SDA-WA Member Activities September

 

01 Dorothy McGuinness on Tradition Turns Contemporary

Dorothy McGuinness at The Corvalis Arts Center

Dorothy McGuinness at The Corvalis Arts Center 

Dorothy McGuinnesI will be part of a 3 person show “Tradition Turns Contemporary,” at the Corvallis Arts Center.The exhibitionhonors the rich history of quilt-making while reinterpreting it through contemporary visual language and materials. Pushing the boundaries of fiber art, Dorothy McGuinness, Jennifer Salzman, and Ann Kresge, explore the essence of quilt-making.Since quilting comes out of a domestic practice mostly executed by women, it seems fitting that three women artists are represented in this exhibit. Tradition Turns Contemporary is part of Benton County’s 2019 Quilt County, a biannual series of quilt exhibits.

Corvallis Arts Center
700 SW Madison Ave. Corvallis OR, 97333
Tuesday through Saturday | 12pm-5pm

Tradition Turns Contemporary
Opening: Thursday August 15th, 5:30- 7:30 pm
The show runs through September 22.

 

02 Dorothy, Alana and Nancy pieces

Dorothy, Alana and Nancy pieces

7-29-2019 North Sound Surface Design Group Meeting Notes

In attendance: Christine, Robyn, Nancy, Alana, Dorothy, Stephanie, Tesi, Sydney and Valerie.

The current show at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner is, Out of Darkness. The show features three artists from the Bent Needle Collective and runs through October 27, 2019. Other exhibits at the museum include, Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth (through 9/29) and Break the Rules – Fidalgo Island Quilters (through 9/1).

We were happy to welcome a visitor, Christine, to our group. Christine is a transplant from California and she likes creating historical clothing. Welcome Christine. We hope to see you at future meetings.

Dorothy attended the National Basketry Organization’s 10th Biennial Conference in Bowling Green KY earlier this month and had baskets in the show, Tradition and Innovation in Basketry 10. She shared with us a Borneo wedding dowry pouch made from palm. She will also be participating in an exhibit by NW Designer Craftsman at Richland Allied Art 8/27 – 9/27, opening is 9/6.
Dorothy will also be  part of a 3 person show “Tradition Turns Contemporary,” at the Corvallis Arts Center. The opening is Thursday August 15th, 5:30- 7:30 pm. The show runs through September 22.
Alana has been catching up on unfinished projects. She mended socks – now that’s a lost art. She also mended a shirt. And she finished a scarf.
Nancy did some beautiful embroidery work on an old AARP bag.

03 Eco dye pieces by Robyn

Eco dye pieces by Robin

Robyn has been very busy creating beautiful eco dyed pieces. The purple piece was enhanced with Inktense Pencils.

04 Pieces from Perú

Pieces from Perú

Sydney is bracing herself for the three day Kid’s Camp she is leading. Can’t wait to hear about it. She also just returned from a trip to Peru and shared several pieces she brought back.

05 Tesi pieces

Tesi pieces

Tesi has been busy experimenting with Ice Dyeing. She used Procion powdered dye. She also shared several pieces machine lace she created. She has been working on a collaborative quilt project and shared the finished quilt.

Stephanie is working on a quilt and making a jacket. Hopefully she will bring both to our next meeting so we can see what she has created.

Valerie’s contribution to the group are this notes. She hopes to finish up several long term projects soon, freeing up some time for more creative endeavors. One project would be to repurpose vintage costume jewelry inherited from her mother.

 

06 Barbara de Pirro Paper & Acrilic Workshop

Sculpture: Paper & Acrylic workshop

 Barbara De Pirro News

Workshops

Sculpture: Paper & Acrylic
There’s so much to be discovered simply by manipulating paper!
Learn how paper & acrylics can be combined to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. It all begins with the creation of color, pattern and texture on paper, using methods combining acrylic paints, mediums and gels. We’ll then explore a series of techniques including the manipulation of paper, building up surfaces, glueing, stitching, weaving & how to stabilize structures for display & presentation. Acrylic offers a multitude of options that will create incredible effects no matter how you work as an artist!
All products graciously provided by Golden Artist Colors for all my workshops.

Artist & Craftsman
AUG 25, 11-4
4350 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or online

07 BarbaraDePirro TheSculptural Form

The Sculptural Form Workshop SEPT 8 Allied Arts Richland

The Sculptural Form
Discover how De Pirro creates environmental sculptural forms and installations using both reclaimed & organic materials. Explore a range of techniques that transform these found materials into a ‘fiber’ that can be manipulated into dimensional structures. Learn how to translate methods traditionally found in the textile, jewelry, basketry & industrial arts using unconventional materials. In addition to creating samplings of each of the techniques, De Pirro will share photos, samples & insight about creating large scale sculptural art installations. In this process you will learn how to develop these small ideas into large scale structures and environments. All levels welcome, come with a sense of adventure!

Art in the Park – Allied Arts Assoc.
SEPT 8, 10-4
89 Lee Blvd., Richland, WA
Contact for registration: (509)943-9815 or ONLINE

 

08 BarbaraDePirro Pour Stream & Marble workshop

Enter Pour, Stream & Marble…

Pour, Stream & Marble
Discover a full range of acrylic products and techniques that allow you to develop succulent rich surfaces. We will explore Fluid & High Flow Paints combined with various gels & mediums transforming each into luminous pours, streams and marble effects. I will also be bringing Golden’s new Pouring Mediums available in both Gloss & Matte!

Schack Art Center
SEPT 14, 10-4
2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050, ONLINE

09 BarbaraDePirro Collage&Layering workshop

Collage & Layering..

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 paint, mediums, gels, pastes & collage. Explore transferring images of your own artwork, drawings or photographs into the surface of your artwork. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery, enriching the surface by developing depth.

Artist & Craftsman
SEPT 29, 11-4
4350 8th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or ONLINE

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Printmaking & Collage.

Printmaking & Collage
We will explore techniques creating your own printed imagery using to create inspirational Collage artworks! Learn the basics of creating monotype, collagraph and relief printed images. All of these methods create unique results; the pressure of printing creates texture and pattern not possible when painting directly on paper. You will explore techniques of transferring imagery without a press, using water based, slow drying acrylic paints.
All products graciously provided by Golden Artist Colors for all my workshops.

Schack Art Center
NOV 2, 10-4
2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050, ONLINE

06 BarbaraDePirro GoldenLectures

Printmaking & Collage..

GOLDEN Lectures
Demo: Textural Surfaces

A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists……ideas for all! This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques and media (Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink & Drawing) and how each uniquely respond to various GOLDEN Acrylic grounds & pastes.
Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

Artist & Craftsman
SEPT 15, 12-2
616 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or ONLINE registration coming soon…
Free

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Textural Surfaces

Demo: Printmaking with Acrylics
Join us for a lecture and demonstration of Printmaking techniques using GOLDEN Acrylics. We will show you many stress free printmaking techniques, no press required. We will provide an overview of the many surfaces available for printing, as well as the array of GOLDEN Acrylic Paints that are suitable for making multiple prints. Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.
Instructor will demonstrate Printmaking techniques.

Jerrol’s
SEPT 21, 12-2
111 E University Way, Ellensburg, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or ONLINE
Free

Demo: Textural Surfaces
This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques and media (Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink & Drawing) and how each uniquely respond to various GOLDEN Acrylic grounds & pastes. Gain a comprehensive understanding of each product and their different attributes. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications.
Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

Art on the Columbia
SEPT 22, 1-3
830 N Columbia Center Blvd ste b2, Kennewick, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or ONLINE
Free

Demo: Mixed Media
This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about GOLDEN Acrylic Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes and Grounds. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects.
Instructor will demonstrate hands-on techniques using these products.
Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

Jansen Art Center
SEPT 28, 1-3
321 Front Street, Lynden, WA
Contact for registration: (360)354-3600 or ONLINE
Free

Spokane Art Supply
OCT 5, 11 & 1:00
1303 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA
Contact for registration: depirroart@gmail.com or online registration coming soon…
Free

 

10 Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts Grand OpeningChristina Fairley Erickson at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

Christina Fairley Erickson, Artist-in-residence

Christina Fairley Erickson will be artist-in-residence at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Artson the Saturday of the Grand Opening of their new venue.  She will be demonstrating Machine Gold Work techniques. The Opening will be both Friday September 13 and Saturday the 14th from 10:30 am – 4 pm with numerous Artists-in-Residence, an Embroidered Art and Gold Work exhibition, guest speakers each day, and gift bags to the first 20 visitors each day.
Call or email to reserve a seat for Artist talks. Email: gail@gailcreativestudies.com.         Ph. 360 466 0110
www.gailcreativestudies.com

Exhibition of Embroidered Art and Gold Work
Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts
503 Morris St., La Conner, WA
Fri & Sat 10.30am-3pm Artist`s demonstrations
Fri 11:00am Official Opening

 

Meet our new SDA rep!

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SDA-Washington has a new state rep—Gabi Nirino, a fiber artist and educator! As someone who has taught Textile Design at the University of Buenos Aires and the National Technical University for the last 25 years, she will bring an exciting international perspective to Washington. Learn more about Gabi here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GNLar
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabinirino/.

Make sure to send Gabi your show announcements for our blog and monthly e-newsletter—not to me anymore! Her official SDA email is sdagnirino@gmail.com. Submissions are due by the 15th of the month.

I will be stepping down as the SDA-Washington Communications Rep to spend more time on my graphic design career. It has been an honor being the SDA-WA Communications Rep for the past two years. I’ve loved being more involved, learning new skills, and meeting other fiber artists.

This is why the SDA has been around for more than 40 years—because of the generosity and hard work of members like Gabi! I wish her success as the new SDA-Washington State Rep!

Francesca Penchant

New Submission Deadline: 15th of the Month

We love to support SDA-Washington members! We are always looking for short notices of shows, sales, events, workshops or calls for art for our monthly blog post. Now, we are adjusting our submission deadline to allow the national office time to compile our newsletter to: the 15th of the month, for publication on the 16thHere are guidelines for submitting these posts.  

NEWS BRIEFS:

We encourage photos! Please make sure they are labeled with your last name and title of piece (example: Taylor_arcanepathways). Photos can be low resolution (72 dpi), but should be clear, in focus, and at least 300 x 300 pixels. (Photos don’t need to be larger than 2000 x 2000 pixels.) Large file sizes may bounce when sent by email, so you may need to send them in separate emails if your photos are 2 MB or higher.

Please do not embed links into your post. Copy the URLs fully, and paste them in the body of the text where you would like the link.

Please send your material by the 15th of each month. We will do our best to accommodate post requests, but since this operation is volunteer-fueled, we cannot guarantee that we will meet your deadline. We reserve the right to edit any submitted posts.

Types of posts we are looking for: show, sale, event, workshop or call for art in this blog.

Please send the information in the following format: the date and time, title of show/sale/event/workshop, the location, a short description and the name(s) of SDA members participating to: Francesca Penchant at blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com by the 15th, for publication on the 16th.

If you email corrections or elaborations after the 15th, we will be happy to update posts after publication.

SDA-WA Member Activities June

4/29 North Sound Surface Design Group Meeting Notes

SDA-WA members In attendance: Dorothy McGuinness, Tesi Vaara and Sydney Hole.

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Dorothy McGuinness basket

Dorothy shared another beautiful basket. She recently applied to a craft show in Japan. She will also have baskets in the Tradition & Innovation in Basketry 10 show at Western Kentucky University, July 16-20. She also has baskets in two ongoing shows: Stem + Art + Design at Schack Art Center, Everett, through June 8 and Uncommon Paper, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, through May 26.

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Tesi Vaara wall hanging

Tesi shared a wall hanging which was a Camano Island Quilt Guild challenge. Another quilt/collage was created at a CIQ Play Day.

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Tesi Vaara quilt/collage

Sydney will be doing a Kid’s Fiber Art Camp August 5-8. It is open to kids 8 to 14 and will cover printing and painting on fabric, hand and machine stitching, indigo dyeing, weaving, book and bag making, self portraits and a museum tour. It will be held at the Garden Club in La Conner. Register online: www.qfamuseum.org or call 360-466-4288. We’re trying to talk her into doing this class for big kids! Below are samples of what will be covered.

The next North Sound meeting will be Monday, May 27, which is Memorial Day, at the Skagit Valley Co-op in Mt. Vernon, Room 310. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. An RSVP to Area Leader Valerie Wootton (vjwcamis@frontier.com) would be greatly appreciated.


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Patti Barker, Dragon Skin Ensemble

Felt Maker Patti Barker Wins Award at the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show

When Patti Barker created “Dragon Skin Ensemble” as a first time participant in the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show Saturday, May 11, she wouldn’t allow herself to dream of winning an award, especially the coveted Peer Award. This is where all the artists and models vote for their favorite piece of wearable art. When they called her name, she described the experience as “surreal.”

Dragon Skin Ensemble was created using double-faced nuno felt techniques, with inclusions, then hand-painted with dye. “I should have known something was up when the other felt makers in the show were asking me how I made it” said Patti. The ensemble was inspired by myth, folklore, fantasy and, of course, dragons. Its purpose is to empower women and girls everywhere. Its message is “you are stronger than you know.” You can be sure Patti is hooked and is already working on concepts for next year.

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Patti Barker, Dragon Skin Ensemble

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Patti Barker, Dragon Skin Ensemble

 


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Claire B Jones, Infiwhirl 1

Claire B Jones at MUSEO Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday June 1, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Claire B Jones will be one of the artists exhibiting at MUSEO Gallery in the month of June. Please join her for the opening reception on Saturday, June 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

MUSEO Gallery
215 First Street/P. O. Box 548
Langley, WA 98260
https://museo.cc/

Gallery Hours:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday
Noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays

Seattle-Area SDA Leaders Move On

All good things must come to an end. After several years, Debbie and Terry are resigning from program planning the Seattle monthly SDA meetings effective this June. We are looking for one or two members to take over planning the meetings from September to June and to secure a meeting place. It’s easy to do and support will be provided. It’s been rewarding, and a fun way to stay in touch with our members. Email either Terry tlbartography@yahoo.com or Debbie deliasen@gmail.com for more info.

SDA-WA Member Activities March

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Kitsap SDA-WA Meeting Is Now the Surface Design Study Group

The Kitsap-area group recently changed its format. It now meets at Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) Fiber Studio as a general fiber-art group called the Surface Design Study Group (SDSG). Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by dropping by BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216 or by emailing registrar@bainbridgebarn.org. Attendees will need to register for the group every six months. Class Code FI010819

According to the BARN website, the fees are:
BARN Members: Free (Please register)
Non-Members: $24 for January – June 2019 meetings and must register.
Drop-in visitors are welcome for any of the individual sessions and can attend SDSG meetings for a fee of $20 per meeting, payable with cash or check at the time of the meeting. More info here.

Donna Lark and Susan Granstrom are looking for suggestions from the group for programs they would like to see this year. Contact them with any ideas.
The following suggestions for meetings have been offered:

  • Studio tours and potluck gatherings. Let Susan know if you would open your studio and home for a group gathering.
  • Visit the BARN Print Making Studio
  • Field Trips at Seattle Art Museum and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
  • Travel slide shows and Show & Tell
  • Ice dyeing demo/workshop with Barbara Chandler-Young

Kitsap Group Surface Design Show

Barn Commons
March 1 to April 2

There will be a Kitsap Group Surface Design Show in the BARN Commons from March 1 to April 2. Pieces will be no bigger than 24″ x 24″. Any questions? Contact Randi Morgan at randi@chezmorgan.com.

Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
8890 Three Tree Lane NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-4475

New Deadline for Submissions: 19th of the Month

We love to support SDA-Washington members! We are always looking for short notices of shows, sales, events, workshops or calls for art for our monthly blog post. Now, we are adjusting our submission deadline to allow for more time to compile our SDA-Washington member newsletter to the 19th of the month, for publication on the 20th.

Here are guidelines for submitting these posts.  

NEWS BRIEFS:

We encourage photos! Please make sure they are labeled with your last name and title of piece (example: Taylor_arcanepathways). Photos can be low resolution (72 dpi), but should be clear, in focus, and at least 300 x 300 pixels. (Photos don’t need to be larger than 2000 x 2000 pixels.) Large file sizes may bounce when sent by email, so you may need to send them in separate emails if your photos are 2 MB or higher.

Please do not embed links into your post. Copy the URLs fully, and paste them in the body of the text where you would like the link.

Please send your material by the 19th of each month. We will do our best to accommodate post requests, but since this operation is volunteer-fueled, we cannot guarantee that we will meet your deadline. We reserve the right to edit any submitted posts.

Types of posts we are looking for: show, sale, event, workshop or call for art in this blog.

Please send the information in the following format: the date and time, title of show/sale/event/workshop, the location, a short description and the name(s) of SDA members participating to: Francesca Penchant at blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.comby the 19th, for publication on the 20th.

If you email corrections or elaborations after the 19th, we will be happy to update posts after publication.