DEBORAH ANN EXHIBITION
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.
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. http://deborahann.net
BARBARA MATTHEWS NEWS
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 https://vimeo.com/363133239/cffe560a80.
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.
NORTH SOUND SURFACE DESIGN GROUP MEETING NOTES
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.
Stephanie was wearing a jacket she made. She belongs to the Divas, a Fidalgo Island Quilters group that makes wearable art.
Robyn has been busy doing eco dying. She enhances the prints with Intense Pencils.
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.
Tesi shared the Pojagi panels she made for her window. She also made a beautiful knit poncho.
BARBARA DE PIRRO NEWS
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
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
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!
STILL ON GOING
CICELIA ROSS-GOTTA EXHIBITIONS
Cicelia has her first solo show in Seattle, called Feel Just Like Home at Gallery 4Culture. The show runs Oct 3 – 31st. Here is a link to the website with all the info: https://www.4culture.org/gallery_work/cicelia-ross-gotta/
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): http://www.ciceliarossgotta.com/events/2019/10/18/fugitive-shame-artist-talk
Feel Just Like Home Gallery 4Culture. 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle Oct 3 – 31st
Northwind Arts Center Port Townsend Oct 5th – 27th
CHERYL LAWRENCE AT THE UUCWI GALLERY OF ART
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.
UUCWI Gallery of Art. 20103 State Route 525, Freeland September to October 31
SDA WA MEMBERS AT BAINBRIDGE ARTS AND CRAFTS
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 https://www.theartproject.org