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Monday, September 27, 2010


Do you want to get Exposure for your work?

Well then don't forget that you can submit your work for consideration for the
section of the Surface Design Journal.

Here are the Guidelines:
Submissions are welcome to “Exposure” in the form of digital files, slides, or transparencies when they conform to the specifications below. All photographs must be of professional quality.

Please select no more than six or eight pieces of your best work; details can be included if necessary to understand the work.

Requirements for Digital Images
• At least 300 resolution in the 5 x 7-inch range or larger. TIFFs are preferred but JPGs are acceptable.
• Identification of each image with a number (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) and a file name that includes the artist’s name and a clue to the image rather than a numerical code. For example: “picasso.polkadots” rather than “100001.”
• Prints of the images submitted. These can be contact sheets in black and white or color, but each image should not be smaller than 3 x 3 inches. They can be on ordinary 8.5 x 11-inch paper.

Requirements for Slides and Transparencies:
• Identify each image with a number, the artist’s name, and title of work on the slide frame or on a label on the plastic covering the film.

Requirements for All Submissions:
• A resume and artist statement
• A printed list of images numbered to match the numbers on the images. Provide full caption information for each piece:
• Artist’s name
• Title of work
• Materials, process, size
• Date of completion
• Collection, installation site, or source of commission, if relevant
• Photo credit

Please add any information that would help the designer understand the image—e.g., if there is black around the edge of the image, is it background or part of the work?

Send submissions by regular mail to:
Patricia Malarcher, SDA Editor
93 W. Ivy Lane
Englewood, NJ 07631
E-mailed submissions are not accepted.

October Meet / State of Craft Exhibit

Just a reminder that the October Vermont SDA meet will be at the Bennington Museum to see the State of Craft Exhibit, which celebrates 50 years of the craft artists here in Vermont.

Hope to see you there!

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Time: 1pm until ?

Place: Bennington Museum
75 Main Street, Bennington, VT

We can meet at the cafe tables in the lobby, have a chat and snack first, and then have time to see the exhibit.

If you want, bring along a sample or photo of your work to share (finished or in progress/it's all good!).

If anyone is interested in car-pooling, let me know!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship - Deadline Reminder

The deadline for Fellowship applications for Vermont Studio Center's residency program is coming up fast!

Application deadline is October 1, 2010

Visit Vermont Studio Center's website for all the guidelines, or call them 802-635-2727

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Member News!

Member Joan Morris will have a solo show at the Big Town Gallery in Rochester, VT.

"Merging Continuums: work from 2009 and 2010" will feature her work in shaped-resist dyeing in conjunction with painting, printing, metal applications and other pattern making methods.

The exhibit runs from October 13 through - November 21, 2010 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 16 from 5-7 PM

This image here shows a piece is entitled, "Opening", Joan Morris, 2010. It is shaped resist dyeing and 22 k gold/platinum mono print on hand milled silk substrate (photo credit: Joe Mehling)

(Editor's note: If you've never seen Joan's work in person, you really should try to make it to see this show!)

Big Town Gallery is in the center of town in Rochester on Rt. 100. just north of the park.
Their address is:

99 North Main
Rochester, VT 05767

For more info:
(802) 767-9670

More Member news:
Althea Bilodeau will be showing her dyed and felted work at the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY.

The festival runs Saturday October 16 9am to 5pm
and Sunday October 17, 2010 10 am to 5pm

at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY

(Editor's note: This is an AWESOME thing to go to...I've only been once, but it's really, really great!) Lots of amazing fiber / textile art, as well as supplies (yay, candy shopping!) plus tons of other stuff going on. It's in a beautiful area too.... If you decide to go, find Althea and introduce yourself!

She can be found in Booth A-6!

In other news, members Mary Jane Russell and Karen Henderson will have their art included in "Forever Fiber: A Gathering of Fiber Artists".

A show held at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes, VT, the show features guest and member artists' work in a variety of fiber media including basketry, wool felting, quilting and weaving.

The show will run from September 30 through November 13, 2010,
with an Opening Reception on Thursday, September 30 from 5-8pm

If you can, please stop in to introduce yourselves to the artists!

Creative Space Gallery hours are:
Thursdays 4-7pm, Fridays 2-7pm, Saturdays 12-6pm
or otherwise open by chance or appointment.

235 Main Street, Vergennes, VT
802-877-3850 or email:

Event at Artists' Medium in Williston!!

A couple of members sent this exciting opportunity in. It's coming up quick, but check it out!

Alyson B. Stanfield, Author of the wonderful and informative book: I'd Rather be in the Studio, The Artist's No-excuse Guide to Self-promotion, all about art marketing - will graciously visit Artists' Mediums in Williston! Come to ask questions and have your copy of this book signed!

Artists' Mediums is located at 300 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, VT

802-879-1236 or email for additional info

Question & Answer discussion and book-signing
Monday, September 27th, 3-5 p.m.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Call for Entry! Craft Forms 2010

Craft Forms 2010: Wayne Art Center's 16th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft

An international juried exhibition dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of contemporary American craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.

Craft Forms, now in its sixteenth year, has grown to be one of the leading contemporary craft exhibitions in the country and a favored showcase for the work of the nation's most talented craft artists.

Deadline to enter is September 16, 2010.
Online application at Juried Art Services

Show dates are December 3, 2010 to January 22, 2011.

The Wayne Art Center is located in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's a beautiful facility, where they offer instruction for all ages in the visual arts, crafts, music and drama. Their exquisite galleries feature a diverse presentation of exhibits each year, highlighting local, regional and national artists.