Hi SDA-WA! The Fiber Fusion show will soon be traveling to Redmond where it will reside at VALA. In conjunction with the show moving to VALA/Redmond, we will have several opportunities to participate in related events. The first opportunity is to teach (or take!) a class at the Redmond Senior Center. We will post more about the class once it’s finalized. If you’re interested in teaching a class, please see the call below!
Call for teachers:
We are looking for a SDA member volunteer to teach a free 2 hour community class/ demonstration in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion exhibition in Redmond. The class will be held at the Redmond Sr Center in a classroom with a sink, so wet processes are possible. The Senior Center has reserved Wednesday November 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for this event. This is an excellent opportunity to try out a class idea, generate potential students for a longer paid class you’re offering, or get some teaching experience on your resume.
Deadline for proposals is Wednesday August 24 at 7 pm. Please send a short description of what you will do / offer and a very short description of yourself. If chosen, these will be published in the Redmond Parks & Recreation catalogue. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi SDA-WA! Here are some more activities from (and for) our wonderful members!
CAMERON ANNE MASON
July 7 – 23, 2016
Opening First Thursday, July 7, 2016 6 – 8 pm Artist will be in attendance
Foster/White Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition with local textile artist Cameron Anne Mason.
The theme of nature and the evidence of human hands upon it permeates Mason’s work like the dyes used to color her hand-worked silks and velvet.
Deeply rooted in the Northwest Coast, Cameron Anne Mason’s relationship with nature is as much a part of her life as the artwork it inspires. Through deep meditations on our changing environment and by looking closely at our natural geography, Mason ardently layers and stitches her impressions into each sculpture. Her latest series, Branching, honors the history of the cloth she works with, embroider- ing stitch upon stitch parallel to a tree’s rings of growth.
Mason has been exhibiting her sculptures with Foster/White Gallery for several years. Her background in theater arts has also encouraged several installation projects throughout Seattle, including SAM Set the Table, MADArts, COCA’s Rootbound, the Bellevue Art Museum and this summer’s Bellwether sculpture exhibition at Bellevue City Hall. Mason has most recently been selected by Chateau Ste Michelle as the featured artist of their 2013 Artist Series Meritage to be released later this year.
Cameron Anne Mason’s work is in public and corporate collections throughout the Pacific Northwest and broader United States.
Mary O’Shaughnessy has a show of her new collage series: Hand Made Paper, Tea Bags, Image Transfers at Frame Works in the Under Town of Port Townsend (211 Taylor Street, suite B5).
Her art will be shown from July 2nd through July 30th, Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. She’d love for you to stop by and check it out!
Dorothy McGuinness has had her piece Tetrahedron 3 accepted into the Fiberart International 2016 show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania through August 21.
Caryl Bryer Fallert has two pieces in the show Women by Women a new exhibition by The Surface Design Association: North Peninsula Chapter opened June 29 at Pippa’s Real Tea in downtown Port Townsend, WA. The show will run through the end of August. Fifteen of artists have interpreted the theme, Women by Women, in our respective fiber media to bring you a broad range of images and techniques.
Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts will be showing the works of some of their level-3 graduates on August 13th and 14th, 2016. Congratulations to all of the graduates!
Congratulations to member Barbara Houshmand for her piece entitled The Time Watcher winning People’s Choice Award at the Northwind Art Center’s show “Bits and Pieces”!
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SDA MEMBERS!
Creative Strength Training Workshop with Jane Dunnewold
Prompts, Exercises, and Personal Stories for Encouraging Artistic Genius
Friday, August 19, 2016
9:00 – 4:00
Seattle Pacific University
Third Avenue West & Nickerson Street, Seattle
OFFERED AT A SPECIAL RATE OF $95 FOR SDA MEMBERS ONLY
Note! Registration opens to the public at a rate of $125 after May 30.
-and another special opportunity-
Private 40-minute Critique Sessions with Jane Dunnewold
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time slots to be chosen or assigned
At a private studio in Richmond Beach, 15 minutes north of Seattle
Discover a deeper connection to your creative self in this one-day workshop with internationally renowned artist Jane Dunnewold, on tour to help artists build creative stamina, dismantle their inner critics, and approach their art with more joy. A popular teacher, Jane’s lecture features prompts and exercises from her newest book, Creative Strength Training, with an emphasis on creating work that is uniquely yours. Play and work at the same time!
The workshop costs $95 for current SDA members, and early registration is encouraged; participation is limited to 20 students.
Move your art forward with a one-to-one critique session with Jane at a private art studio in Richmond Beach. In this 40-minute session she will work with you to develop goals for your future work based on current interests and projects. This is an informal conversation to discuss ideas, direction, and works in progress. An emphasis on supportive and authentic discussion will inspire you to take your art to the next level.
Critique Sessions cost $60, and participation is limited to 8 artists. You do not need to take the workshop to sign up for a critique session.
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Please make checks out to Surface Design Association and then send your checks in the proper amount to Julie Moberly at:
4111 East Madison Street, #129 Seattle, WA 98112
$95 Creative Strength Training Workshop, Friday, August 19, 2016
$60 40-minute Critique Session, Saturday, August 20, 2016
$155 Workshop AND Critique Session
IMPORTANT: Include your email address and cell phone number with your check.
CRITIQUE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Contact Sharon Rowley (email@example.com) for available critiques slots between 9 am and noon, and 1 and 4 pm. Follow-up with payment to Julie at the address above. Your slot will be held for 2-3 days and released if your check is not received in that time. Your payment will be acknowledged by email.
Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis until May 30, when registration opens to the public (The CST workshop is $125 for non-SDA participants) Payment by check is required to confirm your space. If registration exceeds capacity, we will create a waiting list.
Refunds will be made up to 30 days in advance of the workshop (July 20, 2016); transfer of place is not available.
A supply list for the workshop will be emailed with confirmation of registration, and a short assignment will be emailed for those participating in the critique sessions.
Questions? For questions about the workshop, email Julie Moberly at firstname.lastname@example.org; for questions about the critique sessions, email Sharon Rowley at email@example.com
Tips on Shipping Your Artwork for the SDA WA Fiber Fusion Exhibition by Vicki Gerton
I would like to thank Laura Russell at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR for most of these very good ideas on shipping artwork!
Since this is a traveling show, your shipping boxes will be carefully stored while your artwork is on exhibit and your artwork to be stored inside your own box between venues and for transporting to the next venue.
- Ship your artwork in a sturdy box or a tube, not in bubble mailer or envelop. This box or tube should be sturdy enough to last through round trip shipping and the travel between venues.
- Inside the box or tube, place your artwork in a plastic bag, allowing a margin all around inside the box. Pad this margin with bubble wrap or other padding material. DO NOT USE PEANUTS–they make a mess. If you use tape, use low tack tape (blue painting tape works well). Do not use clear packing tape which must be cut with scissors or a knife risking cutting your precious artwork.
- Label your packing material with your name and title of the piece.
- Include a packing slip inside the box with your name, address and contact information, the recipient’s address, title of your artwork(s), quantity sent, retail price or insurance value. Also include a photo of your artwork for quick identification of what artwork goes in your box (low resolution or snapshot is ok).
- If your piece requires special instructions for hanging, include these in with the packing slip.
- Check with shipper as to tape requirements on outside of box. Never use duct tape because it does not adhere properly to cardboard.
- You must also include a prepaid return shipping label so your artwork can be shipped back to you after the showing in the last venue.
- For the least expensive ground shipping, plan to ship a week before the work needs to arrive at destination. If you ship on a Monday, your artwork will probably spend the least time in transit.
- FedEx Ground is good and they provide excellent tracking. You will be able to generate a pre-paid return label. FedEx also has a shipping time calculator to help you know when to send your package off.
- United States Postal Service (USPS) is another good option. There is some tracking on priority packages. However, they will not be able to generate return shipping labels in advance. You can buy enough stamps, but that requires standing in line for any package over 13 ounces.
- UPS is OK but some report problems.
- FedEx and UPS allow you to open an account online. You can create shipping labels online and have your credit card billed. You can also print your return label and you will not be charged until your package is actually sent back to you. You weigh your package yourself on your studio or kitchen scale.
- You are responsible for any insurance you wish to put on your artwork during the shipping to and from the Fiber Fusion Exhibition.
- FedEx will not insure over $500 value.
- To collect any claims from the shipper you will need to prove the value of your claim. Some shippers only pay materials, and some will pay only the wholesale value.
- Some retail shipping services have third party insurance services.
SDA Newsblog sources for packing your art
[Hot Tips on Shipping Your Artwork.jpg} Hot Tips on Shipping Your Artwork http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/hot-tips-on-shipping-your-artwork by Patricia Malarcher who is a studio artist and independent writer and Editor of SDA’s quarterly Surface Design Journal for 18 years (1993-2011). She lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey.
As always, our members are an active bunch (that’s part of what makes them so interesting!).
Danielle Bodine will be exhibiting her fiber sculptures along with Gordy Edberg’s paintings in a two-artist show at MUSEO Gallery on Whidbey Island. Please join the artists for the opening reception Saturday May 7th, 2016. From 5pm to 7pm.
The show will be held from May 6th through May 29th, 2016
Museo is located at:215 First Street (PO Box 548)
Langley, WA 98260
For more information about MUSEO or the show, please contact# 360-221-7737 or see their website: www.museo.cc
You can also find more information on Danielle’s site: www. Daniellebodine.com
Patti Shaw’s piece “Up In Smoke” made the Materialities Catalog AND is featured at the top of this month’s SDA Fiber & Fabric eNews! (her piece is 3rd from the left!). Congratulations Patti!
Lois Gaylord Arts North Studio Tour
Lois Gaylord and her husband Kevin Cain would like to invite you to join us at ‘Sun-House’ studios, part of the 2016 Arts North Studio Tour in North Seattle. The Spring tour is on April 30th & May 1st, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Visit 11 art studios hosting guest artists. View artwork and artisan creations. Chat with artists, learn more about the the creative process! Visit the website to download a map.
Lois is also excited to announce that her piece “Tree of Life” will be part of the 2016 Liturgical & Sacred Art Exhibition at the Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL 62702 Dates: April 30 – May 28, 2016. The Exhibit is part of The Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield. It is a non-profit, inter-faith organization, that was founded in 1995 by clergy, artists and community volunteers interested in expressions of spirituality in the arts. This inter-faith celebration of the arts is presented every two years and has evolved to include a juried liturgical and sacred art exhibit, music celebrations of faith held in local houses of worship, and sharing of religious traditions. http://www.lafspringfield.org
Lois will be the Guest artist at The Fiber Gallery for the PhinneyWood’s BIG art walk on Friday, May 13, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, from noon to 5 p.m. 8212 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
Originally a stand-alone annual event, The BIG One is now the centerpiece of the monthly Art Up PhinneyWood art walks, held the second Friday of each month. The BIG One usually includes 70+ venues and 150+ artists. Because of its long history, it attracts hundreds of art walkers. Friday night, in particular, is a festive occasion and becomes a “neighborhood party.” For more information, please see: https://artupphinneywood.com
Two opportunities to ‘Get your Geek on’ in June. Lois Gaylord and her husband Kevin Cain will be returning to ODDMALL: Emporium of the Weird in Everett. The next big show takes place June 4 & 5, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett,Wa. Conveniently located off I-5. Oddmall features over 130 of the Pacific Northwest most unusual, most talented, most bizarre Artists, Crafters, Authors, Entertainers and more! Oddmall is a cosplay friendly event! We encourage uniqueness with out visitors and vendors. Come spend the day with us in the Emporium of the Weird! Always free admission and plenty of free parking. In addition to over 130 vendors, Oddmall features a stage with live entertainment all day long. A very special area called Fairy Hollow featuring Fairy Princess Lolly, a Fashion Show presented by Dames for Dreams and more!
We will also be at ODDMALL ALLEY at the Georgetown Carnival. Seattle,WA SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2016: 10am – 10pm Over 10,000 in attendance! Oddmall in partnership with the Georgetown Merchants Association is offering 20 premium booths for this years Georgetown Carnival. All of the Oddmall booths are located on Nebraska St. The only way to get to the new Clown Town and the beer garden is to travel down Nebraska St. Last year, The Georgetown Carnival had over 10,000 attendees and it continues to grow each year.
A show not to miss–“Cutting Edge”, an exhibition of the Contemporary QuiltArts Association at the Washington State History Museum (http://www.washingtonhistory.org/), 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington from April 16 to August 21, 2016. The museum has done an exceptional job at displaying the quilts beautifully.
The following are a sampling of SDA WA members pieces in the show (and comes from the CQA Website):
04/25/16 Our apologies – we somehow left out SDA-WA member Katherine Sylvan! Her wonderful art is also included in this lovely show!!
“…And then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils.” by Katherine Sylvan
Artist Statement: My mother’s name was Margaret and her favorite flower was the daffodil. This piece is a memorial to her and a tribute to a time, long gone, when children learned verse which brought comfort and joy into their later years.
Materials & Techniques: Materials: silk; Lanaset, Procion and Vat discharge dyes; textile paint; thread; Misty Fuse. Techniques: dyeing, silk screening, multiple layers of color discharge and over dyeing; stenciling; applique; hand painting; interlacement of two pieces of silk
Dimensions: 38″W x 64″H
Photographer: Robert Block
“On the Move” By Ruth Vincent
Artist Statement: Continuing my cosmological landscape series, this triptych is inspired by the movement of people across the land–from traditional aboriginal migration to modern-day touring from Sydney to Adelaide.
Materials & Techniques: Materials: Hand-dyed cotton fabric, cotton thread, polyester batting, fusible interfacing, commercial printed cotton backing. Techniques: Procion dyeing, textile paint stamping, discharge paste dye removal, piecing, quilting.
Dimensions: 74″W x 30″H
“Denticles 2” By Carla Stehr
Artist Statement: Although shark skin looks smooth, it is covered with tiny tooth-like denticles that can only be seen with a microscope. This is inspired by an image of dogfish shark skin denticles that I photographed with a scanning electron microscope during my career as a Fisheries Biologist.
Materials & Techniques: Materials are cotton fabric, stiff interfacing, wool batting, fabric paint and Liquitex ink. Faced openings were made in the quilt sandwich and then it was quilted with polyester thread. Layers of diluted paint were added after stitching. Stiff double-sided fusible interfacing was used to form the denticles. A grey patterned batik fabric was sewn over the denticle shape (much like facing a collar). Ink and paint were applied to the denticles to enhance the batik fabric. Denticles were inserted through the quilt openings and stitched to a backing of painted fabric.
Dimensions: 35″W x 29″H x 1.5″
Photographer: Carla Stehr
“Trees 1”By Barbara O’Steen
Artist Statement: Whether you see this art as two tree trunks, one hollow stump or something else, the image and words are meant to convey a message of the value we receive from trees standing in a forest; providing oxygen that replaces poisonous carbon dioxide for decades.
Materials & Techniques: Fabrics of wool, cotton pique, cotton/polyester, satin, and cotton batting. Appliqué by hand and machine embroidery and couching with yarn, weaving, knitting, crochet, stuffing, trapunto, quilting.
Dimensions: 25″W x 36″H x 2″D
Photographer: Barbara O’Steen
“River of Light” By Janet Kurjan
Artist Statement: I find inspiration in patterns from nature, such as light coming through the trees during a walk in the woods.
Materials & Techniques: Hand-dyed fabric, machine-pieced, machine quilted with a walking foot.
Dimensions: 52″W x 68″HPhotography: Ken Wagner
“Watch Master” By Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Artist Statement: On any given evening during my growing-up years, you could find my father at his watch-repair bench in a corner of our home, working among draws filled with tens of thousands of sparkling, nearly microscopic watch parts, springs, screws, balance wheels, jewels, stems, faces, hands, and crystals. When he died at the age of 103, the twelve-drawer cabinet which sat next to his workbench, still contained all its tools and glowing little parts, organized in rows of tiny tins, capsules, and clear plastic boxes.
Materials & Techniques: Original photography, digital printing, watch movements, watch faces, cotton fabric, wool batting, polyester thread. This is a completely double sided piece.
Dimensions :53″W x 53″H
Photographer: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Other SDA Members in the show:
Digital images at http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/ExhibitFiles/CuttingEdge.html.
Yes, it is really going to happen!
SDA WA is going to have a traveling exhibit!
Whether one of your pieces has been accepted in the Fiber Fusion Exhibition or you just want to see the show, you need to make your plans now to travel to Richland, WA and the Allied Arts Gallery in the Park for the first venue of the traveling show. The opening reception will be held June 5, 1-3 at the Gallery in the Park, 89 Lee Blvd., Richland, WA 99352. Awards will be presented and juror Layne Goldsmith will speak about the jury process. Come expecting beautiful weather in Richland where the temperature ranges from a high of 78˚F and a low of 52˚F, cooling off delightfully at night. The exhibition runs June 1-23.
Recommended Places to Stay
Hampton Inn, 486 Bradley Blvd, Richland.
For your convenience we have reserved 10 rooms for June 3 and 4 on the river side of this hotel at $159/night for a double queen or $139/night for a king.
This hotel is a half block from the Allied Arts Gallery. Don’t wait ─ this is a very busy weekend. You make your own reservations with your own credit card, no minimum minimum nights stay. To get the group rate, specify SDA WA; the rooms will go back into general availability after May 10. Call 509-943-4400 or reserve online at http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/P/PSCRLHX-SDA-20160603/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Red Lion Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland.
On the Columbia River and a half block the other way from Allied Arts Gallery. Call 509-946-7611.
Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock, Richland.
On the Columbia River and a 5 minute walk to Allied Arts Gallery. Call 509-946-4661.
Days Inn, 615 Jadwin Ave., Richland.
A 10 minute or less walk to Allied Arts Gallery. Call 509-942-9400.
Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1060 George Washington Way, Richland.
A 15 minute or less walk from Allied Arts Gallery. Call 509-371-1550.
What to Do in Richland?
Take a SDA WA sponsored workshop.
- Walk the 22 mile Columbia Riverwalk.
- Walk to the 28 or so restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and bars within a 15 minute walk of your hotel.
- Tour some of the over 200 wineries in the area. Drive yourself or book a tour through A+ Pacific Limousine service at http://www.limo01.com/winetours.html, 509-585-7717; or Four Star Limousine tours, http://www.fourstarlimos.com/wine.html, 509-521-7849; or http://www.fruitofthevinetours.com, 509-546-1044.
- Take a kayak or canoe tour on the Columbia River. Call Columbia Kayak Adventures at 509-947-5901, http://www.columbiakayakadventures.com.
- Visit the USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park, Port of Benton Blvd., Richland 99354.
- Visit the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, 1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352. For hours call 509-943-4100, http://www.visitthereach.org.
- Visit the Richland Farmers’ Market Fridays 9-1, corner of Lee Blvd. and The Parkway, a 10 walk or less from the recommended hotels above.