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Printed design on silk by Maryann

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Announcing New Surface Design Journal Editor

Press Release:
Contact:  Della Reams, SDA  P.R. Director,
Photos:  available upon request

Announcing New Surface Design Journal Editor

Marci Rae McDade replaces Patricia Malarcher as Surface Design Journal Editor

     After more than eighteen years of curating articles and images that stimulate the imagination and enrich the intellect as editor of the Surface Design Journal, Patricia Malarcher has decided to step down and devote more time to her own creative pursuits.  As a direct result of Patricia's editorial vision and management, Surface Design Journal now enjoys worldwide acclaim as a resource for current developments in fiber and textile arts.  "It's been a great ride and I'll miss it, but it's time to turn the Journal over to another generation. I'm confidant that Marci will do a great job," states Patricia.

     Marci Rae McDade will step up as new editor of Surface Design Journal on January 1, 2012.  As former editor of the recently discontinued Fiber Arts magazine, with an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, she is a natural and timely choice to both create continuity and introduce change to the Journal.  An established voice and though leader in the field, Marci brings breath and depth of knowledge as well as passion and publishing acumen.  "I would like to thank the SDA for this incredible opportunity to continue my work celebrating and promoting contemporary textile arts, artists, exhibitions and publications from around the world."

     The Surface Design Association, a non-profit organization since 1977, is dedicated to raising the level of excellence in surface design-- the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric -- by inspiring creativity and encouraging innovation through publications, artists, designers, educators, curators, gallery owners, students, and textile enthusiasts from around the world.  New members are invited to join at

Friday, December 9, 2011

Art Show for Missouri State Rep M. Hammond


Hearts and Flowers   By MARYANN HAMMOND copywright

Jones Gallery 1717  Walnut, KCMO, 64108    (First Friday’s Opening 02-DEC-2011)
816-421-2111  (Open all month until 3PM or by appointment)

                   Pattern of Design  By MARYANN HAMMOND copywright

Come out and support all local “Artists” for your Christmas & other Holiday gift giving this year!  Also visit all artists contacts at:

          (First Friday’s Opening 02-DEC-2011)

These two designs are on the website where I can have them made into yardage in silk or cotton…  Made in the USA…

Friday, November 11, 2011

Now that it is after 11-11-11 (11:11PM)

To all "Artists and guests" viewing this SDA Blogspot.  What did you do today to mark this special date and times?  Did you draw, start a new project, contacted old friends and family?  According to Quiltviews, they asked that very question.  I hope that many of you did do something to remember this day in history with your art work.  I drew a design for a new 36" scarf, and updated content of supplies, plus contacted family.  Left a note early this morning on FB to all my family and friends to have a great day & "thank you" for serving our country.  Veterans Day will never be the same after a date like today of 11-11-2011!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Art St Louis

We have SDA members in several shows in Missouri...

Fiber Focus 2011
  September 6-October 13, 2011
   Main Gallery, Art Saint Louis

FREE Opening reception 6-10 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2011
FREE Juror's Gallery talk 1:30-1:50 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2011

Art Saint Louis presents our biennial fiber/textile art exhibition open to artists in Missouri and the eight Midwestern regional states that border us: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. We are proud to announce that our 2011 exhibit is Lia Cook.

Lia Cook is an internationally exhibited textile artist based in Berkeley, CA. She is currently Professor of Art, Textiles and Graduate Studies at California College of Arts, where she has taught since 1976. Lia works in a variety of media combining weaving with painting, photography and digital technology. She exhibits nationally and internationally, most recently in China, Sweden, Costa Rica, Austria, and Canada. Her works are in the permanent collections of: MOMA, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Cooper Hewitt, New York; Museum of Art & Design, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Smithsonian Museum, The National Collection, France; de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California; Musee Bellerieve, Switzerland; and National Gallery of Australia.
Fiber Focus 2011 is presented with the generous support of Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Fiber Artists, Regional Arts Commission, Pat & Paul Owoc, and Karen Pauls.

Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO. I Could Fear That, Too. 2011. Mixed Media, 17”x24”. $260.

For this year's exhibit, 60 artists submitted 259 artworks for our juror's consideration. From those entries, Lia Cook selected 56 artworks by 42 artists for this year's show.
Our featured artists in Fiber Focus 2011 are:
Aviva Alter, Chicago, IL
Carol Bormann, Springfield, MO
David Brackett, Lawrence, KS
J. Penney Burton, Columbia, MO
Dianna Callahan, Morrisville, MO
Shin-hee Chin, McPherson, KS
Rosemary Claus-Gray, Doniphan, MO
Susannah Dotson, Chicago, IL
Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO
Carlene Fullerton, Richmond Heights, MO
Katy Gilmore, Greenville, IL
Mindy Goodman, Kansas City, MO
Stephanie Grubbs, Edmond, OK
Erika Lynne Hanson, Kansas City, MO
Sheri Hausman, Hermann, MO
Marjorie Hoeltzel, St. Louis, MO
Jess Jones, Smithville, TN
Donna June Katz, Chicago, IL
Lialia Kuchma, Chicago, IL
Carol LeBaron, Elilzabethton, TN
Bette Levy, Louisville, KY
Nicole Ottwell, Edwardsville, IL
Pat Owoc, St. Louis, MO
Teresa Paschke, Ames, IA
Marti Plager, Louisville, KY
Deeann Rieves, Brentwood, TN
Luanne Rimel, Webster Groves, MO
Trudy Rogers-Denham, Columbia, MO
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Lexington, KY
Adrienne Sandusky, St. Louis, MO
Jayson Schwaller, Hays, KS
Susan Swisher, Murphysboro, IL
Melinda Snyder, Louisville, KY
Leandra Spangler, Columbia, MO
Patricia Vivod, Troy, IL
Kathy Weaver, Highland Park, IL
Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis, MO
Jill Rumoshosky Werner, Wichita, KS
Ruth E.W. Walker, Columbia, MO & Suza Wooldridge, Hartsburg, MO
Sharon Wright, Barrington, IL
Peggy Wyman, Macomb, MO
Carol Zeman, Osage Beach, MO

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Lexington, KY. Pattern Fusion No. 12: Motherboard 3. 2009 Machine-Stitched & Interlaced, Recycled Auto Industry Mylar, Recycled Library 35mm Microfilm, Multi-Colored Threads, Plaited Braid, Holographic Film, Pellon, Polymer Medium, Fabric-Backed, 73.5”x76”. $15,000.

Since 2005, our Fiber Focus exhibition has featured artworks by hundreds of the Midwest region's strongest & most inventive fiber, textile, and mixed media artists—artists who are internationally recognized, exhibited and collected. Art Saint Louis is privileged to provide the unique opportunity to present contemporary fiber work in our gorgeous gallery.

Gallery view: Fiber Focus 2007. Photograph by Robin Hirsch.
In addition to exhibiting works by this region's finest artists, Fiber Focus has an impressive history of exhibit jurors, includingoutstanding key internationally recognized figures working in contemporary fiber art. Past jurors of "Fiber Focus" include:
1995  Barbara Lee Smith, artist, curator, lecturer, author
1997 Rebecca A.T. Stevens, artist, lecturer, author, curator, Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.
1999 Yoshiko Wada, artist, curator, author, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
2001  Laurel Reuter, author, Founding Director, North Dakota Museum of Art
2003  Junco Sato Pollack, artist, Associate Professor of Art, Head of Textiles, School of Art & Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta
2005  Bhakti Ziek, textile artist, author, Randolph, VT
2007  Jane Sauer, artist, owner, Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Alice Zrebiec, curatorial consultant, Santa Fe, NM; consulting curator of Textile Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
View highlights from Fiber Focus 2009 and Fiber Focus 2007.

** Fiber Focus 2011 is part of Innovations in Textiles 9 a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis, MO, that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Thirteen area nonprofit & private arts organizations will join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national & international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery talks, a bus tour, and more. This collaborative serves to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic prospective on fiber art featuring various materials and techniques. The broad range of programming offered mirrors the symposium’s dedication to the investigation of innovative ideas.**

Art Saint Louis is FREE & open to the public Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday—Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays, holidays and between exhibitions.
GALLERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED through September 6, 2011 while we prepare for and install "Fiber Focus 2011.

Art Saint Louis is easily accessible by MetroLink. The Convention Center Station is located at 6th Street & Washington Avenue and is mere steps away from our front door. There are several parking garages and lots near Art Saint Louis, for specific locations, download a Downtown Parking Guide here. Meters are located ($1/hour) on Lucas, Locust, Broadway, and other nearby streets. Nearby parking lots & garages: Missouri Athletic Club, Convention Center, St. Louis Centre.

Events, exhibition themes, dates, jurors & gallery hours are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, phone 314/241-4810 or e-mail Art Saint Louis.
For additional information on 2011-13 Exhibitions, click here. For downloadable entry forms for our upcoming juried exhibits click here.
ALL Art Saint Louis programs & operations are made possible with the support of Whitaker Foundation, Regional Arts Commission, Missouri Arts Council, Emerson, EdwardJones, and the Arthur & Helen Baer Foundation.

Patricia Vivod, Troy, IL. Garden Kingdom. 2010. Shibori Rust, Organic Print on Silk, 75”x48”, $800.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Innovations in Textiles 2011 here in St. Louis

Luanne Rimel, has been accepted in the the "Innovations in Textiles" show with one of her quilts called (Venetian Stone 2)  This show will be from August - October.  There will be a gallery hop with two tour busses & a keynote address by Marci McDade on the weekend of September 16 & 17th.  Jim Hay a quilt artists living in Japan will be offering a 2 day workshop at the  "Craft Alliance" in St. Louis along with his eibition in the Charak Gallery there as well.  Please go to       for more details about this show.
Below is a wonderful picture of Luanne, her works, with one that will be in the show.  They are 18" square and heavily stitched she said that you will be able to see in the detail of Sentinel...

Luanne is a member of SDA along with being the only "Missouri artist" to have a piece in Quilt National, coming to the Foundry Art Centre in September/October 2011.  She will also have the following exhibits:   MOFA Missouri Fiber Artists exhibit at Maryville University "Fiber Focus", juried by Lia Cook at the Art Saint Louis.  Three works at "The Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville IL.

(When you see the her works below, you will see why she was chosen to show at these events)...

Luanne has a website at:

 Venetian Stone 2    (piece in Quilt National)

Close-up with detail of Sentinel

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rosemary Claus-Gray & her wonderful studio space!

Everything is labeled and ready to work each day.  Another SDA member's wonderful work space...
To contact Rosemary about her "Fiber Arts" is at:

Thank you Rosemary for showing us your studio...

Rosemary has lots of storage and space to work in...    

Notice the design in the window, where we have a close up in the next photo.


More work space...