Archive for July, 2010


Judith Plotner’s Work at Latham Gallery in Glens Falls


“Cooperstown Sky” by Judith Plotner

Judith Plotner’s work will be featured in “VIEWPOINTS”, a five-person show  at
Lapham Gallery of the Lower Adirondack Regional Art Center
7 Lapham Place
Glens Falls, NY

Dates: AUGUST 13 –SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
Opening reception:  Friday, August 13  Time: 5:00-7:00 PM

If any of you are in the area, Judith would love to see you at the opening.

NY SDA Members Meet at Blue Mountain Lake Opening Reception


Brand new SDA member Debbie Bein, left and long-time member Judith Plotner, center, surprised Jeanne Beck by attending her reception on Saturday, July 10 at Blue Mountain Lake Center for the Arts. They’re all looking forward to getting time together again.



Saturday, September 11

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM ( with gallery opening reception following)

Location: Syracuse University @The Warehouse, 350 West Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13202

Meet fellow SDA members, tour the Syracuse University fiber facilities, hear presentations from fiber faculty about their work, visit MFA studios and discuss grad students’ work. We’ll end the day with a session where for all participating SDA members can share images of their work and talk briefly about them.

For those who can stay beyond 4 PM, enjoy the opening reception for the surface pattern design and fiber faculty exhibition, “Pliable Planes: Cloth and Beyond”.

There is no cost to participate, although you’ll have to pay a $5 parking fee. And you are welcome to bring friends who are not SDA members. (We may pass the hat to make a donation to the SU fiber department for hosting us.)

Please e-mail jeannerbeck@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

A final schedule will be posted on the August 8 In A New York Minute blog. You must reserve by Wednesday, September 1.

We are hoping to hold more of these exciting, informative program days at colleges and universities with fiber programs all around New York State.

What a great way for students, faculty and members out in the field to interact and learn from one another. As you must know, there’s a lot of creative energy that starts flying when artists get together.

Please get in touch with NYS SDA area representative Jeanne Beck at jeannerbeck@gmail.com if you’d like to be involved in the planning process for other program days around the state.

Exciting News From Sandra Sider:

Quiltcritique.com is now a free service! If you would like a completed quilt or work in progress critiqued, please go to www.quiltcritique.com and follow the instructions. You will be notified when the program featuring your work is posted on the site. All programs will be available to the public at no charge. (Artists remain anonymous.)


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Sharon Bottle Souva

A solo exhibit highlighting Sharon Bottle Souva’s work from 2007-2010.

Opening reception is part of Earlville Community Days on July 10th from Noon to 3pm!


Shown: Current Study, 2009, 18" x 22"

"…The needle is an extension of my fingers, the threads and fabric my palette.  For me, color and pattern are equally important as my finished work.  Fabric art is appealing to me, due to the fact that it is more than a visual art.  It is very much linked with our sense of touch and with our memories."


Earlville Opera House
P.O. Box 111
Earlville, NY 13332


Sharon Bottle Souva
July 10 – September 19, 2010
Arts Cafe Gallery

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