is 3 weeks away– March 20th.
is 3 weeks away– March 20th.
by LM Wood (Originally Published in SDA Newsblog 03/20/2015)
Poorly lit photographs in unprofessional settings can kill your chances of getting your work selected for a show. Do you know how to set up your art, lights and camera to produce the most effective photographs? LM Wood produces an illustrated list of dos & don’ts to make sure your entries get seen.
Read the full blog article here: http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/shop-talk-good-photography-gets-your-work-selected
LM Wood is an experimental artist living and working in North Carolina – as well as SDA Website Manager. Originally from Minnesota, she pursued a variety of careers before discovering art in college. She received an MFA in Photography fromUniversity of Cincinnati and an MFA in Fibers from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Having been educated in a variety of diverse artistic styles and practices, Wood navigates between the domains of art, craft and technology. Her work is a blend of digital technologies and traditional processes, resulting in hybrid works that elevate process and craft to “high art”.
Guest Blogger: Wendy Huhn
Last year I received a grant from the Surface Design Association to research photo emulsions. I have spent the year working with over a dozen different emulsions, with the artist’s working conditions in mind. My goal was to take most of the guesswork and failures out of this process, and to help artists set up a space that will work within their budget.
Screen Printing Simple to Sublime -Workshop with Wendy Huhn
The focus of this hands-on workshop is to introduce and take the unknown element out of screen printing.
The techniques covered in depth include: Photo Emulsion, Screen Filler & Drawing Fluid .The mediums to be used include: textile paints, thickened dyes, discharge paste, and foils, allowing time to print and explore what happens when the screens and various mediums are layered. The first day will start with assembling low-cost silk screens that each student will keep. Techniques will be taught step by step, so that you are comfortable and understand each one. Time to print and explore what happens when the screens and various mediums are layered is an important feature of the class.
Other subjects that will be discussed are studio safety, how to use Photoshop to convert an image for screen print exposure and how to set up an exposure space. Last but not least, there will be time to print, experiment, push the techniques and troubleshoot.
Visit the Pacific Northwest Art School website to register:
Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, WA, August 14-18, 2014
Phone 360-678-3396/ 866-678-3396
Several weeks has passed since 150+ eager fiber-loving people attended Surface Matters, a symposium, exhibition and studio tour produced by SDA-Washington. A team of SDA volunteers is still working to bring closure to this hugely successful event. Thank you to everyone who returned our request for feedback. We had a 67% return rate on our survey which is really incredible! Most of the response was overwhelmingly positive. Bottom line, most everyone was enriched by their experience at Surface Matters and most everyone is interested in further SDA sponsored happenings. Stay tuned for what is next!!
The program line up for the day-long symposium was power packed!! We will report in more detail about the event in the weeks to come but for now, here are just a few highlights:
After a quick break, attendees attended one of two concurrent sessions:
Lunch time offered more than just food!! Symposium attendees enjoyed delicious box lunches from the Portage Bay Cafe and also had time to network and play!!
After a midday break to fuel and network, attendees choose two of four more concurrent sessions:
And finally, SDA Board Member and Washington State Area Rep Peggy O’Heron shared some thoughts about what is next for SDA in the NW region. An incredible team of volunteers were acknowledged for the hours of work they gave to make Surface Matters happen. The event’s generous sponsors were appreciated and, everyone in attendance experienced an ‘Oprah Moment’ as abundantly stuffed goody bags were distributed to all!