Jean Cacicedo Leach
Jean Cacicedo Leach
We are thrilled to have Jean Cacicedo Leach, renowned innovator of the Wearable Art Movement of the 70’s presenting at the May 9th, 2015 joint meeting of the Surface Design and Contemporary QuiltArts Associations. Her presentation will be on “The Transformation of Cloth”.
Jean is known for her “signature coats”, her pieced and sewn, slashed, felted and dyed constructions have been both published and exhibited throughout Western Europe, Japan and the United States. In 2000, a 30-year retrospective of her work was featured at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, and Museum of Art and Design, NYC. Jean received an NEA Fellowship Grant in 1976. She is currently a Board Member of the Textile Arts Council of the de Young Museum, San Francisco.
Jean replaces Yoshiko Wada who had to cancel due to family issues. All Washington State SDA members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held on the Seattle Pacific University campus from 11AM to 1PM.
SDA Washington Traveling Exhibition
We have worked out the preliminary details for the exhibition and are now in the process of shopping exhibition venues. The juried shows are planned to rotate to at least three venues in the State in the 2016/2017 timeframe. Many thanks to the Advisory committee– Larkin Van Horn, Whidbey Island Surface Design ; Catherine Kirsch, Member Resource Team Surface Design Association; Jennifer Love, former Surface Design Association representative for British Columbia and the Steering Committee–Maura Donegan, Eastside SDA; Vicki Gerton, South Central SDA; Pat Herkal, North Penisula SDA; Judith Noble, Seattle SDA; Colleen Wootton, Whidbey Island for their invaluable input in formulating the plan. We will share news as we have it and would love to have your ideas and input!
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Newsblog–Features Cameron Mason’s installation at the 2014 Burning Man Celebration
Janet Echelman Exhibit–Janet’s installation is up at the Gates Foundation in Seattle. We were not able to coordinate a time in her schedule for her presentation to SDA Washington, however you can view the installation (best at night) from a public viewing area at the Foundation on 5th Avenue across from the Seattle Center. The installation can also be seen from I-5.
Eastside – Sunday, Mar 15th, 2-4PM, at VALA Art Center & Studios, 16409 NE 74th St, Redmond Town Center. Bring your work finished or in process for show and tell with other artists.
North Central (Wenatchee, Manson, Leavenworth area) –For more information. please email Geraldine at email@example.com.
North Peninsula: Wednesday, March 11, 3-5 pm. Kindy Kemp’s home/studio. We’ll discuss our upcoming group show this summer. Jeannie McMacken (firstname.lastname@example.org).
North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)— Monday, March 30th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts at 12636 Chilberg Road in LaConner. Contact Area Leader Linda Downing (email@example.com) or Valerie Wootton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
South Central Group — March 14, 2015, at 10 am, we will meet at the home of Katherine Sylvan, 802 S Kellogg, Kennewick, at 10 am. Hands on fabric printing with thickened Procion MX dye, the third layer of our surface design study. Email Vicki Gerton (email@example.com) for directions or questions.
Seattle—March 7, 10AM-12 Demonstration of Japanese and Western papermaking at Mary Ashton’s studio, 6511 19th Ave NE. Please bring art finished or in process to share.
South Sound, next meetings Saturdays, February 28th at the Arbutus Folk School in Olympia, please RSVP to Faith Hagenhofer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whidbey Island, please contact Debra Calkins <email@example.com>for more information.
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