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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Block print with iron and alum mordants, weld dye

 

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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
Printable Invitation
Directions & Map


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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/

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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)

Whidbey Island SDA “Art for Home and Body” Show & Sale

wisdwica_webArtists and designers from Whidbey Island Surface Design (WISD) will be filling WICA’s Zech Hall to the brim with one-of-a-kind fiber, textile, and mixed-media art during their annual Art Show & Sale over Memorial Day weekend.  The show opens on Friday, May 23 with a Meet the Artists reception from 5-7 p.m. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 25.   Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) is located at 565 Camano Ave., Langley (www.wicaonline.org/).

Surface design is the creative exploration of fiber and fabric.  WISD artists use a wide-ranging combination of media and techniques to produce fine art and functional pieces that can be hung on the wall, displayed on a table, thrown over an arm chair, or worn on the body.

The works for sale in the show include weaving, beading, basketry, felting, knitting, quilting collage and mixed-media.  As usual, the sale will include an abundance of colorful wearable art and accessories, such as scarves, hats, shawls and jewelry.

A framed mixed-media piece by Laura Stangel Schmidt will be offered in a Silent Auction, which will run for the duration of the show.  The top bidder will be announced at 3 p.m. on Sunday.  The proceeds from the sale of the piece, titled Confluence, will benefit Orca Network.

The professional artist members of WISD regularly exhibit and sell their work in galleries and museums in the Northwest, as well as nationally and internationally.  WISD is the local chapter of the international Surface Design Association.

Visit http://whidbeyislandsda.wordpress.com for more information about WISD and the artists.

Annual Holiday Show and Sale

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“Raven” by Gay Jensen

SDA WA member Gay Jensen invites SDA members (and their families and friends) to her Annual Holiday Show and Sale.  Gay is a weaver and a fabric painter who loves to share her enthusiasm for surface design with fellow SDA members.  Also showing at the event are Paul Lewing (tile work and acrylic painting) and Lee Klastorin (jeweler). Gay will be exhibiting her wall pieces and pillows that explore the possibilities of paint on cotton, silk and other fabrics as well as woven scarves and note cards.  Gay invites SDA members to come taste her homemade Italian cookies and “talk shop” about the wonderful world of surface design.

 

Location: Paul Lewing’s Studio, 105 N 200th ST., Shoreline, WA 98133

Date and Time: Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8, 2013, 10am-5pm both days.