SDA WA Members Activities

JUNE – JULY 2022

“Keeping Watch” by Lynne Rigby

SDA WA Members at Aljoya Thornton Place

A group of SDA WA members was selected to participate in “Art Collection” at Aljoya Thornton Place, in Seattle, from June to September. The exhibition is curated by artist Anna Macrae. The SDA artists participating are: Jeri Auto, Barbara De Pirro, Maura Donegan, Peggy Ellis, Susanne Foster, Faith K.E.Hagenhofer, Venessa Bunny Harold, Erica Iseminger, Gabriela Nirino, Marcia Mellinger, Jacki Moseley, Claire Renaut, Lynne Rigby, Sharon Rowley, Virginia Franz Turner, Paige St-Pierre, Seiko Purdue.

You can download the full catalogue of the show here

“Persimmon chair” by Susan Clark

Susan Clark is going to participate in Bellevue Art Musuem Art Fair

I make one-of-a-kind art chairs, rugs, hangings. It was while living in Seattle that I truly discovered spectacular flowers from all over the world, as well as amazing native species The climate of the Northwest is a great contrast to our near Siberian climate on the western Canadian prairies. My husband was a graduate student, and I spent all my free time drawing en plein air and silk painting.

Coincidentally, my grandmother’s family fled Seattle during the 1918 Spanish flu and sought refuge in a sparsely populated northern Saskatchewan (Canada) sawmill town, where this grandmother ended up supporting her family as a seamstress.

I have had a lifelong attraction to beautiful color, which brought me to silk painting which allows me to achieve brilliant jewel-like colors on iridescent fabrics. I live in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional lands of the Nêhiyawak, Nahkawe, Dakota, and the Métis people.

I invite you to visit my booth at the Bellevue Art Museum Art Fair

July 29 – 31, 2022

Fri., Sat. 10AM – 9PM; Sun. 11AM – 7PM

Booth M2: von Saskatoon Fine Furnishings

Bellevue Square, Main Fair Site

“Azalea Chair” by Susan Clark

Dorothy Mc Guinnes interview

This is a YouTube link to an interview about Dorothy McGuinness and her Schack Artist in Residency.

She also published a wonderful book last year.

Using hundreds of strips of paper at a time, strips that are cut 3 millimeters wide with a pasta cutter from watercolor paper painted with acrylics, McGuinness weaves in original ways that build unique and intriguing forms. Her creations, whether baskets or sculptural art, exude energy and elegance. Here she shares for the first time, in fascinating photos and practical text, how to weave several basket shapes in diagonal twill, including instructions in undulating twill. Explore new structural forms: weaving multiple woven units together, asymmetrical corners, and multiple-stepped corners in tandem that add structure to the work. McGuinness demonstrates how to create several rim treatment finishes for the baskets. Next, learn some different ways to incorporate a sculptural element into your work. You’ll also explore how various color patterns in the base will weave up on the sides of the basket. Throughout, she encourages you to search your own interests for ideas to incorporate.

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