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Monday, February 1, 2016

February News

Here's what's happening this month....


On View:

Vermont Artists on Exhibit

Featuring diverse artwork by 6 Vermont artists, including SDA Vermont members Judy Dales and Karen Henderson.
Also exhibiting: Kari Meyer, Gary Mylik, Frank Peabody, and Daryl V. Storrs
Woodstock Dentistry Gallery
2174 Max Markham Way, Suite 2B
Woodstock, VT
802.457.2922


Intimacy + Materiality
"SPAWN", 2014 and "Blast I", 2012      by Jodi Colella

An exhibit that considers and employs the specific histories of cloth and material culture within the respective contemporary practices of 13 artists. Including the work of SDA members Jodi Colella (MA) and Elizabeth Fram.
Also exhibiting: Sarah Amos, Mike Andrews, Emily Barletta, Liz Collins, Wylie Sofia Garcia, Amy Honchell, Jeffrey Jenkins, J. Morgan Puett, Rebecca Purcell, Kathleen Schneider, and Fraser Taylor
January 22 - April 10, 2016
Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT
802.253.8358


Mitchell・Giddings Fine Arts

"Autumn" by Jackie Abrams

As gallery artists, work by Jackie Abrams and Karen Kamenetzky can be seen at
Mitchell ・Giddings Fine Arts
183 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT
802.251.8290



Salvage
Black, White, Read All Over, detail    by Elizabeth Fram

This group show features the work of over 20 Vermont artists, including Elizabeth Fram, where "viewers will be taken beyond the banality of the decay to a place where remarkable beauty lies within discarded gems rescued from waste."
January 30 - March 19, 2016
Chandler Gallery
71-73 Main Street
Randolph, VT
802.431.0204

On the Surface


An exhibition of work by 8 Vermont members of the Surface Design Association
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Rosalind Daniels, Judy Dales, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Karen Henderson, Marya Lowe and Almuth Palinkas.
January 8 - April 3, 2016
Bridges Resort Gallery
202 Bridges Circle
Warren, VT
802.583.2922

Mid-installation images by Judy Dales and Marya Lowe






Call for Entries:

Visionary Conspiracy
at Studio Place Arts, Barre VT
Members of the Surface Design Association Vermont chapter are invited to apply for inclusion in Studio Place Arts' July/August exhibition, which intends to incite compassion and beauty through deploying fiber artists to craft "extreme examples of exquisiteness" with threads, textiles, wool, needles and looms. 
Interested artists should submit proposals to Eve Jacobs-Carnahan at ejcarnahan@gmail.com by May 1, 2016.
To join the SDA, visit surfacedesign.org.

News:
Baskets for a Cause
Jackie Abrams will be teaching a class on crocheting with plastic bags on February 10th and 24th, with proceeds going to Groundworks Food Shelf.  See more

Congratulations:
Karen Henderson has been awarded a partial Merit Scholarship to attend an Artist Residency this winter at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.

The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international residency program in the US, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.


Also:

As part of the Marble House Residency she attended last fall, Karen was among several artist residents interviewed by WBTN radio host Thomas Lawrence Toscano of The Listening Shires program on radio station 1370AM out of Bennington, VT. Karen writes, "It was an honor to be a guest on the program with artist Jeanette Ehlers. The host, Thomas, is a natural and engaging conversationalist."

Follow this link to listen





Friday, January 1, 2016

January News

Happy New Year!

Current SDA VT Exhibit:

'On the Surface'
Artwork by members of SDA Vermont in connection with Valley Arts Foundation
Surfacing I                    Marya Lowe


The Bridges Resort
January 8 - April 3
202 Bridges Circle
Warren, VT
Open 7am - 10pm, seven days a week
For further info: info@vermontartfest.com
Participating Artists: Roz Daniels, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Karen Henderson, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Marya Lowe, Almuth Palinkas and Judy Dales.


There is still time to see 
Marilyn Gillis' 
mixed media pieces 
'Annual Holiday Group Exhibition'
Exuberance                 Marilyn Gillis

















Axel's Gallery and Frame Shop
until January 9th
5 Stowe St.
Waterbury, VT
Tues - Fri: 11-7, Sat: 11-3
  

Call for Entries:

Future Exhibition opportunities for Vermont SDA members 
     -- stay tuned for details

      Frog Hollow Gallery, Burlington; Submission deadline: April 1, 2016; Exhibit dates: month of June, 2016.
      Studio Place Arts, Barre: Submission Deadline: May 1, 2016; Exhibit dates: July 26-Aug. 27, 2016. This exhibit is part of a larger fiber event planned for the city of Barre. The theme will be artists, fiber artists in particular, combating negative world forces (terrorism, hate, violence, etc) with the beauty and comfort of fiber.
      Chaffee Art Center, Rutland; Submission Deadline: TBA; Exhibit dates: Month of November, 2016.





Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December News

Happy Holidays!

We have 3 SDA members participating in Montpelier's December Art Walk, December 4, 2015


Roz Daniels
'Quilted Art'
Exploring pattern, color, texture and delightful, recognizable motifs through playful and modern design
Throughout December (except 12/24 & 25)
Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Local 64
43 State Street, 2nd Floor (above Asiana Restaurant)
Montpelier, VT
Opening Reception: December 4, 5-8pm

Leslie Roth & Noam Hessler
'Creatures'
Leslie Roth


















Leslie Roth and Noam Hessler, mother and son, will be exhibiting mixed media sculpture and ink drawings depicting fantastical creatures.


Noam Hessler



















Friday, December 4 from 4-8pm
at Myles court Barber Shop
25 East State St.
Montpelier, VT
Please Note: The show is for one evening only 


Almuth Palinkas
'Interface'
 
October 6 - December 31, 2015
Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
The Governor's Gallery
Pavilion Office Building, 5th Floor
109 State St., Montpelier, VT
Photo ID required for admission
Art Walk Reception: December 4, 4-7pm

Also on view in December: 
Marilyn Gillis 
mixed media pieces 
'Annual Holiday Group Exhibition' 

 
Axel's Gallery and Frame Shop
until January 9th
Artist Reception: Friday, December 4, 6-8pm
5 Stowe St.
Waterbury, VT
Tues - Fri: 11-7, Sat: 11-3
  
Call for Entries:
'Winter as Prism or Prison'
The Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon, VT is accepting submissions for the 'Winter as Prism or Prison' juried exhibit.  
Exhibit dates: January 15 through March 26, 2016.
Jurors are notable Vermont artists Wendy Copp, Maurie Harrington and Mary Fran Lloyd.
Deadline is December 4.
The submission guidelines are available at www.cmacvt.org or via info@cmacvt.org.

'Salvage'
Chandler Gallery seeks submissions of work made from found and re-purposed materials, asking "How does the re-imagining of salvaged parts come together in your work?"
Deadline: December 9 
Chandler Gallery, Randolph
For further info: salvage.chandler@gmail.com

The Vermont SDA Exhibition Committee has been busy setting up future exhibition opportunities for Vermont SDA members. 
The deadline for the 2016 show at Bridges Resort Gallery in Warren has passed, but stay-tuned for upcoming submission details for the following shows:

      Frog Hollow Gallery, Burlington; Submission deadline: April 1, 2016; Exhibit dates: month of June, 2016.
      Studio Place Arts, Barre: Submission Deadline: May 1, 2016; Exhibit dates: July 26-Aug. 27, 2016. This exhibit is part of a larger fiber event planned for the city of Barre. The theme will be artists, fiber artists in particular, combating negative world forces (terrorism, hate, violence, etc) with the beauty and comfort of fiber.
      Chaffee Art Center, Rutland; Submission Deadline: TBA; Exhibit dates: Month of November, 2016.
 

Opportunities 
SDA Grants Available to members:
Click here for complete information 

Personal Development Grant: To support SDA members' creative development, scholarship & research. Deadlines: March 1, October 1

Socially Engaged Practices Grant: To promote the use of art & design skills to advance positive social change that benefits underserved communities or demographics. Deadlines: June 1, December 1 


Congratulations 

to Karen Henderson 
whose work was included on the set of the Norwegian film Louder than Bombs, which was screened last month at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

November News


Greetings! 

The first international juried exhibition of work by SDA members, Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts has made quite a splash! For images of the show, a listing of award winners, and general information -- including how to purchase the show catalog, follow this link.
 
Also, Fiber Art Now's Excellence in Fibers exhibition winners have been announced. See the list here.
 
If you haven't already, I highly recommend you check out the websites of the exhibitors from these two landmark shows. Their work underlines that the cutting edge of fiber-related work being made today is sometimes beautiful, sometimes challenging, and always thought-provoking.


Call for Entries:

The Chrysalis Award









 

Sponsored by the James Renwick Alliance
A $5000 cash award for an emerging artist
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Full details


Winter as Prism or Prison
The Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon, VT is accepting submissions for the 'Winter as Prism or Prison' juried exhibit. It will run from January 15 through March 26, 2016.
Jurors are notable Vermont artists Wendy Copp, Maurie Harrington and Mary Fran Lloyd.
Deadline is December 4.
The submission guidelines are available at www.cmacvt.org or via info@cmacvt.org


Opportunities 

Keep your eye on the SDA online calendar for upcoming Exhibitions, Competition Deadlines, Events, Residencies, Grants and other opportunities.

 
If you're looking for a burst of color in the dead of winter...
Gujarati Tapestry circa. 1850′s
...or perhaps an escape from January in Vermont, Eat Your Heart Out Tours is offering Textiles and Desert Tribals India in January 2016. Click here for full information (or to just dream).


And finally, a reminder that Almuth Palinkas' exhibit at the Governor's Gallery will continue through the end of December.
Interface
 
October 6 - December 31, 2015
Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
The Governor's Gallery
Pavilion Office Building, 5th Floor
109 State St., Montpelier, VT
Photo ID required for admission

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October News

As our garden's wind down and the temperatures begin to dip, October should provide us all with more time to be in the studio and visiting galleries. Here are a couple of creative options to consider: 
 
Almuth Palinkas' work will be on display in a two-person exhibition at the Governor's Gallery in Montpelier, along with the sculpture of Jeanne Cariati. 

Almuth Palinkas (left): Garden of Repose, Jeanne Cariati (right): Awakening

Interface
October 6 - December 31, 2015
Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Artists' Reception: Thursday October 8, 3 - 5pm
The Governor's Gallery
Pavilion Office Building, 5th Floor
109 State St., Montpelier, VT
Photo ID required for admission

Almuth's website 



Inspirational

If you aren't familiar with this downloadable portfolio of contemporary artists,
(published every two months), you might want to check it out.  
Created by John Hopper, "writer, facilitator, motivator for creative artists".
Follow this link to the Inspirational website to learn more.

  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September News

Fall is just around the corner...

Interview Project: Hopefully you have read the email introducing the idea of using this blog as a means of becoming better acquainted with each other and the work we make. If you are currently a Vermont SDA member who is interested in participating, but haven't received or have misplaced the Interview Project email, please contact me at ehwfram@gmail.com for further information.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Dianne Shullenberger's work will appear in 3 separate shows this fall:

"Feathers in the Sand"                Dianne Shullenberger
 















Land & Light & Water & Air
September 11 - December 30, 2015
Bryan Memorial Gallery
180 Main Street
Jeffersonville, VT 05464
802.644.5100
 
Outside Influences
September 11 - October 9, 2015
AVA Gallery & Art Center
Elizabeth Rowland Mayor Gallery
11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
603.448.3117

Art Prize
September 23 - October 11
First (Park) Congregational
10 E Park Place NE
Grand Rapids, MI