Hi SDA-WA! We have a lot of wonderful opportunities and activities taking place. We invite you to take a look – there is a lot of interesting things to peak your interest!!
VALA Fiber Fusion Exhibition—Redmond Festival of Lights Art Sale
We are looking for an WA SDA member(s) to organize and run a holiday sale at the VALA Art Center in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion exhibition and Redmond’s biggest yearly event- Redmond Lights on December 3. Organizer(s) will receive a share in commission on sales. Smaller pieces (under $20-$80) are recommended. Please let us know if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for response is October 9th. More information here https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/09/30/wa-sda-holiday-sale-opportunity/)
SDA Summer Intensive in Portland, OR August 3-6, 2017
Washington State SDA Members have been invited to volunteer for committees to plan the 2017 SDA Intensive at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts in Portland, OR, August 3-6, 2017. If you are interested in being part of one of these committees which include Key Note Speaker Strategy Group, Breakout Sessions Strategy Group, Events, Marketing Assistance, Exhibitions, and others, please write to me at email@example.com or you can contact Danielle Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org or Astrid Bennett email@example.com directly. It will be so exciting to have the conference here in our own backyard. The event is being held in collaboration with the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts in Portland. More information here http://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/conferences/
Third annual show of art by the members of the Eastside SDA area curated by SDA Eastside leader, Crystal Edwards.
The show is from October 1-31. Meet the Artist and SDA Meeting on Sunday, October 16th, 2:00pm until 5:00pm. An open discussion with artist and guests about the artwork and its creation. Located at the Vision 5 North Gallery, 8525 163RD CT NE, Redmond, WA 98052. https://www.facebook.com/events/1115559445218214/
A show at the Kirkland Art Center curated by SDA Member Mary Ashton featuring five SDA WA members— Dona Anderson, Mary Ashton, Danielle Bodine, Zia Gipson, Lois James, Dorothy McGuinness, Jean-Marie Tarascio and Sande Wascher-James http://www.kirklandartscenter.org/eo/events/paper-translations/
Northwind Arts Center
Four members of SDA-WA North Peninsula Chapter—Jeannie McMacken (Merit Winner!), Cathie Wier, Pat Herkal and Cheri Kopp— were juried into the October “Poem Inspired” show at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend. More information here https://surfacedesignwa.com/2016/10/01/member-activities-september-2016/
Roberta Nelson had three pieces showing at the Arts of the Terrace Mountlake Terrace Juried Exhibiton September 24 – October 9, 2016. Her piece Adaptations #2 won third place in the Artisans category. http://www.cityofmlt.com/1761/Arts-of-the-Terrace-Juried-Art-Show
Lanny Bergner was juried into the Bellevue Art Museum Bienniel show, “Metalmorphosis”. More information here http://www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/bam_biennial_2016.html
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry completed Garden Party #2 on September 24. You can see the whole story and lots of close-up images at
Gary Gillespie won Best in the Show for the Inspired by Fort Nisqually Art Show in Tacoma. The honor comes with a $300 prize. http://gjgillespieartist.blogspot.com/p/two-native-american
Inside SDA email news from SDA http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=77b5b97df3c2d1ddc42c89093&id=26d20e3ff4&e=5697d8423c
Exhibition in Print Deadline Extended to October 15th. Surface Design Association proudly presents its first annual Exhibition In Print (EIP), dedicating the Winter 2016 issue of the Surface Design Journal to showcasing the finest in fiber and textile media arts. Jurors are Marci Rae McDade (Editor, Surface Design Journal) and Mark Newport (Head of Fibers, Cranbrook Academy of Art). Deadline for entry has been extended to October 15, 2016. Entry fee $20 for SDA Members, $45 for Non-Members. Open to all artists working in, or inspired by, fiber arts. Apply to the SDA Inaugural Exhibition in Print at the Call for Entry: Click Here https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3620 Information can also be found on the main website: Click Here. http://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/
BC SDA Events and News http://surfacedesignbc.org/newsletters/Creative-Connections-September-2016-Final.pdf?utm_source=Newsletter+ONLY&utm_campaign=f3b07cd92d-September+Newsletter+Secondary&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4756131398-f3b07cd92d-210131777
Other Community Events
Call for Artists for the 7th annual Port Townsend Wearable Art Show scheduled for May 13, 2017. Our application can be found here www.ptwearableart.com. The application deadline is Dec 12.
Pacific NW Art School —30th Aniversary Party, November 5th. https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/events/
Gail Harker classes http://www.gailcreativestudies.com/
Friends of Asian Art — October 7: Private FA3 Kyoto Arts & Antique Tour/Talk,Kyoko Maeda and Jay Gregg have been wholesaling Japanese antiques for approximately 25 years. Based in Kyoto, Seattle is their only port of call inthe U.S. More Information here http://friendsofasianart.org/calendar.html
Seattle Art Museum–Yves Saint Laurent, “The Perfection of Style”, October 11-January 8, 2017 http://seattleartmuseum.org/
Bellevue Art Museum—BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis. September 2, 2016 – February 5, 2017
More information here. http://www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/bam_biennial_2016.html
Artist Trust 30th Birthday party http://www.strangertickets.com/events/36329728/artist-trust-30th-birthday-party
WA Regional SDA Meetings
Eastside—Saturday, October 1st opening reception of “Surface Speculations”, Eastside SDA’s 3rd annual show at Vision 5 North Gallery, Sunday, October 16th 2-5PM meet the artists and meeting at Vision 5 North Gallery, 8525 163RD CT NE, Redmond, WA 98052.
North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area) –For more information, please email Geraldine at firstname.lastname@example.org
North Peninsula (Jefferson, Clallam, and Kitsap Counties)– SDA-NP meeting: Wednesday, October 12 at the Port Angeles Library, Coffey Room, beginning at 3 pm. We’ll discuss upcoming shows/possibilities (including the Veterans’ Show at the Library) and have info about Fiber Fusion local opportunities. For more information: email@example.com.
North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)—Fourth Monday of the month, Monday, October 24th at Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts,12636 Chilberg Rd.,Mt. Vernon, WA 9827. Meeting start time 6:30 p.m.
South Central WA Surface Design Group: We will meet at the home of our newest member, Deborah Ann on October 12, 10 am (9:45 for coffee and conversation). Deborah Ann lives at 310 Locust Ave, Yakima 98901. The topic will be show and tell, seeing Deborah Ann’s studio, foiling and a design exercise. Email Vicki Gerton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for directions and what to bring.
Seattle—October 19th from 11AM-1PM at the Delridge Seattle Library. The theme is what inspires our art. Roberta Nelson will provide an exercise from Jane Dunnewold’s book, Creative Strength Training.
South Sound – Meets quarterly, next meeting in January, 2017. More information to follow. Please contact Faith Hagenhofer email@example.com.
Whidbey Island — please contact Debra Calkins firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
More Information about the Fiber Fusion traveling exhibition and SDA in general.
Surface Design Washington
Fiber Fusion Exhibition– SDAFiberFusionShow.org
Surface Design Washington—SurfaceDesignWA.com
Surface Design National and International