SDA-WA Member Activities June 2020

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Barbara O´Steen woven piece



Because of the current situation, the Seattle chapter’s last two meetings were held as on- line meetings. Attendance was good and everyone enjoyed the chance to talk about the projects they’ve been working on. Most people are continuing to spend time in their studio—or in some cases, at their dining room table—doing what they love to do.          The on line meetings also provided a chance to connect on a more personal level, with our members getting to know each other better. The group plans to continue meeting online through the summer.


Janet Silver

Janet Silver ´s triple weaving

Janet Silver was experimenting with triple weave and different color palettes.


Cynthia Blair

Cynthia Blair houses

Cynthia Blair was creating a whole neighborhood of houses symbolizing words, music, humor, flowers, coffee and junk food.


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Barbara O´Steen weaving. Good memories!

Barbara O´Steen share with us pictures from the 80s, weaving wonderful pieces.

Barbara O´Steen garment

Barbara also showed a garment she was working on for her Creative Clothing class, full front and back then detail front and back; also some colorfull protecting masks.

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Barbara O´Steen garment (detail)

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Barbara O´Steen masks

Barbara Osborne was experimenting with deer antlers on her basketry pieces¡               The first 2 baskets are as yet unnamed; the bottom one is Ponderosa Aequorea, a mash up of NW coast pine trees and jellyfish


Barbara Osborn´s  basket















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Barbara Osborne´s basket


“Ponderosa Aequorea” by Barbara Osborne


Gabriela was doing some small collages



Gabriela Nirino collages





“Thistle” by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara´s sculpture “Thistle” is featured on the cover of the magazine of the National Basketry Organization. “NBO Basketry +” magazine is a high quality magazine published by NBO. It the only national publication documenting the work of outstanding basket makers, both traditional and contemporary, and serves as an important archive of basket making in America.”Learn more about this amazing organization HERE

Barbara De Pirro on-line workshops

Online Painted Papers for Collage Workshop – JUN 6


I love to create unique painted papers for both my Collage & Sculptural artworks. In this class I’ll demonstrate all my favorite techniques using GOLDEN Acrylic products. I hope you can join us! Details & registration HERE



Online: Encaustic Effects using Acrylic – JUN 13 & 20

My fascination with water inspired me to create a mysterious & luminous depth within my two dimensional artwork. Little did I realize at the time that it took on the effect of wax encaustic! In this workshop I share a range of GOLDEN Acrylic products and my own techniques that will enrich the surface of your work! Details & registration HERE


Online: Paint Pours Workshop – JUN 27

Swirling pools of color and pattern… Learn the unique qualities of various GOLDEN Acrylic paints, mediums & gels, combined they can create luminous pours, streams and marble effects. All of these products have their own distinctive characteristics, each responds in surprisingly unique ways. Come with a sense of adventure!                      Details & registration: HERE

Topknot, cafe ready

“Topknot” by Barbara Osborne






Barbara Osborne´s piece  Topknot will be included with the National Basketry Association’s exhibition In Print.

Works selected will be published in the Summer 2020 edition of Basketry +, NBO’s full color magazine

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“Topknot” by Barbara Osborne













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“Relic Of An Empty World” by Gabriela Nirino.


Gabriela is participating in the On-line Photography Exhibition With Image or Textile Intervention, organize by the Argentine Center of Textile Art. “Relic of An Empty World was created using a hand woven piece made with paper yarn and a photo taken in the ruins of Lake Epecuén. The catalogue is available for downloading here


WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)—The group is having its first virtual meeting Monday night, 5/25 at 6 pm. Valerie says “I only sent out 10 invitations to our core group. I didn’t want to do the first meeting with too many people as I’m new at this. If it works well, I’ll throw it out to the rest of the group.
Our regular meeting place is not allowing any meetings through June. As soon as we can, we’ll be going back to in person meetings. I’ll keep up updated.”                                        Area Leader Valerie Wootton

Seattle– The Seattle group meeting will be on June 10 from 11 to 1, online. Please, contact Cynthia for more information

South Central—  Vicki Gerton ( for information

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at for more information.

Surface Design Study GroupMeetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island—The meetings are held on second Tuesday of themonthand typically run from 9:30 am to noon.Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (, Mary Burks ( and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (

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