The Results are In!- Fiber Fusion Exhibition

The jury for the WA SDA Fiber Fusion Traveling Exhibition met last

Fiber Fusion Jury and Helpers from left to right: Carla Stehr, Barbara Matthews, Young Chang, Layne Goldsmith, Rock Hushka, Christina Fairley Erickson

Fiber Fusion Jury and Helpers from left to right: Carla Stehr, Barbara Matthews, Young Chang, Layne Goldsmith, Rock Hushka, Christina Fairley Erickson

week and it’s been a non-stop flurry of activity ever since!  We had an incredible response to this call for art from our members (246 pieces entered) and an amazing collection of art!

Here are the artists and pieces accepted into the 4-gallery traveling exhibition:

Mary M Ashton:  Waterfall

Liz Axford:  Counterpoint 1

Lanny Bergner:  Craters of the Moon

Judith Bird: Zambia

Patti Bleifuss: Dust Devils

Danielle Bodine: Maiden Voyage

Arisa Brown: Trepa – Self

Bonnie Bucknam: Sea Cave

Debra Calkins: Tulip Bowl

Flora Carlile-Kovacs: Waves

Erika Carter: Ponderings VII

Maris Cavanagh: Dressed to the Nines- Victoria

Maura Donegan: 1+1+1

Crystal A Edwards: Galaxy

Christina Fairley Erickson: In Flight

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: Fossil Fantasy #1

Vicki Piper Gerton: Peaceful Meditation

Gay Jensen: Rift

Claire B Jones: Whole Surface: Vitality 2

Cheryl Kamera: New Wave

Kindy Kemp: Rainier

Janet King: Geo Vessel

Melisse Laing: Match Sticks

Donna Lark: Bearded Teapot

Leslie Levenson: Maple Tree

Margaret Liston: Three Birds with Black

Nancy Loorem Adams: The Birth of the Grid

Gwen Lowery: Wheels

Kathy Mack: Going to Town

Barbara Matthews: Happier Days

Dorothy McGuinness: Zig Zag 4

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

Hazel C Monte: As It Is and Should Be

Roberta S Nelson: Adaptation

Barbara Nepom: Corners of My Mind 1

Gabi Nirino: Fleco

Mary O’Shaughnessy: From Whence They Came

Francesca Penchant: Doom

Seiko Atsuta Purdue: Bullet Cloth VIII

Barbara Ramsey: Collapsing Log Cabins: How the Light Gets In

Claire Renaut: 4 Knitted Pieces

Patricia Resseguie: Life Goes On Series Stanza 602

Sharon Rowley: Prayer Wheel

Laura Stangel Schmidt: Winter Poem: Stanza 2

Susanne Scott: Water, Water

Angelica Sta. Teresa: Exercise 4

Deborah E Taylor: I Like the Way You Dance

Larkin Jean Van Horn: Chaos Theory

Rebecca Wachtman: A Resinable Trio

Geraldine Warner: Cryoscape

Gale Whitney: Meltdown

Anke Wildman: Composition 12

Joyce Wilkerson: Cloth Shadow Line

April Works: City Nightlife

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The following alternate selections were chosen to be included on a space-available basis for each gallery, and are confirmed to be shown at the Schack Art Center:

Maura Donegan: 3×3

Cheryl Kamera: Silver Dots

Margaret Liston: Twelve Birds: Not to Scale

Gwen Lowery: Aurora Tower Trio

Helen Remick: Les Fleurs de la Maladie 6

Patricia Resseguie: Life Goes On Series Stanza 603, Life Goes On Series Stanza 604, Life Goes On Series Stanza Tryptych

Cicelia Ross-Gotta: Shirtbirds Waiting

Angelica Sta. Teresa: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3

Carla Stehr: Microscape 3

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Considering the number of entries and the various sizes of our galleries, the Fiber Fusion executive board decided to have the jury pick out additional pieces to be shown at our final (and largest) gallery: the Schack Art Center. These pieces were selected to be added to the Fiber Fusion exhibition at the Schack:

Liz Axford: Counterpoint 3

Lanny Bergner: The Starlight Within

Judith Bird: Stripes

Erika Carter: Ponderings IX

Fine Gelfand: Shroud for a Memory, transparent quilt

Vicki Piper Gerton: Vineyard Twilight

GJ Gillespie: Forever Young

Faith Hagenhofer: Abundance

Ginnie Hebert: Serenity

Anne Jarnagin: Wood Head

Claire B Jones: Outburst

Leslie Levenson: Oso – March 22, 2014

Nancy Loorem: Adams Random Acts

Hazel C Monte: “Wanderlust” Booklet

Barbara Nepom: Aligned?

Claire Renaut: spreading, sporing

Sharon Rowley: Four Faces of Compassion

Deborah E Taylor: Arcane Pathways

Mary Tyler: Rings Around the Moon

Cathie Wier:  Mycelium: Resilient Community

Joyce Wilkerson: Stitched

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We appreciate all our WA-SDA artists who put themselves out there and submitted artwork for the traveling show and hope we’ll see much more in the regional shows coming up (remember, your work is still eligible for the regional show in your area!).

Congratulations to all of our accepted artists… we’ll post photos of accepted artwork in the future!

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!

 

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS (for the Fiber Fusion Show)

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Greetings!

After the wonderful response to the 2016 traveling exhibition, we now ask
you to turn your attention to our call for instructors.

Will you share your skills and techniques?  Have you a particular method
you would like to teach? We would like a good variety of classes, so if you
have some unusual ideas please let us know.

There will be wet and dry facilities available. You can apply to one event
or all four. Children’s and adults’ classes, or short workshops. Take your
pick! We look forward to hearing from you and finding new skills to master.

Surface design Association website has several resources for teachers,
including class planning and activities. See the following link for details
http://www.surfacedesign.org/teach-learn/resources-educators

Deadline for teacher proposals for Richland show in June is April 8 For
full information on making a proposal go to:
https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/03/10/teacher-proposals-needed-for-fiber-fusion-show/

SDA-WA Member Activities – 03/29/16 Updates

Member Activities

Hi SDA-WA!

We love highlighting our member’s activities!!  If you would like your activities and events posted on our blog or Facebook page, please send an email to  blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com with your event or activity information, your contact info, and a good photo or two or three of your event, activity, art, or yourself!

 

Save the Date, Jane Dunnewold will be in the Seattle area to conduct a workshop on her newest book Creative Strength Training.

The one day workshop will be heldSaturday, August 20, 2016. The following day will be for individual critiques. More information soon. Interested in helping plan for this event? Please email me bjmatthews76@comcast.net.

 

Member Mary Ashton is in an upcoming Show At BallardWorks!

BallardWorks Exhibits “Making a Statement”
Saturday, April 9th, 2016 6:00pm-9:00pm
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Mary M Ashton's photo.allardWorks, 2856 NW Market St., Seattle 98107

“Making a Statement” exhibits Artwork and Artist Statements from Artist
Trust EDGE graduates, 2013-2014. Participating artists: D.Lisa West,
Andie Styner, Ellen Hochberg, Isobel Davis, Mary Ashton, Anita West,
Susan Derrick, Louise Hankes, Kip Kania, Melissa Koch and John Webster.

If you are not familiar with the term “artist statement” the following
Is a definition by Ariane Goodwin, author of “Writing the Artist
Mary M Ashton's photo.Statement.” “Like the art that it reflects, an artist statement uses its
sincerity of purpose and its purity of intent to create a powerful
word-reflection of the art and the artist.” Come and enjoy the art and
the artist statements of this group and see if the statements
accompanying the art cause you to see the art in a new light.

Three floors of art studios and exhibition spaces open for the Art Walk
Saturday, April 9th, 2016. Open 6:00-9:00 pm only. Families with kids
welcome. Enter through the 1st or 2nd floor doors on 30th Avenue.
Includes painting, wood working, sculpture, wearable fiber art,
encaustics, print making and more, all under one roof.
www.ballardworks.com.

REMINDER:

If you’re interested in teaching a class (or two or three) during the travelling Fiber Fusion show, we are still accepting applications!  The first location – is in Richland, WA…and the due date April 8th, 2016 for submission/proposals.

For more information, please see our previous post:

https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/03/10/teacher-proposals-needed-for-fiber-fusion-show/

 

Fiber Fusion Received 245 Entries From 88 Artists!

WOW!   We are blown out of the water! We received 245 entries from 88 artists!

That represents about 40% of our membership! We are pleased that the homegrown entry system developed by Claire Jones worked with very few problems. Thanks to all who entered. It is confirmation that we are doing the right thing. I am thrilled and excited to see your art.

Next steps:

April 5th Jurors meet to make decisions about who is accepted and awarded a prize.
April 16th email notifications of acceptance
May 15th-27th (exact dates to be determined) Art due at Allied Arts
June 1-23rd Dates of the show
Saturday, June 4th Possible Workshop (yet to be announced)
June 5th reception, juror talk with Layne Goldsmith

Here’s An Addtional Opportunity for SDA-WA Members!

We Have A Teaching Opportunity – Call for Proposals

We are excited to provide you with an opportunity to teach and our visitors with opportunities to gain new skills and insights while attending the shows.

Classes will run in conjunction with each of the shows, and we are now looking for instructors to teach a variety of surface design and fiber related classes and workshops at Allied Arts Center and White Bluffs Quilt Museum in Richland WA. Dates are 1-23 June, 2016.
Please Click Here for more information.

If you are interested in teaching at our other venues for Fiber Fusion, a call for proposal will be released in a few months.

    VALA- Redmond  Nov 2016- Jan 2017
    Northwind – Port Townsend Feb 2017
    Schack – Everett March-April 2017
Please send proposals to: event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com
Due Date (for Allied Arts): April 8, 2016

Fiber Fusion – Entries due March 20!

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You still have one week to enter the
Surface Design Association of Washington State 
Inaugural state-wide juried art exhibition by March 20, 2016!

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Allied Arts

This is your opportunity to be seen and celebrated! The first -ever traveling exhibition in the U.S. sponsored by the Surface Design Association will happen in Washington State in 2016-2017!
Premier venues: The exhibition will be hosted by four venues– Allied Arts in Richland; VALA Art Center in Redmond; Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend; and the Schack Art Center in Everett.

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VALA

Impressive Jurors: The jurors for the exhibition are Layne Goldsmith, professor of art at the University of Washington, Young Chang, owner of Gallery IMA in Seattle, and Rock Hushka, Chief Curator at the Tacoma Art Museum.

Generous Size: Wall art can be small or as large as 60” wide by 74” long—let your imagination run

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Schack

wild!  Three-dimensional art, wearable art, jewelry, and art cloth will all be considered.  We want this exhibition to showcase the latest in surface design art.

What qualifies:  Art made between 2013-2016 that uses elements of surface design–dyeing, painting, stitching, or in some way creating or altering the surface of textiles qualifies.  Textile here is defined as any natural or artificial fiber or a non-textile

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Northwinds

element, such as metal, that takes on the properties of fiber or is used in combination with textiles.

Join us and make history by doing something you love.  You can find out more about the exhibition at  SDAFiberFusionShow.org.

Happy Creating!
Barbara
SDA Washington Representative
Sponsored by Surface Design Association  and Surface Design Association of Washington

Teacher proposals needed (For Fiber Fusion Show!)

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As you know SDA Washington Fiber Fusion juried exhibition is quickly approaching. We are excited to provide our visitors with opportunities to gain new skills and insights while attending the shows.

Classes will run in conjunction with each of the shows, and we are now looking for instructors to teach a variety of surface design and fiber related classes and workshops at Allied Arts Center and White Bluffs Quilt Museum, Richland WA.

 Dates are 1-23 June, 2016. 

 If you are interested in teaching in Richland, WA please provide the following information about the class or classes you would like to teach:

Instructor’s information                                                                                                                           Name, address, phone number(s)                                                                                                           Bio and/or resume

Class/Workshop information 

Class Title:                                                                                                                                                                             Class Description:                                                                                                                                                Target audience: children (give age range)/ adults/ artists                                                                   Skill level (any prerequisites required?):                                                                                                 Supply list (what students need to bring):                                                                                                Room requirements and equipment needs:                                                                                     Class fee (both what you’d like to be paid and an estimate of what you think should be charged for the class)                                                                                                                                Materials fee and what it provides (students to pay):                                                               Maximum and minimum number of students                                                                                Length of class (eg. 3hrs; 2 days):                                                                                                                Dates available/preferred:

Would you also like to submit this class to our other venues for Fiber Fusion?

VALA- Redmond  Nov 2016- Jan 2017                                                                                                Northwind – Port Townsend Feb 2017                                                                                              Schack – Everett March-April 2017

Please send proposals to:  event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com

 

 Due Date (for Allied Arts): April 8, 2016

 

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Maura

This will be a wonderful opportunity to share your talents and processes with those who share our passion for fiber arts. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Maura Donegan

Education Director, Fiber Fusion