SDA Eastside Re-Launch Event!

sdawaCalling all Surface Design Association Members on the Eastside!
We are holding a special event to officially re-launch SDA Eastside meetings in our new home of VALA Art Center, Redmond.  Non-members are very welcome so if you are interested in contemporary fiber & textile art, this is the event for you.

Sunday January 12 from 2-4 pm

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VALA Art Center
7303 164th Ave NE
Redmond Town Center
(next to Starbucks)

There will be a pop-up show of members’ work, information about Surface Design Association & free refreshments – come and join us, chat to local artists & be inspired by amazing art!

SDA members: if you would like to take part in the pop-up show please arrive 20 mins early & bring one or two pieces of artwork, sketchbooks, work in progress.  Work will be displayed on tables so if you have table/floor easels please bring them with you. 

Please RSVP & let us know whether you are bringing work. We are also asking for donations of snacks to share, thanks! 

 To RSVP &  further information, contact Jacqui Calladine:
jacqui.calladine@gmail.com

Are Yukata Cottons What Your Fiber Stash Has Been Missing?

Come to the October 2nd SDA weekday meeting and find out!

Please send an rsvp to Sharon Rowley, sharon@rowleyart.com if you plan to attend. 

"Babbling" by Patricia Belyea

“Babbling” by Patricia Belyea

SDA members are meeting at the home of Patricia Belyea, owner of Okan Arts.  Patricia imports and sells vintage hand-dyed Japanese yukata cottons. Right now she has the largest inventory in North America with approximately 470 bolts.

We’ll start in her quilting studio which is a transformed formal dining room and spend time talking about what’s up on the design walls.  Then we’ll head downstairs to her yukata cotton ya (“shop” in Japanese) and classroom. We’ll check out the various pattern styles of yukata cottons as well as talk about yukatas in Japanese culture and the chusen printing process.

SDA Seattle weekday meeting for October 2013

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time:  Noon – 3 pm
Location :  Okan Arts

315 NW 52nd Street
Seattle WA 98107

(This is in the Ballard neighborhood, down the hill from the west side of the Zoo. The most important thing to notice it is NW 52nd, not N 52nd.)

Bring your lunch and Patricia will have something fun to munch and drink as a mid-meeting snack (gluten-free).

And please bring your current work to show the group as well.
Questions? Contact  Sharon Rowley, sharon@rowleyart.com

Meet Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts

 

SDA members are meeting at the home of Patricia Belyea, owner of Okan Arts.  Patricia imports and sells vintage hand-dyed Japanese yukata cottons. Right now she has the largest inventory in North America with approximately 470 bolts.

We’ll start in her quilting studio which is a transformed formal dining room and spend time talking about what’s up on the design walls.  Then we’ll head downstairs to her yukata cotton ya (“shop” in Japanese) and classroom. We’ll check out the various pattern styles of yukata cottons as well as talk about yukatas in Japanese culture and the chusen printing process.

SDA Seattle weekday meeting for October 2013

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time:  Noon – 3 pm
Location Okan Arts

315 NW 52nd Street
Seattle WA 98107

(This is in the Ballard neighborhood, down the hill from the west side of the Zoo. The most important thing to notice it is NW 52nd, not N 52nd.)

Bring your lunch and Patricia will have something fun to munch and drink as a mid-meeting snack (gluten-free).

And please bring your current work to show the group as well.
Questions? Contact  Sharon Rowley, sharon@rowleyart.com

Don’t Forget – September 4th’s Meeting At Gay Jensen’s Studio!

The SDA Seattle weekday meeting for September 2013 will be held at the home/studio of SDA member Gay Jensen. Gay will share her artwork and give an informal “dress rehearsal” of her talk “Passion for Paint: One Woman’s Love Affair with Painting on Fabric” that she will be presenting formally to a weaving organization and a quilting organization this fall. If you are not familiar with Gay’s work you can look at her websitehttp://www.gayjensen.com .

Date: September 4, 2013

Location: 12545 42nd Ave NE, Seattle, 98125

Important: This location is a little tricky to find so use your GPS or go online to get directions, please don’t contact Gay asking how to get there since giving directions is NOT her strong suit! Also, the entrance to Gay’s house is in the BACK, not on the street side.

Time: Noon to 3 — From noon-12:30 you can tour Gay’s home and studio, Gay’s talk will begin promptly at 12:30 and last approximately one hour, and following that the group can do show and tell, talk about future meetings, etc.

What to bring: Your lunch. Gay will provide beverages for the group. Also bring anything you want for show and tell. Please note that Gay’s home is a “no outdoor shoes indoors” household so bring your slippers if you want, or wear your favorite socks, and be prepared to remove your outdoor shoes when you arrive.

Meeting contact: Sharon Rowley, sharon@rowleyart.com

September’s SDA Weekday Meeting – A Visit to Gay Jensen’s Studio!

The SDA Seattle weekday meeting for September 2013 will be held at the home/studio of SDA member Gay Jensen. Gay will share her artwork and give an informal “dress rehearsal” of her talk “Passion for Paint: One Woman’s Love Affair with Painting on Fabric” that she will be presenting formally to a weaving organization and a quilting organization this fall. If you are not familiar with Gay’s work you can look at her website http://www.gayjensen.com .

Date: September 4, 2013

Location: 12545 42nd Ave NE, Seattle, 98125

Important: This location is a little tricky to find so use your GPS or go online to get directions, please don’t contact Gay asking how to get there since giving directions is NOT her strong suit! Also, the entrance to Gay’s house is in the BACK, not on the street side.

Time: Noon to 3 — From noon-12:30 you can tour Gay’s home and studio, Gay’s talk will begin promptly at 12:30 and last approximately one hour, and following that the group can do show and tell, talk about future meetings, etc.

What to bring: Your lunch. Gay will provide beverages for the group. Also bring anything you want for show and tell. Please note that Gay’s home is a “no outdoor shoes indoors” household so bring your slippers if you want, or wear your favorite socks, and be prepared to remove your outdoor shoes when you arrive.

Meeting contact: Sharon Rowley, sharon@rowleyart.com

Also: Save the date Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12 – 3 pm when we’ll be meeting at Okan Arts to learn about and shop Japanese yukata cottons.

Reminder: July’s Seattle Weekday SDA Member Meeting This Wednesday!

Take a break from the heat and reconnect with fellow SDA members this Wednesday.

When:
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, noon – 2:45 pm

Where:
Northgate Library meeting room
10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
206-386-1980

Free parking

Bring your brown bag lunch and your laptop

Topics: Note : The Lightroom demo has been rescheduled to a later meeting.

— Local members who attended the SDA conference in San Antonio in early June will share their learnings and inspiration from the speakers, gallery tours, and workshops.

— Please bring any recent work or inspiration to share as well as any ideas for future programs.

Contact:
Sharon Rowley