Today, Barb Matthews, the WA SDA state Rep, and I met the curator at the Schack to discuss our upcoming “Fiber Fusion” traveling exhibition. The Schack will be the final home of our WA state galleries hosting this show. While Barb and I have both visited their gallery for other exhibitions, we were completely blown away with all the exciting spaces and changes going on.
If you’ve been there, you know the space is big. Well, guess what? They’re getting bigger! They’re just completing building out their second story- almost doubling their space. Part of their preparation is due to their upcoming exhibit of internationally known printmaker Chuck Close. His work will be featured in both the lower and upper galleries from May-September 2016.
Not only do they have an amazing gallery space, they also have incredible classrooms- even ones with running water- good for “wet” processes! They will also have specialty classrooms for printmaking, drawing/painting, glass, metal-working, and lapidary (cutting and working with precious stones.) We’ll be posting calls for teachers of different surface design techniques for the time frame of our exhibition there, but if you’re looking to lead classes or teach, you can find out how to submit a proposal for classes on their website here. They’re particularly interested in getting some more printmaking classes for 2016.
3-D Artists will really appreciate all the different sizes and shapes of their pedestals, as you can see here. Interested in making art cloth? They can hang from the ceiling on both levels! And, of course there is plenty of wall space too.
For those SDA members who are ready to sell commercially, the Schack’s store will love to look at your work, particularly to be coordinated with the time of our exhibition.
They also have an incredible marketing and PR person and the exhibition will be seen in all sorts of news media and on radio.
So, how do you get in on this incredible opportunity? Get into your studios and start creating! The requirements for the Fiber Fusion exhibition are online at https://surfacedesignwa.com/fiber-fusion/ and we’ll soon have a dedicated website for our show.
The entry deadline is Sunday March 20, 2016 at midnight, so there’s still plenty of time.
Hope to be seeing your work soon!
Christina Fairley Erickson- Executive Director of the Fiber Fusion Traveling Exhibition for WA SDA