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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi SDA-WA! Here are upcoming activities for and from our members.
We’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
North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area) -For more information, please email email@example.com
North Peninsula –Second Wednesday of the month, please contactJeannie McMacken, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Whidbey Island – please contact Debra Calkins firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
Eligible media: Visual Art Deadline: August 15th, 2016 Submission Fee: $25
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
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
$60 40-minute Critique Session, Saturday, August 20, 2016
$155 Workshop AND Critique Session
IMPORTANT: Include your email address and cell phone number with your check.
CRITIQUE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Contact Sharon Rowley (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com; for questions about the critique sessions, email Sharon Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m sure you are all planning your trip to Richland to view SDA Fiber Fusion 2016 next month. There are so many interesting things to see and visit in the area. Take some time also to enhance your skills at one of our workshops which are being taught in conjunction with the show!
You could begin with An Introduction to Silk Painting – a workshop being taught by SDA-WA member, Rebecca Wachtman. Do you love the idea of painting your a scarf that is uniquely your own, or perhaps you’re thinking bigger – painting fabric for an art project. An Introduction to Silk Painting workshop is just the thing to get your feet wet with a small project that will teach you the basics!
This workshop will be teaching you about working in the Serti Technique. Serti means “closing”, “Wall”, or Fence”…what it really refers to is using a resist to stop the dye from flowing into undesired areas of your painting.
Learn how to select silks, silk dying and painting basics, color mixing and fun texture techniques. Each student will apply resist to create a floral pattern and then paint their own, hand-dyed/hand-painted, 12″ square of silk art. The workshop has a great price too! $50 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $60 for non-members. An Introduction to Silk Painting will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 9am-12pm. Click here for more information the workshop, or visit to www.galleryatthepark.org
Did you know that paint sits on the surface, and that dye chemically bonds with the fabric? The way dyes bond to fabric is the reason why dyed fabrics can be washed and rarely lose color. Continue your Fiber Fusion education with a workshop on resists and dyeing using modern Shibori techniques with the added bonus of getting to take home your own ice-dyeing packet (which you’ll start in class but get to finish on your own).
Rebecca will lead you through several different Shibori-resist techniques which you will bring home as set of samples to inspire you, or to use in your next project. The workshop is titled Resisting Your Dyes with an Ice Kicker, and will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 1pm-4pm. It’s price is $35 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $45 for non-members. Click here for more information on this workshop, or go visit www.galleryatthepark.org
Allied Arts will also be holding a workshop on wool carding called Creative Carding (taught by Kim Perkins). You will look at different grades of wool and other fibers, experiment with color-mixing as you card to get exactly the shade you want, prepare rolags for spinning or make batts for felting. The Creative Carding workshop will be held on June 4th from 2pm-5pm. The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. For more information, click here or visit www.galleryatthepark.org
For more information on all of the workshops available at Allied Arts Gallery, please visit http://www.galleryatthepark.org/adult-workshops/
After the wonderful response to the 2016 traveling exhibition, we now ask
you to turn your attention to our call for instructors.
Will you share your skills and techniques? Have you a particular method
you would like to teach? We would like a good variety of classes, so if you
have some unusual ideas please let us know.
There will be wet and dry facilities available. You can apply to one event
or all four. Children’s and adults’ classes, or short workshops. Take your
pick! We look forward to hearing from you and finding new skills to master.
Surface design Association website has several resources for teachers,
including class planning and activities. See the following link for details
Deadline for teacher proposals for Richland show in June is April 8. For
full information on making a proposal go to:
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.
Here’s An Addtional Opportunity for SDA-WA Members!
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.
You still have one week to enter the
Surface Design Association of Washington State
Inaugural state-wide juried art exhibition by March 20, 2016!
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.
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
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
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.
Attention Eastern WA & Vancouver WA!
BE SEEN THIS JUNE!
Here’s another chance to be part of Fiber Fusion. Eastern WA and Vancouver, WA -area members are invited to submit up to two pieces of art to be displayed in a non-juried regional exhibition. Held in conjunction with our juried Fiber Fusion traveling exhibition in June.
This bonus opportunity provides members a space at Allied Arts in Richland where your work will be seen by all those attending the state-wide show. Best of Region award to be given. You’ll benefit from the exposure and publicity. Be part of the Event of the Year for Washington state SDA members. At least one piece is guaranteed to be displayed. Be part of this exciting event. Deadline: April 30 photo submission.
For more info or to enter the show, please see: Allied Arts Regional Non-Juried Art Show
is 3 weeks away– March 20th.