Monday, January 11, 2010

Surface Design Events in BC for Jan, Feb, March 2010 and beyond

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The last meeting of the Vancouver Surface Design took place on Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2009, hosted at the home of Susan James in Vancouver. Aside from a discussion of our Exquisite Corpse project and exhibition (which is planned for fall of 2010), we enjoyed a presentation by Jessica de Haas on the SDA conference held in Kansas City in June 2009. Next meeting will be February 8th, 2010 at the home of Michelle Sirois-Silver in Vancouver. Contact Jennifer Love for info.

Vancouver Island Surface Design (including members from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands) also meets on a regular basis. They are planning an exhibition, Current Threads, at the Ladysmith Art Gallery, for the month of August, 2010. Please contact Susan Purney-Mark for more info:

The last Sunshine Coast Surface Design meeting took place FibreWorks Gallery in Pender Harbour on Dec 1st. The next meeting will be held at Jennifer Love’s new studio, Foxglove Studio Two in Garden Bay, Pender Harbour on Wed, Feb 3rd, 2009. Contact Jennifer for info.


Jan. 5 – Feb 14, 2010: “Double Vision – Morphos Inquiry”; work by Patricia Chauncey & Hilary Young. Opening reception Jan. 9, 4-6pm, Numen Gallery, 120-1058 Mainland St., Yaletown, Vancouver B.C. Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 11-6, Sun 1-5. Numen Gallery is located inside the Mainland Street Court, between Nelson and Helmcken, one block north of the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station on the new Canada Line. For more information, contact 604.630.6927 or or go to

January 9 - January 30, 2010: Fresh Craft Student Show, CraftHouse Gallery, 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island. 604-687-7270, Opening Reception: Saturday, January 9th 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Includes work by BC SDA member Kaytee Kilgour.

Jan. 14 - April 11, 2010: The Craft Council of British Columbia presents "Art of Craft: Canada. BC. Korea," an exhibition in three parts, including "By Hand: BC and Yukon," a juried exhibition of fine craft by BC and Yukon artisans. Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver; Work by the following BC and Yukon SDA members is included: Yvonne Wakabayashil, Lyn Fabio, Cher Cartwright, Hanna Haapasalo, Angelika Werth, Jane Kenyon, AnneMarie Andrishak, Kaija Rautiainen, Michelle Sirois-Silver, Yoriko Oki.

Jan 12-24th 2010: "Mixed Messages", featuring work by Anni Hunt, Aileen Marie Vantomme, Claire Sunok Choi, Bahram Javahry, and Fariba Mirzaie. Ferry Building Gallery. 1414 Argyle Avenue. West Vancouver, BC. Gallery Hours Tues - Sun: 11AM - 5PM Closed Mondays. Tel: 604-925-7290 . Website: Formore info contact Anni Hunt at:

Jan 16 – Feb 28, 2010– “Pareidolia.” Work by Shannon Wardropper, BC fibre artist. Artist’s website: Shannon will give a workshop on Feb 12-14: Textile Collage. For info call 604-883-2380 or e-mail:

Starting Jan 16, 2010 for six sessions over six weeks: Batik on Paper – with Mariana Frochtengarten.
Dunbar Community Center, Vancouver. Full description, days, hours, cost and on-line registration are available on the WEBSITE

Jan. 19-31, 2010: "Hand Hooked Rugs: West Coast Sense and Sensibility," The Silk Purse Arts Centre; a group exhibition of hand hooked rugs by artisans living in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.
Opening reception: Saturday, January 23 2-4 pm; Demonstration: Saturday, January 23 12-4pm; 1570 Argyle, West Vancouver;

Jan 21 - March 21, 2010: "Sport Re-imagined," a group exhibition showcasing artists whose work challenges, re-imagines and reinterprets sport and the paraphernalia and constructs that surround it. Includes work by BC SDA member Angelika Werth. Leigh Square Community Arts Village,

Jan 23 - April 4, 2010: Ruth Scheuing: "Silkroads," examining the myth and metaphor of the Silkroad. Artist's talk: Sat, Feb 13, 2pm. Surrey Art Gallery. 13750- 88 Avenue, Surrey, BC,

January 23, 24, 25 - 9.30am – 5pm daily
Ulrieke Benner Feltmaking Workshops - Creating Art from Within
Fundamentals to Sculpture: One, two or three days of creative feltmaking, you choose!
142 Richard Flack Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1N4 Canada; 250.537.1723;;

Jan 30, 2010, 10am-3pm: An Introduction to Hand Hooked Rugs with Michelle Sirois-Silver. Silk Purse Arts Centre. Registration is taking place now.

Jan 23 – April 4, 2010: “Quilt of Belonging,” a 120 foot long Fibre Art Tapestry that is going to be on exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery during the Vancouver Olympics. 13750-88th Avenue, Surrey,BC.

February 12, 13 & 14, 2010: Textile Collage workshop with Shannon Wardroper at FibreWorks Gallery/Studio in Pender Harbour. An introductory class. Fee $450.00 plus $22.50 (includes all materials). More info or to register: 604-883-2380 or e-mail

Starting Feb 22, 2010 for six sessions over six weeks: Dyeing Fabrics through Resist Techniques - with Mariana Frochtengarten. Dunbar Community Center, Vancouver. Full description, days, hours, cost and on-line registration are available in the following link:  WEBSITE

March 19 - 24, 2010: Conference: REINVENTION, Co-sponsored by Surface Design Association (SDA), Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA), and San Francisco State University Art Department – Textiles. Attendees must be members of either SDA or SAQA. Location: Seven Hills Conference Center, San Francisco State University Campus off State Drive.  Conference brochure and Registration form are available at:

March 29 – April 9, 2010: “Fibre in the Forest” - VGFA 40th Anniversary Retreat.
THE VANCOUVER GUILD OF FIBRE ARTS will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2010 with a fibre retreat in the beautiful forests of Loon Lake Camp, B.C. The two week retreat will offer workshops in surface design, draping for sewing, lace knitting, collage, quilting, mark making on cloth, book making, doll making – to name a few – as well as areas for self directed work. Nancy Crow will be one of the instructors. Registration, class lists and calendar are posted on their web site – Questions: Anne Love 604 922 3033.

May 17 to 23, 2010: “Interlacement - a Fibre Symposium.” The Greater Vancouver Weavers & Spinners Guild is turning 75 in 2010. Interlacement will feature Workshops and Lectures with BC and International Fibre Artists at Capilano University, North Vancouver. Full details are on the Guild's website:

June 21 - Aug 01, 2010 – “Thr3fold” – second North American exhibit, at FibreWorks Gallery/Studio in Pender Harbour. Opening Reception – “Meet the Artists” – Linda & Laura Kemshell & Catherine Nicholls: Monday, June 21, 2-4 p.m. This will also be the release of Vol. #5 of Thr3fold Journals – bring all your Journals for artist autographs. Artists’ website:   Info: 604-883-2380 or e-mail  Website:

Aug 04 – Oct 31, 2010 – “Synthesis” – Studio Art Quilters Association (SAQA). At FibreWorks Gallery/Studio in Pender Harbour. Contemporary art quilts. Artists’ website:
More info: 604-883-2380 or e-mail

March/April, 2011 – Hilary Rice – “Landscapes of the Soul” BC fibre artist At FibreWorks Gallery/Studio in Pender Harbour.  For more info: call 604-883-2380 or e-mail to register.  Website: