Social Media Intern Position

Social Media Intern Wanted!

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Jumpstart your social media career while networking with experienced artists.  The Surface Design Association in Washington State (SDA-WA) seeks a motivated and creative Social Media Intern, with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter experience . We’re looking for a creative communicator who would love to design/ execute a plan to promote our art event  You’ll be exposed to artists who show nationally and internationally and learn the inner workings of curating and mounting an art exhibit.  The internship position may run four to six months and you may be based anywhere in WA.

twitterSDA-WA is planning the first ever traveling exhibition of surface designers’ work in the US.  This will be a widely publicized and exciting display of textile-oriented artwork.  The exhibition will be held at four venues around the State: Richland, Redmond, Port Townsend and Everett.

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The Social Media Intern will help with various aspects of communication, marketing and outreach, including:

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  • Assisting with social media messaging on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest;
  • Designing social media strategy around promoting both the call for art and the exhibition.
  • On occasion, documenting and posting/blogging about special projects and events;
  • Supporting public relations projects by researching and engaging media contacts across the state, working with the Marketing Communications Director to identify and pursue media opportunities, finding new ways to tell stories and raise the interest in artists in the Surface Design Association.

Benefits

  • Valuable insights into the nonprofit arts communication arena
  • Exposure to the ins and outs of marketing, PR, and community management
  • Opportunity to develop a social media strategy and execute the plan
  • Creative work colleagues
  • Exposure to Washington State arts and artists
  • Exposure to the international parent Surface Design Association
  • One-year membership in the Surface Design Association

 

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  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media– Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with Go To Meeting/ FaceTime/ Skype
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • An interest in non-profit communications, art, or arts administration
  • Attention to detail
  • Photoshop, video editing, and design skills a plus
  • Ability to commit to at least four months of part time work

Our interns will receive invaluable experience working on a project of wide scope, professional mentorship, and building a network of contacts in the art arena.  Interns will also receive a free one-year membership to the Surface Design Association.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé and a professional reference to event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com with the subject line SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN. If you have a web presence, please supply a url or link.

While the position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to applications received before February 12, 2016.

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SDA Member Activities

SDA Member Activities

Jane Dunnewold

2016_01DunnewoldJane will be in the Northwest for a book signing of her latest book, Creative Strength Training in August.  She is also available to conduct a workshop the weekend of August 20-21st.  Her description of the workshop: Spend a day immersed in the strategies of the Creative Strength Training Program. This is lots of fun but is also instructive! Become a better artist by knowing more about yourself. Dismantle your Committee. Play and work simultaneously! No experience needed because you already have all the experience you need!  Are there members who would like to help facilitate this workshop by finding a meeting facility and a place for Jane to stay overnight?  If so, contact me, Barb Matthews, at bjmatthews76@comcast.net.

NW Collage Society

Man and Nature, Margaret Wheeler

Man and Nature, Margaret Wheeler

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Solo,Gay Jensen

Cyndi Wolfe

The Past Increases, The Future Recedes, Cyndi Wolfe

Margaret C. Wheeler, Cyndi Wolfe and Gay Jensen had artwork selected by juror Joan Stuart Ross for inclusion in the Northwest Collage Society Winter Show at the Washington Convention Center.  The show opens January 16 and runs until March 26, 2016.  The Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony is Thursday February 11 from 7pm-9pm, and all SDA members are invited to attend.  For more information:

http://www.nwcollagesociety.org/shows.htm

Cameron Anne Mason

2016_01MasonLearn the key to a world of color on fabric!

My upcoming workshop, Dyeing for Quilters (and other people who love fabric), is just two weeks away. In this workshop you will learn all the basics for using fiber reactive dyes (Procion MX). These dyes are inexpensive and versatile and are the most light-fast, color-fast, and safe dyes available on the market.

We will start with basic dye chemistry and color theory for dyers and then use that knowledge as a base for exploration. We will focus on using cotton but you can also bring silk or any cellulose fiber fabric for your own exploration. Dyeing for Quilters (and other people who love fabric), Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31, 10am-4pm. Optional Open Studio Day, Monday, February 1, 10am-4pm. Get more information and sign up for this and other upcoming workshops on the Workshops page of my website, cameronannemason.com. Or contact me directly if you have questions.

Barbara Lee Smith

2016_01SmithThe Gallery at Tacoma Community College, 6501 South 19th Street, Building 4, Tacoma, WA  98466, January 4- February 5, 2016

 

Whidbey Island Surface Design                         

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Beyond the Surface January 4- March 27, 2016 La Conner Quilt Museum

Beyond the Surface includes artwork using fiber and fabric as the basis for the work. Each artist has their own unique style and the process used to accomplish their work is as varied as the individual piece. Techniques include:  dyeing, wrapping, felting, stitching, weaving, image transfer, beading, quilting, painting, printing, and collage.

 

 

 

 

Pamela Hastings  

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Pamela and her subject Diane Williams infront of Diane’s portrait, photographer: JMcMacken

The show is of my portraits from Hot Flash Women Series and some fiber/mixed media sculptures, one 9.5 feet tall, at the Port Angeles Public Library, January-March 2016, open every day except Sunday, 10am til 8 Mon-Thurs, 10-5 Friday and Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

2016_01FallertCARYL BRYER FALLERT-GENTRY: 40 YEARS OF COLOR, LIGHT, & MOTION
My new 58-quilt retrospective opens next week at the University Museum, Ole Miss. Oxford, Mississippi.
Opening reception and artist’s talk: Thursday, January 28, 6 pm, Exhibition dates: January 26-April 16, 2016.
www.bryerpatch.com, caryl@bryerpatch.com

Eve Deisher and Lanny Bergner

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Forest Moonlight, Eve Deisher,, photographer: BMatthews

Here and There: Topographic Conversations with Morris Graves – Museum of NW Art, La Conner, WA, January 9, 2016 to March 17, 2016. Here and There engages viewers in a discussion between Morris Graves, eight contemporary artists, and their environments. In addition to works by these eight artists, the exhibit features two pieces created by Graves while he was living in both Skagit and Humboldt Counties. Not only did these artists live in the same topographical regions as Graves, they are also contemplating the natural world and its ability to inspire creativity.

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The Starlight Within,  The Wizards Chamber, Seeking Morris: Star Gazing, Lanny Bergner, photographer: BMatthews

 

 

 

See more at: http://monamuseum.org/exhibition/here-and-there-topographic-conversations-morris-graves#sthash.DC0BT8Ud.dpuf See more at: http://monamuseum.org/exhibition/here-and-there-topographic-conversations-morris-graves#sthash.yHNyj0hn.dpuf

 

 

Are you a SDA Member and would like to see your news posted here?

Email bjmatthews76@comcast.net by the 15th of the month.

Fiber Fusion Entry Form Now Live!

HeaderImage1Time flies.  It doesn’t seem like that long ago when talking about a traveling exhibition here in Washington state was just a dream a few committed surface design artists had.  But now, it’s becoming reality!  As of today, the entry form for the Fiber Fusion exhibition is now open!

http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/fiber-fusion-entry-form/

Get Ready, Get Set, DYE!

Get Ready, Get Set, DYE!

Please note that each artist can enter up to four pieces and there are four spaces on the form.  However, if you make an entry and then later want to enter another piece, you can come back and enter the additional piece(s), so long as you don’t enter more than four total.  If you’ve already paid your $30 entry fee, you don’t have to pay it again.

While opening up for entries may seem like a big step, our executive team has even more in mind!  We’ll be releasing a call for proposals for teachers for each of the venues, a call for regional art to go along with each gallery or art center, not to mention fundraising to put on the best SDA shows possible.

There's still plenty of time to make artwork for Fiber Fusion- Deadline is March 20, 2016!

There’s still plenty of time to make artwork for Fiber Fusion- Deadline is March 20, 2016!

 

Do you know someone or a company that might be interested in contributing?  We’d love to get sponsors and donors to support our publicity, juried prizes, transportation between venues, and educational components.  And the grand-daddy of it all… if we can raise the money… we’d love to have a beautiful print catalog of the exhibition!

 

If you or someone you know is able to help us out, please go to:

http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/make-a-donation/

You can use your PayPal or even just do a secure online payment with a credit card through PayPal without having to sign up for a PayPal account.

Special Thanks to Claire Jones for doing such a wonderful job on the Fiber Fusion website, as well as the fantastic volunteers working behind the scenes to set everything up for this incredible opportunity!

 

 

Regional Shows within Fiber Fusion – Guest Blogger Vicki Gerton

richland1 For those of us in Eastern Washington, the regional show at the Gallery in the Park in Richland, part of the Fiber Fusion SDA exhibit, is just around the corner. With the entry date in mid-April, we are feeling rushed. We are all excited about having a show of this quality make its first stop in the Tri-Cities in June. And since a number of the members of our group are new to surface design, we are excited that a component of the show is the regional, non-traveling, section that will not be subject to the rigid judging process. It will give those of us with less experience a chance to try our wings. We are fortunate that the Allied Arts Gallery in the Park will be large enough to accommodate all 25 of the regional designated pieces.

In the hopes that your group will get as excited as we in the South Central Group are about entering a piece in the regional part of the Fiber Fusion exhibit, I am sharing a few of our works “in progress.” Mardine Campbell has a beautiful piece of silk which she screen printed while still living in Florida. richland2Mardine grew up here in Eastern Washington and says the colors remind her our beautiful sunsets. She intends to embellish the silk with beads, silk thread, stitching, and perhaps foil.

Barb Sherrill, who is retiring after having spent the last twenty years of her life supporting her family by selling her hand painted cottons and quilt patterns at quilt shows, now has time to use some of her unique hand-painted fabrics in stitched and embellished fabric collages. In the photo at right, it looks like the piece is almost complete, but everything is just pinned on for photo purposes.

Barb has two more pieces she is considering submitting.richland3

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richland5Judy Rice, who is a master weaver as well as dyer, has several “in progress” pieces she is contemplating entering into the regional show. One is a tapestry, one is a weaving project, and one is a hand dyed piece using resist methods which she is in the process of embellishing.

richland6For each Regional show that coincides with Fiber Fusion, there will be space for an estimated 25 pieces which will not travel. Those entering the Regional show will have to submit an entry form and a photo so that the galleries will know how many pieces to expect. The galleries may have different maximum sizes according to space available. If there are more pieces than the gallery has available space, some pieces will have to be excluded. There will be a panel of three which will review the submissions and exclude pieces, if that becomes necessary. Each entrant will be allowed to submit up to three pieces into the Regional show. The deadline for submitting into the Regional show will be after the deadline for the Traveling and Juried part of the show. It will be staggered according to the opening date of the specific gallery. As of this writing, the submission dates are as follows: Richland 4/15/16, Redmond 9/1/16 and Port Townsend and Everett 11/1/16. We hope you all will consider submitting pieces in the Regional show nearest you as well as the traveling show.

Make sure to check out the Fiber Fusion website at: http://www.sdafiberfusionshow.org/