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.

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SDA-WA Member Activities November

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“Please Touch” Exhibit in Seattle

Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
October 5–28

A/NT Gallery Seattle Center
November 4–27

SDA-WA members Terry Berg, Barbara O’Steen, Therese Stein and Becky Wachtman have pieces in “Please Touch: A Tactile Art Exhibition at Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts. The reception was October 13.

An “Arpilleras” exhibit is also on display to touch. Fresia Valdivia, assisted by SDA member Terry Berg, taught a group of women every Saturday for 12 weeks to choose recycled materials, design, hand sew and embellish 18 x 18 fabric squares. Each woman interpreted and translated photos from the January 21 Women’s March into social justice statements.

Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
2919 Rainier Ave
Seattle, WA 98144

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“Ceremonial Object” by Therese Stein

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“Welcome” by Becky Wachtman


 

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“I Love You Are You Okay” by Cicelia Ross-Gotta​

Cicelia Ross-Gotta at Gramma Poetry

Gramma Poetry
October–November

Also starting Thursday, October 5, SDA member Cicelia Ross-Gotta​ had an opening at Gramma Poetry for the exhibition of “I Love You Are You Okay,” her 2017 University of Washington Sculpture MFA thesis installation.

The installation will be up through October and November, with a collaborative performative event happening with/around the installation at Gramma Poetry Saturday, November 11 with artist Michael Swaine. Her installation and statement are featured here, on Gramma weekly.

Gramma Poetry
300 S. Washington St., Unit Z
Seattle, WA 98104


 

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“Fossil Fantasy #1” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry Quilt Presentation in Port Angeles

On October 15, SDA-WA member Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry presented “Fine Art Quilts: Inspiration, Creative Process & Techniques” at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.

This was in conjunction with the current SDA-North Peninsula chapter show “Fibe(R)evolution,” at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center through November 15.

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
http://www.pafac.org/
360-457-3532

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry


 

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“Ebey Slough” by Tesi Vaara

Tesi Vaara on Create Whimsy

SDA-WA member Tesi Vaara 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 live.” Interview here.


 

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A recent Lois Gaylord show booth in Portland

Lois Gaylord at Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show & Sale

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Show & Sale
St. Mark’s Cathedral
October 26–28

SDA member Lois Gaylord will be vending at the Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show & Sale. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund the guild’s volunteer outreach program and to bring internationally-known artists to Seattle to educate members of the guild and the public.

Thursday, October 26
5 pm – 8 pm
Friday, October 27
10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, October 28
10 am – 5 pm

St. Mark’s Cathedral in Capitol Hill
Lower Level, Bloedel Hall
1245 10th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98121

Parking and entrance to the sale are free. Enter at the back of the parking lot.


 

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“Royal Brushlets” by Danielle Bodine. 21″ & 22″H x 2.5″D. Cast mulberry paper, brushes, coiled waxed linen, beads.
(Photo: Michael Stadler)

MUSEO Gallery Gift Show 2017

MUSEO
November–December
Reception: Saturday, November 4, 5–7 p.m.

SDA-WA members Danielle Bodine, Nancy Loorem and Teri Jo Summer will be exhibiting their artwork along with other gallery artists in the Whidbey Island MUSEO Annual Holiday Gift Show “Gifts Large and Small.” The opening reception will be Saturday, November 4, 5–7 p.m.

MUSEO
215 First Street
Langley, WA 98260
360.221.7737
http://www.museo.cc


 

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“Lost Count” by Cheri Kopp

Cheri Kopp Collage Workshop in Port Townsend

Port Townsend School of the Arts
November 18–19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

SDA-North Peninsula member and visual artist Cheri Kopp is leading a workshop designed to exercise your creative muscle via series of process-based exercises. Explore your creative process with an immersive weekend class on the Olympic Peninsula.

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.

Learn more and register here: https://ptschoolofthearts.org/classes/collage-studies-with-cheri-kopp-november  All materials, supplies and tools provided. Contact Cheri with questions: studio@cherikopp.com.

Port Townsend School of the Arts
Building 306
Fort Worden campus
Port Townsend

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“Perpetual Mourning” by Cheri Kopp


 

Barbara De Pirro Current and Upcoming Events

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“Nests” in Shoreline
August–December

A temporary environmental installation within an urban forest in Washington state. These 30 sculptures are woven out of the invasive ivy that strangles both our urban & rural forests. Each nest has then been harmoniously installed throughout South Woods Park in Shoreline.

South Woods Park
2210 NE 150th St, Shoreline, WA
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“Bloom” at Sally D. Francisco Gallery
Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, New Jersey
September 16–October 29

Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts
March 29 – June 9, 2018

“Bloom” is traveling the country as part of the National Basketry Organization’s “All Things Considered: Basketry in the 21st Century” show. It is the ninth in a series of juried biennial exhibitions intended to show the full spectrum of work currently being executed by well-known and emerging artists in the United States. From black bamboo to reclaimed plastics, the 70 artworks included in the show represent a broad range of approaches by artists working within the field of contemporary basketry.
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Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 2
Several of Barbara’s pieces are featured in Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 2: Sculpture by Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. The three volumes in this series on fiber art are available on the Schiffer Publishing website.
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Upcoming at the Seattle Center
Seattle Center Poetry Garden Art Series
Poetry Garden, Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA
November 2017–January 2018
Seattle Center, in collaboration with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, is bringing temporary art installations to their campus with the “Seattle Center Poetry Garden Art” Series. They have invited Barbara De Pirro and four other artists to create works specifically designed for their Poetry Garden centered on the theme of “Seattle Center Festál 20.” Festál at Seattle Center is a free series of annual ethnically-related festivals, and it is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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An example of joomchi paper

Joomchi with Zia Gipson on Whidbey Island

Pacific NorthWest Art School
April 28–29, 2018

9 a.m.–4 p.m.
$330This is an introductory to advanced course taught by SDA-WA member Zia Gipson in the ancient Korean technique of joomchi or felted paper. In this context the word ‘felted’ means that this method of fusing papers uses some of the same hand tools and styles of manipulation that one can use in making felt from wool fiber. In both cases, the main tools are the hands and water. Having studied papermaking for several years and traveled extensively in Asia I will also talk about the uses of paper in traditional rural societies in Korea and Japan.

The full two days will include a history of hand paper making using long fiber papers especially mulberry fiber as it is still practiced around the world. We’ll build collages without glue or other usual methods of adhesion, relying instead on the natural process of papermaking. Once we’ve worked our paper by rolling and by hand we can shape the papers into a three-dimensional form or cast the assembled layers into strong, stiff shapes. We’ll explore the options for final texture from a soft, fabric like finished product to a stiff, highly crumpled sheet. Color in your composition will come via the dyes in the long fiber papers you use or in surface design at any stage of the process… as always color and pattern can be an important or subtle element in your composition. What you will do with the finished felted paper is up to you… shape into jewelry or a vessel and prepare for hanging on the wall. Register here.


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Sculpted Hats Class with Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Flóra Carlile-Kovács Felting Classes at Pacific NorthWest Art School

Sculpted Hats
April 4–6, 2018
$455.00
In this workshop, Flóra will teach you how to push the boundaries of the felt hat making process. We’ll construct a complex resist template and learn about layering techniques that serves our goals the best, building in extra parts that will affect the shrinkage and the final shape. Additional techniques will be taught, when and how to add more details to the piece. There will be an emphasis on final shaping and finishing. Experience level: from advanced beginners to advanced. Register here.
Felted Bag with Woven Inlay
September 13–14, 2018
$325.00
In this workshop, Flóra will teach you how to marry weaving and felt-making, highlighting both technique’s nature in just one object. On day one, we’ll make samples of the variations of the technique. You’ll learn the way to create round cords and flat straps and experiment with different weaving techniques embedded in felt. On the second day you’ll felt a seamless bag with a woven design. Register here.
Troubleshooting in Wet Felt-Making: Advanced Felt-Saving Techniques
September 12, 2018
$170.00
When to use bubble wrap, when to use a rug liner, when to use a drop-cloth or a sheet in felt making? Have you ever felted a piece and you thought it wasn’t successful? Did the silk not stick to the wool? Did you cut the wrong side of the slippers? Are the edges of the felt ruffly and uneven? Did the embellishments separate from the felt? Did the design not turn out the way it was planned? Have you ever started a project but did not really have the time to finish up?In this workshop, Flóra gathered a variety of felt-saving techniques, that are usually the highlights of different workshops. Several tools and techniques will be introduced for troubleshooting accidents of all kinds, that might happen during felt making. Bring your unfinished/unsuccessful piece(s) to the class. We’ll group the items with similarities and discuss all the possibilities to save the piece(s) and give it/them a new life. After the group discussion everyone get’s to work on their own, with more one-on-one counseling. We’ll take photos of the projects at the beginning and at the end of the class. Register here.

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Felted bag class with Flóra Carlile-Kovács

SDA-WA Member Activities October

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Michelle Johnson’s “Plant Dance”

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Helga Winter’s “The Secret Life of Trees”

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s “Citric Abstraction”

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Cathie Wier’s “Turbulence”

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Joyce Wilkerson’s “Low Tide Study”

North Peninsula Chapter Fiber Revolution Show

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
September 16–November 15

Fiber Revolution is the next exhibition scheduled at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. The art was created by members of the WA State Surface Design Association—North Peninsula Chapter, which encompasses Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties.

Thirty-nine pieces from 26 artists are displayed, all differing in expression. The only commonality is the use of fiber. Fiber can be natural or synthetic, or can be any substance that acts like or resembles a fiber. For example, an installation woven with copper and stainless steel threads is displayed comfortably next to a garment made from wool and dyed with local botanicals.

The Revolution is taking a time-honored process and changing it up, moving it along and breaking some rules. The resulting art is created outside the bounds of tradition. All work was completed in the last 18 months; most in the last three.

The show opened September 16 and runs through November 15. Exhibiting artists will make presentations throughout the run of the exhibit.

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Lois Gaylord’s New Chakra Wall Hanging

Lois Gaylord Classes & Shows

Beginning Weaving at the Swedish Club with Lois Gaylord
Have you ever wanted to learn how to weave? In this four-week class, you will go from total novice to Beginning Weaver who knows how to set up (warp) a loom, and can weave several types of cloth. No experience necessary.

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Classes are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30 p.m. The first class starts on Wednesday, September 13.

Fall Schedule:
#1 – September 13–October 4
#2 – October 11–November 1
#3 – November 8–December 6 (no class November 22, day before Thanksgiving)
If you have a scheduling conflict and need to start in the middle of a session, let her know; you may be able to work something out.

Lois Gaylord will also be showing her pieces at these shows:

Emerald Spiral Fall Expo
Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Kent Commons 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA

Puget Sound Pagan Pride
October 7–8
Freighthouse Square
2501 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421

Arts North Studio Tour – Sun House Studios
October 14 & 15 – 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tour ten different studios, plus guest artists.
Visit the website to download a map.

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show and Sale
October 26–28
Thursday, October 26 – 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, October 27 – 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, October 28 – 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Bloedel Hall at Saint Mark’s Cathedral
1245 Tenth Ave East, Seattle WA 98102

Lois also recently restocked inventory at Cunning Crow Apothecary in Greenwood. New displays for the mini bags and tarot bags. It’s a wonderful shop filled with magical things and a very knowledgeable staff.
 Their address: 9024 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.

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Lois Gaylord pieces at Cunning Crow Apothecary

 

 


Art Appraisal with Dawn Laurant

All SDA members are invited to:
Dawn Laurant’s Talk on Art Appraisal

VALA Eastside @ Redmond Town Center
Sunday, September 24, 2–4 p.m.

As part of her “Talk on Art Appraisal” for the SDA Eastside meeting, Dawn Laurant will talk about her experience as an appraiser and what criteria she uses when evaluating art.

The presentation is 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. The following topics will be covered during the presentation:

  • What is an appraisal, and how does an appraiser conclude value of an artwork
  • Overview of current art market and trends
  • Appraising contemporary art and textile/fiber art

About Dawn
Dawn Laurant, Kirkland Cultural Arts Commissioner and Fine Art Appraiser, is certified by the American Society of Appraisers. More recently, she has worked as an auction specialist for Pacific Galleries in Seattle, and as a senior art broker with Art Brokerage Inc., where she specialized in building private and corporate collections in fine and contemporary art.

She has an extensive background in the arts, spanning a 30-year career working with museums and nonprofit organizations as a curator, as an arts educator, and as an exhibit developer. Her previous work includes exhibits and programs at VALA Eastside, Ryan James Fine Arts, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum and the Marin County History Museum.

“As Principal of Laurant Art Appraisals, I offer my clients an in depth knowledge of the art market with expertise in modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints. My Appraisal Reports for insurance, estate settlement, market value and charitable contribution comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and The American Society of Appraisers code of ethics. As an art broker, I specialize in building private and corporate collections, representing clients worldwide. I believe that communities that support the arts are healthy and happy communities and to that end, I have dedicated much of my professional life to arts education and broadening arts access. In addition, I volunteer with organizations supporting public art and community events, and serve on the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission.”
—Dawn Laurant, Fine Art Appraiser

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Art Appraiser Dawn Laurant


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Brazil’s Exposição Internacional de Arte Têxtil

Zeca Medeiros at CQA Meeting

All SDA-WA members are invited to attend a special October meeting of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association.

Zeca Medeiros, Curator of Patchwork Design, Brazil
Saturday, October 14, 10:30 a.m.
Otto Miller Hall, 3469 Third Ave W
Seattle Pacific University Campus
FREE, with refreshments

Listen to esteemed Zeca Medeiros speak about textile art in Brazil and the international exhibit he produces annually, “Exposição Internacional de Arte Têxtil,” with artists from Brazil and other countries.

Members of CQA have participated since 2009, and have even traveled to Brazil to see the show and receive top prizes. Many of them will be at the meeting to share their experiences.

More about CQA’s monthly meeting:
http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/ComeJoinUs.htm

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Curator Zeca Medeiros


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Natural Dye Master Class with Sara Goodman

October 23–27
, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Pacific NorthWest Art School

15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville WA 98239

Join SDA member Sara Goodman at Pacific NorthWest Art School for a five-day dyeing class that will cover the basics of using natural dyes, including:

  • Proper scouring of cellulose and protein substrates
  • How to use three mordants: alum, iron, and Symplocos (a natural aluminum bio-accumulator plant that grows in the rain forests of Indonesia)
  • How to get a range of colors by combining alum and iron mordants in different proportions
  • Using iron as a color changer, as a mordant and in the dye bath, to obtain a range of beautiful blacks
  • Using mordants in both hot and cold preparations for total immersion and thickened surface applications
  • Discharging mordants using citric acid or lemon juice
  • Setting mordants with chalk and wheat bran

Dyeing:

  • Immersion dyeing using concentrated dye extracts, dry and fresh materials
  • Making thickened stock solutions for painting, printing, silk screening etc.
  • Making and maintaining a natural fermentation indigo vat over-dyeing for complex colors
  • Light fastness and setting dyes using curing and steaming

Students will leave the class with:

  • Notebook containing instructions and recipes for all the mordant and dye procedures from the class
  • Samples that illustrate each of the procedures we did linked to the notebook
  • Cloth color chart illustrating all the mordants crossed with all the dyes
  • Samples of your own, on your own cloth

Experience Level: Intermediate; especially for experienced chemical dyers who want to explore natural dyes. Tuition: $695
 Materials Fee: $30

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Karamatsu shibori, mixture of many dyes

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Mokume shibori, cochineal and indigo

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Clay resist and indigo

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Block printing and discharging mordant, logwood dye

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Potato dextrin

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Block print with iron and alum mordants, weld dye

 

SDA-WA Member Activities September

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry Open Studio

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry will have her Port Townsend (WA) studio open and her fine art quilts on display August 26 to 27, 2017, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

In addition, Ron Gentry will have some of his photography on display and while you are there, you will be able to enjoy Ron and Caryl’s personal collection of quilts and art by other artists.

This is same weekend as the Port Townsend Studio tours, so you will have a chance to see many other studios on the same weekend.

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry Open Studio
10 Baycliff Place
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Barbara De Pirro Upcoming Classes

Textural Surfaces
On Saturday, August 26, Barbara De Pirro will be teaching a “Textural Surfaces” workshop in Seattle, a full-day class. She’ll be bringing an assortment of grounds, pastes and gels for each student to explore. All Golden products and most tools/materials are provided. These are some of the products we’ll be exploring in the class: Gesso, Absorbent Ground, Pastel Ground, Lt. Molding Paste, Coarse Molding Paste, Molding Paste, Fiber Paste, Crackle Paste, Glass Bead Gel.

August 26, 11–4
Artist & Craftsman
4350 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
ONLINE Registration

$100

Painted Papers for Collage
Create your own hand painted papers for collage, book arts and cards! There are many different ways to create pattern and texture on paper; stenciling, stamping, masking, combing, dabbling, dry brush, splatter, drip and drizzle… to name a few. You will explore these methods using acrylic paints in combination with a range of acrylic mediums and gels. Get ready to make your own sumptuous one-of-a-kind papers during this playfully productive workshop!

September 3, 11–4
Artist & Craftsman
4350 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
ONLINE Registration
$100
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GOLDEN LECTURE: Printmaking with Acrylics
Join us for a lecture and demonstration of Printmaking techniques using GOLDEN Acrylics. We will show you many stress free printmaking techniques, no press required. We will provide an overview of the many surfaces available for printing, as well as the array of GOLDEN Acrylic Paints that are suitable for making multiple prints. Attendees leave with new creative possibilities and ideas for small prints, greeting cards, journaling, fabric applications, as well as techniques for larger professional applications. Attendees will receive Information packets and free samples.

September 9, 1–3
Artist & Craftsman
616 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA
ONLINE Registration
FREE

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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.

September 24, 11–4
Artist & Craftsman
4350 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
ONLINE Registration
$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 and tricks. These techniques are an excellent way to develop transparent and translucent imagery, text and texture, incorporating layers into your paintings, collages or mixed media works.

October 7, 11–5
Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA
Contact for Registration (425) 259-5050 or ONLINE
$110

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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, gels, mediums and grounds, plus QoR Watercolors. 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 and free samples.

August 20, 1–3
Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, WA
Contact for Registration: (425) 259-5050
FREE
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September 13, 6–8:30
Peninsula Arts Association
2621 John’s Prairie Rd. (P.U.D. # 3), Shelton, WA
ONLINE Registration
FREE
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September 16, 1–3
Allied Arts Association
89 Lee Boulevard, Richland, WA
Contact for Registration (509) 943-9815, info@galleryatthepark.org or ONLINE
FREE
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All products graciously provided by Golden Artist Colors for all workshops.
Supply list provided upon registration.
Contact for Registration: depirro@earthlink.net
For more info: http://www.depirro.com/


Mary Ashton Papermaking Classes

Mary Ashton Studio has newly added papermaking classes in September.

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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.
2 days | Sept 2, 3 | 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | $175

 

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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. The painting can be very abstract or very exacting depending upon the tools used. Application can be free hand or with the aid of tools, stencils, monoprints and a variety of additives. It is very fluid and rather that a work on paper, the image is the final work of paper. The result may be complete or the pulp painting may be augmented by printmaking, collage or any other technique that might be enjoyed by the artist. It is a great crossover technique to expand an artist’s skills.
2 days | Sept 3, 4 | 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | $175

All classes have a materials fee of $25. Classes are held at the Seattle studio in the University/Roosevelt area (directions are sent prior to class). All papermaking classes are limited to six students. For registration, contact Mary Ashton (email: maryashtonstudio at earthlink.net) with your name and telephone number.

 

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

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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.

September 18-20 Textile Artist Events!

The Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and is hosting a full weekend of events (most are free) next week.  The juried art show includes work of many members of SDA WA, all of whom are or have been students at the Center.  It is being held at 708 S. First St, La Conner (across from Earthenworks Gallery) from 11-5 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is also hosting an exhibition of 7 graduate students of the Gail Harker Center called “Celebrating 20 Years of Art” on the 1st and 3rd floors  (running through October 4.)

Tanita_mayer_lecturehe weekend’s events are launched with Keynote Speaker, Anita Luvera Mayer, at the Museum of Modern Art (MONA) in La Conner at 121 S. First St.  Anita will be tracing her personal journey in creating textiles with a talk, slide presentation and Style show.  Anita is an internationally recognized weaver, clothing designer, versatile fiber artist, instructor and author.  She will show some of her original designs, inspired by ethnic and historic garments.  The $25 ticket for this evening includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash wine bar will be available.  Information and tickets are available at https://ghcsc.worldsecuresystems.com/store/reception-and-keynote-speaker-anita-luvera-mayer-at-mona

FREE EVENTS:

Saturday September 19

10:00 – 6:00 Exhibition and Retrospective: The Art of Sandy Little

10:15 am Commemoration of Sandy Little’s Life and Art

10:00-11:00 Artist in Residence: Barbara Gilbert – Little Stab Stitches-Exploring Sashiko

11:00-12:00 *Presentation by Marie Plakos: Photography Inspires My Textile Art

DZibrik_seedpods1:00-2:00 Artists in Residence: Deborah Zibrik – Bugs in Motion, Lisa Harkins – Stumpwork Embroidery

2:00-3:00 *Presentation by Wendy MacKinnon & Susan Lenarz: Between the Covers

3:15-4:15 Artists in Residence: Wendy MacKinnon & Susan Lenarz – Bookbinding Demonstration

4:30-5:30 *Presentation by Maria Winner: My Life Reflects My Art

Sunday September 20

10:00-4:00  Exhibition and Retrospective: The Art of Sandy Little

10:00 – 11:00 Artist in Residence: Maria Patrizzi – Handcast Paper

11:00 – 12:00 *Presentation by Gwen Lowery: Painting the Universe

1:00 – 4:00 Community Appreciation Afternoon

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* The four Presentations have limited seating, so please register in advance at:  http://www.gailcreativestudies.com/announcements/20th-anniversary-reservations-for-presentations

Both Maria Winner and Gwen Lowery, speaking at the events, are WA SDA members.

For more information or a full brochure of events, go to: http://www.gailcreativestudies.com/ and scroll down to “Upcoming Events”.

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale

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Location: Lower Level Bloedel Hall, St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Date/Time: Thursday October 23rd 5pm-8pm, Friday October 24th 10am-8pm, Saturday October 25th 10am-5pm.

Cost: No admission charge

The Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale offers a feast of textiles created by members of the Seattle Weavers Guild including scarves, linens, rugs, baskets, art for the wall, garments, blankets, jewelry, children’s items and more!  More than a dozen members of SDA are also members of the Seattle Weavers Guild so it offers SDA members a chance to see the work of fellow SDA artists well as that of the many other talented members of the Guild.  Fiber, yarn and textile tools will also be available at the event, and there will be demonstrations of spinning and weaving.   (www.swg-sale.com)