Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"The Serendipity Collection" - Exhibit at Soft Expressions Upstairs Gallery July-August 2013

I have pieces in this exhibit. If you're in the Anaheim area in July or August 2013 stop on by!

On the postcard above, my piece called "What Do You See?" from the "Face Value" theme is in the upper left corner.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Photo Friday

Well, technically it's Photos. I took these random photos while in San Antonio.  I thought it would be an enjoyable way to conclude my posts on the SDA Conference.

Walking under a bridge on the Riverwalk

Artwork hanging under a bridge on the Riverwalk

Unintentional design under a bridge.

Decorative bridge on the way back to the hotel

Brick wall near the Southwest School of Art

Sculpture in the lobby of an office building

And finally, on the way home from an amazing, inspiring conference, artwork in the San Antonio airport.

Jane Dunnewold's "Sacred Planet" series

Lisa Kerpoe's "Now Is The Best Season"
Thank you for joining me this week as I revisited the SDA Conference 2013. Until next time...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Southwest School of Art Sponsored Exhibits

In addition to the galleries we visited on June 6th, there were other amazing exhibits during the SDA Conference. On my last day in San Antonio, I had time to visit the Southwest School of Art sponsored exhibits featuring Michael James "Organizing Nature" and Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga "A Tradition of Strings".

Michael James exhibit references natural forms using digital techniques such as Photoshop and large fabric printer. He was one of the key speakers at the conference. It was interesting to see how his quilts evolved.

Michael James "Organizing Nature" exhibit

In the adjoining gallery was Naomi's exhibit. Her artwork merges African artistic traditions with contemporary concepts. I really felt a connection with Naomi's artwork. I'm so glad I was able to view the exhibit in person.

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga
"A Tradition of Strings" exhibit

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga
"A Tradition of Strings" exhibit

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga
"A Tradition of Strings" exhibit

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SDA Conference 2013 Gallery Hop: Part 4

Next up is the exhibit at the University of San Antonio Art Collection Gallery in the Durango Building. There were so many amazing pieces. Here is some of my favorites:

entrance to the exhibit

The Phenomenology of Impairment
by Katherine Hobbs

Close up of
The Phenomenology of Impairment
by Katherine Hobbs

by Delaney Smith

Close up of
by Delaney Smith
The next 3 pieces I couldn't find the artist names or titles in my notes but I thought they were too memorable not to post.


The final gallery was Say Si Gallery that featured the SDA Member exhibit.

Smadar Knobler in front of her artwork.

Marie-Laure Ilie's artwork
by Diane Sandlin

"May Day 16 Flight"
by Laurie Carlson Steger

"Ode to Marge"
by Marty Jonas

"Functioning System I"
by Mary Giehl

by Naomi Adams

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SDA Conference 2013 Gallery Hop: Part 3

Onwards to the next gallery. Before we entered the International Center, fiber artist, Julie Kornblum, yarn bombed the metal sign outside the building. Very cool!

The exhibit inside was called "Earth Friendly Alchemy: Explorations in Natural Dying." Here is a sampling of the artwork.

artwork by Joan Morris

artwork by Bhakti Ziek

artwork by Elin Noble

artwork by Valerie D. Walker

artwork by Sara Goodman

artwork by Lisa Grey

artwork by Jay Rich

Check back tomorrow for more gallery photos. Thanks!

Monday, June 17, 2013

SDA Conference 2013 Gallery Hop: Part 2

The next 2 galleries that we visited while at the SDA Conference was the Parchman Stremmel Gallery and AnArte Gallery.

At the Parchman Stremmel Gallery, Janet A. Lasher exhibit called "Conscription" was the featured at this gallery. Each sculpture took the artist 1 week to finish. They were cast using a positive mold with abaca paper pulp and stitched using sinew.

This exhibit was a very powerful in the presentation due to the number of pieces and excellent execution of each sculpture.

Janet A. Lasher "Conscription" artwork

front close up - Janet A. Lasher "Conscription"

back close up - Janet A. Lasher "Conscription"

Janet A. Lasher explaining her process for making each piece.

Then on to the AnArte Gallery with the "Looking Through" exhibit featuring the artwork of Elise Deringer and Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen. This exhibit explores the internal self, the external world and the space between simultaneously. (Forgive me, I didn't note the titles of the artwork.)

Elise Deringer and Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen

Elise Deringer's artwork

Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen's artwork

close up of Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen's artwork

Sunday, June 16, 2013

SDA Conference 2013 Gallery Hop: Part 1

I'm still in the process of organizing all the photos I took at the SDA Conference in San Antonio, TX.  I finished up the photos from the 6 galleries that we visited on the first day. I'm going to start with some of those photos first in a series of blog posts this week. Some of the artwork are missing their titles. All of the artists and gallery owners allowed us to photograph the artwork, which was a rare treat.

The first gallery stop was at Gallery Nord featuring the artwork of Eun-Kyung Suh , Kathryn Clark, Maria Shell and Nathalie Miebach. 

Eun-Kyung Suh created what she calls a series of sculptural vessels as a metaphor for individual, family or social memory and history. These vessels are inspired by Bojagi, a traditional Korean art form.

artwork by Eun-Kyung Suh

close up of the stitching
artwork by Eun-Kyung Suh

artwork by Eun-Kyung Suh

close up
artwork by Eun-Kyung Suh

Nathalie Miebach looks at the interaction of meteorological and oceanic systems in the Gulf of Maine for her "Changing Waters" series.

Nathalie Miebach "Changing Waters" artwork

close up of Nathalie Miebach "Changing Waters" artwork

close up of Nathalie Miebach "Changing Waters" artwork

Maria Shell's series "Color Grids" is her exploration of simple grid pattern. In my opinion, her pieces are far from simple.

Maria Shell "Color Grids"

artwork from Maria Shell "Color Grid"

Kathryn Clark's foreclosure quilts were a very emotional part of this exhibit. She started this series in early 2000's.

Kathryn Clark - Foreclosure Quilts

Kathryn Clark - Foreclosure Quilt

Kathryn Clark - Foreclosure Quilt

Stay tuned. More photos to come in the next few days.