Florida State Fair Competition
2017 was our first foray into the Florida State Fair Competition in the Art Cloth & Textile Surface Design Division. Our members entered a variety of surface designed textile pieces and most won awards. It’s time to start planning your entries for the 2018 Florida State Fair. The Fair will run February 8-19, and our pieces will be due in early January. Some of you may also wish to do surface design demonstrations at the Fair, and the application process for this will be coming up soon. Stay tuned as more information will be provided ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Art to Wear Fashion Show, each year at our October meeting we enjoy seeing the amazing talents of our members expressed in Art to Wear. This year’s Art to Wear Fashion Show will include antique textiles and textiles from around the world, as well as hand made art to wear. Pat Grice will be announcing for us this year and Angie Knowles will provide the runway music. Can all the fashionistas send a description of their piece(s) which includes fabric type, method made, what is it (i.e. pant suit, vest, dress), if for sale – price? And any other information you want to share to Pat Grice at email@example.com
Holiday Ornaments Needed – Take time out of your busy schedule to make some ornaments for the Holiday sale at DFAC and FCA. DFAC is giving TBSDG our own Christmas tree to decorate, so we need as many ornaments as possible.
The money that we raise from the sale of our holiday ornaments is used to provide scholarships for students taking summer classes at DFAC, and other local art centers. Please bring your ornaments to the September 11th. meeting and fill out the inventory sheet. Remember you determine what you the suggested retail price should be. Please contact Pat Grice, Aida Sheets, Diane Gardner-Rhoden or Elizabeth Neily at Fab Fiber if you cannot get your ornaments delivered at the September meeting.
MINI WORKSHOP: Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. Each person have something you can share, so don’t be shy. Step up and show us what you do.
September – Donna Issac will be showing you how to use your Hand Dyed Fabrics October – Pat Lamb will be Beading on The Edge November – Shelley Wells needle Felting
*Christmas is around the corner we need a coordinator for our annual holiday party. Please contact Aida Sheets at 727-480-6450 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Workshops and Classes
PIN WEAVING with Marlene Glickman
Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd. Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
$45 includes the Art Center Fee. September 17, 2017 10:00 am. – 4:00 pm. Bring Lunch
Create a small pin weaving using threads, yarns, lightweight fabrics and roving and fusible fabric. This method is similar to a tapestry weaving. Dyed sheer silk organza is used for the background panel, it’s then then covered with tulle and free motion machine stitching (bring your machine or I can do this part for you if you don’t sew). After the tulle is cut away to reveal contrasting fabrics and yarns. Embellishment will be done with beads, hand dyed ribbons and any special trinkets you would like to bring. All supplies are provided for this workshop. Space is Limited to 15-20. The finished project can be used as a wall hanging or cut up into smaller pieces and used for a unique textured greeting card.
What to Bring: Fun attitude and small scissors. – If you want to bring your own fibers, threads, yarns, fabric bits size (2-5 inches by 10 inches) $10 will be refunded by Marlene when you arrive to class. Marlene Glickman of www.SilkDyes.com
Susan Lenz workshop is coming to Seminole, www.susanlenz.com
Susan Lenz – FiberArt Creation
October 30-31, 2017 from 10:00am. – 4:00pm. Faith Community Church,11501 Walker Avenue, Seminole, Florida
Cost: $225.00 includes all supplies. Participants are only asked to provide their own scissors if they don’t want to use the ones provided. Contact: Linda Dawson – email: email@example.com or call Linda at 727-894-3761.
1) an introduction to heat-activated processes using painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, and experimentation with various fibers 2) an introduction to hand stitching and/or free motion machine embroidery as a contemporary design tool 3) mounting a finished fiber creation and other information about professionally presenting framed fiber arts 4) stimulating creative responses for fiber arts explorations
Refashion Renegades Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg–Gilmore Hall, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, (downtown St. Petersburg). We meet on the fourth Friday of each month. 11a.m. until 3-3:30. We are open to all Guild Members. Bring the supplies you need to work on, i.e sewing machine, extension cord, ironing board, etc. We are asking each person to give $2 – $5 to cover the cost of the room. This month we meet on Friday, September 22.
NEW NEEDLE FELTING GROUP – FAB FIBER 5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707 – http://www.fabfibergulfport.com
For more information contact: Shellee Wells at: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Sewing Guild
The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild still has space on the bus trip to the Lightener Museum in St. Augustine to view an exhibit of costumes from the Downton Abbey PBS show pm Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14. This exhibit is traveling the country and admission to the museum is by appointment only.
Cost of the trip is $95/ASG member and $105/non-member includes the bus (leaving from Clearwater), admission to the Museum and lunch on Saturday. Hotel reservations can be made on your own at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Vilano Beach, Florida. Our room rate is $149 per room.
If you want to go on your own and not on the bus, tickets to the Museum and lunch are available also. For questions, please call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Grand Opening and ribbon cutting will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Live music by Chant The Trees. Champagne and cupcakes by Swah-ray. Creative Thrift store grand opening and tours of their new space.
Call to Artists
: ARTS WAREHOUSE RESIDENCY, DELRAY BEACH
Posted on August 29, 2017 GuestPosted in All Posts, Calls, Auditions & Opportunities
The new Arts Warehouse located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in Delray Beach, Florida is slated to open in late 2017. We are now accepting applications for Artist in Residence Program.
The Artists in Residence program offers affordable private and/or shared studios to emerging and mid‐range local, national, and international artists. Artists in Residence become part of a vibrant community of artists participating in Arts Warehouse programming, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community.
Space is awarded to applicants that best demonstrate their commitment to their practice, to experimentation and innovation in their work, to seeking artistic & professional development, and to being a part of and contributing to a dynamic community of artists and creative thinkers. A.i.R leases include private and/or shared studios as well as access to flexible shared working space. Artists selected for this program range from emerging to mid‐range, and work in all artistic disciplines and media; including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, new media, installation, and interdisciplinary expression.
DEADLINE: September 22
MORE INFO: http://www.delraycra.org/artswarehouse/
Submitted by: Jill Brown, Delray Beach CRA-Arts Warehouse
: 35MM SLIDE SHOW, FORT WORTH
Posted on August 23, 2017 GuestPosted in All Posts, Calls, Auditions & Opportunities
Fort Worth Community Arts Center announces its call for artists to submit images to 35mm Slide Show. Do you have a box of old 35mm slides that you do not know what to do with? Are you still making slide because you believe they are making a comeback? If so, this call is for you.
During the month of December, we will host our very first 35mm Slide Show. This is an international call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. The only stipulation is all works must be presented on 35mm slide to be displayed on a rotating projector during the month of December.
All artwork submitted must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: November 1, 2017
EXHIBITION DATES: December 1 – 29, 2017
MORE INFO: https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/92349/35mm-slide-show
The City of St. Petersburg, Police Department Public Art Project Committee, seeks to commission artist(s) or artists’ team(s) to design, construct and install art to enhance the public spaces of the Police Headquarters Complex which is currently under construction in the EDGE district.
See August Newsletter for details
DEADLINE: September 11, 2017
SELECTION OF FINALISTS: October 11, 2017
How to apply and further details: https://www.codaworx.com/rfp-toolkit/rfp/police-department-public-art-project
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Deadline: October 1
The 48th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts is now accepting applications for exhibiting artists. The 2018 Festival will be held March 3-4 in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.
Visit the St. Petersberg Arts Alliance Website for jobs and opportunities!
For Opportunities: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/opportunities/
For Events: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/local-events/
For the Creative directory: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/creative-directory/
Be a part of the arts in St. Petersburg. Sign up for ARTBEAT, the monthly newsletter of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance by visiting their website stpeteartsalliance.org
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money and advocating for the entire creative community – artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative businesses.
2017-18 Arts & Culture Guide for the Greater Tampa-Hillsborough Region is now available
Keep up with arts and culture in the greater Tampa-Hillsborough region. This 44-page guide lists festivals, exhibitions, theatre seasons coming up in 2017-18 plus a directory and map locator of our nonprofit cultural organizations, parks and libraries!
SEE IT NOW or pick up a copy from the Arts Council, your library or ask for it at your Chamber of Commerce, selected realtors and other public locations.
FAB Fiber weekly activities
- Crochet the Day Away with Elizabeth every Wednesday from 10 AM till 4 PM. Free
- Tea and Stitch with Margot every Friday from 1 PM till 4 PM. Free.
- Afternoon Knit/Crochet with Vida, every Saturday from 1 PM till 4 PM. Free.
- Brazilian Embroidery with Debbie every Saturday 9 to 4. Call for fees for special instruction.
- Introduction to Rigid Heddle Loom or Triangle Loom with Elizabeth, every Tuesday at 10 AM. $125 Fee includes loom rental and yarn.
Celebrating St. Petersburg’s well-known reputation as a leading arts and cultural destination, a celebration of the arts will be happening throughout September.
SPF17 features events and activities produced by local and national artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses in and around the City’s unique arts districts. All September SPF17 will feature weekly spotlights on all the arts, including fine arts, performing arts, and a family arts festival.
WEEKEND 1 will feature Visual Arts
Second Saturday ArtWalk (9/9)
A Creative Pinellas presentation: Conversations in Art+Innovations with Nobuho Nagasawa (9/7 and 9/9)
Opera on Tap @ the Iberian Rooster (9/10)
Art of Remembrance – Day of Service Honoring 9/11 (9/9)
WEEKEND 2 will highlight Performing Arts
SPF17’s Pop-Up Performances in 17 St. Petersburg Restaurants (9/14-9/16)
WEBB’S CITY “The Musical” (9/14-9/17) Produced the American Stage Theater Company and the Palladium at St. Pete College
St. Pete Art and Fashion Week Annual Runway Show (9/16), One Progress Plaza
WEEKEND 3 is all about Family Arts
Arts Alive! (9/23) Free Museum Day at nine museums – See Below for List
Florida Bjorkestra: BUFFYFEST (9/23) @ the Palladium
The Florida Orchestra Sampler (9/24) @ Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Jazz Experience 2017 (9/23-9/24) @ Vinoy Park
Arts Alive! Participants
Chihuly Collection (Admission $1.00)
720 Central Ave.
(727) 896-4527 – http://www.moreanartscenter.org/chihuly/
Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center
1846 First Ave South
727-825-0515 – www.creativeclay.org
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
2240 Ninth Ave. S
727-323-1104 – www.woodsonmuseum.org
501 Central Ave
727-821-7391 – www.floridacraftart.org
Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth Street S
727-820-0100 – www.flholocaustmuseum.org
Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave
727-822-7872 – www.moreanartscenter.org
Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd St. S
727-821-7162 – www.moreanartscenter.org
Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr. NE
727-896-2667 – www.mfastpete.org
1 Dali Blvd (Pinellas County residents only)
Admission: Free for Pinellas County residents
For more information visit the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance website.
Why the Arts Mean Big Business for Tampa Bay – Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at the Tampa Theatre – Networking Reception, 7:30 – 8 am
A recent study of the Hillsborough County cultural sector revealed some astonishing figures about the impact of arts and culture here and how important the cultural industry can be for entrepreneurs and businesses in the area. Join us for a frank discussion about the arts and business on Sept. 14 at Tampa Theatre. Learn about our cultural industry’s economic impact on business, including tourism dollars and employment, in Hillsborough County and how we compare to other cities in the nation.
SPEAKER: Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC, will discuss how these outcomes will shape the future of Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay Region.
COST: Free….WHERE: The Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin St., Tampa, FL 3360 PLEASE RSVP: 813.276.8250 or by the online RSVP – Tampaarts.org
*Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America, Melbourne, Florida
September 16 – December 16, 2017,
Hmong flower cloth (or paj ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile traditions and an excellent example of cloth as community. Despite its deep roots in Hmong culture, this complex art was not widely known outside Asia until after the Vietnam War, when Hmong refugees arrived in the United States. The works illustrate the profound relevance of textiles as infrastructure in the Hmong culture, an art form that shifted as it adapted to fit new realities. The exhibition features 28 textiles—flower cloths and embroidered story cloths—by those in the Hmong community.
Organized and toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national part of Mid-America Arts Alliance, the exhibition was first curated in 1999 by Carl Magnuson, a cultural anthropologist, working with a Hmong refugee community. Curatorial updates have been done by Geraldine Craig, who has published more than a hundred essays on contemporary art and Hmong textiles, in venues such as the Hmong Studies Journal, The Journal of Modern Craft, Art in America, and Surface Design Journal.
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia
Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles – August 19–December 17, 2017
New York Textile Month, Over fifty exhibitions, open studios, workshops, lectures, and films. New York City, NY Learn More
A month-long, city wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and to promote textile awareness. Image: from the Program War and Pieced in Context, Prussian Army Intarsia Quilt.
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz
August 14, 2017 the meeting was brought to order at 6:30pm.
We had no new members or guests this evening.
Angie Knowles announced all magazines are .25 and books $1, whatever is not purchased tonight will be donated. She has a different group of books to bring next month.
Treasurer Mary Ann Pickard gave her report; we have 86 active paid members, and as of August 4, 2017 a balance of $6,081.81
Sara Butz; no new shows for now have been scheduled. Sarah is looking for a Co-Chair to mentor. The State Fair would like our entries again this year, and they need to be entered by the end of Jan. The State Fair is Feb. 8-19. Also they need us to do demos. The Strawberry Festival is right after this, and in January the entry forms are made available; note they do offer cash prizes.
Workshops: Elizabeth Neily and Shelley Wells;
August 20th – Zen Rocks $35, up to 5 rocks, includes the IRABC $15 fee. $20 will go to the
Basket Weaving Guild. Bring your own lunch/drinks.
September 17th – 10:00-4:00 Marlene Glickman will host a class on Pin-weaving $45/$40 with
your own fabrics. Bring your own sewing machine/lunch/drinks. Location IRABC, up to 15-20 students.
October 15th 10:00-5:00 Polymer Clay with Patrice Pfeiffer, $55 includes IRABC $15 fee. Bring your own lunch/drinks.
Tote Bag Challenge: Dana Maley; She is collecting as many as possible tonight and ASAP get the remaining that are in-process to her. Florida CraftArt wants them to be in the galleries soon. It is a 55/45 split. She has received 13 bags to date; we need many more. Dana has arranged for a Surface Design Guild group membership at Florida CraftArt so that we can sell our totes and holiday ornaments there.
Holiday Ornaments; Pat Grice, Both Dunedin Arts center and Florida Craft Art are requesting receipt. We need them no later than our Sept 11th meeting. Dunedin is giving us our own tree. Florida CraftArt will put their own tags on our items, and Dunedin will use our TBSDG business cards as tags. Artists can add their own business cards or identification if they wish. Elizabeth Neily with Fab Fiber has been kind enough to open her shop for all of us to gather together and work on the ornaments. Pat will be delivering to the art centers Oct. 1st. January 2-5, they will return any unsold ornaments and they will be brought to the January meeting for pickup.
Technical Journal; Gayle Wells announced those who signed up will need to produce 14 copies of their techniques pages placed in page protectors, these are due at the November meeting.
President Aida Sheets; There are openings for officers and committee chairs for next year. Per our bylaws, a Nominating Committee needs to be established of three members. Volunteers were requested, but no one volunteered.
Public Relations – Carol Gamel has voluntered to chair, however she needs a co-chair
Workshops; Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells have agreed to stay on and Secretary – Peggy Paramore Daubar is staying on.
Offices to be filled for 2018 are: President
Mini Workshops Books
October Fashion Show – Voted to include vintage textiles or unusual foreign textiles in this year’s fashion show, as well as hand made fashions. Announcer – Pat Grice; Music – Angie Knowles.
Tampa Arts Council will be hosting their annual 5 x 5 Silent Auction Art Exhibit in October. Go online and watch for the announcement for call to artist at fivebyfivetampabay.com. Have your textile 5 x 5’s representing our guild ready. Signatures only on the backside
Mini Demo by Carol Bickford; She showed a wonderful display of vintage embroidered textiles, and the use of recycling them into many adorable uses. She also was kind and generous in gifting vintage textiles for the taking. Thank you Carol for a lovely demo and display.
Ornaments – Dana Maley, Gayle Wells, Cindy Townley, stars, puzzle pieces, shadow boxes, magic dust.
Aida Sheets – denim tote bag, Donna Issac – tote bag and ornaments; Carol Gamel – basket from Bonnie’s class, flag of her Spoonflower samples, tree ornaments; Patricia Peck – Linda Dawson’s class fabric made a notepad, cellphone bag, shibori fabric indigo; Barbara Kazanis – eco dyed fabrics from Erik Doran workshop, Elizabeth Neily – scrumbling shawl, purse, garment linen look, outfit from African print, Bob Di Marzo – “Garden of Characters” wall hanging embellished with polymer clay faces; Rhonda Kuntz – landscape silk using tsukineko inks, acrylic painting collage; Marlene Glickman – dyed silks into indigo bath results, children’s aprons, recycled silk clothes; Joann Baxter – beaded bracelet with labradorite; Peggy Paramore Daubar – hand painted leather tote, and fabrics from Linda Dawson’s class; Karen Frank – Linda Dawson’s class fabrics
Refashion Renegades will meet August 25th at 11a.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Church in downtown St. Petersburg.
Carol Bickford – Must see Downton Abbey costumes at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, FL
Marlene Glickman – Open studio this Saturday from 10-4, bring your own lunch/drink $15
Linda Dawson – Susan Lenz will host a Hot Workshop $225 October 30/31, bring scissors, lunch/drinks
Robin Pelinski – New Port Richey, place selling ribbons, coats, vests, fairy lace, equipments, rights to website and business $3500
The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.