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Volunteers for Colorado Rep

April 3, 2016

Hi everyone, I will be stepping down as rep at the end of April.  If anyone is interested in taking on the role of SDA Colorado rep, please contact me at jmthornton7@msn.com. Thank you!  Wishing each of you all the best in your art projects!

Local Author Request

February 21, 2016

Local author, Andy Stanton, is currently developing a book on 3D Fabric Art.  She is looking for artists who may be interested in contributing to the book.  Here is her request:

Author seeks 3D fabric/cloth art, specifically sculptures made primarily of cloth, for a book, Dimensional Cloth Art Sculptures by Contemporary Textile Artists. Installations considered. No dolls, woven tapestries, cords (unless comprised of wrapped fabric), or wearables. Author has secured a publisher (Schiffer). Needs photos and for artists to fill out a questionnaire, release, contract. Deadline: May 1st.

Contact: andystanton@comcast.net

Colorado Weavers Day

February 19, 2016

Pike’s Peak Weavers Guild is hosting Colorado Weavers Day this year.  Here is some information:

Colorado Springs  Colorado Weavers Day Conference, Sat, May 21, 2016 at University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway).  Keynote speakers, seminars, lunch and more.  For more information and to register (now – May 10th), go to www.pikespeakweavers.org/cwd

Local Shows and Call for Artists

February 5, 2016

There are a number of fiber related art shows ongoing in the area. I had a chance to attend two of them over the last couple weeks. The art at both shows is amazing! The first was at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (www.rmqm.org) called No Girls Allowed! which featured quilts made by men.  Show runs until April 26. Here are two of my favorites from the show:

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John Hermann, Rainbow Lightning

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David Taylor, Did You Wash Your Beak?

The second show was at the Foothills Art Center (www.foothillsartcenter.org) called The Engaged Object and runs until March 26. This features art from many media such as fiber, glass and ceramics by a wide range of artists, many of them local. The theme is art as a statement to address societal and environmental issues. There were a surprising number of fiber artists which was wonderful to see. Roxanne Schwartz’s Climate Change Series addressed water pollution and climate change. Elizabeth Mesa-Gardo’s Then & Now: Light Bulb dealt with commodities being brought into Cuba to help citizens.

Other Shows in the Area

Art of Wellness exhibit at PACE Center (www.parkerarts.org) through Feb 27 shows Creations fiber art exhibit that has traveled to Adventists Hospitals in the area.

Gay Lasher has a piece at the Arvada Center (www.arvadacenter.org) Art of the State show through March 27.

Carol Ann Waugh’s show Conversations – Significant Years is at ABuzz Gallery (www.aBuzzGallery.com) through March 19.

Much to do!

Don’t forget…….

PACE Call for Artists is open through March 21. This is a surface design focused juried show and an excellent opportunity for you to show your new work.  For more details:

PACE Call for Artists

Happy Holidays

December 23, 2015

Wishing each of you peace and joy in this holiday season! Thank you for being part of SDA!

Gay E. Lasher’s Playing In Traffic show at Abuzz Gallery

September 22, 2015

Gay E. Lasher (www.gayelasher.com) shows her latest body of work, Playing In Traffic, at aBuzz Gallery, 3340 Walnut St., Denver, CO 80205 from September 24-October 17.  Frustrated by traffic havoc caused by the profusion of construction projects in Denver, Gay’s expresses her impatience with this aspect of modern life in computer-altered abstract textile compositions filled with chaotic shapes and saturated color.  Opening reception is September 24 from 6-9pm, First Friday is October 2 from 6-9pm, Artist Talk is October 10 at 2pm with gallery open 1-4pm and closing reception is October 17, 12-4pm.  Hope to see you at one of these events.

No Exit

No Exit

PACE Fiber Innovations II Call for Artists

September 17, 2015

The Call for Artists has just been posted for Fiber Innovations II. Mary Ellen Williams, Executive Director of the Foothills Art Center (foothillsartcenter.org) will be the juror. Submittals must be postmarked by March 21, 2016. The link for the Call is: http://co-parkerpace.civicplus.com/2055/Call-For-Artists.

Regina Benson Water Marks Show at Ice Cube Gallery

Regina (reginabenson.com) explores the environmental, social and historical issues surrounding the abundance and scarcity of water. She creates an experience of rivers, sea sides, and tide pools: past, present and future – immersed in depths and revealed in cracked beds of forgotten waterfalls and eddies. Her show runs September 17 through October 10. Opening reception is Friday, September 18, 5 – 9 pm. Artist talk is September 26, 2 pm. For more information on Ice Cube Gallery go to www.icecubegallery.com.

Deconstructive Silk Screening Workshop with Susan Brooks

Susan (susanbrookstextileartist.com) held an incredible workshop last Tuesday on Deconstructive Silk Screening. She spent the first hour discussing techniques and materials as well as sharing her work. After that she set us up in her studio space where we began making our silk screens. Completed screens were set in the sun to dry. After lunch, we began to pull prints. Everyone had wonderful fabric for their next projects. It was a great experience! I am already getting set up for my next round of fabric!

Susan Brooks Demonstration on Deconstructive Screen Printing

Susan Brooks Demonstration on Deconstructive Screen Printing

Fabric Sample from Workshop

Fabric Sample from Workshop

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