SDA-WA Member Activities SEPTEMBER 2020

Danielle Bodine´s news

Danielle Bodine in Small Expressions 2020

SDA member Danielle Bodine’s artwork “Celestial Journey” has been juried into the Handweavers Guild of America’s exhibition Small Expressions 2020. It will be touring first to the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery 2020 234 Human Sciences Building
Lincoln, NE 68583-0806
(402) 472-2911 October 5 – December 18

Danielle Bodine in Basketry and Vessels eBook

Fiber Art Now / FIBER ART NETWORK in celebration of it’s 10th anniversary announced that it’s Basketry and Vessels eBook is available now to subscribers and members. Included in the eBook is an artist profile by Adrienne Sloane of SDA member Danielle Bodine titled “COLOR, TEXTURE, FORM: The Sculptural Basketry of Danielle Bodine”. This is one of a series of ten Fiber Art eBooks released this summer

South Central – WA SDA Group Notes

At our August meeting, Deborah Ann shared information on her newest art quilt piece, Clematis.

“Clematis” by Deborah Ann

Suzie Forsyth shared via email, photos of her red seamless felted jacket that she did during an on-line workshop given by Katia Mokeyeva. Suzie also shared photos of a felted piece she completed using what she learned in an on-line workshop by Fiona Duthie.  Suzie used various felting techniques to make the piece which resembles a tree trunk with attached root structure.

Carol Evans shared photos of their completed art quilt, “I think I’m going to Kathmandu“, which measures 2ft by 2 ft.

Seattle SDA-WA Group News

Cynthia Blair in “Pandemic Transformation

Cynthia won Second Place with “Homebound” in a national art competition held by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in California.  It was called Pandemic Transformation .  It was her entry in an art competition so… congratulations!!! There were 130 submissions from all over the country, and the judging was based on the artists voting.

Barbara O’Steen spotlighted in Create Whimsy

Barbara O’Steen’s art career has spanned many years and many obstacles that would have kept a lesser woman down. Through gender barriers, supporting a young family as a widow and economic downturns, Barbara reinvented herself and created new opportunities, all while finding (or making) a path and keeping her creative fire burning. You will discover more about her reading Spotlight Barbara O’Steen: Fiber Artist in Create Whimsy web site.

One Left woven art by Barbara
“One Left” by Barbara O´Steen

Gabriela Nirino in  International Virtual Art Call INTERVENED FACE MASKS

The CAAT (Argentine Textile Arts Centre), within the context of Social, Preventive and Compulsory Lockdown, launched an art call for any discipline artists, living both in Argentina or overseas, to present an INTERVENED FACE MASK during the months May and June 2020. At different times in history face masks were adopted as a protective measure against contamination. In China their daily wear is usual among citizens as a tool for community care. Nowadays, due to this coronavirus pandemic in which we are all involved, face masks wear has expanded worldwide for self and public protection. This art call in which the face mask, whether created or intervened by participants, is the star has resulted in a real celebration of creativity. PDF Catalogue available here.

Barbara De Pirro Workshops

Online Sculpture & Acrylic

Think beyond the flat surface, move into the next dimension! Learn how GOLDEN Acrylic products 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 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!

Schack Art Center (Hosting) 
SEPT 19, 1-4 
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050 or HERE 
Fee: M $60 NM $65

Online Sculpture & Acrylic Workshop by Barbara De Pirro

Online Layering & Encaustic Effects

In this workshop you will discover how to create the luscious effect of wax encaustic using GOLDEN Acrylic Gels and Mediums. Artists will learn how to apply various products to painted or collaged surfaces & in the process discovering the unique qualities of each. I will demonstrate a range of methods using transparent & translucent, tinted and un-tinted Mediums & Gels. Including methods of developing imagery, pattern & texture within these layers. These techniques will create a mysterious & luminous depth, enriching your artwork!

De Pirro Art Workshops 
SEPT 26, 1-4:00 
Online registration: HERE 

Online Layering & Encaustic Effects Workshop

Online Mixed Media Paint Pours

Discover how to create luminous pours, streams and marble effects using acrylic. These techniques can be incorporated into collage, as a background for painting, drawing, image transfers or even as an abstract painting. We will explore Golden Fluid & High Flow Paints combined with various gels, mediums & pastes. Each has their own distinctive characteristics, responding in surprisingly unique ways. Come with a sense of adventure!.

Winslow Arts Center Studio & Gallery (Hosting) 
SEPT 27, 1-4 
Contact for registration: 206-715-6663, or HERE 

Online Mixed Media Paint Pours Workshop by Barbara De Pirro

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 virtual meetings. As soon as we can, we’ll be going back to in person meetings. I’ll keep up updated. Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton

Seattle– The Seattle group online meeting will be on September 9 from 11 to 1, online. TherePlease, contact Cynthia for more information

South Central—  The South Central SDA WA will again host our meeting via Zoom on September 9, 10 am. We will do show and tell and will discuss a design exercise which can be done at home.  Please email Vicki Gerton ( if you would like to be included in the Zoom invitation and to get information on the design exercise.

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

Surface Design Study Group– Meetings 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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