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Friday, March 30, 2018

April 2018 News

On View


Don't miss Leslie Roth's and Linda Finkelstein's work in the current show at Studio Place Arts, in which 20 local artists bring to life fantastical, imaginative creatures of the non-human variety.

Pleased to Meet You!


"Borrower", detail by Leslie Roth

March 27 - May 12, 2018
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main St.
Barre, VT
802.479.7069
Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri, 11am-5pm, Sat. Noon - 4pm
Opening Reception & BASH (Big Arty SPA Happening): Friday April 20, 7-9pm
Enjoy great art, music & eats - and help raise funds for SPA art programs. Musical performance by Old Rocket, a Southern Old-Time String band including Dana and Susan Robinson, and special guest Tom MacKenzie. Cash bar. Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of event.

Workshop Event

Natural Materials Weaving Workshop



by Susan Raber Bray
Saturday, July 28, 2018  10am - 4pm
Edgewater at the Falls
One Mill Street
Middlebury, VT
edgewatergallery.co

Rediscover the natural world by learning to weave with local found materials such as weeping willow branches, grasses, flower stems, stalks, cattails, Queen Ann's Lace, tree and shrub prunings, and any stalk you can find in your garden or field. Focus during this workshop will be on making 2-dimensional pieces such as wall hangings, place mats, table runners, floor mats, and window shades. Students will use a simple loom provided by Susan. If possible please collect materials to bring to the workshop.

Come join Susan and become more aware of our environment as a source of materials, inspiration, and inquiry!

Cost is $150 for the 1-day workshop and includes 5 hours of instruction plus 1 hour break with a catered lunch.
Call Edgewater at the Falls at 802.458.0098 for more information or to register.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 2018 News

Lots of news from our members this month...

On View


Don't miss mixed-media / knitted sculptures created by Frog Hollow grant recipient Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, which will be on view at Frog Hollow for the month of March. 

Exhibit of Work Produced with Frog Hollow's 2017 Grant Round


"Water's Edge" by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

March 2 - 31, 2018
85 Church Street
Burlington, VT
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 5-8pm
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10am-6pm, Sun., 12-5pm

Special Note: Member Dianne Shullenberger will also be part of this show, exhibiting colored pencil pieces.


Lynn Ocone's work will be part of a spring exhibit celebrating the art of felting


Never Felt Better: Fiber Transformed


"From Beneath II" by Lynn Ocone

March 23 - April 8, 2018
241 Main Street
Vergennes, VT
Opening Reception: Friday, March 23, 5-8pm
Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sun. 12-5pm, Mon. & Tues. by chance or appt.
802.877.3850


Dianne Shullenberger's textile collages will be on view with Susan Wahlrab's paintings in a two-person show

Deep Into Nature


"Autumn Marsh" by Dianne Shullenberger


March 24 - May 20, 2018
17 Towne Farm Lane
Stowe, VT
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sun. 10am-5pm


Elizabeth Fram will be pairing her Shibori-dyed and embroidered pieces with daily sketches in her upcoming exhibit

Drawing Threads: Conversations Between Line & Stitch


"Respite", detail and "Afternoon Sun" by Elizabeth Fram

March 22 - May 6, 2018
22 Barber Farm Road
Jericho, VT
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 25, 2-4pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs. - Sun. 10am-3pm, or by appt.
802.899.3211

Congratulations


Judy Dales and Marya Lowe have both been selected to create work for an upcoming SAQA Exhibit in which 24 artists will create a piece specifically for the show, highlighting their materials and explaining their individual techniques.

Explorations: Journeys in Creativity

"Surfacing I" by Marya Lowe (techniques: improvisational piecing and felted wool)

"Little Wild Child" by Judy Dales (techniques: curved seam piecing and transparent overlays)
Judy also notes that she has developed a method of making patterns and templates that allow her
to translate any drawing into a fiber piece, while enabling her to sew the most challenging curved seams.


Oct.-Dec. 2018 & Jan.-April, 2019 (firm opening and reception dates to be announced)
New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck Street
Lowell, MA

Of Note


L to R, front row: Judy Dales, Marya Lowe, Betsy Wing, Almuth Palinkas
L to R, back row: Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Betsy Fram, Roz Daniels, Leslie Roth, Diane Harris, Kathryn Price, Lynn Ocone

In response to a request from National, Judy Dales took a group photo of the SDA VT members who were present at the last Fourth Friday Fiber critique meeting at the Waterbury Public Library. Please note: these meetings are not exclusive to SDA members, but as you can see, we have a sizable representation. We meet the fourth Friday of each month at the Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury, VT.  Please join us! If you would like to be added to the reminder e-mail list, please contact Marya Lowe



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February 2018 News

On View


Dianne Shullenberger has a couple of exciting exhibits that will open later this month.

What Did the Rock Say, Part 1

     with photographs by John Snell

Rock Blanket by Dianne Shullenberger

February 22 - March 18, 2018
Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
22 Barber Farm Rd
Jericho, VT
802.899.3211
Hours: Thurs - Sun: 10am - 3pm
Reception: Sunday, March 4,  2-4pm,  Poetry & Music @ 3pm



After the Frost: Moments in Nature


Birch Bark Circle by Dianne Shullenberger

February 28 - April 29, 2018
River Arts Center
74 Pleasant St.
Morrisville, VT
802.888.1261
Hours: Sun - Fri: 9am - 4pm
Reception: Thursday, March 1,  5-7pm


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January 2018 News


In lieu of member news this month, since nothing was submitted for January,  I thought the following links might be useful for your reading/research/resource pleasure. Several will likely already be familiar to you, but hopefully there will be a couple you haven't found yet that might prove useful.

Happy New Year!






Thursday, November 30, 2017

December 2017 News

On View


Linda Finkelstein will be exhibiting her work in Barre beginning this month. Linda has explored working with "eco mediums" using eucalyptus, indigo, and rust since moving to Vermont three and a half years ago. The processes of rusting and dyeing with eucalyptus have been timely, providing a sense of grounding and a palette of calm that have been very helpful in Linda's transition to a new state.

Linda Finkelstein - Paper and fabric steamed with rust and eucalyptus, stitched


December 5, 2017 - February 7, 2018
Espresso Bueno
248 N. Main Street
Barre, VT

Linda is also a photographer, digitally superimposing and manipulating colors to create what she calls "Transformations" that are then further changed using drawing media. Some of these images are "transformations" of her eco-work. There will be about 18 eco-works and 10 transformations on exhibit to enjoy.


Of Note


Elizabeth Fram's work is featured in the Winter 2018 issue of Art Quilting Studio. Copies will be on newsstands December 1st, 2017. Read the feature in its entirety. 





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

November 2017 News


On View


Lynn Ocone's work is currently on exhibit in

Fiber of Our Being

Works by members of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild

Lynn Ocone, "Field Notes", 9"x32", Wet felted Silk and Wool; cut, stitched, painted

September 28 - November 11, 2017

Worcester Center for Crafts
Krikorian Gallery
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
508.753.8183
Closing Reception: November 11, 2017 3:00 - 4:30pm
Hours: Tue - Sat, 10am - 5pm
Cost: Free




Almuth Palinkas' work will be on view in November and December at the Bryan Memorial Gallery

Fantastical Landscapes and Imaginary Places


Almuth Palinkas ©2017, "Gold Drift", 32-3/16" x 20-3/16", Tapestry in cotton, wool

November 9 - December 23, 2017
Bryan Memorial Gallery

180 Main St.
Jeffersonville, VT 05464
802.644.5100
Reception: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2 - 4pm
Hours: Thurs - Sun, 11 - 4pm



Thursday, September 28, 2017

October 2017 News

On View


Leslie Roth and Elizabeth Fram both have work included in the current exhibit

Fabric of Our Lives


September 27 - November 21, 2017
Grange Hall Cultural Center
317 Howard Avenue
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
grangehallcc@gmail.com
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1, 3-5pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays: 10am-12pm or by appt. (contact email address above), and during Grange Hall events

**Additional programming in conjunction with the show listed below


Rosalind Daniels' piece "Cheatin' Song: Stripes" has been accepted into


Orange is the New Black

"Cheatin' Song: Stripes" by Rosalind Daniels

A show of primarily orange and black work that addresses incarceration

October 21 - November 11, 2017
Ashton Gallery
4434 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92116

Upcoming Events


The Grange Hall Cultural Center in Waterbury Center (address above) is hosting the following additional programming to accompany the exhibit Fabric of Our Lives

In Stitches

Tuesdays, October 3 - November 21, 7-9pm
A Crafting circle for knitting, crocheting, and stitching with friends.
Led by Sarah McDougall. All ages, abilities, and experience welcome.
Free (donations welcome).


Preserving Craft & Culture, One Heirloom Weaving at a Time

Traditions of the Indigenous Culture of Peru
Wednesday, October 4, 7:30 - 8:30pm
Led by textile designer Melanie Ebertz who has been working closely with the Quechua weaving community since the mid-1980s, and who is founder of ArtAndes, a textile and travel business focused on the Andean region of Peru. With textiles, a colorful slideshow, and discussion, Ms. Ebertz walks you through the heights of the Andes to the depths of the Quechua culture.
Free and open to the public.

Mixed Fiber Amulets

Saturday, November 4, 9am - 2pm
Led by SDA member Leslie Roth, sculptural fiber artist, published knitwear designer with more than a decade of teaching experience, (and an exhibiting artist in Fabric of Our Lives). This fiber arts class will walk you through the process of designing and creating a mixed media amulet using a variety of skills as well as yarn, fabrics, fibers and embellishments.
Presented by Across Roads Center for the Arts.
For more information and to register: email info.acrossroads@gmail.com