Fiber Fusion

fiber fusion show

“Fiber Fusion” Exhibition:   Open Call for Entries   The call is now closed, but we invite you to visit our website  ( for more information about this exciting show!

This WA State SDA traveling exhibition will run from June 2016- April 2017.  

 SableOliveSurface Design Association –WA is mounting a juried traveling exhibition. All current Surface Design Association Washington members are invited to enter the SDA WA traveling exhibition.  Membership is available at:


ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday March 20, 2016 – 12 midnight

Exhibit concept: The intention of this exhibit is to showcase the depth and breadth of the surface designer’s work in Washington State. The exhibition will contain original, innovative artwork which is technically of high quality and which results in a show of overall high impact.  The concept of Fiber Fusion is totally up to the interpretation of the artist. “Surface design refers to any process that gives structure, pattern, or color to fiber.  Fibers used could include handmade felt, paper, fabric, clothing or basket-making materials, among others.  To these surface designers dye, paint, print, stitch, bead, and otherwise enhance or embellish.  More than the methods, surface designers are interested in the unlimited options for experimenting with color, texture, and design” (  As well as the exhibits, workshops and coordinating events will be offered at the venues throughout the exhibition.

For prospectus, click HERE.

Jurors: – Layne Goldsmith, Young Chang, and Rock Hushka

Layne Goldsmith

Layne Goldsmith, UW Faculty Professor of Art, specializing in Fiber:

Layne Goldsmith, professor of Art at the University of Washington since 1983, is an educational entrepreneur specializing in many aspects of textile production. As a studio artist, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in both private and public collections. Her research has led to textile projects with artists and artisans from Italy, Japan, Colombia, Guatemala, Chile, Peru, and Nepal. She is the 2011 recipient of the UW Distinguished faculty award for Lifelong Learning. Since 2004 she has designed and produced custom rugs woven in Nepal by Good Weave certified producers and now under her own label, Layne Goldsmith Studio. She also specializes in Natural Dyes and teaches workshops in her studio: Botanica Dyeworks. Layne’s forays into the world of plant colorants began in the early 1970’s.

Young Chang

Young Chang

Young Chang, Owner- Gallery Ima, Seattle and MFA in Fiber:

Young H. Chang is the owner/director of Gallery IMA in Seattle, WA. Through this art venue, Young represents a variety of Northwest and international artists specializing in a variety of mediums. Young received her BFA from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea in 1986 and her MFA in fibers from the University of Washington in 2001.

Rock HushkaRock Hushka, Chief Curator, Tacoma Art Museum:

Rock Hushka is Director of Curatorial Administration and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. His museum is the major collector of craft in the Seattle region. Tacoma Art Museum has more than 3,000 pieces in its collection.  Rock is also an author of several books focused on artists and exhibitions.

4 Locations:

Allied Arts Gallery- Richland WA  June 1-23, 2016

Allied Arts, Richland WA

Allied Arts, Richland WA

Allied Arts Association and gallery provides art development, awareness and education for the Mid-Columbia region of Washington State, including the cities of Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and surrounding areas.

Gallery hours are Tues-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm and Sat 10 am-5 pm. Openings are held on the scheduled Sundays from 1-3 pm. Click HERE  for map and directions.

VALA Art Center- Redmond WA November 16, 2016 to January 13, 2017

VALA Art Center, Redmond WA

VALA Art Center, Redmond WA

The VALA Art Center is a space for visual artists and the community to tap into their creative side and enjoy the visual arts. The Art Center features artist residencies, artwork installations, public events, educational programs, and many opportunities for local artists and the community to connect and grow within a space dedicated to art. The VALA Art Center is realized through a creative partnership with Redmond Town Center.

Gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday 11 am-5 pm.  Opening and other events to be scheduled.  Prime holiday shopping time at Redmond Town Center! Click HERE for map and directions.

Northwind Arts Center- Port Townsend WA February 2 – 26, 2017

Northwind Art Center

Northwind Art Center

Northwind has a new home in the historic Waterman & Katz Building in downtown Port Townsend. Their mission is to connect arts and community. Northwind cultivates and encourages the arts by showcasing and serving visual, literary and performance artists, and fosters arts appreciation and education in the greater community.

Gallery hours are Thursday – Monday 11:30 am – 5:30 pm, as well as the evening of the first Saturday of the month (Port Townsend Art Walk) and for special events.  Click HERE for map and directions.

Schack Art Center- Everett WA March 10 – April 3, 2017

schack_art_centerSchack Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating the arts for the enhancement of community life.  Inside the Schack Art Center, you find exhibit galleries with diverse artwork from locally and internationally known professional artists, as well as emerging young talents.

Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday: 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday Noon-5 pm.  Click HERE for map and directions.

For complete prospectus and details, click HERE.