Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Surface Design Events in BC for December 2010 and beyond

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The last Vancouver Surface Design meeting took place on Tues, Nov 16th at the home of Susan James in Vancouver. Catherine Nicholls gave a presentation about her recent trip to England for the Festival of Quilts . The next meeting will be on Tues, January 25th – venue and focus TBA. Contact Jennifer at  for info about meetings.

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

The last Sunshine Coast Surface Design meeting took place on Wed, Nov 5, at the home of Jean Curry in Pender Harbour. The next meeting will be at the home of Jill Sullivan in Sechelt on Wed, Jan 19th, at 11am and will include a potluck lunch. Contact Jennifer  for information.


Members of the BC SDA invited other artists to participate in the exhibition The Game: Another Take on the Exquisite Corpse, which took take place September 23 – November 7, 2010 at Leigh Square Arts Village Gallery, Port Coquitlam.

The show will later tour to the following venues:

May 7 – June 12, 2011: FibreWorks Studio/Gallery, Pender Harbour

Sept 13-18, 2011: Seymour Art Gallery, Deep Cove, North Vancouver

KUDOS to some of our Members:

Michelle Sirois-Silver’s work was featured on the cover (and inside) for the Fall 2010 issue of ROOM LITERARY JOURNAL. See

Cher Cartwright’s work is being included in Sew New: Contemporary Artist Quilts, at the Osilas Gallery at Concordia College in Bronxville, New York, from Nov 4 to Dec 12, 2010. See the website You can visit Cher’s website:

Congratulations to Catherine Morley, a 2010 graduate of the Textile Arts program at Capilano University, for receiving a Student/New Professional Scholarship to attend the Textile Society of American Biennial Symposium in Lincoln Nebraska from October 6-9, 2010. Catherine’s bio and images of her work will soon be posted to the TSA website along with those of the other four recipients. See

The work of Pauline McLean Dutkowski is presented in the publication "100 Contemporary International Artists," Volume 2. The participating artists were selected by the Museum of the Americas in Miami, Florida. The book was published by the European Communities Artists Library of Barcelona, Spain in October 2010. The website for the European Communities Artists Library (Bibleoteca de Artistas de Las Communidades Europeas) is

The Victoria College of Art has established a textile arts program which will be launched by 2 courses to be taught by Lesley Turner:

'Mark Making with Thread,' November 8 to December 17, 2010

'Mark Making with Machine,' January 4 to March 22, 2011

Victoria College of Art website:
Lesley’s blog:

Yvonne Wakabayashi is involved in three upcoming exhibitions:

October 14, 2010 - February 13, 2011:” Textile Jewellry Exhibition”; Musee-des-Tissus/Artefact Gallery/Prince Gallery 34, 70, 53 rue de la Charite, Lyon, France

July/August 2011:” Love Lace International Lace Exhibition”; Powerhouse Museum Science & Design, Sydney, Australia; Over 700 entries from 33 countries ...all media included.

September 11, 2010 - October 31, 2010: “Fibreworks 2010”; Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario

Titles: Gunma Silk Seaforms; Pina fibre Seaforms I


July 21 – Sept 1, 2011: “Shift;” new works by Michelle Sirois-Silver, Crafthouse Gallery (Craft Council of BC), Granville Island, Vancouver, BC,; Michelle’s website:

Also, the following events are happening at FibreWorks Gallery/Studio/Workshop in Pender Harbour. More info: 604-883-2380 or e-mail Website:

Nov. 07 to Jan. 09, 2011 – Exhibition – “Celebrate the Season” – gifts created by fibre artists to celebrate the season.

Jan. 10 to Mar 04, 2011 – FibreWorks Gallery will be closed. FibreWorks Studio will be open for fibres, yarns, etc., by appointment. .

2011 Events at FibreWorks in Pender Harbour - Call 604-883-2380 or email for more info:

April 02 to May 01, 2011 – Exhibition – “Landscapes of the Soul” – Hilary Rice from Newfoundland (

May 07 to June 12 – Exhibition – “The Game – another take on the exquisite corpse” – Surface Design Association of BC + friends (

June 18 – July 31 – “No Floors Required” with Michele Sirois Silver and Rachelle LaBlanc (;

August 06 to September 18 – Exhibition - Anna Hergert, from Saskatchewan, (

September 24 to October 30, 2011 – Exhibition – Pat Crucil, Sechelt, BC

November 05 to January 08, 2012 – seasonal exhibition

2011 Workshops at FibreWorks in Pender Harbour:

April 04 to 08, 2011 – Workshop – “Magic Rainbow Treasure Trove” with Hilary Rice, NL (

May 12 – 14, 2011 – Workshop – Paper! Colour! Hexagonal Weave Baskets with Jackie Abrams, from Vermont, USA (

May 16 – 18, 2011 – Workshop – (Re)Cover the Surface with Jackie Abrams, Vermont, USA (

July 27 – 31, 2011 – Workshop – Artistry of Rug Hooking People with Rachelle LaBlanc from Alberta (

August 19 & 20, 2011 – workshop – Subtracting Color: In the Bath with Elin Noble from New Bedford, Massachusetts (

August 22 & 23, 2011 – workshop – Subtracting Color: Print Processes with Elin Noble (

August 25 to 27, 2011 – workshop – Dyeing to Stitch with Elin Noble (