What Direction Would You Like To Take Your Art?

–Have you thought about mentoring or teaching a class or workshop?

–Would you want to build a body of work, prepare for a sale, or have a solo exhibition?

–Do you want to branch into a new material, do installation art, or make your art bigger?

–Do you want to get better at a technique or just have fun?

JanePlease join us October 12th for an SDA meeting open to everyone in WA State featuring Jane Dunnewold, SDA President.

Meet like-minded artists to share ideas about Jane’s presentation on Making and Meaning, as you think about your future, and about what could further your art.

See blog post on September 17th for more details by clicking HERE.

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Call for Entry – Nacify Fiber Art Show

This show will be held at the private practice of Nacify Plastic Surgery Center in Bellevue, WA.  They have a lovely office with large walls to hang the artwork and a small area where a 3D piece can be displayed.  They regularly invite Northwest artists to exhibit in their offices, for the viewing pleasure of their clientele and have had a good ratio of sales for the artists.  They will display the artwork; any sales will be the artist’s responsibility (NO commission will be charged; artist is responsible for any sales tax, etc.)  You can see some of the spaces on their website virtual tour at: http://www.seattleface.com/html/virtual_tour.php

There will NOT be an opening, as this is a private office space.

Online Entries:
Entries must be received by 10 pm October 20, 2013.
Entry form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fqwRs8SUvBmP2U8JpGyZYrQ5h5Lcf8acd-u0D4QmK9M/viewform

Work may have been created in any year.
Artist should be a resident of Washington State.
Maximum 3 entries per artist.
Entry fee $5 per artwork.

Size restrictions:

2D: Minimum 10″ per side / Maximum 80″ per side(Note: several of the spaces are 60″ max height);
3D  Maximum 18″ deep x 18″ wide x 30″ high

All entries other than 3-D work must be ready to hang.  Quilts and other non-framed pieces must have a sleeve and flat hanging stick with holes drilled in each end.  Framed pieces should have picture wire attached.

Timeline:

Entries due: Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 10 pm
Acceptance emailed: by October 28, 5 pm
Artwork due: November 4, 2013, 5 pm
Show running: November 2013- January 2014
Return of artwork: by Feb 15, 2014

Potential additional show (depending upon the number of entries) Feb-April 2014

Questions?  Contact Christina Fairley Erickson, Curator at christina@ceartquilts.com or 425-753-4625.

Are Yukata Cottons What Your Fiber Stash Has Been Missing?

Come to the October 2nd SDA weekday meeting and find out!

Please send an rsvp to Sharon Rowley, sharon@rowleyart.com if you plan to attend. 

"Babbling" by Patricia Belyea

“Babbling” by Patricia Belyea

SDA members are meeting at the home of Patricia Belyea, owner of Okan Arts.  Patricia imports and sells vintage hand-dyed Japanese yukata cottons. Right now she has the largest inventory in North America with approximately 470 bolts.

We’ll start in her quilting studio which is a transformed formal dining room and spend time talking about what’s up on the design walls.  Then we’ll head downstairs to her yukata cotton ya (“shop” in Japanese) and classroom. We’ll check out the various pattern styles of yukata cottons as well as talk about yukatas in Japanese culture and the chusen printing process.

SDA Seattle weekday meeting for October 2013

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time:  Noon – 3 pm
Location :  Okan Arts

315 NW 52nd Street
Seattle WA 98107

(This is in the Ballard neighborhood, down the hill from the west side of the Zoo. The most important thing to notice it is NW 52nd, not N 52nd.)

Bring your lunch and Patricia will have something fun to munch and drink as a mid-meeting snack (gluten-free).

And please bring your current work to show the group as well.
Questions? Contact  Sharon Rowley, sharon@rowleyart.com

Meet Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts

 

SDA members are meeting at the home of Patricia Belyea, owner of Okan Arts.  Patricia imports and sells vintage hand-dyed Japanese yukata cottons. Right now she has the largest inventory in North America with approximately 470 bolts.

We’ll start in her quilting studio which is a transformed formal dining room and spend time talking about what’s up on the design walls.  Then we’ll head downstairs to her yukata cotton ya (“shop” in Japanese) and classroom. We’ll check out the various pattern styles of yukata cottons as well as talk about yukatas in Japanese culture and the chusen printing process.

SDA Seattle weekday meeting for October 2013

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time:  Noon – 3 pm
Location Okan Arts

315 NW 52nd Street
Seattle WA 98107

(This is in the Ballard neighborhood, down the hill from the west side of the Zoo. The most important thing to notice it is NW 52nd, not N 52nd.)

Bring your lunch and Patricia will have something fun to munch and drink as a mid-meeting snack (gluten-free).

And please bring your current work to show the group as well.
Questions? Contact  Sharon Rowley, sharon@rowleyart.com

Don’t Forget – September 4th’s Meeting At Gay Jensen’s Studio!

The SDA Seattle weekday meeting for September 2013 will be held at the home/studio of SDA member Gay Jensen. Gay will share her artwork and give an informal “dress rehearsal” of her talk “Passion for Paint: One Woman’s Love Affair with Painting on Fabric” that she will be presenting formally to a weaving organization and a quilting organization this fall. If you are not familiar with Gay’s work you can look at her websitehttp://www.gayjensen.com .

Date: September 4, 2013

Location: 12545 42nd Ave NE, Seattle, 98125

Important: This location is a little tricky to find so use your GPS or go online to get directions, please don’t contact Gay asking how to get there since giving directions is NOT her strong suit! Also, the entrance to Gay’s house is in the BACK, not on the street side.

Time: Noon to 3 — From noon-12:30 you can tour Gay’s home and studio, Gay’s talk will begin promptly at 12:30 and last approximately one hour, and following that the group can do show and tell, talk about future meetings, etc.

What to bring: Your lunch. Gay will provide beverages for the group. Also bring anything you want for show and tell. Please note that Gay’s home is a “no outdoor shoes indoors” household so bring your slippers if you want, or wear your favorite socks, and be prepared to remove your outdoor shoes when you arrive.

Meeting contact: Sharon Rowley, sharon@rowleyart.com

Dorothy McGuinness is a Summer Art Walk Awards Finalist!

Mcginness Award

“Satellite”
Hand painted watercolor paper
12″ x 15″ x 12”

Dorothy McGuinness has been chosen as a Summer Art Walk Awards Finalist by the City Arts Staff in Seattle. Her piece “Satellite,” was nominated by Pamela Jaynes the Arts Coordinator at the Phinney Center Gallery from her solo show there last month.

Three cash prizes will be awarded the night of the show by popular vote.  So fellow SDA members, stop by this free event and support a fellow SDA artist!

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 7 to 10 pm.
Venue: 1927 Events
Cost: Free – This event is free courtesy of Blue Moon Brewing Company. Beer is courtesy of City Arts and Blue Moon- cash bar also available.

RSVP Required.  Just follow this link to learn more about the event and to register.
http://cityartsonline.com/summer-art-walk-awards-finalists