SWG Museum and Gallery News: Late November 2012

[contributed by Lana]

SWG Museum and Gallery News

Late November 2012

SWG Anniversary Exhibit during November

 Seattle – Act immediately!  It’s about to end!! SWG’s show at the Art/Not Terminal Gallery only lasts a couple more days – until this Thursday the 29th. This non-juried fiber arts show (with cash awards) is entitled “Putting the Art in Fiber Arts – Proud Past, Dynamic Future,” and focuses on woven, felted, surface-designed and multimedia art works created by our SWG members – 24 of them! Check the SWG website for all the details. The gallery is located at 2045 Westlake Ave. in downtown Seattle. Hours are Monday – Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm and on Sundays from Noon to 5 pm. The SWG show is in the subterranean room. 

Special Programs and Events Coming Very Soon

 Seattle – The North End Arts Tour will be held from November 30 – December 2. Several of our SWG members are participating in this open studio tour event. Hours are Friday the 30th from 4 pm to 9 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Go to www.neatseattle.com  for all the details. Artisans’ Gallery Sale is part of the NEAT event. SWG members Lynda Rickey, Barbara Zander, Mollie Reeves and Judy Zugish are featured at the studio at 7525 41st Ave. NE in Seattle.

 Seattle – The Seattle Sampling 2012 event is also scheduled for the weekend of November 30th  – December 2nd. Hours are Friday the 30th from 4 to 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. This is a free, self-guided tour of 9 studio locations featuring 30 craftspeople. SWG member Marilyn Moore is one of the featured artists. All the details are at their website: www.SeattleSampling.com  

 Seattle/Shoreline – The Annual Holiday Show and Sale featuring work by SWG member Gay Jensen (and former member Kathy Dannerbeck) along with another artist is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 1st  and 2nd. This event is to be held at 105 N. 200th St in Shoreline; hours are 10 am to 5 pm each day. Call 206 801-7332 for more information.

 Olympia – The Olympia Weavers Guild 29th Annual Show and Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2.  A special event on Friday evening (November 30) prior to the sale features wine and cheese along with the special shopping opportunities and a door prize. Friday’s event is from 5 to 8 pm. Sale hours are 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. The activity will be held at North Olympia Fire Station #7, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd. NE, Olympia.

 Vashon Island – The annual Holiday 2012 Art Open Studio tour will be held on the first two weekends in December: December 1st  and 2nd, and on the 8th  and 9th .  Sue Willingham’s studio is one of the featured stops (#17). SWG members participating in addition to Sue are Joyce Hunziker, Nancy Olszewski, Peggy Queary and Nancy van Roessel. Mary Hosick is also participating with ceramics in her own studio. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm on all four days; brochures with maps are available at many island businesses. No admission charges for this event. All the details will be posted online www.vashonalliedarts.org . 

Current Exhibits

 Gig Harbor – Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound and the Tapestry Weavers South have combined their talents in a show entitled “NWxSE” currently installed at the Harbor History Museum. In addition there will be a TAPS show running concurrently at the museum. The exhibits will be up through January 20, 2013. Several SWG members are featured artists in these exhibits; see the members section (following) for specifics.

 Bellevue –Bellevue Arts Museum’s “BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet” is open. Two SWG members, Polly Adams Sutton and Patti King, have works chosen for the exhibit along with 44 other contemporary artists. A great majority of the works were created especially for this exhibition. This show will be available through February 24, 2013.  The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. and is free on First Fridays when the hours are 11 am – 8 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors over 65. The location is 510 Bellevue Way NE. Check online at www.bellevuearts.org for complete details.

 SalemOR – The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University is currently featuring a remarkable exhibit of Turkish weaving. “Family Holdings: Turkish Flat Weaves from the Keith Achepohl Collection” presents superb examples of 19th and 20th Century kilims (rugs), saddle bags, storage bags and dowry pieces, all made by nomadic people of Turkey. All the details are available at http://Willamette.edu/arts/hfma or http://www.northwestweavers.org/coming-events   (ANWG website). This exhibit will be available from September 15 through December 23, 2012.    

 La Conner – Please note that The Quilt and Textile Museum will be closed from January 1 through mid-February for extensive interior work. Watch their website for updates on the 2013 exhibit schedule: www.laconnerquilts.com 

SWG Members’ Exhibit Activities

Several SWG members have works featured in the current exhibits at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor. Jennie Jeffries, Julie RapinoeMargaret TurnerEllen Ramsey and Pamela Done are the talented artists. Congratulations to each of you!

 Patti King and Polly Adams Sutton have the honor of their work being featured in the BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet exhibit. 

ANWG Conference Opportunities 

ANWG 2013 will include a juried show and your contributions are encouraged! The pieces will be professionally displayed in a special gallery. There is plenty of time to create something amazing, and the organizers hope you are thinking of the borders and boundaries theme and how you might interpret them – perhaps by crossing them? The entry form and more information are all posted at www.anwg-conference-2013.com/juried-show. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2013. 

ANWG is also sponsoring an open show in the Western Gallery during the conference. It’s your opportunity to showcase what you can create with inspiration and fibers. Items can be made with weaving, felting, basketry, bobbin lace, knotting , braiding and plaiting techniques. This is not a juried show so it’s a great chance to share your work. There is however, a limit to exhibit space. The conference website has all the details: www.anwgconference-2013.com . Entries must be received by April 22, 2013. 

Open Air Exhibits: Yarn Bombing Sites in our Area! 

Yes – we’ve mentioned this activity at our guild meetings. Now you can catch up on some of the latest creations by checking these websites… 







Other Exhibit Opportunities to Enjoy 

American Tapestry Alliance – The ATA has an “eKUDOS” website/”newsletter” with detailed information and links to current tapestry exhibits around the world. Those interested can sign up to receive these monthly listings. Go to www.americantapestryalliance.org to connect with this great resource. 

HGA’s Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot 

Check out the website for the HGA eNewsletter publication and get lots of information from interesting articles and suggestions about exhibits of interest for textile and fiber artists. Highlights of these and other activities are available by signing up for the free HGA eNewsletter at www.weavespindye.org under the “What’s New” tab at the top of the screen. 

Calls for Artists – Shows to Enter

 (in chronological order by deadlines) 

Tacoma – The prospectus for the 2013 RAGS Wearable Art show and sale is now available. All the details and the application can be downloaded from the website at www.ragswearableart.org  (under “Call for Entries’). The show and sale are scheduled for March 8-11, 2013, and all applications must be postmarked prior to December 14, 2012. 

Burien – The Burien Arts Association Fiber Arts Show proposed for early 2013 has been postponed due to location problems. They still expect to host this exhibit and will welcome applications from SWG members. Specific details are not yet available; try contacting them via their website if you are interested: http://www.burienarts.org 

Colorado SpringsCO – The Pikes Peak Weavers Guild is seeking entries for a juried art exhibit to be held next summer at the Hagnauer Gallery at the Business of Art Center in Manitou Springs, CO. The exhibit’s theme is to commemorate the 2012 wildfire season, one of the worst in decades for that area. Accepted entries must e hand-woven, hand-dyed or hand-spun and all hand-manipulated fiber techniques are appropriate. The prospectus is available online at www.PikesPeakWeavers.org/firestorm. Entry deadline is April 8, 2013. 

Indigo Handloom is holding a contest for their Spring 2013 collection of handwoven scarves and encourages everyone’s participation. Appropriate scarves can be from silk, cotton or khadi cotton with a maximum width of 40 inches. The winning scarf will be put into production with the winner to receive three copies. In addition the winner gets 15% of all sales of their scarf from the online store. Any questions can be directed to info@indigohandloom.com; updates are posted on their Facebook page. 



Send in any suggestions and activity notices anytime to

SWG Museums and Galleries rep – Nancy van Roessel    ncvr@comcast.net 

Updates will be published regularly – generally the third week of each month – and more frequently if activities warrant.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Larye. Bookmark the permalink.

About Larye

New weaver and amateur loom mechanic. 50-year career in information technology, now self-employed and semi-retired: specialize in Unix systems administration, web site development, and bioinformatics applications programming. Other interests include bicycle touring, aircraft construction, and quilting. Married to weaver/spinner/quilter/cyclist Judy.