Do you know about our MA/RI Chapter’s Pinterest Board?

In case you missed last month’s post….here’s a reminder about our very own MA/RI Chapter’s Pinterest board.

Surface Design Association invites MA/RI SDA chapter members to join SDA on Pinterest.  There is a special MA/RI SDA board to which chapter members are invited to pin their textile artwork, images of textile work in progress, photos from their studios, and photos from textile art exhibits.  Guest pinning is by invitation, please contact Michelle for details (via this blog’s contact page).

Note to guest pinners:  please pin 2-3 photos per day max, and please select high quality images for this special SDA board.  Feel free to include your name and full description, including hashtags (#textileart, #artquilt), if appropriate.  Please pin only your own images and images of your work.  Additionally, you can pin from your own website and even better if you pin what you’ve got in your SDA member profile.  If you’d like to include pricing on your pins, please do so gracefully.

Join other members and happy pinning!

Carol Anne Grotrian quilts on display in 2 upcoming exhibitions

Exhibit: “Pieces from Life”
Janice Jones, Carol Anne Grotrian and Janice Hayes-Cha
May 8 – June 19, 2015

Quilts and collages by three artists who share techniques based on putting pieces together to form the diverse landscapes of our lives.

Opening reception: Friday, May 8, 5-7 pm

Essex Art Center
56 Island Street, Lawrence MA 01840
978-685-2343
Mon-Fri, 10-6

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Exhibit: Seasonal Palette
April 9 – July 26, 2015

Carol Anne Grotrian is among the thirty-seven international quilt artists were tasked with creating an original quilt reflecting the season that most inspires them. The resulting  kaleidoscope of colors, styles, techniques, and designs contrasts greatly to the uniformity of their size. Each quilt is about 78″ tall by 32″ wide, which makes for a powerful viewing experience. This stop in New England is one of many as the exhibit travels to four continents.

Artist’s Presentation & Gallery Talk: Saturday, July 11 at 11 am
Carol Anne Grotrian will discuss the process of conceptualizing and creating her original quilt, Silent Snow, The Creek is Singing, to meet the unique requirements for this exhibition. Her talk will be followed by commentary in the galleries.

The New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck St, Lowell, MA 01852
978-452-4207
Tues-Sat, 10-4; Sun 12-4

“Traditional & Transformational” at NBAM plus ArtSpeak with Jiyoung Chung

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“Traditional & Transformational”
Curator: Jiyoung Chung
May 8 – August 21, 2015
Reception: May 8th   6:00 – 8:00 PM
New Bedford Art Museum

This Joomchi and Beyond Exhibition is composed of 50 artists’ works from six countries; Korea, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and Poland.  Artists focus on Joomchi’s traditional beauty in two-dimensional works and by combining it with their own techniques to show its possibilities in two- and three-dimensional installation and wearable sculptural works.  The show is comprised of both traditional and transformational works.

ArtSpeak: Jiyoung Chung

Saturday, May 9th   10:00 – 11:00 AM
New Bedford Art Museum

Contemporary Joomchi artist & curator Jiyoung Chung explains the process behind an ancient textile technique and how this historic process has resurfaced in today’s art world.  Offered in conjunction with Traditional & Transformed, an exhibition of Joomchi by contemporary artists from around the world.  Free with admission.

 

“Piecework” at Mill Arts Project in Easthampton

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Piecework is the appropriation and combination of disparate elements to create something new. Piecework takes the discarded and makes it valuable, even beautiful. Piecework is finding time to make work.

Mill Arts Project, Eastworks
116 Pleasant St, Easthampton, MA

Piecework will be on display May 9 – 30, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015:   Opening & Easthampton Art Walk, 5 – 8 pm

Gallery hours:
Fridays     12-6
Saturdays   12-5
also by appointment: estherswhite@gmail.com

Upcoming exhibitions

Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture then and now will be opening April 24th at Browngrotta Arts in Wilton, CT.  This will be on display through May 3, 2015.

Janet Echelman‘s aerial scuplture will be suspended over Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway from May ~ October 2015.  Tentative opening date is on May 11th!

CFE: SDA Members’ exhibition – deadline extended

Deadline extended to April 22, 2015.

SDA Members are invited to submit work for a juried catalog from which works will be selected for 1st International Juried Members’ exhibition Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts at Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft’s Sandra J. Blain Gallery, August 27–October 31, 2015.

To apply, visit CaFE website – click here!

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SDA MA/RI chapter board on Pinterest

For members interested in Pinterest, here is some exciting news –

Surface Design Association invites MA/RI SDA chapter members to join SDA on Pinterest.  There is a special MA/RI SDA board to which chapter members are invited to pin their textile artwork, images of textile work in progress, photos from their studios, and photos from textile art exhibits.  Guest pinning is by invitation, please contact Michelle for details (via this blog’s contact page).

Note to guest pinners:  please pin 2-3 photos per day max, and please select high quality images for this special SDA board.  Feel free to include your name and full description, including hashtags (#textileart, #artquilt), if appropriate.  Please pin only your own images and images of your work.  Additionally, you can pin from your own website and even better if you pin what you’ve got in your SDA member profile.  If you’d like to include pricing on your pins, please do so gracefully.