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.  


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.  


If you are interested in either workshop please write Pat Vivod for complete workshop packets and materials lists at 

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


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,

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