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.