Revealing the Hidden: Contemporary QuiltArt Association Exhibit

SDA members are well represented in a textile show that will be at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum for the months of April, May and June.  “Revealing the Hidden” is a juried exhibit of contemporary textile art arranged by the members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association.  It turns out that 15 of the 28 artists in the show also hold membership in SDA.  SDA members with work in the show include Mary Berdan, Patti Bleifuss, Bonnie Bucknam, Christina Fairley Erickson, Sonia Grasvik, Gay Jensen, Barbara Nepom, Barbara O’Steen, Helen Remick, Sharon Rowley, Carla Stehr, Cynthia Stentz, Katherine Sylvan, Deb Taylor and Colleen Wootton.

Examples of a few pieces in the show include –

Arcane Pathways, by Deborah Taylor.  Deborah describes her work as “Pathways to an ancient land through a combination of natural processes (rust on metal), deconstructed print textiles and quilting.”

 

Deb Taylor, Arcane Pathways

Deb Taylor, Arcane Pathways

Deux, by Colleen Wootton. Colleen used computer technology to create an original design with a bold geometric form, then had it custom printed onto cloth. She states ”I then integrate fiber traditions like quilt stitches to create rich texture on the designs’ surface as you would a whole-cloth-quilt.“

Coleen Wootton, Deux

Coleen Wootton, Deux

Barbara O'Steen, Moving Toward Extinction

Barbara O’Steen, Moving Toward Extinction

Moving Towards Extinction? by Barbara O’Steen –-  Barbara used fabric mostly altered by hand with dye, rust, and paint, then pieced, appliquéd and quilted by machine and added hand embroidery and couching. Her artist statement says that: “Earth remains deceptively beautiful in many ways.  But the data scientists have collected tell us that extreme weather, drought, earthquakes, and floods may lead to an extinction equal to the previous five in our planet’s history.”

Aggregating Anemones by Carla Stehr.  Carla used appliquéd layers of painted silk organza to suggest the transparent tentacles of anemones.  She states that “These small green and pink anemones can only be seen when the water recedes with the tide.”

Carla Stehr, Aggregating Anemones

Carla Stehr, Aggregating Anemones

Location: La Conner Quilt And Textile Museum, 703 South Second Street, La Conner, WA, http://www.laconnerquilts.org

Date/Time: April 1 – June 28, 2015. Ongoing exhibit hours: 11AM – 5 PM, Wednesday – Sunday.  Open everyday in April 11 AM – 5 PM

Everyone is welcome to attend the Artist Reception: Saturday April 18, 3:00- 5:00 PM at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum

SDA Washington Newsletter February 25, 2015

 

Jean Cacicedo Leach

Jean Cacicedo Leach

Jean Williams Cacicedo

We are thrilled to have Jean Williams Cacicedo, renowned innovator of the Wearable Art Movement of the 70’s presenting at the May 9th, 2015 joint meeting of the Surface Design and Contemporary QuiltArts Associations. Her presentation will be on “The Transformation of Cloth”.

Jean is known for her “signature coats”, her pieced and sewn, slashed, felted and dyed constructions have been both published and exhibited throughout Western Europe, Japan and the United States. In 2000, a 30-year retrospective of her work was featured at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, and Museum of Art and Design, NYC. Jean received an NEA Fellowship Grant in 1976. She is currently a Board Member of the Textile Arts Council of the de Young Museum, San Francisco.

Cacicedo_Image2unnamedJean replaces Yoshiko Wada who had to cancel due to family issues. All Washington State SDA members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held on the Seattle Pacific University campus from 11AM to 1PM.

 SDA Washington Traveling Exhibition

We have worked out the preliminary details for the exhibition and are now in the process of shopping exhibition venues. The juried shows are planned to rotate to at least three venues in the State in the 2016/2017 timeframe. Many thanks to the Advisory committee– Larkin Van Horn, Whidbey Island Surface Design ; Catherine Kirsch, Member Resource Team Surface Design Association; Jennifer Love, former Surface Design Association representative for British Columbia and the Steering Committee–Maura Donegan, Eastside SDA; Vicki Gerton, South Central SDA; Pat Herkal, North Penisula SDA; Judith Noble, Seattle SDA; Colleen Wootton, Whidbey Island for their invaluable input in formulating the plan. We will share news as we have it and would love to have your ideas and input!

Other News

SDA’s Financial Standing—Pledges totaling over $150,000 were received enabling SDA to move forward with such plans as redesigning the Web site and digitizing the Journal; a strategic plan is being developed. Fulfill your pledge here.

eNews–The latest eNews provided information for the ‘Materialities’ call for entries for a juried catalog and Arrowmont show.

NewsblogFeatures Cameron Mason’s installation at the 2014 Burning Man Celebration

Janet Echelman Exhibit–Janet’s installation is up at the Gates Foundation in Seattle. We were not able to coordinate a time in her schedule for her presentation to SDA Washington, however you can view the installation (best at night) from a public viewing area at the Foundation on 5th Avenue across from the Seattle Center. The installation can also be seen from I-5.

Area Meetings

Eastside – Sunday, Mar 15th, 2-4PM, at VALA Art Center & Studios, 16409 NE 74th St, Redmond Town Center. Bring your work finished or in process for show and tell with other artists.

North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area) –For more information. please email Geraldine at gwarner@nwi.net.

North Peninsula: Wednesday, March 11, 3-5 pm. Kindy Kemp’s home/studio. We’ll discuss our upcoming group show this summer. Jeannie McMacken (jeannie@blueheartstudio.com).

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)— Monday, March 30th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts at 12636 Chilberg Road in LaConner. Contact Area Leader Linda Downing (creekwaterld@yahoo.com) or Valerie Wootton (vjwcamis@frontier.com) for more information.

South Central Group — March 14, 2015, at 10 am, we will meet at the home of  Katherine Sylvan, 802 S Kellogg, Kennewick, at 10 am.  Hands on fabric printing with thickened Procion MX dye, the third layer of our surface design study.  Email Vicki Gerton (vgerton@gmail.com) for directions or questions.

SeattleMarch 7, 10AM-12 Demonstration of Japanese and Western papermaking at Mary Ashton’s studio, 6511 19th Ave NE.  Please bring art finished or in process to share.

South Sound, next meetings Saturdays, February 28th at the Arbutus Folk School in Olympia, please RSVP to Faith Hagenhofer, faithkeh@hotmail.com.

Whidbey Island, please contact Debra Calkins <dcalkins@whidbey.com>for more information.

How to get SDA news

SDA eNews with events, calls for art, and other SDA information is emailed monthly and is also available in the ‘Member Resources’ area after you login.

SDA Newsblog for stories about events and members, click on Newsblog (http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/)

Website/Blog and Calendar of Events SDA WA web site (https://surfacedesignwa.wordpress.com/). You can get an email subscription to the blog notifications on the right side of the home page.

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/surfacedesignwa.  You can post an artist event, recognition, or class…anything that might be of interest to an SDA artist.

If you have an event or information that you would like see posted on Facebook or the blog as an article or in the calendar see the ‘Guidelines for Submitting a Post’ and then email Deborah E. Taylor debet@uw.edu.

The Art of Recycling – Group Exhibit

Cyndi Wolfe, My Carbon Footprint

Cyndi Wolfe, My Carbon Footprint

Gay Jensen, The Recycler

Gay Jensen, The Recycler

The Art of Recycling Exhibit at the Arts of Kenmore Galley at Kenmore City Hall features the work of 10 artists. Showcasing art representing a wide range of subject matter and aesthetics made from predominately recycled/repurposed materials, this juried exhibit includes the work of two members of SDA WA: Cyndi Wolfe and Gay Jensen. In choosing the 19 artworks included in this exhibit, the jury looked for overall artistic excellence, paying special attention to composition/design, focal point, originality, artistry, and skillful application. There will be an Artist Talk given by Gay Jensen at 7pm during the opening reception on February 27th. Members of SDA WA are encouraged to attend!

Location: Arts of Kenmore Gallery at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
Date/Time: February 27-April 30, 2015. Opening Reception: Friday February 27, 6:30pm-8pm. Ongoing exhibit hours: M-F 9am-5pm.

SDA Contact: Gay Jensen gayjensen@comcast.net