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

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Linda Carlson. Depths and Shoreline. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

PTSA Art Experience
236 Taylor Street
Port Townsend

 


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Tesi Vaara, Overcoming Shame

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

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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

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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
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Nancy Loorem Adams, Orb

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Claire B. Jones, Whole Surface: Ribbon 1

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Barbara De Pirro, Sea Urchin (yellow)

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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.

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Sharon Rowley, Fibonnaci’s Golden Garden (Detail)

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Lanny Bergner, Faceted Vessel

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Cheryl Kamara, Visible-Spectrum

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

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

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

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Jean-Marie Tarascio, Bursting Out

 


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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

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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.

SDA-WA Member Activities January

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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!


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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.


 

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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.


 

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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.

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Caryl Fallert Bryer-Gentry, Studio Window #1

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Leslie Dickinson, Stardust

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Annie Karl, Transporter Malfunction

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Janice Speck, Vintage and Ethnic

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Jean-Marie Tarascio, Autumn Breeze


 

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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


 

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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 

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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.


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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.”


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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.


 

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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


 

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Mary Ashton, Regression 1929, 1960, 2004, 2016

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Mary Ashton, Between Ice and Snow

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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

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Mary Ashton, Loss, free-hanging pulp painted piece


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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

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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


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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.


 

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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!”

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Janice Speck Necklace

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Janice Speck Necklace

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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.

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Dorothy McGuinness basket


 

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

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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


 

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Dorothy McGuinness Featured on Art Fusion

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


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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

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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.


 

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Virginia Franz Turner, Fingers to the Bone

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Virginia Franz Turner, The Mother of Us All

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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.

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Barbara O’Steen – Fields

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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

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Louise Harris – Repetition 4 Earthlight

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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).

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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).

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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


 

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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.


 

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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

SDA-WA Member Activities October

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Dorothy McGuinness, Dodecahedron

Dorothy McGuinness on Create Whimsy

Dorothy McGuinness 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.


North Sound Surface Design Group Meeting Notes

August 27—The 2018 Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival will be held October 12-14 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, WA. Workshops by David Taylor, Hilde Morin and more. For more information, call 360-466-4288. This event is presented by Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum.

Dorothy had no new baskets to share, but she has been cleaning out her studio and brought cool things to share. She brought some dyed pieces from a previous workshop. She also brought a nice chart that shows dye colors from different kinds of plants. Robyn was the lucky recipient of that. I snagged this beautiful silk scarf and I hope to add some more dye from plants. 

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Valerie’s silk scarf

Sydney shared a wool bird that she will be adding lots of hand stitching to. She’s also been making masks, capes, t-shirts and journals for her grandkids. She is going on a cruise to Alaska and will do handwork while traveling. Bon voyage!

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Sydney’s wool bird

Robyn has been doing more eco dying on white wool. Some of the pieces were rolled and some crunched. She’s done a very good job of keeping track of the methods she used on each piece. Now that’s being organized. Robyn brought home-grown green beans to share with everyone.

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Robyn’s dyeing

Stephanie attended her 55th class reunion and had a great time. She made a beautiful silk/linen jacket. The border was a piece of cotton from Africa. She’s also been restringing broken beaded jewelry. Stephanie brought a big bag of pears to share with us. They were delicious.

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Stephanie’s jacket

Nancy has all the pieces knitted and ready to sew together for her vest. She custom ordered the dye and then spun the yarn that will be the trim on the vest. She participated in a challenge for her spinning group. She first knitted a blank, then dyed it and unraveled it and rewound.

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Nancy’s knitted vest

Olga knitted a very fun pair of socks. Glad to see you back in our group. Welcome to Washington.

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Olga’s socks

Valerie was inspired by Robyn’s eco-printing and tried some of her own on watercolor paper. She will be trying different mordant combinations and search for interesting plant materials.

 

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Valerie’s eco-printing


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Barbara Matthews, “Life Within I”

Barbara Matthews in Viennese Fiber Art Exhibition

“Sheep Meets Tree”
Zacherlfabrik
August 31-September 16Filzfortbildung

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September 27-30

Barbara Matthews’s piece “Life Within I” was accepted into the show “Sheep Meets Tree,” which is sponsored by Woll Modus (Craft Art Fusion) and held in and near Vienna, Austria. The show exhibits the versatility of sheep’s wool, and expands the boundaries of wool. Because Barbara works with live-edge cedar and wool felting, her piece was a natural fit for the theme of wool with wood. The show was at Zacherlfabrik in Vienna through September 16 and opens in Raach am Hochgebirge from September 27-30.


 

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Barbara Matthews, Hug Or Kiss

Barbara Matthews in Arrowmont Show

Transcendent Silk – Beyond the Ordinary
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
September 1-October 12
Barbara Matthews has three pieces juried into the show “Transcendent Silk – Beyond the Ordinary” at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. The pieces “Happier Days #4,” “Hug or Kiss?” and “Aliens Among Us” were accepted in conjunction with the Silk Painters International Conference. The show runs from September 1 to October 12.
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Barbara Matthews, Aliens Among Us

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Barbara Matthews, Happier Days


Call for Art for Eastside Members

Deadline: September 21
“Creative Contemplation” is the Fifth Annual SDA Eastside group exhibition. This exhibition is a casual event that we will work together to present. Crystal Edwards will create a flyer for the event, and she will take lead.  We, as a team, will be involved with the installation of the show. This is a great opportunity to show the community what SDA is all about in a no pressure sort of way. Entrants must be a current member of the Surface Design Association (SDA) and live/work in the Eastside area: Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell. Prospectus and entry form here.
– All entries must be original artwork created, conceived, and executed entirely by you, the artist (or artists in the case of a collaborative piece). Artwork from kits, tutorials, copies, or done under instruction is ineligible.
– Collaborative pieces will be accepted if ALL the artists are members of SDA Eastside
– Two and three-dimensional pieces qualify so long as they are ready to hang. Art must be easily movable; not exceeding 15 lbs.
– All work MUST be ready to hang. Space is limited in this venue, so we will only be accepting hanging pieces.  No saw tooth hangers. If a special hanging mechanism is required to hang your piece, such as a rod or a form, you must provide the rod, form, hanging device, or alternate hanging device and any wires with the art.
– Each artist can submit up to three pieces of artwork.
Important Dates:
Deadline to enter exhibition with inclusion in the flyer: Friday Sep 14 by 5 p.m.
Final Deadline to enter exhibition: Friday, Sep 21 by 5 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sep 29 at 6 p.m. through 8:30 p.m.
SDA Meeting/Meet the Artists: Sunday, Oct 21 at 3 p.m. through 5 p.m.
Artwork pickup: Sunday, Nov 4 at 10:00 a.m. through 1 p.m.
Location:
Areté Kirkland
Areté Lounge Gallery
450 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033

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SDA-WA Members in Voices of CQA Show

Voices of CQA
NW Quilt Expo, Portland
September 27-29
SDA members Christina Fairley Erickson, Caryl Breyer Fallert-Gentry, Pat Herkal, Barbara Matthews, Helen Remick, Carla Stehr, Tesi Vaara and Ruth Vincent have pieces in the “Voices of CQA” show at the NW Quilt Expo in Portland, OR, September 27-29. “Voices of CQA” celebrates the quilt as Art with a capital A. The exhibit showcases Contemporary Quilt Art members’ individual works, which speak to their particular process, inspiration and artistic direction.
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Carla Stehr, Nudibranchs.


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SDA-WA Members in Northwest Designer Craftsmen Exhibition

NWDC Exhibition
Washington State Convention Center
October 1, 2018-January 4, 2019
Ten SDA-WA members (Mary Ashton, Lanny Berger, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Gwen Lowery, Dorothy McGuinness, Patricia Resseguie, Sharon Rowley, Teri Jo Summer-Reiger and Katherine Sylvan) will be showing their work in a Northwest Designer Craftsmen exhibition at the Washington State Convention Center October 1-January 4.
Artists’ Opening
Sunday, Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m.
Presentation by Curator Lloyd Herman, 1:45 p.m.
At Washington State Convention Center
Reception, 3 p.m.
At Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery
Washington State Convention Center
Level 2 in the Main Galleria
705 Pike St, Seattle 98101
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery
1420 5th Ave #108
Seattle, WA 98101
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Teri Jo Summer, All that Glitters

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Dorothy McGuinness, Triality 3

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Danielle Bodine, Karnak Junior (2018),  28”H x 7”W x 4”D, mulberry papers, coiled basket, antique wooden laundry stirrer, beads. Photo: Michael Stadler.

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Lanny Bergner, Florametric (2017), stainless steel mesh, silicone, wire, 4”H x 22”W x 22”D.

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Katherine Sylvan, Dawn

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Mary M. Ashton, Lacuna (2016), 18”W x 22”H x 7”D, flax and gampi paper pulps, kakishibu, sumi ink, willow. Photo: Mary Ashton.

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Sharon Rowley, This Heavenly Body – Healing (Detail)


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Cathie Wier, Winter Sunrise, 23”H x 11″W.

SDA-WA Members in Pacific NW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum Festival

Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum Festival
October 12-14

Caryl Bryer Fallert Gentry, Pat Herkal and Cathie Wier had art juried into LaConner’s Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum Festival 2018, October 12-14. The festival will be in LaConner and the juried show will be at the Edward D Hanson Conference Center in Everett.

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

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Pat Herkal_Leadville Colorado Road Trip.

SDA-WA Member Activities September

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Quilt by Tesi Vaara

Meeting Notes for North Sound SDA Meeting

July 30, 2018 Surface Design Group meeting notes
Present: Tesi, Dorothy, Sydney, Robyn and Valerie

Tesi attended a quilt retreat in Gold Bar. A workshop was given by Anita Luvera Mayer called Mud Pies for Adults. The orange highlights in the quilt above were done with Radiance, a cotton/silk fabric.

Tesi’s Harvest Moon quilt has been accepted into the Voices of CQA show in Portland, September 27-29. More about Contemporary Quilt Art Association here.

Sydney spent 10 days in Paducah, KY. She took a Dina Wakley two-day mini retreat, where she created an amazing art journal using mixed media.

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Sydney’s mixed media journal

Robyn has been doing more work with eco-dyeing using mordants of alum, cream of tartar and soy milk. I find this process extremely interesting and I’m going to start collecting materials and try my hand at it. Thanks for sharing, Robyn.

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Robyn’s mordant dyeing

Dorothy made this Borneo hat, which was quite unique. She even modeled it for us.

 

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Dorothy McGuinness, Borneo Hat


 

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Francesca Penchant, Becalmed, digital photograph.

Francesca Penchant on Create Whimsy

Francesca Penchant 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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Sally Sellers, Don’t, wool, cotton and beads.

Sally Sellers at Cave Gallery

Sin?
Cave Gallery
Now through September 1

Sally Sellers has a piece at in a juried show at Cave Gallery in Vancouver, Washington. The other artists in the show are Michele Collier, Jessica Damsky, Kayla Griffin, Cynthia Heise, Anne John, Clarice Keegan, Ryan W. Kelly, Meredith Lewis, Marc M. McVey, Ruth Ross, Sally Sellers, Noah Alexander Iaac Stein, Dale Strouse and Samyak Yamauchi. The opening reception was August 3.

Cave Gallery
108 E Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday


Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry Dinner & Gallery Talk

Dinner with the Artist: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Art at the Old Alcohol Plant Gallery
August 23

You are invited to a dinner and gallery talk at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn & Restaurant in Port Hadlock, WA, where Fallert-Gentry’s show Color, Light & Motion: Fine Art Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry continues until August 26.

Here is the invitation and link for reservations

Experience an intimate tour, dinner and slide presentation with artist Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. See her incredible quilt and textile art, on display now in the gallery, and learn more about her work and process, while enjoying an incredible meal.

6:00PM Gallery Tour
6:30PM Dinner/Slide Lecture to follow
$39 per person
Three-course meal included in ticket price. Non-alcoholic beverages included. Alcohol sold separately (full bar available).

Questions? Contact Gary Nisbet at the gallery:
Gary Nisbet gnisbet@oldalcoholplant.com


 

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Cameron Anne Mason, silk panels from Sky Bound art installation (detail)

Cameron Anne Mason Burning Man Art Installation Banners

A special message from Cameron Anne Mason:

Hello friends—
As many of you know, I have been working on an art installation for this year’s Burning Man Festival called “Sky Bound.” I have been dyeing large-scale silk panels in shades of blue using shibori bound-resist techniques. The panels are striking, and it has been a learning experience for me. You may have seen images on my Facebook or Instagram account.

Two concentric circles of silk banners surround six comfortable benches and a central, kinetic metal sculpture. Dyed in shades from the lightest blue of a summer morning to the inky violet of the horizon at sunset, the banner designs are made using shibori bound-resist methods. Animated by the wind, the banners create an immersive landscape and soundscape.

The project is produced by Dusty Nation, a collective of Seattle-based artists and makers including me, sculptor Ulrich Pakker, builders Peter Weston and Charlee McClellan, and film-maker and lighting guru Dan Thornton. Other amazingly talented crew members are Alan Wenokur, Teri Fox, Pamela Pakker-Kozicki, Gary Mula and Linda Greenway.

Seen from across the Playa, this moving mass of silk will blend with the sky before resolving into its separate elements. Participants may be drawn by the sound of fabrics snapping in a strong wind before it emerges from the dust like a mirage. Designs of circles, squares and triangles overlap and reference ancient geometry. Benches provide respite and a chance to meet and share stories. The mirror-like surface of the sculpture reflects and echoes these patterns and movement.

I have been approached by several people about purchasing silk banners once we have returned from Burning Man. Dusty Nation is self-funding this project as our gift to the citizens of Black Rock City, for an event built on tenets of radical self-expression and gifting. Nevertheless, the costs of producing add up. Offering the banners for sale would provide a way for us to help fund the project.

Please let me know if you have an interest in owning one of these one-of-a-kind artworks imbued with the energy of Burning Man and a little bit of playa dust. We can talk about sizes and price, and a commitment to purchase isn’t necessary right now. We can figure out the details once I return in September.

And if a banner isn’t in your budget, you can still support the project. Any donation is appreciated and all donors will receive a gift in return: One of the beautiful laser-cut medallions designed by Teri Fox which we will be giving as gifts in support of the project.

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Laser-cut medallions by Teri Fox

Donation can be made through PayPal using my email address:
cameronannemason [at] gmail.com.

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Cameron Anne Mason’s Burning Man Sky Bound art installation banners in progress in the studio.

 


 

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Sample from Barbara de Pirro’s Image Transfers & Acrylic Skins class.

Barbara de Pirro Art News

As a member of the Golden Artist Colors Education team, Barbara de Pirro was given an August residency to work on her own art at the Golden Foundation for the Arts.

Below is a list of Barbara’s upcoming classes. All products provided by Golden Artist Colors for all her workshops. Supply list provided upon registration.

Pour, Stream & Marble
Discover a full range of acrylic products and techniques that allow you to develop succulent, rich surfaces. We will explore fluid & high-flow paints combined with various gels and mediums, transforming each into luminous pours, streams and marble effects. All of these products have their own distinctive characteristics, each responds in surprisingly unique ways. Leave with samples to inspire future artwork.

Daniel Smith
SEPT 15, 10-4
4150 1st Ave. S, Seattle, WA
Contact for Registration: (206) 223-9599 or ONLINE
$115

Dakota Art Store
SEPT 29, 10-4
1322 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or ONLINE
$100

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Collage & Layering
We will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using paint, mediums, gels, pastes & collage. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery, enriching the surface by developing depth. Your time will alternate between group demonstrations & self exploration, creating your own personal sample boards, a reference that will prove to be an invaluable resource for all future projects.

Artist & Craftsman
SEPT 23, 11-4
4350 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or ONLINE
$100

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GOLDEN LECTURE: Mixed Media
A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists… ideas for all! This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about GOLDEN Acrylic Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes and Grounds plus QoR Watercolors. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and paints for the best intended application. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications. Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

Art on the Columbia
OCT 7, 1-3
830 N Columbia Center Blvd. Suite B2, Kennewick, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or ONLINE
FREE

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Painted Papers, Sculpture & Acrylic
There’s so much to be discovered simply by manipulating paper! Learn how paper & acrylics can be combined to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. It all begins with the creation of color, pattern and texture on paper, using methods combining acrylic paints, mediums and gels. We’ll then explore a series of techniques including the manipulation of paper, building up surfaces, glueing, stitching, weaving & how to stabilize structures for display & presentation. Acrylic offers a multitude of options that will create incredible effects no matter how you work as an artist!

Schack Art Center
OCT 13-14, 10-4
2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA
Contact for Registration: 425-259-5050 or ONLINE
$220

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Printmaking with Acrylics
Learn the basics of creating monotype, collagraph and relief printed images. All of these methods create unique results; the pressure of printing creates texture and pattern not possible when painting directly on paper. You will explore techniques of transferring imagery without a press, using water based media, acrylic paints and slow drying mediums. The actual process of creating each print encourages spontaneity and openness to fresh unexpected results. Create art that can stand on its own or a supply of prints, ideal for mixed media compositions.

Artist & Craftsman
OCT 21, 11-4
4350 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or ONLINE
$100

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Image Transfers & Acrylic Skins

Discover the range of acrylic gels and mediums that can be used to create image transfers. Explore how to transfer laser copies of your own artwork, drawings or photographs onto the surface of your paintings or collages. Learn how to create Image Transfer Skins and Paint Skins. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks. These techniques are an excellent way to develop transparent & translucent imagery, text and texture, incorporating layers into your paintings, collages or mixed media works.

ArtEAST Art Center
OCT 27, 10-4
95 Front St. N, Issaquah, WA
Contact for Registration: (425)392-3191 or ONLINE

See Barbara’s full workshop schedule here.