April 2017

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April 2017

The President’s Letter  – This is turning into such an exciting year for the TBSDG! As always, the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland was a huge success in showcasing our guild. A wide variety of our fiber arts were on display for attendees to see.  We had several demonstrations and make-it-take-it activities for those who stopped by our booth. At least 50 people signed up to receive our newsletter and to learn more about our guild. Most likely we will see them at our meetings where we will have the opportunity to welcome them into our guild.  If you have never attended the Expo, I encourage you to sign up next year to help as an ambassador for the Expo itself, and to be a greeter or demonstrator in our booth.  Marlene Glickman works tirelessly to make this happen for us each year.  It’s a treat just to watch Marlene help people make a beautifully dyed silk scarf for the very first time! Volunteering at the Expo is always a fun experience.

I hope many of guild members took the opportunity to enter the Florida CraftArt Contemporary Fiber show for 2017. Please plan to attend the opening and award ceremony on Friday, April 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

I can’t wait to see our own member show, ClothWorks!, at the Clearwater Library, I am particularly excited to see the variety of responses to Sharon Appler’s 2016 challenge. We have a new challenge this year from Dana Maley to make fiber art tote bags that could eventually be sold to raise money so bay area children  can have an art filled summer. I hope each of our members will make at least one bag.

It is such a privilege to be able to make and share fiber art with others. There is so much in our world that is discouraging, but just being a part of an art community like the Surface Design Guild is a rejuvenating experience! Art on!  – Aida

 

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!


Thank you to Katie Deits, Executive Director of FloridaCraftArt,
for a very educational photography workshop. Our members who attended are now aware of the photographic requirements for entering a professional art exhibit, and have a better understanding of how to meet those requirements.


Marlene Glickman  
                                                                                                                        Thank you to all who helped make our guild booth such a success at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. The artwork on display was admired by hundreds of attendees, some of whom signed up to receive an guild newsletter to learn more about what we do. We had over 40 people sign up to get a newsletter. Many participated in the demos and Make it Take its offered in our booth. I would like to thank the following for their presentations: Kim Sherrod on Frida Faces; Sharon Appler on Embossed Stocky Foil Card Cases; Dana Maley on Stamping with Everyday Objects and Elizabeth Neily on Weaving. I also did how to dye silk as well as fabric collage. Thanks also to those who greeted people in our booth: Susan Lumsden, Donna Winchester, Kim Sherrod, Aida Sheets, Elizabeth Neily, Peggy, Claudia and Shellee. Breakdown at the end of the day on Saturday was the fastest ever with Gail, Cindie T, Dana, Peggy and Shellee helping to cart everything to my car!!!!!! Thanks to all who volunteered as an ambassador helping the Expo to happen. It is greatly appreciated. Our location this year was unusual in that we had an 8 x8 foot booth which was tight for demos, but a 4 x 16 foot wall to hang lots of artwork. The coordinator for all the prizes the Expo hands out at the end of each day was very happy to have our booth so close so we could keep an eye on the prizes. Hard work but someone had to watch all that “candy”- sewing machines, huge box of threads, fabrics and more. Our booth was right at the entrance to the vendors and prize arena so everyone who wanted to shop or try for a prize walked right in front of our booth. Who knows what location we will have next year. If anyone is interested in being in charge of the guild booth next year, I can guide you through the process. It is a great way to promote our awesome guild. Of course, there are lots of local quilt and sewing shows, if anyone wants to ask for a table at other shows to promote our guild. So often when someone comes to one of our meetings, their words are “I have been looking for a group just like this.” Thanks again. –  Marlene Glickman – www.SilkDyes.com

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cw-inviteTampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member Show                              April 3 to May 30, 2017  Clearwater Main Library                                                                                         100 N Osceola Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755                                             Opening Reception – Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Invite all your friends and family to come and see our art on display.  The show is free.
Viewing Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.;
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 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.

 

Holiday ornament sales at Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida CraftArt this past holiday.  The guild voted at our March meeting to evenly split the $648.98 that we made last year on ornament sales, between DFAC, IRBAC, and Creative Clay. We are happy to be able to contribute to art education in the Tampa Bay area by providing scholarships to children who may not otherwise be able to take art classes without assistance.  About a dozen members participating in making ornaments last year, and this year we would like to have more. Some members have already signed up to make ornaments and I hope that more of you will consider contributing to this worthy cause.

From Angie Knowles

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:

Mini Demo Schedule:
April–Paper Piecing Diane Gardner-Rhoden
May–Continuous Strand Weaving Elizabeth Neily                                                                  June- Working with Vintage Fabrics Carol Bickford
Aug–Choosing Fabric for Collage June Colburn

As you can see, we still have open months.

Guild Workshops

Monthly Surface Design Guild workshops are provided for the education of our members. If you would like to take a workshop but are not yet a member of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, simply go to our website, surfacedesignguild.com, and click on the Membership heading to easily pay for your membership online.

April Workshops

An Innovative Approach to Appalachian Basketry instructor Bonnie Bowman

2 Sessions to accommodate all – Limit 10 students per class

Sunday, April 9, 2017 and Sunday, April 23 10am-4pm $45- includes all materials                                                                   Bonnie Bowman’s Studio – address sent after confirmation
You will create a beautiful Oriole style basket while learning the techniques early American Appalachian basket makers used to construct traditional ribbed baskets. But you’ll also have fun breaking from tradition as you choose from an abundance of natural materials, hand dyed reed, found objects, hand spun and dyed wool and novelty yarns available at Bonnie’s studio for you to combine colors and textures to create your own expressive and unique basket. You will create a beautiful Oriole style basket while learning the techniques early American Appalachian basket makers used to construct traditional ribbed baskets. But you’ll also have fun breaking from tradition as you choose from an abundance of natural materials, hand dyed reed, found objects, hand spun and dyed wool and novelty yarns available at Bonnie’s studio for you to combine colors and textures to create your own expressive and unique basket.
For more info go to AncientCraftStudio.com or contact the instructor bonnie@ancientcraftstudio.com

May Workshop                                                                                                                                

  *Thinking Outside the Box, Go with the Flow by Robert Di Marzo – This workshop has been postponed until further notice.

Sunday, May 7, 2017  – 12noon to 4pm                                                                       FABRICATING ART-Collage Technique for Quilts and Wearables-June Colburn                             $80 fee include kit and Art center fees

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More fun than a barrel full of Rembrandts, Monets, Dalis!  Express your inner artist by cutting and layering a variety of color-coordinated cotton prints and mottled solids to design an 18″ x 22″ background.  Then select an interesting focal motif (bird, cat, building, vase, etc.) to complete the composition.  The work can be finished by either fusing or stitching the elements in place.  Bring a camera!  Lots of ideas for further exploration in the trunk show of work-in-progress and finished pieces.

KIT includes:  8-10 color coordinated fabrics, muslin foundation, focal motif.  There will be several color choices.

SUPPLY LIST:  small, sharp scissors; lots of pins; optional fabric glue or glue stick; paper bag for scraps.

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ART EXIBITIONS

CONTEMPORARY FIBER IN FLORIDA 2017 Curated by Cindy Bartosek

EXHIBITION DATES: April 28 to June 17, 2017
LOCATION: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida                        Please plan to attend the opening and award ceremony on Friday, April 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                         Florida CraftArt invited artists residing in Florida to submit work for a juried exhibition showcasing original artwork that represents contemporary approaches to fiber art and that pushes the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists were encouraged to apply.

*Congratulations are in order to Aida Sheets her work “Out of The Blue” as seen below was accepted in the Florida CraftArt Show.*

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The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart Florida announces it’s 2017- 2018 Workshop line up.
Renowned Fiber and Surface Design Artists are scheduled monthly through 2018 along with House Workshops and Open Studio Time!
Make a it a weekend retreat and escape for some delicious, uninterrupted studio time with friends. Waterfront accomodations and restaurants all within walking distance to the studio. For more info visit the website: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com

Here are some workshops being offered:
Jean Gauger April 25, 2017 Nuno Felted Journal
Jean Gauger May 16-17, 2017 Nuno Felted Scarflette/ Shawlette
Charity Van de Meer June 8- 11, 2017 Fashion Styling and Surface Design for Nuno Felted Garments
Irit Dulman July 24-26, 2017 3 Day Botannical Printing
Irit Dulman July 29- Aug 2, 2017 5 Day Botannical Print w Natural Dyes
Irit Dulman Aug 3-4, 2017 2 Day Extension for those in 5 day class
Olga Kazanskaya Sept 11-13, 2017 Medium Print
Olga Kazanskaya Sept 14-15, 2017 2 Day Nuno Felt with Natural Dye
Jean Gauger Oct 17-20, 2017 4 Day Nuno Felted Poncho
Susan Lenz Oct 25-27, 2017 “HOT” An Exploration in Contemporary Fiber Arts
Muffy Clark-Gill November 7-9, 2017 3 Day Batik Techniques
Esterita Austin November 14-16, 2017 Luminescent Painted Illusions
JiYoung Chung December 15-17, 2017 Joom Chi and Beyond
Alissa Allen January 10-12, 2018 Lichen Dyeing
Lisa Brinkley Jan 15-17, 2018 Art of Stitching Beads on Cloth
Donna Brown Jan 23-26, 2018 Create Fabrics using Earth Pigments, Lake Pigments and Myan Blue
Ana Lisa Hedstrom Feb 19-23,2017 Shibori with Indigo, Madder and Pomegranate
India Flint March 6-8, 2018 being (t)here
Catharine Ellis March 27-30, 2018 Natural Dye Study
Carol Soderlund April 9-11, 2018 True Colors
Carol Soderlund April 12, 2018 Swiftly Colored Silk

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We wanted to reach out to your group to let you know about an exhibition at South Florida Museum. “Quilting with a Cause really tells the story of how women came together to express themselves socially and artistically,” said Sara Blackwelder, exhibits and collections specialist at the Museum. “They used quilts to commemorate important life events like weddings and funerals and even used them to showcase political causes.”
The new exhibit, which is open through July 30 and included in the cost of admission, features quilts from the South Florida Museum’s collections and features quilts that showcase a variety of styles as well as lifetime milestones. The exhibit also explains aspects of early quilting, including how quilters used plant materials to make fabric dyes, as well as quilting styles, the intricate needlework used in quilting and how quilts were used to celebrate causes like civil rights in the 1960s and raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic beginning in the late 1980s.
Quilting remains a popular form of creative activity today — a 2014 survey by Quilts Inc., showed that there are 16 million active quilters in the U.S. There are also plenty of active quilting guilds in Florida, including more than a dozen groups along the Southwest Florida coast in Tampa, Clearwater, Brandon, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Murdoch, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and Fort Myers.
That’s why this exhibit also highlights modern quilts by Carole Lyles Shaw, an artist who was inspired to begin making both artquilts and utilitarian quilts in 1990.
“The handwork in these beautiful quilts is just mind-blowing to see,” said Blackwelder, who curated the exhibit with support from Selby Gardens, the Manatee County Library System, the Manatee Village Historical Park and the Palmetto Historical Park. “These quilts really tell the interesting story of women and our history — something we very much wanted to showcase during March and Women’s History Month.”
The South Florida Museum also offers group tours at discounted rates. We can offer time in the exhibition with the curators for your group, by appointment. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would be interested in a group visit to see the exhibition, or if you have any questions about the exhibition.
Jessica Schubick
Communications Manager
South Florida Museum & Bishop Planetarium, Inc. 201 10th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205 Mailing: P.O. Box 9265, Bradenton, FL 34206
Office: 941-746-4131, ext. 114 | Direct: 941-216-3460 | Cell: 646-522-1779
Email: JSchubick@SouthFloridaMuseum.org | www.SouthFloridaMuseum.org

SUNDAY IN THE ARTS is coming April 9th, 2017! -Mark your calendars for a night of fun, food and fabulous art! Grants awarded to: The Spring, McDonald’s Training Center, Life Enrichment Senior Center
Scholarships awarded to: University of Tampa, University of South Florida and
Hillsborough Community College
An elegant evening of Wine, Music and Fine Art by acclaimed women artists.              Shop the great Auction items, enjoy the Music, and just relax at an evening of art and culture.  Patrons and Sponsors Champagne Preview and Sale 5:00 pm
Public Viewing 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Scarfone-Hartley Gallery 310 North Boulevard, University of Tampa
(Free parking available in garage across North Blvd.)
Patron $100, Public $50 in advance, $60 at the door.
Sponsorships are available at $250, $500, $750 and $1000.                                                     For more information, please contact Carol Gaynor at (813) 620-8021

Beth Kokol: Indigo Blue
Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery

Beth Kokol in a Solo Exhibition, Indigo Blue at TECO Public Art Gallery
in downtown Tampa is proud to present Creative Loafing’s 2016 Best Local Artist Beth Kokol in her first Solo Exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth will exhibit her Painting and Mixed Media work March 2 – April 30, 2017.
“This body of work spans several years and encompasses many different mediums. Much of the work is Acrylic on Canvas and is a direct reflection of my move to a home on the water. The work that came from a trip to China includes Monotypes and Acrylic skins on watercolor paper and is more landscape in nature. Also in this collection are several Mixed Media pieces that include Papyrus Paper that I made and in some cases it is collaged with suede and silk from some very old furniture that comes from my husband’s family.”
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**We have two members currently who are having fairly major health issues. Dorothy Boyton is recovering from a serious illness (Trish Sande has Dorothy’s address if anyone wants to send a card), and Bob Di Marzzo fell and broke his shoulder. **
March 13, 2017 Minutes

Surface Design Guild Member Meeting

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

Guests included: Debby Yabezanka, Natalie Tomkewich, David Gawain, Katie Deits from FloridaCraftArt

Aida Sheets, President, asked members with outstanding renewals for this year to please pay before April 1. She reminded them, they are not permitted to attend any classes and shows, until dues are paid.

Mary Ann Pickard gave the treasury report. As of current, we have $6,642.77 with an additional $485.81 coming in from online payments. We currently have 115 members, but some need to renew for 2017.

Diane Gardner Rhoden is now chair of the newsletter, and doing an awesome job.

Shows: Sara Butz
We are off to a Rocking New Year for shows. The Clearwater ClothWorks! Show is next, to include Sharon Appler’s challenge, and any other art cloth you wish to enter. Applications are online, and you can pay the fee online or bring it with you when you drop off your work at the Clearwater Library. Aida Sheets needs your information by March 20th, to make the tags for your work. Sunday, April 2, from 12-3 p.m. is the day to drop off your work, and Monday April 3, is hanging day. Mei Ling St. Leger and Aida Sheets will be doing the hanging. They need Help! The opening is Saturday April 8 from 2:30-4:30 pm. Donna Issac and Elizabeth Neely are in charge of the food, and need help in providing food, please contact them.

Florida Craft Art’s Contemporary Fiber Show, is a statewide show. The entry deadline is this coming Sunday March 19th, photographs only, do not show up with your piece. There are jurors coming in from the other side of the state. You are going to want to be in this show. Show opens up April 28th and runs through June 17th. Fabulous artists will be presenting.

Pat Grice may be interested in being show chair next year, but Sarah encourages others to come and learn how to work with the shows.

Workshops: Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily
March 26th, Kim’s Frida Art Doll Workshop, has a supply list, and list of techniques, held at IRABC.

May 7th, Robert Di Mayo is holding a workshop on embellishment called “Thinking Outside the Box.” Start collecting stuff, Bob uses a lot of tulle. Will be held at IRABC from 12-5 p.m.

April 9th and April 23rd, Bonnie Bowman will be holding a class on basket weaving in her home. Can hold up to 10 people in each class.

June 11th, Elizabeth Neily will hold a class on Free Form Crochet, she will teach the basics for 1-2 hours, then go into designing.

July – Taking Silk Fabrics, making a long Vest with your stash buster fabrics.

August – the thought of having Tampa Bay Basket Guild teach a class, is there any interest

Note: As you sign up for a class, please pay that night. It is a non-refundable fee.

Lakeland Sewing Expo: Marlene Glickman
Setup day is this Wednesday, and we need help, as well as taking down on Saturday. We need assistance in our booth during the show, and to enlighten people on who we are. Come and let them know you are there as a volunteer, and you will get in free. Check in with your nametag. We are booth #1101

Dana Maley has a new challenge for next year. “Make a Tote Bag” out of cotton. Approximately 16″ wide, can be a little taller. We will vote and confirm by the July meeting. Dana will find out if we can sell the tote bags at DFAC and FCA.

Holiday Ornament Sale receipts of $648.98, $150 each went to Creative Clay, IRBAC, and Dunedin Arts Center. A decision was made to divide equally to all three. Susan Lumsden motioned to give equally, and Rhonda Kuntz seconded it.

Technical Journal – Gayle Wells
An example of the Sarasota Guild book is up front for viewing. Signup is available in March/April, and in November it will be submitted.

No Mini Workshop was scheduled, however Marlene Glickman stepped in and gave one on miniature wall hangings. Very nicely done. She will hold a pin art class near the end of March or beginning of April. Fee $70

Show n Tell:
Dana Maley – Discharged T-shirt and stencil, Diana & Pat – 5×5, JoAnn Baxter – Raffia purse, and beaded bracelet, Trish Sande & LeeAnn Kroetsch – felted scarves & shibori scarves, Dr. David Guwain – healing blanket,
Rhonda Kuntz – 5×5, and a Carol Holsopple quilt, Bob Di Mayo – printed denim, discharged knit, Edda Juhl – doll, Betty Mitchell – animal quilt, and silk wall hanging, Mei Ling St Leger – Florida State winning batik, and shibori silk

Raffle: winners, Peggy Paramore Daubar, Bob Di Mayo, JoAnn Baxter, Rhonda Kuntz, Edda Juhl, MeiLing St. Leger, Thanks you to both Dana Maley and Cindie Townley for the wonderful prizes.

Announcements: Refashion Renegades will meet at Jay’s Fabrics on Fri. March 24.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:01pm

 

 

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Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild March 2017 News Blog

President’s letter
Wow! The Blues Power show was a stunning success. Thanks to all our members who submitted such beautiful work. Special congratulations to our Viewer’s Choice winners; Karen Frank, First Place for “Things Left Behind;” Donna Isaac,newsletter-graphic Second Place for “Dreaming Blue,” and Edda Jule, Third Place for “Kustave Klimt Lady.” Congratulations also to Shellee Wells for selling her piece, “Reflections.”

The Florida State Fair competition was a great success for our artists who entered their pieces. Almost everything we entered won awards. Although this is not a typical venue for our art, it provides an opportunity to have our work shown to a wider audience, and it educates the public about the wonderful world of fiber art. If you didn’t enter this year, I hope that you will plan to enter next year. Brenda Gregory would love for some of our members to come and do demos next year, so plan ahead for that as well.

Our Clearwater Library show, ClothWorks!, will be opening on April 3. Be sure to get the important show dates on your calendar. I am looking forward to seeing all the challenge pieces and the variety of work submitted by our artists. Another great opportunity to have our work displayed to a wider audience is also opening in April. A call to artists has been made by Florida CraftArt for their show “Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017,” to be curated by Cindy Bartosek. This show is right up our alley and includes 2D and 3D work, so there is opportunity for everyone.

I’d like to pass on a word of encouragement by Charlene Carnes, our host at the Clearwater UU Church. The show just prior to ours was a quilt show that contained mostly traditional quilts made from patterns. Charlene commented that, although the quilts were very well done, she was so much more impressed with our work because it is so creative, as well as being well done. People who see our work are always impressed with the variety of techniques, creativity, and skills with which we manipulate fiber to create stunning art. So keep the awesome art coming!

One final thank you to Diane Gardner-Rhoden for stepping up and taking over the monthly newsletter for the guild. This is a really important job. Members may send items to be included in the newsletter to Diane at godessdi9@aol.com.

Aida Sheets

Membership Dues

Approximately half of our guild members have not yet renewed their dues for 2017. All TBSDG membership dues are on a calendar year basis and are due for renewal on January 1st of each year. You may pay by cash, check, or through our website www.surfacedesignguild.com. Our bylaws stipulate that members who are not paid by March 1 are to be suspended from active membership, however, as a courtesy, we will extend this through April 1. Members who are not renewed by April 1 will not be permitted to enter shows, receive a newslettet or sign up for workshops. Please respect your guild and contribute to its vitality by renewing your membership on time.

Call To Artists 

CONTEMPORARY FIBER IN FLORIDA 2017 Curated by Cindy Bartosek
ENTRY DATES: February 13 to March 19, 2017  EXHIBITION DATES: April 28 to June 17, 2017
LOCATION: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida CraftArt invites artists residing in Florida to submit work for a juried exhibition showcasing original artwork that represents contemporary approaches to fiber art and that pushes the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility:
Residents of Florida (full and part-time), 18 years of age and older, are eligible to submit recent work that is either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique in the following categories:
Wall Works: Two and three-dimensional works that are intended for wall display.
Sculptural Works: Three-dimensional works that may be free-standing or suspended.
Vessel Forms/Basketry: Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form.
Art to Wear: Body adornments, including clothing, accessories and jewelry.
The application is online at FloridaCraftArt.org
Email your images and application to: Exhibition@FloridaCraftArt.org
Non-refundable entry fees are:
• Florida CraftArt members: $25 for up to three works
• Nonmembers: $40 for up to three works
Jurying process:
A jury panel will use digital images to select entries based on originality, creativity, quality and complexity of workmanship, artistry and impact as represented in the images submitted.
Cash prizes will be awarded.
IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission period opens: February 13, 2017
Submission deadline: March 19, 2017
Notification of acceptance via email: Week of March 23, 2017
Artist(s) bio, headshot and artist statement to FCA: March 30, 2017
Selected artwork due at Florida CraftArt: Monday, April 24, 2017
Opening reception and award announcements: Friday, April 28, 2017, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Closing reception: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Unsold work picked up by artists by appointment: Sunday, June 18 and Monday, June 19; Noon. to 4:30 p.m.
Florida CraftArt
FloridaCraftArt.org
Exhibition Guidelines
1. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and reside in Florida. Both full- and part-time residents are eligible.
2. Up to three pieces completed after January 1, 2014 may be submitted.
3. All work must be primarily natural or synthetic fiber in content or executed using traditional fiber techniques. All formats of fiber art will be considered, including wall-hung, free-standing, suspended or pedestal mounted and art to wear.
4. All work must be original in concept, design and execution. Work created in a class, workshop, or from a kit or purchased pattern is not eligible.
5. Work must be for sale.
6. No substitutions for accepted art work will be allowed. All work must remain on display until the conclusion of the exhibit on June 17, 2017.
7. Submitted images may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this exhibition by the Florida CraftArt. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.
8. All accepted entries must be received ready to install. Any mannequins for wearable art, hanging rods, armatures or other special installation equipment and/or instructions must be provided by artist. Suspended work may not exceed 50 pounds.
9. Shipped works requiring glazing must use Plexi-glass or equivalent. Glass may be used on hand-delivered pieces.
10. Each accepted work must arrive with proper labeling (artist name, title, category) and the completed consignment form securely attached to the back or bottom of the piece or on the hanging device.
11. Florida CraftArt reserves the right to reject work that is not represented accurately in the submitted images and description. Works that arrived damaged, are poorly constructed, poorly presented or not up to the specified hanging standards will be refused and returned to the artist.
12. Florida CraftArt will insure work in its possession during the exhibition. Artists are responsible for providing their own insurance while the work is in transit.
Entry Procedure
1. Download the entry form at: http://www.floridacraftart.org/artist-opportunities/contemporary-fiber-in-florida-2017/
2. Fill it out the entry form. Agree to conditions and apply to call.
3. Save the entry form as: Your last name, first name, Fiber 2017 Entry Form
4. Email the entry form to:
5. Exhibition@FloridaCraftArt.org
6. Email one full and one detail image of each work to: Exhibition@FloridaCraftArt.org
7. Label your image files with the title of the piece and view, e.g. Smith_Glory_full and Smith_Glory _detail.
8. Image files must be JPEG only; no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side; file resolution of 300 ppi/dpi; maximum file size 3 MB.
9. Pay the entry fee at www.FloridaCraftArt.org with Visa or MasterCard or mail a check to: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Make sure that you indicate the artist’s name on the account.
10. Write artist statement of 1,000 characters or less.
Shipping:
1. Shipping to and from Florida CraftArt is the responsibility of the artist. Detailed delivery and shipping instructions will be emailed with the notification of acceptance.
2. All work must be shipped in sturdy, reusable containers with NO PEANUTS in the package. The artist must provide credit card information for return shipping costs.
Sales:
3. Florida CraftArt will handle sales transactions while work is on exhibit and ship work to buyer when the exhibition is over. Shipment of all sold objects will be paid by the purchaser.
4. All sold items must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition and will not be forwarded to the purchaser until the end of the show.
5. There is a 45% commission on sales and 55% goes to the artist. The price of a piece may not be changed after acceptance into the exhibition.
6. Payments to the artist for all sold pieces will be within 30 business days after the closing date of the exhibition. It is the Artist’s responsibility to contact the Florida CraftArt Gallery Manager with the correct mailing address for the check, if different from the consignment form. Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 and headquartered in St. Petersburg. Its mission is to grow the statewide creative economy by engaging the community and advancing Florida’s fine craft artists and their work. Fine craft art is presented in its 2,000-square-foot retail gallery and a large gallery features curated exhibitions. Florida CraftArt is the only statewide organization offering artists a platform to show and sell their work. Florida CraftArt is located at 501 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. For more information visit www.FloridaCraftArt.org or call (727) 821-7391.

27e636ed-f981-4309-a66a-293981d028b3See your work on display at International Quilt Festival in Houston, November 2-5 2017! –  Surface design Guild members may enjoy placing their work in the exhibit called:  IN FULL BLOOM- This exhibit features floral-themed quilts created in any style or technique! Registration is currently open, and the deadline to enter work is April 12. Enter here>> callforentriesbloom.com/Another category of interest  is:  TACTILE ARCHITECTURE –This  juried exhibit challenges quilt makers to create works based on architectural inspirations or themes, and is open to artists working in any style.  Registration opens March 14, and the deadline to enter is May 11.  Enter here>>   callforentriesarchitecture.com/   To learn more about the other categories of quilts  to the International Quilt festival website.  Prize money is given to the winning works of art.

From Angie Knowles

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

Mini Demo Schedule
March – Show Us YOUR Stuff
April–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 open months.

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Lakeland Quilting and Sewing Expo – March 16,17, and 18th. $15 at the door, $8 online.
Marlene is again coordinating our efforts for the Expo this year. The Expo is very generous to our guild.  See details below on how to volunteer.

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. Check over the classes they are offering and if you volunteer early you might be able to assist a teacher.
Guild Booth Volunteer: To sign up to help in our Surface Design Guild Booth 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.  Set up time 11-2pm. and you get to see the vendors early.
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 the 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 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.

Road Trip

The private Tour of Frida Kahlo Exhibit at the Dali Museum on Friday, February 10, organized by Cindie Townley was a big hit.  A great time was had by all.

Refashion Renegades

We  meet the 4th Friday of the month from 10am – 5pm….at Jay’s Fabrics, 801 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33707.  Bring your own materials and an extension cord if needed. This month we will meet on March 24.

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Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member Show April 3 – May 30, 2017  

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Clearwater Main Library –  100 N Osceola Ave.  Clearwater, FL 33755

– The entry fee is $10, up to 2 pieces of art. This can be 2D or 3D for this show.

Schedule:
Monday, March 20, 2017  – email label to aida@tampabay.rr.com,- Artist Name, Name of Piece, Description of Piece, For Sale or Not For Sale, Price and contact information if it is for Sale 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
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2:30 – 4:30 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 year’s 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.

Holiday Ornament Sales                                                                                                                   

The guild made $648.98 from holiday ornament sales at Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida CraftArt this past holiday season! This will allow us to again make scholarship donations to DFAC, IRBAC, and Creative Clay for their students who might otherwise not be able to attend summer classes. We will be deciding at our March meeting if we will increase the amount that we give to these three organizations, or if we want to add an additional organization to our scholarship donations. We had about a dozen members participating in making ornaments last year, and this year we would like to have more. Some members have already signed up to make ornaments and I hope that more of you will consider contributing to this worthy cause.

Workshops: Sunday February 26-Our members made quite a bit of Discharged Fabric at the workshop taught by Cindie Townley and Dana Manley. It took place in the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center

Show and Tell for February

March Workshops

Marlene Glickman is offering 2 workshops at her home studio:

Fabric & Foil Collage and Silk Dyeing the Easy Way

24 March, Friday from 10-4: Creative Fabric Collage. Fee is $70.00 for the workshop/$30.00 supplies Collage Kit (student chooses color of kit. See website shopping cart www.SilkDyes.com for a selection of colors to choose from and email me Marlene@123webmagic.com so I can reserve one for you. Each kit includes fabric for 15-20 collages, sheers, foil, fusibles, embellishments. Sewing Machine optional as we will be using fusing methods and hand sewing for details. Learn to manipulate and fuse fabric creating a free form design, a textural landscape, 3D floral image and working with foils for a sun or moon or abstract design. Techniques in addition to the above are funky fiber friends, layering sheers to create shadows and fog, hand dyeing small silk fabrics to incorporate into collage design using stencils. Class limited to 6 students. Workshop fee includes a light lunch.
25 March, Saturday from 10-3:30:  Silk Dyeing with Color Hue instant set dyes. Fee is $70 and includes 3 silk scarves so you can learn how the dyes work or experiment with a new design you haven’t tried. The first scarf will be done in the baggie for soft and dynamic effects. The second one will be a sampler of over 6 techniques – floral images, zebra stripes or sunset lines, stencils, resist shapes, repeat shibori lines without arashi pole wrapping, tranferring stamp images, growing trees and abstract designs.  The third scarf will be done in any design you choose. Lots of technique samples to view and choose the ones you want to do. There will also be a variety of silk scarves available for purchase and you can dye as many as you like for the price of the scarf. The silk scarves range in size from 11 x 60 on up to 22 x 90 and come in a variety of weights, including some satin devore silk scarves. The sheer silk grabs the silk dye color and the rayon satin design only grabs a bit of the dyes so the design really pops. Come play!!! Class limited to 6 students. Cost is $70 and includes the 3 silk scarves 11 x 72 of lightweight silk, as well as a light lunch.
To prepay go to www.SilkDyes.com, click Calendar. Type in the date of the workshop being paid for to be added to the reservations list.

 Frida Dolls with Kim Sherrod

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

The Frida Doll Workshop will teach you how to make an art doll using three different 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).The class is $25 plus a $15 fee to pay for the IRBAC rental. You can pay by cash, check or online through our website – surfacedesignguild.com

April Workshops

An Innovative Approach to Appalachian Basketry instructor Bonnie Bowman                                  2 Sessions to accommodate all – Limit 10 students per class                                                   Sunday, April 9, 2017 and Sunday, April 23 10am-4pm $45- includes all materials                                                          

Bonnie Bowman’s Studio – address sent after confirmation

You will create a beautiful Oriole style basket while learning the techniques early American Appalachian basket makers used to construct traditional ribbed baskets. But you’ll also have fun breaking from tradition as you choose from an abundance of natural materials, hand dyed reed, found objects, hand spun and dyed wool and novelty yarns available at Bonnie’s studio for you to combine colors and textures to create your own expressive and unique basket. You will create a beautiful Oriole style basket while learning the techniques early American Appalachian basket makers used to construct traditional ribbed baskets. But you’ll also have fun breaking from tradition as you choose from an abundance of natural materials, hand dyed reed, found objects, hand spun and dyed wool and novelty yarns available at Bonnie’s studio for you to combine colors and textures to create your own expressive and unique basket.
For more info go to AncientCraftStudio.com or contact the instructor  bonnie@ancientcraftstudio.com

May Workshops

Thinking Outside the Box, Go with the Flow

InstructorRobert Di Marzo                                                                                                               Sunday, May 7, 2017  12-6 pm – $45 + $15 for the Art Center = $60                                     Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Boulevard Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785  You will create a layered, textured, embellished, enriched and enhanced fabric surface which can be a work of art, a wall hanging or a quilt. This piece will not only have a visual appeal, it will have a physical and tactile texture created by stitching and embellishing. Even a beginner can do this technique as well as the experienced sewer.  A supply list and information about the class will be sent by email after payment.

Workshop Fees: Workshop fees are required at the time a member signs up for a workshop, with the exception that members can sign up online after the monthly meeting. Our bylaws stipulate that payments are not refundable unless the participant’s place can be filled by another member. It is the responsibility of the participant of the workshop to find their replacement if they are unable to attend. We continue to have members sign up for workshops and not pay until the day of the workshop, or not show up for the workshop. This creates problems for our instructors as they must plan ahead for a given number of students. Please be respectful of our guild and of our workshop instructors, and only sign up for workshops you know you can attend, and pay in advance as per our guild bylaws.

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You Go Girl:  16997943_1339527212777521_5674008306463331500_n                                                                                                                                         Check out this wonderful interview of our member, Leeann Kroetsch, in Naples last week.

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Minutes:  Submitted by Peggy Paramore

February 13, 2017 the meeting was brought together at 6:30 pm.

Our guests included: Natalie Tomkewich and Christy Juhasz from the Sarasota guild.  A new member: Sue August who does weaving.

    Mary Ann Pickard gave the treasury report; as of the end of January we have $4,805.12, with additional coming in from PayPal. Additional as of today $800. We have 113 members, 64 have yet to renew.

    Aida announced we have a need for two more Committee Chairs; one to take over the newsletter, and another to take home and bring back our books/magazines for each meeting. Sharon Appler noted that the newsletter is like doing a blog.

    Shows – Sarah Butz. She needs someone to partner with her to learn how to schedule shows. Mei-Ling St. Leger and Aida Sheets will pick up our work from the FL State Fair. Great show, we won some awards. Sarah asked that photos submitted for any show be 300 DPI.

    Sunday, April 2 is the Clearwater Library show, work to be brought to Library on April 2, from 12-3 p.m. The opening is Saturday, April 8 from 2-4 p.m. Elizabeth Neily and Donna Isaac will be hosting the opening. This is also the Sharon Appler challenge.

Florida CraftArt is requesting entries to the Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017 show, curated by Cindy Bartosek. You may enter between Feb. 13 and March 19, up to three pieces of work. Entry fee $25 for FCA members and non-members of Florida Craft Art is $40. 2D and 3D work including, baskets, vessels, and wearable art will be accepted. Enter online or print the application and send it in.

Summer show at Florida Craft Art is on animals/critters. Become a member and get the discount. There will be a member show later in the year.

Blues Power is over Thursday Feb. 23. Pick up your artwork by noon. Hours for viewing are Sunday 9:30-10:30 and again from 1-2pm. Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 9-12. The viewer’s awards went to 1st – Karen Frank, 2nd – Donna Issac, 3rd – Eda Juhl. Congratulations to our artists.

    A special photography workshop will be given to show you how to do your own photography, held at Florida CraftArt Sunday March 5 from 1-4. FL CraftArt members fee $10 and non-members $30. There are 12 spaces available, and is held on the 2nd floor of Florida Craft Art.  The instructor requests that you limit yourself to 5 pieces. Brian James is available privately to shoot for you $50 per hour on the 2nd floor of the Florida Craft Arts center.

    Mei-Ling St. Leger gave instructions and concepts of how to hang your wall art pieces. Framed work needs to have a wire, something stiff to hang from, soft wire droops. You can use a lucite tube, available from Farco Plastics located on 118th and U.S.19. You can use a piece of wood as an insert.

    Barbara Kazanis, at the Carrollwood Art Center has unique ways of hanging your artwork, go and see other concepts. Marelene Glickman has offered to bring in lucite tubes and her cutter, depending on size, the cost could be $3-$6 each. Please notify her well before our next meeting.

Workshops: Elizabeth Neily, she asked for any members who would volunteer to be a class assistant, no fee, and no class participation, however you can observe.

Feb. 26th, Cindie Townley and Dana Maley will hold a class on Making Discharged Fabric. IRABC from 1-5pm, the fee is $40 which includes the $15 art center fee.

March 26th, Kim Sherrod will hold a class on Frida Art Dolls, with 3 doll options. The fee is $25 plus $15 for the center. It begins at 10am until they are done. There will be a material list online. She will also be demonstrating at the Lakeland Sewing Expo Thurs. March 16th. She’s doing a make-it-and-take-it for $5.

April 9th and April 23, Bonnie Bowman will hold a Basketry workshop using hand dyed items. One style rib basket; the fee is $45. Meet at her Studio 10-4 p.m.

May – Bob Di Marzo will hold an embellished art quilt session on “Thinking Outside the Box.” Bring a piece of fabric, scraps of fabric, selecting different shapes sewing and embellishing it with thread. Date to be determined.

Lakeland Sewing Expo – we now have a 10×20 booth in a primo location. Ambassadors, Carol, Gayle Wells, Shelley Wells. Greeters Aida -Thurs, Kim-Fri, Dana-Sat. We need more greeters. If you want your work to be sold, you need to be there to take their money.

Holiday Ornament sale, the remainder is on the table for 50% off, and or take yours home with you. We made $648.98. $150 scholarships to go to IRBAC, Creative Clay, DFAC. Discussed whether we should give to another group that offers classes to summer kids. Quick vote on doing the ornaments next year, at least 1 dozen.each member. A showing of approx. 16-17 members said yes. Soon there will be a donation link on the website.

Techniques Journal – Gayle Wells, explained how the system works. If 21 members signed up, there would be 21 different art skills, and each signee would produce kits up to 21 and one for our Guild book. The sign-up would extend through April, and is due in November.

Mini Workshop – Angie Knowles, needs someone for next month’s mini shop. Mary Ann Pickard volunteered to do March.

Mini workshop was given by Cindie Townley and Dana Maley on creating your own screens, stencils and stamps from various supplies and techniques . Great job.

Show-n-Tell: Kathy Hays workshop: Mary Ann Pickard, Gayle Wells, Ann Thomas, Leeann Kroetsch, Elizabeth Neily – amazing results.
Carol Gamel – wonderful artist designs, Linda Dawson – Quad tech discharging, Aida Sheets – Indigo Dyeing, Peggy Paramore Daubar – Collage wall art, Cathy Simms – Frida apron, Kelsey Sementa – Basket, Sharon Appler – her challenge piece, Bob Di Marzo – Shadow box, Elizabeth Neily – Weaving jacket and hat, Bonnie Ward – lace w/applique, wall hanging, Ann Thomas – dyed techniques from Nov. class, Leeann Kroetsch – Shades of blacks felted scarf, and jacket, Marlene Glickman – quilted chair covers, huge door wall hanging.

Announcements: Linda Dawson – Sara King’s husband is very ill; Angie Knowles – will be in Jane Dunewold’s next class next month; Cindie Townley – Winners from the State Fair were: Sharon Appler – Grand prize, Mei-Ling St. Leger – 2 first prizes, and Susan Lumsden – 1st, 2nd, and 2 honorable mentions.

There were three raffle prizes given tonight: Cathy Simms, Susan Lumsden, and Elizabeth Neily.  Congrats!

Artwork brought in for the Sewing Expo is to be given to Marlene Glickman tonight. The meeting was adjourned at 8:41pm.

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fullsizerender-2 Meet your editor Diane Gardner-Rhoden.  I am a new member of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild.  One summer when I was about 10 years old my mother said to me ” your aunt has a sewing machine why don’t you learn to sew”.  I bought a simplicity pattern and tried to make a pair of shorts out of terry cloth.  Needless to say it looked horrible but that did not deter me.  I have been sewing since then.  Towards the end of the 1980’s I discovered the world of quilting. I made my first quilt, a log cabin and I joined a guild in NY.  I was hooked.  Since then I  taught sewing and quilting until 1995 when my 3rd and last daughter was born.  Working full time, commuting an hour and a half to work and taking care of 2 small children did not leave much time for sewing.   I parked my Bernina 1630  sewing machine for 17 years and did not pick up sewing again until 2013 when I moved to the St. Petersburg area and joined our guild.

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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:

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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!

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!

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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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