Fiber Fusion Traveling Exhibition News October 2016

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Traveling exhibition show dates:

Vala Art Center, Redmond, November 10, 2016- January 13, 2017

Northwind Arts Center, Pt Townsend, February 2-26, 2017

Schack Art Center, Everett, March 9-April 15, 2017

Regional Shows:

VALA Art Center

image-2VALA has moved to a new, larger space!  They are still in the Redmond town square amidst all the shopping action, but now in a beautiful exhibition space.   While the move came in the middle of our planning, the outcome is that we will be able to display many pieces that we thought might be too large for the old space, so there will be no limitation on the size of pieces for the regional show!  Eastside SDA members will have additional time to enter other pieces larger than the original 12 by 12” restriction — we have extended the entry deadline until 10/29/16.  Eastside SDA artists who live or work in the Eastside area (Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell) are qualified to submit.

All entries will be reviewed and acceptance sent out no later than Tuesday November 1.  The pieces need to arrive at VALA by mail Friday Nov 4-Sat Nov 5, or drop off on Sunday Nov 6 between 10 and 2.  Requests for dropping off earlier at Christina’s home in Bellevue possible, just send us an email with your phone number and we’ll be in touch. Fill out your entry at  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTuzXhiOCIh8cjjrdYp6Is3ihHmWIx5UDsXsPcdchAim7Iug/viewform?c=0&w=1 . New submissions can supersede prior submission – just note on the form!

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Northwind Arts Center

The regional component of the Fiber Fusion exhibition will happen at the Pt Townsend Public Library.

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The regional show will likely run from February through April, 2017.  We are hoping to sponsor workshops, classes and presentations by SDA members. SDA members who live in the Kitsap or Olympic Peninsula area are qualified to enter.  Stay tuned for more information about a theme, allowable size for entries, and entry deadlines.  If you would like to be involved with the planning for this show please email Susanne Scott infotectives@gmail.com or Barbara Houshmand barbarahoushmand@gmail.com or attend a monthly SDA meeting on the second Wednesday.

Schack Art Center

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We also have good news about the Schack Art Center where space abounds!  There will be no size limit on size of pieces submitted for the regional component of the show!  There is an especially large free-standing and pedestal space on the main floor.  The only size limitation is no new submission of light-weight hanging pieces that might activate the motion detection system. SDA members who live in Seattle, North Sound, Whidbey Island and South Sound areas are eligible to enter.  Schack also has wonderful workshop space for wet dyeing, printing, and presentations. Prospectus will be forthcoming.

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 For more information about SDA Washington:

Fiber Fusion Exhibition– SDAFiberFusionShow.org

Surface Design Washington—SurfaceDesignWA.com

Facebook.com/SurfaceDesignWA

Instagram.com/SDAWashington

Twitter.com/SurfaceDesignwa

 

Member Activities September 2016

Hi SDA-WA!  Here is our member activities for September 2016

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The Unfortunate Life of Miss Irene B – Merit Winner. By Jeannie McMacken.  Poem: After Death

 

Four members of SDA-WA North Peninsula Chapter—Jeannie McMacken, Cathie Wier, Pat Herkal and Cheri Kopp—  were juried into the October show at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend.

 

 

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Current Carry Me. By Jeannie McMacken. Poem: Moon, Horses, and Groundfog

 

The show, Poem Inspired, challenged artists to interpret works inspired by the ten featured poems written by local poets. McMacken also received a Merit Award for her fiber piece. These pieces will be on display through October.

 

 

 

 

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Just A Minnow. By Catherine Wier. Poem: Just A Minnow

 

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Monet’s Garden. By Pat Herkal. Poem: What Monet Means To Me Now.

 

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Life (After Death). By Cheri Kopp. Poem: After Death

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Fiber-Fusion-Logo-Web-400x484Just a reminder that the deadline for the call for art for the regional component of the Fiber Fusion traveling exhibition for Eastside SDA members is October 1st

SDA members living in Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell are eligible to enter.  Pieces can be no larger than 12” on any one side. 

Dates and more information can be found at the SDA WA blogpost https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/08/19/sda-wa-eastside-members-call-for-art/.

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Opening Reception for Surface Speculations

SURFACE SPECULATIONS – 3RD Annual SDA [Surface Design Association] group exhibition is on display October 1st -29th in the North Gallery at Vision 5 in Redmond, WAThis exhibition showcases work from selected members of the local Eastside SDA group. The works of art in this exhibition are beautiful examples of surface design.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Crystal Edwards
GJ Gillespie
Gale Whitney
Louise Roby
Maura Donegan
Rebecca Wachtman
Virginia Franz Turner

CURATOR:
Crystal Edwards

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday October 1st
6:30pm until 8:30pm
Wine and light Hors d’oeuvre will be served

ADDRESS:
Vision 5 North Gallery
8525 163RD CT NE
REDMOND, WA 98052

(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)

There will also be an artist talk on Sunday, October 16th from 2pm to 5pm at Vision 5 Gallery.

 

SDA-WA Eastside Members Call For Art!

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Hi SDA-WA. This post is specifically for members of SDA-WA from the Eastside (including Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell).

 
Eastside SDA-WA members are now able to enter the regional show portion of the Fiber Fusion exhibition. This show will run concurrently with Fiber Fusion at VALA Art Center at Redmond Town Center from November 10, 2016 – January 15, 2017. Artwork is to be no greater than 12” in any dimension. For all of the show requirements and more information, the entry form is online at:

Tips on Shipping Your Artwork for the SDA WA Fiber Fusion Exhibition

Tips on Shipping Your Artwork for the SDA WA Fiber Fusion Exhibition         by Vicki Gerton

I would like to thank Laura Russell at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR for most of these very good ideas on shipping artwork!

Since this is a traveling show, your shipping boxes will be carefully stored while your artwork is on exhibit and your artwork to be stored inside your own box between venues and for transporting to the next venue.

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PACKAGING

  • Ship your artwork in a sturdy box or a tube, not in bubble mailer or envelop. This box or tube should be sturdy enough to last through round trip shipping and the travel between venues.
  • Inside the box or tube, place your artwork in a plastic bag, allowing a margin all around inside the box. Pad this margin with bubble wrap or other padding material.  DO NOT USE PEANUTS–they make a mess.  If you use tape, use low tack tape (blue painting tape works well).  Do not use clear packing tape which must be cut with scissors or a knife risking cutting your precious artwork.

blue painters tape                    No Duct tape

  • Label your packing material with your name and title of the piece.
  • Include a packing slip inside the box with your name, address and contact information, the recipient’s address, title of your artwork(s), quantity sent, retail price or insurance value. Also include a photo of your artwork for quick identification of what artwork goes in your box (low resolution or snapshot is ok).
  • If your piece requires special instructions for hanging, include these in with the packing slip.
  • Check with shipper as to tape requirements on outside of box. Never use duct tape because it does not adhere properly to cardboard.
  • You must also include a prepaid return shipping label so your artwork can be shipped back to you after the showing in the last venue.

 

SHIPPING

  • For the least expensive ground shipping, plan to ship a week before the work needs to arrive at destination. If you ship on a Monday, your artwork will probably spend the least time in transit.
  • FedEx Ground is good and they provide excellent tracking. You will be able to generate a pre-paid return label.  FedEx also has a shipping time calculator to help you know when to send your package off.
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) is another good option. There is some tracking on priority packages.  However, they will not be able to generate return shipping labels in advance.  You can buy enough stamps, but that requires standing in line for any package over 13 ounces.
  • UPS is OK but some report problems.
  • FedEx and UPS allow you to open an account online. You can create shipping labels online and have your credit card billed.  You can also print your return label and you will not be charged until your package is actually sent back to you.  You weigh your package yourself on your studio or kitchen scale.

 

INSURANCE

  • You are responsible for any insurance you wish to put on your artwork during the shipping to and from the Fiber Fusion Exhibition.
  • FedEx will not insure over $500 value.
  • To collect any claims from the shipper you will need to prove the value of your claim. Some shippers only pay materials, and some will pay only the wholesale value.
  • Some retail shipping services have third party insurance services.

 

SDA Newsblog sources for packing your art

 

[Hot Tips on Shipping Your Artwork.jpg} Hot Tips on Shipping Your Artwork http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/hot-tips-on-shipping-your-artwork by Patricia Malarcher who is a studio artist and independent writer and Editor of SDA’s quarterly Surface Design Journal for 18 years (1993-2011). She lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey.

Fiber Fusion Exhibition Venue at Allied Arts Gallery at the Park

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SDA WA is going to have a traveling exhibit!

Whether one of your pieces has been accepted in the Fiber Fusion Exhibition or you just want to see the show,  you need to make your plans now to travel to Richland, WA and the Allied Arts Gallery in the Park for the first venue of the traveling show.  The opening reception will be held June 5, 1-3 at the Gallery in the Park, 89 Lee Blvd., Richland, WA 99352.  Awards will be presented and juror Layne Goldsmith will speak about the jury process.   Come expecting beautiful weather in Richland where the temperature ranges from a high of 78˚F and a low of 52˚F, cooling off delightfully at night.  The exhibition runs June 1-23.

Recommended Places to Stay

Hampton Inn, 486 Bradley Blvd, Richland.

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Hampton Inn

For your convenience we have reserved 10 rooms for June 3 and 4 on the river side of this hotel at $159/night for a double queen or $139/night for a king. 

This hotel is a half block from the Allied Arts Gallery.  Don’t wait ─ this is a very busy weekend.  You make your own reservations with your own credit card, no minimum minimum nights stay.  To get the group rate, specify SDA WA; the rooms will go back into general availability after May 10.  Call 509-943-4400 or reserve online at http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/P/PSCRLHX-SDA-20160603/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

Red Lion Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland.

On the Columbia River and a half block the other way from Allied Arts Gallery.  Call 509-946-7611.

 

Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock, Richland.

On the Columbia River and a 5 minute walk to Allied Arts Gallery.  Call 509-946-4661.

 

Days Inn, 615 Jadwin Ave., Richland.

A 10 minute or less walk to Allied Arts Gallery.  Call 509-942-9400.

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1060 George Washington Way, Richland.

A 15 minute or less walk from Allied Arts Gallery.  Call 509-371-1550.

 

What to Do in Richland?

  • RichlandWalkway

    Riverwalk

    Take a SDA WA sponsored workshop.

  • Walk the 22 mile Columbia Riverwalk.
  • Walk to the 28 or so restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and bars within a 15 minute walk of your hotel.
  • Tour some of the over 200 wineries in the area. Drive yourself or book a tour through A+ Pacific Limousine service at http://www.limo01.com/winetours.html, 509-585-7717; or Four Star Limousine tours, http://www.fourstarlimos.com/wine.html, 509-521-7849; or http://www.fruitofthevinetours.com, 509-546-1044.
  • Take a kayak or canoe tour on the Columbia River. Call Columbia Kayak Adventures at 509-947-5901, http://www.columbiakayakadventures.com.
  • Visit the USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park, Port of Benton Blvd., Richland 99354.
  • Visit the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, 1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352. For hours call 509-943-4100, http://www.visitthereach.org.
  • Visit the Richland Farmers’ Market Fridays 9-1, corner of Lee Blvd. and The Parkway, a 10 walk or less from the recommended hotels above.

Richland

 

For More Information, please see:       http://www.visittri-cities.com

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!

Reminder – Fiber Fusion’s Call For Art Ends on March 20th, 2016!

The Fiber Fusion Call for Entry deadline 
is 3 weeks away– March 20th.
Our wish is that we will have a full breadth of surface design artwork to show the public and that as many Washington State SDA members participate as possible. Let’s show the art world the innovation and creativity that is possible!
What is Surface Design
Does your artwork qualify as surface design? The question is still being raised. To me, this definition encapsulates it all, especially the last sentence:
Surface design refers to any process that gives structure, pattern, or color to fiber. Fibers used could include handmade felt, paper, fabric, or basket-making materials. Textile here is defined as any natural or artificial fiber or a non-textile element, such as metal, that takes on the properties of fiber or is used in combination with textiles. To these surface designers dye,paint, print, stitch,and otherwise embellish. More than the methods, surface designers are interested in the unlimited options for enhancing and experimenting with color, texture, and design.