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

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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

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).

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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

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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.

SDA-WA Member Activities May

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Annette shared her Sue Spargo quilt of the month in the North Sound meeting

North Sound SDA Group Meeting, March 26

From North Sound Area Leader Valerie Wootton: On March 26, eight members of the North Sound SDA group met. Tesi is still working on the 300 level art and design with Gail Harker. She also shared several knitting projects she’s been working on. Nancy took a Nuno Felting class from Patti Barker in Friday Harbor. Annette shared her Sue Spargo quilt of the month. She also showed a quilt she made for a wedding present for her daughter.

Stephanie shared a quilt she made with the Fidalgo Island Quilters. She also made two baskets at a Judy Zugish class at the Shack—a willow bark basket and a pine needle basket. Robyn took Gail Harker’s Fabric Painting Class. She also shared Susan Carlson’s book “Serendipity Quilts.” Sidney and Annette took a silversmith class at the Schack, where they made a copper bracelet and a silver ring. Sidney shared “Woolley Ladies” Kits. Valerie took a Nuno Felting Collage Scarf class from Beverly Ash Gilbert at the Kirkland Arts Center.

Contact Valerie at vjwcamis@frontier.com for more info about the North Sound meeting.


 

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Rebecca Wachtman Featured at MBNCA

“Flowers, Flores, Ubaxyo”
Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
April 3-April 28

SDA-WA member Rebecca Wachtman is the featured artist at Neighborhood Center for the Arts entitled, “Flowers, Flores, Ubaxyo,” which runs through April. The opening was held on April 14.

MBNCA
2919 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 734-1994


North Peninsula SDA Group Meeting, April 11

From North Peninsula Communications leader Pat Herkal: Nineteen members of the North Peninsula SDA group met on April 11 at the Port Townsend School of the Arts. North Peninsula members are invited to submit their work for “Metamorphosis,” an upcoming group show. Find out more by contacting one of the North Peninsula area leaders Diana Gipson (dianaoutdoors@att.net) or Cathie Wier (cathie.wier@gmail.com). Submissions will be due May 1. Their website is: https://sda-np.com.

During the meeting’s Show & Tell:
Barbara Houshmand modeled her fabulously embroidered jeans from Oaxaca. Barbara Ramsey shared her eco-dyed iron cloth. Sue Scott discussed her two pieces juried into the show Strength Struggle Survival—Military Veterans and First Nations peoples share common stories of survival at Olympic College’s Art Gallery in Bremerton. Linda Carlson modeled the completed jacket she created using a modified 1970 Vogue pattern. Pat Herkal passed around a beaded collar.

Donna Lark modeled a felted hat/mask inspired by Franz Marc’s Animals in the Landscape painting for the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show. Her son will model it with a large coat she is making. Her daughter will model a felted wedding dress. Janice Speck brought one of her felted beaded creations with animal themed beads. Donna Lee is elaborately sewing butterflies and plants. She shared a detailed piece with flora, butterflies and a background using 30-40 different green fabrics.

Rachel Gaspers was stitching on an apron made from an old white shirt in preparation for an online India Flint ecodyeing workshop. Caryl Fallert-Gentry received the award for the Best Use of Color at the AQS annual show. Kindy Kemp and Joyce Wilkerson shared a preview of their installation for the May-July Fiber Habit window “Chaos and String Theory, The Process of Creating Fiber Art.” They will both also have finished pieces to include in the window.


 

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Sue Scott, “Maintaining in the Midst of Change,” collage with acrylic painted background, altered found images, art papers, found papers and fringe yarn.

Sue Scott in “Strength, Struggle and Survival” in Bremerton

“Strength, Struggle and Survival”
Olympic College Visual Arts and OC Art Gallery
April 13-May 18

Sue Scott is an SDA-WA member and military veteran who has two pieces in a show titled “Strength, Struggle and Survival” at Olympic College Visual Arts and OC Art Gallery https://www.olympic.edu/events-calendar/art-gallery-opening. The show is April 13 to May 18. Two groups of Americans who share stories of survival are exhibiting in this show: military veterans and First Nations working artists from Western Washington.

“Chaos” is the full title of the smaller piece which is a textile collage of mixed materials—cotton, silk, linen, synthetics, heated and painting synthetics and a found metal object. “Maintaining in the Midst of Change” is the full title of the larger piece, which is a collage with an acrylic painted background, altered found images, art papers, found papers and fringe yarn.

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Sue Scott, “Chaos,” textile collage of cotton, silk, linen, synthetics, heated and painting synthetics and found metal object.


SDA Members at Bellevue College Gallery

“Bob Purser and Friends: Art to Delight”
Bellevue College Gallery
April 18-May 28
Opening reception: April 29, 2-5 p.m.

Members Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine and Dorothy McGuinness will be participating in “Bob Purser and Friends: Art to Delight,” at the Bellevue College Gallery, April 18 through May 28. The opening reception is Sunday, April 29 from 2-5 p.m. More information, please contact Gallery Director, Chad White at (425)-564-2668 or chad.white@bellevuecollege.edu.

Bellevue College Gallery Space
D Building, Room 271
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA


 

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SDA Members at BallardWorks

“Following A Thread”
BallardWorks
April 19-30

SDA members showed their work in “Following A Thread” at BallardWorks during Ballard Art Walk on April 19. BallardWorks has three floors of art studios and exhibition spaces open during Art Walk.

Curated by SDA member Cameron Anne Mason, this group exhibit is a survey of the fluid landscape of textile arts. In it, Seattle-based established and emerging artists examine the dynamic of the stitched line as inspiration, mark, and material. Participating SDA artists: Arisa Brown, Barbara DePirro Maura Donegan, Cameron Anne Mason, Carol Milne, Barbara O’Steen, Claire Renaut, Sharon Rowley, Carla Stehr and Angelica Sta. Teresa.

The show will be up through April. Contact Cameron Anne Mason for more info.


 

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Danielle Bodine, “Hybrid Plantlings,” mixed media, 5-7″ x 2-3″.

SDA Members Showing on Whidbey Island

The Garden Show
MUSEO Gallery
Now through April 29

During the month of April, MUSEO celebrates spring with an exhibition of garden-inspired works by over 25 artists. SDA members Danielle Bodine, Nancy Loorem-Adams, Jill Nordfors Clark and Bergen Rose are showing their work.

MUSEO Gallery
215 First Street/P. O. Box 548
Langley, WA 98260
360.221.7737
http://www.museo.cc


SDA Basketry in Boston

“All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century”
Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts
Now through June 9

“All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century,” presented by the National Basketry Organization, has begun its Boston leg. SDA members with work in the show include Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Kathey Ervin, Nancy Loorem Adams, Dorothy McGuinness and Carol Milne.


 

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Claire B. Jones, “Triportal”

“Art + Math” Moves to Schack Art Center

“The Intersection of Art + Math”
Schack Art Center
April 26-June 2
Opening reception: April 26, 5-8 p.m.

“The Intersection of Art + Math,” presented in partnership with Art ꓵ Math by Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), offers a new perspective on how artists utilize math concepts and theories in the creation of their work. Featured artist Harold Hollingsworth will be creating a temporary, exhibit-specific mural in the mezzanine gallery. Opening reception at the Schack is Thursday, April 26, 5-8 p.m. Participating SDA artists are Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Claire B. Jones and Dorothy McGuinness.


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Cheryl Lawrence Solo Show on Whidbey Island

Front Room Gallery
May 1-30
Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.

Member Cheryl Lawrence will be showing her textiles in May at the Front Room Gallery.  The show will exhibit recent and past works of clothing, wall hangings and quilts employing the ancient Japanese art of katazome, which uses natural dyes and earth pigments.

Front Room Gallery
5603 Bayview Rd
Langley, WA 98260

Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Saturday: 11-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11-4 p.m.


 

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Flóra Carlile-Kovács Solo Show in LaConner

“How I Felt… A Woolistic Approach”
LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum
May 2-July 29
Opening reception: Saturday, June 2, 2-4 p.m.

Member Flóra Carlile-Kovács will have her first solo exhibit this summer at LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum. “How I Felt… A Woolistic Approach” will run from May 2 to July 29. The Artist’s Reception will be Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.


 

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Nancy Loorem Adams, Ikebana, 2016, 18″ X 8″ X 8″, cane, paper, paper clay, pigments, gold leaf and lacquer.

National Basketry Organization Members in Print Exhibition

The works of four members of SDA have been chosen for the inaugural National Basketry Organization Members in Print Exhibition. They are: Danielle Bodine, Jill Nordfors Clark, Nancy Loorem Adams and Dorothy McGuinness.

Juror Jane Sauer chose 37 pieces from 163 works submitted, to be published in the summer 2018 edition of the NBO Quarterly Review. Contact National Basketry Organization for more info.

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Jill Nordfors Clark, CONDO, 52″ H X 10″ diameter, Stitched and layered hog casing, vine rattan, lashed reed, bird’s nests. Photo: Tom Holt.

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Dorothy McGuinness, “Nearly Twelve,” watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread, 9 x 8 x 48″ (variable). Photo: Ken Smith.

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Danielle Bodine, “The Changelings” grouping, 22″H x 20″W x 9″D, Mulberry papers cast on baskets and funnels, coiled linen and waxed linen baskets, painted, embellished with found objects. Photo: Michael Stadler.


 

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Barbara De Pirro Sculpture & Acrylic Workshop at Schack

Schack Art Center
July 14 & 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Think beyond the flat surface, move into the next dimension! Gain a broad understanding through in depth exploration and comprehensive media education. Learn how acrylic can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting & how to create structural supports. Discover a range of new techniques, methods & products that can be can be used to create your own unique forms. Acrylic offers a multitude of options that will create awe-inspiring effects no matter how you work as an artist! See Schack’s website for more info. Fee: $220.00 Members: $210.00.


 

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Hungarian Felt Tours with Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Felt artist Flóra Carlile-Kovács will be offering guided felt tours of Hungary in August, by popular demand from her students. The trip includes workshops, craft markets, sightseeing and more. See https://www.felttours.com/ for more info.

 

SDA-WA Member Activities April

 

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry New Quilting Tutorials

Member Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry has posted three detailed quilting tutorial videos.

The first is her complete technique workshop “Soaring Compliments” (79 MB), which shows her piecing and finishing techniques, including “applipiecing,” in detail.
http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/SoaringCompliments/SoaringComplimentsWorkshop.pdf

The second is “Eye-Dazzling Foundation Piecing in a Compound Curve” (59 MB), a comprehensive workshop with detailed explanations of how to draw your own paper-pieced designs, how to piece them, and how she uses color to achieve scintillating effects.
http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/FoundationPiecing/FoundationPiecing.pdf

The third is “Button Weed” (11 MB) showing how she developed a series of two quilts, using a simple weed pod as inspiration. This one also shows her “applipiecing” technique.
http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/quiltrecords/button_weed2/ButtonWeedSlideShow.pdf

 


 

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Dorothy McGuinness, ZigZag 4. Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread. Approximately 11″ tall x 15″ wide x 12″ deep.

Dorothy McGuinness at The Island Gallery

“Black, White & Gray”
The Island Gallery
Now through March 31

Member Dorothy McGuinness has work in the show “Black, White & Gray” at The Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island. The show features art from a variety of disciplines in many tones of black, white and gray. Other artists in the show are David Berger, Jan Branham, Wendy Dunder, Pam Galvani Gary Groves, Renee Jameson, Kathryn Lesh, Jacki Moseley and Ayan Rivera. The opening reception was March 2.

The Island Gallery
400 Winslow Way E, #120
Bainbridge Island, WA
206-780-9500

 


 

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Diane Williams, Dirt Bag. Mixed media.

Diane Williams at Northwind Arts Center

“Courage to Climb”
Northwind Arts Center
Now through April 2

Diane Williams’s sculpture “Dirt Bag” was juried into the “Courage to Climb” show at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend. The “Courage to Climb” exhibit is inspired by this year’s Port Townsend Library’s “Community Read” book, My Old Man of the Mountain by Leif Whittaker. According to the Northwind website, “The book is a unique coming-of-age tale on the steep slopes of Everest that lights the imagination and fills an emotional human endeavor with universal meaning. Not everyone can climb mountains of rock and ice, but everyone is challenged by doubts and fears. Our artists endeavor to show us what gives us courage to climb with grace and a dash of humility. The Juror Nathan Barnes is a full-time art professor at Grays Harbor College.” The opening reception was March 3 and the artist’s talk with Juror Nathan Barnes was March 4.

Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA
360-379-1086

 


 

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Dorothy McGuinness, Flower.

Dorothy McGuinness & Gwen Lowery at Schack Art Center

“21st Juried Art Show”
Schack Art Center
Main Gallery
Now through April 14

Members Dorothy McGuinness and Gwen Lowery have artwork in the 21st Juried Art Show at Schack Art Center. Jurors Chris Hopkins and Gale Johansen selected a diverse collection of pieces in this eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit of more than 100 Northwest artists.

Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA
425-259-5050

 


 

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Helga Winter, Healing Fissures. Deconstructed book, 13″ x 20″ x 3.5″.

Helga Winter Curates “Women in Wood” Show

“Women in Wood”
Northwind Arts Center
April 5 – 30
Opening Reception: April 7, 5:30 p.m.
Artists’ Talk: April 8, 1:00 p.m.

American Art Company
May 2018

Member Helga Winter, a Port Townsend woodturner and artist, curated “Women in Wood,” at Northwind Arts Center April 5 through 30. Her co-curator Betty Scarpino, from Indianapolis, Indiana, is internationally recognized as one of the masters in her field. She states that “artists create glorious objects when they incorporate their life experiences.”

The show profiles the work of fourteen professional women woodworkers from around the country: Sally Ault, Donna Zils Banfield, Dixie Biggs, Martha Collins, Barbara Dill, Cindy Drozda, Katie Hudnall, Kristin LeVier, Tania Radda, Merryll Saylan, Betty Scarpino, Helga Winter, Molly Winton and Andi Wolfe. The displayed work is as diverse as the women’s professional backgrounds—lawyers, educators, nurses, biologists, agriculturalists and industrial arts teachers—yet all became enamored with wood and changed their original careers.

“Women in Wood” opens during Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. The artists will talk about their work on Sunday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. Five of the artists will be present.The show will move to the American Art Company in Tacoma in May.

Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA
360-379-1086

American Art Company
1126 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA
253-272-4327


 

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Barbara De Pirro, Kelp Forest. Reclaimed plastic bottles.

Barbara De Pirro at  Foss Waterway Seaport

‘Tacoma Ocean Fest”
Foss Waterway Seaport
June 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Barbara De Pirro’s “Kelp Forest,” created using hundreds of reclaimed plastic bottles, will be featured at “Tacoma Ocean Fest,”  located at Foss Waterway Seaport on June 10, 2018. “Tacoma Ocean Fest” is a free festival on Tacoma’s waterfront. From the festival website: “Arts, sciences and water help us celebrate the ocean, learn about its threats and get inspired to protect it.”

Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA

SDA-WA Member Activities March

SDA Members at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum

“Photographs and Memories Invitational”
Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum
Now through March 25

SDA members Christina Fairley Erickson, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and Cheri Kopp  have quilts in the “Photographs and Memories Invitational” show at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in LaConner through March 25, featuring works from 21 artists “who use everything from appliqué, piecing, photo transfer, painting, thread painting, weaving and other techniques. Whether using cast-off clothing, adding text to their work, or interpreting the work of loved ones, each artist strives to create a unique interpretation of a photo or memory.” The following are featured pieces, with artists’ descriptions:

 

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Cheri Kopp, Women’s Work, quilt

A description of the piece “Women’s Work,” from the artist: “At the intersection of Cheri’s art from cast-off materials and her quilting past, this quilt was inspired by her disintegrating ironing-board cover. It honors many traditional roles of women, celebrating housework and handcrafts. Tiny hand-made forms fill out the doll clothes, including the belly of the pedal pushers depicting pregnancy, the only true woman’s work.”

 

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Cheri Kopp, Celebrate Me Home, 2006, quilt

A description of the piece “Celebrate Me Home,” from the artist: “Reflecting on her grandfather-in-law’s death and the idea of his “going home,” Cheri designed four blocks, using signatures on fabric, one for each home in her husband’s family. All of the family’s homes featured in this 2006 quilt are now in the hands of new owners. That’s grandfather Matthew in the window; Cheri’s home flies the Quilter’s Anonymous flag.”

 

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Centennial #1, quilt

A description of the piece “Centennial #1,” from the artist: “Caryl’s father, Cecil Joseph Bryer, celebrated his 100th birthday on July 24, 2001. The hundred guests, who celebrated with him, included his three children, nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The photos surrounding trace his life from infancy in 1901 to his 100th birthday. Caryl’s father passed away in January of 2005, at the age of 103½.”

 

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A description of the piece “Watch Master,” from the artist: “For most of his adult life, Caryl’s father worked for the Elgin Watch Company in Elgin Illinois, and ran his own watch repair business on the side. She grew up watching him work with the tens of thousands of sparkling, nearly microscopic watch parts. The cabinet next to his workbench became an end table in her home, the drawers so fascinating, she couldn’t bear to clear them out. Caryl photographed the cabinet, and each of the twelve drawers, then took macro-lens close-ups of the tins and boxes full of tiny parts to make this quilt.”

 


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Claire B. Jones, Whole Surface: Reaching 2

Claire B. Jones Solo Exhibit: “A Perception of Failure”

“A Perception of Failure”
Betty Feves Memorial Gallery
February 22-March 22
Opening reception: Thursday, February 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

SDA-WA member Claire B. Jones has a solo exhibition at Betty Feves Memorial Gallery, where she will explore the idea that failure is partly about perception. In this exhibit, Claire displays a statement next to each piece explaining why it failed to meet her original objective. The viewer can then include this in their analysis and see if it alters their opinion of the piece.

Betty Feves Memorial Gallery
Blue Mountain Community College
Pendleton, OR
Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
http://www.bluecc.edu/community/feves-art-gallery


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Claire B. Jones at CoCA in Pioneer Square

“Art ∩ Math”
Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
March 1-April 14
Opening reception: Thursday, March 1, 6-9 p.m.

SDA-WA member Claire B. Jones has artworks in the “Art ∩ Math” exhibit at CoCA in Pioneer Square, which opens on March 1. A diverse selection of media will be featured in the exhibit from artists and mathematicians, including sculpture and oil paint, to textile and metalwork.

CoCA

114 Third Avenue South, Seattle
Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Deborah Ann, Cold Café, fabric art, 20″ x 29.5″

Deborah Ann at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

“Life at a Glance”
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
March 1-31
Reception: Friday, March 1, 5:30-9 p.m.

Deborah Ann, SDA-WA member from Yakima, will be the featured artist at a show entitled “Life at a Glance” at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City, Oregon. The show runs March 1 to 31 and the opening reception will be Friday, March 1 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. She will be exhibiting 45 pieces of fabric art and mixed-media sculpture and she will conduct a workshop along with the show.

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
2020 Auburn Avenue
Baker City, OR 97814


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Cheri Kopp, Healthy Nature, paperboard product packaging.

Cheri Kopp Collage Class at Port Townsend School of the Arts

Collage Studies Workshop
Port Townsend School of the Arts
March 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visual artist and SDA-North Peninsula member Cheri Kopp will be teaching a Collage Studies Workshop in Port Townsend March 3.

Drawing on her love of cast-off materials, and incorporating stitching, Cheri will lead participants in exploration of a materials-based art-making process. Using simple resources – scissors, tape and paperboard packaging (cereal boxes, etc.) – and repurposing words and images intended to market products, you’ll find your own messages, creating a series of small collages. A workshop designed to exercise your creative muscle with a series of process-based exercises. All materials, supplies and tools provided. Contact Cheri with questions: studio@cherikopp.com.

Port Townsend School of the Arts
Fort Worden Campus
Building 306
Port Townsend, WA

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Cheri Kopp, The Nose Knows, paperboard product packaging.

 


 

Mary Ashton Studio March Classes

Mary Ashton - Papermaking
Western Papermaking
March 10-11, 9:30-4:30, $200
Using Western-European papermaking techniques, students will explore variations on traditional vat sheet forming. Discussions will include various equipment, ways of making pulp, recycling, inclusions, layering, making large sheets from small frame.

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Make Your Own Sketchbook
March 13, 9:30-4:30, $100
Make your own sketchbook with six different papers for all you marking experiments. This book has a soft cover and will open flat, so you can easily sketch right to the spine.

Classes are held at Mary Ashton’s Seattle studio in the University/Roosevelt area (directions are sent prior to class). All papermaking classes are limited to six students; other classes usually have a limit of eight to 10. Most classes have a materials fee of $25. Open Studio is by appointment; materials fee is variable. For registration or to be added to the email list, contact her through my website or email her at maryashtonstudio@earthlink.net.

 


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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry at the Everett Quilt Show

“Reflections of a Quilter”
Everett Quilt Show
Xfinity Arena, Everett
April 27-28
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry Keynote Speech
PUD Auditorium
2320 California Street
Everett, WA
April 27, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15.00

The All In Stitches Quilt Guild, a Central Snohomish County based guild, will be having a quilt show, “Reflections of a Quilter,” April 27-28 at the Xfinity Arena in Everett.

SDA-WA member Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry will be giving the keynote speech on Friday, April 27 at PUD Auditorium. From the event website: “Reflect with Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry on her varied career in quilting. She is internationally recognized for her award-winning fine-art quilts, which have appeared in hundreds of national and international exhibitions, collections, and publications, Caryl’s honors include 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century, Silver Star (lifetime achievement) Award and selection as one of the thirty most influential quiltmakers in the world. Caryl has lectured and taught in eleven countries around the world and continues to share her knowledge through her publications and her website.”