Member Activities Update for April 2016

Hi SDA-WA

As always, our members are an active bunch (that’s part of what makes them so interesting!).

Member Activities:

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Danielle Bodine

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Danielle Bodine will be exhibiting her fiber sculptures along with Gordy Edberg’s paintings in a two-artist show at MUSEO Gallery on Whidbey Island.  Please join the artists for the opening reception Saturday May 7th, 2016.  From 5pm to 7pm.

The show will be held from May 6th through May 29th, 2016

Museo is located at:215 First Street (PO Box 548)
Langley, WA 98260

For more information about MUSEO or the show, please contact# 360-221-7737 or see their website: www.museo.cc

You can also find more information on Danielle’s site:   www. Daniellebodine.com

 

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Patti Shaw

Patti Shaw’s piece “Up In Smoke” made the Materialities Catalog AND is featured at the top of this month’s SDA Fiber & Fabric eNews!  (her piece is 3rd from the left!).  Congratulations Patti!

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Lois Gaylord          Arts North Studio Tour

Hand-Dyed-Shawl-500x500 lois gaylord Lois Gaylord and her husband Kevin Cain would like to invite you to join us at ‘Sun-House’ studios, part of the 2016 Arts North Studio Tour in North Seattle. The Spring tour is on April 30th & May 1st, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Visit 11 art studios hosting guest artists. View artwork and artisan creations. Chat with artists, learn more about the the creative process!    Visit the website to download a map.

Lois is also excited to announce that her piece “Tree of Life” will be part of the 2016  Liturgical & Sacred Art Exhibition at the Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL 62702 Dates: April 30 – May 28, 2016.  The Exhibit is part of The Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield. It is a non-profit, inter-faith organization, that was founded in 1995 by clergy, artists and community volunteers interested in expressions of spirituality in the arts. This inter-faith celebration of the arts is presented every two years and has evolved to include a juried liturgical and sacred art exhibit, music celebrations of faith held in local houses of worship, and sharing of religious traditions. http://www.lafspringfield.org

Lois will be the Guest artist at The Fiber Gallery for the PhinneyWood’s BIG art walk on Friday, May 13, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, from noon to 5 p.m.   8212 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Originally a stand-alone annual event, The BIG One is now the centerpiece of the monthly Art Up PhinneyWood art walks, held the second Friday of each month.  The BIG One usually includes 70+ venues and 150+ artists. Because of its long history, it attracts hundreds of art walkers. Friday night, in particular, is a festive occasion and becomes a “neighborhood party.”  For more information, please see: https://artupphinneywood.com

Two opportunities to ‘Get your Geek on’ in June. Lois Gaylord and her husband Kevin Cain will be returning to ODDMALL: Emporium of the Weird in Everett.   The next big show takes place June 4 & 5, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett,Wa. Conveniently located off I-5. Oddmall features over 130 of the Pacific Northwest most unusual, most talented, most bizarre Artists, Crafters, Authors, Entertainers and more! Oddmall is a cosplay friendly event! We encourage uniqueness with out visitors and vendors. Come spend the day with us in the Emporium of the Weird! Always free admission and plenty of free parking.   In addition to over 130 vendors, Oddmall features a stage with live entertainment all day long. A very special area called Fairy Hollow featuring Fairy Princess Lolly, a Fashion Show presented by Dames for Dreams and more!

We will also be at ODDMALL ALLEY at the Georgetown Carnival. Seattle,WA  SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2016: 10am – 10pm Over 10,000 in attendance! Oddmall in partnership with the Georgetown Merchants Association is offering 20 premium booths for this years Georgetown Carnival. All of the Oddmall booths are located on Nebraska St. The only way to get to the new Clown Town and the beer garden is to travel down Nebraska St. Last year, The Georgetown Carnival had over 10,000 attendees and it continues to grow each year.

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cuttingedge1020x466_001A show not to miss–“Cutting Edge”, an exhibition of the Contemporary QuiltArts Association at the Washington State History Museum  (http://www.washingtonhistory.org/), 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington from April 16 to August 21, 2016.  The museum has done an exceptional job at displaying the quilts beautifully.

 

The following are a sampling of SDA WA members pieces in the show (and comes from the CQA Website):

04/25/16 Our apologies – we somehow left out SDA-WA member Katherine Sylvan!  Her wonderful art is also included in this lovely show!!

SylvanK_AndDances_309x520“…And then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils.” by Katherine Sylvan

Artist Statement: My mother’s name was Margaret and her favorite flower was the daffodil. This piece is a memorial to her and a tribute to a time, long gone, when children learned verse which brought comfort and joy into their later years.

Materials & Techniques:
Materials: silk; Lanaset, Procion and Vat discharge dyes; textile paint; thread; Misty Fuse. Techniques: dyeing, silk screening, multiple layers of color discharge and over dyeing; stenciling; applique; hand painting; interlacement of two pieces of silk
Dimensions: 38″W x 64″H
Photographer: Robert Block

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“On the Move” By Ruth Vincent

Artist Statement: Continuing my cosmological landscape series, this triptych is inspired by the movement of people across the land–from traditional aboriginal migration to modern-day touring from Sydney to Adelaide.

Materials & Techniques:
 Materials: Hand-dyed cotton fabric, cotton thread, polyester batting, fusible interfacing, commercial printed cotton backing. Techniques: Procion dyeing, textile paint stamping, discharge paste dye removal, piecing, quilting.
Dimensions: 74″W x 30″H

StehrC_Dentciles2_480x400 “Denticles 2” By Carla Stehr

Artist Statement: Although shark skin looks smooth, it is covered with tiny tooth-like denticles that can only be seen with a microscope. This is inspired by an image of dogfish shark skin denticles that I photographed with a scanning electron microscope during my career as a Fisheries Biologist.

Materials & Techniques:
 Materials are cotton fabric, stiff interfacing, wool batting, fabric paint and Liquitex ink. Faced openings were made in the quilt sandwich and then it was quilted with polyester thread. Layers of diluted paint were added after stitching. Stiff double-sided fusible interfacing was used to form the denticles. A grey patterned batik fabric was sewn over the denticle shape (much like facing a collar). Ink and paint were applied to the denticles to enhance the batik fabric. Denticles were inserted through the quilt openings and stitched to a backing of painted fabric.
Dimensions: 35″W x 29″H x 1.5″
Photographer: Carla Stehr

 

OSteen_Trees1_322x480“Trees 1”By Barbara O’Steen

Artist Statement: Whether you see this art as two tree trunks, one hollow stump or something else, the image and words are meant to convey a message of the value we receive from trees standing in a forest; providing oxygen that replaces poisonous carbon dioxide for decades.

Materials & Techniques: 
Fabrics of wool, cotton pique, cotton/polyester, satin, and cotton batting. Appliqué by hand and machine embroidery and couching with yarn, weaving, knitting, crochet, stuffing, trapunto, quilting.
Dimensions: 25″W x 36″H x 2″D
Photographer: Barbara O’Steen

 

 

 

KurjanJ_RiverofLight_480x“River of Light” By Janet Kurjan


Artist Statement:
 I find inspiration in patterns from nature, such as light coming through the trees during a walk in the woods.

Materials & Techniques:
 Hand-dyed fabric, machine-pieced, machine quilted with a walking foot.
Dimensions: 52″W x 68″HPhotography: Ken Wagner

 

 

 

 

FallertC_WatchMaster_480“Watch Master” By Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

 


Artist Statement: 
On any given evening during my growing-up years, you could find my father at his watch-repair bench in a corner of our home, working among draws filled with tens of thousands of sparkling, nearly microscopic watch parts, springs, screws, balance wheels, jewels, stems, faces, hands, and crystals. When he died at the age of 103, the twelve-drawer cabinet which sat next to his workbench, still contained all its tools and glowing little parts, organized in rows of tiny tins, capsules, and clear plastic boxes.

Materials & Techniques: 
Original photography, digital printing, watch movements, watch faces, cotton fabric, wool batting, polyester thread. This is a completely double sided piece.
Dimensions :53″W x 53″H
Photographer: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

 

Other SDA Members in the show:

Patti Bleifuss

Bonnie Buckman

Ginnie Hebert

Melisse Laing

Margaret Liston

Barbara Nepom

Helen Remick

Lynne Rigby

Sharon Rowley

Digital images at http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/ExhibitFiles/CuttingEdge.html.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Activities and Opportunities 4/7/16

Hi SDA-WA!

We have a few more activities from our members that we wanted to make you aware of, as well as an opportunity for you.  Did we peak your interest?- if so, read on!

Member Activities:

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We are thrilled to announce that SDA-WA member Danielle Bodine has been selected to have an artist profile of her work in the Spring 2016 issue of Fiber Art Now magazine!

 

 

COLOR, TEXTURE, FORM: The Sculptural Basketry of Danielle Bodine – Artist Profile by Adrienne Sloan, Pages 36-39

 

 

for more information contact: http://fiberartnow.net

Larkin Van Horn workshop for FB (1)

SDA-WA Member Larkin Van Horn is offering a workshop entitled: Vessels, Shrines, and Reliquaries.

Vessel: Anything that will hold or contain anything else

Shrine: Anything that commemorates or memorializes a person, place, or event

Reliquary: A combination of the two

 

 

Participants will choose from a variety of forms to explore as they wish and will design their own 2d or 3d structure.  In this one day class students will concentrate on one form.

Date: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Time: 9:30am-4:00pm (includes a 30 minute lunch break)

Place: Social Hall, Temple Beth El, 5975 South 12th Street, Tacoma, WA 98465

Cost: $95 Gig Harbor Quilters Members/$105 Non-GQH Members

(Please bring your own brown bag lunch, drinks and dessert will be provided)

Contact gigharborquilters@hotmail.com for more information or to register, or for more information, please see:  www.larkinart.com/Vessels-Shrines-and-Reliquaries

EVENTS

cqa QUILT exhibitPlease join Contemporary QuiltArt Association for the opening of Cutting Edge—Art Quilts of Washington with 69 art quilts created by 37 members.

Opening: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue, Downtown Tacoma

www.washingtonhistory.org

2 to 4pm: Live Tour with CQA artists talking about their work
4 to 5pm: Opening party hosted by CQA

Exhibit runs from April 16 through August 21, 2016.

Opportunities:

wigt for postWould you like the opportunity to display and sell your artwork??  The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is looking for artists!

The Whidbey Island Garden Tour attracts up to 1000 visitors who are eager to buy something to commemorate what is always a wonderful day. You are invited to spend the day at one of the gardens displaying and selling your work.

The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is Saturday, June 18th, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The Garden Tour only asks for a donation if you sell anything. Go to http://www.WIGT.org for information about the tour. Please call us at 360-321-4191 if you are interested in participating!

 

It’s SPRING!!! Time to clean out your studio, your book shelves, your supplies!

Would you like to par down some of the items in your studio you never use, have duplicate copies or never-to-be-used yarns/material/notions?  How about doing it and benefiting a great local fiber arts program and getting to get a tax write-off at the same time?

What to donate

  • Books
  • Tools and equipment. Please identify what it is for if it is not obvious.
  • Dyes and paints IF they are still usable and half remains in the container.
  • Threads and yarns, IF there is enough to be used.
  • Fabrics, at least a quarter of a yard for commercial fabrics or any size scraps for hand-dyed material. Please mark with yardage and width for 1/4 yard and above.
  • Usable art supplies.

You can Bring your donations this Saturday, May 9 to the CQA/SDA meeting and Christina Fairley Erickson will take them for you.  Please make a note of your name, address and resale value of the donated goods, if you’d like a tax receipt sent to you.

Then, put the Summer Solstice Supply Sale on your calendar!  Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015, 10-5, at Gwen Lowery Studio, 129 W First, Seattle, WA (near Seattle Center.)

Now is your chance to clean your studio, pass on the unused treasures, find great additions at fantastic prices, and support the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, as all proceeds from the sale will go to the Center.*  If you can’t bring your items this Saturday, you can arrange to drop them off at Gwen’s studio in Seattle or the Gail Harker Center in La Conner.

For more information or to donate items, contact:

Christina Fairley Erickson – christina@christinaerickson.com  425-753-4625 or

Gwen Lowery gwen@brokenpoint.net or 360/317-6545

Revealing the Hidden: Contemporary QuiltArt Association Exhibit

SDA members are well represented in a textile show that will be at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum for the months of April, May and June.  “Revealing the Hidden” is a juried exhibit of contemporary textile art arranged by the members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association.  It turns out that 15 of the 28 artists in the show also hold membership in SDA.  SDA members with work in the show include Mary Berdan, Patti Bleifuss, Bonnie Bucknam, Christina Fairley Erickson, Sonia Grasvik, Gay Jensen, Barbara Nepom, Barbara O’Steen, Helen Remick, Sharon Rowley, Carla Stehr, Cynthia Stentz, Katherine Sylvan, Deb Taylor and Colleen Wootton.

Examples of a few pieces in the show include –

Arcane Pathways, by Deborah Taylor.  Deborah describes her work as “Pathways to an ancient land through a combination of natural processes (rust on metal), deconstructed print textiles and quilting.”

 

Deb Taylor, Arcane Pathways

Deb Taylor, Arcane Pathways

Deux, by Colleen Wootton. Colleen used computer technology to create an original design with a bold geometric form, then had it custom printed onto cloth. She states ”I then integrate fiber traditions like quilt stitches to create rich texture on the designs’ surface as you would a whole-cloth-quilt.“

Coleen Wootton, Deux

Coleen Wootton, Deux

Barbara O'Steen, Moving Toward Extinction

Barbara O’Steen, Moving Toward Extinction

Moving Towards Extinction? by Barbara O’Steen –-  Barbara used fabric mostly altered by hand with dye, rust, and paint, then pieced, appliquéd and quilted by machine and added hand embroidery and couching. Her artist statement says that: “Earth remains deceptively beautiful in many ways.  But the data scientists have collected tell us that extreme weather, drought, earthquakes, and floods may lead to an extinction equal to the previous five in our planet’s history.”

Aggregating Anemones by Carla Stehr.  Carla used appliquéd layers of painted silk organza to suggest the transparent tentacles of anemones.  She states that “These small green and pink anemones can only be seen when the water recedes with the tide.”

Carla Stehr, Aggregating Anemones

Carla Stehr, Aggregating Anemones

Location: La Conner Quilt And Textile Museum, 703 South Second Street, La Conner, WA, http://www.laconnerquilts.org

Date/Time: April 1 – June 28, 2015. Ongoing exhibit hours: 11AM – 5 PM, Wednesday – Sunday.  Open everyday in April 11 AM – 5 PM

Everyone is welcome to attend the Artist Reception: Saturday April 18, 3:00- 5:00 PM at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum

What Direction Would You Like To Take Your Art?

–Have you thought about mentoring or teaching a class or workshop?

–Would you want to build a body of work, prepare for a sale, or have a solo exhibition?

–Do you want to branch into a new material, do installation art, or make your art bigger?

–Do you want to get better at a technique or just have fun?

JanePlease join us October 12th for an SDA meeting open to everyone in WA State featuring Jane Dunnewold, SDA President.

Meet like-minded artists to share ideas about Jane’s presentation on Making and Meaning, as you think about your future, and about what could further your art.

See blog post on September 17th for more details by clicking HERE.

“Salsa!” Exhibit Spices Up Eastern Washington!

Members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association, including many WA SDA members, opened their juried show “Salsa!” in Tieton WA on Memorial day weekend. The exhibition includes art cloth, quilt art, and several sculptural fiber pieces. The Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery is located at 608 Wisconsin Ave, Tieton, WA (about 15 miles from Yakima) and is open Fri-Sun between 12-3 pm. The show will be running through July 14. As part of the festivities, there are several outdoor textile installations, and two upcoming “monster felting” parties on June 29 and July 14 with master felt artist, Janice Arnold.

For more information go to: http://mightytieton.com/events_and_news/textiles_tieton_salsa/

And if you can’t make – although you really should, here are a few shots courtesy of SDA member, Christina Erickson. If you are having trouble viewing this in your email, you will be able to view it on the web by clicking HERE.

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