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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Artists Walk-Through Event at No Boundaries in Fiber Show!

Please join us this Friday evening at Rae Harrell Gallery for a casual and informative Artists Walk-Through at the "No Boundaries in Fiber ~ SDA Vermont Members Exhibit"

Member artists will speak more in depth about their processes & inspiration for these innovative textile works.

Artists Walk-Through
Friday, August 19, 2011
7:00 pm - 8:30pm

Rae Harrell Gallery
90 Mechanicsville Road
Hinesburg, VT 06541

(here is SDA VT area rep, Karen Henderson, in front of one of Rae Harrell's pieces taken at our Opening Reception ~ )

Sunday, August 14, 2011

More Member News!

Brattleboro member Jackie Abrams has a lot of exciting news to share!

Her work is included in a several ongoing exhibits in galleries and Museums this year - here on the east coast, the mid-west, and the west coast. Read on to see where you can view Jackie's work, as well as see some photos.

Congratulations, Jackie!

Green: the Color and the Cause

April 16 - September 11
The Textile Musuem Washington, DC - Susan Stamberg speaks of "Green: the Color and the Cause"

Here to the left is Jackie's work, this piece is entitled "A Woman of Substance". It was created with recycled silk blouses, waxed linen thread, 2010.

Photo credit: Liz LaVorgana

Re-Tread Threads

April 29 - May 28
Textile Center
Minneapolis, MN

Dialogue: Glass and Fibers

Works by Josh Bernbaum and Jackie Abrams

July 15 - October 23
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Brattleboro, VT

To the left: detail, top of piece by Jackie Abrams. On right, detail, top of piece by Josh Bernbaum

American Craft Council blog - scroll down to July 15, 2011

Gallery in the Woods

Featured artist in July and August

Brattleboro, VT

All Things Considered VI

July 30 - December 12
Fuller Craft Museum
Brockton, MA

Scrap Art

August 16 - October 16
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
San Jose, CA

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Member News!

We've got a lot of great Member News, so Please Read On!


Congratulations go out to Bhakti Ziek!

She is a recent recipient of a VT Arts Council Creation Grant of $3000. which will support the creation of a new weaving for an invitational exhibition at The Durango Arts Center in Colorado. This is truly an honor ~ we wish you many happy hours of weaving, Bhakti!

In additional news from Bhakti, she will also have her work in an upcoming two-person show with artist Pat Adams at BigTown Gallery in Rochester, VT.

The show runs August 24- Sept 25, 2011
Opening Reception is Saturday, August 27, with an Artist Talk at 4pm and Reception from 5-7pm

BigTown Gallery
99 North Main Street
Rochester, VT 05767


More SDA Vermont Members work is going on Exhibit!
Congratulations to both Elizabeth Fram and Dianne Shullenberger, who will be part of the new show:

Women's Work: The Visual Art of Vermont's Women
August 16 - September 25, 2011
Opening Reception on Thursday August 18th
From 5-7pm in the Main Gallery

T.W. Wood Gallery and Arts Center
College Hall - Vermont College Campus
Montpelier, Vermont
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, Noon - 4pm
Handicapped Accessible
802.828.8743 or visit for more information


Dianne Shullenberger will also be one of the artists featured at the Shelburne Farms show "Art in The Coach Barn", the 24th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

The show runs Sept 23-Oct 23, 2011

Shelburne Farms
611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482

Congratulations, Dianne!


New Member, Pamela Druhen, of Northfield has some exciting news to share also!

Pam's piece entitled "Spring Thaw" was juried into the
Mancuso Brothers World Quilt Competition. The juried show opens next week in Manchester, NH and runs through August 21st.

Another of Pam's pieces, "Vas-Y", was juried into Houston's International Quilt Show "A World of Beauty". The show is held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, and runs November 3-6, 2011.

Congratulations, Pam!

Montpelier Member, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, will have three pieces of art knitting included in the upcoming Exhibit "Uncommon Threads" held at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT.

The show runs from August 16 to September 24, 2011. The exhibit features work that pushes the boundaries for traditional needlework and explores the use of nontraditional media.

Congratulations, Eve!

Studio Place Arts
201 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
For more information please visit:
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturday 12-4pm


No Boundaries in Fiber Opening!

We had a really fun and very well-received Opening Reception last weekend for the "No Boundaries in Fiber ~ Vermont SDA Members Exhibit" at the Rae Harrell Gallery in Hinesburg.

Everyone enjoyed this strong showing of contemporary fiber art by artists here in Vermont...along with delicious h'ors d'ouevres & great conversation....and wonderful live music ~ A huge Thank You to everyone who joined us that night to make our evening so special!

Here are some candid shots of our evening:

Pictured above here are SDA members (from left to right):
Elizabeth Fram, Hillary Harrell, Rae Harrell, Mary Jane Russell, Judy B. Dales, Karen Henderson, and Eve Jacobs-Carnahan. (members not in photo whose work is also exhibited: Marilyn Gillis, Dianne Shullenberger, and Alexandra Nickerson)