SDA Eastside Re-Launch Event!

sdawaCalling all Surface Design Association Members on the Eastside!
We are holding a special event to officially re-launch SDA Eastside meetings in our new home of VALA Art Center, Redmond.  Non-members are very welcome so if you are interested in contemporary fiber & textile art, this is the event for you.

Sunday January 12 from 2-4 pm



VALA Art Center
7303 164th Ave NE
Redmond Town Center
(next to Starbucks)

There will be a pop-up show of members’ work, information about Surface Design Association & free refreshments – come and join us, chat to local artists & be inspired by amazing art!

SDA members: if you would like to take part in the pop-up show please arrive 20 mins early & bring one or two pieces of artwork, sketchbooks, work in progress.  Work will be displayed on tables so if you have table/floor easels please bring them with you. 

Please RSVP & let us know whether you are bringing work. We are also asking for donations of snacks to share, thanks! 

 To RSVP &  further information, contact Jacqui Calladine:

Annual Holiday Show and Sale

"Raven" by Gay Jensen

“Raven” by Gay Jensen

SDA WA member Gay Jensen invites SDA members (and their families and friends) to her Annual Holiday Show and Sale.  Gay is a weaver and a fabric painter who loves to share her enthusiasm for surface design with fellow SDA members.  Also showing at the event are Paul Lewing (tile work and acrylic painting) and Lee Klastorin (jeweler). Gay will be exhibiting her wall pieces and pillows that explore the possibilities of paint on cotton, silk and other fabrics as well as woven scarves and note cards.  Gay invites SDA members to come taste her homemade Italian cookies and “talk shop” about the wonderful world of surface design.


Location: Paul Lewing’s Studio, 105 N 200th ST., Shoreline, WA 98133

Date and Time: Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8, 2013, 10am-5pm both days.

SDA Guided Tour of “Peru” exhibit at SAM

Come see the "Peru" exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum!

Come see the “Peru” exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum!

Interested in seeing the Peruvian Exhibition currently at SAM and having a guided tour too?

Set of Ornaments, AD 1000–1476, Chimú culture

Set of Ornaments, AD 1000–1476, Chimú culture

You’ll experience a “…major exhibition of Peruvian art that includes rarely seen sculpture, metalwork, painting and textiles spanning 3,000 years. Visitors will be introduced to the rich heritage of ancient Peru, including superb works of the Mochica, Chimu and Inca cultures.”

“This unusually wide-ranging exhibition covers archaeology, ancient rituals, royal ceremonies, conquest and colonization, the formation of the republic and the emergence of a new national identity. Experience the unfolding of culture through the creative achievements of Peru, from gold funerary masks to modern folk art.” (Seattle Art Museum website.)

Barbara O'Steen

Barbara O’Steen

Our own Seattle SDA member, Barbara O’Steen, will conduct a tour for all SDA members at noon on Wed. Dec. 11th.   Peru is famous for their textiles which she studied in college.


The exhibit of over 300 artifacts is currently on display at Seattle Art Museum at 1300 First Avenue, Seattle through January 5.  More information on the exhibit, as well as ticket information can be found at: