Hi Everyone! Here is the latest news about our members as well as some opportunities to participate in.
Member Sharon Rowley is a Featured Artist Speaks on Jane Dunnewold Studio’s website. You can see her video and learn more about her art there.
“Like a Tibetan prayer flag, I create art to send my wishes for peace and happiness into the universe. Over two decades of exploring Buddhism and traveling to the sacred temples, canyons and mountain-tops of the world, these phrases of loving kindness (may you be happy, live in peace, in safety, in health, and with ease) have resonated strongly.
My art explores both the prayer flag’s form and the spirituality of its messages. Some of my flags reflect my expansive hopes for all people, others are very personal hopes for myself and those near me. All are prayers from my heart.” Sharon
The Eastside SDA group is hosting Barbara De Pirro of Golden Acrylics at their meeting on August 21st from 2-4pm at VALA Art Center, 7303 164th Ave NE, Redmond. Everyone is invited to attend (both SDA and non-SDA members!).
A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists……ideas for all! This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about the wide range of GOLDEN Acrylic paints and mediums, including QoR Watercolors. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and colors for the best intended application. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects, and how to use Iridescent and Interference colors to add unique qualities to your work. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications.
Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples!!
If you’re interested in attending, please contact Crystal Edwards at: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, please see the Facebook link at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058201980881860
Paper Transformed II is the second exhibition of the work of five SDA WA members and three other Western Washington artists who transform machine and handmade paper into artist books, sculpture, jewelry, baskets and other visual objects. Dona Anderson, Mary Ashton (www.maryashtonstudio.com), Danielle Bodine ( www.daniellebodine.com), Zia Gipson (www.ziagipson.com), Lois James ( www.loisjamespaper.com), Dorothy McGuinness (www.dorothymcguinnessbasket.com), Jean-Marie Tarascio and Sande Wascher-James (presented by Priscilla Juvelis,Inc. (rare and artists books) all use paper for its inherent infinitely malleable character, not just as a substrate for traditional artists’ media. To paraphrase philosopher and communication theorist Marshall McLuhan, Paper Transformed is an exhibition where “the paper is the medium and the message.”
The paper work of Lois James, Zia Gipson and Danielle Bodine carries the record of cultural tradition, personal memory and story-telling. Dona Anderson’s and Mary Ashton’s paper sculpture resonates with the living things which give the work its connection to nature. Jean-Marie Tarascio and Sande Wascher-James artist books celebrate paper’s long history of being used to make books. Dorothy McGuinness’s intricate paper baskets are made from richly colored and patterned paper cut with surgical precision then folded and woven into rhythmic shapes. The eight artists in “Paper Transformed” show us how paper is infinitely alterable, taking the observer from the flat smooth surface we use daily to record the most mundane of life’s events to the richly textured surfaces of handmade three-dimensional objects.
VALA Fiber Fusion Exhibition
|LOCAL SDA MEETINGS|
Eastside – Sunday, August 21st, New Golden Lecture with Barbara De Pirro. Please rsvp to Crystal Edwards for more information. Meetings areThird Sundays of the month, please email Crystal Edwardscrystal.email@example.com for more information.
North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area) -For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
North Peninsula –Meetings will resume in September and are held the second Wednesday of the month, please contact Jeannie McMacken,email@example.com for more information.
North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)-
Fourth Monday of the month. Meetings will resume in September.
South Central Surface Design Group –.Meeting at the home of Barb Sherrill, 8710 W. 6th Ave., Kennewick, August 10, 10 am (9:45 for coffee and conversation). For directions and questions, or information on what to bring email Vicki Gerton firstname.lastname@example.org
South Sound –For information, please contact Faith Hagenhoferfaithkeh@hotmail.com
Whidbey Island – please contact Debra Calkins email@example.com
for more information.
For More Information about Fiber Fusion and SDA
Surface Design Washington
Fiber Fusion Exhibition– SDAFiberFusionShow.org
Surface Design Washington-SurfaceDesignWA.com
Surface Design National and International