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Thursday, September 1, 2016

September News

Exhibit at Studio Place Arts Ends

Visionary Conspiracy is now complete.

SPA Executive Director Sue Higby examines a tapestry by Betsy Wing

Thanks are due to our amazing Exhibition Committee, and especially Eve Jacobs-Carnahan for all the hard work that went into making this show such a success. Thanks also to Sue Higby, Executive Director of Studio Place Arts, for her masterful installation and efforts toward promotion. A video about the show that includes brief interviews with Roz Daniels, Almuth Palinkas, Sharon Webster and Marya Lowe was created by Shannon Lee Gilmour. You can view the video by following this link.

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan discusses the work in Visionary Conspiracy.   From left, pieces by Marya Lowe, Marilyn Gillis, Rosalind Daniels, Elizabeth Fram, & Marilyn Gillis

In conjunction with the exhibit, Eve gave an enlightening talk on August 13th, briefly delving into the mindset and process behind each exhibitor's work.

On View

Two of our members are exhibiting concurrently in Brattleboro:

Jackie Abrams: Elemental Vessels

"Dreaming of Uluru" by Jackie Abrams

Karen Kamenetzky: Hidden Agenda

"Seed Dreaming VI" by Karen Kamenetzky
183 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
August 18 - September 18, 2016
Artist Talk: September 17, 5pm (both artists)

Future Wave

86 Falls Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
Dates: Friday, September 16 to October 29, 2016
Opening Reception: September 16, 2016  6-8pm

Exhibiting Artists: Robert Bent, Karen Henderson, Madeleine Hopkins, Jane Ann Cantor, Jon Young

1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
Dates: Thursday, September 29, 2016 to October 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 29, 2016  5-8pm

Exhibiting artists: Cameron Davis, John Douglas, Janet Fredericks, Brenda Garand, Karen Henderson, Rachel Moore, Jen Morris, Erika Senft Miller, Michael Zebrowski

Upcoming Events

Lecture: Jewish Papercuts and Tapestries - A Mother-Daughter Collaboration

Beth Jacob Synagogue
10 Harrison Ave.
Montpelier, VT 05601
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Tamar Shadur

Tapestry weaver Tamar Shadur will present an illustrated talk about her collaboration with her mother, renowned Jewish papercut artist and scholar, Yehudit Shadur, in the production of finely woven biblical tapestries based on Y. Shadur's magnificent papercut designs.

Yehudit Shadur

A pre-lecture dinner is open to all at 6:00pm. Bring a vegetarian/dairy pot-luck dish to share. This event is FREE to members and the public. Please invite friends!

Followed by a Workshop the next day 

Jewish Papercuts with Tamar Shadur
Sunday, September 11, 2016  10am - 1pm

Learn the centuries-old folk art of Ashkenazi and Sefardi Jews in this workshop led by Tamar Shadur, daughter of renowned papercut artists Yehudit and Joseph Shadur. We'll explore what makes a papercut Jewish, and by employing artistic elements such as symmetry, positive and negative shapes, and Jewish symbols you'll create at least one papercut with simple materials.

Advance registration required. Fee: $20 for Beth Jacob Synagogue members; $25 for non-members. All materials supplied.


Karen Henderson's piece "Pause" received a Juror's Choice Award at the Fiber Options: Material Explorations exhibit in Annapolis, MD. The juror was Susanna Fields-Kuehl.

Calls for Entry

The 20th Biennial of Quilt National

All artists who submit their work will receive thank-you gifts worth $75!

As a thank you for submitting your work to this historic event, the Dairy Barn Arts Center & Quilt national have partnered with Fiber Art Now magazine to give:
- Free membership to the Dairy Barn Arts Center
- Discounted subscription to Fiber Art Now
- Free Eco Dye eBook Resource (Eco Dye: Traditional Dye Work through a Contemporary Lens).
Deadline: September 1, 2016

2016 Excellence in Fibers

Yes, Excellence in Fibers is a juried exhibition in print, but this year it will also be a full exhibition!

New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts
January 25 - March 19, 2017
Five Categories:
Wall/Floor Works | Sculptural Works | Vessel Forms/Basketry | Installation Works | Wearables
Deadline: October 1, 2016

New for 2016
  • Twice as many works will be selected and shown
  • There will be five categories, a prize in each category ($300), and a Best in Show prize ($600)
  • Selected works will be shown at the New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
Learn More & Apply Here

Art Censorship

I recommend reading about the recent censorship of artquilter Kathy Nida's work by AQS from the traveling SAQA exhibit "People and Portaits". Whether you agree or disagree with either party involved, as artists it is important to be aware that censorship is alive and well. I am linking to Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood's blog CraftSanity as her synopsis of the event is the most concise I have read and the accompanying podcast includes an interview with Kathy Nida. SAQA's board of directors' response can be read here.