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Saturday, April 23, 2011

...and Still More Member News!


Montpelier member Karen Henderson is excited to share the news that her piece, shown here to the left, "Pink Barn Sunset", has been acquired into the Permanent Collection atThe National Life Cancer Center, part of the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT.

This piece was also included in the Award Winning film "Black Swan" directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SDA Member featured in Montpelier Art Walk!



Come Enjoy Art Walk...Friday, April 22nd!

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will be exhibiting at The Knitting Studio at the upcoming Art Walk in downtown Montpelier.

She creates amazing and unusual fiber art using traditional knitting techniques. Eve hand spins her own yarn which gives her full control of her palette including color, shine, texture and thickness.

She draws on her experiences, including gardening and travel, to inform and inspire her work. She is insightful and allows a fresh look at seemingly familiar objects. Her work has been exhibited recently at Galerie Kasini in Montreal and in twelve US states. She is a featured artist in the book Astounding Knits by Lela Nargi.

Come meet and visit with Eve and enjoy her wonderful creations on Friday, April 22nd from 4 to 7:30 p.m. It will be a terrific evening!

The Knitting Studio is located at:

97 State Street, Montpelier, VT

for more info: 802-229-2444 or www.vtknits.com

Monday, April 18, 2011

Textile Study Group Exhibit Opportunities

SPECIAL OFFER


Become a first-time member of the Textile Study Group of New York NOW and you’ll be just in time to enter one or both of the two juried fiber art exhibitions we’re sponsoring.


Both exhibitions will be presented at prestigious locations in New York City:

  • Crossing Lines: the Many Faces of Fiber will open during November 2011 at the Courtyard Gallery of the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan
  • 9x9x3: NEW VISIONS will open during February 2012 at the lobby gallery of 1155 Avenue of the Americas, a 42-story Durst office building in mid-town Manhattan.


The entry deadline for Crossing Lines: the Many Faces of Fiber is June 17.

The entry deadline for 9x9x3: NEW VISIONS is July 22.


Don’t wait. There’s no time to lose.

Go to our web site at www.tsgny.org.

Click on EXHIBITIONS to read about and download the entry forms for both exhibitions.

Click on HOW TO JOIN to download a 2010-2011 membership form.

  • As a bonus with this offer only: we’ll extend your period of membership to include our 2011-2012 program year.


A TSGNY membership also entitles you to free attendance at our extraordinary series of monthly lectures, you’ll receive our informative and inspiring bi-monthly e-newsletter, you’ll have access to timely announcements on our listserv, and you’ll be able to participate in our popular PowerPoint “Show of Members’ Work,” which ends our program year in June.



Offer expires May 30, 2011.

City Hall Banner Contest!

Call to Artists for City Hall Plaza

Montpelier Alive seeks proposals for a set of banners or banner-like works of art to be hung on the light poles in front of Montpelier City Hall from June 1 through October 15, 2011. City Hall Plaza is a highly visible location in the heart of Vermont’s bustling capital city that has displayed a variety of solid color and photographic banners over the past eight years. The successful new design will be a creative response to the plaza, the city and its surroundings. Designs will be judged on their creativity, visual impact from the street, and durability.

DETAILS:
The plaza has six light posts, each with two sets of horizontal banner arms. The twelve pairs of arms are 43.5” apart (from the top of each arm to the bottom of each arm) and are each 18” wide. The new work of art should fill the available space on all six light poles (individual arms may be removed) and must be able to withstand summer weather conditions for five months. It may be mechanically reproduced or hand-crafted. The design must not include any words or graphic references that can be construed as advertising and must be appropriate for a public place. Montpelier Alive can provide information on dimensions of past banners and on past mechanical reproduction methods upon request.

PRIZE:
One winning artist will receive:
$800 fee for materials and honoraria
One month to complete and install the new work
Completed project will be on display from June through October 2011

DEADLINE: 12 noon, Friday, April 29, 2011.

Visit Montpelier Alive website for Proposal Guidelines

Contact: Phayvanh Luekhamhan, Executive Director
director@montpelieralive.org (802) 223-9604

Sunday, April 10, 2011

More Member News!


Karen Henderson has recently completed a commission piece for the reception area of The Banner Ironwood Medical Center in Queen Creek, Arizona.


The piece is entitled "Hope", and is created from Karen's hand woven linen and silk, using tapestry technique, with silk gauze, dye painting and stitching.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Member News!


Judy B. Dales is presenting her work in an exhibit:

"Curves in Motion

Art Quilts"




The show runs April 28 through June 10, 2011

at the River Arts Gallery I

74 Pleasant Street
Morrisville, VT

There will be an Opening Reception on April 28, from 5pm - 7pm

Also, please join Judy in an Artists' Talk and Gallery Tour
on May 14, 2011 from 1pm - 3pm

Generally, the gallery hours are 10am-5pm Mon- Fri
Please call ahead!




Call to Artists - Montpelier Alive!


Montpelier Alive seeks proposals for a set of banners or banner-like works of art to be hung on the light poles in front of Montpelier City Hall from June 1 through October 15, 2011.


City Hall Plaza is a highly visible location in the heart of Vermont’s bustling capital city that has displayed a variety of solid color and photographic banners over the past eight years. The successful new design will be a creative response to the plaza, the city and its surroundings. Designs will be judged on their creativity, visual impact from the street, and durability.



To get all the details and download the guidelines in pdf file click here

SDA Vermont Receives Small Events Grant!

We're excited to have been awarded a Small Events Grant for our 2011 Surface Design Association of Vermont Members' Exhibit.



The Exhibit, now in the planning stages, will be held at The Rae Harrell Gallery in Hinesburg, VT.



All Vermont SDA Members are encouraged to submit works for this great opportunity.


The Rae Harrell Gallery is a beautiful space for our group to show, with high ceilings, generous wall space, great light and Rae's wonderful energy!



Submission forms will be emailed soon.
Deadline to participate is May 15, 2011. Please mark your calendars!



The show will run from August 6 through September 17, 2011, so we're lucky to have the space during the busy tourist season in Vermont.

Our second exhibit planning meeting will be held Wednesday, April 20th, from 6pm-8pm, hosted by Bhakti Ziek in Randolph, VT. I hope many of you will be able to attend.


Please RSVP Karen: karenhendersonfiber@yahoo.com