SDA-WA Member Activities – Updates For March 2016

Member Activities (and a few other reminders)

Hi SDA-WA!

Our members are a busy bunch!  Just a reminder – 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!

Gay Jensen and Dorothy McGuinness

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Dorothy McGuinness

 

Gay and Dorothy both have pieces in the 20th Juried Art Exhibit at the Schack. For more information, see:

JURIED ART EXHIBIT

March 10 – April 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 5-8pm
Awards Presentation at 6:30pm

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Gay Jensen

Sponsored by the City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission

This biennial collection of Northwest artists features a wide variety of mediums to produce an eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit. Jurors: James Arrabito, Chris Hopkins, and Verena Schwippert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nan Leaman & the Whidbey Island Surface Design Group

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Nan Leaman

Nan and WISD are showing some of their works at the La Connor Quilt Museum in the show Beyond The Surface.   Beyond the Surface includes artwork using fiber and fabric as the basis for the work. Each artist has their own unique style and the process used to accomplish their work is as varied as the individual piece. Techniques include:  dyeing, wrapping, felting, stitching, weaving, image transfer, beading, quilting, painting, printing, and collage.

For more information, see: http://www.laconnerquilts.org/beyond-the-surface.html

Nan also has works on display at:

  • The Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, Santa Fe NM
  • The Flying Shuttle, Seattle WA
  • Artworks Gallery, Whidbey Island, WA

 

Diane Williams

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Diane Williams

Diane is an artist participating in the Real Change Portrait Project.  Her work (along with many others) will be on display at Seattle City Hall from March 1st through the end of April 2016.  The opening reception is March 1st,  from 2-4pm.   Since the project began about four years ago, more than 30 artists have volunteered to paint a portrait of a Real Change vendor.

“I made a portrait quilt for the Real Change Portrait Project. It features 30 Real Change vendors on a city street like grid surrounded by crazy quilt scraps  All seams are exposed and the binding is wonky because homelessness is not neat and finished. The quilting goes every which way because homelessness is crazy and unpredictable. It was featured on the cover of Real Change during the Winter Fund Drive in 2013.”

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

Caryl says “I’m very pleased to announce that I will be escorting a quilters safari to Kenya in January of 2017.  Please join me to see the fabrics and fiber arts of Africa as well as the amazing wildlife and culture in this beautiful country.  This is a deluxe tour with professional guides, great accommodations, and only four people per Land Rover on the game spotting runs.

There will even be a couple of afternoons when we can fit in a quilting presentation or two.  You can find all of the details and book online at Craft Tours http://www.crafttours.com/trips/?page=africa_caryl_0117

Here is your brochure:
http://www.bryerpatch.com/news/Kenya2017/Kenya2017.pdf

Here are details of the itinerary:
http://www.bryerpatch.com/news/Kenya2017/KenyaItinerary.pdf

I hope you can join me.

Caryl

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And yes, it’s another reminder for all of our members!

The Fiber Fusion Traveling Art Show call-for-art closes on March 20th.  That’s only 3 weeks away!   Don’t let this great opportunity pass you by!

Click here to access the entry form: http://sdafiberfusionshow.org/fiber-fusion-entry-form/

 

 

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Are you a SDA Member and would like to see your news posted here?

If so, please send us an email by the 15th of each month to: blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com

Please include:

  • Your name and contact info
  • your event or activity (please include the location, dates, and the times of your events!)
  • The website for your event if your event has one
  • A picture that you want included (or two or three – we may not use them all, but it’s nice to have options!)   **NOTE – it is wonderful to have a picture of your artwork and a picture of you as well!
  • A breif write-up/description of the event and/or artwork

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Just a quick reminder about a great opportunity for quilters to attend a Quilt Art Symposium occuring in Tacoma, WA in April!

quiltartsymposiumA Gathering of Art Quilters

Quilt Art Symposium promises to shine a light on the future of Quilt Art with three leading speakers, a luncheon, an artist-led tour of the CQA exhibit, and an opening party.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma WA

Tickets are $75 +available here

Please help CQA by spreading the word about this quilt community event.

http://quiltartsym.com/

 

SDA Washington: Art Shows, Workshop, Congratulations, Call for Art

 

Art Shows —

April 1-May 1st, 2015 Beyond Blue Collaborative Pieces by Fiber 19

Sidney Art Gallery and Museum 202 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366, (360) 876-3693

Collaborative, various artists from Fiber 19

Collaborative pieces, various artists, Fiber 19

An eclectic show of Fiber Art by Fiber 19 graduates of the UW Fiber Certificate program and associates. Seven SDA members are in the show: Debra Calkins, Kaylin Frances, Barbara Matthews, Louise Roby, Deborah Taylor, Terry Berg, and Rebecca Wachtman.

 

 

Spring Rain by Gay Jensen

Spring Rain by Gay Jensen

April 23-May 30, 2015   Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art  

Opening reception April 23, 5pm-8pm. Ongoing hours:  Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5.  Schack Art Center , 2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA

This show celebrates the awareness of the environment and inspires environmental issues when creating art.  Participating SDA artists are: Barbara De Pirro and Gay Jensen

 

 

April 1 – June 28, 2015, Revealing the Hidden

Deb Taylor, Arcane Pathways I

Deb Taylor, Arcane Pathways I

Location: La Conner Quilt And Textile Museum, 703 South Second Street, La Conner, WA

Artist Reception: Saturday April 18, 3:00- 5:00 PM

This is an exhibit of contemporary textile art curated by the Contemporary QuiltArt Association.

SDA members juried into this 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.

March 20-June 28, 2015, The Northwest Collage Society 2015 Spring Show: Adornment

Judith Noble, Business Attire, winner of a merit award.

Judith Noble, Business Attire

Judith Noble, Business Attire

Bellevue Art Museum, Community Education Gallery

Four members of the Surface Design Association have art in this show: Gay Jensen, Barbara Matthews, Judith Noble, and Margaret Wheeler.

 

 

 

 

April 18th, Stash Fest, La Conner Civic Garden Club 10AM – 5PM
La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 South 2nd Street, La Conner WA 98257, (across the street from the Museum).  Several SDA members are the featured artists: Ann DarlingEclectic Global Fabrics and Designer Clothing, Cameron  Anne Mason–Whirlwind Hand Dyesand Accessories, and Bonnie Bucknam, Handwerk Textiles,Bags, Totes, Hand-Dyed Vintage Linens & Textiles, Global Textiles.

Workshop—

May 10, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm Jean Williams Cacicedo, Notan, the Dynamics of Design

Jean Williams Cacicedo

Jean Williams Cacicedo

Jean Williams Cacicedo

ArtX in Pt Townsend.  Building 306, Fort Worden campus. Cost of the workshop is $95 to SDA, CQA and Port Townsend Wearable Art Show artists and $110 to Non-affiliates.  (A portion of the fee will be given to the Fund for Women & Girls.)  Please contact Jeannie McMacken, Jeannie@blueheartstudio.com.

 

 

Congratulations–

Barbara Houshmand, Three x Three

Barbara Houshmand, Three x Three

Barbara Houshmand’s piece Three x Three was accepted into “Fantastic Fibers” Fiber art show in Paducah, Kentucky.  Barbara says, “This quilt is made of my hand dyed antique kimono silks, hand dyed vintage Italian silks and hand dyed cottons.  I was inspired to make this quilt to maximize texture, color and character of each bit of cloth I used. The three bowls and three circles tend to bring order to a somewhat chaotic background.”

 

Call for Art—

April 15, 2015 Call for Entries to the SDA Materialities  1st International juried members’ exhibition and catalog is now open. Juror Namita Gupta Wiggers will select work that answers the question: “What do textiles/fibers and their associated processes offer artists that cannot be achieved in other media?”

Future Posts—

If you would like to see your show, sale, event, workshop, brag, or call for art in this blog.  Please send the date and time, title of show/sale/event/workshop/brag, the location, a short description, and the name(s) of SDA members participating to Barbara Matthews bjmatthews76@comcast.net and Deb Taylor debet@uw.edu by the 20th of the month for publication in the 1st week of the next month.

 

 

The Northwest Collage Society 2015 Spring Show: Adornment

 

The Northwest Collage Society 2015 Spring Show: Adornment

Bellevue Art Museum, Community Education Gallery

March 20-June 28, 2015

Opening reception Saturday, March 21, 4-6PM

Four members of the Surface Design Association have art in this show.

Judith Noble

Judith Noble, Business Attire

Judith Noble, Business Attire

The challenge of working with the theme Adornment was intriguing and the limitation on format was also interesting.

I started this piece with two additional things in mind: 1) I was interested in the collage work of Paul Horiuchi and this gave me an opportunity to take the time to study his approach to the medium a bit and 2) I wanted to break up the space so that it would be a little less square looking.   From there I was in the usual loop:  Do something and then do something else!

I ended up bringing a little Jackson Pollock into the mix when I needed to enliven the heavily textured white background paper, and a little Seminole patchwork to create the herringbone twill suit material. Some window screen to provide textural contrast while still evoking woven fabric.  Paper I had painted nearly 10 years ago provided the brooch.  After a while it felt done.

Barbara Matthews

Barbara Matthews, Silent Dance

Barbara Matthews, Silent Dance

I did not want to follow an emblematic interpretation of adornment.  I thought of the crafting of words I enjoy in novels—the ways authors use words from another reference to create a vivid image.  I thought of ways we might see adornment in nature—the bark adorns the tree, birds adorn the beach, trees adorn river banks.I quickly found that I could not implement my ideas without some technical help.  The limbs on the smallest of the trees in “Relentless March” were only a couple of millimeters in width.  In “SilentDance”, the tree limbs needed to have craggy curves that would have been impossible for me to produce with my tools.  I had heard about Jesse Card of Zot Lasers at a Seattle SDA meeting.  Jesse has a business producing laser cuts into a variety of substances.  I provided him with my digital designs and he produced the pieces on specialty paper.

In my third piece “Convergence”, I used my favorite collage material—tissue paper to hint at bird forms.

Margaret Wheeler

Margaret Wheeler, Dressing for the Occasion

Margaret Wheeler, Dressing for the Occasion

I had been working on two other collages on the required 12×12 cradle board for the show at BAM.  All the while this suit with a pin kept looming over me. I had seen a show in Phoenix, Arizona last year that inspired my direction for this piece.  My dilemma, what do I use as the suit? Paper? I did not find a paper that spoke to me but since my background has been in clothing and costume design I had lots of fabrics. I found some Ultra suede from years ago (1980’s) and decided the Navy Blue was a perfect choice. Cutting the suit so that it really looked like a suit but was just pieces glued onto a flat, square space was tricky. I have for years collected costume jewelry intact and broken so started playing around with a variety of pieces.  I ended up using one intact and one broken then added a feather from a vintage hat laying in my stash of weird things that most people would throw away. I mixed paints for the skin color and added a small piece of lace to soften the look of the neckline. I am thrilled to be in this show at the Bellevue Arts Museum.

Gay Jensen

Gay Jensen, Never Enough

Gay Jensen, Never Enough

I was thrilled to have two collages accepted for this show with Michael Monroe–someone who I have long respected–as the juror.  In my piece titled “Never Enough” I used a crow image to express a truth about humans; that we like to collect more treasures than we need and love to adorn ourselves with them.    My other piece in the show titled “Discard Chic” was made from an old tank top that I cut, painted and embellished with “jewelry” made from a rusted can lid and other found metal objects.  My hope is that people will see the beauty and usefulness of things we normally toss out in our wealthy society.

The Art of Textiles Opening September 19

"Spider Web" by Cyndi Wolfe

“Spider Web” by Cyndi Wolfe

The Art of Textiles Exhibit at the Arts of Kenmore Galley at Kenmore City Hall features the work of 15 fiber artists. Showcasing a wide variety of surface design techniques, this juried exhibit includes the work of six members of SDA WA: Cyndi Wolfe, Lois Gaylord, Judith Warren, Ti Locke, Lynne Rigby and Gay Jensen.    In choosing the 23 artworks included in this exhibit, the jury looked for overall artistic excellence, paying special attention to composition/design, focal point, originality, artistry, and skillful application.  Come see this celebration of fiber art and talk surface design with your fellow SDA WA members at the opening on September 19th!

"Crow" by Gay Jensen

“Crow” by Gay Jensen

 

Website: www.artsofkenmore.org

Location: Arts of Kenmore Gallery at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

The exhibition runs from September 19-November 14, 2014 — Open M-F 9am-5pm..

Opening Reception: Friday September 19, 6:30-8pm.

Cost: No admission charge

 

"Blue Herring Run" by Judith Warren

“Blue Herring Run” by Judith Warren and Ti Locke

"Path to Work of the Heart" by Lois Gaylord

“Path to Work of the Heart” by Lois Gaylord

Northwest Collage Society Exhibition Opening

Three members of SDA/WA—Deena Heg, Margaret C. Wheeler and Gay Jensen—are participating in the Northwest Collage Society Summer Juried Exhibit that runs from July 10- September 28, at the Rosehill Community Center Art Gallery, 304 Lincoln Avenue in Mukilteo, WA.   The Opening reception will be on Thursday July 10 at 7 pm.

"How Land is Born" by Deena Heg

“How Land is Born” by Deena Heg

Deena Heg’s artwork titled “How Land Is Born “combines handpainted silk, discharged silk and acrylic paint.

 

"Bound 2" by Margaret Wheeler

“Bound 2” by Margaret Wheeler

Yarn wrapping creates an unusual and delightful focal point in Margaret Wheeler’s piece titled “Bound #2”.

 

"Network" by Gay Jensen

“Network” by Gay Jensen

Gay Jensen has two pieces in the show, both are collages featuring Lutradur® and cotton canvas painted with acrylics, her piece titled “Network” also includes thermofax printing.

The Northwest Collage Society is affiliated with the National Collage Society and has members from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia.  You can find out more about them on their website at: http://www.nwcollagesociety.org/

Directions to the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo are available at: http://www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us/Page.asp?NavID=182

Come see WA SDA Members at the Schack Art Center!

The Schack Art Center is hosting their 19th Juried Art Show and several of our WA State Surface Design Association members were accepted into the show.  You are invited to attend the Artist reception on June 19 from 5-8 pm.

Show dates: June 19-August 2, 2014

There is a wide variety of techniques and styles to enjoy, such as this painted, fused, collaged and stitched artwork depicting a heron by Gay Jensen.

"Low Tide" by Gay Jensen

“Low Tide” by Gay Jensen

 

Claire B Jones‘ piece is  a 3-D sculpture created using free motion machine embroidery on canvas.

"Whole Surface: Confined 1" by Claire B. Jones

“Whole Surface: Confined 1” by Claire B. Jones

 

Samantha Frank has taken woven thread, cotton fabric, lace, beads, raw fleece to create three incredible woven sculptural headpieces.

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“Headpieces: Mourning, Marriage and Fertility” by Samantha Frank

Nancy Loorem’s piece includes the use of Cast bronze, reed, old Japanese hand drawn calligraphy from texts.

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Dorothy McGuinness has been influenced by traditional American and Native American basket weaving and has several pieces in the show.

"Threshold" by Dorothy McGuinness mad from  watercolor paper, acrylic paint, and waxed linen thread.

“Threshold” by Dorothy McGuinness mad from watercolor paper, acrylic paint, and waxed linen thread.

The exhibition has works of 87 different artists, with a wide range of work that will be of interest to our SDA members.  For more information on the artists and directions to the Schack Art Center go to their website at: http://www.schack.org/exhibits/19th-juried-art-show/#gallery

Show location: Schack Art Center, 2921Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA, 98201

Reception: June 19, 5pm-8pm

Hours, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5

Annual Holiday Show and Sale

"Raven" by Gay Jensen

“Raven” by Gay Jensen

SDA WA member Gay Jensen invites SDA members (and their families and friends) to her Annual Holiday Show and Sale.  Gay is a weaver and a fabric painter who loves to share her enthusiasm for surface design with fellow SDA members.  Also showing at the event are Paul Lewing (tile work and acrylic painting) and Lee Klastorin (jeweler). Gay will be exhibiting her wall pieces and pillows that explore the possibilities of paint on cotton, silk and other fabrics as well as woven scarves and note cards.  Gay invites SDA members to come taste her homemade Italian cookies and “talk shop” about the wonderful world of surface design.

 

Location: Paul Lewing’s Studio, 105 N 200th ST., Shoreline, WA 98133

Date and Time: Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8, 2013, 10am-5pm both days.