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.

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