Thursday, May 15, 2014

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE for May meeting

May meeting of SDA in Calgary

Stitch-In
Members and non-members welcome

Please come along to the next meeting

On: Thursday 22nd May
At: 1127-38 Ave S.W.
From: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
A donation of $5 will be requested of non-members

Please bring some lap activity that falls into the general and completely stretchable category of ‘stitching’; this could include knitting, crochet/tatting…. or some such, hand embroidery or making of some sort.
This meeting is designed to be  a stitch-in, so that we can push work on with a project we have on the go and particularly if you are working on  a Slofemist project from a previous SDA meetings, do bring that….   

Arlee Barr will give a brief chat and demonstration of her recent works of stunning and flabbergastory hand stitched pieces.

During the stitching we will be discussing the future of SDA in Alberta.  There is news and I hope that many of you can attend to hear and give your feedback.


Please RSVP Lynda Williamson: 403-243-7411  
for more information,  Karin:   

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Special event notice

You are Invited to the public reception for TMC's Exhibit...
Flood Stories: creative flotsam on the edge of high water
 - at The New Gallery +15 Window, Epcor Centre, 205 – 8 Ave SE
 - Thursday May 15, 6 pm

Take a look inside the process of creating a limited edition hand-printed book that honours images and words from many contributors.




Stories and texts were collected from various sources including the homeless community.
The images include original relief prints made by youth at Inn from the Cold and screened photographs by flood evacuee Max Ciesielski.

Printmaker and TMC artist-mentor Eveline Kolijn leads this project that captures the rawness and diversity of emotions evoked by the 2013 flood.

The exhibit continues to May 31.
For more Information: http://www.thenewgallery.org/flood-stories/ 
See you there!
Linda Hawke
President
This is My City Art Society
www.thisismycitycalgary.ca

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

little bits

EDGE OF THE FOREST UPDATE

Canadian SDA members: We have exciting news! The John M Parrott Art Gallery in Belleville, Ontario has agreed to accept the Edge of the Forest for a six week exhibition June, 2015 - mid July, 2015.   
(Call for Entry scroll down and click on link--i cannot put a direct link here because of blogger policies  in regards to "email" notifications, even Constant Contact!)

Images/entry forms due: October 1, 2014
Jurying: November 15 - 30, 2014
Jury notifications artwork to arrive: December 1 - 15, 2014
Artwork to arrive: January 1 - February 1, 2015  


Exhibition dates:

Mar. 1 - 30, 2015: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, June - mid July, 2015: John M. Parrott Gallery, Bellville, Ont.    Aug15 - Oct 15, 2015 Fibre Conference/ Crafts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

(This brings to date three venues that will be showing the exhibit)


The Edge of the Forest Team
edgeoftheforest15@gmail.com
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EXHIBITS:


Caryl says, "This is my first art show and sale. It is a mixture of pieces that I have been working on this past year including mixed media on fabric, paper and board; acrylic on canvas and paper, with a whole range of exploration and discovery."


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Miscellaneous Interest:

http://thistle-threads.blogspot.ca/ Historical perspectives, the making of period needlework, and interesting tidbits about how, why and where certain threads are made, or why they have gone "out of style"
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http://makeitindesign.com/blog/ The Art and Business of Surface Pattern design---more a commercial site for textile designs on conventional substrates (cloth), but a visual feast nonetheless!
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Concerned about copyright issues? Much info here on how to find where yours are going: http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/images/searchbyimage.html
and http://karmadecay.com/faq . There is also "src-img" which is added to your Mozilla bar.

Personally, it REALLY bothers me when people plaster copyright notices all over their own site, then pin/use/"share" without permission or correct attribution. When you find your own work linking to porn or equally specious sites, it's rather upsetting. And what to do when you do find them? File a report, though some sites make it very difficult to actually contact anyone. The best is to report to Google https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/removals/copyright/
And please--if you are using popular "sharing" sites, ASK permission first of the image holder and maker!!!

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Karin used to live in The Sultanate of Oman and believes the only thing better than living in Oman would be to go there and study art.  Here is a chance to do just that.
If you want more information get in touch directly.
Greetings from Bait Al Zubair!

Bait Al Zubair is proud to present our new

‘Art History and Practical Summer Course: Renaissance to Street Art’ conducted by visiting lecturer Professor Dickerson MFA. Dr (RCA)

Bait Al Dalaleel’s Art History summer course at Bait Al Zubair is an excellent introduction to the study of contemporary art. It sustains and develops students’ abilities and interests over a four-week period and offers an outstanding opportunity for an intensive engagement with Fine Art practice in a historical and practical sense. The course encourages individual creativity whilst imparting a solid grounding in the practical and the aesthetic.

During the course we will be looking at both historical and contemporary art through a range of lectures, discussion-lead seminars and practical workshops. This will provide grounding in the history and theory of art which contributes to students' overall development as artists and their awareness of the relevance of these critical studies to the contemporary practicing artist.

Please find the Introduction to the course attached as well as the application package with all the details.

Limited space is available. Deadline for application is the 15th of May 2014.

Please contact bazm@baitalzubair.com for more details or call 22084747

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And don't forget our May meeting on the 21st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

MAY meeting

May meeting of SDA in Calgary

Stitch-In
Members and non-members welcome

Please come along to the next meeting

On: Wednesday 21 May
At: 1127-38 Ave S.W.
From: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
A donation of $5 will be requested of non-members

Please bring some lap activity that falls into the general and completely stretchable category of ‘stitching’; this could include knitting, crochet/tatting…. or some such, hand embroidery or making of some sort.
This meeting is designed to be  a stitch-in, so that we can push work on with a project we have on the go and particularly if you are working on  a Slofemist project from a previous SDA meetings, do bring that….   

Arlee Barr will give a brief chat and demonstration of her recent works of stunning and flabbergastory hand stitched pieces.

During the stitching we will be discussing the future of SDA in Alberta.  There is news and I hope that many of you can attend to hear and give your feedback.
It would be great also to have a Skype link to folks in Lethbridge and/or Edmonton so please get in touch (with Karin)  if you wish this to happen.



Please RSVP Lynda Williamson: 403-243-7411  
for more information,  Karin:    

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Early Bird tickets for the lecture by Yoshiko Wada in August 
on sale now.
Save some money by purchasing your ticket early.

Yoshiko Wada 
will speak on

Sustainability in Textile Design & Production

Go to Eventbrite and buy your ticket with a credit card.
Early Bird Ticket Sale ends June 1st 2014