SDA-WA Grant Jury Panel: Claire B. Jones

SDA-WA Group Event Grant applications are due at midnight on October 1, 2018. Our jurors (Pat Herkal, Claire B. Jones, Roberta Nelson and Francesca Penchant), fiber artists with varied careers, volunteered to be on the panel to support you, SDA-WA members! To help you get to know them better, here is the second of all four bios.

Claire B. Jones

Claire B. Jones creates colorful, whimsical, free-standing sculptures by painting with thread on cotton canvas. The fabric evolves by layering and blending a myriad of machine stitched thread until the underlying canvas is completely covered.

Claire grew up in Scotland, playing in the streets under the watchful eye of the dormant textile mills which dominate the Paisley landscape to this day. Although later in life she would study Art and Design along with Experimental Stitch at the Gail Harker Creative Studies Center, she initially studied Software Engineering in Edinburgh. This propelled her into a world of technology, pulling her from one technological hub to the next, through to her current home in Seattle.

It is from the convergence of these worlds that her art emerges. Engineering and the time-honored traditions of stitch collide as she transgresses the boundaries of what can be created with a sewing machine. Claire hopes her sculptures – and the innovative processes out of which they emerge – generate a sense of possibility, a belief in our capacity to conceive and realize new forms.

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SDA-WA Member Activities August

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Basket by Dorothy McGuinness

Meeting Notes for North Sound SDA Meeting

Stephanie, Robyn, Tesi, Dorothy and Valerie in attendance.

June 18—This was our first meeting at our new location at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Room 310. Nice, comfortable, air-conditioned room with accessible bathrooms and an elevator. Our next meeting will be at the same location, July 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you all there. By the way, they have ice cream and other goodies downstairs if you want to grab something before coming up.

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Dorothy shared two beautiful baskets.

Dorothy will have a piece in the “Arts at the Port” show in Anacortes. She will be at the opening, Sat July 28, 6-9 p.m. She shared two beautiful baskets tonight.

Stephanie is working on a quilt.

Valerie is working on another painted rock for a friend’s garden.

Robyn is working in her yard, doing sun prints and natural dying. She told us about the fiber artist/natural dyer Irit Dulman. I checked out her website/blogspot and it shows that she is giving a workshop at Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, in August, but when I checked their workshop calendar I couldn’t find anything.

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Tesi Vaara sent this photo of her scarf and her grandmother’s shawl that will be on display through July at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner.

Tesi is working on a quilt where she’s using paper cutouts. She will also be attending an Off Grain Stitchers retreat in Gold Bar. Tesi sent this photo of her scarf and her grandmother’s shawl that will be on display through July at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner.


 

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Dancing Through the Blues #2, 2012, 30″ x 30″, cotton fabric and cotton/polyester batting.

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry Solo Exhibition in Port Hadlock

Color, Light, and Motion: Fine Art Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Art at the Old Alcohol Plant Gallery
Now through August 26

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry has artwork in a solo exhibition called “Color, Light, and Motion: Fine Art Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry,” in Port Hadlock, Washington. The 33 pieces in the show are quilts both new and old, as well as art to wear that has not previously been shown in the Pacific Northwest. The opening reception was Sunday, July 15. The show runs through August 26. Map here.

Old Alcohol Plant Inn & Restaurant
310 Hadlock Bay Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
(at the Port Hadlock Marina)
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
(888) 733-6802


 

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Danielle Bodine, The Wild Hares or Whidbey Wild Hares–Grouping, 2018, 24″ W x 25″ H x 12″ D, mulberry papers cast on coiled baskets, painted, collaged and embellished with “tongs” and other objects. Photo: Michael Stadler.

Danielle Bodine at Museo Gallery

August Show 2018
MUSEO Gallery
August 4-26
Opening reception: Saturday, August 4, 5-7 p.m.

Danielle Bodine will be exhibiting her fiber sculptures in a three-person show at MUSEO Gallery for the month of August. The opening reception will be Saturday, August 4, 5-7 p.m. The show runs through August 26.

MUSEO Gallery
215 First Street/P. O. Box 548
Langley, WA 98260
museo@whidbey.com
(360) 221-7737

SDA-WA Grant Jury Panel: Pat Herkal

Reminder! SDA-WA Group Event Grant applications are due at midnight on October 1, 2018. Our jurors (Pat Herkal, Claire B. Jones, Roberta Nelson and Francesca Penchant), fiber artists with varied careers, volunteered to be on the panel to support you, SDA-WA members! To help you get to know them better, here is the first of all four biographies.

Pat Herkal

Pat Herkal was raised as an army brat, moving frequently on the east coast and in France. Her passion has been fiber ever since her grandmother taught her to embroider and to crochet rag rugs when she was five.

Pat’s husband and she raised their two daughters in Riverton, Wyoming on the Wind River Reservation. She was active in the art and fiber community creating, volunteering and participating in craft fairs around the Rockies. Her main focus was weaving and quilting.

Port Townsend, Washington has been their forever home since 2004. She discovered beads and bead embroidery there and they have taken over her life!

Pat volunteers at Northwind Art Center as a docent and is on the Installation Committee. Her beaded pieces were juried into the NAC Artist Showcase for 2016. Other pieces have been juried into numerous shows at NAC over the years. Some have received Merit and People’s Choice awards. She has been juried into two shows at Confluence Gallery in Twisp, Washington. Pat is an active member of the Surface Design Association and has shown in SDA shows around the Olympic Peninsula.

SDA-WA Member Activities July

Peggy O’Heron Studio Sale in July

Former SDA-Washington Rep Peggy O’Heron is purging and downsizing 15+ years of creative exploration and study! Treasures to be had include:

  • Appliances and tools
  • Beads
  • Bookcases
  • Books – art & design, quilting, hand and machine stitch, dyeing, surface design, bookmaking, inspiration, beading
  • Commercial fabric
  • Ephemera
  • Frames and boards
  • Paints, dyes, mediums
  • Paper
  • Patterns – quilting, sewing, knitting
  • Piles of white/neutral linen, silk and cotton
  • Ribbons
  • Storage solutions
  • Threads
  • Tubs, containers, pots
  • Wool rovings
  • Work table
  • Yarn
  • Bits and pieces of this and that

Wednesday, July 11
3 p.m.–7 p.m.
Home Studio of Peggy O’Heron
2253 N 54th Street (& Kirkwood Place N in GreenLake/Wallingford)
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 909-2238
Please enter through the side gate on Kirkwood.

2018 SDA-WA Group Event Grants

The Surface Design Association-Washington region is excited to begin accepting submissions for our 2018 SDA-WA Group Event Grants.

The purpose of the 2018 SDA-WA Group Event Grants is to support program-related expenses for SDA-WA member group activities of three or more members. Funds may be used for events such as group exhibitions of SDA members’ works, and for SDA-sponsored lectures, workshops, and local or regional meetings. Support for exhibitions is predicated on participants being SDA members. Other events such as lectures, meetings, and workshops can be open to non-members. Co-sponsored exhibitions are described below. Two (2) grants will be awarded in amounts up to $500.

We are also excited to announce that the grants’ jurors are Pat Herkal, Claire B. Jones and Roberta Nelson, along with me, Francesca Penchant. More info about the grant panel to come on our blog!

2 GRANT AWARDS:
$500 each

ELIGIBILITY:
Only SDA–WA members may apply for an SDA-WA Group Event Grant. SDA Board members and staff may not apply while in office or employed by the organization.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Call for Entries: June 1, 2018
Deadline: October 1, 2018, midnight
Jurying Process: October 2-October 20, 2018
Notification: October 21, 2018

2018 SDA-WA GRANT PDF HERE

SDA-WA Member Activities June

“Illusion” Quilting Tutorial from Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Illusion #37

From 1990 to 2014, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry taught hundreds of quilting students how to make Illusion quilts based on her simple method for creating the appearance of overlapping transparent triangles. Now that she’s no longer teaching hands-on workshops, she’s offering a complimentary, commercial-free pattern and digital workshop with detailed, full-color, step-by-step instructions, here:
http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/faq.htm#Illusion


North Sound SDA Group Meeting, April 23

From North Sound Area Leader Valerie Wootton: In attendance: Robyn, Stephanie, Dorothy, Tesi and Valerie.

Dorothy reported that the Museo Gallery in Langley has been sold. A quick look at their website shows two exhibits in May. Elin Noble, noted fiber artist, in her first Museo show, will exhibit silk itajime shibori panels, as well as a selection of her “Fugitive Pieces” quilts. Brian O’Neill, ceramicist extraordinaire, presents new ceramic vessels. The show opens with an artists’ reception on Saturday, May 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will continue through May 29.

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Dorothy McGuinness, Basket

Dorothy also shared another amazing basket done in mad weave. She will also have one of her baskets in the Anacortes Art at the Ports show, August 3-5 in the Port Transit Shed Event Center.

Stephanie explained how a telephone quilt works. It’s based on the children’s game “gossip.” One person brings a small quilt and hands it off to the next person for “inspiration.” That person creates their own quilt based on the first one and hands the new quilt off to the next person for inspiration. The goal is to see how much the pieces change from start to finish.

Stephanie told us about Quilt Canada 2018. It will be held in Vancouver, BC, May 31 through June 2 at the Vancouver Convention Center, West Building, Hall A.

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Tesi Vaara, Crocheted Shawl

Tesi shared a pretty green crocheted scarf that she made. And she shared a delicate pink scarf made by her grandmother. She told us about the PNW Knitting Show June 27-July 29.

Robyn shared more of her sun prints with stitching, paint and color sticks. She also shared a book she picked up at Pelican Bay Books, Anacortes.


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Donna Lark, Wedding by the Sea, nuno felted. Model: Lauren Lark.

SDA-NP Members at Port Townsend Wearable Art Show

Three SDA-North Peninsula members, Diana Gipson, Donna Lark and Joyce Wilkerson, were juried into the eighth annual Wearable Art Show in Port Townsend Saturday, May 12. The show is hosted by and supports the Fund for Women and Girls. The fundraiser helps ensure women and girls in Jefferson County are safe, secure, equal and empowered. Artists ranged in age from 8 to 80 and were from Jefferson County, Oregon, New York, Canada and Chile.

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Diana Gipson, The Weekender, silk noil jacket and pants, tissue linen slip dress. Model: SDA-Kitsap member Kathy Mack.

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Joyce Wilkerson, Primal Jacket, handwoven silk and chenille. Model: Gina Johnson.

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Donna Lark, Animals in the Landscape, nuno felted. Model: SDA-NP member Barbara Ramsey.


 

SDA-North Peninsula Members in “Metamorphosis”

“Metamorphosis”
Sequim Civic Center
June 1-30
Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-7 p.m.

“Metamorphosis,” an exhibition of fiber art by North Peninsula SDA members, will show at the Sequim Civic Center June 1-30. Reception Friday, June 1, 5-7 p.m.

Artworks include quilts, felted pieces, fiber jewelry, hand weaving and other fiber mixed media. Civic Center hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you have more info about the art and artists in “Metamorphosis,” please send to  blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com.

Sequim Civic Center
152 West Cedar Street
Sequim, WA

SDA-WA Member Activities May

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

North Sound SDA Group Meeting, March 26

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

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

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


 

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Rebecca Wachtman Featured at MBNCA

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

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

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


North Peninsula SDA Group Meeting, April 11

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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


SDA Members at Bellevue College Gallery

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

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

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


 

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SDA Members at BallardWorks

“Following A Thread”
BallardWorks
April 19-30

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

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

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


 

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

SDA Members Showing on Whidbey Island

The Garden Show
MUSEO Gallery
Now through April 29

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

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


SDA Basketry in Boston

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

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


 

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Claire B. Jones, “Triportal”

“Art + Math” Moves to Schack Art Center

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

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


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Cheryl Lawrence Solo Show on Whidbey Island

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

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

Front Room Gallery
5603 Bayview Rd
Langley, WA 98260

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


 

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Flóra Carlile-Kovács Solo Show in LaConner

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

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


 

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

National Basketry Organization Members in Print Exhibition

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

Juror Jane Sauer chose 37 pieces from 163 works submitted, to be published in the summer 2018 edition of the NBO Quarterly Review. Contact National Basketry Organization for more info.

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

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

The Changelings_Bodine

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


 

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Barbara De Pirro Sculpture & Acrylic Workshop at Schack

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

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


 

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Hungarian Felt Tours with Flóra Carlile-Kovács

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