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Thursday, August 30, 2018

September 2018 News

On View

Two members' work will be on exhibit at Studio Place Arts this fall:

Lynn Ocone will have a piece in the Main Floor Gallery in the annual exhibit Rock Solid XVIII

"Child's Play" by Lynn Ocone

and Linda Finkelstein's works in rust, eucalyptus, and indigo will be on view at the Second Floor Gallery, in her show Finding the Quiet.

Linda Finkelstein

September 18 - November 3, 2018
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main Street
Barre, VT

Reception: Friday, September 21, 2018 5:30-7:30 pm


Karen Henderson's piece "Wishing While Fishing" received a Juror's Choice Award in the MFA's (Maryland Federation of Art) exhibit Stormy Weather.

Juror Dean Dalfonzo states "In looking at 'Wishing While Fishing' by Karen Henderson, I could almost feel the droplets of rain and hear "pitter patter" as they hit the water."

"Wishing While Fishing" by Karen Henderson

This beautiful online exhibit can be viewed via the MFA's Curve Gallery through September 30th. There is also a downloadable, printable catalogue.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

August 2018 News

3 Calls for Entry

Art of the Sixth Extinction

Curated by The Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho, VT
Open for entries February 1, 2019. Information will be on the Gruppe Gallery website with Paypal information. Deadline: March 2, 2019
Show opens April 12, 2019 and will remain up through Memorial Day, taking advantage of Vermont Open Studios. There will also be activities around the show during Earth Day 2019.
This show is open to Vermont artists working in any medium. Follow the link in the right sidebar (under Resources) for full prospectus.

Darn Good Yarn Exhibit + Fiber Art Network 

Deadline: Monday, August 13, 2018
Soliciting submissions in the following categories:

  • Sculpture and Installations
  • Wearables
  • Scarves  
Link to entry requirements

Excellence in Fibers IV

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday, September 2, 2018
Work may fall within the following categories:

  • Wall/Floor Works
  • Sculptural Works
  • Vessel Forms/Basketry
  • Installation Works
  • Wearables

On View

If your travels take you to New Hampshire this month, Elizabeth Fram will be exhibiting her work at the Kendal Gallery in Hanover.

Being Home

Cut-Off (detail)     Elizabeth Fram   Photo: Paul Rogers

August 1 - 31, 2018
Kendal Gallery
Kendal at Hanover
80 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
Open Daily

Thursday, May 31, 2018

June 2018 News


Judy Dales will will have 56 (!) works, made between 1981 and 2018, in a retrospective exhibition at The Vermont Quilt Festival this month. She will be giving gallery talks at 3 different times during the weekend (see dates and times below), covering her motivations behind some of the pieces, technical challenges, her working process, how she deals with color, and other topics pertinent to the pieces in the show. Questions happily welcome!

Captivated by Curves

Judy Dales

Judy B. Dales' Retrospective Exhibit
June 22-24, 2018
The Vermont Quilt Festival
Miller North Building
Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, VT

Champagne Reception: June 21, 7:30 - 9:30pm, open to the public but tickets must be purchased ahead. Contact
Artist Gallery Talks: Friday and Saturday, June 22 & 23, 3pm
Sunday, June 24, 1pm

Coming in August

Shibori & Indigo Dye Workshop

Wednesday August 15 - Sunday August 19th, 2018
Northeast Fiber Arts Center
Williston, VT 05495
Instructor: Melissa Arnold

More details:
Call: 802.288.8081 to register

Join this creative journey into the joy of dyeing with indigo while exploring the many shibori techniques for putting pattern on cloth. Samples and yardage in linen, cotton, silk and/or wool will be dyed.


Rosalind Daniels is on fire!

"Skin Spots" by Rosalind Daniels

Her quilt "Skin Spots", a nod to facing aging with joy and a sense of humor, was selected to the Studio Art Quilt Association's Metamorphosis, an exhibit which will premier in Houston in November. It was one of 5 quilts in that exhibition featured in SAQA's Global Exhibitions catalogue, a promotional tool that will be brought to several museum conferences in an effort to book the exhibit into museums in the future.

"Cheatin' Song: Stripes" by Rosalind Daniels

Her piece "Cheatin' Song: Stripes" was the featured illustration on the Surface Design Association's May 11, 2018 Friday Fibers Round-up blog post centering on observing quilts in different contexts.

Cheatin' Song also appears in the May 15th issue of the Vermont Art Council's Breaking into Business Newsletter, where Roz is the featured artist.

"Plus and Minus, and some Trig" by Rosalind Daniels

You can see two more of Roz's quilts (above & below) on the Studio Art Quilt Associates Fiber Art Friday online gallery  in the exhibit entitled Where Math and Art Meet.

"Round Numbers" by Rosalind Daniels

Saturday, April 28, 2018

May 2018 News


This is an eventful spring for Eve Jacobs-Carnahan!

After years of splitting her time between creating knitted sculptures and writing legal briefs, Eve is now pursuing a full-time art career. She will apply her skills at persuasion in new ways, using visual cues rather than linguistic ones. Unable to give up her penchant for argument, she makes her points more subtly now.

Eve's current work illustrates environmental impacts of human forces by depicting roughly recognizable birds in habitats altered by development. The birds symbolize nature's fragility, but their cheerful colors are hopeful.

To celebrate her new focus, Eve is holding a

Studio Open House
Saturday, May 19th
14 Sabin St., Montpelier, Vermont.

Please join her and bring a friend! You will be able to see work in progress in her studio and talk with Eve about her process. She will also have recently completed works from her bird series available for sale.

Friday, March 30, 2018

April 2018 News

On View

Don't miss Leslie Roth's and Linda Finkelstein's work in the current show at Studio Place Arts, in which 20 local artists bring to life fantastical, imaginative creatures of the non-human variety.

Pleased to Meet You!

"Borrower", detail by Leslie Roth

March 27 - May 12, 2018
Studio Place Arts
201 North Main St.
Barre, VT
Gallery Hours: Tues - Fri, 11am-5pm, Sat. Noon - 4pm
Opening Reception & BASH (Big Arty SPA Happening): Friday April 20, 7-9pm
Enjoy great art, music & eats - and help raise funds for SPA art programs. Musical performance by Old Rocket, a Southern Old-Time String band including Dana and Susan Robinson, and special guest Tom MacKenzie. Cash bar. Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of event.

Workshop Event

Natural Materials Weaving Workshop

by Susan Raber Bray
Saturday, July 28, 2018  10am - 4pm
Edgewater at the Falls
One Mill Street
Middlebury, VT

Rediscover the natural world by learning to weave with local found materials such as weeping willow branches, grasses, flower stems, stalks, cattails, Queen Ann's Lace, tree and shrub prunings, and any stalk you can find in your garden or field. Focus during this workshop will be on making 2-dimensional pieces such as wall hangings, place mats, table runners, floor mats, and window shades. Students will use a simple loom provided by Susan. If possible please collect materials to bring to the workshop.

Come join Susan and become more aware of our environment as a source of materials, inspiration, and inquiry!

Cost is $150 for the 1-day workshop and includes 5 hours of instruction plus 1 hour break with a catered lunch.
Call Edgewater at the Falls at 802.458.0098 for more information or to register.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 2018 News

Lots of news from our members this month...

On View

Don't miss mixed-media / knitted sculptures created by Frog Hollow grant recipient Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, which will be on view at Frog Hollow for the month of March. 

Exhibit of Work Produced with Frog Hollow's 2017 Grant Round

"Water's Edge" by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

March 2 - 31, 2018
85 Church Street
Burlington, VT
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 5-8pm
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10am-6pm, Sun., 12-5pm

Special Note: Member Dianne Shullenberger will also be part of this show, exhibiting colored pencil pieces.

Lynn Ocone's work will be part of a spring exhibit celebrating the art of felting

Never Felt Better: Fiber Transformed

"From Beneath II" by Lynn Ocone

March 23 - April 8, 2018
241 Main Street
Vergennes, VT
Opening Reception: Friday, March 23, 5-8pm
Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sun. 12-5pm, Mon. & Tues. by chance or appt.

Dianne Shullenberger's textile collages will be on view with Susan Wahlrab's paintings in a two-person show

Deep Into Nature

"Autumn Marsh" by Dianne Shullenberger

March 24 - May 20, 2018
17 Towne Farm Lane
Stowe, VT
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sun. 10am-5pm

Elizabeth Fram will be pairing her Shibori-dyed and embroidered pieces with daily sketches in her upcoming exhibit

Drawing Threads: Conversations Between Line & Stitch

"Respite", detail and "Afternoon Sun" by Elizabeth Fram

March 22 - May 6, 2018
22 Barber Farm Road
Jericho, VT
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 25, 2-4pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs. - Sun. 10am-3pm, or by appt.


Judy Dales and Marya Lowe have both been selected to create work for an upcoming SAQA Exhibit in which 24 artists will create a piece specifically for the show, highlighting their materials and explaining their individual techniques.

Explorations: Journeys in Creativity

"Surfacing I" by Marya Lowe (techniques: improvisational piecing and felted wool)

"Little Wild Child" by Judy Dales (techniques: curved seam piecing and transparent overlays)
Judy also notes that she has developed a method of making patterns and templates that allow her
to translate any drawing into a fiber piece, while enabling her to sew the most challenging curved seams.

Oct.-Dec. 2018 & Jan.-April, 2019 (firm opening and reception dates to be announced)
New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck Street
Lowell, MA

Of Note

L to R, front row: Judy Dales, Marya Lowe, Betsy Wing, Almuth Palinkas
L to R, back row: Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Betsy Fram, Roz Daniels, Leslie Roth, Diane Harris, Kathryn Price, Lynn Ocone

In response to a request from National, Judy Dales took a group photo of the SDA VT members who were present at the last Fourth Friday Fiber critique meeting at the Waterbury Public Library. Please note: these meetings are not exclusive to SDA members, but as you can see, we have a sizable representation. We meet the fourth Friday of each month at the Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury, VT.  Please join us! If you would like to be added to the reminder e-mail list, please contact Marya Lowe

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