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

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.

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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.