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