“Art at the Pointe” this Saturday on Harstine Island

 

Elegant Tropical Fish c 2013 Donna Lee Dowdney

Elegant Tropical Fish
c 2013 Donna Lee Dowdney

Donna Lee Dowdney, SDA Member, exhibits her fabric art at ART AT THE POINTE on August 3, 2013. Donna’s textile exhibit focuses on an invented microcosm of plants, and creatures such as tropical fish. Some fabric art techniques Donna uses include free motion stitching, cut-back appliqué, beading, and embroidery.

The event is at the Hartstene Pointe Clubhouse on Harstine Island from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free admission. Free parking. There will be sculptures, pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, oil paintings, watercolor, calligraphy and more. Lunch is from 11:30 to 1:30 or until we run out of food. Wine and water will be available.

Edric Ong is coming to Earthues July 18th and 19th!

 

“Creating landscape shibori using stamping and clamp technique with natural indigo and other dyes from plants indigenous to Seattle.”

image001Edric Ong, internationally known textile authority, author, and designer, will be leading workshops in design and natural dyes at Earthhues in Seattle. Edric Ong is renowned for his accomplishments in supporting and sustaining the arts and crafts of indigenous peoples. He has been recognized with many international awards in both categories of his work including the prestigious Aid to Artisans Advocate Award and the Mercedes Benz/Stylo Malaysian Designer of the Year Award in 2009.

Edric Ong will be leading workshops in design (Thursday afternoon, July18th) and natural dyes (Friday morning and afternoon, July 19th) followed by a trunk show on Friday from 5-7pm at Michele Wipplinger’s Earthues in Ballard (call 206-789-1065 for info).

Less well known are Edric’s skills as a dresser for his models, using his latest creations and natural accessories in scores of international fashion shows. In a free program at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Saturday afternoon, July 20th, 1-3PM, Edric will give a presentation on the sarong, including a demonstration with volunteer models (both female and male) showing, step-by-step, how you can wrap and tie this simple and comfortable garment in more than a dozen different ways.

 

David McLanahan, Jungle Arts and Flora (www.jungleartsandflora.com) and SDA member was instrumental in bringing Eric to Seattle.  For more information contact David at jungleartsanflora@comcast.net.

Reminder: July’s Seattle Weekday SDA Member Meeting This Wednesday!

Take a break from the heat and reconnect with fellow SDA members this Wednesday.

When:
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, noon – 2:45 pm

Where:
Northgate Library meeting room
10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
206-386-1980

Free parking

Bring your brown bag lunch and your laptop

Topics: Note : The Lightroom demo has been rescheduled to a later meeting.

— Local members who attended the SDA conference in San Antonio in early June will share their learnings and inspiration from the speakers, gallery tours, and workshops.

— Please bring any recent work or inspiration to share as well as any ideas for future programs.

Contact:
Sharon Rowley

“Twelve Voices from One” – An online exhibit of The Art Cloth Mastery Program 2011

 

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SDA WA member Jeannie McMacken from Port Townsend along with other SDA members just finished Jane Dunnewold’s Art Cloth Mastery Program. She and her colleagues just released a blog of their work. To view their work and learn more about the program, visit:

http://twelvevoicesfromone2013.blogspot.com

In other news – Jeannie will be holding a solo show at Pippa’s Real Tea and Gallery, 636 Water St, Port Townsend August 3 thorough September 29. Make the drive to view art, enjoy a brew of Pippa’s hand-blended teas, and experience the awesomeness of PT. 

“Talking Heads: a Contemporary Look at Headdresses” Opens July 25th

Time for a road trip?

Talking Heads: a Contemporary Look at Headdresses 

When: July 26 – Sept 7, 2013
Where: Cityscape Gallery in North Vancouver, BC
More Info: Website: http://nvartscouncil.ca/exhibitions/cityscape-community-art-space

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25 from 7-9pm
An SDA Award of Excellence will be presented at the opening reception to Ellen Hamilton for her piece, Warrior Goddess.

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Don’t Miss July’s Seattle Weekday SDA Member Meeting

Date: 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013, noon – 2:45 pm

Topics:

1 — Local members who attended the SDA conference in San Antonio in early June will share their learnings and inspiration from the speakers, gallery tours, and workshops.

2 — Using Adobe Lightroom, Photographer Craig Rowley will give a demo on “Evaluating Art Color and Tone Digitally”.  Let’s see how the impact of visual art changes as we vary both its tonal (e.g. dynamic range, black point, white point, exposure, contrast) and color (e.g. saturation, color contrast) characteristics in real time.  Please send some sample images of your own work for use or any other art image that you might find interesting to him by clicking HERE.   (Note:  this will not be a tutorial on Lightroom or Photoshop.)

3 — Please bring any recent work or inspiration to share as well as any ideas for future programs.

Bring your brown bag lunch.

Location:

Northgate Library meeting room
10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
206-386-1980
Free parking

Contact: 

Sharon Rowley

“Salsa!” Exhibit Spices Up Eastern Washington!

Members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association, including many WA SDA members, opened their juried show “Salsa!” in Tieton WA on Memorial day weekend. The exhibition includes art cloth, quilt art, and several sculptural fiber pieces. The Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery is located at 608 Wisconsin Ave, Tieton, WA (about 15 miles from Yakima) and is open Fri-Sun between 12-3 pm. The show will be running through July 14. As part of the festivities, there are several outdoor textile installations, and two upcoming “monster felting” parties on June 29 and July 14 with master felt artist, Janice Arnold.

For more information go to: http://mightytieton.com/events_and_news/textiles_tieton_salsa/

And if you can’t make – although you really should, here are a few shots courtesy of SDA member, Christina Erickson. If you are having trouble viewing this in your email, you will be able to view it on the web by clicking HERE.

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