SPUTNIK Meeting Minutes
February meeting will be Sunday, 11 Feb, 2pm at Jean Dahlgren’s studio at 240 East Huisache, SATX 78212.
The 14 Jan 2017 FASA Spirited, Passionate, Uninhibited, Thoughtful, Nurturing, Innovative, Kind (SPUTNIK) meeting adjourned at 2 pm, with a full group of passionate, holiday spirited, artists.
We will continue with art journaling in 2018, but it is currently on hold. Stay tuned for upcoming journal prompts. If you want to catch up, the prompts have been mandala; origami/folding/textile manipulation; self-portrait; home; map/travel; design a logo for your name; the first day of school, Halloween, and what we are thankful for. It can be literal, abstract, whatever. Have fun with it!
Artists displayed the results from Jean’s fabric snips challenge with a wide range of responses including a purse, coaster, folder to corral future project pieces, and a wall hanging. Beautiful, diverse, creative work from all who engaged in this challenge.
The internal mini-challenge to work using the color blue produced some beautiful art as well, including a full art quilt using both the color and the play on the word “blue/blew.”
We discussed the physical guidelines for the FASA Member Installation for next year and made a change to the size, reducing it to 12” x 12” for the outer border. The idea is to have everything read the same size while the art will be varied. There may be pieces that will sit on a pedestal or may have to hang free, and we will work with those as well. Produce a 12” x 12” piece of textile art with movement of some kind in it. Movement could be light sparkling, ethereal pieces floating in the wind, hands on a clock, a zipper that folks can move and interact with, any manipulative piece that folks can interact with, and on and on. Again, this is the Kenectivities members’ installation project.
We also recommitted to the SPUTNIK group entry for the FASA Annual Show next year and handed out the pages for the “Diversity of Art” book we will produce. The pages are 12” x 12” with the area for art at 9” x 12” to allow for the binding. Front and back of the page will be covered in art. We need someone to produce the cover as an artist has already volunteered to produce the back. Book pages are due to Carmen by July! Carmen will bind the pages together and submit the item for the show. If you are interested in creating a page, please contact Carmen or Jean Dahlgren. This is open to everyone in FASA (Because if you are a FASA member you are a SPUTNIK member and vice versa)!
Calls for Entry:
· Fantastic Fibers – FANTASTIC FIBERS is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.
o Deadline for entry: 16 Feb 2018
o Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in a FANTASTIC FIBERS exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. All selected artworks will be featured in full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will receive a complementary copy of the exhibition catalog. FANTASTIC FIBERS 2018 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 14 to June 9, 2018.
· Creations of Kerville is presenting a 40th Anniversary Quilt Challenge, “Stir what you got!”
o It will be a fun way to showcase customers’ talents, give comfort to children in our community, and celebrate our 40th Anniversary with $1,400.00 Creations’ gift certificates.
o Come by the shop and purchase one of our $15.00 strip sets like those in the photo. These contain 3 yards of fabric in various strip widths that are loosely coordinated. Use it in combination with your own fabric to create a quilt. Completely finish it, turn it in to Creations by March 12th, 2018 and have a chance to win a one of our gift certificates.
o We encourage you to enter as many quilts as you would like as they will all go to the Rainbow Room in Kerrville. The Rainbow Room is a “store” that CPS case workers can go to and select new items that have been donated or purchased through donations. These include mostly the essentials, but what a wonderful opportunity to have quilts available for selection as well. The Rainbow Room is funded totally by donations. Each entry must be accompanied by the official entry form which is given with each bundle purchased. All of the donated quilts will stay within our county.
o Your quilts will go to children so we are suggesting that the size be no smaller than 30″ wide and no longer than 70″ tall. These are just guidelines. All quilts will be loved.
· Fiberart International 2019 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.
o Entry Deadline: 8/31/18
o Entry Fee (Fiberart International 2019): $45.00
o Fiberart International 2019
Places to Shop-Learn-Show:
· For those folks who enjoyed working with Kraft-tex, there are new, bright colors out! Colorful Hand-Dyed Kraft-Tex
Jane Dunnewold is hosting a Botanical Print Workshop in March if you are interested in signing up. CLICK HERE TO OPEN FLYER
Giving back to the community, Marty has a questionnaire for you to fill out and submit back to post on FASA’s website. The questionnaire will be used to pick your brains about the places you enjoy visiting to shop, learn or show. We’re excited about crowd sourcing this info as we think there’s a good number of hidden gems folks assume others know about but probably don’t. Share your knowledge!
The Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta South Texas’ Spring Fiber show is April 27-28 at the Seguin Guadalupe Coliseum. Past attendees say it’s lots of fun. Visit the website for more info and to sign up for classes. http://www.
A new member created The Peace Pin Project, trading artist made peace pins around the world. Go to the website and read up on it! www.Imgoingtotexas.blogspot.
One of our artists took a trip to Vegas but not everything stayed in Vegas! She picked up lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of heavily discounted batiks (3.99/yd) from SAS Fabrics in Phoenix (travelling back) and then loved it so much she hit their store in Tucson (2.99/yd). They are seconds but still, a steal at those prices. They have an online store so go visit virtually if you can’t make it to a physical store https://www.sasfabrics.com/
An artist highlighted The Makery in Bulverde as a great place to visit and said there’s a leather store around the corner from it as well. They have a wonderful online presence as well, go wander around! https://www.makeryarts.com/
Another place to visit in April is the DFW Fiber Fest. April 5-8, 2018 Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX. See website for more details! http://dfwfiberfest.org/
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We had an amazing discussion on and validation of everyone’s artistic resolutions. Artists are working hard to concentrate their vision and produce work. It will be an exciting year watching all these great resolutions come to fruition!
These will be about 10-15 minutes unless otherwise noted. Volunteers to present your passion are welcome.
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· Next Presentation: Art Necklace!
- If anyone has any ideas for future presentations or areas of interest, we are absolutely open to exploring them! Please let me know and I’ll add your ideas to our list.
Hope to see you at the next meeting!
Spirited, Passionate, Uninhibited, Thoughtful, Nurturing, Innovative, Kind (SPUTNIK) Chair