“Palace Yurt: Deconstructed” Opening October 10

WA SDA member, Janice Arnold, is installing her exhibit “Palace Yurt: Deconstructed” on the Evergreen campus.

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Palace Yurt was a site specific installation at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City and featured in the NY Times Arts section.  A contemporary translation of traditional Mongolian structures, Palace Yurt was the centerpiece of the museum’s 2009 Fashioning Felt exhibition.   Janice, an Evergreen alumna, is re-installing the exhibition in the TESC gallery on the Evergreen State College campus.  The exhibition gives visitors a rare look behind the scenes of this groundbreaking work of textile art, including many pieces from the original installation. See how it all came together, from inspiration to logistics and technical drawings, the raw materials to the full artistic vision.

The SDA South Sound meeting on October 22 will feature a talk by Janice describing the making of this installation, as well as a tour.  All SDA members are welcome to join in this opportunity, starting at 12 noon at the Evergreen Gallery.

The exhibition opens Oct 10 and runs thru Dec 11, 2013 with an Opening reception Oct 10th from 5-7pm.  The Evergreen Gallery is located in the Evergreen State College Library building, main entry level, room 2204.

For more photos and video of the installation at Evergreen, go to (and LIKE) the JA Felt page on Facebook or Janice’s website at http://www.jafelt.com/palaceyurt.html

Janice will also be giving a lecture at Evergreen on November 20, 2013 from 11:30 am – 1 pm at Lecture Hall 1, as part of the Everngreen State College Art Lecture Series.

Study Surface Design with Jane Dunnewold

JaneWork directly with Jane Dunnewold in a 5-day workshop!  Three spots are  now open for this opportunity to learn mixed media techniques on textiles directly from the master.  Her workshop, “Surface Explorations” is at the Pacific NW Art Center on beautiful Whidbey Island from October 14th-18th.  Jane Dunnewold is the President of SDA, the creative genius behind Art Cloth Studios, and a well-know author.

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Spend the week exploring a large subset of processes that can be used on paper and fabric – all of which should be in every mixed media artist’s toolbox.  These include photocopy solvent transfers, paper and metal leaf lamination, gilding, water media crayons, a French process called “devore'” – which literally “burns out” cellulose fiber when it is combined with synthetic paper or cloth, and the unexpected beauty of sanding into dry paint to generate gorgeous distressed surfaces.

HomePage1_lgFor more information,  registration, and the supply list go to: http://www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org/all/mixed-media/dunnewold-jane-october-14-18-2013-deposit-only

Pacific Northwest Art School:  15 NW Birch St, Coupeville, WA 98239

For directions and lodging recommendations: http://www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org/directions-lodging.htm

What Direction Would You Like To Take Your Art?

–Have you thought about mentoring or teaching a class or workshop?

–Would you want to build a body of work, prepare for a sale, or have a solo exhibition?

–Do you want to branch into a new material, do installation art, or make your art bigger?

–Do you want to get better at a technique or just have fun?

JanePlease join us October 12th for an SDA meeting open to everyone in WA State featuring Jane Dunnewold, SDA President.

Meet like-minded artists to share ideas about Jane’s presentation on Making and Meaning, as you think about your future, and about what could further your art.

See blog post on September 17th for more details by clicking HERE.