“Gems of the Ocean” Art Quilt Exhibit, March 10-12

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One of the art quilts by SDA member Carla Stehr in “Gems of the Ocean.”

March 10-12, 2017.

“Gems of the Ocean” at Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 N, Yachats, Oregon.

Three of Carla Stehr’s pieces will be included in “Gems of the Ocean,” the first annual ocean-themed art quilt exhibit. The show is sponsored by Ocean Artistryan organization that supports and promotes music, dance and art exhibitions in the Yachats area.

Call for Art for the Schack Art Center!

 

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The final push for Fiber Fusion is upon us! The Prospectus and Entry Form for Schack regional entries is now live here. Current SDA members who reside on Whidbey Island or along the I-5 corridor from Blaine to south of Olympia may submit entries for this show. (This includes members in the North Sound, Whidbey Island, Seattle, and South Sound groups. If you are not sure If you live in that area, please email event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com.) Up to three wall, free-standing or pedestal pieces can be entered. No width limitations for wall or free-standing pieces; pieces must be 6 feet high or under. The maximum pedestal base is 2 feet. You will have until Thursday, February 2 to enter your pieces. You will be notified by February 16 of acceptance into the show. Pieces are due at the Schack by February 27. The show runs from March 9 through April 15. The opening reception, which has a reputation of being a happening event, will be Thursday, March 9 from 5-8.

PS: We recently found this Fiber Fusion article, entitled Fiber Fusion Travelling Exhibition on “Inspirational,” a UK contemporary art blog that promotes established and emerging artists edited by John Hopper.

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Schack Art Center

SDA-WA Member Activities January

Maura Donegans piece “Wander” in the VALA Art Center Fiber Fusion show received the most votes for the People’s Choice award. Maura will receive a $50 gift certificate donated by Blick Materials, a sponsor for the show. Congratulations, Maura!

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“Wander” by Maura Donegan. Photographer: Crystal Edwards.

 


SDA Washington’s Working Group, a five-month support group that uses Artists U materials “to build sustainable lives,” has reached the halfway point. Through the working group, artists develop their own strategic plan and learn useful information in reaching their goals. There are four members in the group: SDA artists Arisa Brown, Faith Hagenhofer, Francesca Penchant and Rebecca Wachtman.

Artists U supplies its working groups with the book Making Your Life As an Artist, a workbook, videos, and a curriculum. So far, feedback about the working group has been positive. Francesca says that she likes that “the curriculum and materials are all set up for you and totally free, so it’s easy to do your own group.” Faith says, “I was actually really impressed by some of the simple messages from the book and the reinforcing videos.” She likes getting “the affirmation for project management skills that being an artist has developed in me,” and how Artists U “really parses the steps I need to take to reach toward any goals I may have.” According to Rebecca, “I strongly suggest joining a group if you have the chance!” If you are interested in starting an Artists U group, see http://www.artistsu.org/working.

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Christina Fairley Erickson is conducting a Dye and Embroider Mini-Workshop at Redmond Senior Center on Wednesday, January 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion show. See how you can dye silk fabric in minutes, and then try your hand at some simple embroidery stitches to make a small hand-dyed felt and silk composition. All supplies included in a $5 supply fee payable to Christina. Christina is an award-winning fiber and mixed media artist. Her pieces feature both hand and machine embroidery, as well as hand-dyed and painted fabric. Register by calling 425.556.2300. For more information about the class, see a recent student’s blog post https://ksimonwriterblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/fiber-fusion-workshop/ or email event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com.

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Cynthia Stenz has a solo show at Social Fabric Gallery & Boutique, 1302 Commercial Street in Bellingham, WA through December. See http://www.socialfabricart.com/cynthia-stentz-art-show.html

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Cameron Anne Mason was selected as the feature artist for the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery 2013 Meritage Artist Series wine. She shares this recognition with Dale Chihuly, as well as other distinguished artists. See Chateau Ste Michelle video featuring Cameron here https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=PI7uPedhTrg and Cameron’s blog post http://www.surfacedesign.org/cheers-to-fiber-art/.  Cameron is represented by the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle.

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“Folio One” by Cameron Anne Mason

To find a meeting, see  https://surfacedesignwa.com/meetings/.

SDA-WA Member Activities – Updates For November 2016

Here are our member activities for November 2016:


Deborah Ann, fiber artist extraordinaire and SDA South Central member, has a show at K Brewer Gallery/Salon 10 N 1st St, Selah, WA. Show runs through December 23rd. More information at https://www.facebook.com/surfacedesignwa/photos/pb.329290557097853.-2207520000.1480609440./1536379186388978/?type=3&theater

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Mary Ashton’s studio is a stop on the NEAT (North End Art Tour) this weekend, December 2nd, 4 – 8 p.m., December 3rd and 4th, 10 – 5.  See http://www.neatseattle.com for more information.

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Gay Jensen invites SDA members and their friends to her Annual Holiday Show and Sale (with artist Paul Lewing and jewelry artist Kathy Dannerbeck), December 3rd and 4th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Paul Lewing’s Studio, 105 N. 200th Street, Shoreline, WA, 98133.

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Cathy Wier and Pat Herkel of the North Peninsula SDA group are showing and selling woven scarves and beaded pins.  Come see these talented artists’ work. December 10th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 900 Maple St, Pt Townsend, WA.

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LOCAL SDA MEETINGS

Eastside – Meetings are the third Sunday of the month. Email Crystal Edwards crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com for more information.

North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area)Email gwarner@nwi.net for more information.

North Peninsula – Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month. Email Pat Herkal spherkal@gmail.com for more information.

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and island counties)Fourth Monday of the month.

Seattle – Meetings will rotate from Wednesday daytime to Saturday morning to Wednesday evening. Email Terry Berg tlbartography@yahoo.com or Debbie Eliasen deliasen@gmail.com for more information.

South Central Surface Design Group – Email Vicki Gerton vgerton@gmail.com for more information.

South Sound – Email Faith Hagenhofer faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Whidbey Island – Email Debra Calkins dcalkins@whidbey.com for more information.

Fiber Fusion and SDA
Fiber Fusion Exhibition: SDAFiberFusionShow.org
Surface Design Washington: SurfaceDesignWA.com
Facebook.com/SurfaceDesignWA
Instagram.com/SDAWashington
Twitter.com/SurfaceDesignwa

Surface Design National and International
Website: SurfaceDesign.org
Facebook.com/SurfaceDesign
Instagram.com/surface_design
Twitter.com/surface_design

SDA-WA Eastside Members Call For Art!

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Hi SDA-WA. This post is specifically for members of SDA-WA from the Eastside (including Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell).

 
Eastside SDA-WA members are now able to enter the regional show portion of the Fiber Fusion exhibition. This show will run concurrently with Fiber Fusion at VALA Art Center at Redmond Town Center from November 10, 2016 – January 15, 2017. Artwork is to be no greater than 12” in any dimension. For all of the show requirements and more information, the entry form is online at:

Member Activities Updates For May 2016

Hi SDA-WA!

Here are upcoming activities for and from our members!!

Member Activities

Member Debra Calkins has posted a call for art in hopes of bringing attention to a very important issue!  She is looking for 2-D art from any medium to participate.  Here are the details:

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83% of the victims of the sex slave trade in America are US citizens. 40% of them are children. Unmade Bed is an exhibit about sexual trafficking which would include the work of artists; their reactions, feelings, and thoughts on this inhumane practice.

I would also like to invite those who would consider expressing the denial around this topic. Art carries powerful messages and has healing power. We hold in our hands, hearts and minds the ability to stand up to this injustice.

This will be a traveling exhibit with 3 – 5 venues. Each of the venues will be two days to four days. The first venue is at WICA (Whidbey Island Center for the Arts) in Langley, WA on Whidbey Island opening on October 7, 2016. The traveling will be completed by the end of 2017. Depending on the size of the venue, not all art will be shown in every venue.

Each artist will receive a catalog of the exhibit.

Docent training will be available for anyone wishing to spend time with the exhibit while it is installed, talking with visitors and assisting with any purchase inquiries.

I will be jurying for suitability and space availability, as well as for the size requirements for our largest venue.

2-D art any medium

All art must be ready to install with a hanging wire or sleeve and slat.
Images:
File Format: JPEG only
File Dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side.
File Resolution: 72ppi/dpi
File Size: 5 MB maximum
Please label images LastName_title.

Include an image list, including Title, Medium, Year, Dimensions, description and price if for sale. If not for sale, insurance value. Please label this file LastName_ImageList.
Include an artist statement for each piece. Please label this file LastName_ArtStmt.
Include a bio. Please label this file LastName_bio.
Include a head shot. Please label this file LastName_me. These files may be pdf or word documents.
Email the images and information to longwalkhomestudio@gmail.com

Application fee of $25.00. Please mail check to Debra Calkins P O Box 1203 Freeland, WA 98249.

Artists are responsible for all costs of shipping to and from Whidbey Island. Artists are responsible for the insurance on their art.

By entering your art for this exhibit you affirm that you are the originator of the art and own the copyright. In addition, you release the use of your image of your art to be used for promotional purposes only.
Dates:
August 15, 2016 Deadline for entry
September 1, 2016 Notification of acceptance
September 24, 2016 Shipments of art received by

More detailed information will be requested after acceptance.

Any questions contact Debra Calkins debra@LongWalkHomeStudio.com

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2016-05-04 21.32.59crpdMember Rebecca Wachtman is hosting 2 workshops at Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, WA in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion show.  The workshops are titled An Intro To Silk Painting and Resisting Your Dyes With an Ice Kicker.  Both workshops will be held on Saturday, June 11th.  For more information you can visit our SDA-WA post at https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/05/04/fiber-fusion-workshops-at-allied-arts-gallery/

or to sign up for classes as well as information about other events at Allied Arts Gallery, you can visit: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/adult-workshops/

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Events

shack garage saleThe Schack Center in Everett is having an artist garage sale on Saturday, June 4th from 9am to 3pm with over 100 artists participating.  It’s a great opportunity to score great art, supplies, and make connections with other artists.  It’s free to attend and street parking is free in downtown Everett on weekends. You can also park for free at Everpark Garage, one block north of the event.

For more information, please see:  http://www.schack.org/events/artists-garage-sale/


 

And of course we’re SUPER-excited that the Fiber Fusion show will be opening in June!!   fiber fusion show

The Fiber Fusion Show opens at Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, WA on June 5th.  Everyone’s invited to attend.  The opening event will be from 1-3pm and promises to be a lot of fun!  We hope to see you there!!

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And just a friendly reminder that registration is open for the Jane Dunnewold Workshop and Critiques…spaces are filling fast! Only a few more days for this exclusive offer to SDA members. The workshop will be open to others in a few days!

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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

$60 40-minute Critique Session, Saturday, August 20, 2016
or $155 Workshop AND Critique Session

For more information, please see our post:

https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/05/16/creative-strength-training-workshop-with-jane-dunnewold/

Fiber Fusion Workshops at Allied Arts Gallery

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I’m sure you are all planning your trip to Richland to view SDA Fiber Fusion 2016 next month. There are so many interesting things to see and visit in the area.  Take some time also to enhance your skills at one of our workshops which are being taught in conjunction with the show!

 

 

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Silk Painting Example 1 – Hibiscus

You could begin with An Introduction to Silk Painting  – a workshop being taught by SDA-WA member, Rebecca Wachtman.  Do you love the idea of painting your a scarf that is uniquely your own, or perhaps you’re thinking bigger – painting fabric for an art project.  An Introduction to Silk Painting workshop is just the thing to get your feet wet with a small project that will teach you the basics!

 

This workshop will be teaching you about working in the Serti Technique. Serti means “closing”, “Wall”, or Fence”…what it really refers to is using a resist to stop the dye from flowing into undesired areas of your painting.

 

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Silk Painting Example 2 – Crocus

Learn how to select silks, silk dying and painting basics, color mixing and fun texture techniques.  Each student will apply resist to create a floral pattern and then paint their own, hand-dyed/hand-painted, 12″ square of silk art.   The workshop has a great price too!  $50 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $60 for non-members. An Introduction to Silk Painting will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 9am-12pm.  Click here for more information the workshop, or visit to www.galleryatthepark.org

 

 

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Ice Dyeing Example

Did you know that paint sits on the surface, and that dye chemically bonds with the fabric? The way dyes bond to fabric is the reason why dyed fabrics can be washed and rarely lose color.  Continue your Fiber Fusion education with a workshop on resists and dyeing using modern Shibori techniques with the added bonus of getting to take home your own ice-dyeing packet (which you’ll start in class but get to finish on your own).

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Folds-Resist Example

Rebecca will lead you through several different Shibori-resist techniques which you will bring home as set of samples to inspire you, or to use in your next project.  The workshop is titled Resisting Your Dyes with an Ice Kicker, and will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 1pm-4pm.  It’s price is $35 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $45 for non-members. Click here for more information on this workshop, or go visit www.galleryatthepark.org

 

 

Allied Arts will also be holding a workshop on wool carding called Creative Carding (taught by Kim Perkins). You will look at different grades of wool and other fibers, experiment with color-mixing as you card to get artbattsthreeexactly the shade you want,  prepare rolags for spinning or make batts for felting.  The Creative Carding workshop will be held on June 4th from 2pm-5pm.  The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.  For more information, click here or visit www.galleryatthepark.org 

 

For more information on all of the workshops available at Allied Arts Gallery, please visit http://www.galleryatthepark.org/adult-workshops/