Gabriela Nirino on Andes Joya
Gabriela Nirino was recently interviewed by the Spanish-language jewelry site Andes Joya. According to the site, “Andes Joya is a platform that brings together jewelers, goldsmiths, silversmiths and institutions such as schools, fairs and galleries, belonging to the 22 countries that are part of the Ibero-American Community of Nations.” Interview here.
SDA-WA Artists at The Pots Gallery
“The Glove Show”
The Pots Gallery
Five SDA-WA artists donated glove-inspired artwork to Northwest Designer Craftsmen’s “The Glove Show” that could then be won with a $10 raffle ticket. Previews were held leading up to the event, with the live raffle on January 13 at The Pots Gallery in Fremont. The event was a fundraiser for the Northwest Designer Craftsmen’s Living Treasures Project. Each artwork was also for sale for $200.
Contributing SDA-WA Artists
Christina Fairley Erickson Class at LWTech
Christina Fairley Erickson is offering Surface Design Lab, a surface-design course for students interested in learning methods to embellish, embroider and enrich fabrics. This lab will allow students to try different surface-design methods with expert guidance. Christina will bring her unique experience, lots of samples for inspiration, and demonstrations of various surface design techniques. Students work on projects of their own choice and at their own pace, and are encouraged to experiment with different materials and techniques. 1 college credit awarded per quarter. No class on Presidents’ Day, Feb 18. Questions? Contact Christina.
Surface Design Lab Class
January 28-March 18
Mondays, 1-3:50 p.m.
Course ID: SEW 116
Item Number: 8475
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Ave NE
Claire B Jones at The Forsberg Art Gallery
“Hanging by a Thread”
The Forsberg Art Gallery
Through January 31
SDA-WA member Claire B Jones will be exhibiting along with Paulette Landers in the two-person exhibition “Hanging By a Thread” at The Forsberg Art Gallery in Longview, now through January 31. The opening reception was January 8.
The Forsberg Art Gallery
Lower Columbia College Rose Center for the Arts
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Loorem Adams & Bodine at MUSEO Gallery
Reception: Saturday, February 2, 5-7 p.m.
Nancy Loorem Adams and Danielle Bodine are exhibiting their artwork along with other artists in the “Museo’s Playlist” show at MUSEO Gallery on Whidbey Island. Artists in all media let their imaginations soar in this exhibition of artwork honoring their favorite song or line from a song.
Please join the artists for the gala opening reception on Saturday, February 2 from 5-7 p.m.
The show runs February 1-26, 2019.
215 First Street
Langley, WA 98260
SDA-WA Artists at VALA Eastside
“Nature in Fiber”
Through March 1
Artist Chat: Sunday, Jan 20, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
“Nature in Fiber” is a juried, SDA exhibition at the new VALA Eastside location that includes works that depict, are inspired by or are derived by nature. The artwork encompasses various techniques, such as artistic quilting, fabric painting, dyeing, felting and more, and was juried by Jacqueline K Calladine, earth artist and placemaker. The reception was January 4.
Virginia Franz Turner
11915 124th Ave NE
North Peninsula Chapter to Create Letters for Library
The North Peninsula SDA-WA chapter was commissioned to create an alphabet for the Port Townsend children’s library. “The Surface Design Association had made an alphabet as part of our Art in the Library program that we do with Northwind Arts Center, but that was very much more of an adult-focused art show and it hung in the addition of the library,” said library director Melody Sky Eisler. “We were very sad when the art went down and we thought, ‘wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had a children’s themed alphabet to hang in the children’s library?’” After reaching out to the Surface Design Association to ask if it would be willing to create the art for the library and hearing an emphatic “yes,” the artists set off to work. “Our members were very excited to do it,” said Diana Gipson, who headed the project. Full article here.
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