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.

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