As always, our members are an active bunch (that’s part of what makes them so interesting!).
Danielle Bodine will be exhibiting her fiber sculptures along with Gordy Edberg’s paintings in a two-artist show at MUSEO Gallery on Whidbey Island. Please join the artists for the opening reception Saturday May 7th, 2016. From 5pm to 7pm.
The show will be held from May 6th through May 29th, 2016
Museo is located at:215 First Street (PO Box 548)
Langley, WA 98260
For more information about MUSEO or the show, please contact# 360-221-7737 or see their website: www.museo.cc
You can also find more information on Danielle’s site: www. Daniellebodine.com
Patti Shaw’s piece “Up In Smoke” made the Materialities Catalog AND is featured at the top of this month’s SDA Fiber & Fabric eNews! (her piece is 3rd from the left!). Congratulations Patti!
Lois Gaylord and her husband Kevin Cain would like to invite you to join us at ‘Sun-House’ studios, part of the 2016 Arts North Studio Tour in North Seattle. The Spring tour is on April 30th & May 1st, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Visit 11 art studios hosting guest artists. View artwork and artisan creations. Chat with artists, learn more about the the creative process! Visit the website to download a map.
Lois is also excited to announce that her piece “Tree of Life” will be part of the 2016 Liturgical & Sacred Art Exhibition at the Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL 62702 Dates: April 30 – May 28, 2016. The Exhibit is part of The Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield. It is a non-profit, inter-faith organization, that was founded in 1995 by clergy, artists and community volunteers interested in expressions of spirituality in the arts. This inter-faith celebration of the arts is presented every two years and has evolved to include a juried liturgical and sacred art exhibit, music celebrations of faith held in local houses of worship, and sharing of religious traditions. http://www.lafspringfield.org
Lois will be the Guest artist at The Fiber Gallery for the PhinneyWood’s BIG art walk on Friday, May 13, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, from noon to 5 p.m. 8212 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
Originally a stand-alone annual event, The BIG One is now the centerpiece of the monthly Art Up PhinneyWood art walks, held the second Friday of each month. The BIG One usually includes 70+ venues and 150+ artists. Because of its long history, it attracts hundreds of art walkers. Friday night, in particular, is a festive occasion and becomes a “neighborhood party.” For more information, please see: https://artupphinneywood.com
Two opportunities to ‘Get your Geek on’ in June. Lois Gaylord and her husband Kevin Cain will be returning to ODDMALL: Emporium of the Weird in Everett. The next big show takes place June 4 & 5, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett,Wa. Conveniently located off I-5. Oddmall features over 130 of the Pacific Northwest most unusual, most talented, most bizarre Artists, Crafters, Authors, Entertainers and more! Oddmall is a cosplay friendly event! We encourage uniqueness with out visitors and vendors. Come spend the day with us in the Emporium of the Weird! Always free admission and plenty of free parking. In addition to over 130 vendors, Oddmall features a stage with live entertainment all day long. A very special area called Fairy Hollow featuring Fairy Princess Lolly, a Fashion Show presented by Dames for Dreams and more!
We will also be at ODDMALL ALLEY at the Georgetown Carnival. Seattle,WA SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2016: 10am – 10pm Over 10,000 in attendance! Oddmall in partnership with the Georgetown Merchants Association is offering 20 premium booths for this years Georgetown Carnival. All of the Oddmall booths are located on Nebraska St. The only way to get to the new Clown Town and the beer garden is to travel down Nebraska St. Last year, The Georgetown Carnival had over 10,000 attendees and it continues to grow each year.
A show not to miss–“Cutting Edge”, an exhibition of the Contemporary QuiltArts Association at the Washington State History Museum (http://www.washingtonhistory.org/), 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington from April 16 to August 21, 2016. The museum has done an exceptional job at displaying the quilts beautifully.
The following are a sampling of SDA WA members pieces in the show (and comes from the CQA Website):
04/25/16 Our apologies – we somehow left out SDA-WA member Katherine Sylvan! Her wonderful art is also included in this lovely show!!
“…And then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils.” by Katherine Sylvan
Artist Statement: My mother’s name was Margaret and her favorite flower was the daffodil. This piece is a memorial to her and a tribute to a time, long gone, when children learned verse which brought comfort and joy into their later years.
Materials & Techniques: Materials: silk; Lanaset, Procion and Vat discharge dyes; textile paint; thread; Misty Fuse. Techniques: dyeing, silk screening, multiple layers of color discharge and over dyeing; stenciling; applique; hand painting; interlacement of two pieces of silk
Dimensions: 38″W x 64″H
Photographer: Robert Block
“On the Move” By Ruth Vincent
Artist Statement: Continuing my cosmological landscape series, this triptych is inspired by the movement of people across the land–from traditional aboriginal migration to modern-day touring from Sydney to Adelaide.
Materials & Techniques: Materials: Hand-dyed cotton fabric, cotton thread, polyester batting, fusible interfacing, commercial printed cotton backing. Techniques: Procion dyeing, textile paint stamping, discharge paste dye removal, piecing, quilting.
Dimensions: 74″W x 30″H
“Denticles 2” By Carla Stehr
Artist Statement: Although shark skin looks smooth, it is covered with tiny tooth-like denticles that can only be seen with a microscope. This is inspired by an image of dogfish shark skin denticles that I photographed with a scanning electron microscope during my career as a Fisheries Biologist.
Materials & Techniques: Materials are cotton fabric, stiff interfacing, wool batting, fabric paint and Liquitex ink. Faced openings were made in the quilt sandwich and then it was quilted with polyester thread. Layers of diluted paint were added after stitching. Stiff double-sided fusible interfacing was used to form the denticles. A grey patterned batik fabric was sewn over the denticle shape (much like facing a collar). Ink and paint were applied to the denticles to enhance the batik fabric. Denticles were inserted through the quilt openings and stitched to a backing of painted fabric.
Dimensions: 35″W x 29″H x 1.5″
Photographer: Carla Stehr
“Trees 1”By Barbara O’Steen
Artist Statement: Whether you see this art as two tree trunks, one hollow stump or something else, the image and words are meant to convey a message of the value we receive from trees standing in a forest; providing oxygen that replaces poisonous carbon dioxide for decades.
Materials & Techniques: Fabrics of wool, cotton pique, cotton/polyester, satin, and cotton batting. Appliqué by hand and machine embroidery and couching with yarn, weaving, knitting, crochet, stuffing, trapunto, quilting.
Dimensions: 25″W x 36″H x 2″D
Photographer: Barbara O’Steen
“River of Light” By Janet Kurjan
Artist Statement: I find inspiration in patterns from nature, such as light coming through the trees during a walk in the woods.
Materials & Techniques: Hand-dyed fabric, machine-pieced, machine quilted with a walking foot.
Dimensions: 52″W x 68″HPhotography: Ken Wagner
“Watch Master” By Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Artist Statement: On any given evening during my growing-up years, you could find my father at his watch-repair bench in a corner of our home, working among draws filled with tens of thousands of sparkling, nearly microscopic watch parts, springs, screws, balance wheels, jewels, stems, faces, hands, and crystals. When he died at the age of 103, the twelve-drawer cabinet which sat next to his workbench, still contained all its tools and glowing little parts, organized in rows of tiny tins, capsules, and clear plastic boxes.
Materials & Techniques: Original photography, digital printing, watch movements, watch faces, cotton fabric, wool batting, polyester thread. This is a completely double sided piece.
Dimensions :53″W x 53″H
Photographer: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Other SDA Members in the show:
Digital images at http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/ExhibitFiles/CuttingEdge.html.