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.