Friday, February 17, 2012

SDA Member News for 02.17.12

Textile Study Group of New York:

The Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year with two member exhibitions on view in NYC.

The first is "Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber" at the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, which has been extended through April 1st. 56 Artists are represented at this show juried by Rebecca Stevens, curator of contemporary textiles at the Textile Museum in Washington DC.

The second is "9x9x3: New Visions" which is at the Durst Building Lobby Gallery, 1155 Ave of the Americas, through March 2nd. This exhibition has been juried by Janet Kaplos, former senior editor at Art in America. This exhibition will be closing soon, so please go check it out!

Also check out TSGNY on Facebook, their blog, and their website.

Elaine Longtemps:

SDA Member, Elaine Longtemps, has a very large work on display at World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery in the TSGNY Exhibition "Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber", hosted by Brookfield Properties. Her piece "Extension/Velocity" was selected by Brookfield Properties for their publicity and banners for the show. 

The Courtyard Gallery is located at 200 Vesey Street. The gallery hours are noon to 4:00 daily, except Mondays. The show opened on December 6, 2011, and as mentioned above, has been extended to April 1, 2012.

106"h x 72"w x 3"d

Another work of Longtemps, "Corkgun", will be on view in the exhibition "Made in NY 2012" at the Schweinfurth in Auburn, NY from March 31 to May 20, 2012.

The opening for that exhibition will be on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 3-5 pm.


View more of Elaine Longtemps' work on her website.

Deborah Bein:

SDA Member Deborah Bein, of Poughkeepsie, New York, is honored to be awarded the Founder's Award in the current online exhibit at the Infinity Art Gallery, "Lay of the Land: The Terrain of the 21st Century."

Oh Say Can You Cell
mixed media on fiber

“...Deborah Bein’s ‘Oh Say Can You Cell’ poetically uses the quilt to tell a modern story about the fabric of our communities and how we are grasping for connectivity in a time when we do not sit together and talk while our hands are busy working toward a unified goal.  Rather, there is loss, disconnection, fragmentation, and a landscape littered with the evidence of our desires.”
            -Charly Swing
            Founder, Infinity Art Gallery
            (Quote used directly from Infinity Art Gallery’s website)

The exhibit can be viewed online until March 1st, 2012.
You can also view more of Deborah Bein's work on her art blog.

Thank you everyone for the updates and I can't wait to hear what's next!

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