December 2018

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President’s Letter

The time has come to say farewell as your President. The past two years have been busy and rewarding, and our guild is positioned well for the future. I became a member nearly ten years ago, and I have watched our guild grow and mature in many ways. All of our members have grown artistically and continue to inspire and challenge each other creatively. We have shared our love and knowledge of surface design with a greater area of our surrounding communities, and have promoted an appreciation of textile art and design. New members have come our way and shared with us their creative talents and ideas, and previous members have returned to share with us again.

What stands out most to me about our guild, is a heart of goodness. I have enjoyed my association with our guild more than with any other group of which I have been a part, and I often hear new members say how welcoming we are. This nurturing and inclusive spirit is what makes our guild so special, and I hope that we will continue to share surface design, art, and fiber with each other in this manner for years to come.

It has been a pleasure serving as your President, and I am looking forward to an exciting new year with you in 2019. Happy holidays, health, happiness, and peace to you all!   Aida SheetsIMG_5773

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Holiday Party- 

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It is the tradition of the TBSDG, INC to host a Holiday Party at our December meeting. This is a great opportunity for our members to get to know each other better and enjoy good food and fellowship. This is one of the most enjoyable meetings of the year, so please plan to attend. We want to celebrate the holidays with all of our members.

The meal is pot luck, so bring a covered dish of your choice. The guild provides a ham, water and tea, ice, and all paper goods. There will also be coffee.

If you have spare holiday decorations that you can bring to help make our meeting room look more festive, please arrive early to help decorate (the room will be open at 5:00 pm). We have centerpieces, but more decorations can be added.

Contact Cindie Townley, ctownley22@gmail.com if you would like to help with activities.

This year, those who will be attending the retreat in January will be making fabric bingo cards, and everyone else is invited to make their own handmade artistic name tag. If you have scrap fabrics and materials, ephemera, and any mixed media tidbits that you would like to donate to this activity, bring them along.

Each year we share our artistic talents with each other in the form of a gift exchange. Participation is optional, but if you participate, bring an artful item handmade by you in a Publix type paper grocery bag. Do not mark or decorate the outside of the bag in any way. Please insert a card with your name in the bag with your gift so the recipient knows who the artist is.The limit to spend on materials is $15, the value can be priceless.  No holiday themed items, please.

*We hope to see all our members at the party to Celebrate 20 years of Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, INC.*

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-Some of our guild members volunteer for the Arc Tampa Bay Foundation’s yearly Festival of Trees by creating Christmas trees that are sold to benefit the foundation. If you are interested in visiting Arc to view the trees, you may find information regarding events at this link: Arc Festival of Trees

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*Our member, Gail Crotty, is collecting toilet paper tubes and empty k-cups for art activities at her grandchildren’s school. Please save these for her and bring them to the December member meeting.*

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December 10th. Meeting activity

Lets have some fun.  Try our hand at Fabric 

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Please bring scraps of fabric in the colors red ,blue, green, purple and yellow and buttons   for BINGO pieces to the December 10th. meeting.  Fusibles and pins and scissors would be welcome as well. See November issue of the newsletter for instructions. or google Fabric Bingo. 

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Name Tags. -Bring items to work on Name Tags.

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Florida State Fair

Florida State Fair Reminder!!– All entry forms whether on paper or online must be completed by December 14th!Actual entries are due later in January.

Link to Fiber Arts Contest Rules: Fiber Arts Contest

Link to Sewing Contest Rules: Sewing Contest

Link to Quilting Contest Rules: Quilting Contest

Link to Application: FL State Fair Application

– If you want me to take your entries to the fair, please bring them to the January 14 meeting, or contact me if you can’t make the meeting

– If you are planning to put work in the display case at the fair, please bring the work to the January meeting, or contact me if you can’t make the meeting

Do a Demonstration!

“A Demonstrator is a person or organization that comes to the Fair to show the public how their art or craft is done. A Demonstrator can represent and promote their organization by providing an interactive experience for patrons or just demonstrating their particular skills. Either way, a demonstrator should be cordial and friendly as well as feel comfortable answering questions that are presented to them.”

Why Demonstrate? The Fair provides individuals and organizations a free and easy way to meet and engage with hundreds of people each day. Each demonstrator will receive: 

· Fair ticket for the day(s) they are there demonstrating 

· Free lunch, snacks and drink. (Lunch provided in building) 

· Participation gift 

· Ability to sell items and promote you or your organization

– If you want to do a  demonstration, the deadline for the application is December 28.  Please call or email me for more info

It would be great to have the Guild represented at the Florida State Fair this year.  So please consider entering a piece of work in the competition and/or for the display case; get a friend and make a day of it by doing a demonstration, enjoy your free lunch and the free ticket to the fair!

Feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,  Kathleen

Contact info Kathleen Fulmer

727-734-7681 or 727-776-6104kathleenfulmer@gmail.com

Retreat

Retreat-Map-2014Retreat, we still have space! Invite a friend to join us. Our membership fee is only $ 25 and 3 nights 4 days workshops, meals,accommodations, activities and space to enjoy your creative spirit. Is a bargain at  $280.00 for a double room.
Workshop sign up sheets will be at the sign in table at the meetings. We will have a cabin sign up sheets for roommates.
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All Decked Out – Art-To-Wear by the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild and Reflections,    *New Work* by Angie KnowlesAngie.jpg

Do your Holiday shopping now.  Try to buy hand made, hand-dyed, recycled, upcycled and artfully embellished garments, shawls, scarves and more.IMG_5246

The OCTAGON  ARTS CENTER at the Unitarian UNIVERSALIST CHURCH of CLEARWATER 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764 – Gallery Hours: Tues. to Fri. 9am to 12pm Telephone# 727 531-7704 – Don’t despair if you could not attend the opening reception in November, the 41 items in the show will be on display until January 10th 2019.

 

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Membership Renewal

It’s Time to renew your membership in the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild. Membership renewal is due January 1, 2019. You must be a member to attend our first ever Retreat in January and we have two amazing outside workshop instructors scheduled for March and November, Pat Pauly and Hollis Chatelain. Of course, TBSDG is the most fun you can have with surface design and fiber in the Tampa Bay area! Don’t miss out!

You may renew your membership in the following ways:

1. Go online to our website surfacedesignguild.com and click on Membership. This will take you to your Profile where you can make updates to your contact information. Please review your information and make any necessary changes to your email address and phone number. Click on the box, Update and Next, to continue the renewal process. On the next page, click on the box, Renew to 01 Jan 2020. On the following page, click on the box, Pay online, to complete the payment process. You have the option to pay with Credit or Debit card, or through PayPal. Choose your method of payment and input the necessary information. You will be returned to the guild website after your payment is complete, and you will see, Payment successful, in a green banner. Your membership is then renewed until January, 2020.

2. Membership renewal through our online process is the preferred method of payment, however, you may bring cash or check to our December or January member meetings. Renewal must be received no later than our February member meeting.

Thank you for continuing our surface design journey with us in 2019. Every member is valued and appreciated. Happy new year from the TBSDG!!!

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Workshops

*“All workshops and classes take place at the:” *Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

January 21, 2019

Mixed Media Play Day

For those not attending the January Retreat, we will be having a Mixed Media Play Day at the Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach from 10-4, Sunday, Jan 21, 2019. There will be no instructors. Just bring your materials, art supplies and lunch to work on a Journal or any other mixed media project for a fun day. No pressure, just relax after the Holidays. The fee is $15 to cover the cost of the Beach Art Center.

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     **Save These dates**.   

 * Sunday March 17, 2019* 

Workshop: The Play’s the Thing: Improv Sketches

Join Pat Pauly in learning the quick steps to composing improvisationally – or improv – by building off the pieces that started the design for an art quilt. With her handful of piecing techniques, and tips on construction, we will make mini-works that can be the finished art quilt or become the base for larger work that begins a series. Let go of templates and see possibilities develop. These sketches become the jumping-off point for more ways to play improv!

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*Monday March 18, 2019*

Lecture: Challenge Yourself: Unpredictable Outcomes from Obtuse Ideas:

Speaker: Pat Pauley

The quilt world is full of bizarre ways to tease out work through themes, fabric choices, or (worst) deadlines. Take a look at how Pat Pauly embraces a challenge, sees a design decision, and comes up with a solution no one else would think to make. And be sure to take notes on how to use a challenge to turn obtuse ideas in to successful quilts. The Power Point presentation is full of examples, with 350 images never enough!

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  • Hollis Chatelain
  • DFAC show is in June

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REFASHION RENEGADES

 

TAKE A CREATIVE BREAK AFTER THE HOLIDAYS and join us. Refashion Renegades, open to everyone, upcycles and creates Art to Wear Clothing and Accessories. It will be held on Friday, December 28, 11:30-3:30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 100 Mirror Lake Drive, St. Petersburg. Parking is on the Right side facing the Church. We have moved to a new room. The entry is through the gate across from the parking lot, it’s the first door on the left.
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.
If you have any questions, call Karen Frank at 727-612-4546.

 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bead Embroidery with Rhonda Kuntz – 2nd Friday of Month  – 

9860 62nd Ter N. St. Petersburg – call 863-207-8665, or e-Mail :  rhonda.kuntz@yahoo.com

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Greeting Cards- Helpful hints from Marlene Glickman. –  This is the season for sending good wishes to friends and family. It is easy to take silk organza and dye it with the Color Hue dyes, fuse it with some Steam a Seam Lite fusible or Misty Fuse cut in a 1/4 in wide strip. Iron it to the card stock on the top. Make sketches underneath the sheer fabric with colored pencils or gel pens. If you want to add foil to the paper, lay the foil on the cardstock and using the tip of a medium warm iron, draw what you want. Cool and peel off the foil film. If you don’t have the organza or dyes, then take fabric you  have on hand and fuse it to the card stock. You can secure it even more and add a design with free motion sewing. Use large stitches. Have fun.—————-8 December Saturday: Play Day 10-4pm or whenever you can come: All former students are invited to come and play in my home studio. Come and make gifts for the holidays. You can bring your own project to work on or have a fun time exploring some of my supplies: paints and discharge outdoors, sewing by hand indoors along with the dye table set up.  If you don’t have your own silk, I will have yardage and silk scarves available for purchase.  I also have super large scarves and silk ties. Play day is FREE to former students.  I will be available for answering questions about dyeing or silk screening on Silk with Lumiere Fabric Paint.  The format is casual. Bring your own lunch/snacks. Please RSVP so I know how many are coming and when. Looking forward to seeing you. Marlene Glickman:  Silkdyes.com

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This winter at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Kathy Hays will be teaching some fabulous workshops!  Here is your chance to try out new techniques or grow new skills.

2 day Workshops called Weeds and Leaves.  Yes, put those pesky plants to artful scarf prints.  Feb 15 -16  A weekend class you don’t want to miss.

A week long opportunity to learn Eco Print and Indigo plus Eco Print and Natural Dyes.  Each class is 3 days, so come for one or continue to grow for all 6 days! You will walk away with a mountain of new fabrics and a plethora of knowledge.

Feb 18 – 22.

Learn how to use Natural Dyes on all fabric types.  This workshop focuses on proper mordanting, dye extraction from plants and dyeing techniques. You will be make a reference journal of the different dyes and different fabrics.  Just a lot of fun play while learning the ease of using natural dyes.  Feb 8 -9

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FAB Fiber

Wednesday Crochet Day.  

  • December 12 and 19,  and 26. Noon-4 PM. 5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 
  • Contact: Elizabeth Neily 727-827-2235.
  • This is a gathering of crochet aficionados. Share ideas, patterns, techniques, and enthusiasm for the craft. We have loads of beautiful yarns and threads to create amazing projects.
  • We also carry Spinning and Felting Supplies and Jacquard Mx and Acid Dyes.
  • Free (unless you need special instruction by Elizabeth – $10/hour)

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Below is the beginning of a regular feature of  RESOURCES  we have collected over time from previous newsletters and from members who frequent these merchants, galleries, and websites. Feel free to send an email to Virginia the new editor for January if your favorite merchant or gallery is not listed…Diane ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*Resources*

Galleries and studios and Public places

Arts Council of Hillsborough County

505 East Jackson Street, Suite 306. Tampa, FL 33602….http://artinlee.org    -visit this website periodically to get information on Artists Call

Creative Pinellas has some exciting grant opportunities on the horizon.  Want to learn more? SAVE THE DATE for our next at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo, FL 33778

Creative Clay 1846 1st Avenue South, in the grand Central District of St. Petersburg.

The Life Enrichment Center – 9704 North Blvd. Tampa, FL. 33612 (813) 932-0241

I LOVE THE BURG – Get the weekly Weekend-What-to Do events stories and deals you can’t live without from experts on St. Petersberg.  Subscribe to: Ilovetheburg.com

Florida CraftArt –501 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 – Telephone: (727) 821-7391 – www.floridacraftart.org – helps advance, mentor and support Florida’s artists and is the only statewide nonprofit representing Florida’s fine craft artists.

Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

 Aya Fiber Studio  – 4745 Southeast Desoto Ave. Studio H,Stuart, Fl. 34997, (336) 693-4606 – located in Stuart, Florida, at the Fish House Art Center, on the beautiful Stuart Waterfront. We are about 45 minutes North of Palm Beach. www.ayafiberstudio.com

The Original Sewing and Quilting Expo. Please consider volunteering as an Ambassador for the Expo. Sign-up is here: https://www.sewingexpo.com/AmbassadorApplication.aspx

Guilds and Trade Organizations and web addresses

American Sewing Guild – www.asg.org – contact to find out information on local chapter 

www.artstampabay.com 

Cloth Roads– A global Textile Marketplace and information on textile exhibits around the world –   visit this website and subscribe to their newsletter if you want to be informed about textile exhibits around the country and the world.  They have an extensive list of suppliers of dyes and surface design supplies.  https://www.clothroads.com. 

Hand-weaver guild of America, Inc. https://weavespindye.org

Ilovetheburg.com

http://www.worldofwearableart.com

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.

Supplies-dye paint fabric & information

Aurora Silk   http://www.aurorasilk.com    503 286-4149

Sells kits, dyes, dye extracts and mordants

Botanical Colors 

Several how-to articles and recipes; sells natural dyes and dyeing supplies

http://botanicalcolors.com

Dharma Trading Co. Fiber art supplies & Clothing blanks

800 542-5227 – dharmatrading.com

Earth Guild    General Instructions for dyeing with wool; natural dyes color chart; sells natural dyestuffs, mordants, accessories, starter sets, and books.    800 327-8448

http://www.earthguild.com/products/riff/rnatdye.htm 

Earthues Natural Dye Company  Sells natural dye kits, raw materials, extracts, mordants and assists, and books.  206 781-3184. 

http://earthues.com

FAB FIBER   5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707 – crochet, knitting, hand embroidery, weaving, blank garments for personalizing, as well as  spinning wheels for sale http://www.fabfibergulfport.com

Fabric Smart a unique supply of novelty fabrics, books, patterns even garment patterns and quilt fabrics  http://www.fabric-smart.com 5401 Gulfport Blvd. S. Gulfport, Fl 33707, 727 914-8850

Hillcreek Fiber Studio. Sells natural dyes, dyeing agents, mordants and dye assists, natural dye extracts, and dye kits; resources for madder root on cotton and wool, and dyeing with pokeberry, include a recipe; offers dyeing workshops…..

Jay’s Fabric Center801 Pasadena Ave. S, St Petersburg, FL 33707.    727 381-6600 Longtime store with a huge selection of fabrics for home decor, clothing & quilting projectshttp://hillcreekfiberstudio.com

Maiwa..14-page pdf eBook defining several natural dyes with instructions on how to use them; sells natural dyes, mordants, additives, resist, thickeners, fabric dyes; mail order dye kits, hand carved wood stamps, batik wax equipment etc.  https://maiwa.com

Organic Cotton Plus…. Cotton fabric, yarn  mordant and natural  vegetable dyes Their fabric mill is carbon neutral meaning their electricity runs on solar power and they are selling the excess power back to the grid.-https://organiccottonplus.com/collections/handwoven?mc_cid=bb4d83ed6a&mc_eid=c23f9f858b

Paradise Fibers – Sells natural dyes and supplies   http://www.paradisefibers.com/dye.html       888 320-7746

Pro Chemical & Dye -has been a supplier of versatile fiber art supplies including: fabric dyes and textile paints since 1969!……http://Prochemicalanddye.net

Renaissance Dyeing (France) – Sells plant-dyed yarn and threads, dye extracts and kits       www.renaissancedyeing.com/en/

Schmetz Needles -makers of sewing machine needles.  They are constantly bringing new products to make it easier to do our art. https://www.schmetzneedles.com/category/SCHMETZ-SUPER-NonStick-Needles-69

Thai Silks silk variety of silk fabrics and scarves from Aisa. https://www.thaisilks.com

Whim So Doodle  –  paint, crayons and a large seletion of stencils, 237 2nd. Avenue, St. Petersburg Fl. 33701  727 827-4911, https://whimsodoodle.com

Wild Colours   – Extensive resource and information list on all aspects of dyeing; sells dye plant seeds, natural dyes, mordants, dye extracts, and books; wide variety www.wildcolours.co.uk/

The Woolery   suppliers of fibers, yarn dye kits, dye seeds, weaving supplies  http://www.woolery.com/store/pc/Dyeing-c17.htm  800 441-9665

Travel 

Silk Study Tour to Japan
May 14-28 2019. –

A Silk Study Tour to Japan?  Artists, makers, educators, life-long learners, writers, textilians, historians, Japanophiles, and those wanting to learn more deeply about silk and Japan. In this sixth excursion of the Silk Study Tour, the focus remains to foster a continuous thread of communication and education with Japanese silk masters, educators, and artisans -Contact Glennis Dolce at silkstudytour@shiborigirlstudios.com

Local Events

Festivities Around St. Petersburg

Real Ice Skating in Albert Whitted Pk check the St. Pete Parks and Recreation’s website for full details. For more information, call (727) 893-7441. 

Free Movies in Vanoy Pk.

  • December. 7 – A Christmas Story
  • December 14 – The Santa Clause
  • December 21 – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws

See thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North Straub Park, South Straub Park, Pioneer Park, Al Lang Park and Albert Whitted Park until Tuesday, January 1. Don’t miss the giant greeting card display along Bayshore Dr. at Vinoy Park made by local teens from St. Petersburg’s recreation centers. 

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SQC Dec 2018_Jan 2019 NewsletterSuncoast Quilters and Hidden Stitches is working together to bring international known quilter Mark Sherman to the this area on January 15 & 16, 2019.  Mark Sherman will be giving a lecture and teach a class. Mark is known for hilarious and inspirational looks at what it’s like to be a man quilter. Mark discusses how he became a quilter, what quilts he’s currently working on and where he’s going with all of his art in the future. This lecture includes showing us his actual quilts.“www.remarkablequilts.com

The lecture will be on Wednesday, January 16,. 2019 at 1:00pm and the class is on Tuesday, January 15 from 9-4pm.  Both will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church , 11220 Oakhurst Rd., Largo,33774. The lecture is free to members of Suncoast Quilters and Hidden Stitches and a charge of $5.00 for non-members.  For more information: – Emily Fasan, efasan@tampabay.rr.com

 

Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 4.06.06 AMWould you like to see your work on display at our 2019 shows? Reminder the festival is currently accepting submissions for exhibits debuting at Quilt Festival in Chicago, March 28-30. First judged competition with the possibility of winning prize money! See details below, or visit the ENTER A QUILT page on our website anytime for a list of current and upcoming calls for entry.

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Has a number of Artist calls through out the year.  If you have an interest in submitting your work you should periodically visit their website.Tampaarts.com.   If you would like to participate in “The Art of Women:A Heart and Soul Celebration-Sat., February 23,2019..- Deadline December 31,2018…..

https://reneewarmackproductions.com/artist-information-the-art-of-women-a-heart-and-soul-celebration-2-23-2019/

33 Florida Juried Exhibit, Ft.Myres,  feature pieces created by artist working in a variety of media. Deadline January 28, 2019 

 

Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Grant!This is another site that should be visited regularly.eNow accepting applications until January 7 at 11:59 p.mThe Professional Artist Grant is designed to support and sustain the retention of working artists of outstanding talent and ability. There are nine $5,000 grants, we will be giving $10,000 to the artist with original work who receives the highest overall panel score and who is interested in serving as a partner/collaborator with Creative Pinellas, sharing their skills, and expertise and supporting the organization’s mission over the grant period.

https://creativepinellas.org/public-art-proposals/……….Or you can give feedback from Nov. 30 – Dec. 9, 2018 during regular business hours at the following locations:

  1. Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Dr. E., Oldsmar
  2. Largo Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Dr., Largo
  3. Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 E. Klosterman Rd., Tarpon Springs
  4. Pier 60 Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. Clearwater
  5. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin
  6. Lealman Community Center,5175 45th St. N., St. Petersburg.            The project is funded by BP oil spill settlement funds allocated for public art by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners                     ………………………………….[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]……………………………………..

    * Farewell 2018 Officers out with the old in with the new*

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

me sqTime surely fly it’s been 2 years since I started doing the newsletter for our guild.  I have certainly enjoyed being of service to our wonderful organization.  A special thank you to Cynthia for her input. Aida for her advice and Angie for her calm assistance.  Thank you all for this opportunity .  Diane

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In January the minutes will not be published in the newsletter.  The Administrator will email it to all members.  Update you email on-line and help fellow members sign in to the newsletter and to our members only website to get the latest information on our guild.

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November 12, 2018 -Member Meeting – Minutes

The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 p.m.

Guests and New members – Susan Andrews – mixed media; Sandy Black – wearable art; Sherri Dorst – fiber art; Lois Bradshaw and Yoki – Japenese art; New members are Jill Oldenski – dollmaker; Karyn Kozak – polymer clay jewelry; and Bonnie Weisser – wearable art.

Treasurer’s Report – Bonnie Bowman.  As of October 31, 2018 we have $6,830.00, $332.33 in Shows, $36.75 in Scholarship $9.56 in Retreat funds. We have four new members, and a few more coming tonight.

Bylaws/Non-Profit Status Update – Aida Sheets.  – Aida Sheets, Bonnie Bowman, and Sarah Butz met with a CPA, and she told us that the guild qualifies as a non-profit Social Club by IRS standards. The guild also consulted a tax attorney to review our Bylaws, and our bylaws have been adjusted accordingly. Linda Dawson motioned to accept the changes to the Bylaws, and Gail Crotty seconded it. All members present voted in favor to accept the changes to the Bylaws. We will continue to work with our CPA to obtain 501(c)(7) IRS status.

2019 Officers – Aida Sheets.  – Aida announced the incoming officers for 2019. President – Pat Grice; Vice President/Workshops – Elizabeth Neily, Treasurer – Gail Crotty, Secretary – Annie Judge, Show Chair – Sara Butz, Web/Media Chair – Cindie Townley, and Newsletter Editor – Virgina Szelest (not present), and Mini Workshops Chairs/Barbara Kazanis and Barbara Williams. We are still in need of a PR Chair. This slate of incoming officers was voted in by a majority of members present at the meeting. Shows – Sara Butz “All Decked Out” will be held at the UU Church in Clearwater in the Octagon Arts Center. The show runs from November 30 – January 10, 2019. Deliver your garments on November 29 between 10:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. Friday, November 30, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. is our Opening Reception. We buy the wine, and would like a few people to bring some finger food.

Angie Knowles is having a one person show entitled, REFLECTIONS, during our “All Decked Out event.

Kathleen Fulmer is making the label description cards. Please submit all information to her by Friday, November 23rd. Be sure to include both the fiber content and cleaning instructions.

Florida State Fair – Kathleen Fulmer.  – There are three ways to submit to for the State Fair competition. You can enter under the guild or as an individual. Go online and register. Categories include surface design, mixed media, etc. They are requesting members to do demo’s. We would like to have a display of surface design technique samples. Please let Kathleen know if you can help with this. The fair runs February 7-18th. December 14 is the last day to sign up under TBSDG. Please email Kathleen to let her know that you signed up. Bring your work to the January 14, meeting and she will take our entries over.

Workshops – Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells. –

Angie Knowles is having a Thickened Dye workshop this Sunday. Bring stencils and any other tools. Fee is $25. Workshop will run from 1-4 p.m. She is providing the print paste with soda ash in the dye. This is an Open Print Day.

Shellee Wells spoke about the Retreat on the weekend of Jan 18, 2019. She brought a layout of the cottages, and asked participating members to sign up. Kit fees and instructions are online.

Mini Demo’s – Barbara Kazanis asked members to email her about their ideas and interests for this upcoming year in mini-demo’s at our member meetings.

Elizabeth Neily asked members for suggestions for the 2019 monthly workshops. She also said fiber artist Pat Pauly is available March 17, 2019 for a workshop for up to 20 people. Workshop fee will be approximately $60. She will do an evening lecture on March 18 (Monday) entitled,Challenge Yourself, and the fee will be approximately $20.

Techniques Journal – Carol Gamel

The journals are available to be checked out for one month and returned the following month. 2018 journal pages are available for pickup by participants at this month’s meeting.

December Holiday Party – Aida Sheets.  – Bring a covered dish to share. We will have a gift exchange; bring one get one. Gift to be handmade by you with a limit of $15 for materials; no holiday themes. Pat Grice explained that we will be making fabric bingo cards for use at the Retreat. Bring your own fabrics. We will also be making name tags. Angie Knowles is bringing a slideshow of the Houston Quilt Show.

2019 Event Participation – Pat Grice.  -Pat asked the members which 2019 events they would like to support participation in, such as the Sewing & Quilt Expo in Lakeland, Stitcher Paradise in St. Petersburg, and the Mancuso quilt show in Tampa. Dates will need to be confirmed. Members indicated an interest in all of these shows,however, volunteers will be needed.

Mini Workshop – Linda Dawson. – Paper Lamination on fabric. Great job Linda.

Show-n-Tell. – Dyeing/Discharging workshop participants – Peggy Paramore Daubar; Barbara Kazanis; Mei-Ling St. Leger – stitched shibori, dyed/discharged; and Marlene Glickman; Rhonda Kuntz – workshoppanel; Brenda Schlechter – poured acrylic paintings; Barbara Williams – cashmere/wool shawls with felted brooch; Joanne Baxter – pillow purse; Annie Judge – hand embroidered cat blouse; Linda Dawson – wall art discharged with bleach crystals; Marlene Glickman – cooking aprons for children,quilt with fall colors; Rhonda Kuntz – trapunto t-shirt with ice dyeing; Shellee Wells – flying dragon doll by Donna Isaac; Elizabeth Neily-shawl made from hand dyed/woven cotton. Raffle Drawing–Shellee Wells Gift donated by Susan Lumsden and won by Claude Barsa

Announcements: Refashion Renegades meets the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Angie Knowles sold an art piece from the Kenwood Neighborhood Tour.

Pat Grice – Angie Knowles has 3 pieces in the Houston Quilt Show.

Marlene Glickman has pin weaving kits with her for $5 each.

Elizabeth Neily has a free crochet group at Fab Fiber. Contact her for times.

Carol Bickford said Pinellas Festival of Trees is going on in the Long Center on Belcher Road.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

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November 2018

 

 

President’s Letter

Surface Design can be defined as any technique that manipulates or changes a surface. For those of us in the TBSDG, that surface is usually related to fiber and encompasses many techniques for manipulation. Our guild encourages the use of many different methods of surface design and our members embrace a variety of techniques. This is what made our recent Color of Creativity show at the Clearwater Main Library such a rich display of textile surface design. One library employee said that they thought that our show was the best that they had ever seen at the library.Circus McGurkis

Surface design can be found everywhere in our daily lives, but innovation is what separates our art from the textile designs that we find all around us. We are not afraid to experiment with methods, color, texture, materials and media. We incorporate many artistic disciplines into our fiber art in innovative ways and create unique works of art. I love that our guild members encourage this kind of experimentation and push each other to go further and deeper, and strive for creative artistic excellence.

So the next time that you are feeling artistically “stuck,” head off in a new direction and try something that you have never done before. You never know where it might lead, or what new process you might create. We’ll be right behind you, cheering you on!

Aida Sheets

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7 of our members are participating:

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Click Here for a Map and Info

Join us for this exciting time. – Retreat

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Retreat, we still have space! Invite a friend to join us. Our membership fee is only $ 25 and 3 nights 4 days workshops, meals,accommodations, activities and space to enjoy your creative spirit. Is a bargain at 280.00 for a double room.
Workshop sign up sheets will be at the sign in table at the meetings. We will have a cabin sign up sheets for roommates, too.
One more raffle in November sponsored by Susan Lumsden and another chance for the grand prize of
Winning an all paid retreat!

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*Some  retreat attendees may want to spend all their time at the retreat but others may want to explore the area near by.  Still others may want a break from working on their piece.  Is anyone willing to chair a committee for some games and activities? There are fabric stores in Dade City that may be worth a visit for those interested. www.quiltedtwins.com , and an art cloth display at a gallery titled “Myth Complex Art House.” www.fracturedatlas.org

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Mini workshop – November 12th meeting

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ALLDECK INV 1All Decked Out – Art-To-Wear by the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild and Reflections, New Work by Angie Knowles

Reception: Friday, November 30, 2018 – 6pm. to 8pm.

Do your Holiday shopping now.  Try to buy hand made, hand-dyed, recycled, up cycled and artfully embellished garments, shawls, scarves and more.

Opening reception: Friday, November 30th. 6pm to 8pm. Gallery hours: Tues.- Fri. 9:00 – 12:00 pm.  727-531-7704

The OCTAGON  ARTS CENTER at the Unitarian UNIVERSALIST CHURCH of CLEARWATER 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764 – Gallery Hours: Tues. to Fri. 9am to 12pm Telephone# 727 531-7704

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Holiday Ornaments 2018. – A BIG thanks to the following members who made such fantastic creations for our Holiday 2018 Ornaments sale:  Aida Sheets, Angie Knowles, Barbara Williams, Carol Bickford, Cindie Townley, Dana Maley, Edda Juhl, Elizabeth Neily, Ellen DeIntinis, Gayle Wells, Jodee Roberson, Kate Philbin, MJ Baker, Peggy Daubar, Shellee Wells. A total of 216 ornaments were split between Florida CraftArt and Dunedin Fine Art Center.  I plan on having a sale at the January meeting for any ornaments not sold. Next year we’ll have a sale to the members BEFORE they are taken to the galleries.

DFAC holiday show Starry Delights begins November 2, 2018 thru January 1, 2019.

Florida CraftArt Holiday Boutique begins November 9, 2018 thru December 28, 2018.

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Our December meeting will include our Holiday Party/pot luck social, fun activities, and artful gift exchange. Bring a covered dish of your choice.

 If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, it will follow the format of past years and the “rules” are:

  • Bring your gift in a plain brown paper bag.  NO wrapping paper, NO decorations.  Your opportunity to be creative is inside the bag.
  • Gifts must be handmade by the member. Supplies for the gift must be less than $15, but of course the value of the gift is priceless.
  • No Holiday themed gifts.
  • If you don’t bring a gift, please don’t take a gift.

We are looking for a Chairperson/Coordinator for this party.

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Workshops

*“All workshops and classes take place at the:” *Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Printing Play Day –

November 18  – 1pm to 4pm. – Cost $25 (includes art center fee)

Bring your hand dyed or commercial fabrics and print the day away.  Take everything you’ve learned over the past several workshops and put it all together.  

You will have access to thicken dyes, stencils, and screens for printing.  Of course, you can bring your own if you wish. Supplies Needed:  Fabric, Textile paints (optional), Stencils/screens, Gloves, Old clothes & shoes, Plastic to wrap printed pieces in Plastic bags

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Reminder   The 2018 contributions to the Techniques Journal are due at our November meeting. Ideally, you should include a sample along with your instructions (typed if you can). Please provide 15 copies, each with a plastic 3-ring sheet protector. At the meeting we will put everyone’s contribution on a table where we can then take one of each for our own indivdual binder.  Carol Gamel –carolgamel@gmail.com

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Refashion Renegades,

Refashion Renegades, open to everyone, upcycles and creates Art to Wear Clothing and Accessories. It will be held on Friday, November 30th.2018,  11:30-3:30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 100 Mirror Lake Drive, St. Petersburg. Parking is on the Right side facing the Church. We have moved to a new room. The entry is through the gate across from the parking lot, it’s the first door on the left.

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. 

If you have any questions, call Karen Frank at 727-612-4546.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bead Embroidery with Rhonda Kuntz – 2nd Friday of Month  – 

9860 62nd Ter N. St. Petersburg – call 863-207-8665, or e-Mail :  rhonda.kuntz@yahoo.com

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************************************************************************************On Saturday, December 2, the city is bringing out the snow machines,  Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow. Yes, you heard us, it’s going to snow in the Burg this December. Don’t worry, you won’t need gloves or a jacket to enjoy the winter wonderland. 

$5 and all of the activities are included with the price of admission. Tickets can be purchased in advance beginning November 19. Visit St. Pete Parks and Recreation’s website for full details.

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Kathleen Fulmer Class Schedule at Indian Rocks Beach Art Center

I will be teaching several classes at Indian Rocks Beach Art Center in November and December.

Create a Beautiful Handmade Journal  If you missed the last class or you want to make another Encaustic Journal, please join me on Wednesday November 7 and 14 6pm -9pm  at Indian Rocks Beach Art Center.  On November 7th we will make the covers for the journals and on the 14th we will put them together using a single needle Coptic Stitch.  I will  be offering 3 sizes of journals – 3×4 blank pages, 4×5 blank pages and 5×6.75 with lined pages.

Cost – $62 for non-members of the BAC and $50 for members, plus supply costs

Supply Cost:   3×4 small journal kit – 10.00  with unlined pages                                              

                         4×5 medium journal kit – 12.00  with unlined pages

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Hand Dyed Silk Scarves    Giving a one-of-a-kind hand dyed silk scarf made by you is a wonderful way to tell someone special ‘Happy Holidays’!  Join me on Saturday afternoon November 17 1 – 4, to learn how to create a beautiful hand dyed silk scarf using Japanese  Shibori fabric manipulation techniques.  In this workshop you will create 2 silk scarves using Shibori folding and binding techniques.  You will then dye, over dye and discharge the scarves to create 2 one-of-a-kind hand dyed silk scarves.  Perfect for gift giving to someone special or to yourself!

Cost – $30 non-members of BAC and $25  for members, plus supply costs of $20 includes 2 silk scarves 8×72

Beach Theme Encaustic Ornament

In this workshop you will create 2 beach themed ornaments.  We will be working with encaustic medium  and pan pastels.  We will cover the dos and don’ts of working with encaustic medium, fusing the wax, how to use pan pastels with encaustic and embedding shells and sand into the wax.  A wonderful way to learn about encaustic medium while creating a keepsake ornament.

Cost – $30 non-members of BAC and $25 members, plus supply costs of $10 includes everything to make 2 – 4×4 ornaments

For more information go to http://www.beachartcenter.org/classes   WORKSHOPS and ART ON THE ROCKS

or contact me, Kathleen Fulmer, at kathleenfulmer@gmail.com   727-776-6104 

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Marlene Glickman of the SDG will present some holiday gift making home studio workshop on the following dates. See instructions for signing up and prepaying.

Home Studio Dyeing with Instant Setting Dyes Workshops: These are held at 2251 Willowbrook Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764. Held 10-3:30 on Thursday or Saturday. Or book your own date.  $70 workshop fee. Supplies are included as well as a light lunch.

11 November Sunday 2018 10-4pm: Silk Dyeing with Color Hue instant set dyes (come make holiday gifts).  Choose to do either 2 silk scarves, a silk tie and silk organza greeting cards to go with your gifts  or replace the tie with another silk scarf. The silk scarves are provided so you can learn how the  dyes work or experiment with a new design you haven’t tried. The first scarf can be done in the baggie for soft and dynamic effects. The second one can be be a sampler of over 6 techniques – floral images, zebra stripes or sunset lines, stencils, resist shapes, stamps, abstract designs and growing trees. There will be lots of samples available to view ahead of time. If you want to dye more than the above, there will be a variety of silk scarves available for purchase and you can dye as many as you like for the price of the scarf. The silk scarves range in size from 11 x 60 on up to 22 x 90 and come in a variety of weights, including some satin devore silk scarves. The sheer silk grabs the silk dye color and the shiny rayon satin design only grabs a bit of the dyes so the design really pops. The dyes are very easy to use, no heat setting needed

Come play!!! Class limited to 6 students. Cost is $70 and includes silk supplies as well as a light lunch.  Same workshop will be repeated on 8 December and 9 December if there is an overflow. Go to my website www.SILKDYES.com to sign up and prepay. Just click Calendar. Put in the date of the workshop you want to take.

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This winter at the Dunedin Fine Art Center – Kathy Hays will be teaching some fabulous workshops!

Dunedin Fine Art Center,1143 Michigan Blvd.Dunedin, FL 34698 ww.dfac.org

Enjoy a week long opportunity to learn dye extraction from plants, the proper mordants, Eco Print, Indigo, and Natural Dying

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You will walk away with a mountain of new fabrics and a plethora of knowledge.

February 8 -9, 2018  Learn  how to extract dye from plants, dying techniques, and how to use Natural Dyes on all fabric types .

February  15 -16, 2018   Weeds and Leaves.  Yes, put those pesky plants to artful scarf prints.  A weekend class you don’t want to miss.SAMSUNG CSC

February 18 – 22, 2018 Eco Print, indigo and Natural dying. 

Visit https://kathyhaysdesigns.com/workshops.html to read more about these great winter workshops!

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The World of Threads Festival 2018 is on now and we are having super feedback from our visitors.

Dates: Open each day – last day, Sunday, November 25, 2018
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Times: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm – Admission: FREE

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Venue is fully accessible.

 

 

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Our 21st Annual CraftArt Festival will be November 17 and 18. The festival gives artists the opportunity to show and sell their work with no commission given to Florida CraftArt. Downtown St. Petersburg  + Central Ave. and 5th Street.

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  • What: More than 150 local artists, crafters, small businesses, food truck and nonprofits kick off the holiday season during LocalShops1’s ninth annual shopping extravaganza, featuring the Mermosa Wine + Craft Beer Bubbly Lounge, free kids entertainment, and tons of swag, raffles and sales. Admission is free and open to the public. Our event website is www.ShopapaloozaFestival.com.
  • When: 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays, Nov 17+24
  • (The city’s nightime holiday parade is Nov 24, along Bayshore Blvd, so our beer/wine garden and many of our vendors are planning to stay open until 8 pm on Nov 24)
  • Where: South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg
  • Why: To kick off the holiday shopping season with LOCAL businesses!
  • Who: Shopapalooza is a LocalShops1 production, sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg. The nonprofit partner is Chart 411.
  • Address for GPS: South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Dr NE,  St. Petersburg FL 33701

    Art in our neighborhood –

    Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstractions, 1960’s to today.

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  • Exhibits December 2nd. 2018

  • 255 Beach Dr. N.E.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 896-2667. – www. fine_arts.org   – MFA presents the first American exhibition dedicated exclusively to the formal and historical dialogue of abstraction by women artists of color. Intergenerational in scope, the exhibition includes works by 21 artists. Magnetic Fields focuses on non-representational art-making by women artists of color, reframing the art historical narrative to convey a more comprehensive presentation of American abstraction. 

 

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Selina Román: A Liminal State

  • Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

    Ends December 27 @ 5:00 pm.  Klosterman Rd. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 United States  727) 712-5762   http:http://www.leeparattner.com//www.leeparattner.com    The good, the bad, the pretty and ugly; the colors and glittering textures of vintage Florida can be seen Selina Román: A Liminal State. The exhibition explores the quickly vanishing glamour of old Florida and the temporary feeling of the artist’s native state. Román’s voyeuristic approach allows her models to experiment with props and costumes, who are often transformed into faceless alter egos. Featuring her Florida motel room series, “Please Disturb,” the exhibition includes some of Román’s props to immerse the visitor in her experiences and photographs from a collaboration she did with members of the LRMA community in July 2017.

    Born in Florida in 1978, Román trained as a print journalist and spent five years in Miami at an international security and investigations firm. She immersed herself in Miami’s fashion industry where she shot fashion campaigns for a local designer and honed her personal photographic style that mixed elements of fashion and reportage. Román received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 2013. Her work, which questions ideas of perception, power, protection and femininity, is in numerous private collections.

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We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Florida State Fair!!!! – Family Living Competitive Exhibits –

All Show Information, Handbooks and Rules are available on the Florida State FairWebsite at http://www.floridastatefair.com/  at the top of the home page select the State Fair TAB and you will see in the dropdown list a link for Creative Living Competitions.

All entries must be completed on or before: DECEMBER 14, 2018.

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Arts Council Opens Artist Grants for Career Development

The Arts Council is pleased to open its 26th annual artist grant program to applications. This grant program provides funding to emerging or established artists living in Hillsborough County for a specific purpose: Funding attendance at a professional development experience (such as a residency, workshop) OR the purchase of permanent, non-disposable equipment. The grant funds must be used for a purpose that is important to the advancement of the artist’s career or skills. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

Beginning this year, the Arts Council is using an online system for all grant proposal applications. All application forms are filled out online with certain documents and current work samples uploaded to us through the online system.

Artists may apply for funds for one of two purposes:

  • Education Experience – residency, workshop, conference
  • Equipment – Permanent, non-disposable equipment

The PDA grant program is reimbursement-based, meaning you must be able to pay for your proposal expenses and receive reimbursement after submitting paid receipts.ELIGIBILITY

  • An active literary, performing or visual artist with a demonstrated commitment to your art career
  • Able to show successful experience as an emerging or established artist
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Permanent resident of Hillsborough County since December 1, 2017 and remain so throughout the funding period
  • Have not received any type of artist grant from the Arts Council within the last three years (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Full-time, arts-related faculty in higher education are not eligible
  • Applicants and recipients may not enroll in, or be currently enrolled in, any undergraduate or graduate degree program during the time their funded project is in progress.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

2018-19 Professional Development for Artists Grant Program Guidelines & FAQ

Center for Craft Offering Three Assistance Programs 2020 Curatorial Fellowship

Deadline: February 8, 2019 at 5 pm EST

The Curatorial Fellowship is a year long program created to give emerging craft curators a platform to explore and test new ideas about craft. Three Curatorial Fellows will be selected to fully develop and mount their proposed exhibition in the Center for Craft’s gallery, in Asheville, North Carolina, during the 2020 exhibition season. The Curatorial Fellows will work with the Center for Craft staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and deliver a curatorial talk. MORE INFO

2019 Materials-Based Research Grant

Deadline: February 8, 2019 at 5 pm EST

The Materials-Based Research Grant is an award of up to $15,000 granted to interdisciplinary teams of researchers for an 18-month grant period. The goal of this grant is to encourage mutually beneficial collaboration between craft and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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2019 Windgate Museum Internship – Host Institution Grant

Deadline: February 8, 2019 at 5 pm EST

The Windgate Museum Internship provides professional opportunities and financial support to emerging craft curators. Applications are sought from museums, galleries, foundations, and non-profits with craft collections and curatorial staff requiring intern assistance.  The selected host institutions are awarded $5,000 to pay an intern of their choosing, preferably an undergraduate or graduate student, to work under the direction of a curator or director in decorative arts, contemporary craft, or related exhibitions and programs.  MORE INFO

The Center for Craft advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States.

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The 2019 Pyramid Art Calendars are in!

The annual Art Calendar sale is an important fundraiser for Pyramid, a network of five centers with arts-focused day programs for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities. The centers are in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Tallahassee and Tampa. (The Panama City center is temporarily closed due to Hurricane Michael.)  Each of the five centers receives a substantial portion of the calendar’s purchase price for use at the local level and the artists whose images are used in the calendar receive a commission.

The Pyramid Art Calendars are $12 each and produced using high-quality paper and printing. They provide a year-long reminder that people with disabilities are talented, creative and contributing members of our community. It’s the gift that makes a difference on every level! Pyramid receives much-needed support and the artists get a paycheck.

Contact the Pyramid Fine Arts Center to get your 2019 Art Calendar today! Pyramid Tampa, 1508 W. Sligh Ave, 813-931-3986, or email mhaig@pyramidinc.org. Pyramid Tampa serves more than 160 students in the Hillsborough County area and is best known for its unique arts program, which offers a full range of visual and performing arts, catering to each student’s level of ability and interest. Pyramid performers and artists regularly perform and exhibit locally and in other Florida venues. Pyramid Tampa is committed to serving those with severe disabilities as it seeks new ways to engage its students, to provide an environment in which they can find excitement and meaning – and to provide them the opportunity to become full participants in their communities.

A NOTE ON PYRAMID PANAMA CITY

Due to damage incurred during Hurricane Michael, Pyramid Panama City is closed until further notice. Repairs and restoration will begin immediately however there is not a definitive date for re-opening at this time. For updates on the recovery and restoration of Pyramid Panama City, please visit the Pyramid Facebook page where updates are being posted regarding the reopening of Panama City Developmental Center (PCDC), where many of Pyramid’s students reside.

Artist Get Ready Grants

CERF+’s Get Ready Grants award up to $500 to individual artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas and review recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of their website.

Deadline for applications: Nov. 15, 2018

Learn more about applying for a CERF+ Get Ready Grant

Learn more about past projects funded by Get Ready Grants

About CERF+, the Artist’s Safety Net

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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

October 8, 2018 -Member Meeting Minutes

The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 p.m.

Guests and New members – Sandy Konow – knitting, sewing, fiber arts; Amy Duran – book arts and knitting; Debbie Yabczanka – artist of various mediums; Marcie Hunt – quilter. Treasurer’s Report – Bonnie Bowman; Current balance is $5,915.67, Show balance is $370.08, and $100 left over from the Retreat.  Bylaws Update – Aida Sheets. We need to apply to the IRS for the correct designation. Met with a CPA, and we qualify as a Non-Profit Social Club, and must be incorporated as a non-profit organization with the state. Our Bylaws must be updated to apply for non-profit status. The updated bylaws are on the website with our current bylaws and changes will be voted on in the November member meeting.  Sara Butz asked if anyone knows a lawyer that handles non-profit organizations. Barbara Kazanis mentioned a non-profit Center for the Arts in Ybor City, Tampa.

2019 Officers – Aida Sheets,  Annie Judge volunteered to be Secretary. We still need someone to be our P.R. person.  Officer volunteers for 2019 are: President – Pat Grice, Vice President/Workshops – Elizabeth Neily,  Treasurer – Gail Crotty, Secretary – Annie Judge, Show Chair – Sara Butz, Web/Media Chair -Cindie Townley, Newsletter Editor – Virginia Szelest, Mini Workshops Chair – Barbara Kazanis, and Co/Chair – Barbara Williams. Diane Gardner-Rhoden and Elizabeth Neily will take photographs at our meetings. We will vote in our new officers at our November member meeting.  Shows – Sara Butz

All Decked Out Wearable Art Show: Delivery to UU Church of Clearwater is Nov 29, from 10-12 p.m.  We have 40 mannequins to sell our work from. November 30 is the grand opening from 6-8:00 p.m. The show runs November 29 – January 10, 2019.  Send your label information to Aida Sheets at aida@tampabay.rr.com by November 15. Location is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Clearwater and the Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater.

Florida State Fair dates are February 7-18, 2019, and you can register your work online now. Kathleen Fulmer is chair for this event. All information is currently on our website. You can enter as an individual or as a group. If you let Kathleen know, and she will take the group’s artwork to the fairgrounds. We are under the Creative Living Competition. $3 per entry, and the online deadline is December 14. If you enter, you receive a free entry ticket. Read carefully for the category you wish to enter. If you choose to do demo’s, you also will receive food and drinks. We have a display case, and all artwork should be ready to hang. Brenda also requested other guilds she could contact.

Workshops – Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells.  Angie Knowles and Kathleen Fulmer are hosting a discharge workshop from 10-4:00 p.m., fee $60. Bring your own lunch/drinks, and a list of supplies will be on the website. November 18, is an Open Printing class at IRABC, bring your supplies, lunch, and drinks. Shellee said we are in the black with money for the Retreat. You can still register online for the retreat but you must pay in full at the time you register.

Elizabeth spoke of having Pat Pauley do a workshop in March on the 17th or 18th. Her fee is $450, and up to 20 members can attend. It could be on impromptu quilting methods or instructing hand dyeing.

Florida Craft Art will have demonstrators on exhibit November 18, from 10-5:00 pm.

Circus McGurkis takes place on October 20th, and we need some make-it-take it volunteers. It’s called the Peoples Fair for Peace and Justice.

Angie Knowles spoke of having Hollis Chatelain November 20th, 2019. She would lecture and have an all day workshop. We would be sharing the cost of transportation with other groups. Angie has offered up her B&B to house her. Angie also announced that Dharma Trading has already increased their prices due to the new tariffs, however, Test Fabrics has not, and she will be placing an order on both black and white cotton fabrics, should you wish to order with her. Ornaments – Pat Grice. She has collected the ornaments and will be distributing them between Florida Craft Art and Dunedin Arts Center.

Our Annual Fashion Show: Elizabeth Neily – rust collage dress; Sara Butz – silk shirt over-dyed, tied and altered; Dana Maley – upcycled t-shirt dress; Edda Juhl – wearing Peggys’ faux chenille jacket; Barbara Williams – light weight Italian tweed poncho and hat/handbag; Sara Butz – coral linen printed jacket, altered and discharged; Virginia Szelest – hand made scarf, embellished with beads, buttons, silk, suede, jewelry; Sara Butz – linen car coat, discharged; MJ Baker – evening gown with jeweled belt; Joanne Baxter – women’s mantel, ocean influence of friendship; Elizabeth Neily – the good witch costume/medieval dress, Ice Queen’s gown; Diane Gardner-Rhoden – glitzy orange one piece dress.

Show-n-Tell: Joanne Baxter – Angie’s Class of over-dying, Brenda Schlechter – quilt postcards using timtex thick interfacing with double fusible; Marlene Glickman – quilt of 20 years old, black/grays/white/baby quilt. Raffle drawing: won by Susan Lumsden, oriental treasures gifted by June Colburn. Announcements:  This Saturday, Oct. 20, Angie Knowles will be teaching a free class on WordPress beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Refashion Renegades is the 4th Friday, Oct. 26, at the UU Church in St. Pete, 100 Mirror Lake Drive, from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m. They are meeting in a different room now. Please give a $2-5.00 donation

Cathy spoke to Suncoast Quilters’ guild, and they are giving a once-a-month seminar. They would like for members of our guild to come and speak.

Sara Butz said there will be a Studio Art Tour, Nov. 10-11 with several of our members involved.

June Colburn wanted to encourage everyone to get involved in our events. She fortunately sold her artwork at our Color of Creativity show at the Clearwater Library.

Cindie Townley went to the Red Tent Initiative grand opening, and said it really was great. They are located at 1601 16th Street South, St. Pete. They are still accepting donations.

Rhonda Kutnz is starting a bead and embroidery group, which begins this Friday. Please let her know if you plan to attend.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

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October 2018

 

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No matter where you are on your creative journey, your artistic voice requires feeding and nurturing. Sometimes the thing that is needed most to nurture our creativity is simply to spend time around other like minded artists.

That’s what is so wonderful about the TBSDG. There are many opportunities to get outside of our own heads and experience what other fiber artists are doing on their creative journeys. This allows us to become familiar with new styles and techniques, shows us what is possible beyond our habitual methods, and opens doors to new skills and imagination. Beyond our monthly meetings, where you can recharge your creativity with a mini-demo and show-n-tell, there are always other activities taking place. Each month we have a full day workshop to learn a new technique, and also each month, Refashion Renegades meet to do to their individual creating in a group setting where all are welcomed. Our members are always getting together casually to visit each other’s studios or to attend an art show or visit a gallery. So grab a fellow TBSDG member and do some creative collaboration, learn a new technique, or discover an artist who is new to you. You are not alone on your creative journey, and that is the beauty of our guild.

Creativity is contagious; pass it on!   Aida Sheets

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As a founding member of the guild I wanted to encourage attendance at our upcoming retreat in January. 

From its very inception, this group has been about sharing and friendships. When we found each other, we were mostly floundering around individually trying to find answers and searching for others with a similar mindset. We were thrilled to discover we weren’t alone in our quests. We finally had others with whom to share our somewhat quirky efforts. Twenty years ago dyeing, discharging, printmaking were NOT mainstream. We’d get lots of blank faces when we made efforts to share our medium. 

Today the group of about seven has expanded to a strong hundred. For those who live here year round, you get to experience the joy monthly. Those who are winter-only members miss some perks. This retreat is a very special affair. I especially want to invite the snow birds. During the 3 full days you will have time to build relationships that will likely last years. While the workshops are designed to up your game, just being there will build relationships and increase your personal support lines. As we age, those personal support ties gain in importance and can have life changing consequences. 

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Holiday Ornaments 2018

Our September meeting brought in 5 bags of ornaments.  They are sellers for sure; can’t wait to see the remaining ones at the October 8th meeting.  If you have any questions on how to properly bag and tag them please get in touch with me before the meeting. Thanks to MJ Baker, Carol Bickford and Edda Juhl & Ellen DeIntinis for their contributions.  See attached photos.

DFAC holiday show Starry Delights begins November 2, 2018 thru January 1, 2019.

Florida CraftArt Holiday Boutique begins November 9, 2018 thru December 28, 2018.

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The 2018 contributions to the Techniques Journal are due at our November meeting.  Ideally, you should include a sample along with your instructions (typed if you can).  Please provide 15 copies, each with a plastic 3-ring sheet protector.  At the meeting we will put everyone’s contribution on a table where we can then take one of each for our own individual binder. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Opportunity to help our guild:  We have an immediate need for someone to take pictures at our monthly meetings particularly during Show-n-Tell.

Cindie Townley has done this for us for several years so that we can publish on our website and  Facebook page, the wonderful artwork that our members are creating. It is now time for a new eye behind the lens.  Contact Aida Sheets ~~~~~~~~~

Please note: Our Nominating Committee has completed their calls to our members to fill guild offices for 2019, and many members have stepped up to serve.

We do still need someone to be our Secretary, and someone to be our Public Relations (PR) Chair. Elizabeth Neily is staying on as Vice President/Workshops, but because of the scope of this responsibility, it would be helpful to have one more person work with her in this capacity.

Please contact Aida Sheets if you are willing to help next year in any of these positions. Our guild functions best with active, involved members, and I hope that each of you will find your “fit.” Your guild is counting on you!

If you bring items for our free table at our monthly meetings, you must take home your items remaining at the end of the meeting. Please do not leave your items for others to collect and dispose of.  In the past, we have had a volunteer to collect remaining items and  donate to groups who appreciate having excess art materials, but we do not have a volunteer at this time. If anyone would like to volunteer to help with this, please let Aida know.

Bonnie Ward October meeting – Art-to-Wear Fashion Show-

Presided by Diane Gardner Rhoden + as of 11:30 Today Friday October 5th I have received only 3 garment descriptions.

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Workshops

*“All workshops and classes take place at the:” *Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

October Workshop 

Discharge

Instructors: Kathleen Fulmer and Angie Knowles

$60 (including IRBAC). – October 21, 2019 10am. – 4pm.

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.

Immersion bath

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.

Supplies needed:

Hand or commercial dyed fabrics—natural fibers

Stencils, screens, stamps for discharge printing

Gloves, masks, respirator

Plastic bags

Old clothes and shoes

Any questions please feel free to email or call. Kathleen Fulmer – kathleenfulmer@gmail.com 727-776-6104 or Angie Knowles – aknowles13@gmail.com 727-643-9323

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new100px_100 Bead Embrodery with  Rhonda Kuntz – 2nd Friday of Month  – 

9860 62nd Ter N. St. Petersburg – call 863-207-8665, or e-Mail :  rhonda.kuntz@yahoo.com

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REFASHIONED RENEGADES

Refashion Renegades upcycles and creates Art to Wear Clothing and Accessories. It is open to anyone. It will be held on Friday, October 26, 11:30-3:30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 100 Mirror Lake Drive, St. Petersburg. Parking is on the Right side facing the Church. We have moved to a new room. The entry is through the gate across from the parking lot, it’s the first door on the left.

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.

If you have any questions, call Karen Frank at 727-612-4546.

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headerlogoIt’s official, the new Tariffs are here. We’re sending this to keep you informed of changes in the marketplace in case you missed the info in the news.

10% additional tariffs on all fabrics, some clothing items and some dyes, imported from China, started Monday, 9/24. This tariff amount increases to 25% January 1st, 2019.  There is a possibility that a new agreement or deal will be reached at some point that could undo these tariffs.  Any shipments of affected products that clear customs on or after Monday, 9/24 will be assessed an additional 10% tariff.  The Crew at Dharma Trading Co. Phone: 800-542-5227

A Message from Angie Knowles:  With the new tariffs that recently took place, the cost of fabric is going up. If not now, it will be soon. I contacted Test Fabrics which is where I purchase my white PFD cotton broadcloth and black cotton broadcloth for discharging. Their prices are not going up immediately, so I was considering doing a group buy if there is enough interest.

The current cost of the white cotton is $6 and the black is $10. I would request to make this worthwhile, that you purchase a minimum of 5 yards. The shipping costs would be split between those who purchase.

I am also considering purchasing a 60% cotton/40% silk blend for Exotic Silks. The current cost is approximately $11 plus shipping. There is a minimum 15 yard purchase with Exotic Silks.

If you are interested, please contact Angie Knowles, 727-643-9323.  I would need monies in advance of ordering.

CALL to ARTISTS

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We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Florida State Fair!!!! – Family Living Competitive Exhibits

All Show Information, Handbooks and Rules are available on the Florida State Fair Website at http://www.floridastatefair.com/  at the top of the home page select the State Fair TAB and you will see in the dropdown list a link for Creative Living Competitions.

All entries must be completed on or before: DECEMBER 14, 2018.

You must register the first time you login.

Take a moment to look through the Competition Handbooks to see which division and class your entry is eligible to compete in. Then, follow the easy steps listed below to enter the competition you have chosen.  

    • When registering, please consider that how accurately you input your information. It is a direct source for the publishing of names, mailing your premium checks and titles for Award Recognition, Labels and Publications. Please pay special attention and use proper spelling, capitalization, full names of cities/counties, & in address field list apartment or condo numbers.
    • Note that sessions expire after 20 minutes of inactivity, so “save the cart” if you plan on leaving the computer for more than 20 minutes.  

For assistance, please contact Brenda Gregory at (813) 734-2810 or brenda.gregory@floidastatefair.com

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The United States Mint is pleased to announce a call for artists to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program. Established in 2003, the AIP serves to enrich and invigorate the design of United States coins and medals by developing a pool of outside artists in graphic design, sculpture, engraving, drawing, painting, and other visual arts.

These artists work closely with the United States Mint’s staff, including Sculptor-Engravers, to create and submit new designs for selected coin and medal programs throughout the year.

The designs of these artists adorn many United States coins and medals, such as America the Beautiful Quarters® Coins, Native American $1 Coins, Commemorative Coins, Platinum Proof Coins, Congressional Gold Medals, American Liberty Gold Coins, and various silver and bronze medals.

Interested artists are invited to submit applications for consideration.                    Deadline: October 29

Details are available at Usmint.gov/News/Press-Releases/United-States-Mint-Announces-Call-For-Artists.

 

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$350 or best offer. Call Diane 917 846-0501

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WEDNESDAY CROCHET
Elizabeth is back crocheting for fall.
Come in for lesson on making this lovely necklace.
Cost is $35.00
call shop for full details 727-827-2235,   FAB Fiber, 5708 GULFPORT BLVD. S. 33707 

EXHIBITS

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Offbeat Bijou: Jewelery – Alternative materials, processes and ideas in Jewelry Artists explore the opportunity to repurpose and reconfigure established materials with contemporary, forward-thinking jewelry in a variety of techniques and styles. email: Exhibition@FloridaCraftArt.org

ENTRY DATES: May 1-November 30, 2018 EXHIBITION DATES: January 25-March 2, 2019 LOCATION: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida Curated

 

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Smile Everyone!!!

 

The Woman

The title of this quilt is “The Woman”, made by a Japanese artist name Kyoko Ochiai.  It was entered in a special exhibit at the 2017 Houston Show.  Many of our members are not quilters such as myself but like all artists we appreciate all works of art and find inspiration everywhere we go.

 

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St Petersburg during.  SHINE is an art project that illuminates the power of art in public spaces by revitalizing areas, inspiring dialogue and uniting our community—while cultivating new standards of artistic excellence and reflecting St. Petersburg’s creative and vibrant spirit. 
*note the murals are a permanent installation so you can view them on the streets of St. Petersburg at your leisure long after the festival is over* see details in the June newsletter on taking Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District in St.Petersburg-   Florida ArtCraft has now added a bicycle tour to view even more of St. Petersburg murals

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Aya StudioAre you ready to step out of your comfort zone and learn something new, are you wanting to expand on what you already do? Maybe you just want to be around like-minded souls. At the Aya Fiber Studio, we do a lot of inventing, experimenting, risk-taking, making mistakes, breaking rules and we always have a lot of fun!  CREATIVITY: JUST DO IT!

Open studio days, monthly intro to indigo workshop, 3 day indigo and Shibori  workshop in October and November, De-Gumming Raw Silk, Indigo & Shibori for quilters, Printing, Felting and much more.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Jake Fernandez

In Black and White, artist Jake Fernandez exhibits large drawings that clearly illustrate the artist’s concept and the detailed process that leads to the completion of major large-scale paintings and room-sized installations. TECO Public Art Gallery 702 N. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602

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The Dunedin Fine Arts Center offers classes and workshops in The Business of Art, Clay, Creative Writing, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Food Art, Glass, Jewelry, Metal Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Pastels, Photography, Printmaking, Stone Carving and Woodturning, for students of all ages.

The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete offers classes in Drawing, Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography and Digital Arts, Clay, Printmaking, Metal Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Mixed Media and Writing, for students of all ages.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Love all of the new restaurants and museums downtown but hate the hassle of parking? Well Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has a solution for that. A new Looper service will make use of St. Pete’s trolley’s to provide a downtown transportation service that runs every 15 minutes 7 days a week. all-electric bus service — and you can ride it for free appeared first on I Love the Burg.

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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

September 10, 2018. –  Member Meeting- Minutes

The Meeting was brought to order at 6:29 pm.

Our guest was Annie Judge, and our newest members are Virginia Szelest and Chris Clark.

Treasury Report – Aida Sheets for Bonnie Bowman

We currently have $9331.35. Breakdown is: $5835.52 in the general fund, $3650.00 for the Retreat, $370.08 Show fund, and $26.75 in the Scholarship fund.

Shows – Sara Butz

The Clearwater Library, 20th Anniversary Show is very successful. Pick up artwork from the show on Sept. 30 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Otherwise make arrangements for someone else to pick up your work.

The next show, “All Decked Out” will be held at the UU Church of Clearwater on Nursery Road. It is an art-to-wear show, and as items are sold they will be replaced with another piece. You will be paid at the end of the show. The show runs from November 29 through January 10, 2019. Bring your garments to the UU Church by 12:00 p.m. on November 28. Donna Isaac and Angie Knowles will be collecting your garments. Donna spoke on the criteria and quality of workmanship for garments. They need to be signed, labeled with content, laundry information, and sizes. They must be artsy and tasteful.

Florida State Fair runs from February 7-18, 2019. Brenda Gregory is really pushing for more participation from our guild. She would like more exhibit pieces, demos, and/or make-n-takes. Participating members would receive free parking passes and entry tickets. Kathleen Fuller will chair this event.

We have another show scheduled for June 9 – August 18, 2019 at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, it will be a member show. We need to present our finest work for this show.

Workshops – Shellee Wells

Angie Knowles will host an Overdye Workshop held at IRBAC from 1-4, on Sunday, September 16.  Fee is $45. Bring already dyed fabrics to be over dyed, rubber bands, binding materials. Bring as many fabrics as you wish.

On October 21, 2018, Angie Knowles and Kathleen Fuller will provide a workshop on Discharge from 10-4 at the IRBAC. Fee is $60. They will be using various types of discharge products. Bring stencils, silk screens, and various fine cotton fabrics. You may sign up to be an assistant, but you may not participate.

Retreat – Shellee Wells

The number of members signed up for the Retreat is lower than hoped for. Shellee asked if there were any objections to inviting the Sarasota guild. No one objected. Payment is due the end of September. Call Shellee for any further questions.

Hollis Chatelain Workshop – Angie Knowles

It was proposed that we have a workshop with Hollis Chatelain on November 20, 2019. The Dye Painting class was voted on. An approximate cost could be less than $100 per member, with 20 in a class. Angie has an Air B&B that, if it isn’t booked, she would offer for Hollis to stay there at no charge to the guild.

Circus McGurkis – Elizabeth Neily Circus McGurkis will be held at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg on October 20 from 10-4 p.m.  Fab Fiber will be doing a make-n-take as payment for their space, and our guild will partner with Fab Fiber to spread the word about our guild.

October Annual Fashion Show – Pat Grice.  Pat is our chairwoman, and Diane Gardner-Rhoden is collecting your information about the garments that you will be wearing. Please get this information to Diane as soon as possible. Diane will be narrating the show. If anyone has any runway music, please contact Pat.

Holiday Ornaments – Pat Grice.  Pat needs your ornaments by the October meeting. She will be distributing them the very next day to Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida Craft Art. Barbara Kazanis suggested members look at her Pinterest board on “Cute and Little” for ideas. Refashion Renegades will meet on Sept. 28 from11:30-3:30 p.m. This is a great time to make your ornaments or assist someone else with theirs. A donation of $2-$5 is requested.

Nominating Committee – Aida Sheets -The Nominating Committee has completed their phone calls. We still need a Secretary, Newsletter Publisher, PR Chair, and Mini-Workshops Chair.

Barbara Kazanis offered to be the Mini-Workshops Chair, if someone will help her.

Mini Workshop – Pat Lamb and Linda Dawson

Pat and Linda gave a fun presentation on painting on fusible web and sandwiching between two pieces of fabrics. They had beautiful examples of fabrics including a purse. They used Pro-Chem liquid translucent paints, metallic, foils, and embellishments

Show-n-Tell:

Susan Lumsden’s Gradation of Color class included – Carol Bickford, Angie Knowles, Gayle Wells, Bonnie Ward, and Norma Santiago; Annie Judge – dichroic glass necklace and a crocheted poncho; MJ Baker – 1970’s skirt/pants and a shorter version; Elizabeth Neily – sea life pillows with tiny crocheted coral; Pat Grice – mini quilts by other friends, Kate Philbin – fish rubbings on canvas called gyotaku; Donna Isaac – circular textile wall art, machine felted and embellished; Linda Dawson – printed fabrics; Marlene Glickman – silk discharged scarf; Mei-Ling St. Leger – sashiko samples; Pat Lamb – purses; Norma Santiago – encaustic tiles from Kathleen Fuller’s class; Jodee Roberson – encaustic tiles with papers, silk, and paints; Barbara Kazanis – dyed manipulated fabrics

Retreat raffle was won by Chris Clark

Announcements

Angie Knowles – Hollis Chatelain workshop – majority vote was dye painting.

Marlene Glickman – has pipets for sale with her tonight.

Barbara Kazanis – Susan Lumsden is not well and in the hospital, please send her some well wishes.

Kathleen Fulmer – On September 22, she is having an open studio on Shibori, at her house.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 p.m.

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September 2018

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President’s Letter

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. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Guild News

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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 PlaceSusan Lumsden

2nd PlaceBonnie Ward

3rd PlaceLee Ann Kroetsch

Honorable MentionShellee Ward

Honorable Mention June Colburn

Honorable MentionCarolyn Kossar

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 – Pickup work from Clearwater Library from 12– 3

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August Workshop

 

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Parent dye #1 – sapphire

Process 2….Morph using 2 parent dyes

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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! Chinsegut-Manor-House-Grounds-13 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.

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HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS – 2018 Scholarship Fundraiser NewsCoordinator: 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 

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Workshops

*“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

Over Dyeing-

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 – aknowles13@gmail.com  727-643-9323

October Workshop  – 

Discharge

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.  

Immersion bath

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.

Any questions please feel free to email or call.  Kathleen Fulmer – kathleenfulmer@gmail.com 727-776-6104 or Angie Knowles – aknowles13@gmail.com  727-643-9323

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Garment Finishing  –  Donna  Isaac
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Refashion Renegades

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.

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Member Happenings

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 kathleenfulmer@gmail.com

To sign up for the workshop please contact the Beach Art Center at:   http://www.beachartcenter.org   or call 727-596-4331

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Mancuso Original Sewing & Quilt Expo will be in Tampa in 2019 instead of Lakeland.  Look for it.

Out and About Happenings

 

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Click Here to Apply for the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

 

42nd Annual GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club
Holiday Market
(Formerly Christmas Under the Oaks)
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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.

EVENT DETAILS:
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Petersburg College 
Clearwater Campus
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.

Download the Application

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

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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
(321) 674-8313

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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

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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.

Textile Tour

Contact Glennis Dolce at silkstudytour@shiborigirlstudios.com

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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

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Ready to level up and get your work in front of new audiences and possible buyers? Then this workshop is for you!

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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.

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                                       Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018 
                                        7- 9 pm
                                       Creative Pinellas
                                       12211 Walsingham Road,
                                       Largo, FL 33778
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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.

Marlene has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and her works are included in Permanent Public Collections at Leepa-Rattner Museum of the Arts; Metro General Hospital, Cleveland, OH; National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia; Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI; Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong; Seven Bridges, Greenwich, CT; University of Tampa, among others. Marlene has also been featured in museum shows and has held exhibitions at numerous galleries in the USA, and abroad. Her studio is in Clearwater, FL.
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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

Opening Reception:
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.

WaWe by Charlotte Østergaard of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Untamed by Tina Struthers of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada.

Festival Venue:

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

PLEASE NOTE:
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.

You are Here by Eszter Bornemisza of Budapest, Hungary.

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:
http://www.garethbate.com/teaching-pages/art-world-untangled.html

Botanically Inspired coat by Vinitha Sara John of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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There is lots to see and do around Toronto and we’re going to share with you a few options to see more art. There are also many commercial galleries or artist-run centres.
Art Gallery of Toronto  (AGO)
Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental
July 12 – October 21, 2018
Anthropocene
September 28, 2018 – January 6, 2019
While at the AGO, you could also take a look at:
Canadian Art – an outstanding collection of historical Canadian art
Indigenous – currently includes works from First Nations, Inuit and Metis as well as global indigenous Art from Africa, Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.
European – Old Masters Collection: Dutch painting from the 1600s, Italian painting and sculpture from the 1600s, French Salon and Impressionist painting from the 1800s.
Modern – American and European art from 1900 to 1960.
The Thomson Collection – Ken Thomson’s gift of his art collection added 2000 Canadian and European works to the gallery.
This Mountain Loves You
August 7 – December 15, 2018
June Clark
June 30 – December, 2018
Joseph Beuys
April 7, 2018 – March, 2019
Photography: First World War, 1914-1918
April 28, 2018 – April 14, 2019
Textile Museum of Canada
Crosscurrents: Canada in the Making
June 27, 2018 – March 31, 2019
Beads, They’re Sewn So Tight
October 10, 2018 – May 26, 2019
Art Toronto
Canada’s International fair for modern and contemporary art
October 26 – 29, 2018
Aga Khan Museum 
Emperors & Jewels: Treasure of the Indian Courts from the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.
August 18, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Experience the passion for opulence among the princes of India. Exquisite objects decorated with gems and carved from semi-precious stone reflect life at the courts.
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Museum of Contemporary Art – Toronto
Opening September 22, 2018

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Our New revamped Website

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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

I tried to make it as easy as possible to get around

Direct Links
Class Listings with pictures
Lot’s of information

Please check it out and let me know what you think!
I’m open to ALL suggestions as I want it to be as easy as possible

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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.

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August 2018

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President’s Letter

This summer has turned out to be a very busy one for the TBSDG. We participated in two very successful local events, the Tampa Bay Etsy Craft Party, and Stitcher Paradise. Both of these events allowed us to educate others about surface design and generate interest in our guild. More than 100 people signed up to receive information about us. Participating in local events like these is a winning combination as it is easy for our members to assist locally, we are partnering with and supporting other local organizations, and we are reaching an audience that is likely to join us on our journey. Thank you to all members who helped to make these events possible and successful!

Our Color of Creativity show, The Best of 20 Years of the TBSDG, has opened at the Clearwater Main Library. How wonderful it is to be a part of such a creative group, and to share the best of what we love and create. I’m certain that the founding members of our guild are immensely satisfied with the success of what they started 20 years ago. Be sure to see the show, and bring your families and friends to see what we do.

Amazingly, 2018 is more than half over, and it is time to begin looking forward to next year. Almost all of our officers and committee chairs have served for two years or more, and will not be continuing in their present positions. This means that our other members, particularly those who have never served in a guild office, should determine where they best fit in service to the guild. We will be establishing a Nominating Committee of three members who will call all our members to find out what each of you are able to do, so please be prepared to step up when you receive the call. Your guild is counting on you!

 

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Guild News

The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild – Exhibit Dates:         August 2 – 29, 2018 – Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL

*The Opening Reception for our Color of Creativity show at the Clearwater Main Library is on Sunday, August 12, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.* As we have done in the past, our members will provide hors d’oeuvres and snack foods for the enjoyment of our guests.

Please contact Donna Isaac at donnaisaac89@yahoo.com to let her know what food item you will be bringing.  Please do not plan to bring paper goods and drinks the guild will provide those items.

Thank you to all who entered their artwork in the Color of Creativity show. We had an abundance of artwork and our hangers did a fabulous job of hanging the show and included as much of the work as possible.

A few items that we were not able to hung will be available at our August 13 member meeting to be picked up by their owners. If you are not be able to attend the meeting, please arrange with another member to pick up your work for you.   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

-If you donated a DVD video to the guild for our video rental library, and would like to have your DVD video returned, please contact Angie Knowles at aknowles13@gmail.com.  We are no longer renting out these videos to our members, and will either return them to their original owners, or use them as raffle prizes at our January retreat.


 

Just a reminder that registration for our 20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat ends on September 15, 2018. Be sure to sign up and make your first installment payment by this date to secure your spot. 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.Dining-Hall-02

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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.

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Journal 2018 – It’s time to make sure you have signed up and selected a technique to showcase in our Journal for 2018.  You may feel that everyone knows how to do whatever you choose but believe me, I don’t!  Contact me, carolgamel@gmail.com if you have any questions about your topic or scan through our book or the Sarasota Guild’s book at the next meeting for inspiration.

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HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS 2018 Scholarship Fundraiser NewsCoordinator:  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 this supports our scholarships for art programs for children.

You can make ornaments, tree toppers, or other holiday appropriate gift giving items.

If you are interested in participating please sign up and let me know how many ornaments you plan on making (min. 6). You will need to fill out an inventory form that I will email you. It needs a description of the item, quantity, suggested retail price and photos of items.  You don’t have to print the photos but can just email me it.  This helps me get back unsold items to the member.

There are separate inventory forms for DFAC and FCA. If you have a preference where you items should be sold please let me know and use the appropriate form. More details to follow.

If you decide to participate, you will need to print out the inventory sheet and bring completed items with you at the October 8th meeting.  All items HAVE to be in to me by this meeting as I have to deliver them to FCA on the 9th.    Sign-sheets sheets will be available at the September and August meetings.

FCA: “ is having a contest for the :• Best beach – themed ornament, • Best animal ornament. • Best holiday – themed ornament

Each winner will receive the prize a one year membership!

Other top selling items to start thinking about creating are: Holiday themed items (non-ornament), coffee mugs, functional kitchen items, tree-toppers, and anything fit for gift giving!!!”

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, 2019

Pat Grice contact information can be found in the membership directory 

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  • 2018 is more than half over, and it is time to begin looking forward to next year. Almost all of our officers and committee chairs have served for two years or more, and will not be continuing in their present positions next year.Per our bylaws, we will be establishing a Nominating Committee of three members who will call all our members to find out what each of you are able to do. We will be asking for volunteers at our August meeting, so please consider serving the guild by being a member of this committee. This is a temporary position and you will only be required to make approximately 30 phone calls. Also, please consider volunteering for an official position in the guild for 2019. Your guild is counting on you! Sunset Beach.jpeg++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++38474943_1892183590845211_8554392827092533248_n

Mini Demonstration:

August 13,2018   –    by Bonnie Ward  

“Making Your Mark” with Inktense Pencils.

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***“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”***Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

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August 19, 2018:

The fee is $75 from 10:00am.- 3:00 pm.—-Location: Indian Rocks Beach Art Center

Susan Lumsden will host a workshop on “Graduations and Morphs” Using MX Dyes.

  • Bring 2.5 yards of PDF fabric, fat quarters, etc, (2 1/2 yards of PFD (prepared for dyeing) cotton or washed bleached muslin that is NOT permapress. techniques work on cotton, rayon, linen or other cellulose fibers ,such as silk.
  • a small tub of some kind (like a dishwashing tub or hospital type.)
  • baggies to take home work ready to rinse.
  • apron
  • Bring your lunch and snacks.
    We will dye 5 gradations of a single color of fat quarters using low water immersion fiber reactive dyes as well as 5 blends of 2 colors on fat quarters. Example: aqua to lemon yellowKit: Class fees includes the Kit Fee and the IRBAC Fee.  fabric , baggies, rubber bands, popsicle sticks, gloves, written instructions, worksheets for calculating and recording your work, extra worksheet for copying

    I will go over the basics of using these types of dyes. I’ll also cover lots of folding and pleating methods for resists to create effects in your color placement. We will explore reasons for dyeing your own fabrics as well as introduce other methods of adding color via printing, wax resist, etc. These will NOT be taught in this class but explored as other process options. This method is especially helpful to quilters wanting variations of color for blends and for applique.

    This set shows the dyework without any shibori and is perhaps more representative of normal use.

For more information contact Susan Lumsden atsusanlumsden@gmail.com

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September Workshop – Over Dyeing-

Instructor: Angie Knowles 

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.

Any questions please feel free to email or call.  Angie Knowles – aknowles13@gmail.com  727-643-9323

October Workshop  – Discharge

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.  

Immersion bath

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.

Any questions please feel free to email or call.  Kathleen Fulmer – kathleenfulmer@gmail.com 727-776-6104 or Angie Knowles – aknowles13@gmail.com  727-643-9323

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-upcycles Art to Wear Clothing and Accessories.  – August 24, 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.If you have any questions, call Karen Frank at 727-612-4546.

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For Sale:   Bernina 1630 Inspiration plus – $375.  Excellent condition, Manual , Carryng case, foot control, sewing table, knee presser foot lifter,  presser feet and extras. Call 917 846-0501, email: Godessdi9@aol.comIMG_1736

 

Special*******News about a new fabric store from Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild-    Quilted Twin. –13829 US Hwy. 98 Bypass,-Dade City, FL 33525

There is a new fabric store in Dade City called Quilted Twins which has mostly quilting fabric.  They are basically an online store with deep discounts on name brand cottons (Moda, Kaufman, etc.) but are open Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 to the public.  As you can imagine, the store is packed during this time but we found out they do open for private groups. The Sewing Guild has made arrangements for the store to be open on Wednesday, September 12 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.   Sewing Guild members will meet at Countryside Mall at 8:30 am to carpool.  We expect to have lunch at Limoge Restaurant in Dade City.  Let me know if you have any questions – Carol Bickford.————Rachael and Becky are the Quilted Twins.

Becky is the one who originally “got into” quilting, and adores the sewing side of the business, from pattern design to quilting completion. Rachael, on the other hand, is a gifted businesswoman, and has seen success with other business ventures, including TheCouponClippers, the nation’s largest coupon clipping service.++++++++++++++++++

***** Buy More Fabric??? Harris and Stearns is allowing all members to purchase fabrics and sundries at my wholesale pricing. Do mention my name as Peggy Paramore as an association. Harris and Stearns, 5326 W Crenshaw St.,Tampa, Fl. 33634 813-253-0111. Steve is your contact***

***Super stash sale –  Call Laura she has a house full of embrodery threads, fabric of all types, sewing machines and machine parts, books, manuals etc.  It’s worth taking a trip there.  If interested CALL Laura @ 727-687-2862

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  The Art Cloth Network call for Members                             

August 1 – October 31, 2018 – Our organization defines “Art Cloth” as material transformed by adding or subtracting color, line, shape, texture or fiber to make a compelling surface and composition. This can include three-dimensional art and work meant for outdoor display.

As a thirty-member juried community of artists, we work together to encourage individual artistic development, explore the boundaries of our medium, and educate others about our art. We organize annual meetings held in a variety of locations across the country. Exhibiting our work is an important part of our mission to raise awareness of art cloth as a fine art medium. We have yearly calls-for-entry that are juried by well-known artists, often arranged by theme, and are exhibited in a variety of galleries and other venues……..Send a request to ConnieTiegel at ctiegel@comcast.net o to receive information and application instructions.  Please include ACN in subject line ……………………… www.artclothnetwork.com

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A SAQA event –TWO DAY WORKSHOP  and lecture  with BETTY BUSBY (FLORIDA REGION)   • at the Daysprings Retreat, Parrish, FL
January 14, 2019 – January 16, 2019 –

  • Cost:  $300 to $375 for housing and 2 days of meals. An extraordinary value!  (Florida SAQA is subsidizing the cost.)
  • $150 to attend class as a commuter which includes your lunch both class days.

    Registration will open at 9 AM on Monday, August 13th.

    Questions??? Please contact registrar Teri Donovan at teri@fiberandthread.com

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    QSDS_Banner2019.png30th Anniversary-Columbus College of Art & Design Columbus, Ohio. – www.QSDS.com – Email tracy@qsds.com or call 614 595-5064

    The 2019 symposium will consist of four sessions:   May 27 to June 9th 2019.  Listed below are a few of the instructors that is scheduled to teach classes………               Jane Dunnewold,Joe Cunningham,Jiyoung Chung,Deborah Fell

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September 7, 2018 – October 27, 2018

The Florida CraftArt exhibition gallery will be transformed into a loft-style apartment complete with foyers, patio, living room, bedroom, man-cave, boudoir, dining room and more.  Every item in every room, from the light switch to the fireplace, the carpet, the silverware and the fountain will be a unique work of art created by an artist. This exhibition celebrates one of FCA’s most popular exhibits a decade ago. It is a great opportunity to show and sell your work as thousands of people will visit our gallery during that time.

Ideas for items to submit, but certainly not limited to:

Tables, bookshelves, loveseat, blankets, mirrors, rugs, decorative items, lamps, sinks, dressers, curtains, soap dishes, tooth brush holders, baskets, bar, barstools, cutting boards, silverware/serving ware, wine racks, oven mitts, table settings, coffee mugs, wine glasses, measuring cups, pillows, office furniture, picture frames, ETC.

To apply please follow this link: http://www.floridacraftart.org/artist-opportunities/at-home-with-crafts/ and do not hesitate to call me with any questions at: #727-821-7391

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Join us for a reception at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas that will present a fresh, vibrant group of new works by 10 recipients of our 

***Creative Pinellas is seeking qualifications from a Pinellas County artist or collaborative team for an interactive, community-building public art  project to travel throughout Pinellas County.

This is an exciting commission and opportunity. Here’s what you need to know to apply:

  • Deadline: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Budget: $325,000 (all inclusive)
  • Honorarium: $3,000 per artist/team finalist who are invited to submit proposals
  • Images of past work required to submit: 6-10
  • Must be a Pinellas County resident

Project proposals are not expected or required at this time. Finalists selected as part of the jury review will receive an honorarium to present a project proposal to the project panel.   https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5522Send a request to ConnieTiegel at ctiegel@comcast.net 

***Think the arts should have a stronger voice in Tallahassee? *** Now is the time to come together as a community, to gain knowledge and to move our agenda forward.  Please attend the Arts Advocacy Summit

Friday, August 17, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College,13805 58th St N, Clearwater, FL 33760 – For information contact:-samantha.samson@creativepinellas.org, 

~~~“Circle of Heroes” will be a memorial where veterans are honored & Pinellas County will become a premier dive destination~~~

Pinellas County, Florida, will soon be home to the first “underwater veterans memorial” open to divers. This memorial, called “Circle of Heroes,” will be an addition to the already-constructed artificial fishing reef in the Gulf of Mexico 10 miles west of Dunedin, a popular area with anglers, and will feature 24 life-size military statues placed in a 100-foot circle, as well as a concrete monument at the center of the memorial with bronze emblems of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

Four statues have already been purchased but help is needed with the remaining 20 statues. 100 percent of your donations will be used to finish this project. Statues will be chosen with the help of local veterans’ groups. Help us on our mission by donating today!jd@brighterfutureflorida.org

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Fabric Use: Machine embroidery; hook and loop tapes; general sewing.
Quantity: Five (5) needles per card.   WWW.Schemetz.com

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IMG_1360Its good to be back in St. Petersburg.  I would like to thank Angie Knowles for doing the newsletter for June and July while I was away.

Remember: Be Sure to look at old issues of this newsletter There are events happening  and resources listed that is not repeated in every newsletter

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2018 TBSDG Officers 

President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Daubar.                                                                                 Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley

Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley

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Minutes

July 9, 2018, the meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm. 

Visitors – Karen Whiteside, a previous member, kindly brought in wool sweaters for the free table. Chris Clark enjoys sewing, surface design. Penney Craig referenced the Etsy event. 

Shows: Sara Butz said that we need volunteers for the Color of Creativity show running August 2 – September 29th, 2018. $20 each up to 3 pieces. Sunday, July 29, bring your ready to hang pieces to the library from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Donna Isaac is chairing the opening reception on August 12, from 2-4 p.m. Members should bring a little something for the refreshment table. Mei-Ling St. Leger and Bonnie Ward will be checking in your art pieces. Print out and sign your contract and bring it with your artwork. Call Cindie Townley if you have any problems with the website. 

We will have a Wearable Art Show November 29, 2018 – January 10th, 2019 at the Unitarian Church in Clearwater. We will have 40 forms on which to hang the garments. There will be no insurance for this exhibit. The first weekend in December the public will be allowed to purchase any sellable wears. 

Next June through August, the Dunedin Art Center will host a show. Next Wednesday, the Show Committee will hold another meeting and all are welcome to attend. 

Treasurer’s Report: Aida Sheets for Bonnie Bowman stated that, as of June 31, 2018 the balance was $7,458.10. Shows $683.50, Retreat $980.00, and Scholarship Fund $26.75. 

Workshops: Shelley Wells announced that this Sunday July 15th, 2018, Kathleen Fulmer and Mei-Ling St. Leger will host a Shibori workshop at the IRABC. Fee is $65. Bring items on the supply list, and your lunch/drink. 

August 19, 2018 Susan Lumsden will host a workshop on Graduations and Morphs Using MX Dyes. Bring 2.5 yards of PDF fabric, fat quarters, etc. The fee is $75 from 10:00-3:00 p.m. Location is IRABC. Bring your own lunch/drink. 

Retreat: The agenda is planned. We will have five workshop instructors; Angie Knowles, Mei-Ling St. Leger, June Colburn, Elizabeth Neily, and Susan Lumsden. Next month you will be able to sign up for the classes. 

Aida Sheets reminded members, when you sign up for a workshop online, you must pay at that time, or your place will not be held. 

Etsy Show Report: Aida Sheets announced that the Etsy show was a success. The make- it-take-it was a hit. We had 56 interested in our group. Hopefully next year we can do this again. 

Stitcher Paradise: Will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Hilton Carillon, and we need two people at a time to man our table, and someone helping in the vendor area. The event is July 12-14. June Colburn has a booth there as well. IMG_4693.jpeg

Mini Workshop: Marlene Glickman taught us how to hang your artwork using clear Lucite rods/tubes. It was a very helpful demo. 

Show-n-Tell: June Colburn’s workshop; Shelley Wells-tote bag, Aida Sheets-cocoon, Peggy Paramore Daubar-coat and duster, Carol Gentry-knitting, Edda Juhl’s cousin-dolls from recycled materials, Ellen Delntinis-metal art/tissue, Linda Dawson-Budda/lilly series color study of color graduation using silk screens, Elizabeth Neily-crocheted shawl and Spoonflower prints of dolphins, mullets, and Florida themes, Susan Lumsden- a work in progress, center quilt piece cut away, Barbara Kazanis-photograph from Eagle Photographics of her eco work, Bonnie Ward – Kathleen’s workshop encaustic books, Chris Clark- stuffed monsters, funky friends factory. 

The Retreat Raffle drawing was won by Brenda Schlechter. She received a nice needle felting kit, complete with fiber and tools, from Fab Fiber, courtesy of Elizabeth Neily. 

Announcements: – Black sweater with rhinestones was left here, no one has claimed it.
– Bob Di Marzo has passed out flyers of his upcoming classes.
– Elizabeth Neily from Fab Fiber is having a Beat-the-Heat sale on July 21st.
– Cindie Townley said that Refashion Renegades will meet July 27th.
– Pat Grice said that holiday ornaments are due in October.
– Shelley Wells is leaving for vacation on August 17th. She will be stopping by the Carter Smith Studio and picking up supplies consisting of 3 lbs of shibori scraps for $110, if anyone is interested in contributing for some of this.
– Angie Knowles has video DVD’s to give back to the original owners or to donate the remaining for guild prizes.
– Brenda Schlechter is taking 18 quilts for a 4 month show in New York.
– Kathleen Fulmer will have a silk paper workshop in July, at her house.
– Angie Knowles will have an Indigo workshop at the Life Enrichment Center in Tampa. 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:58 p.m. 

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July 2018

 

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 President’s Letter

So many new opportunities have come our way this year. In July, for the first time we will be attending the 2018 Etsy Craft Party, and Stitcher Paradise. These events offer our guild the chance to fulfill our mandate to educate our local communities about surface design and to make our presence known to those who may be interested in joining our artistic journey in the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild.
The Etsy Craft Party is held each year at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg. We were very fortunate to have been granted a spot at this event, as many more Etsy shops apply each year than they have room for. We will be sharing our love of surface design with visitors to our table through a make-it-take-it that involves gelli plate printing and silk dyeing to make an artful greeting card. Come join in the fun, and see all the local Etsy shops while you are there.
Stitcher Paradise is put on by Happy Apple Quilts in Tampa. It is in its second year at the Hilton Carillon in St. Petersburg, and is similar to the Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland. We will have a table where we will display our artwork and share news about our guild. There will be several national vendors for sewing and quilting related wares. This event is still in its infancy, but offers the opportunity for a great local partnership and promises to grow each year. Our own June Colburn will have a booth in the vendor area and will be teaching classes. Go online at http://happyapplequilts.com/stitcher-paradise to view hers and other instructor’s classes, and to learn more about Stitcher Paradise.

Don’t forget that we have a great line up of monthly workshops for the remainder of this year that will further your expertise in surface design in fiber. Our Color of Creativity show to celebrate our 20th anniversary begins on August 2, and you may submit any of your best work from the past 20 years. Also, our 20 Years of Creative Collaboration retreat in January 2019 is now on the Events area of our website for registration. The number of rooms is limited, so don’t wait, sign up today!
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20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, 20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat, will take place on January 18-21, 2019, at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat at 22495 Chinesgut Hill Road, Brooksville, FL

Schedule: 

18 Friday p.m., Arrive, Dinner and Presentation

19 Saturday a.m. Breakfast, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

19 Saturday p.m. Lunch, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

19 Saturday evening, Dinner and Presentation

20 Sunday a.m. Breakfast, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

20 Sunday p.m. Lunch, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

20 Sunday evening, Dinner and Presentation

21 Monday a.m. Breakfast, Depart

Attendees will have time for personal work, visiting with fellow members, touring the Chinesgut Hill Mansion, and enjoying the nature trails and the view from the highest point in the county.

Lodging:

Seven cabins are available with eight beds per cabin in four bedrooms, double occupancy. Each bedroom has one bathroom per two beds. Eight rooms (two cabins) will initially be set aside for private rooms, and if more private rooms are required, a waiting list will be compiled for available rooms to be assigned at the end of the sign-up period. Private rooms will incur the additional expense of the second bed. Common areas include a living room, dining area with a large table, kitchen with counter space, refrigerator, microwave, sink, and coffee maker, and porches front and back. 

Meals:

All meals are included in the price of the retreat and will be served in the dining hall by the staff of Chinesgut Hill. Dinner will be served on Friday through Sunday, breakfast will be served on Saturday through Monday, and lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees can bring their own snacks and drinks.

Workshops: 

All instructors will come from our own guild so that we can continue the tradition of helping each other learn within the guild. A morning and afternoon workshop will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the daily workshop, an evening mini-workshop or presentation will be available for the entire group to enjoy together. 

A separate large building is available for classroom instruction and workspace area. All workshops will be held in the classroom and space will be set aside for small group or personal work. This building will also be open in the evening to accommodate those who want to continue working on their art and for our night owls.

Amenities:

– Gardens and trails for outdoor exploration.

– Historic Manor House and tour for our history buffs.

– Fire pit for group events.

Activities:

Games and other activities will be available for our attendees.

Costs:

Costs for all three days includes everything listed above. Attendees will be required to supply their own workshop materials and any required kit fees will be paid directly to the instructors. The cost for the retreat is based on actual fees, and no markup has been applied. Payment will be made online in two installments. If a private room is requested, the additional bed fee will be added to the first installment. Final payment will be due by September 15, 2018.

$280.00 Double

$390.00 Single

1st Installment: $140.00 Double; $250.00 Single (Private room)

2nd Installment: $140.00 Double; $140.00 Single

Additional Information:

Home Page: http://chinseguthillretreat.com 

Directions: http://chinseguthillretreat.com/chinsegut-hill-directions/

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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.

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The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild

August 2 – September 29, 2018

Clearwater Main Library

100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

Viewing Hours:

Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Call for SDG Artists:

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. So look back through your work and submit the best. $20 entry fee for up to 3 pieces of 2-D or 3-D original artwork.

Christine Renc-Carter the curator of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art will judge our show. She will give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place cash prizes with honorable mentions.

We Need: 2 volunteers to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

4 volunteers to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m

2 volunteers to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

2 volunteers to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, September 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Calendar:

Sunday, July 1, 2018 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com

Sunday, July 15, 2018 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.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 a.m. until finished

Sunday, August 12, 2018 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Pickup work from Clearwater Library from 12 – 3

*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

SDG Show Committee: Donna Isaac, Angie Knowles, Aida Sheets, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Sarah Butz, June Colburn, Cindie Townley, Davida Milne.

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Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18, 2019

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.

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Mini Demo next meeting:

Marlene Glickman will be demonstrating, “Hanging Artwork for Shows,” at the July 9 meeting.

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Workshops

***“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”***Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

 There is still time to sign up for the July  Workshop! Don’t delay! Do it today!

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 July 15, 2018 from 10-3 at IRBAC

$50 plus $15 for IRBAC total $65.00

A Variety of Fabric Manipulations, using Shibori Techniques

We will be using 100% natural fibers ( cotton, linen, silk, rayon) to explore multiple aspects of binding, capping, folding, clamping and pole wrapping.

If you want to create samples for your own techniques book, we recommend a minimum of 2 yards of fabric. You’ll need more fabric if you’re making larger pieces. All fabric must be prepared for dyeing (PFD) – pre-washed to remove all sizing , etc, so it will take the dye.

A supply list will be at the June and July meetings.

Any questions call or email:

kathleenfulmer@gmail.com 727-776-6014

meilingdesigns@gmail.com 727-791-4109

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August, and September Workshops:  will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level.

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Refashion Renegades

Refashion Renegades upcycles Art to Wear Clothing and Accessories. It will be held on Friday, July 27, 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. 

For any questions call Karen Frank – 727-612-4546

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FOR SALE: * 

For Sale: smocking machine. If you have followed Ana Lisa Hedstrom’s use of a smocking machine to gather organza for dyeing, you might be looking for one of these. I bought this one years ago when my granddaughter was about to be born. She is now nearly 16 and I never used it. It isn’t new, but in new condition. Comes with instructions and even a book of ways to use it. It is mechanical not motorized. $150 Susan Lumsden 417-274-1561

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Wanted!

Kay Keeling is looking for a used sewing machine.  Call her @ 727-515-2282

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 Show & Tell

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Member Happenings

Exhibition: Conversations with Nature

Barbara Kazanis

Kaleisia Tea Lounge Gallery

1441 E. Fletcher Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612

Exhibition runs from May 5 through July 6.

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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 piecing  at Fabric Smart in Gulfport.

Atomic Starburst

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Teatime Jacket by Elizabeth Neily

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This black, white and pink jacket was put together with raw edge piecing and appliqué using an assortment of cotton fabrics. Two panels of Hatter’s Tea Party by Quilters Treasures ($13/panel) is available locally through Jay’s Fabric Center. The front opening features pink prairie points. It is fully lined with the pink fabric, also from Jay’s. The black and white fabric is available from Stargazer Quilts.
COMING SOON!
Workshop on pieced clothing design by making your own pattern.
Limited to 5 participants.
2 days with one week between each class. Dates, Time and Place will be confirmed soon.
FEE: $90 – Materials not included. Must have sewing machine and know how to sew.
For more info call: Elizabeth at 727-744-7051
Check out Art and Art-to-Wear designs at www.elizabethneily.com

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild members receive 10% discount on all classes at FAB Fiber………………FAB FIBER has Jacquard Acid and MX Dyes, Soda Ash and Synthrapol for all your dyeing needs.
Spinning • Weaving • Dyeing • Knitting • Crochet classes for individuals and small groups.
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Marlene Glickman is having classes again at her Studio and you can always subscribe to Marlene’s newsletter to learn of the latest news and happenings in silk dying.jpeg

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 Holiday Ornaments Fundraiser

Can still use more volunteers for making 6 -12 ornaments for our annual art scholarships fundraiser.  Is that you??  The ornaments will be sold at the DFAC and Florida Craft Art.  The guild gets a percentage of sales.  You decide what kind of ornament to make.  Keep in mind how much you’d charge for the ornament.  I’ll be asking you to price it.  Contact me at the next meeting or send me an email.  Pat Grice 

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Upcoming workshops with Kathleen Fulmer

July 28 – Silk Paper Making (Silk Fusion) – We will be making 3 types of silk paper. You will learn how to make paper using cultivated silk tops and cultivated silk noil.

This workshop will be from 10 – 3 at Kathleen’s house. Cost $25.00 All supplies will be provided.

August 4 – Introduction into the wonderful world of Encaustic MediumEncaustic 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. 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. 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 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!

This workshop will be from 10 – 4 at Kathleen’s house. Cost $45.00 All supplies will be provided.

August 25 – Open Studio – A fun and creative environment to continue exploring Shibori and silk over dyeing. Bring your own fabrics and poles for wrapping if you have some (there will be poles available if you don’t). Dyes, discharge and assortment of cording will be provided.

Open studio from 10 – 3 at Kathleen’s house. Cost $20.00

If you are interested in any of these workshops please call or e-mail. Space is limited.

727-776-6104 kathleenfulmer@gmail.com

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Upcoming Workshop with Robert Di Marzo

FOR YOUR INTEREST: IF YOU WISH TO LEARN THE FOLLOWING TWO NEW SKILLS, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE.

SKILL #1 FABRIC MANIPULATION THIS IS THE SAME “CLASS” AS THE “THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND TULLE TOO” OFFERED IN JUNE; ONE MIGHT SAY THIS IS A REPEAT PERFORMANCE SO IF YOU MISSED THE JUNE WORKSHOP YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR IT NOW, AT THE LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER, 9704 N. BOULEVARD, TAMPA FL. 33612 . AT THIS TIME THERE ARE ONLY 2 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHOWN AN INTEREST AND HAVE SIGNED UP FOR IT. FOR THE CLASS TO BE SCHEDULED THERE NEEDS TO BE 6 MORE PEOPLE WHO SHOW AN INTEREST IN IT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED AND HAVE THE CLASS BE A ‘GO’ YOU NEED TO CALL THE LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER AT 813-933-0241 ASK FOR MAUREEN AND / OR KELLY; OR EMAIL murphy@lectampa.org. EIGHTER OF THESE TWO LADIES WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE CLASSES.

P.S. ANY S.D.G. MEMBERS WHO MAYBE INTERESTED PLEASE TALK TO THE MEMBERS WHO TOOK MR. ROBERT DI MARZO JUNE CLASS FOR A REVIEW OF HIS CLASS AND TEACHING.

SKILL #2 PAPER JEWELRLY AND PAPER BEADS ALTOUGTH THIS CLASS IS TITLED AS A JEWELRY / BEAD MAKING CLASS THE SKILLS / TECHNIQUES CAN PRODUCE JEWEL-LIKE PIECES THAT CAN BE USED TO ENHANCE THE YOUR AREA OF EXPERTISE. HERE YOU LAMINATE LAYERS OF PAPER AND THEN MANIPULATE THE SURFACE OF YOU DESIGN SEAL THE SURFACE AND ADD IT TO WHAT EVER YOU WISH. AT THIS TIME THERE ARE ONLY 4 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHOWN AN INTEREST AND HAVE SIGNED UP FOR IT. FOR THE CLASS TO BE SCHEDULED THERE NEEDS TO BE 4 MORE PEOPLE WHO SHOW AN INTEREST IN IT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED AND HAVE THE CLASS BE A ‘GO’ YOU NEED TO CALL THE LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER AT 813-933-0241 AGAIN ASK FOR MAUREEN AND / OR KELLY; OR EMAIL murphy@lectampa.org. EIGHTER OF THESE TWO LADIES WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE CLASSES.

IF YOU ARE NOT SURE IF EITHER OF THESE CLASSES ARE WHAT YOU MAY WANT TO LEARN ABOUT; PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT THE FOLLOWING:

ROBERT DI MARZO

PHONE OR TEXT AT 313-300-6806 OR BY EMAIL AT ozram_id@msn.com.

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Happenings Around Town

Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 3.48.43 PMThere 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

The TBSDG will have a table at this event to share our love of surface design and to make our presence known to our local community. Come and help out at our table and as a Marketplace Assistant Floater, sign up for classes, and visit the vendors. Admission will be free to our members who volunteer for this event. Contact Aida Sheets at aidajune@me.com if you are able to assist.

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June 28-July 11 GUIDE TO ARTS

Cultural Events Happening in the Greater Tampa-Hillsborough County Region

ART TALKS

The Les Brown Experience
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jul 11, 2018

DANCE

Open Cypher
Presented by 8-Count Productions at Rialto Theatre
Apr 08, 2018 – Feb 24, 2019

FILM

Bazodee: A Caribbean/ Bollywood-Style Movie Musical
Presented by JRR Studios at NetPark Theater
Jun 30, 2018

Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jul 08, 2018

Gone With The Wind (1939)
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jul 01, 2018

Rocky IV (1985)
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jun 29, 2018

The Doctor From India (2018)
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jul 09, 2018

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

“HOT SUMMER I”
Presented by Clayton Galleries at Clayton Galleries
May 30, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

HISTORY, HERITAGE

Balcony-To-Backstage Tour
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jun 09, 2018 – Jul 28, 2018

KIDS & FAMILY

Little Monsters Create 6th Annual Children’s Art Show
Presented by Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association at Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association
Jun 25, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit
Presented by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library
Jun 28, 2018

The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit
Presented by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
Jun 29, 2018

The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit
Presented by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Seffner-Mango Branch Library
Jul 10, 2018

MARKETS

Temple Terrace Local Farmers Market, Saturdays
Presented by TrailBale Farms at Temple Terrace Farmers Market
Mar 10, 2018 – Dec 15, 2018

MUSEUMS

Connections – Memory Care
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Jul 10, 2018

First Friday at the Plant Museum
Presented by Henry B. Plant Museum at Henry B. Plant Museum
Jun 01, 2018 – Nov 02, 2018

MUSIC

An American Salute
Presented by Florida Wind Band at USF Music Concert Hall
Jul 01, 2018

OPEN MIC, IMPROV

Summer Improv Show at The Box
Presented by The Box Theater at The Box Theater Improv Studio
Jun 02, 2018 – Jul 07, 2018

ON STAGE

Dancing at Lughnasa
Presented by Jobsite Theater at Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 15, 2018 – Jul 08, 2018

VISUAL ART

Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity
Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Apr 01, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

Bekky Beukes Gallery
Presented by 8-Count Productions at Rialto Theatre
Jul 02, 2018 – Aug 31, 2018

VISUAL ART cont.

Beyond the Boundaries, Solo Exhibition by 2017 GAF Award Winner Glen DePasse
Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery
May 01, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Exhibit: Jennifer Kosharek Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center
May 04, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Exhibit: Parker Beaudoin
Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center
May 04, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Exhibit: The 1st Annual May Show
Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center
May 04, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Fin, Fir and Feather Exhibit
Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center
Jun 19, 2018 – Jul 13, 2018

From Muse and Myth to Figure and Gesture: 50 Years of Prints from the Permanent Collection
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
May 26, 2018 – Aug 19, 2018

Grand Visions: Art of 11 Local Artists
Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Hidden Springs Aleworks
Jun 29, 2018 – Aug 17, 2018

Having a Ball: George Sosnak’s Striking Portraits from America’s Pastime
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Mar 01, 2018 – Jul 22, 2018

Inspired by Nature: Vases, Birds, & Flowers
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Mar 09, 2018 – Jul 22, 2018

Colors of Harmony by Clarita Scioscia
Presented by John F. Germany Library at John F. Germany Public Library
Jul 01, 2018 – Aug 31, 2018

The Art of Judy Bales and Jayde Archbold
Presented by John F. Germany Library at John F. Germany Public Library
Jun 10, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

Lynn Rattray Gallery
Presented by 8-Count Productions at Rialto Theatre
May 01, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

Minor League and Best Friends
Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Apr 01, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

Once Again We’re Still Here Exhibition
Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Hidden Springs Aleworks
May 11, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Pat Blocher: Girl in the Dark
Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry
May 21, 2018 – Jul 12, 2018

Pledges of Allegiance Flag-raising
Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum
Jul 03, 2018

Restricted
Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 08, 2018 – Aug 04, 2018

Scott Owen Pierce: Vision and Memory
Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry
May 14, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Seeing Now, new works from Creatives Exchange Artist Collective
Presented by HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery at HCC Ybor Art Gallery
Jun 28, 2018 – Jul 31, 2018

Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
May 03, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018

The Classical World
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Jan 01, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018

The Classical World in Focus: Animals in Ancient Art
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Dec 31, 2016 – Jul 31, 2018

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NEW Classes for the NEW Session
of Summer ART Classes start
EVERY DAY Next Week
at the Dunedin Fine Art Center…
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Join Debbie Maddy of Calico Carriage Quilt Designs and Suzanne Connors of Aya Fiber Studio in May of 2019 for 12 days in Japan.

Japanese Textile Workshop in Japan May 13-24, 2019

Immerse yourself in an old Japanese textile tradition while experiencing the excitement of Tokyo and the beauty of the mountains on this tour and retreat.

Located in the beautiful mountain village of Fujino, just outside of Tokyo, this 12 Day retreat is a master class introduction to Japanese textiles with a focus on indigo dyeing using shibori techniques and katazome stenciling. This workshop is perfect for designers, crafters and anyone who enjoys or wants to learn about stitching and dying. For those individuals considering setting up an indigo vat at home, this is an excellent opportunity to learn to make and maintain a non-fermented indigo vat. The material covered in the workshop is also a hands-on introduction to Japanese culture in general. The ideas and technical approaches to textile work share the same ethics and standards as Japanese artistic disciplines.

Everyone will need to arrive in Tokyo on May 12th. We will spend two days in Tokyo with Bryan as our private guide. We will visit museums, shops and flea markets in search of old kimono, fabrics, papers etc.

We will then travel by train to a mountain village outside the city for an intensive indigo- dyeing workshop and cultural retreat. Our host and teacher has lived in Japan for over two decades and is an expert in Japanese textile crafts. We will stay at his 150-year-old silk-farming house where we’ll learn about indigo dyeing using the Japanese techniques of shibori (resist) and katazome (stencil) dying. We’ll also enjoy delicious home-cooked Japanese meals and unique cultural experiences.

WORKSHOPS
Immersive, multi-day, hands-on introduction to the ancient Japanese tradition of indigo- dyeing using shibori and katazome dyeing techniques (You will come home with many completed projects!)
Day-trip to visit the workshop of an esteemed sixth-generation katazome dyer CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

  • An ikebana flower arranging workshop

  • An introduction to the traditional Japanese tea ceremony

  • Hiking in the lush hills around the village

  • Visit a traditional Japanese onsen

  • Delicious home-cooked Japanese meals in addition to eating at local restaurants Two days in Tokyo + ten days in Fujino

Cost: 438,500 JPY.
In today’s market that is $3893.38 but it will be calculated when we go. That number can change up or down.
Fee includes:
*All fees for the workshops including materials.

  • *Two nights in Tokyo hotel, double occupancy

  • *Ten night’s accommodation at the farmhouse, double occupancy.

  • *All breakfasts.

  • *All transportation in Japan. From the time we meet, until and including the return train tickets back to Tokyo station on day twelve. Including excursions Tokyo.

  • *Folk Craft Museum Entrance fee.

  • *Cost of Indigo workshop in Hachioji.

  • *Hot Spring entrance fees.

 Excludes:
*International airfare (from your local airport)

  •  *Travel Insurance (we recommend a travel insurance policy and are shopping for a group rate: this would allow refunds, travel expense in case of delay and medical treatment if necessary while traveling).

  •  *Meals in Tokyo: Bryan will take us to reasonably priced restaurants in the city.

  •  *Restaurant meals except for welcome dinner. Some dinners will be decided on that particular day according to how we feel. Dinners in are covered. Dinners out are not covered. All restaurants will be reasonably priced.

  •  $1000 Deposit to Secure your space 2/1/18-5/31/18) This payment can be made with PayPal, a credit card through PayPal, a check on US account or bank transfer.

  • All subsequent payments must be made with a check drawn on a US account or a bank transfer. ( Zellepay.com is free and you can set it up with your bank) You can pay with a credit card or PayPal but any transaction fees will be added to your final payment. Thank you for your understanding on this. We simply cannot absorb the credit card fees on all of the payments.

  • $1000 payment #2: June 1, 2018 or $2,000 total at this point.

  • $1000 payment #3 Oct 1, 2018 or $3,000 total at this point.

  • Final payment: Feb 1, 2019. The final payment will be calculated to show the full payment of the trip to be 438,500 JPY plus any transaction fees incurred.

Please email Debbie or Suzanne with any questions you might have:
debbie@debbiemaddy.com
suzanne@ayafiberstudio.com

FCA is looking for bed quilts and fiber wall art.
Go here to get the entry form and entry instructions:

Important Dates And Information

Submission period opens: May 11, 2018 Submit up to 25 works
Submission deadline: August 7, 2018
Notification of acceptance via email: Week of August 9
Selected artwork due at Florida CraftArt: August 20 to 27, 2018
Opening reception and award announcements:
September 7, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Closing reception and People’s Choice Award:
October 27, 2018, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Art Pick-up/Shipping: October 28 and 29, 2018

For general exhibition information or questions related to the call to artists, contact: Florida CraftArt Gallery manager Liz Rogers at (727) 821-7391 or email Liz@FloridaCraftArt.org.

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Ellen Nepustil, member of Sarasota Surface Design, has opened a new wet studio in downtown Bradenton, Fl, 529 13th St West, ste 102.  Available for private or shared rental. It has 12 tables, is air conditioned and has a large utility sink for washout.   If you need some space for wet work, contact her about rates. Private rental means only your group is in there, shared means some other people might be in there the same day.  She will add tables as needed. Contact her at enepustil@yahoo.com

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Pat Pauly  Workshop
Workshop Description: Glorious Prints
Contact Ellen Nepustil at enepustil@yahoo.com
              Pat Pauly  patpaulyart@gmail.com
March 11-15, 2019   Fee: $400 plus $50 supply fee
529 13th St W
Bradenton, Florida
Glorious Prints! Discover dozens of ways to use silkscreen to print gorgeous cloth. Experiment with “underlayments”, resists, stencils, and learn in-depth techniques for printing using thickened dye. As well as color mixing and color theory, you’ll learn the silkscreen’s versatility for making fabric with exquisite color and complexity. Soy wax resist, monoprinting, stamps, and stencils – all are combined with screen printing for one-of-a-kind irresistible fabric. Uncover the magic of printing with dyes!

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The Earlybird catches the worm…

In Florida, early bird specials used to be common in all our restaurants. You would always find dinner specials at reduced prices during the time before the busy dinner hour. This proverbial saying, first recorded in English in 1605, is so familiar that it is often shortened to early bird, a term also used in the sense of “early riser”. Our fall and Winter classes fill quickly and it is the early birds who are able to save their space for these classes. For the next 5 days, you can also save 10% on your  NEW class registrations or Class Balance and be one of the early birds in our exciting 2018-2019 Season of workshops! USE CODE: early bird at checkout.

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 2018-2019 Instructors ( unlinked names have not confirmed dates)
Suzanne Connors ( indigo, shibori, eco-print)
Charity Van der Meer (
nuno felt)
Nicola Brown (eco-print)
Catharine O’Leary (
nuno felt)
Kerr Grabowski ( deconstructed screen print)
M Theresa Brown (
Botannical Print on Leather)
Carol Soderlund ( Color Palette with MX Dyes)
Ann Johnston ( Dye Painting & Printing)
Jean Gauger ( Scarflette to Poncho Nuno Felt)
Akemi Nakano Cohn (
katazome & Indigo)
Gasali 
Adeymo (Batik)
Anastasia Azure ( jewelry Weaving)
Ana Lisa Hedstrom (Shibori)
Catharine Ellis (Natural Dye, Indigo)
Lisa Binkley (Stitched Beads)
Wen Redmond (digital surface design)
Pia Reinghaus (Shibori)
Jiyoung Chung (Joomchi)
Tommey Scanlin (Tapestry Weaving)
Susan Lenz (HOT< Contemporary Surface Design)
10 Day JAPAN Trip (Indigo/ Shibori)

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Fiber Art Gallery

invites fiber artists

to submit work for one person gallery show

featuring contemporary approaches to fiber art.

Wall Works:

Dimensional works that are intended for wall display.

Sculptural Works:

Works that may be free-standing or suspended.

Vessel Forms/Basketry:

Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form.

Art to Wear:

Garments, accessories and jewelry.

Functional Things:

Books, bags, masks and other creative things.

Submission:

No deadline – No fee

On going schedule for two month show

Items may be available for sale on consignment

Send an email with your contact information and 4 photos of your work. Jane@fiberart-inc.com Call for details: 813-792-5999

Visit Fiber Art Gallery located at 8727 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL 33556

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If you are a Hillsborough County nonprofit planning to apply for one of our 2018-19 Cultural Development Grants, the deadline is coming up fast! This longstanding program offers general program support to 501c3 arts and cultural organizations based in Hillsborough. All applications must be submitted through our online grant system. Register and start your application early.

DEADLINE: Friday, June 15, 4 pm

MORE INFOTampaArts.org/grants/organization-grant-program

APPLY ONLINE: https://artscouncilhc.smapply.io/

ALSO: We are also accepting applications to our new Community Arts Impact Grant program which is open to any type of 501c3 organization in Hillsborough for specific project support.

PANELISTS WANTED: Are you interested in becoming a grant panelist for one of our grant programs? Be part of a panel! Self-nomination forms are on our website, TampaArts.org.

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                                                                    Arts Council of Hillsborough County
                                505 East Jackson Street, Suite 306
Tampa, FL 33602

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Visit Tampa Bay and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County are calling all local artists to enter for a chance to have their art featured on the cover of Visit Tampa Bay’s 2019 Official Visitor’s Guide.

“Visit Tampa Bay prides itself on publishing a visitor’s guide that shows off the destination’s best and brightest talent every year,” says Visit Tampa Bay president and CEO, Santiago Corrada, “Giving a local artist a chance to be featured in our cover pays homage to the amazing talent we have right here in Hillsborough County.”

Published annually, the visitor’s guide promotes Tampa Bay as a vibrant tourism and convention destination and is distributed to 150,000 national and international media, tour operators and meeting planners throughout the year.

“The Arts Council is thrilled to collaborate with Visit Tampa Bay in this endeavor,” says Martine Meredith Collier, executive director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, “Arts and tourism are natural partners, and this contest provides an opportunity for those who know the community best—our residents—to highlight what makes Tampa Bay special to them.”

In addition to being featured on the cover of Visit Tampa Bay’s official visitor’s guide, the winning artist will win a cash prize of $1,000. All artists must reside in Hillsborough County and submissions must be received by July 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST on visittampabay.com/covercontest. Click here for contest terms and conditions.

MORE INFOhttps://www.visittampabay.com/covercontest/rules/

DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

The Arts Council is grateful for the support of

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                                                                    Arts Council of Hillsborough County
                                 505 East Jackson Street, Suite 306
Tampa, FL 33602

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The International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska
War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics
May 25-Sept. 16, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska  Learn More

The quilts in this exhibition are drawn primarily from the extraordinary collection of quilt historian and London Royal Society for Arts fellow, Dr. Annette Gero. She has assembled this collection over a period of more than thirty years from fewer than one hundred known examples. Quilt is used as a term of convenience to refer to these textiles that are not quilted, have no batting, and are almost never backed. Many were intended to be wall hung, or they were used as table covers rather than as bedcovers; others functioned as portable game boards. The end use was less critical than the act of creation itself either during a campaign or upon return to the safe harbor of home. The quilts date to the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars and also the British colonies, made by soldiers, sailors, or military tailors in Europe or India.

Dr. Gero writes this about assembling the exhibition: “These extraordinary textiles, all made by men, demonstrate that some beauty can come out of the horrors of war. The emotions and the pleasures provided by these pieces—in particular, the intarsias, which tell stories of kings and other brave men—have meant that they have survived and been treasured for three hundred years by subsequent generations. We may not know for what purpose they were used or even why they were made, but they are still exemplary works of great beauty. Although the quilts are all somehow related to war, to me, they are about passion. The makers thought about their children and loved ones at home, the celebration of kings and victories, and most importantly, the feeling of hope through centuries of wars.”

Images: (Above) Intarsia Quilt with Soldiers and Musicians. Wool, with embroidery thread; hand-appliquéd and hand-embroidered. Prussia, c. 1760–1780. (Center) Prussian Army Intarsia Quilt. Wool from military uniforms, with embroidery thread; hand-appliquéd and hand-embroidered. Dated 1806.
(Bottom Left to Right) Soldier’s Quilt. Wool. United Kingdom, c. 1855. Holy Roman Empire Intarsia Quilt. Wool, with embroidery thread; hand-appliquéd and hand-embroidered. Austria or Prussia, 1846–1851. All photos courtesy of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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15th Annual International Folk Art Market
July 13–15, 2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico  Learn More

Organized by the International Folk Art Alliance (IFFA), the Folk Art Market will bring together 160 master artists from over 50 countries to sell their extraordinary artwork and share their culture at this colorful, international bazaar.

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Textile Arts Center
Summer of Stitch
June 4– August 18, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota  Learn More

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, mending or repair, or for embellishment and decoration, the stitch has long been an essential and fundamental element of textile and fiber arts and practice. Three artists—Tom Lundberg, Susan Brandeis, and Susan Moss—each with extensive experience in using the stitch in the act of art making, come together to share their work through three unique exhibitions and special guest teaching artist workshops.

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Brooklyn Museum
Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu
May 18–November 25, 2018
Brooklyn, New York  Learn More

An exhibition that pairs ancient Andean quipus from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection with a newly commissioned installation by artist Cecilia Vicuña. These quipus of the past and present explore the nature of language and memory and art.

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Newark Museum
Dramatic Threads: Textiles of Asia
March 14, 2018–February 2019
Newark, New Jersey  Learn More

Featuring theatrical and political costumes as well as architectural and decorative textiles from diverse areas of Asia this exhibition showcases works that display a wide range of techniques. From different embroidery stitches to woven textiles ranging from virtuoso brocades and slit-tapestry to twill and plain weaves and made of  gold, silk, wool, cotton, an array of textiles illustrate cultural preferences and regional differences of China, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Tibet.

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Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles
The Boteh of Kashmir and Paisley
June 29, 2018–February 2, 2019
Berkeley, California  Learn More

An expansive display of Kashmir and Paisley fabric and designs representing several nations and spanning several centuries.

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extile Society of America 16th Biennual Sympiosium
The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global
September 19–23, 2018
Vancouver, Canada  Learn More

Registration is underway for this biennual event of scholarly interchange, keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and exhibitions. Plus there is a series of pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours.

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2018 TBSDG Officers 

President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Daubar.                                                                                 Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley

Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley

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June 11, 2018
The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 p.m.
Guests included – Debra Cooper who enjoys the garment and entertainment business,
Kyleigh Jones – Pat Grices’s granddaughter, and her friend Jaden King.
Treasury Report – Given by Aida Sheets for Bonnie Bowman.  As of May 31, 2018 we have $6504.72 plus $663.50 in the Show Committee.

Shows – Given by Aida Sheets for Sarah Butz
The upcoming show, Color of Creativity, the best of 20 years of the Surface Design Guild,
at the Clearwater Main Library will run August 2-September 29. The contract is online, and you may submit up to 3 pieces of art for $20. Please let Sarah Butz know if you would like to help with art intake, hanging, or take down. We will have invitation cards to handout. Your photos must be received by July 1st to Sara Butz through, Saradesign@yahoo.com with at least a 300 dpi. Work will be received Sunday July 29th between the hours of 12:00-3:00 pm. at the library.  We have been accepted at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center for the Summer of 2019.

Workshops – Shellee Wells
On July 15, Mei Ling St. Leger and Kathleen Fuller will hold a workshop on a variety of
techniques with shibori dyeing. They will have a list of supplies and suggestions on the
website.
Retreat information is online for signup. We will have 5 different instructors. You may
summit ideas to teach prior to the next meeting. You will be able to make 2 payments, and may request a private or shared room. We will have choices online for classes for the members to vote.

Events – Aida Sheets
We would like to begin doing some local events so that we no longer need to travel to
Lakeland to promote our guild and surface design. The following opportunities have come our way:  Tampa Bay Etsy Crew Craft Party is July 7, a one-day event in St. Petersburg. Sign up to help set up, and man our table. We need 3 people at the table, and some demos. They are one-hour shifts. Setup begins at 9:00 a.m. Art cloth and perhaps wall hangings could be draped over the tables for viewing.

Stitcher Paradise is July 12-14 at the Hilton Carrillon. Hours are 10:00-5:00. There are
approximately 12-20 vendors. There are very few other area fiber events. Wonderfil
Specialty Threads will be there, and we will be able to have hanging displays.

Hollis Chatelain Trunk Show/Workshop – Hollis Chatelain is a textile painting artist who will be doing a workshop for another guild in Florida in November 2019. Angie Knowles presented a suggestion for our guild to bring Hollis to Clearwater at the same time. With more guilds involved, the cost would be reduced. It was also suggested that more local guilds might want to participate and lower the cost even more. Her charge is $700 daily; 20 people per class. A vote was taken to determine interest, and many members in attendance raised their hands. Angie Knowles and Shellee Wells agreed to chair the event.
Mini Demo – Rhonda Kuntz gave a wonderful demo on using Shiva oil sticks. She showed
a multitude of examples on various materials. Thank you Rhonda.

Show-N-Tell
Edda Juhl – chenille wrap, Carol Bickford – June Colburn’s workshop faux chenille square,
Rhonda Kuntz – Chenille scarves and alcohol inks, Kay Keeling – shibori from Kathleen
Fulmer’s class, Carol Gentry – crocheted shoulder cover, Robert Di Marzo – needlepoint
canvas called Whispering Willows, Elizabeth Neily – exquisite feather and flamingo
headdress, jacket made from Roberts class, dyed tea cloths, eco dyed wall hanging, Beryl
Heeren – cut out wooden hangers hand painted with female figures, Ellen DeIntinis – dolls of paper maché and fabrics, Angie Knowles – rusted fabrics on canvas, indigo shibori piece, and black discharged cloth, MJ Baker – puppets, stencils made from hot glue, vintage fabrics, and little boxes.

Announcements
Trish Sande’s husband has passed away. Please support her with a card.
Shellee Wells – mystery gift drawing will be held at our August meeting.
Angie Knowles is teaching an indigo class on June 28th in Tampa, at the Life Enrichment
Art Center.
Refashion Renegades meets Friday June 22 from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Please clean up the meeting room, place your own chairs back under the tables, and be
sure nothing is left on the floors.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 pm.

 

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June 2018

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In January 2019, our guild will have it’s first ever retreat at beautiful Chinesgut Hill in Brooksville, Florida. I am excited to spend three days in this lovely location with our wonderfully creative guild members. We have entitled the retreat, 20 Years of Creative Collaboration, to emphasize what we do best, which is to share our knowledge and creativity about surface design with each other.
Four workshops, and three evening presentations are being planned in order to continue the sharing of ideas, and of course there will be plenty of time for just relaxing and getting to know your fellow guild members. I hope that everyone will plan to attend.
Beginning in July of this year, our regular monthly workshops will focus on mastering art cloth
techniques in a series to include shibori, dyeing, overdying, discharge, and mark making tools. This
is a series of workshops that you don’t want to miss, whether you are new to art cloth, or a master
in your own right. Come and share the learning experience with others and bring your own ideas
and expertise to share as well.

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20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, 20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat, will take place on January 18-21, 2019, at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat at 22495 Chinesgut Hill Road, Brooksville, FL

Schedule: 

18 Friday p.m., Arrive, Dinner and Presentation

19 Saturday a.m. Breakfast, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

19 Saturday p.m. Lunch, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

19 Saturday evening, Dinner and Presentation

20 Sunday a.m. Breakfast, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

20 Sunday p.m. Lunch, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

20 Sunday evening, Dinner and Presentation

21 Monday a.m. Breakfast, Depart

Attendees will have time for personal work, visiting with fellow members, touring the Chinesgut Hill Mansion, and enjoying the nature trails and the view from the highest point in the county.

Lodging:

Seven cabins are available with eight beds per cabin in four bedrooms, double occupancy. Each bedroom has one bathroom per two beds. Eight rooms (two cabins) will initially be set aside for private rooms, and if more private rooms are required, a waiting list will be compiled for available rooms to be assigned at the end of the sign-up period. Private rooms will incur the additional expense of the second bed. Common areas include a living room, dining area with a large table, kitchen with counter space, refrigerator, microwave, sink, and coffee maker, and porches front and back. 

Meals:

All meals are included in the price of the retreat and will be served in the dining hall by the staff of Chinesgut Hill. Dinner will be served on Friday through Sunday, breakfast will be served on Saturday through Monday, and lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees can bring their own snacks and drinks.

Workshops: 

All instructors will come from our own guild so that we can continue the tradition of helping each other learn within the guild. A morning and afternoon workshop will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the daily workshop, an evening mini-workshop or presentation will be available for the entire group to enjoy together. 

A separate large building is available for classroom instruction and workspace area. All workshops will be held in the classroom and space will be set aside for small group or personal work. This building will also be open in the evening to accommodate those who want to continue working on their art and for our night owls.

Amenities:

– Gardens and trails for outdoor exploration.

– Historic Manor House and tour for our history buffs.

– Fire pit for group events.

Activities:

Games and other activities will be available for our attendees.

Costs:

Costs for all three days includes everything listed above. Attendees will be required to supply their own workshop materials and any required kit fees will be paid directly to the instructors. The cost for the retreat is based on actual fees, and no markup has been applied. Payment will be made online in two installments. If a private room is requested, the additional bed fee will be added to the first installment. Final payment will be due by September 15, 2018.

$280.00 Double

$390.00 Single

1st Installment: $140.00 Double; $250.00 Single (Private room)

2nd Installment: $140.00 Double; $140.00 Single

Additional Information:

Home Page: http://chinseguthillretreat.com 

Directions: http://chinseguthillretreat.com/chinsegut-hill-directions/

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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 COLOR OF CREATIVITY

The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild

August 2 – September 29, 2018

Clearwater Main Library

100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

Viewing Hours:

Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Call for SDG Artists:

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. So look back through your work and submit the best. $20 entry fee for up to 3 pieces of 2-D or 3-D original artwork.

Christine Renc-Carter the curator of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art will judge our show. She will give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place cash prizes with honorable mentions.

We Need: 2 volunteers to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

4 volunteers to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m

2 volunteers to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

2 volunteers to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, September 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Calendar:

Sunday, July 1, 2018 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com

Sunday, July 15, 2018 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.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 a.m. until finished

Sunday, August 12, 2018 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Pickup work from Clearwater Library from 12 – 3

*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

SDG Show Committee: Donna Isaac, Angie Knowles, Aida Sheets, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Sarah Butz, June Colburn, Cindie Townley, Davida Milne.

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Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18, 2019

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.

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Mini Demo next meeting:

June 10  – Mini Demo is “Shiva Paint Sticks and Texture Plates” by Rhonda Kuntz

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May Mini Demo Photos

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Workshops

***“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”***Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

 There is still time to sign up for the June Workshop! Don’t delay! Do it today!

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Faux Chenille Workshop

June Colburn   $60.00 –  10am. to 4pm.

Class will begin with a trunk show of June’s jackets, showing various colorways. Most are from silk kimono; some layers are from rayon kimono. (At the May meeting, June will bring some inexpensive kimono for those who would like to incorporate one or two into their faux chenille.)

We will discuss design, both as it applies to the layers of color and to the arrangment of the stitching/cutting.

Several layers are needed in order to get a nice “bloom”.  A mix of fiber in the same jacket is fine.  Suggested fabrics—thrift shop finds, such as silk/rayon dresses, blouses or drapes. Old rayon table cloths, consider dyeing them first!  Hand-dyed fabrics—a way to use up some of your stash!  Kimono, esp. those with damage, as it won’t show in the layers.  *most silk scarves will be too soft to bloom well.

Fabric requirements:  silk or rayon preferred; cotton, lt. wt. linen 4-6 layers of silk/rayon  or   3-4 layers cotton/linen

Yardage:    based on your back length measurement X 2 (for front + back) plus sleeve length X 2  (sleeves are optional)

Fabric layers— enough yardage for each layer! Be generous, fabric will shrink in  wash/drying!

*NOTE:  The bottom and top layers should be whole cloth or pieces stitched together (with finished seams) to create the shape as shown on the supply list.  The “interior” layers can be pieces of two or more fabrics. The other layers can be flat pieces that will be laid down to fill the jacket (or other) shape and cut to fit as necessary.

Fabric preparation before class:  Do not pre-wash your fabric before class, as we want the “bloom” to occur after the jacket/shawl/bag/pillow or quilt is stitched, cut, washed and dried.    If you are using re-cycled garments, take them completely apart, remove any serged edges, pockets, collars, plackets, etc. TIP:  Rayon fabrics will provide the most “bloom”, so even if you’re using layers of other fibers, having at least one layer of rayon may help the loft of the chenille …………………………………………………………………….

Supplies:  yard stick; -fabric marker; -tons of pins; -sharp fabric scissors; -sewing machine; thread……………………………….QUESTIONS?  email:  june@junecolburn.com; 727/585-8062

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July Workshop

July 15, 2018 from 10-3 at IRBAC

$50 plus $15 for IRBAC total $65.00

A Varity of Fabric Manipulations, using Shibori Techniques

We will be using 100% natural fibers ( cotton, linen, silk, rayon) to explore multiple aspects of binding, capping, folding, clamping and pole wrapping.

If you want to create samples for your own techniques book, we recommend a minimum of 2 yards of fabric. You’ll need more fabric if you’re making larger pieces. All fabric must be prepared for dyeing (PFD) – pre-washed to remove all sizing , etc, so it will take the dye.

A supply list will be at the June and July meetings.

Any questions call or email:

kathleenfulmer@gmail.com 727-776-6014

meilingdesigns@gmail.com 727-791-4109

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August, and September Workshops:  will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level.

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Refashion Renegades will be held Friday,  June 22th, 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

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FOR SALE: * 

For Sale: smocking machine. If you have followed Ana Lisa Hedstrom’s use of a smocking machine to gather organza for dyeing, you might be looking for one of these. I bought this one years ago when my granddaughter was about to be born. She is now nearly 16 and I never used it. It isn’t new, but in new condition. Comes with instructions and even a book of ways to use it. It is mechanical not motorized. $150 Susan Lumsden 417-274-1561

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Wanted!

Kay Keeling is looking for a used sewing machine.  Call her @ 727-515-2282

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Member Happenings

Exhibition: Conversations with Nature

Barbara Kazanis

Kaleisia Tea Lounge Gallery

1441 E. Fletcher Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612

Exhibition runs from May 5 through July 6.

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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 piecing  at Fabric Smart in Gulfport.Atomic Starburst

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Teatime Jacket by Elizabeth Neily
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This black, white and pink jacket was put together with raw edge piecing and appliqué using an assortment of cotton fabrics. Two panels of Hatter’s Tea Party by Quilters Treasures ($13/panel) is available locally through Jay’s Fabric Center. The front opening features pink prairie points. It is fully lined with the pink fabric, also from Jay’s. The black and white fabric is available from Stargazer Quilts.
COMING SOON!
Workshop on pieced clothing design by making your own pattern.
Limited to 5 participants.
2 days with one week between each class. Dates, Time and Place will be confirmed soon.
FEE: $90 – Materials not included. Must have sewing machine and know how to sew.
For more info call: Elizabeth at 727-744-7051
Check out Art and Art-to-Wear designs at www.elizabethneily.com

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild members receive 10% discount on all classes at FAB Fiber………………FAB FIBER has Jacquard Acid and MX Dyes, Soda Ash and Synthrapol for all your dyeing needs.
Spinning • Weaving • Dyeing • Knitting • Crochet classes for individuals and small groups.
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Happenings Around Town

Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 3.48.43 PMThere 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

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Join Debbie Maddy of Calico Carriage Quilt Designs and Suzanne Connors of Aya Fiber Studio in May of 2019 for 12 days in Japan.

Japanese Textile Workshop in Japan May 13-24, 2019

Immerse yourself in an old Japanese textile tradition while experiencing the excitement of Tokyo and the beauty of the mountains on this tour and retreat.

Located in the beautiful mountain village of Fujino, just outside of Tokyo, this 12 Day retreat is a master class introduction to Japanese textiles with a focus on indigo dyeing using shibori techniques and katazome stenciling. This workshop is perfect for designers, crafters and anyone who enjoys or wants to learn about stitching and dying. For those individuals considering setting up an indigo vat at home, this is an excellent opportunity to learn to make and maintain a non-fermented indigo vat. The material covered in the workshop is also a hands-on introduction to Japanese culture in general. The ideas and technical approaches to textile work share the same ethics and standards as Japanese artistic disciplines.

Everyone will need to arrive in Tokyo on May 12th. We will spend two days in Tokyo with Bryan as our private guide. We will visit museums, shops and flea markets in search of old kimono, fabrics, papers etc.

We will then travel by train to a mountain village outside the city for an intensive indigo- dyeing workshop and cultural retreat. Our host and teacher has lived in Japan for over two decades and is an expert in Japanese textile crafts. We will stay at his 150-year-old silk-farming house where we’ll learn about indigo dyeing using the Japanese techniques of shibori (resist) and katazome (stencil) dying. We’ll also enjoy delicious home-cooked Japanese meals and unique cultural experiences.

WORKSHOPS
Immersive, multi-day, hands-on introduction to the ancient Japanese tradition of indigo- dyeing using shibori and katazome dyeing techniques (You will come home with many completed projects!)
Day-trip to visit the workshop of an esteemed sixth-generation katazome dyer CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

  • An ikebana flower arranging workshop

  • An introduction to the traditional Japanese tea ceremony

  • Hiking in the lush hills around the village

  • Visit a traditional Japanese onsen

  • Delicious home-cooked Japanese meals in addition to eating at local restaurants Two days in Tokyo + ten days in Fujino

Cost: 438,500 JPY.
In today’s market that is $3893.38 but it will be calculated when we go. That number can change up or down.
Fee includes:
*All fees for the workshops including materials.

  • *Two nights in Tokyo hotel, double occupancy

  • *Ten night’s accommodation at the farmhouse, double occupancy.

  • *All breakfasts.

  • *All transportation in Japan. From the time we meet, until and including the return train tickets back to Tokyo station on day twelve. Including excursions Tokyo.

  • *Folk Craft Museum Entrance fee.

  • *Cost of Indigo workshop in Hachioji.

  • *Hot Spring entrance fees.

 Excludes:
*International airfare (from your local airport)

  •  *Travel Insurance (we recommend a travel insurance policy and are shopping for a group rate: this would allow refunds, travel expense in case of delay and medical treatment if necessary while traveling).

  •  *Meals in Tokyo: Bryan will take us to reasonably priced restaurants in the city.

  •  *Restaurant meals except for welcome dinner. Some dinners will be decided on that particular day according to how we feel. Dinners in are covered. Dinners out are not covered. All restaurants will be reasonably priced.

  •  $1000 Deposit to Secure your space 2/1/18-5/31/18) This payment can be made with PayPal, a credit card through PayPal, a check on US account or bank transfer.

  • All subsequent payments must be made with a check drawn on a US account or a bank transfer. ( Zellepay.com is free and you can set it up with your bank) You can pay with a credit card or PayPal but any transaction fees will be added to your final payment. Thank you for your understanding on this. We simply cannot absorb the credit card fees on all of the payments.

  • $1000 payment #2: June 1, 2018 or $2,000 total at this point.

  • $1000 payment #3 Oct 1, 2018 or $3,000 total at this point.

  • Final payment: Feb 1, 2019. The final payment will be calculated to show the full payment of the trip to be 438,500 JPY plus any transaction fees incurred.

Please email Debbie or Suzanne with any questions you might have:
debbie@debbiemaddy.com
suzanne@ayafiberstudio.com

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The Pinellas Community Foundation Act II Artist Grant seeks to assist in the recognition and support of artists aged 60+ who embody the practice of aging in place and, through their creative work, inspire other artists and art lovers and help to make Pinellas County a vibrant arts and cultural destination.
The focus of the grant funding will be toward the creation of original works of art that explore the concept of aging: emotionally, intellectually and physically.
Applications will be accepted in the following disciplines:
  • Choreography
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Media Arts
  • Music Composition
  • Theater/Musical Theater
  • Visual Art
Learn more about the grant application and guidelines by clicking the link below!
GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
These interactive workshops allows artist applicants to ask Creative Pinellas staff questions about all aspects of the grant process. Workshops are held at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Rd. in Largo.
Thursday, May 31: 6-8 pm
Saturday, June 2: 1-3 pm
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Have you signed up for a meeting in your community, yet?

 

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We’re bringing artists and planners together to create change for our county and we need your ideas and input.

Creative Pinellas is teaming up with Forward Pinellas, the county’s land use and transportation planning agency, to turn Alt-19 into a Cultural Corridor. Please join us at one of our public meetings to help us shape the way forward.

 

A Cultural Corridor is a route that features and connects multiple arts and cultural attractions, creating a magnet for tourism and urban revitalization. See an example of a Cultural Corridor HERE.
For more information, please contact Samantha Samson at samantha.samson@creativepinellas.org or 727-582-2174
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SAVE THE DATES: June 4th-9th for our BIG Anniversary Celebration Week!

 

Cork + Color Create this Cute Hedgehog!

We’ve added a class to create this cute little hedgehog pillow during our anniversary week celebration! Who wouldn’t just love this cute little face?
Kits are available with all that color!

                                      Working With Cuddle

Join Allen and Reed as they teach you to work with Cuddle fabric. They will share tips on how to work with Cuddle as you assemble your kit. The final product is beautiful and oh so soft!
Grab your kit in either store and save 20% and then sign up here:

                                      Mastering Your Sashiko

We’re so EXCITED to have Evy Hawkins back in our stores teaching her “Mastering Your Sashiko Class”.
If you own a BabyLock Sashiko you won’t want to miss this class! Evy is the Sashiko master and is an amazing teacher and will be here August 27th in Tampa and August 28th in Largo.

                            36 Month Financing Starts Today!!

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The Earlybird catches the worm…

 

the early bird gets the worm.

In Florida, early bird specials used to be common in all our restaurants. You would always find dinner specials at reduced prices during the time before the busy dinner hour. This proverbial saying, first recorded in English in 1605, is so familiar that it is often shortened to early bird, a term also used in the sense of “early riser”. Our fall and Winter classes fill quickly and it is the early birds who are able to save their space for these classes. For the next 5 days, you can also save 10% on your  NEW class registrations or Class Balance and be one of the early birds in our exciting 2018-2019 Season of workshops! USE CODE: early bird at checkout.

 

SAVE MY SPOT

 

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VIDEO LINK

 2018-2019 Instructors ( unlinked names have not confirmed dates)
Suzanne Connors ( indigo, shibori, eco-print)
Charity Van der Meer (
nuno felt)
Nicola Brown (eco-print)
Catharine O’Leary (
nuno felt)
Kerr Grabowski ( deconstructed screen print)
M Theresa Brown (
Botannical Print on Leather)
Carol Soderlund ( Color Palette with MX Dyes)
Ann Johnston ( Dye Painting & Printing)
Jean Gauger ( Scarflette to Poncho Nuno Felt)
Akemi Nakano Cohn (
katazome & Indigo)
Gasali 
Adeymo (Batik)
Anastasia Azure ( jewelry Weaving)
Ana Lisa Hedstrom (Shibori)
Catharine Ellis (Natural Dye, Indigo)
Lisa Binkley (Stitched Beads)
Wen Redmond (digital surface design)
Pia Reinghaus (Shibori)
Jiyoung Chung (Joomchi)
Tommey Scanlin (Tapestry Weaving)
Susan Lenz (HOT< Contemporary Surface Design)
10 Day JAPAN Trip (Indigo/ Shibori)

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