The President’s Letter – This is turning into such an exciting year for the TBSDG! As always, the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland was a huge success in showcasing our guild. A wide variety of our fiber arts were on display for attendees to see. We had several demonstrations and make-it-take-it activities for those who stopped by our booth. At least 50 people signed up to receive our newsletter and to learn more about our guild. Most likely we will see them at our meetings where we will have the opportunity to welcome them into our guild. If you have never attended the Expo, I encourage you to sign up next year to help as an ambassador for the Expo itself, and to be a greeter or demonstrator in our booth. Marlene Glickman works tirelessly to make this happen for us each year. It’s a treat just to watch Marlene help people make a beautifully dyed silk scarf for the very first time! Volunteering at the Expo is always a fun experience.
I hope many of guild members took the opportunity to enter the Florida CraftArt Contemporary Fiber show for 2017. Please plan to attend the opening and award ceremony on Friday, April 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
I can’t wait to see our own member show, ClothWorks!, at the Clearwater Library, I am particularly excited to see the variety of responses to Sharon Appler’s 2016 challenge. We have a new challenge this year from Dana Maley to make fiber art tote bags that could eventually be sold to raise money so bay area children can have an art filled summer. I hope each of our members will make at least one bag.
It is such a privilege to be able to make and share fiber art with others. There is so much in our world that is discouraging, but just being a part of an art community like the Surface Design Guild is a rejuvenating experience! Art on! – Aida
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Thank you to Katie Deits, Executive Director of FloridaCraftArt, for a very educational photography workshop. Our members who attended are now aware of the photographic requirements for entering a professional art exhibit, and have a better understanding of how to meet those requirements.
Marlene Glickman Thank you to all who helped make our guild booth such a success at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. The artwork on display was admired by hundreds of attendees, some of whom signed up to receive an guild newsletter to learn more about what we do. We had over 40 people sign up to get a newsletter. Many participated in the demos and Make it Take its offered in our booth. I would like to thank the following for their presentations: Kim Sherrod on Frida Faces; Sharon Appler on Embossed Stocky Foil Card Cases; Dana Maley on Stamping with Everyday Objects and Elizabeth Neily on Weaving. I also did how to dye silk as well as fabric collage. Thanks also to those who greeted people in our booth: Susan Lumsden, Donna Winchester, Kim Sherrod, Aida Sheets, Elizabeth Neily, Peggy, Claudia and Shellee. Breakdown at the end of the day on Saturday was the fastest ever with Gail, Cindie T, Dana, Peggy and Shellee helping to cart everything to my car!!!!!! Thanks to all who volunteered as an ambassador helping the Expo to happen. It is greatly appreciated. Our location this year was unusual in that we had an 8 x8 foot booth which was tight for demos, but a 4 x 16 foot wall to hang lots of artwork. The coordinator for all the prizes the Expo hands out at the end of each day was very happy to have our booth so close so we could keep an eye on the prizes. Hard work but someone had to watch all that “candy”- sewing machines, huge box of threads, fabrics and more. Our booth was right at the entrance to the vendors and prize arena so everyone who wanted to shop or try for a prize walked right in front of our booth. Who knows what location we will have next year. If anyone is interested in being in charge of the guild booth next year, I can guide you through the process. It is a great way to promote our awesome guild. Of course, there are lots of local quilt and sewing shows, if anyone wants to ask for a table at other shows to promote our guild. So often when someone comes to one of our meetings, their words are “I have been looking for a group just like this.” Thanks again. – Marlene Glickman – www.SilkDyes.com
Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member Show April 3 to May 30, 2017 Clearwater Main Library 100 N Osceola Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755 Opening Reception – Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Invite all your friends and family to come and see our art on display. The show is free.
Viewing Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
–Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Pick up work from Clearwater Library by 12:00 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.
Holiday ornament sales at Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida CraftArt this past holiday. The guild voted at our March meeting to evenly split the $648.98 that we made last year on ornament sales, between DFAC, IRBAC, and Creative Clay. We are happy to be able to contribute to art education in the Tampa Bay area by providing scholarships to children who may not otherwise be able to take art classes without assistance. About a dozen members participating in making ornaments last year, and this year we would like to have more. Some members have already signed up to make ornaments and I hope that more of you will consider contributing to this worthy cause.
From Angie Knowles
As Mini-Workshop coordinator for 2017 I am looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. I know you all have something you can share, so don’t be shy. Step up and show us what you do:
Mini Demo Schedule:
April–Paper Piecing Diane Gardner-Rhoden
May–Continuous Strand Weaving Elizabeth Neily June- Working with Vintage Fabrics Carol Bickford
Aug–Choosing Fabric for Collage June Colburn
As you can see, we still have open months.
Monthly Surface Design Guild workshops are provided for the education of our members. If you would like to take a workshop but are not yet a member of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, simply go to our website, surfacedesignguild.com, and click on the Membership heading to easily pay for your membership online.
An Innovative Approach to Appalachian Basketry instructor Bonnie Bowman
2 Sessions to accommodate all – Limit 10 students per class
Sunday, April 9, 2017 and Sunday, April 23 10am-4pm $45- includes all materials Bonnie Bowman’s Studio – address sent after confirmation
You will create a beautiful Oriole style basket while learning the techniques early American Appalachian basket makers used to construct traditional ribbed baskets. But you’ll also have fun breaking from tradition as you choose from an abundance of natural materials, hand dyed reed, found objects, hand spun and dyed wool and novelty yarns available at Bonnie’s studio for you to combine colors and textures to create your own expressive and unique basket. You will create a beautiful Oriole style basket while learning the techniques early American Appalachian basket makers used to construct traditional ribbed baskets. But you’ll also have fun breaking from tradition as you choose from an abundance of natural materials, hand dyed reed, found objects, hand spun and dyed wool and novelty yarns available at Bonnie’s studio for you to combine colors and textures to create your own expressive and unique basket.
For more info go to AncientCraftStudio.com or contact the instructor email@example.com
*Thinking Outside the Box, Go with the Flow by Robert Di Marzo – This workshop has been postponed until further notice.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 12noon to 4pm FABRICATING ART-Collage Technique for Quilts and Wearables-June Colburn $80 fee include kit and Art center fees
More fun than a barrel full of Rembrandts, Monets, Dalis! Express your inner artist by cutting and layering a variety of color-coordinated cotton prints and mottled solids to design an 18″ x 22″ background. Then select an interesting focal motif (bird, cat, building, vase, etc.) to complete the composition. The work can be finished by either fusing or stitching the elements in place. Bring a camera! Lots of ideas for further exploration in the trunk show of work-in-progress and finished pieces.
KIT includes: 8-10 color coordinated fabrics, muslin foundation, focal motif. There will be several color choices.
SUPPLY LIST: small, sharp scissors; lots of pins; optional fabric glue or glue stick; paper bag for scraps.
CONTEMPORARY FIBER IN FLORIDA 2017 Curated by Cindy Bartosek
EXHIBITION DATES: April 28 to June 17, 2017
LOCATION: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida Please plan to attend the opening and award ceremony on Friday, April 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Florida CraftArt invited artists residing in Florida to submit work for a juried exhibition showcasing original artwork that represents contemporary approaches to fiber art and that pushes the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists were encouraged to apply.
*Congratulations are in order to Aida Sheets her work “Out of The Blue” as seen below was accepted in the Florida CraftArt Show.*
The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart Florida announces it’s 2017- 2018 Workshop line up.
Renowned Fiber and Surface Design Artists are scheduled monthly through 2018 along with House Workshops and Open Studio Time!
Make a it a weekend retreat and escape for some delicious, uninterrupted studio time with friends. Waterfront accomodations and restaurants all within walking distance to the studio. For more info visit the website: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com
Here are some workshops being offered:
Jean Gauger April 25, 2017 Nuno Felted Journal
Jean Gauger May 16-17, 2017 Nuno Felted Scarflette/ Shawlette
Charity Van de Meer June 8- 11, 2017 Fashion Styling and Surface Design for Nuno Felted Garments
Irit Dulman July 24-26, 2017 3 Day Botannical Printing
Irit Dulman July 29- Aug 2, 2017 5 Day Botannical Print w Natural Dyes
Irit Dulman Aug 3-4, 2017 2 Day Extension for those in 5 day class
Olga Kazanskaya Sept 11-13, 2017 Medium Print
Olga Kazanskaya Sept 14-15, 2017 2 Day Nuno Felt with Natural Dye
Jean Gauger Oct 17-20, 2017 4 Day Nuno Felted Poncho
Susan Lenz Oct 25-27, 2017 “HOT” An Exploration in Contemporary Fiber Arts
Muffy Clark-Gill November 7-9, 2017 3 Day Batik Techniques
Esterita Austin November 14-16, 2017 Luminescent Painted Illusions
JiYoung Chung December 15-17, 2017 Joom Chi and Beyond
Alissa Allen January 10-12, 2018 Lichen Dyeing
Lisa Brinkley Jan 15-17, 2018 Art of Stitching Beads on Cloth
Donna Brown Jan 23-26, 2018 Create Fabrics using Earth Pigments, Lake Pigments and Myan Blue
Ana Lisa Hedstrom Feb 19-23,2017 Shibori with Indigo, Madder and Pomegranate
India Flint March 6-8, 2018 being (t)here
Catharine Ellis March 27-30, 2018 Natural Dye Study
Carol Soderlund April 9-11, 2018 True Colors
Carol Soderlund April 12, 2018 Swiftly Colored Silk
We wanted to reach out to your group to let you know about an exhibition at South Florida Museum. “Quilting with a Cause really tells the story of how women came together to express themselves socially and artistically,” said Sara Blackwelder, exhibits and collections specialist at the Museum. “They used quilts to commemorate important life events like weddings and funerals and even used them to showcase political causes.”
The new exhibit, which is open through July 30 and included in the cost of admission, features quilts from the South Florida Museum’s collections and features quilts that showcase a variety of styles as well as lifetime milestones. The exhibit also explains aspects of early quilting, including how quilters used plant materials to make fabric dyes, as well as quilting styles, the intricate needlework used in quilting and how quilts were used to celebrate causes like civil rights in the 1960s and raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic beginning in the late 1980s.
Quilting remains a popular form of creative activity today — a 2014 survey by Quilts Inc., showed that there are 16 million active quilters in the U.S. There are also plenty of active quilting guilds in Florida, including more than a dozen groups along the Southwest Florida coast in Tampa, Clearwater, Brandon, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Murdoch, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and Fort Myers.
That’s why this exhibit also highlights modern quilts by Carole Lyles Shaw, an artist who was inspired to begin making both artquilts and utilitarian quilts in 1990.
“The handwork in these beautiful quilts is just mind-blowing to see,” said Blackwelder, who curated the exhibit with support from Selby Gardens, the Manatee County Library System, the Manatee Village Historical Park and the Palmetto Historical Park. “These quilts really tell the interesting story of women and our history — something we very much wanted to showcase during March and Women’s History Month.”
The South Florida Museum also offers group tours at discounted rates. We can offer time in the exhibition with the curators for your group, by appointment. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would be interested in a group visit to see the exhibition, or if you have any questions about the exhibition.
South Florida Museum & Bishop Planetarium, Inc. 201 10th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205 Mailing: P.O. Box 9265, Bradenton, FL 34206
Office: 941-746-4131, ext. 114 | Direct: 941-216-3460 | Cell: 646-522-1779
Email: JSchubick@SouthFloridaMuseum.org | www.SouthFloridaMuseum.org
SUNDAY IN THE ARTS is coming April 9th, 2017! -Mark your calendars for a night of fun, food and fabulous art! Grants awarded to: The Spring, McDonald’s Training Center, Life Enrichment Senior Center
Scholarships awarded to: University of Tampa, University of South Florida and
Hillsborough Community College
An elegant evening of Wine, Music and Fine Art by acclaimed women artists. Shop the great Auction items, enjoy the Music, and just relax at an evening of art and culture. Patrons and Sponsors Champagne Preview and Sale 5:00 pm
Public Viewing 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Scarfone-Hartley Gallery 310 North Boulevard, University of Tampa
(Free parking available in garage across North Blvd.)
Patron $100, Public $50 in advance, $60 at the door.
Sponsorships are available at $250, $500, $750 and $1000. For more information, please contact Carol Gaynor at (813) 620-8021
Beth Kokol: Indigo Blue
Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery
Beth Kokol in a Solo Exhibition, Indigo Blue at TECO Public Art Gallery
in downtown Tampa is proud to present Creative Loafing’s 2016 Best Local Artist Beth Kokol in her first Solo Exhibition in downtown Tampa. Titled Indigo Blue, Beth will exhibit her Painting and Mixed Media work March 2 – April 30, 2017.
“This body of work spans several years and encompasses many different mediums. Much of the work is Acrylic on Canvas and is a direct reflection of my move to a home on the water. The work that came from a trip to China includes Monotypes and Acrylic skins on watercolor paper and is more landscape in nature. Also in this collection are several Mixed Media pieces that include Papyrus Paper that I made and in some cases it is collaged with suede and silk from some very old furniture that comes from my husband’s family.”
**We have two members currently who are having fairly major health issues. Dorothy Boyton is recovering from a serious illness (Trish Sande has Dorothy’s address if anyone wants to send a card), and Bob Di Marzzo fell and broke his shoulder. **
March 13, 2017 Minutes
Surface Design Guild Member Meeting
The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm.
Guests included: Debby Yabezanka, Natalie Tomkewich, David Gawain, Katie Deits from FloridaCraftArt
Aida Sheets, President, asked members with outstanding renewals for this year to please pay before April 1. She reminded them, they are not permitted to attend any classes and shows, until dues are paid.
Mary Ann Pickard gave the treasury report. As of current, we have $6,642.77 with an additional $485.81 coming in from online payments. We currently have 115 members, but some need to renew for 2017.
Diane Gardner Rhoden is now chair of the newsletter, and doing an awesome job.
Shows: Sara Butz
We are off to a Rocking New Year for shows. The Clearwater ClothWorks! Show is next, to include Sharon Appler’s challenge, and any other art cloth you wish to enter. Applications are online, and you can pay the fee online or bring it with you when you drop off your work at the Clearwater Library. Aida Sheets needs your information by March 20th, to make the tags for your work. Sunday, April 2, from 12-3 p.m. is the day to drop off your work, and Monday April 3, is hanging day. Mei Ling St. Leger and Aida Sheets will be doing the hanging. They need Help! The opening is Saturday April 8 from 2:30-4:30 pm. Donna Issac and Elizabeth Neely are in charge of the food, and need help in providing food, please contact them.
Florida Craft Art’s Contemporary Fiber Show, is a statewide show. The entry deadline is this coming Sunday March 19th, photographs only, do not show up with your piece. There are jurors coming in from the other side of the state. You are going to want to be in this show. Show opens up April 28th and runs through June 17th. Fabulous artists will be presenting.
Pat Grice may be interested in being show chair next year, but Sarah encourages others to come and learn how to work with the shows.
Workshops: Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily
March 26th, Kim’s Frida Art Doll Workshop, has a supply list, and list of techniques, held at IRABC.
May 7th, Robert Di Mayo is holding a workshop on embellishment called “Thinking Outside the Box.” Start collecting stuff, Bob uses a lot of tulle. Will be held at IRABC from 12-5 p.m.
April 9th and April 23rd, Bonnie Bowman will be holding a class on basket weaving in her home. Can hold up to 10 people in each class.
June 11th, Elizabeth Neily will hold a class on Free Form Crochet, she will teach the basics for 1-2 hours, then go into designing.
July – Taking Silk Fabrics, making a long Vest with your stash buster fabrics.
August – the thought of having Tampa Bay Basket Guild teach a class, is there any interest
Note: As you sign up for a class, please pay that night. It is a non-refundable fee.
Lakeland Sewing Expo: Marlene Glickman
Setup day is this Wednesday, and we need help, as well as taking down on Saturday. We need assistance in our booth during the show, and to enlighten people on who we are. Come and let them know you are there as a volunteer, and you will get in free. Check in with your nametag. We are booth #1101
Dana Maley has a new challenge for next year. “Make a Tote Bag” out of cotton. Approximately 16″ wide, can be a little taller. We will vote and confirm by the July meeting. Dana will find out if we can sell the tote bags at DFAC and FCA.
Holiday Ornament Sale receipts of $648.98, $150 each went to Creative Clay, IRBAC, and Dunedin Arts Center. A decision was made to divide equally to all three. Susan Lumsden motioned to give equally, and Rhonda Kuntz seconded it.
Technical Journal – Gayle Wells
An example of the Sarasota Guild book is up front for viewing. Signup is available in March/April, and in November it will be submitted.
No Mini Workshop was scheduled, however Marlene Glickman stepped in and gave one on miniature wall hangings. Very nicely done. She will hold a pin art class near the end of March or beginning of April. Fee $70
Show n Tell:
Dana Maley – Discharged T-shirt and stencil, Diana & Pat – 5×5, JoAnn Baxter – Raffia purse, and beaded bracelet, Trish Sande & LeeAnn Kroetsch – felted scarves & shibori scarves, Dr. David Guwain – healing blanket,
Rhonda Kuntz – 5×5, and a Carol Holsopple quilt, Bob Di Mayo – printed denim, discharged knit, Edda Juhl – doll, Betty Mitchell – animal quilt, and silk wall hanging, Mei Ling St Leger – Florida State winning batik, and shibori silk
Raffle: winners, Peggy Paramore Daubar, Bob Di Mayo, JoAnn Baxter, Rhonda Kuntz, Edda Juhl, MeiLing St. Leger, Thanks you to both Dana Maley and Cindie Townley for the wonderful prizes.
Announcements: Refashion Renegades will meet at Jay’s Fabrics on Fri. March 24.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:01pm