SDA WA member Jeannie McMacken from Port Townsend along with other SDA members just finished Jane Dunnewold’s Art Cloth Mastery Program. She and her colleagues just released a blog of their work. To view their work and learn more about the program, visit:
In other news – Jeannie will be holding a solo show at Pippa’s Real Tea and Gallery, 636 Water St, Port Townsend August 3 thorough September 29. Make the drive to view art, enjoy a brew of Pippa’s hand-blended teas, and experience the awesomeness of PT.
Time for a road trip?
Talking Heads: a Contemporary Look at Headdresses
When: July 26 – Sept 7, 2013
Where: Cityscape Gallery in North Vancouver, BC
More Info: Website: http://nvartscouncil.ca/exhibitions/cityscape-community-art-space
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25 from 7-9pm
An SDA Award of Excellence will be presented at the opening reception to Ellen Hamilton for her piece, Warrior Goddess.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, noon – 2:45 pm
1 — Local members who attended the SDA conference in San Antonio in early June will share their learnings and inspiration from the speakers, gallery tours, and workshops.
2 — Using Adobe Lightroom, Photographer Craig Rowley will give a demo on “Evaluating Art Color and Tone Digitally”. Let’s see how the impact of visual art changes as we vary both its tonal (e.g. dynamic range, black point, white point, exposure, contrast) and color (e.g. saturation, color contrast) characteristics in real time. Please send some sample images of your own work for use or any other art image that you might find interesting to him by clicking HERE. (Note: this will not be a tutorial on Lightroom or Photoshop.)
3 — Please bring any recent work or inspiration to share as well as any ideas for future programs.
Bring your brown bag lunch.
Northgate Library meeting room
10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
Members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association, including many WA SDA members, opened their juried show “Salsa!” in Tieton WA on Memorial day weekend. The exhibition includes art cloth, quilt art, and several sculptural fiber pieces. The Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery is located at 608 Wisconsin Ave, Tieton, WA (about 15 miles from Yakima) and is open Fri-Sun between 12-3 pm. The show will be running through July 14. As part of the festivities, there are several outdoor textile installations, and two upcoming “monster felting” parties on June 29 and July 14 with master felt artist, Janice Arnold.
For more information go to: http://mightytieton.com/events_and_news/textiles_tieton_salsa/
And if you can’t make – although you really should, here are a few shots courtesy of SDA member, Christina Erickson. If you are having trouble viewing this in your email, you will be able to view it on the web by clicking HERE.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make beautiful felt clothing? Here’s you opportunity! There will be a nice mix of some surface design techniques sampling, pattern drafting, nuno-felting, pockets, skirts, tunics, and dyeing!! All located on the beautiful Whidbey Island!
To learn more, click HERE
“Textures & Textiles”, a multi media show exploring the uses of texture and/or textiles opens June 14th at Avanti Art & Design in the Greenwood neighborhood. SDA Members including Gay Jensen, Barb Zander and Cyndi Wolfe are participating in this show. Please come to the opening reception on June 14th from 6 – 9 pm and support your fellow SDA members. The show will hang from June 14th through July 3rd.
Avanti Art and Design is located at 7601 Greenwood Ave. N, Suite 101, Seattle Washington. Click HERE for a map. In addition to the opening, the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 pm or Saturday through Sunday from noon to 4 pm.
Trisha Hassler has reviewed the submissions and selected pieces for the SDA Dancing Surfaces Show. Speaking for the committee, I was happy to have her make the selection because there were so many wonderful submissions. The show promises to be one filled with variety and will showcase the talent in Washington State.
She has also selected her choice for the Juror’s award. Her choice is “Tree Bones” by Meegan McKiernan! Congratulations Meegan! About the piece Trisha said “This piece has a quiet resonance that really appeals to me. I find the soft voice compelling and the sophisticated sense of design makes it an interesting contrast of subject and materials.” Meegan will receive a $200 award. We are looking forward to seeing the piece in person!
About the submissions in general, Trisha had this to say—
“Spending time with these works of art was a real treat for me. The balance of new techniques with traditional materials as well as the attention to craftsmanship presented a wide variety of work to choose from. The expansive definition of surface design allows for many expressions and interpretations of the mediums and I was excited to see so many different creative ideas.”
Persons with artwork accepted will be receiving instructions in the coming weeks. The following are important dates to remember:
August 5, 9 am-‐9 pm, August 6, 9 am-‐5 pm. delivery of artwork to Phinney Art Center Mailed art must be received by August 5th.
August 9, 7-‐9 PM reception for Dancing Surfaces
August 7-‐September 27, 2013 exhibition runs
Congratulations to all of the artists who had work selected for the show. If your piece(s) was not selected, know that the competitive field and limited space was the reason.
If you have not heard whether your piece was accepted please email email@example.com.
SDA Dancing Surfaces Exhibition Committee
Dorothy McGuinness will have a solo show, “Baskets: More Than Function” at the Phinney Center Gallery in Seattle from June 19th – August 2nd, 2013.
Opening reception will be Friday June 21st from 7-9pm.
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave. N,
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm