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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.



Saturday, October 1, 2016

October News

Upcoming Events

Hooked in the Mountains


Hooked Rugs and Fiber Arts Show

Champlain Valley Fairgrounds
Wednesday Oct 19 - Sunday October 23
9-5pm, Wed - Sat
9-3pm, Sunday
$8 adults, $6 seniors, children under 12 free

This fabulous show includes hundreds of hand-hooked rugs made by people in your community. The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild has members from all over Vermont, the Northeast and eastern Canada.

In addition there is a special Tarot Card exhibit including 22 hooked fiber art works depicting original interpretations of Tarot Cards. The show also honors three featured artists from the guild: Liz Alpert Fay, Davey DeGraff and Jackye Hansen.

You can also enjoy the cafe, vendors, workshops and speakers that will be going on concurrently. On top of that there will be a quilt show at the same time!


On View

Flower of Time: Affinities ・ Michele Ratté

Michele Ratté, Island 4,  2011, archival acrylic box, 22kt gold, and palladium mono-prints on hand-loomed silk, linens, velum, fishing line and stone. Printed, shaped, cut, and assembled, 12"h x 12"w x 4"d

183 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802.251.8290
October 27 - November 27, 2016

Jackie Abrams in FiberArt Now

Jackie Abrams' studio is highlighted in the "Studios on View" section of the Fall 2016 issue of Fiber Art Now, p. 58. 




Thursday, September 1, 2016

September News

Exhibit at Studio Place Arts Ends

Visionary Conspiracy is now complete.

SPA Executive Director Sue Higby examines a tapestry by Betsy Wing

Thanks are due to our amazing Exhibition Committee, and especially Eve Jacobs-Carnahan for all the hard work that went into making this show such a success. Thanks also to Sue Higby, Executive Director of Studio Place Arts, for her masterful installation and efforts toward promotion. A video about the show that includes brief interviews with Roz Daniels, Almuth Palinkas, Sharon Webster and Marya Lowe was created by Shannon Lee Gilmour. You can view the video by following this link.

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan discusses the work in Visionary Conspiracy.   From left, pieces by Marya Lowe, Marilyn Gillis, Rosalind Daniels, Elizabeth Fram, & Marilyn Gillis

In conjunction with the exhibit, Eve gave an enlightening talk on August 13th, briefly delving into the mindset and process behind each exhibitor's work.

On View

Two of our members are exhibiting concurrently in Brattleboro:

Jackie Abrams: Elemental Vessels


"Dreaming of Uluru" by Jackie Abrams


Karen Kamenetzky: Hidden Agenda



"Seed Dreaming VI" by Karen Kamenetzky
183 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802.251.8290
August 18 - September 18, 2016
Artist Talk: September 17, 5pm (both artists)


Future Wave


86 Falls Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
Dates: Friday, September 16 to October 29, 2016
Opening Reception: September 16, 2016  6-8pm

Exhibiting Artists: Robert Bent, Karen Henderson, Madeleine Hopkins, Jane Ann Cantor, Jon Young


1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
Dates: Thursday, September 29, 2016 to October 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 29, 2016  5-8pm

Exhibiting artists: Cameron Davis, John Douglas, Janet Fredericks, Brenda Garand, Karen Henderson, Rachel Moore, Jen Morris, Erika Senft Miller, Michael Zebrowski


Upcoming Events

Lecture: Jewish Papercuts and Tapestries - A Mother-Daughter Collaboration

Beth Jacob Synagogue
10 Harrison Ave.
Montpelier, VT 05601
802.229.9429
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Tamar Shadur

Tapestry weaver Tamar Shadur will present an illustrated talk about her collaboration with her mother, renowned Jewish papercut artist and scholar, Yehudit Shadur, in the production of finely woven biblical tapestries based on Y. Shadur's magnificent papercut designs.

Yehudit Shadur


A pre-lecture dinner is open to all at 6:00pm. Bring a vegetarian/dairy pot-luck dish to share. This event is FREE to members and the public. Please invite friends!

Followed by a Workshop the next day 

Jewish Papercuts with Tamar Shadur
Sunday, September 11, 2016  10am - 1pm

Learn the centuries-old folk art of Ashkenazi and Sefardi Jews in this workshop led by Tamar Shadur, daughter of renowned papercut artists Yehudit and Joseph Shadur. We'll explore what makes a papercut Jewish, and by employing artistic elements such as symmetry, positive and negative shapes, and Jewish symbols you'll create at least one papercut with simple materials.

Advance registration required. Fee: $20 for Beth Jacob Synagogue members; $25 for non-members. All materials supplied.


Congratulations

Karen Henderson's piece "Pause" received a Juror's Choice Award at the Fiber Options: Material Explorations exhibit in Annapolis, MD. The juror was Susanna Fields-Kuehl.

Calls for Entry

The 20th Biennial of Quilt National

All artists who submit their work will receive thank-you gifts worth $75!



As a thank you for submitting your work to this historic event, the Dairy Barn Arts Center & Quilt national have partnered with Fiber Art Now magazine to give:
- Free membership to the Dairy Barn Arts Center
- Discounted subscription to Fiber Art Now
- Free Eco Dye eBook Resource (Eco Dye: Traditional Dye Work through a Contemporary Lens).
Deadline: September 1, 2016




2016 Excellence in Fibers

Yes, Excellence in Fibers is a juried exhibition in print, but this year it will also be a full exhibition!



New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts
January 25 - March 19, 2017
Five Categories:
Wall/Floor Works | Sculptural Works | Vessel Forms/Basketry | Installation Works | Wearables
Deadline: October 1, 2016

New for 2016
  • Twice as many works will be selected and shown
  • There will be five categories, a prize in each category ($300), and a Best in Show prize ($600)
  • Selected works will be shown at the New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
Learn More & Apply Here

Art Censorship

I recommend reading about the recent censorship of artquilter Kathy Nida's work by AQS from the traveling SAQA exhibit "People and Portaits". Whether you agree or disagree with either party involved, as artists it is important to be aware that censorship is alive and well. I am linking to Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood's blog CraftSanity as her synopsis of the event is the most concise I have read and the accompanying podcast includes an interview with Kathy Nida. SAQA's board of directors' response can be read here.



Monday, August 1, 2016

August News

On View

Everyone's "headed" to Visionary Conspiracy at Studio Place Arts...you should too!

"Anti-freeze" by Leslie Roth

Visionary Conspiracy



Vermont SDA Group Show
Fighting violence with beauty

July 26 - August 27, 2016
201 N. Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
802.479.7069
Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri: 11am - 5pm, Sat: Noon - 4pm

Member News

Roz with her original piece, "Spring Rain", beside the enlarged version on view at "Big Art"


Rosalind Daniels' work is on view in "Big Art" at the Berlin Mall in Berlin, VT through this fall. In a unique and inspiring exhibit that includes 16 artists whose original works have been enlarged to fill the mall's windows, this show offers a "tremendous" experience for shoppers and visitors alike! More info

Participating artists: Rosalind Daniels, Anna Dibble, Janet Fredericks, Jessa Gilbert, Steven P. Goodman, Wendy James, Mark Lorah, Mickey Myers, Maggie Neale, Elizabeth Nelson, Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Arthur Schaller, Jayne Shoup, David Smith, Kathy Stark and Frank Woods.

Calls for Entry

Vermont SDA Group Show
Surface Expressions
Chaffee Art Center
16 S Main Street
Rutland, VT

Exhibit: November 9, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Submission of images: September 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2016
Delivery of work: October 28th or from 1:00 to 4:00 on October 30th

For full prospectus, view the Surface Expressions page in the right sidebar under Additional Pages

Thursday, June 30, 2016

July News

On View

1 - 2 - 3 - Φ: Math and Art

Round Numbers by Roz Daniels
June 7 - July 16, 2016
201 N. Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
802.479.7069
Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri: 11am - 5pm, Sat: Noon - 4pm

Curated by Jody Brown and Janet Van Fleet
Exhibiting Artists: John Anderson, Daryl Barnett, Tom Batey Nancy Benerofe, Paul Calter, Ted Ceraldi, Roz Daniels, Robert Fathauer, Mark Gonyea, Chris Jeffrey, Mark Lorah, Mimi Magyar, Liz Nelson, Justin Paluba, Mattew Ramada, Nick Santoro, Bhakti Ziek, Carleen Zimbalatti

A Journey Across Boundaries


June 18 - September 5, 2016
71-73 Main Street
Randolph, VT 05060
802.431.0204
Gallery Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 12-5pm, Saturday: 12-6pm

Curated by Gowri Savoor and Angelo Arnold
Featuring the work of eleven regional visual artists:
Angelo Arnold, Galen Cheney, Jason Galligan-Baldwin, Karen Henderson, Liz Kauffman, Rachel Moore, Gowri Savoor, Jason Swift, Mary Zompetti, in addition to poet and winner of the Vermont Book Award 2015, Kerrin McCadden and musician and composer, Evan Premo.

Visionary Conspiracy


Vermont SDA Group Show
Fighting violence with beauty

July 26 - August 27, 2016
201 N. Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
802.479.7069
Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri: 11am - 5pm, Sat: Noon - 4pm

Exhibiting Artists: Judy B. Dales, Rosalind S. Daniels, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Karen Henderson, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Ruby Leslie, Marya Lowe, Lyna Lou Nordstrom, Almuth Palinkas, Leslie Roth, Ellen Spring, Sharon Webster, Betsy Wing

Showing concurrently: Soft Bomb Barre
Around downtown Barre there will be an array of fiber art installations and soft, colorful "explosions", special exhibits, talks, a moving pop-up weaving studio, and more. For a map of the fiber art installations go to www.studioplacearts.com. Soft Bomb Installation map will be available mid-July.

Member News


Enchanted Forest by Judy Dales

Judy Dales' quilt, Enchanted Forest, was featured in the latest SAQA Art Quilt Collector magazine in the Gallery, Inspired by Nature section.  


Karen Henderson has a lot to report this month! She will be exhibiting out-of-state in New York and Maryland; more locally she will be bringing her Inside Out Studio to the 46th Annual Antiques and Uniques Festival in Craftsbury Common, VT.  Also, she has been interviewed on TextileArtist.org. Details about all these events follow.




Karen reports: 
"Daniel Crowder from TextileArtist.org was kind enough to invite me to do an artist interview. The TextileArtist website was founded by Joe and Sam Pitcher, who were inspired to a great appreciation of textile art through their mother, Sue StoneThe site is a lively and active hub of inspiration, articles, resources, and a wonderful place for textile and fiber artists to promote their work. What an honor to be included!"
Click to read Karen's interview


Summer Small Works 


Hosted by NAWA (the National Association of Women Artists, Inc.), the group has been empowering, promoting, supporting and encouraging women in the arts since 1889.

July 8 - August 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5-7pm

315 West 39th Street
Suite 508
New York, NY 10018
215.675.1616
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10am-5pm; Closed: Saturday/Sunday


Fiber Options: Material Exploration 


An exhibit held at the Maryland Federation of Art
From hand-knit pieces felted into sculptural monuments to video monitors shrouded in hooded sweatshirts, the option in fiber are limitless. Combining an array of materials, both traditional and unexpected, with historic to digital techniques, the artists of Fiber Options: Material Exploration exhibit artistry, innovation, and emotion.

July 14 - August 7, 2016
Opening Reception:  July 24, 2016, 3-5pm

18 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
410.268.4566
Gallery Hours: Daily 11am - 5pm


Antiques & Uniques


Craftsbury Common, VT
Saturday July 9, 2016
10am - 4pm
Rain or shine
$5 parking fee goes directly to the town fire department.

At this unique event more than 100 antiques dealers and Vermont craft artisans and thousands of shoppers gather in the small country village where Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry" was filmed.

Live folk and fiddle music and an all-local foods barbecue attract shoppers of all ages from all corners of Vermont and out-of-state. A silent auction, 10,000 title book sale, farmers' market, Senior's seating, kids' games and specialty foods vendors enhance the day, making it a great event for the entire family. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June News

Member News

Material Matters Opens This Friday!























*Postcard by Karen Henderson

Calls for Entry

2016 Fiber Art now "Excellence in Fibers"

For full information: www.fiberartnowentry.net