This gallery contains 25 photos.
Artwork must measure 4 x 6 inches and be on a stiff material such as matt board, cardstock, foam core, thin wood panel, or canvas board. 3-D work is acceptable with the base of the work measuring 4×6 inches in size. (ex pop up art, small sculptures etc)
Please confine artwork to the front of the postcard and place the artist’s name, media and email address and/or website on the back of the card. We will use email to contact the artists to invite them to the opening reception and other Gallery events.
All submitted work must be original artwork created by the artist. (No reproductions). Please Do Not frame or matt the artwork. No artwork returned. Submitted artwork becomes the property of the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts Gallery. Images of artwork may be used to promote the current or future postcard exhibits.
To participate in the Fine Art Postcard Exhibit
Hand deliver or send an envelope with an entry fee of $5 cash or check payable to “SPSCC Foundation” and up to five postcard entries to:
The Art Gallery
Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
Entry Deadline: November 30, 2013
The Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles at Washington State University is selling nine Gilmore looms previously used in teaching studios.
* Five 32 inch weaving width, 4 shaft, bench included. (One has a sectional warp beam.) $700.00
* Two 32 inch weaving width, 4 shaft, X frame folding loom, no bench included. $600.00
* One 40 inch weaving width, 4 shaft, no bench included. $800.00
* One 40 inch weaving width, 8 shaft, 12 treadles, bench included. $1,000.00
* One Leclerk bench. $200.00
Front or back beam straps need to be replaced on most looms. Some looms are missing tie bars. Replacement parts are available through Gilmore Loom Company.
Actual loom dimensions available on Gilmore website www.gilmorelooms.com
The looms are being sold through WSU Surplus Stores. They have public sales Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend a sale, you can call after noon on Fridays to discuss purchasing without attending the sale.
WSU Surplus Stores
250 Dairy Road
Pullman, WA 99164-1101
Profits generated from sale will support academic opportunities for AMDT students.
Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles
Washington State University
PO Box 642020
Pullman, WA 99164-2020
The Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) offers certification in fiber arts: Weaving, Spinning, Dyeing, and Basketry. Application who pass the rigorous requirements receive a Certificate of Excellence (COE) in their chosen field. There are two levels of certification: the first requires proficiency in the basic arts, and the second, Master of Specialized Study, requires a focused, specialized study. An overview of the program can be found at http://weavespindye.org/pages/coeoverview.html.
Olympia Weavers Guild was privileged to host the 2013 COE in Spinning. This year, applicants included one in Level 1 and two in Level 2. The program involves a registrar, who assembles the submitted work for review by two examiners. The process is overseen by two representatives from HGA. The OWG chairperson was Lana Schneider, who generously offered her own studio as the site for the examination, which took three days: one to assemble the team and the work, and two intense days of judging and documenting the process. Several members served as scribes, assisting the examiners in documenting the findings, and other members provided food for the committee and lodging for the HGA representatives and examiners.
Photos by Sandra Swarbrick, HGA.
Mary Ann Sanborn, the other HGA representative, gave a very interesting presentation at the October Guild Meeting on Shaker textiles.
Both of the Level II submissions were accepted, and the applicants were announced on the HGA website, and in an upcoming issue of Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot Magazine.
This gallery contains 8 photos.
Members show their work in the Showcase segment of the monthly Guild meeting: