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SDA Show and Tell Photo AlbumORIGINAL1

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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



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Piggy Back by Elaine Longtemps

Elaine Longtemps Openings

Elaine Longtemps’ piece, “Piggy Back”, has been juried into the Allentown Art Museum’s 30th Juried Show, February 1 – April 26, 2009. If you are interested in attending the opening on January 31st, 6 -8 PM, please RSVP by January 29 by e-mailing events@allentownartmuseum.org The Allentown Art Museum is located at 31 North 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18101.

Another work by Elaine, “We Are But One World”, shown in a previous SDA blog, will be included in CONTINUUM at the George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042 from March 10 – April 11, 2009. An opening reception will be held on March 14, 2:00 – 5:00 PM.


You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception Thursday, January 8, 6-8 PM, for “Economies of Scale”, a juried exhibition of miniature works in fiber created by the artist members of the Textile Study Group of New York at the Phoenix Gallery. Dates: January 7-31, 2009.

Location: Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue at 25th Street, Suite 902, New York City. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

“On the Move” by Linda Abrams, 53″ w x 57″ l.

Linda Abrams Announcement
Linda Abram’s work, “Wild Woman” won an award at the Quilt Nihon Japan, was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo and has been part of a traveling exhibit.

Linda describes this piece in her artist statement as “two powerful figures on the move. They are moving out of darkness into the light with conviction and vigor, confident and proud.”

Learn more about Linda’s art and multiple techniques for creating her work by visiting her website.

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