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.

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