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Tuesday, December 28, 2010



Let's have a great selection of works from Vemont!

Rochester Contemporary Art Center, an innovative and growing gallery in upstate NY, is partnering with SDA to present a juried exhibition of contemporary Northeastern U.S. fiber art, April 1 - May 7, 2011.

The SDA Contemporary Fiber Exhibit will coincide with the FiberArt International exhibition at Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. The two offerings will create a high profile for fiber art in the region. All types of 2-D and 3-D works are welcome, including sculptural work and installations.

Entry Deadline (postmark): January 17, 2011

Location: Rochester Contemporary Art Center (, 137 East Ave., Rochester, NY, 14604

Who May Enter: SDA members living in the Northeast United States (Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island)
***No Entry Fee, but just a reminder that entrants must also be a member of RoCo. See prospectus for details. Many opportunities await !***

To download the prospectus, click here: Northeast Regional Call for Entry (PDF)
OR click here:

If you have additional questions, please contact NYS Area Rep Jeanne Beck at

Monday, December 6, 2010


The Vermont Crafts Council, now in its twentieth year, is seeking Vermont artists and craftspeople to register for Open Studio Weekend 2011, to be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 and 29.

Individual artist studios, galleries and art or craft schools may participate in this annual event.

Registration is available online at,
or call the office to request an application.

Application deadline is December 31, 2010.

Contact Martha Fitch, Executive Director
Vermont Crafts Council

(802) 223-3380

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Member News!

Mary Jane Russell of Charlotte, VT will have her work, “Linear Lines” and its companion piece, “Simply Shapes,” on display at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington, VT.

The show runs from
Friday December 3, 2010 through Saturday January 29, 2011. The S.P.A.C.E. is located at The Soda Plant Building at :

266 Pine Street, Suite 105
Burlington, VT 05401

for additional info, please call: 802-578-2512

Montpelier member Karen Henderson will have her piece Hush, included in the upcoming Craft Forms 2010 exhibit, The Wayne Art Center's 16th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft.

The show runs December 3, 2010 through January 22, 2011

Special Event: On Saturday, December 4 there will be a Juror's Talk, from 1-2pm; followed by Meet the Artists, from 2-3pm
***Karen will be attending the these events~ if you are in the area, please plan to attend and say hello!

About the Juror : Jane Milosch
In April 2008, Jane Milosch was promoted to acting Senior Program Officer for Art in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture (OUSHAC), Smithsonian Institution, to direct pan-institutional art programs, new interdisciplinary initiatives, and strategic planning for the arts at the Smithsonian's eight art units.

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave Wayne PA 19083
Monday - Saturday / 10am - 5pm
Contact :

Website Re-Design Needs Funds!

We still need to raise $8000 this year to cover website re-design costs.

This has been a challenging budgetary time for nonprofits, and really good websites are expensive.

One website feature you will especially love: the individual member pages will allow for a headshot and two images of work for free; more can be uploaded for a small fee. It's pretty awesome to see the rich image potential, unlike any seen before. We'll be able to search by medium and technique. We have so many innovative ideas planned- a Teach + Learn section, for one.

Hope you can consider contributing what you can if you have not already done so. It's easy to do, right on the home page of the current website.