SDA WA Members Activities

February 2021

Pat Herkal at Collective Visions Gallery

“Seahorse” by Par Herkal

Pat Herkal’s 3D soft sculpture, Seahorse, was juried into the 2021 CVG Show, an annual Washington state competition. The fully beaded 10″x3″ piece hangs from monofilament and a swivel that allows it to gently turn. It is completely hand sewn. The show closes February 26.

The Bremerton gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. 135 Washington artists are represented.

SDA-WA Seattle members´ news

Seattle group members had a zoom meeting during the members made a presentation, showing their sources of inspiration. Here is a small sample of this initiative, in which images of works by different artists, photographs, texts and music were shared.

Glenda Guinn Gilles at Violet Protest

VIOLET PROTEST SQUARE OF THE WEEK – made by Glenda Guinn Gilles from Kirkland, WA – Besides the exquisite embroidery detail, this square reflects the desire for unity after these turbulent times – red and blue mixing together to form a unified core. Each of us occupies our separate life with its concerns, hopes, and challenges. But if we can find a way to face our challenges together, our nation can blend all its beautiful diversity, nurture the treasures we possess and build a nation that truly reflects the America we’ve all heard about and believe can be possible.

About the Violet Protest “Whether we weave, knit, crochet, quilt, or embroider all 26,750 of these squares — through this social action, and from every corner of America; we as makers of all political persuasions, believe we can employ our willing spirit and our talents to contribute to healing divisions that threaten our country. ​This collection of textile squares will be first displayed at Phoenix Art Museum, in the Spring of 2021, before they are sent to the new 117th Congress by late 2021.

Focused on the values we hold dear as Americans, rather than any political beliefs, the color violet symbolizes the literal combination of red and blue, long held as symbols of our nation’s differing ideologies. Our common goal is to send a physical message of friendly protest through this colossal visual expression to demonstrate that if we as citizens are ​willing ​to come together, so then must our elected officials”

Barbara De Pirro Workshops

Online Collage & Layering

We will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using Golden Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes for Collage. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery plus transferring images of your own artwork, drawings or photographs into the surface.

Schack Art Center (Hosting) 
FEB 27, 1-4 
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050 or HERE 
Fee: M $60 NM $65

Online Printmaking & Collage

We will explore techniques using your own printed imagery to create inspirational Collage artworks! Learn the basics of creating monotype, collagraph, thermofax and relief printed images. All of this can be done without a press, using water based, slow drying GOLDEN acrylic paints. These methods create unique results; the pressure of printing creates texture and pattern not possible when painting directly on paper. Several examples & demonstrations will show how these prints can then be used in Collage & which products work best for gluing various weights of paper. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
MAR 6, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
Fee: $60

Student Cynthia working on her textile collage book cover in Winter Quarter 2021

Christina Fairley Erickson classes

If you’ve been longing for getting together with others who love embroidery, dyeing, and anything that can decorate the surface of fabric, come join us at the Surface Design Lab at LWTech!  

Registration is now Open– CLICK HEREfor more information and instructions on how to register.

Christina will bring her unique experience, lots of samples for inspiration, and demonstrations of various surface design techniques.  

During Spring Quarter, only lab courses will be meeting at the school and masks/PPE/social distancing will be required.
If you have taken classes at LW Tech in the past, you can go straight to
For Complete information and how to register for this class, go to

Spring 2021 Registration Now Open!
Questions?  Contact Christina 

5 Mondays- April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3 and May 10  from 11 am-2:50 pm
Lake Washington Institute of Technology–Kirkland Campus: 11605 132nd Ave NE

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leaderOnline meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Bellingham – There is a small new group, please email Seiko Purdue for more information:

Eastside—For more information, please email Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership)

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information

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

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

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