Here are upcoming activities for and from our members!!
Member Debra Calkins has posted a call for art in hopes of bringing attention to a very important issue! She is looking for 2-D art from any medium to participate. Here are the details:
83% of the victims of the sex slave trade in America are US citizens. 40% of them are children. Unmade Bed is an exhibit about sexual trafficking which would include the work of artists; their reactions, feelings, and thoughts on this inhumane practice.
I would also like to invite those who would consider expressing the denial around this topic. Art carries powerful messages and has healing power. We hold in our hands, hearts and minds the ability to stand up to this injustice.
This will be a traveling exhibit with 3 – 5 venues. Each of the venues will be two days to four days. The first venue is at WICA (Whidbey Island Center for the Arts) in Langley, WA on Whidbey Island opening on October 7, 2016. The traveling will be completed by the end of 2017. Depending on the size of the venue, not all art will be shown in every venue.
Each artist will receive a catalog of the exhibit.
Docent training will be available for anyone wishing to spend time with the exhibit while it is installed, talking with visitors and assisting with any purchase inquiries.
I will be jurying for suitability and space availability, as well as for the size requirements for our largest venue.
2-D art any medium
All art must be ready to install with a hanging wire or sleeve and slat.
File Format: JPEG only
File Dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side.
File Resolution: 72ppi/dpi
File Size: 5 MB maximum
Please label images LastName_title.
Include an image list, including Title, Medium, Year, Dimensions, description and price if for sale. If not for sale, insurance value. Please label this file LastName_ImageList.
Include an artist statement for each piece. Please label this file LastName_ArtStmt.
Include a bio. Please label this file LastName_bio.
Include a head shot. Please label this file LastName_me. These files may be pdf or word documents.
Email the images and information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application fee of $25.00. Please mail check to Debra Calkins P O Box 1203 Freeland, WA 98249.
Artists are responsible for all costs of shipping to and from Whidbey Island. Artists are responsible for the insurance on their art.
By entering your art for this exhibit you affirm that you are the originator of the art and own the copyright. In addition, you release the use of your image of your art to be used for promotional purposes only.
August 15, 2016 Deadline for entry
September 1, 2016 Notification of acceptance
September 24, 2016 Shipments of art received by
More detailed information will be requested after acceptance.
Any questions contact Debra Calkins debra@LongWalkHomeStudio.com
Member Rebecca Wachtman is hosting 2 workshops at Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, WA in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion show. The workshops are titled An Intro To Silk Painting and Resisting Your Dyes With an Ice Kicker. Both workshops will be held on Saturday, June 11th. For more information you can visit our SDA-WA post at https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/05/04/fiber-fusion-workshops-at-allied-arts-gallery/
or to sign up for classes as well as information about other events at Allied Arts Gallery, you can visit: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/adult-workshops/
The Schack Center in Everett is having an artist garage sale on Saturday, June 4th from 9am to 3pm with over 100 artists participating. It’s a great opportunity to score great art, supplies, and make connections with other artists. It’s free to attend and street parking is free in downtown Everett on weekends. You can also park for free at Everpark Garage, one block north of the event.
For more information, please see: http://www.schack.org/events/artists-garage-sale/
And of course we’re SUPER-excited that the Fiber Fusion show will be opening in June!!
The Fiber Fusion Show opens at Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, WA on June 5th. Everyone’s invited to attend. The opening event will be from 1-3pm and promises to be a lot of fun! We hope to see you there!!
And just a friendly reminder that registration is open for the Jane Dunnewold Workshop and Critiques…spaces are filling fast! Only a few more days for this exclusive offer to SDA members. The workshop will be open to others in a few days!
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SDA MEMBERS!
Creative Strength Training Workshop with Jane Dunnewold
Prompts, Exercises, and Personal Stories for Encouraging Artistic Genius
Friday, August 19, 2016
9:00 – 4:00
Seattle Pacific University
Third Avenue West & Nickerson Street, Seattle
OFFERED AT A SPECIAL RATE OF $95 FOR SDA MEMBERS ONLY
Note! Registration opens to the public at a rate of $125 after May 30.
…and another special opportunity –
Private 40-minute Critique Sessions with Jane Dunnewold
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time slots to be chosen or assigned
At a private studio in Richmond Beach, 15 minutes north of Seattle
$60 40-minute Critique Session, Saturday, August 20, 2016
or $155 Workshop AND Critique Session
For more information, please see our post: