North Peninsula Chapter Fiber Revolution Show
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
September 16–November 15
Fiber Revolution is the next exhibition scheduled at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. The art was created by members of the WA State Surface Design Association—North Peninsula Chapter, which encompasses Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties.
Thirty-nine pieces from 26 artists are displayed, all differing in expression. The only commonality is the use of fiber. Fiber can be natural or synthetic, or can be any substance that acts like or resembles a fiber. For example, an installation woven with copper and stainless steel threads is displayed comfortably next to a garment made from wool and dyed with local botanicals.
The Revolution is taking a time-honored process and changing it up, moving it along and breaking some rules. The resulting art is created outside the bounds of tradition. All work was completed in the last 18 months; most in the last three.
The show opened September 16 and runs through November 15. Exhibiting artists will make presentations throughout the run of the exhibit.
Lois Gaylord Classes & Shows
Beginning Weaving at the Swedish Club with Lois Gaylord
Have you ever wanted to learn how to weave? In this four-week class, you will go from total novice to Beginning Weaver who knows how to set up (warp) a loom, and can weave several types of cloth. No experience necessary.
Classes are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30 p.m. The first class starts on Wednesday, September 13.
#1 – September 13–October 4
#2 – October 11–November 1
#3 – November 8–December 6 (no class November 22, day before Thanksgiving)
If you have a scheduling conflict and need to start in the middle of a session, let her know; you may be able to work something out.
Lois Gaylord will also be showing her pieces at these shows:
Emerald Spiral Fall Expo
Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Kent Commons 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA
Puget Sound Pagan Pride
2501 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421
Arts North Studio Tour – Sun House Studios
October 14 & 15 – 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tour ten different studios, plus guest artists.
Visit the website to download a map.
Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show and Sale
Thursday, October 26 – 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, October 27 – 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, October 28 – 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Bloedel Hall at Saint Mark’s Cathedral
1245 Tenth Ave East, Seattle WA 98102
Lois also recently restocked inventory at Cunning Crow Apothecary in Greenwood. New displays for the mini bags and tarot bags. It’s a wonderful shop filled with magical things and a very knowledgeable staff. Their address: 9024 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.
Art Appraisal with Dawn Laurant
All SDA members are invited to:
Dawn Laurant’s Talk on Art Appraisal
VALA Eastside @ Redmond Town Center
Sunday, September 24, 2–4 p.m.
As part of her “Talk on Art Appraisal” for the SDA Eastside meeting, Dawn Laurant will talk about her experience as an appraiser and what criteria she uses when evaluating art.
The presentation is 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. The following topics will be covered during the presentation:
- What is an appraisal, and how does an appraiser conclude value of an artwork
- Overview of current art market and trends
- Appraising contemporary art and textile/fiber art
Dawn Laurant, Kirkland Cultural Arts Commissioner and Fine Art Appraiser, is certified by the American Society of Appraisers. More recently, she has worked as an auction specialist for Pacific Galleries in Seattle, and as a senior art broker with Art Brokerage Inc., where she specialized in building private and corporate collections in fine and contemporary art.
She has an extensive background in the arts, spanning a 30-year career working with museums and nonprofit organizations as a curator, as an arts educator, and as an exhibit developer. Her previous work includes exhibits and programs at VALA Eastside, Ryan James Fine Arts, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum and the Marin County History Museum.
“As Principal of Laurant Art Appraisals, I offer my clients an in depth knowledge of the art market with expertise in modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints. My Appraisal Reports for insurance, estate settlement, market value and charitable contribution comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and The American Society of Appraisers code of ethics. As an art broker, I specialize in building private and corporate collections, representing clients worldwide. I believe that communities that support the arts are healthy and happy communities and to that end, I have dedicated much of my professional life to arts education and broadening arts access. In addition, I volunteer with organizations supporting public art and community events, and serve on the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission.”
—Dawn Laurant, Fine Art Appraiser
Zeca Medeiros at CQA Meeting
All SDA-WA members are invited to attend a special October meeting of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association.
Zeca Medeiros, Curator of Patchwork Design, Brazil
Saturday, October 14, 10:30 a.m.
Otto Miller Hall, 3469 Third Ave W
Seattle Pacific University Campus
FREE, with refreshments
Listen to esteemed Zeca Medeiros speak about textile art in Brazil and the international exhibit he produces annually, “Exposição Internacional de Arte Têxtil,” with artists from Brazil and other countries.
Members of CQA have participated since 2009, and have even traveled to Brazil to see the show and receive top prizes. Many of them will be at the meeting to share their experiences.
More about CQA’s monthly meeting: http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/ComeJoinUs.htm
Natural Dye Master Class with Sara Goodman
, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Pacific NorthWest Art School
15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville WA 98239
Join SDA member Sara Goodman at Pacific NorthWest Art School for a five-day dyeing class that will cover the basics of using natural dyes, including:
- Proper scouring of cellulose and protein substrates
- How to use three mordants: alum, iron, and Symplocos (a natural aluminum bio-accumulator plant that grows in the rain forests of Indonesia)
- How to get a range of colors by combining alum and iron mordants in different proportions
- Using iron as a color changer, as a mordant and in the dye bath, to obtain a range of beautiful blacks
- Using mordants in both hot and cold preparations for total immersion and thickened surface applications
- Discharging mordants using citric acid or lemon juice
- Setting mordants with chalk and wheat bran
- Immersion dyeing using concentrated dye extracts, dry and fresh materials
- Making thickened stock solutions for painting, printing, silk screening etc.
- Making and maintaining a natural fermentation indigo vat over-dyeing for complex colors
- Light fastness and setting dyes using curing and steaming
Students will leave the class with:
- Notebook containing instructions and recipes for all the mordant and dye procedures from the class
- Samples that illustrate each of the procedures we did linked to the notebook
- Cloth color chart illustrating all the mordants crossed with all the dyes
- Samples of your own, on your own cloth
Experience Level: Intermediate; especially for experienced chemical dyers who want to explore natural dyes. Tuition: $695 Materials Fee: $30