SDA-WA Member Activities August

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Barbara de Pirro works

Barbara de Pirro on Create Whimsy

Barbara de Pirro was recently interviewed by Create Whimsy, Lynn Woll and Chardel Blaine’s blog that shares “the stories of makers, and what they make, inspiring creativity in our everyday lives.” Interview here.


 

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Burners relaxing in the flutter and flow of Sky Bound, 2018

Cameron Ann Mason Indiegogo Burning Man Campaign

Cameron Ann Mason is excited to be working on a project called Chroma Commons for this year’s Burning Man with the fabulous crew of her collective, Dusty Nation. Dan Ba Bamm Thornton has created some terrific videos and Liz Lucy has put together an Indiegogo campaign that explain the project and raise funds in support. Please click the link to learn more. Deadline for the fundraiser is August 7.


 

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Donna Lee Dowdney, Glorious Sunset, 16″ x 20″

Donna Lee Dowdney News

Donna Lee Dowdney won the cash award at Paint Out Poulsbo June 1.

She has seven mixed media pieces hanging at the Jefferson County Hospital in Port Townsend, June to August, 2019.

She will exhibit work at the 60th Anniversary of the Kingston Fine Arts Festival, July 26 to 28. The Preview Party Reception will be on July 25 at 7 p.m. with live music, appetizers, silent auction and wine at the Village Green Community Center 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston, WA 98346. The art show continues through July 28 and ends at 4 p.m.

About Glorious Sunset, she says, “This fabric art piece focuses on a flamboyant evening sky, colorful reflections on the water, distant mountains and trees and the shoreline awaiting exploration.”

About Wandering Microcosm, she says, “This art piece explorers simulated microscopic shapes, textures, intricately layered networks, and colors. Organic grown fascinates me as I view its designs exploding, imploding, spiraling, branching, and wandering. My designs simulate the universe at an imagined microscopic level.”

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Donna Lee Dowdney, Wandering Microcosm (detail), 24″ x 30″ framed


 

6-24-2019 Surface Design Group Meeting

SDA members in attendance: Sydney Hole, Alana Koehler, Dorothy McGuinness and Tesi Vaara.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 29, 2019, at the Skagit Valley Co-op in Mt. Vernon, Room 310. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

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Tesi Vaara, Gradient Pojagi Panels

Tesi’s Creative Clothing class project was to use sheers. She decided to make Gradient Pojagi Panels for her windows. She also shared a beautiful sweater vest she knitted and she finished her collaborative quilt project.

 

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Dorothy McGuinness, Byzantine Basket

Dorothy shared her Byzantine Basket and will be in a show in Corvalis at the Art Center August 15 – September 28 called Tradition Turns Contemporary, Quilt County. Dorothy McGuinness basketry, Jennifer Salzman photography, Ann Kresge, prints.

Sydney is collecting materials for her Kid’s Camp, August 5 – 8, 10 am to 4 pm, ages 8 – 14 years. It will be held at the Garden Club in La Conner and is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum. She is also getting ready for a trip to Peru! Can’t wait to see what fabulous fiber arts she brings back.

 

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Alana shared pieces and interesting techniques she created in one of Gail Harker’s classes.


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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry News

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry is in Shifting Tides, a SAQA exhibition about the Pacific environment, which opened Wednesday, June 26  at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum, 703 South Second Street, La Conner, WA. Her quilt Splash will be part of this traveling exhibition. Opening reception was Saturday, June 29. Show runs June 26 to September 29. Click here to see the whole traveling schedule.


 

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Gabriela Nirino, Chala

Gabriela Nirino at the Villa Bengel, Germany

Wearing Change
Villa Bengel
July 4 to October 6

Not Only Decoration, a not-for-profit artist collective, is putting together a show for an exhibition in their town of origin, Idar-Oberstein, Germany, at the Villa Bengel from July 4 to October 6. It features 39 works from artists from 22 different nations.

Wearing Change is the fourth exhibition from Not Only Decoration, showing works that take a fresh view on contemporary jewelry. The critical topics covered by this exhibition express varied issues within the fields of social, humanitarian, environmental matters and even those that have a critical view on the jewelry industry itself.

The opening on July 4 included a performance work by Laura Jack.

Artists: Adriana Almeida Meza (COL), Ana Carolina Escobar (COL/FR), Anna Rebecca Schultze (DE), Cedric Chevalley (CH), Eva Fernandez (ESP), Eva van Kempen (NL), Fabiana Gadano (ARG), Gabriela Nirrino Riess (ARG), Gina Nadine Müller (DE), Holland Houdek (USA), J.Kleeberg (AT), Julia Obermaier (DE), Karin Kent (NOR), Kika Karufino (BRA), Laura Jack (AU), Leslie Boyd (USA), Lily Harte (UK), Linjewel Wang (CHN), Lynne Speake (UK), Maria Tsoskunoglu (DK), Martin Rivers (UK), Monica Lecouna (ARG), Monica Wickström (FIN), Nassrin Vassalian (IRN), Nicole Taubinger (CZ), Paula Botto Fiora (ARG), Paula Zucker (CHL), Philipp Eberle & Marie von Heyl (DE), Rachael Colley (UK), Reihane Raei (IRN), Rill Greenfeld (IL), RØRT (DK), Sandy (TWN), Stacey Huang (CHN), Stephie Morawetz (AT), Susanne Matsché (AT), Vicky Biagiola (ARG), William Rudolph Faulkner (USA), Yaroslava Kellermann (DE/UKR).

Villa Bengel
Wilhelmstraße 42A
55743 Idar-Oberstein
Germany


 

SDA-NP Exhibition at The Meadery

SDA-NP Member Exhibition
The Meadery at Wilderbee Farm
August 1-October 1
Opening reception: August 3, 3-5 p.m.

SDA-NP will have an exhibition of members’ work August 1 to October 1 at the Meadery at Wilderbee Farm, 223 Cook Ave., Port Townsend. wilderbeefarm.com The opening reception is August 3, 3-5.

Wilderbee Farm
223 Cook Ave.
Port Townsend, WA


 

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Deborah Ann, Quilt

Deborah Ann at Oak Hollow Gallery

In the Moment
Oak Hollow Gallery
August 16-End of September

SDA-WA member Deborah Ann will have an exhibition entitled In the Moment, at Oak Hollow Gallery in Chalet Mall, 5631 Summitview Ave. Yakima WA

The exhibition runs from August 16 through the end of September. The artist reception is August 16th from 5-7 pm. The exhibit is a combination of fabric wall art and mixed media sculptures. Deborah Ann says, “My art subject matter is a reflection of the world around me. It’s the way I see the people and places in my everyday life.”

Oak Hollow Gallery
Chalet Mall
5631 Summitview Ave
Yakima, WA

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Deborah Ann, Quilt

SDA-WA Member Activities April

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Works in progress in Cameron Anne Mason’s studio

Cameron Anne Mason on Create Whimsy

Cameron Anne Mason was recently interviewed by Create Whimsy, Lynn Woll and Chardel Blaine’s blog that shares “the stories of makers, and what they make, inspiring creativity in our everyday lives.” Interview here.


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Cameron Anne Mason, Every Grain from its Shroud, textile, 30″ x 30″.

Cameron Anne Mason at Foster/White Gallery

Fields
Foster/White Gallery
Now through March 23
12-7 p.m.

Cameron Anne Mason is presenting a new body of work, Fields, at Foster/White Gallery through March 23, 2019. The artist reception was March 7, 6-8 p.m. Work can be previewed on the gallery ‘s website.

Foster/White Gallery
220 Third Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104


 

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Level 3 Students’ Exhibition
Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts
Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24, 11 – 4 p.m.
Artist talk: Saturday, March 23, 10 – 11 a.m.

Tessi Vaara will have her work included at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, 11 – 4 p.m in an exhibition for Level 3 Students in Art & Design. On view will be multi-media artwork and sketchbooks. Come view engaging Art & Design! This Exhibition is free and open to the public. A talk with the graduates will be Saturday, March 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. Contact gail@gailcreativestudies.com to reserve a space.

GAIL HARKER CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS
503 Morris Street
La Conner, WA 98257
(360) 466-0110
gail@gailcreativestudies.com


 

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Maris Cavanagh, Small Wall Hanging

SDA-Vancouver at Aurora Gallery

SDA-Vancouver Art Show
Aurora Gallery
April, 2019
Reception: 5-9 p.m. on April 3

The Vancouver Branch of the Surface Design Association invites the community to enjoy a diverse range of fiber-based art at Aurora Gallery this April with an opening reception from 5-9 on April 3. Members showing their work include Mary Arnold, Bonnie Bucknam, Maris Cavanagh, Donna Joslyn, Sally Sellers, Sharon Svec, Karen Turner and Marie Murphy Wolfe. The Vancouver Branch formed in 2016 and has been meeting bi-monthly ever since to share, inspire and grow an appreciation for surface design and textiles. This will be the premiere exhibition of their works.

Aurora Art Gallery
1004 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660-3151


 

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Surface Design Classes with Christina Fairley Erickson

Join Christina Fairley Erickson’s Lab Classes at LWTech in Kirkland, WA. In Surface Design Lab, explore different methods to decorate fabrics for your personal projects:
Hand Embroidery, Freehand Machine Embroidery, Felting, Fabric Collage, Dyeing, Textile Inks, Beading, and More. Learn methods to embellish, embroider, and enrich fabrics. This lab allows students to try different surface design methods with expert guidance. Work on projects of your own choice and at your own pace. Experiment with different materials and techniques.

In the Repair & Upcycle Class, Christina will bring her unique experience, lots of samples for inspiration and demonstrations of various surface design techniques.

Both Courses meet 7 sessions
Mondays April 8- May 20
Repair & Upcycle Lab from 9-11:50 am
Surface Design Lab from 1-3:50 pm

To Enroll Click Here: first apply for admission to LWTech – scroll down to click “Apply for Admissions Online” under “Don’t need an Admissions Coach.”

After you get your Student ID # (SID) Click Here- Go to the Web Registration Page and follow the instructions, inputting the Course/ Item Number Below:

Surface Design Lab Course ID: SEW 116: Item Number: 8466
Repair/Upcycle Lab Course ID: SEW 118: Item Number: 8470

1 College Credit awarded per quarter for each course

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Kirkland Campus: 11605 132nd Ave NE

Questions? Contact Christina at christina at christinaerickson.com.

 

 

SDA-WA Member Activities February

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Gabriela Nirino on Andes Joya

Gabriela Nirino was recently interviewed by the Spanish-language jewelry site Andes Joya. According to the site, “Andes Joya is a platform that brings together jewelers, goldsmiths, silversmiths and institutions such as schools, fairs and galleries, belonging to the 22 countries that are part of the Ibero-American Community of Nations.”  Interview here.


 

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Lanny Bergner

SDA-WA Artists at The Pots Gallery

“The Glove Show”
January 9-13
The Pots Gallery

Five SDA-WA artists donated glove-inspired artwork to Northwest Designer Craftsmen’s “The Glove Show” that could then be won with a $10 raffle ticket. Previews were held leading up to the event, with the live raffle on January 13 at The Pots Gallery in Fremont. The event was a fundraiser for the Northwest Designer Craftsmen’s Living Treasures Project. Each artwork was also for sale for $200.

Contributing SDA-WA Artists
Lanny Bergner
Danielle Bodine
Dorothy McGuinness
Natalie Olsen
Patricia Resseguie

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Danielle Bodine

 

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Dorothy McGuinness

 

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Natalie Olsen

 

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Patricia Resseguie


 

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Christina Fairley Erickson Class at LWTech

Christina Fairley Erickson is offering Surface Design Lab, a surface-design course for students interested in learning methods to embellish, embroider and enrich fabrics. This lab will allow students to try different surface-design methods with expert guidance. Christina will bring her unique experience, lots of samples for inspiration, and demonstrations of various surface design techniques. Students work on projects of their own choice and at their own pace, and are encouraged to experiment with different materials and techniques. 1 college credit awarded per quarter. No class on Presidents’ Day, Feb 18. Questions? Contact Christina.

Surface Design Lab Class
January 28-March 18
Mondays, 1-3:50 p.m.
(7 sessions)
Course ID: SEW 116
Item Number: 8475
Enroll here.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA


 

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Claire B Jones’s “Whole Surface: Ribbon 1”

Claire B Jones at The Forsberg Art Gallery

“Hanging by a Thread”
The Forsberg Art Gallery
Longview, WA
Through January 31

SDA-WA member Claire B Jones will be exhibiting along with Paulette Landers in the two-person exhibition “Hanging By a Thread” at The Forsberg Art Gallery in Longview, now through January 31. The opening reception was January 8.

The Forsberg Art Gallery
Lower Columbia College Rose Center for the Arts
Longview, WA
Monday-Thursday
10 a.m.-4 p.m.


 

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Nancy Adams Loorem, Aretha, 2018, approximately 19” H X 10” W X 9” D, wood veneers, with lacquer, stone clay and bees wax. Photo: Michael Stadler.

Loorem Adams & Bodine at MUSEO Gallery

“Museo’s Playlist”
MUSEO Gallery
February 1-26
Reception: Saturday, February 2, 5-7 p.m.

Nancy Loorem Adams and Danielle Bodine are exhibiting their artwork along with other artists in the “Museo’s Playlist” show at MUSEO Gallery on Whidbey Island. Artists in all media let their imaginations soar in this exhibition of artwork honoring their favorite song or line from a song.

Please join the artists for the gala opening reception on Saturday, February 2 from 5-7 p.m.

The show runs February 1-26, 2019.

MUSEO
215 First Street
Langley, WA 98260
360.221.7737
museo@whidbey.com
www.museo.cc

 

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Danielle Bodine, Skinny Checkers and The Mini Twisters, 15” H x 15” W grouping, coiled figures embellished with prints, beads, plastic tops and brush. Photo: Michael Stadler.


 

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The VALA Eastside opening for “Nature in Fiber,” January 4

SDA-WA Artists at VALA Eastside

“Nature in Fiber”
VALA Eastside
Through March 1
Artist Chat: Sunday, Jan 20, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

“Nature in Fiber” is a juried, SDA exhibition at the new VALA Eastside location that includes works that depict, are inspired by or are derived by nature. The artwork encompasses various techniques, such as artistic quilting, fabric painting, dyeing, felting and more, and was juried by Jacqueline K Calladine, earth artist and placemaker. The reception was January 4.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Erika Carter
Crystal Edwards
GJ Gillespie
Gale Whitney
Virginia Franz Turner
Rebecca Wachtman

Vala Eastside
11915 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA


 

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Hudson, left, and Emmett Douglas enjoy the children’s library, which is freshly decorated by the Surface Design Association, which created the 26 letters of the alphabet in fiber and paper art. Photo: Lily Haight.

North Peninsula Chapter to Create Letters for Library

The North Peninsula SDA-WA chapter was commissioned to create an alphabet for the Port Townsend children’s library. “The Surface Design Association had made an alphabet as part of our Art in the Library program that we do with Northwind Arts Center, but that was very much more of an adult-focused art show and it hung in the addition of the library,” said library director Melody Sky Eisler. “We were very sad when the art went down and we thought, ‘wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had a children’s themed alphabet to hang in the children’s library?’” After reaching out to the Surface Design Association to ask if it would be willing to create the art for the library and hearing an emphatic “yes,” the artists set off to work. “Our members were very excited to do it,” said Diana Gipson, who headed the project. Full article here.