Eastside SDA opens “Fiber Fantasy” at Vision 5

Artists Christina Fairley Erickson, Crystal Edwards, and Rebecca Wachtman at the exhibition opening.

Artists Christina Fairley Erickson, Crystal Edwards, and Rebecca Wachtman at the exhibition opening.

FIBER

"Sunset" by Crystal Edwards.  Painted yarn and wood.  30" x 40" x 1"

“Sunset” by Crystal Edwards. Painted yarn and wood. 30″ x 40″ x 1″

FANTASY, the 2nd Annual SDA [Surface Design Association] Eastside group exhibition is on display during the month of October 3rd – 31st in the North Gallery at Vision 5. This 20 piece exhibition of is designed to build awareness of fiber art in our community. The selected fiber artwork is chosen for its ability to lead the viewer into contemplation of fantasies, and its ability to act as a spark for the viewer’s own creativity. The diversity of the work showcases a small selection of the vast array of that is Surface Design.

Curator Crystal Edwards with her piece "Galaxy" made from painted yarn.

Curator Crystal Edwards with her piece “Galaxy” made from painted yarn.

SDA Member, Crystal Edwards has put together this group show, featuring the work of 6 Eastside SDA members: Liz Copeland, Maura Donegan, Crystal Edwards, Christina Fairley Erickson, Louise Roby, and Rebecca Wachtman.

"Magnolia's Life Recycled" by Rebecca Wachtman.  Silk painting; mounted canvas.  26.25" x 20.25" x 1.75"

“Magnolia’s Life Recycled” by Rebecca Wachtman. Silk painting; mounted canvas. 26.25″ x 20.25″ x 1.75″

There will be an Artist’s talk at the Eastside SDA meeting on Sunday, October 11th from 2- 5pm.  

"Fern Fantasy" by Liz Copeland.  Stitched Fabric Collage. 20" x 16" x 2"

“Fern Fantasy” by Liz Copeland. Stitched Fabric Collage. 20″ x 16″ x 2″

It will feature and open discussion with artist and guests about the artwork and its creation.  ALL SDA members and guests are welcome to attend.

ADDRESS:
8525 163RD CT NE
REDMOND, WA 98052

 

Note: For some GPS and Map guiding systems, it is better to search for Vision 5 instead of the address. Vision 5 is off of 164TH AVE NE and NE 85TH ST

"Beginning" by Maura Donegan.  Materials: Silk organza, rayon thread.  16.5" x 16.5"

“Beginning” by Maura Donegan. Materials: Silk organza, rayon thread. 16.5″ x 16.5

Vision 5 is open to the public from Mon-Friday 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am – 3pm.

"Hijab Misconceptions" by Christina Fairley Erickson.  Made to reveal the misconceptions that Western women have about women who wear the Hijab... the idea that Hijabi's wouldn't like Victoria's Secret as much as a woman who isn't covered.

“Hijab Misconceptions” by Christina Fairley Erickson. Made to reveal the misconceptions that Western women have about women who wear the Hijab… the idea that Hijabi’s wouldn’t like Victoria’s Secret as much as a woman who isn’t covered.

"Complications" by Louise Roby.  Materials: Basket lid, beads & string.  21" x 16"

“Complications” by Louise Roby. Materials: Basket lid, beads & string. 21″ x 16″

Made by Hand – Marianne Burr

Marianne Burr

Marianne Burr, silk painter, quilter, and Whidbey Island SDA member, is the featured artist at the La Conner Quilt Museum in La Conner, Washington in the show “Made by Hand” from March 26 – June 29, 2014.  She will be there Saturdays starting April 12th demonstrating her methods.

MarianneBurrClass-Of-1935

“Class of 1935” 68”H x 55”W

Marianne is currently in Tokyo receiving the Silver Award at the 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition 2014-2015 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art for her work “Class of 1935”.  Her pieces are an inspiration to silk painters, surface designers, and quilters alike.  For more, see marianneburr.com.

 

MarianneBurrClass-Of-1935-detail

“Class of 1935” Detail

Barbara Nepom Converges with Lopez Island

"Converge" by Barbara Nepom

“Converge” by Barbara Nepom

WA SDA Member Barb Nepom takes her love or order, patterns and geometry which she used in a career in medical research, to a fantastic new level in her art quilts.  Her pieces feature her own hand-dyed fabrics, discharged materials, and geometric stitching.  She feels her pieces seem to portray “how nature builds beautifully functioning organisms from an array of lifeless fragments.”

Barb’s home and studio are on Lopez island, where she is presented with inspiration every day, just by looking out the window.  Not only that, but a vibrant artist community abounds on the island.  One of the many places that supports the arts is the Lopez library.

"Urban Red" by Barbara Nepom

“Urban Red” by Barbara Nepom

Should you be on Lopez this week, Barb invites you to stop in the Lopez Island library to see a display of her quilts through November 21.  The library is located at 2225 Fisherman Bay Rd, Lopez Island, WA.  Their hours are:

Mon, Sat 10-5
Tues, Thu, Fri 10-6
Wed 10-9

You can read more about Barbara and see additional photos of her textile art on her website at http://barbaranepom.com

Quick reminder… if you’re interested in showing opportunities with Washington state SDA, please make sure to take a few minutes to fill out the WA SDA exhibitions survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G69JM7C  We’d love your input on  holding future shows for SDA members!