Sunday, June 26, 2011

SDA NY Member News June 27, 2011


Sharon Bottle Souva


Sharon Bottle Souva, “Above the Falls”, 48” x 36”

Sharon won a third place prize in the Creative Crafts Soft category at the Allentown Society Arts Festival on June 11-12 in Buffalo.

K. Velis Turan

Millbrook-PicnicTables Millbrook.Wing

K. Velis Turan, Millbrook Picnic Tables, left, and Millbrook Wing.

Join Turan and 16 other artists as they help celebrate
Art and Wine in the Hudson Valley
Presented by Hudson Valley Wine Magazine

Still time to catch the exhibition at M Gallery
Show Runs June 11 - July 8, 2011
Opening - Saturday, June 11, 6-8 pm
350 Main Street   •   Catskill, NY 12414   •   518.943.0380  

Hudson Valley Gallery
Show Runs July 23  - September 5, 2011
Opening - Saturday,  July 23 – 6-8 pm
246 Hudson Street  •   Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY   •   845-401-5443  
Albany Convention & Visitors Center
Show Runs from Oct 7 - Dec 31, 2011
Opening - Friday, October 7 - (TBA)
25 Quackenbush Square   •   Albany, NY 12207   •   (518) 434-0405  

Applewood Winery & Jan Horton (acrylic)
Applewood Winery & Crista Pisano (oils)
Benmarl Winery & Sasha Chermayeff (oils)
Brookview Station Winery & Judy Reynolds (oils)
Brotherhood & Lee Anne Morgan (Fine Art Photography)
Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery & Barbara Rubin (oils)
Glorie Farm Winery & Virginia Donovan (oils)
Glorie Farm Winery & Patrick Milbourn (oils)
Hudson-Chatham Winery & Joan Damiani (oil & photography)
Hudson-Chatham Winery & Anne Gabriele (photography)
Millbrook Winery & Vineyards & Susan Togut (mixed media)
Millbrook Winery & Vineyards & K. Velis Turan (mixed media fiber)
Palaia Vineyards & Paul Gould (oils)
Robibero Family Vineyards & David Borenstein (mixed media)
Stoutridge Vineyards & Paola Bari (overglaze on porcelain)
Whitecliff Vineyard & Robert Breur (sculpture in clay and wood)
Whitecliff Vineyard & Vince Natale (oil and graphite)

Valerie Zeman


“Pathways” Showcased at Remsenburg Association Academy’s Summer Art Series 2011

Artist Valerie Zeman presents her textile and fiber art series “Pathways”

Huntington, NY : Valerie Zeman is one of the featured artists represented at the Remsenburg Association Academy of Art – 2011 Summer Art Series. Ms. Zeman invites the community to her Opening Reception on Friday, June 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Long Island-based artist whose work has been exhibited at different venues on the Island, Ms. Zeman explains, “My color palette reflects my Long Island origins in earth tones of marsh, beach and wood. Juxtaposition of color is one of the true joys of fiber art as canvas. In my designs, I strive for abstract, free-form interpretative expressions of large and small themes, such as “survival” or “family.” Other times, I find that the textile itself and the creative process yield their own results, much like sculpting.”

Ms. Zeman works with textiles and mixed media to produce extraordinarily complex abstract expressionist, multi-layered, fiber art that is technically and visually stunning. She is active in East End art and non-profit organizations, and is a member of the East End Arts Council.

The show runs from June 24th - July 10th, Friday, Saturday, Sunday of each weekend, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., during which times Ms. Zeman will be happy to welcome visitors and discuss her work.

The Remsenburg Academy is located at 126 South Country Road, Remsenburg. Known as one of the oldest private academies on Long Island, the Remsenburg Academy building dates to the time of the Civil War and serves as a truly lovely venue for art exhibits, such as the Summer Art Series.

M. Joan Lintault



Joan Lintault, The Other Messengers, 1994, 89.5” h x 83” w. Collection of Shelburne Museum

View Gallery Quilts collected and made by M. Joan Lintault, one of the pioneering art quilt makers of the 20th century, May 15 – October 30 at the Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, Vermont.

Joan Lintault is an internationally renowned quilter who has been exhibiting her work since 1965 and is represented in the collections of Illinois State Museum, the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska and numerous public and private collections.
Joan uses a variety of techniques to achieve her visual effect but never relies on commercially patterned fabric, preferring to dye/screen print/paint her own canvas  and then add quilting, appliqué and embroidery to create movement and depth. The Other Messengers,  dating from 1995, is a tribute to fall—her favorite season. The leaves are joined with insects to create positive and negative spaces. The subconscious inspiration for this innovative design was born over thirty years earlier, when Joan made a sketch for an art class featuring the same elements.

The Other Messengers has been exhibited over a dozen times in the United States, France, Austria and Tokyo.
The Museum recently acquired The Other Messengers along with a group of quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries from America and India that represent a lifetime of collecting and influenced her work.

Marcia DeCamp

Marcia has three pieces in the juried all-media show, Images 2011, which is part of the Central PA Festival of the Arts at Penn State University, open until July 17. One of the pieces, “Storm Clouds at Sunrise,” won an Award of Merit.   Follow this link to see the images of the work in this show.


Marcia de Camp, Storm Clouds at Sunrise


Marcia De Camp, Jet Trails #10

Marcia De Camp’s Jet Trails #10, is one of 60 works that will be published in Sandra Sider’s  forthcoming book, The Studio Quilt, # 6: State of the Art.


The ArT-QuILT ExPERIENCE, an international juried art-quilt exhibition, opened on June 12 in Cazenovia, New York. Eleven countries are represented in the entries, and there are over 15 SDA members' work in the show.  Twenty of the exhibiting artists joined the crowd of 150+ attendees for the grand opening of the competitively chosen quilts at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park and the Cazenovia College Art Gallery.

In addition, the Cazenovia Public Library is hosting a show of small quilts
by the Rochester Area Fiber Artists, and the New Woodstock Free Library is displaying quilts created by the TAQE team – Pat Berardi, Julie Brandon (SDA), Val Schultz (SDA), Barb Seils (SDA), and Bonnie Robinson.

The show continues through July 31. For more information please visit


Color Principles Lecture & Workshop at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, Espanola, NM with Barbara Arlen August 5-7, 2011

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Lecture August 5, 2011 6:00-7:00 pm

Workshops: August 6-7, 2011 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Class Description:
Learn the color principles of Bauhaus Masters including Albers, Klee and Itten.  This color workshop will be one of personal and creative discovery rather than just theory.  This 6-part hands-on workshop will explore a series of exercises using screen printed colored papers and collage techniques.  Participants will learn the dynamics and interaction of colors and how to see color with a different awareness. For fiber artists and color lovers – no prior experience necessary.  Any skill level, love of color is the requirement.  How to use color is the practical application. Materials list upon request.
Barbara Arlen studied color theory and painting with John Opper (a student of Josef Albers) at NYU.  She facilitates the Color Certificate at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Center for Professional Studies and teaches several color courses and workshops.  She is a global home fashion design consultant for textiles, new products and sourcing.  Barbara has consulted for long periods in India, Korea and China, both commercially and with artisans.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SDA NY Member News June 14, 2011


New Publications from Sandra Sider


Sandra Sider announces the publication of The Studio Quilt, no. 1, a new monograph series focusing on contemporary quilt art.  The first issue presents Sandra's essay concerning the work of Ludmila Aristova.  (Available on for $11.00.)


Diane Savona, “Looted Artifacts”, 2010, one of the works selected for The Studio Quilt, no. 6, available this fall.

In addition, sixty artists (listed below) have been selected by Sandra for The Studio Quilt, no. 6: State of the Art, which will be available in the fall.

List of Artists and Quilts:

Annie Helmericks-Louder, Outlaw Jackrabbit (2010), Aryana B. Londir, Compartments #1 (2011), Barbara Wills, Land Marks #36 (2009), Benedicte Caneill, Units #9: Cityscape (2009), Bonnie J. Smith, View from Above (2007), Camilla Brent Pearce, Rustbelt Shade Garden (2008), Carolyn Carson, Deborah’s Decision (2011), Catherine Smith, Grey Hay (2011), Charlotte Ziebarth, Urban Reflections #2: Lake Merritt Series (2010), Clairan Ferrono, Darkness Surrounds Us (2009), Deborah Bein, Roots (2010), Deborah Fell, Witness Trees (2009), Deborah Weir, Daylily (2009), Denise Linet, Garden in Blue (2010), Diane Savona, Looted Artifacts (2010), Eileen Lauterborn, Breaking News (2010), Erika Carter, Cradle 6 (2011), Ezther Bornemisza, Pending Matters (2009), Gay Lasher, Abstraction I (2010), Gloria Hansen, Lost in Illusion (2010), Grace J. Errea, Le Chapeau Extraordinaire (2010), Holly Altman, Tidal Pool After the Storm (2010), Jamie Fingal, Apron as Personal Armor (2008), Jean Judd, Contaminated Water #1 (2010), Jennifer Day, Old Hands (2011), Jette Clover, White Wall 2 (2009), Jill Rumoshosky Werner, Dispensed (2008), Jo-Ann Golenia, Push (2010), Joan Sowada, Fall Line Up (2010), Judith Plotner, Soul of an Iris II (2010), Judy Langille, Splintered Forms (2010), Julia E. Pfaff, Contours V (2010), K. Velis Turan, Major Deegan 2 (2011), Katherine K. Allen, Peace Like a River (2011), Kathleen McCabe, Protea (2009), Kathy Nida, Primal Scream (2008), Kim Lakin, Rio (2009), Leisa Rich, Architects in Flux (2010), Linda Robertus, Magnificence (2009), Louise Schiele, Gecko (2009), Marcia Decamp, Jet Trails #10 (2011), Marianne R. Williamson, Babbling Brook (2011), Marlene Ferrell Parillo, Faces (2008), Mary Pal, Homeless Love (2011), Mary Vaneecke, Circlesss III (2008), Melisse Laing, Seeing the Light (2009), Micaela Fitzsimmons, The Road Home (2010), Nancy G. Cook, Kousa: A New Dogwood’s in Town (2010), Olga Norris, Snagged (2010), Pat Owoc, Return (2009), Patricia Gould, Coastal Symphony (2009), Peggy Brown, Alike But Not the Same (2011), Sarah Ann Smith, Joshua (2010), Sheree Rasmussen, Night Wind (2010), Sue Reno, Groundhog and Green Bean (2010), Susan Schrott, Fiddler on the Couch (2009), Tiziana Tateo, Unstable Balance (2011), Virginia Spiegel, Boundary Waters 51 (2010), Wen Redmond, Perception of Trees (2009), Yael David-Cohen, Mystery (2009)


Susan Schrott


Susan Schrott "A celebration of Women in Textiles!"
Exhibit on view June 2-23rd..closed June 24-26
Extended until July 3rd, 2011

"Stop by and see this exceptional exhibit of figurative wall hangings celebrating the joy of being a woman!!" For more info., visit:

To see a review of this exhibition:

Flat Iron Gallery is open Thurs.-Sun. 12-6 and by appt.
Gallery Director: Wendie Garber

Flat Iron Gallery, Inc.
105 So. Division St.
Peekskill, New York 10566

Kathy Grady

“Origins”, Kathy Grady

Kathy Grady will be having a solo exhibit, “Stratum: Works on fabric by Kathy Grady”, at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
in Narrowsburg, NY in Sullivan County.

Dates: July 1- 29 ( Friday- Friday)
Exhibit: "Stratum," works on fabric by Kathy Grady

Sponsored by:
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center,
37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10
a.m. - 4 p.m. . Free.

Opening reception: Friday,
July 1, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

DVAA website:

Pat Pauly

Pat Pauly at the Quilt National opening with her piece “Pink Leaf 2”.

Pat Pauly's work "Pink Leaf 2" is now on view in Athens, Ohio in Quilt National 2011. The 17th biennial juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts will be on view at the Dairy Barn Arts Center May 28 through September 5, 2011. Over 1,000 entries were whittled down to the final 86, and Pat is thrilled to be part of this prestigious collection. The exhibit will tour starting in the Fall of 2011.


Pat Pauly, Mummy Bags/Canopic Jars, 2010

Sum of the Parts: Art Quilts of Pat Pauly

Pat Pauly will have a solo exhibition at the Nazareth College Arts Center
Gallery in Rochester, New York, June 30, 2011 – August 14, 2011.
will be an opening reception  Friday, July 1, 2011 6 – 8 p.m.

Entitled “Sum of the Parts: Art Quilts of Pat Pauly,” the show will
feature Pauly’s latest work in surface design and textile technique. An
award-winning and nationally-known fiber artist, Pat Pauly uses personal
imagery and freeform surface design in her modern take on a traditional
art form. Bold, graphic and non-literal narrative is the subject matter.
Commercial and artist-designed textiles are the medium intricately
assembled to emerge as the finished fiber work.

The exhibition will be free and open to the public during gallery hours
Thursday-Sunday from 1-8 pm. Call for additional hours (585 389 5073)
during Dance Week July 8 – 16. For further details, please contact Pat

Arts Center Gallery
Nazareth College,
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, New York
June 30, 2011 – August 14, 2011
Hours:  Thursday – Sunday 1 – 8 p.m.
Call for Additional hours during Dance Week July 8 – 16 (585) 385 5073
Please call the Gallery information line to confirm summer hours
(The Gallery is closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.)

Natayla Aikens

Natalya’s work is included in “A Spin on Green”  at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY

You are invited to the Opening Reception this Friday, June 13, 5:30 – 8:00 PM.

Please visit for more information about the exhibition.


Sally Dutko


Summer Treasures—Prints and Fiber Art:
Sally Dutko & Rebecca Godin

Lamoreaux Landing Winery
June 1—August 1, 2011

You're invited to a 2-person exhibit featuring a wide selection of fiber art by Sally Dutko and the photographic, mixed-media prints of Rebecca Godin. Both artists have exhibited extensively in the Northeast.

A "Meet the Artists" event is Saturday, July 2, 1:00-5:00.

Lamoreaux is filled with artwork and is a wonderful winery, a beautiful building, and has a spectacular view of Seneca Lake. It is located on the east shore of Seneca Lake.
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
9224 Rt. 414, Lodi, NY 14860

Sunday, May 22, 2011

SDA NY Member News May 22, 2011


Parallax / Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists Opens June 3, 2011 in Rochester


Judith Plotner, Soul of an Iris III

Parallax / Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists
Kunstler Gallery,
Booksmart Studio
May 31 – June 25, 2011
250 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat 10 AM - 4 PM

Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 6 - 9 PM
250 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NY
Information: 585 598-9322
Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat 10 AM - 4 PM

Nineteen fiber artists embrace the concept of parallax view, where an
object or idea is seen from two different perspectives. From Kathleen
Loomis representation of two sides of the American Civil War, to Dorothy
Caldwell’s “An Island/A Pond,” where dichotomic views of Lake Ontario
serve as the imagery, this exhibition proves that textile art is a
compelling, complex and expressive medium. Many works have never been
shown, and were specifically created for this exhibit, organized by
contributing artist Pat Pauly.

Featured in this exhibition are artist Pamela Allen, Sandy Donabed,
Priscilla Kibbee, Bev Kondolf, Paula Kavorik, Jeanne Simpson, as well as
Surface Design Association members Nelda Warkentin, Terry
Jarrard-Dimond, Dominie Nash, Jette Clover, Judith Plotner, Kathleen
Loomis,  Dorothy Caldwell, Sylvia Einstein,  Jeannette DeNicolas Meyer,
Shelly Brenner Baird, Marcia DeCamp, Linda Bachman,  Pat Pauly.

Visit Valley Fiber Life for an article on the exhibition.

This exhibition runs concurrently with FiberArt International 2011 at the
Memorial Art Gallery, in Rochester, New York and the gallery is just
across the street from Parallax / Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists.

Jeanne Raffer Beck

Off the Page: Reinventing Alphabets, Solo Exhibition,Opens May 24


Jeanne Raffer Beck, Writing in Air, 24 x 48, 2011.

Arts & Cultural Council Gallery, 277 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607

Dates: May 24- June 16, 2011

Reception: Friday, June 3, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Judith Plotner

Judith’s piece, SOUL OF AN IRIS I, will be included in Quilt National '11
from May 27- September 5. The show will then travel for two years. The opening reception weekend will be May 27-29 at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio.

Sharon Bottle Souva


Sharon Bottle Souva, Imbricate Seasons

Sharon’s “Imbricate Seasons” has been accepted into the juried exhibition, THE ArT-QuILT ExPERIENCE

Dates: June 12 - July 31
Sunday, June 12 - Opening Receptions: Exhibition
3:00pm-5:00pm, John and Virginia Winner Memorial Art Gallery
4:30pm-6:30pm, Cazenovia College's Art Gallery in Reisman Hall.

An International Juried Exhibition
Jonathan Holstein, lead juror; Eugenia Barnes; Ann Clarke

The Cazenovia Public Library and the nearby New Woodstock Public Library will also be showing quilts in connection with the main exhibition. In addition, Cazenovia's Library will have several other quilt-related exhibitions, and Lorenzo mansion, a State historic site in Cazenovia, will feature an exhibition of American whitework bedspreads.


SDA Grant Winner Laurie Wohl

Congratulations to Laurie Wohl , who has been awarded an SDA Personal Development Grant. As part of her grant proposal, Laurie wrote:

" I plan to create and to exhibit, in interfaith venues, a distinctive body of Unweavings®. These fiber art pieces – using unwoven canvas, textured papers, and other materials as a foundation – will serve as my medium for integrating visual and tactile elements with texts of interwoven Muslim and Jewish spiritual and secular poetry, using Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy. The calligraphy and my own iconography – raised from the surface of the textile - will serve as both conveyors of meaning and part of the abstract patterning of each piece. In addition to combining Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy, this new body of work will also reference, in form and materials, the iconography of the veil."

For more information about obtaining a personal development grant as an SDA member, please visit the SDA website.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

SDA NY Member News May 7, 2011



Susan Schrott

Susan Schrott:  A Celebration of Women in Textiles

Solo Exhibition

Dates: June 2-June 23 and June 27-July 3, 2011

Location: Flat Iron Gallery, 105 South Division Street
Peekskill NY 10566


Also, Susan’s piece, “Fiddler on the Couch”, has been Juried into Sacred Threads 2011.



The Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference (EGLFC) October 7-10, 2011 in Chatauqua NY will include a two day class on  Bogolanfini (Mudcloth) Modified, led by Judy Dominic.

The strikingly simple white design on black background cloth represents the serious artistic manner of telling the stories of village life in Mali, Africa. Learn about the traditional practice of bogolanfini, dyeing cotton cloth with mud, as well as how that process is modified two different ways in the Dominic version. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to create your own story designs using local muds on cotton and other natural fiber cloth. Connect with the earth - literally! - and gain an appreciation of the Mali culture. All level dyers are welcome.

For more information see

Monday, April 25, 2011

SDA NY Member News April 25, 2011



Kris Gregson Moss


Kris Gregory Moss, Chanson de Degas

Kris has two works in the Adirondack Region Textile Artists Alliance, ARTAA at Tannery Pond in North Creek, NY.

Show Dates: April 30 – May 25, 2011

Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 5-7 PM.

ARTAA is a group of twenty textile artists who came together in 2005 to promote the concept that works of fine art may be created with textiles. Our premier show was mounted at Tannery Pond in April of 2006. We have since shown each year at the Adirondack Museum’s Fiber and Fabric Festival, as the invitational group at the Arts Center in Old Forge, at the Guilderland Public Library, at the Wings Falls Quilt Guild’s Spring Festival, and at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs. Our members have won national prizes, mounted solo art shows and exhibited both nationally and internationally. 

ARTAA’s signature element of display is their unique approach to use of materials and techniques and a willingness to venture forward into both two and three-dimensional art forms. Specific to Tannery Pond’s exhibit will be “Inspired by Degas”, a collection of pieces first produced for a show in conjunction with the Season of Degas and his Music, promoted by the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls during the summer of 2009. 

In addition the group will be exhibiting, “Road Kill”, in which textile pieces must contain or reference an item found on or alongside a road.   


The Sketchbook Project will be on display on Thursday, April 28, 12-5 PM and Friday, April 29, 10 AM – 3 PM at the Mercer Gallery, Building 12, 114 North Atrium at Monroe Community College, 1000 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY. For more information about this interesting project, visit The Sketchbook Project website.

Artists Reception for Contemporary Fiber in Rochester


The First Friday Artists Reception for the Contemporary Fiber exhibition, sponsored by SDA in conjunction with Rochester Contemporary Art Center, will be Friday, May 6, 6- 10 PM. Some of the 22 SDA artist members who were selected from the over 100 applicants from nine northeast US states will be attending. If you are in the area or want to see the fine work on display from these SDA members, please attend. This artist reception is the same weekend that Fiberart International opens at the Memorial Art Gallery (see notice below).

Fiberart International Opens in Rochester, NY Saturday, April 30.


Jeanne Raffer Beck, “Seeds of Compassion”, in the Fiberart International touring exhibition at Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, April 30- July 3.

The opening night reception for Fiberart International at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY will be Saturday, April 30, 2011. NYS SDA member Jeanne Raffer Beck has a work in the exhibition.

Hours: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Celebrate the opening of Fiberart International 2010! Dance to reggae and folk—with a touch of country—by the Sim Redmond Band. Relax to the sounds of guitar/harp duo Zach and Lacey Lee. Enjoy a cappella selections by Concentus Women’s Chorus. And of course, preview the show before it opens to the public.
Max at the Gallery will also serve dinner from 5 to 9 pm and offer cocktails, coffee, snacks and desserts for purchase throughout the evening.
Tickets are $25, available by calling 585.276.8939.

Artist Lecture: In conjunction with Fiberart International, Jeanne Raffer Beck  will be presenting a lecture about her work on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 PM.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

SDA NY Member News April 10, 2011



 Katherine Knauer


Katherine Knauer, In the Money, 21” x 14”

Two pieces by Katherine Knauer are included in:  “Fiber PLUS” at the Blue Door Gallery, 13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY through May 17.  Additional information available at

Jappie King Black


Jappie King Black, “Wishful Thinking”


Jappie King Black, “Careful What You Wish For”

Black’s “Wishful Thinking”  and “Careful What You Wish For” are included in "For the Love of Fiber" at the Arts and Cultural Council of Rochester Gallery, presented by the Rochester Weaver’s Guild, April 27 to May 19.


Jappie King Black, “Bark Blanket Not Your Average Afghan”, crocheted grapevine bark.

Jappie’s “Bark Blanket Not Your Average Afghan” will be exhibited at “Interlacements: Tradition and Innovation in Fiber Art”, April 15 – May 27, 2011 at the Arts Council for Wyoming County Gallery, Perry, NY.

Jappie will also have a bronze piece, “Large Lace Weave” at the Oxford Gallery in “Traditions”, April 23 – June in Rochester, NY.  

Special Offer from Textile Study Group of New York

Become a first-time member of the Textile Study Group of New York NOW and you’ll be just in time to enter one or both of the two juried fiber art exhibitions we’re sponsoring.

Both exhibitions will be presented at prestigious locations in New York City:

Crossing Lines: the Many Faces of Fiber will open during November 2011 in the Courtyard Gallery of the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan.

9x9x3: New Visions will open during February 2012 in the lobby gallery of 1155 Avenue of the Americas, a 42-story Durst office building in mid-town Manhattan.

The entry deadline for Crossing Lines: the Many Faces of Fiber is June 17.
The entry deadline for 9x9x3: NEW VISIONS is July 22.

Don’t wait. There’s no time to lose. Go to our website. Click on EXHIBITIONS to read about both exhibitions and download the entry forms. Click on HOW TO JOIN to download a 2010-2011 membership form.

BONUS WITH THIS SPECIAL OFFER ONLY: We’ll extend your period of membership to include our 2011-2012 program year.

As a TSGNY member, you can attend our extraordinary series of monthly lectures without paying a fee, you’ll receive our informative and inspiring bi-monthly e-newsletter, you’ll have access to timely announcements on our listserv, and you’ll be able to participate in our popular PowerPoint “Show of Members’ Work,” which ends our program year in June.

Offer expires June 30, 2011.

Current members may renew their memberships before June 30 using our current 2010-2011 membership form

Barbara Arlen Classes at FIT

May 2011 Spring Series–Arts Workshop – Newark Museum
Bauhaus Color Discovery Hands-On Workshop
with Barbara Arlen
Discover the color principles used by the Bauhaus Masters including Albers, Klee and Itten in this hands-on color workshop designed to provide color lovers with creative discovery. Experience a series of exercises using screen-printed Color-Aid paper and collage techniques to learn the dynamics and interaction of colors and nurture a whole new perspective. Program includes an introduction to Bauhaus methods and projects in chroma, value and color relativity, optical mixtures, the emotional aspects of color and a visit to see related work in the Newark Museum’s galleries.
Whether you are new to an artistic expression or in need of a boost to your color sense for professional and artistic development let this unique program elevate your taste and design creativity. All levels
Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 10 am–4 pm
Member: $153, Non-member: $170, Materials: $40 for half a Color-Aid box, paid to instructor at time of
workshop (will literally last you a lifetime).
June 2011 at FIT School of Professional Studies
SXC 110 Color Discovery Interactive Workshop 
$225       1.2 CEU
Are you a color lover? Immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind hands-on color workshop featuring the work of the Bauhaus Masters Albers, Klee & Itten. Experience a series of exercises using screen-printed colored paper and collage techniques to learn the dynamics and interaction of colors and nurture a whole new perspective. Program includes an introduction to Bauhaus methods and projects in chroma, value and color relativity, as well as optical mixtures, the emotional aspects of color , color critiques. Second day features a visit to MOMA, lunch at the Rubin Museum, and an afternoon studio session with a working fashion forecaster who will illustrate how to incorporate  the Bauhaus art influences into the fashion market. Whether you are new to artistic expression or in need of a boost to your color sense for professional and artistic development, let this unique program elevate your taste and design creativity. 
Museum visits held on Friday. Transportation and lunch are not included in course fee. 
Open to 15 participants. Color Aid paper and eraser provided. 
Bring to 1st session: Scissors, Exacto Knife, Heavy cardboard to cut on, 6 sheets of black construction paper 12”x18”, 6 sheets of white heavy paper 12”x18”, 3 sheets of 12"x18" multi-colored construction paper, rubber cement, ruler, paper towels, extra white paper to paste on. Some additional minimal expense possible.
Workshop Leader: Barbara Arlen, Barbara Arlen Design & Associates; textile and product design, color, trend forecasting and sourcing consultant; creator of home fashion products; and Neville Bean, owner, Neville Bean Design, a trend-based design studio.
3 sessions: (55A)  June 15, 16, 17
XXX  55A  RFS  9:30am-4:30pm  TBA

Still Time to Enter The ArT- QuILT Experience

We are interested in exhibiting YOUR quilts in THE ArT-QuILT ExPERIENCE. Please join this International Juried Exhibition at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park June 12 - July 31, 2011.

1. Entry Deadline: April 15, 2011

2. Entry Fee: $30.00 for up to 2 quilt entries

3. Entries accepted by

MAIL: Visit

We look forward to receiving your entries.

Buffalo State College Fiber Design Program Runway 4.0

Still time left to click here and buy tickets!

Fiber Design Program – Runway 4.0 & Display Sneak Preview

(Photography by Bruce Fox, Buffalo State College]

Deconstructed Screen Printing technique covered various methods from predictable to unpredictable and beyond. Experimenting with deconstructed printing, photo emulsion and stencils gave the students a wide range of possibilities. Using thickened dyes, textile paint and a wax resist on different materials allowed the students to explore mark making and textures in 2D as well as in 3D forms. Experimenting was a big part of the process and the variations were endless. Exploring different ranges of techniques such as felting, embroidery, shibori, appliqué, papermaking and mixed media was an exciting part of the creative process. Other new techniques featured at the Runway 4.0 were Nuno felting in combination with Deconstructed Screen Printing. 

Our main focus for Runway 4.0 was on creating new patterns, yardage on silk, rayon and cotton – for actual garments as well as for wall hanging artworks at our stationary display. Diversity Mash was in our case also a celebration of different vintage textile materials, found objects, combined together in a search for a final form/transformation of those reclaimed/recycled pieces. Part of the wearable art collection is also included in a special Fiber Design Wearable Art category of the fashion show.

Jozef Bajus, Associate Professor
Coordinator of the Fiber/Design Program at BSC

Sunday, March 27, 2011

SDA Member News March 27, 2011



Northeast Regional Juried Contemporary Fiber Exhibition Opening in Rochester, NY, Friday, April 1


The Northeast Juried Contemporary Fiber Exhibition at Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, presents 28 works by 22 artists that expand the definition of fiber art.

Dates: April 1 – May 9, 2011

Opening Reception: April 1, 6- 10 PM

Artists’ Reception: May 6, 6-10 PM

The participating SDA artists from NYS are: Marilyn Henrion, Tracy Jamar, Elaine Longtemps, Carol Ann Rice Rafferty, Elena Shandalow/Dana Connell, Betty Vera and Vivien Zepf.

Fiberart International also opens at the Memorial Art Gallery on May 1, so if you are interested in visiting both venues, you’ll want to time a visit to Rochester between May 1 – 9 and enjoy two intriguing exhibitions of contemporary fiber.

Deborah Bein


Deborah Bein, “You’re Fracking ’Killing Me”

Deborah Bein’s piece, “You’re Fracking Killing Me”  has been selected for the Fiber Plus juried exhibition at the Blue Door Gallery, 13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY.

FiberPlus Postcard Front

The exhibit opens March 19 and runs through May 18, 2011

Gallery Hours: Friday 1-6, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5

FiberPlus Postcard Back 

Tracy Jamar

Tracy Jamar has two pieces in the Fiber Plus exhibit at the Blue Door Gallery, 13 Riverdale Ave. Yonkers, NY March 19 - May 18, 2011


Tracy Jamar, "Moss" 2010,  approximately 13" x 15" x 1.5", wool, cotton and mixed fiber in fabric and yarn; hand hooked, knit, crocheted and embroidered on Monk's cloth.



Tracy Jamar, "Nest" (Mutation/Adaptation?) 2010 approximately 24" x 21" x 11" cotton fabric, sticks, wire, micro fiber. Commenting on the effect modern production has on nature.

Jozef Bajus

Bajus has two works in Overabundance of Detail show at Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo.

Overabundance of Detail
February 12–July 3, 2011

Sylvia L. Rosen and Charles Cary Rumsey Galleries

Overabundance of Detail focuses on artists who create intricate aesthetic experiences by focusing on minute variations and fluctuations in content and form. A commitment to detail borders on obsession in some works; while in others, it reveals to us the unique nature of the objects presented. Large-scale pieces can entice from afar with rich patterns, examined closely they reveal precision. Smaller works, because of their tooling or architectural reference points, seem monumental. Works as varied as paintings, drawings, metal sculpture, and cake designs will illustrate different artist's use of extreme detail work.



Jozef Bajus, Variation 1 On the Mirror


Jozef Bajus, Variation 2

K. Velis Turan



K.Velis Turan, Brooklyn Bridge #3

K. Velis Turan   piece, Brooklyn Bridge #3, will be part of  “Urban Landscapes” at the Guggenheim Pavilion at the Rensselaerville Meeting Center, 63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147 – 518-797-5100

Dates: March 30 - April 29, 2011

Turan’s art represents the vibrancy of shape, line and color that makes up a city.  Steel, stone, concrete and glass designed and engineered at its most functional, abstract and forceful.  Her mixed-media fiber pieces are works in dyes, threads and a variety of other media on whole cloth that give the impressions of the hardness of the city but in the malleable surface of textiles.

Jappie King Black


Jappie King Black, Small Wall Collection

Jappie King Black’s “Small Wall Collection”, above is one of three pieces on exhibit at the Uncommon Threads show at Artworks in Trenton, NJ, March 12 – April 16, 2011.


Jappie King Black, Platter, bronze.

The artist also has three bronze baskets in Cast II an exhibit at Index in Newark, New Jersey.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Member News March 13, 2011



Jeanne Raffer Beck


Jeanne is participating in “Something Old, Something New” as part of the Arena Art Group. The opening reception will be at Williams Gallery, First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY, on Friday, March 18, 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Dates: February 25 – April 4.


Jeanne’s “Pages 7” , above left, is one of the works in the Hungerford Urban Artisan’s “Flux” exhibition in Room 258, Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main St., Rochester, NY. The Hungerford Urban Artisans are participating in the Western New York area “Thaw” gallery events.

Judith Plotner

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4 collages by Judith Plotner paired with jewelry by Stan Plotner will be included in an exhibition at
Mimosa Gallery
70c Beekman St
Saratoga Springs, NY
February 23 - Mar 20
Reception: Mar 5 from 5-8.
Gallery hours:
Sun 11-5, Fri, Sat 11-8, Tues, Wed, Thurs 11-7


Solo Exhibition : Judith Plotner Collages
Northville Library Gallery
341 S Third St
Northville, NY
March 1-30
Reception: Mar 8, from 6-8
Gallery hours:
Mon, Fri, Sat 9-12
Tues 9-8
Wed, Thurs 9-4


Judith Plotner will have one work included in Fiber Plus
Blue Door Gallery
13 Riverdale Ave
Yonkers, NY
March 19 - May 21
Reception: March 20, 2 - 5
Fri, 1 - 6
Sat, Sun 12 - 5

Reception for New York Fiber in the 21st Century

Reception: Monday, March 21, 6-8:00 pm 
The reception for the artists will include a performance by
Vered Sivan.  The public is invited to attend.

New York Fiber in the 21st Century

Lehman College Art Gallery · Bedford Park Blvd West · Bronx, NY 10468 · 718-960-8731

Through May 12, 2011 

Curated by Sandra Sider

Participating Artists: Gema Alava, Blanka Amezkua, Xenobia Bailey, Erika Baker,   Michael Cummings, Lisa Curran, Margaret Cusack, Andrea Dezsö,
Marilyn Henrion, Ai Kijima, Katherine Knauer, Nancy Koenigsberg,
Carole P. Kunstadt, Aristides Logothetis, Patricia Malarcher,
Ruth Marshall, Dindga McCannon, Norma Minkowitz, Leslie Pelino,
Don Porcella, Lina Puerta, Lacey Jane Roberts, Larry Schulte,
Donna Sharrett, Ann Shostrom, John Sims, Vered Sivan,
Arlé Sklar-Weinstein, Ludmila Uspenskaya, and Erma Martin Yost

New York Fiber in the 21st Century focuses on artists in and near New York City who work primarily in fiber/textile materials or modes, including quilt-making, knitting, crochet, tapestry, weaving, felt making, rug hooking, embroidery, needlepoint, basketry, book arts, and metal work. This exhibition offers a unique survey and features emerging artists beginning to make a name for themselves, as well as mature artists whose work was recognized in the first major wave of New York fiber art in the 60s and 70s. All of the works were produced since 2001, and four artists - Gema Alava,  Lisa Curran, Don Porcella, and Vered Sivan - have created large-scale installations for the exhibition. This survey includes forty-seven works by thirty artists and demonstrates the vibrant diversity of fiber art on the New York scene.

An online catalogue is available at

  COMPANION EXHIBITION March 20 through  May 17, 2011
                              Opening RECEPTION Sunday March 20th  2 - 5 pm
               A National Juried Exhibition of 21st Century Fiber with Mixed Media
                           Juror: Arle Sklar-Weinstein
      BLUE DOOR GALLERY 13 Riverdale Avenue (south of Main Street), Yonkers, NY 10701
                   914-375-5100    HOURS: Friday 1-6,  Saturday and Sunday 12-5


Member-to-Member Requests

Visiting Manhattan from Vancouver, CA

Ros Aylmer, an SDA member from Vancouver, Canada is traveling to NYC in April with some  textile and Surface Design enthusiasts, and is wondering if our Manhattan based members have any suggestions for them while they’re in town. Their primary focus is on one-of-a-kind clothing design. They will be visiting museums as well as the garment district and as many fashion designers as possible. If you know of any textile related shows or studios they might visit, please send Ros an e-mail at I’m sure she would greatly appreciate it.

New in Town and Would Like to Meet Fellow SDA Members


Karen in her SF Bay Area studio, upper left, holding a white bottle.

After spending 30 years in the SF Bay Area, Karin Moggridge has moved to Manhattan, NY.  Being fairly new in town, she would welcome contacts with other textile people in Manhattan.  Karin has a studio in Long Island City, as well as one at her home on The Upper West Side. Karin’s e-mail is


Upcoming: Buffalo State Runway 4.0 Fashion Show

Date: Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Location: Pierce Arrow Building 1685 Elmwood Avenue


4:00pm show

Available at Rockwell Hall Box office’s on Buffalo State College Campus, Please call 716-878-3005 or visit.

General $20
Student $10
*doors open @ 3:00pm

8:30pm show: Tickets $100 VIP, $50 Reserved and $30 General Seating

Doors open at 7:00pm, join us during the “high fashion red carpet pre-show party”…cash bar, DJ, New Era Photo booth, Raffle, Art Exhibitions and much more.


For more information, please visit their website at:



For VIP tickets call 716-878-6018, starting March 1st.  

Any SDA members that purchase tickets for the evening event at Wegmans need to register their name with Elaine Pulvanen at  to get a reserved seat  with their name on it and entrance into the evening VIP reception.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

SDA NY Member News February 20, 2011



Pat Pauly


Pat Pauly, “Leap of Faith”, 2011.

Pat Pauly’s "Leap of Faith" has been accepted into "Textiles in a Tube". This juried exhibition of contemporary textiles runs from March 4, 2011 to April 15, 2011 at the RIVERWORKS Gallery, Greenville Technical College’s downtown gallery at Art Crossing on Riverwalk in Greenville, South Carolina. The challenge was to enter works that could be shipped in a 3" x 36" mailing tube. Pat was intrigued with that odd set of rules, and "Leap of Faith" is the result.

Larry Schulte

Two of Larry Schulte’s woven paper pieces have been selected by Sandra Sider for inclusion in New York Fiber in the 21st Century.

New York Fiber in the 21st Century
Curated by Sandra Sider
Feb. 2 - May 12, 2011
Reception: Monday, March 21, 6-8:00 pm
The reception for the artists will include a performance by Vered Sivan. 
The public is invited to attend.

An online catalogue is available after Feb. 2 at
Lehman College Art Gallery · Bedford Park Blvd West · Bronx, NY 10468 · 718-960-8731


Larry Schulte, “Yellow Line”, 54” x54”, 2010, cut and woven painted paper.


Larry Schulte, “Red Field”, 54” x 54”, 2010, cut and woven painted paper.


Larry Schulte, “Flag 4”, 34” x 34”, woven painted paper.

Another work by Larry, “Flag 4”, will be included in an exhibition titled, “Fiber PLUS” at the Blue Door Gallery, 13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY.  The opening reception is Sunday, March 20 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.; the exhibit runs through May 17.  Additional information available at

Pat Hickman


“River That Runs Both Ways”
New Sculpture and Drawings


Pat Hickman, "River Teeth" (detalil) Fiber Scultpture and Joan Harmon, "Hudson River 2" (detail) Charcoal on Paper/Canvas

210 Eleventh Avenue @25th Street, Suite 902
New York, NY 10001

March 2 – 26, 2011

RECEPTION:  Thursday March 3, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

-- In this new work, Pat Hickman and Joan Harmon speak to their relationship with the Hudson River, the body of water on whose west bank they both live.

In her work Joan Harmon is charting the Hudson through the duel lenses of Google Earth and her daily view of the River. These new drawings combine her fascination with the river’s shape as an abstract form with the ancient art of mapping. 

Pat Hickman is working with what is found beneath the surface. When trees fall into the water, over decades they decay, eventually disappearing into the river bottom. What resists this disintegration are the strange shapes formed where the branch joined the trunk, a cross-grained, pitch hardened core like a tooth in a human head. Hickman is exploring visual metaphors with these river teeth, the last part of the body to let go.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 – 6:00 PM

Laurie Wohl


Laurie Wohl, “Peace Like A River”

Peace Like a River" is featured in the current exhibit, "A Stitch in Jewish Time: Provocative Textiles" at the Museum at Hebrew Union College (NYC). Laurie will be speaking about this piece at HUC on March 29. The exhibit runs until June.

K. Velis Turan

K. Velis Turan is one of 16 artists juried into Artists’ Views of Hudson Valley,an exhibition of works that have been inspired by the Hudson Valley’s wineries. The exhibition is part of  “A Year-long Celebration of Art & Wine in the Hudson Valley,” sponsored by Hudson Valley Wine Magazine.

This Celebration “pairs” professional Hudson Valley artists with select Hudson Valley wineries and vineyards. The jury-selected group of artists are creating, in their own chosen medium, a wine- or vineyard-inspired artwork by partnering with a specific Hudson Valley winery. The artists and wineries will be featured throughout the year in various promotions and press events, and will exhibit for the first time at the Grand Art & Wine event on May 21, 2011 in Tarrytown, NY.

The exhibit will then travel to several art galleries located in the Hudson Valley, including “M Gallery” in Catskill, and “Paul Gould Art Gallery” in Cornwall.

Opening Night Gala Benefit
Friday, May 20, 2011
from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Tickets: $135 per person; $250 per couple

Grand Celebration
Saturday, May 21, 2011
from 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Tickets: $85 per person; $150 per couple

Visit for more details

Elaine Longtemps


Elaine Longtemp, “Hinoki”

Elaine’s fiber sculpture “Hinoki” will be included in the Northeast Regional Contemporary Fiber Exhibition at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center in Rochester, NY on view from April 1 to May 9th, 2011.  SDA has partnered with RoCo to present this exhibition which will coincide with the FiberArt International Exhibition at Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery.  Google for more information.

Elaine has also been invited to exhibit two sculptural works with text, “CORKGUN” and “BAILOUT” in Uncommon Threads, curated  by Carol Schepps, at Trenton Artworks Gallery, in Trenton, NJ, on view March 11 to April 15, 2011.  Opening reception: Saturday, March 19, 6-9 pm.  Trenton Artworks Gallery, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611.  Telephone 609-392-9436.

Elaine Longtemps, “Offesa – Module One”

“Double Torque” and “Offesa – Module One”  have been selected for Fiber Plus at the Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, NY on view from March 20 to May 21st.  The opening reception is also on Saturday, March 19th. for more information and directions.


Elaine Longtemps, “Moon Carrot”

“Moon Carrot”  has been selected for the National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2011 at The Wichita Center For The Arts in Wichita, Kansas, on view from March 19 to April 15. for more information.



Inkblot: Drip, Splat, and Squish Your Way to Creativity

Leonardo da Vinci saw landscapes and battles in the swirls of a marble wall. The novelist Victor Hugo splashed coffee and wine on paper and found castles and monsters in the spatters. Now, author Margaret Peot shows how anyone can use inkblots as keys to creativity.

For decades, the author has been using the inkblots she makes to spark her own creativity. Now she shares her insights and techniques: From basic tips on paper and ink to advanced approaches for transforming splatters and ink blobs into works of art, she sets readers on a path to creating their own inkblot art. Her enthusiastic text and step-by-step approach will encourage even the most reluctant artist, and inspire readers to create works that are uniquely their own.

Each chapter features a step towards a more fluid relationship with the reader’s right brain:

  1. Making Inkblots
  2. Drawing Into Inkblots
  3. How to Look, How to See
  4. The Inkblot Sketchbook
  5. The Final Fold

Inkblots are tools for overcoming creative blocks, for inspiring ideas, and for opening up avenues for creative expression. Anyone can use this fun and fascinating method to jump-start creative thought.

Boyds Mills Press, $19.95, ISBN: 978-1590787205



•Prize money:   Now $2,000

•Exhibition dates finalized:  6/12/11 -- 7/31/11

•Venue expansion:   Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Inc., co-organizer of the exhibition, will hang part of the juried art-quilts in the Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall, on the campus of Cazenovia College

•Juror selection finalized:

- Jonathan Holstein
- Eugenia Barnes
- Ann Clarke

Entries:  must be postmarked by 4/15/11

Entry fee:$30 for up to 2 quilts

For further information: