Archive for May, 2011


Parallax / Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists Opens June 3, 2011 in Rochester


Judith Plotner, Soul of an Iris III

Parallax / Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists
Kunstler Gallery,
Booksmart Studio
May 31 – June 25, 2011
250 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 6 PM, Sat 10 AM – 4 PM

Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 6 – 9 PM
250 North Goodman Street
Rochester, NY
Information: 585 598-9322
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 6 PM, Sat 10 AM – 4 PM

Nineteen fiber artists embrace the concept of parallax view, where an
object or idea is seen from two different perspectives. From Kathleen
Loomis representation of two sides of the American Civil War, to Dorothy
Caldwell’s “An Island/A Pond,” where dichotomic views of Lake Ontario
serve as the imagery, this exhibition proves that textile art is a
compelling, complex and expressive medium. Many works have never been
shown, and were specifically created for this exhibit, organized by
contributing artist Pat Pauly.

Featured in this exhibition are artist Pamela Allen, Sandy Donabed,
Priscilla Kibbee, Bev Kondolf, Paula Kavorik, Jeanne Simpson, as well as
Surface Design Association members Nelda Warkentin, Terry
Jarrard-Dimond, Dominie Nash, Jette Clover, Judith Plotner, Kathleen
Loomis,  Dorothy Caldwell, Sylvia Einstein,  Jeannette DeNicolas Meyer,
Shelly Brenner Baird, Marcia DeCamp, Linda Bachman,  Pat Pauly.

Visit Valley Fiber Life for an article on the exhibition.

This exhibition runs concurrently with FiberArt International 2011 at the
Memorial Art Gallery, in Rochester, New York and the gallery is just
across the street from Parallax / Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists.


Jeanne Raffer Beck

Off the Page: Reinventing Alphabets, Solo Exhibition,Opens May 24


Jeanne Raffer Beck, Writing in Air, 24 x 48, 2011.

Arts & Cultural Council Gallery, 277 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607

Dates: May 24- June 16, 2011

Reception: Friday, June 3, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Judith Plotner

Judith’s piece, SOUL OF AN IRIS I, will be included in Quilt National ’11
from May 27- September 5. The show will then travel for two years. The opening reception weekend will be May 27-29 at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio.

Sharon Bottle Souva


Sharon Bottle Souva, Imbricate Seasons

Sharon’s “Imbricate Seasons” has been accepted into the juried exhibition, THE ArT-QuILT ExPERIENCE

Dates: June 12 – July 31
Sunday, June 12 – Opening Receptions: Exhibition
3:00pm-5:00pm, John and Virginia Winner Memorial Art Gallery
4:30pm-6:30pm, Cazenovia College’s Art Gallery in Reisman Hall.

An International Juried Exhibition
Jonathan Holstein, lead juror; Eugenia Barnes; Ann Clarke

The Cazenovia Public Library and the nearby New Woodstock Public Library will also be showing quilts in connection with the main exhibition. In addition, Cazenovia’s Library will have several other quilt-related exhibitions, and Lorenzo mansion, a State historic site in Cazenovia, will feature an exhibition of American whitework bedspreads.


SDA Grant Winner Laurie Wohl

Congratulations to Laurie Wohl , who has been awarded an SDA Personal Development Grant. As part of her grant proposal, Laurie wrote:

” I plan to create and to exhibit, in interfaith venues, a distinctive body of Unweavings®. These fiber art pieces – using unwoven canvas, textured papers, and other materials as a foundation – will serve as my medium for integrating visual and tactile elements with texts of interwoven Muslim and Jewish spiritual and secular poetry, using Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy. The calligraphy and my own iconography – raised from the surface of the textile – will serve as both conveyors of meaning and part of the abstract patterning of each piece. In addition to combining Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy, this new body of work will also reference, in form and materials, the iconography of the veil.”

For more information about obtaining a personal development grant as an SDA member, please visit the SDA website.


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Susan Schrott

Susan Schrott:  A Celebration of Women in Textiles

Solo Exhibition

Dates: June 2-June 23 and June 27-July 3, 2011

Location: Flat Iron Gallery, 105 South Division Street
Peekskill NY 10566


Also, Susan’s piece, “Fiddler on the Couch”, has been Juried into Sacred Threads 2011.



The Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference (EGLFC) October 7-10, 2011 in Chatauqua NY will include a two day class on  Bogolanfini (Mudcloth) Modified, led by Judy Dominic.

The strikingly simple white design on black background cloth represents the serious artistic manner of telling the stories of village life in Mali, Africa. Learn about the traditional practice of bogolanfini, dyeing cotton cloth with mud, as well as how that process is modified two different ways in the Dominic version. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to create your own story designs using local muds on cotton and other natural fiber cloth. Connect with the earth – literally! – and gain an appreciation of the Mali culture. All level dyers are welcome.

For more information see eglfc.org.

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