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

"Raven" by Gay Jensen

“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.

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show and Sale- Oct 24-26

Come see the works of SDA members: Gay Jensen, Barb Zander, Cyndi Wolfe, Natalie Olsen, Lois Gaylord, Judith Warren and Margaret Wheeler at the Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show and Sale on October 24-26. We invite you to this fun event showcasing a wide array of fiber works by members of the Seattle Weavers’ Guild.

Seattle Weavers Guild Show & Sale- Oct 24-26, 2013

Annual Show and Sale dates and times:

Thursday, October 24, 2013     5pm     –    8pm
Friday, October 25, 2013    10am     –    8pm
Saturday, October 26, 2013    10am    –    5pm

Lower Level, Bloedel Hall – St. Mark’s Cathedral
1245 10th Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102-4398
Free event with Free parking!

The making of cloth is one of humanity’s oldest endeavors. In this digital and electronic age, the members of the Seattle Weavers’ Guild are keepers of this antiquated technology. While some weavers use computers for design or computer controlled looms, the majority still use the tools that have been used for hundreds if not thousands of years.

The annual sale showcases one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items, including towels, rugs, blankets, tapestries, exquisite jewelry, accessories for pets, children’s items, handmade cards, household goods, hats, bags, wall art, jackets, scarves, wraps, sculptural basketry, liturgical weaving, handspun and/or hand-dyed yarns along with weaving and spinning tools. There will also be demonstrations of spinning, weaving and other fiber crafts during the sale.

For more info go to the Seattle Weavers’ Guild Show website: http://www.swg-sale.com/

“Art at the Pointe” this Saturday on Harstine Island


Elegant Tropical Fish c 2013 Donna Lee Dowdney

Elegant Tropical Fish
c 2013 Donna Lee Dowdney

Donna Lee Dowdney, SDA Member, exhibits her fabric art at ART AT THE POINTE on August 3, 2013. Donna’s textile exhibit focuses on an invented microcosm of plants, and creatures such as tropical fish. Some fabric art techniques Donna uses include free motion stitching, cut-back appliqué, beading, and embroidery.

The event is at the Hartstene Pointe Clubhouse on Harstine Island from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Free admission. Free parking. There will be sculptures, pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, oil paintings, watercolor, calligraphy and more. Lunch is from 11:30 to 1:30 or until we run out of food. Wine and water will be available.

Art Show & Sale By Whidbey Island Surface Design

Whidbey Island Surface Design (WISD) presents its fiber art Show & Sale at WICA’s Zech Hall at 2012 Producers Circle, Langley on Saturday, May 25, 10:00 to 6:00 and Sunday, May 26, 11:00 to 4:00. Also, you can meet the artists at a reception on Friday, May 24, from 5:00 to 7:00. During the show there will be a silent auction for a very special piece of art with the proceeds going to charity. The winner will be announced on Sunday at 3:00.

Photo Credit: Fine Gelfand

Photo Credit: Fine Gelfand

The Show will feature silk scarves and wearable art in hand-dyed glowing colors, contemporary art quilts and mixed media wall pieces, beaded jewelry, handmade textile home décor, and unique gifts.

Surface design is the creative exploration of fiber and fabric. The one-of-a-kind artwork blends collage, weaving, felting, beading, basketry, hand-dyed fabric and contemporary quilting in cutting-edge combinations.

All members of the local art group are also members of the international Surface Design Association. Since its start in 2008, the group has grown to over 32 members, and will continue its show schedule at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum, Tillamook, OR (September 2 thru November 3) and at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA (January thru March 2014). Visit http://whidbeyislandsda.wordpress.com for updates and artist profiles.

Artisan’s Gallery Sale – Opens Today

The Artisan’s Gallery is part of the North End Arts Tour.  To learn more about the weekend’s festivities and to download a printable map of all the participating artists, please click HERE.

Artisans Gallery

Calling all SDA members, please send us the announcements of your sales and shows.  Here’s a PDF – To Submit a Post for an Event – explaining what we need and who to email it to.  And it goes without saying, the earlier the better!

Two More Shows You Won’t Want To Miss!

Gay Jensen’s Show and Sale

SDA WA member Gay Jensen invites you to her annual holiday show and sale (with artists Paul Lewing and Kathy Dannerbeck), December 1-2 from 10AM-5PM at Paul Lewing’s studio, 105 N 200th Street in Shoreline, WA 98133. Gay will be showing her fiber artworks for the wall as well as woven scarves and unique note cards with textile designs.

Delicious treats will be served, so come join the fun!!

If you’d like to receive a snail mail postcard for this event with a map on it, email Gay at gayjensen@comcast.net requesting a holiday sale postcard and giving your mailing address.


North End Arts Tour


And Don’t Forget….

SDA members are invited to use this blog – your blog –  to get the word out about any upcoming classes, sales or shows you have coming up.  Send your information to blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com.  Include a jpg at dpi 72 (not a PDF file) of your event card, or a list of who, what. where along with contact information.  Don’t forget to attach a photo.