Friday, September 23, 2016

The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be Sunday October 2nd 2016 at Ausrine's Arts Room of Evanston


Hi all! I just wanted to let everybody know that our next meeting will be held in Evanston at Ausrine's Arts Room on Sunday October 2nd at 10:00am. Ausrine is a Chicagoland fiber artist who works with many fibers and techniques including felting and leather working. Ausrine's Arts Room is both her gallery and her teaching space (yes, she offers classes so take a look at her website). Once again please come out and enjoy good conversation, the latest SDA news, show & tell, and of course snacks. Make sure you bring some of your artwork (finished or unfinished) for show & tell and a snack to share. No, mini-workshop this time around, but show and tell is always fun! Please let me know that you are coming via email or in the comments. Also, you can find more information about Ausrine's Arts Room of Evanston here (click on the home button for drop down info).

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be Saturday July 16th, 2016 from 11am to 1pm at the studio of Maggie Weiss in Evanston, IL.


Hi! I just wanted to let you all know The next SDA meeting for Illinois will be Saturday July 16th 2016 from 11am to 1pm at the studio of Maggie Weiss in Evanston, IL. This should be another really exciting meeting because I have arranged a mini workshop with Maggie! We will be making thermofax screens to print on fabric with (could be used for paper too). There will be a $10.00 charge towards the cost of screening supplies. Using a thermofax screen is much like silk screening but much less bulky. Things you will need to bring with you is a black and white copy of a design you wish to have burned to the screen no larger than 5” X 7” as well as some fabric to print on. I know you will all enjoy this meeting and Maggies's class space is nice and spacious! As usual we will have a potluck, so please bring a snack to share. If you want to have a look at Maggie's website it is here. You should be receiving the official email tonight. Please let me know if you plan to attend via the comment section, email, or facebook if possible so that I can give Maggie a head count.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be Sunday April 3rd, 2016 from 12PM to 2pm at The Chicago School of Shoemaking in Chicago.


image compliments of The Graphics Fairy


Hi! I just wanted to let you all know The next SDA meeting for Illinois will be Sunday April 3rd from 12pm to 2pm at the Chicago School of Shoemaking. This should be another really exciting meeting because I have arranged a mini workshop with Sara (the owner of The Chicago School of Shoemaking) instead of our regular meeting format! We will be learning to make a leather tassel keychain. This is just a taste of beginning leather working. Sara will also be selling discount coupons if you decide you like working with leather and want to take one of her main classes. There is no cost for this mini workshop but there will be a cash donation jar out if you want to contribute a few dollars towards the cost of supplies. I have taken one of Sara's beginning leather working classes and it was a lot of fun (I learned how to make a belt). I know you will all enjoy this meeting and Sara's class space is lovely! Sara also has a small retail section where you can buy leather, grommets, tools, and other leather working supplies if you want to buy more supplies to take home. As usual we will have a potluck, so please bring a snack to share. If you want to have a look at The Chicago School of Shoemaking's website it can be found here. Please let me know if you are coming so that we can have an accurate head count.

* The Chicago School of Shoemaking is located at 3717 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 on the 1st floor. Ring doorbell 113 *

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Press Release for SDA-IL artist member Kathy Weaver...

Mimetic Concerns by Kathy Weaver

Kathy Weaver’s Robots
Featuring February and March 2016: Kathy Weaver – Five Exhibits.

Kathy Weaver’s robots will be tripping into the uncanny valley in the Chicago area in the next two months. Weaver’s robots and nano-technology forms can be seen in five separate exhibits: at The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art; H.F. Johnson Gallery; Carthage College in Kenosha; The Cliff Dwellers Club; Dan Addington Gallery, Chicago; and, and Zia Gallery, Winnetka.

Sentience
Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 6:00 - 9:00
February 5 - March 27, 2016
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Il 60622

In “Sentience,” five Chicago-based artists embrace mediums of construction, assemblage or collage in a range of vastly differing practices. Though David Criner, Marcos Raya, Tom Torluemke, Kathy Weaver and Stacia Yeapanis each work within their own unique artistic intentions, their works share a strangeness that results from the tension of commingling imagination with the stuff of everyday life.

Throes of Progress II: Kathy Weaver, Jacqueline Moses and Dominic Sansone
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 11, 4:30 -7:30 p.m.
February 2 - March 19, 2016
H.F. Johnson Gallery
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140

In “Throes of Progress II” artists Jacqueline Moses, Kathy Weaver, and Dominic Sansone question the price of progress in an industrialized techno landscape. Is unchecked growth, in industry and the military, a path to intellectual and economic advancement? The serious subject matter delivers a surprise in dynamic color and gallows humor.


Kathy Weaver at Cliff Dwellers
Cliff Dwellers
Opening Reception Wednesday, February 3, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
February 2 - April 4, 2016
200 S. Michigan
Chicago, Il 60604

Organic airbrushed forms derived from nanotechnology and artificial intelligence will be on exhibit at the 106 year old Cliff Dwellers Club in Chicago. Perched on the 22nd floor overlooking Millennium Park, the club, at 200 S. Michigan, counted among their members Louis Sullivan, Roger Ebert, Daniel Burnham, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Weaver’s work on exhibit will include large stitched fiber works on satin as well as painted, embroidered and burned works on paper. On March 8th,, at a noontime event to honor International Women’s Day, Weaver will make a presentation of her work.

Of Materials, Fiber and Book Arts
: Melissa Jay Craig, Ted Preuss, Kathy Weaver, and
 Invited Artists
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 19, 5:00 -7:00 pm
March 19 - April 30
Zia Gallery
548 Chestnut, Winnetka IL 60093

Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
March 4 – March 30
Dan Addington Gallery
704 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654

For further info:
See Kathy Weaver's website here.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

***Reminder: The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be This Sunday February 28th, 2016 from 11AM to 1pm at LillStreet Loft in Chicago***


Hi! I just wanted to remind you all of our next meeting which will be this Sunday February 28th 2016 at the LillStreet Loft from 11AM to 1PM. SDA-IL, Craft/Work, & LillStreet Art Center invites you to the event listed below. Please feel free to bring a friend if you think they would be interested. Nora Renick Rinehart (a teacher at LillStreet Art Center and the new Textile Dept. Director at LillStreet) and fellow artist Rachel Wallis will be giving the talk described below:

"Hirst, Don’t It? Revealing the Invisible Labor of Female Fiber Artists in Twentieth Century Art."
Women fiber artists have engaged in the core concepts of Modern Art, including color theory, geometry, and abstract composition, in ways that have not always been acknowledged within contemporary art movements. However, any history of Modern Art cannot be complete if it refuses to include the work and ideas of women and fibers. Through research, writing and an accompanying quilt project, artists Nora Renick Rinehart and Rachel Wallis (otherwise known as Craft/Work) have documented the parallel history of fiber art and artists in Contemporary Art (beginning with the often overlooked artists of the Bauhaus Weaving Workshops) and reinserted their ideas and practices into one of the most talked about works of Post-Modern Art on the market today. Please join Nora & Rachel for a slide presentation of their project which will be followed by a discussion period and pot-luck style brunch.

Sunday, February 28th, 11am-1pm
Lillstreet Loft
4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

!Please bring a dish or drink to share with the group!

Thank you,
Nora Renick Rinehart (Artist/Speaker)
Rachel Wallis (Artist/Speaker)
Frances Krueger-Jackson (SDA-IL Representative)

You can RSVP at the Facebook event page created just for this event... HERE

*** Also, one more note: a SDA-IL member coming to our event is looking for donations of embroidery hoops and floss. She is an art teacher and she wants to do an embroidery project with all her students. So any hoops or extra floss you have hanging around and want to get rid of (and/or are willing to donate in the name of art), please bring them to Lillstreet Lofts. She will accept them gratefully. ***

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be Sunday February 28th, 2016 from 11AM to 1pm at LillStreet Loft in Chicago



Hi!
I just wanted to let you all know about our next meeting which will be Sunday February 28th 2016 at the LillStreet Loft from 11AM to 1PM. I am really excited about this because I have arranged a speaking event instead of our usual meeting! Craft/Work, LillStreet Art Center & SDA-IL invites you to the event listed below. Feel free to bring a friend if you think they would be interested. Nora Renick Rinehart (a teacher at LillStreet Art Center) and fellow artist Rachel Wallis will be giving the talk described below:

"Hirst, Don’t It? Revealing the Invisible Labor of Female Fiber Artists in Twentieth Century Art."

Women fiber artists have engaged in the core concepts of Modern Art, including color theory, geometry, and abstract composition, in ways that have not always been acknowledged within contemporary art movements. However, any history of Modern Art cannot be complete if it refuses to include the work and ideas of women and fibers. Through research, writing and an accompanying quilt project, artists Nora Renick Rinehart and Rachel Wallis (otherwise known as Craft/Work) have documented the parallel history of fiber art and artists in Contemporary Art (beginning with the often overlooked artists of the Bauhaus Weaving Workshops) and reinserted their ideas and practices into one of the most talked about works of Post-Modern Art on the market today. Please join Nora & Rachel for a slide presentation of their project which will be followed by a discussion period and pot-luck style brunch.

Sunday, February 28th, 11am-1pm
Lillstreet Loft
4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

!Please bring a dish or drink to share with the group!

Thank you,
Nora Renick Rinehart (Artist/Speaker)
Rachel Wallis (Artist/Speaker)
Frances Krueger-Jackson (SDA-IL Representative)
RSVP directly to my email or you can RSVP at the Facebook event page created just for this event... here

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be Saturday January 23rd 2016 at 1pm at Union Street Gallery.


Hi all,
I just wanted to tell everybody that our next meeting will be held in Chicago Heights, IL at the Union Street Gallery on Saturday January 23rd, 2016 at 1pm. So, if you missed visiting this wonderful gallery last time you have another chance! Please come out and enjoy good conversation and hear the latest news from the SDA. We will also be having a show and tell where you can bring a piece of your art to get help with, or just to show. We will of course have our usual potluck so please bring a dish to share. Union Street has a very lovely gallery and is an artists studio collective space in a landmark historical building located in Chicago Heights (they also have a wonderful gift shop too!). This meeting should be just what the doctor ordered to get those creative juices running. I hope to see you all there! If possible please let me know if you're coming. Also, you can find more information about Union Street Galleries here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be Sunday November 22nd 2015 at 11am at Union Street Gallery


Hi all!

I just wanted to tell everybody that our next meeting will be held in Chicago Heights, IL at the Union Street Gallery on Sunday November 22nd at 11:00am. Please come out and enjoy good conversation revolving around fiber and textiles as well as hear the latest news from the SDA. We will also be having a show and tell where you can bring a piece of your art to get help with (in the form of critique) or bring something you just want to show. We will of course have our usual potluck so please bring a dish to share. Union Street has a very lovely gallery and is an artists studio collective space in a landmark historical building in Chicago Heights (they also have a wonderful gift shop too!). They also will have started their Twelfth Month Handmade & Artisanal Market so you can do a little Christmas shopping while you are at it. There is more information on the Union Street Gallery website below regarding their holiday market which runs from November 11 through December 23, 2015, and they have a reception the day before our meeting on November 21, 2015 from 12-3pm. This meeting should be a lot of fun so don't miss out. I hope to see as many of you there as travel and schedules permit. If possible please let me know that you are coming. Please feel free to bring a friend if they are interested, the more the merrier! Also, you can find more information about Union Street Galleries here.

* Union Street Galleries is located at: 1527 Otto Blvd. Chicago Heights, IL 60411. *

Thursday, September 24, 2015



Hi all! The next meeting for SDA-IL will be Saturday October 3rd, 2015 at 11am at Ausrine's Arts Room located at 1123 Florence Ave, Evanston, IL 60202. Ausrine's storefront gallery has many lovely works of art along with Ausrine's wonderful felted and leather artworks. Please bring your own artwork to share for show & tell and also a snack to share for our mini potluck. Come enjoy good conversation, snacks, and the inspiration of seeing what other people are making and doing! You should also be receiving an email through the membership list. Please let me know if you are coming if possible.


Ausrine's Arts Room
1123 Florence Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
Website

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Save the Date: Next SDA-IL Meeting will be August 1, 2015 11am.


Hi all,
I just wanted to leave a quick note stating that the next meeting for SDA-IL will be August 1st, 2015 at 11am at the Bridgeport Art Center. The address is 1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609, 4th floor BAC Gallery. Kathy Weaver will be giving an artist talk and a tour of the show she is in; titled "Throes of Progress". More information will be coming soon!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

IL SDA Member Kathy Weaver In New Group Show at Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago IL


Press Release For:
Throes of Progress:
Bob Emser, Jacqueline Moses, Paul Sierra, Kathy Weaver
June 19 – August 7
Opening reception June 19
7 weeks

The artists in this exhibition explore the often negative effects not only on human society but on the planet itself of the notion of progress. Massive industrial technologies have led to unchecked growth, creating an over-engineered planet that no longer supports human, or even biological, values. The show includes paintings by Jacqueline Moses and Paul Sierra, as well as drawings by Kathy Weaver and a selection of three-dimensional works by Bob Emser that relate primarily to flight.

During his 30+ year career, Bob Emser has served as a visiting artist and has taught at several universities, held a tenured professorship, and founded a not-for-profit art center. He has also served as the executive director of Chicago’s international sculpture exhibition, Pier Walk, and as the founder of Chicago Sculpture International. Emser will present a number of his fascinating “model airplanes”, which, in contrast to the typical children’s toys, are very large. Other works also refer to air travel and even rocketry.

Jacqueline Moses has exhibited throughout the region, as well as internationally. Her large-scale oil paintings (many with photographic transfer) depict the global clash of old and new, the negative effects of globalization itself. Some present ominous scenes such as aircraft exploding in fire over placid landscapes.
Born in Havana, since immigrating to the United States in 1961 Paul Sierra has participated in numerous group and group exhibitions throughout the country, many of which have explored the contribution of Hispanic artists to American culture. Many of Sierra’s large-scale paintings depict cars that are mangled or burning up as a result of crashes on peaceful country roads, and can serve as eloquent metaphors for the death and destruction which represent the reverse side of our modern love affair with automobiles.

Kathy Weaver has exhibited widely in the area, as well as nationally, and has received many awards for her work. Her large-scale drawings show the toll of violent human confrontation. Weaver’s series “Collateral Damage” explores the effect of war on soldiers and civilians. Some of the drawings depict robot protagonists acting out human dramas.

The exhibition “Throes of Progress” presents much food for thought in a collection of masterful art works created by a highly respected and widely acknowledged group of Chicago area artists.

"Artifacts of War" by Kathy Weaver

Monday, May 11, 2015

Reminder: The Next SDA-IL Meeting Will Be Saturday May 16th at 11am at Gallery Seven in Joliet IL.


Hi all! You should have all gotten an email with all the particulars but I just wanted to put up a reminder... we will be holding our next Illinois SDA meeting at Gallery Seven located in Joliet, Illinois on Saturday May 16th at 11am. The address for Gallery Seven is 116 N. Chicago St. Suite 102 Joliet, IL 60432. We will have a quick meeting and then tour the show titled “An Art of Her Own”. This show displays the work of 6 women artists: Gretchen Jankowski, Marian Corley, also including Darcy Berg, Joy Lavrencik, Karen Gubitz, and Clairan Ferrono who are all well known Illinois SDA artists. After the meeting and gallery tour (which will run from 11am to 12pm) we will head to a local restaurant and have lunch (and do a quick show and tell if you wish to bring something to share). Please come out and see the work of these fabulous women. Aside from the visual feast there will be loads of fun and good conversation to look forward to! Please let me know if you are coming to the meeting and/or restaurant so that I can have a accurate count for the restaurant reservation (we will each be paying our own way at the restaurant, dutch treat). Please feel free to bring a friend if they are interested, the more the merrier! Here is Gallery Seven's website here

Hope to see you all there,
Frances

Friday, March 20, 2015

Next SDA-IL Meeting Saturday March 28th at 11am


Hi all!

We will be holding our next SDA Illinois meeting on Saturday March 28th 11am at the LillStreet Art Center located in Chicago at 4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 up in the print room on the third floor (go up the front stairs and walk down the hallway all the way to the back and it is the room to your right). The International Quilt Festival Chicago is also going on out by O'Hare that weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois from 10am to 6pm so you can make a day out of it with non-stop textiles! Please bring a dish or beverage to share and come out and enjoy refreshments, conversation, and the sharing of art. Make sure you bring some of your artwork (finished or unfinished) for show and tell. If possible please let me know that you are coming. Please feel free to bring a friend if they are interested, the more the merrier! LillStreet also has a cafe called First Slice on the first floor and they sell pies and pies by the slice (truly excellent pie) as well as other food and beverages. They also have an excellent gallery and gift area on the first floor near the cafe. So, there is plenty to see (and eat) on your way out. I hope to see you all there!

Friday, February 27, 2015

SDA Call For Artists


You can find the prospectus and link to application here on the Surface Design Association Website.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Extension on call for Artist Due February 27th


Lillstreet Rooftop Project Space


Artists are invited to install work onto four, 9-foot flag poles on top of Lillstreet’s rooftop deck and garden. Flags as well as alternative installation proposals will be considered. Work can be seen from the CTA Montrose Brown Line elevated tracks and Metra Train tracks, as well as Montrose and Ravenswood Avenues. Installations rotate monthly, May through December and work is displayed indoors prior to install date. Cash prizes are awarded to Best In Show ($500) and Honorable Mention ($150) artists. Photo documentation will be provided to all participating artists, as well as opportunities for artist receptions. All work will be archived on the Lillstreet Art Center gallery page and in the Textile Department's hallway gallery.

Extended Deadline: February 27, 2015. Proposals (just a proposal is due on the 27th along with online application) will be reviewed by Camille Canales, Director of Textile Department and Nora Renick-Rinehart, 2014-2015 Artist-in Residence. You can find out more by clicking on the LillStreet Website here.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a fun and happy Valentines Day! Of the many things that are going on this month I wish to mention two. Ausrine Kerr is having a show titled "Hat or a Crown" at her studio and gallery space in Evanston IL starting Valentines Day and running through March 5th, 2015 (see picture below for announcement information). Also, we will be holding our next Illinois SDA meeting at her gallery on Saturday February 28th 2015 at 11am. You should all be receiving an email announcement in the next couple days. So, if you don't get a chance to come see her show earlier you can see it at the meeting.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Hi all,

I just wanted to wish everyone a healthy, prosperous, and fantastic New Year!
Also, if you haven't been reading the updates from the SDA we are only $20,000 away from meeting our goal. If you have not donated and still want to, or if you need to update your membership (or buy someone the gift of a membership) it's not too late (2014 has one more day left)... you can pledge here at http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involv…/pledge-your-support, or buy a membership on the website http://www.surfacedesign.org/. Let's keep the SDA going strong!

You all stay warm and have a great New Year!
Frances
SDA-IL Representative

***Special Postscript***
Good news, we are just $15,000 away from our goal. You can make your pledge now and pay in increments over the next year. One more day to make our goal!
~ Jeanette

Monday, October 6, 2014

Saturday October 11th 2014 at 11am at Union Street Gallery is the next meeting for SDA-IL


The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be Sat. October 11th 2014 at 11am at Union Street Gallery:

Hi all!
I just wanted to tell everybody that our next meeting will be held in Chicago Heights, IL at the Union Street Gallery on Saturday October 11th at 11:00am. The first hour will be meeting and show & tell the second hour from 12pm on will be an artist talk held by Akemi Nakano Cohn about her work that is presently being displayed at Union Street Gallery as part of Union Street's exhibit “Materials Matter”. Union Street has a very lovely gallery and is an artists studio collective space in a landmark historical building in Chicago Heights (they also have a wonderful gift shop!). Please bring a dish or beverage to share and come out and enjoy refreshments, conversation, the talk, and the gallery. Make sure you bring some of your artwork (finished or unfinished) for show and tell (due to time limitation please bring no more than 2 pieces). This should be a lot of fun and for sure a very interesting talk. If possible please let me know that you are coming via email or comment below. Please feel free to bring a friend if they are interested (the more the merrier)! Also, you can find more information about Union Street Galleries here.

* Union Street Galleries is located at: 1527 Otto Blvd. Chicago Heights, IL 60411. *

Thursday, September 11, 2014

There is still time to see From the Inside Out at SIUE


A splendid review was written about From the Inside Out by Sun Smith-Foret for the Art Saint Louis / Art Dialogue blog.  You still have a little more than a week to see the show.  Details are on FTIO blog.
Check out the review here.

From the Inside Out
August 18-September 21
Art and Design West Gallery
75 South Circle Drive
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Gallery hours 10-2 Monday -Friday
Phone ahead to be sure--618-650-3183

By appointment -- contact Pat Vivod at shiborirust[at]yahoo[dot]com

Friday, September 5, 2014


Hi all!
You are invited Saturday September 13, 2014 to the home and studio of Adamandia Kapsalis. The meeting will include show and tell and snacks (please bring a dish to share as it is potluck). Adamandia lives in the Andersonville area on the North side of Chicago. She is a mixed media textile artist and recently had her work displayed in the SDA-IL exhibit "Transparent, Translucent, Transformed" held at the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center. You should receive a SDA email soon with her address and instructions. If you have any problems or questions regarding directions please feel free to comment below or email me. Anyway, please come out for the latest SDA news, food, and of course show & tell. Please let me know if you are coming so that we can have an idea of how many will be there.
Thank you,
Frances

(Note: Picture above features two of Adamandia's pieces)