New Fiber Fusion Exhibition Website for WA SDA

fiber fusion show

Our 2016-2017 Traveling exhibition now has its own website!  Go to http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/ to see it.  The entry form will be up there on January 15 and entries are due by March 20, 2016.  Thanks to SDA member Claire Jones for doing such a beautiful job on putting this together.

We also have had our first donations and sponsors come in.  We’re pleased to announce that on top of our jurors’ prize awards, the ‘Deb Taylor Spirit of Exploration Award’ is being funded courtesy of Gay Jensen and Bud Taylor.  We’ve also received a small event grant from SDA national- thanks to Pat Herkal for leading this up with the grant proposal.  Our donation button will be added to the website soon, but please feel free to contact us if you’d like to contribute towards the exhibition.  The more money we can raise, the more we can do (we’d love to get a professional catalog printed of Fiber Fusion!)

If you haven’t ever entered a juried show, this is a terrific opportunity to learn the process. We’re planning to do several blog posts to help our membership and readers learn all you need to know for completing and submitting a show entry.  Please let us know if there are specific topics you’d like us to cover.

We’d love your comments and suggestions on the website, as well as any questions you might have on the process.

Pad Your Artistic Resume by helping out!

Searching Song Instrument by Danielle Bodine

Searching Song Instrument by Danielle Bodine

Not only is this an opportunity for exhibiting your artwork, it’s also a place where you can contribute a little of your time and talent!  Each location (Richland, Redmond, Port Townsend, and Everett) will need a crew of volunteers… even if you can’t oversee a complete area, let us know if there is a part of the job where you’d be able to help. Here are some areas we could use some assistance:

Local Operations Chair –Sees that artwork is checked in, finds volunteer to store packing material, assists in the installation, finds volunteers for the reception, assisting at the workshops and presentations, counting of ballots, signage, placement of postcards. Repackage art for transport, store art, transport to next venue. Send thank you notes.

Local area PR and Marketing—Sees that lists of newspapers, association newsletters, galleries, stores, and interested individuals are developed.  Prior to the event, coordinate flyer or postcards to stores in the locale. Find reader-boards and volunteers to distribute with posters and balloons for the opening reception and take down after the reception.

Portfolio—Develops portfolio of artists’ photos of art and artist statements.

Fundraising–Send letters out to list of companies targeted as potential donors, followup, write credit information for promotional materials.

Catalog—Arranges for professional photographer to take images at first venue, develops catalog with lead article, jurors’ statements, artists’ photos, and artists’ statements.  Works with printer through completion of catalog.

Please feel free to share your thoughts here in the comments.  We’re looking forward to seeing the fantastic range of artwork from our members in 2016.

Happy Solstice and Holidays,

Christina Fairley Erickson, Executive Director WA SDA Fiber Fusion Exhibition and Barb Matthews, WA state SDA Representative

 

SDA WA Artist Activities

Gay Jensen

2015_Nov_Linear_Gay JensenGay Jensen invites SDA members and their friends to her Annual Holiday Show and Sale, December 5th and 6th from 10am-5pm, at Paul Lewing’s Studio, 105 N. 200th Street in Shoreline.  Gay will be exhibiting a large selection of her fiber/mixed media artworks, baskets and more.  Artist Paul Lewing and jewelry artist Kathy Dannerbeck will also be showing their work.  Festive cookies will be served, come join the fun!

Barbara O’Steen

Barbara O’Steen, has a piece in the Best of the Fest at La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum that continues thru November 22. The piece is “Parched” which won first place in the category “Fiber Art – Constructed” in their recent Fall Festival show. It is made of recycled materials, mostly torn canvas with ink-drawn insects hiding here and there, approximately 6′ T x 4′ W. 2nd place in the Fiber Art category was Propagation by Patti Bleifuss.  http://www.laconnerquilts.org/2015-quilt–fiber-arts-festival-awards.html

Lois Gaylord

2015_Nov_GaylordOddmall: The Emporium of the Weird returns to the Holiday Inn Hotel Downtown-Everett on November 21st and 22nd 2015. Show hours are 10-6 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday.
Learn more on our website: http://www.oddmall.co
Free Admission
Over 100 Artists, Crafters, and Santa Claus makes an early appearance!
Santa Hours are 12-5 each day
5 Photo’s with Santa only $10!!! (Digitally delivered)

 

Cameron Anne Mason

AppleMark

I’m opening my studio for hands-on dye action!
Batik Silk Scarves is a fun, fast 3-hour workshop, perfect for the Holiday Season. You can make up to four unique silk scarves, or share the gift of an experience by signing up with a friend or loved one. Workshops are $60-$90, depending on how many scarves you make. A hand-made, luxurious silk scarf makes the perfect gift for that special person on your list!
Private sessions for 6 or more are also available for Holiday parties.

Click here to go to the Workshops page on my web-site for more information. http://www.cameronannemason.com/

Zia Gipson and Brenda Lovie

2015_Nov_Gipson 2015_Nov_LovieSeattle Sampling Tour
December 4, 5 & 6, 2015
Seattle Sampling is Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts tour celebrating over 25 years of fabulous arts & crafts!http://www.seattlesampling.com/

48 of Seattle’s top professional craftspeople, join to share their locally and nationally recognized work for a 3-day holiday weekend. Select studios also showing Dec 12th and Dec 19th.

This free, self–guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments.
First Choice Friday
December 4th
4–9 pm
Join us for the sneak preview
of each Studio’s offering!

Open Studios
Saturday and Sunday
December 5th & 6th
10am – 5pm

Second Chance Saturdays
December 12th and/or December 19th
See map for participating studios and times

Mary Ashton

2015_Nov_AshtonRexville Grange Art Show near Mt. Vernon.

November 13-15, November 21-22.
See details and map at http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com

 

North End Arts Tour (NEAT).

New studios and artists have been added for 2015!
Come take the free self-guided 2015 North End Arts Tour (NEAT).
Evening opening Friday, Dec 4, 5-8pm, Sat and Sun, Dec 5-6, 10am-5pm. Download the map and passport from the website http://www.neatseattle.com. Get all seven studio stamps on your passport by Sunday, Dec 6, for a chance to win one of three gift cards. See website for details.

“Fiber Fusion” Call for Entry!

Fiber Fusion Exhibition- artwork "Fertile Feilds" detail by Larkin Van Horn

“Fertile Fields” (detail) by Larkin Van Horn

The Washington Surface Design Association (WA SDA) has just published the prospectus to our upcoming traveling exhibition. With four galleries over the course of 10 months, we’re looking for the best examples of surface design from our talented members.  For more information go to:

http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/

We will be releasing more information as quickly as possible, but hope this will get you thinking, creating and making now!

We’d also love to get some more input and ideas from our members.  Areas we’d like some help include: PR/Marketing, Budget/Fund-Raising, Managing Entries, and Educational Opportunities.  If you’re available, please contact our WA State Rep: Barbara Matthews or Exec. Director of the Exhibition, Christina Fairley Erickson.

Eastside SDA opens “Fiber Fantasy” at Vision 5

Artists Christina Fairley Erickson, Crystal Edwards, and Rebecca Wachtman at the exhibition opening.

Artists Christina Fairley Erickson, Crystal Edwards, and Rebecca Wachtman at the exhibition opening.

FIBER

"Sunset" by Crystal Edwards.  Painted yarn and wood.  30" x 40" x 1"

“Sunset” by Crystal Edwards. Painted yarn and wood. 30″ x 40″ x 1″

FANTASY, the 2nd Annual SDA [Surface Design Association] Eastside group exhibition is on display during the month of October 3rd – 31st in the North Gallery at Vision 5. This 20 piece exhibition of is designed to build awareness of fiber art in our community. The selected fiber artwork is chosen for its ability to lead the viewer into contemplation of fantasies, and its ability to act as a spark for the viewer’s own creativity. The diversity of the work showcases a small selection of the vast array of that is Surface Design.

Curator Crystal Edwards with her piece "Galaxy" made from painted yarn.

Curator Crystal Edwards with her piece “Galaxy” made from painted yarn.

SDA Member, Crystal Edwards has put together this group show, featuring the work of 6 Eastside SDA members: Liz Copeland, Maura Donegan, Crystal Edwards, Christina Fairley Erickson, Louise Roby, and Rebecca Wachtman.

"Magnolia's Life Recycled" by Rebecca Wachtman.  Silk painting; mounted canvas.  26.25" x 20.25" x 1.75"

“Magnolia’s Life Recycled” by Rebecca Wachtman. Silk painting; mounted canvas. 26.25″ x 20.25″ x 1.75″

There will be an Artist’s talk at the Eastside SDA meeting on Sunday, October 11th from 2- 5pm.  

"Fern Fantasy" by Liz Copeland.  Stitched Fabric Collage. 20" x 16" x 2"

“Fern Fantasy” by Liz Copeland. Stitched Fabric Collage. 20″ x 16″ x 2″

It will feature and open discussion with artist and guests about the artwork and its creation.  ALL SDA members and guests are welcome to attend.

ADDRESS:
8525 163RD CT NE
REDMOND, WA 98052

 

Note: 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

"Beginning" by Maura Donegan.  Materials: Silk organza, rayon thread.  16.5" x 16.5"

“Beginning” by Maura Donegan. Materials: Silk organza, rayon thread. 16.5″ x 16.5

Vision 5 is open to the public from Mon-Friday 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am – 3pm.

"Hijab Misconceptions" by Christina Fairley Erickson.  Made to reveal the misconceptions that Western women have about women who wear the Hijab... the idea that Hijabi's wouldn't like Victoria's Secret as much as a woman who isn't covered.

“Hijab Misconceptions” by Christina Fairley Erickson. Made to reveal the misconceptions that Western women have about women who wear the Hijab… the idea that Hijabi’s wouldn’t like Victoria’s Secret as much as a woman who isn’t covered.

"Complications" by Louise Roby.  Materials: Basket lid, beads & string.  21" x 16"

“Complications” by Louise Roby. Materials: Basket lid, beads & string. 21″ x 16″

WA SDA Exciting News!

Felt Leaves by Christina Fairley Erickson

Felt Leaves by Christina Fairley Erickson

We’ve had some fantastic behind-the-scenes work being done by some of our membership… all with the end goal of putting on a traveling exhibition in Washington state in 2016-2017.  We’re now in final negotiations with several galleries throughout the state and will be releasing the prospectus to our membership in October.  Thanks to our steering committe and advisory committee members for putting the time and forethought into making this an amazing opportunity for SDA artists in our state!

Now it’s time to put out a request for additional involvement.  As the saying goes, “Many hands make work light,” we’d like YOU to be on the forefront of this exhibition.  Here are some of the volunteer jobs we need filled:

  • Education Lead
  • PR & Marketing Lead
  • Finance/Budget Lead
  • Graphic Designer
  • Email Coordinator
  • Website Manager
  • Preparation for Jury

Do you have any skills that might contribute in these areas?  Even if you don’t want to take up the lead, we’d love to have you be involved!  Please contact Christina Fairley Erickson, Executive Director of the WA SDA Traveling Exhibition, at 425-753-4625 or event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com for questions on how you can be involved.

We’ll also be looking at having specific participation from the local area groups in the general area where each gallery is located.  More on that soon!

Member Exhibit, Sharon Rowley

 

Universal Sun, Sharon Rowley

Universal Sun, Sharon Rowley

 

 

July 25 & 26

1 pm – 4 pm

“Full of Spirit” exhibit

Sharon Rowley’s studio:

19308 22nd Ave NW, Shoreline, WA

 

 

This summer, the afternoons of July 25 & 26, Sharon Rowley will be exhibiting her work of the past 3 years at her studio in Richmond Beach. Many of her new organza-covered pieces will be on display. Also enjoy her unique prayer flags which flew during the 2013 SDA conference at Jane Dunnewold’s San Antonio studio.

Sharon@rowleyart.com

Emerging, Sharon Rowley

Emerging, Sharon Rowley

www.rowleyart.com

SDA Washington: Art Shows, Workshop, Congratulations, Call for Art

 

Art Shows —

April 1-May 1st, 2015 Beyond Blue Collaborative Pieces by Fiber 19

Sidney Art Gallery and Museum 202 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366, (360) 876-3693

Collaborative, various artists from Fiber 19

Collaborative pieces, various artists, Fiber 19

An eclectic show of Fiber Art by Fiber 19 graduates of the UW Fiber Certificate program and associates. Seven SDA members are in the show: Debra Calkins, Kaylin Frances, Barbara Matthews, Louise Roby, Deborah Taylor, Terry Berg, and Rebecca Wachtman.

 

 

Spring Rain by Gay Jensen

Spring Rain by Gay Jensen

April 23-May 30, 2015   Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art  

Opening reception April 23, 5pm-8pm. Ongoing hours:  Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5.  Schack Art Center , 2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA

This show celebrates the awareness of the environment and inspires environmental issues when creating art.  Participating SDA artists are: Barbara De Pirro and Gay Jensen

 

 

April 1 – June 28, 2015, Revealing the Hidden

Deb Taylor, Arcane Pathways I

Deb Taylor, Arcane Pathways I

Location: La Conner Quilt And Textile Museum, 703 South Second Street, La Conner, WA

Artist Reception: Saturday April 18, 3:00- 5:00 PM

This is an exhibit of contemporary textile art curated by the Contemporary QuiltArt Association.

SDA members juried into this show include Mary Berdan, Patti Bleifuss, Bonnie Bucknam, Christina Fairley Erickson, Sonia Grasvik, Gay Jensen, Barbara Nepom, Barbara O’Steen, Helen Remick, Sharon Rowley, Carla Stehr, Cynthia Stentz, Katherine Sylvan, Deb Taylor and Colleen Wootton.

March 20-June 28, 2015, The Northwest Collage Society 2015 Spring Show: Adornment

Judith Noble, Business Attire, winner of a merit award.

Judith Noble, Business Attire

Judith Noble, Business Attire

Bellevue Art Museum, Community Education Gallery

Four members of the Surface Design Association have art in this show: Gay Jensen, Barbara Matthews, Judith Noble, and Margaret Wheeler.

 

 

 

 

April 18th, Stash Fest, La Conner Civic Garden Club 10AM – 5PM
La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 South 2nd Street, La Conner WA 98257, (across the street from the Museum).  Several SDA members are the featured artists: Ann DarlingEclectic Global Fabrics and Designer Clothing, Cameron  Anne Mason–Whirlwind Hand Dyesand Accessories, and Bonnie Bucknam, Handwerk Textiles,Bags, Totes, Hand-Dyed Vintage Linens & Textiles, Global Textiles.

Workshop—

May 10, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm Jean Williams Cacicedo, Notan, the Dynamics of Design

Jean Williams Cacicedo

Jean Williams Cacicedo

Jean Williams Cacicedo

ArtX in Pt Townsend.  Building 306, Fort Worden campus. Cost of the workshop is $95 to SDA, CQA and Port Townsend Wearable Art Show artists and $110 to Non-affiliates.  (A portion of the fee will be given to the Fund for Women & Girls.)  Please contact Jeannie McMacken, Jeannie@blueheartstudio.com.

 

 

Congratulations–

Barbara Houshmand, Three x Three

Barbara Houshmand, Three x Three

Barbara Houshmand’s piece Three x Three was accepted into “Fantastic Fibers” Fiber art show in Paducah, Kentucky.  Barbara says, “This quilt is made of my hand dyed antique kimono silks, hand dyed vintage Italian silks and hand dyed cottons.  I was inspired to make this quilt to maximize texture, color and character of each bit of cloth I used. The three bowls and three circles tend to bring order to a somewhat chaotic background.”

 

Call for Art—

April 15, 2015 Call for Entries to the SDA Materialities  1st International juried members’ exhibition and catalog is now open. Juror Namita Gupta Wiggers will select work that answers the question: “What do textiles/fibers and their associated processes offer artists that cannot be achieved in other media?”

Future Posts—

If you would like to see your show, sale, event, workshop, brag, or call for art in this blog.  Please send the date and time, title of show/sale/event/workshop/brag, the location, a short description, and the name(s) of SDA members participating to Barbara Matthews bjmatthews76@comcast.net and Deb Taylor debet@uw.edu by the 20th of the month for publication in the 1st week of the next month.