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

Whidbey Island SDA Group’s “Fiber Art” Exhibit Opens March 7th

The Whidbey Island Surface Design Group is pleased to announce its exhibit, Fiber Art, to be held at the Schack Art Center March 7th through April 5th.

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Fish by Natalie Olsen

Explore the diverse media, creative techniques, and visual traditions in this exhibit of fiber surface design from artists living and working on Whidbey Island, WA.  The exhibit includes work by members Liz Axford, Danielle Bodine, Mary Burks, Debra Calkins, Fine Gelfand, Zia Gipson, Carys Hamer, Carol Barton Jerome, Cheryl Kamera, Nan Basil Leaman, Nancy Luenn, Pat Morse, Natalie Olsen, Marie Plakos, Diane Reardon, Bergen Rose, Laura Stangel Schmidt, Ilene Sorenson, Janet Steadman, Teri Jo Summer, Larkin Jean Van Horn, Ellen Vlasak, Sande Wascher-James and Colleen Wooten.

Please join us at the opening, Thursday March 7 th, 5 pm to 8 pm.  The Schack Art Center is located at 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett.

For further information see: http://www.schack.org/exhibits/fiber-art/

41 Harker Students Exhibit at the Schack Art Center in January

Ever wonder what kind of art comes as a result of taking classes at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts in La Conner?

Susan Lenarz_LRYou can see for yourself Jan. 10 through Feb. 16, 2013 at the Schack Art Center in Everett when 41 Harker students present Complex Threads.

Visitors will be astonished at the diversity of work created, which includes intricate embroidered vessels, large 3-dimensional wall hangings, soft sculptures, complex designs, and other contemporary fiber art and multimedia pieces.

“The items on exhibit exemplify the skills in design, media, and technique that are the hallmark of our courses,” said Gail Harker, Center founder.  “I’m really pleased that that the work of these artists will have a platform for wider appreciation.”

Exhibitors include students from Portland, OR, Seattle, and several cities in California and British Columbia, among others. To download a PDF of the full list of artists and view small thumbnails of the work, click HERE.

The Harker Center was recently featured in Fiber Art Now.  You can find a PDF of the article by clicking HERE.

For more information, see the Gail Harker website or call (360) 466-0110; or visit the Schack Art Center.