Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July 2014 Meeting for SDA-IL


The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be Sunday July 20, 2014 at the Urban Thread Studio at 11am.

Hi all! I just wanted to invite everybody to our next meeting which will be held in Chicago at the Urban Thread Studio which is on the fifth floor of the Bridgeport Art Center on Sunday July 20th, 2014 at 11:00am.
Urban Thread Studio “...is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to teach creative problem solving through textile arts in a nurturing and community-building environment”. The Bridgeport Art Center is located at 1200 West 35th Street in Chicago and the studio can be a bit tricky to get to. There is ample parking on the north side of the building by 34th Street and Racine. The studio itself is located on the 5th floor of the Fashion Design Center. Entrance to the Fashion Design Center is on Racine Ave, the east side of the building, just next to the furniture store, Coyle & Herr.  Once you see the intercom box by the entrance door, press key Star (*) 5405 and you will be buzzed in. Take the elevator to Floor 5 and as you exit make a left until the end and then a right until you get to studio 5405.
Please come out and explore Urban Thread Studio as well as 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 as the meetings are potluck. As usual this should be a lot of fun. Please let me know that you are coming via email or in the comments section of the blog (or on our face book page).

Urban Thread Studio
Bridgeport Art Center - Studio 5405
1200 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
(312) 204-7313
http://urbanthreadsstudio.com/

Thank you,
Frances

Friday, July 4, 2014

More news on From the Inside Out

Elizabeth Adams-Marks and I are pleased as punch to announce we've won an SDA Small Events Grant of $500 to help fund our international exhibition From the Inside Out.

All of the artists involved are members of SDA and we are grateful for the support of the organization.    

Monday, June 16, 2014

From the Inside Out News

Two workshops are associated with our international exhibition 
Both have openings but are filling fast. 



Rio in her studio
Dyeing and Printing with Rust and Tannins with Rio Wrenn
August 23 and 24, 2014
At the Textile Lab, Art and Design East, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Fee:  $200

There are 5 openings as of today:  

Rio hails from Portland, Oregon. She's been involved with rusting for the past 14 years.  Her methods are unique and give fast results. She will join Elizabeth Adams-Marks and me at SIUE for an artist talk at the reception of From the Inside Out on Friday, Aug 22.  

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Fabienne at Quimper, France workshop
Photo by Gladys Paulus
Eco Prints and Memory Cloth with Fabienne Rey
September 19, 20, and 21, 2014
At a private garden in Madison County, Illinois (about 10 miles from SIUE gallery)
Fee:  $550

This workshop was full, but we've had 3 cancellations recently so are advertising again. You can register for this workshop through Pat Vivod.  

Fabienne is from The Netherlands, is a self taught artist who learned eco printing from India Flint. She has developed her work over several years and has taught several workshops. This will be her first time to teach in the US.  Fabienne will give an artist talk at the SIUE gallery on Thursday, September 18, the day before her workshop begins. We would urge anyone coming for the workshop to include the chance to see the exhibition and hear Fabienne at the gallery.  

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If you are interested in either workshop please write Pat Vivod for complete workshop packets and materials lists at 
shiborirust[at]yahoo[dot]com 

It might be wise to register at SIUE first for Rio's class, then contact Pat for a packet. 


Regardless of whether you can join us for one of the workshops you are all cordially invited to see the exhibition.  Visit our blog for the latest news and read profiles on all the artists.  The exhibition is free and open to the public.  Call SIUE for regular gallery hours:  (618) 650-3073.







Friday, June 13, 2014

FYI: Call for Entries Senior Artists Network Fiber Arts Exhibit

FYI...

Call for Entries
Senior Artists Network
Fiber Arts Exhibit

When: July 19 through August 30
Where: Curt’s CafĂ©
2922 Central Street
Evanston, IL

What: Fiber art works, defined broadly as art using fiber or textile materials (such as cloth, yarn, paper, thread) or using any materials with fiber techniques (such as weaving, sewing, felting, quilting). Art works are not limited to materials and techniques listed, but should be 2 dimensional, although any piece capable of being hung on a wall is acceptable.

Who: Open to artists aged 50 and over. There is no charge for exhibiting, but those who are not Senior Artists Network members are required to join. You can join on our website HERE.

Curated by Beverly Alice Nash and Meredith Dytch
If you are interested, please contact Beverly: beverly alice nash at gmail dot com (please remove spaces and insert symbols for at and dot).

Include your name, telephone number, email, medium, and average size of your pieces. Once we know how many are interested in exhibiting, we will let you know how many pieces we can accommodate in the space. Then we will follow up with more information regarding installation and opening reception. You must include hanging hardware with your piece.

Please respond by July 6

Senior Artists Network (SAN) is a non-for-profit organization addressing the interests of artists aged 50 and older. SAN provides information, workshops, and sponsors opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their work.
Senior Artist Network has a facebook page here.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Correction: The next SDA meeting is SUNDAY June 15th 2014



Hi all,
The next meeting for the SDA-IL is SUNDAY June 15th 2014 at 11 am at the home and studio of Akemi Cohn. Thank you Jeannette Thompson for the catch! :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be June 15 2014


Hi all! I just wanted to invite everybody to our next meeting which will be held in Chicago at the home and studio of Akemi Cohn on Saturday Sunday June 15th, 2014 at 11:00am. Akemi is a Chicago fiber artist who works with many fibers and techniques including shibori, dyeing, katazome, embroidery, felting, and other surface design and fabric construction techniques. Akemi also teaches at many different Art Centers in the Chicagoland area and teaches workshops all over the United States (and has taught workshops in other countries as well). Once again please come out and enjoy good conversation, the latest SDA news, show & tell, and of course snacks. We will also be talking about the most recent show opportunities for Illinois SDA members including the SDA-IL sponsored show in Park Ridge IL, “Transparent, Translucent, Transformed” and the “The Exquisite Uterus” Exhibition which will be explained in further detail by Jeanette Thompson an Illinois SDA board member (and our past rep). Make sure you bring some of your artwork (finished or unfinished) for show & tell and a snack to share as the meetings are potluck. As usual this should be a lot of fun. If you have any questions please feel free to comment or email me. you should be getting a global email with all the details soon. :)
Thank you,
Frances


6/9/14 Note: I made an error above, the meeting is not Saturday but Sunday June 15th 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Call for Artists: "Transparent, Translucent, Transformed"... Surface Design Association-Illinois Exhibit 2014



Hi all!

We have managed to get a gallery space and exhibit together for August of 2014. All Midwest SDA member may submit. The theme and title of the exhibit is "Transparent, Translucent, Transformed". The intention of this exhibit is to illustrate things that are transparent, translucent, and/or transformed in this world, OR, things that should be (i.e. government, politics, fund raising, banking, corporate power, policy decisions, healthcare, etc.). You can go for the literal meaning of the words transparent, translucent, transformed... or, you can go with a more conceptual or abstract meaning of the words. We invite both the literal and wide view of this theme. The exhibit run will be from August 3rd, 2014 to August 31st. 2014 and will be held at the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center in Park Ridge Illinois. Photo submissions must be in by July 1st, 2014 and artists will be informed of their acceptance no later than July 8th, 2014. All accepted entries will have to arrive at the designated location by July 31st, 2014. You can see the full prospectus and instructions here or by following the link on the right hand column of this blog (over and up). ------->^^^


...Note 5/29/14... I have added Missouri and Kansas to the Midwest States allowed to submit to this exhibition. They are now on the prospectus and all links have been corrected. My apologies for leaving them out. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me. :)
Thank you,
Frances

Friday, April 11, 2014

Katazome Class with John Marshall



Introduction to Katazome with John Marshall
Come learn the basics of katazome! Students will work with a range of materials, experience applying resist and making pigment dyes. Fabric samples  used will include silk, paper, help and cotton. The focus is on giving each student a broad range of experiences -- a sampler of the katazome process!
(Check out John's work at: http://johnmarshall.to/blog/)
Thursday - Saturday, July 24 - 26, 2014
9 am - 4 pm
$425/Member
$465/non-member
$90 Material Fee
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
37W570 Bolcum Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174



Rachel Yackley
Marketing Manager
Fine Line Creative Arts Center

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

From the Inside Out at SIUE and workshop opportunity


Here is the new flier for our show announcing the new venue and opening reception date. As you may remember from my earlier post, our venue moved to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to the new gallery in the Department of Art & Design. You can link here for info on the gallery.


We are thrilled to be in such a beautiful space.  
Our opening reception will be Friday, August 22, 2014, 5 to 9 pm. The show runs through September 21.

We are also thrilled to announce that Rio Wrenn will be joining us from Portland, Oregon for the opening and will be teaching a workshop in the newly renovated textile lab at SIUE on the weekend. Rio's workshop, From the Inside Out: Dyeing & Printing with Iron and Tannins, promises to be a magical experience. I hope you'll consider joining us for the fun.  Workshop and contact information can be found here.




Rio's is the 2nd workshop associated with this exhibit.  Fabienne Rey's workshop on eco-printing is full.  However Fabienne will give an artist talk at the gallery on September 18, 7 pm which is open to the public. 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Hi all!
I just wanted to put a reminder up on the blog that the next meeting for the Illinois chapter of the SDA is going to be Saturday March 29th, 2014 at 10 am at Ausrine's Arts Room of Evanston. You should have received an email a couple of weeks ago and there should be a reminder coming out later tonight via email. Also, we have added some additional information to tonight's email about an exhibition opportunity that will be discussed at the meeting. I am also adding that information below.

EXQUISITE UTERUS EXHIBITION:
Illinois SDA members are invited to participate in a fiber exhibition on reproductive rights called, The Exquisite Uterus. Artists will be able to purchase a uterus for $5 at the meeting on March 29th or email Jeanette to purchase one and it will be mailed to you.

The exhibition will come to HumanThread Gallery in the Bridgeport Art Center in July.
There will be an opening reception and meet and greet dinner July 18th with the exhibit organizers before the opening.

HERE is an article about the show.


I hope to see you all at the meeting! If you can't make it to the meeting but want to participate in the exhibition "The Exquisite Uterus" please contact me or Jeanette and we will let you know how to get your "uterus".

Take Care,
Frances & Jeanette

Friday, February 28, 2014

Blue World/Green World an FAC exhibit

Greetings All, 
March 3 - 28, 2014
 Reception March 8 from 1-3
Gallery Walk March 12 at 2

Peoria Public Library
107 NE. Monroe, Peoria, IL 61602

Blue World/Green World includes 34 pieces by 16 of our members. Works for this exhibit range from representational to impressionistic to abstract. They are all references to the natural world, exploring the real world of sea, sky, field and trees as well as the metaphorical world, the limitless possibilities and the wonders of the here and now. This exhibit promotes serenity and groundedness. Members of the Fiber Artists Coalition employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of quilt art with a distinctively contemporary edge. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

From the Inside Out--exhibition and workshop

UPDATE:  New Venue and New Dates!

Since writing the post below, we lost our gallery.  But the very good news is that we now have a new venue for our international show From the Inside Out.  

New venue: ADW Gallery 
Art & Design West Building
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

New dates:  August 18-September 21, 2014
Opening reception TBA. 

Fabienne Rey's workshop will go on as planned. 

More info will be coming in a new post very soon.  In the meantime you can read a bit about the change here and here.

The workshop taught by Fabienne Rey will go on as planned.


Greetings from Southern Illinois.  It's been awhile since I last posted.  Let me reintroduce myself.  I am Pat Vivod.  


Detail of rust print work in progress.  Silk
Elizabeth Adams-Marks and I are co-curating an international exhibition at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL  now to be held at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, that opens this August. We have invited Fabienne Rey of the Netherlands, Irit Dulman of Israel and Rio Wrenn of Portland, Oregon to join us in the exhibition. Elizabeth and I live just eight miles apart and have known each other for over a decade.  The five of us have been Facebook and blog friends for a few years.  

All of us work with natural materials, Fabienne with silk and felt, Irit with felt and both do eco-printing, Rio and I work with with rust, and Elizabeth with handmade paper, indigo and rust.  All of us have exhibited widely. If you are a subscriber to Fiber Art Now, you may recognize our names from the Summer 2013 issue.  Fabienne, Irit and I were featured in Wendy Feldberg's article Unearthing Eco-dyes.  Irit shared the magazine article on her blog here.  

Our exhibit is titled From the Inside Out: Revelations in Natural Mark Making and has already been a year in the making.  The title is a reference, in part, to how we work.  You can read all about the exhibit and see artist profiles at our blog From the Inside Out.

From the Inside Out will run from August 22 to October 4, 2014 now Aug 18-Sept 21, 2014
Opening reception is August 22, 5 to 9 pm.  TBA
There will be an artist talk that evening with Elizabeth and I--and we are keeping our fingers crossed that Rio Wrenn will be able to join us.  We are negotiating for her to teach a one day workshop, so stay tuned.   

We hope you can see the show.  If you can't make the opening, but want a tour of the exhibit contact me when you'll be in Alton.  I'll be happy to meet you at the gallery.  

We are also pleased to announce that Fabienne Rey will be zooming over from the Netherlands to teach a workshop in conjunction with our exhibit in September.



Detail of eco-printed silk

From The Inside Out: Eco-Prints and Memory Cloth I is a 3 day intensive workshop to be held outdoors in a garden setting about 30 minutes east of downtown St. Louis.  The workshop will be limited to 12 participants.  No eco-dye experience necessary.  
Workshop dates are September 19, 20, 21, 2014
Fabienne will also give a gallery talk at Jacoby Arts Center in Alton now ADW Gallery SIUE on September 18, 7 pm.

Information for Fabienne's workshop can be found here.

If you think you might be interested in participating the workshop, you should know that slots are filling up fast.  To get on our mailing list for details and registration form, you can message me your full name and email at Pat Vivod Artist on Facebook or write to shiborirust[at]yahoo[dot]com.   

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Gallery space transformation

 This is the way the gallery space outside my studio looks today. Tomorrow I will be working with the 4th Friday interns to hang the 20+ pieces in my water reflection series for the featured artist show at 4th Friday at the Starline. I will post photos tomorrow of the transformed space.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Opening of The Eye and the Needle



Two fiber art exhibits: The Eye and the Needle and Salvage and Selvage will be at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha,WI, January 26- March 23,2014. A reception with the artists is Sunday, January 26, 1:30-4pm. 

The Eye and the Needle”, is an exhibit of contemporary fiber art work by Illinois and Wisconsin Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA IL-WI ) created from the artist’s original photo, used as inspiration, in production, manipulation or in some other manner in the creation of the work. The artwork and photo will be hung in tandem for each artist. Approximately 25 works by 18 artists with wide variations in interpretation, style, and implementation will be shown. Work by Illinois fiber artist Michelle Sales, the Eye and the Needle juror will also be included. The Anderson Arts Center is located at 121 Sixty Sixth Street in Kenosha, WI, 53143. www.andersonartscenter.com
A color catalog, “The Eye and the Needle “ is available for purchase through blurb.com. For more information about the exhibit contact Pat Kroth, SAQA regional representative and exhibition curator: krothp@juno.com mailto:krothp@juno.com or Barbara Schneider, Illinois SAQA regional representative: bjsco@comcast.net mailto:bjsco@comcast.net.
SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. It is an international organization of more than 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and corporate sponsors. You can find out more information at www.SAQA.com http://www.SAQA.com
You can visit the SAQA ILWI regional blog at: http://www.saqailwi.blogspot.com http://www.saqailwi.blogspot.com

Salvage and Selvage, a fiber art exhibit using recycled materials, by members of the Fiber Artists Coalition is premiering at the Anderson at the same time. The exhibit premiers at Anderson Arts Center, then goes on to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausau in April 2014, and will tour to locations throughout the US during the next two years.
“Salvage is the saving and use of waste materials; Selvage is the fabric edging woven to prevent fraying.” In Salvage and Selvage, Members of the Fiber Artists Coalition combined these notions and embraced the challenge to create fiber artwork using “non-traditional” materials. No other directives were supplied. The individual works use a variety of materials, surface design and stitching techniques to create unique explorations in fiber art, including: game pieces, packing materials, bubble-wrap, kimonos and candy wrappers.
Fiber Artists Coalition is an affiliation of textile artists who collaborate in securing opportunities for work to be exhibited in venues throughout the US. Members of FAC employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art with a contemporary edge. Some members have published books about their artistic processes and are in demand as teachers and lecturers. Many exhibit their work in juried group and solo exhibitions within and beyond the U.S. All are Professional Artist Members of SAQA. You can learn more about FAC at www.fiberartistscoalition.com http://www.fiberartistscoalition.com.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Water Colors exhibit


Coming too soon is my solo exhibit at The Starline Gallery. I will be showing about 18 art quilts and art cloth pieces from my water reflection series. Some of these pieces have not been gathered together in quite some time. I just received Reflections, Venice, var. 2 back from its sojourn at the U. S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos.  More information to come as the I get closer to the date. Now it's time to clean studio, make labels, finish poster, get work ready to hang and ......

Sunday, January 5, 2014

BarbaraSchneider-artist.blogspot.com start up for 2014

Hi all,
I have begun posting daily (she says hopefully) to my blog again. I decided that the daily practice of posting a photo is something I miss. It keeps me focused on looking around, it "encourages" me to work in Photoshop and learn more and keeps me in touch with others. And sometimes great ideas for art work grows out of these daily exercises.

So if you have time to follow along go visit:
www.barbaraschneider-artist.blogspot.com

Barbara Schneider

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reminder: SDA-IL Meeting at Union Street Gallery Saturday December 7th 11am

Hi all!
I just wanted to remind everybody that our next meeting will be held in Chicago Heights, IL at the Union Street Gallery on Saturday December 7th at 11:00am. It is a very lovely gallery and collective artists studio space in a landmark historical building (they also have a wonderful gift shop too!). Please come out and enjoy food, conversation, and the gallery. Make sure you bring some of your artwork (finished or unfinished) for show and tell. Also, please bring a dish to share as this will be potluck. This should be a lot of fun and for sure a visual feast. Also, you can find more information about Union Street Galleries here.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hanging the SAQA Eye and the Needle exhibit





 Our banner!
 The Fineline entrance
The Fineline garden

Work in progress
 Frieda and Laura
Here are a few photos from the hanging of the show yesterday at The Fineline Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL. The exhibit opening reception is Saturday Octover 19 from 2-4:30. Please come out and see the show! Thanks to Frieda Anderson and Laura Wasilowski for helping with the hanging.
Hope to see you at the exhibit, Barbara and Pat

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Correction to reception date for the Eye and the Needle

My bad! The correct date for the opening is Saturday, October 19 from 2-4:30.

The time is almost here! We are hanging the Eye and the Needle exhibit this coming Wednesday at The Fineline Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL.

The opening is Saturday, October 19 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. We would love to have SDA members come and be part of that event.

The work is great, we have great support from the Fineline staff and we are almost ready to go!


Details:
The Kavanugh Gallery, The Fineline Creative Arts Center
37W570 Bolcum Rd, St. Charles, IL
October 11 to November 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19, 2-4:30 pm
www.fineline.org

Barbara Schneider and Pat Kroth, Co-curators

The opening is Saturday, October 19 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. We would love to have everyone come and be part of that event.