Fiber Fusion—Schack Show

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Important Information for Artists

Volunteers Needed
Please consider signing up for a job to help make this show truly outstanding.  Most jobs take only 2 hours of your time.  We particularly need people to check in art on February 27th at the Schack.  That day Christina and I will be driving a van to pack up the show at Northwind and delivering the art to the Schack.  We need people to sit at the table at the Schack to accept the regional art that is delivered.  Go to our Sign-Up genius page to see what positions are needed or contact Barb at bjmatthews76@comcast.net.

E-Postcards
You can view a copy of the e-Postcard by clicking here and then right click to save to your computer. Please send out to your friends, family, or email lists and post on your Facebook or other website/blog/social media to help get the word out about this magnificent exhibition!

Video Project (Optional)
We plan to have a looping video of SDA artists working in their studios during the exhibition. We would love to include a video by you. Segments from multiple artists will be compiled into a single video. Individual videos should be 2-5 minutes long. Ensure there is enough light to see your art. Captions are fine, but we do not recommend audio. If you do have audio, ensure that any narration is strong and clear. (we recommend you write what you want to say and learn it by heart before filming.) We may edit, dependent upon time, quality of video, and number of videos submitted. Video can be made with cell phone, but the quality of video will depend on phone quality. Video that is determined to not be of sufficient quality may not be used. When you have a completed video, send an email to event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com and we will send you a Dropbox link to upload your video file to. All videos need to be in mp3 format.

Surface Design Examples (Optional)
As part of our educational program, we would like to show the viewers some works in progress. If you have some samples which show your working methods or steps involved, include these in with the package of your art. It would be useful to include a few words of explanation to aid the docents to use as they explain the work. Please mark them with your name and artwork inventory number and include a list of what you have supplied, so they can be returned to you with your artwork.  The advantage of submitting work-in-progress is that your work may be highlighted by docents.

Other Information—Packing, Delivery and important dates

Important Dates:
http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/important-dates/

Where to deliver your art:
http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/important-information/

Tips for Packing and Shipping your Artwork:
https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/05/10/tips-on-shipping-your-artwork-for-the-sda-wa-fiber-fusion-exhibition/

Fiber Fusion Artists’ Talk Sunday

Our very successful traveling exhibition, Fiber Fusion, is now at the halfway point. It opened at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend on February 2.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you are in for a treat—a great number of beautiful, intriguing, witty and questioning works in fiber! In neutral to vibrant colors! In all sizes! 2- and  3-D!

As part of the exhibition, you are invited to an artists’ talk and presentation on Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Cloth, Shadow, Line by Joyce Wilkerson

Joyce Wilkerson will tell us about her work “Cloth, Shadow, Line,” which pairs a textile fragment with a photograph. Joyce is primarily a weaver, and is also interested in printmaking and photography. In her work, she explores the greater whole created by the dialogue between the media.

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11-13-15 Dinner at La Belle Equipe Smoke Dress by Jeannie McMacken

Jeannie McMacken will introduce us to her ephemeral piece, “11-13-15  Dinner at La Belle Equipe Smoke Dress.” This is Jeannie’s emotional response to the recent terrorist attack in Paris. To express her horror and grief Jeannie experimented with unexpected materials, and presents us with a very moving work.

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Zambia by Judith Bird

Judith Bird will describe the making of her piece “Zambia,” which combines two surfaces, one a handwoven and one a silk fabric, both dyed in contemporary interpretations of Japanese shibori techniques.

We look forward to seeing you at the artists’ talk!

SDA-WA Member Activities February 2017

Schack Art Center Fiber Art Workshops, March 11–April 15

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To complement the Fiber Fusion exhibit, Schack is presenting six SDA-WA member workshops from March 11–April 9.

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Fiber Fusion: Weave a Mini Tapestry
Lois Gaylord
Discover the fun and creative possibilities of this popular craft, while we learn the basics and create a miniature tapestry. Ages 18 & up, Beginner.
Saturday, March 11, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $55, Non-Members $60.

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Textile Painting with Acrylics
Barbara De Pirro
Learn how to transform your textiles simply by using Acrylic paints, mediums and gels. Ages 18 & up, All Levels.
Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Class fees: Members $115, Non-Members $120.

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Modern Batik
Cameron Anne Mason
Learn the ancient art of batik with a modern twist using updated techniques and materials. Ages 16 & up, All Levels.
Friday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Class fees: Members $95, Non-Members $100.

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The Printed Surface: Mark-Making Using Thickened Dye
Cameron Anne Mason
Using fabric as a canvas and thickened dye as a medium, students will make marks with a variety of tools such as stamps, stencils, and silkscreens. Ages 18 & up, All Levels.
Friday, March 31, 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $110, Non-Members $120.

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Silk Painting Workshop for Beginners
Rebecca Wachtman
A fun introduction to fiber art—painting on silk! The students will learn the basics of how to select silks, get them ready to paint, how to paint, how to set their dyes, and how to mount their artwork. Ages 18 & up, Beginner.
Sunday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $55, Non-Members $60.

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Wacky Baskets
Danielle Bodine
Create a personalized random weave basket made out of paper strips. Strips are colored and stamped and then woven into baskets. Ages 6 & up, All Levels.
Sunday, April 9, 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Class fees: Members $25, Non-Members $30.

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Random Weave Baskets
Danielle Bodine
Create a unique, personalized basket embellished with natural materials. You will learn to construct a vessel out of flat reed using a random weave basketry technique in this fun, creative workshop. Ages 6 & up, All Levels.
Sunday, April 9, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Class fees: Members $25, Non-Members $30.

 


FibeRevolution at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, September 16–November 15

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The SDA North Peninsula group has been accepted for a non-juried show in the fall at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, September 16–November 15. Opening reception, September 16, 5–7 p.m.

If you are a member of SDA-NP, you are invited to submit new work. All work should not have been shown before on the Peninsula or in our group area (such as Bainbridge Island). The Center can mount work from ceilings, beams, ledges and even outdoors. There will be three Viewer’s Choice cash awards. Work must be for sale. The gallery retains a 40% commission.

There will be an opening reception presentation, and opportunities for lectures and workshops during the exhibition to show fiber art’s breadth and depth. Let’s show what the evolution/revolution of fiber looks like!

More information to come. http://www.pafac.org


Inward Journey, Search for Self, February 5–March 31

Lois Gaylord’s solo show, “Inward Journey, Search for Self” will be at the University Friends Meeting & Friends Center from February 5–March 31. Opening reception, Sunday, February 5, 1–3 p.m. University Friends Meeting & Friends Center, 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. https://www.facebook.com/events/735555793260230/


Swedish Club Weaving Classes, February 7–24

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Lois Gaylord will be teaching weaving at the Swedish Club from February 7–24.

Beginning Weaving
Series of four classes. Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28. 2–4 p.m.
No experience necessary. Learn the basics of working on a loom, from yarn to finished cloth. Use the Club’s looms. Blue card members $89; non-members $112.

Basic Tapestry & Two-Harness Weaving
Series of four classes. Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
No experience necessary. Use the Club’s looms, or bring your own tapestry or rigid heddle loom. Blue card members $89; non-members $112.

To enroll, download a registration form or call the Swedish Club at 206-283-1090. The Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 http://swedishclubnw.org/

Hungarian Felt Tours 2017

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SDA member Flora Carlile-Kovacs is offering two Hungarian felt tours in 2017, after the success among her students of her 2016 Hungarian felt tour!

 

East Hungary Felt Tour 
(April 20–May 1)
12 days

  • Five days of workshops with the best Hungarian felt masters:
    Bottle Holder with Nomadic Design with Mihály Vetró
    Pillow with Prefelt Technique with Gabriella Kovács
    3D Felted Home Decor with Márti Csille
    Felted Jewelry with Judit Pócs
  • Fifth-generation hatmaker Gyula Mihalkó shows his centuries-old processes in Balmazújváros
  • Mihály Vetró presents a slide show and lecture on his field trips to nomadic feltmaker tribes
  • Tour the unique Folk Craft School of Nádudvar
  • Visit the Royal Castle and the outstanding Art Nouveau exhibition of Gödöllő
  • Discover the treasures of Budapest and its contemporary craft markets
  • Experience a Turkish bath

West Hungary Felt Tour 
(May 3–14) 
12 days

  • Five days of workshops with two internationally recognized felt masters:
    Sculptural Hat with Judit Pócs
    Woven Felt Bag
    with Vanda Róbert
  • Visit the old towns of Tata, Győr and Veszprém
  • Visit the 1,000-year-old Pannonhalma Arch Abbey
  • See a guided tour of the Festetics Castle of Keszthely
  • Discover the treasures of Budapest and its contemporary craft markets
  • Experience a Turkish bath

 


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Born in Hungary, Flora Carlile-Kovacs is a felt designer and instructor who teaches felt workshops at the Pacific Northwest Art School on Whidbey Island. She has been selling her work at the Iparos Gallery in Prague since 2005. Her studio is part of the West Seattle Art Walk.

Cost, each tour: $2,550 (not including airfare)
For more info and registration, contact Flora at:
carlile.kovacs@gmail.com
http://www.floranemez.eu

Call for Art for the Schack Art Center!

 

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

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

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SDA-WA Member Activities January

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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“Folio One” by Cameron Anne Mason

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

SDA-WA Member Activities – Updates For November 2016

Here are our member activities for November 2016:


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

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

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

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

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LOCAL SDA MEETINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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