SDA-WA Member Activities August

DePirroWorks

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.


 

Sky-Bound-CameronAnnMason

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.


 

Glorious-Sunset_Donna_Dowdney.jpg

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.”

WANDERING-MICROCOSM-Donna-Dowdney-sml.jpg

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.

TesiVaara-Gradient Pojagi Panels

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.

 

DorothyMcGuinness-BizantineBasket

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.

 

Alana Koehler-GailHarker3Alana Koehler-GailHarker2Alana Koehler-GailHarker1
Alana shared pieces and interesting techniques she created in one of Gail Harker’s classes.


Splash_CarylBryerFallertGentry

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.


 

CHALA-by-GabrielaNirino

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


 

QuiltbyDeborahAnn.jpg

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

QuiltbyDeborahAnn2.jpg

Deborah Ann, Quilt

SDA-WA Member Activities July

PatHerkal-DonnaLark-Weiner-StarryNightOvertheRhone1

Pat Herkal and Donna Lark-Weiner, nuno felted vest-coat, front.

SDA-NP Members in the 9th Annual Port Townsend Wearable Art Show

SDA-NP members Pat Herkal, Cheri Kopp, Donna Lark-Weiner and Joyce Wilkerson were juried into the Port Townsend 9th Annual Wearable Art Show May 11.

Pat and Donna collaborated on a nuno felted vest-coat inspired by Van Gogh’s painting Starry Night Over the Rhône. He described the painting as “glittering stars and wavy reflections of the water beneath the sparkling tranquility of the natural lights of the heavens.”

Cheri Kopp’s Orange You a Cutie was entered in the Adult Wearable Art category. Using plastic fruit packaging, berry boxes, scrap paper, foam dish packs and other recycled materials she created a skirt, bustier, hat, shoes and jewelry, creating a fanciful, cheerful ensemble.

Joyce Wilkerson’s fashion dress was designed using her custom woven fabric. A sophisticated dress with faux jacket can be worn for work or any dressy occasion.

PatHerkal-DonnaLark-Weiner-StarryNightOvertheRhone2

Pat Herkal and Donna Lark-Weiner, nuno felted vest-coat, back.


 

5-27 North Sound Surface Design Group Meeting Notes

SDA-WA members in attendance: Sydney Hole, Alana Koehler and Dorothy McGuinness.

NEXT MEETING: Next meeting is Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Skagit Valley Co-op in Mt. Vernon, Room 310. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Sydney has been busy gathering material and planning projects for Kid’s Fiber Art Camp August 5 to 8. It is open to kids eight to 14 and will cover printing and painting on fabric, hand and machine stitching, indigo dyeing, weaving, book and bag making, self portraits and a museum tour. It will be held at the Garden Club in La Conner. Register online: www.qfamuseum.org or call 360-466-4288.

Alana moved to Anacortes from California. She was taking Gail’s class Studies in Design and Experimental Machine Stitch, Level 2 while still living in California. There will be an Open House at Gail Harker’s Center for Creative Arts, 503 Morris Street, La Conner, June 22, 1 to 4 p.m. for the students taking this class.

Alana-Koehler-Textile1

Textile by Alana Koehler

Alana-Koehler-Textile2

Textile by Alana Koehler

Dorothy will have a piece in Art of the Garden at Schack Art Center, June 20 to August 31. Opening reception is Thursday, June 20, 5 to 8 p.m. The biannual exhibit is a summer favorite featuring work to enhance your garden and bring the garden into your home. Pieces by more than 135 regional artists will create a diverse selection of glass, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, and much more. Dorothy will also have her black and white baskets in the Cheongju International Craft Competition 2019 in Korea, September 25 to November 3. She shared several new baskets and a grasshopper.

Dorothy-McGuinness-Basket1

Woven piece by Dorothy McGuinness

Dorothy-McGuinness-Basket2.1

Basket by Dorothy McGuinness

Dorothy-McGuinness-Basket2.2

Basket by Dorothy McGuinness

Dorothy-McGuinness-Grasshopper

Grasshopper by Dorothy McGuinness


 

patherkal-owl

Pat Herkal, Burrowing Owl, pieced from upholstery samples, embroidered and beaded.

 

SDA Members at the Schack Art Center

“Art of the Garden”
Schack Art Center
June 20-August 31
Opening reception: Thursday, June 20, 5-8 p.m.

SDA-NP members Caryl Fallert-Gentry and Pat Herkal and SDA-NS member Dorothy McGuinness were juried into Schack’s Art of the Garden, June 20 to August 31. The juried exhibition features art created to enhance the garden and bring the garden into the home.

patherkal-raccoon

Pat Herkal, Raccoon, wool scraps, embroidered and beaded.

fallert-cabbages.jpg

Complete story:
http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Cabbages/Cabbages.htm

fallert2

Complete Story:
http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/Lepidopteran4/Lepidopteran4.html

SDA-WA Member Activities May

SDA-NP members at Port Townsend School of the Arts

Green Blue Magic
Port Townsend School of the Arts
APRIL 5-28
In celebration of April’s Earth Day, Port Townsend School of the Arts invited members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) to create an exhibit themed “Green Blue Magic” at the School’s PtSA Downtown location, 236 Taylor. This fiber art installation expresses the visual and tactile experience of the waterways and foliage of our region.  PtSA Faculty art will complement the SDA show, reflecting the palettes of earth and sky. The exhibit opens on April 5 and runs throughout the month.
Over 15 artists from PtSA faculty and the local Surface Design Association are participating in the show, presenting a wide array of texturally designed items including quilts and banners, scarves, felted materials, jewelry and up-cycled assemblages. The collection is rich in color, form and texture, providing a unique artists’ view into the Green Blue Magic of our environment.
sue-scott.jpg

Sue Scott, Colors of Nature: Forests, swamps and streams, art papers, oak, hemp cording, handpainted cheese cloth, tyvek, silk roving, beads

Linda Carlson-Depths and Shoreline.jpg

Linda Carlson. Depths and Shoreline. 

cathie-weir

Cathie Wier. Turbulence. Handwoven tubes of polyester thread, stainless steel, copper, and monofilament, inspired by the shadows and whirlpools seen in Olympic river eddies

pat-herkal.jpg

Pat Herkal. The Octopus Garden. Bead embroidery – beads, shells a few charms

mary-tyler.jpg

Mary Tyler. Spring Garden. discharged, over dyed and hand dyed cotton, stitched and appliquéd

erica-iseminger.jpg

Erica Iseminger. Rivulet Repeat. Mokume Shibori and indigo on hemp muslin

victoria-foster.jpg

Victoria Foster Harrison. Incised. Encaustic Print, book spine, graphite powder

donna-lee

Donna Lee Dowdney. Falling Waters.. manipulated fabrics embellished with free motion embroidery and surface design techniques 

PTSA Art Experience
236 Taylor Street
Port Townsend

 


Tesi-Vaara_OvercomingShame.jpg

Tesi Vaara, Overcoming Shame

Tesi Vaara Wins at Camano Island Quilters, Needles & Stitches show

Needles and Stitches
Camano Island Quilters Quilt Show
April 12-13
Tesi Vaara won a Judges’ Choice ribbon for her quilt “Overcoming Shame” at the Camano Island Quilters Needles & Stitches show.
Stanwood Middle School
9405 271st Street
Stanwood, WA

Memories of a Dear Lady, SFFoster, 2019.jpeg

SF Foster, Memories of a Dear Lady, 2019

Susanne Foster in MIVAL’s annual ‘Treasures in Miniature’ Show

Treasures in Miniature
MIVAL Gallery
April 13-26
This show is the Mercer Island Visual Arts League’s annual ‘Treasures in Miniature’ Show, an open show for paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, fiber arts and much more, a West Coast event. This Treasures in Miniature Show is an annual, open call for artists. This year about 90 art works, no larger than 8×8” in any medium, and sculptures 6x6x6” will grace the gallery, right in the center of Mercer Island. The Opening Night Reception was Friday, April 5. Susanne Foster has four  “Recycled Doilies” pieces in the show.
MIVAL Gallery
2836 – 76th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

SDA Members at Schack Art Center

STEM+Art+Design, Northwest Designer Craftsmen Create
Schack Art Center
Main Gallery
April 25-June 8
Opening reception: April 25, 5-8 p.m.
For the exhibit STEM+Art+Design at the Schack Art Center, SDA members of the Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) will demonstrate how artists design and create works of art integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles. STEM+Art+Design also supports the current emphasis in K-12 Washington state curriculum on STEM: the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through project-based educational experiences.
For example, imagine a ceramic artist creating work on an electric wheel using precision measuring instruments to ensure the piece is perfectly proportioned; then firing in a highly technical computer driven kiln at temperatures specific to the clay body and glazes used to create the effects designed by the artist. All of these, and many more, technical aspects of the ceramic artist’s work are richly entrenched in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Each NWDC member uses various techniques incorporating one or more STEM principles to create their work. Whether weaving, dyeing, metalsmithing, melting glass or creating mixed media works of art, all of these techniques involve STEM disciplines.
The 78 NWDC members participating in the Schack exhibit are artists from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska, who work professionally in clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, and/or mixed media.
Participating SDA-WA members: Nancy Loorem Adams, Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Kathey Ervin, Zia Gipson, Claire B Jones, Cheryl Kamera, Cheryl Lawrence, Barbara Matthews, Dorothy McGuinness, Patricia Resseguie, Sharon Rowley, Teri Jo Summer-Reiger.
Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA
ERVIN_FIVE TEABOWLS ON A BOARD

Kathey-ERVIN_FIVE TEABOWLS on a BOARD

Nancy-Loorem-Adams-Orb.jpg

Nancy Loorem Adams, Orb

Claire B. Jones-Whole-Surface-Ribbon-1.jpg

Claire B. Jones, Whole Surface: Ribbon 1

Barbara-de-Pirro.jpg

Barbara De Pirro, Sea Urchin (yellow)

Danielle-Bodine.jpg

Danielle Bodine, Moonlight Flight, 3’h x 6’w x 8”d installation, mulberry and recycled papers cast on basket, removed, reformed, painted, collaged, embellished and coiled objects.

Sharon-Rowley.jpg

Sharon Rowley, Fibonnaci’s Golden Garden (Detail)

Lanny-bergner.jpg

Lanny Bergner, Faceted Vessel

cheryl-kamara-Visible-Spectrum.jpg

Cheryl Kamara, Visible-Spectrum

Dorothy-McGuinness_Clouds.jpg

Dorothy McGuinness, Clouds


SDA Members in “Uncommon Paper”

“Uncommon Paper”
Northwind Arts Center
May 2- 26
Opening reception & Art Walk: May 4, Saturday 5:30-7:30pm.
Artist Talks: May 5, Sunday 1:00 p.m.
SDA members Mary M. Ashton, Danielle Bodine, Dorothy McGuinness, and Jean-Marie Tarascio will be participating in a group show “Uncommon Paper,” along with other paper artists Zia Gipson, Lois James, and Sande Wascher-James at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend. The show runs May 2- 26. Please join the artists for opening reception and Art Walk on May 4, Saturday 5:30-7:30pm. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Monday, 11:30am-5:30pm, closed Tuesdays.
Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Ashton, Catch Northwinds SDA

Mary M. Ashton, Catch, Cane, cotton paper pulp, text on kozo paper, kakishibu sealant

Bodine_Sea Anemone Love_SDAWA.jpg

Danielle Bodine, Sea Anemone Love, 3l”Hx18”Wx10”D, Mulberry, recycled papers casted on baskets, funnels, collaged, embellished.

McGuinness_MintChocolate.jpg

Dorothy Mc Guinness, Mint Chocolate, 6″ x 7″ x 7″, Watercolor paper, acrylic paint. polyester thread

Tarascio_Bursting Out_.jpeg

Jean-Marie Tarascio, Bursting Out

 


unnamed.jpg

Barbara de Pirro, Sea Anemone, Synthetic Strapping & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

Barbara de Pirro News

Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition
2019 is going to be remembered for all the amazing exhibits on view during the National Basketry Organization conference, both at the Kentucky Museum right on the campus of WKU, and in the area including “Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibit” the biennial juried exhibit with 84 incredible pieces selected. JUL 16 – DEC 1. The Museum at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Small Sculptural Works
A ‘Fresh’ series of Environmental & Fiber Sculptures can be found in DePirroStudio Shop. Take a peek!
Dates to Remember:
‘The Sculptural Form’ Workshop
Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
JUN 8
NWDC Exhibition
Allied Arts – Gallery at the Park, Richland, WA
AUG 27 – SEPT 27
‘The Sculptural Form’ Workshop
Allied Arts – Gallery at the Park, Richland, WA
SEPT 8

SDA-WA Member Activities February

gabi

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.


 

lannybergner.jpg

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

daniellebodine

Danielle Bodine

 

dorothymcguinness.jpg

Dorothy McGuinness

 

natalieolsen

Natalie Olsen

 

patriciaressequie.jpg

Patricia Resseguie


 

unnamed.jpg

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


 

3E563EF92E1D47B99033BB234204D312.jpg

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.


 

Aretha_Nancy Adams Loorem_4W0A4541.jpg

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

 

_skinny checkers and the mini twisters__grouping_15_hx 15_w_bodine 4w0a8052

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.


 

pic.jpg

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


 

PT.jpg

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.

SDA-WA Member Activities January

01Barbara Matthews-BeingAnthropoidal.jpg

Barbara Matthews, Being Anthropoidal

Barbara Matthews Accepted into Northwest Designer Craftsmen

Barbara Matthews has been accepted as a member of Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC). NWDC was founded in 1954 to promote excellence of design and craftsmanship and to stimulate public appreciation and interest in fine craft. Congrats, Barbara!


02Sharon Svec Art


Sharon Svec

Sharon Svec on Create Whimsy

Sharon Svec 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.


 

03NorthSoundMeetingNews.jpg

North Sound November Meeting Notes

SDA members in attendance: Dorothy McGuinness, Tesi Vaara, Sydney Hole, Donna Lee Dowdney and Marcia Schumaker.

Dorothy has sent a piece to Pennsylvania to the Craft Forum. And, of course, shared another beautiful basket. Tesi shared information about Camano Island Quilter’s new “Art Quilt Group”. She is the chairperson of the group and the next meeting will be January 15, 2019, 10 am to 12pm. Meeting location to be determined. Most likely it will be on Camano or in Stanwood. She shared a knitted vest she is working on and a pretty t-shirt created for her Creative Clothing group. She also shared an interesting piece on cloth using Shiva Paintstiks and Posca Paint Markers. Sydney brought the Fall issue of the SDA magazine to share. She also shared some fun crazy quilt blocks that will eventually be embellished with buttons from her friend’s mom to honor her. Donna shared her nuno felted scarf. She also took a silk paper class where she used silk rovings. She also shared a colorful collaged crab made from cut paper pieces that she created in a Molly LeMaster class. Marcia is new to our group, driving down from Bellingham. Welcome. She took the same nuno felted scarf class that Donna took.

We hope to see you in March when we resume our meetings.


 

06Pat Herkal-Snowy Owl.jpg

Pat Herkal, Snowy Owl

SDA Members in Small Expressions 17

Members Caryl Fallert Bryer-Gentry, Leslie Dickinson, Pat Herkal, Annie Karl, Janice Speck and Jean-Marie Tarascio of SDA-NP were juried into Small Expressions 17, a Juried Show of Small Format Works at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA. Art could not be larger than 15″ in any direction. The show opened November 29 and will hang until December 30 at 5 p.m.

04CarylBryerFallert-Gentry-StudioWindow1

Caryl Fallert Bryer-Gentry, Studio Window #1

05Leslie Dickinson-Stardust

Leslie Dickinson, Stardust

07Annie Karl-Transporter Malfunction

Annie Karl, Transporter Malfunction

08Janice Speck-Vintage and Ethnic

Janice Speck, Vintage and Ethnic

DSC_0201

Jean-Marie Tarascio, Autumn Breeze


 

09Seattle Meeting News

Seattle December Meeting Notes

For their December 12 meeting, eight Seattle group members went to La Conner for two shows, one at The Museum of Northwest Art and one at the Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum. The quilt museum had a CQA and Brazilian art quilts show that included several SDA members (featured in an earlier blog post), including Barbara O’Steen, Carla Stehr and Tesi Vaara.

At the museum of Northwest Art, they saw an exhibition on both floors about climate change in Skagit Valley called Surge. SDA-WA member Mary Ashton described her project there made of handmade paper (featured in the blog last month). Clarissa Calleson from Bellingham described her work with fiber trees dying from drought and beetle infestation.


North Olympic SDA Chapter Show in Port Hadlock

25 Clallam & Jefferson County Artists Open Surface Design Show at Old Alcohol Plant

Garments, quilts, collages and wall hangings are among the 40 pieces in “Under the Influence of Fiber,” a two-month exhibit opening January 13 at the Old Alcohol Plant in Port Hadlock with a 3-5 p.m. reception.

Organized by the North Olympic chapter of the Surface Design Association, the exhibit includes the work of 25 artists from Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Chimacum, Nordland, Port Ludlow and Bainbridge Island. Among the techniques illustrated in the work are several forms of dyeing, embroidery, beading, weaving, felting, transfer of photographic images, papermaking and fabric manipulation.

Several pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase. The show, which closes March 17, can be visited during Old Alcohol Plant hours, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Tracey Appleton, Port Townsend
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Port Townsend
Linda Carlson, Sequim
Kathie Cook, Sequim
Leslie A. Dickinson, Port Townsend
Donna Lee Dowdney, Bainbridge Island
Liisa Fagerlund, Sequim
Rachel Gaspers, Port Townsend
Diana Gipson, Port Townsend
Elaine Girard, Port Ludlow
Joyce Gordon, Nordland
Pat Herkal, Port Townsend
Barbara Houshmand, Port Angeles
Erica Iseminger, Chimacum
Michelle Johnson, Port Angeles
Kindy Kemp, Port Townsend
Cheri Kopp, Port Townsend
Debra Olson, Port Townsend
Barbara Ramsey, Port Townsend
Susanne Scott, Sequim
Nora Shapiro, Port Townsend
Mary Tyler, Chimacum
Marla Varner, Sequim
Cathie Wier, Port Townsend
Joyce Wilkerson, Port Townsend

See the North Olympic chapter’s website and Facebook page.

For more information: Linda Carlson, info@lindacarlson.com


 

10Nancy Loorem Adams - Daphne

Nancy Loorem Adams, Daphne, maple veneer, reed, dye, paper, acrylic paint, stain and silk cocoons.

Nancy Loorem Adams in Excellence in Fibers IV

Nancy Loorem Adams’s sculpture Daphne was accepted into the Excellence in Fibers IV Exhibition in Print which will be published in the 2019 winter edition of Fiber Art Now. “We received hundreds and hundreds of entries and our three jurors, Carol Sauvion of Craft in America, Perry Price the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and Beth McLaughlin of Fuller Craft Museum were faced with the challenge of choosing the accepted work. Yours was chosen to appear in the magazine.”

In conjunction with the Excellence in Fibers IV print exhibition, Daphne was also accepted into the Craft In America gallery exhibition of the same title in Los Angeles running May 11 through July 6, 2019.

SDA-WA Member Activities December 

Mary-Ashton_Denial of Perfection

Mary Ashton, Denial of Perfection

Mary Ashton  in 10x10x10xTieton

Mary Ashton had the piece “Denial of Perfection” in 10x10x10xTieton, an exhibition featuring works no larger than 10 in x 10 in x 10 in at Mighty Tieton, an incubator for artisan businesses located in central Washington. Saturday, August 11-October 7, 2018.


02-Dorothy-McGuinness_Twister

Dorothy McGuinness, Twister, watercolor paper, acrylic paint, polyester thread, 8 x 27 x 8″, 2015. Photo: Dorothy McGuinness.

Dorothy McGuinness receives GAP grant from Artist Trust

Last month, Dorothy McGuinness received a 2018 GAP Award funding from Artist Trust. According to the Artist Trust website, she will use the funding, “to showcase some new and dramatic work at two gallery shows next year, allowing her to continue educating viewers that basketry can be more than the functional craft form that often defines and constrains it.” Says Dorothy, “The GAP award will be instrumental in helping me participate in two gallery shows. I really appreciate the vote of confidence.”


01-northsound-artwork

North Sound October 29 Meeting Notes

SDA members in attendance: Sydney, Tesi, Dorothy, Donna, and Diane. Sydney shared fabric that she bought from Marcia Derse Fabrics http://www.marciaderse.com at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival. Tesi has a quilt in the companion show at the museum.  Please check out their website for more information.  Tesi shared her sneakers that she decorated for her Wearables Group. She used Posca Acrylic Paint Pens. She also shared her shawl knitted with hand dyed wool. She was also featured on the Create Whimsy website Working in a Series with Fiber Artists as an artist who works in a series. Dorothy has three baskets that appear in the Fiber Arts magazine. She also has a piece in the Craft Forum in Pennsylvania. Donna shared that she does nuno felting. Diane shared wool pieces that had been dyed using silk ties applied to the wool and steamed.


 

janice-speck-necklace1

Janice Speck necklace

Janice Speck in Port Townsend Wearable Art Trunk Show

Wearable Art Trunk Show
Port Townsend School of the Arts’ Art Experience
Saturday, November 24, 2018
12-7 p.m.

Janice Speck will be showing work in a Wearable Art Trunk Show at Port Townsend School of the Arts’ Art Experience on November 24. Port Townsend School of the Arts will be hosting the show at their Art Experience location during extended gallery hours from 12-7 p.m. Other trunk show artists include Judith Bird, Kate Dwyer, Sara Mall Johani, Teri Nomura and PTSA faculty and students. Last month, we posted a few of her necklaces on our blog.

PTSA Art Experience
236 Taylor Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368


 

Mary-Ashton_SURGE_Regression.jpg

Mary Ashton, Regression 1929, 1960, 2004, 2016

Mary-Ashton_SURGE Between Ice and Snow.jpg

Mary Ashton, Between Ice and Snow

Mary-Ashton_SURGE_Crevasse

Mary Ashton, Crevasse

Mary Ashton  at Museum of Northwest Art

Surge
Museum of Northwest Art
Through January 6, 2019

Mary has pieces in “Surge,” an exhibition designed to draw attention to climate change and its impact on Northwest’s coastal communities” at the Museum of Northwest Art. She has four pieces in the exhibition: two pulp paintings (Crevasse and Between Ice and Snow), a set of four Japanese woodblock prints (Regression 1929, 1960, 2004, 2016), and a free-hanging pulp painted piece (Loss).

Museum of Northwest Art
121 First Street
La Conner WA 98257

Mary-Ashton_SURGE_Loss_b

Mary Ashton, Loss, free-hanging pulp painted piece


Barbara-de-pirro_Multiples.jpg

Barbara de Pirro, Multiples: Keeping Tabs, Aluminum Pull Tabs & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

Barbara de Pirro News

“Contemporary Art of Pacific Northwest Crafts” Exhibit
WA State Convention Center
Through January 6, 2019
705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
7am to 10pm daily
Level 2 Main Galleria

Barbara’s new sculpture, Multiples: Keeping Tabs, created out of hundreds of aluminum pull tabs crocheted together using stainless steel wire, is included in the Northwest Designer Craftsmen’s “Contemporary Art of Pacific Northwest Crafts” Exhibit at the WA State Convention Center that we posted about in the SDA-WA Member Activities October blog post.

Barbara also has several new pieces for sale in her Etsy shop. She has been an Etsy member since 2012.

SDA-WA Member Activities November

marytyler-example5

Mary Tyler experiment in dyeing

Mary Tyler Blog Entry

Mary Tyler has a new blog entry at the Art Cloth Network site. Mary talks about and shows photos of her ‘what if’ experiments in dyeing. To find the blog, go to:
http://artclothnetwork.blogspot.com


1st-prize-2012.jpg

Gabi Nirino on Create Whimsy

Gabi Nirino 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.


 

janice speck-necklace5

Janice Speck Necklace

Janice Speck Necklaces

Member Janice Speck has long been experimenting with making necklaces out of ethnic, vintage, and found beads complemented by felt balls. Says Janice, “I have so much fun doing these!”

speck-necklace3

Janice Speck Necklace

speck-necklace2

Janice Speck Necklace

speck-necklace1

Janice Speck Necklace

 


North Sound Surface Design Group Meeting Notes

Present: Dorothy, Stephanie, Robyn, Sydney, Tesi and Valerie

9-24-2018 – Tesi shared several books: Breakdown Printing by Claire Benn & Leslie Morgan. Also, Improvisational Screen Printing by Jane Dunnewold. Tesi attended another Gold Bar retreat in August put on by Off-Grain Stitchers. They have retreats three times a year in February, May and August. Colleen Wise demonstrated Thermofax methods which require a Thermofax machine, black and white copies and the film. Tesi continues her studies with Gail Harker at various La Conner locations and will show her work at an exhibit in March. One of her quilts in the Sex Abuse series was at the 2018 Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, October 12-14. She is also working on a collaborative quilt challenge. Five people start out by making a basic quilt and then passing it on to be cut up and changed.

Sydney attended a small, group, four-day retreat in Bellingham in a private home and retreat center called Cedar Ridge. She worked on several projects including cutting out a dress, worked on quilt blocks and finished bags for her granddaughters.

Stephanie attended the same workshop with Sydney and worked on a rayon batik top, a quilt and a pillow. They also visited Two Thimbles Quilt Shop at 1805 Cornwall, Bellingham. Two Thimbles stocks over 4,000 bolts of fabric, with an extensive collection of 1800’s reproduction prints, along with a lively group of batiks, solids and contemporary lines. A collection of Australian fabrics designed by aboriginal artisans provides a unique contrast to the Civil War era prints. Sounds like a very interesting shop. Stephanie also shared information about online surface design workshops being offered by Susan Purney Mark.

Dorothy is busy making baskets to be sold in a gallery in North Carolina. She has a piece in the Northwest Designer Craftsman show through January 4. The Artist’s Opening is Sunday, October 7 at 1:30. She is also one of three finalists to prepare a design project for the Kent-Des Moines Railroad Station. She also has pieces in the Arts Alive Show in La Conner November 9, 10 and 11.

dorothy-entry

Dorothy McGuinness basket


 

herkal-fiber habit

SDA-NP Members at Port Townsend School of the Arts Gallery

Flora Fauna Fiber
Port Townsend School of the Arts Gallery
October 2018

For the month of October, Port Townsend School of the Arts celebrates the uniqueness of the North Olympic Peninsula with a themed installation by Tangled Fibers.

Tangled Fibers is a group of established fiber artists whose members include SDA-WA members Pat Herkal, PTSA faculty Barbara Ramsey, Jean-marie Tarascio and Cathie Wier. The group challenged themselves to create a fiber forest that embodies the spirit of Olympic Peninsula forested terrain. The resulting installation includes beading, embroidery, quilting, weaving and crochet techniques. Additional PTSA faculty art will be on exhibit for the month, complementing the fiber forest theme.

The Flora Fauna Fiber show is a variation of what they installed in the Fiber Habit  window this summer. This exhibit marks the beginning of what could become a fruitful partnership between SDA-NP and PTSA.

The show will be up for the month of October, along with a concurrent display of PTSA faculty art, plus some individual pieces by the four of them. Art Walk Opening was October 6. Many of PTSA artist-teachers were on hand to talk about their work and their classes.

PTSA Gallery
236 Taylor Street (directly across the street from the Rose Theater)
Port Townsend


 

Dorothy-McGuinness-Artist-Spotlight-Button-300x300

Dorothy McGuinness Featured on Art Fusion

Artist and contemporary basketmaker Dorothy McGuinness is featured on the online art gallery Art Fusion for October.


Axford_Shift 3

Liz Axford, Shift 3, 72″x69″, cotton broadcloth, batting thread, hand dyed with Procion MX dyes, machine pieced, machine quilted.

Danielle Bodine and Liz Axford at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Excellence in Fibers, in Collaboration with Fiber Art Magazine
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
October 9, 2018-January 13, 2019
Opening reception: Sunday, October 21, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Fiber Art Now magazine highlighted innovative, contemporary textile art in their Excellence in Fibers issue (Vol 7, issue 2, Winter 2017). Afterward, the pieces went on to show in an exhibition of the same name at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. The exhibit highlights current trends in the categories of vessel forms/ basketry, installation, wall/ floor works, sculptural works, and wearables.

Danielle Bodine’s piece Moonlight Flight, category winner for “Installation Works,” and Liz Axford’s piece Shift 3, category winner for “Wall/Floor Works” in the Fiber Art Now magazine’s Excellence in Fibers will be on exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles  from now to January 13, 2019. Artist opening reception is Sunday, October 21, 3:00-5:00pm.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA

Moonlight Flight_Danielle Bodine 1A6A9457

Danielle Bodine, Moonlight Flight, 3’Hx6’Wx8″D installation, Mulberry and recycled papers cast on basket, removed, reformed, painted, collaged, embellished and coiled objects. Photo credit: Michael Stadler.


 

PattiBarker-Coat

Patti Barker, Dragon Coat

SDA-WA Members at PNW Quilt & Fiber Festival

PNW Quilt & Fiber Festival
October 12-14, 2018

Several more SDA-WA members sent in news about PNW Quilt & Fiber Festival October 12-14. Patti Barker, a felt maker from Friday Harbor, had three of her works exhibited in the Festival. Two of them received awards. She received second place in felt for her Stained Glass Shawl and third place in felt for her Dragon Coat (above).

pattiBarkerShawl

Patti Barker, Stained Glass Shawl

 

Caryl Fallert-Gentry was awarded Best of Machine Quilting for her quilt Lepidopteran #4 (below). It also received 2nd place in the Pictorial Quilts category.

caryl-falllert-gentry-Lepidopteran4_26k

Caryl Fallert-Gentry Lepidopteran #4. Size: 32″ x 48″ (81cm x 122cm). Techniques: Hand painted, machine pieced, appliqued, and quilted. Materials: fabric-100% cotton, batting- 50% cotton/ 50% bamboo.

Pat Herkal’s vessel See the USA received 3rd place in the Fiber Art 3D/Sculptural category.

pat-herkal_seetheusa

Pat Herkal, See the USA Road Trip, topographic maps, embroidery, beads, travel pins.

Virginia Franz Turner and Rebecca Wachtman had art juried into the exhibition. Virginia Franz Turner juried into the festival exhibition with two pieces: Fingers to the Bone and The Mother of Us All. She also has another piece in collaboration with Rebecca Wachtman called Schroedingers Cat.

turner-fingers-to-the-bone

Virginia Franz Turner, Fingers to the Bone

The Mother of Us All

Virginia Franz Turner, The Mother of Us All

turner-Schroedingers Cat

Virginia Franz Turner & Rebecca Wachtman, Schroedingers Cat


SDA-WA Members in Light Show in Texas

Light Show
Texas Quilt Museum 2018
Now through December 23, 2018

Light Show is an exhibit by CQA artists that was originally shown at the National Quilt Museum in Paduka KT in 2017. Staff from the Texas Quilt Museum saw the exhibit and liked it so much they invited CQA to show a smaller version at the Museum. Light Show – Texas will be on display in La Grange, Texas, October 4 to December 23, 2018. An article of the exhibition also appeared in SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly Magazine – Issue No. 12.

barbaraosteen-fields

Barbara O’Steen – Fields

Carla Stehr - Microscape 3

Carla Stehr – Microscape 3

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry - Parabollipses

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – Parabollipses

< Helen Remick - Bringing Memory to Light

Helen Remick – Bringing Memory to Light

Louise Harris - Growing into the Light

Louise Harris – Growing into the Light

Repetition-4-Earthlight

Louise Harris – Repetition 4 Earthlight

Melisse Laing - Seeing the Light

Melisse Laing – Seeing the Light


 

Becky Wachtman Classes at The Schack

Intro to Silk Painting
Oct 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Level: Beginning. $75 ($65 members).

becky-class2

In this fun workshop, students will learn the basics of painting upon silk using the Serti technique. In the workshop, students will learn the basics of how to select silks for painting. They will learn to draw their design on silk and apply resist to the pattern as well as learning how to paint on the silk using silk dyes. Students will also learn about methods for setting dyes and mounting artwork. Students will take home a finished silk painting, ready to frame, plus they will be given information sheets to help them get started on their own silk painting journey. All class supplies provided but instructor will also have a few silk painting dye sets available for purchase ($20, 4 bottles of dye: magenta, cyan, yellow, black, and a small bottle of dyeset), and will also have PVC frames available for purchase for $10 so you can continue at home! All supplies provided.

Students will need to provide:
1) An apron or wear clothing that can be dirtied by dyes

Students may also want to bring:
1) A pattern or picture to draw from
2) Rubber or disposable gloves

Surface Design: Printing, Stenciling & Image Transfer
Dec 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Level: Beginning. $85 ($75 members).

becky-class1

This fun series of surface design workshops is intended to introduce students to a wide variety of techniques allowing them to experiment and explore the world of surface design. Students will leave each class with sample of each technique which they will have created. Plus, they will be given instructions sheets so they can continue to work with the various techniques at home. For all classes, please consider using fabric sourced from thrift shops (ex: sheets, shirts, curtains, etc.). In this workshop, students will be experimenting with a wide variety of surface design techniques including: stamping on fabric with premade stamps, carving simple stamps, eco-printing, mono-printing, using premade stencils, creating stencils, and image transfer.

For this workshop, students will need to provide:
1) At least 8 pieces of light-colored fabric 6″x6″ to 24″x24″ in size (students are welcome to bring a few shirts to print upon)
2) A carving/cutting tool (an X-acto Knife works well for this)
3) Cutting mat
4) An apron or wear clothing that can be dirtied by dyes
5) Rubber or disposable gloves
6) Some plastic baggies to carry home wet fabric

Students may also want to consider bringing:
1) An old/craft iron to help with heat-setting their designs and drying their items. The instructor will have an iron to share but having several in class will make things go faster.
2) A few natural items such as leaves, sticks, or flowers
3) A few other items which they want to experiment with. Suggestions include: a bit of rope, a few rocks, items with an interesting texture


 

pattibarker-vest

Patti Barker Teaches Felting at Fiber Fusion

Fiber Fusion Northwest
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
October 20-21

Patti Barker will be teaching at Fiber Fusion Northwest. On Saturday she will be teaching a Stained Glass Shawl class and on Sunday she will be teaching a Circle Vest class. For more information, visit pattibarker.com.


 

Arisa Brown-solo show

Arisa Brown at Black Lab Gallery

Beyond The Surface
Black Lab Gallery
November 9, 2018-January 10, 2019
Opening: Friday, November 9 at 6 PM

Arisa Brown will have her first gallery solo show at the Black Lab Gallery in Everett. There will be drinks, food and live music playing later in the evening. See the gallery’s facebook page for more details.

Black Lab Gallery
1618 Hewitt Ave
Everett, Washington 98201
(425) 512-9476