Sunday, August 30, 2009

SDA Member News August 30, 2009


Jeanne Beck

Jeanne Raffer Beck’s “Parables” is on display at the Ohio Craft Museum’s “Conversations in Fabric”, an exhibition of 30 contemporary quilts that incorporate text, word or language references.


Parables, 42” x 48”, 2008, silk broadcloth, screenprinted, machine and hand stitching.

Barbara Murak


Memories III, 151/4” x 25.5”, monoprint, machine quilted

Barbara Murak’s “Memories II” and “Memories III” monoprint quilts have been accepted into the Art in Craft Media 2009 exhibit at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, running from Sept. 12- January 3, 2010. 

Barbara will also be in the Invitational Exhibit for those artists who have been accepted to 4 or more shows (this is her 6th), that are judged by curators from U.S. Art Museums.

Gordana Vukovic

Nine artists, all New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) MARK Program 2008 Award Recipients, display nine ways of making their marks in oil, sculpture, textile, mezzotint, mixed media, installation, and video.  Participating  artists: Julie Casper Roth, Brendan Cohan, Katarina Holbrook, Gail Kort, Mara Lefebvre, Ingrid Ludt, Rebekah Rice, Denise Saint-Onge, and Gordana Vukovic

Where: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, President's Gallery, Troy
When: From September 19 through October 16, 2009
PHONE: 273-0552
Opening Reception:
5-9pm, September 25, 2009
Gallery Talk: 1:30pm, September 27, 2009



Sharon Bottle Souva

The Syracuse Cultural Workers have chosen Sharon’s "Above The Falls" for their 2010 Poster Calendar. It can be purchased through
They also have a Woman Artist Datebook available where another of her quilts "Autumn Reflections" was selected for 2010.


For Sale:
Panasonic Wide Carriage Dot Matrix Printer KX-P2624,
with desktop stand, parallel cable, and documentation.
Worked fine when last used a few years ago.  Husband reluctantly parting with it.
The KX-P2624 was well regarded and beloved before laser printers took over.
$75.00 in cash.
If interested, please contact:
Bonnie Epstein
Phone: 212-866-0386

Sunday, August 16, 2009

SDA Member News August 16, 2009


Congratulations to SDA member Jappie King Black, who  has been named one of the 2009 recipients of a NYFA grant.  Below are samples of the work that have earned her this highly competitive and distinguished grant award.

Jappie King BlackCollection 2009 500px

Collection 2009 is a mixed media installation, approximately 12' x 30' x 4'. It was made using various techniques: coiling, crochet, twining and wrapping of grapevine, bark, fiber, wood, wire, wax and quills. 


Three Figures is a grapevine and bark sculpture approximately 6' x 7' x 8'. It was part of Evolution 20 @ 10 at the Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, New Jersey.

Jappie lives in Brockport, New York and teaches during the school year at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.


Larry Schulte exhibition July Nov 09

Larry Schulte exhibition July 2

An exhibition of Larry Schulte’s paper-weave paintings and prints, "Weaving Cosmic Reality into Art" is on display at Bayer Healthcare in Montville, NJ and Wayne, NJ from July 9 – November 4, 2009.


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