SDA WA Members Activities

February 2021

Pat Herkal at Collective Visions Gallery

“Seahorse” by Par Herkal

Pat Herkal’s 3D soft sculpture, Seahorse, was juried into the 2021 CVG Show, an annual Washington state competition. The fully beaded 10″x3″ piece hangs from monofilament and a swivel that allows it to gently turn. It is completely hand sewn. The show closes February 26.

The Bremerton gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. 135 Washington artists are represented.

SDA-WA Seattle members´ news

Seattle group members had a zoom meeting during the members made a presentation, showing their sources of inspiration. Here is a small sample of this initiative, in which images of works by different artists, photographs, texts and music were shared.

Glenda Guinn Gilles at Violet Protest

VIOLET PROTEST SQUARE OF THE WEEK – made by Glenda Guinn Gilles from Kirkland, WA – Besides the exquisite embroidery detail, this square reflects the desire for unity after these turbulent times – red and blue mixing together to form a unified core. Each of us occupies our separate life with its concerns, hopes, and challenges. But if we can find a way to face our challenges together, our nation can blend all its beautiful diversity, nurture the treasures we possess and build a nation that truly reflects the America we’ve all heard about and believe can be possible. https://www.facebook.com/thevioletprotest/

About the Violet Protest “Whether we weave, knit, crochet, quilt, or embroider all 26,750 of these squares — through this social action, and from every corner of America; we as makers of all political persuasions, believe we can employ our willing spirit and our talents to contribute to healing divisions that threaten our country. ​This collection of textile squares will be first displayed at Phoenix Art Museum, in the Spring of 2021, before they are sent to the new 117th Congress by late 2021.

Focused on the values we hold dear as Americans, rather than any political beliefs, the color violet symbolizes the literal combination of red and blue, long held as symbols of our nation’s differing ideologies. Our common goal is to send a physical message of friendly protest through this colossal visual expression to demonstrate that if we as citizens are ​willing ​to come together, so then must our elected officials”

Barbara De Pirro Workshops

Online Collage & Layering

We will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using Golden Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes for Collage. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery plus transferring images of your own artwork, drawings or photographs into the surface.

Schack Art Center (Hosting) 
FEB 27, 1-4 
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050 or HERE 
Fee: M $60 NM $65

Online Printmaking & Collage

We will explore techniques using your own printed imagery to create inspirational Collage artworks! Learn the basics of creating monotype, collagraph, thermofax and relief printed images. All of this can be done without a press, using water based, slow drying GOLDEN acrylic paints. These methods create unique results; the pressure of printing creates texture and pattern not possible when painting directly on paper. Several examples & demonstrations will show how these prints can then be used in Collage & which products work best for gluing various weights of paper. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
MAR 6, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
Fee: $60

Student Cynthia working on her textile collage book cover in Winter Quarter 2021

Christina Fairley Erickson classes

If you’ve been longing for getting together with others who love embroidery, dyeing, and anything that can decorate the surface of fabric, come join us at the Surface Design Lab at LWTech!  

Registration is now Open– CLICK HEREfor more information and instructions on how to register.

Christina will bring her unique experience, lots of samples for inspiration, and demonstrations of various surface design techniques.  

During Spring Quarter, only lab courses will be meeting at the school and masks/PPE/social distancing will be required.
If you have taken classes at LW Tech in the past, you can go straight to  https://webapps.lwtech.edu/wts/webreg/waci221.html
For Complete information and how to register for this class, go to 
https://fiberartistjourney.com/classes-at-lwtech-surface-design-lab/

Spring 2021 Registration Now Open!
Questions?  Contact Christina 

5 Mondays- April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3 and May 10  from 11 am-2:50 pm
Lake Washington Institute of Technology–Kirkland Campus: 11605 132nd Ave NE

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leaderOnline meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Bellingham – There is a small new group, please email Seiko Purdue for more information: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

SDA WA Members Activities January 2021

SDA-WA North Peninsula members´ news

Local Artists Create Window Display in Port Townsend 

Silk dye, hand-dying, resist, trapunto, embroidery, sashiko, paper collage, fabric collage, origami, felting, beading, repurposing, wire and wood sculpture, quilting and fabric piecing are among the techniques displayed in a new exhibit by 10 Olympic Peninsula artists in the Surface Design Association window at Tyler and Lawrence in Port Townsend. 

Featuring 33 pieces created while sheltering at home, “Pandemic” will be displayed through March. Most artwork is for sale, at prices ranging from $6 to $800. Participating artists are:

SUE GALE

“Then There Now” and “Cotinus”

CHERIE KOPP

“Postcards from Home” series and “Fitted Fashion Face Coverings”

DEBRA OLSON

“Nature Montage” and “Reclaiming the Process”

JANICE SPECK.

ERIKA WURM

“Wooden Boat Bunny”

JERI AUTY

 Curves 1 ”, “Curves 2”, “Windows”, “Colors Galore” and “Rachel’s Quilt”

MARY TYLER

“Winter Star”

LINDA CARLSON

“Origami Cards”, “Garland”, “Knit Wit”, “Mountainscape 1” and “Mountainscape 2”

EVETTE ALLERDINS

“Solace”, “Road Trip”, “Walkabout”, “F**kd”, “Maui” and “Journey”

BARBARA HOUSHMAND

Handbags

Debra Olson new work

Debra is going to participate in an exhibition at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (more information coming soon!)

” I carve foam and then cover with papier mache’ to create the form of the bird. I then add paint, paper, fabric more paint, beads and found objects. An acrylic finish is then applied. Naming them comes directly from their emerging personalities:  “Spotted Towhee” (may be directionally challenged as he carries a map on the top of his hat as well as on his breast!) and “King Quail” “.

Information on these artists and their pieces is posted in the display window and on the SDA chapter’s website, https://sda-np.com/. In normal times, chapter members meet regularly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Meetings are open to the public at no charge. 

SDA-WA Seattle members´ news

Six members of the Seattle group participated in an exchange challenge. Each person in the group sent an envelope to one other person in the group with materials to be used to create a piece. Here are the results:

CARLA STEHR

“One photo shows the challenge materials I was given (the left-overs), including orange and black and white cotton fabric, metallic sliver and white fabric, grey felt, white embossed vinyl backed with flannel and a plastic shipping envelope. Definitely not colors or materials I tend to use in my art. But the shiny plastic envelope reminded me of the inside of shells, and I had recently been experimenting to see if I could get fabric to look like oyster shells.

For the inside shell surface, I stitched the plastic shipping envelope onto a base of white Ecofelt, added gray felt and black cotton fabric (at the top) to make the hinge, and painted the orange fabric purple for the muscle scar that all oyster shells have. For the outside, I stitched the white vinyl fabric and small pieces of orange, black and white and sliver-white fabrics onto a base of white cotton fabric and Ecofelt. I put wireform mesh in the middle and stitched the two sides together. It was an experiment to see if the wireform mesh would allow me to bend it into a three-dimensional shape, and it worked! ” 

“ExpOyster” back and front views by Carla Sther

CYNTHIA BLAIR

Received materials. Front of the collage book cover Cynthia made for the challenge. 

THERESE STEIN

Applique on jacket

GABI NIRINO

The pieces of fabric were cut in stripes and woven in a rigid heddle loom

Barbara Matthews in ‘We the People’

Barbara´s piece ‘United’ was accepted into the ‘We the People’ exhibition at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center in Carlisle, PA. She earned an Honorable Mention, Staff Selection.

The exhibition will be shows until January 30th.

“United” by Barbara Matthews. Woodway, WAUnityHand dyed silk, acrylic, glass, wood

SDA-WA Vancouver members´ news

Bonnie Bucknam and Sally Sellers in State Wide Art Competition

Pacific Northwest artists Bonnie Bucknam and Sally Sellers, both of Vancouver, Washington, have been chosen for inclusion in the 2021 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery

The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. Two hundred ninety-five artists from cities and towns throughout Washington State submitted 550 images for consideration. The competition’s juror, Michael D’Alessandro, chose about 130 pieces from these submissions for inclusion in the show.
Exhibition Co-chairs Alan Newberg and Cindy DuVall say: “The 2021 show has attracted top quality artists from every quarter of our state to submit their best work. Attendees and collectors will find a museum-quality show of work ranging in size from large sculptures, paintings and fiber art pieces to small prints, photos and jewelry. These range in style from exquisite traditional work to provocative contemporary works and deeply personal expressions. Some of these artists are well established professionals, and others are emerging talents in the world of art. Our state is very rich with talent.”
The 2021 CVG Show will begin at 11:00 am on Jan 23, 2021, and will continue through February 26. The entire show, as well as several related art events, will be available virtually, and in-person at the gallery if COVID19 protocols allow.

Collective Visions Gallery is located in downtown Bremerton at 331 Pacific Avenue, just 4 blocks from the ferry terminal. Phone: 360 377 8327.

For a complete list of accepted artists, the entire show and exhibition events, visit www.CVGShow.com.

“Line Dry” by Bonnie Bucknam. Fiber, dimensions 82” h x 80” w       
“Splendor in the Grass” by Sally Sellers. Fiber, dimensions 39” h x 45” wide

Barbara De Pirro new workshops


Online Painted Papers for Collage
Create your own unique stash of Collage papers! There are many different ways to create pattern and texture on paper; stencil, stamp, imprint, saturate, mask, resist, comb, dabble, brush, splatter…and so on. I will demonstrate using GOLDEN Fluid & High Flow Paints plus explore mark making techniques & gluing of these papers using various GOLDEN Acrylic Mediums & Gels. I’ll share all the tips & tricks!
Schack Art Center (Hosting) 
JAN 30, 1-4 
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050 or ONLINE 
Fee: M $60 NM $65
This is not the only workshop that Barbara teaches! More information in:
https://www.goldenpaints.com/wap/Barbara.DePirro/8

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leader. Online meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.
SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study Group– Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

SDA WA Members Activities December 2020

“Flux” by Ellen Ramsey, 2019. Wool, silk, cotton, 24″ x 60″

 

Ellen Ramsey News

Ellen participated in a Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound exhibition posted online.

Also her neon piece, “Wired” is included in COLOUR, an online show organized by the Tapestry Touring International (UK). This is a nice way to brighten a gloomy winter day when you need a little boost.

In other news, earlier this year she edited a special publication for the American Tapestry Alliance filled with essays and interviews about contemporary practice in the field of tapestry weaving. “I’m very proud of how it turned out! “

In this link, you can go to both exhibitions and you can read a digital .pdf of the magazine.

“Flight Pattern” by Ellen Ramsey, 2019. Wool, silk, paper, pheasant feather, 5″ x 6″

“Wired” by Ellen Ramsey, 2019. 12 “x 6”, wire, cotton, wool, acrylic paint, electrical wire.

Jan Silver and Joyce Wilkerson in Pushing The Limits

Jan and Joyce were selected to participate in the online exhibition PUSHING THE LIMITS. A Virtual Shaft Weaving Art Exhibition, curated by the textile artists and weavers Olivier Mason and Lala De Dios. The exhibition includes 53 weavers all over the world.

“Weaving is one of oldest human industries -if not the oldest- and many kinds of looms or weaving devices have been accompanying humankind since the beginning of times. From the backstrap loom to dobby looms, the history of weaving has been an uninterrupted succession of technological inventions until the arrival of the first Jacquard hand looms in 18th century France.  The rest is  history. Today we are living the Jacquard digital loom era. Contemporary textile artists use this tool which allows for an -almost- unlimited freedom to weavers.

It is the aim of the curators of this exhibition to highlight the unlimited possibilities of this limited “machine” to create textile pieces that are works of art in their own right.”

“Grid#3” by Jan Silver. Triple weave. Cotton, wool, silk, stainless steel, cumare, ramie.

https://www.instagram.com/seattleweaver/

“Ride the Wind” by Joyce Wilkerson. 24 shaft weave, 4 wefts. 40% cotton, 20% rayon, 15% wool, 10% Tencel, 10% bamboo, 5% linen. 

http://www.joycewilkerson.com

SDA-WA North Peninsula member´s news

Pat Herkal showed Cormorant, a new critter made in the time of Covid. “It keeps feeling more and more appropriate.”

“Cormorant” by Pat Herkal. Skull found on the beach off Water Street close to our house, wool and beads.

Debra Olson is participating at the PTSA Grover Gallery in the “One of a Kind” exhibition. This short tour gives you an overview of the beautiful 2D and 3D art works, including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, textiles and more.

https://ptschoolofthearts.org/grover-gallery

Debra Olson´s birds

Erika Wurm Hitchcock “Here is my most current piece I have finished.  My first incorporating dried flora and fungi along with many other materials.

Called Autumnal Owl”,this mixed media works is 17.5″ x17.5″.  It was inspired by an adorable photograph I came across of an Eastern Screech Owl.  Created with acrylic paint, crocheted doily, repurposed wreath and consciously collected dried plant life this cutie is ready to be enjoyed. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to share my art.”

“Autumnal Owl” by Erika Wurm Hitchcock

“Floating Leaves” by Cathie Weir. Ply-split braiding with 4-ply artist-made cords of raffia. 

Cathie Weir showed two new pieces

“Fall Fading” by Cathie Weir. Ply-split braiding with 4-ply artist-made cords of raffia. 
Rosemary Burris´s collage

Rosemary (Rose) Burris

“I recently created a bird dog sculpture and did a fabric collage all over it. I am searching for the perfect piece of driftwood to mount him on.  Also completed several smaller collages.” 

Sculpture by Rosemary Burris

Diana Gipson at Bainbridge Art Center

This is a closeup of the piece I have in BARN’s (Bainbridge Art Center) Ars Poetica show.  It is my fiber companion to a poem, Grand Canyon.  It is a hand dyed silk shibori with appliqué stitching.

Grand Canyon

POET | LYDIA HARRISON 

FIBER ARTIST | DIANA GIPSON

Timeworn formations caress the deep blue skyas snowy egrets utter to the
sandy beach below.

A Bighorn lamb suckles his mother’s milk,oblivious to the intrusion
of the orange headed lizard scampering by..

Cacti cling tenaciously
to nooks and crannies,
throwing their arms up in jubilation at small victories.

The shale, the limestone, the granite, and the lavamurmur quietly as the unrelenting river
nibbles grain by grain from their feet.

An orchestra of frogs and cricketswelcome the moonlight
as the deer meander near the water’s edge.

Bats swoop among the eddies and ripples,munching a delectable feast
of thorax and antennae and feathery wings.

Shadows dance against the Red Wallas it stands sentry,
keeping ancient secrets.

A majestic place,a sacred land.
The Grand Canyon


Here is the link to the catalogue, with texts and images.

Michelle Johnson at Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Artists

BIMA features regional artists from the longstanding BI Studio Tour. This exhibition showcases the range of art and crafts — functional and decorative — representative from their annual summer and winter studio sales.

“Tree Abstraction” by Michelle Johnson.  Wet felted using a variety of wool.
Mary Tyler´s piece

Mary Tyler at InLiquid Gallery

Mary Tyler has 4 pieces included in the Art Cloth Network show, Time Unbound, at the InLiquid Gallery in Philadelphia PA through Jan 2, 2021.

Dreams of the Carpenter’s Level” by Mary Tyler

https://mbtyler.net/home.html

Pat Herkal and Debra Olson at Northwind Art Center

Pat and Debra participated in the Small Expressions 19 Exhibit. Here it is a virtual tour https://northwindarts.org/exhibits/small-expressions-a-juried-exhibit

It is an exhibit of original small format artwork created by a wide selection of artists. The Juror, JEFF OLSON, selected the entries to be exhibited, then the entries receiving awards will be chosen from the actual 2- or 3-dimensional works of art brought to Northwind Arts Center on December 3.

Brooches by Pat Herkal
Brooches by Pat Herkal
“Lone Tree” by Debra Olson

Gabriela Nirino at Mydaybyday Gallery at Rome

Gabi participated in the “7 artists for 7 days exhibition 2020” at the Mydaybyday Gallery at Rome. “Women and poems” is the 5th edition of this show.

“When the whole world is in a sort of standby…life goes on and we get to immerge ourselves again in beautiful works of contemporary art jewelry design.

More info and video here https://www.mydaybydaydiary.com/store/p44/gabrielanirino.html

“Together” by Gabriela Nirino. Linen, hemp, silk/steel threads. Natural dyes.


SDA Members at NWCraft20

NWCraft20 is Northwest Designer Craftsmen’s first annual virtual benefit exhibition featuring the newest work of Northwest Designer Craftsmen member artists. NWCraft is intended to be an annual virtual exhibition designed to benefit venues dedicated to exhibiting fine craft: museums, art centers and galleries.

SDA members included are: Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Joyce Hayes, Wendy Huhn, Ann Johnston, Claire B. Jones, Nancy Loorem Adams, Gwen Lowery, Barbara Matthews, Dorothy McGuinness, Barbara Nepom, Gabriela Nirino, Barbara Osborne, Patricia Resseguie, Sally Sellers, Patti Shaw, Terri Shinn, Laura Stangel Schmidt

NOVEMBER 27, 2020 TO JANUARY 3, 2021
2020 BENEFICIARY: BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM
KCTS MEDIA SPONSOR

“Circling Terra” by Lanny Bergner
“Scudo Supremo” by Danielle Bodine
“Corolla” by Barbara De Pirro
“Bach Invention #4” by Joyce Hayes
“When Yes Means No & No Means Yes 2” by Wendy Huhn
“Wave17” by Ann Johnston
“Arches I” by Claire B. Jones
“She and They” by Nancy Loren Adams
“Path to Infinity” by Gwen Lowery
“Blue Star” by Barbara Mathews
“Shooting stars”. y Dorothy McGuinness
“Somewhat Scully” by Barbara Nepom
“Island” by Gabriela Nirino
“3 Pines Watching” by Barbara Osborne
“Reborn” by Patricia Resseguie
“Solstice” by Laura Stangel Schmidt
“Tuesdays Just As Bad” by Sally Sellers
“Tribute to Knees” by Patti Shaw
“Autumn Ablaze” by Terri Shinn
Barbara De Pirro workshops

Barbara De Pirro new workshops

Ah yes, we’re all very familiar with both but have you ‘really’ explored them as a Mixed Media, Fine Art tool? I’ll be sharing samples & demonstrating both, in combination with several Golden Acrylic products. So many variations to choose from, thick, thin, transparent, opaque, smooth, textured including some unexpected combinations. Whether you choose to use commercial tools or create your own I’ll manipulate both in ways beyond their original mark making design. Wonderful things can happen when all these worlds intermingle!

De Pirro Art Workshops 
JAN 16, 1-3 
Online registration: HERE 
$35

Other workshops schedule here

https://www.goldenpaints.com/wap/Barbara.DePirro/8

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study Group– Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island. Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com). 

SDA-WA Member Activities OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2020

“Marching CV19 Munchers – CV19 eating critters and their leader” by Danielle Bodine

Danielle Bodine in Mandatory Color Exhibition

Surface Design Association International Juried Members Exhibition “Mandatory Color” examines the use of color as a response to world-wide social distancing and quarantine. Juror Amie Adelman, Professor  of the College of Arts and Design at the Unversity of North Texas  in Denton.

Danielle Bodine obtained the 2nd place with her work “Marching CV19 Munchers – CV19 eating critters and their leader”, 2020, 13″ x 21″x 21,” yarn, fabric, beads, plastic tubes, wires, slinkies, found objects; coiled.

Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79415
On exhibit through December 6, 2020

Barbara O`Steen work

Barbara O’Steen at Little/BIG

Barbara O´Steen is participating in an exhibition of the Contemporary Quilt Art Association at the Shack Art Center.   Little/BIG Annual Holiday Art Exhibit features works from members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association. She is showing some 12×12 fiber art pieces and a large 25″ x 35″one, in a collage style that she hasen’t used for years in that she is usually creating trees and a message about Climate Change.

Shack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA November 19 – January 3

Barbara O`Steen work

Featured Artist Dorothy McGuinness.

Dorothy makes beautiful and unique sculptures using basket weaving techniques. There is a link below to a video where her work is analized by other artists, on artbusinessacademy.net.
Please take some time to watch and listen and maybe even give some feedback to Dorothy.

More about her amazing work at https://dorothymcguinnessbasket.com

Sue Nylander and Liisa Fagerland – Eye to Eye exhibit

SDA-WA North Peninsula member´s news

Sue Nylander and Liisa Fagerland are showing the Eye to Eye exhibit in the North Peninsula Fiber Habit window , from October to December.

More information about this exhibition and the group

https://sda-np.com/fiber-habit-october-2020

“Undersea Garden” by Tangle Fibers group

Tangle Fibers group at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center

“Undersea Garden” comprises a collaborative installation and exhibition by Port Townsend SDA-NP artists Pat Herkal, Barbara Ramsey, Jean Marie Tarascio and Cathie Wier – collectively known as Tangled Fibers.  Their art is a celebration of the patterns, colors and textures of sea life. Using fiber, paper, beads, color, texture, wire, yarn and whimsy, the Esther Webster Gallery has been transformed into an undersea garden of kelp, tide pools, octopus, sea stars, nudibranchs, jellyfish and other delightful creatures of the sea. Some are painstakingly true to life, others created from their ocean fevered imaginations. Some pieces in this exhibit are the work of the individual member of the Tangled Fibers group, others are collaborative efforts. Exhibiting works are for sale in person and online.PAFAC is open Thursday-Sunday 11-5 or visit www.pafac.org for a virtual tour and the gift shop offerings, until November 15.

“Undersea Garden” by Tangle Fibers group
“Hidden Leafy Sea Dragons” by Jean Marie Tarascio 
“Marine Scape” by Barbara Ramsey
“Seahorse” by Pat Herkal
“Look Deeply” by Cathie Wier

South Central SDA-WA Group Notes

The group is having zoom meetings. Here are some pieces the members were working on.

Mary Thomas’s vest using her handwoven fabric

Mary Thomas’s vest using her handwoven fabric
Mary Thomas’s vest using her handwoven fabric

Carol Fletcher’s wall piece “Insomnia” , using micro-quilting on an experimental piece made at our South Central September meeting; this fabric was also dyed in our experimental monotype experiments.This piece was accepted into the  Larson Gallery’s 65th annual Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition. .

“Insomnia” by Carol Fletcher
Carol Fletcher ´s wall piece

Carol’s husband, Evans Fletcher, also had a piece accepted, “Westcoast 2020”

“Westcoast 2020” by Evans Fletcher


In addition, Deboran Ann’s piece, Clay Pots, was also accepted into the Larson Gallery’s 65th annual Central Washington Artists’ Exhibition. A photo of Deborah Ann’s piece was recently in SDA WA’s newsletter.

“Clay Pots” by Deborah Ann

Suzie Forsyth’s experimentations with growing her own indigo, making an indigo pot from her home grown indigo, and successfully dyeing some fabric.

Suzie Forsyth’s indigo experimentation
Suzie Forsyth’s indigo experimentation

SDA-WA Seattle memeber´news

“Protecting the Peace” by Sharon Rowley

Sharon Rowley and Barbara Matthews at Creative Strength Training art exhibition


WA State SDA members Sharon Rowley and Barbara Matthews have art featured in Jane Dunnewold’s 2020 Creative Strength Training member art online exhibition https://janedunnewold.com/cst2020-members-exhibition?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cst2020-members-exhibition

“Exposed” by Barbara Matthews

 

Cynthia Blair in the Seattle Times

Cynthia´s fabric collage “Houses” symbolizing things that have sustained her during this period was one of 12 (out of about 100 entries) the Seattle Times featured in a newspaper article and on its website. 

“Houses” by Cynthia Blair
Therese Stein´piece

Therese Stein presentation

Therese shared with us her techniques experimenting with plastics to create art with recycled material; also some examples of different artists who work with plastic.

Therese Stein ´s piece made with recycled plastic

Gabi Nirino at Raggio Foundation

Gabriela Nirino is participating with “Mangrullo” in the on-line Textile Art Exhibition at Rómulo Raggio Foundation in Vicente López, Argentina. Here is the link

http://www.fund-romuloraggio.org.ar/textil2020.html

“Mangrullo” by Gabi Nirino. Corn husk strips, nailon thread, pine wood.

Barbara De Pirro News

Barbara at ‘Basketry: Architecture and the Environment’

National Basketry Organization, Inc. presented an online conversation on September 17th. It is now available on YouTube HERE. (FYI you can skip the first 16 minutes which was our warm-up time and not part of the presentation.). Barbara De Pirro creates Mixed Media Sculptures and Installations. Her observations of nature have triggered a profound admiration for its brilliance, resilience and its vulnerability. With each project she strives to create a sense of wonder.

The Curator/Interviewer 
Jo Stealey is a nationally known artist, teacher and curator and most recently, professor emerita the University of Missouri. She was the co-curator for the traveling exhibition, Rooted, Revived Reinvented: Basketry in America as well as the juror for this year’s NBO Members in Print 2.

“Metamorphosis” by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara ´s Workshops

Online Acrylic Skins & Collage

Discover the range of GOLDEN acrylic paints, gels & mediums that can be used to create Image Transfer, Paint & Acrylic Skins. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks. These techniques are an excellent way to develop transparent & translucent imagery, text and texture, incorporating layers into your paintings, collages, sculptures or mixed media works. Think of this as just another way to create your own unique collage material!

De Pirro Art Workshops 
NOV 21, 1-4:00 
Online registration: Here

https://www.facebook.com/depirroartworkshops/

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net

Seattle– Our next SDA on-line meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, November 11 from 11:00 to 12:30, will be a bit different and quite special.  We will be treated to a presentation by Berkeley, California-based artist Terry Milder, who constructs mixed-media pieces that integrate paper making, photography, fiber/textile, sculpture and digital techniques. All members are welcome. Please, contact Cynthia or your area leader for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com.

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study Group– Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island. Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com).

SDA – WA Member Activities July – August 2020

The groups keep doing  on-line meetings and sharing feelings, activities, information and projects. It is a way of being together!

Here are some of the works

 

SEATTLE – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Cynthia Blair

Cynthia Blair´s quilt. 32″ x 38″

Cynthia Blair showed a quilt she is doing.
Therese Stein was working on 3 projects.

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“Cheeky” by Therese Stein

The crow, Cheeky, speaks for himself – he will be at the Quilt and Fiberart Museum in LaConner – if it happens.

 

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Piece stitched with plastic by Therese Stein

 

The round one is for a TextileArtist.org challenge to stitch with plastic.

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“Take Joy” by Therese Stein

The other is for local show, object is to express some positive ideas during the covid crisis – Take Joy – base has list of ways we can still find joy in our lives, the young lady is enjoying shade of tree, good book, cat to cuddle, basket of apples to snack on, flowers, grass and robin’s song.

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“Take Joy” by Therese Stein

Terry Berg created pouches with grommets for the openings and porcelain faces from molds she made and a poppy for temperance.

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Pouches by Terry Berg

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Poppy for temperance by Terry Berg

Gabriela Nirino

Gabi was creating new woven friends to be with during the quarantine.

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Woven people by Gabi Nirino

 

NORTH PENINSULA – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Erica Iseminger

I was exploring a couple of shibori techniques, using logwood, and over dyeing some with fustic or pomegranate or just mixing the fustic and logwood.

Some of the pieces are scarves and some is just fabric to make a top out of.

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Erica Iseminger´s shibori pieces

 

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“Crocheting with copper wire” by Linda Carlson

 

 

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My projects are similar to banana bread (lots of that at our house since March): easy, soothing projects, with an emphasis on using the stash and not starting too many new projects before older ones are completed. Old Martha Stewart Living pattern for crocheted snowflakes for “Crocheting with copper wireEspecially soothing was the painting I did on paper that was then stamped with gold and folded into origami to embellish notecards. Finally, “Red and Yellow, Blue and Green” is what I had finished last night, expecting to submit it for the Wilderbee Farm exhibit. It was inspired by Freddy Moran’s Faces project, 
I don’t do raw-edge quilting or applique, so every component is either faced or made from a tube.

 

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“Red and Yellow, Blue and Green” by Linda Carlson

Evette Allerdings

“Walkabout” ´s inspiration: Even as Covid is making humans shelter in place, seasons pass, nature go on. We to go on, each taking unique paths.

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“Walkabout” by Evette Allerdings.Size: 22” x 26″.Materials: Silk twill, Silk Dye, Resist, Cotton Sashiko thread

Diane Williams

“Who needs a haircut” put on her mask to greet the public at The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in a current show titled Well + Being running through August 30th.Here’s the digital catalogue http://www.pafac.org/wellbeing.html#PhotoSwipe1594524079787

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“Who needs a haircut” by Diane Williams
Jeri Auty

 

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“Windows” by Jeri Auty. Size:  22” x 34”. Materials:  fused, stitched and painted with water color pencils on 100% cotton

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“Curves 1” by Jeri Auty. Size:  19” x 19”. Material:  Hand dyed and printed cotton fabrics from Ghana and assorted pieces from my stash

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“Curves 2” by Jeri Auty. Size:  28” x 29”. Material:  Freehand curved piecing of 100% cotton fabric

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My latest quilt is “Guanaco”, inspired by our trip to Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile in February.

On one of our hikes, we found a large heard of Guanacos, who did not seem to mind if we walked among them and took their pictures. We also noticed that each heard had a sentry posted on top of a nearby hill to warn the group when a puma was in the area. This photo reminded me of one of the sentries.To create the design, I combined elements from two different photos with digital painting. One photo was of the guanacos, and the other was of the Andes mountain range, shrouded in clouds. The background was digitally painted, and the edges were faded to white. The finished design was printed by Spoonflower in two pieces and appliqued together to form the complete image.  The matching binding strips were printed at the same time.The image of the guanaco is very heavily quilted with dozens of different colors of thread and the sky and outer edges are quilted in a meandering, and spiraling pattern.

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“Guanaco” • 61” x 60” • Copyright © 2020 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry & Ron Gentry •

 

 

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“Long and Narrow” by Sue Gale, Leslie Dickinson and Deb Olson

Sue Gale, Leslie Dickinson and Deb Olson in “Long and Narrow”

July – September 2020The inspiration for this exhibit came from thinking about the display itself rather than any thoughts of the works to be created in terms of color, subject or technique.  Simply exploring this form encouraged us to create pieces that make our minds work more vertically, with composition and focus in a different arrangement.  Vertical lines can often create a sense of calm, even though  a variety of themes, colors, materials  and techniques are involved. Artists on exhibit are:

 

Sue Gale     msgale@gmail.com   1.Buttoned Up!  2.Love is Love is Love  3.Leaf Play

Leslie Dickinson   Ig: PTLeslie.    4.Crossroads  5. Circular Wander  6.Treasure Boxes.

                                                             7.Random Chaos. 8.Lime Squeeze

Debra Olson   debolson747@yahoo.ca  9.Cosmos   10. Celestial Ensemble  11. All About Stars                                                               12. Small Stories  13. Leaf Prints  14.MeditationsWeb site Fiber Habit Window 

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“Long and Narrow” by Sue Gale, Leslie Dickinson and Deb Olson

LOCAL TEXTILE ARTISTS OFFER WINDOW EXHIBIT

OF 8 X 12” PIECES CREATED DURING SHUTDOWN

Hand embroidery, free-motion and hand stitching, applique, quilting, boro, felting, beading, crochet, hand-dyeing, rust-dyeing, resist-dyeing, mixed-media and silk painting are among the techniques used by 15 North Olympic Surface Design Association members in dozens of pieces now exhibited in the chapter’s Uptown Port Townsend “Fiber Habit” display window at 675 Tyler St. and online at https://sda-np.com/fiber-habit-june-2020.
The exhibition was on view from the sidewalk until July 5, each piece is a response to the chapter’s challenge to create pieces 8 x 12 inches in size while sheltering at home. Artists represented include:
Sequim: Linda Carlson, “Coppery Strands” and “Inspired by Boro”                                     Liisa Fagerlund, “Over the Garden Fence” and “Dungeness Moss and Lichen”
Port Angeles: Evette Allerdings, “Focus”; Barbara Houshmand, “Hanging by a Thread” and “One Last Tree”                                                                                                                                   Port Townsend: Leslie Dickinson, “Isolation” and “Pandemic”; Sue Gale, Untitled; Pat Herkal, “Hope”; Kindy Kemp, Untitled; Debra Olson, “Paper Leaves” and “The 2020 Times”; Janice Speck, “Oranges and Lemon” and “Give a Dog a Bone”; Erika Wurm, “Starret Tufted Puffin”
Marrowstone:Joyce Gordon, “Rust and Stitch”
Port Ludlow: Elaine Girard,” Here’s Hope”; Carol Reynolds, Untitled                                  Port Hadlock: Mary Tyler, Untitled

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Sue Gale´s piece

 

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“Over the Garden Fence” by Liisa Fagerlund. Painted fabrics, embroidery, yarns on lace and felt foundations

 

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“Pandemic” by Leslie Dickinson

 

Evette Allerdings Surface Design Assn

“Focus” by Evette Allerdings

 

Erika Wurm Surface Design Association

“Starret Tufted Puffin” by Erika Wurm

 

NORTH SOUND – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Linda Downing

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“Three sisters” by Linda Downing

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Wall hanging by Linda Downing

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“Granny Squares” by Linda Downing

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Wall Hanging Quilt with Kumihimo tassels by Linda Downing

Stephanie Metzger

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Quilt by Stephanie Metzger

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Quilt by Stephanie Metzger. Details

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Tunic front and back by Stephanie Metzger

Tesi Vara

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Quilt (12″x12″) by Tesi Vaara using fabric paint, stencils and stitching

This next quilt depicts Tesi’s feelings on Black Lives Matter

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Quilt (12″x12″) by Tesi Vaara using fabric paint, stencils and stitching.

Alana Koehler

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Alana Koehler’s tie dyed jacket

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Alana Koehler’s tie dyed table cloth

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Alana Koehler’s tie dyed socks and bag

SOUTH CENTRAL – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Members have been busy even though we cannot meet in person.

Suzie Forsyth shared a photo of a red felted jacket that she is working on.  We can hardly wait to see the finished product.

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Suzie Forsyth´s felted jacket

 

Deborah Ann shared photos of two of her recent art quilts:  “Amaryllis” and “Clay Pots”.

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“Amaryllis” by Deborah Ann

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“Clay Pots” by Deborah Ann

 

Vicki Gerton shared images of two of her mindless sewing projects that she completed during the lockdown using Bojagi – Korean stitching technique- to piece together her dyed silk fabric scraps to make ruanas.

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Vicki Gerton´s purple ruana

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Vicki Gerton´s magenta ruana

She also made two small purses using some handwoven cotton fabric scraps.

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Vicki Gerton´s small purse

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Vicki Gerton´s small purse

 

Vicki also shared images of 20 8 x 8 inch fabric squares that she is going to send to an exhibition and Congressional donation for the Violet Protest. 

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Vicki Gerton´squares for Violet Protest. 8″ x 8″ each

The Violet Protest is a public effort to send 50 hand-made ​textile squares to each and every member of Congress ​in support of these core American values:
 ​• Civility and Respect   • Citizenship   • Compromise •  Country over party and corporate influence• Courage     • Candor    • Compassion   • Creativity

Whether we knit, crochet, quilt, or embroider all 26,750 of these squares — through this social action, and from every corner of America; we as makers of all political persuasions, believe we can employ our willing spirit and our talents to contribute to healing divisions that threaten our country. ​This collection of textile squares will be first displayed at Phoenix Art Museum, in the Spring of 2021, before they are sent to the new
​117th Congress by late 2021.

You can read about the Violet Protest at www.violetprotest.com

 

 

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“Ancient Wild Hares”  by Danielle Bodine. 24”Wx25”Hx12”D. Mulberry papers cast on coiled baskets, painted, collaged, embellished with “tongs” and other objects

SDA Members in National Basketry Organization’s Members in Print 2 Exhibition

SDA-WA Members Nancy Loorem-Adams, Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, and Dorothy McGuinness artwork has been juried into the NBO’s second biennial Members in Print Exhibition. Artwork is featured in the Summer 2020 edition of Basketry, NBO’s full color magazine . This year’s theme is Patterns and Textures.

Juror Jo Stealy, Ph.D. (newly retired head of the fiber program at the University of Missouri) selected the artwork from 263 entries and photos

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“She and They” by Nancy Loorem Adams. 29H x 28W x 23D

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“Flora Meshell #6” by Lanny Bergner. 19 x 14 x 8 in. Stainless steel mesh, wire, silicone

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“Byzantine” by Dorothy McGinness. 9”x20”x14”. Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, polyester thread

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“Thistle” by Barbara De Pirro. Painted Papers, Acrylic & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

 


WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)—The group is having virtual meetings. As soon as we can, we’ll be going back to in person meetings. I’ll keep up updated. Area Leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net

Seattle– The Seattle group meeting will be on August 12 from 11 to 1, online. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central—  Vicki Gerton will again be hosting a Zoom meeting for August 12, starting at 10 am.  Please email Vicki  at vgerton@gmail.com if you would like an invitation to attend the meeting. We will have a design challenge and members will be showing their recent surface design work.

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study GroupMeetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island—The meetings are held on second Tuesday of themonthand typically run from 9:30 am to noon. Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com)  http://www.whidbeyislandsurfacedesign.com.

SDA-WA Member Activities June 2020

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Barbara O´Steen woven piece

 

SEATTLE WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Because of the current situation, the Seattle chapter’s last two meetings were held as on- line meetings. Attendance was good and everyone enjoyed the chance to talk about the projects they’ve been working on. Most people are continuing to spend time in their studio—or in some cases, at their dining room table—doing what they love to do.          The on line meetings also provided a chance to connect on a more personal level, with our members getting to know each other better. The group plans to continue meeting online through the summer.

 

Janet Silver

Janet Silver ´s triple weaving

Janet Silver was experimenting with triple weave and different color palettes.

 

Cynthia Blair

Cynthia Blair houses

Cynthia Blair was creating a whole neighborhood of houses symbolizing words, music, humor, flowers, coffee and junk food.

 

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Barbara O´Steen weaving. Good memories!

Barbara O´Steen share with us pictures from the 80s, weaving wonderful pieces.

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Barbara O´Steen garment

Barbara also showed a garment she was working on for her Creative Clothing class, full front and back then detail front and back; also some colorfull protecting masks.

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Barbara O´Steen garment (detail)

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Barbara O´Steen masks

Barbara Osborne was experimenting with deer antlers on her basketry pieces¡               The first 2 baskets are as yet unnamed; the bottom one is Ponderosa Aequorea, a mash up of NW coast pine trees and jellyfish

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Barbara Osborn´s  basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Osborne´s basket

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“Ponderosa Aequorea” by Barbara Osborne

 

Gabriela was doing some small collages

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Gabriela Nirino collages

 

 

BARBARA DE PIRRO NEWS

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“Thistle” by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara´s sculpture “Thistle” is featured on the cover of the magazine of the National Basketry Organization. “NBO Basketry +” magazine is a high quality magazine published by NBO. It the only national publication documenting the work of outstanding basket makers, both traditional and contemporary, and serves as an important archive of basket making in America.”Learn more about this amazing organization HERE

Barbara De Pirro on-line workshops

Online Painted Papers for Collage Workshop – JUN 6

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I love to create unique painted papers for both my Collage & Sculptural artworks. In this class I’ll demonstrate all my favorite techniques using GOLDEN Acrylic products. I hope you can join us! Details & registration HERE

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Online: Encaustic Effects using Acrylic – JUN 13 & 20

My fascination with water inspired me to create a mysterious & luminous depth within my two dimensional artwork. Little did I realize at the time that it took on the effect of wax encaustic! In this workshop I share a range of GOLDEN Acrylic products and my own techniques that will enrich the surface of your work! Details & registration HERE

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Online: Paint Pours Workshop – JUN 27

Swirling pools of color and pattern… Learn the unique qualities of various GOLDEN Acrylic paints, mediums & gels, combined they can create luminous pours, streams and marble effects. All of these products have their own distinctive characteristics, each responds in surprisingly unique ways. Come with a sense of adventure!                      Details & registration: HERE

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“Topknot” by Barbara Osborne

 

 

 

 

BARBARA OSBORNE NEWS

Barbara Osborne´s piece  Topknot will be included with the National Basketry Association’s exhibition In Print.

Works selected will be published in the Summer 2020 edition of Basketry +, NBO’s full color magazine

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“Topknot” by Barbara Osborne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Relic Of An Empty World” by Gabriela Nirino.

GABRIELA NIRINO NEWS

Gabriela is participating in the On-line Photography Exhibition With Image or Textile Intervention, organize by the Argentine Center of Textile Art. “Relic of An Empty World was created using a hand woven piece made with paper yarn and a photo taken in the ruins of Lake Epecuén. The catalogue is available for downloading here

 

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)—The group is having its first virtual meeting Monday night, 5/25 at 6 pm. Valerie says “I only sent out 10 invitations to our core group. I didn’t want to do the first meeting with too many people as I’m new at this. If it works well, I’ll throw it out to the rest of the group.
Our regular meeting place is not allowing any meetings through June. As soon as we can, we’ll be going back to in person meetings. I’ll keep up updated.”                                        Area Leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@frontier.com

Seattle– The Seattle group meeting will be on June 10 from 11 to 1, online. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central—  Vicki Gerton (vgerton@gmil.com) for information

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study GroupMeetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island—The meetings are held on second Tuesday of themonthand typically run from 9:30 am to noon.Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com)  http://www.whidbeyislandsurfacedesign.com.

SDA-WA Member Activities May 2020

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COVID-19 ARTIST TRUST RELIEF FUND

Washington State artists were among the first to face career disruption and financial loss from the COVID-19 crisis. In response to artists urgent needs, Artist Trust pressed pause on business as usual to focus all resources on two things: The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund, and COVID-19 Artist Relief and Recovery Resources.

If you’re an artist in need, apply to The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund, a rapid response grant for Washington State artists impacted by COVID-19. Please read this FAQ prior to contacting our staff with questions. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to every question we receive. If your question is not covered in this FAQ, please contact us at info@artisttrust.org.

If you’re looking for or want to submit opportunities related to COVID-19 during this time, please visit our Opportunities page.

To create this critical program, Artist Trust is building a coalition of people, organizations, and corporations who will join in supporting artists now. To join in support of artists’ urgent needs, visit www.artisttrust.org/donate.

 

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Barbara de Pirro  workshops

BARBARA DE PIRRO NEWS

Barbara want to share this new activities

Cultivating connections and offering inspiration through online workshops!

I’ve been busily building my online teaching skills & developing even more offerings. If you missed my last couple free Golden events, never fear I have a few more coming up!

In addition to these I’ve also scheduled two 2 day workshops coming up in May & June, both are hosted by Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island. More details HERE
With more to come, so stay tuned!

Another bit of Art Inspiration! I’ve been sharing short VIDEO clips on both my ‘De Pirro Art Workshops’ Facebook page and my ‘Vimeo’ page. I’m also on Instagram ‘De_Pirro _Studio’, this is where I post all that inspires me.
Simply ‘Like/Follow/Subscribe’ to these pages & you’ll receive notifications of all the new content.

Online: Collage & Layering

In this 2 day online workshop we will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using Golden Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes for Collage. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery plus transferring images of your own artwork, drawings or photographs into the surface.

Winslow Arts Center Studio & Gallery(Hosting)
MAY 16, 1-4 & May 24, 1-3
Contact for registration: 206-715-6663, info@winslowartcenter.com or ONLINE
$125

 

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Chala Project Rings by Gabriela Nirino Riess

GABRIELA NIRINO NEWS

Gabi is part of Caracú, and she want to share the new web site. Caracú is collective of South American jewelers and artists. “We consider contemporary jewelry as a complete artistic expression which enables us to create functional pieces, art objects, and installations. Reflected in the search for relevant materials and processes are internal explorations regarding our understanding and experience of existence and identity. From analyses of personal, natural, historical, social, political and discursive patterns to the raw distillation of form in pursuit of an essence of culture or meaning of value, our pieces collectively echo the heterogeneous multiplicity that is life in South America by voicing the unheard, showing the unseen, and surviving through solidarity.

Enjoy it!     www.caracu.art

 

 

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NORTH SOUND WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES

Valerie Wooton share what the group is doing at home.

Hi Everyone

I’m hopeful that these photos will inspire you to share your creative projects. It also provides a connection to each other while we have to isolate.

This is what I’ve been working on:

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This poncho, was a revival of a poncho I made back in the 70s. The original was orange, gold and brown. The yarn was acrylic – probably Harts. The new poncho is made from Bulky Lamb’s Pride Wool (the peacock blue color) and Ultra Alpaca Chunky (the charcoal gray color). The gray is photographing more brown than grey. The new version is heavier and a bit stiffer than the original, but I love it. I did add fringe and that may or may not stay on. Jury’s still out.

I also have been working on a felted bag. While wandering through Sylvia Pippen Designs in La Conner I spied a pack of felted wool by WoolWerks in colors that were perfect for my bag. I cut triangles and am stitching them down with a blanket stitch with a variegated wool yarn that I picked up at Stilly River Yarns, Stanwood. My very bad puppy ate most of the label before I could remove it and the ball of yarn from her mouth so I don’t know what it was called. I’m not quite finished with it yet, but wanted to share.

 

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Tesi´s piece front

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Tesi´s piece back

Tesi has been keeping very busy while in isolation. This first piece is an assignment for the Creative Clothing class.  The assignment was to use up some panel type fabrics. The body is cotton fabric and the sleeves are rayon with cotton on the bottom of the sleeves. The pattern is by Diane Ericson and called The Dragonfly.

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Tesi´s quilt

Tesi also is participating in a quilt challenge called “The Janet Steadman  12″ x 12″ Quilt Challenge”. You have to use mainly pieces of her dyed fabric. Tesi picked a red piece and a blue piece. The blue under the red is a piece of Judy Robertson’s dyed fabric. The blue on top of the yellowish color is Janet’s. It’s a fund raiser for CQA and the Schack. Quilts will be hanging at the Schack in October.

Tesi and I signed up for a FREE online workshop called Sketchbook Revival. Each day we get a video featuring two artists who share a technique in painting, sketching, writing, etc. I’ve only completed the first day and have two to catch up on before I get too much more behind. I’ll share what we’ve been doing in the next newsletter.

Our dear friend, Linda, who now lives in Eastern WA, but continues to be part of our group, although remotely. She’s been her usual creative self and shared several pieces.

This beautiful hanging hangs in Linda’s living room. The hanging piece is old and there is a flower between the two birds at the top. The flower is repeated in the design of the quilt. She has used variegated thread to quilt.

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And a lovely granny square blanket for keeping warm in Eastern WA.

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This quilt depicts the yearly wagon train trip that Linda and her husband participate in. Note the red and black buffalo backing fabric. It is a work in progress.

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And last, but not least, she shared photos of the birds that come to visit. Red winged black bird and California quail.

 

PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY

Cynthia Blair, Seattle leader group, share this:

Dear SDA Member,

I’m taking the liberty of contacting you to spread the word about an opportunity to give a presentation to local artists who attend the monthly meetings (these days, online) of Artists Connect, which meets in Edmonds.  The organization consists of artists who work in all types of media, and members are eager to learn about various techniques.  Presenters are not paid, but if you teach workshops, you may find future participants.  If you’re someone who simply enjoys talking about something you’re passionate about, this is a great way to do so.

Here’s a brief write-up from the organizer, Norma Middleton.  Please contact her directly if you’re interested in finding out more.

Artists Connect is looking for volunteer speakers for a one hour presentation,  4th Saturday morning of the month.   We  currently have  August, September, November and December of 2020 open and all of 2021.  Interested?   Contact Norma Middleton, norma777@hotmail.com, with ARTISTS CONNECT in the subject line.

STILL ON GOING

 

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SDA MEMBERS AT “CURRENTS 2020”

Members of SDA who are also members of Northwest Designer Craftsmen association are participating in ‘Currents 2020’ – NWDC Exhibit and Symposium, at Schack Art Center.

Northwest Designer Craftsmen presents Currents 2020, a national invitational juried exhibition.  The exhibition, in partnership with the Schack Art Center, commemorates the 65th anniversary of NWDC’s mission to promote excellence in design and craftsmanship, and stimulate interest and appreciation for craft in and beyond the Northwest region.        The artists are: Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Kathey Ervin, Claire Jones, Nancy Loorem Adams, Barbara Matthews, Dorothy McGuinness, Gabriela Nirino, Barbara Osborne, Patricia Ressequie, Sharon Rowley.

The Schack website published Currents 2020 exhibition running through May 29th.  At the time of this writing, we are awaiting Governor Inslee’s update on the “Stay at Home” directive, and the opening of public spaces like Schack Art Center. The current directive is slated to be lifted on the 4th of May; however, there is a likely chance that the stay at home order will be extended. There is no news at this time about a schedule for museums opening their doors to the public.

 

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“Red Eyed Devil” by Dorothy Mc Guinness

FIBER 2020 at BIMA
Exhibition extended through September

SDA members Lanny Bergner, Barbara De Pirro, Dorothy McGuinness, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry and Jacki Moseley are all included in FIBER 2020 at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Fiber 2020 explores diverse ways artists are working in fiber and textiles. Over thirty-five artists are featured in this large group exhibition, from traditional fiber arts through contemporary works and installations. Media include lace, embroidery, quilts, wearables — reconstituted and repurposed objects — conceptual sculptures and art installations.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA
Exhibition Dates: Mar 7 – Sept 27, 2020
https://www.biartmuseum.org/exhibitions/fiber-2020/

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“Symbiote Electric” by Lanny Bergner

 

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact the area leader

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)— Area Leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@frontier.com

Seattle– The Seattle group meeting will be on May  13 from 11 to 1, online. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central—  Vicki Gerton (vgerton@gmil.com) for information

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study GroupMeetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island—The meetings are held on second Tuesday of themonthand typically run from 9:30 am to noon.Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com)  http://www.whidbeyislandsurfacedesign.com.

SDA-WA Member Activities April 2020

“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable”

George Bernard Shaw

 

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“Dance of The Moon” by Deborah Ann

DEBORAH ANN AT YAKIMA VALLEY MUSEUM

Fabric artist Deborah Ann will be included in Divergent Voices- Common Ground, a 4-women artist exhibit opening this month in Yakima WA. The other artist are Carolyn Nelson, Cheryl Hahn and Laura Wise.

“Our group started meeting about 5 years ago to talk about our lives as girl artists in the 50’s and 60’s when women artists “didn’t exist” as far as we knew. We grew up and went to art school and found out that Janson’s History of Artalso knew of no women who were real artists.

Having been a “fiber/fabric artist since the early 1960’s I knew what I did was only “woman’s work” and not art. Even during the Feminist Movement of the 1970’s, I was reproached for my art but we kept struggling.

We created careers that kept our art alive. Some prospered academically, others in advertising or the museum world. We kept life, art and reality together. Though we work in different mediums and different styles we had a common voice. The exhibit shows our progress with work from our early days until today with narrative about our journey. All women artists will be able to relate to what we say.

Now the 4 of us live in Yakima as career retired  but prolific, successful, respected, well known artists who have made it to a time where women are named, not only in Jenson’s History of Art, but many other books, people’s memories, art collections and museums throughout the world. Our lives and those of millions of other creative women have changed in the last century because we all refused to not be women artists.”

Divergent Voices- Common Ground                                                                                       Yakima Valley Museum,  2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima                                                                 Dates: March 28 – August 29

The Museum is closed due to COVID-19 situation, please check for updates about the exhibition.

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“The Journey” by Deborah Ann

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“I am her” by Deborah Ann

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“Dream Wedding of Prince Frog” by Deborah Ann

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“Drum Song” by Deborah Ann

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“Nude in Chair” by Deborah Ann

 

 

NORTH PENINSULA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP MEMBERS NEWS

 

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Portraits for Change exhibition

Diane Williams at Portraits for Change exhibit

Diane participated in this exhibition at the University of Washington with her portrait quilt. Portraits of Change exhibition featured 28 portraits of Real Change vendors, write-ups about their experiences of homelessness and a then-and-now photo series of Seattle

“There’s a large population of people experiencing homelessness in the University District and on campus who go unacknowledged. Unfortunately, with the current U.S. system in place, only 40 percent of the homeless population is sheltered, resulting in an increased mortality rate, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Nine of the 40 original vendors portrayed are known to have died since the portraits began in 2012.”

Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice. Learn more at main.realchangenews.org

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Diane Williams Real Change Portrait Quilt

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Diane Williams Real Change Portrait Quilt (detail)

Diane says: ” it’s scrappy, raw and wonky with lots of loose threads to reflect life on the streets”.

 

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“Look” by Donna Dowdney

Donna Dowdney at BARN Ars Poetica

One of Donna fabric art pictures and her companion poem will be featured in the Ars Poetica event at the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) on Friday, April 03, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the BARN Commons.

“Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining us for the opening reception of the first Ars Poetica at BARN. You’ll see thirty works from the Fiber Arts studio inspired by poems contributed from the Writers’ studio. It will be a grand opportunity to hear from the fiber artists and poets about what inspired their work. You can enjoy the show as well as some refreshments.”

“Look” by Donna Lee Downey

Look at a rock                                                                                                                                        … discover a mountain

Look at a water drop                                                                                                                            … discover the sea

Look at a leaf                                                                                                                                          … discover a tree, then a forest

Look at a seed                                                                                                                                        … discover a flower, then a garden

Look at a baby                                                                                                                                       … discover a child, then an adult

Look at fabric                                                                                                                                        … invent a landscape

Just look!

She also participated at FIBER FEST held at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. One of her fabric art pieces was displayed with other fiber and textiles created by BARN members. 
https://www.biartmuseum.org/event/fiberfest-expo/

More about Donna http://donnaleedowdney.com

 

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“Seed Book II”  by Jean Marie Tarascio. Altered book, recycled tea bags, handmade paper.

SDA Members  at Fiber 2020

Jean Marie Tarascio and Barbara De Pirro participate in Fiber 2020 at BIMA, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Fiber 2020 explores diverse ways artists are working in fiber and textiles. Over thirty-five artists are featured in this large group exhibition, from traditional fiber arts through contemporary works and installations. Media include lace, embroidery, quilts, wearables — reconstituted and repurposed objects — conceptual sculptures and art installations.

Fiber 2020                                                                                                                                      BIMA, 550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island
March 6th  to  June 7th.                                                                                                                  BIMA has close its galleries, bistro, and store through March 31, due to COVID-19 situation.

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“Blossom” by Barbara De Pirro. Painted papers, acrylic crocheted stainless steel wire

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Michele Wipplinger

IN MEMORIAM – MICHELE WIPPLINGER

By Karen Selk

Every now and then someone comes along who makes a big impact on the way we think about our earth. Michele Wipplinger was one of those people.  She had a passion for colour and textiles which propelled her life’s journey.  She was an author, educator, master dyer, traveller, photographer, designer, consultant and business owner of Earthues, a natural dye company.

The textile community of weavers, spinners, quilters, knitters, dyers, stitchers and felters was in the midst of a huge revival during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.  We were experimenting with weave structures, spinning any fibre we could lay our hands on, making quilts that hung on the wall, felted funky hats and experimented with dyeing all of that cloth, yarn  and fibre with chemical and natural dyes.  The few natural dye books available instructed us on using flowers, roots and bugs to colour our cloth with the help of mordants. Most of those mordants were heavy metals that were bad for the environment and our health.

Michele was a pioneer, looking for another way to make natural dyes colourfast using non-toxic natural ingredients.  The search for traditional methods used by other cultures took her on a quest for many years through Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, South America, Africa and Central Asia.

She shared her findings and recipes with the textile community through workshops, presentations and her publications: Color Trends and Natural Dyes for Artisans of the Americas and notebooks that accompanied her workshops.  But Michele was not content with such a small, captive audience.

She became a board member for the Color Marketing Group and helped companies like Aveda, Origins, Esprit, Martha Stewart Living, Terre Vede, LL Bean, and Nature Conservancy, develop products that could bring awareness of the value of natural colours to a larger world.

Michele’s vast knowledge and sense of colour was sought out by government and non-government agencies for the development of naturally dyed products throughout the world.  She worked with: Organization for American States, Aid to Artisans, DOBAG in Turkey, USAID, and UNESCO to help develop repeatable, sustainable eco-methods for creating beautiful colours for cottage industries, textile cooperatives and small companies.

In 1995 she won the United Nation’s Fashion Industry and Environmental Awardfor environmental stewardship on the development of an ecological natural dye process for the American textile industry.

Michele’s passion for tinting the world with natural colour has touched so many lives throughout the world with her enthusiasm and heartfelt connection to the people she taught and learned from.  He husband, Andro, continues her legacy through Earthues, a business working in partnership with artisans to fulfill their dreams.  Michele Wipplinger has left us with an example of an active, purposeful life, full of curiosity, creativity, warmth, and joy.  We could best honor her life by following her lead.

There will be a memorial on May 9 at Sunset Hill Community Centre, 3003 NW 66thStreet, Seattle, WA – Arrival 1pm, Service 2pm, Reception 3pm

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More details about these shows, events and classes can be found on the SDA-WA blog:

 https://surfacedesignwa.com

Congratulations everyone!

If you would like to have your show, event or other information in the blog post, please email blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com by the 15thof the month.

WA REGIONAL SDA MEETINGS

Due to the Covid-19 situation, some meetings may be canceled. Please, contact your area leader.

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com

See our website at: https://sda-np.com

North Sound(Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)—Area Leader Valerie Wootton. She sent this message: I just spoke to a representative of the Skagit Valley Food Co-op and they are not allowing any meetings or classes in their building for March. They will be reevaluating the situation again in April. I will send out new information as soon as I get it. e-mail: vjwcamis@frontier.com

Seattle– Please, contact Cynthia for more information, cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central— Vicki Gerton will host the April 8 surface design meeting at her studio, 1819 Davison Ave., Richland, starting at 10 am (9:45 for gathering and coffee/tea).  We will be doing hands-on preparation for a May 13 printing project. Because of the COVID-19 virus, the meeting will be subject to cancellation or postponement. Please email Vicki Gerton to confirm meeting and to find out what supplies to bring at vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.comfor more information.

Surface Design Study GroupMeetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island—The meetings are held on second Tuesday of themonthand typically run from 9:30 am to noon.Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com)

http://www.whidbeyislandsurfacedesign.com.

 

More Information About SDA

 Surface Design Washington

Surface Design Washington: SurfaceDesignWA.com

Facebook.com/SurfaceDesignWA

Instagram.com/SDAWashington

Twitter.com/SurfaceDesignwa

 

Surface Design National and International

SurfaceDesign.org

Facebook.com/SurfaceDesign

Instagram.com/surface_design

Twitter.com/surface_design

 

SDA-WA Member Activities March 2020

WHIDBEY ISLAND SURFACE DESIGN GROUP EXHIBITION AT PACIFIC NORTHWEST QUILT & FIBER MUSEUM

 

01-Royal Ancient Hare by Danielle Bodine

“Royal Ancient Hare” by Danielle Bodine. 22.5”H x 4”D

 

“Reflections” is an exhibition of the varied and exciting artwork of the members of the Whidbey Island Surface Design Group.  It is a group of visual artists living and working on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington State. Though they work in many different media, techniques, and visual traditions, they share a fascination and on-going interest in surface design, the creative exploration of fiber, fabric and mixed media. WISD members create wall hangings, contemporary quilts, hand-made books, encaustic images, fiber art sculptures, basketry and wearable art. They are weavers, mixed-media artists, photographers, dye artists, sewers, beaders, painters and more. Sharing a variety of artistic interests and techniques enriches their experience.

“Reflections”

Dates: January 29- April 26, 2020

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Museum

703 South Second St, LaConner, WA 98257

Hours: Wed – Sun, 11am-5pm

https://www.qfamuseum.org/exhibits.html

http://www.whidbeyislandsurfacedesign.com

 

02-Birchfields by Mary Burks

“Birchfield”s by Mary Burks

 

03-Dimming by Lee Woodfin

“The Dimming” by Lee Woodfin.Left to right: full piece and detail. Recycled bicycle tire innertubing, VHS tape, seat belt twill,  floppy disk film.Woven using tapestry & knotting techniques, 28*w x 56″h

Lee´s work is inspired by her interest in the use of found and recycled materials, this piece evokes a sense of obsolescence, waning memory, lost experience, and aging, reminding us that these are meaningful natural occurrences in the stages of life. It is meant to hang suspended from the ceiling so it turns and catches ‘reflections’ of that imagery.

 

04-Hard Rain Gonna Fall by Nancy Loorem Adams

“Hard Rain Gonna Fall” by Nancy Loorem Adams. Found pillow, encaustic wax, waxed linen, raw silk

 

05-Solstice by Laura Schmidt

“Solstice” by Laura Schmidt

 

 

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NORTH PENINSULA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP AT THE PORT TOWNSEND NORTHWIND ARTS CENTER

 A group of members of SDA is included in “Let´s Play”, a juried exhibit at the Port Townsend Northwind Arts Center, from January 30 to March 1. The Juror, Marit Berg, is a painter and printmaker.                                                                                                                Let´s Play encouraged the artist to “Release your inner child. Discard your usual practice. Use a different medium. Take a different approach. Combine things you don’t usually put together. Experiment!”                                                                                              The SDA artists participating are: Leslie Dickinson, Liisa Fagerlund, Caryl Bryier Fallert-Gentry, Sue Gale, Erica Iseminger, Debra Olson, Barbara Ramsey, Cathie Wier and Diane Williams.

Northwind Arts Center

701 Water Street
Port Townsend,WA
northwindarts.org

 

Caryl Bryier Fallert-Gentry got the Juror´s Award with her piece “Canyon 32”.

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“Canyon 32” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. Quilt

Caryl explains: “I started by altering the photo, changing the shape, exaggerating the colors, and deepening the shadows. The altered image was printed on cotton fabric. I quilted very heavily, almost to the level of thread painting, with many different colors of thread. Rather than trying to exactly reproduce the photograph, I just tried to capture, in fabric and thread, the drama that one feels upon see this amazing example of nature’s art.”

 

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“Boil Them Cabbage Down” by Leslie Dickinson

Leslie says: “First I built a large Duck Cloth bowl, then I collaged, fused and spiraled the Philip Jacobs Brassica fabric into floral spiraled bowls, embellished with wire mesh, beads and attached to the bowl.”

 

07- Wind Dance by Lisa Fagerlund

“Wind Dance” by Lisa-Jerry Fagerlund. Monoprint of thickened procion dye on cotton, hand embroidery and free motion stitching, mounted on gallery wrapped canvas.  Size: 24″ x 24″

 

09. Ready, steady, go by Sue Gale

Ready, Steady, Go”by Sue Gale

Sue says: “I applied pin tuck stitching and painted fusible webbing.  The pattern is a meandering roadway with areas of interest along the route; thus the title.  I used commercial fabric, adding beads and hand stitching.”

 

10-Sylvan Gift by Erica Iseminger

“Sylvan Gift” by Erica Iseminger. Cherry inner and outer bark, cedar inner bark and knot hole, alder cones, wire, driftwood hanger

11-Collecting clutch by Erica Iseminger

“Collecting Clutch” by Erica Iseminger.Cherry inner bark, Cedar inner bark and knot holes, wire, driftwood hanger

 

12- Leaves and sticks by Debra Olson

“Leaves and Sticks at Play” by Debra Olson

Debra says:“Challenged myself to work with less color as well construction process, starting with the reeds and leaf panels, then constructing from the bottom upward.  Adding more monotone colors (than normal) and wrapping the reeds with fabric, then threadwork.”

 

13- Fractured city by barbara Ramsey

“Fractured City Sunset” by Barbara Ramsey.Quilted wall hanging, 35” wide x 50” high. Made of pieced, hand-dyed cottons

 

14- Exploration adn doubleweave1 by Cathie Weir

Exploration and Double weave 1” by Cathie Weir

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Exploration and Double weave 2” by Cathie Weir

Cathie explains: “Both of these pieces are created by manipulating doubleweave. Doubleweave is accomplished by weaving two layers simultaneously and the layers are exchanged. In this weaving I was experimenting with different fibers in the two layers, working for a variety of textures. In some places I cut away the top layer to expose the bottom layer and added some stitching. In the Bento Box I added accents of shibori-shaped polyester and ply-split braiding.”

 

16-Stupidtrailfair by Diane Williams

Stupidtrailfairy” by Diane Williams

Diane says: “He’s a jumping jack toy made from a flattened beer can, bits of my son’s dirty, rotten, discarded trail work uniforms, a found glove, a gourd, beads, buttons, paint, nail polish, pinecones, and other detritus. He was inspired by my son being called a “stupid trail fairy,” by two girls who were irritated at being passed on the Bright Angel Trail multiple times by my son whose work took him up and down the trail several times a day.  It’s my son’s hashtag hence.”

 

 

17-Winged Hive by Lanny Bergner

“Winged Hive” by Lanny Bergner, stainless steel mesh mounted on board, H19” x W49” x D1.5”

SDA MEMBERS AT “CURRENTS 2020”

Members of SDA who are also members of Northwest Designer Craftsmen association are going to participate in ‘Currents 2020’ – NWDC Exhibit and Symposium, at Schack Art Center.

Northwest Designer Craftsmen presents Currents 2020, a national invitational juried exhibition, symposium and weekend of masterclasses from March 5 – April 11, 2020.    The exhibition, in partnership with the Schack Art Center, commemorates the 65th anniversary of NWDC’s mission to promote excellence in design and craftsmanship, and stimulate interest and appreciation for craft in and beyond the Northwest region.        The artists are: Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Kathey Ervin, Claire Jones, Nancy Loorem Adams, Barbara Matthews, Dorothy McGuinness, Gabriela Nirino, Barbara Osborne, Patricia Ressequie, Sharon Rowley.

Schack Art Center

2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA

The Currents 2020 National Craft Exhibition,

March 5 – April 11, 2020
Opening Reception:  March 5, 5-8 pm
Hours: M-F 10-6, SA 10-5, SU 12-5

18-Celestial Dance by Danielle Bodine

“Celestial Dance” by Danielle Bodine, 48”Hx60Wx9”D

 

19-Thistle.01 by Barbara De Pirro

“Thistle” by Barbara De Pirro. Painted papers, acrylic & crocheted stainless steel wire, 15” x 15” x 6”

20-DWELLING #4 by Kathey Ervin

“Dwelling #4” by Kathey Ervin

21-DWELLING #6 by Kathey Ervin

“Dwelling #6” by Kathey Ervin

22-DWELLING #7 by Kathey Ervin

“Dwelling #7” by Kathey Ervin

 

23-Curves 1 by Claire B Jones

“Curves 2”by Claire B Jones, cotton canvas and thread, 9.5″ x 6.75″ x 9″. Ph Bret Corrington

 

24-She and They by Nancy Loorem Adams

“She and They. Goddess of Grace, Acceptance and Love” by Nancy Loreem Adams

 

25-GlacierCathedral by Barbara Matthews

“Glacier Cathedral” by Barbara Matthews.50”H x 47”W x 12”D. Hand-dyed silk, acrylic glass, and acrylic medium

 

26-Ghost2 by Dorothy McGuinness

“Ghost2” by Dorothy McGuinness

 

27-Gandolfo by Gabriela Nirino

“Gandolfo” by Gabriela Nirino

 

28-Dancing Coral by Barbara Osborne

“Dancing Coral” by Barbara Osborne

 

29-I Am Here by Patricia Resseguie

“I Am Here” by Patricia Resseguie,   36” W x 48” H. Window screen, hand dyed silk organza, thread, shadow

 

30-Tunnel Vision by Sharon Rowley

“Tunnel Vision” by Sharon Rowley

 

 

Terri Shinn

“Chinese Red Birch” by Terri Shinn.  Hand dyed fabrics, machine stitched, 18” x 9” x 9”

 

 

SEATTLE SURFACE DESIGN GROUP MEETING NOTES

 The February meeting was attended by Terry Berg, Cynthia Blair, Debbie Eliasen, Janet Silver, Suzanne Morlock, Anne Nelson, Gabi Nirino, Barbara O´Steen, Carla Stehr and Therese Stein.  The group was experimenting with different materials and textures using a small loom.

Barbara O´Steen shared a folder with a great collection of photos of her tapestry work.

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Seattle group at work

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Woven samples

 

SOUTH CENTRAL WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP MEETING NOTES

Notes from the January 9th and February 12 meetings.  This group continues to be a very dynamic group with skills and interests in many areas and well attended meetings. At the most recent meeting, Judy Rice taught everyone how to make delightful heart shaped baskets for Valentine’s Day.

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Judy Rice´s VDay basket

Carol Fletcher showed us a nifty trick for the backing of a fiber hanging where corners and edge bindings are applied so that a rod can be inserted to hang the item.

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Carol Fletcher´s back finish

Vicki Gerton shared a convertible shawl/poncho that was pieced bojagi style (Korean style piecing) from vintage silk kimonos and silk shirts.

 

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Vicki Gerton´s bojagi shawl-poncho

 

Marcia Keefer shared a cedar bark and sedge covered water bottle and a square cedar or willow bark basket.

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Marcia Keefer’s basketry

Anke Wildman showed us a pair of placemats or hangings make out of some of her dyeing experiments.

37-Anke´s diptic

Anke Wildman’s diptic

In January, Suzie Forsyth brought several felting experiments including a shawl that had see-through windows in it.

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Suzie Forsyth’s shawl

Sue Havre has been busy experimenting with various non-traditional monotype printmaking techniques that can be used on textiles or paper.

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Sue Havre´s print experiments

 

 

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De Pirro´ Paper sculpture #4

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

 BARBARA DE PIRRO WORKSHOP

Barbara De Pirro will be offering her workshop, ‘Sculpture: Paper & Acrylic’ on MAR 14 & 15, https://www.schack.org/classes/sculpture-paper-acrylic/   This workshop will be happening in conjunction with the ‘Currents 2020’ – NWDC Exhibit and Symposium, March 5 – April 11, 2020 at Schack Art Center.

About: Barbara De Pirro is a Mixed Media Sculptor, Installation Artist and Educator. Her observations of nature have triggered a profound admiration for its brilliance, resilience and its vulnerability. With each project she strives to create a sense of wonder; enticing the viewer to turn that vision outwards into the natural world, nurturing an understanding of that interconnection and encouraging reflection about our relationship with the environment.
De Pirro’s artwork has been commissioned and exhibited in Museums, Galleries, Sculpture Parks, Art Centers and Public Art Organizations. She is a member of Northwest Designer Craftsman, Surface Design Association and National Basketry Organization. She is an Artist Trust Fellowship, Residency and GAP Grantee, Millay Colony for the Arts & Golden Foundation for the Arts Alum. De Pirro’s artwork is highlighted in multiple publications; including “Basketry Now”, “Artistry in Fiber: Sculpture’, ‘TextileArt Around the World’, ‘Green Art: Trees, Leaves and Roots’, World of Threads, Fiber Art Now and Surface Design Association.

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De Pirro´ Paper sculpture #5

 

STILL ON GOING

 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry in Found Again

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry will have two quilts in Found Again, a juried exhibition by the Art Quilt Networkat the Ohio Craft Museumin Columbus, OH. The show features 30 contemporary art quilts by artists from across the country and central Ohio

Found Again

Ohio Craft Museum

1665 W. 5th Ave., Columbus

February 9 – April 5, 2020

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WA Regional SDA Meetings

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.

North Peninsula—The next meeting is March 12th at 2pm, at the Sequim Public Library, Sequim, WA. Meeting starts at 2pm. Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com

North Sound(Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)—The next meeting is March 30. Area Leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@frontier.com

Seattle– The Seattle group meeting will be on March 11 from 11 to 1.Please, contact Cynthia for more information and directions cynthiawriter@gmail.com.

South Central— Our March 11th meeting will be a no host event at Starbucks, 2411 W. Court St., in Pasco starting at 10 am (9:45 for gathering and beverage ordering).  Bring your show and tell.  Email Vicki Gerton (vgerton@gmil.com) for directions and with questions.

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.comfor more information.

Surface Design Study GroupMeetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

Whidbey Island—The meetings are held on second Tuesday of themonthand typically run from 9:30 am to noon.Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (debraonwhidbey@gmail.com), Mary Burks (mary.burks112751@gmail.com) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (thegnat@whidbey.com)  http://www.whidbeyislandsurfacedesign.com.

 

 

SDA-WA Member Activities February 2020

SDA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: DEBORAH ANN

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https://deborahann.net

Deborah belongs to the SDA WA South Central Group. Know more about her and her wonderful work.

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“Jerry” by Deborah Ann. 2020. 

“I have been an artist since I was in grade school and a fabric/fiber artist since I was 15.  Didn’t plan it that way but I can’t imagine doing anything else. I built a frame loom in 1962, did a tapestry, did many more and then was loaned a floor loom which served me until the early 1970’s when I bought my own loom. From there it was all uphill. I dyed my yarn, sold my work morphed into macramé and sculptural weaving. In 1973 I found a book on soft sculpture which was the first I’d ever seen. I sold the looms and started buying fabric. Not finding anyone to emulate, I developed my own methodology. This is all before classes, books and Wonder Under.

I didn’t know anyone who did what I was doing. No one took fabric work seriously as it was considered women’s work and not art. During my years in the women’s movement it was not politically correct to do that. It was difficult to take myself seriously.

Decades later galleries and museums openly accept fabric art as art. Books are published and classes are taught in every aspect of using the medium. So much has changed all because thousands of women in corners of the country bucked the notion that it wasn’t an important form of art.

Today most of the focus of my subject is about unseen people. I portray people on the streets, people who most of us wouldn’t give a second glance to. I try to capture some of who they are and why they matter. I love the intricacies of the face and the way light plays on it’s many plains. I use Photoshop to intensify the color and highlight to contours before I make a pattern on freezer paper. I also dye most of my own fabric because the color of commercial fabric is too flat and even. I want the finished piece to be powerful and eye catching.”

02-Drum-Song by Deborah Ann

“Drum Song” by Deborah Ann. Size 31″X 45.5″. 2019

About this piece: “The background in pieced hand dyed fabric was stenciled with Paint Stik over the “music” before it was assembled. Most of the drummer’s material is also hand dyed and stencilled with Paint Stik to create dimension. After assembling the background was quilted on a mid-arm quilting machine while the image was done on a Bernina using free motion stitching.”

01-Asya-Asya by Deborah Ann

“Asya-Asya-Asya” by Deborah Ann. Size 14″x27″. 2019

About this piece: “Asya is a friend of mine who is a very courageous person. I love her spirit and ability to overcome adversity. I took these photos of her at the food bank where we both volunteer.”

03-Different strokes by Deborah Ann

“Different Strokes” by Deborah Ann. Size 31″x 28.5″. 2016

About this piece: “These brushes were used to paint a couple of murals and were so great looking that I just had to create them in fabric.”

 

NORTH PENINSULA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP

 

04-Orange You A Cutie by Cheri Kopp

“Orange You A Cutie?” by Cheri Kopp.                                                                                                      Left:OAO window-installation by Cheri Kopp and Margie McDonald. PH Peter Kopp.                                                                                                         Right: PT WAS runway-model Julie Christine, PH Diane Urbani de la Paz

 

Cheri Kopp in Olympic Art and Office Supply

 “Orange You A Cutie?”, Cheri Kopp’s entry in the 2019 Port Townsend Wearable Art show is on display in the window of Olympic Art and Office Supply, 220 Taylor St, PT, through mid February.

For several decades Cheri collected, cleaned, organized and stored packaging detritus from fruit consumption. For this fresh, multi-layered ensemble (12 pieces pictured), she trimmed, shaped, molded, stretched, glued, stitched, and even quilted all that non-recyclable plastic and paper trash.

The materials include plastic packaging (mesh produce bags, labels, berry boxes, produce stickers), box lids, scrap paper (tissue and foil), ribbon, yard sale beads, leftover cotton fabric, on knit fabric, felt, plastic foam dish packing, hula hoop, acupuncture needle sleeves and flip flops.

 

05-Rescue Raptor by Leslie Dickinson

“Rescue Raptor a Great Horned Owl” by Leslie Dickinson.42′ x 38′

Leslie Dickinson in Birds of a Fiber exhibition

 Leslie Dickinson has two collaged and thread painted pieces included in Birds of a Fiber, an exhibition at the Pacific NW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum. This is a group exhibit curated by Jenny Walker and sponsored by Fine Feathered Friends Nature Storein La Conner.

One of the pieces shows Gandolph, an educational Great Horned Owl; his injuries do not allow for him to be released and he resides at the Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescuein Port Townsend, WA.  This quilt was made to be sold with 100% of the funds going to the rescue center.

Birds of a Fiber

Pacific NW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum                                                                                        703 2nd St, La Conner, WA                                                                                                        January 23 – March 1, 2020                                                                                                      Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2020 3-5:00pm

06-Woodpeck by Leslie Dickinson

“Woodpecker” by Leslie Dickinson.8′ x 10′

 

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry news

07-First Ladies by Caryl Bryer

“First Ladies” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

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 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry at Jefferson Museum of Art & History

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s quilt, “First Ladies”, is on display in the Jefferson Museum of Art & Historyclassroom through March 2020. Gentry is an internationally recognized quilter in our community and the quilt will travel around the United States through 2022, with Jefferson County Museum as the first stop to kick off our celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.

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“Dancing Through The Blues #2” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. Size30´x30´

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry in Found Again

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry will have two quilts in Found Again, a juried exhibition by the Art Quilt Networkat the Ohio Craft Museumin Columbus, OH. The show features 30 contemporary art quilts by artists from across the country and central Ohio

Found Again                                                                                                                                     Ohio Craft Museum
1665 W. 5th Ave., Columbus
February 9 – April 5, 2020
Opening reception: February 9, 1:00–4:00 pm. Gallery discussion: 3:00 pm.
Local participating artists will talk about their work, their techniques and inspiration.

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“Divergence” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. Size 30´x30

 

 

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SDA Seattle group meeting

SEATTLE SURFACE DESIGN GROUP MEETING NOTES

 The January meeting was attended by Terry Berg, Cynthia Blair, Barbara Matthews, Gabi Nirino, Anne Nelson, Barbara O´Steen, Carla Stehr, Therese Stein. Terry guided astitch meditation, which is hand sewing as a meditative and creative process.  We had also a lot of stich talking. Carla surprised everyone sharing boxes and bags full of all kind of buttons and embellishments.

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Stiched samples

Carla showed her new piece, Barbara explained the making of her jacket and Gabi shared some woven pieces.

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Barbara´s jacket

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Carla´s new piece

 

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“Basket to hold your courage” by Gabriela Nirino Riess

Gabriela Nirino Riess at Growth&Evolution

Gabriela was selected to participate in the Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition 2020, organized by COLLECTIVA | Joalharia de Autor, OSD Industrial Co and Yesheng Art & Design Center.

This exhibition explores questions about contemporary jewellery. The evolution of jewelry may have a certain trend, but no only one answer. What is your answer? Where is contemporary art jewellers’ voice?

Gabriela statement was: “Art Jewellery is a way to resist. I resist despair making things with a meaning. Create a meaning is a powerful weapon, because having a meaning is having a hope.
You can carry that meaning with you, in you, you can give it to other people.
In Contemporary Jewellery you can give value to humble and forgoten materials. That is important to me, because I live in a reality where a quarter of the population is under the poverty line and every resource is valuable.
I have woven small baskets with stripes of corn husk (“chala”, from quechua language).
I separated fibers from the leaves and I strip of the excess with the nails to obtain a very thin thread.
Corn is a founding crop in America. The chala appears as an element of Latin American resistance. It is an apparent waste, which invisible protects the earth and generates energy when it is thrown in the field.
In this sense, it is assimilated to mute populations for history: indigenous, women, poor.”

Growth&Evolution                                                                                                                           OSD Design Center
Kunming (Shangai, China)
February 14th to March 1st 2020

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“Basket to hold your dream” by Gabriela Nirino Riess

15-Basket to hold your hope by G Nirino

“Basket to hold your hope” by Gabriela Nirino Riess

 

 

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Drawing with paint. Barbara De Pirro 

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

 BARBARA DE PIRRO NEWS

Drawing with Paint

We will explore acrylic paints & mediums, including Golden’s ‘High Flow’ paints within refillable markers & pens, combined with various drawing media. Discover a full range of acrylic products and techniques that allow you to develop expressive & energetically complex surfaces. Come with a sense of adventure and leave with samples to frame or to inspire future artwork! Each artist will create samples of each product, process & technique; each detail will be documented, creating a reference that will prove to be an invaluable resource for all future projects. All levels are welcome.

All products graciously provided by Golden Artist Colors for all my workshops. Supply list available on registration page.

Artist & Craftsman
FEB 9, 11-4
4350 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or ONLINE

 

PATRICIA RESSEGUIE NEWS

Member of SDA Patricia Resseguie is also the President of Northwest Designer Craftsmen.She send some news about the exhibition and Fiber Art Master Classes that will be held at the Schack Art Center.

 Fiber Art Master Classes

Northwest Designer Craftsmenand the Schack Art Center

Present Fiber Art Master Classes as part of The Currents 2020 National Craft Exhibition and Symposium
Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
Classes from March 6-9, 2020  9:30 am to 4:30 pm each day
Registration Open Now

https://www.schack.org/classes/view/medium/nw-designer-craftsman-symposium/

Basket Assemblage:  Doing It My Way with John Garrett
John Garrett will share various methods he developed over the years to incorporate many varieties of materials into his basket sculptures.  Students will work with wire, hardware cloth, pop riveters and more to make numerous samples that will eventually be assembled into a basket.

Breathing Baskets with Pat Hickman
This workshop will encourage participants to explore visual ideas suggested through openwork textile structures – knotted netting and knotless netting.  Reserving openings for air, and the importance of what is not there, will be built into conceptually based quick studies and studio exploration.

Cut it Through! with Beatrice Coron
Paper cutting, from historical roots to the contemporary art scene, demonstrates its mutli-facets.  Simple techniques – cutting, stenciling, modeling – permit artists to create large installations and intimate works.  During this intensive class of serious fun, participants will discover the incredible variety of applications of this art form from fine arts to public art commissions.

Mining Historic Textiles as a Route to the Future by Gerhardt Knodel
Textiles embody the creative vision of cultures that produced them.  They can also be extraordinary sources of inspiration for artists who envision the past differently than historians.  This class will explore several strategies for proving provocative textiles in Gerhardt Knodel’s personal collection.

 

STILL ON GOING

 NANCY LOOREM ADAMS AT FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM

Nancy´s sculpture “Silken” was selected by curator  Emily Zaiden, Director and Curator of the Craft in America Centerin Los Angeles, California.

More about Nancy at www.nancylooremadams.com

Fuller Craft Museum 

2020 Biennial
Members Exhibition
February 8,2020 – November 8, 2020

 

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