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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Mini Demo September Meeting

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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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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,
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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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proud to announce

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

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/art/d/quilt-fabric-embroidery/6651784243.html

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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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Join the gobal community of 3400+ artists, collectors and arts professionals. www.SAQA.Com/join….Use discount code QAM for $10 off

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.

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:

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!

JULY Workshop

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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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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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 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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ICYMI: Recent News from Our Blog

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…
With a catalog THIS BIG, there’s
bound to be something to inspire
you… Click below to find it!Dunedin Fine Art Center 2018  SUMMER I June 4-July 15  workshop week July 16-22  SUMMER II July 23-Sept 2  FALL I Sept 10-Oct 21  workshop week Oct 22 -28  FALL II Oct 29-Dec 16    studio art classes and workshops for children, teens & adults  SUMMER/FALL 2018  GLADYS DOUGLAS SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS  DUNEDIN, FLORIDA  register NOW at www.dfac.orgCan’t find what you’re looking for?
Call 727.298.DFAC right now…
We can help!Dunedin Fine Art Center  1143 Michigan Boulevard  Dunedin, Florida 34698  Tel. 727.298.3322  Fax. 727.298.3326

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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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Your Monthly Calendar of World Textile Events

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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.

……… Aida Sheets

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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

smocking machine

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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Happenings Around Town

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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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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
                                                              

****************Members 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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May 14th, 2018
The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 p.m.
Our guests were: Tina – fiber artist, M.J. Baker – rag rugs and puppets, Norma Santiago,
Bonnie Swartz, Robin Murphy, and Susan Katz of the Red Tent Women’s Initiative, and
Helda – Edda Juhl’s cousin from Germany.
Treasury Report: Aida Sheets for Bonnie Bowman
We currently have $6,554.82 and 80 members.
Red Tent Women’s Initiative – Susan Katz gave a report on how much they appreciate
our gifts of materials and supplies. She showed a few things the ladies have made and are on display in their storefront. She is still requesting help for instructors. She especiallyrequested someone who can teach how to make swimwear.
Shows: Sara Butz
The Color of Creativity is August 2 – September 29 at the Clearwater Library. The fee is
$20 and you can submit up to 3 pieces of art. We will have a judge. July 1st is the deadline
to submit any photos to Sarah, and we will be hanging artwork on Aug 1st. Our members’ show for next year will be from June 9 – Aug, 2019 at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.
Workshops: Shelley Wells and Elizabeth Neily
This Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the IRBAC, Robert Di Marzo will be teaching a class
on Creative Stitching. On June 10th, June Colburn will be teaching a class on Faux Chenille at the IRABC from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and the items on her supply list. July, August, September to be a type of round robin and will be announced as we go.

A January retreat is being assembled for 2019.
Holiday Ornament Fundraiser:
Pat Grice will continue to be the chair. She has a signup sheet in the front. We need as
many participants as possible. Dana Maley has suggested we take some to Fiber Arts in
Odessa.
Tampa Bay Etsy Crew Craft Party:
Aida Sheets wanted to know if anyone was interested in our guild participating in a booth July 7th at the St Petersburg Coliseum. There were mixed feelings. The booth is $65. Mei- Ling St. Leger volunteered to help man the booth. She suggested we have make-n-takes as we did in Orlando.
Mini Workshop:
June Colburn gave an amazing mini demo on slashed velvets and other materials and how
to manipulate them in various uses.
Show-n-Tell:
Kathleen Fulmer’s Encaustic Class – Dana Maley and Cindy Townley showed their books,
Beryl Heeren – chenille vest Florida style, Angie Knowles – Thai silk shibori, black acid dye, vintage saree, Mei-Ling St. Leger and Leeann Kroetsch showed their shibori of steamed pressed folds from Kathleen Fulmer’s class, M.J. Baker – braided cotton rag rug, Donna Isaac – mixed media triangle wall hanging, Ellen DeIntinis – couture layered skirt and Renaissance outfit, Edda Juhl – two small wall hangings with raised critters, Susan
Lumsden – works in progress wall hanging, layered, bounded silks, ice dyeing on various
silks, Elizabeth Neily – rust dyed dress, printing from Susan Lumsden’s class, Sara Butz –
Japanese Nui project on linen shirt with hand embroidery and appliqué, Barbara Kazanis – eco dyeing, Marlene Glickman – patches of quilts and embroidering, pin weaving, Jane Wolff – weaver, woven long skirt and scarf, Peggy Paramore Daubar – couture top made from Linda Dawson’s make your mark class.
Announcements:
Jane Wolff – Fiber Arts – submit your work to display in her store. Every 2 months she
features a different artist, with no deadlines, and no fees.
Cindie Townley – Refashion Renegades on May 25 from 11:30-3:30 at the Unitarian
Universalist Church, $5 donation, please.
June Colburn has a Red Tent t-shirt for $20, and Marlene Glickman suggested an online
donation.
Elizabeth Neily – Art cloth workshop in Gulfport.
Jeni Glaser has a loom to sell
Angie Knowles has handouts for Happy Apple’s Quilts event June 21st demo.
Carol Gamel – check out techniques book.
Janie Hendrix – Ryan’s Case for Smiles
The meeting was adjourned at 8:23 p.m.

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May 2018

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President’s Letter

As 2018 is the 20th anniversary of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, it occurred to me that each of us have a history with surface design that is worth celebrating. I am going to share mine with you in hopes that this will encourage you to share yours with others.

Art was always a primary interest for me as a child, and because my mother sewed, my earliest artistic expressions were with fabric and thread. I can’t remember how much sewing I did prior to this, but when I was in the third grade, my mother taught me how to make a dress on the sewing machine from a commercial pattern. It was very simple, but it gave me the confidence to do my own sewing. To begin with, I used most of that confidence making doll clothes, but as I got older, I made many of my own clothes and accessories. Surface design became an integral part of the things that I made, as I really enjoyed hand embroidery and would often embellish what I had sewn with embroidered designs.

Life became busier after college and I took up new adventures, so sewing took a back seat. Later when my children were young, my desire to create with my hands resurfaced, and I began exploring surface design techniques with paper. Collage, hand made paper, and papier maché became my favorite past times. That was until Pokey Bolton of Quilting Arts TV opened up the world of fabric dyeing to those of us who only knew about Rit dye in the grocery store! I wanted very much to enter this new world of surface design on fabric, but was unsure how to begin. While surfing the web, I came upon Marlene Glickman’s website, Silkdyes.com, where she had a reference to the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild.

A dyeing guild, right here in Pinellas County! I knew that was for me. I went to the next meeting, where Mei-Ling St. Leger was greeting and made me feel welcome, and I placed membership that night. The rest, as they say, is history. I have tried many new surface design techniques over the years since I have been with the guild. Dyeing and shibori are my main focus right now, although I feel a longing to spend some time sewing and working with papier maché again.

I hope that each of you will think about your special history with surface design and celebrate the gifts that it has given to you, as you share your history with others ……… Aida Sheets

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Exhibit Dates: August 2 – August 29, 2018
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
*Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old.  We would like to celebrate the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years.  Of course, it can be either 2-D or 3-D. So look back through your work and submit the best. We will have a judge to give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes with honorable mentions.
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We Need: 10 VOLUNTEERS …2- to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
4 -to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m
2 -to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2  to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, August 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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
Sunday, August 12, 2018                                   Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4
Sunday, August 30, 2018                                   Pickup work from Clearwater Library from

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

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Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18

Our wonderful member’s bring two of their best pieces of work created within the last two years.  Catherine Bergmann will decide what to hang and create a fabulous show.  She always makes us look good.

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May 14 – Mini Demo is “Slashed Velvet” by June Colburn.

 

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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

 May Workshop

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 Robert Demarzo May 20,2018. $65.00, 12 noon – 5pm.

In this class one will learn to “paint” with thread adding color and texture to pieces of layered cloth of different sizes. You will be taking material from your “stash” and recycle it into a new layered piece of personalized fabric.  These personalized  pieces of your own design will have tulle added to them as well as thread embellishment which holds them together. They can then be integrated into a wall hang. 

Supplies and special instruction:

  • ONE FAT QUARTER, (MAXIMUM) for FRONT it  can be a FASHION FABRIC, HAND Dyed, BATIK OR SMALL PATTERNED
  • ONE FAT QUARTER, for the BACK 
  • TULLE FROM YOUR STASH, sharing encouraged 
  • BATTING larger than the front and back pieces.
  • OAK TAG, FILE CARD, or PLASTIC TO MAKE YOUR TEMPLATES
  •  PERMANENT MARKER 
  • A VARIETY of THREAD types i.e EMBROIDERY, VARIEGATED COLORED POLYESTER, COTTON, RAYON, NYLON, METALLIC,
  • TRANSPARENT THREAD.
  • UNIVERSAL NEEDLES,   METALLIC NEEDLES FOR METALLIC THREADS.
  • PINS  
  • Stash FABRIC you may want to put under the TULLE.  The fabric from your stash can be of different sizes , color and texture.  The more choices you have the more fun you will have.   
  • SCISSORS, PINKING SHEARS;  Rotary cutter and cutting board optional. 
  • SEWING MACHINE and an EXTENTION Cord.  A walking foot and a couching foot may be of help. Call Robert at 813 792-0129 for more information.PERSONAL FIBER ART #4

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JUNE Workshop

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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. linen4-6 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, 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,  May 25th, 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: * 

Vintage Singer 301 sewing machine. Great shape, sews well.  A few extra feet included.  $125.

 

Singer Featherweight sewing machine.  Good condition, sews well.  Manual, extra bobbins included.  Case not in original condition.  Not the original foot pedal ..$325.machine.jpg

Email Angie Knowles @ aknowles13@gmail.com

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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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Images from Kathleen Fuller Home studio shibori workshop!

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

Screen Shot 2018-04-27 at 11.37.31 AMEditor and Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Poet Gianna Russo has some expert tips on getting your work published.Thursday May 24, 2018, 12211 Walsingham road, Largo, Fl.33778 CreativePinellas. samantha.samson@creativepinellas.org

Whim So Doodle –

237 2nd. Avenue, St. Petersburg Fl. 33701  727)-827-4911,

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Store Hours
Monday 9:30-6pm
Tuesday 9:30-6pm
Wednesday 9:30-6pm
Thursday 9:30-6pm
Friday 9:30-6pm
Saturday 9:30

TSDG members gets a discount.

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

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

April 9, 2018 Member Meeting minutes

The meeting was brought to order at 6:31 pm.

Our guests were: Robin Ness, Jan Hindsley – quilter, Janice Montgomery – quilter, Judy Lynd – quilter, Kathy Korman – quilter, Susan Katz – Red Tent Women’s Initiative. New member: Kay Keeling – mixed media artist, wire-wrapping jeweler.

Red Tent Women’s Initiative – Susan Katz
Susan Katz introduced us to the Red Tent Women’s Initiative that is helping incarcerated and previously incarcerated women lead more productive lives through art and craft. Our members brought in fabrics, findings, and art supplies for Susan to take to work with these women. The Red Tent Women’s Initiative is opening a storefront at 1535 16th Street South, St. Petersburg in May, and will be open on Thursday and Fridays from 11-3:00 p.m. She requested that any of our members who would be willing to volunteer to teach, sign up so that the women can learn new skills.

Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie Bowman
The Treasurer’s Report will be updated and submitted by email. Also she will provide an updated list of members who have not renewed their membership in case there is an error that needs resolution.

Shows: Mei Ling St Leger for Sarah Butz
The Clearwater Library show is August 2 – September 29th. The exhibit is entitled “The Color of Creativity/Celebrating 20 years of the TBSDG.” Mei Ling encouraged all members to enter their work, and not to feel that their artwork is not show worthy.

Workshops: Elizabeth Neily

April workshop with Kathleen Fulmer using an encaustic wax and dumar resin technique with images from a printer or magazines applied to silk to produce mini books. Haboti or organza silk work best. At IRABC from 1-4 p.m. on April 15.

May 20 workshop with Robert Di Marzo at IRABC from 12-5 p.m. Embellishing with tulle over fabrics. Design a new piece of fabric from all your old pieces of fabrics, adding glam and various stitches.

June 10 workshop, June Colburn will teach a class on faux chenille and completing a jacket. Best fabric choices are silk, light cotton, rayon, and a cool print for the lining.

July, August, September will be round robin workshops teaching various techniques.

Sewing and Quilt Expo: Aida Sheets
Aida thanked everyone who contributed artwork for display in Lakeland at the Expo. The booth was fabulous!! Your artwork is available for pick up on the back table.
Aida also sent around a sign-up sheet for people to volunteer to be greeters.

Mini Workshop: Kathleen Fulmer
This month’s mini workshop was on Making Silk Paper. Fabulous and intriguing demonstration. Kathleen shared a wealth of information, thank you, so much.

Show n Tell: Diane Gardner-Rhoden – Earrings, Brenda Schlechter – Ice dyeing from retreat, Marlene Glickman – rust dyeing, and indigo quilt embellished, Pat Grice – WaKanda Warrior Doll, sketch book quilted cover with a Robin, Elizabeth Neily – Gecko Goddess Crown, duster coat, derived technique from Kim Sherrod’s raw edge workshop, and a wall hanging, Edda Juhl – wall hanging quilt of 9 houses, Dana Maley and Cindy Townley showed their ice dyeing results from a class they took at the Lakeland Expo, Beryl Heeren – Beautiful doll and yo-yo quilt, also an animal quilt representing Australia, and her necklace, Cathy Simms – tote bag, Karen Frank – eco dyeing over onion dyed fabrics.

Announcements:  Kathleen Fulmer is having an open shibori workshop April 28th, and has 2 spaces left.

Angie Knowles wanted to thank everyone who supported her military daughter and unit. She is now back in the United States, yeah!

Cindy Townley – Refashion Renegades meets on April 27th at 11:30-3:30.

Elizabeth and her husband are giving a speech on Tampa Bay’s culture during the Pre- Historic era.

Marlene Glickman is having a class at her home on April 21st dyeing scarves. The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

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April 2018

 

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Each year, for more years than any of us would like to admit, the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild has had a booth at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo thanks to the hard work of Marlene Glickman. This year Marlene has given up the reigns, but the groundwork that she laid is still paying off in terms of generating interest in our guild among other lovers of fabric and fiber. We had a fantastic location for our booth this year at the Expo, and were visited by many fellow enthusiasts. The artwork that you all loaned to decorate our booth, and the Make-it-Take-it activities by Elizabeth Neily and Peggy Paramore, were the stars of the show. People ooo’d and aaa’d over your beautiful artwork and enjoyed our activities. It was a truly successful Expo!!IMG_4493

Thanks to all who came and helped with the booth. I want to especially thank Marlene for lending her booth supplies, Angie Knowles for her help with setting up and taking down the booth, and Elizabeth Neily and Peggy Paramore for entertaining our visitors with Make-it-Take-it activities. Thanks to all of you who loaned your artwork (to be returned to you at our April member meeting). This year would not have been a success without each of you, and I hope that more people will commit to being involved next year. The more help that we have, the easier this event is on everyone.IMG_4487

More exciting activities are being planned for upcoming months, so be sure to read your newsletter each month and attend our monthly member meetings on the second Monday of the month. Also, please support Diane Gardner-Rhoden’s efforts to prepare an exciting newsletter for you each month by sending her your pictures, note-worthy items, and announcements.

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The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild booth at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland on March 15-17 was a huge success!! Many visitors to the Expo stopped by our booth to see what we are about and to sign up for a free newsletter. Several of those who stopped by expressed an interest in visiting with us and joining us as members. We welcome each and every one of you and hope that you will find your artistic home with us. Be sure to visit us online at http://surfacedesignguild.com, and in person at 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, Florida at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome, so grab a friend and join us!

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*Don’t forget to Renew Your Membership for 2018!*

TBSDG membership dues are payable on January 1 of each new year. Please go online under the Membership area of the website to renew your membership for 2018, or bring cash or a check to our April member meeting. Dues are still only $25 for an entire year of fun! Renew now!

To Learn More about TBSDG or to Renew, visit: www.surfacedesignguild.com

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 “THE COLOR OF CREATIVITY”

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Peltex Challenge

The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
Exhibit Dates: August 2 – August 29, 2018
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
*Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old.  We would like to celebrate the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years.  Of course, it can be either 2-D or 3-D. So look back through your work and submit the best. We will have a judge to give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes with honorable mentions.
$20 entry fee for up to 3 pieces of 2-D or 3-D original artwork

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2- to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
4 -to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m
2 -to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2  to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, August 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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
Sunday, August 12, 2018                                   Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4
Sunday, August 30, 2018                                   Pickup work from Clearwater Library from

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

 

dunedin-fine-art-center-logo 1143 Michigan Blvd. Dunedin, FL 34698 727.298.3322

Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18

Our wonderful member’s bring two of their best pieces of work created within the last two years.  Catherine Bergmann will decide what to hang and create a fabulous show.  She always makes us look good.

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APRIL PROGRAM “Making Silk Paper” by Kathleen Fulmer. We usually start gathering at 5:30-6 and the meeting begins at 6:30. Show and Tell is also a part of the evening activities.

Workshops

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

April. 2018  -Mini Encaustic Journals –  Kathleen Fulmer

Sunday April 15th 10-4pm $ 50.00 –


http://www.kathleenfulmer.com/

Kathleen  Fulmer is teaching Mini Books with Encaustic Covers and Coptic stitch.
To create the covers for mini journals the class will be exploring encaustic techniques. Encaustic is a medium of melted beeswax mixed with damar resin that is painted on a substrate (noun-a layer that underlies something, the substance on which an enzyme acts.) and heat-fused. You will learn how to create an image transfer and also how to use silk with encaustic. We will then sew these covers into blank journals using single needle Coptic binding.
Bring to class:book 1
-Inkjet photocopied Images on low grade or Regular Copy Paper – size 2.5″ x 3.5″
-hand dyed Habotai or organza silk
-light objects to embed: feathers, leaves, small beads, small shells, paper etc
-hair dryer
Any questions you can contact:  kathleenfulmer@gmail.com or  call 727-776-6104

May 2018

 ‘THREAD EMBELLISHMENTS & TULLE TOO”  Robert Demarzo

Embellishments with Tulle Fabric May 20,2018. $65.00 

In this class one will learn to “paint” with thread adding color and texture to pieces of layered cloth of different sizes. Then these personalized designed shaped pieces, of your own design, will have tulle added to them with thread embellishment which holds them together. They will then be integrated into a wall hang. And again  too, don’t forget to add ‘glitz’ under the tulle to glamorize your designed pieces.

June, July, August and September

June Colburn is the workshop  instructor for June, and the remaining months of July, August, and September will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level.  We are working on putting together a retreat in Brooksville at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat for 2019.

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Refashion Renegades will be held Friday,  April 27th, from 11:30 to 3:30. Bring an item of your choice to sew or do handwork, all materials needed for your project, and an extension cord if you are using a machine. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg…located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg..if you have any issues finding your way, call or text.– Karen Frank   # (727) 612-4546

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See What our members are doing

Kathleen Fulmer Designs – Open Studio

April 28 10-3  $20.00.

I will be opening my studio for anyone who would like to work on creating Arashi Shibori pieces. You will have access to my equipment, dyes and discharge, but please bring your own silk fabrics. I will be there in an advisory role; this is not a workshop. This class is limited to 5 people.
Please call or e-mail if you plan on coming    
http://www.kathleenfulmer.com/
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jennifer-key-textilesECO PRINTING IN Ayampe, ECUADOR – JUNE 1–7

A five day eco print workshop and retreat.                                                                        | $1000 | $200 DEPOSIT  VISTAMAR AYAMPE |

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Karen Kozak (seated) hosted a Ukrainian egg dyeing party in Gulfport at FAB Fiber on Sunday, March 25 with her are Michelle Duff and Emily Stehle.

Mark your Calendar for August 10 and 11, 2018 Diane Gardner Rhoden will guide you through the process of making this lovely star quilt.   Learn the correct way to make a template and  foundation piece a complex design using paper at Fabric Smart in Gulfport.

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The Red Tent

An opportunity has come our way to assist members of our community in building better lives for themselves by donating our “free table” items to The Red Tent Women’s Initiative.  This is a program for women who are ex-offenders

Susan Katz MSW, Assistant Director, explains, “Since 2012, The Red Tent Women’s Initiative has been providing safe spaces, both within the Pinellas County Jail and in the community, where women can come together to create handmade items in an atmosphere of trust and encouragement. The support and empowerment Red Tent gives to its female members, along with financial, literacy and communication skills, increases the likelihood that members will remain in the community as a more productive and purposeful part of society.  The women would be grateful for any yarn, sewing and knitting needles, quilting fabric and other sewing fabric, sewing and embroidery thread, embroidery hoops, beads, buttons and fiberfill.  Red Tent artists are extremely creative and make everything by hand, including: pillows, tote bags, yoga mat bags, jewelry, and many other original items.  Any crafting and sewing materials you can donate will definitely be used and greatly appreciated!

“So clean out your studios and bring as many fiber, sewing, and art supplies as you have to donate to this worthy cause. You will have the opportunity to meet Susan Katz at our upcoming April 9 meeting, and again in May, as she will visit with us and pick up our donations to take to the Red Tent.  If you have any questions at all about Red Tent itself or about donations, please do not hesitate to call Susan Katz MSW
Assistant Director at (727) 430-9756 or email: redtent.susan@gmail.com

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CALL TO ARTIST – Arts Council of Hillsborough County. –  We are looking for talented artist and Handcrafter’s – as well as live demonstrators, for our NEW WEEKLY indoor artisan & fresh market, located in WESTFIELD CITRUS PARK MALL near Macy’s.
This INDOOR market concept, may be new to Tampa…but a mainstay to areas on the West Coast, where produce & healthy food is abundant in retail malls as well as every neighborhood!
We encourage local arts/artist to exhibit in our upscale retail setting. No rain, no high winds, no tents, no immense heat or shivering weather!
MORE INFO: http://www.marketinthepark.com or contact Info@WendyAtThePark.com, 813-451-7936
Submitted by: Wendy Harding, Market In The Park.

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Open House- Friday, April 27 | 1-4 pm |Creative Pinellas.

Spend an afternoon and paint an art bus, strum a ukulele, join a concert band, browse a gallery, watch a film, climb aboard a book bus, meet your Local Arts Agency, and take in a beautiful botanical garden.
Only at the Creative Pinellas
Arts Business Incubator
 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo
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The 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency Program -The aim of 360 Xochi Quetzal is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and five gourmet meals a week, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.Screen Shot 2018-03-26 at 9.05.25 AM
The 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans.  She is sure to inspire you during your stay!  APPLICATION INFORMATION THROUGH CAFE
360 XOCHI QUETZAL WEBSITE

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Florida CraftArt. –  Dia de los Muertos

Opening Reception: April 6, 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Guests and visitors are encouraged to dress up in costume for the opening.  Face painting and finished masks will be available for purchase.  Skull-shaped chocolates and cookies will be served.Screen Shot 2018-03-23 at 10.35.38 PM

Closing Reception: May 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Closing reception and People’s Choice Award presentation. Skull-shaped chocolates and cookies will be served.

Suncoast Quilting Circle is looking for a Surface Design Instructor to lecture or give a trunk show at their meeting for more information contact Catherine Goreman @ 727 710-2610

Resource:

I encourage everyone to look at back issues of this newsletter to get acquainted with resources that are available to enhance your creative work experience.  Sometimes there are repeats and other times you may find new resources added.  Diane Gardner Rhoden

  Getting creative with stitch:…….Textileartist.org  -Texture and pattern play an essential role in contemporary textile art. But building beautiful textural effects and intriguing areas of pattern can feel like a daunting task. Especially if you feel you lack the necessary technical prowess to build seemingly complex layers of detail.

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

 

***Some of our members will be traveling this Summer.  If you happen to be in NYC this summer*  there are many things to do but please find time for The NYC Botanical Gardens in the Bronx and The Museum of The City of NY in Manhattan.  See the exhibits I chose to hi-lights below.******

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE:      VISIONS OF HAWAI‘I

Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Sunday, October 28, 2018

Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them.

Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career. Curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition will offer a rare focus on 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign.

A lush exhibition in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory of Hawaiian flora and a stunning display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery that includes more than 15 of O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i paintings—not seen together in New York since their debut in 1940—will spotlight a transformative experience in the legendary artist’s life, revealing O’Keeffe’s deeply felt impressions and the enduring influence of the Islands’ dramatic landscapes and exotic plants.

 

Museum of the City of New York. ————–MAR 27, 2017— AUG 5, 2018
1220 Fifth Ave.

Manhattan, NY 10029  –

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LACIS MUSEUM of LACE & TEXTILE.   

2982 Adeline St. Berkeley, California 94703                          
tel: 510-843-7290

 The collection includes thousands of specimens from pre-Columbian Peru, the finest from the 17th c. European courts and examples of the machine laces exemplifying the 19th c. industrial revolution
An extensive library, focusing on lace, textiles and costume includes over 10,000 items of books, patterns, articles and other ephemera.
Related tools of the textile craft include those for all varieties of lace-making as well as an extensive collection of sewing machines.

Each of us has known moments of striking disclosure,  when the walls that limit our perceptions are pushed back  to reveal the undreamed of.  A sudden change of scale often brings about this enlargement of vision,  like the first glimpse of a galaxy through the telescope or  a drop of water brought into microscopic focus. The infinitesimal order of nature commands the same awe as its cosmic grandeur.  When, however, the perceived miracle is a human achievement, the awe is tempered with pride.
We learn something new about ourselves and our capabilities when, for example, we experience for the first time the revelation of lace.-—–Anna Bennett, Curator of Textiles, emeritus, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.   
Tours : Monday thru Saturday, Registration in advance:
The Fringed Shawl
Transcending Generations and Cultures
April 6, 2018  to October 5. 2019
The Boteh of Kashmir and Paisley
The Signature From the Most Revered Cloths of Creation
June 29, 2018 to February 2, 2019

Pina
The Philippine Cloth of Pride, Endurance & Passion
July 7, 2017  to May 4, 2018

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2018 TBSDG Officers 

President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Dauber.                                                                                  Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley

Minutes

March 12, 2018 Member Meeting

The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm.

Guests were Chris Winters – fiber, deconstruction, eco artist; Pat Pauly – quilter, teacher; Susan Andrews – paper, wood, cloth, metal, doll maker; Leiko Uchiyama – felting expert artist; Laurie Kato – mixed media, paint, clay, sewing; Annie Anderson – fiber, clay, maker of big animals; Ellen Deintinis – 3 dimensional sculpturing, quilts; Kay Keeling – mixed media, mosaic; Jeni Glaser – eco artist. Laurie joined the guild today, and Kay and Ellen plan to as well.

Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie Bowman reported as of February 28th we have a total of $7,228.66. $475 is in the scholarship fund. We paid out $660 for scholarships. Our guild donated $100 to the IRABC Fundraiser Gala. The workshop balance is $1,478 due to the Jane Dunnewold workshop being so well attended. Our show fund is at $634. Remaining guild money for operating expenses is $6,578.41.

Shows: Sara Butz – This year’s member show is called The Color of Creativity, Celebrating 20 years of The Surface Design Guild. It will be held in the Clearwater Library from August 2 – September 29, 2018. There will be prizes! We are still working to secure shows at the Tampa Airport and the Leepa Rattner Museum.

Workshops: Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily – The March workshop is on Sunday, March 18 with Kim Sherrod on Raw Edge Appliqué. Bring in a photo of a pet or portrait. Kim will show you step-by-step how to create your pattern, stitched image, and add embellishments. Located at IRABC from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., fee is $55. April 15th, is Kathleen Fulmer’s workshop on encaustic books that involve working with silks and wax. Location IRABC from 1-4 p.m., fee is $35 and includes the materials. Bob Di Marzo’s workshop will be on May 20. June Colburn will have a workshop in June, and the remaining months of July, August, and September will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level. We are working on putting together a retreat in Brooksville at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat.

Sewing and Quilt Expo: Will be in Lakeland this week. We have just enough volunteers to cover our booth. If you are going, please stop by and spend some time in our booth. Please give Aida any art pieces you’ve brought tonight for display in the booth. Aida Sheets has 6 free admission tickets for anyone going.

Techniques Journal: Carol Gamel – Members may still sign up to participate. Also you may sign out previous years journals of ideas for one month or more.

Special Presentation: Leiko Uchiyama, renowned felting artist, is with us tonight to present a slide show of her work. She will share a wealth of knowledge with us, along with her history, and photos. What a treat!

Show-n-Tell: Shellee’s 6”x6” Peltex Challenge: Angie Knowles rusted hers; Cindie

Townley made a 3D version; Shellee Wells created a shrine; Elizabeth Neilly made a set of hearts; and Sara Butz did a 12 square scenic of Mexico City. Leiko’s Class – Jenni Glaser – backpack; Trish Sande – backpack; Leeann Kroetsch – backpack. Other show-n-tells: Pat Pauly – print, dyed scarf, printed fabric, quilt; Chris Winters – deconstructed purse, scarf, eco prints; Elizabeth Neily – crochet, jacket with multi detail; Bob Di Marzo – wall hangings; Brenda Schlechter – 100 piece wall hanging project of 5.5” squares; Jewly Youschak – hand painted fabrics and embellished scene quilts; Pat Grice – dyed fabrics and other techniques, rusting on photo canvas; Angie Knowles – from cookie tray, washers, dyed and rusted fabrics; Rhonda Kuntz – felted wall hanging, crazy quilt fans; Diane Gardner-Rhoden – window view wall hanging; Edda Juhl – flamingo quilt; Ellen Deintinis – mixed media bust; Bonnie Ward – quilt Telling Tales using Derwent Inktense; Barbara Kazanis – Jane Dunnewold workshop; Gail Crotty – wall hanging flowers, Bye Bye Birdie nightingale quilt; Jenni Glaser – eco dyed sweater and fabric samples; Kathleen Fulmer – encaustic on fabric.

Announcements: Refashion Renegades meeting on the 4th Friday. Leeann Kroetsch has been invited to show her work for three months at the Ocala Art Museum. Elizabeth Neily has beautiful new roving for felting at Fab Fiber. Kathleen Fulmer is doing a shibori dyeing workshop on March 24th – bring your own fabric.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m.

 

 

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MARCH 2018

President’s Letter

This year the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild celebrates 20 years of sharing surface design with each other and with our communities. As our guild has grown in number from just a handful of creative people, much has changed and much has stayed the same. The original goals of freely sharing surface design processes, and respectfully providing support for our members’ creative endeavors, continue unchanged. We have, however, expanded our opportunities to learn, share, and grow artistically, and have developed a reputation in the Tampa Bay area for creativity and excellence that we can all be proud of. One of our original members, Mei-Ling St. Leger, will provide a retelling of our guild history in an upcoming newsletter.

I heard many positive comments about the Mini-workshop discussions in which our members participated at our February meeting. The opportunity to openly discuss the direction of the guild and ways to further our members’ creative journeys seemed to be appreciated by all. We will continue this conversation as the year progresses, and I hope everyone will continue to express their ideas.
Aida Sheets

*Don’t forget to Renew Your Membership for 2018!*

There’s still time to renew your membership  for 2018!! Go online under the Membership area of the website to renew your membership, or bring cash or a check to our March 12 member meeting.  Dues are still only $25 for an entire year of fun! Renew now! To Learn More about TBSDG or to Renew, visit: www.surfacedesignguild.com

-Invite a friend to visit and join the TBSDG

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*Call for SDG Artists:

THE COLOR OF CREATIVITY
The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
Exhibit Dates: August 2 – August 29, 2018
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
*Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old.  We would like to celebrate the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years.  Of course, it can be either 2-D or 3-D. So look back through your work and submit the best. We will have a judge to give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes with honorable mentions.

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Artist- Angie Knowles

$20 entry fee for up to 3 pieces of 2-D or 3-D original artwork

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, August 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, August 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.

 

header_osqeAll are welcome to visit our booth at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, March 15-17. Come and help us greet our visitors and explain the joys of surface design. If you can commit to a three hour time slot, please let Aida know at aidajune@me.com. Volunteers receive free parking and admission to the Expo. Please bring any artwork that you are willing to loan for our booth to the March 12 member meeting. Also, please consider volunteering as an Ambassador for the Expo. Sign-up is here: https://www.sewingexpo.com/AmbassadorApplication.aspx

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Peltex Challenge

*Due at the March 12 membership meeting

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Guild Workshops and Classes – 

“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”

Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Raw Edge Appliqué by  Kim Sherrod, aka Calamity Kim

March 18, 2018   Fee $55. 10:00am

Raw edge appliqué animal portraits using fabric with machine stitched embellishment. From photo to a finished fabric portrait that can then be used in a bag, wall hanging, quilt or other creation.  With Kim easy to follow directions you will transform your photo image into a pattern.  Kim will provide the owl pattern (pictured) and other materials.      Students are required to bring:IMG_3234
-Zig Zag sewing Machine
-Small pieces of fabric in black, white, brown, hand dyed, indigo, shibori or commercial fabric. Example: owl: white, brown, gray; cat: black, yellow, white, blue.  This is a great way to use up scraps or challenge yourself to use a limited palette.  Sharing with other students is encouraged

-Photograph of the animal 8×10”or larger (computer line image welcome )

-Thread  black and white
-Back ground fabric 20×20” (drill, denim or canvas for a sturdy bag)

-Fusible wonder under or something similar very small amounts

-Scissors fabric and paper
-Pencil or disappearing pen for marking on fabricIMG_2858

In this class you will have time to make at least one pet/animal portrait and teacher will have a multitude of finished samples to help generate ideas. Any questions about this class or process can be directed to Kim at her email: calamitykimdolls@yahoo.com

$55.00

 

Refashion Renegades will be held Friday,  March 23, 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. Petersburglocated 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

 

March at FAB Fiber – 

We’ve Got Roving! Felters need to see and feel our luscious, top-quality, short- fiber roving we just imported from New Zealand and Australia. It comes both natural and dyed, and we even have flesh tone. It is going fast. Guild members always get a 10% discount.

Needle Felters open meetup the second Saturday of each month from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at FAB Fiber, image

• Fridays 1 PM to 4 PM: Live to Dye with Teri Gabric. Learn to dye your own yarn using Procion dyes for cotton, cotton bamboo or wool. $35 fee includes one skein of yarn and dyes.  Call Teri to reserve your spot at 864-921-4420.
• Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM : Brazilian Embroidery with Debbie Goff. Call Debbie to set up a  class or bring a project to work on.
5708 Gulfport, Blvd., Gulfport. For more info call 727-827-2235 or email fabfibergulfport@gmail.com.

 

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We’re excited to present Xavier Cortada as the next guest in our Conversations in Art + Innovation series. Cortada has spent his career creating art installations and projects that highlight various social issues, our environment and the impact of global warming.Thursday, March 15th.  7-9pm 12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo.

It’s time to turn your business idea into action!……CO.STARTERS is a 9-week facilitator-led course, offered once a week for three hours.  The cohort based program equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor – COURSE DETAILS: Applications due: March 21, 2018 – Classes run: March 28-May 23, 2018, 6 – 9 p.m…..Location: TEC Garage – St. Petersburg,  244 2nd Avenue North, 33701……Cost:  $275 (includes course materials, free Discovery session, access to TEC Garage events and networking opportunities)…..Receive TWO months free coworking in TEC Garage upon graduation – $150 value………………ARTISTS OPPORTUNITIES.….The Emerging Artist Grants Program provides recipients with funding towards the production of new work, to be exhibited and/or performed at the culmination of the grant award period. The Grant is available to artists who currently live in Pinellas County, and have done so for no less than one (1) year prior to March 12, 2017.

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The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) will present Convergence®, its 24th biennial international fiber arts conference, July 6-12, 2018 at the Peppermill in Reno, Nevada. This 7-day conference includes art exhibits, seminars and workshops, a fashion show, keynote presentation by Jason Collingwood, textile tours, marketplace, juror’s talks and more. With more than 120 sessions taught by leading fiber art instructors and more than 1,500 attendees this conference is an opportunity for students enrolled in accredited Fiber Arts programs to be immersed in the inspiration of Convergence®.
Convergence® Open Portfolio sponsored by Schacht Spindle Company
We invite you to present your work for critique alongside one another on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in 1-hour Open Portfolio sessions. There are a limited number of spots, so sign up with be limited to first-come, first-served until sessions are full. The portfolio sessions will take place according to the following schedule:
  • Portfolio Session 1: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Portfolio Session 2: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sessions will be assigned at random to participants. Unfortunately, no session time requests can be guaranteed. Please be prepared to pack up your work and make room for the artist at your table in the session after you when you hear the 5-minute warning that your session time is ending.
 Cost: $20
Application Deadline: We will accept applications until each session is full.
Submissions will only be accepted through the online form. For more information, please email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org or call (678) 730-0010

 

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Please join the Arts Council at the historic Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa for our next social and professional networking meetup on Wednesday, March 21, 5:30-7 pm. Beloved by the community for its iconic movie palace style and wide range of programming, Tampa Theatre recently completed a $6 million renovation that returned it to its original 1926 look. The hands-on work took six weeks but many more months of expert research and planning went into transforming the theatre. Working from photographs and records, Tampa Theatre now sports historically accurate colors, seating, carpeting and much more.

Executive Director John Bell will share tales from the historic restoration and their surprising discoveries. If you are in the arts, this is a great opportunity to hear about one of our nation’s most beautiful, historic movie palaces. Join us for an up close and personal look at the newly restored Tampa Theatre.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 21, doors will open 5:30 pm, program begins promptly at 6 pm.
WHERE: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 33602

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The Arts Council of Hillsborough County invites you to BE CREATIVE! There’s plenty of classes and workshops happening throughout Hillsborough County next month! Check out our list, try out a class and, most of all, find a way to BE CREATIVE!

Mailing list? Sign up here
Find more events or add your own at ArtsTampaBay.com
Read our blog on TampaArts.org………………………………

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Through March 24, 2018

More than 60 pieces of light art are featured with a dramatic gallery redesign, crafted to show the art in the best light. The show makes viewers take a new look at fine-craft lighting with artists from across the globe responding to the call to artists. It is curated by Mary Anna Murphy, a museum exhibition designer, and Catherine Woods, a nationally renowned glass and public art artist. It is made possible by a grant from Duke Energy. Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 1.22.44 AM

NEW! Mural Tours by Bike

March is Florida Bike Month, http://floridabicycle.org/march-is-florida-bike-month/ and Florida CraftArt is kicking it off with an inaugural bike ride to visit murals beyond their signature guided walking tour. In partnership with Coast Bike Share, hop on your bike or take advantage of Coast Bike Share and join us for a leisurely Mural Tour ride with numerous stops. Learn more about these dynamic murals and the power of public art in St. Pete! Only 20 spots available so sign up now: http://www.floridacraftart.org/events/mural-tours-begin-in-the-central-arts-district/

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

Orchid Festival..………………..March 11 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for our yearly gathering of multiple premier orchid vendors complete with talks throughout the day on orchid care. More orchids than you can imagine in one place as well as beer/wine are available for purchase. Beverage for adults.  Free with paid gardens admission or membership. Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 9.25.38 AM
Easy Care Natives & Wildflowers…….
March 24 – 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Florida’s spring show of wildflower blooms is just beginning! Tom Heitzman, owner of Sweet Bay Nursery, shares which wildflowers and other native plants work best in your yard and patio containers while attracting birds, butterflies, and other pollinators! Plant sale after the program. Free with Garden admission or membership. Held in our shaded amphitheater.

Bus Trip to the Webster Flea Market & USF Botanical Gardens………………March 268 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Join us for a day of treasure hunting at the legendary 35 acre flea market in Webster, Florida complete with plant and produce vendors. Then explore Tampa’s USF Botanical Gardens! Your paid reservation includes transportation via air-conditioned coach, admission to the USF Botanical Gardens, snack, and tips. Enjoy lunch on your own at the various flea market restaurants and kiosks. Members: $40/Non-Members: $50. Register with payment by calling 727-551-3102. 

*For Sale:………… Susan Lumsden (susanlumsden@gmail.com)

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