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 Update for June 2016

Hi SDA-WA!  Here are upcoming activities for and from our members.

aurora 1We’re thrilled to announce that our very own member Gwen Lowery (of Shaw Island, WA) won Honorable Mention for her piece “Aurora Corona 1” at the International Surface Design Association show Transgressing Traditions!!   Kuddo’s also, to Katherine Sylvan (Kennewick, WA) and Claire B. Jones (Seattle, WA).  We know this was a very tough show to get into and we’re so excited for Gwen, Katherine, and Claire!

For more information about Transgressing Traditions, please see: http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/exhibits_details.cfm?id=76

Area Meetings

Eastside – Third 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 –Second Wednesday of the month, please contactJeannie McMacken, jeannie@blueheartstudio.com for more information.

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

Fourth Monday of the month.

South Central Surface Design Group  –.-July 13, 10 am, 1819 Davison Ave., Richland.  Topic “Paper”.  We will be making handmade paper and will do design exercises on paper.    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.

 

Here are a few calls for art which we thought our members might be interested in!

Call to Artists: Schack-toberfest, September 15-25

We know summer hasn’t (officially) started yet, but we’re already seeking harvest-themed artwork for Schack-toferbest. The glass pumpkin patch has been extended to 10 days for 2016 and we need paintings, photography, ceramics, and more to complete the festive atmosphere.

Artists interested in submitting their work should read the complete call to artists on our website. Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.

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The Shoreline – Lake Forest Park Arts Council is seeking proposals from local and regional artists who wish to teach during their Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Create & Make Workshop Series, held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Shoreline. All workshops are ticketed, geared towards adults, and capped at 20 students.

Teaching artists will receive a $250 stipend to cover teaching fees and materials for teaching one two-hour workshop. We provide space, tables, and students; you provide materials, knowledge, and fun.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2016. Please apply online at http://www.shorelinearts.net/opportunties.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status via email by July 15. For questions, contact publicity@shorelinearts.net.

Eligible media: any Visual Arts     Deadline: June 30th, 2016    Submission Fee: $0

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Our own member Debra Calkins has put out a call for art:

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.

For more information on this: http://www.LongWalkHomeStudio.com or Debra@LongWalkHomeStudio.com

Eligible media:  Visual Art           Deadline: August 15th, 2016        Submission Fee: $25

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:

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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!

2016_01Dunnewold REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SDA MEMBERS!

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/

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!

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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Allied Arts

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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VALA

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

Schack Opening Ready!

This biennial collection of Northwest artists features a well-rounded variety of mediums to produce an eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit.

Opening Reception: June 19, 5-8pm

Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm

One more of our WA SDA artists has been accepted into this eclectic art show: Terri Shinn.

Terri’s first piece, “Entanglement” is made from acrylic, molding paste, cotton, and wire.

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Entanglement by Terri Shinn

 

Her second artwork, “Caste Relic” is also a unique mixed-media work made from abaca paper, acrylic, colored paper, linen thread, wood.

"Caste Relic" by Terri Shinn

“Caste Relic” by Terri Shinn

The exhibition has works of 87 different artists, with a wide range of work that will be of interest to our SDA members. The exhibit will run from June 19-August 2, 2014.   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

For more information on our other WA State SDA members represented in the exhibit go to: https://surfacedesignwa.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/come-see-wa-sda-members-at-the-schack-art-center/