Tesi shared a wall hanging which was a Camano Island Quilt Guild challenge. Another quilt/collage was created at a CIQ Play Day.

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Tesi Vaara quilt/collage

Sydney will be doing a Kid’s Fiber Art Camp August 5-8. It is open to kids 8 to 14 and will cover printing and painting on fabric, hand and machine stitching, indigo dyeing, weaving, book and bag making, self portraits and a museum tour. It will be held at the Garden Club in La Conner. Register online: www.qfamuseum.org or call 360-466-4288. We’re trying to talk her into doing this class for big kids! Below are samples of what will be covered.

The next North Sound meeting will be Monday, May 27, which is Memorial Day, at the Skagit Valley Co-op in Mt. Vernon, Room 310. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. An RSVP to Area Leader Valerie Wootton (vjwcamis@frontier.com) would be greatly appreciated.


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Patti Barker, Dragon Skin Ensemble

Felt Maker Patti Barker Wins Award at the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show

When Patti Barker created “Dragon Skin Ensemble” as a first time participant in the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show Saturday, May 11, she wouldn’t allow herself to dream of winning an award, especially the coveted Peer Award. This is where all the artists and models vote for their favorite piece of wearable art. When they called her name, she described the experience as “surreal.”

Dragon Skin Ensemble was created using double-faced nuno felt techniques, with inclusions, then hand-painted with dye. “I should have known something was up when the other felt makers in the show were asking me how I made it” said Patti. The ensemble was inspired by myth, folklore, fantasy and, of course, dragons. Its purpose is to empower women and girls everywhere. Its message is “you are stronger than you know.” You can be sure Patti is hooked and is already working on concepts for next year.

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Patti Barker, Dragon Skin Ensemble

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Patti Barker, Dragon Skin Ensemble

 


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Claire B Jones, Infiwhirl 1

Claire B Jones at MUSEO Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday June 1, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Claire B Jones will be one of the artists exhibiting at MUSEO Gallery in the month of June. Please join her for the opening reception on Saturday, June 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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

Gallery Hours:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday
Noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays

Seattle-Area SDA Leaders Move On

All good things must come to an end. After several years, Debbie and Terry are resigning from program planning the Seattle monthly SDA meetings effective this June. We are looking for one or two members to take over planning the meetings from September to June and to secure a meeting place. It’s easy to do and support will be provided. It’s been rewarding, and a fun way to stay in touch with our members. Email either Terry tlbartography@yahoo.com or Debbie deliasen@gmail.com for more info.

SDA-WA Member Activities May

SDA-NP members at Port Townsend School of the Arts

Green Blue Magic
Port Townsend School of the Arts
APRIL 5-28
In celebration of April’s Earth Day, Port Townsend School of the Arts invited members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) to create an exhibit themed “Green Blue Magic” at the School’s PtSA Downtown location, 236 Taylor. This fiber art installation expresses the visual and tactile experience of the waterways and foliage of our region.  PtSA Faculty art will complement the SDA show, reflecting the palettes of earth and sky. The exhibit opens on April 5 and runs throughout the month.
Over 15 artists from PtSA faculty and the local Surface Design Association are participating in the show, presenting a wide array of texturally designed items including quilts and banners, scarves, felted materials, jewelry and up-cycled assemblages. The collection is rich in color, form and texture, providing a unique artists’ view into the Green Blue Magic of our environment.
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Sue Scott, Colors of Nature: Forests, swamps and streams, art papers, oak, hemp cording, handpainted cheese cloth, tyvek, silk roving, beads

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Linda Carlson. Depths and Shoreline. 

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Cathie Wier. Turbulence. Handwoven tubes of polyester thread, stainless steel, copper, and monofilament, inspired by the shadows and whirlpools seen in Olympic river eddies

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Pat Herkal. The Octopus Garden. Bead embroidery – beads, shells a few charms

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Mary Tyler. Spring Garden. discharged, over dyed and hand dyed cotton, stitched and appliquéd

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Erica Iseminger. Rivulet Repeat. Mokume Shibori and indigo on hemp muslin

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Victoria Foster Harrison. Incised. Encaustic Print, book spine, graphite powder

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Donna Lee Dowdney. Falling Waters.. manipulated fabrics embellished with free motion embroidery and surface design techniques 

PTSA Art Experience
236 Taylor Street
Port Townsend

 


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Tesi Vaara, Overcoming Shame

Tesi Vaara Wins at Camano Island Quilters, Needles & Stitches show

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Camano Island Quilters Quilt Show
April 12-13
Tesi Vaara won a Judges’ Choice ribbon for her quilt “Overcoming Shame” at the Camano Island Quilters Needles & Stitches show.
Stanwood Middle School
9405 271st Street
Stanwood, WA

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SF Foster, Memories of a Dear Lady, 2019

Susanne Foster in MIVAL’s annual ‘Treasures in Miniature’ Show

Treasures in Miniature
MIVAL Gallery
April 13-26
This show is the Mercer Island Visual Arts League’s annual ‘Treasures in Miniature’ Show, an open show for paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, fiber arts and much more, a West Coast event. This Treasures in Miniature Show is an annual, open call for artists. This year about 90 art works, no larger than 8×8” in any medium, and sculptures 6x6x6” will grace the gallery, right in the center of Mercer Island. The Opening Night Reception was Friday, April 5. Susanne Foster has four  “Recycled Doilies” pieces in the show.
MIVAL Gallery
2836 – 76th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

SDA Members at Schack Art Center

STEM+Art+Design, Northwest Designer Craftsmen Create
Schack Art Center
Main Gallery
April 25-June 8
Opening reception: April 25, 5-8 p.m.
For the exhibit STEM+Art+Design at the Schack Art Center, SDA members of the Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) will demonstrate how artists design and create works of art integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles. STEM+Art+Design also supports the current emphasis in K-12 Washington state curriculum on STEM: the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through project-based educational experiences.
For example, imagine a ceramic artist creating work on an electric wheel using precision measuring instruments to ensure the piece is perfectly proportioned; then firing in a highly technical computer driven kiln at temperatures specific to the clay body and glazes used to create the effects designed by the artist. All of these, and many more, technical aspects of the ceramic artist’s work are richly entrenched in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Each NWDC member uses various techniques incorporating one or more STEM principles to create their work. Whether weaving, dyeing, metalsmithing, melting glass or creating mixed media works of art, all of these techniques involve STEM disciplines.
The 78 NWDC members participating in the Schack exhibit are artists from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska, who work professionally in clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, and/or mixed media.
Participating SDA-WA members: Nancy Loorem Adams, Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Kathey Ervin, Zia Gipson, Claire B Jones, Cheryl Kamera, Cheryl Lawrence, Barbara Matthews, Dorothy McGuinness, Patricia Resseguie, Sharon Rowley, Teri Jo Summer-Reiger.
Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA
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Nancy Loorem Adams, Orb

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Claire B. Jones, Whole Surface: Ribbon 1

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Barbara De Pirro, Sea Urchin (yellow)

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Danielle Bodine, Moonlight Flight, 3’h x 6’w x 8”d installation, mulberry and recycled papers cast on basket, removed, reformed, painted, collaged, embellished and coiled objects.

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Sharon Rowley, Fibonnaci’s Golden Garden (Detail)

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Lanny Bergner, Faceted Vessel

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Cheryl Kamara, Visible-Spectrum

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Dorothy McGuinness, Clouds


SDA Members in “Uncommon Paper”

“Uncommon Paper”
Northwind Arts Center
May 2- 26
Opening reception & Art Walk: May 4, Saturday 5:30-7:30pm.
Artist Talks: May 5, Sunday 1:00 p.m.
SDA members Mary M. Ashton, Danielle Bodine, Dorothy McGuinness, and Jean-Marie Tarascio will be participating in a group show “Uncommon Paper,” along with other paper artists Zia Gipson, Lois James, and Sande Wascher-James at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend. The show runs May 2- 26. Please join the artists for opening reception and Art Walk on May 4, Saturday 5:30-7:30pm. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Monday, 11:30am-5:30pm, closed Tuesdays.
Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Mary M. Ashton, Catch, Cane, cotton paper pulp, text on kozo paper, kakishibu sealant

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Danielle Bodine, Sea Anemone Love, 3l”Hx18”Wx10”D, Mulberry, recycled papers casted on baskets, funnels, collaged, embellished.

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Dorothy Mc Guinness, Mint Chocolate, 6″ x 7″ x 7″, Watercolor paper, acrylic paint. polyester thread

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Jean-Marie Tarascio, Bursting Out

 


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Barbara de Pirro, Sea Anemone, Synthetic Strapping & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

Barbara de Pirro News

Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition
2019 is going to be remembered for all the amazing exhibits on view during the National Basketry Organization conference, both at the Kentucky Museum right on the campus of WKU, and in the area including “Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibit” the biennial juried exhibit with 84 incredible pieces selected. JUL 16 – DEC 1. The Museum at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Small Sculptural Works
A ‘Fresh’ series of Environmental & Fiber Sculptures can be found in DePirroStudio Shop. Take a peek!
Dates to Remember:
‘The Sculptural Form’ Workshop
Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
JUN 8
NWDC Exhibition
Allied Arts – Gallery at the Park, Richland, WA
AUG 27 – SEPT 27
‘The Sculptural Form’ Workshop
Allied Arts – Gallery at the Park, Richland, WA
SEPT 8

SDA-WA Member Activities April

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Works in progress in Cameron Anne Mason’s studio

Cameron Anne Mason on Create Whimsy

Cameron Anne Mason was recently interviewed by Create Whimsy, Lynn Woll and Chardel Blaine’s blog that shares “the stories of makers, and what they make, inspiring creativity in our everyday lives.” Interview here.


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Cameron Anne Mason, Every Grain from its Shroud, textile, 30″ x 30″.

Cameron Anne Mason at Foster/White Gallery

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Foster/White Gallery
Now through March 23
12-7 p.m.

Cameron Anne Mason is presenting a new body of work, Fields, at Foster/White Gallery through March 23, 2019. The artist reception was March 7, 6-8 p.m. Work can be previewed on the gallery ‘s website.

Foster/White Gallery
220 Third Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104


 

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Level 3 Students’ Exhibition
Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts
Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24, 11 – 4 p.m.
Artist talk: Saturday, March 23, 10 – 11 a.m.

Tessi Vaara will have her work included at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, 11 – 4 p.m in an exhibition for Level 3 Students in Art & Design. On view will be multi-media artwork and sketchbooks. Come view engaging Art & Design! This Exhibition is free and open to the public. A talk with the graduates will be Saturday, March 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. Contact gail@gailcreativestudies.com to reserve a space.

GAIL HARKER CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS
503 Morris Street
La Conner, WA 98257
(360) 466-0110
gail@gailcreativestudies.com


 

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Maris Cavanagh, Small Wall Hanging

SDA-Vancouver at Aurora Gallery

SDA-Vancouver Art Show
Aurora Gallery
April, 2019
Reception: 5-9 p.m. on April 3

The Vancouver Branch of the Surface Design Association invites the community to enjoy a diverse range of fiber-based art at Aurora Gallery this April with an opening reception from 5-9 on April 3. Members showing their work include Mary Arnold, Bonnie Bucknam, Maris Cavanagh, Donna Joslyn, Sally Sellers, Sharon Svec, Karen Turner and Marie Murphy Wolfe. The Vancouver Branch formed in 2016 and has been meeting bi-monthly ever since to share, inspire and grow an appreciation for surface design and textiles. This will be the premiere exhibition of their works.

Aurora Art Gallery
1004 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660-3151


 

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Surface Design Classes with Christina Fairley Erickson

Join Christina Fairley Erickson’s Lab Classes at LWTech in Kirkland, WA. In Surface Design Lab, explore different methods to decorate fabrics for your personal projects:
Hand Embroidery, Freehand Machine Embroidery, Felting, Fabric Collage, Dyeing, Textile Inks, Beading, and More. Learn methods to embellish, embroider, and enrich fabrics. This lab allows students to try different surface design methods with expert guidance. Work on projects of your own choice and at your own pace. Experiment with different materials and techniques.

In the Repair & Upcycle Class, Christina will bring her unique experience, lots of samples for inspiration and demonstrations of various surface design techniques.

Both Courses meet 7 sessions
Mondays April 8- May 20
Repair & Upcycle Lab from 9-11:50 am
Surface Design Lab from 1-3:50 pm

To Enroll Click Here: first apply for admission to LWTech – scroll down to click “Apply for Admissions Online” under “Don’t need an Admissions Coach.”

After you get your Student ID # (SID) Click Here- Go to the Web Registration Page and follow the instructions, inputting the Course/ Item Number Below:

Surface Design Lab Course ID: SEW 116: Item Number: 8466
Repair/Upcycle Lab Course ID: SEW 118: Item Number: 8470

1 College Credit awarded per quarter for each course

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland Campus: 11605 132nd Ave NE

Questions? Contact Christina at christina at christinaerickson.com.

 

 

SDA-WA Member Activities March

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Kitsap SDA-WA Meeting Is Now the Surface Design Study Group

The Kitsap-area group recently changed its format. It now meets at Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) Fiber Studio as a general fiber-art group called the Surface Design Study Group (SDSG). Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by dropping by BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216 or by emailing registrar@bainbridgebarn.org. Attendees will need to register for the group every six months. Class Code FI010819

According to the BARN website, the fees are:
BARN Members: Free (Please register)
Non-Members: $24 for January – June 2019 meetings and must register.
Drop-in visitors are welcome for any of the individual sessions and can attend SDSG meetings for a fee of $20 per meeting, payable with cash or check at the time of the meeting. More info here.

Donna Lark and Susan Granstrom are looking for suggestions from the group for programs they would like to see this year. Contact them with any ideas.
The following suggestions for meetings have been offered:

  • Studio tours and potluck gatherings. Let Susan know if you would open your studio and home for a group gathering.
  • Visit the BARN Print Making Studio
  • Field Trips at Seattle Art Museum and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
  • Travel slide shows and Show & Tell
  • Ice dyeing demo/workshop with Barbara Chandler-Young

Kitsap Group Surface Design Show

Barn Commons
March 1 to April 2

There will be a Kitsap Group Surface Design Show in the BARN Commons from March 1 to April 2. Pieces will be no bigger than 24″ x 24″. Any questions? Contact Randi Morgan at randi@chezmorgan.com.

Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
8890 Three Tree Lane NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-4475