SDA-WA Member Activities March

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SDA member Mary M. Ashton is participating in “In the Gallery—Northwest Designer Craftsmen” March 3–March 30 at Koch Gallery—Vashon Center for the Arts, 19600 Vashon Highway, Vashon Island.

The Koch (pronounced “Kahsh”) 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 10–5, Saturday Noon–5. Hope you can make an excursion and see all of the work of so many excellent artists!


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This Friday in Port Townsend! There will be a reception for the North Peninsula SDA group show “Surface Design at the Carnegie” at the Carnegie Library, from 6–7:30 p.m. One of the artists, Jeannie McMacken, took the following snapshots of the show hanging (and also designed the flyer above).

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SDA-North Peninsula Chapter leader Barbara Houshmand, who curated the “Surface Design at the Carnegie” show, adds a hanging line to a piece for display.

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Northwind Arts Center is responsible for curating the shows at the Carnegie Library. SDA-North Peninsula was chosen to exhibit through June. Northwind volunteer Bill Brennan hangs a series of small fiber art pieces.

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Jean Marie Tarascio, curator of “The ABC of Surface Design” group installation, which is hung in the lower part of the library. All letters were limited to 12 inches in height, and had to be light enough to be suspended from fishing line. They were to be examples of surface design techniques. After the showing at the Carnegie Library, the installation will head to the Port Angeles Library.

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SDA-NP group member Cheri Kopp (left) helps Jean-Marie Tarascio prep the letters for hanging.

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Many hands helped hang the group show. Cheri Kopp’s husband Peter installs the final letter—E. A total of 21 artists created 34 letters that are suspended above the stacks at the Carnegie Library.

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Fiber Fusion Artists’ Talk Sunday

Our very successful traveling exhibition, Fiber Fusion, is now at the halfway point. It opened at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend on February 2.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you are in for a treat—a great number of beautiful, intriguing, witty and questioning works in fiber! In neutral to vibrant colors! In all sizes! 2- and  3-D!

As part of the exhibition, you are invited to an artists’ talk and presentation on Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Cloth, Shadow, Line by Joyce Wilkerson

Joyce Wilkerson will tell us about her work “Cloth, Shadow, Line,” which pairs a textile fragment with a photograph. Joyce is primarily a weaver, and is also interested in printmaking and photography. In her work, she explores the greater whole created by the dialogue between the media.

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11-13-15 Dinner at La Belle Equipe Smoke Dress by Jeannie McMacken

Jeannie McMacken will introduce us to her ephemeral piece, “11-13-15  Dinner at La Belle Equipe Smoke Dress.” This is Jeannie’s emotional response to the recent terrorist attack in Paris. To express her horror and grief Jeannie experimented with unexpected materials, and presents us with a very moving work.

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Zambia by Judith Bird

Judith Bird will describe the making of her piece “Zambia,” which combines two surfaces, one a handwoven and one a silk fabric, both dyed in contemporary interpretations of Japanese shibori techniques.

We look forward to seeing you at the artists’ talk!

Creative Strength Training Workshop with Jane Dunnewold

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SDA MEMBERS!

2016_01Dunnewold Creative Strength Training Workshop                 with Jane Dunnewold

Prompts, Exercises, and Personal Stories for Encouraging Artistic Genius

Friday, August 19, 2016

9:00 – 4:00

Seattle Pacific University

Third Avenue West & Nickerson Street, Seattle

 

OFFERED AT A SPECIAL RATE OF $95 FOR SDA MEMBERS ONLY

Note! Registration opens to the public at a rate of $125 after May 30.

 

-and another special opportunity-

 

PhotoJanePrivate 40-minute Critique Sessions with Jane Dunnewold

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time slots to be chosen or assigned

At a private studio in Richmond Beach, 15 minutes north of Seattle

Discover a deeper connection to your creative self in this one-day workshop with internationally renowned artist Jane Dunnewold, on tour to help artists build creative stamina, dismantle their inner critics, and approach their art with more joy. A popular teacher, Jane’s lecture features prompts and exercises from her newest book, Creative Strength Training, with an emphasis on creating work that is uniquely yours. Play and work at the same time!

The workshop costs $95 for current SDA members, and early registration is encouraged; participation is limited to 20 students

Move your art forward with a one-to-one critique session with Jane at a private art studio in Richmond Beach. In this 40-minute session she will work with you to develop goals for your future work based on current interests and projects. This is an informal conversation to discuss ideas, direction, and works in progress. An emphasis on supportive and authentic discussion will inspire you to take your art to the next level.

Critique Sessions cost $60, and participation is limited to 8 artists.  You do not need to take the workshop to sign up for a critique session.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Please make checks out to Surface Design Association and then send your checks in the proper amount to Julie Moberly at:

4111 East Madison Street, #129                                                                                                             Seattle, WA  98112

    $95 Creative Strength Training Workshop, Friday, August 19, 2016

OR

    $60 40-minute Critique Session, Saturday, August 20, 2016

OR

    $155 Workshop AND Critique Session

IMPORTANT: Include your email address and cell phone number with your check.

CRITIQUE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Contact Sharon Rowley (sharon@rowleyart.com) for available critiques slots between 9 am and noon, and 1 and 4 pm. Follow-up with payment to Julie at the address above. Your slot will be held for 2-3 days and released if your check is not received in that time.                  Your payment will be acknowledged by email.

Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis until May 30, when registration opens to the public (The CST workshop is $125 for non-SDA participants) Payment by check is required to confirm your space.  If registration exceeds capacity, we will create a waiting list.

Refunds will be made up to 30 days in advance of the workshop (July 20, 2016); transfer of place is not available.

A supply list for the workshop will be emailed with confirmation of registration, and a short assignment will be emailed for those participating in the critique sessions.

Questions? For questions about the workshop, email Julie Moberly at julie.moberly549@gmail.com; for questions about the critique sessions, email Sharon Rowley at sharon@rowleyart.com

Member Activities and Opportunities 4/7/16

Hi SDA-WA!

We have a few more activities from our members that we wanted to make you aware of, as well as an opportunity for you.  Did we peak your interest?- if so, read on!

Member Activities:

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We are thrilled to announce that SDA-WA member Danielle Bodine has been selected to have an artist profile of her work in the Spring 2016 issue of Fiber Art Now magazine!

 

 

COLOR, TEXTURE, FORM: The Sculptural Basketry of Danielle Bodine – Artist Profile by Adrienne Sloan, Pages 36-39

 

 

for more information contact: http://fiberartnow.net

Larkin Van Horn workshop for FB (1)

SDA-WA Member Larkin Van Horn is offering a workshop entitled: Vessels, Shrines, and Reliquaries.

Vessel: Anything that will hold or contain anything else

Shrine: Anything that commemorates or memorializes a person, place, or event

Reliquary: A combination of the two

 

 

Participants will choose from a variety of forms to explore as they wish and will design their own 2d or 3d structure.  In this one day class students will concentrate on one form.

Date: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Time: 9:30am-4:00pm (includes a 30 minute lunch break)

Place: Social Hall, Temple Beth El, 5975 South 12th Street, Tacoma, WA 98465

Cost: $95 Gig Harbor Quilters Members/$105 Non-GQH Members

(Please bring your own brown bag lunch, drinks and dessert will be provided)

Contact gigharborquilters@hotmail.com for more information or to register, or for more information, please see:  www.larkinart.com/Vessels-Shrines-and-Reliquaries

EVENTS

cqa QUILT exhibitPlease join Contemporary QuiltArt Association for the opening of Cutting Edge—Art Quilts of Washington with 69 art quilts created by 37 members.

Opening: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue, Downtown Tacoma

www.washingtonhistory.org

2 to 4pm: Live Tour with CQA artists talking about their work
4 to 5pm: Opening party hosted by CQA

Exhibit runs from April 16 through August 21, 2016.

Opportunities:

wigt for postWould you like the opportunity to display and sell your artwork??  The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is looking for artists!

The Whidbey Island Garden Tour attracts up to 1000 visitors who are eager to buy something to commemorate what is always a wonderful day. You are invited to spend the day at one of the gardens displaying and selling your work.

The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is Saturday, June 18th, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The Garden Tour only asks for a donation if you sell anything. Go to http://www.WIGT.org for information about the tour. Please call us at 360-321-4191 if you are interested in participating!