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Friday, June 30, 2017

July 2017 News

Wild Fibers

Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, June 2 - July 9, 2017

Rosalind Daniels

Marilyn Gillis

L to R: Judy Dales, Marya Lowe, Sharon Webster

L to R: Leslie Roth, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

Top: Dianne Shullenberger, Bottom: Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

Top: Betsy Wing,  Bottom: Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

Linda Finkelstein

Dianne Shullenberger

Elizabeth Fram

Judy Dales

Betsy Wing

Linda Finkelstein

Elizabeth Fram

Mary Sawabini

Debra Kraemer

Sharon Webster

Photos by Marya Lowe and Betsy Fram

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 2017 News

On View

Wild Fibers exhibition opens this Friday!

Wild Fibers

the latest exhibition presented by members of the Vermont Chapter of SDA runs from June 2 - July 9, 2017 at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.
An opening reception will be held Friday, June 2nd from 5-7pm, with an introduction at 5:30pm.

Participating artists include: Judy Dales, Rosalind Daniels, Linda Finkelstein, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Debra Kraemer, Marya Lowe, Leslie Roth, Mary Sawabini, Dianne Shullenberger, Sharon Webster, Betsy Wing

Gallery Hours are 10am - 3pm, Thursday through Sunday, or by appointment (802).899.3211
22 Barber Farm Rd
Jericho, VT 05465

Also at the Gruppe Gallery, please note that in conjunction with Wild Fibers Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will be presenting a talk:

"25 years of Knitters Speaking Out"

Friday, June 16, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Karen Henderson reports that her work is included in

Perceptions Made Finer

May 26 - July 18, 2017
Opening Reception:
Friday, June 2, 5:30 - 7:30pm

86 Falls Road
Shelburne, VT

Gallery Hours: 9:30-5:30 Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00-5:00 on Saturday

Should your travels this summer take you to Maine, Elizabeth Fram will be exhibiting in


June 16 - August 5, 2017
29 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101

Gallery Hours: 1:00-5:30 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, or by appointment:

Other News

Last fall Karen Henderson's work was featured in the inspiring 'On Your Doorstep' magazine. The mission of Karen Thurman, the magazine's talented editor, is to use art to inspire the protection of nature through her publication. View Issue 2

Issue 3 and Issue 4 have been published since, and Issue 5 is due out in June.  There is a lot of amazing imagery - please check it out!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

May 2017 News

Call for Entry

Reminder: All Vermont members of SDA are invited to submit work to Wild Fibers which will run from June 2 to July 9, 2017 at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Submission details are in the Resources section of the sidebar to your right. Deadline for submission is May 3.

Of Note

The following images are from Delicious Words last month, an annual fundraiser hosted by Dianne Shullenberger in her gallery, to benefit Burlington's Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS). 2017 marked the 20th year that Dianne has presented this wonderful salon-style event, with Rosalind Daniels as this year's highlighted visual artist. Dianne does a remarkable job of bringing outstanding local talent to this unique happening, so be sure to mark your calendars now so as not to miss out in 2018!

Dianne Shullenberger's introduction to Delicious Words, standing before Rosalind Daniels' artquilts

Rosalind Daniels with a few of her pieces at Delicious Words

Karen Henderson was featured with five other contemporary textile artists on In the article each artist discusses how they use embroidery to create texture, pattern, and line in their art. Each of them has a highly distinctive visual vocabulary and the ability to surprise viewers. Read the article.

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, 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
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.


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

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

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

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

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:


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.


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."


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:
Let her know by email if you are interested, and she will send details.