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.

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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."

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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