Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Joys of the Season to You and Yours!


We live in different parts of the same state, some rural, some urban, but all inspire our creativity. Yes there’s nothing we can’t accomplish right where we are.

Opportunities for creating abound around us. What a great era to view the world with artistic eyes; there’s inspiration everywhere.

  May your holidays and the New Year ahead bring you wonderful experiences and creative satisfaction in all that you do!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SDA Member News December 19, 2010



Ludmila Ostrova

“Illuminations” at NOHO Gallery


“Illumination”, Ludmila Aristova, silk, 35” x 45”


View of the Noho gallery with Aristova’s works on display as part of the Illuminations” exhibition.

Ludmila Aristova   "Illuminations", November 30 – December 24, 2010 has been on view at the Noho Gallery, 530 West 25 St., 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10001

A catalogue is available. Please call 212-367-7063.

Tegan E. Ford


“Fold”, Tegan E. Ford, 5” x 3” x 3”, copper leaf, felt, hemp, 2010.

Tegan E. Ford, a senior at Buffalo State College in the fiber art program, recently submitted and had a piece accepted in the "What's Next!: 2nd Annual Undergraduate Juried Show" held by Bradley University Galleries in Peoria, IL. The show runs January 3 - February 4 with the Reception February 3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Here is the link to the show

Margaret Peot


Margaret Peot's solo exhibition, Woodcuts, Inkblots and Curiosities, will be on view at The Galleries at Saint Peter's Church from January 21-February 27, 2011.

Opening Reception, and a sneak preview of Margaret's new book:

Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity

on January 31, from 6-8PM.

Saint Peter's is located at 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street (entrance on 54th)

(212) 935-2200


Rachel Rose is launching a new business with a line of hand-painted silk tees and is eager to exchange marketing and sales ideas with other SDA members. Any veterans out there who would enjoy sharing your expertise with her?

Please visit her new website at

Sunday, December 5, 2010

SDA Member News December 5, 2010


Pat Pauly has two works on view in the current "Quilts=Art=Quilts" exhibition at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Gallery in Auburn, running October 31, 2010 - January 9, 2011. Her piece "Stacked Mummy Bags," was awarded first place in the juried and judged exhibition.


Pat Pauly, “Pink Leaf”,  at Quilts=Art=Quilts.

Pat Pauly's work has also been accepted in the 2011 Quilt National Exhibition that will open May 28 2011.



Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, in collaboration with Red Dog Enterprises, Inc. and The ArT QuILT ExPERIeNcE, proudly present...

2011 Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: June 12 - July 31, 2011

THE ArT- QuILT ExPERIENCE exhibit celebrates the diversity and innovation found in today’s quilts.

* Call for Entry Deadline April 15, 2011

* Juror Jonathan Holstein, Quilt Collector & Author

* Entry Fee: $30 for up to 2 quilts

* $2,000 Prize Money

* Exhibit Location: Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

For more information, please visit 

Marilyn Henrion Prints Now Available!

Fine museum-quality reproductions of Marilyn Henrion’s artworks are now available at affordable prices, starting as low as $63.50. Newly added images include digitally manipulated photographs from the artist’s mixed media series, "Soft City", as well as selected art quilts. Prints are available in various sizes and can be ordered with or without customized frames, mats, and other accessories!   All prints are shipped within three business days and come with a no questions asked 30 day return policy..

NEW! The images are also available on customizable greeting cards.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY BONUS! Receive a 10% discount on all purchases between now and December 31, 2010 by specifying Code # VTALPY at checkout.

Click here to order original artworks through the artist’s website.

Barbara Arlen’s Color Classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s School of Professional Studies – Hot Topics! Winterim/Spring 2011

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SXC 100 Color Theory and Culture $270

No matter what type of work you do or career you pursue the ability to harness color’s powers can be your success factor. Discover the degree to which color crosses all market boundaries and impacts point of sale and consumer satisfaction. Learn to use color effectively as an extraordinary visual and sensual stimulus. Find out how to pick colors that affect moods, product sales and home environments and learn how color theory usage impacts culture and social issues. Progress into forecasting seasonal color themes and see how customized color ranges are developed for different products, consumers and markets. Participate in a color trends workshop and create a presentation reflecting your own unique color themes. A $10 materials fee will be collected at the second session. An art supply and a required text list will be available prior to the class by calling 212 217 7715 or visiting

Instructors: Barbara Arlen with Neville Bean

Winterim session-2 double sessions: (55A) Friday and Saturday, January 7, 8

55A 9:30am-4:30pm

Spring sessions-4 sessions: (55A) March 10, 17, 24, 31; (55B) April 28, May 5, 12, 19

10175  55A R 6:30pm-9:30pm 10618  55B R 6:30pm-9:30pm

SXF 840  Career Opportunities for Working With Color $75

If you are an artist, designer, Color Specialist Certificate student or have a creative eye and are looking for fresh career direction find out how color knowledge and talent is extremely marketable in fashion and related businesses. Meet a panel of successful professionals from a variety of fields that use color strategically for branding, cosmetics, fashion home markets, textiles and retail. How they use their color expertise is the bedrock of their success. Gain insight into how you can use your own color strengths to distinguish your employment opportunities and enhance your promotability in fashion and beyond.

Moderator: Barbara Arlen & color career panelists from several industries.

1 session: (55A) April 14 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

SXC 260 Color Painting Studio $250

Paint with color as a professional by learning how to mix, paint and create your own color chips and color schemes through this hands-on study for the use of mixing colors for fashion, accessories, home, branding, cosmetics, personal image, graphics and painting. Strengthen your ability to visualize the appearance of basic hues and their variant tints and shades, exploring the potential intensity and or muted effects of color combinations, lighter and darker. Use Josef Albers’ juxtaposition and harmonies of color and get tips on color mixing, matching and selection for different products. Most studio supplies included in course fee and basic supplies available in the classroom. Some additional supplies necessary, approximately $50 recommended at first session. Bring a smock or cover-up to all sessions.

Workshop leader: Barbara Arlen

4 sessions: (55A) March 2, 9, 16, 23; (55B) April 27, May 4, 11, 18 6:30pm-9:30 55B 6:30pm-9:30pm

Sunday, November 21, 2010

SDA NY Member News November 21, 2010


Carol Ann Rice Rafferty

Carol Ann Rice Rafferty has two works at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts current show, re.CYCLE.fiber, that opened November 19.

“re.CYCLE.fiber”, presented by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, will run through January 23, 2011.

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Carol Ann Rice Rafferty, “Took my Breath Away”,
glass bell jar, death mask made from used coffee filters, bees wax, feathers from my pillow, steel wire, paper pulp, rust, hair, skeleton key.

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Carol Ann Rice Rafferty, “Better With Experience”,
steel wire, paper pulp, rust.


Jeanne Raffer Beck Interview

Read an Interview with Jeanne Raffer Beck, published on Terry Jarrad-Dimond’s Studio 24-7 Blog

Studio Open House Invitation – Visit Jeanne’s Beck’s fiber studio #366 during “Hungerford Unwrapped”, a semi-annual open studio event. Over 30 artists will be participating Friday, December 3, 5-9 PM, and Saturday, December 4, 12-4 PM at the Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main St. Rochester, NY.



Winter/Spring 2011 Classes Announced! Adult Courses for Jan - April are now up at the Textile Arts Center

The usuals: Intro to Weaving, Intro to Screen Printing, Basic and Intermediate Sewing, Embroidery.
As well as some newbies: Millinery (hatmaking), Shoe making, Crochet, Shibori, Advanced Weaving, Recycling for Jewelry, Book Binding, Silk Painting and more more more.
There is something for everyone, so check 'em out or come visit us at the studio!

THE TEXTILE ARTS CENTER                                        505 CARROLL ST
TEL (718) 369-0222
FAX (718) 228-7187

HOLIDAY GIFT WORKSHOP SERIES! Featuring a few from Uproar Art
If you don't have the time, we understand. Which is why we've teamed up with BK Craft Central and Littlefield's to bring you the BEST Craft Fair of the season!

On December 18 + 19, go between Textile Arts Center and Littlefields, just a few blocks away, for your favorite craft and food vendors, and free workshops:
Saturday, Dec 18 - 2-5PM -- Recycle-A-T: Screen Printing
Sunday, Dec 19, - 2-5PM -- Recycle-A-T: Dyeing

Sunday, November 7, 2010

SDA NY Member News November 7, 2010




Northeast Regional Juried Contemporary Fiber Exhibition


The Surface Design Association is partnering with Rochester Contemporary Art Center to present a contemporary fiber exhibition in Rochester, NY. April 1 – May 9, 2011.

The timing will create a spotlight on fiber in the entire region because the SDA exhibition will overlap the touring FiberArt International exhibition at Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery May 1 – July 3, 2011.

Entries may include or combine surface design, mixed media, felting, quilting, hand embroidery, knotting, weaving, knitting and crochet, fiber sculpture, basketry and/or handcrafted paper.

Who May Enter: Open to artists living in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Entry Deadline: January, 17, 2011.

For more information, please download the full prospectus.


Natayla Aikens


 The Gallery on 3 presents works by Natalya Aikens and Ekaterina Piskareva.

Dates: November 1st through 30th, 2010

Artist Reception: Sunday, November 14th from 1 – 5 PM

Location: Mahopac Public Library, 668 Route 6, Mahopac, NY

Natalya Aikens and Ekaterina Piskareva, both artists of Russian heritage, are exhibiting their paintings, textile and mixed media collages, and drawings together.

Natalya’s art is an exploration of her heritage. St. Petersburg, her birth city, inspires her with its elegance, grace and grittiness, and Russian decorative traditions infuse her work with their fanciful spirit. Her current work focuses on her fascination with sheer, translucent effects and creative recycling. Adding intense hand stitching and free hand machine embroidery further enhances her work.

Jappie King Black


Jappie King Black, Large Lace Weave Fragment, bronze lost wax casting, blue patina, approx. 12" diameter x 6"high  


Jappie King Black, Color Study with Bronze Baskets, cotton, over paper rush, bronze lost wax casting, approx. 3" diameter x 1" high.

Jappie, an assistant professor of fine art at Kean University in Union, NJ, has baskets, bronzes and an installation in the Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, November 1 – December 17, 2010 in the James Howe Gallery at Kean University, Union, NJ.  Artists’ reception to be announced.

Monday, October 25, 2010

SDA NY Member News October 25, 2010

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Textile Arts and Video

The Textile Arts Center

505 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

invites artist submissions for:

“Missing/Missed”, a fiber show curated by Scott Henstrand

We all have things we yearn for in the future and from the past that drive us. These things (lovers and pets and cars and mothers and ideas and…) drive us. They swirl around under the surface. We desire to capture and recapture the thing in memory or actuality. Most of the time we don’t know exactly what any one thing is; we can’t quite put our finger on the exact demand.

Artists are asked to submit the missing or missed piece, searching behind their memories and yearnings for that created thing that will bring it all together. 

Artist Postmark Deadline: Nov 30, 2010

Exhibition Dates: Jan 14 – Feb 25,2011

Opening Reception: Jan 14, 8-11 PM

For full prospectus, please visit The Textile Center website.

NY Guild of Handweavers Program

Adrienne Sloane will speak on “Knitting the Political Landscape” at the next meeting of the NY Guild of Handweavers on Saturday, October 30 at the School of Visual Arts, 214 E 21 St.  The meeting begins at 1:00; there is a social gathering beginning at noon.  This slide show will cover recent work by artists and activists who are helping to change the landscape of knitting art, as well as including images from Sloane's own work.


Marilyn Henrion

Henrion Soho Unfolded

Marilyn Henrion, Soho Unfolded, 18” x72” mixed media textile.

Soft City: New Works by Marilyn Henrion

November 2- 27, 2010

Noho Gallery
530 West 25 St., 4th flr., New York NY 10001  


Receptions: Thursday Nov.4 , 6 to 8 PM     &     Saturday Nov. 6 , 4 to 6 PM

Catalog available

K. Velis Turan


Capital Repertory Theatre now exhibiting “Urban Landscapes” by K. Velis Turan.


K. Velis Turan, Empire Street

K. Velis Turan's
Urban Landscapes
On display at Capital Repertory Theatre
from Oct 22 - Nov 14
In conjunction with their play Cactus Flower.

Capital Repertory Theatre
111 North Pearl St. Albany, NY 12207
Box Office: 518-445-SHOW (7469)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

SDA Member News October 12, 2010


Arle Sklar-Weinstein

ArlĂ© Sklar-Weinstein's newest Fiber-Photomontage transparently layered art works will be on display from Oct 9th's Opening reception through the month at A.R.T. S.  Gallery 4 West Cross Street, Croton Fall, NY  10519 914-276-2209 Gallery hours  Wednesday - Saturday  noon-6  Contact:

More work will be also be featured October 2010 – February 2011 at Human Body Works (formerly Secrets Gallery), 32 Main Street, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706. FMI 917-445-1767

Julie Branch

Julie Branch will have a show of her mixed media figurative sculptures 10/15-11/13 at The Sow's Ear Studio & Gallery, 1597 Upper Union St., Schenectady,
NY 12309 518-370-2042.
The opening reception is Friday 10/15 from 5-8pme. Gallery hours are Mon-Sat. from 10:30am to 5pm.
Julie creates sculpted figures that are dressed in garments made
using a variety of fiber techniques including felting, rya weaving,
knitting and sewing.

Julie Branch, "Shaman Dance I"

K. Velis Turan


 K. Velis Turan’s work will be included in “The NYFA MARK 10 Artists of Troy”
Dates: October 6 - November 27
Location: House of Creative Soul
38 Van Dam Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 226-0010

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
6 - 8 pm

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 6
Closed Sunday and Monday or call for appointment

NYFA MARK is a new professional growth program for visual artists throughout upstate New York.

Marilyn Henrion

Soft City red door 40 x 50 mixed media textile

Soft City Red Door”, 40” x 50”, by Marilyn Henrion

Marilyn Henrion: “Soft City” (new mixed media textile works)

Solo Exhibition at Noho Gallery November 2- 27, 2010

530 W. 25 St., 4th floor

New York, NY 1000 (212)367-7063

Katherine Knauer


Katherine Knauer: Outspoken Quilts” at New York Institute of Technology, 16 West 61st St., 11th floor, NYC

Dates: October 14 – November 25, 2010,

Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturdays Noon – 5 PM.

Opening Reception Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5:00 – 7:00 PM


WANTED: Qualified artists, industry designers & educators needed to teach COLOR THEORY & PSYCHOLOGY at a Major Manhattan college:
Teach Four, 3 Hour evening classes at a major Manhattan college - each semester, including in between semesters.
Need a qualified educator interested in teaching or who teaches adult
evening professionals at a college in NYC, Manhattan. Needs to have
experience with different color theories that are scientific and have
to do with aesthetics and color psychology, including cultural and
social issues relating to color. Knowledge of color trends,
psychological shifts in colors, etc. Munsell Color Book will be used
as textbook.
Please contact for more information. Only qualified
teachers and professionals should apply.


 New York Foundation for the Arts Invites Applications for Artists'   Fellowships
The fellowships provide $7,000 to individual originating artists  
living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. Grants are  
awarded in sixteen artistic disciplines, with applications accepted in eight  
categories each year. The artistic disciplines for the 2010 Artists'  
Fellowships are: crafts/sculpture,digital/electronic arts, nonfiction literature, poetry, and
printmaking/drawing/book arts.
Artists' Fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund 
an artist's vision or voice regardless of the level of his or her artistic  
development. For application information, please visit New York Foundation for the Arts’ website.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SDA NY Member News September 28, 2010



Laurie Wohl

There is a River” by Laurie Wohl

"On Wings of Prayer"
Laurie Wohl is having a solo exhibition of her work at the Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
The opening reception will be October 14, 2010.

Judith Plotner


Hello October” by Judith Plotner

A new book The Art Quilt Collection, Designs and Inspirations from Around the World produced for Sixth and Spring Books by Penn Publishing Ltd, has just been released. Judith’s piece, “Are We Safer Now?”, is included in this book.

”The Horrors of War”, a three panel quilt will be in the upcoming exhibition Quilts = Art = Quilts, at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY from October 31 – Jan 9, 2011. Information at

“River Notes” received the President’s Choice Award at Quilt Visions 2010 which will open October 24- March 13 at Oceanside Museum of Art, CA. Information at

“Cooperstown Sky” will be included in The Guild of Adirondack Artists Exhibition at the Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St Cooperstown, NY with an opening reception Friday, October 1 from 5-7. Information at 607 547-9777

“The Zen of Black and White I and II” will be at LARAC Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY in an exhibition Black and White. Opening reception October 1, 5-7 until October 30. Information at 518 798-1144


Continuing Ed Class at FIT

A continuing education seminar for practicing designers and creative
professionals at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City.
Four evening sessions, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, November 10, 2010
fee: $145.  Pre-requisite: some knowledge of promotional writing

Learn how to approach print, online and broadcast journalists
with newsworthy pitches that get noticed. And once you've achieved
initial press coverage, how to maintain media interest over the long

Instructor: Susan Harkavy, public relations consultant specializing in
lifestyle and home furnishings design

Info:  (see course number CEO 017)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SDA NY Member News September 14, 2010



“Under the Influence- Objects of Obsession”, Susan Martin Maffei 

“ Exploring Woven Tapestry”, Archie Brennan

September 10th to October 3rd, 2010


Archie Brennan & Susan Martin Maffei are internationally-known tapestry artists who have been working in their chosen medium for a combination of more that 85 years. They have exhibited and taught in Museums, Universities, Galleries and Art Centers around the World and have work in both public and private collections. The spacious GAGA Arts Center galleries allow for the presentation of a large gathering of their more recent works.

Susan’s work focuses on the narrative of everyday life and personal events. Influenced by ancient & historical tapestry forms, her exhibit is an exploration of scrolls, storyboards, murals & miniatures.

Over many decades and some hundreds of woven tapestries, Archie has sought to identify and extend this ancient medium via a range of graphic pictorial themes presented in this exhibit.

Gallery Hours: Fri. 4 – 8, Sat. 2-6, Sun. 12-4 or by appointment at 646-796-9798

Artists’ Talk: Fri. September 24th, starting at 6 PM

Cornell University’s Dept of Fiber Science & Apparel Design


Fiber arts + wearable arts exhibition

Albert R. Mann Library, 2nd floor Gallery

September 13 – October 2

Jozef Bajus

Glory# 1 from recent the Mini-textile show at X Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia

JozefBajus,Glory#1,2010,Frontview-detaildeview,Paper,artificialroses,MixedMedia,Size15x13x12.5cm Jozef Bajus, Glory, front and side views, 2010, mixed media, 15” x 13” x 12.5”. 

K. Velis Turan


K. Velis Turan, Red City, mixed media fiber, 34 x 34.

The NYFA MARK 10 Artists of Troy
October 6 - November 27, 2010

House of Creative Soul
38 Van Dam Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

A Selection of Work by:
Rebecca Adams, Paul Bouchard, Ashley Cooper, Jeri Eisenberg, Dave Heb, Carlos Loret De Mola, Amy Madden, Leslie Parke, Leah A. Rico, Yolanda Sharpe, K. Velis Turan, and Deborah Zlotsky. Opening  Reception
Thursday, October 14th, 6-8pm

MARK is the New York Foundation for the Arts'(NYFA) statewide six-month program for visual artists who want a unique opportunity for individualized focus on the professional side of their creative practice. MARK is designed to address the concerns of artists living outside of New York City while providing them with a new network statewide. Participating artists can expect MARK to spark goals and help to define concrete steps while providing individual and group feedback on how to better present yourself.

Berenice Pliskin


Berenice Pliskin, The Bottle Gleaners

Silk Paintings and Prints

From October 19 to December 1, Berenice will be exhibiting her work at the First Unitarian Society  of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on- Hudson, New York. Opening Reception October 24 from 1 to 3pm. Otherwise by appointment through the society office at (914) 478-2710, or by contacting

Berenice notes, “For the past few years my main thrust has been silk paintings of the Latino and Latina day laborers in the New York area. This exhibit features silk paintings and prints from this series, including a scroll using new technology.  Additionally there will be a group if silk paintings of various subject matter.”


Judith Plotner

Judith Plotner has been featured in an interview published in The Free George, an on-line magazine covering the Lake George area of the Adirondack Mountains in NYS. To read this excellent article:

Jeanne Beck

A profile of Jeanne Beck’s work has been published on-line in The Textile Blog.

Jeanne Beck, “Etruscan Relic”, 38” x 118”, silk broadcloth, center, at Redcliffe City Art Gallery.

Jeanne’s piece, “Etruscan Relic” is touring Australian galleries for two years in an invitational exhibition called “Art Cloth: Engaging New Visions”, curated by Marie Therese Wisnioswki. The exhibition was at Redcliffe City Art Gallery in Queensland, Australia, August 11 –28, as part of the gallery's 10 year celebration.

Note From Raylene Marasco at Dyenamix

If you have a chance to see one of  Louise Bourgeois last pieces, "Do 
Not Abandon Me" at Carolina Nitsch, you will not be disappointed.

The project was a collaboration between artists Louise Bourgeois and 
Tracey Emin. The show opened Sept 9th and runs through Nov 13th 2010. 

The collaboration was an interesting process. Louise painted images of 
male and female figures, those images were reproduced on cloth, using 
archival dyes by Dyenamix and then sent to Tracey Emin for 
manipulation. After a much intimidating pause, Tracey began writing text, doing monoprints and drawing on top of Louise’s figures.

The  results are cohesive, leaving the viewer to wonder which artist did 
which marks. Those manipulated works were then printed back onto cloth 
by Dyenamix in the full edition of 18 sets and 6 artists proofs.

It was an honor and a privilege to be part of such an important piece. 
I am humbled by the experience for producing such powerful work.

Here is the link to Carolina Nitsch and an article in the Huffington Post.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

SDA NY Member News August 22, 2010



“Under the Moon”, 2010, silk and bamboo weaving by Sarah Saulson, SU faculty member.

DATE: September 11, 2010

LOCATION: The Warehouse, Syracuse University

TIMES: 10 AM – 4 PM

Program includes a tour of SU fiber and surface design classrooms, MFA studios, presentations by SU fiber faculty and an opening reception for the faculty exhibition at the Warehouse Gallery, “Pliable Planes: Cloth and Beyond”

For more information and to register, please e-mail



Pat Hickman Curates Tapestry Exhibition

Exploring Woven Tapestry
Archie Brennan & Susan Martin Maffei

Location:  GAGA Arts Center, 55 W. Railroad Ave., Garnerville, NY 10923

Dates: September 10 - October 3

Opening Reception:
Friday, Sept. 10th 6 to 9 PM

Gallery Hours: Friday - 4 PM to 8 PM
Saturday - 2 PM to 6 PM
Sunday - 12 PM to 4 PM

Archie Brennan & Susan Martin Maffei are internationally-known tapestry artists who have been working in their chosen medium for a combination of more than 85 years! They have exhibited and taught in museums, universities, galleries and art centers around the World and have work in both public and private collections.

Textile Society of America Symposium and Silent Auction Opportunity

The Textile Society Symposium will be held October  in Lincoln, Nebraska October 6 –9, 2010.100805-PatHickman

“COLOR IT TWILL”- a tapestry by Lillian Elliott 1973

TSA Silent Auction

In conjunction with the Symposium, the Lillian Elliott Award Committee is conducting a silent auction for a beautiful, small tapestry woven by Lillian Elliott. The proceeds support the fund, from which an award is offered every two years to a promising artist working in the textile medium. The tapestry can be seen at the Tugboat Gallery during the exhibition  “Surrounded: Large and Small Work by Lillian Elliott Awardees”, October 1-29. This exhibition features awardees Frances Dorsey (1995), Marcie Miller Gross (1996) and Soonran Youn, (2002)

The successful bidder of the Silent Auction will be announced at the Textile Society of America Symposium banquet, Friday, October 8.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

SDA Member News August 8, 2010


SDA Gathering at Syracuse University on Saturday, September 11


Detail “Golden Beara” by Eileen Gosson, Assistant Professor, Surface Pattern, Syracuse University, and one of the afternoon presenters at this exciting SDA program.

SDA Visits SU Meeting Day Schedule:

9:30 – 10:00 Meet at the Warehouse (SU’s design departments facility)

10:00 – Welcome

10:15 AM – Noon  -- Tours of fiber buildings, classrooms, student displays and grad student studios.

Noon – 1 PM – Lunch on your own (cafe downstairs)

1 PM – MFA students present their work

1:45 PM – 2:45 – SU fiber and design faculty present their work

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – “ Five in Five”: SDA members can introduce their work with five images and five minutes.

4:00 Farewells and future gatherings

Art faculty reception for “Pliable Planes” immediately follows the program in the Warehouse Gallery.


#6,  26.25 x 20.25 x 2in, from the series “ A Moment in Time”, by Mary Giehl. This work is muslin clothing painted with encaustic, then covered with 20 layers of Elmer’s glue.

Mary Giehl teaches part time in the Fiber Art at Syracuse University.  This is one of three works that will be in the show "Pliable Planes: Cloth and Beyond" at the Warehouse Gallery.

RSVP NOW : E-mail



K. Velis Turan part of Hudson Valley Art & Wine Invitational


An aerial view of the beautiful Hudson Valley

"Millbrook Winery is pleased to welcome K. Velis Turan as their “paired” artist for the Year-long Celebration of Art & Wine in the Hudson Valley"

Professional artists were selected to be a part of the "A Year-long Celebration of Art & Wine in the Hudson Valley”.  The selected artists will create two pieces of work based on their visits to their chosen wineries.

"Working in conjunction with Hudson Valley tourism agencies, museums, and galleries, the event will pair Hudson Valley artists with Hudson Valley /wineries and vineyards. A juried selection of professional artists will be invited to create, in their own chosen medium, a wine- or vineyard-inspired artwork by pairing with a specific Hudson Valley winery. Their art will be featured throughout the year in various promotions and events, and will be featured at a Grand Art & Wine event to be held in Westchester County in May 2011 at Lyndhurst, a National Trust Historic Site. The exhibit will then travel to four art galleries located in the Hudson Valley, including “M Gallery” in Catskill, and “Hudson Valley Gallery” in Cornwall."

See the complete story at

Jozef Bajus Work at Kourosgallery

Jozef Bajus has been invited to participate in ACCROCHAGE: A Multi-media Exhibition of Works by Gallery & New Artists at Kourosgallery

Dates: August 4 – September 3, 2010

Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Kourosgallery is located at
23 East 73rd Street NY, NY 10021
t 212.288.5888 f 212.794.9397



Pioneering Quilt Artists, 1960-1980: A New Direction in American Art by Sandra Sider (paperback, via, by Photoart Publishing, NY, 2010), on the origins of the quilt art movement, complete with index and extensive bibliography. The 54 color illustrations feature the work of 46 artists, most of whom are now internationally known. Many of the works illustrated have not been exhibited since the 1970s, and several have not been previously published in color, or in book format. $28.95 plus tax and postage; 144 pages, 7 x 10 in.  ISBN 145157679X.



Barbara Arlen’s Color Workshops for Fiber and Art to Wear

Dates: October and November 2010

Where: FIT School of Continuing Education

SXC 260 Color Painting Studio

Paint with color as a professional by learning how to mix, paint and create your own color chips and color schemes through this hands-on study for the use of mixing colors for fashion, accessories, home, branding, cosmetics, personal image, graphics and painting. Strengthen your ability to visualize the appearance of basic hues and their variant tints and shades, exploring the potential intensity and or muted effects of color combinations, lighter and darker. Use Josef Albers’ juxtaposition and harmonies of color and get tips on color mixing, matching and selection for different products. Most studio supplies included in course fee and basic supplies available in the classroom. Some additional supplies necessary, approximately $50 recommended at first session. Bring a smock or cover-up to all sessions.

Four sessions: Oct.13, 20, 27 at 6:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: $250

SXF 820 Color Forecasting for Product Creation and Promotion Knowing what colors are being touted as new and exciting is only helpful if you really understand how to use color effectively for your market or to communicate to your audience. This program concentrates on how fashion and design color forecasts are used to successfully evolve future commercial lines and products far beyond fashion goods. Among the subjects stressed are: color cycles, color symbolism and cues, color and geography, national color preferences, color codes and color as a cultural experience. The trickle down of color popularity from apparel to consumer goods and services is examined in relation to overall consumer color preferences and timing. Included are explorations of international color trend and color services. Seminar leader: Barbara Arlen, owner, Barbara Arlen Design & Associates; textile and product design, color, trend forecasting, and sourcing consultant; creator of home fashion products.

3 sessions: Nov. 1, 8, 15 6:00pm-9:00pm 

Cost: $155

Barbara Arlen, owner, Barbara Arlen Design & Associates, is a textile and product design, color, trend forecasting and sourcing consultant, and the creator of home fashion products. 

For more information, please e-mail Barbara at

Monday, July 26, 2010

SDA Member News July 26, 2010


Judith Plotner’s Work at Latham Gallery in Glens Falls


“Cooperstown Sky” by Judith Plotner

Judith Plotner's work will be featured in “VIEWPOINTS”, a five-person show  at
Lapham Gallery of the Lower Adirondack Regional Art Center
7 Lapham Place
Glens Falls, NY

Dates: AUGUST 13 –SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
Opening reception:  Friday, August 13  Time: 5:00-7:00 PM

If any of you are in the area, Judith would love to see you at the opening.

NY SDA Members Meet at Blue Mountain Lake Opening Reception


Brand new SDA member Debbie Bein, left and long-time member Judith Plotner, center, surprised Jeanne Beck by attending her reception on Saturday, July 10 at Blue Mountain Lake Center for the Arts. They’re all looking forward to getting time together again.



Saturday, September 11

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM ( with gallery opening reception following)

Location: Syracuse University @The Warehouse, 350 West Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13202

Meet fellow SDA members, tour the Syracuse University fiber facilities, hear presentations from fiber faculty about their work, visit MFA studios and discuss grad students’ work. We’ll end the day with a session where for all participating SDA members can share images of their work and talk briefly about them.

For those who can stay beyond 4 PM, enjoy the opening reception for the surface pattern design and fiber faculty exhibition, “Pliable Planes: Cloth and Beyond”.

There is no cost to participate, although you’ll have to pay a $5 parking fee. And you are welcome to bring friends who are not SDA members. (We may pass the hat to make a donation to the SU fiber department for hosting us.)

Please e-mail to reserve your spot.

A final schedule will be posted on the August 8 In A New York Minute blog. You must reserve by Wednesday, September 1.

We are hoping to hold more of these exciting, informative program days at colleges and universities with fiber programs all around New York State.

What a great way for students, faculty and members out in the field to interact and learn from one another. As you must know, there’s a lot of creative energy that starts flying when artists get together.

Please get in touch with NYS SDA area representative Jeanne Beck at if you’d like to be involved in the planning process for other program days around the state.

Exciting News From Sandra Sider: is now a free service! If you would like a completed quilt or work in progress critiqued, please go to and follow the instructions. You will be notified when the program featuring your work is posted on the site. All programs will be available to the public at no charge. (Artists remain anonymous.)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

SDA Member News July 9, 2010

Sharon Bottle Souva

A solo exhibit highlighting Sharon Bottle Souva's work from 2007-2010.

Opening reception is part of Earlville Community Days on July 10th from Noon to 3pm!


Shown: Current Study, 2009, 18" x 22"

"...The needle is an extension of my fingers, the threads and fabric my palette.  For me, color and pattern are equally important as my finished work.  Fabric art is appealing to me, due to the fact that it is more than a visual art.  It is very much linked with our sense of touch and with our memories."


Earlville Opera House
P.O. Box 111
Earlville, NY 13332


Sharon Bottle Souva
July 10 – September 19, 2010
Arts Cafe Gallery

Monday, May 24, 2010

SDA Member News May 24, 2010


Jeanne Beck

“Entwining Alphabets: New Works by Jeanne Raffer Beck”

 The Arts Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

June 18 – July 19, 2010


Gallery Reception: July 10, 6-8 pm


Canandaigua, NY

LOCATION: Canandaigua Fire Hall, 335 South Main Street

For more information please contact SARA BURNETT at or phone 585-554-3540

SEDUCTIVE FELTS TO WRAP YOURSELF UP IN  : JULY 5-8...One place open..Felting experience required.

This class will approach felted fabrics for body wraps, such as scarves and shawls through smaller items as preliminary study for independent work on a larger scale. Jorie has co-authored an advanced feltmaking publication on scarves (Fabulous Felted Scarves, Lark Books) and will use these published examples as her departure point.


Learn "your" nomadic heritage and practice the simplicity of feltmaking. Through slide talks and demonstrations we will focus on the history and elemental design of the world's most beautiful felt carpets. Working with vegetable dyed and natural color wool we will add to the richness of the objects we choose to make through the choice of contemporary shape. Participants will be working in small groups which offers everyone "assistants" and makes the work more enjoyable while the sports muscles are put to use.





Combining Katazome and Shibori Techniques

October 26-28

Working with Natural Pigments

October 29-31

Japanese Garment Design

November 1-2

Monday, May 10, 2010

SDA Member News May 10, 2010

Events and Exhibitions

Runway 3.0’s “Technology: Progression/Obsession” presented by Buffalo State College Fashion Technology Program pulled in a packed house to the Pierce Arrow Bldg. on Saturday, May 1st.


One of  senior Tegan Ford’s necklaces for the stationary student exhibit that accompanied the runway event.


Wearable art designs by Carol Ann Rice Rafferty 

The event featured fashions by alumni designers Carol Ann Rice Rafferty, David Brinson Shantell Reid; WEARABLE ART fashion by Stephanie Abelson, Basia Poletowski, Diane Meyer, Jackie Hopper; STUDENT DESIGNS by Annisha Smith, Tony Bruce, Melissa Stoll, Brenda Hamilton, Jaida Van Putten, Dridget Demeis & Katie Gariepy, Brittany Learn, Emily Tolnay-collection, Tinh V. Nguyen-collection, Melissa Marchand, Basia Poletowski-collection; SENIOR COLLECTIONS by Diane Meyer, Tess  Hinterbichler, Anthony Scaparo, Lyudmila Kennedy, Brittany Chonka; LOCAL DESIGNERS Holly Jue, Aella, Morgen and ADAM LIPPES.

Rafferty’s collection Ultra Feminine Warrior was among those featured in the alumna segment of  Runway 3.0 along with collections from graduating seniors in Buffalo State College’s Fashion Technology Program

View an excellent video of some of the runway collections at

or check out images of individual fashions at:

Three SDA Members Part of Kenan Center Exhibition “Extraordinary Forms: 40 Years of Craft Media”


Small Lace Weave by Jappie King Black

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of 100 American Craftsmen (June 4-6), the Kenan Center’s annual juried show of craft art, a special exhibit has been organized that will feature the work of 23 established Western New York craft artisans who served as past jurors of the show. The exhibit will open at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, with a free public reception Sunday, May 16 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and will run through July 11. Work featured will include metal, fiber, wood, clay, and mixed media.

SDA artists included are Jozef Bajus,  Jappie King Black and  Barbara Murak.

Extraordinary Forms II will be open to the public during 100 American Craftsmen, except for Friday, June 4th. Dates and times will be Saturday, June 5th, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 6th, Noon to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, call (716) 433-2617

Sandra Sider to be Panelist at Dorsky Gallery 

Sandra Sider, SAQA Vice President, is participating in a panel titled “Quilts Extended: Structure as Vocabulary” on May 16 from 3-4:30 at the Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City for the exhibition ASSEMBLING NARRATIVES: QUILTING IMPULSES IN CONTEMPORARY ART.  The public is cordially invited to attend.

Jozef Bajus: Made in New York


“Summer Reading 4 ” by Jozef Bajus

“Made in New York” at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, March 27 – May 16, is an annual juried exhibition. This year it is featuring 73 contemporary works of art by 58 New York State artists, including “Summer Reading 2 & 4” by Jozef Bajus, assistant professor, textiles , at Buffalo State College.

Betty Vera

Betty’s Jacquard weaving Red: Five won Third Place in the 2010 Kreft Juried Exhibition, Creative Adaptation in the Visual Arts, which opened February 16 at the Kreft Center for the Arts, Concordia University Ann Arbor, and was on view through March 28.


Betty Vera, Red: Five, 13.5 x 13.5 inches, Jacquard damask, cotton and synthetic fibers

Stack: Top was in the 33rd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition Small Works, at Harper College, Palatine, IL,  March 29 - April 22.clip_image004

Betty Vera, Stack: Top, 13.5 x 20.5 inches, Jacquard damask, cotton and rayon

Other News

Openings for Summer Classes in Canandaigua

Michele Wipplinger: August 18-24

Class 1: August 18-20, Barsalan – Making mudcloth with tannins, mud dyes, ochres and extracts

Class 2: August 22-24, Dyeing as if the Earth Mattered – Dyeing 16 skeins in one pot and adding to the pot to get 16 different colors. Each student goes home with 6-8 groups of 16 small skeins in harmonious color ways suitable for knitting, weaving and crochet projects.



Class 1: Katazome and Shibori, October 26-28.

Class 2: Working with Natural Pigments, October 29-31

Class 3: Japanese Garment Design, November 1-2

Location: Ontario County Arts Council, 65 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

For more information, please contact:

Sara Burnett, 585-554-3540