Member Activites – July 2016

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

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July 7 – 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations Dorothy!!

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

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

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

Member Activities Update for June 2016

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

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

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

Area Meetings

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

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

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

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

Fourth Monday of the month.

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

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

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

for more information.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiber Fusion Show Opening 2016

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

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

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

Congratulations to:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honorable Mention “Match Sticks” by Melisse Laing

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

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Honorable Mention “Exercise 4” by Angelica Sta. Teresa

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Activities Updates For May 2016

Hi SDA-WA!

Here are upcoming activities for and from our members!!

Member Activities

Member Debra Calkins has posted a call for art in hopes of bringing attention to a very important issue!  She is looking for 2-D art from any medium to participate.  Here are the details:

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83% of the victims of the sex slave trade in America are US citizens. 40% of them are children. Unmade Bed is an exhibit about sexual trafficking which would include the work of artists; their reactions, feelings, and thoughts on this inhumane practice.

I would also like to invite those who would consider expressing the denial around this topic. Art carries powerful messages and has healing power. We hold in our hands, hearts and minds the ability to stand up to this injustice.

This will be a traveling exhibit with 3 – 5 venues. Each of the venues will be two days to four days. The first venue is at WICA (Whidbey Island Center for the Arts) in Langley, WA on Whidbey Island opening on October 7, 2016. The traveling will be completed by the end of 2017. Depending on the size of the venue, not all art will be shown in every venue.

Each artist will receive a catalog of the exhibit.

Docent training will be available for anyone wishing to spend time with the exhibit while it is installed, talking with visitors and assisting with any purchase inquiries.

I will be jurying for suitability and space availability, as well as for the size requirements for our largest venue.

2-D art any medium

All art must be ready to install with a hanging wire or sleeve and slat.
Images:
File Format: JPEG only
File Dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side.
File Resolution: 72ppi/dpi
File Size: 5 MB maximum
Please label images LastName_title.

Include an image list, including Title, Medium, Year, Dimensions, description and price if for sale. If not for sale, insurance value. Please label this file LastName_ImageList.
Include an artist statement for each piece. Please label this file LastName_ArtStmt.
Include a bio. Please label this file LastName_bio.
Include a head shot. Please label this file LastName_me. These files may be pdf or word documents.
Email the images and information to longwalkhomestudio@gmail.com

Application fee of $25.00. Please mail check to Debra Calkins P O Box 1203 Freeland, WA 98249.

Artists are responsible for all costs of shipping to and from Whidbey Island. Artists are responsible for the insurance on their art.

By entering your art for this exhibit you affirm that you are the originator of the art and own the copyright. In addition, you release the use of your image of your art to be used for promotional purposes only.
Dates:
August 15, 2016 Deadline for entry
September 1, 2016 Notification of acceptance
September 24, 2016 Shipments of art received by

More detailed information will be requested after acceptance.

Any questions contact Debra Calkins debra@LongWalkHomeStudio.com

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2016-05-04 21.32.59crpdMember Rebecca Wachtman is hosting 2 workshops at Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, WA in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion show.  The workshops are titled An Intro To Silk Painting and Resisting Your Dyes With an Ice Kicker.  Both workshops will be held on Saturday, June 11th.  For more information you can visit our SDA-WA post at https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/05/04/fiber-fusion-workshops-at-allied-arts-gallery/

or to sign up for classes as well as information about other events at Allied Arts Gallery, you can visit: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/adult-workshops/

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Events

shack garage saleThe Schack Center in Everett is having an artist garage sale on Saturday, June 4th from 9am to 3pm with over 100 artists participating.  It’s a great opportunity to score great art, supplies, and make connections with other artists.  It’s free to attend and street parking is free in downtown Everett on weekends. You can also park for free at Everpark Garage, one block north of the event.

For more information, please see:  http://www.schack.org/events/artists-garage-sale/


 

And of course we’re SUPER-excited that the Fiber Fusion show will be opening in June!!   fiber fusion show

The Fiber Fusion Show opens at Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, WA on June 5th.  Everyone’s invited to attend.  The opening event will be from 1-3pm and promises to be a lot of fun!  We hope to see you there!!

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And just a friendly reminder that registration is open for the Jane Dunnewold Workshop and Critiques…spaces are filling fast! Only a few more days for this exclusive offer to SDA members. The workshop will be open to others in a few days!

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Creative Strength Training Workshop with Jane Dunnewold
Prompts, Exercises, and Personal Stories for Encouraging Artistic Genius
Friday, August 19, 2016
9:00 – 4:00
Seattle Pacific University
Third Avenue West & Nickerson Street, Seattle

OFFERED AT A SPECIAL RATE OF $95 FOR SDA MEMBERS ONLY
Note! Registration opens to the public at a rate of $125 after May 30.

…and another special opportunity –

Private 40-minute Critique Sessions with Jane Dunnewold
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time slots to be chosen or assigned
At a private studio in Richmond Beach, 15 minutes north of Seattle

$60 40-minute Critique Session, Saturday, August 20, 2016
or $155 Workshop AND Critique Session

For more information, please see our post:

Creative Strength Training Workshop with Jane Dunnewold

Creative Strength Training Workshop with Jane Dunnewold

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SDA MEMBERS!

2016_01Dunnewold Creative Strength Training Workshop                 with Jane Dunnewold

Prompts, Exercises, and Personal Stories for Encouraging Artistic Genius

Friday, August 19, 2016

9:00 – 4:00

Seattle Pacific University

Third Avenue West & Nickerson Street, Seattle

 

OFFERED AT A SPECIAL RATE OF $95 FOR SDA MEMBERS ONLY

Note! Registration opens to the public at a rate of $125 after May 30.

 

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PhotoJanePrivate 40-minute Critique Sessions with Jane Dunnewold

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time slots to be chosen or assigned

At a private studio in Richmond Beach, 15 minutes north of Seattle

Discover a deeper connection to your creative self in this one-day workshop with internationally renowned artist Jane Dunnewold, on tour to help artists build creative stamina, dismantle their inner critics, and approach their art with more joy. A popular teacher, Jane’s lecture features prompts and exercises from her newest book, Creative Strength Training, with an emphasis on creating work that is uniquely yours. Play and work at the same time!

The workshop costs $95 for current SDA members, and early registration is encouraged; participation is limited to 20 students

Move your art forward with a one-to-one critique session with Jane at a private art studio in Richmond Beach. In this 40-minute session she will work with you to develop goals for your future work based on current interests and projects. This is an informal conversation to discuss ideas, direction, and works in progress. An emphasis on supportive and authentic discussion will inspire you to take your art to the next level.

Critique Sessions cost $60, and participation is limited to 8 artists.  You do not need to take the workshop to sign up for a critique session.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Please make checks out to Surface Design Association and then send your checks in the proper amount to Julie Moberly at:

4111 East Madison Street, #129                                                                                                             Seattle, WA  98112

    $95 Creative Strength Training Workshop, Friday, August 19, 2016

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    $60 40-minute Critique Session, Saturday, August 20, 2016

OR

    $155 Workshop AND Critique Session

IMPORTANT: Include your email address and cell phone number with your check.

CRITIQUE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Contact Sharon Rowley (sharon@rowleyart.com) for available critiques slots between 9 am and noon, and 1 and 4 pm. Follow-up with payment to Julie at the address above. Your slot will be held for 2-3 days and released if your check is not received in that time.                  Your payment will be acknowledged by email.

Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis until May 30, when registration opens to the public (The CST workshop is $125 for non-SDA participants) Payment by check is required to confirm your space.  If registration exceeds capacity, we will create a waiting list.

Refunds will be made up to 30 days in advance of the workshop (July 20, 2016); transfer of place is not available.

A supply list for the workshop will be emailed with confirmation of registration, and a short assignment will be emailed for those participating in the critique sessions.

Questions? For questions about the workshop, email Julie Moberly at julie.moberly549@gmail.com; for questions about the critique sessions, email Sharon Rowley at sharon@rowleyart.com

Tips on Shipping Your Artwork for the SDA WA Fiber Fusion Exhibition

Tips on Shipping Your Artwork for the SDA WA Fiber Fusion Exhibition         by Vicki Gerton

I would like to thank Laura Russell at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR for most of these very good ideas on shipping artwork!

Since this is a traveling show, your shipping boxes will be carefully stored while your artwork is on exhibit and your artwork to be stored inside your own box between venues and for transporting to the next venue.

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PACKAGING

  • Ship your artwork in a sturdy box or a tube, not in bubble mailer or envelop. This box or tube should be sturdy enough to last through round trip shipping and the travel between venues.
  • Inside the box or tube, place your artwork in a plastic bag, allowing a margin all around inside the box. Pad this margin with bubble wrap or other padding material.  DO NOT USE PEANUTS–they make a mess.  If you use tape, use low tack tape (blue painting tape works well).  Do not use clear packing tape which must be cut with scissors or a knife risking cutting your precious artwork.

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  • Label your packing material with your name and title of the piece.
  • Include a packing slip inside the box with your name, address and contact information, the recipient’s address, title of your artwork(s), quantity sent, retail price or insurance value. Also include a photo of your artwork for quick identification of what artwork goes in your box (low resolution or snapshot is ok).
  • If your piece requires special instructions for hanging, include these in with the packing slip.
  • Check with shipper as to tape requirements on outside of box. Never use duct tape because it does not adhere properly to cardboard.
  • You must also include a prepaid return shipping label so your artwork can be shipped back to you after the showing in the last venue.

 

SHIPPING

  • For the least expensive ground shipping, plan to ship a week before the work needs to arrive at destination. If you ship on a Monday, your artwork will probably spend the least time in transit.
  • FedEx Ground is good and they provide excellent tracking. You will be able to generate a pre-paid return label.  FedEx also has a shipping time calculator to help you know when to send your package off.
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) is another good option. There is some tracking on priority packages.  However, they will not be able to generate return shipping labels in advance.  You can buy enough stamps, but that requires standing in line for any package over 13 ounces.
  • UPS is OK but some report problems.
  • FedEx and UPS allow you to open an account online. You can create shipping labels online and have your credit card billed.  You can also print your return label and you will not be charged until your package is actually sent back to you.  You weigh your package yourself on your studio or kitchen scale.

 

INSURANCE

  • You are responsible for any insurance you wish to put on your artwork during the shipping to and from the Fiber Fusion Exhibition.
  • FedEx will not insure over $500 value.
  • To collect any claims from the shipper you will need to prove the value of your claim. Some shippers only pay materials, and some will pay only the wholesale value.
  • Some retail shipping services have third party insurance services.

 

SDA Newsblog sources for packing your art

 

[Hot Tips on Shipping Your Artwork.jpg} Hot Tips on Shipping Your Artwork http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/hot-tips-on-shipping-your-artwork by Patricia Malarcher who is a studio artist and independent writer and Editor of SDA’s quarterly Surface Design Journal for 18 years (1993-2011). She lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey.

Fiber Fusion Workshops at Allied Arts Gallery

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I’m sure you are all planning your trip to Richland to view SDA Fiber Fusion 2016 next month. There are so many interesting things to see and visit in the area.  Take some time also to enhance your skills at one of our workshops which are being taught in conjunction with the show!

 

 

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Silk Painting Example 1 – Hibiscus

You could begin with An Introduction to Silk Painting  – a workshop being taught by SDA-WA member, Rebecca Wachtman.  Do you love the idea of painting your a scarf that is uniquely your own, or perhaps you’re thinking bigger – painting fabric for an art project.  An Introduction to Silk Painting workshop is just the thing to get your feet wet with a small project that will teach you the basics!

 

This workshop will be teaching you about working in the Serti Technique. Serti means “closing”, “Wall”, or Fence”…what it really refers to is using a resist to stop the dye from flowing into undesired areas of your painting.

 

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Silk Painting Example 2 – Crocus

Learn how to select silks, silk dying and painting basics, color mixing and fun texture techniques.  Each student will apply resist to create a floral pattern and then paint their own, hand-dyed/hand-painted, 12″ square of silk art.   The workshop has a great price too!  $50 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $60 for non-members. An Introduction to Silk Painting will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 9am-12pm.  Click here for more information the workshop, or visit to www.galleryatthepark.org

 

 

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Ice Dyeing Example

Did you know that paint sits on the surface, and that dye chemically bonds with the fabric? The way dyes bond to fabric is the reason why dyed fabrics can be washed and rarely lose color.  Continue your Fiber Fusion education with a workshop on resists and dyeing using modern Shibori techniques with the added bonus of getting to take home your own ice-dyeing packet (which you’ll start in class but get to finish on your own).

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Rebecca will lead you through several different Shibori-resist techniques which you will bring home as set of samples to inspire you, or to use in your next project.  The workshop is titled Resisting Your Dyes with an Ice Kicker, and will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 1pm-4pm.  It’s price is $35 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $45 for non-members. Click here for more information on this workshop, or go visit www.galleryatthepark.org

 

 

Allied Arts will also be holding a workshop on wool carding called Creative Carding (taught by Kim Perkins). You will look at different grades of wool and other fibers, experiment with color-mixing as you card to get artbattsthreeexactly the shade you want,  prepare rolags for spinning or make batts for felting.  The Creative Carding workshop will be held on June 4th from 2pm-5pm.  The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.  For more information, click here or visit www.galleryatthepark.org 

 

For more information on all of the workshops available at Allied Arts Gallery, please visit http://www.galleryatthepark.org/adult-workshops/