Fiber Fusion Workshops at Allied Arts Gallery

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I’m sure you are all planning your trip to Richland to view SDA Fiber Fusion 2016 next month. There are so many interesting things to see and visit in the area.  Take some time also to enhance your skills at one of our workshops which are being taught in conjunction with the show!

 

 

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Silk Painting Example 1 – Hibiscus

You could begin with An Introduction to Silk Painting  – a workshop being taught by SDA-WA member, Rebecca Wachtman.  Do you love the idea of painting your a scarf that is uniquely your own, or perhaps you’re thinking bigger – painting fabric for an art project.  An Introduction to Silk Painting workshop is just the thing to get your feet wet with a small project that will teach you the basics!

 

This workshop will be teaching you about working in the Serti Technique. Serti means “closing”, “Wall”, or Fence”…what it really refers to is using a resist to stop the dye from flowing into undesired areas of your painting.

 

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Silk Painting Example 2 – Crocus

Learn how to select silks, silk dying and painting basics, color mixing and fun texture techniques.  Each student will apply resist to create a floral pattern and then paint their own, hand-dyed/hand-painted, 12″ square of silk art.   The workshop has a great price too!  $50 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $60 for non-members. An Introduction to Silk Painting will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 9am-12pm.  Click here for more information the workshop, or visit to www.galleryatthepark.org

 

 

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Ice Dyeing Example

Did you know that paint sits on the surface, and that dye chemically bonds with the fabric? The way dyes bond to fabric is the reason why dyed fabrics can be washed and rarely lose color.  Continue your Fiber Fusion education with a workshop on resists and dyeing using modern Shibori techniques with the added bonus of getting to take home your own ice-dyeing packet (which you’ll start in class but get to finish on your own).

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Folds-Resist Example

Rebecca will lead you through several different Shibori-resist techniques which you will bring home as set of samples to inspire you, or to use in your next project.  The workshop is titled Resisting Your Dyes with an Ice Kicker, and will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 1pm-4pm.  It’s price is $35 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $45 for non-members. Click here for more information on this workshop, or go visit www.galleryatthepark.org

 

 

Allied Arts will also be holding a workshop on wool carding called Creative Carding (taught by Kim Perkins). You will look at different grades of wool and other fibers, experiment with color-mixing as you card to get artbattsthreeexactly the shade you want,  prepare rolags for spinning or make batts for felting.  The Creative Carding workshop will be held on June 4th from 2pm-5pm.  The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.  For more information, click here or visit www.galleryatthepark.org 

 

For more information on all of the workshops available at Allied Arts Gallery, please visit http://www.galleryatthepark.org/adult-workshops/

 

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?

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    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

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/

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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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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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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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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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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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

Attention Eastern WA & Vancouver WA!

Attention Eastern WA & Vancouver WA!

BE SEEN THIS JUNE!

alliedartsgallery_smHere’s another chance to be part of Fiber Fusion. Eastern WA and Vancouver, WA -area members are invited to submit up to two pieces of art to be displayed in a non-juried regional exhibition. Held in conjunction with our juried Fiber Fusion traveling exhibition in June.

This bonus opportunity provides members a space at Allied Arts in Richland where your work will be seen by all those attending the state-wide show. Best of Region award to be given. You’ll benefit from the exposure and publicity. Be part of the Event of the Year for Washington state SDA members. At least one piece is guaranteed to be displayed. Be part of this exciting event. Deadline: April 30 photo submission.

For more info or to enter the show, please see: Allied Arts Regional Non-Juried Art Show