Finding your creative voice requires nurturing, and one way to nurture your creativity is by taking workshops. We are very fortunate in the TBSDG to have access to a mini-workshop at each meeting, and a full day workshop each month. Most of these are taught by our own talented members, and occasionally by a nationally known instructor.
This year’s round of workshops started off with a bang, with Jane Dunnewold speaking to us about ways to strengthen our creative journeys. We are rounding out the year by going in- depth, with our own experienced instructors, into techniques used to create one-of-a-kind art cloth. There are still three workshops left in this series.
In January 2019, our 20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat will be host to a workshopbonanza! Attendees will have access to an entire weekend filled with exciting and varied workshop opportunities. There will be a minimum of two workshops each day, and an evening program to inspire, challenge, and empower your creative spirit. If you have been reluctant to take workshops in the past, I encourage you to step out of your studio and experience somecreative nurturing at a guild workshop. Your art will thank you.
If you are interested in attending the Retreat in January, the deadline to sign up and pay the total online is September 15, 2018. At that time, we will be providing a head count to Chinesgut Hill and determining if we have enough attendees to make this event financially feasible. Please don’t delay, sign up today! ……. Aida Sheets. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Mini Demo September Meeting
Painted Fusible Web by Pat Lamb
THE COLOR OF CREATIVITY – The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
Clearwater Main Library – 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
Show ends on September 29, 2018
The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old. Our Guild is celebrating the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years. Our members looked back through their work and submitted the best. Christine Renc Carter, curator at the Leepa-Ratner Museum, awarded:
1st Place– Susan Lumsden
2nd Place– Bonnie Ward
3rd Place – Lee Ann Kroetsch
Honorable Mention– Shellee Ward
Honorable Mention– June Colburn
Honorable Mention– Carolyn Kossar
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 – Pickup work from Clearwater Library from 12– 3
Parent dye #1 – sapphire
–Just a reminder that registration and payments for our 20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat end on September 15, 2018. Be sure to sign up and complete payments by this date. Spaces are going fast, so be sure to get yours today! To register for the retreat, visit our website at surfacedesignguild.com and go to Events. There you will find all retreat information, including workshops, and the ability to pay online when you register
Also…Retreat Raffle – Don’t miss out on our Retreat Raffle at our monthly member meetings! Each month through December, we will be selling raffle tickets to win a monthly prize and be included in the final drawing to win free admission to our retreat. The monthly prizes alone are worth participating in the raffle, and you may get to enjoy an exciting all expense paid retreat weekend! Come to our member meetings and join the fun.
HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS – 2018 Scholarship Fundraiser News – Coordinator: Pat Grice It’s that time of year for our creative juices to flow into making holiday ornaments for sale at Dunedin Fine Art Center and Florida CraftArt. The proceeds from these support our art scholarships for children.
You will need to print out the inventory sheet and bring completed items with you to the October 8th meeting. All items HAVE to be in by the October meeting. Sign–up sheets will be available at the September meeting.
FCA: “ is having a contest for the Best Beach Themed Ornament, Best animal Ornament, Best Holiday Themed Ornament.
DFAC’s theme this year is Starry Starry Delights. Some suggestions from them are themes of Peace on Earth, Baby’s First Christmas, Glamour & Rustic.
Florida CraftArt Holiday Boutique begins Nov. 9, 2018 – Dec. 28, 2018
DFAC Holiday Starry Starry Delights begins Friday Nov. 2, 2018 – Jan. 1, 201
Pat Grice’s contact information can be found in the membership directory
*“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”*Indian Rocks Beach Art Center – 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
September 16th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Instructor –Angie Knowles
Cost: $45 which includes Art Center fee.
You’ve created a beautiful piece of hand dyed fabric. Now what? How about adding some additional interest with over dyeing.
This workshop will focus on over dying previously dyed fabric. Use fabric from the basic dyeing workshop or other fabric you have previously dyed.
We will take a look at choosing fabric manipulations that complement the original dyeing and explore different color combinations for over dyeing.
Over dyeing is just one step to creating richly layered fabrics
Supplies: Previously hand dyed or commercial dyed fabrics. Gloves, mask, plastic zip lock bags, tub to carry fabrics home, apron or old clothes.
Any questions please feel free to email or call. Angie Knowles – email@example.com 727-643-9323
October Workshop –
Instructors: Kathleen Fulmer and Angie Knowles
This workshop will focus on discharge (removing color) from hand dyed and commercial dyed fabrics using both an immersion bath and printing with thickened discharge products.
We will be using thiourea dioxide (Thiox) to discharge natural fiber cloth in an immersion bath. We will manipulate fabric – folding, binding, clamping, etc – and then discharge in a pot of thiourea dioxide (Thiox). You will need to bring fabric that is already dyed, or is a solid color or 100% natural fibers, ie: cotton, linen, rayon, silk, hemp. Please note that not all colors discharge the same. Some colors do not discharge at all, even though it is a natural fiber So, please bring an assortment of fabrics to experiment with.
Printing with discharge
We will use thickened discharge agents—bleach products and thickened Thiox on natural fibers. Use stencils, thermofax screens, and stamps to create richly patterned fabrics. Will also experiment with discharging commercially dyed black fabric.
Garment Finishing – Donna Isaac
-help will be available at IRBAC during our regular workshop
hours at the next 2 events. Anyone interested should call me
beforehand to discuss their concerns so that I have the
appropriate tools. I will only be there if I hear from
interested members first. Thanks for your help with this,
Refashion Renegades upcycles Art to Wear Clothing and Accessories. It is open to anyone. It will be held on September 28, 11:30-3:30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 200 Mirror Lake Drive, St. Petersburg. Parking is on the Right side facing the Church. Entry is in the front.
Bring all materials that you need to sew or bring handwork. If you bring a machine, bring an extension cord. We are asking for a donation of $2-5 to cover the cost of the room.
This month, in conjunction with our sewers, others are also invited to work on Holiday Ornaments for our Scholarship Fund. Bring what you need to work on or help someone with theirs.
If you have any questions, contact Cindie Townley at 618-407-9223.
September 8 -9
-Introduction to Encaustic (wax medium)’
Kathleen Fulmer will be teaching a two day workshop – ‘at the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center on September 8-9 ~~ Workshop Cost: $100.00
This workshop is an introduction into the wonderful world encaustic. Encaustic is a medium of melted beeswax mixed with damar resin that is painted on a substrate or panel and heat-fused. You will learn the dos and don’ts of working with encaustic medium. On day one, we will cover the tools, safety, proper substrates (panels) and how to prime them. You will practice applying the melted wax and proper techniques for fusing the medium. On day 2 you will create several 6″x6″ panels, learning different techniques using encaustic medium, encaustic paints, oil paints and oil sticks.
By the end of this workshop you will have completed at least 4 – 6″x6″ art pieces, will know how to set up an encaustic home studio and have the tools and knowledge to begin your exploration into the wonderful world of encaustic medium!
Supply Cost: $30.00 – includes 4 cakes of encaustic medium, 6 – 6″x6″ panels, 4 encaustic paint sticks -red, blue, yellow and white, 1 natural bristle brush and white tempera paint for priming the panels.
Student Supply List: Students can supply their own encaustic medium, paints, brushes and panels if they already have them. Also, they may bring any oil paints, oil sticks, pastels or pan pastels they may have.
If you have any questions you can call Kathleen at 727-776-6104 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign up for the workshop please contact the Beach Art Center at: http://www.beachartcenter.org or call 727-596-4331
Mancuso Original Sewing & Quilt Expo will be in Tampa in 2019 instead of Lakeland. Look for it.
Out and About Happenings
42nd Annual GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club
(Formerly Christmas Under the Oaks)
GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club invites you to submit an application to exhibit in the 42nd Annual GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club Holiday Market. Formerly named Christmas Under the Oaks, this annual fundraiser is expected to be bigger and better than ever! This is a great opportunity for artists and crafters to display a variety of goods to thousands of shoppers looking for holiday gifts.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. Petersburg College
2465 Drew St. Clearwater, FL 33765
• Exhibitor fee online payment option
• Free advertising on NPWC’s social media platforms
• Centralized location under the trees at the newly renovated SPC Clearwater campus
• Free Parking
• No entrance fees for shoppers
• Thousands of visitors
• Proceeds benefit the community
Become an Exhibitor! Apply Today!
Download the application for event details. Please read through each section carefully as there are a few changes from previous years. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2018, however, booth spaces are selling out quickly so we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
For any questions, please email NPWCHolidayMarket@gmail.com.
About GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club
GFWC NPWC is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the local community. The 42nd Annual GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club Holiday Market is our single biggest fundraiser of the year. It’s an excellent opportunity for artists, crafters, and small businesses to display a wide variety of crafts, art, and products to active shoppers seeking unique gifts for the upcoming holiday season. GFWC NPWC has hosted this event for over 40 years and each year it has grown with new exhibitors and patrons. Every dollar raised at this fundraiser benefits residents of local community, with show proceeds going to scholarships, grants, and community service projects.
Meet the Creative Pinellas 2018 Emerging Artists. Join us for an opening reception Thursday, September 27 at 6pm. in the Gallery at Creative Pinellas. Enjoy a fresh, vibrant group of new works by our 10 Emerging Artist grantees. This second annual exhibit will feature painting, sculpture, installation and printmaking by artists Daniel Barojas, Saumitra Chandratreya, Brandie Dziegiel, Reid Jenkins, Ari Robinson, and Jonathan Talit; and dance, writing, photography and music by artists Marquis Floyd, Tenea Johnson, Xina Scuderi, and Suzanne Wieland. The public is invited to see the work of these talented and diverse emerging artists as they gain momentum in their careers. Show will run until Sunday, September 30. 12211 Walsingham Rd. Largo, FL 33778 – (727) 460-5477
This month issue of Cloth Roads Newsletter has a bounty of Exhibits around the country and the world as well as information on textile travel tours: Clothroads.com.
Wondering Spirits – African Wax Prints
September 1 – December15,2018 Exibition is free
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
Wandering Spirit traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them.
The Textile Museum, George Washington University. Washington D.C.
Celebration of Textiles: Turkey
September 15, 2018
The museum’s 39th-annual family festival celebrates the textile arts and cultures of Turkey. Watch local artists weave, spin, embroider, and more; enjoy traditional dance performances; and explore spectacular rugs woven by nomadic women through family-friendly tours o A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia.
Contact Glennis Dolce at email@example.com
2019 Silk Study Tour to Japan
Jim Rolston Memorial Professional Development Grant Supporting Emerging Artists
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has established the Jim Rolston Memorial Professional Development Grant. The $5,000 grant is intended to provide financial assistance to a St. Petersburg artist for training or education in improving or developing new art forms that will facilitate taking his/her work to the next level.
An accomplished artist and sculptor, Jim Rolston was a founding board member of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. He truly found his artistic voice when he was able to devote all of his time to his art after retiring. Continually working to develop his talent, he was committed to arts education and training. Jim’s family and friends established this fund in his memory, feeling that it is a fitting tribute to his belief that an artist’s journey is never over – there is always more to experience and learn.
Information and application here: Jim Rolston Professional Development Grant
Ready to level up and get your work in front of new audiences and possible buyers? Then this workshop is for you!
Artist Marlene Rose has been represented by over 20 galleries and is a gallery owner herself. For our next Arts Insider workshop, she will share the tools she uses to maximize her chances of landing representation in galleries both locally and internationally.
Marlene Rose is an award-winning, internationally-known glass sculptor. She creates her
work using the technique of sand casting, which involves hours spent carefully carving a mold in sand, then pouring in molten glass heated to 2000 degrees.
A Little Art History
Since St. Petersburg was founded in 1888, it is no surprise that the city is filled with retro landmarks. Greg Francis has been on the photography scene since 1994 and has captured some of the most jaw-dropping vintage gems of St. Petersburg. In his new book, Greg Francis displays the best vintage signs of the city. Francis was able to capture St. Pete’s retro history in his 34-page photo book, Vintage Signs of St. Petersburg, featuring the city’s iconic vintage signs and landmarks. You can check out more of his work which are also available for purchase here. Scroll down and take a sneak peek at some of the best photos of the book.
World of Threads Festival
The Festival is just around the corner and now is a perfect time to start planning your visit. We’ll also share with you some things you can see and do in and around Oakville/Toronto.
Saturday, 13 October 2018 to Sunday, 25 November 2018
Saturday, 20 October 2018
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Follow us on Instagram @worldofthreads and like our Facebook page.
A quick peek at some of the pieces you’ll see at the Festival.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
We’ll be open:
Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5:00 pm
Festival 2018 will run for 6 weeks and exhibits in the Corridor Galleries and Display Area Gallery will remain up for 3 months, (to end Dec. 31, 2018) coming down in Jan. 2019.
If you’d like an enhanced experience and ‘behind the scenes’ special tour by Festival Curator and Designer, Gareth Bate, sign up for one of his tours.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
For more information:
proud to announce
Our New revamped Website
I’ve had several emails from people saying that they had a hard time navigating the website
So I decided it was time for a change
Class Listings with pictures
Lot’s of information
I’m open to ALL suggestions as I want it to be as easy as possible
2018 TBSDG Officers
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Daubar. Shows- Sarah Butz
Membership Management/Website- Cynthia Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley
August 13, 2018
The meeting was brought to order at 6:31 pm. Our guests were – Rebecca Spencer – knitting, crochet, and handwork. Mary Ann – mosaics. New members were – Kate Philbin – loves crafts, and Sara Snyder – returning member, surface design, and Gena – acrylics. Shows: Sara Butz – Sunday’s grand opening of the Color of Creativity, The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Show, was a great success and the show will remain open until Saturday, September 29th. Our winners: 1st place – Susan Lumsden, 2nd place – Bonnie Ward, 3rd place – Leeann Kroetsch. Honorable Mentions – Shelley Wells, June Colburn, and Carolyn Kossar. Sara thanked the Show Committee for checking in art, hanging a beautiful display, and being wonderful greeters. November 29th through January 10, 2019 we will have the All Decked Out – Art-to-Wear show at the UU Church of Clearwater. There is no insurance, so suggest you bring in garments in lieu of small items. Have them ironed and ready to hang. We have approximately 40 clothing forms on which to hang your work. Your sewing skills must be high quality. Donna Issac has offered her assistance with sewing questions. Items will sell from the show. The UU Church will be taking 30% of sales and the remainder will be paid at the end of the show. Three pieces per $20 entry fee. Brenda Gregory from the Florida State Fair would like to have more demo’s and our additional presence doing something with children or the public. The fair runs from February 7-18. Kathleen Fulmer will work with chair. Dunedin Fine Art Center will host a show June 9-August 18, 2019. Any kind of fiber art, wall mounted or free standing, will be accepted. Must be ready to hang. They can accommodate large pieces of work, so you can go big. Workshops: Shellee Wells- Susan Lumsden will teach a class on dyeing color gradations, light to dark at IRABC on August19, 2018 from 10-3:00 p.m. She will be using MX dyes. Fee is $75 and includes a kit, but not the fabric. Bring 5 fat quarters each of bleached muslin. Angie Knowles and Kathleen Fulmer will teach a class on over dyeing and manipulating previously dyed fabrics, on September 16th, at IRBAC from 1-4:00 pm. Fee is $45. Retreat – Shellee Wells – Workshop instructors were introduced; Mei Ling St. Leger, Elizabeth Neily, June Colburn, Susan Lumsden, and Angie Knowles. These will be day and evening workshops. The retreat is January 18-21. $280 for a double bed room. Mini Demo – Bonnie Ward Making Your Mark using Inktense permanent colored pencils. Beautiful display and presentation. October Art-to-Wear Fashion Show is chaired by Cindie Townley, and will be emceed by Pat Grice. Write your description of what you will be wearing/bringing and email to Diane Gardner- Rhoden. Holiday Ornaments – Pat Grice will chair, Peggy Paramore Daubar will assist. We plan on submitting them to both Dunedin Fine Art Center and Florida CraftArt. We made over $600 last year. We need a minimum of 12 ornaments from each person, and attach your own card with price on each one prior to turning them in. Florida CraftArt is giving out prizes according to different themes. Stitcher’s Paradise – Aida Sheets – We signed up 53 persons during the Stitcher’s Paradise show this year. Newsletter – Diane Gardner-Rhoden – Please read the newsletter, and read it again a few days later to get the updates. Remember old newsletters contain valuable information. Please send any photographs by email in a large file format. Circus McGurkis – A Peoples’ Fair – Elizabeth Neily – Circus McGurkis is taking place on October 20, 2018, from 10-4:00 p.m., at Gibbs High School for the Arts. Artists set up booths paired with non-profit organizations, such as our guild. Items need to be handmade. Vendor fee is 20% of their sales to the non-profit organization with whom they are paired. Elizabeth is setting up a booth for Fab Fiber and would like to pair with TBSDG. Aida Sheets, Carol Gentry, and Paula Walker will assist. Nominating Committee – Aida Sheets – It’s time to set up a Nominating Committee per our bylaws. We must have 3 people on the committee to contact our members: Gail Crotty, Cathy Simms, and Ryan McGhee volunteered to make the calls to see who will serve as officers and committee chairs next year. Show-n-Tell Carol Gentry – knitted shawl and shoulder shrug cape; Marlene Glickman – chair back covers, natural dye class samples; Elizabeth Neily – garments dyed with avocado pits; Edda Juhl – circle of quilts wall hanging with 5″ circles on both sides; Ellen DeIntinis – paper maché dimensional bust; Angie Knowles – SAQA entry with rusted paste and appliqué; MJ Baker – dress with abstract painting; Cathy Simms – shadow box with musical box, and flasher dolls; Gayle Wells – Kathleen Fulmer’s class on silk paper pieces. Retreat Raffle – A daylight task light was won by Rhonda Kuntz. Announcements Marlene Glickman – has rotary blades with her for sale tonight. Cindie Townley – Refashion Renegades will meet Aug. 24 from 11:30-3:30 at the UU Church, on100 Mirror Lake Dr. N, St. Petersburg. Angie Knowles – Jane Dunnewold has asked her to teach a class in her place at the renowned John C. Campbell Folk Art School in North Carolina. Rhonda Kuntz wants to start a beading class every 2nd Friday at 10:00 a.m. Contact Rhonda if you wish to attend and bring your own lunch. The meeting was adjourned at 8:54 p.m.