Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WSSA Workshop

Market Basket Workshop


November 6th, 2013 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm and Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 4622 South Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78745
 
 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Repurposing Art In The Natural Dye Garden

GREENMEME / MAP 2013 AT UNT, DENTON

Working with University of North Texas fiber’s students and UNT artist / teacher, Lesli Robertson, Greenmeme designed and produced a canopy and seating area from repurposed nautical rope previously used in a public sculpture in Long Beach, CA. Titled "Knotty Nest", this MAP 2013 project includes a permanent seating and a shade canopy out of repurposed materials from a public art piece in Long Beach, California for the new Natural Dye Garden at UNT. The idea for this piece evolved after several conversation between Janeil Engelstad / MAP and Lesli Robertson at UNT. Titled "Knotty Nest" this a collaborative, participatory project developed for the greater Denton community.

 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

 

September 5-27, 2013
The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein
Public Artist Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-7 p.m., Jones Auditorium, Ragsdale Center
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery, ARTS Building








In a multi-media exhibition, the artist visually and viscerally answers the questions: Can Wonder Woman Cra-ac-ck Gender Stereotypes?—Are we in the midst of a Gender Revolution?—Are there new definitions for masculinities and femininities in today’s culture and do they see Parity/Protection/Peace as a goal? Artist-activist Linda Stein will bring The Fluidity of Gender to our campus with a talk (6pm) about BRAVERY, which includes scenes from when Stein was duped into being in the movie Borat and also scenes from 30 Rock and Grand Theft Auto. A reception (7-8:30pm) in the Fine Arts Gallery will include a performance by St Edward's students. Invite your family and friends!
www.LindaStein.com

AFA Fiber On The Edge


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Printmaking Demo by Ruthie Powers @ Mockingbird Domestics

 
Improvisational Screen Printing with Ruthie Powers
Saturday, July 20 from 10 to 2:00
Mockingbird Domestics, 2151 South Lamar in Austin
SDA member Ruthie Powers will demonstrate printing with silk screens and thickened dyes on textiles. She enjoys improvising and thinking on her feet as she creates beautiful colored dye patterns on silk and cotton. Among the tools in her bag of tricks is her collection of bold geometric rubber stamps that she uses with the screens. The stamps from her Next Signal Designs collection will be available for sale during the demo.
Ruthie Powers is one of Mockingbird Domestics’ artists. Her contemporary prints on paper are available in the store.
 
 

Cardo's Farm Project Relief Printing Workshop


Monday, July 15, 2013

Materials: Hard and Soft

Materials: Hard & Soft

February 7- April 4, 2014

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it's 27th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.

Juror

Judy Gordon is an arts advocate and collector in Austin, Texas. She is Chair of the Craft Emergency Releif Fund (CERF+) Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Campaign for CERF's Future. In 1985, she co-founded the American Craft Exposition, an annual juried craft show held in Evanston, Illinois. She has served on the American Craft Council Board of Trustees and held several executive committee positions, including Chair of the Show Committee and has served on several juries including CraftNY and ACE. Since moving to Austin in 1999, she has served as Advisor and Chair of Friends of the Art of the Pot, an annual pottery studio tour, on the Board of Advisors of the Austin Museum of Art, and she is a docent emeritas at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas. She has a BSS (Bachelor of Science in Speech) degree from Northwestern University and is a former Creative Dramatics teacher.
 
 

Monday, July 1, 2013

FASA Satellite Group and SDA Texas Quarterly Meeting



FASA Satellite Group
Satellite group update: At the recent Surface Design Association Conference, members met by regions to discuss matters of interest & concern. Diane Sandlin, Executive Director of SDA proposed that local SDA members might wish to meet quarterly for networking & sharing of ideas and techniques. It was noted that the FASA Satellite group provided a model for such a meeting and was already established. At the FASA Board meeting of 29 MAY several members had expressed an interest in establishing relations with local fiber groups for purposes of sharing information and speakers. The synchronicity of these ideas generated a lot of enthusiasm.
              Miki Rodriguez, Member Services Coordinator for SDA and FASA member and Caryl Gaubatz offered to coordinate a joint meeting between the FASA Satellite Group and local SDA members. Doerte Seale, FASA Satellite representative will host this joint meeting at Seale Studios on 7 JULY ( the day before the FASA General meeting and regular meeting time for the Satellite group). The format for the meeting will be the same as regular Satellite meetings: No business meeting, no refreshments, members are seated in a circle and take turns sharing their work, describing workshops they have taken, art books or articles they have read, or new products they have used. Critiques may be sought for work in progress.
               Miki Rodriguez will present part of the incredible SDA Swatch Collection.The Swatch Collection is comprised of over 250 individual 12” x 12” fabric samples created by SDA members. The samples run the full range of techniques used in surface design. It is hoped that this collection will inspire those present to make and donate 12" samples of their own work to the DSA Swatch Library.
      The Surface Design Association also has a program known as Small Events Grants.The purpose of the Small Event Grant is to support program-related expenses for local and regional SDA member activities. Funds may be used for curated, group, and juried exhibitions of SDA members’ works, and for SDA-sponsored lectures, workshops, and local or regional
meetings.
            One does not have to be an SDA member to such lectures or workshops. Only exhibition support requires that all participants be members.
There will be lots of interested ideas generated at the next Satellite Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 7 July from 4-6 pm at Seale Studios, 415 Burr Rd.
Please RSVP to Doerte Weber if you plan on attending, so adequate seating can be provided.

Sunday, June 23, 2013





Label from UNT's 'Shred to Sell' sustainability program


Article as published in HandEye Magazine online detailing the sustainability efforts by the Fibers Department @ The University of North Texas.

http://handeyemagazine.com/content/shred-sell






 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Delaney Smith student work @ In*ter*face


Knebix, 2013
Delaney Smith

"I cast repurposed dead proofs from the printmaking department onto CNC routed letters to create nonsensical words. I focused on texture-the actual texture of the paper, and the oral texture of the words as they are formed in the mouths of viewers. The circular shape hints at the daily process of creating the piece. The repetitious cycle of casting individual pieces became a regular rhythm in my life."

You can see this piece on view for SDA’s exhibition, in•ter•face Linked Up, at the UTSA Downtown gallery in San Antonio, TX from June 6th to July 31.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

HAFA Gallery/Fashion show call for entries


 
Gallery/Fashion Show 2013
*call for entries May 15- June 15*
 
Art for Art’s Sake 2013
Oct 23-Nov 10
Opening Reception Oct 26, 7-9 PM

Gallery M Squared
339 19th Street
Houston, TX 77008

HAFA’s 2013 annual juried gallery show is named Art for Art’s Sake and will open Oct 23, 2013. Entries must be primarily fiber and can be wall hangings, sculpture pieces, dolls and clothing. All entries will be juried into the show by Victoria Lightman. All pieces will be for sale. See the Gallery Show Prospectus, for timeline of entry/delivery/pick up dates.

In addition to the juried entries for the gallery show, which must remain for the duration of the show, there will be featured a non-juried exhibition/display of fiber art and its process including dressed mannequins. The exhibition will remain for the duration of the show. No exhibition pieces will be for sale. Exhibition pieces will be arranged for by Carol Watson, Co-Chairman of Art for Art’s Sake.

On Oct 26, during the opening reception at Gallery M Squared, 7-9 PM, there will be a fashion show which will feature outer wear garments made by Houston Area Fiber Artists. The style show will only be presented at the opening reception. The fashion show will be a walk through of models in a relaxed manner that will allow the patrons to sip and see and mix and mingle among the stationary and wall art that will be on display. Original wearables will be in the form of coats, vests, jackets, pull-on and pull-over garments that are simple and easy to take on and off the models. All garments in the fashion show will be for sale. All unsold garments in the style show must be taken home by the artists at the end of the reception. See Fashion Show Prospectus for time line of entry/delivery/pick up dates. The Fashion Show Prospectus is available @ www.fiberhouston.org.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

IQF call for entries


The International Quilt Festival
presents
Handwork Showcase: Quilt, Knit, Stitch
Registration from April 22, 2013 to June 28, 2013
 
Festival Handwork Showcase: Quilt, Knit, Stitch
International Quilt Festival will showcase the art of handwork in a special exhibit, Festival Handwork Showcase: Quilt, Knit, Stitch . This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, October 26 - November 3, 2013. We would also like to retain pieces for possible exhibit at our other International Quilt Festivals throughout 2014.
Exhibit will be composed of three different categories:

1) Knit work (e.g. knitting, crocheting)
2) Needlework (e.g. cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint)
3) Quilts made completely by hand or having knit work, needlework, or both incorporated in over 50% of the quilt top.
You may submit a total of two items per category for our consideration. Quilts must be a minimum of 25" x 25". Knitting and needlework pieces do not have size requirements. There is no "made after" date requirement. It is important to clearly explain any special requirements for displaying your piece on your entry form.
There is no overall theme for this exhibit. Items will be juried in based on creativity and technique.
for more information please visit:

http://www.callforentrieshandwork.com/

Friday, April 5, 2013

Report on 2013 SDA conference




SDA At a Glance

April 3, 2013

* San Antonio Conference stats:

-Registrants are at 204 (with 9 students)

-WORKSHOPS
-FULL Brandeis, Bruning, Kelman, Grabowski, Abrams,
Eichler-Messmer
-ALMOST FULL Adams (4) and White (5)
- FEWER THAN 4 - True, Leary, James, von Busch,
Alexanders, Gilsdorf
- CANCELLED Janice Arnold cancelled her workshop
for family emergency reasons.

- If the class isn't going to make, we will inform all concerned by
4/15

-Pre-conference fiber tour has been expanded to a second coach can
handle up to 40. Currently, we have 29

-As of 3-29, we're at***95%*** of our room block with the Crowne
Plaza.

-Fundraising cocktail party with President Jane Dunnewold 25

-Portfolio reviews - 9

-Vendors and trunk show are nearing capacity.

-DEADLINES and DETAILS

- Special room rate of $109 at the Crowne Plaza will be
honored until 5/1/13.

-Additional fee will be charged for WIFI in guest rooms except for those
negotiated for staff and board.

-After 5/1/13, a late fee of $40 will be added to registration.

-Day passes will be available at conference registration desk

- $150 for members; $175 for non-members.

- Lucky us. California Fibers approved their Beyond the
Boundaries award for $250 to be granted at the members'
show-Connections.

-Fashion show will be open to guests after 5/1/13
charge is $45.

-Full refunds on registration (less $30 admin fee) will be

granted until 4/15/13. No refunds after that date.

-SDA Auction is receiving a wide variety of interesting donations.

-Conference web pages are complete!!! Thanks to the dynamic duo team of
LM and Leesa. You make us look so good.

* Congratulations to Ellen Johnsen for securing a regular, full-time
job with USPS commencing on 4-8. Since SDA is her "favorite
part-time job," Ellen will continue working with us in a transition
capacity handling for the most part, the retrieval of mail from
the Sebastopol post office box as well as our merchandise fulfillment.
Following the conference, we will transition remaining duties and change
the mailing address.

* SDJ to the publisher! Marci and Dale have finished up the Spring
2013 edition and it's off to Sheridan for printing and distributing.
Karen Crisp, our still somewhat new advertising manager, had a major
role in this issue with an uptick of ads. Thanks everyone!

* Second direct mailing. Deborah Kruger and the
Marketing/Communica tions committee are sending a direct mail letter to
5000 subscribers of Quilting Arts. Letter should land in their mailboxes
next week just in time to plan for the conference. We hope.

* Nominating Committee consisting of Ann Graham, Susie Krage
and Deborah Levine has developed procedures for vetting potential board
candidates.

* Awards and Grants - Naomi Adams reports -Personal Development Grant
funds to 2 members - Bonie Shupe ($1500) and Wendy Huhn ($500). Small
event grants will be announced in the next few days.

Diane N. Sandlin

Executive Director, Surface Design Association

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

UNT Fibers Exhibition

 
 
18:00 until 20:00
 
 
  • Artists: Analise Minjarez, Brittany Harris, Morgan Kuster, and Julie Shipman

    April 13th - May 3rd
    Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13th from 6-8 pm


    ... Commencing April 13th, Innate features art work of four Fiber students from the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. Through form and color, the work in this show draws inspiration from the artists’s connection to nature. Growing up in various natural environments, attraction to the fiber medium came as second nature. Living in an environment filled with the artificial, they aspire to return to a natural way of being through art making. These thoughts are expressed though processes including netting, weaving, watercolor, felt, and cellulose fabric.

    Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange
    837 W. 7th St.
    Dallas, TX


    Gallery hours:
    Tuesday - Friday, 1 pm - 6 pm
    Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Monday, April 1, 2013

    Fiber Art Now Magazine Call For Submissions

    Fiber Art Now Magazine


    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Do you want to see YOUR work on the pages of FIBER ART NOW Magazine? We are looking for works of fiber art to feature in our SUMMER 2013 issue. The theme of our latest themed collection is "FLORA and FAUNA". Please choose your best work appropriate for the topic. Our editorial team will review all submissions received and may select your image to feature in the magazine. Your submission should include all of the following information (incomplete submissions will not be considered). Please email your submission to ElenaRosenberg@FiberArtNow.net. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues.

    DEADLINE: April 12, 2013

    1) Image File (JPG, etc) of your submission, sized at about 600 pixels on the shortest side
    2) Title of submitted work, dimensions, and a brief description (1-2 sentences max) of the technique used
    3) Brief statement about you and your work (sufficient length: one short paragraph)
    4) Link to your artist website, if any


    Important: If your work is selected, you will be asked to provide, on short notice, a high-resolution (300 dpi, sized to 4"x6" or larger) image file of your work. AND, if the photographer of the work is someone other than you, you will need to secure their permission to publish the photograph.

    Sunday, March 24, 2013

    Naomi Wanjiku

     
     San Antonio based SDA member Naomi Wanjiku has been invited to the 14th Triennial of Tapestry that will be presented by Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Poland.
     The work:  Magomano - Confluence will be part of this exhibition.  
    for more images please visit http://naomiwanjiku.com
     
     
     
     

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    Call for Entries







     
     
    for more information please visit:
    http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/txqm2/entries.html
     



    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

       

                     Lotus Circle Fiber Art Studios Open House

     

    Saturday, March 2

    1pm to 4pm

     

    Studio 1 - Wildflower Wools

    Dawn Hummer

     

    Studio 2 - Surface Design

    Jean Dahlgren, Lynne Allen

     

    Studio 3 - Weaving

    Sandra Doak, Sue Anne Sullivan,

    Cathy Swindle

     

    Clothing Design Studio

    Monika M./Monika Astara

     

    275 Lotus Circle, Austin, TX  78737

    Sunday, January 13, 2013


    A message from the State Rep, Jean Dahlgren:

    Remember the meeting where we were going to re-purpose bags for the Conference?
    It's back!
     
    Saturday January 19, 2013
    10:00 a.m
     
    Jane's former studio at Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church
     
    1101 W. Woodlawn
    San Antonio, TX 78201
    Bring bags and your imagination.
    Art supplies will be available for our use.

    Friday, January 4, 2013





    Online applications for all 3 SDA Members' shows will be available January 7, 2013 to coincide with online registration for the conference.

    Deadlines for submissions:

    Fabricate Members' Fashion Show: March 1, 2013
    Connections Members' Show: April 1, 2013
         
    Linked Up Student Members' Show: March 31, 2013

    Find submissions guidelines to all 3 in•ter•face 2013 SDA Members' shows here

    SDA looks forward to your participation in these events that promote the outstanding work of our members

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

    University of North Texas Fiber Show @ The Panhandle House

     
     

     I recently attended the University of North Texas Fiber Exhibition @ The Panhandle House in Denton. It was great to see what the students have been up to lately!!!
     

     
    Alice Chang

    Alice Chang
     

     
    Analise Minjarez

    Analise Minjarez
     
    Brittany Hammond

    Brittany Hammond



    Erika Sheets


     





     

    Hanna Blevins


    Hanna Blevins



     


    Julie Shipman

    
    Julie Shipman

     

    UNT Show Continued

    Viviana Belmares

    Viviana Belmares

    Sarah Westrup

    Sarah Westrup




    
    Brittany Harris
    Brittany Harris

    Rebecca Wright

    Rebecca Wright

    Caridad Cardenty
    Morgan Custer