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:

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