Member Activities for July 2016

Hi Everyone!  Here is the latest news about our members as well as some opportunities to participate in.

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sharon rowleyMember Sharon Rowley is a Featured Artist Speaks on Jane Dunnewold Studio’s website. You can see her video and learn more about her art there.

“Like a Tibetan prayer flag, I create art to send my wishes for peace and happiness into the universe.  Over two decades of exploring Buddhism and traveling to the sacred temples, canyons and mountain-tops of the world, these phrases of loving kindness (may you be happy, live in peace, in safety, in health, and with ease) have resonated strongly.

My art explores both the prayer flag’s form and the spirituality of its messages.  Some of my flags reflect my expansive hopes for all people, others are very personal hopes for myself and those near me.  All are prayers from my heart.”  Sharon

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goldenThe Eastside SDA group is hosting Barbara De Pirro of Golden Acrylics at their meeting on August 21st from 2-4pm at VALA Art Center, 7303 164th Ave NE, Redmond.  Everyone is invited to attend (both SDA and non-SDA members!).

A lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists……ideas for all! This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about the wide range of GOLDEN Acrylic paints and mediums, including QoR Watercolors. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and colors for the best intended application. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects, and how to use Iridescent and Interference colors to add unique qualities to your work. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications.

 Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples!!

If you’re interested in attending,  please contact Crystal Edwards at: crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com            For more information, please see the Facebook link at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058201980881860

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Lois Gaylord invites you to mark your calendars for September 10th and 11th!  She will be part of the Arts North Studio Tour and will be at Sun House Studio with 3 other artists.

 

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paper transformed

 

Paper Transformed II is the second exhibition of the work of five SDA WA members and three other Western Washington artists who transform machine and handmade paper into artist books, sculpture, jewelry, baskets and other visual objects. Dona Anderson, Mary Ashton (www.maryashtonstudio.com), Danielle Bodine ( www.daniellebodine.com), Zia Gipson (www.ziagipson.com), Lois James ( www.loisjamespaper.com), Dorothy McGuinness (www.dorothymcguinnessbasket.com), Jean-Marie Tarascio and Sande Wascher-James (presented by Priscilla Juvelis,Inc. (rare and artists books) all use paper for its inherent infinitely malleable character, not just as a substrate for traditional artists’ media. To paraphrase philosopher and communication theorist Marshall McLuhan, Paper Transformed is an exhibition where “the paper is the medium and the message.”

The paper work of Lois James, Zia Gipson and Danielle Bodine carries the record of cultural tradition, personal memory and story-telling. Dona Anderson’s and Mary Ashton’s paper sculpture resonates with the living things which give the work its connection to nature. Jean-Marie Tarascio and Sande Wascher-James artist books celebrate paper’s long history of being used to make books. Dorothy McGuinness’s intricate paper baskets are made from richly colored and patterned paper cut with surgical precision then folded and woven into rhythmic shapes. The eight artists in “Paper Transformed” show us how paper is infinitely alterable, taking the observer from the flat smooth surface we use daily to record the most mundane of life’s events to the richly textured surfaces of handmade three-dimensional objects.

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Fiber-Fusion-Logo-Web-400x484VALA Fiber Fusion Exhibition

Eastside members watch your email for the call for art for the regional component of the Fiber Fusion travelling exhibition.
A call for teaching proposals will be email soon for all SDA Washington members for classes at VALA..
Lastly, there may be an opportunity for SDA WA members to sell gift items at VALA during the Festival of Lights event in Redmond.
LOCAL SDA MEETINGS
Area Meetings
EastsideSunday, August 21st, New Golden Lecture with Barbara De Pirro. Please rsvp to Crystal Edwards  for more information. Meetings areThird Sundays of the month, please email Crystal Edwardscrystal.a.edwards@gmail.com for more information.
North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area) -For more information, please email gwarner@nwi.net

North Peninsula –Meetings will resume in September and are held the second Wednesday of the month, please contact Jeannie McMacken,jeannie@blueheartstudio.com for more information.

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)-

Fourth Monday of the month. Meetings will resume in September.

South Central Surface Design Group  –.Meeting at the home of Barb Sherrill, 8710 W. 6th Ave., Kennewick, August 10, 10 am (9:45 for coffee and conversation). For directions and questions, or information on what to bring email  Vicki Gerton vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound –For information, please contact Faith Hagenhoferfaithkeh@hotmail.com

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Whidbey Island – please contact Debra Calkins dcalkins@whidbey.com

for more information.

For More Information about Fiber Fusion and SDA 

Surface Design Washington
Fiber Fusion Exhibition– SDAFiberFusionShow.org
Surface Design Washington-SurfaceDesignWA.com
Surface Design National and International

 

Member Activities Updates For May 2016

Hi SDA-WA!

Here are upcoming activities for and from our members!!

Member Activities

Member Debra Calkins has posted a call for art in hopes of bringing attention to a very important issue!  She is looking for 2-D art from any medium to participate.  Here are the details:

Calkins Unmade Bed

83% of the victims of the sex slave trade in America are US citizens. 40% of them are children. Unmade Bed is an exhibit about sexual trafficking which would include the work of artists; their reactions, feelings, and thoughts on this inhumane practice.

I would also like to invite those who would consider expressing the denial around this topic. Art carries powerful messages and has healing power. We hold in our hands, hearts and minds the ability to stand up to this injustice.

This will be a traveling exhibit with 3 – 5 venues. Each of the venues will be two days to four days. The first venue is at WICA (Whidbey Island Center for the Arts) in Langley, WA on Whidbey Island opening on October 7, 2016. The traveling will be completed by the end of 2017. Depending on the size of the venue, not all art will be shown in every venue.

Each artist will receive a catalog of the exhibit.

Docent training will be available for anyone wishing to spend time with the exhibit while it is installed, talking with visitors and assisting with any purchase inquiries.

I will be jurying for suitability and space availability, as well as for the size requirements for our largest venue.

2-D art any medium

All art must be ready to install with a hanging wire or sleeve and slat.
Images:
File Format: JPEG only
File Dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side.
File Resolution: 72ppi/dpi
File Size: 5 MB maximum
Please label images LastName_title.

Include an image list, including Title, Medium, Year, Dimensions, description and price if for sale. If not for sale, insurance value. Please label this file LastName_ImageList.
Include an artist statement for each piece. Please label this file LastName_ArtStmt.
Include a bio. Please label this file LastName_bio.
Include a head shot. Please label this file LastName_me. These files may be pdf or word documents.
Email the images and information to longwalkhomestudio@gmail.com

Application fee of $25.00. Please mail check to Debra Calkins P O Box 1203 Freeland, WA 98249.

Artists are responsible for all costs of shipping to and from Whidbey Island. Artists are responsible for the insurance on their art.

By entering your art for this exhibit you affirm that you are the originator of the art and own the copyright. In addition, you release the use of your image of your art to be used for promotional purposes only.
Dates:
August 15, 2016 Deadline for entry
September 1, 2016 Notification of acceptance
September 24, 2016 Shipments of art received by

More detailed information will be requested after acceptance.

Any questions contact Debra Calkins debra@LongWalkHomeStudio.com

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2016-05-04 21.32.59crpdMember Rebecca Wachtman is hosting 2 workshops at Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, WA in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion show.  The workshops are titled An Intro To Silk Painting and Resisting Your Dyes With an Ice Kicker.  Both workshops will be held on Saturday, June 11th.  For more information you can visit our SDA-WA post at https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/05/04/fiber-fusion-workshops-at-allied-arts-gallery/

or to sign up for classes as well as information about other events at Allied Arts Gallery, you can visit: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/adult-workshops/

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Events

shack garage saleThe Schack Center in Everett is having an artist garage sale on Saturday, June 4th from 9am to 3pm with over 100 artists participating.  It’s a great opportunity to score great art, supplies, and make connections with other artists.  It’s free to attend and street parking is free in downtown Everett on weekends. You can also park for free at Everpark Garage, one block north of the event.

For more information, please see:  http://www.schack.org/events/artists-garage-sale/


 

And of course we’re SUPER-excited that the Fiber Fusion show will be opening in June!!   fiber fusion show

The Fiber Fusion Show opens at Allied Arts Gallery in Richland, WA on June 5th.  Everyone’s invited to attend.  The opening event will be from 1-3pm and promises to be a lot of fun!  We hope to see you there!!

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And just a friendly reminder that registration is open for the Jane Dunnewold Workshop and Critiques…spaces are filling fast! Only a few more days for this exclusive offer to SDA members. The workshop will be open to others in a few days!

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Creative Strength Training Workshop with Jane Dunnewold
Prompts, Exercises, and Personal Stories for Encouraging Artistic Genius
Friday, August 19, 2016
9:00 – 4:00
Seattle Pacific University
Third Avenue West & Nickerson Street, Seattle

OFFERED AT A SPECIAL RATE OF $95 FOR SDA MEMBERS ONLY
Note! Registration opens to the public at a rate of $125 after May 30.

…and another special opportunity –

Private 40-minute Critique Sessions with Jane Dunnewold
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time slots to be chosen or assigned
At a private studio in Richmond Beach, 15 minutes north of Seattle

$60 40-minute Critique Session, Saturday, August 20, 2016
or $155 Workshop AND Critique Session

For more information, please see our post:

https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/05/16/creative-strength-training-workshop-with-jane-dunnewold/

Creative Strength Training Workshop with Jane Dunnewold

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SDA MEMBERS!

2016_01Dunnewold Creative Strength Training Workshop                 with Jane Dunnewold

Prompts, Exercises, and Personal Stories for Encouraging Artistic Genius

Friday, August 19, 2016

9:00 – 4:00

Seattle Pacific University

Third Avenue West & Nickerson Street, Seattle

 

OFFERED AT A SPECIAL RATE OF $95 FOR SDA MEMBERS ONLY

Note! Registration opens to the public at a rate of $125 after May 30.

 

-and another special opportunity-

 

PhotoJanePrivate 40-minute Critique Sessions with Jane Dunnewold

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time slots to be chosen or assigned

At a private studio in Richmond Beach, 15 minutes north of Seattle

Discover a deeper connection to your creative self in this one-day workshop with internationally renowned artist Jane Dunnewold, on tour to help artists build creative stamina, dismantle their inner critics, and approach their art with more joy. A popular teacher, Jane’s lecture features prompts and exercises from her newest book, Creative Strength Training, with an emphasis on creating work that is uniquely yours. Play and work at the same time!

The workshop costs $95 for current SDA members, and early registration is encouraged; participation is limited to 20 students

Move your art forward with a one-to-one critique session with Jane at a private art studio in Richmond Beach. In this 40-minute session she will work with you to develop goals for your future work based on current interests and projects. This is an informal conversation to discuss ideas, direction, and works in progress. An emphasis on supportive and authentic discussion will inspire you to take your art to the next level.

Critique Sessions cost $60, and participation is limited to 8 artists.  You do not need to take the workshop to sign up for a critique session.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Please make checks out to Surface Design Association and then send your checks in the proper amount to Julie Moberly at:

4111 East Madison Street, #129                                                                                                             Seattle, WA  98112

    $95 Creative Strength Training Workshop, Friday, August 19, 2016

OR

    $60 40-minute Critique Session, Saturday, August 20, 2016

OR

    $155 Workshop AND Critique Session

IMPORTANT: Include your email address and cell phone number with your check.

CRITIQUE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Contact Sharon Rowley (sharon@rowleyart.com) for available critiques slots between 9 am and noon, and 1 and 4 pm. Follow-up with payment to Julie at the address above. Your slot will be held for 2-3 days and released if your check is not received in that time.                  Your payment will be acknowledged by email.

Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis until May 30, when registration opens to the public (The CST workshop is $125 for non-SDA participants) Payment by check is required to confirm your space.  If registration exceeds capacity, we will create a waiting list.

Refunds will be made up to 30 days in advance of the workshop (July 20, 2016); transfer of place is not available.

A supply list for the workshop will be emailed with confirmation of registration, and a short assignment will be emailed for those participating in the critique sessions.

Questions? For questions about the workshop, email Julie Moberly at julie.moberly549@gmail.com; for questions about the critique sessions, email Sharon Rowley at sharon@rowleyart.com

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/

 

Building a Body of Work

Detail View of original artwork by WA SDA member Peggy O'Heron.

Detail View of original artwork “Don’t burn the Day Away”  by WA SDA member Peggy O’Heron.

In our breakout sessions for the WA State SDA meeting last week, one group, dubbed “The Fabricators” were drawn together by the desire to “build a body of work, prepare for a sale, or have a solo exhibition.”  Here are some thoughts drawn from their session:

When asked “What part of Jane Dunnewold’s presentation (click link to see a write-up of SDA president Jane’s talk_ can you relate to?” there were numerous reactions.  One of the main things that blocks many in this group is what Jane calls “The Committee.”  It’s so easy to be hard on oneself.  The committee resides in our own minds and points out our mistakes and every little shortfall, reducing our confidence.  To overcome this, we need to learn how to play… and then learn by playing.  Rather than being afraid to make mistakes, we need to make more!  We learn a great deal by making mistakes and if we aren’t making any, then we’re not trying hard enough.  Both playing and making mistakes are part of building creative stamina, which is important to develop our artistic muscles.  Some of Jane’s suggestions for gaining creative stamina resonated with this group: free association exercises with a list of words and the image that they conjure; a form of journaling and sketching; taking a photo every day; and the art of intentional noticing.

The next question the group was asked was, “Why did you chose this group?”  Some of the artists are needing some direction or feel they way to learn the logistics of working in a series.  There are those who are interested in developing and preparing a body of work for an exhibit, or working in the direction of putting work in an exhibition.  A few are working to develop the courage to enter a piece in a show and need the confidence to move forward.  Finally, many participants expressed the desire to find their own voice.  They’d like to put some constraints on their body of work.  It was suggested they ask themselves: “Why am I creating this?” and “What is it that I’m trying to say?”

the-first-series-of-time-clocks-30147“What things do you need to further your art?”  Overwhelmingly, Time!  This includes making a commitment, finding ways to stop being non-productive, and coming up with creative ways to stop avoiding the studio.  Another related factor is to be Focused.  Eliminate or ignore distractions… this means “Just say NO to more cleaning!”  Some people discussed needing more confidence and others wanted to set some perimeters or work with the constructs of deadlines, to ensure they’d get their work done.

The interaction and support shared between group members was remarkable.  Some of the tips shared might be things you’d like to try too!

  • Just do it! ENTER a show. Rejection is hard, getting in a show helps validate what you do and instills more confidence, but even when you don’t get in, you learn from the rejection. Even if your piece just didn’t fit the criteria on that given day, within that set of jurors, it may appeal to a juror who remembers your work at a future date and you may be accepted then. Your rejection has then paved the way for future success. Resubmitting your work to a different jury can an often does get a different result. Get your work seen!
  • A good beginning place is to look for themes of upcoming shows to see what appeals to you, or make the choice to enter into a specific show, or a show in a particular place.
  • The first step is the most frightening. The application process might be intimidating but is a confidence builder. Another good entry point is to practice being a juror yourself, it helps you realize that rejection is not to be taken personally. For fun, “google” famous artist rejections.
  • Ask yourself if you are making the act of getting into a show the point, or are you passionate about sharing your work and your message with others. This may reframe the process for you and force you to think about who you are as an artists.
  • Create and keep a “studio log” where the days accomplishments get recorded so you can track what actually does get done in the studio. Log the time you start, end and what you did. Don’t forget to include the time you spend thinking about making art even when you don’t get to work. Adapt as necessary to meet your own needs and style.

    Studio Log book

    Studio Log book

  • The log book can also be a place to record “next steps”, helping to kick start the next session in the studio by taking the element of overwhelm out of the “what should I do today” syndrome we often experience when we finally get into the studio.
  • Have portable projects that can easily be moved to another location outside the studio. There is a lot to be said for a change of venue when looking to be inspired.
  • Establish a regular “work time” but not so rigidly that you kick yourself when you can’t get into the studio. No beating yourself up! The Committee does enough of that.
  • To handle guilt about not finishing the many projects dangling in your studio, donate the pieces you no longer love, give away, throw away or in some other way, part with things you probably never will finish and make you feel like a slouch for not finishing in this lifetime. Someone else may really want to finish.
  • Self-promotion is one of the most important parts of showing your work. Create a self-promotion packet, create an artist’s statement with a professional polish that presents you in the best light. It speaks loudly about who you are.
  • The “Artist’s Trust” is a great resource for the business side of art. http://artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists/career-training and http://artisttrust.org/index.php/support-artists/creative-career-center. Edmonds Community College has an Artist’s Trust program as well.
  • Set a timer and allow yourself a five minute (or other amount of time) clean-up period each day when you first arrive in the studio. Make it a part of your studio entry ritual if need be. Twyla Tharp in her book, “The Creative Ritual” advocates this sort of thing. (See Below for a couple of great examples from Twyla’s book–a great read if you need to get your creative juices flowing.)
  • If you look at what has lasted through time, art is clearly one of the more valuable things we have to offer. How can we as a group support one another in the future? Create an emailed list of resources and calls for entry.

“You may wonder which came first: the skill or the hard work. But that’s a moot point. The Zen master cleans his own studio. So should you.” The composer Igor Stravinsky did the same thing every morning when he entered his studio to work: He sat at the piano and played a Bach fugue. Perhaps he needed the ritual to feel like a musician, or the playing somehow connected him to musical notes, his vocabulary. Perhaps he was honoring his hero, Bach, and seeking his blessing for the day. Perhaps it was nothing more than a simple method to get his fingers moving, his motor running, his mind thinking music. But repeating the routine each day in the studio induced some click that got him started. ― Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

In the end, there is no ideal condition for creativity. What works for one person is useless for another. The only criterion is this: Make it easy on yourself. Find a working environment where the prospect of wrestling with your muse doesn’t scare you, doesn’t shut you down. It should make you want to be there, and once you find it, stick with it.  To get the creative habit, you need a working environment that’s habit-forming.

Studio of Laurie Kathleen Clark, WA SDA member, artist, and sacred space consultant for "Heartitude: Art + Soul"

Studio of Laurie Kathleen Clark, WA SDA member, artist, and sacred space consultant for “Heartitude: Art + Soul”

All preferred working states, no matter how eccentric, have one thing in common: When you enter into them, they compel you to get started.” ― Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

Thanks so much to Laurie Clark, for taking such comprehensive notes for the Fabricators group session! Laurie will be leading a special retreat and art-making workshop called ‘Honoring Our Ancestors with Art & Prayer” on November 1st.  Please see our SDA WA calendar https://surfacedesignwa.wordpress.com/calendar/ for more info!

SDA Pres Jane Dunnewold meets WA SDA

SDA President Jane Dunnewold speaks to WA SDA

SDA President Jane Dunnewold speaks to WA SDA

 A wonderful treat for Washington state SDA members, Jane’s talk on October 12 focused on the psychology of being an artist.   Here are some points that this artist pulled out from her speech:

We should always be in a cycle that includes studying, analyzing, thinking, making, and critiquing our art.  We can feel as if we haven’t done enough… learn to be satisfied with the work you’re doing.  Look to find what’s your best path and turn inward to find it.  Connect with the mystical-the mysterious part of life we can’t understand.

Jane’s definition of “Alignment”:  when what you love to do is what you’re good at.  There is a learning curve to doing something really well- you need to practice.  Often, you start out wanting to play at something.  If you play around long enough, you start to understand it a bit and want to get good at it.  You need to keep at it to get good.  Persistence can be undermined in many ways.  You might feel you aren’t talented at something.  You shouldn’t look at comparing yourself… accept what you’ve got and go with it.  We’re all challenged with the difficulties of having a busy, crazy life.  Building time into your schedule for your art is important.

WA SDA representative Barbara Matthews introduces Jane Dunnewold

WA SDA representative Barbara Matthews introduces Jane Dunnewold

A huge negative influence on our artwork which we all feel is what Jane calls “the committee.”  These are the voices you hear or faces you see in your mind whom you want to please or for whom you want to have your artwork be good enough.  You may hear a specific voice saying “What are you going to do with that?”  Or you might compare your work with the work of an admired artist and feel you come up short.  It’s important for you to think about who you have on your committee… then fire them!  Learn to Say YES to your distinctive style and choices you make for your art.

We also need to develop our “Creative Stamina.”  Jane suggests we develop a program of creative strength training… like cross training in the gym… go back and forth between different activities that support your development as an artist.  These may include:

  • Cultivating looking- take a photo each day and post them online- engage seeing-closer,richer, in a more detailed way
  • Writing- even if not a writer it helps us organize and keep track; can do a Free Association- write a term at the top of a page and free associate for 2 minutes- can lead to design inspiration and ideas; write descriptions to help see more thoroughly and cultivate curiosity
  • Visiting museums & galleries
  • Reading about other artists
WA SDA members

WA SDA members

Work on being proud of every aspect of what you do.  The detail, materials you choose, and the finishing work- all of the craft needs to support the message of the piece.  You should practice “intentional making”, limit variables and simplify.

Each of us has a life that has elements that are fascinating… bring that out in your work!  Craft a statement about your work and practice saying it aloud so you can comfortably talk about your work.

WA SDA members

WA SDA members

Finally, don’t be afraid to make mistakes… it’s how we learn and grow.  Jane joked, “I’ve made so many mistakes and have been so good at it, that I’m thinking of making some more.”

Thanks so much to Jane and to all our members and guests who attended.  Coming soon- reports from our small group breakout sessions!

Study Surface Design with Jane Dunnewold

JaneWork directly with Jane Dunnewold in a 5-day workshop!  Three spots are  now open for this opportunity to learn mixed media techniques on textiles directly from the master.  Her workshop, “Surface Explorations” is at the Pacific NW Art Center on beautiful Whidbey Island from October 14th-18th.  Jane Dunnewold is the President of SDA, the creative genius behind Art Cloth Studios, and a well-know author.

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Spend the week exploring a large subset of processes that can be used on paper and fabric – all of which should be in every mixed media artist’s toolbox.  These include photocopy solvent transfers, paper and metal leaf lamination, gilding, water media crayons, a French process called “devore'” – which literally “burns out” cellulose fiber when it is combined with synthetic paper or cloth, and the unexpected beauty of sanding into dry paint to generate gorgeous distressed surfaces.

HomePage1_lgFor more information,  registration, and the supply list go to: http://www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org/all/mixed-media/dunnewold-jane-october-14-18-2013-deposit-only

Pacific Northwest Art School:  15 NW Birch St, Coupeville, WA 98239

For directions and lodging recommendations: http://www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org/directions-lodging.htm