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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Surface Expressions Exhibit Highlighted on SDA Blog!


I don't usually post here other than the first of the month, but I think this news is worth sharing right away.

Installation shot of the Chaffee Art Center with Surface Expressions on display

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan recently submitted an an abridged version of her talk about the pieces in the 2016 Surface Expressions exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center to the SDA website. In highlighting the fact that our Vermont SDA Chapter had 3 exhibits last year, accomplished in part with support from an SDA Small Event Grant, the SDA blog featured her article and images from our exhibit in today's post as a means of bringing awareness to SDA's grant program. Thank you to Eve for bringing such wide exposure to our exhibit and exhibitors!

Friday, March 31, 2017

April 2017 News

On View


Sharon Webster is exhibiting in

Following the Rules, Breaking the Rules


"LIFT" by Sharon Webs

March 4 - April 28
T.W.Wood Gallery
46 Barre St.
Montpelier, VT
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 12-4pm


Leslie Roth has a piece in

Under Construction


"Disheveled" by Leslie Roth

March 14 - April 15
Studio Place Arts
201 N. Main Street
Barre, VT
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 11-5; Sat, Noon-4pm


Of Note




A yarn-bombing event took place in Montpelier, in conjunction with the the showing of the film Yarn during the Green Mountain Film Festival last month. The image above shows Leslie Roth's contribution outside the entrance to the Center for Arts and Learning on Barre St.


"Hush" by Karen Henderson

Karen Henderson was recently took part in the "Art that Inspires" series on TextileArtist.org, in which established textile practitioners discuss artists and pieces that have been influential on their own creative journey. Read the article


"Mud Season 9 Patch" by Rosalind Daniels

Rosalind Daniels will this year's featured visual artist at Dianne Shullenberger's annual Delicious Words event, a fundraiser for Burlington's Committee on Temporary Shelter, April 9 and 23 at 4pm. Each year Delicious Words features 3 or 4 artists who discuss their work (visual, poetry, music), with the additional highlight of a local chef's delectable dessert for "intermission". Tickets are a minimum of $25 each. Contact Dianne Shullenberger for reservations. Further information


Upcoming Exhibitions


"Egg Carton, Flipped" by Rosalind Daniels

Rosalind Daniels piece "Egg Carton, Flipped" will be included in Studio Art Quilt Associates' exhibit
Wicked Good Art Quilts premiering at Machine Quilters Exposition in Manchester, NH between April 5th and 8th. A catalog of the exhibit is available from Amazon for $10

Saturday, March 4, 2017

March 2017 News



On View


Left to right: "Space" & "Endless Still"

Rosalind Daniels' work is currently on display at the
Hartness Library
Vermont Technical College
Randolph, VT
Now through April 2, 2017



Fiber Expressions


On wall, left to right: Marya Lowe, Roz Daniels, Judy Dales, Almuth Palinkas
On columns back to front: Leslie Roth, Leslie Roth, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan
Hanging from ceiling: Sharon Webster


Thursday, February 23rd marked the reception for Fiber Expressions at the University of Vermont Living/Learning Center. Nine of the fourteen exhibiting artists were present, each speaking briefly about her work. The reception was well-attended and it was especially gratifying to see such a healthy representation of students! Below are photos submitted by several of the artists.
The exhibit will remain on view through March 31.

Living/Learning Gallery, University of Vermont
633 Main St., Commons 205, Burlington, VT 05405
802.656.4299
Exhibit Hours: Mon - Fri: 1:00-8:30pm   Sat: 12:30-4:30pm
Gallery closed for Spring Recess March 11-19; Open by appointment only

*Special thanks to Judy Dales, Linda Finkelstein, & Marya Lowe for all photographs



Linda Finkelstein, Judy Dales, Linda Finkelstein


Kathryn Price


Janet Ressler


Rosalind Daniels


Elizabeth Fram


Elizabeth Fram


Sharon Webster speaking about her work


Sharon Webster, Marilyn Gillis, Marilyn Gillis


Marilyn Gillis, Marya Lowe, Rosalind Daniels


Judy Dales


Almuth Palinkas speaking about her work


Betsy Wing, Almuth Palinkas, Betsy Wing


Betsy Wing


Ruby Leslie



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 2017 News

Upcoming Exhibitions

Seasons                                                                     A Selection of Painting and Textile work by Almuth Palinkas


February 3 - April 20, 2017
Also during Montpelier's Art Walk, Friday, Feb. 3 from 4-8pm 
1st Floor
46 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Wild Garden Reflections                                       Mixed-Media Sculpture by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan


Friday, February 3, 4-8pm, during Montpelier's Art Walk
2nd Floor
46 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Note: As a fun bonus, Eve will be giving away notecards to people who bring her one wooden or metal object (no plastic) that she can incorporate into future mixed-media artworks. Please bring something smaller than a loaf of bread.

SPECIAL EVENT!

Art as Action: Knitters Speaking Out 

A Presentation by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan
Thursday, February 9, 6:30-8pm
Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Eve will give an illustrated talk with discussion, showing examples of work and projects undertaken by knitters to raise awareness about social and environmental issues. 

Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild Member Show

Including work by Rosalind Daniels and Janet Ressler
Art Quilt by Roz Daniels

January 14 - March 3, 2017
T.W. Wood Gallery
46 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Hours: Tues. - Sat. 12 -4
Opening Reception and Art Walk Presentation: Friday February 3, 2017, 6pm

A Visual Record: Recent Work by Marilyn Gillis   Including mixed-media art, book arts, and fabric sculpture


Low Tide IV by Marilyn Gillis

January 20 - February 17, 2017
Creative Space Gallery
214 Main Street
Vergennes, VT
802.877.3850

Reception: Friday, January 27, 5-7:30pm
with wine tasting, courtesy of Vergennes Wine

Round and Around    Art exploring spheres, circles and endless loops

Planets at Play by Judy Dales

January 31 - March 4, 2017
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
802.479.7069

Reception: Saturday, February 4, 3-5pm
Exhibiting artists: Mary Admasian; John Anderson; Tom Batey; Barton Lidicé Beneš (courtesy of the estate and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NY; Alexandra Bottinelli; Paul Calter; Krista Cheney; Judy Dales; Stefani Danes; Rosalind Daniels; John Douglas; Nina Dubois; Nikki Eddy; Linda Finkelstein; Rob Hitzig; Michelle Lesnak; Beth Miller; Bruce MacDonald; Jayne Ollin; Brian Raymond; Fred Rudi; Susan Sawyer; Nick Santoro; Kathy Stark; Athena Petra Tasiopoulos; Jenny Warshow; Kristin Watson; Pamela Wilson

In the Details


January 6 - March 31, 2017
Seaba Center
404 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802.859.9222

Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Art Walk Dates:
February 3, 2017, 5-7pm
March 3, 2017, 5-8pm

Special Event: March 3, 6:30pm
Artist & Curator Carleen Zimbalatti talks with art collector Mark Waskow
Exhibiting Artists: David Ambrose, Emily Barletta, Mel Bernstein, Halsey Chait, Cathy Cone, Jonathan Cowan, Denise Driscoll, Lori Ellison, Patricia Fabricant, Jeanne Heifetz, Karen Henderson, Taney Roniger, Jessica Rosner, Gowri Savoor, Lynda Scholsberg, Orane Stender, and Carleen Zimbalatti


Karen Henderson's work will also be on exhibit at the Burlington Airport through February. Look for it on the walls opposite the security area for Gates 1-8.


Fiber Expressions


February 20 - March 31, 2017
UVM Living/Learning Center Gallery
633 Main Street
Commons 205
Burlington, VT 05405
802.656.4200

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23 at 5:30pm
Exhibiting Artists: Judy Dales, Rosalind Daniels, Linda Finkelstein, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Ruby Leslie, Marya Lowe, Almuth Palinkas, Kathryn Price, Leslie Roth, Janet Ressler, Sharon Webster, Betsy Wing

Call for Entry


Small Expressions

HGA's Annual Exhibit of Small Scale Work
May 26 - June 29, 2017
to be held at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Small Expressions is an annual, international, juried exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small scale works. Small Expressions is sponsored by the Handweavers' Guild of America, Inc., to showcase small works created using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction including mounting, framing, or display devices.

Entry deadline is February 10, 2017
More information: http://www.weavespindye.org/small-expressions-2017

Resources

Please note that we have added a Resource section at the top of the sidebar to your right. For those who find writing an artist statement a new experience or something of a challenging mystery, you will find links to articles on How to Write Your Artist Statement and 10 Tips for Writing Your Artist Statement. Those links will remain there permanently for your reference.

Congratulations

Dianne Shullenberger and Eve Jacobs-Carnahan both received grants from the Frog Hollow Artisan Grant program.

Dianne was granted funds for travel expenses and materials for her upcoming residency at Spring Island, SC.

Eve received funding for the purchase of consumable craft supplies for making more stable armatures for her knitted sculptures. She notes, "I really appreciate Frog Hollow's creation of this new grant program supporting visual arts. The grant will allow me to create new work using new techniques and materials. It is wonderful to receive support for such experimentation."

Education

Joan Morris will be offering a class in Stitched-Resist Dyeing with Plant Dye Extracts this summer in her teaching studio at the Barn in Norwich, VT.
The classes are limited to 8 students, which contributes to the feeling of spaciousness in the teaching studio. Delicious lunches are served each day. On the first evening of class we'll have a special dinner at the Barn to initialize the class, and one evening during the week there will be an hors d'oeuvres reception and slide show. There are still several spaces left.
Stitched-Resist Dyeing with Plant Dye Extracts
June 20 - 24, 2017

More information can be found on the teaching page of her website: https://www.joanmorrisartist.com/
Let her know by email if you are interested, and she will send details.






Saturday, December 31, 2016

January News

Happy New Year!


On View

Roz Daniels reports that she will have photographs from her Rural Abstraction series on exhibit for the month of January at the Maple Valley Cafe in Plainfield. Based on the colors and shapes found on farms and logging sites in Cabot, Roz finds that her photography and her fiber work share a strong communion.
She notes: "Recently, I've discovered how photography can balance my fiber practice and how they inform each other. There are the obvious contrasts between the two. For me, photography is speedy (at least in the taking and initial viewing) and quilt compositions and completion are anything but. That said, while using the camera, I find myself searching for the same abstract geometric shapes and play of color that I love combining in fabric. I am excited to share my photographs with a community that knows my work in fiber."

Syrup Barrel by Rosalind Daniels




















Grey and White Circles 1




















Maple Valley Cafe
January 2017
8195 Route 2
Plainfield, VT
802.454.8626
Hours: Monday, Thursday & Friday: 6:30am - 2pm; Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 3pm; Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Upcoming

Fiber Expressions

Our Exhibition Committee reports that UVM's Living/Learning Center has extended an invitation to exhibit in their gallery from late February through March, 2017. Considering the tight timeline, the Committee has offered exhibitors included in Surface Expressions (previously showing at the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland) the opportunity to show their same works in this new show at the Living/Learning Center.

February 20 - March 31, 2017
UVM Living/Learning Center Gallery
633 Main Street
Commons 205
Burlington, VT 05405
802.656.4200
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23 at 5:30pm

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December News

On View


Just a reminder that Surface Expressions will be up through December 9th at the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland.

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will be giving an artist talk about the exhibit at the Chaffee on Saturday, December 3rd at 1pm, guiding visitors through Surface Expressions while sharing her insights into the artists' ideas and backgrounds.
Further info

Sharon Webster kindly shared the following photos from the opening












"Book Catchers" by Sharon Webster







"The Committee Process" by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan










"Sylt" by Almuth Palinkas










"Desert Mirage" by Betsy Wing







"Desert Mirage" by Betsy Wing and "Asterion" by Leslie Roth







"Mother" by Judy Dales







"Blush" by Marya Lowe









"Spots" by Rosalind Daniels









Many Thanks to our Exceptional Exhibition Committee!

2016 has been a landmark year for the Vermont chapter of SDA with four (!) exhibitions. Due to the hard work and dedication of our Exhibition Committee, this exposure has provided solid opportunities for introducing our members' work to a wider audience, while at the same time expanding interest and knowledge about textile-inspired art and design in general. And as a result, our membership has grown in a measurable way.

A huge thank you to Judy Dales, Rosalind Daniels, Marilyn Gillis, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, and Dianne Shullenberger for the countless hours devoted to securing and organizing our exhibitions this year at The Bridges Resort Gallery, Frog Hollow State Craft Center, Studio Place Arts, and the Chaffee Art Center.

A Final Note

If you would like a link to your website and/or your blog to appear in (or be removed from) the sidebar of this blog, please contact me: ehwfram@gmail.com with the subject line SDA Link.

Happy Holidays to all!

Monday, October 31, 2016

November News

On View

Surface Expressions

An exhibit of work by 14 Vermont Members of SDA


November 9 - December 9, 2016
Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main St.
Rutland, VT 05701
802.775.0356

Opening Reception: Friday, November 18,  5-7pm at the Chaffee's Queen Anne Victoria mansion, Main St., Rutland

Artist Talk by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1pm

Exhibiting Artists: Judy Dales, Rosalind S. Daniels, Linda Finkelstein, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Ruby Leslie, Marya Lowe, Almuth Palinkas, Kathryn Price, Janet Ressler, Leslie Roth, Sharon Webster, Betsy Wing

Celebrate!

SPA Annual Members Show

Knitted Amulets by Leslie Roth

November 17 - December 30, 2016
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
802.479.7069
Reception: Saturday, November 19  4-6pm

Exhibiting SDA Artists: Rosalind S. Daniels, Karen Henderson, Leslie Roth


Dianne Shullenberger's work will be exhibiting at the following three venues:

As a Featured Artist in the Rotating Artist Program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center


Bittersweet by Dianne Shullenberger

October - December, 2016
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Hematology/Oncology Gallery
Lebanon, NH

New Vistas

Fall Water by Dianne Shullenberger

November 10 - December 31, 2016
Bryan Memorial Gallery
180 Main St.
Jeffersonville, VT 05464
802.644.5100

The Dianne Shullenberger Gallery
will be open Thanksgiving weekend
by appointment only
Please call Dianne at 802.899.4993 to schedule a viewing



Ruby Leslie will be exhibiting at 

Craft Vermont

Blue Butterfly Scarves by Ruby Leslie

November 18 - 20, 2016
Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center
870 Williston Rd.
Burlington Vermont
Exit 14W off 89

Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5
1.800.373.5429
www.vermonthandcrafters.com
$8 admission valid for re-entry all 3 days
Sunday only: $5; children under 12 free with adult



Marilyn Gillis' work will be included in

2016 Members' Art Show and Festival of Lights

Fault Lines 6 by Marilyn Gillis

December 2 - 31, 2016
Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT
802.253.8358

Reception: Friday, December 2 at 5pm


So long, but not goodbye...




We bid a fond farewell to Karen Henderson who is moving from Vermont to Pennsylvania this fall. We owe Karen a huge debt of gratitude for all her time, skills, and elbow-grease on our behalf. Through her many contributions as our state representative and the originator of this blog, she fostered the Vermont chapter of SDA into the vibrant and active group it is today.

You can keep up with Karen's activities through her blog, My Big Sunny Window.

Some of her smaller wall art pieces, in addition to her Inside Out Studio gift items, will be on view at "Celebrate! SPA Annual Members Show" outlined above.