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Printed design on silk by Maryann

Printed design on silk by Maryann
Printed design on silk by Maryann

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Second Friday/Public Event

Jason Pollen: Past, Present, Future
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Friday, October 8 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Loft 122
122 Boulevard (x wyandotte) 2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO

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Announcing a special opportunity to view select paintings, sculptures, textile pieces, and 'objects of influence and inspiration' by Jason Pollen on the occasion of his retirement after 26 years at the Art Institute.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Non-Profit Formation Workshop

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Non-Profit Formation Workshop
6 - 8 p.m.
Arts Incubator, 115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

This workshop is for artists and arts groups who want to form non-profit organizations, and who have worked through the KCVLAA's non-profit formation workbook.  In this workshop, you'll learn the filing, reporting and administrative requirements for arts non-profits, as well as strategies for preparing an effective Form 1023.  Don't have a KCVLAA Non-Profit Formation Workbook yet?  Email and ask for one.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for Artists

Kansas City has a group of people who (are/will) to work with artists on a "Pro Bono Legal & Accounting" problems.  I have spoke with them and had mentioned that we have members all over the state (MO & KS), and that was no problem for this group so far.

Please view their website at for the  Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts -  A thriving arts community contributes to a positive economic and social environment for all of us.

Please use:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

For SDA members who are MoFA members also

MoFA Summer Update-June 30, 2010

MoFA extends our condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Robin Quint who passed away June 20, 2010.   We are saddened by the loss of her incredible spirit. 

Fibrations deadline is July 23.  Prospectus is in the summer newsletter and on the MoFA website:   Take this opportunity to participate in an all MoFA members exhibit, happening in Springfield, Missouri.  Remember you can initiate a MoFA exhibit in your area. These exhibits replace our traveling show. 

Mark your calendars! February 25-27, 2011 is the date for the MoFA Retreat at the Rickman Center in Jefferson City.  Details coming in the fall newsletter

Speaking of Fibers will be the MoFA members’ show for Innovations in Textile 9. The venue is the Morton May Gallery at Maryville University. Dates are October 1-31, 2011. Details and prospectus will be in the fall newsletter.

Fall newsletter deadline is August 15, Send news!

Thank you to Barb Zapulla who has volunteered to be the MoFA Exhibitions Coordinator. Thank you to Judy Cobillas, Connie Zullo and Rosemary Claus-Gray who are our regional reps. And another thank you to J. Penney Burton, our new student rep.
We sill need reps from the Southwest region, the Northwest region, the Northeast region, South Central and Greater Kansas City regions.. If interested, contact Bonnie Black at

Congratulations to Jill Choate who has been included in two instructional basketry/gourd books, Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds-she’s on the front cover (Oct. 2010) and Weaving on Gourds  (Dec. 2010)b  

Needle , an online magazine is looking for artists to submit articles (so is Network, our MoFA  newsletter)
If interested here is the link for Needle:

Don’t forget-Leandra Spangler is offering  some terrific classes in july. Contact her at .

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Valerie Doran Bashaw has a show in Overland Park, KS.

Valerie's show at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Overland Park Kansas featuring 10 new pieces hanging in the new wing of SMMC. It is on the lower level, enter at the main entrance, take the elevator or stairs down and it is across from the gardens. It's dedicated to her mother and called, Anna's Garden. 2 works are Japanese colored paste resist on silk and the other 8 are composed of resist dyed silks, pieced together and stretched on deep frames. The imagery is focused on healing and renewal, so a hospital setting is a good partnership.

Tow of your images are vertical, from what you will see here. One is 60 x 40" titled "Deepening" and the other is called "Deep Forest" at 30 x 20".

Techniques include "Shibori" and a bamboo resist method that the artists has developed herself. She has used 6 different kinds of silk fabric, each accepting the dye in a different manner.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weaving classes and more,
Missouri Basketweavers Guild will be holding their 19th Annual convention from 5-8 August 2010. The convention, "Weaving MO Madness" will be held at theHoliday Inn Viking Center at Lindbergh and Watson Road in St. Louis. There is still time to register for the convention and get some great classes from a variety of teachers from across the US including Peggy Wilcox, Mary Stokes-Smith, Lisa Adkins, Jeanne Dudley, Susan Coyle, Candace Katz, and Debbie Hurd and others. We are in need of donations for our raffle, which provides money for the next year's convention. If you would like to donate any unique, wonderful, items please contact mbgdonations@ for information on where to send your donation. We greatly appreciate all donations to our convention raffle and thank you in advance for your support of the basket weaving tradition. For more information on the convention go to our website: You do need to be a member of the guild in order to attend but you can include that with your registration fee.
We hope to see some of you at our "Weaving MO Madness" and appreciate any donations for our raffle.

Artist's Reception and Closing Event

For Holly Stewart

Saturday, June 5, 2010
3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Teahouse and Coffeepot
4309 Jefferson Street KCMO