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What a delight it was to meet with a fine group of creative spirits in an up close and personal way! I was particularly impressed with the atmosphere that was created by the great mix of artists ranging from the “New to SDA”, to those who have been members for over 20 years. I could clearly see a potential for teaching and learning from a pool of rich, diverse and valuable experiences that each member brings to the table. I am excited at the prospect of the learning and sharing of how our life’s journey plays a paramount role in the nature of the creative path we take.  I look forward to creating a platform for us to interact in a way that will help us grow together and benefit from our diverse  artistic journey. I vow to work closely with the Surface Design Association administrative staff to facilitate this, and to bring other membership benefits to the New York group.  

Thank you to my SDA New York family members who braved the inclement weather to join us.  For those who could not make it this time, please know that we cannot wait to meet you.       

As I thank Joan Lewis our New York Volunteer, for opening her studio to us, I must also acknowledge her labor of love in beautifully summarizing each member’s presentation as well as the essence of the evening. Please stop by soon for more on this.

Finally, I shamelessly offer a giant hug to my other half, James Lacy, for his support and for offering to capture with his camera, the spirited moments we enjoyed as a group that evening.

Madona Cole-Lacy



Paint & Fiber

Marilyn Henrion will introducing new works from her latest series Meditations at the group exhibition Paint & Fiber at the Noho Gallery, New York, NY.

Her silk wall reliefs consist of modular units that can be purchased as complete compositions or as individual panels to be arranged as you please. Site-specific commissions are welcomed. 

Meditation 5
24″ X 48″ X 1″ (18 panels, each 8″ X 8″ X 1″)
Silk Bas Relief

A reception will be held Saturday, August 18 from 4 to 6 pm. The exhibition will run from August 14th through to the 25th.

So go and enjoy her works and many others!

(complete information for the show can be seen below)

Paint & Fiber
at NoHo Gallery
530 West 25 Street, Fourth Floor
New York, New York 10001

August 14-25

Reception: Saturday, August 18, 4-6 pm

Ines Fagalde, Sheila Hecht, Kim Heinlein, Marilyn Henrion,
Bruce Laird, Daniele Marin, Pat Feeney Murrell, Tina Rohrer,
Dino Pazzanese,  Joy Saville, Martine Villandre
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-6
Please visit Marilyn Henrion’s website and the NOHO Gallery’s website to learn more about her work and others.

If you are a New York City Designer (or if you know a friend who is), let them know that the Design Store is holding an Open Call for those residing in the Five Boroughs to submit work for the 2013 product collection.

Anything from accessories to the freshest furniture design is welcome for submission, as long as the items are near or close to the production stage, manufactured within the continental US and can be shipped to MoMA in salable condition.

To learn more, please visit the Design Store’s Facebook page, and this additional link.

Good Luck!

Come and visit the Kenan Center in Lockport, NY to wander through “100 American Craftsmen: Celebrating the Art of Craft”. This is a juried craft show with artisans in textiles, wood, ceramics and others. The show will be open June 1 (until 9pm), June 2 (10am-6pm) and June 3 (11am-5pm). There is a $6 admission. Come and join the fun!


(this post is sourced from our Newsletter)

We have an exciting upcoming event to tell you about. Our own co-rep, Madona Cole-Lacy is spearheading an empowerment workshop for college bound students through her My Time Has Come art-related culture and social enrichment initiative. The event takes place Saturday, June 9, 2012 9am-5pm. Registration is by May 25th.

Also Madona would like to invite interested members in the area to assist with her textile designing workshop which starts around 2:45pm until 4:30pm. Please contact Madona directly at (516) 783-9178.

Read about the details below and visit Madona’s website for more information. For a pdf version of the flyer, CLICK HERE.

Pass this along to College Bound High School Seniors!