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

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