SDA WA Members Activities

JULY 2021

CALL FOR ENTRIES

While this past year of social isolation has been challenging, many of us have continued making art, often creating pieces that reflect a period that forced all of us to confront personal feelings and global issues in an unprecedented way.  Now, we are finally beginning to surface.Yet the pandemic represents only one interpretation of Surfacing.  The word has a range of meanings, from calls for social change to personal reflection to looking at ourselves and the world in an entirely different way.  And nowhere are we better able to express what Surfacing means to each of us than in our artwork.


Jurors:
Francesca Piñol (Spain) Gail Harker (USA

http://www.francescapinol.com/ https://gailcreativestudies.com/

Elegibility: to be a member of SDA Washington State by the time of the deadline.

Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2021.
The jurors will review all submissions. Each selected artist may have one image for the online gallery. Notifications will be sent October 15.

Requirements:
You may submit one or two pieces of work. You will need to submit one image per piece (plus one detail, if necessary to appreciate the technique) and will need to complete this google form entry for each image submission. Work must be made between 2019-2021.

Images must be 2000 pixels minimum on the shortest side. Max file size is 3 MB.

Please send your image(s) to Gabi Nirino at sdagnirino@gmail.com and use “SDA WA Surfacing submission” for the email subject line. The jurors will have access to the images you submit but will not see your names. Please make sure to name your image file with the nickname of your choice, and use this format: “nickname_title of piece”.jpg. The nicknames are to mask artist names during the jurying review process only.

Please complete the following form for each piece submitted and make sure to double-check your spelling. The information provided on this form will be used for the online gallery information. Note: the jurors will not see the artist name, email, nickname and website fields.

https://forms.gle/r47QLyNvGcmr9H4S6

Any questions, contact Gabi Nirino at: sdagnirino@gmail.com.

Thank you for your submission!

More about the jurors. This month: Francesca Piñol

She holds a BA in Antropology by the University of Barcelona (UB) in 1995, an MA in Textile Design by the Catalonian Politecnique University (UPC), an MA in African Studies by the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) in 1996), an MA in ArtTherapy by the UB in 2004 , and at that moment she is doing her PhD, a research about Naturat Dyes and Digital Textile Design.

She extended studies with stages abroad: at the Skolen for Brugskunst (School of Design) of Copenhagen in 1989 and at CIETA (International d’Etude Centres des Textiles Anciens) of Lyons in 1994 and 95. Also some artistic residence has done as Contextile in Portugal in 2012 and Arctic Circle 2015 (15th expedition).

            Although it combines various techniques, materials and textures, weaving is the technique most commonly used with the incorporation of digital Jacquard technology and the color obtained from natural dyeing with materials from the surroundings, making unique pieces or short series.

Her collaboration between Art and Neuroscience, a crosstalk between professionals from arts and neuroscience, has been selected at the international competition Art of Neuroscience 2018 and awared with the Honorable Mention 2018.

            Her studio Laboratori Tèxtilis a space for research and experimentation with textures, natural color and digital fabric. It combines artistic creation with research and teaching.

RESIDENCIES 

2016. Design School, Kolding, Dinamarca. 

2015. The Circle Arctic. Illes Svalbard, Noruega. 

2014. Design School, Kolding, Dinamarca. 

2012. Contextile, Guimaraes, Portugal. 

1989. Experiencia de Tecnología y Escuela Libre  y Jornadas de Diseño

          Industrial. Seminario de Sargadelos, Cervo, Lugo. 

EXHIBITIONS

Since 1982 he has exhibed her work in different cities and countries: Girona, Barcelona, Lloret de Mar, Padova (Italy), Sant Agustí –Eivissa-, Kobenhavn, Farum (Denmark), Esparraguera, Terrassa, Granada, Loures (Portugal), Málaga, Sitges, Lodz (Poland), El Vendrell, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca, Olot, Sabadell, Salou, Sant Cugat, Aleppo (Syria), Rauma (Finland), Barbastro (Huesca), Torino (Italy), Cairo (Egypt), Guimaraes (Portugal), Écomusée Textile, Husseren_Wesserling (França), Olot, Lleida, Girona, Vilassar de Mar, Terrassa, Estambul (Turquia), Arles (França), C-Mine (Belgica), Madrid.

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http://www.francescapinol.com/

Marques d´Aigua Catalogue exhibition. It is the result of a artistic trip to the Artic

https://www.digitalweaving.no/art-meets-science-in-francescas-tapestries/

TRACES_SEA 2016 – 40 x 200 cm
Silk, acetat, paper

Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times

Seiko Purdue´s project at the Jansen Art Center

“I am celebrating this moment when the collection of people’s strength, patience, creativity, compassion, and spirit comes together in this exhibition by presenting “Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times.”    

Kumihimo is a Japanese rope/cord making art form.  Traditionally people use a wooden tool called marudai or a floor loom to make elaborate designs.  Kumihimo came from China around the 8th century and was used for scrolls, sutras, swords, and armor.  During the 19th century, Kumihimo became a necessary item for wearing kimono.   

During this pandemic time I have been thinking about the power of “craft” deeply.  Handwork really helps while being isolated.  As a Japanese artist, I decided to share Kumihimo.  I made more than 365 Kumihimo kits, each containing a foam disk and 8 strands of yarns that I dyed with natural dyes.  I wanted to emphasize the numbers of days, one year, that seemed like a long time to experience the pandemic.    

Many people responded to the Kumhimo project and spread it quickly.  Some people returned it by mail and I was excited to open each package. Some people offered to introduce it to their friends and families.  It went to different states and even overseas.  I see that some people spent lots of time on their pieces besides weaving ropes.  I got so much energy from people’s positive responses and I am grateful to honor people’s handworks, creativity, and voices here.    

When I started this project, in November 2020, I thought that our life should be normal in one year.  I wrote senryu (similar to haiku) during spring 2020; looking at those now reminds me of what it was like to stay at home all the time with no people on the streets.  I can’t forget what it was like one year ago.  The numbers of people who got COVID19 became enormous all over the world and several waves seem to continue.  Although many countries are still suffering, vaccinations are changing our lives.  I am saddened to think of the people who lost family and friends.  I must express gratitude to the people who worked for others to save lives, helped by taking risks, and did something for others.  We have learned so much from our experiences and we should not forget it even after COVID is under control.  It is amazing to feel free without a mask and going to a restaurant and hugging friends! 

There are so many things that have been coming out from the ground that we haven’t seriously faced or confronted. As a Japanese female artist who lives in the US, I had a chance to think farther during this pandemic, particularly about race, human rights, and freedom.  I really wish that people in the world would become more connected instead of fighting.  I love the way that craft techniques have been passed from generation to generation. It creates very strong ties to human relationships peacefully. “

Seiko Purdue

“Kumihimo Wishes: Current Times” by Seiko Purdue (partial view)

June 3 – August 26, 2021 – Jansen Art Center – 321 Front Street, Lynden, WA.

Dorothy McGuinness new website

I have a new website https://www.dorothymmcguinness.com/.  My present website (dorothymcguinnessbasket.com) will become unavailable sometime around the 1st of August. The Flickr account this website was based on will still be available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/83457485@N04/

On the new website you can sign up for my newsletter if you would like to continue to have updates on what I am up to. Thank you to all of you who visited and looked at my artwork on the old website.

“Satellite” by Dorothy McGuinness ‐ Acrylic ‐ Paper ‐ 12″ x 15″ x 12″ 

Online Collage & Layering by Barbara De Pirro

Barbara De Pirro Workshops

Online Collage & Layering

We will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using Golden Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes for Collage. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery plus transferring images of your own artwork, drawings or photographs into the surface.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
JUL 25, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
$60

Online Printmaking for Collage

We will explore techniques using your own printed imagery to create inspirational Collage artworks! Learn the basics of creating monotype, collagraph, thermofax and relief printed images. All of this can be done without a press, using water based, slow drying GOLDEN acrylic paints. These methods create unique results; the pressure of printing creates texture and pattern not possible when painting directly on paper. Several examples & demonstrations will show how these prints can then be used in Collage & which products work best for gluing various weights of paper. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks.

De Pirro Art Workshops 
AUG 8, 1-4 
Contact for registration: HERE 
Fee: $60

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leaderOnline meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Bellingham – There is a small new group, please email Seiko Purdue for more information: atsutas@wwu.edu

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

In normal times, the North Olympic chapter meets monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Therese for more information tmstein47@aol.com.

In June we had our first in-person meeting since the pandemic began.

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Mary Arnold for more information marnold48@comcast.net

SDA WA Members Activities January 2021

SDA-WA North Peninsula members´ news

Local Artists Create Window Display in Port Townsend 

Silk dye, hand-dying, resist, trapunto, embroidery, sashiko, paper collage, fabric collage, origami, felting, beading, repurposing, wire and wood sculpture, quilting and fabric piecing are among the techniques displayed in a new exhibit by 10 Olympic Peninsula artists in the Surface Design Association window at Tyler and Lawrence in Port Townsend. 

Featuring 33 pieces created while sheltering at home, “Pandemic” will be displayed through March. Most artwork is for sale, at prices ranging from $6 to $800. Participating artists are:

SUE GALE

“Then There Now” and “Cotinus”

CHERIE KOPP

“Postcards from Home” series and “Fitted Fashion Face Coverings”

DEBRA OLSON

“Nature Montage” and “Reclaiming the Process”

JANICE SPECK.

ERIKA WURM

“Wooden Boat Bunny”

JERI AUTY

 Curves 1 ”, “Curves 2”, “Windows”, “Colors Galore” and “Rachel’s Quilt”

MARY TYLER

“Winter Star”

LINDA CARLSON

“Origami Cards”, “Garland”, “Knit Wit”, “Mountainscape 1” and “Mountainscape 2”

EVETTE ALLERDINS

“Solace”, “Road Trip”, “Walkabout”, “F**kd”, “Maui” and “Journey”

BARBARA HOUSHMAND

Handbags

Debra Olson new work

Debra is going to participate in an exhibition at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (more information coming soon!)

” I carve foam and then cover with papier mache’ to create the form of the bird. I then add paint, paper, fabric more paint, beads and found objects. An acrylic finish is then applied. Naming them comes directly from their emerging personalities:  “Spotted Towhee” (may be directionally challenged as he carries a map on the top of his hat as well as on his breast!) and “King Quail” “.

Information on these artists and their pieces is posted in the display window and on the SDA chapter’s website, https://sda-np.com/. In normal times, chapter members meet regularly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Meetings are open to the public at no charge. 

SDA-WA Seattle members´ news

Six members of the Seattle group participated in an exchange challenge. Each person in the group sent an envelope to one other person in the group with materials to be used to create a piece. Here are the results:

CARLA STEHR

“One photo shows the challenge materials I was given (the left-overs), including orange and black and white cotton fabric, metallic sliver and white fabric, grey felt, white embossed vinyl backed with flannel and a plastic shipping envelope. Definitely not colors or materials I tend to use in my art. But the shiny plastic envelope reminded me of the inside of shells, and I had recently been experimenting to see if I could get fabric to look like oyster shells.

For the inside shell surface, I stitched the plastic shipping envelope onto a base of white Ecofelt, added gray felt and black cotton fabric (at the top) to make the hinge, and painted the orange fabric purple for the muscle scar that all oyster shells have. For the outside, I stitched the white vinyl fabric and small pieces of orange, black and white and sliver-white fabrics onto a base of white cotton fabric and Ecofelt. I put wireform mesh in the middle and stitched the two sides together. It was an experiment to see if the wireform mesh would allow me to bend it into a three-dimensional shape, and it worked! ” 

“ExpOyster” back and front views by Carla Sther

CYNTHIA BLAIR

Received materials. Front of the collage book cover Cynthia made for the challenge. 

THERESE STEIN

Applique on jacket

GABI NIRINO

The pieces of fabric were cut in stripes and woven in a rigid heddle loom

Barbara Matthews in ‘We the People’

Barbara´s piece ‘United’ was accepted into the ‘We the People’ exhibition at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center in Carlisle, PA. She earned an Honorable Mention, Staff Selection.

The exhibition will be shows until January 30th.

“United” by Barbara Matthews. Woodway, WAUnityHand dyed silk, acrylic, glass, wood

SDA-WA Vancouver members´ news

Bonnie Bucknam and Sally Sellers in State Wide Art Competition

Pacific Northwest artists Bonnie Bucknam and Sally Sellers, both of Vancouver, Washington, have been chosen for inclusion in the 2021 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery

The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. Two hundred ninety-five artists from cities and towns throughout Washington State submitted 550 images for consideration. The competition’s juror, Michael D’Alessandro, chose about 130 pieces from these submissions for inclusion in the show.
Exhibition Co-chairs Alan Newberg and Cindy DuVall say: “The 2021 show has attracted top quality artists from every quarter of our state to submit their best work. Attendees and collectors will find a museum-quality show of work ranging in size from large sculptures, paintings and fiber art pieces to small prints, photos and jewelry. These range in style from exquisite traditional work to provocative contemporary works and deeply personal expressions. Some of these artists are well established professionals, and others are emerging talents in the world of art. Our state is very rich with talent.”
The 2021 CVG Show will begin at 11:00 am on Jan 23, 2021, and will continue through February 26. The entire show, as well as several related art events, will be available virtually, and in-person at the gallery if COVID19 protocols allow.

Collective Visions Gallery is located in downtown Bremerton at 331 Pacific Avenue, just 4 blocks from the ferry terminal. Phone: 360 377 8327.

For a complete list of accepted artists, the entire show and exhibition events, visit www.CVGShow.com.

“Line Dry” by Bonnie Bucknam. Fiber, dimensions 82” h x 80” w       
“Splendor in the Grass” by Sally Sellers. Fiber, dimensions 39” h x 45” wide

Barbara De Pirro new workshops


Online Painted Papers for Collage
Create your own unique stash of Collage papers! There are many different ways to create pattern and texture on paper; stencil, stamp, imprint, saturate, mask, resist, comb, dabble, brush, splatter…and so on. I will demonstrate using GOLDEN Fluid & High Flow Paints plus explore mark making techniques & gluing of these papers using various GOLDEN Acrylic Mediums & Gels. I’ll share all the tips & tricks!
Schack Art Center (Hosting) 
JAN 30, 1-4 
Contact for registration: (425) 259-5050 or ONLINE 
Fee: M $60 NM $65
This is not the only workshop that Barbara teaches! More information in:
https://www.goldenpaints.com/wap/Barbara.DePirro/8

WA Regional SDA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 situation, various meetings went online. Please contact the area leader. Online meetings are a good opportunity to participate in different groups.

Eastside—For more information, please email crystal.a.edwards@gmail.com.
SDA Eastside Facebook Page

SDA Eastside Meeting & Event Calendar

North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information msgale63@gmail.com. https://sda-np.com

North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties). Please, contact area leader Valerie Wootton vjwcamis@earthlink.net or new co-leader Tesi Vara (in charge of membership) tvc2c@frontier.com.

Seattle– Online meetings every second Wednesday of the month. Please, contact Cynthia for more information cynthiawriter@gmail.com

South Central—  Please email Vicki Gerton for more information vgerton@gmail.com

South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at faithkeh@hotmail.com for more information.

Surface Design Study Group– Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216

Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec atsharon@smsvec.comfor more information.

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

 

New SDA-WA Working Group Forming

New Meeting!
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SDA Artists’ Working Group
Saturday, Nov 12, 11am–1pm

Capitol Hill Library
425 Harvard Ave E Seattle WA 98102

SDA is hosting an Artists U* working group meeting, open to all members! The purpose is to build sustainable lives as artists by clarifying and accomplishing goals. This is a five-month subgroup of the Seattle SDA group, and will not substitute for the regular Seattle SDA meetings.

A working group is 4–15 artists who do Artists U assignments and then meet to discuss. Members make four key documents: a plan, a mission statement, a personal budget and a calendar. The SDA working group will meet for two hours on the second Saturday of the month for five months, starting in November. Meetings are free.

 For more info or to RSVP:

Francesca Penchant,    sdaworkinggroup@gmail.com

Francesca will also be at the next SDA meeting at Delridge Library on Oct 19.

*Artists U is a non-profit that developed the working group curriculum based on its book Making Your Life as an Artist. Materials include the Making Your Life as an Artist book, workbook and six-page working group curriculum. To learn more and for free downloads: http://www.artistsu.org/working.

SDA-WA Member Activities and Opportunities as of August 2016

Hi SDA-WA!  Here is the latest membership activities and opportunities.

Activities

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Members Sande Wascher-James,Mary Ashton, Danielle Bodine,Lois James,Zia Gipson, Dorothy McGuinness are artists featured in the upcoming show Paper Translations being held at the Kirkland Art Center (620 Market Street, Kirkland, WA) September 17th through November 19th, 2016.

The artists featured in Paper Translations transform the seemingly mundane material of paper by reinterpreting it into complex works of contemporary art through folding, staining, painting, cutting, casting, felting, tearing, sewing, and weaving, merging cultural tradition and personal memory to reintroduce us to paper in ways we have never seen before.

For more information, please see: http://kirklandartscenter.org/eo/events/paper-translations/

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Opportunities

Fiber-Fusion-Logo-Web-400x484Eastside SDA members, your call is open for the Fiber Fusion show.

VALA Art Center SDA Regional Art Show — Entry Deadline 10/1/2016

Entrants must be a current member of the Surface Design Association (SDA) and live/work in the Seattle’s Eastside area (Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell). If there is any question about whether your location qualifies, please write event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com and we will respond. SDA Membership is available at http://www.surfacedesign.org (Click “Join SDA”)

All entries must be original artwork created, conceived and executed entirely by you, the artist (or artists in the case of a collaborative piece.) Artwork from kits, tutorials, copies or done under instruction is ineligible. Eligible entries are those completed in 2014 to present.

Collaborative pieces will be accepted as long as ALL of the artists are members of SDA-WA

Art can be no larger than 12” wide and 12” high. 3-D items maximum of 12″ deep, need to be able to hang.

For more information, please click here to view the call for art

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Fiber Art Now magazine has an open call for their juried exhibition Excellence in Fibers.

EIF 2016 logo no background.pngYes, Excellence in Fibers is a juried exhibition in print, but this year we’re also having a full exhibition which will be held at the  New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1/25/17-3/19/17

FIVE CATEGORIES:

Wall/Floor Works | Sculptural Works
Vessel Forms/Basketry | Installation Works | Wearables

NEW FOR 2016

  • Twice as many works will be selected and shown
  • There will be five categories, a prize in each category ($300), and a Best in Show prize ($600)
  • Selected works will be shown at the New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

For more information, please see their call for art at: http://www.fiberartnowentry.net/

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016

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Hello Artists!  The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is excited to announce a new 6x6nw-logo-1-300x300exhibition opportunity. And a chance to support the Arts Council at the same time!

Call for Artists: 6X6NW  Deadline: September 30

Registration and participation is open to all — no art background is required.

Hundreds of original artwork made and donated by individuals from all over the Northwest, of all ages and skill levels, will be received.

We hope you will be a part of 6X6NW!

REGISTRATION

Artists must submit the online registration form to participate in 6X6NW.  Works will not be received without prior online registration.  Artists may submit up to 10 unique works.  There is no entry fee to participate as an exhibiting artist.

For more information or to register, please see: http://www.shorelinearts.net/event-program/6x6nwcall/

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sda exhibition in print inaguralDid you know that the SDA has an open call for art?  This call is now open: Crafting Community: SDA 2016 Inaugural International Exhibition in Print

Entry Deadline: 9/15/16  Number of Applications Allowed: 3

REQUIREMENTS:

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Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (SDA Members): $20.00
Entry Fee (SDA Non-Members): $45.00

CRAFTING COMMUNITY: SDA 2016 INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL EXHBITION IN PRINT 

EXHIBITION IN PRINT: SDA member and non-member artists working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit work for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal entitled Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print. Selected work will appear in print in the winter 2016 issue of the Surface Design Journal (publication date December 23, 2016).www.surfacedesign.org

GOAL: The goal of this exhibition in print is to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working working with or inspired by fiber/textile materials and techniques. Artists and makers are encouraged to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates the innovative use of textile media, including nontraditional materials and techniques. In addition to traditional 2D and 3D forms, participants are encouraged to submit work that challenges and expands the contemporary definitions of textile/fiber-based art and design, such as digital art (design/animation), time arts (sound/video), performance art, conceptual art, land art, installation art, book art, textile design, fashion design, interior design, product design, and craft-as-social-practice.

Special consideration is given to work engaging the theme of Crafting Community. 2017 will mark Surface Design Association’s 40th anniversary of supporting and promoting contemporary textile/fiber-based art and education. Our dedicated SDA community is composed of passionate artists, designers, collectors, curators, educators, and students of all ages from all over the world. Creative practice grows in exciting new ways when we share what—and why—we make. This exhibition in print celebrates the incredible variety of our members’ most recent artistic achievements, and warmly invites others to add their voices to this inspiring collective conversation.

Works should be completed on or after January 1, 2013. SDA encourages established, emerging, international and student artists to participate.

JOURNAL OVERVIEW: A single guest juror/curator will work with the SDA Journal Editor, Marci McDade, to select all work for inclusion in a comprehensive print and digital edition of the Journal with full and detailed images as well as artist statements and essays addressing context and evolution of trends in contemporary textile arts.

All SDA members may download the complete Journal from SDA website. Artists whose work is selected will receive one complimentary print copy of the Journal. Print and digital versions of the Journal will be available for purchase on SDA website at http://www.surfacedesign.org

SDA-WA Eastside Members Call For Art!

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Hi SDA-WA. This post is specifically for members of SDA-WA from the Eastside (including Renton, Fall City, North Bend, Redmond, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Woodinville, Carnation, Medina, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie or Bothell).

 
Eastside SDA-WA members are now able to enter the regional show portion of the Fiber Fusion exhibition. This show will run concurrently with Fiber Fusion at VALA Art Center at Redmond Town Center from November 10, 2016 – January 15, 2017. Artwork is to be no greater than 12” in any dimension. For all of the show requirements and more information, the entry form is online at:

Call for a volunteer to teach a 2 hour class in Redmond

Hi SDA-WA!  The Fiber Fusion show will soon be traveling to Redmond where it will reside at VALA.  In conjunction with the show moving to VALA/Redmond, we will have several opportunities to participate in related events.  The first opportunity is to teach (or take!) a class at the Redmond Senior Center.    We will post more about the class once it’s finalized.  If you’re interested in teaching a class, please see the call below!

Call for teachers:

We are looking for a SDA member volunteer to teach a free 2 hour community class/ demonstration in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion exhibition in Redmond. The class will be held at the Redmond Sr Center in a classroom with a sink, so wet processes are possible. The Senior Center has reserved Wednesday November 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for this event. This is an excellent opportunity to try out a class idea, generate potential students for a longer paid class you’re offering, or get some teaching experience on your resume.

Deadline for proposals is Wednesday August 24 at 7 pm. Please send a short description of what you will do / offer and a very short description of yourself. If chosen, these will be published in the Redmond Parks & Recreation catalogue. Please send to event.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com

A Follow-up About Barbara De Pirro’s Activities

Hi SDA-WA!  Member Barbara De Pirro has SO much going on, that we thought it would be nice to have a separate post.

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Roots & Vines

July – October 2016

Amazon Corporate Office
Harrison St. ( between Boren & Terry )
South Lake Union, Seattle, WA.

“A mysterious unexpected form has taken root, its fibrous tendrils clinging to the surface, reaching outward into the landscape. Inspired by nature’s ability to regenerate, De Pirro developed methods that mimic these plant structures, using an invasive fiber as her medium. She collected hundreds of post consumer plastic bags from the local communities, cut them into strips; and then methodically crocheted individual vines that were woven into this sinuous form.”

Special thanks to Storefronts Seattle & Shunpike!

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Pollinate & Bloom

Bellwether 2016: Confluence

July – October 2016

106 Ave. NE ( at NE 6 St.)
Bellevue, WA
Installed along the pedestrian corridor within a majestic Maple tree.

“Imagine standing under a field of strangely beautiful flowers each suspended high above the ground under the leaf canopy of a majestic Maple tree surrounded by the linear architecture of the city. These playful flowers fill the sky with color & light, inviting visitors to look up & interact in a unique experience that combines nature, art & architecture. These eco-flowers have been created using hundreds of reclaimed plastic bottles (& caps) rescued from the waste stream then transformed into art!”

Special thanks to the installation expertise of Art Site Ltd and to Bellevue Arts & Culture for hosting my project!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

‘Habitat : Refuge’ – Duwamish Waterway Park

A temporary outdoor installation, more details to come….
Special thanks to Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks & Recreation!

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And finally – Did you hear about Barbara’s selection to be part of the Artist Trust and Millay Colony For The Arts non-profit artist residency program and artists’ center located in the spectacular Berkshire foothills of Austerlitz, New York?

Congratulations Barbara!!!!

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 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 Activites – July 2016

Hi SDA-WA!  Here are some more activities from (and for) our wonderful members!

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BRANCHING
July 7 – 23, 2016

Opening First Thursday, July 7, 2016 6 – 8 pm Artist will be in attendance

Foster/White Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition with local textile artist Cameron Anne Mason.

The theme of nature and the evidence of human hands upon it permeates Mason’s work like the dyes used to color her hand-worked silks and velvet.

Deeply rooted in the Northwest Coast, Cameron Anne Mason’s relationship with nature is as much a part of her life as the artwork it inspires. Through deep meditations on our changing environment and by looking closely at our natural geography, Mason ardently layers and stitches her impressions into each sculpture. Her latest series, Branching, honors the history of the cloth she works with, embroider- ing stitch upon stitch parallel to a tree’s rings of growth.

Mason has been exhibiting her sculptures with Foster/White Gallery for several years. Her background in theater arts has also encouraged several installation projects throughout Seattle, including SAM Set the Table, MADArts, COCA’s Rootbound, the Bellevue Art Museum and this summer’s Bellwether sculpture exhibition at Bellevue City Hall. Mason has most recently been selected by Chateau Ste Michelle as the featured artist of their 2013 Artist Series Meritage to be released later this year.

Cameron Anne Mason’s work is in public and corporate collections throughout the Pacific Northwest and broader United States.

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maryMary O’Shaughnessy has a show of her new collage series: Hand Made Paper, Tea Bags, Image Transfers at Frame Works in the Under Town of Port Townsend (211 Taylor Street, suite B5).

Her art will be shown from July 2nd through July 30th, Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.  She’d love for you to stop by and check it out!

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Dorothy McGuinness has had her piece Tetrahedron 3 accepted into the Fiberart International 2016 show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania through August 21.

Congratulations Dorothy!!

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carylCaryl Bryer Fallert has two pieces in the show Women by Women a new exhibition by The Surface Design Association: North Peninsula Chapter opened June 29 at Pippa’s Real Tea in downtown Port Townsend, WA.  The show will run through the end of August. Fifteen of artists have interpreted the theme, Women by Women, in our respective fiber media to bring you a broad range of images and techniques.

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Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts will be showing the works of some of their level-3 graduates on August 13th and 14th, 2016.   Congratulations to all of the graduates!

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Congratulations to member Barbara Houshmand for her piece entitled The Time Watcher winning People’s Choice Award at the Northwind Art Center’s show “Bits and Pieces”!