San Antonio Bound?

If you’ll be in San Antonio next week for the SDA conference, let us know!  Ann Maki has been compiling a list of local SDA members attending so we can connect during the conference.  Email her at by this Thursday, 5/30 with your email and cell phone and she’ll send you the full list.

While you in town, check out Sharon Rowley’s exhibit “On This Path” which will hang at Jane clip_image001Dunnewold’s new Art Cloth Studios during the conference.  Ten prayer flags will be hung Tuesday to Sunday.  She has arranged a tour of the exhibit and Jane’s studios for SDA-WA members and will send more info to everyone on Ann’s list or you can email her at for more information.

Art Show & Sale By Whidbey Island Surface Design

Whidbey Island Surface Design (WISD) presents its fiber art Show & Sale at WICA’s Zech Hall at 2012 Producers Circle, Langley on Saturday, May 25, 10:00 to 6:00 and Sunday, May 26, 11:00 to 4:00. Also, you can meet the artists at a reception on Friday, May 24, from 5:00 to 7:00. During the show there will be a silent auction for a very special piece of art with the proceeds going to charity. The winner will be announced on Sunday at 3:00.

Photo Credit: Fine Gelfand

Photo Credit: Fine Gelfand

The Show will feature silk scarves and wearable art in hand-dyed glowing colors, contemporary art quilts and mixed media wall pieces, beaded jewelry, handmade textile home décor, and unique gifts.

Surface design is the creative exploration of fiber and fabric. The one-of-a-kind artwork blends collage, weaving, felting, beading, basketry, hand-dyed fabric and contemporary quilting in cutting-edge combinations.

All members of the local art group are also members of the international Surface Design Association. Since its start in 2008, the group has grown to over 32 members, and will continue its show schedule at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum, Tillamook, OR (September 2 thru November 3) and at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA (January thru March 2014). Visit for updates and artist profiles.

Lucid Gallery Installation by Barbara De Pirro

Exhibit is open May 23 – June 30, 2013

Special Artist’s Presentation – Friday, May 24, 4pm

Followed by the Artist’s Reception 4:30 to 6pm

De Pirro’s atmospheric installation creates interplay between light and shadow: ever changing patterns with the shifting of light, swaying gently with the delicate flow of air. Take a deep breath and allow your imagination to wander within this ethereal space.

“I am fascinated by the brilliance and resilience of nature while, at the same time,DePirro.lucid.headshot.02 its fragility & vulnerability. I surround myself with its many forms, surfaces and textures. Nature is as much a part of my life as it is the impetus for all my recent work.”

Port Angeles Fine Art Center 
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. 
Port Angeles, WA 


De Pirro’s website,