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:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

SDA Member News February 6, 2011



New York Fiber in the 21st Century

Curated by Sandra Sider


Nancy Koenigsberg, “Light”, wire, knotting.

Lehman College Art Gallery
February 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.

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 - will create 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 will be available after February 2.

Invited 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

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

Jane Ellen Bartlett


Jane Ellen Barlett, kimono, multiple dyeing techniques and colorful designs that transform natural fiber cloth.


Mary Randall McMahon, complex weave structures masterfully combined with fiber and color.

The Kimono Project: Jane Ellen Bartlett and Mary Randall McMahon

January 27 – February 25, 2011

Mill Gallery & Art Center, 61 North Main St., Honeoye Falls, NY

Artists Talk: February 19, 11 to 3 PM


Susan Schrott

11_C Susan Schrott, NINE FACES, 2010, 42” x 58", drawn images,  photo transfer, stamping and painting on hand dyed cotton, machine stitched.

Nine Faces has been juried into "Volusia Wrapped in Fiber"which will appear at the Gateway Center for the Arts in Florida.


ROSE SABRINA: 2009, 19.5" x 15.5 " mixed media on raw silk and hand-dyed cotton ,machine stitched and hand beaded.

Susan’s piece,  “Rose Sabrina”, has been  juried into the "Fiber Plus" exhibition at the Blue Door Gallery  in Yonkers NY.

Susan, who works as a psychotherapist, has also designed BEHOLD, a pendant available for purchase by clicking on this link for the Cedar Associates Foundation.  100% of all proceeds from sales will be donated to the foundation to assist patients who cannot afford to pay for their eating disorder therapy.

Larry Schulte


Larry Schulte, “Not Quite a Quilt”, 2010, 11” x 11”, screen printed and stitched cotton shirting.

This art work was included in the holiday exhibition at Manhattan Graphics Center in NYC for the month of December. 

K. Velis Turan


K. Velis Turan’s piece, “Wall Street”, is  featured on the cover of the February/March 2011 issue of Quilting Arts magazine.

K, Velis Turan’s work and process are profiled in a feature article in the February/March 2011 issue of Quilting Arts magazine in a feature section called “In The Spotlight. Her piece "Wall Street" is in the cover,

You can find the issue at:

Cynthia Schira


A view of the interior of the Snyderman Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.


Windows, 24” x 72”, 2010, Jacquard woven cotton, appliqued and stitched.

Cynthia Schira was the January 2011 Featured Artist at the Snyderman Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. The exhibition ran January 7 – January 31.