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.

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