SDA WA Members Activities

AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2021

CALL FOR ENTRIES

While this past year of social isolation has been challenging, many of us have continued making art, often creating pieces that reflect a period that forced all of us to confront personal feelings and global issues in an unprecedented way.  Now, we are finally beginning to surface.Yet the pandemic represents only one interpretation of Surfacing.  The word has a range of meanings, from calls for social change to personal reflection to looking at ourselves and the world in an entirely different way.  And nowhere are we better able to express what Surfacing means to each of us than in our artwork.


Jurors:
Francesca Piñol (Spain) Gail Harker (USA

http://www.francescapinol.com/ https://gailcreativestudies.com/

Elegibility: to be a member of SDA Washington State by the time of the deadline.

Creating in Washington but not a member? Enjoy 10% off your membership with the promo code SDAREGIONAL.

Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2021.
The jurors will review all submissions. Each selected artist may have one image for the online gallery. Notifications will be sent October 15.

Requirements:
You may submit one or two pieces of work. You will need to submit one image per piece (plus one detail, if necessary to appreciate the technique) and will need to complete this google form entry for each image submission. Work must be made between 2019-2021.

Images must be 2000 pixels minimum on the shortest side. Max file size is 3 MB.

Please send your image(s) to Gabi Nirino at sdagnirino@gmail.com and use “SDA WA Surfacing submission” for the email subject line. The jurors will have access to the images you submit but will not see your names. Please make sure to name your image file with the nickname of your choice, and use this format: “nickname_title of piece”.jpg. The nicknames are to mask artist names during the jurying review process only.

Please complete the following form for each piece submitted and make sure to double-check your spelling. The information provided on this form will be used for the online gallery information. Note: the jurors will not see the artist name, email, nickname and website fields.

https://forms.gle/r47QLyNvGcmr9H4S6

Any questions, contact Gabi Nirino at: sdagnirino@gmail.com.

Thank you for your submission!

More about the jurors. This month: Gail Harker

Gail Harker

A Canadian who moved to Britain in 1976 with her American husband and family, Gail studied art in Canada, England and Scotland. She completed both Parts 1 and 2 (Diploma) of the Cithy and Guilds Design and Embroidery course with Distinction in both parts. She was awarded the Senior Qualification of Licentiateship (LCGI) by the City and Guilds Institute and continued on teaching City and Guilds and becoming an External Verifier for student work.

Returning to the US with her family in 1995, she pioneered the establishment of the first City & Guilds Creative Studies Centers in North America. Gail founded and operates the Gail Harker Creative Studies Center in La Conner, Washington, for the last 25 years. Over her career, she has taught thousands of students, sharing her passion for embroidery, textiles and design.

She has authored five books on embroidery published in both Britain and the U.S.

           More about Gail? You can visit https://gailcreativestudies.com

Pat Herkal at Port Townsend Gallery

Pat Herkal is the featured artist at Port Townsend Gallery on Water Street in August. Her beadwork is paired with batik artist Melissa Bixby.Herkal’s work is a whimsical and colorful celebration of the natural world. Embellished with embroidery then beaded, her art features intricate hand sewn details. She mixes fiber, thread, beads and trinkets to create jewelry, sculptures, dolls and more.

715 Water St, Port Townsend 7 days a week. 10am-6pm

Pat Herkal ´s piece

Evans Fletcher at the Boxx Gallery

Evans Fletcher has a piece in the “Images of The Shrub-Steppe” 5th Annual Art Exhibition, featuring works inspired by the shrub-steppe lands of coliche Canyon Conservacy. It was juried by Carolyn Nelson

August 7 – 28, 2021 – Box Gallery, 616 Maple Street, Tieton, WA.

Dorothy McGuinness new book

Dorothy McGuinness has written a book on diagonal twill basketry in paper. The title is “The Art of Contemporary Woven Paper Basketry, Explorations in Diagonal Twill”. It will be available in September 2021 from Schiffer books or through Amazon. Congratulations!

Dorothy McGuinness´s new book

SDA Members in Small Expressions at the Pacific Northwest Quilts & Fibers Arts Museum

Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) organized its 2021 annual juried exhibit of small works: Small ExpressionsFeaturing 36 contemporary small-scale art works by artists from 21 states and 2 countries, Small Expressions will tour galleries in the United States from July 2021 through June 2022.

Members participating: Danielle Bodine, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Dorothy McGuinness.

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fibers Arts Museum

112 Morris Street, La Conner, WA.

Terri Shinn and Dorothy McGuinness at Anacortes Art Festival

Terri and Dorothy participated in the Art in the Port event, during the Anacortes Art Festival. Terri won the Artistic Excellence Award, selected by Juror Carie Collver.

Carol Fletcher´s new quilt “Kathmandu”

Gabi Nirino news

Gabriela (Gabi) Nirino was accepted in four shows:

10x10x10 Tieton, Tieton, WA. August 7-October 10 with the piece “Tanka” a small sculptural weave, made with corn husk fiber. Tanka means “hat” in Aymara language.

Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA. August 27-29 with “Chunche” . The piece won 2nd prize in 3D category. 

Shifting Tides, 14th Juried Art Exhibition. Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA. August 11-September 19, with “How to Make Your Own Sanctuary”. It is a group of 10 wood pieces based on the Argentine popular devotion of Gauchito Gil.

Earth Matters. Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, Minnesota. September 3-October 30. The work “Small Objects to Sow in a New World” is an installation of 22 pieces created with corn husk fiber. 

“Tanka” by Gabi Nirino. Corn husk fiber
“Chunche” by Gabi Nirino. Corn husk fiber.
“How to Make Your Own Sanctuary” by Gabi Nirino. Found wood, paint, textiles, blood.

Barbara De Pirro 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!

De Pirro Art Workshops 
AUG 28, 11-1 
Contact for registration: HERE 

Online Mixed Media Textiles & Acrylic

Discover a range of techniques, tips & tricks that can transform your Fiber Art! We will explore a series of GOLDEN Acrylic products that can be used to create incredible surfaces, textures and patterns! These methods can be used to create sculpture, basketry, vessels, installation or 2 dimensional art. The focus is not intended for ‘everyday’ wearable art however definitely a possibility for costume. This workshop will open your eyes to a whole new approach in working with textiles. This event is co-hosted by Textile Study Guild of San Diego.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
SEPT 4, 1-3 
Contact for registration: HERE 

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: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

In normal times, the North Olympic chapter meets monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Therese for more information tmstein47@aol.com. We alternate on-line and in presence activities.

South Central— Deborah Ann will host our September 8th meeting at her home in Yakima, starting at 10 am.  We will be making block printing plates out of Sculpy clay.  Masks will be required for this indoor meeting or whatever is recommended by the CDC.  Please email Vicki Gerton (vgerton@gmail.com) for a list of what to bring and directions to Deborah Ann’s house

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithatcatspaw@yahoo.com for more information.

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Mary Arnold for more information marnold48@comcast.net

SDA WA Members Activities

JULY 2021

CALL FOR ENTRIES

While this past year of social isolation has been challenging, many of us have continued making art, often creating pieces that reflect a period that forced all of us to confront personal feelings and global issues in an unprecedented way.  Now, we are finally beginning to surface.Yet the pandemic represents only one interpretation of Surfacing.  The word has a range of meanings, from calls for social change to personal reflection to looking at ourselves and the world in an entirely different way.  And nowhere are we better able to express what Surfacing means to each of us than in our artwork.


Jurors:
Francesca Piñol (Spain) Gail Harker (USA

http://www.francescapinol.com/ https://gailcreativestudies.com/

Elegibility: to be a member of SDA Washington State by the time of the deadline. Creating in Washington but not a member? Enjoy 10% off your membership with the promo code SDAREGIONAL.

Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2021.
The jurors will review all submissions. Each selected artist may have one image for the online gallery. Notifications will be sent October 15.

Requirements:
You may submit one or two pieces of work. You will need to submit one image per piece (plus one detail, if necessary to appreciate the technique) and will need to complete this google form entry for each image submission. Work must be made between 2019-2021.

Images must be 2000 pixels minimum on the shortest side. Max file size is 3 MB.

Please send your image(s) to Gabi Nirino at sdagnirino@gmail.com and use “SDA WA Surfacing submission” for the email subject line. The jurors will have access to the images you submit but will not see your names. Please make sure to name your image file with the nickname of your choice, and use this format: “nickname_title of piece”.jpg. The nicknames are to mask artist names during the jurying review process only.

Please complete the following form for each piece submitted and make sure to double-check your spelling. The information provided on this form will be used for the online gallery information. Note: the jurors will not see the artist name, email, nickname and website fields.

https://forms.gle/r47QLyNvGcmr9H4S6

Any questions, contact Gabi Nirino at: sdagnirino@gmail.com.

Thank you for your submission!

More about the jurors. This month: Francesca Piñol

She holds a BA in Antropology by the University of Barcelona (UB) in 1995, an MA in Textile Design by the Catalonian Politecnique University (UPC), an MA in African Studies by the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) in 1996), an MA in ArtTherapy by the UB in 2004 , and at that moment she is doing her PhD, a research about Naturat Dyes and Digital Textile Design.

She extended studies with stages abroad: at the Skolen for Brugskunst (School of Design) of Copenhagen in 1989 and at CIETA (International d’Etude Centres des Textiles Anciens) of Lyons in 1994 and 95. Also some artistic residence has done as Contextile in Portugal in 2012 and Arctic Circle 2015 (15th expedition).

            Although it combines various techniques, materials and textures, weaving is the technique most commonly used with the incorporation of digital Jacquard technology and the color obtained from natural dyeing with materials from the surroundings, making unique pieces or short series.

Her collaboration between Art and Neuroscience, a crosstalk between professionals from arts and neuroscience, has been selected at the international competition Art of Neuroscience 2018 and awared with the Honorable Mention 2018.

            Her studio Laboratori Tèxtilis a space for research and experimentation with textures, natural color and digital fabric. It combines artistic creation with research and teaching.

RESIDENCIES 

2016. Design School, Kolding, Dinamarca. 

2015. The Circle Arctic. Illes Svalbard, Noruega. 

2014. Design School, Kolding, Dinamarca. 

2012. Contextile, Guimaraes, Portugal. 

1989. Experiencia de Tecnología y Escuela Libre  y Jornadas de Diseño

          Industrial. Seminario de Sargadelos, Cervo, Lugo. 

EXHIBITIONS

Since 1982 he has exhibed her work in different cities and countries: Girona, Barcelona, Lloret de Mar, Padova (Italy), Sant Agustí –Eivissa-, Kobenhavn, Farum (Denmark), Esparraguera, Terrassa, Granada, Loures (Portugal), Málaga, Sitges, Lodz (Poland), El Vendrell, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca, Olot, Sabadell, Salou, Sant Cugat, Aleppo (Syria), Rauma (Finland), Barbastro (Huesca), Torino (Italy), Cairo (Egypt), Guimaraes (Portugal), Écomusée Textile, Husseren_Wesserling (França), Olot, Lleida, Girona, Vilassar de Mar, Terrassa, Estambul (Turquia), Arles (França), C-Mine (Belgica), Madrid.

facebook : francescapt                         instagram: francescapinol

http://www.francescapinol.com/

Marques d´Aigua Catalogue exhibition. It is the result of a artistic trip to the Artic

https://www.digitalweaving.no/art-meets-science-in-francescas-tapestries/

TRACES_SEA 2016 – 40 x 200 cm
Silk, acetat, paper

Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times

Seiko Purdue´s project at the Jansen Art Center

“I am celebrating this moment when the collection of people’s strength, patience, creativity, compassion, and spirit comes together in this exhibition by presenting “Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times.”    

Kumihimo is a Japanese rope/cord making art form.  Traditionally people use a wooden tool called marudai or a floor loom to make elaborate designs.  Kumihimo came from China around the 8th century and was used for scrolls, sutras, swords, and armor.  During the 19th century, Kumihimo became a necessary item for wearing kimono.   

During this pandemic time I have been thinking about the power of “craft” deeply.  Handwork really helps while being isolated.  As a Japanese artist, I decided to share Kumihimo.  I made more than 365 Kumihimo kits, each containing a foam disk and 8 strands of yarns that I dyed with natural dyes.  I wanted to emphasize the numbers of days, one year, that seemed like a long time to experience the pandemic.    

Many people responded to the Kumhimo project and spread it quickly.  Some people returned it by mail and I was excited to open each package. Some people offered to introduce it to their friends and families.  It went to different states and even overseas.  I see that some people spent lots of time on their pieces besides weaving ropes.  I got so much energy from people’s positive responses and I am grateful to honor people’s handworks, creativity, and voices here.    

When I started this project, in November 2020, I thought that our life should be normal in one year.  I wrote senryu (similar to haiku) during spring 2020; looking at those now reminds me of what it was like to stay at home all the time with no people on the streets.  I can’t forget what it was like one year ago.  The numbers of people who got COVID19 became enormous all over the world and several waves seem to continue.  Although many countries are still suffering, vaccinations are changing our lives.  I am saddened to think of the people who lost family and friends.  I must express gratitude to the people who worked for others to save lives, helped by taking risks, and did something for others.  We have learned so much from our experiences and we should not forget it even after COVID is under control.  It is amazing to feel free without a mask and going to a restaurant and hugging friends! 

There are so many things that have been coming out from the ground that we haven’t seriously faced or confronted. As a Japanese female artist who lives in the US, I had a chance to think farther during this pandemic, particularly about race, human rights, and freedom.  I really wish that people in the world would become more connected instead of fighting.  I love the way that craft techniques have been passed from generation to generation. It creates very strong ties to human relationships peacefully. “

Seiko Purdue

“Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times” by Seiko Purdue (partial view)

June 3 – August 26, 2021 – Jansen Art Center – 321 Front Street, Lynden, WA.

Dorothy McGuinness new website

I have a new website https://www.dorothymmcguinness.com/.  My present website (dorothymcguinnessbasket.com) will become unavailable sometime around the 1st of August. The Flickr account this website was based on will still be available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/83457485@N04/

On the new website you can sign up for my newsletter if you would like to continue to have updates on what I am up to. Thank you to all of you who visited and looked at my artwork on the old website.

“Satellite” by Dorothy McGuinness ‐ Acrylic ‐ Paper ‐ 12″ x 15″ x 12″ 

Online Collage & Layering by Barbara De Pirro

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.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
JUL 25, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
$60

Online Printmaking for 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 
AUG 8, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
Fee: $60

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: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

In normal times, the North Olympic chapter meets monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Therese for more information tmstein47@aol.com.

In June we had our first in-person meeting since the pandemic began.

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Mary Arnold for more information marnold48@comcast.net

SDA WA Members Activities

JUNE 2021

CALL FOR ENTRIES

While this past year of social isolation has been challenging, many of us have continued making art, often creating pieces that reflect a period that forced all of us to confront personal feelings and global issues in an unprecedented way.  Now, we are finally beginning to surface.Yet the pandemic represents only one interpretation of Surfacing.  The word has a range of meanings, from calls for social change to personal reflection to looking at ourselves and the world in an entirely different way.  And nowhere are we better able to express what Surfacing means to each of us than in our artwork.


Jurors:
Francesca Piñol (Spain) Gail Harker (USA

http://www.francescapinol.com/ https://gailcreativestudies.com/

Elegibility: to be a member of SDA Washington State by the time of the deadline.

Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2021.
The jurors will review all submissions. Each selected artist may have one image for the online gallery. Notifications will be sent October 15.

Requirements:
You may submit one or two pieces of work. You will need to submit one image per piece (plus one detail, if necessary to appreciate the technique) and will need to complete this google form entry for each image submission. Work must be made between 2019-2021.

Images must be 2000 pixels minimum on the shortest side. Max file size is 3 MB.

Please send your image(s) to Gabi Nirino at sdagnirino@gmail.com and use “SDA WA Surfacing submission” for the email subject line. The jurors will have access to the images you submit but will not see your names. Please make sure to name your image file with the nickname of your choice, and use this format: “nickname_title of piece”.jpg. The nicknames are to mask artist names during the jurying review process only.

Please complete the following form for each piece submitted and make sure to double-check your spelling. The information provided on this form will be used for the online gallery information. Note: the jurors will not see the artist name, email, nickname and website fields.

https://forms.gle/r47QLyNvGcmr9H4S6

Any questions, contact Gabi Nirino at: sdagnirino@gmail.com.

Thank you for your submission!

“Hidden Tropical Fish” by Donna Lee Dowdney

Donna Lee Dowdney at BARN

Donna has four mixed media and fabric art pieces exhibit at BARN

“Hidden Life” by Donna Lee Dowdney
“Silver Spirals” and “Undersea Undulations” by Donna Lee Dowdney

More about Donna

http://donnaleedowdney.com

Barbara O´Steen pieces

” I created them perhaps 25 years ago and a friend purchased both pieces.  She has proudly displayed them for all these years.  One is a large floor pillow.  She and I and husbands shared the hippie years when we had living rooms with nothing but carpet and pillows.  Mine have mostly gone but she continued to use her pillow, yet I’m surprised how clean it looks.  The tapestry is Mt. St. Helens blowing on May 18 of 1980.  I watched that from the high deck from my house and soon started on the tapestry.  Three months later when the annual event of Bumbershoot was at the Seattle Center they set up a large gallery of juried art that was about the volcano and mine was included.

“The Volcano” by Barbara O´Steen. 52″ x 36″, wool.
Floor pillow by Barbara O´Steen. 41″ x 27″, wool.
“Birdhouse” by Pat Herkal

Pat Herkal at Port Townsend Gallery

Pat Herkal was juried into the Port Townsend Gallery

She will be exhibiting and selling her beaded jewelry, vessels and ‘critters. The Gallery is at 715 Water Street. Starting in June it will be open seven days a week 10:00 – 5:00.

Pat creates to fill her life with joy, to discover how to mix colors and textures, to honor the environment and to keep her brain nimble.Whimsy, color and the natural world inspire her work. Mixing fiber, thread, beads, trinkets, shells, stones and found objects – man made and natural – Pat creates jewelry, sculptures, wall hangings, critters and dolls. Most are hand sewn adding one bead at a time. The smaller the bead the better. Her work is often embellished with embroidery. She has fun making, so when people see her work, we hope it makes them smile.

More about Pat: https://www.patherkal.com

Online Encaustic & Resin Effects Workshop by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara De Pirro Workshops

Online Encaustic & Resin Effects w/Acrylic

Create a mysterious & luminous depth, enriching your artwork! 
Discover how to create the luscious effect of wax encaustic & resin pours using GOLDEN Acrylic products. This online class includes demonstrations of how to achieve this effect using various acrylic mediums & gels; transparent & translucent, tinted & un-tinted, smooth & textured. In the process you’ll discover the unique qualities of each product. I’ll also share multiple samples of these methods in use within both collage & painted surfaces including how I incorporate them into my own artwork. These techniques enable you to create an intriguing depth, further developing imagery, pattern & texture within the layers of your art.

Schack Art Center 
JUN 5, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
NOTE: 3 WA State Educator OSPI Clock hours are available for this class. 
Fee: M $60 NM $65

Online Fabric Painting w/Acrylics

Discover a range of techniques that can transform your Fiber Art, creating incredible surfaces and patterns! We will explore a series of Golden Acrylic products, the combination of these can be heat set, creating a soft hand that can also be laundered. Whether you choose to use your fabrics for art to wear, functional art, wall hangings, sculpture or art installations, this workshop will open your eyes to a whole new approach.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
JUN 13, 1-3 
Contact for registration: HERE 
$40

More about Barbara: https://depirro.blogspot.com

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: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

In normal times, the North Olympic chapter meets monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Therese for more information tmstein47@aol.com.

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

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

SDA WA Members Activities

MAY 2021

Barbara Osborne at Weave

“Waiting for Grendel” by Barbara Osborne. 
 Coiled pine needles with shed deer antlers, slices of rock and bones

SDA member Barbara Osborne and her basket cronies David Chambers and Sharon Kita will be joined by fiber artist Tininha Silva and painter Sean Yearian for a show named Weave at Northwind Arts Gallery, 701 Water St. in Port Townsend, WA. The show will be both in person and online. Gallery dates and hours to see the show in person are 12-5 Thursdays-Sundays from April 29 to May 30. To see the show online, go to northwindarts.org, then exhibits; this show will be in the Best Gallery.
Additionally, Northwind Arts is hosting a Zoom night on Wednesday May 19 at 7:00 PM where the artists will talk about their work and processes. This presentation is free, but you must register through the Northwind Arts website to be sent the access link to the Zoom panel.

SDA-WA North Peninsula Members´ News

“Zoanthids” by Pat Herkal

SDA North Peninsula Members at Northwind Art’s Grover Gallery

Port Townsend’s Northwind Art’s Grover Gallery presents Undersea through May 30. Tangled Fiber SDA-NP artists Pat Herkal, Barbara Ramsey, Jean-Marie Tarascio and Cathie Wier reflect their varied views of the Salish Sea interpreted through the textile arts. Some of the creatures are true to life while others are expressions of the groups ocean inspired imaginations. The collection is composed of fiber, wire, yarn, paper and beads. 

“Textured Waves” by Barbara Ramsey
“Tangled Fibers”. Collaborative piece
“Blue Seaweed with Plankton” by Jean-Marie Tarascio
“Low Tide”by Jean-Marie Tarascio, h24″ x w 20”. Recycled tea bags, pattern paper, wire.
“Seaweed” by Cathie Wier

Erika Wurm Hitchcock at Howell’s Sandwich Co

Erika Wurm Hitchcock has 2 pieces hanging at Howell’s Sandwich Co. in Port Townsend, WA.  
In this series of 6 all together she reuses as much repurposed material as possible to breathe new life into found objects but also keep them out of the landfill.  They were created to highlight endangered species of the Olympic Peninsula, WA area.
The first one depicts Sperm Whales, the largest toothed predator of the oceans and how they encircle their young, old and sick when they feel threatened; leaving their strong tails facing outward to whack away any enemies.  This piece is 12″ x 12″. The second piece is inspired by Leatherback Sea Turtles, their largest recorded size measured 10ft in length which is the height of a regulated basketball hoop. This piece is 14.5 ” x 12 “.



SDA North Peninsula Members at Walk-by Textile Exhibit

Walk-by Textile Exhibit on Tyler features 25 Quilts, Vintage and Contemporary “Past and Present Quilts” is the new display at 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend, in the walk-by exhibit of the North Olympic Chapter of the Surface Design Association. Created or collected by eight textile artists, the 25 pieces on view through May include art quilts and patchwork, some dating from the 1940s and 1950s, pieced by great-great aunts and grandmothers. Some are handstitched, some made with hand-dyed fabric. New pieces, some inspired by the Gee’s Bend quilts, feature vivid colors and improvisational designs.

Participating artists and collectors include: 

Port Townsend: Leslie Dickinson, Sue Gale, Pat Herkel, Debra Olson, Mary Tyler.  Port Ludlow: Jeri Auty  Sequim: Linda Carlson, Kathie Cook.

Information on the quilts is posted in the window and on the chapter’s website, sda-np.com.

SDA Members in Art of Recycling-Repurpose with a Purpose

SDA members Danielle Bodine, Barbara DePirro, Patti Shaw and Terri Shinn are participating in the exhibition Art of Recycling-Repurpose with a Purpose, at the Shack Art Center. Participating artists showcase their creativity by turning otherwise discarded materials into works of art. This exhibit aims to shine a spotlight on the environmental, social and emotional impact of waste as well as explore new ideas about recycling and repurposing.

Schack Art Center 

2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett, WA.

April 1 – June 5, 2021

“Tek-Space Avian” by Danielle Bodine. 43”Hx15”Wx8”D
Recycled computer cables, Italian cleaning brush, coiled black backer rod, synthetic sinew 

“Sometimes I Feel Like This” by Patti Shaw. 27”w x 39”h. 
Burned aluminum votive candle wick tabs, waxed linen thread.  
“October Tangle” by Terri Shinn. 10” x 22”. “Red Flag Warning”. by Terri Shinn. 12” x 24”. Old quilt remnants, acrylic on wooden panel
“Autumn Blaze” by Terri Shinn
12” x 36”
Old quilt remnants, acrylic on wood panel
“Kelp Forest” by Barbara de Pirro. 200 recycled plastic bottles were collected, washed, cut and reassembled.
“Cluster” by Barbara de Pirro. Non-recyclable poly strapping that would otherwise be discarded.

Barbara de Pirro Online Environmental Sculpture Workshop

Discover how De Pirro creates environmental sculptural forms and installations using both reclaimed & organic materials. She will share a range of techniques that transform these found materials into a ‘fiber’ that can be manipulated into dimensional structures. Learn how to translate methods traditionally found in the textile, jewelry, basketry & industrial arts using unconventional materials. In addition to creating samplings of each of the techniques, De Pirro will share photos, samples & insight about creating large scale sculptural art installations. In this process you will learn how to develop these small ideas into large scale structures and environments.

Schack Art Center (Co-host) 
MAY 15, 10-1 
Contact for registration: HERE 

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: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

In normal times, the North Olympic chapter meets monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

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

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

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


SDA WA Members Activities

MARCH-APRIL 2021

SPECIAL EVENT

Hello SDA members,

We would like to invite you for a SDA Washington group meeting on Sunday, April 11 at 12:00 pm Pacific with guest speaker Susan BrandeisPlease contact your group leader for the zoom invite or with sdagnirino@gmail.com.

Susan is Distinguished Professor Emerita following a 35–year teaching and research career as Professor of Textiles at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. 

Her book, The Intentional Thread: A Guide to Drawing, Gesture, and Color in Stitch was reviewed in the Summer 2020 issue of Surface Design Journal: The Potential of Paper.

The meeting format includes:

  • Presentation by Susan Brandeis about her art practice and book, with Q&A – approx. 60 minutes
  • Break-out rooms afterwards, for those interested in small group conversations – approx. 15-20 minutes

For the zoom meeting, you will enter a waiting room first and your audio will be muted when joining.  

Please contact Gabi Nirino at sdagnirino@gmail.com with any questions.


We look forward to you attending!

Best wishes,

Gabi Nirino and SDA WA group leaders

DOROTHY McGUINNESS NEW BOOK

Dorothy McGuinness has written a book on diagonal twill basketry in paper. The title is: The Art of Contemporary Woven Paper Basketry, Explorations in Diagonal Twill. It will be available in September 2021 from Schiffer books or through Amazon. 

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.

“Radiate” by Barbara De Pirro

BARBARA DE PIRRO IN THE ART OF RECYCLING EXHIBITION

Barbara De Pirro will have several sculptures & two art installations included in the Art of Recycling – Repurpose with a Purpose’ at Schack Art Center. “Participating artists showcase their creativity by turning otherwise discarded materials into works of art. This exhibit aims to shine a spotlight on the environmental, social, and emotional impact of waste as well as explore new ideas about recycling and repurposing.Though these artists come from widely diverse backgrounds, they all share a common bond: the ability to transform waste objects into works renewed into beauty, utility and meaning.” 

Art of Recycling – Repurpose with a Purpose 

Schack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett
April 1 – June 5

Detail of “Precarious Pod” Installation by Barbara DePirro

De Pirro Art Links:Facebook Instagram Youtube
Blog
De Pirro Art Workshop Links:GOLDEN Facebook Vimeo. Eventbrite

 

De Pirro Art Workshops 

Online Shimmer & Shine

Discover the radiant effects of Golden Iridescent and Interference colors. Explore using them over rich textural surfaces, as a lustrous under painting or simply as a glistening detail. I will share samples & demonstrate these unique paints on their own and investigate what happens when they are mixed with other acrylic paints. If you love luminescent colors that sparkle & shine this is just what you need! 
This event is co-hosted by Artist & Craftsman Supply in Seattle.


APR 24, 1-3 
Online registration: HERE 

Online Collage-DeCollage

Moving beyond any preconceived notions of what defines collage; this workshop will expand your vocabulary of methods and approaches. Discover techniques combining assorted papers, GOLDEN Acrylic paints, grounds & pastes to create multi-layered artworks. Building up surface texture, imagery and pattern then excavating back through, revealing & concealing, enriching the surface. Realism, abstract and mixed media artists will all benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Create a surface depth with with so many possibilites!

De Pirro Art Workshops 
APR 10, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
Fee: $60

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: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

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

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

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

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. https://www.facebook.com/thevioletprotest/

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  https://webapps.lwtech.edu/wts/webreg/waci221.html
For Complete information and how to register for this class, go to 
https://fiberartistjourney.com/classes-at-lwtech-surface-design-lab/

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: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

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

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

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

SDA WA Members Activities January 2021

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:

SUE GALE

“Then There Now” and “Cotinus”

CHERIE KOPP

“Postcards from Home” series and “Fitted Fashion Face Coverings”

DEBRA OLSON

“Nature Montage” and “Reclaiming the Process”

JANICE SPECK.

ERIKA WURM

“Wooden Boat Bunny”

JERI AUTY

 Curves 1 ”, “Curves 2”, “Windows”, “Colors Galore” and “Rachel’s Quilt”

MARY TYLER

“Winter Star”

LINDA CARLSON

“Origami Cards”, “Garland”, “Knit Wit”, “Mountainscape 1” and “Mountainscape 2”

EVETTE ALLERDINS

“Solace”, “Road Trip”, “Walkabout”, “F**kd”, “Maui” and “Journey”

BARBARA HOUSHMAND

Handbags

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:

CARLA STEHR

“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! ” 

“ExpOyster” back and front views by Carla Sther

CYNTHIA BLAIR

Received materials. Front of the collage book cover Cynthia made for the challenge. 

THERESE STEIN

Applique on jacket

GABI NIRINO

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.

“United” by Barbara Matthews. Woodway, WAUnityHand dyed silk, acrylic, glass, wood

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.

“Line Dry” by Bonnie Bucknam. Fiber, dimensions 82” h x 80” w       
“Splendor in the Grass” by Sally Sellers. Fiber, dimensions 39” h x 45” wide

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:
https://www.goldenpaints.com/wap/Barbara.DePirro/8

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 crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.
SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

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

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.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 atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

SDA-WA Member Activities OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2020

“Marching CV19 Munchers – CV19 eating critters and their leader” by Danielle Bodine

Danielle Bodine in Mandatory Color Exhibition

Surface Design Association International Juried Members Exhibition “Mandatory Color” examines the use of color as a response to world-wide social distancing and quarantine. Juror Amie Adelman, Professor  of the College of Arts and Design at the Unversity of North Texas  in Denton.

Danielle Bodine obtained the 2nd place with her work “Marching CV19 Munchers – CV19 eating critters and their leader”, 2020, 13″ x 21″x 21,” yarn, fabric, beads, plastic tubes, wires, slinkies, found objects; coiled.

Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79415
On exhibit through December 6, 2020

Barbara O`Steen work

Barbara O’Steen at Little/BIG

Barbara O´Steen is participating in an exhibition of the Contemporary Quilt Art Association at the Shack Art Center.   Little/BIG Annual Holiday Art Exhibit features works from members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association. She is showing some 12×12 fiber art pieces and a large 25″ x 35″one, in a collage style that she hasen’t used for years in that she is usually creating trees and a message about Climate Change.

Shack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA November 19 – January 3

Barbara O`Steen work

Featured Artist Dorothy McGuinness.

Dorothy makes beautiful and unique sculptures using basket weaving techniques. There is a link below to a video where her work is analized by other artists, on artbusinessacademy.net.
Please take some time to watch and listen and maybe even give some feedback to Dorothy.

More about her amazing work at https://dorothymcguinnessbasket.com

Sue Nylander and Liisa Fagerland – Eye to Eye exhibit

SDA-WA North Peninsula member´s news

Sue Nylander and Liisa Fagerland are showing the Eye to Eye exhibit in the North Peninsula Fiber Habit window , from October to December.

More information about this exhibition and the group

https://sda-np.com/fiber-habit-october-2020

“Undersea Garden” by Tangle Fibers group

Tangle Fibers group at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center

“Undersea Garden” comprises a collaborative installation and exhibition by Port Townsend SDA-NP artists Pat Herkal, Barbara Ramsey, Jean Marie Tarascio and Cathie Wier – collectively known as Tangled Fibers.  Their art is a celebration of the patterns, colors and textures of sea life. Using fiber, paper, beads, color, texture, wire, yarn and whimsy, the Esther Webster Gallery has been transformed into an undersea garden of kelp, tide pools, octopus, sea stars, nudibranchs, jellyfish and other delightful creatures of the sea. Some are painstakingly true to life, others created from their ocean fevered imaginations. Some pieces in this exhibit are the work of the individual member of the Tangled Fibers group, others are collaborative efforts. Exhibiting works are for sale in person and online.PAFAC is open Thursday-Sunday 11-5 or visit www.pafac.org for a virtual tour and the gift shop offerings, until November 15.

“Undersea Garden” by Tangle Fibers group
“Hidden Leafy Sea Dragons” by Jean Marie Tarascio 
“Marine Scape” by Barbara Ramsey
“Seahorse” by Pat Herkal
“Look Deeply” by Cathie Wier

South Central SDA-WA Group Notes

The group is having zoom meetings. Here are some pieces the members were working on.

Mary Thomas’s vest using her handwoven fabric

Mary Thomas’s vest using her handwoven fabric
Mary Thomas’s vest using her handwoven fabric

Carol Fletcher’s wall piece “Insomnia” , using micro-quilting on an experimental piece made at our South Central September meeting; this fabric was also dyed in our experimental monotype experiments.This piece was accepted into the  Larson Gallery’s 65th annual Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition. .

“Insomnia” by Carol Fletcher
Carol Fletcher ´s wall piece

Carol’s husband, Evans Fletcher, also had a piece accepted, “Westcoast 2020”

“Westcoast 2020” by Evans Fletcher


In addition, Deboran Ann’s piece, Clay Pots, was also accepted into the Larson Gallery’s 65th annual Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition. A photo of Deborah Ann’s piece was recently in SDA WA’s newsletter.

“Clay Pots” by Deborah Ann

Suzie Forsyth’s experimentations with growing her own indigo, making an indigo pot from her home grown indigo, and successfully dyeing some fabric.

Suzie Forsyth’s indigo experimentation
Suzie Forsyth’s indigo experimentation

SDA-WA Seattle memeber´news

“Protecting the Peace” by Sharon Rowley

Sharon Rowley and Barbara Matthews at Creative Strength Training art exhibition


WA State SDA members Sharon Rowley and Barbara Matthews have art featured in Jane Dunnewold’s 2020 Creative Strength Training member art online exhibition https://janedunnewold.com/cst2020-members-exhibition?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cst2020-members-exhibition

“Exposed” by Barbara Matthews

 

Cynthia Blair in the Seattle Times

Cynthia´s fabric collage “Houses” symbolizing things that have sustained her during this period was one of 12 (out of about 100 entries) the Seattle Times featured in a newspaper article and on its website. 

“Houses” by Cynthia Blair
Therese Stein´piece

Therese Stein presentation

Therese shared with us her techniques experimenting with plastics to create art with recycled material; also some examples of different artists who work with plastic.

Therese Stein ´s piece made with recycled plastic

Gabi Nirino at Raggio Foundation

Gabriela Nirino is participating with “Mangrullo” in the on-line Textile Art Exhibition at Rómulo Raggio Foundation in Vicente López, Argentina. Here is the link

http://www.fund-romuloraggio.org.ar/textil2020.html

“Mangrullo” by Gabi Nirino. Corn husk strips, nailon thread, pine wood.

Barbara De Pirro News

Barbara at ‘Basketry: Architecture and the Environment’

National Basketry Organization, Inc. presented an online conversation on September 17th. It is now available on YouTube HERE. (FYI you can skip the first 16 minutes which was our warm-up time and not part of the presentation.). Barbara De Pirro creates Mixed Media Sculptures and Installations. Her observations of nature have triggered a profound admiration for its brilliance, resilience and its vulnerability. With each project she strives to create a sense of wonder.

The Curator/Interviewer 
Jo Stealey is a nationally known artist, teacher and curator and most recently, professor emerita the University of Missouri. She was the co-curator for the traveling exhibition, Rooted, Revived Reinvented: Basketry in America as well as the juror for this year’s NBO Members in Print 2.

“Metamorphosis” by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara ´s Workshops

Online Acrylic Skins & Collage

Discover the range of GOLDEN acrylic paints, gels & mediums that can be used to create Image Transfer, Paint & Acrylic Skins. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks. These techniques are an excellent way to develop transparent & translucent imagery, text and texture, incorporating layers into your paintings, collages, sculptures or mixed media works. Think of this as just another way to create your own unique collage material!

De Pirro Art Workshops 
NOV 21, 1-4:00 
Online registration: Here

https://www.facebook.com/depirroartworkshops/

WA Regional SDA Meetings

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

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net

Seattle– Our next SDA on-line meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, November 11 from 11:00 to 12:30, will be a bit different and quite special.  We will be treated to a presentation by Berkeley, California-based artist Terry Milder, who constructs mixed-media pieces that integrate paper making, photography, fiber/textile, sculpture and digital techniques. All members are welcome. Please, contact Cynthia or your area leader for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com.

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.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 atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island. Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com).

SDA-WA Member Activities March

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Kitsap SDA-WA Meeting Is Now the Surface Design Study Group

The Kitsap-area group recently changed its format. It now meets at Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) Fiber Studio as a general fiber-art group called the Surface Design Study Group (SDSG). Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by dropping by BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216 or by emailing registrar@bainbridgebarn.org. Attendees will need to register for the group every six months. Class Code FI010819

According to the BARN website, the fees are:
BARN Members: Free (Please register)
Non-Members: $24 for January – June 2019 meetings and must register.
Drop-in visitors are welcome for any of the individual sessions and can attend SDSG meetings for a fee of $20 per meeting, payable with cash or check at the time of the meeting. More info here.

Donna Lark and Susan Granstrom are looking for suggestions from the group for programs they would like to see this year. Contact them with any ideas.
The following suggestions for meetings have been offered:

  • Studio tours and potluck gatherings. Let Susan know if you would open your studio and home for a group gathering.
  • Visit the BARN Print Making Studio
  • Field Trips at Seattle Art Museum and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
  • Travel slide shows and Show & Tell
  • Ice dyeing demo/workshop with Barbara Chandler-Young

Kitsap Group Surface Design Show

Barn Commons
March 1 to April 2

There will be a Kitsap Group Surface Design Show in the BARN Commons from March 1 to April 2. Pieces will be no bigger than 24″ x 24″. Any questions? Contact Randi Morgan at randi@chezmorgan.com.

Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
8890 Three Tree Lane NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-4475

SDA-WA Member Activities July

Underwater Garden Plastica Sea Anemones by Danielle Bodine

“Underwater Garden Plastica Sea Anemones” by Danielle Bodine

Wing by Nancy Loorem Adams

“Wing” by Nancy Loorem Adams

“Art of the Garden” at Schack Art Center

The artworks of SDA-WA members Danielle Bodine, Kathey Ervin and Nancy Loorem Adams are now on display in Schack Art Center’s “Art of the Garden,” a biannual juried exhibit that features a prolific offering of art created to enhance the garden and bring the garden into the home. The exhibition runs through September 2.


 

Displacement by Dorothy McGuinness

“Displacement” by Dorothy McGuinness

Detail of Eastern Garden Cocoon by Danielle Bodine

Detail of “Eastern Garden Cocoon” by Danielle Bodine

Detail of Craters Of The Moon by Lanny Bergner

Detail of “Craters Of The Moon” by Lanny Bergner

“Interwoven: Art Meets Nature” at Highfield Hall & Gardens

SDA-WA members Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine and Dorothy McGuinness are exhibiting artwork in “Interwoven: Art Meets Nature,” a contemporary fiber exhibition at Massachusetts’s Highfield Hall & Gardens, curated by Marcia Young, publisher of Fiber Art Now. This show of virtuoso works by national artists includes nearly every form of fiber art, including weaving, felting, tapestry, needlework, basketry, handmade paper, silk painting and book arts. The exhibition will be on display from June 25 to September 6. Artist Reception: June 25, 1 – 3 p.m.


 

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Barbara De Pirro Class at Artist & Craftsman Supply

Textile Painting with Acrylics – July 30, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Discover a range of techniques, tips and tricks that can transform your fiber art! We will explore a whole range of methods and acrylic products that can be used to create incredible surfaces while unraveling the mystery of acrylic! Whether you choose to use your fabrics for art to wear, sculpture, installation or two-dimensional art, this workshop will open your eyes to a whole new approach. All products graciously provided by Golden Artist Colors. Most other supplies and tools provided by instructor.

Artist & Craftsman Supply
4350 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Fee: $100
Online registration HERE


 

Healthy Nature by Cheri Kopp

“Healthy Nature” by Cheri Kopp

Cheri Kopp Classes at Port Townsend School of the Arts

SDA-NP (North Peninsula) member Cheri Kopp recently joined the faculty of the Port Townsend School of the Arts. Drawing on her love of cast-off materials, and incorporating stitching and fiber techniques, her classes explore a materials-based art-making process.

Registration is now open for her initial classes using paperboard product packaging (cereal and cracker boxes, ice cream cartons, etc.) to create small collages with stitched embellishments.

Make It & Take It: Quick Collage – Friday September 15, 6 – 9 p.m.
Working quickly and messily, while enjoying food, drink and music, participants will create small collages, suitable as greeting cards, gifts or display. Bring your friends and enjoy a fun evening of creativity. Info and registration HERE.

Collage Studies – Saturday & Sunday November 18 & 19, 9 a.m. – noon
Repurposing words and imagery from paperboard packaging, students will complete a series of collage exercises in this two-day workshop. Appropriating words meant for sales and marketing, images only loosely product-related, you’ll explore depth, illustration, composition and message. Info and registration HERE.

Classes are held in Building 306 on the Fort Worden campus in Port Townsend, Washington. All materials and supplies are provided.


Curated & Published

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Artistry in Fiber, Vol 2: Sculpture by Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney

SDA members Lanny Bergner, Barbara DePirro, Cameron Anne Mason, Dorothy McGuinness and Carol Milne are among the artists published in Artistry in Fiber, Vol 2: Sculpture, available July 2017.

Nearly 500 photos of artwork with personal insights from 76 of today’s most noteworthy artists show the tremendously broad range of possibilities that working in three dimensions can offer. In conjunction with the other two books in this acclaimed series, it invites readers to re-examine fiber art through a multifaceted contemporary lens. Both established artists and emerging artists whose work is attracting notice are gathered here. Carol Milne’s knitted glass and Peter Gentenaar’s technique of vacuum forming and air-drying paper fibers are but a few examples of artists using new materials with traditional methods.