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New Local Rep and Latest News

March 1, 2015

Hello to all!  I am Jan Thornton, the new Colorado SDA Rep.  As many of you know, Barb Beasley had to step down after several years in this role.  Many thanks to  Barb for all her support on the SDA blog and for her help getting me started!  I am excited about taking this on and look forward to hearing from each of you.

Laurie Hill Gibb has some exciting news to share:

Up until March 2nd, Monday, you will be able to see a video of my appearance on THE QUILT SHOW, a worldwide online quilting magazine. I share Episode 1512 with the featured guest quilter Debby Schanbel, so you will need to scroll to about 38 minutes into the segment in order to catch my segment.  It was both intimidating and exciting to be part of this experience.  Journey 65, the story of the year long journey I took in my beloved VW van, Turtle, has really had a life of its own.  The Journey has been written about by either me or others in THE QUILT LIFE, SAQA JOURNAL, QUILTING ARTS, and QUILTERS NEWSLETTER.  If you have time in the next few days, give a look.

Laurie’s website: lauriehillgibb.com

Here is a link to her video:

http://thequiltshow.com/watch/show-list/video/latest/show-1512-enhance-your-quilting-menu-with-hand-embroidery?artist_coupon=15121208

SHOWS TO SEE IN MARCH

February 27, 2015

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Brooks Ltd. to Showcase Spring Collection

At Day of Caring Colorado.

Downtown Embassy Suites

March 11, 7-8 PM

Please go to the website for more info and tickets.

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Mary Hertert Fashions at

Fashion Extravaganza

Carbondale Recreation Center

March 13 & 14, 2015, 7 PM

Tickets at Carbondale Arts.

Animals with Attitude

Animals with Attitude

March 6–April 25, 2015

Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St., Ft Collins, CO

Opening Reception March 6, 2015, 5–7 PM

Tuesday—Friday 12:30-5:30

Saturday 1:00-4;00

Closed Sunday to Monday

State Representative Needed

February 26, 2015

It is necessary for me to step down as the Colorado Rep at this time.  I would like to pass along our blog if there is anyone interested in taking over as state rep.  I will be happy to talk to anyone about what I have done, but keep in mind you can create your own vision of what you want for Colorado.  I also have printed materials and computer files I will pass on to help you get started.
Please email or call me if you are interested. bybeasley@yahoo.com or 303-494-8270. Thank you for making my time in this position enjoyable.

February 2015

January 28, 2015

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There is a beginning and end to every flame. From bright spark to mute ash, fire is a process of beguiling and fleeting beauty. It’s an all-in situation, though. There is no turning back from combustion, no reverse reaction. Just the charred ruin left in its wake. Beyond the literal, though, a flame is a symbol for love and passion, as well as the intensity and duration of a relationship.

For the cold month of February, Helikon Gallery will warm things up with a fire-themed group show: “Spark & Ruin: Anatomy of a Flame.” Curated by 1of1 Magazine, the exhibition will feature works by 13 artists that are inspired by the temporary beauty and/or irreversible destruction of fire, treated either literally or figuratively.

Opening reception on February 3rd from 6-10pm,  First Friday Art Walk from 6-10pm February 6th. The exhibit will close on February 24th from 12-5pm.

Receptions:
Tue, Feb 3rd – 6-10pm
Fri, Feb 6th – 6-10pm
Sat, Feb 24th – 12-5pm

Adventures in Fabric

Opening Reception January 30, 5:30-7:00 pm

Lone Tree Art Center, 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree
See a retrospective of Jean Herman’s work including new pieces and work that has just returned from other exhibits. Her fabric collage work will be exhibiting at the Lone Tree Art Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The show runs January 28th through March1 and includes a collection of the small “Musings” pieces.  The center is open M – F 10- 4 pm and during the times various events are occurring.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS

 

NCAR Group or Solo Exhibits

Artists will be selected by jury for solo or group exhibition in the two public galleries of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Individuals interested in submitting their work for consideration may register via the NCAR Community Art Program- UCAR Center for Science Education:

http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/ncar-community-art-program

The deadline for registration is April 1, 2015 at 5pm. There is no fee. Registration may be limited, if necessary. This round of judging will select artists for exhibits June 2015-May 2016, at NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory. Artists are requested to submit three representative pieces of their work and may provide a statement of 100 words or less (optional). Gallery space limits NCAR exhibits to wall-hanging artwork.

The NCAR Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Audrey Lewis at (303)-497-2570 Email: alewis@ucar.edu

NCAR Community Art Program, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, Fax: (303) 497-2411

25 Years of Inspiration Quilt Challenge

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum invites you to help celebrate its 25th anniversary. Create a 25″-square quilt about something that has inspired you during the last 25 years. Was it a person, a place, or an event? All entries will be displayed as part of the museum’s 25th anniversary exhibit, July 30 through October 27, 2015.

Quilts will be judged. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Entry deadline is July 15, 2015. Visit http://www.rmqm.org for more information.

Public Display Space

Erie Community Library has wall space available for the visual arts. There is no fee to display, but there is a form to be completed. We can accommodate one artist if they prefer or if several artists would like to show together, that is fine as well. We are also booking for winter and spring of 2015.

Erie Community Library, 400 Powers, St., Erie. Contact Steph Myers, Librarian.

Art Classroom Space Available in Golden

The Foothills Art Center in Golden has a large art classroom that is underutilized.  Lots of light, tables, chairs, sinks and more for your art group or school group to hold classes!

For more information, rates and availability, please contact:

Eriq Hochuli
Education Coordinator and Preparator
303.279.3922 Ext. 32
education@foothillsartcenter.org

December News

December 8, 2014

HAVE YOU HEARD?

SDA is in need of your support before the end of the year. To pledge your support or find more information please visit the SDA website here.

 

THE QUIET BEAUTY OF THE IMPERFECT

Deidre Adams – The quiet beauty of the imperfect is an article not to be missed at TextileArtist.org.

Colorado artist, Deidre Adams, talks about her influences and process. See more of her work on her website

THE ART OF FIBER: 50 YEARS OF THE HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF BOULDER

Now showing at The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder through January 16, 2015.

Critique Group Meeting

Who: Open to all.

When: The second Saturday of the month. December 13,  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.

 

QUILTS=ART=QUILTS

November 7, 2014

Congratulations to our Colorado SDA members that have work in Quilts=Art=Quilts at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, November 2,2014 – January 4, 2015.

Margaret Abramshe, Arvada

Lisa Call, Denve

Ayn Hanna, Ft Collins

Charlotte Ziebarth, Boulder

“LineScape #36 (Bridges)”, 42 x 69 inches (deconstructed screen-printed cloth, batting, stitching) ©2014 Ayn Hanna

“LineScape #36 (Bridges)”, 42 x 69 inches (deconstructed screen-printed cloth, batting, stitching) ©2014 Ayn Hanna

Ayn Hanna received the Award for Surface Design for her piece, Linescapes #36. Ayn is also exhibiting her work at the Chicago SOFA show this weekend at the Palette Contemporary Art & Craft gallery booth, #1320.

November Art Happenings

November 5, 2014

Denver Arts Week

November 7–15

 

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SDA member Brooks is in booth #204 of the Art Denver Trunk Show. Click here for more info.

 

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Fiber Visions, a group including a number of distinguished, nationally recognized fiber artists, will be presenting an exhibit at the Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, Colorado, this November and December.  For more information about these artists, you can read their group blog, www.fibervisionsartists.blogspot.com.

There will be two first Friday receptions, on November 7th and December 5th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm,

 

 

Critique Group Meeting

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

When: The second Saturday of the month. November 8,  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.

 

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