Members of Caspian Arts will be exhibiting at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
from November 22 through December 22, 2013.
Caspian Arts is an organization of artists from the area surrounding Caspian Lake in Greensboro, Vermont, in the Northeast Kingdom, whose works include painting, weaving, jewelery,
sculpture, pottery, textiles and woodworking.
The gallery is located in an
1860's English sheep barn, and is run by Emile Gruppe's daughter, Emilie Gruppe Alexander and
her husband Stuart. Paintings by Emile Gruppe will also be on display
and available for purchase.
public is warmly invited to the Opening Reception
Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 1pm - 3pm.
Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
22 Barber Farm Road
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm, or by appointment.
Directions to the gallery are
available at the gallery website or by phoning 802-899-3211.
Surface Design Association · 2014 Vermont Members’ Exhibit
(show title TBD)
April 15 - May 31, 2014
This is another excellent opportunity for Vermont Surface Design Association
members to exhibit their work together in a new venue for us. This exhibit falls during the busy spring Open Studio Weekend in Vermont, and I hope that everyone will participate!
You'll find more details about the venue and general guidelines on the show prospectus that was emailed out.
ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE IMAGES, AN ARTIST STATEMENT AND CURRENT BIO.
Please send completed Entries via email to: Eve Jacobs-Carnahan firstname.lastname@example.org
Any Questions? Please contact Karen at email@example.com, or at 973-948-5801.
ENTRY FORMS HAVE BEEN EMAILED TO ALL
MEMBERS. SOME MEMBERS EMAIL ADDRESSES BOUNCE, SO IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED
ANY SDA VERMONT EMAILS, BUT DO CHECK IN ON THIS BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT
YOUR AREA REP KAREN HENDERSON TO RECEIVE AN ENTRY AND GET MORE NEWS. HER
CONTACT INFO IS LISTED ABOVE.
Entries Due: Monday, December 9, 2013
Artwork Drop-Off: Sun. & Mon. June 1 & 2, 2014. 10am-5pm
Exhibit Dates: June 5-July 13, 2014
Artist Reception: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2-4pm
Artwork Pick-Up: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 5pm - 7pm *If unable to pick-up work by 7/13/14, Artist agrees to make other arrangements with Gallery to pick up within five days of show closing date (7/18/14)
Please keep this general guideline in mind when you submit your entry: The Gallery space can accommodate approximately 25-30 wall pieces (average 16”x20” size) with exceptions made for large pieces. 3D work is encouraged as well, although size may be a consideration. If your work is smaller, more entries can be considered (whether 2D or 3D).
ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE IMAGES, AN ARTIST STATEMENT AND CURRENT BIO.
Please send completed Entries via email to: Karen Henderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions, please contact Karen at her email, or at 973-948-5801.
ENTRY FORMS HAVE BEEN EMAILED TO ALL MEMBERS. SOME MEMBERS EMAIL ADDRESSES BOUNCE, SO IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED ANY SDA VERMONT EMAILS, BUT DO CHECK IN ON THIS BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AREA REP KAREN HENDERSON TO RECEIVE AN ENTRY AND GET MORE NEWS. HER CONTACT INFO IS LISTED ABOVE.
(above: group of encaustic baskets by Jackie Abrams)
This premier show and sale of contemporary craft includes 195 of the
finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, selected
from more than 1,000 applicants. Artists from Lithuania will be
featured. All work is for sale.
Show Dates: November 7 - 10
at the Philadephia Convention Center
Jackie's Booth is #528.
She'll also be exhibiting her collaborative work with Brattleboro glass artist, Josh Bernbaum. They will show works they've created that combine vastly disparate techniques and materials
into dynamic combinations and fusions of fiber and glass. Their work
grows and develops with talk, respect, and consideration, so necessary
for a successful collaboration.
(above: glass and woven sculptures by Jackie Abrams and Josh Bernbaum)
Silk Painting With and A Without Resist Sat - Sun, 10/19 - 10/20: 9:30 - 4:30
Beautiful watercolor textures appear on silk by applying alcohol, salt or sugar to wet painted dye. We'll use French dyes especially suited to silk painting, and introduce a non-toxic washable resist that allows for a range of design opportunities, from delicate outlined images to free abstract forms. Then it's on to thickened dye and "stop flow" for even more possibilities! You'll take away at least one beautiful scarf, and a myriad of samples and techniques for future enjoyment. These will make beautiful Christmas gifts!
Quick Fabric Dyeing with Low Immersion Compression Dyeing, Tray Dyeing, and Microwave Dyeing Sat - Sun, 11/9 - 11/10: 9:30 - 4:30
In this workshop we'll produce colorful surfaces for quilting, wall pieces, embellishment, and art clothing with easy to use fiber-reactive dyes and quick techniques. Your results will always be one of a kind, and the textures and patterns resemble the lovely hand-dyed Balinese fabrics we've seen in recent years. This is a class for beginners just learning about fabric dyeing, as well as experienced fabric artists wanting to hone in on low immersion techniques for their emerging ideas. We will be dyeing both cotton and silk.
Printing on with Thermofax Screens Sat - Sun, 11/16 - 11/17: 9:30 - 4:30
Burning designs onto riso film with a thermofax machine creates long-lasting screens that print finely detailed images on fabric (and paper). With our thermafax machine and laser printer you will produce up to five screens generated from your own designs. Copies from natural objects such as leaves, buds, grasses, etc. will be included in the design process. For an additional application, we'll learn to make a stencil with fusible interfacing. Thickened fiber-reactive dyes and textile paints will provide a wide range of color choices. These techniques make wonderful printed imagery for layering on white or hand-dyed fabrics and t-shirts. They transfer easily to paper and mixed media projects as well. Bring your own visual inspiration and a desire to play.
About the Instructor: PIPPA DREW
Drew has been a surface designer and painter for over 30 years. She
graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BFA in Fine Arts
with a minor in textile design, and completed a masters thesis in oil
painting at Dartmouth College. Throughout the 1980s she created silk
paintings from her studio in San Francisico, and in 1995 traveled to
Java to study batik in Yogyakarta, with Agus Ishmoyo and Nia Fliam.
Between 2006 and 2008 she returned to Indonesia on several trips,
creating an extensive body of work in mixed media while living in Bali.
She has taught batik and silk painting at the League of New Hampshire
Craftsman and Catamount Arts, and shibori and surface design at
Dartmouth College under a National Science Foundation Grant supporting
interdisciplinary art and mathematics. In the field of surface
design, Pippa has studied with Mary Anne Jordon, Joan Morris, Ellin
Noble, Mo Kelman, Nicole St Pierre, Betsy Sterling Benjamin, Anna Lisa
Hedstrom, Holly Heller, Achemi Cohn, Carol Soderlund, and is currently
enrolled in the two year Art Cloth Mastery Program with Jane Dunnewold
in her San Antonio Studio. Her work has been shown in Northern New
England, San Francisco, Tennessee, and New York City.
She has received a
St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist 2013 Fellowship. With this
award she's begun a new body of work entitled Cloaking Device in which she explores theories of energy fields, protection devices, camouflage, holography, felting, and time travel.
(left image: Cloaking Device by Wylie Sofia Garcia, 2013. Hand made needle felted dress made with dyed raw wool roving and spandex. Photo Credit: RL Photo)
See the work of Fellowship recipients at an upcoming Exhibit:
(above image: Cloaking Device by Wylie Sofia Garcia, 2011. Created from mixed textiles.)
In her series, The Dress That Makes The Woman,
Garcia intended to embark upon a ritualized creative challenge: to wear
and to work daily on a dress for one month at a time for an entire
year. With this project came a year of love, loss, struggle and couture
–the honest mess of one woman’s daily life. (Read more about the project on her blog at this link)
(above image: Kimono by Jackie Abrams) Explore shape, color, surface textures, and weaving
techniques, using hand-painted cotton paper as the basket material. Learn bias
plaiting and cathead weaving, along with their endless variations. Cover the
surfaces with applications of materials such as paper, paints, and knotless
netting. Discover the connections between material and form, and the new surface
in relation to the underlying vessel. All welcome. Snow Farm The New England Craft School 5 Clary Road Williamsburg, MA 01096 413.268.3101 email@example.com
Karen Henderson's work is currently on exhibit at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT. Twenty of her ephemeral landscape inspired pieces will hang through the fall semester.
(above image: Nuance by Karen Henderson)
If you visit, you'll also get to enjoy permanent installations of the work of VT artist Elizabeth Billings. Stay tuned for the Artists' Talk/Reception date! Julien and Virginia Cornell Library Vermont Law School 164 Chelsea Street South Royalton, VT 05068 802-831-1000 Hours: Monday-Friday: 8AM-Midnight Saturday & Sunday: 9AM-Midnight
Waterbury Center member, Elizabeth Fram, will have her work included in an upcoming Exhibit. The Art of the Quilt An exhibition of work representing five diverse artists and the varied ways they each approach the art quilt.
Exhibit Dates: September 7 - 30, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2013 10am - 6pm
Seeking anyone with information who may have seen these flags: (image: some of the variations-there are more colors on the full strands. (image: close up of one flag)
Custom prayer flags made by Karen Henderson for Yoga On Church Street were stolen from Church Street Marketplace in Burlington,VT on Sat 8/10/13.
staff hung these flags on Saturday by 2pm and by Sunday morning all
that was left was the string they were strung on.
There were 2 long strands hung from light post to light post on the Upper Block of Church Street.The flags are approx. 7"wide x 10"high each. There were 50 flags on each strand (100 flags total). The strands were approx 40 ft long each.
Anyone with with ANY information should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-318-5570
No one will be prosecuted. We just want the flags back (anonymously is fine) for next year's event.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm
O V E N celebrates the limitless artistic expressions of an ancient
technique applied to materials new and old, unexpected and comforting.
Ranging from works including common weaving materials like cotton and
wool to the more exploratory – bullet-riddled steel, wire, tennis balls –
the artists in this exhibition engage in an energetic dialogue between
contemporary visual culture and the traditions of the textile industry.
the interdependence of ingenuity, skill and imagination, the objects
making up this exhibition celebrate freedom from functional constraint.
The overriding issues are: does the artist's imagination and ability to
execute his/her concept spark an awesome, unexpected visual and
emotional reaction – and if so, will it encourage the viewer to liberate
his/her imagination to a place previously unrevealed? Curated by Sylvia
Leonard Wolf and Tina Bromberg, W O V E N transforms the gallery space
at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts into a fantastical, web-like
exploration of space, scale, texture, and color.
The artists in the exhibition are: Susan
Brandeis, Yale Epstein, Marsha Farley, John Garrett, Rob Goldfarb,
Sheila Hicks, Nancy Koenigsberg, Alex Kveton, Jorge Lizarazo for
Hechizoo Textiles, Lael Marshall, David Poppie, Kate Rapin, Joanne
Russo, Zoe Siegel, Mamie Spiegel, Altoon Sultan, Harriet Tannin, Suzanne
Tick, Grace Wapner, James Brendan Williams, Bhakti Ziek.
SDA member Althea Bilodeau will have her fiber art work featured alongside photographer Douglas Biklan's work, at the Brandon Artists Guild. The art scene in the town of Brandon was just featured in the recent 7days Vermont, so check it out!
Weave a Real Peace (WARP) is a networking organization
of weavers, academics, and interested supporters who value the
importance of textiles to communities around the world.
the highlights of the organization is the annual meeting, which is held
in different parts of the country each year. It's a time for visiting,
sharing, networking, selling and buying ethnic textiles, learning.
It's almost time for a wonderful Vermont tradition -- Open Studio Weekend, sponsored by the Vermont Crafts Council.On Saturday and Sunday, May 25th & 26th, from 10am - 5pm each day, you can visit participating artists all over the state!
Two SDA Members have shared the exciting news that they are participating again this year, so if you're out and about, looking for the yellow signs of artists to visit, please stop and say hi to both Dianne and Judy!
is an annual, international, juried exhibit featuring high quality,
contemporary small-scale works. The Exhibit will be held at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Saint Charles, Illiois.