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Sunday, April 4, 2010

April Member News!

Elizabeth Fram of Waterbury Center, VT has been stitching away in preparation for an upcoming show where she will be exhibiting her textile collage work.

"Elizabeth Fram: Translations" can be seen at the Langman Gallery in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from May 1 - 31 2010.

Shown here is her piece entitled "Unexpected Circumstance", and will be on view among her other evocative abstractions and contemplations in fabric and thread.

So mark your calendar if you are planning a trip down south to that area, or if you know family and friends down there, do let them know!



Master dyer Joan Morris will be teaching two workshops in two different beautiful parts of the states this spring and summer. Each five day class will cover shaped-resist techniques using natural dyes & extracts and indigo. Click here for the full class description.

This is a photo of student work in a past workshop given by Joan. (photo courtesy of Marie Johansen's blog.)

Here is the info and dates for the workshops. Please click the links for all the details!

Shakerag Workshops in Sewanee, Tennessee, June 20-25, 2010

Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, August 9-13, 2010. (**Note! The classes are small there and fill fairly quickly, so sign up earlier rather than later).


Linda Marcille has some great news to share!


Her work has been chosen for the cover of the Spring 2010 (Issue 61) of the Guild of Silk Painters Journal.

To the left here is the cover, featuring her silk painting entitled "Jazz Duet".

Inside there is a full-color, glossy, two page article, including six additional images of Linda's paintings on silk.


The Guild of Silk Painters is a non-profit organization that promotes the art of silk painting.





They are based in Great Britain (just across the pond!) but have members from around the world.

The silk painting galleries on their website showcase the world’s finest silk painters, do check out the link.

Other news from Linda, 18 of her paintings on silk will be on display at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro for the month of April. Linda's award winning silk paintings have been sold internationally. Her silk paintings are created using the highest quality steam set French dyes from Europe, the finest crepe de chine silk from China and a one of a kind resist made only in New Zealand. S he has taken an ancient Asian art form and infused it with her own joyful and whimsical style.

You can also find Linda's original work and her limited edition prints locally through Vermont Artisans Designs on Main Street in downtown Brattleboro as well as other galleries throughout Vermont. Visit her site to find our where else you can see her work in person, or online (Etsy!)

This painting "Sheep and Daffodils" feels like the warm and sunny day we have here in Vermont today!


JoAnne Russo will have her sculptural work featured at Del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles for the "Hot Tea! 2010" exhibit. The show features contemporary sculptural teapots, and will run from April 24 - May 20, 2010.

More locally, right here in our Green Mountain State, you can see JoAnne's work as part of the "State of Craft; an Exhibition of Studio Craft in Vermont" held at the Bennington Museum in Bennington, VT. This exhibit will run May 22 - October 31




Two SDA Members are having a show together!

"A Sense of Place: Fiber Landscapes of Ann Brauer and Karen Henderson".

Ann Brauer is an accomplished and inspired Massachusetts art quilter, and also a new member to Surface Design Association (yay!)

Karen's piece to the left is entitled "Hush".

It's created with hand woven linen and silk yarns, silk organza, dye, discharge, rust print, and hand stitching.

To the left here is Ann's work entitled "Autumn Afternoon". She has an amazing color sense, piecing together very thin strips of fabric for her art quilts.

Their work can be seen together at BlueStone Gallery in Milford, PA. Milford is a cute little river town in the Poconos region; right along the Delaware River, so a nice spot for a getaway.

The show will run from April 30-June 6, 2010 with an Opening Reception the evening of Sat. May 1st.



Karen's work will also be featured in an upcoming book "1000 Artisan Textiles" by Sandra Salamony (author of 1000 Jewelry Inspirations)and Gina M. Brown.

Produced by Rockport Publishers/ Quarry Books, they are an international publisher of high-quality visual and idea books for design professionals and creative enthusiasts-crafters, artists, and designers. Eight of Karen's woven and / or collaged fiber work will be featured on pages 211-213.

You can pre-order the book from Amazon right now! Copies should be ready to ship in early May.


Don't forget! There's still time to sign up for the "Katazome with Natural Dyes" workshop taught by textile artist Akemi Cohn.

The class is hosted by SDA member Pippa Drew of Vermont Suface Design .

Workshop dates are August 7 - August 10, 2010 at her Post Mills, VT studio. Visit the link for the full class description and all other details.

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