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

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

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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 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

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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.