Call for a volunteer to teach a 2 hour class in Redmond

Hi SDA-WA!  The Fiber Fusion show will soon be traveling to Redmond where it will reside at VALA.  In conjunction with the show moving to VALA/Redmond, we will have several opportunities to participate in related events.  The first opportunity is to teach (or take!) a class at the Redmond Senior Center.    We will post more about the class once it’s finalized.  If you’re interested in teaching a class, please see the call below!

Call for teachers:

We are looking for a SDA member volunteer to teach a free 2 hour community class/ demonstration in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion exhibition in Redmond. The class will be held at the Redmond Sr Center in a classroom with a sink, so wet processes are possible. The Senior Center has reserved Wednesday November 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for this event. This is an excellent opportunity to try out a class idea, generate potential students for a longer paid class you’re offering, or get some teaching experience on your resume.

Deadline for proposals is Wednesday August 24 at 7 pm. Please send a short description of what you will do / offer and a very short description of yourself. If chosen, these will be published in the Redmond Parks & Recreation catalogue. Please send to event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com

Fiber Fusion Exhibition Venue at Allied Arts Gallery at the Park

Fiber-Fusion-Logo-Web-400x484Yes, it is really going to happen!

SDA WA is going to have a traveling exhibit!

Whether one of your pieces has been accepted in the Fiber Fusion Exhibition or you just want to see the show,  you need to make your plans now to travel to Richland, WA and the Allied Arts Gallery in the Park for the first venue of the traveling show.  The opening reception will be held June 5, 1-3 at the Gallery in the Park, 89 Lee Blvd., Richland, WA 99352.  Awards will be presented and juror Layne Goldsmith will speak about the jury process.   Come expecting beautiful weather in Richland where the temperature ranges from a high of 78˚F and a low of 52˚F, cooling off delightfully at night.  The exhibition runs June 1-23.

Recommended Places to Stay

Hampton Inn, 486 Bradley Blvd, Richland.

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Hampton Inn

For your convenience we have reserved 10 rooms for June 3 and 4 on the river side of this hotel at $159/night for a double queen or $139/night for a king. 

This hotel is a half block from the Allied Arts Gallery.  Don’t wait ─ this is a very busy weekend.  You make your own reservations with your own credit card, no minimum minimum nights stay.  To get the group rate, specify SDA WA; the rooms will go back into general availability after May 10.  Call 509-943-4400 or reserve online at http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/P/PSCRLHX-SDA-20160603/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

Red Lion Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland.

On the Columbia River and a half block the other way from Allied Arts Gallery.  Call 509-946-7611.

 

Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock, Richland.

On the Columbia River and a 5 minute walk to Allied Arts Gallery.  Call 509-946-4661.

 

Days Inn, 615 Jadwin Ave., Richland.

A 10 minute or less walk to Allied Arts Gallery.  Call 509-942-9400.

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1060 George Washington Way, Richland.

A 15 minute or less walk from Allied Arts Gallery.  Call 509-371-1550.

 

What to Do in Richland?

  • RichlandWalkway

    Riverwalk

    Take a SDA WA sponsored workshop.

  • Walk the 22 mile Columbia Riverwalk.
  • Walk to the 28 or so restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and bars within a 15 minute walk of your hotel.
  • Tour some of the over 200 wineries in the area. Drive yourself or book a tour through A+ Pacific Limousine service at http://www.limo01.com/winetours.html, 509-585-7717; or Four Star Limousine tours, http://www.fourstarlimos.com/wine.html, 509-521-7849; or http://www.fruitofthevinetours.com, 509-546-1044.
  • Take a kayak or canoe tour on the Columbia River. Call Columbia Kayak Adventures at 509-947-5901, http://www.columbiakayakadventures.com.
  • Visit the USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park, Port of Benton Blvd., Richland 99354.
  • Visit the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, 1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352. For hours call 509-943-4100, http://www.visitthereach.org.
  • Visit the Richland Farmers’ Market Fridays 9-1, corner of Lee Blvd. and The Parkway, a 10 walk or less from the recommended hotels above.

Richland

 

For More Information, please see:       http://www.visittri-cities.com

Attention Eastern WA & Vancouver WA!

Attention Eastern WA & Vancouver WA!

BE SEEN THIS JUNE!

alliedartsgallery_smHere’s another chance to be part of Fiber Fusion. Eastern WA and Vancouver, WA -area members are invited to submit up to two pieces of art to be displayed in a non-juried regional exhibition. Held in conjunction with our juried Fiber Fusion traveling exhibition in June.

This bonus opportunity provides members a space at Allied Arts in Richland where your work will be seen by all those attending the state-wide show. Best of Region award to be given. You’ll benefit from the exposure and publicity. Be part of the Event of the Year for Washington state SDA members. At least one piece is guaranteed to be displayed. Be part of this exciting event. Deadline: April 30 photo submission.

For more info or to enter the show, please see: Allied Arts Regional Non-Juried Art Show

SDA-WA Member Activities – Updates For March 2016

Member Activities (and a few other reminders)

Hi SDA-WA!

Our members are a busy bunch!  Just a reminder – if you would like your activities and events posted on our blog or Facebook page, please send an email to blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com with your event or activity information, your contact info, and a good photo or two or three of your event, activity, art, or yourself!

Gay Jensen and Dorothy McGuinness

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Dorothy McGuinness

 

Gay and Dorothy both have pieces in the 20th Juried Art Exhibit at the Schack. For more information, see:

JURIED ART EXHIBIT

March 10 – April 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 5-8pm
Awards Presentation at 6:30pm

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Gay Jensen

Sponsored by the City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission

This biennial collection of Northwest artists features a wide variety of mediums to produce an eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit. Jurors: James Arrabito, Chris Hopkins, and Verena Schwippert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nan Leaman & the Whidbey Island Surface Design Group

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Nan Leaman

Nan and WISD are showing some of their works at the La Connor Quilt Museum in the show Beyond The Surface.   Beyond the Surface includes artwork using fiber and fabric as the basis for the work. Each artist has their own unique style and the process used to accomplish their work is as varied as the individual piece. Techniques include:  dyeing, wrapping, felting, stitching, weaving, image transfer, beading, quilting, painting, printing, and collage.

For more information, see: http://www.laconnerquilts.org/beyond-the-surface.html

Nan also has works on display at:

  • The Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, Santa Fe NM
  • The Flying Shuttle, Seattle WA
  • Artworks Gallery, Whidbey Island, WA

 

Diane Williams

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Diane Williams

Diane is an artist participating in the Real Change Portrait Project.  Her work (along with many others) will be on display at Seattle City Hall from March 1st through the end of April 2016.  The opening reception is March 1st,  from 2-4pm.   Since the project began about four years ago, more than 30 artists have volunteered to paint a portrait of a Real Change vendor.

“I made a portrait quilt for the Real Change Portrait Project. It features 30 Real Change vendors on a city street like grid surrounded by crazy quilt scraps  All seams are exposed and the binding is wonky because homelessness is not neat and finished. The quilting goes every which way because homelessness is crazy and unpredictable. It was featured on the cover of Real Change during the Winter Fund Drive in 2013.”

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

Caryl says “I’m very pleased to announce that I will be escorting a quilters safari to Kenya in January of 2017.  Please join me to see the fabrics and fiber arts of Africa as well as the amazing wildlife and culture in this beautiful country.  This is a deluxe tour with professional guides, great accommodations, and only four people per Land Rover on the game spotting runs.

There will even be a couple of afternoons when we can fit in a quilting presentation or two.  You can find all of the details and book online at Craft Tours http://www.crafttours.com/trips/?page=africa_caryl_0117

Here is your brochure:
http://www.bryerpatch.com/news/Kenya2017/Kenya2017.pdf

Here are details of the itinerary:
http://www.bryerpatch.com/news/Kenya2017/KenyaItinerary.pdf

I hope you can join me.

Caryl

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And yes, it’s another reminder for all of our members!

The Fiber Fusion Traveling Art Show call-for-art closes on March 20th.  That’s only 3 weeks away!   Don’t let this great opportunity pass you by!

Click here to access the entry form: http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/fiber-fusion-entry-form/

 

 

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Are you a SDA Member and would like to see your news posted here?

If so, please send us an email by the 15th of each month to: blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com

Please include:

  • Your name and contact info
  • your event or activity (please include the location, dates, and the times of your events!)
  • The website for your event if your event has one
  • A picture that you want included (or two or three – we may not use them all, but it’s nice to have options!)   **NOTE – it is wonderful to have a picture of your artwork and a picture of you as well!
  • A breif write-up/description of the event and/or artwork

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Just a quick reminder about a great opportunity for quilters to attend a Quilt Art Symposium occuring in Tacoma, WA in April!

quiltartsymposiumA Gathering of Art Quilters

Quilt Art Symposium promises to shine a light on the future of Quilt Art with three leading speakers, a luncheon, an artist-led tour of the CQA exhibit, and an opening party.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma WA

Tickets are $75 +available here

Please help CQA by spreading the word about this quilt community event.

http://quiltartsym.com/

 

SDA Member Activities

SDA Member Activities

Jane Dunnewold

2016_01DunnewoldJane will be in the Northwest for a book signing of her latest book, Creative Strength Training in August.  She is also available to conduct a workshop the weekend of August 20-21st.  Her description of the workshop: Spend a day immersed in the strategies of the Creative Strength Training Program. This is lots of fun but is also instructive! Become a better artist by knowing more about yourself. Dismantle your Committee. Play and work simultaneously! No experience needed because you already have all the experience you need!  Are there members who would like to help facilitate this workshop by finding a meeting facility and a place for Jane to stay overnight?  If so, contact me, Barb Matthews, at bjmatthews76@comcast.net.

NW Collage Society

Man and Nature, Margaret Wheeler

Man and Nature, Margaret Wheeler

Solo

Solo,Gay Jensen

Cyndi Wolfe

The Past Increases, The Future Recedes, Cyndi Wolfe

Margaret C. Wheeler, Cyndi Wolfe and Gay Jensen had artwork selected by juror Joan Stuart Ross for inclusion in the Northwest Collage Society Winter Show at the Washington Convention Center.  The show opens January 16 and runs until March 26, 2016.  The Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony is Thursday February 11 from 7pm-9pm, and all SDA members are invited to attend.  For more information:

http://www.nwcollagesociety.org/shows.htm

Cameron Anne Mason

2016_01MasonLearn the key to a world of color on fabric!

My upcoming workshop, Dyeing for Quilters (and other people who love fabric), is just two weeks away. In this workshop you will learn all the basics for using fiber reactive dyes (Procion MX). These dyes are inexpensive and versatile and are the most light-fast, color-fast, and safe dyes available on the market.

We will start with basic dye chemistry and color theory for dyers and then use that knowledge as a base for exploration. We will focus on using cotton but you can also bring silk or any cellulose fiber fabric for your own exploration. Dyeing for Quilters (and other people who love fabric), Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31, 10am-4pm. Optional Open Studio Day, Monday, February 1, 10am-4pm. Get more information and sign up for this and other upcoming workshops on the Workshops page of my website, cameronannemason.com. Or contact me directly if you have questions.

Barbara Lee Smith

2016_01SmithThe Gallery at Tacoma Community College, 6501 South 19th Street, Building 4, Tacoma, WA  98466, January 4- February 5, 2016

 

Whidbey Island Surface Design                         

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Beyond the Surface January 4- March 27, 2016 La Conner Quilt Museum

Beyond the Surface includes artwork using fiber and fabric as the basis for the work. Each artist has their own unique style and the process used to accomplish their work is as varied as the individual piece. Techniques include:  dyeing, wrapping, felting, stitching, weaving, image transfer, beading, quilting, painting, printing, and collage.

 

 

 

 

Pamela Hastings  

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Pamela and her subject Diane Williams infront of Diane’s portrait, photographer: JMcMacken

The show is of my portraits from Hot Flash Women Series and some fiber/mixed media sculptures, one 9.5 feet tall, at the Port Angeles Public Library, January-March 2016, open every day except Sunday, 10am til 8 Mon-Thurs, 10-5 Friday and Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

2016_01FallertCARYL BRYER FALLERT-GENTRY: 40 YEARS OF COLOR, LIGHT, & MOTION
My new 58-quilt retrospective opens next week at the University Museum, Ole Miss. Oxford, Mississippi.
Opening reception and artist’s talk: Thursday, January 28, 6 pm, Exhibition dates: January 26-April 16, 2016.
www.bryerpatch.com, caryl@bryerpatch.com

Eve Deisher and Lanny Bergner

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Forest Moonlight, Eve Deisher,, photographer: BMatthews

Here and There: Topographic Conversations with Morris Graves – Museum of NW Art, La Conner, WA, January 9, 2016 to March 17, 2016. Here and There engages viewers in a discussion between Morris Graves, eight contemporary artists, and their environments. In addition to works by these eight artists, the exhibit features two pieces created by Graves while he was living in both Skagit and Humboldt Counties. Not only did these artists live in the same topographical regions as Graves, they are also contemplating the natural world and its ability to inspire creativity.

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The Starlight Within,  The Wizards Chamber, Seeking Morris: Star Gazing, Lanny Bergner, photographer: BMatthews

 

 

 

See more at: http://monamuseum.org/exhibition/here-and-there-topographic-conversations-morris-graves#sthash.DC0BT8Ud.dpuf See more at: http://monamuseum.org/exhibition/here-and-there-topographic-conversations-morris-graves#sthash.yHNyj0hn.dpuf

 

 

Are you a SDA Member and would like to see your news posted here?

Email bjmatthews76@comcast.net by the 15th of the month.

Fiber Fusion Entry Form Now Live!

HeaderImage1Time flies.  It doesn’t seem like that long ago when talking about a traveling exhibition here in Washington state was just a dream a few committed surface design artists had.  But now, it’s becoming reality!  As of today, the entry form for the Fiber Fusion exhibition is now open!

http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/fiber-fusion-entry-form/

Get Ready, Get Set, DYE!

Get Ready, Get Set, DYE!

Please note that each artist can enter up to four pieces and there are four spaces on the form.  However, if you make an entry and then later want to enter another piece, you can come back and enter the additional piece(s), so long as you don’t enter more than four total.  If you’ve already paid your $30 entry fee, you don’t have to pay it again.

While opening up for entries may seem like a big step, our executive team has even more in mind!  We’ll be releasing a call for proposals for teachers for each of the venues, a call for regional art to go along with each gallery or art center, not to mention fundraising to put on the best SDA shows possible.

There's still plenty of time to make artwork for Fiber Fusion- Deadline is March 20, 2016!

There’s still plenty of time to make artwork for Fiber Fusion- Deadline is March 20, 2016!

 

Do you know someone or a company that might be interested in contributing?  We’d love to get sponsors and donors to support our publicity, juried prizes, transportation between venues, and educational components.  And the grand-daddy of it all… if we can raise the money… we’d love to have a beautiful print catalog of the exhibition!

 

If you or someone you know is able to help us out, please go to:

http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/make-a-donation/

You can use your PayPal or even just do a secure online payment with a credit card through PayPal without having to sign up for a PayPal account.

Special Thanks to Claire Jones for doing such a wonderful job on the Fiber Fusion website, as well as the fantastic volunteers working behind the scenes to set everything up for this incredible opportunity!

 

 

Regional Shows within Fiber Fusion – Guest Blogger Vicki Gerton

richland1 For those of us in Eastern Washington, the regional show at the Gallery in the Park in Richland, part of the Fiber Fusion SDA exhibit, is just around the corner. With the entry date in mid-April, we are feeling rushed. We are all excited about having a show of this quality make its first stop in the Tri-Cities in June. And since a number of the members of our group are new to surface design, we are excited that a component of the show is the regional, non-traveling, section that will not be subject to the rigid judging process. It will give those of us with less experience a chance to try our wings. We are fortunate that the Allied Arts Gallery in the Park will be large enough to accommodate all 25 of the regional designated pieces.

In the hopes that your group will get as excited as we in the South Central Group are about entering a piece in the regional part of the Fiber Fusion exhibit, I am sharing a few of our works “in progress.” Mardine Campbell has a beautiful piece of silk which she screen printed while still living in Florida. richland2Mardine grew up here in Eastern Washington and says the colors remind her our beautiful sunsets. She intends to embellish the silk with beads, silk thread, stitching, and perhaps foil.

Barb Sherrill, who is retiring after having spent the last twenty years of her life supporting her family by selling her hand painted cottons and quilt patterns at quilt shows, now has time to use some of her unique hand-painted fabrics in stitched and embellished fabric collages. In the photo at right, it looks like the piece is almost complete, but everything is just pinned on for photo purposes.

Barb has two more pieces she is considering submitting.richland3

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richland5Judy Rice, who is a master weaver as well as dyer, has several “in progress” pieces she is contemplating entering into the regional show. One is a tapestry, one is a weaving project, and one is a hand dyed piece using resist methods which she is in the process of embellishing.

richland6For each Regional show that coincides with Fiber Fusion, there will be space for an estimated 25 pieces which will not travel. Those entering the Regional show will have to submit an entry form and a photo so that the galleries will know how many pieces to expect. The galleries may have different maximum sizes according to space available. If there are more pieces than the gallery has available space, some pieces will have to be excluded. There will be a panel of three which will review the submissions and exclude pieces, if that becomes necessary. Each entrant will be allowed to submit up to three pieces into the Regional show. The deadline for submitting into the Regional show will be after the deadline for the Traveling and Juried part of the show. It will be staggered according to the opening date of the specific gallery. As of this writing, the submission dates are as follows: Richland 4/15/16, Redmond 9/1/16 and Port Townsend and Everett 11/1/16. We hope you all will consider submitting pieces in the Regional show nearest you as well as the traveling show.

Make sure to check out the Fiber Fusion website at: http://www.sdafiberfusionshow.org/