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.

SDA-WA Member Activities June

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NEW! Mary Ashton Studio Summer Papermaking Classes

Introduction to Western Papermaking
Using Western-European papermaking techniques, students will explore variations on traditional vat sheet forming. Discussions will include various equipment, ways of making pulp, recycling, inclusions, layering, making large sheets from small frame and intro to three dimensional techniques. May 27, 28 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $175

Introduction to Japanese Papermaking
Japanese paper is made up of inner bark fibers of traditional plants.  The long fibers are layered to form a sheet of paper using a different process than traditional Western made paper.  The result is a fine, translucent long fibered paper with some distinct qualities.  All aspects of fiber preparation will be covered in this class.  Three traditional fibers will be used: Abaca, Kozo and Gampi.  Basic equipment needed for future work will be discussed. June 10, 11 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $175

Pulp Painting and Big Paper
Pulp painting is a form of painting paper on paper.  Paper pulp, usually cotton, is overbeaten to make a fine slurry which is then pigmented to form a personal palette.   These specially pigmented pulps are applied to a freshly pulled sheet of paper using a variety of techniques to execute the desired effect or image. Students will work on samples of the various techniques and will then work on a larger wet sheet of their own design.​ July 15, 16 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $175

All papermaking classes are limited to 6 students. Classes are held at Mary Ashton Studio in the University/Roosevelt area. All classes have a materials fee of $25. For registration, contact maryashtonstudio@earthlink.net with your name and phone number. See http://www.maryashtonstudio.com for more info.


 

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Claire B. Jones at Vashon Center for the Arts​

SDA member Claire B. Jones will be exhibiting with Jean Emmons and Tara McDermott in Koch Gallery at Vashon Center for the Arts on Vashon Island from June 2 to June 29. Opening reception is Friday June 2, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Koch Gallery shows work in a wide range of media and subject matter including paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, wood, glass, ceramics and fiber. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon to 5 p.m.


 

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Dorothy McGuinness at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery

SDA-Washington member Dorothy McGuinness will exhibit work in the group show “Beyond The Basics: Jackie Abrams & Friends,” the next exhibition at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Madeira Park, British Columbia June 17 to July 23. It is a juried show of basketry inspired by the teachings of renowned Vermont basketry artist Jackie Abrams. In addition to the accepted submissions, the exhibition will also feature some of Abrams’s work.

The opening reception is Saturday, June 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A Surface Design Association Award of Excellence will be announced at the reception.


 

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Detail of Barbara De Pirro’s “Metamorphosis”

Barbara De Pirro​’s Upcoming Events​

De Pirro’s “Flora​” bouquets at Off the Walls Gallery
The re-invented ​”Flora​” bouquets are now installed at Off the Walls Gallery in Shelton, 703 W Railroad Ave, Shelton, Washington. Reclaimed plastic bags crocheted into botanical forms. ​She will be sharing other installation project reinventions at the ​”Meet the Artist​” event​, May 31, 4​ p.m. to 7 ​p.m. Show ​and tell, conversation​ and snacks.​

De Pirro’s ​”​Metamorphosis​”​ at the Washington Department of Ecology
​The installation of​ “Metamorphosis​”​ is now installed at the Washington Department of Ecology in Lacy, Washington​​.​ This project spans three floors, illuminated by an ever-changing glow of natural light​.​ Meet​-the​-artist ​reception​ is June 2​ for show and tell, conversation and snacks.​ Contact Barbara De Pirro for more details, depirroart@gmail.com​.​

​”​Metamorphosis​”​ is a series of opulent chrysalis forms representing a transformation from the humble ​and​ forgotten into the exceptional. As nature creates life cell by cell​,​ so ​De Pirro has created these sculptures. ​She reclaimed and hand cut hundreds of plastic bottles into individual cellular shapes, then stitched them​ together into a multifaceted organic structure.

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Celestial Dance: Sun Spots and Asteroid by Danielle Bodine

Danielle Bodine at Hangaram Art Museum

SDA member Danielle Bodine will show her work at the International Fiber Art Fair at the Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center in South Korea from June 12 to 19. Bodine is one of the 15 national and international fibers and textile artists selected by Program Director MI-Kyoung Lee, Craft + Material Studies Coordinator, Fibers/Textile at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia to exhibit her art work and participate in this international show.

SDA-WA Member Activities February 2017

Schack Art Center Fiber Art Workshops, March 11–April 15

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To complement the Fiber Fusion exhibit, Schack is presenting six SDA-WA member workshops from March 11–April 9.

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Fiber Fusion: Weave a Mini Tapestry
Lois Gaylord
Discover the fun and creative possibilities of this popular craft, while we learn the basics and create a miniature tapestry. Ages 18 & up, Beginner.
Saturday, March 11, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $55, Non-Members $60.

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Textile Painting with Acrylics
Barbara De Pirro
Learn how to transform your textiles simply by using Acrylic paints, mediums and gels. Ages 18 & up, All Levels.
Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Class fees: Members $115, Non-Members $120.

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Modern Batik
Cameron Anne Mason
Learn the ancient art of batik with a modern twist using updated techniques and materials. Ages 16 & up, All Levels.
Friday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Class fees: Members $95, Non-Members $100.

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The Printed Surface: Mark-Making Using Thickened Dye
Cameron Anne Mason
Using fabric as a canvas and thickened dye as a medium, students will make marks with a variety of tools such as stamps, stencils, and silkscreens. Ages 18 & up, All Levels.
Friday, March 31, 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $110, Non-Members $120.

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Silk Painting Workshop for Beginners
Rebecca Wachtman
A fun introduction to fiber art—painting on silk! The students will learn the basics of how to select silks, get them ready to paint, how to paint, how to set their dyes, and how to mount their artwork. Ages 18 & up, Beginner.
Sunday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $55, Non-Members $60.

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Wacky Baskets
Danielle Bodine
Create a personalized random weave basket made out of paper strips. Strips are colored and stamped and then woven into baskets. Ages 6 & up, All Levels.
Sunday, April 9, 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $25, Non-Members $30.

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Random Weave Baskets
Danielle Bodine
Create a unique, personalized basket embellished with natural materials. You will learn to construct a vessel out of flat reed using a random weave basketry technique in this fun, creative workshop. Ages 6 & up, All Levels.
Sunday, April 9, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Class fees: Members $25, Non-Members $30.

 


FibeRevolution at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, September 16–November 15

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The SDA North Peninsula group has been accepted for a non-juried show in the fall at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, September 16–November 15. Opening reception, September 16, 5–7 p.m.

If you are a member of SDA-NP, you are invited to submit new work. All work should not have been shown before on the Peninsula or in our group area (such as Bainbridge Island). The Center can mount work from ceilings, beams, ledges and even outdoors. There will be three Viewer’s Choice cash awards. Work must be for sale. The gallery retains a 40% commission.

There will be an opening reception presentation, and opportunities for lectures and workshops during the exhibition to show fiber art’s breadth and depth. Let’s show what the evolution/revolution of fiber looks like!

More information to come. http://www.pafac.org


Inward Journey, Search for Self, February 5–March 31

Lois Gaylord’s solo show, “Inward Journey, Search for Self” will be at the University Friends Meeting & Friends Center from February 5–March 31. Opening reception, Sunday, February 5, 1–3 p.m. University Friends Meeting & Friends Center, 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. https://www.facebook.com/events/735555793260230/


Swedish Club Weaving Classes, February 7–24

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Lois Gaylord will be teaching weaving at the Swedish Club from February 7–24.

Beginning Weaving
Series of four classes. Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28. 2–4 p.m.
No experience necessary. Learn the basics of working on a loom, from yarn to finished cloth. Use the Club’s looms. Blue card members $89; non-members $112.

Basic Tapestry & Two-Harness Weaving
Series of four classes. Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
No experience necessary. Use the Club’s looms, or bring your own tapestry or rigid heddle loom. Blue card members $89; non-members $112.

To enroll, download a registration form or call the Swedish Club at 206-283-1090. The Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 http://swedishclubnw.org/

SDA-WA Member Activities January

Maura Donegans piece “Wander” in the VALA Art Center Fiber Fusion show received the most votes for the People’s Choice award. Maura will receive a $50 gift certificate donated by Blick Materials, a sponsor for the show. Congratulations, Maura!

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“Wander” by Maura Donegan. Photographer: Crystal Edwards.

 


SDA Washington’s Working Group, a five-month support group that uses Artists U materials “to build sustainable lives,” has reached the halfway point. Through the working group, artists develop their own strategic plan and learn useful information in reaching their goals. There are four members in the group: SDA artists Arisa Brown, Faith Hagenhofer, Francesca Penchant and Rebecca Wachtman.

Artists U supplies its working groups with the book Making Your Life As an Artist, a workbook, videos, and a curriculum. So far, feedback about the working group has been positive. Francesca says that she likes that “the curriculum and materials are all set up for you and totally free, so it’s easy to do your own group.” Faith says, “I was actually really impressed by some of the simple messages from the book and the reinforcing videos.” She likes getting “the affirmation for project management skills that being an artist has developed in me,” and how Artists U “really parses the steps I need to take to reach toward any goals I may have.” According to Rebecca, “I strongly suggest joining a group if you have the chance!” If you are interested in starting an Artists U group, see http://www.artistsu.org/working.

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Christina Fairley Erickson is conducting a Dye and Embroider Mini-Workshop at Redmond Senior Center on Wednesday, January 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion show. See how you can dye silk fabric in minutes, and then try your hand at some simple embroidery stitches to make a small hand-dyed felt and silk composition. All supplies included in a $5 supply fee payable to Christina. Christina is an award-winning fiber and mixed media artist. Her pieces feature both hand and machine embroidery, as well as hand-dyed and painted fabric. Register by calling 425.556.2300. For more information about the class, see a recent student’s blog post https://ksimonwriterblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/fiber-fusion-workshop/ or email event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com.

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Cynthia Stenz has a solo show at Social Fabric Gallery & Boutique, 1302 Commercial Street in Bellingham, WA through December. See http://www.socialfabricart.com/cynthia-stentz-art-show.html

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Cameron Anne Mason was selected as the feature artist for the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery 2013 Meritage Artist Series wine. She shares this recognition with Dale Chihuly, as well as other distinguished artists. See Chateau Ste Michelle video featuring Cameron here https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=PI7uPedhTrg and Cameron’s blog post http://www.surfacedesign.org/cheers-to-fiber-art/.  Cameron is represented by the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle.

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“Folio One” by Cameron Anne Mason

To find a meeting, see  https://surfacedesignwa.com/meetings/.

New Fiber Fusion Opportunity!

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Greetings!

As we are preparing for the opening of “Fiber Fusion” at VALA in a few weeks, we are also thinking ahead to the spring.

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Schack exterior

We are seeking proposals from SDA members who would like to teach a class or workshop or even a presentation of your art process during “Fiber Fusion” shows at the Schack Art Center in Everett and also at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend.

Suggestions we’ve heard are gelli printing, monoprinting, thermofax, felting, dyeing, silk painting, book making, basketry, collage. We would like to provide classes for novice to advanced level and youth through adults.

There are wet and dry facilities, large rooms with tables and electrical outlets, so the possibilities are endless.

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Schack classroom

Proposals for the Schack Art Center should go to:
http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/BMmIUWfCZV2YL0f1zdprF2

PLEASE NOTE—The deadline has been extended for “Fiber Fusion” class proposals, even though their website says they were due October 14.

Please let us know that you have applied by emailing:
event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com

More information about classes in Port Townsend will be forthcoming.

Deadline for teacher proposals for Schack Art Center is November 20, 2016.

For full information on writing a proposal go to:
https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/03/10/teacher-proposals-needed-for-fiber-fusion-show/

Call for a volunteer to teach a 2 hour class in Redmond

Hi SDA-WA!  The Fiber Fusion show will soon be traveling to Redmond where it will reside at VALA.  In conjunction with the show moving to VALA/Redmond, we will have several opportunities to participate in related events.  The first opportunity is to teach (or take!) a class at the Redmond Senior Center.    We will post more about the class once it’s finalized.  If you’re interested in teaching a class, please see the call below!

Call for teachers:

We are looking for a SDA member volunteer to teach a free 2 hour community class/ demonstration in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion exhibition in Redmond. The class will be held at the Redmond Sr Center in a classroom with a sink, so wet processes are possible. The Senior Center has reserved Wednesday November 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for this event. This is an excellent opportunity to try out a class idea, generate potential students for a longer paid class you’re offering, or get some teaching experience on your resume.

Deadline for proposals is Wednesday August 24 at 7 pm. Please send a short description of what you will do / offer and a very short description of yourself. If chosen, these will be published in the Redmond Parks & Recreation catalogue. Please send to event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com

Fiber Fusion Received 245 Entries From 88 Artists!

WOW!   We are blown out of the water! We received 245 entries from 88 artists!

That represents about 40% of our membership! We are pleased that the homegrown entry system developed by Claire Jones worked with very few problems. Thanks to all who entered. It is confirmation that we are doing the right thing. I am thrilled and excited to see your art.

Next steps:

April 5th Jurors meet to make decisions about who is accepted and awarded a prize.
April 16th email notifications of acceptance
May 15th-27th (exact dates to be determined) Art due at Allied Arts
June 1-23rd Dates of the show
Saturday, June 4th Possible Workshop (yet to be announced)
June 5th reception, juror talk with Layne Goldsmith

Here’s An Addtional Opportunity for SDA-WA Members!

We Have A Teaching Opportunity – Call for Proposals

We are excited to provide you with an opportunity to teach and our visitors with opportunities to gain new skills and insights while attending the shows.

Classes will run in conjunction with each of the shows, and we are now looking for instructors to teach a variety of surface design and fiber related classes and workshops at Allied Arts Center and White Bluffs Quilt Museum in Richland WA. Dates are 1-23 June, 2016.
Please Click Here for more information.

If you are interested in teaching at our other venues for Fiber Fusion, a call for proposal will be released in a few months.

    VALA- Redmond  Nov 2016- Jan 2017
    Northwind – Port Townsend Feb 2017
    Schack – Everett March-April 2017
Please send proposals to: event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com
Due Date (for Allied Arts): April 8, 2016