“Textures & Textiles” Opens Friday, June 14th at Avanti Art and Design

“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.

Avanti invitation

Dancing Surfaces Show and Juror’s Award is Announced!

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.

"Tree Bones" by Meegan McKiernan

“Tree Bones” by Meegan McKiernan

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 event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com.

SDA Dancing Surfaces Exhibition Committee

“Baskets: More Than Function” Opens June 19th

Dorothy McGuinness will have a solo show, “Baskets: More Than Function” at the Phinney Center Gallery in Seattle from June 19th – August 2nd, 2013.

Satellite -  watercolor paper, acrylic paint - 12 x 15 x 12”

Satellite / watercolor paper, acrylic paint / 12 x 15 x 12”

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
(206) 783-2244,


This is a show of sculptural baskets woven with watercolor paper woven in diagonal twills using 3mm strips cut with a pasta maker. The paper is painted before-hand with a variety of acrylic paints.

Learn More at http://dorothymcguinnessbasket.com/