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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September NewsBlog

President's Letter

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

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

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New Business and Announcements

Announcements

Refashion Renegades

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

Volunteers Needed

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

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

Upcoming Election of Officers and Committees

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

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

Art to Wear Fashion Show

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

Holiday Ornaments

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

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

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

Guidelines:

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

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

Deadlines:

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

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

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

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

Amaze Me!

Hand-drawn Art Mazes by MARK STUART GAGNON

 October 6-31, 2016

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

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

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

Gallery Talk 6:15pm

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

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

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FIVE BY FIVE 2016

Small Art for a BIG Cause

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

ELIGIBILITY

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

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

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

ENTRY, DELIVERY, UNSOLD ARTWORK

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website: FivebyFiveTampaBay.com

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

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

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

Workshops

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

 

September Workshop

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

Objective and Supply List

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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October Workshop

Simple Soldered Charms – Dana Maley and Cindie Townley

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

 

November Workshop

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

We Are Invited

Thread Painting and Thread Sketching Combined  – instructor Nancy Prince

Suncoast Quilting Circle

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

Oct 18, 2016 (Tuesday) 9 am – 4 pm

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

Payment Due by October 1, 2016

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

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

New workshop date2

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

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

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

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Show and Tell from August

 

Tuky Volunteers in Bolivia

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

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Almost Scammed by Susan Lumsden

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

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

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

I hope this proves useful for others.

August Minutes

SDG Meeting Minutes

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

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

Location: Hospice Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SDG Member Shows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show and Tell:

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

 New Business and Announcements:

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

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

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

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

Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

 

 

 

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President’s Letter

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

Here is what we have found so far:

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

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

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

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

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

New Business and Information

Announcements

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

Volunteers Needed

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

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

Bring Your Vases:

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

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

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

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

Guidelines:

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

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

Deadlines:

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

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

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

Workshops

GUILD WORKSHOPS

August 21 Melt-Off Lame with Marlene Glickman

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

From the Sarasota Surface Guild

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

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

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

September 17th & 18th – Layered Silk Collage

with Carol Hopsopple, $75, information to be announced

October – Cindie Townley /Dana Maley

Soldering Charms.   Information to be announced.

MEMBER WORKSHOPS

Kathy Hays Workshop

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

Eco Print and Indigo workshop

SHOWS

MIND OVER MATTER
Curated by Jorge Vidal

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

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

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

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

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

Mind over Matter Invitation

Interesting Links and Information

Guild Field Trip

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

 

 Sarah Butz shared the following announcement:

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

Crafting Community: SDA 2016 Inaugural International Exhibition in Print

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

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

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

CRAFTING COMMUNITY: SDA 2016 INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL EXHBITION IN PRINT

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

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

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

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

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

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

JURORS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMPORTANT DATES:

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

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

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Meeting Minutes

July 11, 2016

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

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

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July NewsBlog

Editors note:  Please, please, please remember to send items of interest for the newsletter.  I value every article I receive from the members.  However, I sometimes ‘forget’ to follow my process which insures that your articles make it into print.  If you have sent me an article that you cannot find in here, please let me know.  I don’t omit anything on purpose.

President’s Letter

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Cindie with daughter (and guild member) Kelsey Sementa

There is a lot to be said about our Florida summers. It’s hot, sticky, consistent and much of our time is spent indoors. It’s also a time to complete all those unfinished projects, organize our art supplies and studios, and maybe hit a few indoor art shows or classes. I catch myself spending a lot of time down the rabbit hole of Pinterest; watch out it’s addicting. I’ve also become hooked on online classes like Lifebook 2016, Unleashed Retreat, YouTube.  Challenges by Colour Positive, ICAD (Index Card a Day), the Artful Planner Club, Color Bursts, and Effy Wild keep me really busy. I don’t have enough hours in the day to accomplish all that I want to. How do you spend your Florida Summers?  Cindie

New Business and Information

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for an Announcer/Coordinator for the October Art to Wear Show.

We are also looking for someone to coordinate the Holiday Ornament Fund Raiser.

Meeting Room

The Suncoast Hospice Center has been a fabulous venue for our monthly meetings. Starting in January, they are changing the availability time of the room. It will not accommodate our schedule. Please let us know of any venue that will let us use a room that holds up to 65-75 people from 5:30 to 9PM the 2nd Monday of the month. It would also be a great benefit if they were centrally located like the current facility is. Contact Cindie Townley at ctownley22@gmail.com.

Surface Design Technique Books

There are eleven people participating in the Surface Design Technique Book. All those that did not bring their pages to the June meeting, please remember to bring them to the July meeting.  Also bring a three ring binder with your name for your pages.

Art Cloth Workshops and Yardage for Florida CraftArt

Check out the yardage produced in Art Cloth workshops and for the August show at Florida CraftArt.

Artcloth, unwrapped.  Sarah Butz sent the above photos of she, Jorge, and Kirsten unrolling the yardage for the Mind Over Matter show.  This first load of yardage from the Surface Design Guild will be augmented with more after the middle of July so don’t forget to bring your yardage to the next guild meeting.

Raffle

Keep bringing in art related items for the monthly raffle.  Editors note:  I won one of the prizes in last months raffle.  It was called “Everything Green” and was a packet/collection of all kinds of green bits from Dana’s studio (hand designed paper, fabric, beads by Ted, buttons, trim, etc) .  We used it for day one of my “Sister Craft Camp”. It was very fun to add green bits to my eco-print journal that I made at one of the Surface Design workshops.   Thank you, Dana, for curating our prize baskets.

Video Library

Summer is a great time to do some self directed learning by viewing videos on new techniques.  Video rentals are $3.00 for the month which is a good long time to view them more than once.

Aida Sheets she has discovered that Jane Dunnewold has produced a video workshop that covers everything in her book, “Complex Cloth.” It’s a three DVD set, and she purchased it as a gift to the guild to allow all of our guild members to take a workshop with Jane, while simultaneously raising money for the guild in rental fees.

The workshop is available to guild members at our next meeting. It is a great way to pay forward the generosity of her benefactor and fulfills her desire to promote learning opportunities within the guild.  Hopefully, other guild members will take advantage of this opportunity to learn from one of the best surface design teachers. Many thanks go out to Aida!!!  We will think of your generosity every time someone views the course.

Refashion Renegades

Refashion Renegades will meet on Friday, July 15, 10-5, Jays Fabrics on the corner of Park St and South Pasadena in St. Petersburg. Bring whatever you want to work on and all the materials and supplies you need for it, especially an extension cord. A few of us are going to work with stencils and stitching from Alabama Chanin, if you would like to try. Come and go whenever you want.

Here are images from last months get together.

Kathy Hays Feature

Kathy Hays is a featured artist in the summer issue of Belle Armoire magazine.  She wrote a  six page article called Nature To Wear and has three items in the Salon section of the magazine. See the photographs of Kathy’s clothing.  The magazine and it will be on the newstand July 1.

Thread Sketching and Painting Demonstration. 

The award winning Quilter Nancy Prince will be lecturing and doing a workshop on thread sketching and painting October 17 and 18th in St Petersburg for the Suncoast Quilting Circle.  visit www.Suncoastquiltingcircle.org for more information.

Dreamweaver Tour in Sarasota

Shellee Wells has contacted the owner of Dreamweaver in Sarasota about a special tour to see one of the largest collections of “Carter Smith” in the country. They would be happy to host us for a showing. If a group wants to schedule a “field trip” to Sarasota and a lunch outing, Shellee is happy to coordinate it. Dreamweavers will provide Mimosa’s!

Email Shellee at swellstyle@gmail.com or call her at 727 452 5233 to talk about setting a date.

 Show and Tell

Check out the show and tell from the June meeting.

Workshops

GUILD WORKSHOPS

JULY 17th WORKSHOP – LeeAnn Kroetsch “Wet Felting a Small Vessel”

Location:  Leeann’s home studio. The cost is $75.  A materials fee of $25 if you do not bring your own supplies.  The cost includes lunch.
LeeAnn will be teaching Wet Felting for small vessels.  She will provide instruction to guide you through the creation of a small vessel which can be used as a vase or wine cooler. During the class you will learn how to shape and sculpt two-dimensional fiber into a three-dimensional vessel. The technique presented will focus on surface design using color, texture and fiber layout.
The class is suitable for all levels of experience. For beginners you will develop a comfort level working with wool and other types of fibers for embellishment. For more experienced felters, you will further develop your skills using more advanced techniques with resists and surface shaping.

Materials that Leeann will provide during the class include:

  • Felting supplies consisting of: plastic sheeting, netting, mat for fulling, bubble wrap, ball sprayer, Greek olive oil soap
  • Yarn, ribbon, silk and other fibers for embellishment

Materials will be available for purchase ($25 Fee) or you will need to bring:

  • Wool Roving for vessel base– BFL, Alpaca, Corriedale recommended however Merino or other wool varieties are acceptable
  • If you will be purchasing supplies from LeeAnn, please discuss your color palette selection in advance with her so she can have what you need on hand.

Supplies you will need to bring from home:

  • Pen and note pad (you will want to take notes if you intend to reproduce the exercises in the future)
  • Beach or large bath towel
  • Old pantyhose (legs) or knee high stockings (4 sets)
  • Pool noodle
  • Waterproof apron (optional)

Optional materials for embellishment which you may bring:

  • Beads, crystals, ribbons, novelty yarns, small silk pieces
  • Twigs or decorative ornaments

Physical requirements for the class

  • Limited manipulation of fibers by hand and/or rolling may be used while felting
  • Exposure to soapy water (bring rubber gloves if sensitive to soap)
  • Please contact Leeann directly for further details or with questions

Photos will be permitted pending class approval

 August  21st Workshop – Marlene Glickman “Melt off Lamé

Location: Marlene’s home studio.  Cost is $25

Students will learn to prep lame (shinny) tissue fabric with Shibori folds, scrunches and elastic band techniques to removed the exposed metallic thread. Once removed it can be rinsed and the exposed nylon threads overdyed!  When opened up you will have an exquisite lame and sheer design on your fabric.

Students need to bring:

  • ½ – 2 yard pieces of Lame fabric (silver and gold are the easiest to change). The fabric must be metal and nylon thread weav and can be found at JoAnns fabric.
  • Gloves-heavy duty, dyeing clothes
  • Respirator/face mask
  • Lunch and drink

Marlene will provide:

  • Chemicals and dyes for process
  • ½ yard silver and gold tissue lame
  • Clamps, bands, sticks, etc.

September 17& 18 Workshop  Carol Holsopple “Layered Silk Collage”

Location: Indian Rocks Beach Art Center

Cost: $75, includes kit fee and Indian Rocks Beach Art Center fee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Member Workshops

Sept 28-30 Kathy Hays

Here is another chance to take a wonderful Eco Print and Indigo workshop with Kathy Hays.  This will take place at Dunedin Fine Art Center on Sept 28 -30, 2016.  The last class walked away with some spectacular pieces and a few even traveled from California to attend.  You can visit Kathy’s website to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.  http://www.kathyhaysdesigns.com/workshops.html

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Memory Doll Workshop

Guild member Shellee Wells has offered to do Memory Doll workshops at FAB Fiber. The dolls are made from scraps of fabric and lace and features a face of a loved one transferred to fabric. This is a fun group project.  Contact Shellee for more details.shellie wells

Mini Demo

Peggy Paramore Dauber taught the Iris method of piecing paper or fabric for the Mini Demo at the June meeting.

Holiday Ornament Workshops

Cindie Townley and Dana Maley have been busy crafting ornaments for the Holiday Trees at Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida CraftArt.  This effort funded our video library this past year. We would like the proceeds from this year to fund the scholarships for next year. We need someone to pull this effort together as well as be the liaison between the venues and the Guild.  Please let Cindie know if have the bandwidth to do this.  If we cannot get a willing volunteer, we may have to pass up this opportunity.

Shows

TAMPA BAY SURFACE DESIGN GUILD SHOWS

Florida Craft Art Gallery
August 26– October 22, 2016
501 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Viewing Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., Second Sunday Gallery Walk open until 9:00 p.m.
Opening Reception – Friday, August 26, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Call for SDG Artists:

Mind Show Prospectus

FCA Artist Commitment letter-Surface Design Guild

Mind Over Matter Artwork Submission

BLUES POWER

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
Call for SDG Artists:
“Blue, Blue, my Heart is Blue”; “Blue Moon”; “Out of the Blue”; “M go Blue.”
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:

BLUES POWER UU Show Prospectus

 CLOTH WORKS!!!: AN EXPLORATION OF TEXTILE DESIGN SHOW

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member’s Show
Call for SDG Artists
April 3 – May 30, 2017
Clearwater Main Library
100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
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.
Opening Reception – Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

:CLOTH WORKS Library Show Prospectus

2017 Surface Design Challenge

The remaining challenges for this year long challenge are:

  • 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 – April gives you time to assemble & deliver your work for the show

Other Interesting Information & Links

Sell Your Wares

Any member wishing to sell their artwork or art supplies; the table fee is $5. The room opens at 5:30 and the meeting starts at 6:30. The meeting ends at 8:30 and we must be out by 9:00.

Facebook and the Web

If you have a Facebook page, please “Like” our Tampa Bay Surface Design page. If you have your own web site, you can reach a much wider audience by linking the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Web Site to your site. Add this link (surfacedesignguild.com) to your site to see how much more traffic you get! We are happy to link the guild site to your site as well. Just let Bonnie Bowman know.

News from Keep me in Stitches

Mary Ann Pickard says the Keep Me In Stitches on Ulmerton Road across from Largo Mall is having a Make it and Take it on Tuesday, July 12 for all Guild Members. They will also be offering a discount on all Bernina’s.

Laura Murry Newsletter

Thank you Marlene Glickman for forwarding Laura Murry’s newsletter.  If you’re interested in everything foiling, follow this link for her July newsletter.  http://www.lauramurraydesigns.com/newsletters/

News from FAB Fiber

 FAB Dye Day will continue on August 20th beginning at 4 PM. Guild members are welcome to join us and to share their expertise. By then Carol Leigh Brack Kaiser’s new book, Nature Provides Dyes for Rainbows, will be available. This is a workshop approach for obtaining rainbows of colors from one plant. While the book uses Missouri Dye Plants, we are looking forward to experimenting with our own Florida plants using Carol Leigh’s techniques.  Check out Judy in the the dress she dyed at the firstjudy FAB Dye Day on June 18th.

  Julie Armstrong has initiated a Creative Circle at FAB  on Thursday evenings from 4-6 PM.  Fiber artists are invited to drop by with a project to work on. Knit, crochet, stitch and share creative ideas.  We’ll have munchies available to tide you over to dinner.

Contact Fab Fiber before you come to any of these events to be sure when the program is taking place: 727-744-7051 or info@fabfibergulfport. com. FAB Fiber is located at 5708 Gulfport, Blvd. Gulfport.

 New Paper and Wood Cigar Boxes sale for surface design projects. Rick Copenhaver dropped by FAB to see if we wanted to purchase them for $3 and $5 each. We told him we would pass the info on to the guild. Contact Rick at 727-944-6937.

Three Current Exhibits in Tampa Bay are Must Sees by Carol Bickford

There are three exhibits of interest to Surface Design Guild members this summer in the Tampa Bay area.  One is at the Dali and two are at the Tampa Museum of Art.Horst

The Dali has photographs of Horst P. Horst, one of the most important photographers of the 20th Century.  Horst moved to Paris from Germany in 1930, worked for Vogue magazine and befriended designers and artists such as Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali.  After World War II broke out, he moved to New York where he continued to produce some of the world’s most iconic photographs for Vogue and other publications.

This exhibit was curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum and shows the influence surrealism had on Horst’s photography.  Most of the works are black and white but he did work in color starting in the 1950’s.  The collection includes photographs from the collection of Elton John.

The Tampa Museum currently has two exhibits:  Peter Max:  50 Years of Cosmic Dreaming and Norma Kamali City:  Fashion + Art + Culture.

The Peter Max exhibit is very extensive, covering 50 years of work.  He started by creating collages, combining his own marbleized textures and patterns with antique photographs.  statue.jpgThe influence of astronomy, yoga and spiritualism is shown in his well-known posters of the 1960’s.  After a successful career licensing his designs, he decided to retreat and focus solely on painting.  In the 1970’s and beyond he painted multiple variations of a single portrait.  Subjects include the Statue of Liberty, the Mona Lisa and portraits of many world figures including Putin.  For instance, he painted 44 variations of President Obama.  Surprising to me were his landscapes and still lifes.  This exhibition will be on view June 10 through September 11, 2016.

The Norma Kamali exhibit is the first fashion exhibit for the Tampa Museum and was arranged by a curator who does not usually work on fashion exhibits but, like the curator from the V & A who put together the Horst exhibit, surely did her homework.  I was fortunate enough to hear talks by both.  Norma Kamali started working in New York in the 1967 and has not stopped.  Some of her original design ideas include the sleeping bag coat (puffy down-filled coats big in New York and Boston where it’s cold but of no use here), athleisure wear, one garment worn five ways (yes, from top to skirt to strapless dress) and swimwear.  The red one-piece swimsuit worn by Farrah Fawcett in the iconic 1970’s poster is hers. For more information, NORMA KAMALI and CITY: FASHION+ART+CULTURE, on view June 20 through September 25, 2016 visit the link: Norma Kamali Exhibit

Many thanks to Carol for this interesting article.

Who, What, Where, When

Purpose of the Guild

The purpose of the Guild is to increase community awareness of surface design and its value in our lives while offering educational and experimental venues, thus supporting individual artistic creativity while promoting an attitude of mutual respect and exchange in all areas of surface design.

Membership to the Surface Design Guild is open to anyone with an interest in surface design of any variety. All levels of interest and expertise are welcome. If you or someone you know would like to join please contact surface.design.guild@gmail.com.  Bring your registration form to the next meeting, register and pay online, or send a check made out to the Surface Design Guild to:

Surface Design Guild c/o Mary Ann Pickard 6805 Paradise Bay Way Tampa, FL 33615

2016 Board & Committee Members

  • President –                                 Cindie Townley  ctownley22@gmail.com 618-407-9223
  • Vice President/Programs       Angie Knowles
  • Secretary –                                 Peggy Daubar
  • Treasurer/Membership          Mary Ann Pickard
  • Multi-Media Committee
    • NewsBlog:                        Sharon Appler-sharon.appler@gmail.com
    • Web:                                   Bonnie Bowman – surfacedesignguild@gmail.com
  • Mini-workshop Committee    Marlene Glickman
  • Show Committee
    • Co-Chairs Sarah Butz, and Aida Sheets.  Committee Members: Llani O’Connor, Concepcion Tharin, Cindie Townley, Davida Milne, June Colburn, Aida Sheets, Linda Dawson, Sharon Appler.  Please join us if you would like to be part of the group.

MEETINGS

We meet the second Monday of every month at 6:30PM. Doors open at 5:30 with social time between 6 and 6:30.   Limited table space is available for $5 for members to sell their work.
Location: Suncoast Hospice  5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33760
We are in Building 10 which is immediately to the right of the Welcome Center as you face the building.

MEETING MINUTES

June 13, 2016 , The meeting was brought to order @6:35 pm.

We had no new guests tonight.

Cindie Townley requested anyone who brought their binder designs, to please bring them to the front table.

Mary Ann Pickard gave the Treasury report; we currently have a balance of $5,661.78 at the end of May. She requested new members and returning members to advise her if your are new or returning. There are no new members as of today.

MeiLing St. Leger motioned the Guild spend $150 donation each to the Dunedin Arts Center and Indian Rocks Arts Center for their Summer programs. Marlene Glickman, 2nd the motion.Dana Maley motioned to include the Creative Clay Group on Central & 8th. MeiLing St. Leger, motioned to accept them as well with a $150 donation, Marlene Glickman 2nd the motion. All in favor.

Angie Knowles spoke on the workshops. July 17th: Leeann Kroetsch will hold a class in her home on “Felted Vessels”. The hours are TBD. The fee is $75.00, you may bring your own materials or purchase a kit from her for $25. If you pay in cash, please let Angie Knowles know who you are.

August 21st: Marlene Glickman will hold a class in her home on “Melt Off Lame'”. It is a metal and nylon fiber content. Shibori it, Dip, and Dye. It is a Japenese technique. The Fee is $25.00

September – dates TBC: Kathy Hays will hold and ECO class at Dunedin Arts Center

Sara Butz spoke on upcoming shows.

Florida CraftArt Show – July is the last meeting to submit your fabrics. You must have an application filled out and submit it with your fabric. She loves the fabrics submitted thus far. Remember, unhangable fabrics only. August 26th is the reception.

Blue Power: Jan 13th at the Unitarian Church, please see our website for information. They will hang it, have it ready to be hung. Please be working on your projects, as we need LOTS & LOTS of fabric. There will be voting and a certificate awarded at the February meeting. There is a $10 entry fee.

Cloth World Show is scheduled for August 3rd.

Sharon Appler spoke on her Challenge for the month of June is all about geometrics, any shapes.

Shellee Wells shared with us a UTUBE program that is available. You need 10,000 followers, it would be aired around, and through the Film Commisioners, you can apply for instructors, products, etc. Fill out an application. They offer a Boot Camp. Bring your own equipment, and they will teach you how to do a YouTube. They are located on Ulmerton Road. Note: even if you don’t have 10,000 followers, if your kinda close, they’ll work with you.

Elizabeth Neilly shared with us that Gulf Port host an ongoing Artwalk on the 3rd Saturday of each month. They setup 2-3 tents for mini demos on dyeing. You can do things and sell your work. Set up @12pm, and the Event will begin @2pm.

MeiLing St Leger and Diane Gardner Rhoden spoke on their experiences, and warning on mixing powder dyes safely.

Angie Knowles “Indigo” workshop students showed off their beauties. Stunning! She also gave up a tip on taking a stencil, and turning it into a screen. Greatly appreciated!

Cindie Townley asked if we wanted to do the Christmas ornament donation again. Our focus would be working with Florida Craft Art, and Dunedin Arts Center. Last year we made over $460.00

She also said the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center may be raising their rent.

Show and Tell:

  •             Kathy Hays – ECO Print scarves
  •             Jean Connor Washington – Indigo dyed fabrics
  •             Carol Bickford – Iris Foldings, Blouse
  •             Sharon Appler – Annie Bag w/leather, Ice Dyed fabrics
  •             Linda Dawson – Ice Dyed fabrics
  •             Pat Lamb – Wardrobe
  •             Susan Lumsden – Wall quilts, shawl
  •             Eda Juhl – Wall Quilts wi/beading
  •             Dana Maley – Mini Quilt
  •             Betty Mitchell – Dyed varied techniques on panels

Announcements

June 17th from 10-5 Refashion Renegades will meet at Jays Fabric

July 12th, Tuesday – “Keep Me in Stitches” host their open house, and  has offered Guild members 20% off. Largo store only.

Fabric Mart has many new items in the Gulfport store

Dick Blick is coming soon to Tampa, location is Westshore Blvd. and Laurel street, just north of the interstate.

The meeting was adjourned @8:20 pm.

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June NewsBlog

President’s Letter

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it~ Goethe

13240763_1076320175764894_6016521388727421011_nI’ve discovered that in order to create, I can’t sit around waiting for inspiration or wait to feel in the mood. I used to think that the only way I could create with positivity was when I was in a happy or loving mood. Now, I’ve discovered that just starting, anything, the muse takes over. I fall into a state of running ideas, even when learning a new process. When I am uninspired, I now know that during the process the inspiration will find me. But, only if I am working. I just have to begin. How do you create? Do you have to be inspired or in the mood? Or, do you just start and feel the creativity take over? Cindie

New Business and Information

DON’T FORGET

Bring your pieces to the next meeting from the Art Cloth Workshops, the Indigo Workshop and the 12 Month Art Challenge.

FAB Dye Day

DATE: June 18th during Gulfport Art Walk on the Third Saturday of Month

TIME: Set-up at Noon, First Demo at 2:00

LOCATION:  FAB Fiber, 5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild members are invited to demonstrate various dyeing techniques at Fab Fiber in Gulfport. Demonstrators may bring and sell art pieces (with no commission). We are hoping to make this a monthly event where surface design will be featured on the afternoon and evening of Artwalk.  Techniques that we would like to have demonstrated at this initial event are: Ice Dyeing, Sun Dyeing, Shibori Techniques, Soy Wax Resist, or others, it’s up to you!

Sign up to do a demo between 2 and 8 and bring the materials you’ll need for your demo. Extra if you want to allow visitors to participate. A donation jar will be available to help cover the cost of your supplies used. Visitors will be encouraged to sign up for more intensive workshops at a later date.

Tents, tables, chairs, extension cords, box fans, light snacks and cold water, etc. will be provided by the host.  To join in, please contact Elizabeth Neily at 727-744-7051 or email eneily@tampabay.rr.com

Mini-Demos

Thanks to Angie for last month’s mini-demo on creating stencils for her Indigo Dye workshop last month.

Surface Design Technique Books

There are eleven people participating in the Surface Design Technique Book. All entries are due at the June 13 meeting.  Put your typed instructions along with one sample in a clear page protector. You will have twelve pages with samples made, one for yourself and eleven to give away. Also bring a three ring binder with your name for your pages.

Raffle

Keep bringing in art related items for the monthly raffle.

Video Library

Summer is a great time to do some self directed learning by viewing videos on new techniques.  Video rentals are $3.00 for the month which is a good long time to view them more than once.  Come to the meeting prepare to support our video rental program.

Dianne Gardner Rhoden says that she has lots of new titles. We are still asking for more donations for our collection. As we make money,  new DVD’s will be purchased. Let Diane know if there are topics you would like her to purchase.

Thread Sketching and Painting Demonstration. 

The award winning Quilter Nancy Prince will be lecturing and doing a workshop on thread sketching and painting October 17 and 18th in St Petersburg for the Suncoast Quilting Circle.  visit www.Suncoastquiltingcircle.org for more information.

 Show and Tell

Check out the show and tell from the May meeting.