Sunday, September 27, 2009

SDA Member News September 27, 2009

Cornell University College of Human Ecology Student Exhibition

gview The Mann Library at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY is currently displaying the Barbara L. Kuhlman Scholars' Fiber Arts & Wearable Arts Exhibition, which  runs through October 17th. 
Gallery Hours:
Mon through Thurs 8am to midnight.  Friday 8am to 6pm.  Saturday Noon 6pm.  Sunday 10am to midnight.

Patricia Hickman


Eye Chart by Patricia Hickman

Pat Hickman is exhibiting art work in an invitational group show entitled “Designing Women” at the Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY, Sept. 12-Oct. 24. She is part of an invitational exhibition, “Knitted, Knotted, Netted” at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, Oct. 11, 2009-Jan. 24, 2010. Other artists in that group exhibition, funded by the Coby Foundation, Ltd., include Karen Ciaramella, Abigail Doan, Kazue Honma, Ed Bing Lee, Norma Minkowitz, Ruth Marshall, Leslie Pontz, Ann Coddington Rast, Hisako Sekijima, Noriko Takamiya, and Carol Westfall.

Pat will teach a workshop, “OPENINGS: Knotted and Knotless Netting” at the Hunterdon on Nov. 15.

She is also participating in “Garnerworld”, Oct. 16-Nov. 15, an exhibition celebrating the history of the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center, an old calico factory built in 1838, where she has her studio.

“Through the Eyes”, her solo exhibition, will be at the Phoenix Gallery, NY, Nov. 4-28, 2009.

Patricia Spillane, Barbara Vanseloe, Kris G. Moss, Diane Evans and Joanna Monroe Exhibiting in ARTTA show

As part of the Hyde Museum's "A Season of Degas", the Adirondack Regional Textile Artists' Alliance (ARTAA), has just opened a show at Kris and Joanna’s shared studio in the Shirt Factory, 21 Cooper Street in Glens Falls, NY.  All the work in this exhibition is inspired by Degas' "Dancer with Red Stockings", a piece from the Hyde collection.

This show will be up through October 18: Wed - Sat, 10 - 4, and Sun, !2 - 4. More info is available from the Hyde Museum. Participating SDA members are Patricia Spillane, Barbara Vanseloe and Joanna Monroe.


"Grace", 25.5" W x 15" H. Acrylic painted image on satin, commercial cottons, machine quilted using cotton & metallic threads.


Deux Danseuses: Hommage a Edgar Degas, by Diane Evans.

Rouge et Noir

Rouge et Noir, by Joanna Monroe

DSCN3404_1646.JPG Ballerina #1

Ballerina I, by Barbara Vanseloe

Marilyn Henrion

Disturbances 7 

Disturbances 7 by Marilyn Henrion

In conjunction with their major quilt exhibition, “Full Spectrum: Quilts & The Textile Arts”, Binghamton University Art Museum presents internationally recognized quilt artist, Marilyn Henrion, giving a trunk show-lecture chronicling over 30 years of her life and work. Date and Time: October 10, 3-5 PM. Admission: $5. For further information, contact Jack Braunstein, (607) 777-2911.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

SDA Member News September 13, 2009

Suzanne Punch

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Liberty House display window featuring work by Suzanne Punch

This month, Suzanne Punch will be featured in articles in both the SDA Newsletter and in the Silkworm, an international journal for silk painters.

Both articles focus on the relationship between Suzanne and Liberty House, a boutique in Manhattan near Columbia University. This store shows both fine art and hand-painted wearables by Suzanne. Often there is one of her large silk paintings in the window, along with BoHo clothing, local artisan-made jewelry, African carvings, folk art furniture and hand-woven rugs.

Mary Hertert is the author of a monthly column in the SDA Newletter. This month’s article is “Business Bites: Marketing- Two Artists’ Perspective”.

She interviews Nelda Warkentin and Suzanne Punch about how they are getting through this economic downturn. Liberty House integrates fine art with the every day life of the store, for the enrichment of all.

Betty Vera

Four of Betty’s Jacquard weavings will be exhibited in “Environs,” a group show at the Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon, October 2–30, 2009. Opening reception will be Friday, October 2, 6-8 PM. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 11AM - 4PM.

Nest by Betty Vera

“Nest,” Jacquard tapesty, 47 x 46 inches, cotton, 2008, shown on this image, is one of the pieces that Betty will have in the exhibit. Further details of the exhibition are available at

Kathy Velis Turan

k velis turan Day Becomes Electric

Day Becomes Electric, K. Velis Turan

September 2nd- September 27th, 2009
Opening: Sunday, September 13th -
Wellington’s Herbs &Spices
649 Rickard Hill Road • Schoharie, NY 12157
518-295-7366 —
Gallery Hours:
Wed-Sat—10am-4pm , Sun—11:30am-4pm
For more information please
contact Kathy Velis Turan
@ 518-731-8615 or

Jeanne Raffer Beck


List, Jeanne Raffer Beck, 30” x 30” framed

Three of Jeanne’s pieces will be part of the Empire State College 4th annual art exhibition September 14-30, 2009

Location: Lower Link Gallery, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY. 14604

Reception: October 1, 2009, 5:30 PM Artist Reception, 6:00 PM Discussion with the Artists

Barbara Hillery Van Elsen

Teaching New Class September 26 – FreeForm Knitting and Crochet


"Swirls, Twirls and Spirals", is a three-hour knitting and crochet class that can be used as an introduction to freeform. You’ll learn patterns and routines that will enable you to play with the colors and textures of different types of yarn and learn how to combine them.

Date: September 26 in the afternoon in Plainview, NY. People can email for a copy of the registration form and more information.

There is also a gallery of some of the class models that can be seen here: