U W Certificate Program starting soon – a few spaces still available!

UW Certificate Program in Fiber Arts

Develop your artistic voice and the expressive and conceptual aspect of your work in any fiber medium with a certificate from the University of Washington in Fiber Arts.  Places in the program, which starts Oct.1, are still available.  Topics include the following:

  • How to bring yourself into your art.
  • Ways to stimulate your ongoing artistic creativity.
  • Conceptual strategies to express an idea, emotion or experience.
  • Examples from the history of art and craft for inspiration.
  • Professional art practices, ways to have your art find an audience, and preparation for an art exhibit.

You will leave this program with an enhanced body of work, a strengthened artistic voice, and strategies for ongoing artistic growth.  The program meets five Saturdays per quarter for nine months on the UW campus.  Your work will be shown at a closing student exhibition.

Apply now!

Applications are being accepted now. See complete program information, instructor bios, and application instructions at http://www.pce.uw.edu/

For more information contact:
206-685-8936 or 888-469-6499

Cameron Anne Mason Teaching at Pratt

Adding and Subtracting Layers on Textiles

Pratt Fine Arts Center
  Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm, 9/30-10/2/2011

Working with MX dyes and discharge, the removal of color, we will alternate layers to create complexity and depth of color on fabric. Shibori binding, organic pastes, and physical resist techniques will be used, each method creating its own characteristic marks. Techniques covered are easily grasped yet endlessly variable. Use of discharge agents including bleach, thiourea dioxide, and other products will be covered while emphasizing safe studio practices. This workshop emphasizes process and experimentation, learning to control technique while celebrating the happy accident. Prerequisite: None

For more information about registration go to pratt.org or call (206) 328-1260

Whidbey Island Textile Studios Open Oct 8-9

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Mary Burk - Central Park Spring

Several textile artists are participating in this year’s Whidbey Island Tour of artists’ studios happening the week-end of October 8-9, 2011 from 10 am-5 pm each day.  It is free to the public.  For full information, including descriptions of the artists and the maps and directions to the studios, click here.  Among the textile artists participating is Mary Burks, Janis Saunders, Cheryl Lawrence, Anne Niles Davenport, Debra Calkins, Nan Leaman and Zia Gipson.

Additionally on the island, a number of artists’ studios are now open year round.  For information, click here.  Mary Burks’ studio is now open on the weekends from Friday-Sunday 1-5 pm, but please call ahead.

Mary Burks
765-40-2575 (cell)
360-678-6413 (home)

Cynthia Stentz shows at the 11th NW Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibit

Cynthia joins several SDA members at the Biennial Fiber Art Show in Tacoma sponsored by American Art Company.  For more information , click here.

"Guardian" - 39 x 16 - Silk, cotton, hand dyed, discharged, machine and hand quilted.

American Art Company’s 11th Northwest Contemporary Art Quilt Invitational
August 13th – October 1st, 2011
1126 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402