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Friday, July 31, 2015

August News

As we head into August, we're all trying to wring out as much as we can from the warmer temps and longer hours of daylight. Still, exhibition deadlines loom as we head toward fall. You might wish to consider the following opportunities as you plan ahead.

And while you're organizing your calendar, why not include one of the member exhibitions listed below?

But first...










Karen Henderson has been awarded a three week Artist Residency at The Quarry at Marble House Project in Dorset, VT for later this summer. There she'll have time and space to work, while meeting eight other artists from working in a variety of disciplines.  Karen will be experimenting more with integrating mixed media materials and techniques with her textile/fiber mediums and methods.

Some background:
The mission of Marble House Project nurtures the imaginative spirit. Through artist residencies, workshops and sustainable agriculture, Marble House Project promotes an innovative atmosphere and exchange of ideas. Inspiration, contemplation and creativity are the hallmarks of the program. Marble House Project is founded on the belief that the act of creating, whether through art or in nature is where human potential begins and community thrives.


Call for Entries:

2016 NICHE AWARDS

NICHE magazine is accepting applications
for the 2016 NICHE Awardsa prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design. 
Deadline: August 21, 2015
Professional and student artists may apply online. Contest categories include ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, jewelry and more! 
Application and entry fee information, rules and guidelines are now available here.



SPUN  an innovative all fiber exhibition

detail by Beth Yazhari
Deadline: September 4, 2015  
Etui Fiber Arts
2106 Boston Post Road
Larchmont NY 10538
Show Dates: October 3 - 31 
Prospectus available here  
Juror: Robbin Zella, Director of the Housatonic Museum of Art which has more than 4,000 pieces of art -- including Renoir, Picasso, Chagall, and Rauschenberg -- in its permanent collection.  


MATERIALS: HARD & SOFT 
Competition & Exhibition
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Deadline: September 4, 2015
The Greater Denton Arts Council 
Full information, prospectus and online submissions 
available here.



Facebook
Is anyone interested in starting an SDA Vermont Facebook page? 
Mary Elumsa, SDA Kansas Representative, has written a description of her experience using Facebook as a tool for communicating with state SDA members. She outlines how it started, how it has grown, and how it benefits members by connecting to a broader base of creative groups and activities.
Read her article here.
If this is something you are interested in pursuing for our group, contact Suzanne Loker at suzanne.loker.sda@gmail.com


Upcoming Exhibitions

Fiberworks: Converging Journeys
20 art quilts & fiber works by Marya Lowe  
Abstraction with Embellishments II                Marya Lowe


















August 4 - 31, 2015
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River Road
Jericho, Vermont  05465
802.899.4962 


Listening to the Moon
An exhibit of textile collages by Elizabeth Fram
Sunlight on the Forest Floor            Elizabeth Fram

















   
Surrounding an ongoing fascination with Japanese gardens, the 15 pieces in this exhibition are rooted in the art of paying attention.
August 19 - October 12, 2015
Hartness Library, East Gallery
Main St, Randolph Center, VT 05061
(800) 431-0025
Mon. - Fri., 8am-4:30pm


 




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