SDA-WA North Peninsula members´ news
Local Artists Create Window Display in Port Townsend
Silk dye, hand-dying, resist, trapunto, embroidery, sashiko, paper collage, fabric collage, origami, felting, beading, repurposing, wire and wood sculpture, quilting and fabric piecing are among the techniques displayed in a new exhibit by 10 Olympic Peninsula artists in the Surface Design Association window at Tyler and Lawrence in Port Townsend.
Featuring 33 pieces created while sheltering at home, “Pandemic” will be displayed through March. Most artwork is for sale, at prices ranging from $6 to $800. Participating artists are:
“Postcards from Home” series and “Fitted Fashion Face Coverings”
“Nature Montage” and “Reclaiming the Process”
“Wooden Boat Bunny”
“Curves 1 ”, “Curves 2”, “Windows”, “Colors Galore” and “Rachel’s Quilt”
“Origami Cards”, “Garland”, “Knit Wit”, “Mountainscape 1” and “Mountainscape 2”
“Solace”, “Road Trip”, “Walkabout”, “F**kd”, “Maui” and “Journey”
Debra Olson new work
Debra is going to participate in an exhibition at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (more information coming soon!)
” I carve foam and then cover with papier mache’ to create the form of the bird. I then add paint, paper, fabric more paint, beads and found objects. An acrylic finish is then applied. Naming them comes directly from their emerging personalities: “Spotted Towhee” (may be directionally challenged as he carries a map on the top of his hat as well as on his breast!) and “King Quail” “.
Information on these artists and their pieces is posted in the display window and on the SDA chapter’s website, https://sda-np.com/. In normal times, chapter members meet regularly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Meetings are open to the public at no charge.
SDA-WA Seattle members´ news
Six members of the Seattle group participated in an exchange challenge. Each person in the group sent an envelope to one other person in the group with materials to be used to create a piece. Here are the results:
“One photo shows the challenge materials I was given (the left-overs), including orange and black and white cotton fabric, metallic sliver and white fabric, grey felt, white embossed vinyl backed with flannel and a plastic shipping envelope. Definitely not colors or materials I tend to use in my art. But the shiny plastic envelope reminded me of the inside of shells, and I had recently been experimenting to see if I could get fabric to look like oyster shells.
For the inside shell surface, I stitched the plastic shipping envelope onto a base of white Ecofelt, added gray felt and black cotton fabric (at the top) to make the hinge, and painted the orange fabric purple for the muscle scar that all oyster shells have. For the outside, I stitched the white vinyl fabric and small pieces of orange, black and white and sliver-white fabrics onto a base of white cotton fabric and Ecofelt. I put wireform mesh in the middle and stitched the two sides together. It was an experiment to see if the wireform mesh would allow me to bend it into a three-dimensional shape, and it worked! ”
Applique on jacket
The pieces of fabric were cut in stripes and woven in a rigid heddle loom
Barbara Matthews in ‘We the People’
Barbara´s piece ‘United’ was accepted into the ‘We the People’ exhibition at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center in Carlisle, PA. She earned an Honorable Mention, Staff Selection.
The exhibition will be shows until January 30th.
SDA-WA Vancouver members´ news
Bonnie Bucknam and Sally Sellers in State Wide Art Competition
Pacific Northwest artists Bonnie Bucknam and Sally Sellers, both of Vancouver, Washington, have been chosen for inclusion in the 2021 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery
The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. Two hundred ninety-five artists from cities and towns throughout Washington State submitted 550 images for consideration. The competition’s juror, Michael D’Alessandro, chose about 130 pieces from these submissions for inclusion in the show.
Exhibition Co-chairs Alan Newberg and Cindy DuVall say: “The 2021 show has attracted top quality artists from every quarter of our state to submit their best work. Attendees and collectors will find a museum-quality show of work ranging in size from large sculptures, paintings and fiber art pieces to small prints, photos and jewelry. These range in style from exquisite traditional work to provocative contemporary works and deeply personal expressions. Some of these artists are well established professionals, and others are emerging talents in the world of art. Our state is very rich with talent.”
The 2021 CVG Show will begin at 11:00 am on Jan 23, 2021, and will continue through February 26. The entire show, as well as several related art events, will be available virtually, and in-person at the gallery if COVID19 protocols allow.
Collective Visions Gallery is located in downtown Bremerton at 331 Pacific Avenue, just 4 blocks from the ferry terminal. Phone: 360 377 8327.
For a complete list of accepted artists, the entire show and exhibition events, visit www.CVGShow.com.
Barbara De Pirro new workshops
Online Painted Papers for Collage
Create your own unique stash of Collage papers! There are many different ways to create pattern and texture on paper; stencil, stamp, imprint, saturate, mask, resist, comb, dabble, brush, splatter…and so on. I will demonstrate using GOLDEN Fluid & High Flow Paints plus explore mark making techniques & gluing of these papers using various GOLDEN Acrylic Mediums & Gels. I’ll share all the tips & tricks!
Schack Art Center (Hosting)
JAN 30, 1-4
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050 or ONLINE
Fee: M $60 NM $65
|This is not the only workshop that Barbara teaches! More information in:|
WA Regional SDA Meetings
Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leader. Online meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.
Eastside—For more information, please email email@example.com.
SDA Eastside Facebook Page
North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information firstname.lastname@example.org. https://sda-np.com
North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton email@example.com or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information email@example.com
South Central— Please email Vicki Gerton for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org more information.