SDA-WA Member Activities February

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Liz Axford, “Shift 3,” 72″ x 69″

SDA-WA members in Fiber Art Now’s Excellence in Fibers 2017

SDA-WA members Liz Axford, Danielle Bodine and Barbara De Pirro have artwork in the current Fiber Art Now juried Excellence in Fibers 2017, Winter 2017/18 edition of the magazine and will be in the exhibit “Excellence In Fibers” at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose CA. Opening reception October 21, 2018. Show runs October 19–January 13, 2019. Liz’s piece “Shift 3” was the Category Winner for “Wall/Floor Works.” Danielle’s piece, “Moonlight Flight” was the Category Winner for “Installation Works.” Another piece of hers, “Celestial Dance” is featured in the online exhibition.

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Danielle Bodine, “Moonlight Flight,” 3’Hx6’Wx8″D installation




Nancy Loorem Adams at Skagit Valley College Art Gallery

Nancy Loorem Adams Solo Exhibit
Skagit Valley College
Campus Center Art Gallery
Now through March 2
Artist Talk: February 27

SDA-WA member Nancy Loorem Adams has a solo exhibition on now at Skagit Valley College Art Gallery in Mount Vernon. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The artist talk will be February 27 at 10:30 a.m. in Hodson Hall 211. The gallery will be open February 24 just for Northwest Designer Craftsmen members and guests from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for those traveling to Bellingham for the Northwest Designer Craftsmen “Naturally Speaking Panel,” and basketry exhibitions on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Whatcom Museum.

Skagit Valley College
2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273




Sharon Rowley, “This Heavenly Body—Energy” (detail), 20″ x 20,” silk broadcloth and organza.

SDA-WA Members at Ida Culver House Broadview

“High in Fiber”
Ida Culver House Broadview
Now through May 12
Gala Reception: January 25, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

SDA-WA members Maura Donegan, Cameron Anne Mason and Sharon Rowley have pieces in the “High in Fiber” exhibit at the Ida Culver House in Broadview.

Above is a detail of one of four pieces by Sharon Rowley that will be on view. These pieces of her “This Heavenly Body” series explore the juxtaposition of the perfect body that is now experiencing aging and illness versus the resilient soul finding its voice and hearing “you are not alone.” Each piece is 20” x 20,” made of silk broadcloth and organza. Fabrics and threads are hand-dyed, silkscreened with original motifs, hand and machine stitched.

The Ida Culver House is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Just check in at the front desk and they will direct you to second-floor gallery.

Ida Culver House Broadview
12505 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle 98133

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Whidbey Island SDA-WA Members at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

“Raising the Surface”
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
January 31–April 29

SDA-WA members Liz Axford, Danielle Bodine, Fine Gelfand, Carys Hamer, Nan Leaman, Pat Morse, Natalie Olsen, Marie Plakos, Sande Wascher-James and Lee Woodfin are showing work in the Whidbey Island Surface Design group’s exhibition “Raising the Surface,” which opens on January 31 at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (formerly the La Conner Quilt Museum). The exhibit will run through April 29. An Opening Reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31 and a “Meet the Artists” event will take place on Saturday, February 10 from 2 to 5 p.m.  and is open each Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit for further details.

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
703 South 2nd Street
La Conner, WA




Dorothy McGuinness, “Satellite,” (2012). Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread, 12 x 15 x 12 in.

SDA-WA Members at Whatcom Museum

“Rooted, Revived, Reinvented”
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham
February 3–May 6

The Whatcom Museum is hosting the traveling exhibition Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America, February 3–May 6 at the Lightcatcher Building, in collaboration with the National Basketry Organization and The Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. This is the only West Coast venue of this exhibition. SDA-WA members Lanny Bergner and Dorothy McGuinness, Nancy Loorem Adams and Danielle Bodine have work in the exhibition.

The event is planned so that you can make the date into an outing with lunch prior or dinner following at one of the many great Bellingham restaurants, some within walking distance of the museum. Saturday was chosen to promote NWDC participation, access to easy parking and more reasonable travel in the region.The lecture is open to both NWDC members and the public to fulfill our mission to stimulate interest and appreciation for fine craft. Admission to the museum is required to see the exhibitions.  The panel is complimentary and does not require admission.


SDA-WA Members in “Gathered Together”

“Gathered Together”
Old City Hall, Bellingham
February 3–May 6

View a selection of artwork at Old City Hall by members of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild (NWBW), including SDA-WA members Danielle Bodine, Nancy Loorem Adams and Dorothy McGuinness,  in Gathered Together: A Show of Work Celebrating Members of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild, an exhibition juried by Lisa Telford and Katherine Lewis, artists featured in “Rooted, Revived, Reinvented” (above). Members of NWBW will be on hand on opening day to talk about basketry and the artwork on display.

Old City Hall
121 Prospect St.
Bellingham, WA 98225


SDA-WA Members in Whatcom Museum Panel “Naturally Speaking”

“Naturally Speaking”
Whatcom Museum
Saturday, February 24, 2–3 p.m
Reception to follow the event, 3–4 p.m.

Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) presents a moderated panel of internationally recognized Northwest fine art basketry artists at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham entitled “Naturally Speaking: A Panel of Northwest Artists Discuss Fine Art Basketry in the 21st Century.” Panelists will respond to questions about their use of techniques, materials and influences from moderator Layne Goldsmith, Fiber Arts Professor Emeritus, University of Washington. SDA-WA member panelists include Lanny Bergner, Dorothy McGuinness, Nancy Loorem Adams and Danielle Bodine. Included with admission/Museum members free.

Old City Hall
121 Prospect St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

2 comments on “SDA-WA Member Activities February

  1. shannon weber says:

    I love getting info from you.

    It really makes me envious of all the things you do up there in WA. One of many reasons I left Surface design and Oregon Surface design because nothing ever happened.

    I am thinking of making a road trip for some of this.

    Keep up the excellent work.


    Shannon- Oregon


  2. Francesca Penchant, Editor says:

    Thank you, Shannon! We have some very busy members in Washington making beautiful work.

    Thanks for reading!

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