February NewsBlog

Presidents Letter

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One of the great things about being a member of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is the number of opportunities to have your work shown at a variety of venues in the area. This isn’t just a good thing for our artists, it’s also a great way to promote fiber as a valued art medium. We are fortunate to be in an area where art is appreciated. St. Petersburg is the #1 arts destination for mid-size cities in the U.S. since 2010. That’s a pretty big deal for the art community, and it spills over to surrounding cities and communities. We currently have our Blues Power show hung at the UU Church of Clearwater. There are a variety of fiber techniques represented by these pieces, and if you haven’t already viewed the show, I hope that you will do so. For the first time in our history, we will have pieces displayed at the FL State Fair. Again we have a variety of fiber techniques represented, and it is my hope that we will gain some new members from this exhibition. I hope that all of you are working on pieces for our upcoming member show, ClothWorks!!!, at the Clearwater Library beginning April 3. This show will include any recent work of your choice, as well as the pieces that you create for Sharon Appler’s art challenge. If you have never shown anything in public before, I would encourage you to take that step and enter our member show. This is a perk of membership that you really shouldn’t miss!

Aida Sheets

New Business and Announcements

Helen Hornaday…

Cindie Townley shared the following with us on Facebook.

Our member, Helen Hornaday, got her Angel Wings a little before midnight with her son and daughter by her side. She was my friend, artist, and minister who encouraged me with a constant smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. Many of you were blessed to have known her. There will be a Celebration of Life at First Unity Church very soon. She will be missed.

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Show and Tell:  

It is wonderful that the membership continues to grow!  However, because of the group size and time allowed for our meeting,  please limit your Show and Tell to three(3) items in the coming year.  Thanks for your support in this.

Dali Tour

For those who bought tickets to the Frida Tour at the Dali on Friday, February 10, Please arrive by 12:45. We will begin at 1PM sharply. Leave yourself enough time to find parking.

The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo March 16, 17, & 18 the Lakeland Center

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Marlene is again coordinating our efforts for the Expo this year.  The Expo is very generous and gives us a 10 x 10 foot booth. They usually have booths for sewing and quilting people so our surface design is a big attraction and unique for their show. See details below on how to volunteer for the show, for our Surface Design Guild Booth and to have your artwork in the booth display (bring to the Feb or March guild meeting).

  • Expo Volunteer: To sign up to be an Expo Ambassador (which is our exchange for having an expensive booth)  Go online to: http://www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Lakeland,FL.aspx    click Volunteer,  read the instructions and options for being an ambassador, (free passes, parking and classes).  Check over the classes they are offering and if you volunteer early you might be able to help that teacher. Just let me know you have signed up to help them.
  • Guild Booth Volunteer: To sign up to help in our Surface Design Guild Booth either as a greeter or do a demonstration or offer a Make it Take it contact Marlene@123webmagic.com or call her directly. If you are available to help set up the guild booth on 15 March, it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Marlene. Set up time 11-2pm. (plus you get to see the vendors early).  The slots open for greeters are Thursday, Friday and Saturday Early slot 10-2 and afternoon slot 2-5.  The slots open for demonstrations or Make it Take its are Friday and Saturday afternoons 2:30-4:30 (bring things to sell during your demo time
  • Art Work for Display:  Our guild booth attracts a lot of interest because of the artwork we have on display from our members: dyed/painted fabrics, wearables, small art quilts, jewelry, felted items, paper, journals, mixed media, woven items (baskets, clothing, homegoods), spun art yarn, etc. All work submitted can be brought to the February and March guild meeting. Each work must include the artists name, phone number, price if for sale (note: Items for sale are sold by the artist only so volunteer to help in the booth to sell your work). Items will be returned to artists on Saturday, the last day of the show, if they are there at breakdown time 5:30pm (right after the big sewing machine and prizes giveaway in the auditorium) or at the April guild meeting. You can also pick up your artwork directly from Marlene at her home in Clearwater. Just call to arrange a time after the Expo.
  • DIRECTIONS:  From Tampa/St. Pete area to Lakeland Center (701 West Lime St., Lakeland, FL 33815  Phone: 863-834-8100).  Take Interstate 275 East to Interstate 4 East to exit 31 (Kathleen Road).  Turn right on Kathleen Road and continue to  Sikes Boulevard (stay straight). Turn right at Lime Street.  The Lakeland Center will be on your right.  (estimated 60 miles from Clearwater to Lakeland.  Drive time is 1 hour+ depending on where in Tampa/St. Pete you are located.

Refashion Renegades

We will meet at Jay’s Fabrics, Friday, February 24, 10-5. Bring your own materials and an extension cord if needed. 801 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33707

WORKSHOPS

February Guild Workshop – Fabric Discharge

Sunday, Feb 26    Indian Rocks Beach Art Center 1-4 pm $40

Cindie Townley and Dana Maley will hold a class on “Fabric Discharging” utilizing thrift store t-shirts. Request members bring in their stencils, thermofax screens, etc. A Supply list will be sent to each student. The class is $25 plus $15 for the IRABC center.

March Guild Workshop – Frida Dolls with Kim Sherrod

Sunday, March 26 Indian Rocks Beach Art Center 1-4pm $40

The Frida Doll Workshop will teach you how to make an art doll using three dfferent methods to make the face. Students may choose from 1) using a stencil of frida to use fabric paint to create the face of their doll or 2) an Alexander Henry commercial fabric to raw edge appliqué on to their doll or 3) embroider and needle sculpt a face. Different surface design methods such as embroidery, couching, and beading will add color and texture to your doll. Each doll has a different style arm- one is made using metal paint brushes covered with embossed metal tape and colored with alcohol inks. The other dolls have either sewn and stuffed arms or oak twig arms. Kim will have material lists for each doll when you sign up -and will supply most tools and materials (like metal tape, arm materials, alcohol inks, fixative and embossing tools at the class).

Kim will be at the February meeting to show examples of all three types of dolls and you can sign up for the one you would like to create during the workshop.  She has  invited Karen Donnelly who owns the Fabric Smart Shop in Gulf Port to come to the meeting and show her Frida themed fabric and introduce her to the guild.  If students want to make all three dolls there will be kits available at the workshop with instructions included for a small fee. The class is $25 plus a $15 fee to pay for the IRBAC rental.

If you have any questions before Feb’s meeting email me at calamitykimdolls@yahoo.com

Images from January’s workshop

Here are Just a few images from January’s workshop on Fabric Resists with natural material.  Check the full complement of photos on our Facebook Post.

Leeann Kroetsch is hosting a felt artist workshop

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Other Workshops:

Check out the Upcoming  Art Quilts Unlimited workshop in Ft Meyers.  http://www.quiltsbyvalerie.com/teaching-schedule/

Mini Demo’s

Mini Demo Schedule
Feb–Making Screens for Printing        Cindie Townley/Dana Maley
March – Show us YOUR stuff
Apr–Paper Piecing                               Diane Gardner-Rhoden
May–Continuous Strand Weaving        Elizabeth Neily
Aug–Choosing Fabric for Collage        June Colburn

As you can see, we still have lots of open months.  Angie wants you to share what you know.

SHOWS

CLOTH WORKS!!!

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An exploration of textile design
Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
April 3 – May 30, 2017
Clearwater Main Library
100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

The show prospectus is available at the following link: CLOTH WORKS Library Show Prospectus

Schedule: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Monday, March 20, 2017 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 3, 2017 Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00 a.m. until finished
Sunday, April 9, 2017 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Pick up work from Clearwater Library by 12:00 p.m. *
*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

This years Member Challenge will be hung as part of ClothWorks. Visit last month’s NewsBlog for a refresher on what the challenge is about.  Have your pieces ready for “Show and Tell” at the February or March meeting.

Images from the ongoing Blues Power show

Here are just some of the images from our Blues Power show.

To see more, visit the exhibit which is hanging until Feb 22 at the UU Church in Clearwater or check out our Facebook Post #1  and Post #2

 

Links and Other Interesting Things

From Carol Bickford…

GIANT FABRIC SALE:  The Sewing Guild has lots of donated fabric that has been in a free storage space no longer available to them.  Everything is now in SDG member Karen Weiss’s garage and on Saturday, February 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Sewing Guild is having a GIANT FABRIC SALE.

Lots of fabric of all types including whole bolts of Imperial batiste, zippers and MILES of laces, trims and ribbon.  Prices are 50¢ to $1.  Karen’s home (and garage) is at 1339 Tenby Way, Palm Harbor.  Phone:  727-480-7192.  Everyone is welcome – Come and see the bargains.

From Marlene Glickman…

My friend who writes a wonderful newsletter shared a designer’s sight who sells jackets, accessories, etc. made from kantha fabric (all that stitching in big stitches). She sells scraps from the cuttings of her jackets, etc. Visit her site here.

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From Trish Sande


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Carolyn Kossar let us know about the new Show at HCC Ybor Art Gallery

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Photos from the January Meeting Show and Tell

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Minutes from the January Meeting

January 9, 2017- The meeting was brought together at 6:29 pm in our new location, Good Samaritan Church.
Cindie Townley and Dana Maley have 4 raffle prizes to give out tonight. Raffle tickets are 1 for $1 or 3 for $2.
Mary Ann Pickard gave the ending balance of December, 2016 of $5,156.39. With an additional $250 being transferred from PayPal. She asked renewed members to come up and get their new membership card, which entitles them to discounts at participating fabric centers. Only paid members can attend classes and shows.
New members and guests were:
Bob DiMarzo – professor of textiles, Carol Gamel – Spoonflower, Rebecca Avrin-silk painting, Donna Rose Winchester – marketing and public relations for the Guild, Karen Boch – silk painter, Pauline Saulman – quilting arts editor, Trudy Williams- quilter/fiber artist, Jordan Sparks-thread painting.
Shows: Sara Butz
Thursday, January 12,2017, bring your art cloth to the U.U. Church on Nursery Road. If you haven’t paid, bring your $10, and if by check, make it out to the Guild. June Colburn and Mei-Ling St. Leger will be the attendees. The Grand Opening is January 20, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Bring wine and no more than 5 members to bring appetizers. Donna Issac and Joanne Baxter will hostess this event. Voting will take place at the opening, as well as UU congregation members will be allowed to vote. Sara will bring a beautiful certificate of excellence to the winners during our February meeting.
Florida State Fair, the last day to register was January 6th. Bring your work, with the appropriate category to Aida Sheets and she will transport them to Brenda Gregory at the fairgrounds. Be sure she is made aware of what is to be brought back to the next meeting. Brenda is requesting anyone to do mini demos. Current brochures about the guild are being made available at the fair, and Cindie Townley will refurbish additional brochures around the 14th or 15th of February.
April 3,2017 is the Clearwater Library show including Sharon Appler’s Challenge.
Workshops: Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily
January 15, 2017, Kathy Hays “Resist Printing with Acid Dyes” from 12-4 p.m. Fee is $70, which includes the center’s $15 fee. She brought in examples, and explained supplies needed for the class. Also requested members bring in soft plant materials.
February 26, 2017    Cindie Townley and Dana Maley will hold a class on “Fabric Discharging” utilizing thrift store t-shirts. Request members bring in their stencils, thermofax screens, etc. The class is $25 plus $15 for the IRABC center.
March 12, 2017    Kim Sherrod will hold a class on making Frida Khalo dolls. The class is $40, which includes the $15 IRABC center’s fee and it will be from 1-5 p.m. She will have a list of supplies on the website.
Cindie Townley , are arranging a private tour to the Dali Museum and Frida Khalo’s exhibit. The fee is $21 and $19 for 65 and older, includes the docent fee. Parking is free for members of the Dali museum. There is an additional parking charge for non-members or you can park on adjoining streets. She needs to know by January 21st.
Budget Review:
Aida Sheets presented each member with a 2016-2017 budget approved by the board. She explained each line item, and asked for questions at the end. The budget will not include the show committee, as it is self-sustaining. The Lakeland Sewing Expo has not and likely will not charge us for insurance, not the booth, due to our participation. Mei- Ling St. Leger motioned to accept the 2017 budget and Susan Lumsden 2nd it. Motion carried.
Lakeland Sewing Expo – Marlene Glickman. The public wants to see art cloth, as well as mini demos. They are requesting as much participation from our guild as possible. In return, the $1200 booth fee, parking fee, and entrance fees, are waived. In addition, some classes may be free to the ambassadors that are class monitors. She needs to fill more spots for demos. Thursday is the busiest day with busloads coming in for the show. If you wish to sell your art, you must be present to take the money. Reminded members to bring their business cards. Bring in your work to be put on display for our booth in the February meeting.
Greeters:
We need to have two members signed up for each monthly meeting to be our greeters, to welcome everyone, sign in members and guests, give out name tags, and a warm smile. You are to be present by 6 p.m.
Fundraiser:
Books/Magazine new chair will be Mei-Ling St. Leger, however Angie Knowles will assist her in the transportation of the books/magazines.
Table Rentals:
Tables will not be available for use, however, a member may bring her/his own and setup their wares for no fee.
Technique and Journal Notebook:  We have enough interest to go forward with it in 2017, a mini technique tool guide in a book. Gayle Wells will be in charge of the sign-up sheet.
2017 Show Challenge: Members are to bring their ideas to the February meeting.
Mini Demos:      Angie Knowles
She needs to fill three more months for 2017. From now on, we will be video taping the demos. Tonight she gave us a superb demo on making your own circle tool. Genius!
Show-n-Tells:
Diane Gardner Rhoden – Blues Power linen wall hanging, Cathy Simms – Sharon’s Challenge, Elizabeth Neily – Blues Power wall hanging, Peggy Paramore Daubar – Blues Power wall hanging, round robin dyeing, 5×5, Sharon Appler – silk scarf, Donna Isaac – Blues Power wall hanging, Joanne Baxter – 5×5, Bob DiMarzo – wall hanging, and mini quilts, Cathy Simms – map, layered, Dana Maley – Blues Power wall hangings, Angie Knowles – tray dyeing, quilt blocks, Kathy Hays – silk eco scarf, Susan Lumsden – pillow.
Announcements:
Please wear your hand made name tag or a paper tag (available at the greeter’s table)
Our new location – WE are responsible for maintaining a clean room, look around prior to leaving.
Refashion Renegades meets the 4th Friday of each month at Jays Fabrics, Pasadena Ave. South, from 10-5pm
Holiday ornaments are on the table to be purchased at 50%, and or take yours home
Bring your Florida State Fair artwork to Aida Sheets for transport
Susan Lumsden is the featured artist at Brooksville City Hall Gallery, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, this Friday the 13th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. They are going to dinner afterwards, all are welcome to join. Exhibit runs through end of February
Marlene Glickman has silk scarves available for Kathy Hays’ class
Sara Butz Florida Craft Art is having their soda pop can art opening Friday 13th from 5:30-8:30
Sara Butz -the Buddhist Monks are doing Sand Mandala Art from January 30-February 5
Sharon Appler -bring your challenge artwork pieces to the February meeting.
Elizabeth Neily -Fab Fiber is hosting Carol Leigh Brach-Kaiser on Dyeing with Nature Plants, and creating the dyes
Elizabeth also said the Florida Frontiersman Alafia River Rendezvous Pre 1840’s celebration is Saturday Jan. 21st.
Shellee Wells reminded members of the need for workshop monitors.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:17 pm

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January NewsBlog

Presidents Letter

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I’d like to start out the new year by expressing my gratitude for our Surface Design Guild. In the six years that I have been a member, I have learned so much about art and fiber, met so many wonderful people, and have had more fun with our guild than with any other group of which I’ve been a part. You ladies are awesome, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. Several of our members have expressed these same sentiments to me over the years. Thank you Cindie for the fabulous job you did as President during the last two years, and a big thank you to all of you who give of your time and energies to make our guild the great group that it is!

We are starting off the year with a full plate, two upcoming guild sponsored shows and an opportunity to display our art at a new venue, the Florida State Fair. I’m certain that we will inspire those who view our work to want to know more about fiber art and surface design, and we may even pick up a few new members along the way. Stay inspired and continue to make fabulous art!!

Happy New Year!
Aida Sheets

New Business and Announcements

Show and Tell:  

It is wonderful that the membership continues to grow!  However, because of the group size and time allowed for our meeting,  please limit your Show and Tell to three(3) items in the coming year.  Thanks for your support in this.

From Angie Knowles

As we start a new year, I want to share how much I enjoyed being Program chair in 2016. And to thank everyone for the fantastic support for all the workshops and teachers.  Please show Shellee and Elizabeth the same support, and 2017 will be another banner year!

As Mini-Workshop coordinator for 2017 I am looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. I know you all have something you can share, so don’t be shy. Step up and show us what you do!

Member Show 

Susan Lumsden sent this for inclusion in the newsletter this month.  Her show opening and reception was Friday Dec 13th 5:30 -7:30 Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville FL 34601. She is the featured artist at Anything Goes, the winter art exhibition in the Uptown Gallery. Susan will showcase a dozen of her primarily silk artquilts. The exhibition will hang until the end of February and can be seen during regular business hours. For more info, call Susan.

Dali Museum Frida Tour

friedaCindie Townley has set up a Private Premium Tour of the Frida Kahlo Exhibit at Dali Museum on Friday, February 10 around 2PM, depending on group size. The cost will be $31.00 Per Person, includes the Docent Fee and equipment and $29 for Seniors (65), includes the Docent Fee and equipment. The minimum of the group must be ten. If over 18-19, we will split into two groups. Cindie will set up an application form on our website that can be paid by PayPal. All payments must be paid by January 27.

 

The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo March 16, 17, & 18 the Lakeland Center

Marlene is again coordinating our efforts for the Expo this year.  The Expo is very generous and gives us a 10 x 10 foot booth. They usually have booths for sewing and quilting people so our surface design is a big attraction and unique for their show. See details below on how to volunteer for the show, for our Surface Design Guild Booth and to have your artwork in the booth display (bring to the Feb or March guild meeting).

  • Expo Volunteer: To sign up to be an Expo Ambassador (which is our exchange for having an expensive booth)  Go online to: http://www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Lakeland,FL.aspx    click Volunteer,  Read the instructions and options for being an ambassador. (free passes and classes).  Check over the classes they are offering and if you volunteer early you might be able to help that teacher. Just let me know you have signed up to help them.
  • Guild Booth Volunteer: To sign up to help in our Surface Design Guild Booth either as a greeter or do a demonstration or offer a Make it Take it contact Marlene@123webmagic.com or call her directly. If you are available to help set up the guild booth on 15 March, it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Marlene. Set up time 11-2pm. (plus you get to see the vendors early).  The slots open for greeters are Thursday, Friday and Saturday Early slot 10-2 and afternoon slot 2-5.  The slots open for demonstrations or Make it Take its are Friday and Saturday afternoons 2:30-4:30 (bring things to sell during your demo time
  • Art Work for Display:  Our guild booth attracts a lot of interest because of the artwork we have on display from our members: dyed/painted fabrics, wearables, small art quilts, jewelry, felted items, paper, journals, mixed media, woven items (baskets, clothing, homegoods), spun art yarn, etc. All work submitted can be brought to the February and March guild meeting. Each work must include the artists name, phone number, price if for sale (note: Items for sale are sold by the artist only so volunteer to help in the booth to sell your work). Items will be returned to artists on Saturday, the last day of the show, if they are there at breakdown time 5:30pm (right after the big sewing machine and prizes giveaway in the auditorium) or at the April guild meeting. You can also pick up your artwork directly from Marlene at her home in Clearwater. Just call to arrange a time after the Expo.
  • DIRECTIONS:  From Tampa/St. Pete area to Lakeland Center (701 West Lime St., Lakeland, FL 33815  Phone: 863-834-8100).  Take Interstate 275 East to Interstate 4 East to exit 31 (Kathleen Road).  Turn right on Kathleen Road and continue to  Sikes Boulevard (stay straight). Turn right at Lime Street.  The Lakeland Center will be on your right.  (estimated 60 miles from Clearwater to Lakeland.  Drive time is 1 hour+ depending on where in Tampa/St. Pete you are located.

Refashion Renegades

We will meet at Jay’s Fabrics, Friday, January 27, 2017. 10-5, bring your own materials and an extension cord if needed. 801 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33707

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WORKSHOPS

January Guild Workshop – Resist Printing with Botanicals

Sunday, Jan 15  Indian Rocks Beach Art Center 1-4 pm $70

Make beautiful fabric images on silk with your locally sourced Florida plants, trees or shrubs. In this workshop you will be making 2 silk scarves to learn how plants and dyes make gorgeous tropical prints. This technique can be applied to larger works of art, such as art quilts, wall art or garment construction. What better way to use your local plants and have a lasting piece of wearable art? This class requires some standing and hand strength to complete the projects.

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The supply list for the workshop includes:

  • 2 silk scarves or silk habotai fabric, 8 – 12 mm ***scarves or fabric should be 12” in width and no longer than 72”***
  • A selection of leaves with interesting shapes such as oaks, maples, sweet gum, ferns.  Look for leaf shapes that are unusual and irregular or interesting.
  • Painters drop cloth from Dollar General, .8 mil
  • Butcher string or strong string that does not break when pulled tightly
  • Scissors to cut string and plastic
  • Plastic shoe box or small wash basin.
  • Latex exam gloves
  • 1 gallon of Drinking Water, or Spring Water.  The cheapest you can find

Member Workshops

Natural Dye with Botanical Printing and Surface Design with Kathy Hays March 16-18  Dunedin Fine Art Center

Natural Dyes have a beautiful soothing pallet. Couple that with surface design and contact printing with plants to create unique and beautiful designs. During this 3 day workshop you will be using natural dye extracts and can expect to learn about mordant processes of fabrics, how to create surface designs and how to apply plants for added interest and details. No experience is needed for this workshop. Some hand strength is needed to make bundles. This a great way to learn about natural dye extracts and their beautiful array of color that can be achieved.

SHOWS

Entry forms for all the Tampa Bay Surface Design Shows are available on the web site.

Florida State Fair

Beginning this year we are encouraging our SDG members to participate in the Florida State Fair Fiber Arts Competition, February 9-20, 2017. A new division has been created just for art cloth and textile surface design. This is a great way to give your work a wider audience and broaden our outreach for the TBSDG. You may submit work created in the last two years that has not previously been shown at the FL State Fair. All of us should have some work available that fits these criteria. Entry fee is $3 per piece. We will be collecting entered work at our January SDG meeting on January 9 for delivery to the FL State Fairgrounds. Your work must be labeled with your name and the Division and Class.

All applications to have your work considered for the fair are due by Friday, January 6, 2017. You are encouraged to enter online here: http://www.floridastatefair.com/p/events/282. Print and mail applications can be found on the last page of the Fiber Arts Competition Handbook, which can be downloaded as a pdf from http://d2w7gersd1ix5b.cloudfront.net/files.ashx?t=fg&f=2017_Fiber_Arts_Handbook_REV4.pdf&rid=FloridaStateFair. Please be sure to read through this handbook carefully for important dates and specific guidelines for your work and entry process (Art Cloth and Textile Surface Design begins on page 6). If you have any questions regarding the entry process please contact:  Brenda Gregory, Phone: 813-734-2810 or Email: brenda.gregory@freshfromflorida.com

Blues Power

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
January 13 – February 22, 2017
Unitarian Universalists Church of Clearwater and the Octagon Arts Center
2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764

Viewing Hours: Sunday, 9:30–10:30 a.m. & 12:00–1:00 p.m.; Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Opening Reception – Friday, January 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Call for SDG Artists:

“Blue, Blue, my Heart is Blue”; “Blue Moon”; “Out of the Blue”; “M go Blue.” Blue is a color and a word that has been used in slogans, song lyrics, and sayings. What do you think of when you hear the word “blue,” aka indigo, denim? Does your imagination lead you to think of the color itself, or a feeling, an incident in your life, or song lyrics?

Create a two dimensional artwork inspired by the color blue. A majority (75%) of the piece should be blue. The Guild encourages member’s best work that is originally conceived and created by a Surface Design Guild member within the last two years and has not been shown in a Guild sponsored show.

The invitation is below if you want to email it to friends and family.  Don’t forget to select both images.

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UU Will:    

  • Accept 2-D Work Only
  • Hang Show – All work will be hung at the discretion of the UU Church
  • Insure the show
  • Sell our work at a 30/70% split; artists will be paid 70% within 30 days of close of exhibition
  • Work cannot be taken down until show closes

SDG Members Will:

  • Sign contract (can be printed from SDG website)
  • Provide label text two weeks prior to delivery of artwork to UU by emailing info to Aida Sheets at aida@tampabay.rr.com no later than December 29, 2016
  • Pay a $10 entry fee for up to 2 pieces of 2-D original artwork not to exceed 5’x5’ in size
  • Check or cash paid only to Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
  • Deliver artwork to UU Church on Thursday, January 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Provide ready to hang artwork and take all packing material home with you
  • Send out e-vites and invitations to your mailing lists
  • Volunteer to provide food for Opening Reception on Friday, January 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Pick up artwork at UU Church on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. *

Viewer’s Choice Awards:

All attendees to the Opening Reception will have a chance to vote for their top three pieces of artwork. UU members will have an opportunity to vote their top three choices on the Sunday prior to the Opening Reception. Winners of the Viewer’s Choice Awards will be presented with certificates at the February 13, 2017 SDG member’s meeting.

We Need:

  • 2 volunteers to sign-in work at UU Church on Thursday, January 12, 10:00 a.m –12:00 p.m.
  • 2 volunteers to coordinate Opening Reception on Friday, January 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 2 volunteers to release work at UU Church on Thursday, February 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exhibition Calendar:

Thursday, December 29, 2016                            Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.comThursday, January 12, 2017                                                 Deliver work to UU Church in Clearwater by 12:00 p.m.
Friday, January 20, 2017                                     Opening Reception at UU Church, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 23, 2017                              Pick up work from UU Church by 12:00 p.m. *

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

SDG Show Committee: Aida Sheets, Sarah Butz, MeiLing St. Leger, Davida Milne, June Colburn, Paula Walker, Sharon Appler, Llani O’Connor, Cindie Townley

 CLOTH WORKS!!!

An exploration of textile design
Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
April 3 – May 30, 2017
Clearwater Main Library
100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

The show prospectus is available at the following link: CLOTH WORKS Library Show Prospectus

Schedule: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Monday, March 20, 2017 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 3, 2017 Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00 a.m. until finished
Sunday, April 9, 2017 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Pick up work from Clearwater Library by 12:00 p.m. *
*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

This years Member Challenge will be hung as part of ClothWorks. Visit last month’s NewsBlog for a refresher on what the challenge is about.  Have your pieces ready for “Show and Tell” at the February or March meeting.

Other Interesting Events & Links

declutteringDana Maley sent in a PIN on decluttering your life that she thought would be helpful.  Click the link and to head to the author’s blog- 10 Essential Decluttering Tips

Minutes of the Meeting

TBSDG Meeting Minutes December 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016, our meeting was brought to order @6:30 pm. This is our Holiday Party. We had wonderful buffet dishes brought in for our dinner, and the Ham, plates, and condiments were supplied by the Guild. We had a mini fabric collage challenge of 5 x 5’s with two silent pieces of fabric bringing together two unsuspecting members to work jointly. There were some very interesting beginnings. Each team is to apply their own techniques on the piece. It can be entered into Tampa’s 5×5 show in October, 2017. The Installation of the Board members and Committee chairs were confirmed. Aida Sheets- President, Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neilly – Vice-Presidents/Programs, Mary Ann Pickard – Treasurer, Peggy Dauber – Secretary. Angie Knowles – Mini Demos, Sharon Appler – Newsletter, Cindie Townley – Website, Cathy Simms – Free Table Delivery, Diane Gardener – DVD Library, and Sarah Butz – shows. We still need a chair for the Book Sales. Cindie Townley and Dana Maley will chair the Raffle.

Members who brought a gift received a gift as Aida Sheets read a poem game to create a scramble with the gifts. Hmmm, seems like the ladies became a wee scrambled, and we opened up gifts, a few at a time. Wow, the members outdid themselves. What beautiful gifts, all of us received.

Those that participated in the Round Robin Class will bring their Dyed Fabric to show during January’s meeting.

Aida Sheets requested those entering into the Blues Power Show, email her your description by December 29th, 2016.

The meetings will be held at our new location: Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781, starting in January 2017.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:37 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December NewBlog

President’s Letter

I have to say that the last two years have been so rewarding and enjoyable working with all of you. I also want to thank all of the Board, Committee Chairs and Members and all of the Volunteers who have made this such an easy job. You are all wonderful.
The main purpose of this Guild is to share information and techniques with each other to expand our knowledge of art and surface design. This makes us very unique. I give a big thank you to all the members who keep this concept alive.
I’m a huge advocate of taking Guild classes and learning new techniques. A few members have said to me that they aren’t going to add one more medium or technique to their repertoire. I encourage all of you to keep learning so you never become stagnant. Everyday learn something new. Have fun. Live joyfully. Don’t take life or yourself too seriously. It’s been great, Cindie Townley

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New Business and Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Show and Tell will be limited to three items because of the size of our group and time constraints.
  • Please bring in all of your pieces from the Round Robin Dyeing Class to the December meeting. Also, return clothes pins, marbles, rubber bands, PVC pipes and anything else to the instructors

We Are Moving

Starting in January, our monthly meetings will be held at the Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL 33781

New Officers take over in January

The slate put forward was elected unanimously.  Welcome to the following elected and appointed positions:

  • President- Aida Sheets
  • Vice-Presidents/Programs- Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily
  • Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
  • Secretary- Peggy Paramore Dauber
  • Shows- Sarah Butz
  • Website- Cindie Townley
  • Newsletter- Sharon Appler
  • Mini-Demos- Open
  • Public Relations- Donna Winchester
  • DVD Library- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
  • Book Sales- open
  • Raffle- open
  • Taking excess “Free Stuff” to the Sheriffs Ranch Young Crafters Program -open

Holiday Party

The December 12 meeting is again time for our Holiday Party.  There will be a Pot Luck meal (bring a covered dish of your choice), fun activities, and our annual gift exchange activity.  The exchange follows the format of past years and the “rules” are as follows:

  • 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.
  • You do not have to participate in the exchange.  If you don’t bring a gift, please don’t take a gift.

WORKSHOPS

January Guild Workshop – Resist Printing with Botanicals

Sunday, Jan 15  Indian Rocks Beach Art Center 1-4 pm

Make beautiful fabric images on silk with your locally sourced Florida plants, trees or shrubs. In this workshop you will be making 2 silk scarves to learn how plants and dyes make gorgeous tropical prints. This technique can be applied to larger works of art, such as art quilts, wall art or garment construction. What better way to use your local plants and have a lasting piece of wearable art? This class requires some standing and hand strength to complete the projects.The supply list for the workshop includes:

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  • 2 silk scarves or silk habotai fabric, 8 – 12 mm
  • ***scarves or fabric should be 12” in width and no longer than 72”***
  • A selection of leaves with interesting shapes such as oaks, maples, sweet gum, ferns.  Look for leaf shapes that are unusual and irregular or interesting.
  • Painters drop cloth from Dollar General, .8 mil
  • Butcher string or strong string that does not break when pulled tightly
  • Scissors to cut string and plastic
  • Plastic shoe box or small wash basin.
  • Latex exam gloves
  • 1 gallon of Drinking Water, or Spring Water.  The cheapest you can find!

November Workshop Photos

Show and Tell

SHOWS

Entry forms for all the Tampa Bay Surface Design Shows is available on the web site.

Florida State Fair

Beginning this year we are encouraging our SDG members to participate in the Florida State Fair Fiber Arts Competition, February 9-20, 2017. A new division has been created just for art cloth and textile surface design. This is a great way to give your work a wider audience and broaden our outreach for the TBSDG. You may submit work created in the last two years that has not previously been shown at the FL State Fair. All of us should have some work available that fits these criteria. Entry fee is $3 per piece. We will be collecting entered work at our January SDG meeting on January 9 for delivery to the FL State Fairgrounds. Your work must be labeled with your name and the Division and Class.

All applications to have your work considered for the fair are due by January 6, 2017. You are encouraged to enter online here: http://www.floridastatefair.com/p/events/282. Print and mail applications can be found on the last page of the Fiber Arts Competition Handbook, which can be downloaded as a pdf from http://d2w7gersd1ix5b.cloudfront.net/files.ashx?t=fg&f=2017_Fiber_Arts_Handbook_REV4.pdf&rid=FloridaStateFair. Please be sure to read through this handbook carefully for important dates and specific guidelines for your work and entry process (Art Cloth and Textile Surface Design begins on page 6). If you have any questions regarding the entry process please contact:  Brenda Gregory, Phone: 813-734-2810 or Email: brenda.gregory@freshfromflorida.com

Blues Power

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
January 13 – February 22, 2017
Unitarian Universalists Church of Clearwater and the Octagon Arts Center
2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764

The show prospectus is available at this link: BLUES POWER UU Show Prospectus
Schedule:
Thursday, December 29, 2016 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Deliver work to UU Church in Clearwater by 12:00 p.m.
Friday, January 20, 2017 Opening Reception at UU Church, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Pick up work from UU Church by 12:00 p.m. *
*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

 CLOTH WORKS!!!

An exploration of textile design
Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
April 3 – May 30, 2017
Clearwater Main Library
100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

The show prospectus is available at the following link: CLOTH WORKS Library Show Prospectus

Schedule: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Monday, March 20, 2017 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 3, 2017 Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00 a.m. until finished
Sunday, April 9, 2017 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Pick up work from Clearwater Library by 12:00 p.m. *
*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

This years Member Challenge will be hung as part of ClothWorks. Visit last month’s NewsBlog for a refresher on what the challenge is about.  Have your pieces ready for “Show and Tell” at the March meeting.

Other Interesting Events & Links

From Susan Connors – Aya Fiber Studio, Stuart, Florida

A Holiday OPEN House is planned for Dec 17th from 6:00-9:00pm at the the Aya Fiber Studio.  Aya Fiber Studio is located on the Stuart, Florida waterfront in “historic” Port Salerno. The studio is located at The Fish House Art Center. The Fish House is one of the last remaining Fish Houses in Florida, and is home to 8 resident artist studios.

The Studio is owned and operated by Suzanne Connors, who is a member of this group.  Suzanne is a fiber artist whose primary body of work contains “all things indigo.”  Japanese Shibori dyeing with Indigo, Natural Dyes with Indigo and Eco-Printing with Indigo.

The studio is just over 1250 sf and it is directly on the Stuart waterfront. It has recently been renovated into a 1st class teaching studio with large padded work tables, DYE Kitchen and designated sewing area. There is also a covered outdoor dye kitchen in the works. Classes and workshops are taught weekly; some are taught by Suzanne and others by visiting acclaimed fiber artists from all over the world. Nearby waterfront dining and lodging are readily available.

2016-2017 Visiting artists include: Olga Kazanskaya (Medium Print), Jean Gauger (Nuno-Felting), Pia Best-Reininghaus (Eco Print/Indigo/Rust), Kerr Grabowski (Surface Design) Muffy Clark-Gill (Batik Techniques), John Marshall (Indigo/ Katazome), Irit Dulman (Botannical Print and Natural Dyes), Others are being contracted now and details will be on the website soon!

Monthly workshops include: Indigo dyeing, Shibori, Selective De-Gumming, Natural Dyes, 2 & 3 Day Eco-Print, marbling on Silk. Workshops range from 1 day to 7 days.

For more information visit the website at http://www.ayafiberstudio.com

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November NewsBlog

Editor’s note:  I always try my best to publish everything that is sent in for publication.  If you do not see your article here, please let me know so I can fix it right away.  Thanks.  Sharon

President’s Letter

 cindie

Since I’ve been President for the last two years, I have more focus and direction with my artwork. So many of you inspire me and have helped me overcome my fear of putting myself out there. It’s been wonderful to get to know most of the members and the their individual style. My favorite activities in the Guild are the classes. I encourage all members to participate, expand your knowledge and make new friends. I love seeing everyone’s smiles as they share what they’ve created. I’ve truly enjoyed all the guidance, support and trust I’ve received from all of you. Thank you.

Cindie Townley

New Business and Announcements

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the Florida CraftArt Festival from Wednesday Nov 16 thru Sunday, Nov 20.  Follow the link to volunteer to help with this event.   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44a4ad2da6ff2-volunteers

Please consider volunteering to help on a committee for our Guild. We will be electing the new board and committee chairs at the next meeting. We still have several important positions that we need to fill (See Election, Below). . It’s not too late for nominations.Talk to Cindie if you have an interest.

Election of Officers and Committees

At the November meeting, we will be electing the new board and committee chairs for 2017.  We still have a few positions open. It’s not too late for nominations.  The slate consists of the following elected and appointed positions:

  • President- Aida Sheets
  • Vice-Presidents/Programs- Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily
  • Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
  • Secretary- Peggy Paramore Dauber
  • Shows- Sarah Butz
  • Website- Cindie Townley
  • Newsletter- Sharon Appler
  • Mini-Demos- Kasia Kase
  • Public Relations- Cindie Townley
  • DVD Library- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
  • Book Sales- open
  • Raffle- open
  • Taking excess “Free Stuff” to the Sheriffs Ranch Young Crafters Program -open

Right In Our Back Yard

Thanks Aida Sheets for noticing that the 2017 Florida State Fair will have an enhanced Fiber Arts Competitive Exhibit this year.  Key to notice are the new competitive categories in the fiber arts division for Felting and Art Cloth & Textile Surface Design.  The complete Fiber Arts Handbook for the competition is available at this link- fl-state-fair-handbook or by visiting Florida State Fair.com

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WINNER!

Congratulations to Leeann Kroetsch for her win at Dunedin’s Art Harvest.

Fiber Sale

Kathy Hays sent us notice of her  Felting Fiber Sale,  Sat, Nov 19, 10 to 3pm @t 12134 96th Place Seminole, Fl   33772  Phone Kathy if you need directions.  Kathy is selling ALL of her felting fibers!  This includes 16, 18, 21 micron merino wool, pre felts, silk top, exotic fibers, silk hankies, embellishments, nylon scarves, Peace Fleece.  There are so many fibers, simply too much to list.  Everything will be sold below wholesale cost. This is a chance to scoop up some premium fibers for such a small price.

Holiday Party

The December 12 meeting is again time for our Holiday Party.  There will be a Pot Luck meal (bring a covered dish of your choice), fun activities, and our annual gift exchange activity.  The exchange follows the format of past years and the “rules” are as follows:

  • 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.
  • You do not have to participate in the exchange.  If you don’t bring a gift, please don’t take a gift.

Aida Sheets is also asking members to bring bits and pieces of yarns, ribbons, lace and ephemera for the fun activity.  If you would like, you can sign up for one of the committees below at the next meeting.

Decorations and Set Up (Bring Decorations)

  • Cathy Simms
  • Bonnie Bowman
  • Shellee Wells
  • Ann Thomas
  • Concepcion Tharin

Fun Activities

  • Aida Sheets
  • Paula Walker

Music

  • Kasia Kase

Clean Up

  • Susan Brockway
  • Elizabeth Neily
  • Beryl Heeren
  • Aida Sheets
  • Trish Sande
  • Gayle Wells

Holiday Trees tree

Over 250 Christmas Holiday Ornaments were delivered to Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida Craft Art. Thanks to all our guild members who created some outstanding ornaments for this fundraiser and to those who helped decorate the tree!

Be sure to visit JOYS TO THE WORLD, 30th annual holiday show and sale at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center from November 5th through December 23rd.  ttps://www.dfac.org/november-5-6-going-great-weekend-join-us/

Also find our work at the opening of the Holiday Boutique at Florida Craft Art located at 501 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg on November 4th at 5:30 PM.

 Refashion Renegades

Art to Wear Fashion Show and Tell

This year’s art to wear fashion show was a success.  Check out these entries.

WORKSHOPS

Don’t forget to bring your samples from the Charm Soldering Workshop to the Guild Meeting.  Here’s some pictures from the workshop

 

 

November Guild Workshop – Round Robin Dyeing

Sunday, November 20 Indian Rocks Beach Art Center 10am – 4pm

Teachers In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn 3 dyeing methods.

  • Ice Dyeing with Linda Dawson
  • Shibori Dyeing with Mei Ling St. Ledger
  • Tray Dyeing with Angie Knowles

The sessions will go on simultaneous, and you will rotate from one to the other. Each session will last approximately 1-1.5 hours.   Cost: $10 for IRBAC fee collected by Angie and $10 to be paid to each instructor at the time of the workshop.

Supplies List:

  • cotton fabric for dyeing – fabric may be available for purchase from the instructor – inquire at the November meeting for confirmaton from each instructor.
  • containers for dyeing (tray like device as Angie illustrated at the meeting, dollar store colander with  for ice dying, regular containers for
  • bags to take home wet dyed projects

Participant’s fabric must be pre-soaked in soda ash as fiber reactive dye will be used in all three techniques.  This is key as there will be no soda ash at the workshop and the process will not work if you have not done this.  Google “soda ash soak for dyeing” if you have never done this before.  Follow the instructions you find as well as the caution for mask/gloves in the process.  Soda ash can be purchased from pool supply stores(generally 5lb).  Ask at the meeting if anyone knows of local art supply stores that carry smaller amounts.

January Guild Workshop – Resist Printing with Botanicals

Sunday, Jan 15  Indian Rocks Beach Art Center 1-4 pm

Make beautiful fabric images on silk with your locally sourced Florida plants, trees or shrubs. In this workshop you will be making 2 silk scarves to learn how plants and dyes make gorgeous tropical prints. This technique can be applied to larger works of art, such as art quilts, wall art or garment construction. What better way to use your local plants and have a lasting piece of wearable art? This class requires some standing and hand strength to complete the projects.The supply list for the workshop includes:

resist

  • 2 silk scarves or silk habotai fabric, 8 – 12 mm
  • ***scarves or fabric should be 12” in width and no longer than 72”***
  • A selection of leaves with interesting shapes such as oaks, maples, sweet gum, ferns.  Look for leaf shapes that are unusual and irregular or interesting.
  • Painters drop cloth from Dollar General, .8 mil
  • Butcher string or strong string that does not break when pulled tightly
  • Scissors to cut string and plastic
  • Plastic shoe box or small wash basin.
  • Latex exam gloves
  • 1 gallon of Drinking Water, or Spring Water.  The cheapest you can find!

MEMBER HOSTED WORKSHOPS

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Learn to weave on a Cricket Loom. New class starts every Tuesday at 10 AM with Elizabeth Neily  Class costs $125 plus materials with a $50 rebate if you choose to purchase a loom. Plan to spend about 3-4 days working on your project.

 

 

 

 

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SHOWS

BLUES POWER

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
January 13 – February 22, 2017
Unitarian Universalists Church of Clearwater and the Octagon Arts Center
2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764

The show prospectus is available at this link: BLUES POWER UU Show Prospectus

Schedule:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Thursday, December 29, 2016 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Deliver work to UU Church in Clearwater by 12:00 p.m.
Friday, January 20, 2017 Opening Reception at UU Church, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Pick up work from UU Church by 12:00 p.m. *
*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

 CLOTH WORKS!!!:

An exploration of textile design
Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
April 3 – May 30, 2017
Clearwater Main Library
100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

The show prospectus is available at the following link: CLOTH WORKS Library Show Prospectus

Schedule: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Monday, March 20, 2017 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 3, 2017 Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00 a.m. until finished
Sunday, April 9, 2017 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Pick up work from Clearwater Library by 12:00 p.m. *
*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

This years Member Challenge will be hung as part of ClothWorks.  Here’s a refresher on the year long challenge.  Remember, the only hard and fast rule is that all separate pieces must be combined into a single piece for submission.  All the rest of the “Rules” are just suggestions – including the month-by-month format.  It’s not too late to start!

2017 Surface Design Challenge – Surface Design in Many Mediums

The challenge is designed to push you outside your comfort zone and give you permission to explore things you have not done before.  So if you’re a ‘floral’ person, use that inspiration to see if you can go geometric (and vice versa).  A line or a triangle or square or rectangle is only a perfect linear shape in a geometry book.  Florals, nature and familiar things can a be the inspiration for more geometric things (ala Andy Warhol?)  This is 12 month challenge running from January 2016 through December 2016 culminating in  a single, cohesive piece of work for the 2017 Clothworks Show. Each month will highlight the challenge theme and could also highlight the same or different surface design techniques or methods across the year.  It’s not too late to join in and explore yourself!

  • January– Your Favorite Color (this could set the tone for your overall piece – or not)
  • February – Lines
  • March –Triangles
  • April– Squares, Rectangles, Parallelogram
  • May – Circles, Ovals
  • June– Other Geometrics (octagon, hexagon, kites)
  • July– Nature/Flowers
  • August– Nature/Animals
  • September– Household Objects, either inspirational or reused
  • October– Architectural/3Dimensional and/or ‘other’ objects, inspirational or  reused.
  • November– Abstract Design
  • December– Your choice; something to tie them all together or perhaps you made two and can’t decide between them
  • January – Assemble & Bring to February Show and Tell.

Members should keep a running journal of each piece so it will be easy to describe the methods applied to each.  This will accompany the submitted piece and will produce a ‘dialogue’ that can be read by the audience.  If you feel that this challenge is too confining (or time consuming), you are still be able to enter work of your own choice.  As always, you can enter up to two pieces in a member show so a second piece is of your own choosing.

Other Interesting Events & Links

Gulfport Boulevard South Holiday Extravaganza Crawl will be on November 4th and 5th. Follow the BLUE BALLOONS along Gulfport Boulevard South for a fun two days of special deals in Gulfport’s unique shops and restaurants. FAB Fiber will have demos, specialty gifts for sale and a 10% discount on your yarn purchase. Pick up your flyer and have each business add a sticker to make you eligible for amazing PRIZES! Must visit every participating shop for eligibility. Guest vendors will be set up outside several shops. DISCOUNTS! GIFTS! FOOD!  FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

 Minutes

October 10th, 2016 the meeting was brought to order at 6:31 pm. Mary Ann Pickard gave the Treasury Rport: currently at the end of September the club has $4,834.57. We now have 104 members.

 Aida Sheets has been nominated for President 2017, Vice President – Shelly Wells, and Elizabeth Neely,  Mary Ann Pickard – Treasure, Peggy Paramore Daubar – Secretary, Mini Demos – Kasia Kase, Website – Cindie Townley, Book Sales – WE need a chair, Video – Diane Gardner, Show Committee – Sara Butz (needs a co-chair), Newsletter – Sharon Appler, The chairs will be sworn in during Nov. meeting.

 Holiday Party – Dana Maley – Dec. 12th, location same – Hospice Center. Please sign up to bring a dish of whatever you wish. The Club provides the Ham, beverages, plates, silverware. We need HELP with the decorations, setup, cleanup, music. Also ideas for some fun activities and games. Last year we had name tags, and something you didn’t know about me. The gift exchange: Must be something you made, appr: $15 worth of materials, in a sealed brown bag, no names, this is to be anyomous, not a holiday related gift, and IF you want a gift, bring a gift. Everyone will be given a number and they will be drawn.

 Shows: Sara Butz – The Florida Craftsman Show last exhibit day is Oct. 22nd. She will go in Sunday afternoon to dissemble the arches and will bring them to the Nov. meeting. If you need them prior, please contact Sara.

Blues Power Exhibit – Unity Church. By Nov. 1, we need your photos of the work you are submitting for advertising. They should be 300DPI, a 5 or 6″ print. Actual submission of your work is January 12th, 2017. A  5’x5′ maximum, 1/2″ clear inside, with 1/2″ for them to hang. Grand opening is January 20th, 2017.

Clothworks Exhibit – Clearwater Library – runs April 3 – May 30th. We are suggesting Sharon Applers Challenge. This artcloth can be longer than 5′. There will be available Bonnets, and Pedestal for 3-D work, although it is unclear how many will be available. The deadline for photos for this exhibit is February 1, 2017.

You can sell your work, please include your email, so the public can contact you.

 Sharon Appler – No report, although the challenge is ongoing.

 Workshops – Angie Knowles,

            Oct. 16th Dana Maley and Cindie Townley will teach a class on Soldering Charms, and the basics of soldering, copper foiling, using a water grinder, making pendants, etc. The fee is $40 conclusive, and to be held at the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. Bring your own lunch and drinks. A supply list is available.

            November 20th – Round Robin Dyeing – with Angie Knowles, Linda Dawson, and Mei ling St. Leger. It will be held at the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center, the fee in cash for each teacher is $10, and an additional $10 for the center, payable to the Guild.  Each artist has a list of supplies, such as sizes of pans, already prepared fabrics, please see them.

            Angie also shared a new book “Tray Dyeing” by Leslie Marger and Clare Benn.

January workshop – Kathy Hayes – Printing on Silk

Show n tell – Carol Holsopple class presented their work on Quilting Collage – Gayle Wells, Cindie Townley, Joan Baxter, and Bonnie Ward. Stunning work!  Ann Thomas – Baby Quilt Linda Dawson – Quilt, discharged prints, digital prints on silk crepe, and spoonflower prints, Marlene Glickman – silk screen prints, and baskets

This was our fashion show, and so many beautiful garments were shared with the club.

 Cindie Townley announced the Renegades will be meeting at Jays Fabrics from 10-4pm

 Holiday Ornaments – Elizabeth Neely, told us the Dunedin Arts Center preferred to keep all of our ornaments, but they could only have half, as the other half went to Florida Craftsman. She requested help in decorating the tree on Oct 18 or 19th.

Elizabeth told us about Gulf Port Extrazaganza Nov 4 – 5th.

Ryan McGee gave us our final chance on magazines, with special prices.

Pat Grice has 10 yards of silk charmuese for $65.

The meeting was adjorned at 8:45pm

 

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October NewsBlog

President’s Letter

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With three months left as President, I still have a few goals. I would like our membership to reach 120 by December. Any new member who signs up between now and the end of the year will get their membership paid until January 1, 2018. Please encourage your friends and fellow artists to join. I also want us to have another fabulous Holiday Party. Last year was so much fun, with a coordinated effort we can pull it off again. Filling all the open positions for next next year will generate a smooth transition. Please volunteer and get more involved. These last two years working with this talented group has been wonderful and relatively easy. Cindie Townley

Editor’s note:  I always try my best to publish everything that is sent in for publication.  If you do not see your article here, please let me know so I can fix it right away.  Thanks.  Sharon

New Business and Announcements

Announcements

Volunteers Needed

Please consider volunteering to help on a committee for our Guild. We still have several important positions that we need to fill. Talk to President Cindie if you have an interest.

Upcoming Election of Officers and Committees

At the October meeting, we will present our slate of officers.  In November, we will vote. There is still time to nominate for positions. We still need to fill vacant positions for 2017- mini demos, book sales, delivery of free table items to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Art Program, Public Relations, and assistant to the Show Committee. We need members to step up and fill these positions so our guild keeps running smoothly. If you need information about getting involved in any of these areas, please contact Cindie Townley at ctownley22@gmail.com

Free to a Good Home

  • 35 gallon white barrel used for indigo dyeing. Holds approximate 20-25 gallons liquid.
  • Assorted rusted iron pieces.

Call or email Angie Knowles if interested.

  • 4 thread Pfaff HobbyLock overlock serger.  Works well for small projects but needs new motor brushes because it slows down when it gets tired!

Call or email Sharon Appler and she will bring it to the meeting.

Art to Wear Fashion Show

Mei Ling St. Leger has volunteered to announce for our Art to Wear Fashion Show at the October meeting. All participants need to email a description of their attire to Carol Bickford (chbickford@juno.com). Write about your inspiration, technique, fabric, and any other details to wow us away. We still need someone to provide music. Cindie Townley has a boom box if anyone has a CD with Runway appropriate music.

In addition, Susan Lumsden let us know that she is introducing a new garment line at the meeting – Floozie Productions! She has several garments that need modeling. If you are not entering a garment in the wearable showcase, and are therefore, not tied up, she could use a few models! My garments are designed for normal-sized (size 14+) women and look great over single colored pants or skirt and top. Example: black top and bottom, cream, gray,brown, olive, etc. If you are interested please contact her for more details.

Check out the great items from Septembers Show and Tell, below.

Mini-Demo

Here are some photos of last month’s mini-demo on Photo Transfers.

 

WORKSHOPS

Don’t forget to bring your samples from Carol’s Silk Fusion Class to the meeting on Monday.

October Guild Workshop: Simple Soldered Charms – Dana Maley and Cindie Townley

Sunday October 16th at IRBAC 10am to 4pm. Learn how to make beautiful personalized & unique charms using the copper foil method of soldering. Make up to 4 charms with glass slides & nuggets, wooden tiles & pieces of stained glass. You can make as many as time allows. We will explore different styles of jewelry & accessories you can make with a little soldering iron practice. The cost of the class is $40 which includes the Art Center Fee.

November Guild Workshop – Round Robin Dyeing

 In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn 3 dyeing methods.

  • Ice Dyeing with Linda Dawson
  • Shibori Dyeing with Mei Ling St. Ledger
  • Tray Dyeing with Angie Knowles

The sessions will go on simultaneous, and you will rotate from one to the other. Each session will last approximately 1-1.5 hours.  Cost yet to be determined, but will be announced at the October meeting. More info will be available at the meeting.

January Guild Workshop – Resist Printing with Botanicals

Make beautiful fabric images on silk with your locally sourced Florida plants, trees or shrubs. In this workshop you will be making 2 silk scarves to learn how plants and dyes make gorgeous tropical prints. This technique can be applied to larger works of art, such as art quilts, wall art or garment construction. What better way to use your local plants and have a lasting piece of wearable art? This class requires some standing and hand strength to complete the projects.

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MEMBER HOSTED WORKSHOPS

October 8:  Home Studio Workshop on Silk Dyeing with Marlene Glickman.

Basic & Advanced Silk Dyeing Home Studio Workshop $60 fee includes all supplies. The Basics: Dye three silk scarves. The first one will be learning the baggie method for fast fabulous designs. The second scarf will be an assortment of tabletop techniques with a different one every 6 inches along the scarf. Then it will be over-dyed to pull all the designs together using the baggie technique or spray dye technique. Some of the tabletop techniques will include floral images-soft and bold, zebra stripes or sunset lines, stencil imagery, stamp transfers, clothespin mandala and growing trees. The third scarf will be done any style you like with even more examples of techniques to choose from. Possibilities abound. Optional: Make a hand dyed silk greeting card using silk organza. Create a hand dyed landscape using silk broadcloth (feels and sews like cotton). There will be extra scarves and silk items available for purchase. You can dye them right in the workshop or take home and have fun dyeing with friends. Dye kits, bottle kits and assorted silk will also be available for purchase. If you have already taken a similar workshop, you can just go at your own pace and do your favorite techniques with personal coaching through new techniques. To sign up see www.SilkDyes.com Calendar.

November 12:  Home Studio Workshop on Silk Dyeing And Indigo with Marlene Glickman

December 3:  Home Studio Workshop on Silk Dyeing And Alter Ego Dyeing on Satin Devore and Velvet Devore with Marlene Glickman

SHOWS

MIND OVER MATTER

Closes October 22 @ Florida CraftArt.  We ake down our fabric Sunday Oct. 23 at 1:00.  We need 2 volunteers.

BLUES POWER

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
January 13 – February 22, 2017
Unitarian Universalists Church of Clearwater and the Octagon Arts Center
2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764

The show prospectus is available at this link:BLUES POWER UU Show Prospectus

 Schedule:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Thursday, December 29, 2016 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Deliver work to UU Church in Clearwater by 12:00 p.m.
Friday, January 20, 2017 Opening Reception at UU Church, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Pick up work from UU Church by 12:00 p.m. *
*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

 CLOTH WORKS!!!:

An exploration of textile design
Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
April 3 – May 30, 2017
Clearwater Main Library
100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

The show prospectus is available at the following link:CLOTH WORKS Library Show Prospectus

Schedule: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Monday, March 20, 2017 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 3, 2017 Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00 a.m. until finished
Sunday, April 9, 2017 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Pick up work from Clearwater Library by 12:00 p.m. *
*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

Peggy Paramore Daubar sends the following interesting item in for us.

Tampa Women’s Club on Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. Oct. 29th (last Saturday of October)is having their annual Holiday Shopping on the Bayshore.  Peggy will be offering make and take silk scarves. There will be some amazing vendors, including our Busy Finger Arts Group, offering beautiful gifts for one’s choosing. Hope to see most of you to enjoy the fun!

Deanna Gray sent us this update she spoke of in the August meeting.

It’s finally here, a new online art gallery with a social conscience.

A place where artists can showcase and sell their art, while giving back to the community. We believe that artists should have an online presence to showcase and sell their art, without making a big investment and pay recurring fees. And the best part is, customers can buy fabulous art and help change the world for good!   The artists receive an 80% commission, and the artist’s favorite charity receives 5% of the net proceeds.

The Surface Art Market will educate artists on the latest online marketing techniques through our blogs and emails. Anyone 18 years and older can register to become an artist vendor. If selected to become an artist vendor, the artist pays a one time fee of $10, and can post as many pieces of their original art with no additional fees. Now that’s an awesome idea!

We can all be the change that we wish to see in the world. Together we will make a difference!

Apply today (http://www.surfaceartmarket.com/artist-registration/) to become an Artist Vendor or checkout what’s for sale.(https://www.surfaceartmarket.com/shop/

MINUTES

September 12, 2016 the meeting was brought to order at 6:31 pm.

Our guest was Mary Conrad from New Hampshire. She enjoys oil painting, jewelry making wire wrapping, and sewing.

After Christmas any unsold ornaments will be returned and picked up during the January meeting.

Cindie Townley gave the Treasury report: we have a current balance of $5,165.09. We now have 107 members!!!

New Venue: Since June, Shelley Wells has searched hard for a new meeting place. As of January 2017, we will meet at our new location. Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, Florida. It is located on Park Blvd. just before 66th, on the right (North) side of the street. We will be entering through the back entrance, and parking will be available on the side. Mei Ling St. Leger motioned to move to the new location, and Brenda Schlechter 2nd the motion. All in Favor.

Open positions for the steering committee: President and Book sales. We need a volunteer for the nomination committee. Mei Ling St. Leger has accepted the role.

Aida Sheets:  Shows:

She met with Sara Butz and Brenda Gregory about our group exhibiting at the Florida State Fair in February 2017. She requested other guilds to be contacted.

Blues Power – January 13th – Febuary 22nd. Get it done! She needs it by November 1, 2016 for photographs and in December, she needs your descriptions.

Clearwater Library Show – April 3rd – May 30th. By Febuary 1, we need your pictures.

October’s Fashion Show will be narrated by Mei Ling St. Leger. Carol Bickford will take your descriptions of what you are doing, techniques, inspiration, materials.. Make something wonderful, wacky, think outside the box. We need fashion runway music, see Cindie Townley.

December Holiday Party: We need a signup for different creative games for the meeting. We will pass around sheets in the October meeting.

Dana Maley  – Workshops

This Sat/Sun from 10 – 4  Carol Holsopple will be teaching on layered Silk Collages. The fee $75 for 2 days. Bring your own lunch/drinks. Location: Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center.

Oct 16th, Sunday from 10 – 4, Cindie Townley and Dana Maley will teach a workshop on Simple Soldered Charms, up to 4 – 5 styles. The fee is $40, location: Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. A supply list will be provided. Bring your own lunch/drinks.

November : Round Robin Dyeing with Linda Dawson, Mei Ling St. Leger, and Angie Knowles. It will be November 20th, the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.

Diane Gardner announced: Nancy Prince will be appearing at the Pilgrim Church located 6315 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Fl. October 17th – Lecture, October 18th a workshop from 10 – 4pm. The fee $75 for members, non-members an additional fee of $15.

Cathy Hayes:  Has scheduled a 3 day January Guild workshop on resist botanical printing, using acid dyes and silks. It includes two different silk scarves.

Elizabeth Neily:  Will be doing a 1/2 day workshop on Saturday teaching Brazillian embroidery. Fee is $50. Location: Fab Fiber in Gulf Port

Show and Tell:

Peggy Paramore Daubar – Felted scarf, Cindie Townley and Davida Milne, – Frida Quilted Face, Rhonda Kuntz – Felted wall hanging, Brenda Schlechter – weaving in a Japenese style called Saori, also a woven basket made of ice dyed clothsline, Gayle Wells – Lame’ Class results, Pat Grice – lame’ class results, Davida Miline – lame’ class results, Shelley Wells – ice dyed napkins, Christmas ornaments, Edda Juhl – discharged t-shirt, pillow, and metal art, Elizabeth Neily – crocheting with pearl cotton into a detailed halter top, Beryl Heeren – dolls, and felted silk scarf, also an oversized scrap handbag.

Cindie Townley – Refashion Renegades meets Friday from 10 – 5pm. Location: Jays Fabric, make art to wear or anything you wish. You don’t need to be a member, just join the fun.

Keep bringing things in for our RAFFLE!

Meeting adjourned at 8:07pm

 

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September NewsBlog

President's Letter

Now that we are finished with Hurricane Hermine, it’s back to business. The Board will be meeting to discuss Meeting Venues, Budget, the Upcoming Election of Officers, and other old and new business. If  you have any more ideas of a meeting place that would hold 60-80 people, please let us know. All ideas are welcome.

I was reflecting back the other day, how did I get my start and my love of fiber arts. I believe my maternal Grandmother taught me to sew Barbie Doll Clothes and Crochet when I was seven. My Mother taught me to sew, Knit, and weave potholders about that same time. Since that time, I have learned almost every type of Fiber Art that I could. Both of my Grandmother’s and all of my Aunts taught me gardening. Later, I took what I learned to natural dye. I had a passion for needlework and gardening instilled at a very young age. That passion still lives today. Spend a little time on Memory Lane perusing your history of Fiber Arts and Surface Design. It’s a nice journey.

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New Business and Announcements

Announcements

Refashion Renegades

Refashion Renegades is an off-shoot group of TBSDG. Our goal is to work on upcycling Art to Wear clothing and accessories,  advise each other on sewing techniques and share knowledge. We will meet on the third Friday, September 16, 10-5, Jays Fabrics, South Pasadena and Park St, South Pasadena. Bring everything you need to work on your project and an extension cord if necessary. Come and go as you wish.  Check out some of the projects from last month’s session.

Volunteers Needed

Quote for the month….. Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. Sherry Anderson

Please consider volunteering to help on a committee for our Guild. We still have several important positions that we need to fill. Talk to President Cindie if you have an interest.

Upcoming Election of Officers and Committees

At the next meeting, we will choose a nominating committee.

We are looking for a President and Vice-President (Program Chair) for the slate of officers for next year. So far we have filled these returning positions, Peggy Paramore Dauber as secretary, Mary Ann Pickard as Treasurer, Sharon Appler, Newsletter. Cindie Townley will be taking over the website. Other possible openings are Show Chairman, Publicity, Mini Demos, Media Library, Book Sales and Raffle Sales. We need members to step up and fill these positions so our guild keeps running smoothly. If you need information about getting involved in any of these areas, please contact Cindie Townley at ctownley22@gmail.com

Art to Wear Fashion Show

Dana Maley and Mei Ling St. Leger have volunteered to announce for our Art to Wear Fashion Show at the October meeting. All participants need to email a description of their attire to Carol Bickford (chbickford@juno.com). Write about your inspiration, technique, fabric, and any other details to wow us away. We still need someone to provide music. Cindie Townley has a boom box if anyone has a CD with Runway appropriate music.

Holiday Ornaments

Holiday Ornaments ALL ABOARD to create lovely, amazing, or just plain quirky ornaments for our annual Scholarship Fundraiser.   We plan to sell ornaments again this year through the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida CraftArt. TBSDG gets 60% percent of each sale. We raised over $400 last year

Please email Elizabeth Neily photos of your design ideas to be forwarded to Dunedin.

THEME: Whimsical Wonders (think shabby chic or other fanciful designs)

Guidelines:

  • We’d like each artist to make 10 – 20 or more ornaments. Ornaments do not have to be holiday themed. They can be anything your imagination can dream up, using your amazing surface design techniques. Last year, the best sellers were mixed-media themed vignettes bought as small gifts. Beach themed ornaments are also very popular.
  • Ornaments will be juried to meet the guidelines of the organizations selling them. Suggested price is $5 – $20.
  • All work must be brought in a disposable box, with your name, medium, and ornaments, written in large letters on the outside.
  • Get together with a group of fellow artists and friends to make your ornaments or you can work alone in your home. Bring supplies for as many as twenty of each ornament, then everyone can help with assembly. Tagging your work is optional as we’ll be adding TBSDG cards to each ornament.

NOTE: Creative Circle meets weekly at FAB Fiber on Thursdays, 4-6ish PM is open for designers and friends to get together and create their ornaments.

Deadlines:

Please deliver your ornaments to the  September meeting or to Elizabeth at FAB Fiber by Saturday, September 25, so they can be processed to take to Dunedin. We can deliver more at a later date if they run out.

Ornaments for Florida CraftArt must be delivered by September 15th so that they may be prepared to take to the show. They can be delivered at the September 12th meeting or dropped off at FAB Fiber. All unsold ornaments will be returned to the artist.

To sign on as a designer please contact:  Elizabeth Neily,  FAB FIBER GULFPORT at info@fabfibergulfport.com or cell: 727-744-7051

We are also looking for a chairperson for the Holiday Party in December.

Amaze Me!

Hand-drawn Art Mazes by MARK STUART GAGNON

 October 6-31, 2016

 Bradenton artist Mark Stuart Gagnon began drawing in the NeoPopRealism style in the early 1990s. His Stream of Consciousness, No Edit approach lent well to Mark’s loose style of Abstract Pen and Ink. By the year 2000, these drawings had evolved into a series of abstract mazes, solvable with more than one solution. Mark’s mazes became more than simply interactive puzzles. They stimulate the eye and dare the mind.

Please join us for a hands-on challenge to solve one or more.

Opening Reception, Thursday, October 13, 4:30-7:30pm

Gallery Talk 6:15pm

 HCC Performing Arts Building, Art Gallery, First Floor, Palm Avenue & 15th Street, Ybor City ,M W Th F, 10am-4pm; T 12-7pm   www.hccfl.edu/yborgallery

813.253.7674 Free and open to the public ckossar@hccfl.edu

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FIVE BY FIVE 2016

Small Art for a BIG Cause

The FIVE by FIVE exhibition features original 5 inch x 5 inch art made and donated by professional and emerging artists. It’s Small Art for a BIG Cause! All artwork is exhibited anonymously and sold for $25 each. Artists must sign their work only on the back so that signatures are not seen when displayed. A roster of participating artists and a preview of works available for sale during the event will be posted on FivebyFiveTampaBay.com before the event.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The exhibition is open to any visual artist 18 years and older worldwide.
  • All submissions must be original in content, concept, and design and not submitted to FIVE by FIVE previously.
  • 2D or 3D work in any medium, abstract or representational, is accepted.
  • Artwork must be suitable for all audiences.

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

  • Each 2D work must be 5 inches x 5 inches and 3D work must be 5 inches x 5 inches with no more than 5 inches in the third dimension. Work smaller or larger than 5 inches x 5 inches will not be accepted (Kiln work +/- .25”.)
  • DO NOT SIGN THE FRONT of your artwork. Sign your work ONLY on the back of the piece. Work signed on the front will not be accepted as all artwork is displayed anonymously.
  • Do not frame, matte, or include hanging hardware.
  • Indicate top of your piece with an arrow (see diagram).5x5calldiagram.jpg
  • Works on paper MUST be supported by a 5 inch x 5 inch rigid support such as mounting board or foam core.
  • The exhibit will adhere to collection standards; no work will be accepted that incorporates:
    • electricity (except battery),
    • water (unless self contained), or
    • hazardous materials.

ENTRY, DELIVERY, UNSOLD ARTWORK

  • Limit of two submissions per artist, no fees. Works will be lightly juried if total exhibition limit is exceeded.
  • Each piece of art must be accompanied by a copy of the electronic entry form. Fill out your entry form online at FivebyFiveTampaBay.com/entry-form. The online system will email a copy of your completed form, usually within one hour.
  • If work needs to be protected during handling, please provide proper packaging for the work.
  • Deliver work to the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, 505 E. Jackson St., Suite 306, Tampa, FL 33602.
    • Work delivered in person will be accepted Monday, Sept. 26 thru Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, 9 am to 4 pm only.
    • Mailed work can be sent anytime but must be received in the Arts Council’s office by 4 pm, Fri., Sept. 30. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DATE.
  • All artwork is donated to the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Unsold work is not returned to the artist except by prior arrangement. Call the Arts Council to arrange. Artists must pay any return shipping costs.

EVENT TIMELINE Artwork Delivery: Monday, Sept. 26 thru Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, 9 am to 4 pm. Online Public Preview: Entries will be posted on FivebyFiveTampaBay.com prior to the event. Event: October 21, 2016, 8 – 11 pm.

EVENT INFORMATION Date: Friday, October 21, 2016, 8 – 11 pm (one night only)  Event Location: Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

Attendance: FIVE by FIVE is an Arts Council of Hillsborough County event held at the Tampa Museum of Art that celebrates art, music, and entertainment. Attendance has steadily grown for FIVE by FIVE with nearly 900 attending in 2015. Nearly 600 pieces of art and performances from artists in theatre, dance, music, spoken word and film were featured last year.

Exhibition: The FIVEbyFIVE art exhibition was created by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s Artists Advisory Committee as a way to raise funds for artist grants and programs offered by the Arts Council.

Admission: Participating artists attend for FREE; members of the Museum attend for FREE; guests attend for $10.

Website: FivebyFiveTampaBay.com

Proceeds benefit individual artists’ programs presented by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. A couple of our TBSDG artists have received Grants from this project and a few of our artists have participated in the show.

For more information, call the Arts Council of Hillsborough County at (813) 276-8250.

Check out a new shop – Flip Flop Quilt Shop, LLC – 1010 Central Ave. #105 St. Petersburg, FL – They have quality fabric at reasonable prices, lots of notions and very helpful owners.

Workshops

Don’t forget to bring your samples from the Melt Off Lame Class to the meeting.

 

September Workshop

Layered Silk Collage by Carol Holsopple- Saturday and Sunday – September 17 and 18 – 10-4 – $75

Objective and Supply List

The objective of this two day class is to learn to color silk organza via a textile paint, fuse the organza, and then apply to a pre-painted background fabric

Students will first prepare the silk by painting it with textile paint. A design pattern will be transferred onto an 18″x18″ white background fabric. Several printed patterns will be provided, however, students also have the option of bringing their own designs. If so, the designs should be simple line drawings, similar to those found in coloring books. Minimal lines are best. A water based resist will be applied over the drawn lines. Once dry, the spaces within the design will be painted with a light, fluid textile paint. The silk will be fused and then applied over the prepared background fabric.

Please note: If you bring your own design please make it to fit on 18″x18″ fabric.

The silk will cover, overlap and blur the original background; new colors will appear as one color overlaps another. Working in this manner paves the way for the artist to satisfy their inner muse and play, play, play. It is fun and results can be vastly different depending upon which way the artists develops their piece.

Supply List
Pencil…….optional fine line black marker
Plastic large enough to cover the work tables
One each 2″ and ½” foam brushes
Plastic containers for paint (several yogurt size cups and one approximately 16 oz size)
Trigger bottle for water
Disposable gloves if you don’t like paint on your hands
Apron
1 yd. good quality lightweight muslin or broadcloth cut in at least one 18″ square.
(Thee rest could be cut in any size if you want to begin a second design.)
Parchment paper
Fabric scissors
Masking tape (to secure plastic on the tables)
Tweezers (makes positioning small pieces of silk easier)
Rotary cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler

Optional – (for the over-achievers who work quickly………)
Sewing machine & basic sewing supplies including presser feet, batting & quilt back fabric,
an assortment of threads, yarn or thick threads for couching (don’t forget the couching foot if you’re doing this), embellishments

Class Kit
1 1/3 yds Silk organza, 2 yds fusible web
(There will be extra fusible web for purchase if you want more.

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October Workshop

Simple Soldered Charms – Dana Maley and Cindie Townley

Sunday October 16th at IRBAC 10am to 4pm. Learn how to make beautiful personalized & unique charms using the copper foil method of soldering. Make up to 4 charms with glass slides & nuggets, wooden tiles & pieces of stained glass. You can make as many as time allows. We will explore different styles of jewelry & accessories you can make with a little soldering iron practice. The cost of the class is $40 which includes the Art Center Fee.

 

November Workshop

Dyeing Round Robin (details to be announced). Sunday, November 20.

We Are Invited

Thread Painting and Thread Sketching Combined  – instructor Nancy Prince

Suncoast Quilting Circle

Pilgrim Congregational Church, Heritage Hall, 6315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fl 33710

Oct 18, 2016 (Tuesday) 9 am – 4 pm

Cost: Members – $65.00 Non-Members – $75.00

Payment Due by October 1, 2016

Nancy Prince is an award winning, international teacher and lecture and best-selling author. Her latest award winning quilt, “On This Winter’s Day”, has won 13 national and international award winning ribbons. She has perfected an easy colorful way to do thread painting and is coming to our guild in October. Join us for her lecture on Monday night, October 17th at 7 pm and then for a thread painting class on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. Workshop Description: This workshop briefly introduces you to both thread painting and thread sketching. A preprinted design easily guides you through each step to assure your success right from the start. You will be amazed how a straight and zigzag stitch creates magic right before your eyes. All aspects of each design are demoed via camera and projector so it is almost like having a private lesson with me. So come see how easy the process is and how much fun creating designs in thread can be! Supply list is listed on our web site in Workshop.

Nancy Prince will be lecturing on Monday night at 7pm. Lecture Fee: $5.00 at the door for non-Suncoast Quilting Circle member. Pilgrim Congregational Church, Heritage Hall, 6315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fl 33710.

New workshop date2

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto fabric.
In this 3 Day Eco Print workshop you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques that create artful fabrics. Silk and wool fabrics are used because of their affinity for contact printing. While learning the printing process emphasis will be placed on artful design and purposeful placement of the plant material.
Instruction for making and using an indigo vat will be included along with ideas to enhance design. The techniques presented in this workshop are perfect for all fiber artist, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters who are seeking a new medium for personal expression. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles and expect long periods of standing. This workshop is designed to learn the essentials, understand design and composition with plants to be carried out successfully at home. Students will take home several sample pieces as well as completed projects. The June students came from around the US for this same workshop and walked away wanting more, armed with knowledge and gorgeous prints! Don’t miss out on this opportunity as Kathy does not teach this very often. This workshop readies you for the winter 5 Day Print and Sew . Visit http://kathyhaysdesigns.com/workshops.html to learn more. Or register http://www.dfac.org/classes/course-details.cfm?course_id=1883

The Veiled Portal in the Mind Over Matter show at Florida CraftArt

A big thank you to everyone who participated in all facets of this show. First of all to the 7 members who taught the yardage groups last winter, Linda Dawson, Angie Knowles, Bonnie Bowman, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Kathleen Fulmer, Sarah Butz and Marlene Glickman. These groups provided our members with an opportunity to have the multi-faceted experience of creating yardage: dyeing, discharging, screen printing. I haven’t spoken to anyone who participated that didn’t have a great time learning and getting to know other members. Secondly, I would like to thank all of those who entered their yardage in the show. The Portal only had room for 11 pieces of yardage. Jorge Vidal was bowled over by how beautiful it all was. The Florida CraftArt shop would be glad to make an appointment with anyone that would like to hang their yardage there. The members who yardage was accepted into the show: Carol Bickford, Shellee Wells, Cathy Simms, Angie Knowles, Marlene Glickman, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Sarah Butz, Diane Gardner-Rhoden and Pat Grice. Lastly, I would like to thank our sewers, who spent hours up on ladders or bent over sewing the fabric to the wooden structure. They are Ann Thomas, Paula Walker, Shellee Wells, Mei-Ling St. Leger, June Colburn and Aida Sheets. Very last but not least, I would like to thank Jorge Vidal for including us in such a beautiful show. Then I almost forgot our Show Committee. It takes a lot of work and thought to put together the forms and structure for any show that we participate in.
The Show will be up at Florida CraftArt until Saturday October 22. We will cut the yardage off the Veiled Portal structure on Sunday, October 23 and return it to the artists.

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Show and Tell from August

 

Tuky Volunteers in Bolivia

Last year a friend from the Tampa Juniors Women club and I (representing GFWC Tampa Women’s Club)  volunteered at this special school in Cochabamba-Bolivia; they provide services to youth who live in prison with their parents, the name is CAICC, their mission is to offer the children space in which they can grow and to develop their self-esteem and discover their potential; they attend this school where they receive first safe environment where the children from 7 to 17 years of age receive balanced meals, help with their homework, engage in recreational activities: sports; music and arts, have the opportunity to interact with other children, they also learn to solve their problems providing them with a sense of worth; approx. 85% of the mothers went to jail because they planted coca plants; under a Law 1008 they have to wait 10 years to demonstrate their innocence.
On our first day volunteering in at The CAICC program, the director expressed a great need for new tires on the bus that transports the children to/from school, the program, and the prison where they live. When she showed us the tires I was amazed they still were able to keep the bus in operation. The tires were bald, one so completely bad ended up blowing out the day before we were going to buy them. Unfortunately they only have one bus so they continued to operate it in this condition transporting the children. I think these children have an angel taking care of them. When we first heard of this problem we decided to send emails to our friends and clubs. And we were able to successfully raise enough money in combination with what we brought to buy 6 new tires and have them aligned. To watch the happy faces of the children when they so the new tires on the school bus I found it heartwarming that I will always remember, they are so grateful. In an uplifting note I was happy to see again this year young volunteers, 4 from France, 1 from England and 1 from the States, last year they had 5 students from the States, helping the children with homework. We are going to continue to help the school with medications, school/office supply, cloths, etc. I am forever grateful to you for the donations and making a difference in the lives of these children. They showed their appreciation in hundreds of ways. They also prepared a beautiful card in their own handwriting. Telling them goodbye was very emotional; they sang, recited for us and give us many lovely hugs. They call us “tia” meaning “aunt” – and said; see you next year Tias!
With warm regards,
Tuky

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Almost Scammed by Susan Lumsden

I nearly got taken on a big scale this week and wanted to share how to avoid this. I received an email from someone I’d never heard of wanting to buy one of my quilts shown on my website. In it he flattered my work, wanted info on what motivated me and said he wanted it for his wife for their upcoming anniversary. He wanted to know if the piece was still for sale and the current price ($1400). So, of course I wrote back and said that yes indeed the piece was available and would be happy to sell it to him. I also shared the inspiration etc. So far so good. Now the next part is where the clues that this was a scam began to pop up. He wrote back saying he’d like to get this taken care of soon as he was about to go overseas and moving overseas very soon. Because it was a surprise he wasn’t having his wife handle the finances on it. It would eventually be picked up by an agent for delivery overseas. He needed my street address for Fedex delivery of my check.

I followed up by saying I would need certified funds and once the check had fully cleared I’d be able to release the quilt for pick-up or shipment. Of course I was also friendly and inquired about where he was moving from and his wife’s name and their anniversary date.

His next response was the telling part– he’d be making the check for more than the amount requested so that his agent could receive his portion of expense, but that part would be paid by me in cash.( 2 birds with one stone, he said) When I wrote him back saying I’m sorry but those are unacceptable terms he disappeared. Here’s the key part that were the alarm bells:
Buying in secret for someone else- requiring special handling
Extreme politeness and formal speech
Use of colloquiellisms for authenticity
Mentions numerous times how he is hoping I am an honest person because he is trusting me
eventual delivery overseas
upcoming move (often with an urgency)
certified check for over required amount
What happens is that even though it appears that the check is real, once deposited it comes back as fraudulent. You are not only out the amount of the check but the additional amount and must repay to your bank. This is a classic ploy that sadly is now as ubiquitous as getting groped on the subway. If our members have not yet had this scam attempted then it will likely happen in the future. Be aware and alert for these key parts of the scheme. These are cyber crimes, investigated by the FBI. Whew!

I hope this proves useful for others.

August Minutes

SDG Meeting Minutes

August 8, 2016
Submitted by Aida Sheets, Acting as Secretary

Meeting Call to Order: 6:30 p.m. by Cindie Townley

Location: Hospice Center

Guests and New Members: Pooja Datt; Debbie Goth from Fab Fiber; Kurt Gibson

Treasurer’s Report: Mary Ann Pickard reported that we have $4,902.57; Current membership is 104 members.

 Search for New Venue: We are looking for a new meeting venue beginning in January 2017. We need a space available on the second Monday of each month that holds at least 60-80 people, and is available until 9:00 p.m., preferably with tables. Cindie reported the following locations are possible sites for our meetings: Pinellas Park Library – 6051 78th Avenue North, Pinellas Park – meeting room for 60-80 is free, but we have to be out by 8:30. We have 2 hour meetings and starting earlier is very difficult for our working members. Pinellas Park – Broderick Recreation Center – 6101 66th Ave N, Pinellas Park, and Pinellas Park Forbes Recreation Center – 6401 94th Ave N, Pinellas Park. Both open until 9:00 p.m. and have a multipurpose room that holds 50-60. Our group is larger in the winter. They charge $15 an hour plus $20 an hour for staffing. With a minimum of 3 hours at $35 an hour the cost per meeting would be $105.

The Good Samaritan Church – Park Blvd, Pinellas Park. The meeting room is adequate for our needs. It would cost $70 for the evening. We would have a key, so we could have everyone cleared out by 9:00 p.m.

Other possibilities: The Train Station, Pinellas Park on Park Blvd., The Largo Recreation Center, the Unitarian Church in Downtown St. Petersburg, and a new location in Seminole.

October Fashion Art to Wear Show: Mei Ling volunteered to be the announcer for our Fashion Art to Wear Show at the October meeting. Carol Bickford will take information by email to prepare the announcement cards. Contact Carol at chbickford@juno.com with a description of your hand made fashion that you will be showing. Please include details about how you made your item.

2017 Guild Officers: We are looking for volunteers to fill out our slate of officers for next year. Positions open are President, Vice-President (Program Chair), Show Chairman, Publicity, Mini Demos, Media Library, and Book Sales. We need members to step up and fill these positions so our guild keeps running smoothly. Positions that are already filled are: Secretary, Peggy Paramore Dauber; Treasurer, Mary Ann Pickard; Newsletter, Sharon Appler; and Website, Cindie Townley. Contact Cindie at ctownley22@gmail.com if you want to volunteer or want more information on the open positions.

Holiday Ornament Sales: We plan to sell ornaments again this year through the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida CraftArt. TBSDG receives 60% percent of each sale, and last year we raised over $400. We would like to make several hundred ornaments. Each artist should make 10-20 ornaments. The theme is Whimsical Wonders (think shabby chic or other fanciful designs). All work must be brought to the September meeting in a disposable box with your name and medium written in large letters on the outside. Items are due October 1 to DFAC and September 15 to FCA. Fab Fiber is hosting work days to create holiday ornaments every Thursday from 4-6. Please email Elizabeth Neily with any questions at eneily@tampabay.rr.com.

Hospice Resale Shoppes: A representative from Hospice spoke to us about Hospice Resale Shoppes. They are looking for volunteers to teach up-cycling in their repurposing classroom. They have a massive recycling program for all kinds of items that cannot be sold in their thrift stores. August is a big month for sales in their shops including National Thrift Store Day on August 17 with 15% off all clothing. There is also a 79¢ rack and Super Saturday on August 27 with 25% off your entire purchase. Contact JoanSpies@thehospice.org to volunteer, or visit empathhealth.org/resale to find locations to donate and shop.

SDG Member Shows:

Mind Over Matter at Florida CraftArt August 26 – October 22, 2016. Reception will be on Friday, August 26th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 and Friday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. people are needed at FCA to help hand sew our fabric to the rods that will hold the veiled portal into the show.

 Blues Power Show at Clearwater UU Church – January 20 – February 22

 Clearwater Library Show Cloth Works!!! – April 3 – May 31

 Upcoming Guild Workshops:
August 21 – Marlene Glickman – Melt-off Lame at her home studio. $25 Bring your own fabric as well as lunch and drinks. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

September 17-18Carol Holsopple – Layered Silk Collage. $75 Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. Time TBA.

October 23 – Dana Maley and Cindie Townley – Soldered Charms. $40 Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mini-Workshop/Demo: Deanna Gray Internet Marketing of Artwork

 LinkedIn – Connection site to others in your field. Create your profile, add your photo and a summary of skills, and link to your business. Recommendations from others can be requested from those who know your work. Post updates to techniques, processes, and products. Discussion groups are great for networking.

Deanna is creating an online Surface Art Market where artists can promote and sell their original artwork for 80% of the asking price, with 10% of the sale going to the site and 10% going to your favorite charity. Payments will be made through PayPal. Each artist must have their own PayPal business account set up through PayPal. A one-time $10 registration fee will be required for set-up of your account. Surfaceartmarket.com. Contact Deanna at graygraphics@gmail.com for more information.

Show and Tell:

Joann, Cindie, Trish, and Davida all brought their felted vessels from Leanne Kroetsch’s workshop. Trish brought her finished yardage from Sarah’s art cloth group. Jo Groves brought her drawings and beginning quilt for the 2017 challenge project. Cindie showed her Alabama Chanin inspired hand stitched shirt from the Refashion Renegades meeting. Shelly Wells brought her vests and pattern. Debbie Goth brought her Brazilian Embroidery sampler to tell about workshops she teaches at Fab Fiber. Elizabeth Neily brought surface designed jeans that she will be selling in a boutique. Carol Bickford wore her shirt that she made from Sharon Appler’s fabric. Dana Maley made embellished boxes from Sharon Appler’s fabric. Susan Leslie Lumsden showed her surface designed color ways for garments from 50/50% silk/cotton, her shibori and indigo designs, and stamped designs with thickened dye. Marlene Glickman talked about her work from a Pamela Glose silk painting workshop and brought a hand stitched patchwork piece of silk samples. Annie wore her refashioned dress from the thrift store.

 New Business and Announcements:

Cindie wants us to get to know the Art Cloths of Linda Italiano, a surface design artist in the Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg. She has a studio on 22nd St. S., across the street from Brocante and behind Three Sisters Brewing. The studios are open the same hours as Brocante (the first weekend of each month) and during 2nd Saturday Art Walk.

Refashion Renegades will meet again on August 19. This offshoot of our guild meets every third Friday of the month at Jay’s Fabrics to up-cycle clothing.

The Five by Five show at the Tampa Museum of Art will happen October 21, 2016. Submission of artwork deadline is September 15. Visit http://fivebyfivetampabay.com for more information.

Keep Me in Stitches is having a preview party at the Largo location on August 27 at 11:00 a.m. They also have a long arm quilting machine available at an exceptional price.

Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

 

 

 

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August NewsBlog

President’s Letter

I wanted to give you all the current updates for our search for a new meeting room.The Suncoast Hospice Center has been a fabulous venue for our monthly meetings. Starting in January, they are changing the availability time of the room. We have to be out by 8:00 PM. It will not accommodate our schedule.

Here is what we have found so far:

Pinellas Park Library- 6051 78th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781- meeting room for 60-80- free, but we have to be out by 8:30.  This is very difficult to do with this group, we have 2 hour meetings – starting earlier is very difficult for working members.

Pinellas Park Broderick Recreation Center- 6101 66th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781 and Pinellas Park Forbes Recreation Center – 6401 94th Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL  33782. Open until 9.  Both have a multipurpose room that holds 50-60. Our group is larger in the winter. They charge $15 an hour plus $20 an hour for staffing. With a minimum of 3 hours at $35 an hour the cost per meeting would be $105.

The Good Samaritan Church- Park Blvd, Pinellas Park. Meeting Room is adequate for our needs. It would cost $70 for the evening. We will have a Key, so we could have everyone cleared out by nine.

Other possibilities not confirmed: The Train Station, Pinellas Park on Park Blvd., The Largo Rec Center, or the Unitarian Church in Downtown St. Petersburg.

If you know of any other spaces in the county let us know. We need a space that holds at least 60-80, available until 9 PM, preferably with tables, the second Monday of the month. Please contact me at ctownley22@gmail.com

New Business and Information

Announcements

Refashion Renegades is an off-shoot group of TBSDG. Our goal is to work on upcycling Art to Wear clothing and accessories,  advise each other on sewing techniques and share knowledge. We will meet on Friday, August 19, 10-5, Jays Fabrics, South Pasadena and Park St, South Pasadena. Bring everything you need to work on your project and an extension cord if necessary. Come and go as you wish.  Check out some of the projects from last month’s session.

Volunteers Needed

 We are looking for an announcer for our Fashion Art to Wear Show at the October meeting.

We are looking for a President and Vice-President (Program Chair) for the slate of officers for next year. So far we have filled these returning positions, Peggy Paramore Dauber as secretary, Mary Ann Pickard as Treasurer, Sharon Appler, Newsletter. Cindie Townley will be taking over the website. Other possible openings are Show Chairman, Publicity, Mini Demos, Media Library and Book Sales. We need members to step up and fill these positions so our guild keeps running smoothly. If you need information about getting involved in any of these areas, please contact Cindie Townley at ctownley22@gmail.com

Bring Your Vases:

Please bring your felted vases from Leeann’s class to the meeting for Show and Tell, whether they are finished or not.  See the pictures of the workshop below.

Holiday Ornaments ALL ABOARD to create lovely, amazing, or just plain quirky ornaments for our annual scholarship fundraiser.   We plan to sell ornaments again this year through the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida Craft Art. TBSDG gets 60% percent of each sale. We raised over $400 last year

Dunedin Fine Arts Center has offered us the choice of 7, 8 and 9 ft trees. Let’s choose a 9-foot tree and go for it! We should be able to make at least several hundred ornaments if lots of our members pitch in. Please email Elizabeth Neily photos of your design ideas to be forward to Dunedin.

THEME: Whimsical Wonders (think shabby chic or other fanciful designs)

Guidelines:

  • We’d like each artist to make 10 – 20 or more ornaments. Ornaments do not have to be holiday themed. They can be anything your imagination can dream up, using your amazing surface design techniques. Last year, the best sellers were mixed-media themed vignettes bought as small gifts. Beach themed ornaments are also very popular.
  • Ornaments will be juried to meet the guidelines of the organizations selling them. Suggested price is $5 – $20.
  • All work must be brought in a disposable box, with your name, medium, and ornaments, written in large letters on the outside.
  • Get together with a group of fellow artists and friends to make your ornaments or you can work alone in your home. Bring supplies for as many as twenty of each ornament, then everyone can help with assembly. Tagging your work is optional as we’ll be adding TBSDG cards to each ornament.

NOTE: Creative Circle meets weekly at FAB Fiber on Thursdays, 4-6ish PM is open for designers and friends to get together.

Deadlines:

Ornaments must be delivered to the Dunedin Fine Art Center October 1, so please deliver your ornaments to the August or September meeting or to Elizabeth at FAB Fiber by Saturday, September 25, so they can be processed to take to Dunedin. We can deliver more at a later date if they run out.

Ornaments for Florida CraftArt must be delivered by September 15th so that they may be prepared to take to the show. They can be delivered at the September 12th meeting or dropped off at FAB Fiber. All unsold ornaments will be returned to the artist.

To sign on as a designer please contact:  Elizabeth Neily,  FAB FIBER GULFPORT at info@fabfibergulfport.com or cell: 727-744-7051

Workshops

GUILD WORKSHOPS

August 21 Melt-Off Lame with Marlene Glickman

The workshop will be in Marlene’s home studio.  The Fee is $25, bring your own drinks/lunch as well as your fabric.

From the Sarasota Surface Guild

Kim Sherrod will be the guest speaker at their August 9th meeting. She will give a presentation about being creative which she calls “Rules for Unrulie Rebels. “She will also talk to us about the August Workshop / Play Day which she will be leading, the subject of which is “Making Rawedge Appliquè Faces.” Kim will show us how to use them for different projects- like a bag, on a canvas or on an apron.

The cost of the class will be $40 per student and she will provide all the materials. Participants will need a sewing machine, black thread, scissors for fabric, a small quilt mat, rotary cutter, and ruler if you have them. We can always share with others so you don’t need to buy all of the supplies if you don’t already have them.

NOTE:  The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild has a reciprocal agreement with the Sarasota Guild and do not have to be a member of that guild to do their workshop/playdays.  If you would consider driving down for either the meeting or the playday, talk it up at the August meeting to see if you can ride-share or carpool with others who are of a like mind.

September 17th & 18th – Layered Silk Collage

with Carol Hopsopple, $75, information to be announced

October – Cindie Townley /Dana Maley

Soldering Charms.   Information to be announced.

MEMBER WORKSHOPS

Kathy Hays Workshop

Kathy will be teaching Eco Print and Indigo at Dunedin Fine Art Center, Sept 28 -30.  You will learn about Eco Print process and how to combine with Indigo. An emphasis is placed on art composition and how to make these two areas cohesive.  The student’s in Kathy’s last class walked away with no only an armload of printed fabric, but a wealth of knowledge.  Kathy has drawn her students from all over the US to take this workshop.  So join a national teacher in your own back yard! A few spots remain.  http://www.dfac.org/classes/course-details.cfm?course_id=1883

Eco Print and Indigo workshop

SHOWS

MIND OVER MATTER
Curated by Jorge Vidal

August 26th-October 22nd, 2016
Florida CraftArt Gallery
501 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg FL
Opening Reception, Friday, Aug 26th  5:30-8:30

Since our beginnings, wood and fiber have fueled our development by filling  basic needs. With these needs met, artists look for new ways to manipulate materials. There is artistry in problem solving!

In “Mind Over Matter”, these materials and methods are advanced in unexpected ways by artists Dona Anderson, Emily Barletta, Erik and Martin Demaine, Jessica Drenk, Lisa Kokin, Christopher Kurtz, Polly Adams Sutton.

Also featured: Veiled Portal, a sight specific installation created as a collaboration by the members of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild.(2) tampa bay surface design guild – Facebook Search

Click on the the invitation for the Mind over Matter  below to print copies.

Mind over Matter Invitation

Interesting Links and Information

Guild Field Trip

The Guild members took a marvelous field trip to St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota to Dream Weavers Boutique to get a private viewing of all the designers. The entire store is Art to Wear from such American artists as Carter Smith, Tatiana Palnitska, Michael Kane and so many more. We ended the afternoon with Lunch at Columbia’s.  Check out the photos of our trip.

 

 Sarah Butz shared the following announcement:

Art Cloth Network members – take a look a this call. You do NOT have to be SDA member to apply. There will be  a book and online exhibit. Looks like a good opportunity for each of us.

Crafting Community: SDA 2016 Inaugural International Exhibition in Print

Surface Design Association
P.O. Box 20430
Albuquerque, NM 87154
http://www.surfacedesign.org

Entry Deadline: 9/15/16Number of Applications Allowed: 3

REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (SDA Members): $20.00
Entry Fee (SDA Non-Members): $45.00

CRAFTING COMMUNITY: SDA 2016 INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL EXHBITION IN PRINT

EXHIBITION IN PRINT: SDA member and non-member artists working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit work for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal entitled Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print. Selected work will appear in print in the winter 2016 issue of the Surface Design Journal (publication date December 23, 2016). http://www.surfacedesign.org/

GOAL: The goal of this exhibition in print is to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working with or inspired by fiber/textile materials and techniques. Artists and makers are encouraged to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates the innovative use of textile media, including nontraditional materials and techniques. In addition to traditional 2D and 3D forms, participants are encouraged to submit work that challenges and expands the contemporary definitions of textile/fiber-based art and design, such as digital art (design/animation), time arts (sound/video), performance art, conceptual art, land art, installation art, book art, textile design, fashion design, interior design, product design, and craft-as-social-practice.

Special consideration is given to work engaging the theme of Crafting Community. 2017 will mark Surface Design Association’s 40th anniversary of supporting and promoting contemporary textile/fiber-based art and education. Our dedicated SDA community is composed of passionate artists, designers, collectors, curators, educators, and students of all ages from all over the world. Creative practice grows in exciting new ways when we share what—and why—we make. This exhibition in print celebrates the incredible variety of our members’ most recent artistic achievements, and warmly invites others to add their voices to this inspiring collective conversation.

Works should be completed on or after January 1, 2013. SDA encourages established, emerging, international and student artists to participate.

JOURNAL OVERVIEW: A single guest juror/curator will work with the SDA Journal Editor, Marci McDade, to select all work for inclusion in a comprehensive print and digital edition of the Journal with full and detailed images as well as artist statements and essays addressing context and evolution of trends in contemporary textile arts.

All SDA members may download the complete Journal from SDA website. Artists whose work is selected will receive one complimentary print copy of the Journal. Print and digital versions of the Journal will be available for purchase on SDA website at http://www.surfacedesign.org.

JURORS:

Mark Newport http://www.marknewportartist.com/)

Marci Rae McDade (http://surfacedesign.org/users/marci-mcdade)

ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY FEE: This exhibition is open to all artists, with discounted entry fee offered to members of Surface Design Association (SDA). Artists may enter up to three pieces/images. 2D and 3D works are eligible, as is documentation of time-based media, performance, or conceptual work. As the call is for an exhibition in print, only photographic documentation of work will be accepted for consideration. Work must have been completed since January 1, 2013. Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

$20 entry fee for members, up to 3 artworks/images.
$45 entry fee for non-members, up to 3 artworks/images.
To become a member before applying, please follow this link: http://www.surfacedesign.org/support/

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Entries are to be submitted online through CaFÉTM Call for Entry website located at http://TINYURL.COM/ZPNQL2X. The following information is required for submission:

  1. Name, address (and shipping address if different), telephone, e-mail.
  2. Up to 3 works may be submitted; each should include 1 overall image.
  3. Images – full and detail – JPEG only; Upload options for image files
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolu
  • File format: JPEG only
  • tion)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum

Please note that uploaded images are scaled by the system and two monitor versions are created: a small 100-pixel thumbnail and a large 700-pixel image. These images are available for you to preview in your portfolio after you upload.

  1. Each image must be titled as follows: “Submission #/ Last name/ Title”.
  2. A brief artist statement (75-150 words, maximum).

PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDELINES: As this call is for an exhibition in print, the quality of photographic documentation will impact the assessment of your work for inclusion in the Journal. The most common error in images is background. Backgrounds should be neutral. Many artists use a graded black to white background. Under no circumstances should the background contain a color or a pattern; this distracts from the work. If you are doing your own photography and use an ironed sheet or other fabric as a background, Photoshop or a similar software program can be used to manipulate the background. The Internet abounds with articles on photographing your own work. A professional photographer is always a good investment. Your photographs should give a sense of how your piece “sits” or “hangs.” While the call encourages 1 overall image, the artist may choose to submit a detail as one of her or his 3 images for submission.If you choose to submit a detail: detail photographs can show the technical excellence of the work; they can highlight special areas that might not be obvious in the full shot of the work.

AWARDS: SDA Awards for Excellence will be recognized in the following areas. Award honorees will be featured in Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print:

International Innovation
Next Generation (Student Award)
Surface Design
Conceptual Craft
Craft & Community
Figure & Fiber
Tradition In Technique
Innovation In Technique

IMPORTANT DATES:

July 15-September 15: CALL FOR ENTRY
October 15: NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
October 31: Selected artists provide high-res images for publication
December 23, 2016: Publication of Winter Journal, Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print

Surface Design Association, a 501c3 non-profit textile arts organization founded in 1977, is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences. Visit us at http://www.surfacedesign.org/.
For questions, contact info@surfacedesign.org or call 707-829-3110.

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Meeting Minutes

July 11, 2016

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

New Members – Dawn Pratt – a college student studying graphic art.
Guest – Corinne Laird, she has decided to join our incredible group!
Mary Ann Pickard – gave the treasury report. Our current balance is $4,769.78 plus another $167 from paypal. We currently have 99 members.
Angie Knowles on Workshops:
July 17th – Felted Vessels with Leeann Kroetsch, location: her home. $75 including lunch. Please make your payment tonight.
August 21st – Melt off Lame with Marlene Glickman. location: her home. $25 fee, bring your own drinks/lunch
September 17th & 18th – Layered Silk Collage with Carol Hopsopple, $75, information to be announced
October – Cindie Townley /Dana Maley- Soldering
November the 3rd Sunday is Red Robin Day
January – Kathy Hayes will host a class, information TBD
Upcoming Shows: Sara Butz
Florida Craftart – Jorge’s show, show dates Friday August 26 – October 22nd. We NEED seamstresses to stitch onto the dowels.
The Blues Powers – Unitarian Church; show dates Friday January 20 – February 22. 2 Dimensional, size limits w5′ x h5′, ready to hang. Any type of quilt/Art Cloth is acceptable. The entry fee is $10 and you may submit up to 2 pieces of art. Deliver your work on January 12.
Clothworks – Clearwater Library – The entry fee is $10, and accepting up to 2 pieces of art. This can be 2D or 3D for this show. Please submit at this time, Sharon Appler’s challenge work.
Sharon Appler – On the 12 month Challenge work. July’s theme is Florals.
Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily – recommended to keep a journal of your work as you go along.
June Colburn’s Kimono Class – Ryan McGee showed her lovely altered Kimono.
Holiday Ornaments – Elizabeth Neily will be the new chair. Stay away from crafting, bring more fiber and mix media art. The selling point should be $5 – $15 range.
Show and Tell:
Cindie Townley – Ice dyed top
Rhonda Kuntz – Eco dying, enhanced with embroidery, and mini quilts
Deanna Gray – Batik Turtle
JoAnn Baxter – layered turquoise tops, and silk scarves
Cathy Simms – discharged T-shirt
Angie Knowles – rusting fabrics
Linda Dawson – melt off Lame’ with disperse dyes
Sharon Appler – shirt with fern discharge
Ryan McGee – felted vest
Elizabeth Neily – Blue, sun dyeing
Mary Ann Pickard – felted wool floral
Leeann Kroetsch – felted handbag
Sara Butz – mini abstract quilt top
Jo Graves – Silk Scarves and felted bowls, thread painting
Eda Juhl – green women mini quilt
Peggy Paramore Daubar – rusting with fresh leaf printing, ice dyeing on stamped material
Announcements
October – We need an announcer for our Fashion Show
Elizabeth Neily – Hot off the press, a book on Natural Dyeing by Carolee
Linda Dawson – English Prime Minister is an art quilter
Shellee Wells – Carter Smith fans, Dreamweavers outing to see the collections for a day. Let’s choose a day Mon – Thurs to go.
Cindie Townley – We need a new location for our meetings. It could be a church or community center, our time is short.
Kathy Hayes – has an article featured in Belle Amoire on eco dyeing.
The meeting was adjourned @8:07 pm

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