January 2018

 

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President’s Letter

As you made your New Year’s resolutions for 2018, I hope that you included something to increase your creativity. Participating in TBSDG activities is one way to find inspiration that can motivate you to spend more time creating fiber art. The main purpose of our guild is to share surface design techniques, and to teach others what we have learned in our own artistic journey, so there is always something new to learn and artwork that inspires.

An opportunity that will inspire your creativity is coming our way on the evening of January 22. Jane Dunnewold will be encouraging us with her Creative Strength Training lecture, exercises, and trunk show at the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center. You don’t want to miss this event with the guru of surface design and creativity coach. Sign up on our website under events.

Salvador Dali once said that, “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” May you be an artistic inspiration to others in 2018!

Aida Sheets

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Membership Dues

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 January member meeting. Dues are still only $25 for an entire year of fun! Renew now!

MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER: www.surfacedesignguild.com/

Mini Workshop – January – with Angie Knowles

Angie will be demonstrating using alternative backing methods for contemporary art quilts, art cloth, and other fiber art pieces. We will explore using acrylic felt, lutrador, and combinations of these. Angie learned this method from Jane Dunnewold who shares it freely…..

January Workshop…..

An Evening with Jane Dunnewold…..at the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6pm.9930662B-8FA7-4582-BC6E-5417E77A899B

Lecture, exercises, trunk show and a visit with Jane …………………..Cost: $40.00 

Space is limited, but this workshop is open to the public; guild membership is not required. Invite your friends to strengthen their creativity by making a reservation on the guild website now!
Go to Events:  surfacedesignguild.com 

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In conjunction with the Jane Dunnewold “Creative Strength Training Workshop” held on January 22 at the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, she is also offering a 10 month online class with the same name. Starting March 1, it runs through December 2018. The normal cost for the class is $175. As a Guild and to all members registered for the class, or anyone wishing to take the online class, we have a group discount of $15. Go to http://www.janedunnewold.com/cstonline 
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When you register, the name of the Group is Linda Dawson. You must pay by PayPal.
If you choose to register using PayPal and are in the group, email Zenna@janedunnewold.com giving Linda Dawson as the group name, then your name that you registered. When checking out on PayPal, pay only $160.
For those who choose not to register in the group, and she also has a payment plan which costs $180, 3 payments.  No discount. Find information on the website.
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The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo will be taking place in Lakeland at the RP Funding Center (formerly the Lakeland Center) on March 15-17, 2018. Our Surface Design Guild has had a booth at this expo for many years thanks to Marlene Glickman who organized the event.  Marlene will not be available to coordinate our booth for us in 2018, and so there is an opportunity for one or more members of our guild to be the primary point of contact for organizing this event.

The Sewing and Quilt Expo may be the most important event that we participate in each year. It is one of the primary ways that we make our presence known to the public, and teach about surface design and fiber arts. Through our participation, we have gained many new members and expanded the understanding of fiber art in our communities. New members are the lifeblood of our guild as they bring new talents and knowledge of fiber art and surface design to share with us.

Please consider coordinating this event in 2018. Marlene has provided all her organizational documents, and our booth is already reserved with the Expo. If you are willing help with this, please contact Aida Sheets at email: aidajune@me.com.

Refashion Renegades will be held, Friday, January 26 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.

We are asking each person to give $2-5 to cover the cost of the room.
Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg
…located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg

What our Members are doing:   Congratulations! I hope 2018 brings more success.

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Brenda Schlechter….I am delighted to share the good news that my 100 piece project, “Summer Vacation” has sold as a result of one FB post showing the completed project. It was my biggest project by far and took all of my perseverance to complete.
I am a big advocate of pricing work with respect. My favorite saying is “I’d rather have my quilts rest under the bed with self respect than go out the door in shame.” So hopefully you won’t find it tacky if I say I put a price of $35 on each piece and sold it as one unit. You can do the math! Brenda Schlechter

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Textile Workshops

Our own Lorraine will be teaching a textile art workshops at the Dunedin Fine Art Center

  • 1 Day Textile Embroidered Landscapes I, Mon – February 19th
  • 2 Day Textile Embroidered Landscapes II ,  Tues & Wed – February 20th & 21st
  • 2 Day Wet Felting/Needle felting Landscapes  Fri & Sat – February 23rd & 24th.  Visit her website at: calicohorses.com/textile-workshops/

Diane teaches a beginner Sampler Class at Fabric Smart.   Quilts make a great foundation for expressing your creativity. Learn the basics of quilt making with Diane at Fabric Smart Saturday January 6th and 13th from 2 to 4 pm. For information: www.fabric-smart.com/class-calender

Quilter’s Crossing of Palm Harbor, Florida presents, “Telling Tales” an Exhibit of members’ quilts at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center February 10 to 25, 2018

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The Florida State Fair competition entries are due January 5, 2018. Exhibit Handbooks and entry forms are available at http://www.floridastatefair.com. If you don’t have internet access, contact Brenda Gregory at 813-734-2810 for more information.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
School of Art
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta
561-748-8737
LighthouseArts.org

 

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https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/world-quilt-florida-2/   call us at 800-699-6309.Welcome to World Quilt Florida 
at the Orange County Convention Center West Concourse – Hall E2, 9800 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819……….Mancuso Show Management presents World Quilt Florida, one of the most internationally diverse events in the world of quilting and the textile arts. The quilt show features informative workshops and lectures, a Merchants Mall offering everything for the quilter, textile artist and home sewer, extraordinary special exhibits and the Florida Quilt Competition. Come join us to learn what all the excitement is about!
Featuring the World Quilt Competition – On Tour
The World Quilt Competition premiered at World Quilt New England. Selected prize-winning quilts from the United States
and all international entries tour to Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Pacific International Quilt Festival and
World Quilt Florida.

Florida State Fair Competition
It’s time to start planning your entries for the 2018 Florida State Fair Competition. Our members entered a variety of art pieces last year and most won awards and money. The Fair will run February 8-19, 2018. Your art work is due by January 5th. To enter online go to Florida State Fair Competitions. Scroll down to view the Fiber Arts Competition Handbook and Fiber Arts Entry Form. If you have additional questions, or if you wish to do surface design demonstrations at the Fair, please contact Brenda Gregory at brenda.gregory@floridastatefair.com or 813-7342810.
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The Strawberry Festival Neighborhood Village presents an opportunity display our work dead line is on Tuesday, February 20, from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. For more information:  Strawberry Festival Competition Categories and Strawberry Festival Competition Rules

 

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February 28–March 3, 2018 • Wed.–Fri., 9am–6pm, Sat., 9am–4pm Ocean Center • 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/dab18/                

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FROM THE ORIGINAL SEWING & QUILT EXPO IN LAKELAND:

On March 15, 16, & 17 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns to the RP Funding Center (formerly known as The Lakeland Convention Center) for our annual Expo. Join us for creative classes, amazing quilt displays, and shopping, shopping, shopping! Lakeland is Florida’s no stress destination with wonderful restaurants, convenient hotels, and plenty of parking.Screen Shot 2018-01-03 at 2.14.29 PM

Sign up for our email newsletter so you will be among the first to know when classes are available online. You can use this
link http://www.sewingexpo.com/RequestInfo.aspx. Also, please consider volunteering as an Ambassador for the Expo: Ambassador Volunteer Signup Questions? Call us at 800-699-6309 or learn more at: sewingexpo.com

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 2017 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley
Shows- Sarah Butz

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TBSDG Member Meeting December 11, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm. This is our Annual Holiday Party.                  We had three guests: Lynne Hinman, Sara King, who has rejoined, and Joan Woods. There were no new members.

Mini Workshop: Orchestrated by Carol Gentry. Members were encouraged to make new nametags or whatever moved them.

Shows: Sara Butz recommended that those intending to participate in the FL State Fair competition, go online and sign up. The deadline is Friday, January 5th. It is under the Family Living category. The fair runs from February 8-19th. We are looking at setting up an exhibit at both the Clearwater Library and the Largo Library.

Workshops: Shelley Wells and Elizabeth Neilly
On March 22, from 6-9pm, Jane Dunnewold will be hosting a Creative Strength Training seminar along with a Creative Year Trunk Show. Location will be at IRBAC. We have 28 members signed up, and the members can invite guests. The fee is $40. We have a maximum seating of 65. Other sister guilds have been invited as well. It would be nice to bring drinks and hor d’oeuvres to share. On February 18th, Bob Di Marzo has offered to teach Machine Thread Embellishment with tulle. Shelley offered a 6″ square Pellon Interfacing Challenge. Bring in your results 2 months from now during the March meeting.

Techniques Journal: Gayle Wells, There are more pages available to be picked up.

Sewing Expo in Lakeland: Marlene Glickman will not be able to organize and chair this year, and we need someone to step up and fill her position. The event is March 15,16,17, Thurs – Saturday. We need members to demo surface design techniques, and greet guests at our booth. This helps our guild to bring in new members.

Gift Exchange: Was chaired by Cindy Townley. We had some wonderful and interesting gifts shared with one another.

Show-n-Tell: June Colburn showed a stitched wall hanging that was done of her at the Houston quilt show; Elizabeth Neily showed her fabric journal, alligators, stuffed grumpy cat, crazy cow purse, stuffed fish, and wall hanging.

Announcements: Lee Ann Kroetsch won 3rd place at the Lighthouse Fashion show. Pat Grice announced that Florida CraftArt is looking for members to exhibit at the Don Cesar Hotel. They are exploring having artisans set up periodically. The tables are free, and there will be music and a food truck. Refashion Renegades will meet on the 29th, bring whatever you want to work on.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 pm.

 

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President’s Letter

Sharing our love of fiber arts is the bedrock of our Surface Design Guild and what binds us all together. We each came to the guild from different backgrounds, with diverse skills, and with a desire to learn more. All of our members are the collective make-up of the guild. Some have made fiber art a full time career, and some dabble in fiber art as an activity they love. Some members are seasoned artists who show their work in galleries on a regular basis, and some have never shown any of their work or even dream of doing so. Some have a thorough art education, and some are self-taught, but all are equally valued. As a guild, we must encourage our members no matter where they are on their creative journey, and as members we have a responsibility to contribute to the overall objective of the guild and to keep in mind that the needs of all of our members must be met.

So how do we, as the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, sustain a community that values each member’s unique talents and encourages them to make a contribution to the guild? As you make your New Year’s resolutions going into 2018, please consider what you would like to receive from your guild, and what you are able to contribute to your guild. Understanding our own objectives as a guild member is the first step towards enabling the guild to provide support to all of our members.

I’m wishing all of you a safe, happy, and fiber filled 2018.

Aida Sheets

Membership Dues

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 January member meeting. Dues are still only $25 for an entire year of fun! Renew now!

MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER: Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild

Holiday Party! Party! Party!  December 11 

Paula Walker and Carol Gentry are heading up the holiday party activity along with Chair/Coordinator, Cynthia Townley.  Let’s all pitch in and assist them with donations of materials and Decorations. image1

There will be a Pot Luck meal (bring a covered dish of your choice), fun activities, and our annual gift exchange.

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

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

All decorators should be at the party room by 5:00pm with their decorations.

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Mini WorkshopJanuarywith Angie Knowles

Angie will be demonstrating using alternative backing methods for contemporary art quilts, art cloth, and other fiber art pieces. We will explore using acrylic felt, lutrador, and combinations of these. Angie learned this method from Jane Dunnewold who shares it freely.

January Workshop

We are delighted to bring this lecture and trunk show to the TBSDG this January 22, 2018.

An Evening with Jane Dunnewold at the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center

6pm Monday, January 22, 2018

Lecture, exercises, trunk show and a visit with Jane
Cost: $40.00
Space will be limited and offered to the IRBAC membership and the Sarasota Surface Design Guild, so make your reservation on the website now!
Go to Events:  surfacedesignguild.com 

Title: Creative Strength Training, An Evening with Jane Dunnewold

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Description: My lecture is an entertaining overview of the concepts in the book.
These are a few of the topics we’ll discuss:
• Defining creative stamina
• Cultivating the inner Rebel Artist
• Dismantling the Committee
• What makes work distinctive
• What is alignment and how do we find it
• Discovering grace through acts of making
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Refashion Renegades

will be held on the fifth Friday this month, December 29, from 11:30 until 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. We are asking each person to give $2 to cover the cost of the room. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg…..located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg

The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo will be taking place in Lakeland on March 15-17, 2018. Our Surface Design Guild has had a booth at this expo for many years thanks to the hard work of Marlene Glickman who organized the event for us and spent many hours setting up, manning, and taking down our booth. Marlene will not be available to coordinate our booth for us in 2018, and so there is an opportunity for one or more members of our guild to be the primary point of contact for organizing this event.

The Sewing and Quilt Expo is a very important event to our guild. It is one of the primary ways that we make our presence known to the public, and teach about surface design and fiber arts. Each year we display our member’s fiber art, and provide demos at our booth. It is the one event where our audience is already familiar with, and interested in, fiber art and are receptive to our guild’s purpose. We have gained many new members from this event, and expanded the understanding of fiber art in our communities.

Please consider coordinating this event in 2018. This could be a team effort by more than one member, and Marlene is providing all her organizational documents. Our booth has already been reserved and we have had contact with the organizers of the the Expo. If you are willing help with this, please contact Aida Sheets at aidajune@me.com.

 

FROM THE ORIGINAL SEWING & QUILT EXPO IN LAKELAND:
On March 15, 16, & 17 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns to the RP Funding Center (formerly known as The Lakeland Convention Center) for our annual Expo.  Join us for creative classes, amazing quilt displays, and shopping, shopping, shopping!  Lakeland is Florida’s no stress destination with wonderful restaurants, convenient hotels, and plenty of parking.
Sign up for our email newsletter so you will be among the first to know when classes are available online.  You can use this link http://www.sewingexpo.com/RequestInfo.aspx. Also, please consider volunteering as an Ambassador for the Expo:  Ambassador Volunteer Signup
Questions? Call us at 800-699-6309 or learn more at: sewingexpo.com
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For Information to enter or take a class-

https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/world-quilt-florida-2/

Featured in the Tampa Bay Times:

Shop a selection of artist-made wreaths, like this one by Aida Sheets, at Florida CraftArt during Jingle Down Central on Sunday. [Courtesy of Florida CraftArt]
Congratulations to Aida Sheets for having her holiday wreath, that is currently being displayed at Florida CraftArt, highlighted in an article in the Tampa Bay Times on December 5. You can read the article here: Jingle Down Central Avenue
Florida State Fair Competition
It’s time to start planning your entries for the 2018 Florida State Fair Competition. Our members entered a variety of art pieces last year and most won awards and money. The Fair will run February 8-19, 2018. Your art work is due by January 5th. To enter online go to Florida State Fair Competitions. Scroll down to view the Fiber Arts Competition Handbook and Fiber Arts Entry Form. If you have additional questions, or if you wish to do surface design demonstrations at the Fair, please contact Brenda Gregory at brenda.gregory@floridastatefair.com or 813-7342810.

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LIGHTHOUSE ART CENTER GALLERY
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November 2 – December 9, 2017
Handmade art designed for the human body and surface design for alternative quilts, accessories and wall hangings.  From separates to full costumes, from jewelry to incubator fiber arts incorporating textiles and mixed media. This is an exhibition designed to stretch the boundaries of art quilts and enhance the wardrobes of fashion connoisseurs in time for the holidays.

 

Screen Shot 2017-12-03 at 6.58.08 AMThe Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts Integrated Teaching (PAInT) at USF-Sarasota Manatee have joined forces with the Florida Alliance for Arts Education to present an exciting day of professional development designed to increase teachers’ capacity to deliver high-quality instruction that integrates the arts in the classroom.  National and regional experts will share strategies, best practices and their successes in integrating the arts into the fabric of school and community life.  Arts Integration: Theory, Impact and Practice will focus on arts integration as central to education programs and to life in Florida’s schools and communities.  Featured speakers include Darrell Ayers and Martha M. Harrison, PhDMORE INFO OR TO REGISTERFAAE.org website

 

At Creative Pinellas our mission is to facilitate a vibrant, integrated, collaborative and sustainable Pinellas County Arts Community and cultural destination. creativepinellas.org

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To All TBSDG Members,

The Show Committee is compiling a list of venues in the Tampa Bay area that are available for individual art shows. We are doing this to support any of our members who wish to show their artwork, but are unsure where to do so. The artist is responsible for contacting the venue directly to arrange for an individual show, however, members of the show committee are available to offer education and advice on how to go about this.

Below are three art venues that we have already identified. If you know of other venues that would be appropriate for individual art shows, please contact a member of the Show Committee. All of the venues will be listed on our website in the near future under the Members Only section.

 

Davidson Fine Art

2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

727-827-1888

http://dfaprintandframe.com/info/

Rob Davidson is the owner and the person to contact to set up an appointment to show your work. Each show runs 4 weeks and opens on the 2nd Saturday of the month in conjunction with Art Walk. Rob’s business includes art supplies in the front, as well as archival framing and archival Giclee printing. Artist is responsible for most of the promotion. Davidson Fine Art takes 40% of art sales, or 30% if he does any framing for you.

 

The Queenshead Eurobar & Restaurant

2501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

727-498-8584

http://thequeensheadbar.com

The owner and chef is Tracy Asalita. She can be contacted through the restaurant Facebook page to provide links to your work. Each show runs 2 months. Artist is responsible for hanging and promotion. The Queenshead takes 10% of art sales.

 

The Cider Press Café

601 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

727-914-7222

http://ciderpresscafe.com

The curator is John Gascot. He can be reached through his website here: http://www.gascot.com/art_calls where you can subscribe to his Art Calls mailing list. John’s email address is: jgascot@gascot.com John will have all the details on The Cider Press Café as an art venue.

Take a Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District

Visitors will hear the inside stories of the making of over 30 murals.
Tours are scheduled on Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Visitors walk a four-block loop. The cost for the tour is $19 for adults, $11 for children ages 6-18, and it is free for children under 5 years old. Book the tour on FloridaCraftArt.org
d36572c6-fe20-45bb-8d0b-2a58d7a9bb13Groups can arrange for special tour times and pricing by calling (727) 821-7391 or emailing info@floridacraftart.org A portion of the proceeds from the tours supports educational programs and St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Tours meet at Florida CraftArt Gallery at 501 Central Avenue.

PINC

In partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design, here is an opportunity to attend an enriching experience called PINC “People, Ideas, Nature, Creativity.” PINC is an inspiring cascade of new ideas, great stories and impressive visual presentations that culminate into a day-long conference delivered by a superb selection of international speakers from every imaginable discipline. These speakers have little in common except a passion for what they do and absolute faith in the power of innovation, inspiration and creativity. Thursday December 7, 2017 – 8am to 8pm. Sarasota Opera House
https://www.dreamlarge.org/

 

aya studio

The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, Florida is pleased to invite national and internationally acclaimed artists to the studio to give lectures, workshops and critiques for a wide range of fiber studio practices and techniques. To Register and be informed about at the artist for 2018 please go to http://www.ayafiberstudio.com

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2017 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Member Management/Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

 

TBSDG Member Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2017

The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm. We had no visitors or new members.

Mary Ann Pickard gave the treasurer’s report. As of the end of October, we have $5,139.29, plus another $390.53 coming from online sign-ups. Currently we have 88 members.

Quilt Raffle – A quilt is being raffled off to help offset medical expenses for our Sarasota sister guild’s President Laurie Dunham, who is fighting cancer. Tickets are $10 each.

Show Committee – Co-Chair Donna Isaac is sitting in for Sara Butz tonight. The committee met, and have decided to look into small venues for members wanting to exhibit their work. Davidson Fine Art/Rob Davidson is open to artists for an individual showing for 4 weeks at a time. He also does printing, and has an on-going gallery. Location is on Central Ave. in St. Pete. Queenshead Restaurant, also on Central Ave. in St. Pete, offers artists to display up to 2 months, and the artist is responsible for hanging their own art. Cider Press Cafe, again on Central Ave. in St. Pete, is open to St. Pete Visual Art Groups, and he posts it on his Facebook as well. The Indian Rocks Beach Show was lovely, be sure to go and pick up your work. Barbara Taylor was our “Smashing Good” winner! Florida CraftArt is having their Annual Art Festival on Nov. 18 & 19. They have requested members who would like to do mini demos sign up for 1/2 hour demos, and you can sell your items. Contact Rhonda Sanborn rhonda@floridacraftart.org/.

Workshops – Shellee Wells, and Elizabeth Neily. Aida Sheets and Shellee Wells are going down tomorrow to our sister Sarasota Guild’s meeting. They will be leaving at 4:45 p.m., and have room for 1 or 2 more people. This Sunday is our Stashbusters event at Indian Rocks Art Beach Center. Bring fabrics, trims, jewels, sewing machine, and we will be making items to keep or sell. This is a creative collaboration, from 11-4. Fee is $20. Sara Butz has contacted Jane Dunnewold who will be in West Palm Beach at the Armory Arts Center. Jane has time to fit us in on Monday Jan. 22 at IRABC from 6-9 p.m. with a seminar and exercise. We are planning on approximately 56 members, which will include 20 from IRABC, and will also be opened up to our sister guild. The fee is $40. Shellee suggested we do some kind of reception with food and drink.

Techniques Journal – Gayle Wells said that tonight is the final night of our exchange, and the sheets are laid out on the rear table. Be sure to pick up your pages before you leave. Next month the remaining will be delivered to those who are not in attendance tonight.

2018 Board and Committee Elections – Mei_Ling St. Leger came up and opened the floor to any members wishing to nominate themselves for a position on next year’s board or committee. No one volunteered, so we took a vote on those slated for selected positions, as follows: President – Aida Sheets, Vice President/Workshops – Shellee Wells & Elizabeth Neily, Treasurer – Bonnie Bowman, Secretary – Peggy Paramore Daubar, Show Committee Chair – Sarah Butz, Show Committee Co-Chairs – Donna Isaac & Angie Knowles, Media Chair – Cindie Townley,  Newsletter – Diane Gardner-Rhoden, PR Chair – Carol Gamel, PR Co-Chairs – Jodee Roberson & Pat Peak, Mini-Workshops Chair – Cindie Townley. Susan Lumsden made a motion to the floor to accept as is, and Cindie Townley 2nd it.

Holiday Party – Cindie Townley, Paula Walker, Carol Gentry. Paula announced that we will make new name tags for the holiday activity. We have some magnets left, and will bring those that will hang around your neck. Bring doo-dads, trims, bling, and anything else you want to add to your name tag. We are also thinking about some other activities to do if you don’t want to make a name tag. Cindie announced that the guild will cover paper products, and drinks for the party, and members need to provide covered dishes and some drinks and coffee. Bring decorations and be here by 5 p.m. A sign up sheet is in the front. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a gift, you get a gift. Must be a gift made by you, non-holiday, at a maximum $15 in materials. Bring in your best work. Angie Knowles will provide the music.

Mini Workshop – Shellee Wells demonstration of needle felting was awesome, we always learn something new. Thank you Shellee.

Show-n-Tell – Polymer Clay Class – Peggy Paramore Daubar, Mary Ann Pickard, Sharon Appler, Carol Bickford; Robert DiMarzo – Wall hanging; Elizabeth Neily – Silk garment, woven shawl; Peggy Paramore Dauber – batik silk; Mary Ann Pickard – wall hanging by Lorraine Turner; Angie Knowles – zebra silk, discharged fabric; Mary Ann Ziegler – powder scultures; Joann Baxter – painted palm fronds; Cathy Simms – painted palm fronds; Sharon Appler – journal book, eco work on paper; Dorothy Boynton – mouse critter; Brenda Schlechter – wall weaving.

Announcements – Elizabeth Neily has opened a new forum at her shop to just hang out and make things and socialize. Mary Ann Pickard said that Lorraine Turner would be teaching on Feb. 19, at Dunedin Fine Arts Center, a class on Textile Embroidered Landscapes. Cindie Townley said Refashion Renegades is on the 4th Friday of the month at the Unitarian Universal Church on Mirror Lake. A $2-5 donation is requested to pay for the room. Also she made a request on Sarah Butz’s behalf, to bring in as many as possible green newspaper bags for an art display project at Florida Craft Art. Florida Craft Art is celebrating their 20th year with highlighting Florida artisans. Their event this weekend will have many jewelers on Saturday and Sunday from 10-5 p.m. Marlene Glickman has pin-weaving kits for $5. Aida Sheets, you must take home any freebies left over that you brought tonight, and be sure to clean up around your tables, and please put your own chair back neatly to the table.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

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November 2017

 

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The President’s Letter

Our annual Fashion Show at the October meeting was a stunning success! We are blessed with so many creative and talented guild members, and the fiber artwork that you all do is extraordinary. This year we included antique and international textiles that I think added an interesting variety to the pieces shown. All in all, this was our most exciting meeting this year. Thanks again to Pat Grice and Angie Knowles for pulling this all together.

Our December meeting will include our Holiday Party/pot luck social, and artful gift exchange. Be sure to let Cindie Townley know what food you are willing to bring to share, and start working on your artful gift. Participation in the gift exchange is voluntary, and the party is always a great time for all!

I hope that all of you had the chance to see our exhibited pieces at the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center. We had a wonderful display of work by our members, and it was all very well received by the IRBAC community. Congratulations to Barbara Taylor for winning the Viewer’s Choice Award for her framed fabric collage. Thank you to all our members who quickly came up with pieces to hang in this show. What a great way to cap off the year!     –Aida Sheets

 

We are delighted to bring this lecture and trunk show to the TBSDG this January 22, 2018.

An Evening with Jane Dunnewold at the IRBAC, 6pm Monday, January 22, 2018.

Lecture, exercises, trunk show and a visit with Jane
Cost: $40.00
Space will be limited and offered to the IRBAC membership and the Sarasota Guild so make your reservation on the website now! Go to Events:
Trunk Show/Lecture Details:
Title: Creative Strength Training.
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Description: My lecture is an entertaining overview of the concepts in the book. These
are a few of the topics we’ll discuss:
• Defining creative stamina
• Cultivating the inner Rebel Artist
• Dismantling the Committee
• What makes work distinctive
• What is alignment and how do we find it
• Discovering grace through acts of making

Mini WorkshopNovember – Shelley Wells Needle Felting

Holiday Party! Party! Party!  December 11,2017 

Paula Walker and Carol Gentry are heading up the holiday party activity along with Chair/Coordinator, Cynthia Townley.  Let’s all pitch in and assist them with donations of materials and Decorations. Cynthia will be passing a sheet of job descriptions for the party at the November meeting.image1

There will be a Pot Luck meal (bring a covered dish of your choice), fun activities, and our annual gift exchange.

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

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

Reminder   Surface Design Technique pages are due at the November meeting. For those who signed up to participate, bring a binder to exchange your pages.  Please bring 13 copies of your idea each placed in a page protector.  Include a sample of your idea, if applicable. We will share 12 pages among us, with the 13th copy going into the guild’s technique journal to share with all of our members. I can’t wait to see what great ideas we all have to share! Gayle Wells

ReminderWorkshops are to be paid at time of sign up. Attendees can pay on line at any time by visiting our website at and selecting Events.

HOLIDAY 2017 0RNAMENTS        
Thanks  again to the following volunteers for making ornaments for our 2017 Holiday Scholarship fundraiser:
Aida Sheets, Angie Knowles, Ann Thomas, Bonnie Ward, Carol Gamel, Carol Gentry, Cindie Townley, Dana Maley, Donna Isaac, Elizabeth Neily, Gail Crotty, Gayle Wells, Jodee Roberson, Leeann Kroetsch, Mei Ling St. Leger, Patricia Peak, Peggy Dubar,  Sue August, Trish Sande. Thanks also to Diane Rhoden, Angie Knowles and Elizabeth Neily for helping me with the tagging process.
The ornaments were beautiful, fun, unique – sure sellers.  Look for pictures on Facebook and our website. The group made a total of 330 ornaments and all were accepted by Florida CraftArt and Dunedin Fine Art Center. 
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 Refashion Renegades

-will be held on Friday, November 24, 11:30 until 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. We are asking each person to give $2 to cover the cost of the room. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg…..located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg

Leeann Kroetsch will be exhibiting three pieces in Elegant Threads: Wearable Art & Surface Design 

LIGHTHOUSE ART CENTER GALLERY
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November 2 – December 9, 2017
Awards Reception and Fashion Show:
3rd Thursday, November 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Handmade art designed for the human body and surface design for alternative quilts, accessories and wall hangings.
 From separates to full costumes, from jewelry to incubator fiber arts incorporating textiles and mixed media. This is an exhibition designed to stretch the boundaries of art quilts and enhance the wardrobes of fashion connoisseurs in time for the holidays.

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CraftArt Festival!  – More than 120 artists exhibiting at the 20th Annual CraftArt Festival, you’ll have a chance to learn more about the artists and which ones you are most interested in during our Collectors’ Lecture Series. Enjoy wine and refreshments as CraftArt Festival Manager, Janie Lorenz, will present at 6 p.m., Thursday, November 9.
The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Festival dates – November 18-19 – Food Trucks, Wine Craft Beers and Music.  Artists’ Demonstrations FREE and open to the public.

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The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, Florida is pleased to invite national and internationally acclaimed artists to the studio to give lectures, workshops and critiques for a wide range of fiber studio practices and techniques. To Register and be informed about at the artist for 2018 please go to http://www.ayafiberstudio.com

ARTISTS’ OPPORTUNITIES – FROM CREATIVE PINELLAS: For artists at the pinnacle of their career, the Professional Artist Grant is designed to support and sustain the retention of working artists of outstanding talent and ability. Ten grant awards of $5,000 each will be available in the following disciplines: Choreography, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Media Arts, Music Composition, Theater/Musical, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Learn more about the grant application and guidelines by visiting http://creativepinellas.org/grants/professional-artist-grant/.

The HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition by artist/photographer Barton L. Gilmore—“Chronicles on Native Soil.”

The exhibit will run from November 9-December 7, 2017, with an Artists Reception Thursday, November 9, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Building, Palm Ave and 15th Street, Ybor City. Gallery Talk is at 6:15 pm.Organic Facade

Barton Gilmore, Professor/Faculty in Charge of the Photography Department at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater,  will exhibit a series of his recent mixed-media assemblages and related digital photographs. Utilizing manufactured and metaphorical symbols from organic and functional materials, these assemblages corroborate with photographs, both functioning as serendipitous documentations and filtered interpretations about the significance of lifelong lessons.                                                      For further details contact Carolyn Kossar: 813-253-7674, ckossar@hccfl.edu
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Take a Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District

Visitors will hear the inside stories of the making of over 30 murals.
Tours are scheduled on Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Visitors walk a four-block loop. The cost for the tour is $19 for adults, $11 for children ages 6-18, and it is free for children under 5 years old. Book the tour on FloridaCraftArt.org
d36572c6-fe20-45bb-8d0b-2a58d7a9bb13Groups can arrange for special tour times and pricing by calling (727) 821-7391 or emailing info@floridacraftart.org A portion of the proceeds from the tours supports educational programs and St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Tours meet at Florida CraftArt Gallery at 501 Central Avenue.

PINC

In partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design, here is an opportunity to attend an enriching experience called PINC “People, Ideas, Nature, Creativity.” PINC is an inspiring cascade of new ideas, great stories and impressive visual presentations that culminate into a day-long conference delivered by a superb selection of international speakers from every imaginable discipline. These speakers have little in common except a passion for what they do and absolute faith in the power of innovation, inspiration and creativity. Thursday December 7, 2017 – 8am to 8pm. Sarasota Opera House
https://www.dreamlarge.org/

The Warehouse Arts district runs from 1st Avenue North to 10th Avenue South and 16th Street to 31st Street. There are approximately 200 artists, arts businesses and organizations within the boundaries including Duncan McClellan Glass, MGA Sculpture Studio and the Morean Center for Clay which has occupied the Seaboard building since 2000. The artist members of Warehouse Arts District Association maintain their own exhibitions and shows utilizing WADA’s website and social media to promote their activities. Warehouse Arts District Association volunteers staff the Second Saturday Art Walk trolley and have been instrumental in extending the boundaries covered by the trolley.

SEWING & QUILT EXPO IN LAKELAND
On March 15, 16, & 17 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns to RP Funding Center (formerly known as The Lakeland Convention Center) for our annual Expo.  Join us for creative classes, amazing quilt displays, and shopping, shopping, shopping!  Lakeland is Florida’s no stress destination with wonderful restaurants, convenient hotels, and plenty of parking.
Sign up for our email newsletter so you will be among the first to know when classes are available online.  You can use this link http://www.sewingexpo.com/RequestInfo.aspx .   Questions, call us at 800-699-6309.

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NEW NEEDLE FELTING GROUP – November 18 noon to 3pm. – FAB FIBER   5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707 – http://www.fabfibergulfport.com

 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Member Management/Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

TBSDG Member Meeting – October 9, 2017

Minutes Submitted by Cathy Simms

Meeting Called to Order: 6:30 p.m.

Guests and New Members: Lori Wilson (Guest), Doris Lions, MaryAnn Ziegler (Guest and Previous Member), Kathryn Sharp, Barbara Williams (Member)

Mary Ann Pickard reported that we have 88 members and $5,759.29 in the bank.

Shows – Sarah Butz – We have been invited by the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center to have a show in their smaller gallery beginning October 16 – November 2. The guild will need to provide 10-12 pieces of artwork to fill the space. Mei-Ling is accepting entries tonight and artists will need to fill out an application. Artwork must be submitted no later than Sunday, October 15, by 1:00 p.m. at IRBAC. Aida and Mei-Ling are also accepting artwork until this time.

Workshops – Elizabeth and Shellee

Elizabeth announced the Polymer Clay Workshop with Patrice Pfeiffer for this Sunday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm at IRBAC. Workshop fee is $55 and includes everything.

Shellee announced the November, Stashbusters Workshop at IRBAC. Attendees will be making mini art quilts that can be combined into a tote bag pattern, or used to make small gifts. This workshop is on Sunday, November 19, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop feel is $20. $15 goes to IRBAC and $5 to the guild to help make up for other workshops that did not have at least 10 attendees.

Shellee also announced that it is guild policy that members must pay for workshops at the time that they sign up, with cash, check, or online. Members are responsible for finding their own replacements if they are unable to attend once they have signed up.

Holiday Ornaments – Pat Grice

Pat said that she received 330 holiday ornaments to deliver to DFAC and Florida CraftArt. The ornaments have been delivered. DFAC is not requesting help in decorating their trees this year. Any ornaments not sold at DFAC by the end of November will be transferred to Florida CraftArt where they will have a better chance of selling. Pat also reported that there were a few cases where artists did not put a sale price on their items, and she did the best she could to price the items. Next year, she would like participants to place smaller holiday ornaments in a zip lock bag with the artist’s name, quantity, and price printed on the bag.

Techniques Journal – Gayle Wells

Participants in the Techniques Journal must bring their pages to the November meeting. 14 sets of instructions, placed in sheet protectors, must be provided by each participant. Contact Gayle if you cannot attend the November meeting.

Pat Lamb reported that Linda Dawson is in Bayfront Medical Center with heart problems, and that the Susan Lenz workshop, beginning October 30, that Linda was organizing has been cancelled. Fees will be refunded and Linda hopes to reschedule the workshop at a later time.

Nominating Committee – Mei-Ling St. Leger

Mei-Ling made one final request for volunteers for next years slate of officers, and no one volunteered. She announced the following nominees for 2018:
President – Aida Sheets
Vice President/Workshops – Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily

Treasurer – Bonnie Bowman
Secretary – Peggy Paramore-Dubar
Show Chair – Sarah Butz
Show Co-Chairs – Donna Isaac and Angie Knowles

Media Chair – Cindie Townley
Newsletter – Diane Gardner-Rhoden
PR Chair – Carol Gamel
PR Co-Chairs – Pat Peak and Jodee Roberson

Holiday Party – Cindie Townley

Cindie announced our annual holiday party that will be held during our December meeting. This is a pot luck event and she has sign-up sheets for food, set-up and decorations, clean-up, etc. Each year we have a gift exchange of hand made art that should not cost more than $15 to make. Place your artwork in a plain brown paper bag to be stacked with all the other gifts. Participation in the gift exchange is optional. Participants will select a gift from all the bags.

Fashion Show – Pat Grice and Angie Knowles

We were treated to an awesome fashion show by Pat, Angie, and all the participants who brought hand made clothing, international textiles, and antique textiles to share. Pat and Angie did a fabulous job organizing this event.

Show-n-Tell

Robert Di Marzo – framed, hand pieced and embroidered memorial to his sister, Ann Thomas – Guatemalan weaving textiles, Elizabeth Neily – rust dyed cotton garments, Shellee Wells – punch needle felt meditation box made while her husband was in the hospital, Susan Lumsden – machine quilted piece, hand dyed fabrics that were over-dyed, discharged, silk screened, and with rubbings, MaryAnn Ziegler – fused glass “quilts”, Cathy Simms – framed silk quilt with foil.

Announcements

Refashion Renegades will be meeting on Friday, October 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Elizabeth and Shellee have started a needle felting group at Fab Fiber. They will meet on Saturday, October 14 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:30 p.m.

 

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October 2017

October 2017

President’s Letter

It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces at our delayed September member meeting after hurricane Irma literally blew our normal meeting schedule to bits. I hope that all members of our TBSDG family have returned to normal after the storm.
Thanks to all who participated this year in providing hand made holiday ornaments to raise money for summer art classes for children who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend. It’s good to know that our guild is willing to give back to the communities that provide so many art opportunities for our members.
October’s meeting will be one of our most exciting of the year, as we will be having our annual Fashion Show. Pat Grice is our MC this year and Angie Knowles will be providing our runway music. We have expanded our repertoire this year to include antique textiles and international textiles, as well as our usual Art-to-Wear. Be sure to attend on Monday, October 9, for this fun filled extravaganza!
I hope that all of our members take the time to read our monthly newsletter. It is filled with important guild news and with art news from our surrounding communities. Don’t miss out; be in the know!    Aida Sheets

  Nominating Committee

Our Nominating Committee members, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Ann Thomas, and Cathy Simms, have been busy contacting each of our guild members in the search for volunteers to fill open guild positions in the coming year. Open positions for 2018 are: President, Vice President/Workshops Co-Chair, Treasurer, Mini-Workshop Chair, and PR Co-Chair. Please consider volunteering to fill one of these positions when you are called. The Nominating Committee will be announcing their slate of officers at the October member meeting.
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Art to Wear Fashion Show 

A last minute reminder that our annual Art to Wear Fashion Show will be held this Monday, October 9, at our member meeting. This year we are including antique textiles and international textiles, so even if you don’t have any art to wear, you may have one of these other items to share. If you are planning on walking the runway, please write up a description of your item(s) and send them to Pat Grice at pagrice@sbcglobal.net. If you are the creator of the item you are sharing, please include details about the materials and techniques used, and if you are sharing an antique or international textile, please include some history of the item.

Angie Knowles will be coordinating the music for this year’s show, so if you have any musical requests, please contact Angie at aknowles13@gmail.com.

-Holiday Ornaments 2017 Thank you! Thank You-                                                                  

HOLIDAY 2017 0RNAMENTS

 

Thanks to the following volunteers for making ornaments for our 2017 Holiday Scholarship fundraiser:

Aida Sheets, Angie Knowles, Ann Thomas, Bonnie Ward, Carol Gamel, Carol Gentry, Cindie Townley, Dana Maley, Donna Isaac, Elizabeth Neily, Gail Crotty, Garcoyle Sentry, Gayle Wells, Jodee Roberson, Leeann Kroetsch, Mei Ling St. Leger, Patricia Peak, Peggy Dauber, Sue August, Trish Sande. Thanks also to Diane Rhoden, Angie Knowles and Elizabeth Neily for helping me with the tagging process.

The ornaments were beautiful, fun, unique – sure sellers. Look for pictures on Facebook and our website. The group made a total of 330 ornaments and all were accepted by Florida CraftArt and Dunedin Fine Art Center.

The DFAC is having their opening night on Nov. 3 from 6-8pm and we’re invited. The trees will be on display from 10/22/17. Florida CraftArt will have displays throughout the store.

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The money that we raise from the sale of our holiday ornaments is used to provide scholarships for students taking summer classes at Dunedin Fine Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach Art Center and Creative Clay.

Florida State Fair Competition

It’s time to start planning your entries for the 2018 Florida State Fair Competition.  Our members entered a variety of Art pieces last year  and most won awards and money.  The Fair will run February 8-19, 2018.  Your art work will be due in early January.  Some of you may also wish to do surface design demonstrations at the Fair.  Look for more information in future newsletter.

Holiday Party! Party! Party!  December 11,2017IMG_0584Cindie Townley has volunteered to be the holiday party chair/coordinator.  Paula Walker and Carol Gentry are heading up the holiday party activity. Contact them to see if they want to ask for donations of materials and Decorations. Cindie will be passing a sheet of job descriptions for the party at the October and November meeting.

MINI WORKSHOP: 

Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. Every person has something they can share, so don’t be shy.  Step up and show us what you do.

October – Pat Lamb will be Beading on The Edge

November – Shelley Wells Needle Felting

Workshops and Classes

Polymer Clay with Patrice Pfeiffer – October 15, 2017

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10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  $55. – Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Making beads, buttons, small sculptures, or small canvas, depending on the time factor. Participants
will come out with either a finished project or finished samples that could be used in mixed media projects…..like the birch logs, small squares or circles that could be made into pendants or earrings. Attendees can pay on line at any time by visiting our website at surfacedesignguild.com.

November Workshop – TBA

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Susan Lenz  workshop is coming to Seminole, www.susanlenz.com   Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 1.07.59 PM

Susan Lenz – Hot Workshop

October 30-31, 2017 from 10:00am. – 4:00pm.                                                                            Faith Community Church,11501 Walker Avenue, Seminole, Florida
Cost: $225.00 includes all supplies. Participants are only asked to provide their own scissors if they don’t want to use the ones provided.  
Contact: Linda Dawson  – email: fiberart2@verizon.net  or call Linda at  727-894-3761.

1) an introduction to heat-activated processes using painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, and experimentation with various fibers

2) an introduction to hand stitching and/or free motion machine embroidery as a contemporary design tool

3) mounting a finished fiber creation and other information about professionally presenting framed fiber arts

4) stimulating creative responses for fiber arts explorations

 

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 Reminders:

Surface Design Technique pages are due at the November meeting. For those who signed up to participate, bring a binder to exchange your pages. Contact Gayle Wells for more Info.
– The Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s Five by Five Celebration is not being held in 2017, but will be back in 2018. http://fivebyfivetampabay.com/about-five-by-five/

Workshops are to be paid at time of sign up. Attendees can pay on line at any time by visiting our website at surfacedesignguild.com and selecting Events.

 –Refashion Renegades will be held on Friday, October 13, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. The group is open to all members who wish to work in a group setting to upcycle, sew, surface design, embellish and share ideas about clothing. We meet at the Universalist Unitarian Church, the corner of Mirror Lake Drive and 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg. (detail of directions are available under Events on the Website- Surfacedesignguild@com)  Bring all materials needed for your project, including an extension cord, sewing machine, and and an iron. We are asking each person to donate $2-$5 to cover the cost of the room.  Contact Cindi Townley for more information 618-407-9223.

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American Sewing Guild trip to the Lightener Museum in St. Augustine to view an exhibit of costumes from the Downton Abbey PBS show pm Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.  This exhibit is traveling the country and admission to the museum is by appointment only.   See  September newsletter for more information.  For questions, please call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546. 

The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, Florida is pleased to invite national and internationally acclaimed artists to the studio to give lectures, workshops and critiques for a wide range of fiber studio practices and techniques. To Register and be informed about at the artist for 2018 please go to http://www.ayafiberstudio.com

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Of interest: 

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 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Website/Membership Management System- Cindie Townley
Newsletter- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

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September 18, 2017
Member Meeting minutes
The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm.
No new members or guests attended.
Mary Ann Pickard gave the treasury report of $5,552.48, and we currently have 88 members.
Shows: Sara Butz
No new shows scheduled with the exception of the Florida State Fair. They requested our participation, including mini demos. The Fair is Feb. 8-19th, 2018, and you can win prizes. She requested committee assistance, and both Donna Issac and Angie Knowles will be her co-chairs. Tampa Arts Council has cancelled the 5×5 event for this year.
Workshops: Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Oct. 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Polymer Class held at Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. $55. Bring your own lunch/drink. The teacher requests a minimum of 10 people, she will be ordering in her supplies, and needs a head count.
Nov. 19th – Play Day, Stash Busters, bring whatever you like to exchange patterns, fabrics, accessories.
This will be a work day, we need 10 people or the expense comes back onto the Guild. Fee is $20. $15 for the IRBAC, and $5 goes to the guild to help make up for other workshops that were not fully attended.
Zen Rock workshop – We need to send a thank you out to the Tampa Basket Guild for all they have done for us.
Holiday Ornaments: Pat Grice
She has been given a table full of ornaments tonight, thank you. Perhaps we could have a show-n-tell on the ornaments and how the members made them. She does not have a current count yet on the quantity received.
Technical Journal: Gayle Wells
The pages are due at the November meeting. You will need to provide 13 for the members, plus 1 for the guild, for a total of 14 pages.
Fashion Show: Pat Grice
Please email Pat a brief description of what you are bringing. It can be art to wear, vintage materials, or international materials. Angie Knowles will be providing the music and requested ideas for music. Contact her and bring in your CD’s.
Offices for Next Year:
Nominating Committee includes: Mei-Ling St.Leger, Ann Thomas, and Cathy Simms. We need a President, Vice President/Workshops Co-Chair, Mini Workshop Chair, and a PR Co-Chair.
Holiday Party:
Marlene Glickman suggested an apron challenge for the gift exchange, however not enough members
were interested. It was also suggested we do a name tag activity. We will have a potluck dinner, and silent
gift exchange. Paula Walker and Carol Gentry volunteered to arrange the activity for this event.
Mini Workshop: Angie Knowles
She displayed lessons learned from her classes with Jane Dunnewold. She showed clever ways to
organize the various stages of the processes learned. Thank You Angie.
Show-n-Tell:
Zen Rocks: Rhona Kuntz, Gayle Wells, Marlene Glickman
Pin Weaving Class: Elizabeth Neily, Gayle Wells, Carol Bickford, Angie Knowles, Rhonda Kuntz,
Edda Juhl – Doves, Doves, and more Doves, Shellee Wells – needle felted people/halloween theme,
Cathy Simms – fabric batik from Sri Lanka, quilted batik, Elizabeth Neily – woven runners and wrap,
Marlene Glickman- silk dupioni quilted panel, and silk wrap, Barbara Kazanis- eco dyed fabrics, Peggy
Paramore Daubar – silk dyed fabrics from Marlene’s play day, Mei-Ling St. Leger – discharged black silk,
black cotton, and blue linen, Sara Butz – reactivated, dyed, printed, and discharged linen.
Announcements:
The 5×5 show has been postponed until 2018.
Read our newsletter as there is a lot of information included in it.
We have Guild business cards to be taken and shared with new potential members.
Refashion Renegades meets the 4th Friday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church in St.Petersburg.
Linda Dawson has 2 spaces left for Susan’s workshop. Susan will supply everything, but your sharp scissors. It will be held at the Faith Community Church in Seminole, and the fee is $225
Pat Grice said to look for an email from the Guild in reference to trimming our own tree at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.
Marlene Glickman said the Houston Show will go on as scheduled despite hurricane Harvey.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 pm.
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September 2017

President’s Letter

We’ve reached that time of year when our guild must begin looking forward to 2018. The show committee is seeking venues for next year’s shows, the Board is meeting to review the year and plan for the next, and nominations are needed to fill office and committee chair openings.
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Our guild thrives and is the most fun to be a part of when the greatest number of members actively participate in the operation of the guild. To be a vibrant artistic community, we must provide opportunities for learning and sharing of skills and ideas, and this requires planning, preparation, and teamwork. If you have never held office or chaired a committee in the past, I encourage you to take that first step and volunteer to facilitate an area of guild activity. You will have the full support of those who have served in the past, and if you are feeling shy to do this on your own, then ask another member to co-chair with you.
Our guild’s purpose “is to increase community awareness of surface design and its value in our lives.” Participation is key to fulfilling that purpose, and everyone has something to offer. I hope that all of you will see the value in giving of your time and efforts to promote your guild in the coming year.
Nominating Committee
TBSDG bylaws require three member volunteers to participate in a temporary Nominating Committee to contact our members in order to find nominees for open guild positions in the coming year.
The current open positions for 2018 are: President, Treasurer, Mini-Workshop Chair, and Public Relations (PR) Co-Chair.
Please contact Aida Sheets at 727-480-6450 or aidajune@me.com if you are interested in participating in the Nominating Committee or are willing to fill one of the open positions in 2018.

Florida State Fair Competition

2017 was our first foray into the Florida State Fair Competition in the Art Cloth & Textile Surface Design Division. Our members entered a variety of surface designed textile pieces and most won awards. It’s time to start planning your entries for the 2018 Florida State Fair. The Fair will run February 8-19, and our pieces will be due in early January. Some of you may also wish to do surface design demonstrations at the Fair, and the application process for this will be coming up soon. Stay tuned as more information will be provided                                                                                              ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Art to Wear Fashion Show, each year at our October meeting we enjoy seeing the amazing talents of our members expressed in Art to Wear. This year’s Art to Wear Fashion Show will include antique textiles and textiles from around the world, as well as hand made art to wear. sdg4Pat Grice will be announcing for us this year and Angie Knowles will provide the runway music.  Can all the fashionistas send a description of their piece(s) which includes fabric type, method made, what is it (i.e. pant suit, vest, dress), if for sale – price? And any other information you want to share to Pat Grice at pagrice@sbcglobal.net

 Holiday Ornaments Needed  Take time out of your busy schedule to make some ornaments for the Holiday sale at DFAC and FCA.   DFAC is giving TBSDG our own Christmas tree to decorate, so we need as many ornaments as possible. IMG_5164

The money that we raise from the sale of our holiday ornaments is used to provide scholarships for students taking summer classes at DFAC, and other local art centers.  Please bring your ornaments to the September 11th. meeting and fill out the inventory sheet.  Remember you determine what you the suggested retail price should be.  Please contact Pat Grice, Aida Sheets, Diane Gardner-Rhoden or Elizabeth Neily at Fab Fiber if you cannot get your ornaments delivered at the September meeting.

MINI WORKSHOP:  Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. Each person have something you can share, so don’t be shy.  Step up and show us what you do.

SeptemberDonna Issac will be showing you how to use your Hand Dyed Fabrics OctoberPat Lamb will be Beading on The Edge                                                      November – Shelley Wells needle Felting

*Christmas is around the corner we need a coordinator for our annual holiday party.  Please contact Aida Sheets at 727-480-6450 or aidajune@me.com if you are interested.

Workshops and Classes

 PIN WEAVING  with Marlene Glickman

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

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Create a small pin weaving using threads, yarns, lightweight fabrics and roving and fusible fabric.  This method is similar to a tapestry weaving.  Dyed sheer silk organza is used for the background panel, it’s then then covered with tulle and free motion  machine stitching (bring your machine or I can do this part for you if you don’t sew).  After the tulle is cut away to reveal contrasting fabrics and yarns. Embellishment will be done with beads, hand dyed ribbons and any special trinkets you would like to bring.  All supplies are provided for this workshop. Space is Limited to 15-20. The finished project can be used as a wall hanging or cut up into smaller pieces and used  for a unique textured greeting card.

What to Bring: Fun attitude and small scissors. –  If you want to bring your own fibers, threads, yarns, fabric bits size (2-5 inches by 10 inches) $10 will be refunded by Marlene when you arrive to class. Marlene Glickman of www.SilkDyes.com

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Susan Lenz – FiberArt Creation

October 30-31, 2017 from 10:00am. – 4:00pm.                                                                             Faith Community Church,11501 Walker Avenue, Seminole, Florida
Cost: $225.00 includes all supplies. Participants are only asked to provide their own scissors if they don’t want to use the ones provided.  
Contact: Linda Dawson  – email: fiberart2@verizon.net  or call Linda at  727-894-3761.

1) an introduction to heat-activated processes using painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, and experimentation with various fibers 2) an introduction to hand stitching and/or free motion machine embroidery as a contemporary design tool 3) mounting a finished fiber creation and other information about professionally presenting framed fiber arts 4) stimulating creative responses for fiber arts explorations

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Refashion Renegades   Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg–Gilmore Hall, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, (downtown St. Petersburg).  We meet on the fourth Friday of each month. 11a.m. until 3-3:30.  We are open to all Guild Members. Bring the supplies you need to work on, i.e sewing machine, extension cord, ironing board, etc. We are asking each person to give $2 – $5 to cover the cost of the room.  This month we meet on Friday, September 22.

NEW NEEDLE FELTING GROUP  – FAB FIBER   5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707 – http://www.fabfibergulfport.comsdg3

Demos’ on Saturday September 16th. from 12noon to 3pm.  Bring your projects to share.
“We hope to meet monthly and share techniques and project”. 

For more information contact:  Shellee Wells at: swellstyle@gmail.com

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American Sewing Guild

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild still has space on the bussdg10.png trip to the Lightener Museum in St. Augustine to view an exhibit of costumes from the Downton Abbey PBS show pm Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.  This exhibit is traveling the country and admission to the museum is by appointment only.

Cost of the trip is $95/ASG member and $105/non-member includes the bus (leaving from Clearwater), admission to the Museum and lunch on Saturday.  Hotel reservations can be made on your own at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Vilano Beach, Florida.  Our room rate is $149 per room.
If you want to go on your own and not on the bus, tickets to the Museum and lunch are available also.  For questions, please call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546. ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Creative Clay is having a Grand Opening & Art Walk for their new location at 1846 1st Avenue South, in the grand Central District of St. Petersburg.Screen Shot 2017-08-31 at 11.12.04 PM
Grand Opening and ribbon cutting will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Live music by Chant The Trees. Champagne and cupcakes by Swah-ray. Creative Thrift store grand opening and tours of their new space.
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sdg1The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, Florida is pleased to invite national and internationally acclaimed artists to the studio to give lectures, workshops and critiques for a wide range of fiber studio practices and techniques.
 
Coming Workshops:   Jean Gauger – Oct 17-20, 2017 4 Day Nuno Felt Poncho
Susan Lenz               Oct 25-26, 2017               “HOT” An Exploration in Contemporary Fiber                                   
Muffy Clark-Gill, November 7-9, 2017 – 3 Day Batik Techniques
Esterita Austin,   November 11- 13, 2017 – Luminescent Painted Illusions
 John Marshall, December 9-11, 2017 – Traditions of working in Japanese Indigo
 JiYoung Chung, December 15-17, 2017 – Joom Chi and Beyond
Kerr Grabowski, Jan 8-12, 2018 – Deconstructed Screen Print
Lisa Binkley, Jan 15-17, 2018 – Art of Stitching Beads on Cloth
                         
To Register and be informed about at the artist for 2018 please go to http://www.ayafiberstudio.com
Summer 2018 Workshops to be posted November 2017

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Call to Artists

: ARTS WAREHOUSE RESIDENCY, DELRAY BEACH
Posted on August 29, 2017 GuestPosted in All Posts, Calls, Auditions & Opportunities
The new Arts Warehouse located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in Delray Beach, Florida is slated to open in late 2017. We are now accepting applications for Artist in Residence Program.
The Artists in Residence program offers affordable private and/or shared studios to emerging and mid‐range local, national, and international artists. Artists in Residence become part of a vibrant community of artists participating in Arts Warehouse programming, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community.
Space is awarded to applicants that best demonstrate their commitment to their practice, to experimentation and innovation in their work, to seeking artistic & professional development, and to being a part of and contributing to a dynamic community of artists and creative thinkers.  A.i.R leases include private and/or shared studios as well as access to flexible shared working space. Artists selected for this program range from emerging to mid‐range, and work in all artistic disciplines and media; including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, new media, installation, and interdisciplinary expression.
DEADLINE: September 22
MORE INFO: http://www.delraycra.org/artswarehouse/
Submitted by: Jill Brown, Delray Beach CRA-Arts Warehouse

: 35MM SLIDE SHOW, FORT WORTH
Posted on August 23, 2017 GuestPosted in All Posts, Calls, Auditions & Opportunities
Fort Worth Community Arts Center announces its call for artists to submit images to 35mm Slide Show. Do you have a box of old 35mm slides that you do not know what to do with? Are you still making slide because you believe they are making a comeback? If so, this call is for you.
During the month of December, we will host our very first 35mm Slide Show. This is an international call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. The only stipulation is all works must be presented on 35mm slide to be displayed on a rotating projector during the month of December.
All artwork submitted must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: November 1, 2017
EXHIBITION DATES: December 1 – 29, 2017
MORE INFO: https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/92349/35mm-slide-show

The City of St. Petersburg,  Police Department Public Art Project Committee, seeks to commission artist(s) or artists’ team(s) to design, construct and install art to enhance the public spaces of the Police Headquarters Complex which is currently under construction in the EDGE district.
See August Newsletter for details  
DEADLINE: September 11, 2017
SELECTION OF FINALISTS: October 11, 2017
How to apply and further details: https://www.codaworx.com/rfp-toolkit/rfp/police-department-public-art-project

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Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Deadline: October 1

The 48th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts is now accepting applications for exhibiting artists. The 2018 Festival will be held March 3-4 in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.

Visit the St. Petersberg Arts Alliance Website for jobs and opportunities!
For Opportunities:  https://stpeteartsalliance.org/opportunities/
For Events: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/local-events/
For the Creative directory: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/creative-directory/

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Be a part of the arts in St. Petersburg. Sign up for ARTBEAT, the monthly newsletter of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance by visiting their website stpeteartsalliance.org Sdg2

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money and advocating for the entire creative community – artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative businesses.

2017-18 Arts & Culture Guide for the Greater Tampa-Hillsborough Region is now availablesdg6

Keep up with arts and culture in the greater Tampa-Hillsborough region. This 44-page guide lists festivals, exhibitions, theatre seasons coming up in 2017-18 plus a directory and map locator of our nonprofit cultural organizations, parks and libraries!

SEE IT NOW or pick up a copy from the Arts Council, your library or ask for it at your Chamber of Commerce, selected realtors and other public locations.

 For Sale:
Jacquard Silk Color RED LABEL dye –  8oz bottles. Must be set with steam Previously used, 6 colors – Magenta, Turquoise, Chocolate Brown, Kelly Green, Carmine Red, Brown Sienna.   $30 for all.
“These high energy fiber-reactive dyes are concentrated for economy, making them especially well-suited for professional artists and production studios. Red Label Silk Colors are ideal for traditional silk painting, as well as for many specialty applications, such as discharge, chemical resist, printing and shibori. Must be set with steam.”
 
contact Pat Grice pagrice@sbcglobal.net I will bring them to September meeting but send me email if interested.

FAB Fiber weekly activities

  • Crochet the Day Away with Elizabeth every Wednesday from 10 AM till 4 PM. Free
  • Tea and Stitch with Margot every Friday from 1 PM till 4 PM. Free.
  • Afternoon Knit/Crochet with Vida, every Saturday Logo-1from 1 PM till 4 PM. Free.
  • Brazilian Embroidery with Debbie every Saturday 9 to 4. Call for fees for special instruction.
  • Introduction to Rigid Heddle Loom or Triangle Loom with Elizabeth, every Tuesday at 10 AM. $125 Fee includes loom rental and yarn.
Bring your projects to work on and share ideas with fiber friends.
FAB Fiber carries Jacquard Procion MX Dyes and Acid Dyes plus roving for felters and spinners in natural, commercially dyed and custom dyed colors.
FAB Fiber is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 Am to 5 PM and by appointment.
For more info call 727-827-2235. or Elizabeth’s cell 727-744-7051
5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL. www.fabfibergulfport.com

Celebrating St. Petersburg’s well-known reputation as a leading arts and cultural destination, a celebration of the arts will be happening throughout September.3111e231-fa33-4eec-9dc5-a3ca9c769ddd.jpg
SPF17 features events and activities produced by local and national artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses in and around the City’s unique arts districts.  All September SPF17 will feature weekly spotlights on all the arts, including fine arts, performing arts, and a family arts festival.

WEEKEND 1 will feature Visual Arts

WEEKEND 2 will highlight Performing Arts

WEEKEND 3 is all about Family Arts

Arts Alive! Participants
Chihuly Collection (Admission $1.00)

720 Central Ave.
(727) 896-4527 – http://www.moreanartscenter.org/chihuly/

Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center
1846 First Ave South
727-825-0515 – www.creativeclay.org
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
2240 Ninth Ave. S
727-323-1104 – www.woodsonmuseum.org
Florida CraftArt 
501 Central Ave
727-821-7391 – www.floridacraftart.org
Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth Street S
727-820-0100 – www.flholocaustmuseum.org
Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave
727-822-7872 – www.moreanartscenter.org
Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd St. S
727-821-7162 – www.moreanartscenter.org
Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr. NE
727-896-2667 – www.mfastpete.org
The Dali
1 Dali Blvd (Pinellas County residents only)
727-823-37- www.thedali.org
Admission: Free for Pinellas County residents

For more information visit the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance website.

Why the Arts Mean Big Business for Tampa Bay – Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at the Tampa Theatre – Networking Reception, 7:30 – 8 am

A recent study of the Hillsborough County cultural sector revealed some astonishing figures about the impact of arts and culture here and how important the cultural industry can be for entrepreneurs and businesses in the area. Join us for a frank discussion about the arts and business on Sept. 14 at Tampa Theatre. Learn about our cultural industry’s economic impact on business, including tourism dollars and employment, in Hillsborough County and how we compare to other cities in the nation.
SPEAKER: Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC, will discuss how these outcomes will shape the future of Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay Region.

COST: Free….WHERE: The Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin St., Tampa, FL 3360 PLEASE RSVP: 813.276.8250 or by the online RSVP – Tampaarts.org

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*Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America, Melbourne, Florida

September 16 – December 16, 2017,

Hmong flower cloth (or paj ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile traditions and an excellent example of cloth as community. Despite its deep roots in Hmong culture, this complex art was not widely known outside Asia until after the Vietnam War, when Hmong refugees arrived in the United States. The works illustrate the profound relevance of textiles as infrastructure in the Hmong culture, an art form that shifted as it adapted to fit new realities. The exhibition features 28 textiles—flower cloths and embroidered story cloths—by those in the Hmong community.

Organized and toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national part of Mid-America Arts Alliance, the exhibition was first curated in 1999 by Carl Magnuson, a cultural anthropologist, working with a Hmong refugee community. Curatorial updates have been done by Geraldine Craig, who has published more than a hundred essays on contemporary art and Hmong textiles, in venues such as the Hmong Studies Journal, The Journal of Modern Craft, Art in America, and Surface Design Journal.

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia
Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles – August 19–December 17, 2017

New York Textile MonthOver fifty exhibitions, open studios, workshops, lectures, and films. New York City, NY  Learn More

sdg11A month-long, city wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and to promote textile awareness. Image: from the Program War and Pieced in Context, Prussian Army Intarsia Quilt.

 

 

 

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 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

 

August Minutes

August 14, 2017 the meeting was brought to order at 6:30pm.

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Angie Knowles announced all magazines are .25 and books $1, whatever is not purchased tonight will be donated. She has a different group of books to bring next month.

Treasurer Mary Ann Pickard gave her report; we have 86 active paid members, and as of August 4, 2017 a balance of $6,081.81

Sara Butz; no new shows for now have been scheduled. Sarah is looking for a Co-Chair to mentor. The State Fair would like our entries again this year, and they need to be entered by the end of Jan. The State Fair is Feb. 8-19. Also they need us to do demos. The Strawberry Festival is right after this, and in January the entry forms are made available; note they do offer cash prizes.

Workshops: Elizabeth Neily and Shelley Wells;
August 20th – Zen Rocks $35, up to 5 rocks, includes the IRABC $15 fee. $20 will go to the

Basket Weaving Guild. Bring your own lunch/drinks.
September 17th – 10:00-4:00 Marlene Glickman will host a class on Pin-weaving $45/$40 with

your own fabrics. Bring your own sewing machine/lunch/drinks. Location IRABC, up to 15-20 students.

October 15th 10:00-5:00 Polymer Clay with Patrice Pfeiffer, $55 includes IRABC $15 fee. Bring your own lunch/drinks.

Tote Bag Challenge: Dana Maley; She is collecting as many as possible tonight and ASAP get the remaining that are in-process to her. Florida CraftArt wants them to be in the galleries soon. It is a 55/45 split. She has received 13 bags to date; we need many more. Dana has arranged for a Surface Design Guild group membership at Florida CraftArt so that we can sell our totes and holiday ornaments there.

Holiday Ornaments; Pat Grice, Both Dunedin Arts center and Florida Craft Art are requesting receipt. We need them no later than our Sept 11th meeting. Dunedin is giving us our own tree. Florida CraftArt will put their own tags on our items, and Dunedin will use our TBSDG business cards as tags. Artists can add their own business cards or identification if they wish. Elizabeth Neily with Fab Fiber has been kind enough to open her shop for all of us to gather together and work on the ornaments. Pat will be delivering to the art centers Oct. 1st. January 2-5, they will return any unsold ornaments and they will be brought to the January meeting for pickup.

Technical Journal; Gayle Wells announced those who signed up will need to produce 14 copies of their techniques pages placed in page protectors, these are due at the November meeting.

President Aida Sheets; There are openings for officers and committee chairs for next year. Per our bylaws, a Nominating Committee needs to be established of three members. Volunteers were requested, but no one volunteered.

Public Relations – Carol Gamel has voluntered to chair, however she needs a co-chair

Workshops; Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells have agreed to stay on and Secretary – Peggy Paramore Daubar is staying on.

Offices to be filled for 2018 are: President

Treasurer

Mini Workshops Books
Show Co-Chair

October Fashion Show – Voted to include vintage textiles or unusual foreign textiles in this year’s fashion show, as well as hand made fashions. Announcer – Pat Grice; Music – Angie Knowles.

Tampa Arts Council will be hosting their annual 5 x 5 Silent Auction Art Exhibit in October. Go online and watch for the announcement for call to artist at fivebyfivetampabay.com. Have your textile 5 x 5’s representing our guild ready. Signatures only on the backside

Mini Demo by Carol Bickford; She showed a wonderful display of vintage embroidered textiles, and the use of recycling them into many adorable uses. She also was kind and generous in gifting vintage textiles for the taking. Thank you Carol for a lovely demo and display.

Show-n-Tell:
Ornaments – Dana Maley, Gayle Wells, Cindy Townley, stars, puzzle pieces, shadow boxes, magic dust.

Aida Sheets – denim tote bag, Donna Issac – tote bag and ornaments; Carol Gamel – basket from Bonnie’s class, flag of her Spoonflower samples, tree ornaments; Patricia Peck – Linda Dawson’s class fabric made a notepad, cellphone bag, shibori fabric indigo; Barbara Kazanis – eco dyed fabrics from Erik Doran workshop, Elizabeth Neily – scrumbling shawl, purse, garment linen look, outfit from African print, Bob Di Marzo – “Garden of Characters” wall hanging embellished with polymer clay faces; Rhonda Kuntz – landscape silk using tsukineko inks, acrylic painting collage; Marlene Glickman – dyed silks into indigo bath results, children’s aprons, recycled silk clothes; Joann Baxter – beaded bracelet with labradorite; Peggy Paramore Daubar – hand painted leather tote, and fabrics from Linda Dawson’s class; Karen Frank – Linda Dawson’s class fabrics

Announcements:

Refashion Renegades will meet August 25th at 11a.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Church in downtown St. Petersburg.

Carol Bickford – Must see Downton Abbey costumes at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Marlene Glickman – Open studio this Saturday from 10-4, bring your own lunch/drink $15

Linda Dawson – Susan Lenz will host a Hot Workshop $225 October 30/31, bring scissors, lunch/drinks

Robin Pelinski – New Port Richey, place selling ribbons, coats, vests, fairy lace, equipments, rights to website and business $3500

The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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August 2017

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The Presidents Letter

We are fortunate to live in an area that supports its local artists. TBSDG has chosen to support the artists of the future with our yearly gifts to local art centers that offer student art programs. Art has a very important role to play in community. It enhances quality of life and pulls people out of themselves and into a collective conversation with others.

Art education is extremely important to our future and our culture. As funds for art education are stripped away in our schools, it is necessary that organizations such as ours step up and support students who might otherwise not be exposed to art as part of their education.

We have begun working on holiday ornaments to be sold at Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida CraftArt. These sales raise money to give back to our community in the form of student scholarships for summer art programs. I hope that all of you will consider making a few ornaments to contribute to this worthy cause. If you would like to participate, please contact a member of our holiday ornaments committee, Pat Grice, Diane Gardner-Rhoden, or Elizabeth Neily.

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Holiday Ornaments Needed Please take time out of your busy schedule to make some ornaments for the Holiday sale at DFAC and FCA.  Our Guild uses the money that we raise from the sale of our holiday ornaments to provide scholarships for students to take summer classes at DFAC, and other local art centers.

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An example an ornament made by Elizabeth Nealy.  Finished ornaments must be completed by September 11th. They go on sale at their annual holiday show on Nov 3rd.  DFAC is giving us our own Christmas tree to decorate with our ornaments.

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Eugene Chevreul  share’s her summer project 100 days of Art

IMG_2036“This is the perfect project for my tiny summer home , a studio apartment in NY.
I started working on May 22 and have now completed over 60 quiltlets. Each finished on is 51/2 inches square and will be mounted on a four inch gallery wrapped canvas painted to match the color of the quilt.
I’m enjoying the process and happy to have work that is easily doable in my small space”.

MINI WORKSHOP:  

Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. Each person have something you can share, so don’t be shy.  Step up and show us what you do

August –Carol Bickford sewing with vintage fabrics

September – Donna Issac will be showing you how to use your Hand Dyed Fabrics

October – Pat Lamb will be Beading on The Edge

The latest 2017 Tote Bag Challenge

The tote bags submitted by our members was just wonderful.  Florida ArtCraft just loved them.  A big thank you to all who made bags and a special thank you to Dana Manly for designing the challenge and collecting the finished art work.  You can still make and submit your tote bags to Dana at the next meeting on August 14th.

 

***News on Christmas ornaments***

Elizabeth Neily is opening Fab Fiber on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for any SDG members interested in working on holiday ornaments for sale this fall at DFAC and Florida CraftArt.
Fab Fiber is located at 5708 Gulfport Blvd. South, Gulfport, FL. Elizabeth has space for 10 or more people and she has a kitchen sink area for wet work and cleanup. If you have any questions, you can contact Elizabeth at eneilydesigns@gmail.com

If you did not previously sign up to make ornaments, you can still participate.  We need as many as possible.  The ornament sales is our guild charity fundraiser.  That is how we fund our scholarships program.

At Dunedin Fine Art Center we will have a Christmas Tree all to our selves to decorate.

This is a great opportunity to have fun with your guild members, while helping the community and encouraging the artists of the future!

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MARKMAKING  a workshop taught by Linda Dawson was a BIG BIG HIT 

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Workshops and Classes

August – Zen Rock Class

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

$35 includes the Art Center Fee.  August 20, 2017. 10 to 4pm.  Bring Lunch.

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Zen Rocks (wrapped rocks) are designs inspired by decorative knots on Japanese flower baskets.  In Japanese, musubi means to connect or bind together as well as to pledge or promise.  It is believed that when you tie things, a heavenly spirit will dwell within the knot to protect people.

In this class, you will receive instructions to do the following knots that you can select to use on your rocks:

Intlocking V, -Girdled interlocking “V”, -Butterfly and double butterfly,

Cross knot,-Cross knot with spiral, -Cross knot with double spiral

Turtle knot, -Cross-hatch designs, -Japanese eye,  -Snake coil

Stick wrap, – Stick wrap with spiral, -Stick wrap with wheat stitch or braid

Loop the loop lace up

Attendees may bring yarn, beads, charms, shells, decorative items as well as additional rocks.

September – PIN WEAVING  with Marlene Glickman

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

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Create a small pin weaving using threads, yarns, lightweight fabrics and roving and fusible fabric.  This method is similar to a tapestry weaving.  Dyed sheer silk organza is used for the background panel, it’s then then covered with tulle and free motion  machine stitching (bring your machine or I can do this part for you if you don’t sew).  After the tulle is cut away to reveal contrasting fabrics and yarns. Embellishment will be done with beads, hand dyed ribbons and any special trinkets you would like to bring.  All supplies are provided for this workshop. Space is Limited to 15-20. The finished project can be used as a wall hanging or cut up into smaller pieces and used  for a unique textured greeting card.

What to Bring: Fun attitude and small scissors. –  If you want to bring your own fibers, threads, yarns, fabric bits size (2-5 inches by 10 inches) $10 will be refunded by Marlene when you arrive to class. Marlene Glickman of www.SilkDyes.com

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REFASHION RENEGADES 
 Friday, Aug  25, 2017 10:30 AM • Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, St. Petersburg

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Exhibits and Art Shows  

Fearless Fibre

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center – July 28 to August 26, 2017.

4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618

Process and experimentation are crucial to these Artists’ journeys. Fearless fiber.jpeg A creative collective of 6 artists.  Forgione’s, Dr. Barbara Kazanis, Carolyn Kossar, Elizabeth Mitchell,  Sarah Butz, and Mei -Ling St. Leger

   ArtWalk – Saturday, Aug 12, 5-9 PM
Don’t miss Cool Art on a Hot Summer Night. Our collaboration with Keep St. Pete Local annually makes ArtWalk in August one of our best!
Take the trolley, meet new folks and enjoy some great art along the way (purchase a must have piece, too).  Give our new interactive map a try!  Complete gallery/studio information is available from your current location, along with driving directions to any of the ArtWalk participants.
For info and to download the interactive map, please click HERE

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a trip to the Lightener Museum in St. Augustine to view an exhibit of costumes from the Downton Abbey PBS show pm Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.  This exhibit is traveling the country and admission to the museum is by appointment only.

Cost of the trip is $95/ASG member and $105/non-member includes the bus (leaving from Clearwater), admission to the Museum and lunch on Saturday.  Hotel reservations can be made on your own at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Vilano Beach, Florida.  Our room rate is $149 per room.
If you want to go on your own and not on the bus, tickets to the Museum and lunch are available also.  For questions, please call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546.

Stitcher Paradise

Grand Hyatt of Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive.  Tampa, FL 33607 – August 17th – 19th, 2017.  Thursday, Friday & Saturday.  Marketplace 10am to 5pm each day.  www.StitcherParadise.com   A fabulous Grand Door Prize is a Martelli table with many accessories. $15 individual $8 group rate .  Even if the guild doesn’t do an official trip, any group of 8 or more signing up together gets the group rate. Better yet, admission to Marketplace is free with a class registration or evening trunk show.

Call to Artists

The City of St. Petersburg,  Police Department Public Art Project Committee, seeks to commission artist(s) or artists’ team(s) to design, construct and install art to enhance the public spaces of the Police Headquarters Complex which is currently under construction in the EDGE district.
The Committee has identified two areas within the Complex for possible art integration. These two areas will afford artists an opportunity to submit a proposal for an exterior art concept as well as an opportunity to submit a proposal for an interior art project.
▪ AREA 1 – Exterior – Signature Structure or Sculpture in the Main Entrance Plaza
▪ AREA 2 – Interior – Signature Art Concept(s) in the Open, Two-Story Glass Enclosed Atrium Interior Main Entrance.  The BUDGET: $380,000, possibly to be split among two projects
DEADLINE: September 11, 2017
SELECTION OF FINALISTS: October 11, 2017
How to apply and further details: https://www.codaworx.com/rfp-toolkit/rfp/police-department-public-art-project

 –Florida CraftArt makes a difference in the lives of artists and the community statewide!  Sign up for there newsletter and take the time to view their exhibits.

The Annual CraftArt Festival takes place November 18th and 19th.  The gallery is looking for entries by artist who express their art in jewelry, clay, glass, paper, wood, metal, fiber and mixed-media   Artists apply online at www.zapplication.org/ by September 5, 2017.   

Take a Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District in St.Petersberg  *detail information is in our June Newsletter.

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Apply Now for Openings on Arts Council’s Board of Directors.

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County is accepting applications for five open positions on its 15-member Board of Directors through Aug. 9. In brief, we are seeking applicants who reflect the diversity found within our county; represent a broad range of geographic areas; and demonstrate a passion for arts and culture. Our Board meets monthly in support of arts and culture in Hillsborough County and Board members serve four-year terms. Please see links below for application forms. Email questions to Board@TampaArts.org. 

Art Harvest of Clearwater-Dunedin
Deadline: August 25
The Art Harvest Committee of Clearwater-Dunedin invites you to apply for the 54th annual Art Harvest.  Art Harvest is the main fundraiser for the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin. Their current project aids foster youth as they age out of the foster system, providing them with training and mentoring opportunities as well as support for establishing an independent life.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Deadline: October 1

The 48th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts is now accepting applications for exhibiting artists. The 2018 Festival will be held March 3-4 in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.

Visit the St. Petersberg Arts Alliance Website for jobs and opportunities!
For Opportunities:  https://stpeteartsalliance.org/opportunities/
For Events: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/local-events/
For the Creative directory: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/creative-directory/

Workshops at the Aya Fiber Studio  Screen Shot 2017-07-31 at 10.37.45 PM   The Aya Fiber Studio is pleased to invite national and internationally acclaimed artists to their studio to give lectures, workshops and critiques for a wide range of fiber studio practices and techniques. These visits provide studio students direct interaction with the artist that cumulate with a “public” lecture on their work.  
Olga Kazanskaya, – Jean Gauger, – Susan Lenz, – Muffy Clark-Gill,  –
Esterita Austin,  – JiYoung Chung, – Alissa Allen, – Lisa Binkley, – Donna Brown,
Jane Callender, – Catharine Ellis, – Carol Soderlund, – Olga Kazanskaya,
Jean Gauger,  – Muffy Clark-Gill, – Donna Brown, – Carol Soderlund, – John Marshall

The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences in Pinellas County
Our recent Arts Summit presented with our colleagues from Creative Pinellas, Clearwater Arts Alliance, North Pinellas Cultural Alliance and the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts was filled to capacity.   The real measure of success though was Pinellas County, as keynote speaker Randy Cohen from American’s for the Arts illustrated the benefits of the economic impact of the arts.
The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study provides compelling evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a major economic force in Pinellas County

  • $241 million industry

  • 7,211 full-time equivalent jobs

  • Generates $11,621,000 in local government revenue

  • Generates $18,130,000 in state government revenue

  • Average spending per person in addition to cost of event is $33.02

  • Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, which spent $100.2 million during 2015, leveraged a remarkable $140.8 million in additional spending by their audiences—spending that pumped vital revenue into restaurants, hotels, retail stores, parking garages, and other local businesses.

You may pick up printed copies of the 38-page report from one of the five hosts, or download it at  stpeteartsalliance.org.  We also have a one-page summary with overview facts to help you make the case for supporting your arts organization.  Email intern@stpeteartsalliance.org and we will email you a copy of the facts page or mail you the complete report.

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 Tampabay Surface Design Guild officers and committee chairs

 President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

 July minutes

July 10, 2017 the meeting was brought to order at 6:34 pm, with Cindie Townley sitting in as president.

Guest included Claude Barsa, she enjoys sewing, and metal smithing.

Treasury’s report; we have a balance of $6,796.81, not including PayPal, and we currently have 85 members.

There are no show updates.

Workshops: Elizabeth Neily informed us
August 20th workshop is with Jan Oberlay on Zen Rocks. Fee is $35 which includes the $15 Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center fee. $20 will go the the Basket Weaving Guild. Please check to see if you’ve paid.
September 17th – Marlene Glickman will hold a class on Pin Weaving. The fee is $30 plus an additional $15 for the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. She can take up to 15-20 students. If you bring your own materials, the fee will drop to $20.
October 15 – Patrice Pfeiffer will hold a class on Polymer Clay. The fee is $55, which includes the $15 fee for Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. Time is 10-5pm. She would like to know how many students will be attending. Needs between 10-15 students.

Elizabeth is requesting teachers to start signing up now for 2018 workshops.

Linda Dawson spoke on her July 16th workshop, what you will be learning, the various stages and processes, and supplies needed to be brought.

Dana Maley’s Tote Bag Challenge- the centers are requesting them now, so please get them to Dana asap. She also requested to work on the Holiday ornaments, asap, they are already asking them to be submitted for approval. Aida Sheets needs photos of your ornaments for publishing.  Remember our scholarships go to three different art centers, and we wish to include in 2018 additional childrens groups.

Technical  Journal- Gayle Wells, we have thirteen members, so you will need to prepare 13 pages plus one for our guild. These are due in November.

Mini Workshop, June Colburn gave a collected deconstructing speech on tote bags and 4 different ideas. Next month she will bring in additional samples. She included memories of the past in her work.

Show n Tell:    Gayle Wells – painted tote bag, Jo Ann Baxter – Refashion Renegades long vest and bracelet, Carolyn Gentry – scrumble workshop, flowers, sweater top, handbags, Linda Dawson – dynamic Before the Grace of God wall hanging, Carol Gamel – tote bag, spoonflower proofs, Angie Knowles – lunch bags, rusted fabrics, Elizabeth Neily – tote bags, renegades fashion vest, Trish – felted scarves, necklace, Pat Grice – tote bags, Rhonda Kuntz – scrumbled purse, wall hanging, Donna Isaac – Dragon, Peggy Paramore Daubar – pin weaving, and tote bag.

Announcements; Ladies Please clean up after yourselves, including putting your chairs back up to the table. Each table is to have 6 chairs.
Refashion Renegades meets this friday at the Universal Unitarian Church at Mirror Lake and 2nd ave North.
Elizabeth Neily said Saturday Sept 2, Gulfport is having their Gecko Fest. Gecko Goddess begins at 6pm the weekend prior at the Pub Crawl.
Barbara K. told of the Carrollwood Convention Center having an exhibit of silk paintings, during July and August. The last Friday of July is the grand opening.
Donna Isaac told of an event in Gulfport called the Art Giveaway, it’s a scavenger hunt. Take one only, called Free Art Friday, and takes place occasionally.
Cool art sale at the Coliseum this saturday.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 pm

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July 2017

 

The President’s Letter

When you head to your studio to create fiber art, what are you actually doing? Is it just a fun activity that produces something tangible in the end, or is there a deeper meaning, something that you are consciously or unconsciously trying to tease out of your art? DB1A9CFF-208D-4A7A-9FB7-A21AB9456010

I’ve never been a “woo-woo” kind of person, looking for meaning at every turn, but what started out for me as something I simply enjoyed doing that was separate from the daily tasks of life, is becoming a journey to understand myself and express that understanding visually to others. I have a difficult time verbally telling others about myself, but my fiber art is opening a window for me to the workings of my mind. I’m not certain when this transition took place, but I have made a conscious decision to nurture this process and see where it will take me.13DBAF61-2650-4BAC-A43F-A99A9EF3EBB2 (1)

I hope that all of you find meaning in your artistic pursuits, no matter what that meaning may be. If it is just fun and relaxing for you to work with fiber in your hands, or if you have something to tell the world and are searching for your true artistic voice, art nourishes the deeper parts of ourselves, and can allow us to relate to others in ways that we would not otherwise be able to do. As Calvin, of Calvin & Hobbes, has said, “As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.” Aida Sheets

 

MINI WORKSHOP:  Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. You all have something you can share, so don’t be shy.  Step up and show us what you do.

July-Choosing Fabric for Collage June Colburn

Aug–Carol Bickford sewing with vintage fabrics

 

Workshops and Classes

July Program

Mark Making: A workshop designed to help the artist make their mark on the world  by Linda Dawson 

July 16, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Fee: $65.00

Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palms Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

The $65.00 fee includes the Art Center fee and the supplies provided by Linda

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis workshop will concentrate on making marks with various tools. The marks can be use on fabric, paper, clay and many other media. You will be using brushes, pens, rollers, scribers and needles and you will be working mostly with fabric.

The first hour will be used to discuss the mark making tools followed by soy wax crayons,  paste, and thickened dyes on previously washed fabric soaked in Soda Ash These techniques will require steaming that will be done by Linda.

A supply list is available at the next two guild meetings or by contacting Linda Dawson at: (727) 894-3761, or email at fiberart2@verizon.net 
         

August Program

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$35 includes the Art Center Fee.  August 20, 2017. 10 to 4pm.  Bring Lunch.

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

Zen Rocks (wrapped rocks) are designs inspired by decorative knots on Japanese flower baskets.  In Japanese, musubi means to connect or bind together as well as to pledge or promise.  It is believed that when you tie things, a heavenly spirit will dwell within the knot to protect people.

In this class, you will receive instructions to do the following knots that you can select to use on your rocks:

Intlocking V, -Girdled interlocking “V”, -Butterfly and double butterfly,

Cross knot,-Cross knot with spiral, -Cross knot with double spiral

Turtle knot, -Cross-hatch designs, -Japanese eye,  -Snake coil

Stick wrap, – Stick wrap with spiral, -Stick wrap with wheat stitch or braid

Loop the loop lace up

Here’s the items we will provide for the class –

.5 rocks,14 page instruction set with pictures and strands of each of the following weaving materials: cane,reed, bamboo skewers, cording, faux leather and suede lashing glue and work mat.

Samples of completed rocks as well as pictures of the wrapped rocks can use for ideas and inspiration.  Attendees may bring yarn, beads, charms, shells, decorative items as well as additional rocks>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Refashion Renegades has a new location. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg We will meet on Friday, July 14, at 10:30. It’s early this month because the church is not available.  It’s open to all Guild Members. We are asking each person to give $2-$5 to cover the cost of the room.

–Gilmore Hall, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, (downtown St. Petersburg).   Detail driving directions are in April and May newsletters.  Call or text Karen Frank  (727) 612-4546 >>>>>>>>>>.

 

Worth looking into:

sda-adLast minute cancellation just left space in 3 day Botannical Print Workshop with Irit Dulman.  Call Suzanne at 336-693-4606 if you have questions

.Stitcher Paradise
Grand Hyatt of Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive.  Tampa, FL 33607
August 17th – 19th, 2017.  Thursday, Friday & Saturday.  Marketplace 10am to 5pm each day.  www.StitcherParadise.com   A fabulous Grand Door Prize is a Martelli table with many accessories. $15 individual $8 group rate .  Even if the guild doesn’t do an official trip, any group of 8 or more signing up together gets the group rate. Better yet, admission to Marketplace is free with a class registration or evening trunk show. 

.Check out Jane Dunnewold website and Join a Workshop or take a look at her new blog post-Threads of Resistance.  She will be doing several workshops outside of her studio this year.

. FAB Fiber, 5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
http://www.fabfibergulfport.com  has 100% pre-shrunk cotton garments in casual styles for men and women.  Available in white for dyeing and/or embellishing and in black for discharged designs. Great for indigo dying.  
10% discount for Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member.   

.Marlene Glickman has put out a new newsletter and she will be teaching classes in her studio.  Check out her web site and blog post. http://silkdyes.com/blog/workshop-events-calendar/.

 Dunedin Fine Art Center                                                                                                            1143 Michigan Blvd.Dunedin, FL 34698  Telephone #727 298-3322  Several exciting new exhibits and Fiber related Saturday demonstrations July 15, 29, and August 5, 12.   * you will find more information in last month newsletter.

In our backyard- ASG  – July 27 to 30, 2017.  Annual Conference at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. A once-a-year opportunity for sewing enthusiasts to gather and celebrate all things sewing, quilting and embroidery.  Come for one day only or all four days.  You will find more information in June newsletter.
Conference is open to ASG members and non-members. For more info, log on to www.asg.org and click on Annual Conference. Or call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546

 –Florida CraftArt makes a difference in the lives of artists and the community statewide!  Sign up for there newsletter and take the time to view their exhibits.

The Annual CraftArt Festival takes place November 18th and 19th.  The gallery is looking for entries by artist who express their art in jewelry, clay, glass, paper, wood, metal, fiber and mixed-media   Artists apply online at www.zapplication.org/ by September 5, 2017.   

Take a Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District in St.Petersberg  *detail information is in our June newsletter>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You ask for it:

There has been a request to put the names of officers and committee chairs in the Newsletter.   
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

June Minutes…………………………………June 12, 2017 The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm.
We have one new member, Pat Peak who owns a small sewing and
embroidery business. Our guests were Elleen DeIntin, who enjoys doll making,
Yasmin Gonzalez, and Barbara Saylor.
Mary Ann Pickard gave the Treasurer’s report. As of the end of May we have
$7,106.09. We currently have 84 paid members.
Aida Sheets announced a show of hands for those interested in having a
member directory. Peggy Paramore Daubar will work on this over the summer.
Shows – Sarah Butz is not here tonight, however, we have no upcoming
scheduled shows.
Dana Maley, chair of the challenge on tote bags as a fundraiser, asked the
bags be brought to her in July. The proceeds are to bbenefit children’s
scholarship camps. The camps are quite costly. Carol Bickford suggested adding
additional moneys into the fund. Angie Knowles said, give it to the same groups,
and perhaps one additional group next year. Linda Dawson motioned not to
exceed an additional $600, and Angie Knowles, 2nd it. The motion was approved
by those in attendance.
Workshops – Elizabeth Neily
Her workshops on Freeform Crochet and Scrumbling went great and were a
lot of fun.
July 16th – Linda Dawson will teach a class on Making Your Mark. The fee is
$65 which includes the $15 fee to IRABC. Pay tonight or online. She will teach
different types of marking, including stitching. A supply list is online. Be sure to
bring PFD fabrics. Hours 10:00 a.m.-4:40-5 pm.
August 20th – Zen Rocks. The fee is $35. More information available in our
July meeting.
September – MeiLing St. Leger will hold a class, and the techniques TBC.
No other classes have been scheduled. An interest for polymer clay has been
offered by Kim Hale from our sister guild in Sarasota. Feb 4 & 5 of 2019, we
could have Wen Redmond for $850 plus a $20 kit, we need to commit and send
in a contract.
Technical Journal – Bonnie Ward
Please review the current book, and sign up if you’re interested. Pages are due in
November.
Mini Workshop – Mary Ann Pickard gave a unique demonstration on Tunisian
Crochet, as well as some interesting background on herself.
Angie Knowles announced that she will not be chairing the mini workshops
next year, and the guild needs a volunteer to chair this function next year.
Show-n-Tell
Elizabeth Neily’s Scrumbling class – Gail Crotty and Elizabeth Neily showed off
their beautiful wares; Barbara Taylor, June Colburn’s Class showed their beautiful
wall hangings, Pat Grice – Bonnie’s Basket Class, Linda Dawson – Mark making
samples in black/white; Dana Maley – Freida Doll, Carol Bickford – Tote Bags,
Sharon Appler – Leeann’s Class of felting with pine needles, Mei Ling St. Leger –
tapestry dyed yarns, Edda Juhl – Ice Dyeing, Peggy Paramore Daubar – Dana’s
tote challenge
Announcements: We need new chairs for both the Treasurer and MiniWorkshop
positions.
Refashion Renegades – Cindy Townley announced we will meet June 23,
generally on the 3rd Friday of each month.
Dana Maley has Antique beads – small $5, and large $20.
Aida Sheets has TBSDG business cards to pass out to new interested
members, and encourages us to include younger ladies.
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