Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March marches out like a lamb

IMPORTANT NOTE about SDA member show for Inter.face conference--the deadline for submission has been extended until April 15th. All else stays the same: requirements, submission site, etc.





Workshops:

Workshop on Saltspring Island  May 12, 13 and 14, 2013   We are thrilled to announce that Lauri Swim will be on Salt Spring Island

    From Start to Finish- A Three Day Workshop with Laurie Swim       
    Explore possibilities for creating landscapes in fabric and thread from an artist's perspective in this three-day workshop with Laurie Swim. Participants shall develop a series of samples with innovative techniques and processes. Laurie will teach you a unique method for creating a small building that can be incorporated into a small landscape using the techniques learned.  Plus, over the three day period, each student will develop a pattern for a future landscape project of their own choosing. Demonstrations will be given throughout the workshop as well as suggestions for mounting, framing and hanging a finished work. $355.00 for 3 days

    About the artist: Laurie has worked as an artist for some 40 years, developing unique and innovative treatments to fashion her imagery in textiles with fabric and thread. She has written three books, two published internationally, on quilt art. The Joy of Quilting with an Introduction by Alex Colville, 1984, made her an early leader in the art quilt field. Laurie's third book, Rags to Riches: The Quilt as Art with an introduction by Mary Pratt, was published in Canada in 2007.
  
Laurie's works grace many private and public collections, including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Art Bank, Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council, the City of Toronto Art Collection and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles, California has represented Laurie since 2007. She is also represented by Zwicker's Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Amicus Gallery in Chester, NS.

    Complete details at StitchesFibreArt
    127 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island BC, V8K 2V5
    creativity@StitchesFibreArtSupplies.ca



Good reads:

Craft Perception and Practice celebrates the excellence of Canadian crafts by bringing together twenty-four essays and critical commentaries by sixteen independent critics and curators, professional artists, art historians, and studio art instructors. Highly readable texts by authors Glenn Allison, Amy Gogarty, Paula Gustafson, Paul Mathieu, Gil McElroy, and Anne McPherson-as well as by noted Canadian painter Mary Pratt-discuss the conceptual, social, and cultural significance of craft media, engage linguistic and feminist theories.

(This book is listed as available in the ACAD library. PDF of craft/media/resources here.)

Employment:

                 
                       Casa Employment Opportunities Upcoming

Keep an eye out for employment opportunities on www.artslethbridge.org this weekend. Some of the available positions include: Reception, Facility Attendant, Printmaking StudioTechnician,      Textile Studio Technician, and Custodian.  Both Full Time & Part Time positions are available.







Miscellaneous:





Proper sizing of photos for social media sites. (Remember to set resolution at 72dpi to protect quality and make it harder to print for those who don't ask!)

On Owning the Role of Artist  How labels and comparisons can strengthen creativity, a bit simplistic but food for thought certainly.


Boutique sales opportunity:  

BC member Jaiya Anka Ross, has recently made the transition to working more as a designer/maker and has become a boutique owner, in beautiful Victoria, BC. Following is her info:

    As of this April, I will become the new owner of a lovely boutique called "Cusp" and it has been on Lower Johnson (in the heart of boutique row!) for five years, cultivating a following among fashion-forward women. I will be evolving the collections within the heritage space, to include a greater focus on local designers, products and practices with a greater emphasis on sustainability, and my own work over time. The boutique will focus on wearables for women and textile products for the home.

    And so I am looking for local designers and artists who may wish to have their work featured in a boutique in downtown Victoria. The boutique is fashion-forward and currently features products in a mid-price point category. With time, I would like to bring in "exhibits" of the work of local artisans and host artist/designer talks, in order to increase the awareness, education and appreciation around textile art and design.

    Cusp Clothing:
    102 - 561 Johnson Street
    Victoria, BC
    V8W 1M2
    t: 250.381.8614
    cuspclothing@gmail.com as of April 2.

    While Cusp Clothing has a very active Facebook page, I will be creating a new website and blog and will be sure to send you a link to this once it is up and running.


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