SDA member Mary M. Ashton is participating in “In the Gallery—Northwest Designer Craftsmen” March 3–March 30 at Koch Gallery—Vashon Center for the Arts, 19600 Vashon Highway, Vashon Island.
The Koch (pronounced “Kahsh”) Gallery shows work in a wide range of media and subject matter including paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, wood, glass, ceramics and fiber. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10–5, Saturday Noon–5. Hope you can make an excursion and see all of the work of so many excellent artists!
This Friday in Port Townsend! There will be a reception for the North Peninsula SDA group show “Surface Design at the Carnegie” at the Carnegie Library, from 6–7:30 p.m. One of the artists, Jeannie McMacken, took the following snapshots of the show hanging (and also designed the flyer above).
SDA-North Peninsula Chapter leader Barbara Houshmand, who curated the “Surface Design at the Carnegie” show, adds a hanging line to a piece for display.
Northwind Arts Center is responsible for curating the shows at the Carnegie Library. SDA-North Peninsula was chosen to exhibit through June. Northwind volunteer Bill Brennan hangs a series of small fiber art pieces.
Jean Marie Tarascio, curator of “The ABC of Surface Design” group installation, which is hung in the lower part of the library. All letters were limited to 12 inches in height, and had to be light enough to be suspended from fishing line. They were to be examples of surface design techniques. After the showing at the Carnegie Library, the installation will head to the Port Angeles Library.
SDA-NP group member Cheri Kopp (left) helps Jean-Marie Tarascio prep the letters for hanging.
Many hands helped hang the group show. Cheri Kopp’s husband Peter installs the final letter—E. A total of 21 artists created 34 letters that are suspended above the stacks at the Carnegie Library.
Important Information for Artists
Please consider signing up for a job to help make this show truly outstanding. Most jobs take only 2 hours of your time. We particularly need people to check in art on February 27th at the Schack. That day Christina and I will be driving a van to pack up the show at Northwind and delivering the art to the Schack. We need people to sit at the table at the Schack to accept the regional art that is delivered. Go to our Sign-Up genius page to see what positions are needed or contact Barb at email@example.com.
You can view a copy of the e-Postcard by clicking here and then right click to save to your computer. Please send out to your friends, family, or email lists and post on your Facebook or other website/blog/social media to help get the word out about this magnificent exhibition!
Video Project (Optional)
We plan to have a looping video of SDA artists working in their studios during the exhibition. We would love to include a video by you. Segments from multiple artists will be compiled into a single video. Individual videos should be 2-5 minutes long. Ensure there is enough light to see your art. Captions are fine, but we do not recommend audio. If you do have audio, ensure that any narration is strong and clear. (we recommend you write what you want to say and learn it by heart before filming.) We may edit, dependent upon time, quality of video, and number of videos submitted. Video can be made with cell phone, but the quality of video will depend on phone quality. Video that is determined to not be of sufficient quality may not be used. When you have a completed video, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a Dropbox link to upload your video file to. All videos need to be in mp3 format.
Surface Design Examples (Optional)
As part of our educational program, we would like to show the viewers some works in progress. If you have some samples which show your working methods or steps involved, include these in with the package of your art. It would be useful to include a few words of explanation to aid the docents to use as they explain the work. Please mark them with your name and artwork inventory number and include a list of what you have supplied, so they can be returned to you with your artwork. The advantage of submitting work-in-progress is that your work may be highlighted by docents.
Other Information—Packing, Delivery and important dates
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