North Sound SDA Group Meeting, March 26
From North Sound Area Leader Valerie Wootton: On March 26, eight members of the North Sound SDA group met. Tesi is still working on the 300 level art and design with Gail Harker. She also shared several knitting projects she’s been working on. Nancy took a Nuno Felting class from Patti Barker in Friday Harbor. Annette shared her Sue Spargo quilt of the month. She also showed a quilt she made for a wedding present for her daughter.
Stephanie shared a quilt she made with the Fidalgo Island Quilters. She also made two baskets at a Judy Zugish class at the Shack—a willow bark basket and a pine needle basket. Robyn took Gail Harker’s Fabric Painting Class. She also shared Susan Carlson’s book “Serendipity Quilts.” Sidney and Annette took a silversmith class at the Schack, where they made a copper bracelet and a silver ring. Sidney shared “Woolley Ladies” Kits. Valerie took a Nuno Felting Collage Scarf class from Beverly Ash Gilbert at the Kirkland Arts Center.
Contact Valerie at email@example.com for more info about the North Sound meeting.
Rebecca Wachtman Featured at MBNCA
“Flowers, Flores, Ubaxyo”
Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
April 3-April 28
SDA-WA member Rebecca Wachtman is the featured artist at Neighborhood Center for the Arts entitled, “Flowers, Flores, Ubaxyo,” which runs through April. The opening was held on April 14.
2919 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
North Peninsula SDA Group Meeting, April 11
From North Peninsula Communications leader Pat Herkal: Nineteen members of the North Peninsula SDA group met on April 11 at the Port Townsend School of the Arts. North Peninsula members are invited to submit their work for “Metamorphosis,” an upcoming group show. Find out more by contacting one of the North Peninsula area leaders Diana Gipson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cathie Wier (email@example.com). Submissions will be due May 1. Their website is: https://sda-np.com.
During the meeting’s Show & Tell:
Barbara Houshmand modeled her fabulously embroidered jeans from Oaxaca. Barbara Ramsey shared her eco-dyed iron cloth. Sue Scott discussed her two pieces juried into the show Strength Struggle Survival—Military Veterans and First Nations peoples share common stories of survival at Olympic College’s Art Gallery in Bremerton. Linda Carlson modeled the completed jacket she created using a modified 1970 Vogue pattern. Pat Herkal passed around a beaded collar.
Donna Lark modeled a felted hat/mask inspired by Franz Marc’s Animals in the Landscape painting for the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show. Her son will model it with a large coat she is making. Her daughter will model a felted wedding dress. Janice Speck brought one of her felted beaded creations with animal themed beads. Donna Lee is elaborately sewing butterflies and plants. She shared a detailed piece with flora, butterflies and a background using 30-40 different green fabrics.
Rachel Gaspers was stitching on an apron made from an old white shirt in preparation for an online India Flint ecodyeing workshop. Caryl Fallert-Gentry received the award for the Best Use of Color at the AQS annual show. Kindy Kemp and Joyce Wilkerson shared a preview of their installation for the May-July Fiber Habit window “Chaos and String Theory, The Process of Creating Fiber Art.” They will both also have finished pieces to include in the window.
Sue Scott in “Strength, Struggle and Survival” in Bremerton
“Strength, Struggle and Survival”
Olympic College Visual Arts and OC Art Gallery
April 13-May 18
Sue Scott is an SDA-WA member and military veteran who has two pieces in a show titled “Strength, Struggle and Survival” at Olympic College Visual Arts and OC Art Gallery https://www.olympic.edu/events-calendar/art-gallery-opening. The show is April 13 to May 18. Two groups of Americans who share stories of survival are exhibiting in this show: military veterans and First Nations working artists from Western Washington.
“Chaos” is the full title of the smaller piece which is a textile collage of mixed materials—cotton, silk, linen, synthetics, heated and painting synthetics and a found metal object. “Maintaining in the Midst of Change” is the full title of the larger piece, which is a collage with an acrylic painted background, altered found images, art papers, found papers and fringe yarn.
SDA Members at Bellevue College Gallery
“Bob Purser and Friends: Art to Delight”
Bellevue College Gallery
April 18-May 28
Opening reception: April 29, 2-5 p.m.
Members Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine and Dorothy McGuinness will be participating in “Bob Purser and Friends: Art to Delight,” at the Bellevue College Gallery, April 18 through May 28. The opening reception is Sunday, April 29 from 2-5 p.m. More information, please contact Gallery Director, Chad White at (425)-564-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bellevue College Gallery Space
D Building, Room 271
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
SDA Members at BallardWorks
“Following A Thread”
SDA members showed their work in “Following A Thread” at BallardWorks during Ballard Art Walk on April 19. BallardWorks has three floors of art studios and exhibition spaces open during Art Walk.
Curated by SDA member Cameron Anne Mason, this group exhibit is a survey of the fluid landscape of textile arts. In it, Seattle-based established and emerging artists examine the dynamic of the stitched line as inspiration, mark, and material. Participating SDA artists: Arisa Brown, Barbara DePirro Maura Donegan, Cameron Anne Mason, Carol Milne, Barbara O’Steen, Claire Renaut, Sharon Rowley, Carla Stehr and Angelica Sta. Teresa.
The show will be up through April. Contact Cameron Anne Mason for more info.
SDA Members Showing on Whidbey Island
The Garden Show
Now through April 29
During the month of April, MUSEO celebrates spring with an exhibition of garden-inspired works by over 25 artists. SDA members Danielle Bodine, Nancy Loorem-Adams, Jill Nordfors Clark and Bergen Rose are showing their work.
215 First Street/P. O. Box 548
Langley, WA 98260
SDA Basketry in Boston
“All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century”
Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts
Now through June 9
“All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century,” presented by the National Basketry Organization, has begun its Boston leg. SDA members with work in the show include Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Kathey Ervin, Nancy Loorem Adams, Dorothy McGuinness and Carol Milne.
“Art + Math” Moves to Schack Art Center
“The Intersection of Art + Math”
Schack Art Center
April 26-June 2
Opening reception: April 26, 5-8 p.m.
“The Intersection of Art + Math,” presented in partnership with Art ꓵ Math by Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), offers a new perspective on how artists utilize math concepts and theories in the creation of their work. Featured artist Harold Hollingsworth will be creating a temporary, exhibit-specific mural in the mezzanine gallery. Opening reception at the Schack is Thursday, April 26, 5-8 p.m. Participating SDA artists are Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Claire B. Jones and Dorothy McGuinness.
Cheryl Lawrence Solo Show on Whidbey Island
Front Room Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.
Member Cheryl Lawrence will be showing her textiles in May at the Front Room Gallery. The show will exhibit recent and past works of clothing, wall hangings and quilts employing the ancient Japanese art of katazome, which uses natural dyes and earth pigments.
Front Room Gallery
5603 Bayview Rd
Langley, WA 98260
Wednesday-Saturday: 11-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11-4 p.m.
Flóra Carlile-Kovács Solo Show in LaConner
“How I Felt… A Woolistic Approach”
LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum
May 2-July 29
Opening reception: Saturday, June 2, 2-4 p.m.
Member Flóra Carlile-Kovács will have her first solo exhibit this summer at LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum. “How I Felt… A Woolistic Approach” will run from May 2 to July 29. The Artist’s Reception will be Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.
National Basketry Organization Members in Print Exhibition
The works of four members of SDA have been chosen for the inaugural National Basketry Organization Members in Print Exhibition. They are: Danielle Bodine, Jill Nordfors Clark, Nancy Loorem Adams and Dorothy McGuinness.
Juror Jane Sauer chose 37 pieces from 163 works submitted, to be published in the summer 2018 edition of the NBO Quarterly Review. Contact National Basketry Organization for more info.
Barbara De Pirro Sculpture & Acrylic Workshop at Schack
Schack Art Center
July 14 & 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Think beyond the flat surface, move into the next dimension! Gain a broad understanding through in depth exploration and comprehensive media education. Learn how acrylic can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting & how to create structural supports. Discover a range of new techniques, methods & products that can be can be used to create your own unique forms. Acrylic offers a multitude of options that will create awe-inspiring effects no matter how you work as an artist! See Schack’s website for more info. Fee: $220.00 Members: $210.00.
Hungarian Felt Tours with Flóra Carlile-Kovács
Felt artist Flóra Carlile-Kovács will be offering guided felt tours of Hungary in August, by popular demand from her students. The trip includes workshops, craft markets, sightseeing and more. See https://www.felttours.com/ for more info.