Archive for February, 2009

Arle Sklar Weinstein at ART EXPO

Pat Hickman at GAGA Arts Center
Three Artists:Three Processes

GAGA Arts Center, 55 W. Railroad Avenue, Garnerville, NY
March 13 – April 4, 2009

Artists Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 6-9 PM.

The use of line is the central element in this exhibition, which includes drawings, paintings and sculptures by Ursula Schneider, Ann Pachner and Pat Hickman.

SDA member Pat Hickman is a Professor Emeritus of the Art Department, University of Hawaii, and has a studio at the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center. Hickman twice received NEA Individual Artist Grants. In 2005, she was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council. She is also President of the Textile Society of America.

GAGA is located at the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center in the Village of West Haverstraw,Rockland County. For directions and additional information, visit the GAGA website or email gaga@garnervillearts.com

Linda Abrams at The Graphic Eye
Melange, The Graphic Eye
301 Main St, Port Washington, NY
March 4, March 29, 2009

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 8, 2PM – 6 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-5 PM

Reflections by Linda Abrams

Linda Abrams is one of three new members being introduced at this upcoming exhibition at The Graphic Eye. Linda’s award winning quilts, as well as her prints and photographs, will be displayed in the show along with work by Dr. Ray Saperstein and Sharon Bourke.

Linda is an award winning art quilter. She recently won an award for her quilt “On the Move” in Tokyo, Japan’s Quilt Nihon International Quilt Competition. Her work hung in the Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo and is currently traveling with the exhibit for two years.

President Raylene Masarco of Dyenamix Inc. reports that the company’s home collection has been growing and it was time to separate the service end of her business from Dyenamix as a brand. In addition to their two existing showrooms, the company has recently acquired a west coast showroom called Sloan Miyasato, which is located in the San Francisco Design Center Showplace.

At the beginning of February, Raylene participated in “Design San Francisco:, a design conference geared toward architects and interior designers. The presentation was met with great enthusiasm from the audience, who realized they were able to customize our patterns to suit their client needs. The new website allows the designers a glimpse at the applications of our patterns in “room vignettes” or provides an overview of the entire line in “collection.”

Please view DYNAMIX’ new website — (http:www.DYENAMIXHOME.com) — and pass it along to any designers that you feel would benefit from the collection.

Deadline: June 1, 2009. Phoenix Gallery, NY, Fellowship Program 2009. The Phoenix Gallery, celebrating its 51st year, will sponsor a 2009-10 Fellowship Program.

Fellowship Benefits: Sponsored membership in Phoenix Gallery in 2009-10 for 18 months, a solo exhibition in the gallery and participation in member group shows. Access to the gallery space and resources during membership. Please go to http://phoenix-gallery.com/opportunities.html and see “Fellowship Prospectus” for further information. Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue @ 25th St., 902, New York, NY 10001. 212-226-6711.


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Blog Recommendations:The New York Public Library has fascinating blogs. Two that may be of particular interest to SDA members are Handmade and Fashion History

February Meeting Textile Study Group of New York

Felt artist Janice Arnold will speak about felt making.
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, Hall of Worship
40 East 35th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
New York City, NY

Admission: $5.00 special guest fee for members of other textile organizations
$10 fee for unaffiliated guests

Exhibition News

Elaine Longtemp’s
piece “Adieu Ma Bonne Amie”, 14″h x 22″ W x 14.5″, has been juried into and awarded Honorable Mention in the 23rd Annual Juried Show, 2009, presented at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. The show runs February 13 – March 27, 2009; an opening reception will be held Feb. 13, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
The two-part piece was created in memory of a dear friend, Sherry Miller, who died of breast cancer in 2007. During Sherry’s five year battle with cancer, Elaine hung one part of the piece in her studio, where it was protected, and one part outside, where it battled the elements as Sherry battled her illness. After she died, Elaine took the outside piece down and made it into “An Unexpected Turn.” Then she dismantled the second piece and created “Adieu Ma Bonne Amie”, which is French for “Farewell My Good Friend.

Julie Branch has a piece in “A Common Thread 2009”, Annual Textile Center Members Exhibition at the Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN, January 16 – February 21, 2009.

Berenice Pliskin invites you to a solo exhibit of her silk paintings in Pound Ridge, NY. She would be happy to arrange a guided tour of the exhibition for SDA members; please write her at silk.art@verizon.net if you are interested.

Panel Discussion at Phoenix Gallery

Need, Demand, Desire: Reevaluating the Artists’ Artifact, will be presented at the Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue @ 25th St, Suite 902, New York, NY on February 19th at 7:00 PM in conjunction with the show Fluidity and Fragments featuring the work of Joan Harmon, Pat Hickman and Barbara Yontz.

Panel members Janet Thormann, Jeanne Gerrity and Jill Magi will examine a question: what is the artists’ role and the artifact produced in the current commodity market? Need, Demand, Desire: Reevaluating the Artists’Artifact will bring together a theorist, curator, poet, video artist and architect to discuss the complex role of the artists’ artifact in a culture geared towards consumerism. What makes the art object different from a Pottery Barn couch, a commercial jingle or a well-crafted phrase?

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Barbara Schauwecker and Tom Hohmann Invitation

Tom and Barbara have been living in Bedford Stuyvesant, NY for the past seven years. Barbara enjoys making one of a kind garments for her company, Bobbi Clothes, making music with the experimental group, Animental, and hanging out in parks with their dog Jimmy. Tom enjoys fishing, reading Native American poetry as well as playing music with the Usaisamonster and Elvish Presley. This is Barbara and Tom’s second collaborative art show. Their first, “new Wijiji, New Age Frontier, was shown at
Mountain Fold Gallery, in September, 2008.

If you’d like to see more of their elf themed work, visit their etsy site

Exhibition Dates Extended

Due to the overwhelming response, Lyons Wier-Ortt Gallery has extended the “Narrative Thread” exhibition for one more week.

EXHIBITION CLOSES: Monday, February 9, 2009
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11-7, Sunday 12-6.

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