Sunday, February 28, 2010

SDA NY Member News February 28, 2010

Exhibition News

K. Velis Turan

Freehold, NY – The Broderick Fine Art Gallery is please to announce the opening of “Urban Landscapes” a show of  mixed-media fiber art by K. Velis Turan.  It features works motivated by the architecture and life of the contemporary urban environment, especially in New York City.


George Washington Bridge, by K. Velis Turan

Velis Turan is moved by shadow, light and color as well as the patterns of nature and man as she “surface designs” her own fabrics. The art in this show is inspired by roads, buildings and bridges. Her techniques include screen printing, dying, painting, stamping, photo transfer, embroidery and beading. The surface of the work may explore all of these options, experimenting and engaging new techniques. She uses a sewing machine to “free-motion” stitch into the surface. Velis Turan says “For me, my pieces are not done until I have added the ‘thread strokes’. No other medium offers the interesting textures and depth as the art- designed, quilted surface.”

About the show – March 12th - April 17th, 2010
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5-10 pm • Saturdays 5-10 pm
Opening: Saturday, March 13th 5-7 pm

Broderick Fine Art Gallery   located “Upstairs at Ruby’s Hotel” at 3689 County Route 67 in Freehold, NY. Visitors there may also dine at Ruby’s where Chef Ana Sporer will treat their taste buds to creatively and freshly prepared culinary delights using the finest in-season organic produce from local purveyors. Sporer was formerly a chef at the Pierre in Manhattan and chef instructor at New York Restaurant School and the Institute of Culinary Education. For directions or more information on Ruby’s call 518-634-2559   •

For more information on the art contact:
k. velis turan • (518) 731-8615 •
Beaver Lane Studios • 176 Beaver Lane  •  Earlton, NY 12058-4116



Torsion” by Elaine Longtemps

Elaine Longtemps

Her piece “Torsion” has been included in the national exhibition GALEX 44 in Galesburg, Illinois.
The show takes place at the Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 East Main Street, from March 13 to April 10.
The opening is on March 13, from 6-8 PM.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

SDA NY Member News February 14, 2010

  Happy Valentine’s Day! There’s a lot going on in New York State right now.


You hopefully received a brief questionnaire earlier this week about your ideas for programs and activities that might be of interest to you to be held in New York State.

Tomorrow’s the due date for your responses. PUH-LEESE fill it out.

If you forgot to do it, here is the link again:



Jappie King Black’s fiber installation now on display at “Elongating the Thread”

SDA members Barbara Jean Weingart, a silk painter and Jappie King Black, who creates fiber installations, have been selected along with six other textile artists for “Elongating the Thread”, an exhibition of works at Syracuse University XL Gallery, 307-313 S. Clinton St., Syracuse, NY,  February 3 – 27, 2010. 

The opening reception is February 18th (Thursday) from 5 to 9. At 5:00 PM several exhibiting artists, including Barbara, will participate in a panel discussion about their work.


Four of Judith Plotner’s fiber collages will be included in “ART FROM THE HEART FOR HAITI”

Dates: February 19 – March 28

Opening Reception Saturday, February 20, 5:00-8:00

Location: Mimosa Gallery
70C Beekman Street
Saratoga Springs, NY

Each year Mimosa Gallery organizes a group show to benefit a different charity. The past fundraisers have been for the American Cancer Society and Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York. 

The 2010 fundraiser will benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.  A percentage of the exhibition's proceeds will be donated to this organization.

The Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund is working towards providing immediate relief and long-term support to Haiti's earthquake survivors. This fund was chosen because 100% of the proceeds go to the re-building of Haiti.


Please check out the growing list of blog links on our sidebar, both from New York State SDA members and other states/provinces sharing news from fellow SDA members from both the U.S and Canada.

New additions are SDA Colorado and Connecticut.


Rodarte Show at NDM

Fashion Camp at Parsons