Archive for December, 2010


We live in different parts of the same state, some rural, some urban, but all inspire our creativity. Yes there’s nothing we can’t accomplish right where we are.

Opportunities for creating abound around us. What a great era to view the world with artistic eyes; there’s inspiration everywhere.

  May your holidays and the New Year ahead bring you wonderful experiences and creative satisfaction in all that you do!

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Ludmila Ostrova

“Illuminations” at NOHO Gallery


“Illumination”, Ludmila Aristova, silk, 35” x 45”


View of the Noho gallery with Aristova’s works on display as part of the Illuminations” exhibition.

Ludmila Aristova   "Illuminations", November 30 – December 24, 2010 has been on view at the Noho Gallery, 530 West 25 St., 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10001

A catalogue is available. Please call 212-367-7063.

Tegan E. Ford


“Fold”, Tegan E. Ford, 5” x 3” x 3”, copper leaf, felt, hemp, 2010.

Tegan E. Ford, a senior at Buffalo State College in the fiber art program, recently submitted and had a piece accepted in the "What’s Next!: 2nd Annual Undergraduate Juried Show" held by Bradley University Galleries in Peoria, IL. The show runs January 3 – February 4 with the Reception February 3, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Here is the link to the show http://art.bradley.edu/bug/?p=965

Margaret Peot


Margaret Peot’s solo exhibition, Woodcuts, Inkblots and Curiosities, will be on view at The Galleries at Saint Peter’s Church from January 21-February 27, 2011.

Opening Reception, and a sneak preview of Margaret’s new book:

Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity

on January 31, from 6-8PM.

Saint Peter’s is located at 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street (entrance on 54th)

(212) 935-2200


Rachel Rose is launching a new business with a line of hand-painted silk tees and is eager to exchange marketing and sales ideas with other SDA members. Any veterans out there who would enjoy sharing your expertise with her?

Please visit her new website at www.byrachelrose.com

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Pat Pauly has two works on view in the current "Quilts=Art=Quilts" exhibition at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Gallery in Auburn, running October 31, 2010 – January 9, 2011. Her piece "Stacked Mummy Bags," was awarded first place in the juried and judged exhibition.


Pat Pauly, “Pink Leaf”,  at Quilts=Art=Quilts.

Pat Pauly’s work has also been accepted in the 2011 Quilt National Exhibition that will open May 28 2011.



Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, in collaboration with Red Dog Enterprises, Inc. and The ArT QuILT ExPERIeNcE, proudly present…

2011 Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: June 12 – July 31, 2011

THE ArT- QuILT ExPERIENCE exhibit celebrates the diversity and innovation found in today’s quilts.

* Call for Entry Deadline April 15, 2011

* Juror Jonathan Holstein, Quilt Collector & Author

* Entry Fee: $30 for up to 2 quilts

* $2,000 Prize Money

* Exhibit Location: Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

For more information, please visit http://www.theart-quiltexperience.com 

Marilyn Henrion Prints Now Available!

Fine museum-quality reproductions of Marilyn Henrion’s artworks are now available at affordable prices, starting as low as $63.50. Newly added images include digitally manipulated photographs from the artist’s mixed media series, "Soft City", as well as selected art quilts. Prints are available in various sizes and can be ordered with or without customized frames, mats, and other accessories!   All prints are shipped within three business days and come with a no questions asked 30 day return policy..

NEW! The images are also available on customizable greeting cards.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY BONUS! Receive a 10% discount on all purchases between now and December 31, 2010 by specifying Code # VTALPY at checkout.

Click here to order original artworks through the artist’s website.

Barbara Arlen’s Color Classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s School of Professional Studies – Hot Topics! Winterim/Spring 2011

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SXC 100 Color Theory and Culture $270

No matter what type of work you do or career you pursue the ability to harness color’s powers can be your success factor. Discover the degree to which color crosses all market boundaries and impacts point of sale and consumer satisfaction. Learn to use color effectively as an extraordinary visual and sensual stimulus. Find out how to pick colors that affect moods, product sales and home environments and learn how color theory usage impacts culture and social issues. Progress into forecasting seasonal color themes and see how customized color ranges are developed for different products, consumers and markets. Participate in a color trends workshop and create a presentation reflecting your own unique color themes. A $10 materials fee will be collected at the second session. An art supply and a required text list will be available prior to the class by calling 212 217 7715 or visiting www.fitnyc.edu/colorspecialistcourses

Instructors: Barbara Arlen with Neville Bean

Winterim session-2 double sessions: (55A) Friday and Saturday, January 7, 8

55A 9:30am-4:30pm

Spring sessions-4 sessions: (55A) March 10, 17, 24, 31; (55B) April 28, May 5, 12, 19

10175  55A R 6:30pm-9:30pm 10618  55B R 6:30pm-9:30pm

SXF 840  Career Opportunities for Working With Color $75

If you are an artist, designer, Color Specialist Certificate student or have a creative eye and are looking for fresh career direction find out how color knowledge and talent is extremely marketable in fashion and related businesses. Meet a panel of successful professionals from a variety of fields that use color strategically for branding, cosmetics, fashion home markets, textiles and retail. How they use their color expertise is the bedrock of their success. Gain insight into how you can use your own color strengths to distinguish your employment opportunities and enhance your promotability in fashion and beyond.

Moderator: Barbara Arlen & color career panelists from several industries.

1 session: (55A) April 14 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

SXC 260 Color Painting Studio $250

Paint with color as a professional by learning how to mix, paint and create your own color chips and color schemes through this hands-on study for the use of mixing colors for fashion, accessories, home, branding, cosmetics, personal image, graphics and painting. Strengthen your ability to visualize the appearance of basic hues and their variant tints and shades, exploring the potential intensity and or muted effects of color combinations, lighter and darker. Use Josef Albers’ juxtaposition and harmonies of color and get tips on color mixing, matching and selection for different products. Most studio supplies included in course fee and basic supplies available in the classroom. Some additional supplies necessary, approximately $50 recommended at first session. Bring a smock or cover-up to all sessions.

Workshop leader: Barbara Arlen

4 sessions: (55A) March 2, 9, 16, 23; (55B) April 27, May 4, 11, 18 6:30pm-9:30 55B 6:30pm-9:30pm

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