SDA-WA Member Activities November

01_Leaves at Dawn by Deborah Ann

Leaves at Dawn, 2004, 62”w x 50”h


 Deborah Ann presents Larger Works in fabric. This exhibit is a collection of pieces done over many years, many of which haven’t been shown. She has been working as a fabric artist since the early 1970’s and her style has evolved over the years. She dyes her own fabrics and uses various surface design techniques to achieve the appearance needed for the art. Using hundreds of small pieces of fabric which she machine appliques them into intricately detailed portraits and views of nature.

Deborah Ann exhibits regularly in the Yakima valley with a style that is easily recognized for its uniqueness and unusual use of color. A piece called Dance of the Moonswas accepted by the jury of the Pacific International Quilt Fest in Santa Clara CA this year and was exhibited at that show. She share the last quilt she did at the South Central SDA WA Group meeting

Before becoming a fabric artist Deborah Ann worked in fiber starting in the early 1960’s. She built frame looms and wove wall hanging before acquiring a floor loom where she could produce larger works. She also worked in macramé’ and sculptural crocheting during that time. In 1973 she discovered fabric sculpture and it became the medium of choice ever since.

Collaboration Coffee

18 S. 1 st Street, Yakima.                                                                                                           October 28 th – November 30 th                                                                                           Opening: November 1 st from 6-8pm with an artist talk at 7pm.   

02_Winter Cranes by Deborah Ann

Winter Cranes, 2015, 32”w x 70”h

03_Deborah Ann latest quilt

Deborah Ann latest art quilt



04_Perfectly Imperfectly by Barbara Matthews

Perfectly Imperfect by Barbara Matthews


Barbara Matthews had the pleasure to talk to Jane Dunnewold as the featured artist in Jane’s October Creative Strength Training series.  Find the interview at the link

Two art pieces Barbara refers to in the interview are a current piece, “Perfectly Imperfect” and her earliest piece, “Heartbreak Revisted”, which was a final project from the University of Washington Fiber Certificate Program.


Heartbreak Revisted by Barbara Matthews


Interview Photo. Barbara Matthews and Jane Dunnewold



07_Nancy´s work

Nancy´s work


 Present: Alana, Stephanie, Robyn, Sydney, Tesi, Dorothy, Nancy and Valerie.

Dorothy has work in the Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Show, Paper: Texture and Form. Show runs through October 27, 2019 (more information at the end of the posts)

Nancy shared yarn that she had spun. She’ll dye it and make socks. She also shared a denim jacket with sashiko stitching and a vintage sewing tool kit. She took a two part class at Social Fabric in Bellingham called “Copy a Garment Without Taking It Apart”. She also went on a Road Scholar trip where she saw a quilt in Utah commemorating the Quilt Walk of 1864. The Mormons would lay quilts on the frozen crusted snow and then drive their wagons over them so they could get supplies to prevent them from starving. Alana shared a copy of Quilt Folk Magazine that had a story in it about the Quilt Walk.

08_Stephanie´s jacket

Stephanie´s jacket

Stephanie was wearing a jacket she made. She belongs to the Divas, a Fidalgo Island Quilters group that makes wearable art.

09_Robyn eco dying

Robyn eco dying

Robyn has been busy doing eco dying. She enhances the prints with Intense Pencils.

10_Sydeny´s work

Sydney´s work

Sydney shared a crazy quilt block she’s making for a project with friends. They have agreed to include buttons they got from another friend’s estate. She took a hand stitching class with Gail Harker using one stitch and different thread weights.

11_Tesi´s work

Tesi´s work

Tesi shared the Pojagi panels she made for her window. She also made a beautiful knit poncho.


12_Barbara De Pirro sculptures

Sculptures by Barbara De Pirro


Barbara De Pirro at ‘Reclaimed’

Barbara has currently several sculptures included in ‘Reclaimed’ at Aljoya Thornton Place. “These established fiber based artists are presenting work sharing their relationship with what is reclaimed. This may be viewed in materials used, what was lost or taken away and, also by a change in circumstances.” Exhibiting artists; Jacqui Calladine, Barbara De Pirro, Maura Donnegan, Claire B. Jones, Sarah Jones, Lynne Rigby, Terri Shinn Curated by Anna Macrae

Exhibition Dates: SEPT 15 – JAN 26, 2020
Aljoya Thornton Place
450 NE 100th Street, Seattle, WA

13_Sea Anemone by Barbara De Pirro

Sea Anemone by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara De Pirro at Basketry Now

Barbara has her sculptural basket “Sea Anemone” included in the 10th Anniversary Exhibiton of Basketry Now.

The Kentucky Museum is hosting an international show, Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, from July 16-December 1, 2019. The National Basketry Organization has assembled this show of contemporary and traditional basketry with artists employing a variety of both common and uncommon techniques in a wide array of materials. Juror Heather Lineberry selected 84 works of art by 55 artists, including those from the Netherlands, the UK, New Zealand, and Canada.This exhibit celebrates the National Basketry Organization’s 20th year and opened during their biennial basketry conference on the grounds of Western Kentucky University.

A full-color catalog for NBO BASKETRY NOW is available for order at the NBO online STORE

July 16 – December 1, 2019
The Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

More details HERE


14_ANCIENT call for entries

ANCIENT call for entries


Ginny McVickar send this proposal

With the weather changing, harvest brought in, and kids off to school, it is a perfect time to get back in your studio and work on some pieces for ANCIENT. Deadline is January 11, 2020. Give yourself the time to experiment with new techniques and expand your imagination to interpret ANCIENT and have fun with it! Go to FIND CALLS and type in ANCIENT. I suggest you go to the site now and sign up for an account with your email address. This lists you as participant with the Emerald Art Center. ENTRY is open now. You can also find it on the SAQA website under non-SAQA shows. Have fun!

Ginny McVickar . Volunteer for Emerald Art Center  Springfield, OR




Cicelia has her first solo show in Seattle, called Feel Just Like Home at Gallery 4CultureThe show runs Oct 3 – 31st. Here is a link to the website with all the info:

The second piece that she will be exhibiting was funded in part by SDA’s Socially Engaged Practices Grant. It is called Fugitive Shame and will be on display at Northwind Arts Centerin Port Townsend. It is part of a group show, The Centrum Emerging Artist Residency Alumni Exhibition. This show runs Oct 5th – 27th.

Here is a link to all the info about that project (because the link isn’t up on the Northwind website yet):

Feel Just Like Home                                                                                                                 Gallery 4Culture. 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle                                                                            Oct 3 – 31st

Northwind Arts Center                                                                                                                 Port Townsend                                                                                                                                   Oct 5th – 27th



The ancient Japanese stencil dyeing process of katazome meets present day in the work of local ber artist Cheryl Lawrence, on display in the UUCWI Art GallerySeptember through the end of October, “Democracy in Action. Celebrating the women of the 116th Congress”. The gallery is inside the Unitarian Universalist Congegation of Whidbey Island Church. Since the show is in the church gallery, which doesn’t hold regular gallery hours, please let her know if you’d like to arrange to view the installation.

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UUCWI Gallery of Art. 20103 State Route 525, Freeland                                              September to October 31


15_ZigZag4 by Dorothy McGuinness

ZigZag4 by Dorothy McGuinness


SDA WA members Mary Ashton, Danielle Bodine, Dorothy McGuinness and Jean-Marie Tarascio, along with artists Lois James, Sande Wascher-James, Jeff Brice, Heather Griffin, Victoria Harrison, , Linda Jarvis, Tracy Lang, MJ Linford, Linda McClamrock, Nikki McClure, Shane Miller, Debbie Peek, and Helga Winter will show their unique works with paper at the Paper: Texture and Form exhibiton.

Paper: Texture and Form. Sharon Carr: New Work                                                       October 4-27, 2019

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts                                                                                                          151 Winslow Way E. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110                                                                Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5                                                   206.842.3132