SDA-WA Member Activities June

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NEW! Mary Ashton Studio Summer Papermaking Classes

Introduction to Western Papermaking
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 and intro to three dimensional techniques. May 27, 28 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $175

Introduction to Japanese Papermaking
Japanese paper is made up of inner bark fibers of traditional plants.  The long fibers are layered to form a sheet of paper using a different process than traditional Western made paper.  The result is a fine, translucent long fibered paper with some distinct qualities.  All aspects of fiber preparation will be covered in this class.  Three traditional fibers will be used: Abaca, Kozo and Gampi.  Basic equipment needed for future work will be discussed. June 10, 11 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $175

Pulp Painting and Big Paper
Pulp painting is a form of painting paper on paper.  Paper pulp, usually cotton, is overbeaten to make a fine slurry which is then pigmented to form a personal palette.   These specially pigmented pulps are applied to a freshly pulled sheet of paper using a variety of techniques to execute the desired effect or image. Students will work on samples of the various techniques and will then work on a larger wet sheet of their own design.​ July 15, 16 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $175

All papermaking classes are limited to 6 students. Classes are held at Mary Ashton Studio in the University/Roosevelt area. All classes have a materials fee of $25. For registration, contact maryashtonstudio@earthlink.net with your name and phone number. See http://www.maryashtonstudio.com for more info.


 

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Claire B. Jones at Vashon Center for the Arts​

SDA member Claire B. Jones will be exhibiting with Jean Emmons and Tara McDermott in Koch Gallery at Vashon Center for the Arts on Vashon Island from June 2 to June 29. Opening reception is Friday June 2, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Koch Gallery shows work in a wide range of media and subject matter including paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, wood, glass, ceramics and fiber. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon to 5 p.m.


 

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Dorothy McGuinness at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery

SDA-Washington member Dorothy McGuinness will exhibit work in the group show “Beyond The Basics: Jackie Abrams & Friends,” the next exhibition at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Madeira Park, British Columbia June 17 to July 23. It is a juried show of basketry inspired by the teachings of renowned Vermont basketry artist Jackie Abrams. In addition to the accepted submissions, the exhibition will also feature some of Abrams’s work.

The opening reception is Saturday, June 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A Surface Design Association Award of Excellence will be announced at the reception.


 

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Detail of Barbara De Pirro’s “Metamorphosis”

Barbara De Pirro​’s Upcoming Events​

De Pirro’s “Flora​” bouquets at Off the Walls Gallery
The re-invented ​”Flora​” bouquets are now installed at Off the Walls Gallery in Shelton, 703 W Railroad Ave, Shelton, Washington. Reclaimed plastic bags crocheted into botanical forms. ​She will be sharing other installation project reinventions at the ​”Meet the Artist​” event​, May 31, 4​ p.m. to 7 ​p.m. Show ​and tell, conversation​ and snacks.​

De Pirro’s ​”​Metamorphosis​”​ at the Washington Department of Ecology
​The installation of​ “Metamorphosis​”​ is now installed at the Washington Department of Ecology in Lacy, Washington​​.​ This project spans three floors, illuminated by an ever-changing glow of natural light​.​ Meet​-the​-artist ​reception​ is June 2​ for show and tell, conversation and snacks.​ Contact Barbara De Pirro for more details, depirroart@gmail.com​.​

​”​Metamorphosis​”​ is a series of opulent chrysalis forms representing a transformation from the humble ​and​ forgotten into the exceptional. As nature creates life cell by cell​,​ so ​De Pirro has created these sculptures. ​She reclaimed and hand cut hundreds of plastic bottles into individual cellular shapes, then stitched them​ together into a multifaceted organic structure.

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Celestial Dance: Sun Spots and Asteroid by Danielle Bodine

Danielle Bodine at Hangaram Art Museum

SDA member Danielle Bodine will show her work at the International Fiber Art Fair at the Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center in South Korea from June 12 to 19. Bodine is one of the 15 national and international fibers and textile artists selected by Program Director MI-Kyoung Lee, Craft + Material Studies Coordinator, Fibers/Textile at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia to exhibit her art work and participate in this international show.

SDA-WA Member Activities May

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Gwen Lowery, “Corona 1”

Gwen Lowery Receives People’s Choice Award at the Schack Art Center

SDA member Gwen Lowery’s piece “Corona 1” was voted best in show by viewers, winning the People’s Choice Award at the Schack Art Center for SDA-Washington’s “Fiber Fusion” Show, which ran March 9 to April 15. Congratulations, Gwen.

 


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“Gathering: Six Northwest Basketry Artists” at Spaceworks Gallery

“Gathering: Six Northwest Basketry Artists” is an exhibition of six basketry artists who are members of the National Basketry Organization and they represent the diversity of traditional and non-traditional approaches to the making of Pacific Northwest basketry. The works are created out of a diverse range of materials using a variety of basketry techniques. The participating artists are Lanny Bergner, Jill Nordfors Clark, Katherine Lewis, Dona Anderson, Danielle Bodine, and Peeta Tinay. The window display is at Spaceworks Gallery on the corner of 11th and Broadway in Tacoma, WA. This exhibition is in conjunction with “Tradition and Innovation in Basketry IX: National Basketry Organization 2017 Conference” held in Tacoma from July 18–22, 2017. http://nationalbasketry.org/

The exhibition will be on display from April 5 through July 2017.

 


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“NOW: Beauty and Paradox” at MUSEO Gallery

Ten Northwest artists explore contemporary issues through beautifully crafted paintings, sculpture, mixed media and ceramic works designed to express deeper paradoxical meaning. Each artist employs her unique artistic expression: ironic, whimsical, even outraged to create interest and engagement.  Collaboration between Museo Gallery and Nancy Loorem Adams.

SDA members Nancy Loorem Adams, Danielle Bodine, Natalie Olsen, and Patricia Resseguie will be exhibiting their artwork along with Dona Anderson, Jill Nordfors Clark, Maxine Martell, Jane Richlovsky, Inge Roberts and Sande Wascher-James. Please join the artists for the opening reception Saturday, May 6, 5–7 p.m. The show runs through May 29, 2017.

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

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Nancy Loorem Adams, “Strung Out,” 24″H x 16″W x 10″D, cedar, walnut and fir veneer, paint and lacquer.

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Danielle Bodine, “Forbidden Love,” 3l”H x 18″W x 10″D, mulberry paper, coiled waxed linen, plastic tubes, wires, plastic plant.

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Natalie Olsen, “Loin Cloth”

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Patricia Resseguie, “Metamorphosis Vessel 8,” 2″H x 5″W x 6″D, metallic thread and jewelers’ wire.

 


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“Port Townsend Wearable Art Show” in Port Townsend

The seventh annual 2017 Port Townsend Wearable Art Show is May 13 at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. SDA-North Peninsula chapter artists accepted into Po​r​t Townsend Wearable Art Show this year include: Donna Lark-Weiner, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Michelle Johnson, Janice Speck, Judith Bird and Joyce Wilkerson. Tickets, ranging from $25–75, are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2722563

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Joyce Wilkerson working on “Seagrass Zia Jacket,” in progress

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Joyce Wilkerson, “Seagrass Zia Jacket” in progress

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Judith Bird, “Imagined Africa” in progress

 


Arisa Brown Receives Scholarship from the Northwest Designer Craftsmen

SDA member Arisa Brown received a scholarship from the Northwest Designer Craftsmen to attend the National Basketry conference this summer. “Tradition and Innovation in Basketry IX” will be at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, from July 18 to 23, 2017. More info: http://nationalbasketry.org

 

SDA-WA Member Activities April

 

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Fiber Fusion Group Show

The last leg of SDA-WA’s “Fiber Fusion” tour runs from March 9–April 15 at Schack Art Center in Everett. The Center has both free and paid “Discovery Tours:”

Self-Guided Tour—Free (Available daily during open hours.)

This free tour begins with an exhibit questionnaire that will guide you through the current exhibit as you hunt for the answers, learn about the artwork and artists. Feel free to look into the studios to possibly see artists painting, drawing, printmaking, metalsmithing, at work in the Flame & Kiln Studio or blowing glass in the Hot Shop.

Docent Guided Tour—$30 per group 

(Available Wed.-Sun. open hours during scheduled exhibits, beginning the Wednesday after exhibit opens. Check exhibit schedule for dates. Subject to docent availability.)

This guided tour is filled with fun and facts about the history of the Schack, the artwork in the current exhibit and behind-the-scenes peeks at the Hot Shop, classrooms, mezzanine gallery and studios, and other wonderful parts of the space.

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Ann Maki in “Reawakening” Show

SDA Member Ann Maki has her fiber art show “Reawakenings” at Social Fabric in Bellingham, 1302 Commercial Street, March 3–25.

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Rebecca Wachtman in “Flowers, Fungi, & Flight” Show

SDA member Rebecca Wachtman’s exhibition “Flowers, Fungi, & Flight”  will be at the Pacific Rim Galleria at Bellewood, 3710 Providence Point Drive SE, Issaquah from April 8–28. It will include a variety of silk paintings, as well as a selection of silk and resin sculptures.

Rebecca will be demonstrating silk painting on April 8 from 1 p.m.–2 p.m., and then the opening reception will follow immediately after the demonstration, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Bellewood’s Pacific Rim Galleria is open to the public for the opening reception. If you can’t make the opening reception and want to see the exhibit, Bellewood welcomes visitors and asks that you call to schedule a viewing, 425-391-2880.


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Barbara De Pirro in “Northwest Designer Craftsman” & Bellevue College Gallery Space

SDA member Barbara De Pirro has been challenging her self to create smaller sculptural works. She has work in “Northwest Designer Craftsman” at Vashon Center for the Arts from March 3–30 and at Bellevue College Gallery Space April 12-May 17.


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Unmade Bed: The Exhibit by Debra Calkins

This book is a catalog of the art and viewer responses of the “Unmade Bed” Exhibit, curated by SDA member Debra Calkins.

Prostitution is said to be the oldest profession in the world. The reality is that prostitution is the oldest ongoing abuse. There are many organizations that provide statistical information, such as 80% of the people trafficked in the United States are US citizens; half of them are children; 85% of those children come out of foster care. As a culture, we are in denial, thinking not in our neighborhood, not on our corner.

“Unmade Bed” is an exhibit of visual art that tackled the heart response to the sex slave trade. We, all of us, hold in our hands and hearts the ability to stop this inhumane practice. We can overcome the denial, stop the blaming, take action, provide for the victims and change the world. Available here: https://www.amazon.com/Unmade-Bed-Exhibit-Debra-Calkins/dp/1540542556


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Cover of Sea Unseen Book, showing a microscopic image of Shark Skin.

Sea Unseen by Carla Stehr

SDA member Carla Stehr’s fiber art is often inspired by microscopic images that she photographed with a Scanning Electron Microscope as part of her scientific work as a Fisheries Biologist. Just after she retired, she published a collection of the most artful images taken during 30 years of scientific research. The book was written so that people of all interests could see the microscopic beauty of marine organisms. The book Sea Unseen: Scanning Electron microscopy images from Puget Sound and Beyond, was printed through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Administration by the US Government Printing Office. Below are examples of a few microscopic images and the fiber art inspired by the images.

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Denticles is inspired by a microscopic image of shark skin.

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Scanning Electron Microscope image of the surface of zebrafish skin. Each fish skin cell has microridges arranged in thumbprint-like patterns.

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Fish Skin 2 was inspired by the microscopic image of fish skin.


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You & What Army by Francesca Penchant

You & What Army: Portraits 2016 is a collection of photo illustrations created by SDA member Francesca Penchant. Francesca creates fiber-art costumes, takes self-portrait photographs, and then digitally manipulates them to create various characters.
PDF: http://www.francescapenchant.com/assets/whatarmy.pdf
Print: http://www.blurb.com/b/7640948-you-what-army

She also created a book of 2015 portraits called Fifteen Portraits.
PDF: http://www.francescapenchant.com/assets/fifteenportraits.pdf
Print: https://goo.gl/GBtsUJ

SDA-WA Member Activities March

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SDA member Mary M. Ashton is participating in “In the Gallery—Northwest Designer Craftsmen” March 3–March 30 at Koch Gallery—Vashon Center for the Arts, 19600 Vashon Highway, Vashon Island.

The Koch (pronounced “Kahsh”) Gallery shows work in a wide range of media and subject matter including paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, wood, glass, ceramics and fiber. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10–5, Saturday Noon–5. Hope you can make an excursion and see all of the work of so many excellent artists!


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This Friday in Port Townsend! There will be a reception for the North Peninsula SDA group show “Surface Design at the Carnegie” at the Carnegie Library, from 6–7:30 p.m. One of the artists, Jeannie McMacken, took the following snapshots of the show hanging (and also designed the flyer above).

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SDA-North Peninsula Chapter leader Barbara Houshmand, who curated the “Surface Design at the Carnegie” show, adds a hanging line to a piece for display.

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Northwind Arts Center is responsible for curating the shows at the Carnegie Library. SDA-North Peninsula was chosen to exhibit through June. Northwind volunteer Bill Brennan hangs a series of small fiber art pieces.

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Jean Marie Tarascio, curator of “The ABC of Surface Design” group installation, which is hung in the lower part of the library. All letters were limited to 12 inches in height, and had to be light enough to be suspended from fishing line. They were to be examples of surface design techniques. After the showing at the Carnegie Library, the installation will head to the Port Angeles Library.

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SDA-NP group member Cheri Kopp (left) helps Jean-Marie Tarascio prep the letters for hanging.

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Many hands helped hang the group show. Cheri Kopp’s husband Peter installs the final letter—E. A total of 21 artists created 34 letters that are suspended above the stacks at the Carnegie Library.

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SDA-WA Member Activities February 2017

Schack Art Center Fiber Art Workshops, March 11–April 15

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To complement the Fiber Fusion exhibit, Schack is presenting six SDA-WA member workshops from March 11–April 9.

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Fiber Fusion: Weave a Mini Tapestry
Lois Gaylord
Discover the fun and creative possibilities of this popular craft, while we learn the basics and create a miniature tapestry. Ages 18 & up, Beginner.
Saturday, March 11, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $55, Non-Members $60.

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Textile Painting with Acrylics
Barbara De Pirro
Learn how to transform your textiles simply by using Acrylic paints, mediums and gels. Ages 18 & up, All Levels.
Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Class fees: Members $115, Non-Members $120.

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Modern Batik
Cameron Anne Mason
Learn the ancient art of batik with a modern twist using updated techniques and materials. Ages 16 & up, All Levels.
Friday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Class fees: Members $95, Non-Members $100.

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The Printed Surface: Mark-Making Using Thickened Dye
Cameron Anne Mason
Using fabric as a canvas and thickened dye as a medium, students will make marks with a variety of tools such as stamps, stencils, and silkscreens. Ages 18 & up, All Levels.
Friday, March 31, 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $110, Non-Members $120.

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Silk Painting Workshop for Beginners
Rebecca Wachtman
A fun introduction to fiber art—painting on silk! The students will learn the basics of how to select silks, get them ready to paint, how to paint, how to set their dyes, and how to mount their artwork. Ages 18 & up, Beginner.
Sunday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $55, Non-Members $60.

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Wacky Baskets
Danielle Bodine
Create a personalized random weave basket made out of paper strips. Strips are colored and stamped and then woven into baskets. Ages 6 & up, All Levels.
Sunday, April 9, 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $25, Non-Members $30.

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Random Weave Baskets
Danielle Bodine
Create a unique, personalized basket embellished with natural materials. You will learn to construct a vessel out of flat reed using a random weave basketry technique in this fun, creative workshop. Ages 6 & up, All Levels.
Sunday, April 9, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Class fees: Members $25, Non-Members $30.

 


FibeRevolution at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, September 16–November 15

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The SDA North Peninsula group has been accepted for a non-juried show in the fall at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, September 16–November 15. Opening reception, September 16, 5–7 p.m.

If you are a member of SDA-NP, you are invited to submit new work. All work should not have been shown before on the Peninsula or in our group area (such as Bainbridge Island). The Center can mount work from ceilings, beams, ledges and even outdoors. There will be three Viewer’s Choice cash awards. Work must be for sale. The gallery retains a 40% commission.

There will be an opening reception presentation, and opportunities for lectures and workshops during the exhibition to show fiber art’s breadth and depth. Let’s show what the evolution/revolution of fiber looks like!

More information to come. http://www.pafac.org


Inward Journey, Search for Self, February 5–March 31

Lois Gaylord’s solo show, “Inward Journey, Search for Self” will be at the University Friends Meeting & Friends Center from February 5–March 31. Opening reception, Sunday, February 5, 1–3 p.m. University Friends Meeting & Friends Center, 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. https://www.facebook.com/events/735555793260230/


Swedish Club Weaving Classes, February 7–24

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Lois Gaylord will be teaching weaving at the Swedish Club from February 7–24.

Beginning Weaving
Series of four classes. Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28. 2–4 p.m.
No experience necessary. Learn the basics of working on a loom, from yarn to finished cloth. Use the Club’s looms. Blue card members $89; non-members $112.

Basic Tapestry & Two-Harness Weaving
Series of four classes. Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
No experience necessary. Use the Club’s looms, or bring your own tapestry or rigid heddle loom. Blue card members $89; non-members $112.

To enroll, download a registration form or call the Swedish Club at 206-283-1090. The Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 http://swedishclubnw.org/

Hungarian Felt Tours 2017

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SDA member Flora Carlile-Kovacs is offering two Hungarian felt tours in 2017, after the success among her students of her 2016 Hungarian felt tour!

 

East Hungary Felt Tour 
(April 20–May 1)
12 days

  • Five days of workshops with the best Hungarian felt masters:
    Bottle Holder with Nomadic Design with Mihály Vetró
    Pillow with Prefelt Technique with Gabriella Kovács
    3D Felted Home Decor with Márti Csille
    Felted Jewelry with Judit Pócs
  • Fifth-generation hatmaker Gyula Mihalkó shows his centuries-old processes in Balmazújváros
  • Mihály Vetró presents a slide show and lecture on his field trips to nomadic feltmaker tribes
  • Tour the unique Folk Craft School of Nádudvar
  • Visit the Royal Castle and the outstanding Art Nouveau exhibition of Gödöllő
  • Discover the treasures of Budapest and its contemporary craft markets
  • Experience a Turkish bath

West Hungary Felt Tour 
(May 3–14) 
12 days

  • Five days of workshops with two internationally recognized felt masters:
    Sculptural Hat with Judit Pócs
    Woven Felt Bag
    with Vanda Róbert
  • Visit the old towns of Tata, Győr and Veszprém
  • Visit the 1,000-year-old Pannonhalma Arch Abbey
  • See a guided tour of the Festetics Castle of Keszthely
  • Discover the treasures of Budapest and its contemporary craft markets
  • Experience a Turkish bath

 


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Born in Hungary, Flora Carlile-Kovacs is a felt designer and instructor who teaches felt workshops at the Pacific Northwest Art School on Whidbey Island. She has been selling her work at the Iparos Gallery in Prague since 2005. Her studio is part of the West Seattle Art Walk.

Cost, each tour: $2,550 (not including airfare)
For more info and registration, contact Flora at:
carlile.kovacs@gmail.com
http://www.floranemez.eu

SDA-WA Member Activities January

Maura Donegans piece “Wander” in the VALA Art Center Fiber Fusion show received the most votes for the People’s Choice award. Maura will receive a $50 gift certificate donated by Blick Materials, a sponsor for the show. Congratulations, Maura!

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“Wander” by Maura Donegan. Photographer: Crystal Edwards.

 


SDA Washington’s Working Group, a five-month support group that uses Artists U materials “to build sustainable lives,” has reached the halfway point. Through the working group, artists develop their own strategic plan and learn useful information in reaching their goals. There are four members in the group: SDA artists Arisa Brown, Faith Hagenhofer, Francesca Penchant and Rebecca Wachtman.

Artists U supplies its working groups with the book Making Your Life As an Artist, a workbook, videos, and a curriculum. So far, feedback about the working group has been positive. Francesca says that she likes that “the curriculum and materials are all set up for you and totally free, so it’s easy to do your own group.” Faith says, “I was actually really impressed by some of the simple messages from the book and the reinforcing videos.” She likes getting “the affirmation for project management skills that being an artist has developed in me,” and how Artists U “really parses the steps I need to take to reach toward any goals I may have.” According to Rebecca, “I strongly suggest joining a group if you have the chance!” If you are interested in starting an Artists U group, see http://www.artistsu.org/working.

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Christina Fairley Erickson is conducting a Dye and Embroider Mini-Workshop at Redmond Senior Center on Wednesday, January 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion show. See how you can dye silk fabric in minutes, and then try your hand at some simple embroidery stitches to make a small hand-dyed felt and silk composition. All supplies included in a $5 supply fee payable to Christina. Christina is an award-winning fiber and mixed media artist. Her pieces feature both hand and machine embroidery, as well as hand-dyed and painted fabric. Register by calling 425.556.2300. For more information about the class, see a recent student’s blog post https://ksimonwriterblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/fiber-fusion-workshop/ or email event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com.

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Cynthia Stenz has a solo show at Social Fabric Gallery & Boutique, 1302 Commercial Street in Bellingham, WA through December. See http://www.socialfabricart.com/cynthia-stentz-art-show.html

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Cameron Anne Mason was selected as the feature artist for the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery 2013 Meritage Artist Series wine. She shares this recognition with Dale Chihuly, as well as other distinguished artists. See Chateau Ste Michelle video featuring Cameron here https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=PI7uPedhTrg and Cameron’s blog post http://www.surfacedesign.org/cheers-to-fiber-art/.  Cameron is represented by the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle.

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“Folio One” by Cameron Anne Mason

To find a meeting, see  https://surfacedesignwa.com/meetings/.

SDA-WA Member Activities – Updates For November 2016

Here are our member activities for November 2016:


Deborah Ann, fiber artist extraordinaire and SDA South Central member, has a show at K Brewer Gallery/Salon 10 N 1st St, Selah, WA. Show runs through December 23rd. More information at https://www.facebook.com/surfacedesignwa/photos/pb.329290557097853.-2207520000.1480609440./1536379186388978/?type=3&theater

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Mary Ashton’s studio is a stop on the NEAT (North End Art Tour) this weekend, December 2nd, 4 – 8 p.m., December 3rd and 4th, 10 – 5.  See http://www.neatseattle.com for more information.

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Gay Jensen invites SDA members and their friends to her Annual Holiday Show and Sale (with artist Paul Lewing and jewelry artist Kathy Dannerbeck), December 3rd and 4th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Paul Lewing’s Studio, 105 N. 200th Street, Shoreline, WA, 98133.

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Cathy Wier and Pat Herkel of the North Peninsula SDA group are showing and selling woven scarves and beaded pins.  Come see these talented artists’ work. December 10th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 900 Maple St, Pt Townsend, WA.

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LOCAL SDA MEETINGS

Eastside – Meetings are the third Sunday of the month. Email Crystal Edwards crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com for more information.

North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area)Email gwarner@nwi.net for more information.

North Peninsula – Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month. Email Pat Herkal spherkal@gmail.com for more information.

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and island counties)Fourth Monday of the month.

Seattle – Meetings will rotate from Wednesday daytime to Saturday morning to Wednesday evening. Email Terry Berg tlbartography@yahoo.com or Debbie Eliasen deliasen@gmail.com for more information.

South Central Surface Design Group – Email Vicki Gerton vgerton@gmail.com for more information.

South Sound – Email Faith Hagenhofer faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Whidbey Island – Email Debra Calkins dcalkins@whidbey.com for more information.

Fiber Fusion and SDA
Fiber Fusion Exhibition: SDAFiberFusionShow.org
Surface Design Washington: SurfaceDesignWA.com
Facebook.com/SurfaceDesignWA
Instagram.com/SDAWashington
Twitter.com/SurfaceDesignwa

Surface Design National and International
Website: SurfaceDesign.org
Facebook.com/SurfaceDesign
Instagram.com/surface_design
Twitter.com/surface_design

Member Activities September 2016

Hi SDA-WA!  Here is our member activities for September 2016

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The Unfortunate Life of Miss Irene B – Merit Winner. By Jeannie McMacken.  Poem: After Death

 

Four members of SDA-WA North Peninsula Chapter—Jeannie McMacken, Cathie Wier, Pat Herkal and Cheri Kopp—  were juried into the October show at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend.

 

 

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Current Carry Me. By Jeannie McMacken. Poem: Moon, Horses, and Groundfog

 

The show, Poem Inspired, challenged artists to interpret works inspired by the ten featured poems written by local poets. McMacken also received a Merit Award for her fiber piece. These pieces will be on display through October.

 

 

 

 

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Just A Minnow. By Catherine Wier. Poem: Just A Minnow

 

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Monet’s Garden. By Pat Herkal. Poem: What Monet Means To Me Now.

 

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Life (After Death). By Cheri Kopp. Poem: After Death

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Fiber-Fusion-Logo-Web-400x484Just a reminder that the deadline for the call for art for the regional component of the Fiber Fusion traveling exhibition for Eastside SDA members is October 1st

SDA members living in Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell are eligible to enter.  Pieces can be no larger than 12” on any one side. 

Dates and more information can be found at the SDA WA blogpost https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/08/19/sda-wa-eastside-members-call-for-art/.

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Opening Reception for Surface Speculations

SURFACE SPECULATIONS – 3RD Annual SDA [Surface Design Association] group exhibition is on display October 1st -29th in the North Gallery at Vision 5 in Redmond, WAThis exhibition showcases work from selected members of the local Eastside SDA group. The works of art in this exhibition are beautiful examples of surface design.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Crystal Edwards
GJ Gillespie
Gale Whitney
Louise Roby
Maura Donegan
Rebecca Wachtman
Virginia Franz Turner

CURATOR:
Crystal Edwards

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday October 1st
6:30pm until 8:30pm
Wine and light Hors d’oeuvre will be served

ADDRESS:
Vision 5 North Gallery
8525 163RD CT NE
REDMOND, WA 98052

(For some GPS and Map guiding systems, it is better to search for Vision 5 instead of the address. Vision 5 is off of 164TH AVE NE and NE 85TH ST)

There will also be an artist talk on Sunday, October 16th from 2pm to 5pm at Vision 5 Gallery.

 

SDA-WA Member Activities and Opportunities as of August 2016

Hi SDA-WA!  Here is the latest membership activities and opportunities.

Activities

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Members Sande Wascher-James,Mary Ashton, Danielle Bodine,Lois James,Zia Gipson, Dorothy McGuinness are artists featured in the upcoming show Paper Translations being held at the Kirkland Art Center (620 Market Street, Kirkland, WA) September 17th through November 19th, 2016.

The artists featured in Paper Translations transform the seemingly mundane material of paper by reinterpreting it into complex works of contemporary art through folding, staining, painting, cutting, casting, felting, tearing, sewing, and weaving, merging cultural tradition and personal memory to reintroduce us to paper in ways we have never seen before.

For more information, please see: http://kirklandartscenter.org/eo/events/paper-translations/

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Opportunities

Fiber-Fusion-Logo-Web-400x484Eastside SDA members, your call is open for the Fiber Fusion show.

VALA Art Center SDA Regional Art Show — Entry Deadline 10/1/2016

Entrants must be a current member of the Surface Design Association (SDA) and live/work in the Seattle’s Eastside area (Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell). If there is any question about whether your location qualifies, please write event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com and we will respond. SDA Membership is available at http://www.surfacedesign.org (Click “Join SDA”)

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. Eligible entries are those completed in 2014 to present.

Collaborative pieces will be accepted as long as ALL of the artists are members of SDA-WA

Art can be no larger than 12” wide and 12” high. 3-D items maximum of 12″ deep, need to be able to hang.

For more information, please click here to view the call for art

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Fiber Art Now magazine has an open call for their juried exhibition Excellence in Fibers.

EIF 2016 logo no background.pngYes, Excellence in Fibers is a juried exhibition in print, but this year we’re also having a full exhibition which will be held at the  New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1/25/17-3/19/17

FIVE CATEGORIES:

Wall/Floor Works | Sculptural Works
Vessel Forms/Basketry | Installation Works | Wearables

NEW FOR 2016

  • Twice as many works will be selected and shown
  • There will be five categories, a prize in each category ($300), and a Best in Show prize ($600)
  • Selected works will be shown at the New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

For more information, please see their call for art at: http://www.fiberartnowentry.net/

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016

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Hello Artists!  The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is excited to announce a new 6x6nw-logo-1-300x300exhibition opportunity. And a chance to support the Arts Council at the same time!

Call for Artists: 6X6NW  Deadline: September 30

Registration and participation is open to all — no art background is required.

Hundreds of original artwork made and donated by individuals from all over the Northwest, of all ages and skill levels, will be received.

We hope you will be a part of 6X6NW!

REGISTRATION

Artists must submit the online registration form to participate in 6X6NW.  Works will not be received without prior online registration.  Artists may submit up to 10 unique works.  There is no entry fee to participate as an exhibiting artist.

For more information or to register, please see: http://www.shorelinearts.net/event-program/6x6nwcall/

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sda exhibition in print inaguralDid you know that the SDA has an open call for art?  This call is now open: Crafting Community: SDA 2016 Inaugural International Exhibition in Print

Entry Deadline: 9/15/16  Number of Applications Allowed: 3

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (SDA Members): $20.00
Entry Fee (SDA Non-Members): $45.00

CRAFTING COMMUNITY: SDA 2016 INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL EXHBITION IN PRINT 

EXHIBITION IN PRINT: SDA member and non-member artists working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit work for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal entitled Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print. Selected work will appear in print in the winter 2016 issue of the Surface Design Journal (publication date December 23, 2016).www.surfacedesign.org

GOAL: The goal of this exhibition in print is to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working working with or inspired by fiber/textile materials and techniques. Artists and makers are encouraged to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates the innovative use of textile media, including nontraditional materials and techniques. In addition to traditional 2D and 3D forms, participants are encouraged to submit work that challenges and expands the contemporary definitions of textile/fiber-based art and design, such as digital art (design/animation), time arts (sound/video), performance art, conceptual art, land art, installation art, book art, textile design, fashion design, interior design, product design, and craft-as-social-practice.

Special consideration is given to work engaging the theme of Crafting Community. 2017 will mark Surface Design Association’s 40th anniversary of supporting and promoting contemporary textile/fiber-based art and education. Our dedicated SDA community is composed of passionate artists, designers, collectors, curators, educators, and students of all ages from all over the world. Creative practice grows in exciting new ways when we share what—and why—we make. This exhibition in print celebrates the incredible variety of our members’ most recent artistic achievements, and warmly invites others to add their voices to this inspiring collective conversation.

Works should be completed on or after January 1, 2013. SDA encourages established, emerging, international and student artists to participate.

JOURNAL OVERVIEW: A single guest juror/curator will work with the SDA Journal Editor, Marci McDade, to select all work for inclusion in a comprehensive print and digital edition of the Journal with full and detailed images as well as artist statements and essays addressing context and evolution of trends in contemporary textile arts.

All SDA members may download the complete Journal from SDA website. Artists whose work is selected will receive one complimentary print copy of the Journal. Print and digital versions of the Journal will be available for purchase on SDA website at http://www.surfacedesign.org