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Looking for a Resource to Print Wallpaper

July 5, 2014

I was contacted by Ashley, who is  looking for a Denver area resource to print wallpaper.  Each roll will need to be 27″ x 9 yards, preferably trimmed.  Ideally, she would like to find a screen printer, not a digital printer or a hand screen printer. She goes on to say:

I’d like to place orders for 50 – 100 rolls at a time.  Most patterns we’ll offer, we’ll reprint for about 3-5 years.  I’d love to support a local business.  So, if you happen to know of any businesses that would be a good fit for my project, please let me know.

You may contact her directly at: aeallen80@hotmail.com

THE FUTURE OF FIBER – ARTIST PANEL

July 4, 2014

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There was a panel discussion June 7, 2014 in conjunction with the Contemporary Fibers exhibit, curated by Carol Ann Waugh at Helikon Gallery. Click here for the audio recording of the panel. Keep checking back for the audio recording of the Q&A session and the video.

July Announcements

July 2, 2014

Show Proposal for SDA Colorado Members

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Show opportunity: The SDA members who traveled to Color Creek in Grand Junction decided that it would be worthwhile putting in a group SDA CO member application to show at the Western Slope Center for the Arts (The Art Center). The application needs to be in by end of August (I [Mary Hertert] will write it) supported by 10 strong photographs of SDA CO member’s work that represents the theme.

The show’s theme is Art Cloth — 3-5 yards created or surfaced so that the cloth makes its own statement. The cloth will be hung from the ceilings so that it can be viewed from all sides. There is wall space for smaller pieces. The purpose of the show is to celebrate the cloth, in this case defined as a single uncut embellished (dyed, painted, printed, stitched, etc) piece of cloth meant to be displayed as art.

The application is for 2016 so I don’t need any hard commitments from anyone just yet but I do need quality photos from individuals who have and do create art cloth. These photos can be details or images of your work hanging in an art cloth exhibit. These are mostly to give the selection committee clear understanding of:

a) what is meant by art cloth,

b) scope of variety of work by CO SDA members and

c) examples of how it can be displayed in an exhibit.

 

Please get back to me as soon as possible with any of the following:

  • If you are interested in participating in this show and are willing to have your name listed in the proposal
  • If you have photos of work that you are willing to include
  • If you are willing to edit the proposal (that would help me no end)

 

—Mary Hertert, colorcreek49@gmail.com

 

Critique Group Meeting

Who: SDA members and people who may want to join SDA.

When: The second Saturday of the month. July 12,  from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Where: Hearthstone Cohousing Common House

Laurie Gibb: resident

4700 W. 37th Ave  (Address for the Common House)

Denver, CO

Laurie’s phones:  Cell: 303-455-1612   Home 303-455-9324

General location:  Between Federal Blvd and Sheridan Blvd in Northwest Denver.

From the East part of Denver:  Take 38th Ave West.  Main streets you will pass are Federal Blvd., Tennyson Blvd (the old entrance to Elitch Gardens). Go to Winona St.  Turn left (south) on Winona St. (it runs in front of Sprouts Market).  Winona St. dead ends on 37th Ave.  (Winona is only two blocks long here).  You will see a larger building which has a cupola on top right at the end of Winona.  It is robin egg blue building and has white trim and a white porch running across the front.  This is the Common House, our meeting place.  Park anywhere you can find a place on 37th or on Winona.  Go to the porch.  The door should be unlocked.  If not, come to the courtyard side of the building.  There are 2 entrances.

 

Opening Receptions and Exhibits

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SIX FACES   OF EVE: Variations of a Shared Language

June 13 – July 25, 2014
Closing Reception: Friday, July 25 6-9 pm
Leona Lazar – Sculpture                           Aliki McCain – multimedia
Keri Mills – photography                           Susan Brooks – textiles
Mandy Scott – multimedia                           Kathryne Hart – mixed media
Six women artist exploring Art by women About women. The exhibit explores vulnerable issues and the journey of healing. Asking the question: is there a common language being spoken by these artists that is influenced by their gender?
ArtHaus – 3343 Larimer Street in RiNo Art District 303-292-1965
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“Vibrancy,” Jean Herman’s 2014 Solo Exhibit Opens at aBuzz Gallery July 24

The exhibit will be at aBuzz Gallery between July 24 and August 16. ABuzz is located at 3340 Walnut Street in Denver’s RiNo Art District. Please plan to attend the opening reception on Thursday, July 24 from 6-9 p.m. The gallery will be open on Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Please call Jean Herman at 303-596-4685 to schedule an appointment. A closing reception and artist’s talk will take place on August 9 at 3 p.m.

 

 

Contemporary Fiber at Helikon Gallery

June 8, 2014

The Thursday night opening of Contemporary Fiber at Helikon Galley was well attended, as was the panel discussion on Saturday. The 2-hour discussion was recorded as audio and video. Both will be available soon. I will post the links here on the blog when they are available. Until then you might be interested in some of the other coverage in local media.

Colorado Public Radio chose this exhibit as one of five “must do” events for art lovers to see this last weekend. You can listen to the promo until June 12, 2014.

Crave Magazine also did a write up with a few photos of the exhibit.

JUNE HAPPENINGS

May 24, 2014

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Five Artists Talk About the Future of Contemporary Fiber

Saturday: June 7, 2014 • 10am — 12pm

Helikon Gallery, 3675 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO

Sponsored by the regional associations of the Surface Design Association and the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Helikon Gallery will host a panel discussion of the state of fiber art today and its future.  Anyone interested in fiber art as a medium is welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

The panel will be moderated by Carol Ann Waugh the five participants are: Regina Benson, Jo Fitsell, Jeffrey Richards, Sara Rockinger, and Ray Tomasso.

Opening reception for Contemporary Fiber: Colorado Invitational 2014 is June 5, 2014 • 6 – 10PM * Helikon Gallery

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Barbara Gilhooly Pattern Language

June 6—July 26, 2014

Opening Reception: June 6, 2014 • 6 – 10PM

Metro Frame Works. 4400 Tennyson, Denver, CO

Learn more about Barbara and see her work at www.barbaragilhooly.com

Estes Park Wool Market

June 7 – 8, 2014

Wool Market is the largest fiber fest in the West. New for 2014 is live music Saturday and Sunday night, kids tractor rides, expanded vendor barn and a beer and wine garden. More information can be found here.

 Gilpin Arts in Central City

68th Annual Regional Juried show

June 7 – August 10, 2014

Opening Reception: June 7, 2014 • 5 – 8PM

Washington Hall Gallery, 117 Eureka St, Central City, CO

For more information www.gilpinarts.org

May News

May 6, 2014

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Five Artists Talk About the Future of Contemporary Fiber

Saturday, June 7, 201410am — 12pm

Helikon Gallery, 3675 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO

Sponsored by the regional associations of the Surface Design Association and the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Helikon Gallery will host a panel discussion of the state of fiber art today and its future.  Anyone interested in fiber art as a medium is welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

The panel will be moderated by Carol Ann Waugh the five participants are: Regina Benson, Jo Fitsell, Jeffrey Richards, Sara Rockinger, and Ray Tomasso.

Contemporary fiber art encompasses a wide variety of materials, from textiles, wood, thread, paper, yarn, and organic materials that are turned into fine art by using techniques such as weaving, felting, machine stitching, embroidery, painting, printing, and dyeing.  The five panelists each represent a different part of this emerging and exciting artistic medium and they will share their experiences and vision for what’s next in the fiber art world.

Helikon Gallery is a family-owned and operated art gallery in the River North Art District (RiNo).   We seek to inspire our visitors through artistic exhibition, education, and the presence of a creative community.

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SDA Retreat in Grand Junction set for June 21st and 22nd with a Rendezvous in Aspen on the 20th.

June 20th-22nd are the set dates for the SDA Retreat in Grand Junction at ColorCreek-Fiber Art,   1150 N. 25th St, Grand Junction CO. (970) 778-5985

This is what Mary Hertert of ColorCreek proposes:

• Friday June 20th – those who can, meet in Aspen to see the exhibit by Ernesto Neto – Brazilian visual artist. Following a tour of the exhibit everyone drives to Grand Junction meeting in time for dinner together. This would hopefully allow others who cannot make it to the exhibit opportunity to get to GJ Friday evening. This would also be a good outing for those who can come Friday but not attend the rest of the weekend.

• Saturday June 21st – spend the day playing with fabric, dyes and surfacing techniques. I have a great studio with large tables, stove, washer/dryer, hang lines, steamers, dyes and lots of accessory dyeing chemicals (discharge, thickener, potato dextrin, urea) along with a thermofax for creating silk screens.  What happens this day can be very structured, or based on a few willing to share techniques or completely free-form. This will be decided by those who are attending.

• Sunday June 22nd – Wrap up projects and open (or continue) a discussion about doing a Colorado SDA proposal for a group show at the Western Center for the Arts in GJ.  We can visit the center so that those who are interested in helping create a proposal can see the facility. Am looking for a show sometime in 2016.To help defray costs $60 for the weekend for materials and utilities.

I can also help find lodging for those who don’t wish to stay in a hotel. I would also suggest bringing hiking shoes for evening or early morning hikes, yoga gear for those who indulge in yoga practices (some really good instructors here) and leave plenty of time for dye and textile exploration. I can also help find hotels near downtown Grand Junction for easy access to restaurants, evening entertainment and the shop.

Please contact me at Colorcreek49@gmail.com, with questions, with a desire to come or to let me know that yes – you want to come but the dates are wrong.  I am happy to set up two different retreats (maybe a maxi for the majority and a mini for at least 4 people). I can also push the dates out to July in which case I would choose July 4th to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.I am hopeful that there are several SDA members out there who will be interested in this event.  I would love to reconnect with the Colorado group and be able to play a bit.

Mary Hertert

Colorcreek49@gmail.com

 

Deadline for The Art of Fiber Approaching

The Art of Fiber…Celebrating Fifty Years of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder

A series of events is being planned for this grand occasion: special guild programs, a luncheon with prominent speaker, and especially an exhibition at the Dairy Center for the Arts from Dec 5, 2014-Jan 16, 2015. The exhibit will include both a historical time line showing the evolution of the guild and an invitational segment featuring renowned guild artists. The juried portion of this exhibit is open to all current and former guild members to enter, and the prospectus and entry form can be found at handweaversofboulderentry.org. Deadline for entry is June 30, 2014.

If you are currently, or have been a member of HGB in the past you are encouraged to enter the show.

 

 

May Critique Meeting

Who: SDA members and people who may want to join SDA.

When: The second Saturday of the month. May 10,  from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Where: Hearthstone Cohousing Common House

Laurie Gibb: resident

4700 W. 37th Ave  (Address for the Common House)

Denver, CO

Laurie’s phones:  Cell: 303-455-1612   Home 303-455-9324

General location:  Between Federal Blvd and Sheridan Blvd in Northwest Denver. Complete direction can be found with the March Critique blog.

 

 

Elizabeth Alpaca Showcase 2014

April 24, 2014

AlpacasSaturday May 10th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday May 11th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Casey Jones Park. Come join the fun.
www.Elizabethalpacashowcase.com
Event and Parking is free to the public. Public is welcomed and encouraged!
Come see, touch and learn about alpacas. Fiber Demonstrations, Seminars on becoming an Alpaca Breeder, Vendors with alpaca products. BREEDERS come show off your breeding program and talk to other breeders about theirs. Go to http://www.elizabethalpacashowcase.com for more details. Located on the corner of Highway 86 & County Road 17, at Casey Jones Park in beautiful Elizabeth, CO.

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