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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
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
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
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
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
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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

September 2017 News

Volunteer Opportunity

VSA Vermont, the state organization for arts and disabilities, is looking for mentors with fiber art skills. The program pairs mentors with high school students who work together in the arts. If you are interested in volunteering, you can see more information at   Director Toby MacNutt would be happy to answer questions.

On View

Karen Henderson will be exhibiting as a guest artist in

Show #20

September 1- October 6, 2017
The Front Gallery
6 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 5-8pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays: 5-8pm, Saturdays: 11am-8pm, or by appointment

Don't miss Marya Lowe's Art Quilts at

"Bamboula I" by Marya Lowe

Sweet Simone's Bakery
September 25 - September 20 (at least), 2017
40 Bridge Street
Richmond, VT
Hours: Mon-Sat: 7am-5pm, Sunday: 7am-2pm

Marya notes that the end of the exhibit is a bit open-ended, so after September 20th it is encouraged you call ahead to be sure it is still on view. Delicious baked goods, caffeine and vibrant artwork...a sweet combination!

Rosalind Daniels is part of the SAQA ME/NH/VT/MA/RI region exhibit

Wicked Good Art Quilts

"Egg Carton, Flipped" by Rosalind Daniels

On display through September 30, 2017
Bridgewater Mill
102 Woolen Mill Road
Bridgewater, VT 05034
Gallery Reception: Saturday, September 9 from 2-4pm

Note: If you attend at a time other than the Reception and find the gallery locked, don't despair! There is always someone in the Thrift Shop on the 3rd floor. Let them know you're there to see the exhibit and someone will gladly open the door for you.

Dianne Schullenberger is one of the exhibiting artists at the upcoming exhibit at the Kent Museum

Refuge - Vermont Artists Respond

September 9 - October 8, 2017
7 Old West Church Road
Calais, VT 
Fridays-Sundays 10am-5pm, or by appointment
Opening Celebration: Saturday, September 9, 3-5pm
Closing Celebration: Sunday, October 8, 3-5

Of Note

Still on Newstands!

Karen Henderson was interviewed for an Artist feature article in the July/August 2017 issue of New England Home Magazine.  Artistry: The Fabric of Our Lives, by Julie Dugdale (pages 42, 44 & 45)
The article is also available online HERE as part of New England Home's 'Artists and Makers' series.

Elizabeth Fram's piece "It Isn't That Simple" appeared on the August 25, 2017 edition of SDA's Friday Fibers Roundup blog.

"It Isn't That Simple" by Elizabeth Fram

Monday, July 31, 2017

August 2017 News

On View

Leslie Roth is currently exhibiting in a group show at Studio Place Arts, inspired by the various objects described in the old counting nursery rhyme, "One, two, buckle my shoe," counting to ten.


by Leslie Roth

July 18 - August 24, 2017

Studio Place Arts
201 N. Main Street
Barre, VT 05641

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays: 11am-5pm, Saturdays: Noon-4pm

Leslie also has work appearing in

Social Justice in Race, Gender, Immigration, and the Environment

June 23 - October 9, 2017
Reception: Thursday, August 3, 2017  5-7pm

Goddard College Art Gallery
123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, VT 05667
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am-4pm