Thursday, December 27, 2012

The "Call for Entry" in the following post left out the contact information.  Please contact Joann Condino  for further information.

Three Pines Studio
5969 W. Levering Rd
P.O. Box 221
Cross Village, MI 49723
231 526-9447
231 838-9921 cell

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Call for Entry

I'd like to encourage all of you to consider entering this exhibit as it is a Michigan show. We need good good participation to showcase Michigan fiber artists!

Call for Artists-

 By the Yard:
  Surface Designed Textiles

Members of the Northern Michigan fiber community
and/or Michigan members of the Surface Design Association  

Exhibition: May 25 - June 11, 2013
Artist’s Reception: May 25, 2- 7 pm

In concept,  material is the fiber artist’s blank canvas, a vehicle for their motifs and mark making.  The yardage that is produced is the transitional material for the next construction. The art cloth will be hung on cardboard rolls suspended from the ceiling of the gallery. 

5 yards of continuous surface designed fiber or more preferred, (artist’s choice: silk, cotton, wool, etc), minimum of 1 yard will be considered. 
Techniques employed are the choice of artist.

The artist must provide a short statement regarding their concept and process
including a possible use of their fiber.

February 14, 2013
Application deadline:
Statement of intent to participate and brief concept description
including images of previous work (jpg or photos) may be emailed to or mailed to Joann Condino, Three Pines Studio,
P.O. Box 221, Cross Village, MI 49723 .

May 1st, 2013
Work must be delivered or received by May 1st
For promotion purposes, images (jpg or photos 300 dpi) should be provided as soon as possible but no later than delivery date. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays

Dear SDA Members,

No matter how you celebrate, have a wonderful holiday and a healthy, prosperous and productive new year!


Monday, December 3, 2012

"Always Something…" SDA, Midwest Exhibition September 2013

Open to all current Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin SDA members.

If these area reps would like to contact me about promotion or questions about the show please email me at

At The Vogt Visual Arts Center, Tinley Park, Illinois 

Exhibit Concept:  The intention of this exhibit is to illustrate reactions when things don't go our way. A journey stalled by a red light, construction that blocks our path; a bridge goes up and halts our progress. One thing leads to another… Perhaps these moments allow for us to notice something unexpected, a mother and child holding hands, a sunlit tree reveals magic, we hear the sweet music of a songbird. Life is motion, each unexpected change allows for an opportunity to see our world anew and alter our perspective.

Full prospectus can be found on the Il blog

Il SDA Rep
Submission Deadline: January 25, 2013  
2010 Third Place - Susan L. Lumsden, "Live Water" 
The Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the 2013 Fantastic Fibers competitive exhibition. This is the first year the Fantastic Fibers exhibition will be an American Quilter's Society sanctioned event. 

In 2012 we received nearly 400 entries from 159 artists from 10 countries. 53 works by 43 artists were chosen for the exhibit. 

Fantastic Fibers 2013 is hosted by the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah's Gateway to the Arts. Located in downtown Paducah, the Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating more than fifty years of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region.

Paducah is the home of the National Quilt Museum. The American Quilter's Society Annual Show and Contest will be held in Paducah from April 24th-27th, 2013.

Important Dates:
January 25 - Entry deadline
February 11 - Accepted artists notified
March 29 - Accepted entries due
April 6 - Opening reception 5PM-7PM
May 4 - Pick up hand-delivered work
May 8 - Return shipment of mailed work

For any questions, please email Joshua E. White or John Paul Henry at 270-442-2453 and
2011 Best of Show - Jennifer Moss