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”
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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

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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.

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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 August

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Basket by Dorothy McGuinness

Meeting Notes for North Sound SDA Meeting

Stephanie, Robyn, Tesi, Dorothy and Valerie in attendance.

June 18—This was our first meeting at our new location at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Room 310. Nice, comfortable, air-conditioned room with accessible bathrooms and an elevator. Our next meeting will be at the same location, July 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you all there. By the way, they have ice cream and other goodies downstairs if you want to grab something before coming up.

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Dorothy shared two beautiful baskets.

Dorothy will have a piece in the “Arts at the Port” show in Anacortes. She will be at the opening, Sat July 28, 6-9 p.m. She shared two beautiful baskets tonight.

Stephanie is working on a quilt.

Valerie is working on another painted rock for a friend’s garden.

Robyn is working in her yard, doing sun prints and natural dying. She told us about the fiber artist/natural dyer Irit Dulman. I checked out her website/blogspot and it shows that she is giving a workshop at Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, in August, but when I checked their workshop calendar I couldn’t find anything.

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Tesi Vaara sent this photo of her scarf and her grandmother’s shawl that will be on display through July at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner.

Tesi is working on a quilt where she’s using paper cutouts. She will also be attending an Off Grain Stitchers retreat in Gold Bar. Tesi sent this photo of her scarf and her grandmother’s shawl that will be on display through July at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner.


 

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Dancing Through the Blues #2, 2012, 30″ x 30″, cotton fabric and cotton/polyester batting.

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry Solo Exhibition in Port Hadlock

Color, Light, and Motion: Fine Art Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Art at the Old Alcohol Plant Gallery
Now through August 26

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry has artwork in a solo exhibition called “Color, Light, and Motion: Fine Art Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry,” in Port Hadlock, Washington. The 33 pieces in the show are quilts both new and old, as well as art to wear that has not previously been shown in the Pacific Northwest. The opening reception was Sunday, July 15. The show runs through August 26. Map here.

Old Alcohol Plant Inn & Restaurant
310 Hadlock Bay Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
(at the Port Hadlock Marina)
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
(888) 733-6802


 

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Danielle Bodine, The Wild Hares or Whidbey Wild Hares–Grouping, 2018, 24″ W x 25″ H x 12″ D, mulberry papers cast on coiled baskets, painted, collaged and embellished with “tongs” and other objects. Photo: Michael Stadler.

Danielle Bodine at Museo Gallery

August Show 2018
MUSEO Gallery
August 4-26
Opening reception: Saturday, August 4, 5-7 p.m.

Danielle Bodine will be exhibiting her fiber sculptures in a three-person show at MUSEO Gallery for the month of August. The opening reception will be Saturday, August 4, 5-7 p.m. The show runs through August 26.

MUSEO Gallery
215 First Street/P. O. Box 548
Langley, WA 98260
museo@whidbey.com
(360) 221-7737

SDA-WA Member Activities June

“Illusion” Quilting Tutorial from Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Illusion #37

From 1990 to 2014, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry taught hundreds of quilting students how to make Illusion quilts based on her simple method for creating the appearance of overlapping transparent triangles. Now that she’s no longer teaching hands-on workshops, she’s offering a complimentary, commercial-free pattern and digital workshop with detailed, full-color, step-by-step instructions, here:
http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/faq.htm#Illusion


North Sound SDA Group Meeting, April 23

From North Sound Area Leader Valerie Wootton: In attendance: Robyn, Stephanie, Dorothy, Tesi and Valerie.

Dorothy reported that the Museo Gallery in Langley has been sold. A quick look at their website shows two exhibits in May. Elin Noble, noted fiber artist, in her first Museo show, will exhibit silk itajime shibori panels, as well as a selection of her “Fugitive Pieces” quilts. Brian O’Neill, ceramicist extraordinaire, presents new ceramic vessels. The show opens with an artists’ reception on Saturday, May 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will continue through May 29.

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Dorothy McGuinness, Basket

Dorothy also shared another amazing basket done in mad weave. She will also have one of her baskets in the Anacortes Art at the Ports show, August 3-5 in the Port Transit Shed Event Center.

Stephanie explained how a telephone quilt works. It’s based on the children’s game “gossip.” One person brings a small quilt and hands it off to the next person for “inspiration.” That person creates their own quilt based on the first one and hands the new quilt off to the next person for inspiration. The goal is to see how much the pieces change from start to finish.

Stephanie told us about Quilt Canada 2018. It will be held in Vancouver, BC, May 31 through June 2 at the Vancouver Convention Center, West Building, Hall A.

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Tesi Vaara, Crocheted Shawl

Tesi shared a pretty green crocheted scarf that she made. And she shared a delicate pink scarf made by her grandmother. She told us about the PNW Knitting Show June 27-July 29.

Robyn shared more of her sun prints with stitching, paint and color sticks. She also shared a book she picked up at Pelican Bay Books, Anacortes.


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Donna Lark, Wedding by the Sea, nuno felted. Model: Lauren Lark.

SDA-NP Members at Port Townsend Wearable Art Show

Three SDA-North Peninsula members, Diana Gipson, Donna Lark and Joyce Wilkerson, were juried into the eighth annual Wearable Art Show in Port Townsend Saturday, May 12. The show is hosted by and supports the Fund for Women and Girls. The fundraiser helps ensure women and girls in Jefferson County are safe, secure, equal and empowered. Artists ranged in age from 8 to 80 and were from Jefferson County, Oregon, New York, Canada and Chile.

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Diana Gipson, The Weekender, silk noil jacket and pants, tissue linen slip dress. Model: SDA-Kitsap member Kathy Mack.

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Joyce Wilkerson, Primal Jacket, handwoven silk and chenille. Model: Gina Johnson.

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Donna Lark, Animals in the Landscape, nuno felted. Model: SDA-NP member Barbara Ramsey.


 

SDA-North Peninsula Members in “Metamorphosis”

“Metamorphosis”
Sequim Civic Center
June 1-30
Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-7 p.m.

“Metamorphosis,” an exhibition of fiber art by North Peninsula SDA members, will show at the Sequim Civic Center June 1-30. Reception Friday, June 1, 5-7 p.m.

Artworks include quilts, felted pieces, fiber jewelry, hand weaving and other fiber mixed media. Civic Center hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you have more info about the art and artists in “Metamorphosis,” please send to  blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com.

Sequim Civic Center
152 West Cedar Street
Sequim, WA

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.”