Each year, for more years than any of us would like to admit, the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild has had a booth at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo thanks to the hard work of Marlene Glickman. This year Marlene has given up the reigns, but the groundwork that she laid is still paying off in terms of generating interest in our guild among other lovers of fabric and fiber. We had a fantastic location for our booth this year at the Expo, and were visited by many fellow enthusiasts. The artwork that you all loaned to decorate our booth, and the Make-it-Take-it activities by Elizabeth Neily and Peggy Paramore, were the stars of the show. People ooo’d and aaa’d over your beautiful artwork and enjoyed our activities. It was a truly successful Expo!!
Thanks to all who came and helped with the booth. I want to especially thank Marlene for lending her booth supplies, Angie Knowles for her help with setting up and taking down the booth, and Elizabeth Neily and Peggy Paramore for entertaining our visitors with Make-it-Take-it activities. Thanks to all of you who loaned your artwork (to be returned to you at our April member meeting). This year would not have been a success without each of you, and I hope that more people will commit to being involved next year. The more help that we have, the easier this event is on everyone.
More exciting activities are being planned for upcoming months, so be sure to read your newsletter each month and attend our monthly member meetings on the second Monday of the month. Also, please support Diane Gardner-Rhoden’s efforts to prepare an exciting newsletter for you each month by sending her your pictures, note-worthy items, and announcements.
*Don’t forget to Renew Your Membership for 2018!*
To Learn More about TBSDG or to Renew, visit: www.surfacedesignguild.com
“THE COLOR OF CREATIVITY”
The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
Exhibit Dates: August 2 – August 29, 2018
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
*Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old. We would like to celebrate the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years. Of course, it can be either 2-D or 3-D. So look back through your work and submit the best. We will have a judge to give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes with honorable mentions.
$20 entry fee for up to 3 pieces of 2-D or 3-D original artwork
We Need: 10 VOLUNTEERS
2- to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
4 -to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m
2 -to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2 to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, August 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 1, 2018 Invitation pictures submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 15, 2018 Label text emailed to email@example.com
Sunday, July 29, 2018 Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00
Sunday, August 12, 2018 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4
Sunday, August 30, 2018 Pickup work from Clearwater Library from
SDG Show Committee: Donna Isaac, Angie Knowles, Aida Sheets, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Sarah Butz, June Colburn, Cindie Townley.
Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18
Our wonderful member’s bring two of their best pieces of work created within the last two years. Catherine Bergmann will decide what to hang and create a fabulous show. She always makes us look good.
APRIL PROGRAM “Making Silk Paper” by Kathleen Fulmer. We usually start gathering at 5:30-6 and the meeting begins at 6:30. Show and Tell is also a part of the evening activities.
***“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”***Indian Rocks Beach Art Center – 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
April. 2018 -Mini Encaustic Journals – Kathleen Fulmer
Sunday April 15th 10-4pm $ 50.00 –
To create the covers for mini journals the class will be exploring encaustic techniques. Encaustic is a medium of melted beeswax mixed with damar resin that is painted on a substrate (noun-a layer that underlies something, the substance on which an enzyme acts.) and heat-fused. You will learn how to create an image transfer and also how to use silk with encaustic. We will then sew these covers into blank journals using single needle Coptic binding.
Bring to class:
-Inkjet photocopied Images on low grade or Regular Copy Paper – size 2.5″ x 3.5″
-hand dyed Habotai or organza silk
-light objects to embed: feathers, leaves, small beads, small shells, paper etc
Any questions you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-776-6104
‘THREAD EMBELLISHMENTS & TULLE TOO” Robert Demarzo
Embellishments with Tulle Fabric May 20,2018. $65.00
In this class one will learn to “paint” with thread adding color and texture to pieces of layered cloth of different sizes. Then these personalized designed shaped pieces, of your own design, will have tulle added to them with thread embellishment which holds them together. They will then be integrated into a wall hang. And again too, don’t forget to add ‘glitz’ under the tulle to glamorize your designed pieces.
June, July, August and September
June Colburn is the workshop instructor for June, and the remaining months of July, August, and September will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level. We are working on putting together a retreat in Brooksville at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat for 2019.
Refashion Renegades will be held Friday, April 27th, from 11:30 to 3:30. Bring an item of your choice to sew or do handwork, all materials needed for your project, and an extension cord if you are using a machine. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg…located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg..if you have any issues finding your way, call or text.– Karen Frank # (727) 612-4546
See What our members are doing
Kathleen Fulmer Designs – Open Studio
April 28 10-3 $20.00.
Please call or e-mail if you plan on coming
email@example.com 727-776-6104. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ECO PRINTING IN Ayampe, ECUADOR – JUNE 1–7
A five day eco print workshop and retreat. | $1000 | $200 DEPOSIT VISTAMAR AYAMPE |
Mark your Calendar for August 10 and 11, 2018 Diane Gardner Rhoden will guide you through the process of making this lovely star quilt. Learn the correct way to make a template and foundation piece a complex design using paper at Fabric Smart in Gulfport.
An opportunity has come our way to assist members of our community in building better lives for themselves by donating our “free table” items to The Red Tent Women’s Initiative. This is a program for women who are ex-offenders
Susan Katz MSW, Assistant Director, explains, “Since 2012, The Red Tent Women’s Initiative has been providing safe spaces, both within the Pinellas County Jail and in the community, where women can come together to create handmade items in an atmosphere of trust and encouragement. The support and empowerment Red Tent gives to its female members, along with financial, literacy and communication skills, increases the likelihood that members will remain in the community as a more productive and purposeful part of society. The women would be grateful for any yarn, sewing and knitting needles, quilting fabric and other sewing fabric, sewing and embroidery thread, embroidery hoops, beads, buttons and fiberfill. Red Tent artists are extremely creative and make everything by hand, including: pillows, tote bags, yoga mat bags, jewelry, and many other original items. Any crafting and sewing materials you can donate will definitely be used and greatly appreciated!
“So clean out your studios and bring as many fiber, sewing, and art supplies as you have to donate to this worthy cause. You will have the opportunity to meet Susan Katz at our upcoming April 9 meeting, and again in May, as she will visit with us and pick up our donations to take to the Red Tent. If you have any questions at all about Red Tent itself or about donations, please do not hesitate to call Susan Katz MSW
Assistant Director at (727) 430-9756 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL TO ARTIST – Arts Council of Hillsborough County. – We are looking for talented artist and Handcrafter’s – as well as live demonstrators, for our NEW WEEKLY indoor artisan & fresh market, located in WESTFIELD CITRUS PARK MALL near Macy’s.
This INDOOR market concept, may be new to Tampa…but a mainstay to areas on the West Coast, where produce & healthy food is abundant in retail malls as well as every neighborhood!
We encourage local arts/artist to exhibit in our upscale retail setting. No rain, no high winds, no tents, no immense heat or shivering weather!
MORE INFO: http://www.marketinthepark.com or contact Info@WendyAtThePark.com, 813-451-7936
Submitted by: Wendy Harding, Market In The Park.
Open House- Friday, April 27 | 1-4 pm |Creative Pinellas.
The 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency Program -The aim of 360 Xochi Quetzal is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and five gourmet meals a week, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.
The 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans. She is sure to inspire you during your stay! APPLICATION INFORMATION THROUGH CAFE
360 XOCHI QUETZAL WEBSITE
Florida CraftArt. – Dia de los Muertos
Opening Reception: April 6, 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Guests and visitors are encouraged to dress up in costume for the opening. Face painting and finished masks will be available for purchase. Skull-shaped chocolates and cookies will be served.
Closing Reception: May 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Closing reception and People’s Choice Award presentation. Skull-shaped chocolates and cookies will be served.
Suncoast Quilting Circle is looking for a Surface Design Instructor to lecture or give a trunk show at their meeting for more information contact Catherine Goreman @ 727 710-2610
I encourage everyone to look at back issues of this newsletter to get acquainted with resources that are available to enhance your creative work experience. Sometimes there are repeats and other times you may find new resources added. Diane Gardner Rhoden
Getting creative with stitch:…….Textileartist.org -Texture and pattern play an essential role in contemporary textile art. But building beautiful textural effects and intriguing areas of pattern can feel like a daunting task. Especially if you feel you lack the necessary technical prowess to build seemingly complex layers of detail.
There is an impressive line up of instructors and vendors for this event. Our own TSDG member June Colburn will be teaching several classes and lecturing at Stitchers Paradise in St. Petersberg, Fl. www.stitcherparadise.com
***Some of our members will be traveling this Summer. If you happen to be in NYC this summer* there are many things to do but please find time for The NYC Botanical Gardens in the Bronx and The Museum of The City of NY in Manhattan. See the exhibits I chose to hi-lights below.******
Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them.
Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career. Curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition will offer a rare focus on 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign.
A lush exhibition in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory of Hawaiian flora and a stunning display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery that includes more than 15 of O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i paintings—not seen together in New York since their debut in 1940—will spotlight a transformative experience in the legendary artist’s life, revealing O’Keeffe’s deeply felt impressions and the enduring influence of the Islands’ dramatic landscapes and exotic plants.
Manhattan, NY 10029 –
LACIS MUSEUM of LACE & TEXTILE.
2982 Adeline St. Berkeley, California 94703
The collection includes thousands of specimens from pre-Columbian Peru, the finest from the 17th c. European courts and examples of the machine laces exemplifying the 19th c. industrial revolution
An extensive library, focusing on lace, textiles and costume includes over 10,000 items of books, patterns, articles and other ephemera.
Related tools of the textile craft include those for all varieties of lace-making as well as an extensive collection of sewing machines.
Each of us has known moments of striking disclosure, when the walls that limit our perceptions are pushed back to reveal the undreamed of. A sudden change of scale often brings about this enlargement of vision, like the first glimpse of a galaxy through the telescope or a drop of water brought into microscopic focus. The infinitesimal order of nature commands the same awe as its cosmic grandeur. When, however, the perceived miracle is a human achievement, the awe is tempered with pride.
We learn something new about ourselves and our capabilities when, for example, we experience for the first time the revelation of lace.-—–Anna Bennett, Curator of Textiles, emeritus, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Tours : Monday thru Saturday, Registration in advance:
The Fringed Shawl
Transcending Generations and Cultures
April 6, 2018 to October 5. 2019
The Boteh of Kashmir and Paisley
The Signature From the Most Revered Cloths of Creation
June 29, 2018 to February 2, 2019
The Philippine Cloth of Pride, Endurance & Passion
July 7, 2017 to May 4, 2018
2018 TBSDG Officers
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Dauber. Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley
March 12, 2018 Member Meeting
The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm.
Guests were Chris Winters – fiber, deconstruction, eco artist; Pat Pauly – quilter, teacher; Susan Andrews – paper, wood, cloth, metal, doll maker; Leiko Uchiyama – felting expert artist; Laurie Kato – mixed media, paint, clay, sewing; Annie Anderson – fiber, clay, maker of big animals; Ellen Deintinis – 3 dimensional sculpturing, quilts; Kay Keeling – mixed media, mosaic; Jeni Glaser – eco artist. Laurie joined the guild today, and Kay and Ellen plan to as well.
Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie Bowman reported as of February 28th we have a total of $7,228.66. $475 is in the scholarship fund. We paid out $660 for scholarships. Our guild donated $100 to the IRABC Fundraiser Gala. The workshop balance is $1,478 due to the Jane Dunnewold workshop being so well attended. Our show fund is at $634. Remaining guild money for operating expenses is $6,578.41.
Shows: Sara Butz – This year’s member show is called The Color of Creativity, Celebrating 20 years of The Surface Design Guild. It will be held in the Clearwater Library from August 2 – September 29, 2018. There will be prizes! We are still working to secure shows at the Tampa Airport and the Leepa Rattner Museum.
Workshops: Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily – The March workshop is on Sunday, March 18 with Kim Sherrod on Raw Edge Appliqué. Bring in a photo of a pet or portrait. Kim will show you step-by-step how to create your pattern, stitched image, and add embellishments. Located at IRABC from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., fee is $55. April 15th, is Kathleen Fulmer’s workshop on encaustic books that involve working with silks and wax. Location IRABC from 1-4 p.m., fee is $35 and includes the materials. Bob Di Marzo’s workshop will be on May 20. June Colburn will have a workshop in June, and the remaining months of July, August, and September will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level. We are working on putting together a retreat in Brooksville at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat.
Sewing and Quilt Expo: Will be in Lakeland this week. We have just enough volunteers to cover our booth. If you are going, please stop by and spend some time in our booth. Please give Aida any art pieces you’ve brought tonight for display in the booth. Aida Sheets has 6 free admission tickets for anyone going.
Techniques Journal: Carol Gamel – Members may still sign up to participate. Also you may sign out previous years journals of ideas for one month or more.
Special Presentation: Leiko Uchiyama, renowned felting artist, is with us tonight to present a slide show of her work. She will share a wealth of knowledge with us, along with her history, and photos. What a treat!
Show-n-Tell: Shellee’s 6”x6” Peltex Challenge: Angie Knowles rusted hers; Cindie
Townley made a 3D version; Shellee Wells created a shrine; Elizabeth Neilly made a set of hearts; and Sara Butz did a 12 square scenic of Mexico City. Leiko’s Class – Jenni Glaser – backpack; Trish Sande – backpack; Leeann Kroetsch – backpack. Other show-n-tells: Pat Pauly – print, dyed scarf, printed fabric, quilt; Chris Winters – deconstructed purse, scarf, eco prints; Elizabeth Neily – crochet, jacket with multi detail; Bob Di Marzo – wall hangings; Brenda Schlechter – 100 piece wall hanging project of 5.5” squares; Jewly Youschak – hand painted fabrics and embellished scene quilts; Pat Grice – dyed fabrics and other techniques, rusting on photo canvas; Angie Knowles – from cookie tray, washers, dyed and rusted fabrics; Rhonda Kuntz – felted wall hanging, crazy quilt fans; Diane Gardner-Rhoden – window view wall hanging; Edda Juhl – flamingo quilt; Ellen Deintinis – mixed media bust; Bonnie Ward – quilt Telling Tales using Derwent Inktense; Barbara Kazanis – Jane Dunnewold workshop; Gail Crotty – wall hanging flowers, Bye Bye Birdie nightingale quilt; Jenni Glaser – eco dyed sweater and fabric samples; Kathleen Fulmer – encaustic on fabric.
Announcements: Refashion Renegades meeting on the 4th Friday. Leeann Kroetsch has been invited to show her work for three months at the Ocala Art Museum. Elizabeth Neily has beautiful new roving for felting at Fab Fiber. Kathleen Fulmer is doing a shibori dyeing workshop on March 24th – bring your own fabric.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m.