SPUTNIK Meeting Minutes
April meeting will be Sunday, 2 April (to deconflict from Palm Sunday) at 2pmat Jean Dahlgren’s studio at 240 East Huisache, SATX 78212.
Journal prompt for this month is “origami/folding/textile manipulation.” If you missed last month and want to catch up, it was “Mandela.”
The 12 March 2017 FASA Spirited, Passionate, Uninhibited, Thoughtful, Nurturing, Innovative, Kind (SPUTNIK) meeting adjourned at 2 pm, with a vibrant group of artists in attendance. One beautifully hearted artist brought chocolate.
Calls for Entry:
- The Artist Circle presents “Threads of Resistance,” a juried exhibition of work created to protest the new administration’s actions and policies. We invite you to consider the theme “Threads of Resistance,” and create work – fiber art, art quilts, modern quilts or traditional quilts – to convey your passion, anger, or sadness about an issue that concerns you. Your work can be either positive (encouraging and unifying), or negative (portraying anger, sadness or discouragement). The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 pieces. Submissions must be a minimum of 20” wide x 20” high, and a maximum of 48” wide x 60” high.
- Feb 14, 2017: Online entry opens
May 1, 2017: Online entry closes
- On or before June 1, 2017: Acceptances/rejections will be sent out via e-mail.
- July 10: Exhibition premieres at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
July 15: Opening reception at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
(Please see other info on the website: www.
- Feb 14, 2017: Online entry opens
- Call for Entries: Barrett Art Center “We the People: Political Art in an Age of Discord”
- This a national juried art exhibition that invites artistic expressions of the political. Established and emerging artists are encouraged to submit artworks that engage with a variety of political themes and viewpoints, from the local to the global.
- Juror: To Be Announced.
- Submission Deadline: April 17, 2017.
- Exhibit Dates: July 8 – August 12, 2017
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- Salado Creek Market at Los Patios: To expand our monthly markets, we’re seeking vendors of Antiques, Collectibles, and Artisan Wares. Do you sell vintage sunglasses, hand-dyed silk scarves, garden art, antique fountain pens, watercolor landscapes — or anything else unique, collectible, and irresistible? Come sell with us on the beautiful grounds of Los Patios!
Salado Creek Market at Los Patios
2015 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78218
Three Market Weekends this Spring:
(Hurry, spaces are filling fast!)
May 13-14: Mother’s Day Weekend
Outdoor vending: Reservations are required, but there is no charge for selling outdoors in March and April! In May there is a $25 fee for our special Mother’s Day Market. Yes, this is Mother’s Day weekend, and more than 800 guests are expected in the Gazebo Restaurant! Last year our vendors sold like crazy during the day and celebrated in the evening.
Outdoor vendors are responsible for securing inventory on Saturday nights or setting up each morning. Tents can remain in place overnight. Bring your own tables, tents, and awnings.
Six spaces are available in the air-conditioned, newly remodeled Annex at $25 each. Reserve your space ASAP! Electricity is available, and there is no need to break down your booth on Saturday night. (20% discount for Annex spaces, when paid in advance for all three spring Markets).
Four premium spaces are available in the Estate Sale Gallery at $50 each. These are best for fine jewelry or other delicate items. You provide tables and secure cases, if needed. Electricity, security alarm, and cameras. (20% discount for Gallery spaces, when paid in advance for all three spring Markets).
Tables are available for $10 each per event, but you must reserve in advance. (72″ x 30″). Two chairs per vendor supplied at no charge!
Questions? Please email estatesalegallery@gmail.
Whether you’re selling or shopping (or both!), we hope to see you this spring at our Salado Creek Market at Los Patios!
- Austin Fiber Artists show, ‘Packed With Color’ is open for entry. Go to www.
AustinFiberArtistsEntry.com for details. Entry open March 1-April 15, 2017. Please consider sharing your 3D fiber work with us. ‘Packed with Color’, an Austin Fiber Artists Exhibit to be displayed at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), Austin, Texas from May 22-August 31, 2017.
- Today`s Quilts: Art in Stitch • Texas members
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Today’s Quilts: Art in Stitch will showcase recent work by Texas SAQA members. The theme is intentionally broad enough to encompass all sorts of art quilts, fiber art and textile surface design. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art will be considered.
Exhibition Location and Dates
The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas
September 20 – November 10, 2017
· Sacred Threads Postcard Project – FLORIS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • Herndon, Virginia, USA
Deadline: May 31, 2017
We would love for you to create a mixed media postcard that illustrates your greatest Hopes and Dreams. Just think, Hopes and Dreams color our everyday perceptions, allow us to imagine how high we can fly, and visualize how bright our desires shine.
Your postcard creation can be anything meaningful to you from the secret dream that someone will leave a box of chocolate on your doorstep to a more global hope for world peace.
The most important aspect of this Postcard Project is that the Hopes and Dreams you share are personal but secret.
Floris United Methodist Church
13600 Frying Pan Road
Herndon, Va. 20171
· Quilt National ’17 will open to the public May 27, 2017 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio and run through September 4, 2017. More than 10,000 visitors are expected from all over the world to see Quilt National ‘17. Parts of the collection will then travel to museums and galleries throughout the country and world until late 2018.
· Website: www.
· Submissions: http://
· All submissions must be made online before the deadline on September 1, 2016. SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE. (http://dairybarn.org/
- If you want to teach at SSA: Class descriptions, student supply list and/or student supply cost per student, possible dates and times of workshops you want to teach, requirements for studio spaces and one image will be due to me by April 10.
- Casey Galloway <firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2017 Fall Adult Catalog
- Term date range: Mon, Sept 18 – Sun, Dec 17
- Classes start should start on or after Mon, Sept 19
- End by: Sun, Dec 18
- Important Dates:
Mon, Sept 4 (SSA closed)
Thurs, Nov 2 (no night classes)
Art Sale Preview Nov 1
Thurs, 23 (SSA closed)
Fri & Sat, Dec 1 & 2Text & images due from Dept. Chairs Apr 17
Places to Shop-Learn-Show:
- An artist attended specifically to invite us to show/sell at the Wine to Coffee Art Walk held every third Saturday 4-9 pm at 14743 Old Bandera Rd Helotes, TX 78023. She said there is a good amount of folks attending and they need more quality sellers. To become a vendor go to www.keepingtheculturealive.
com and click the Texas button.
- The Pink Elephant in Startzville at 7768 FM-2673 Canyon Lake, Texas has both a thrift/antique store and a consignment area. An artist mentioned the booth leasing arrangements are easy, inexpensive, and simple if you are interested in selling from this location.
Really neat ideas:
- From Candace Hackett Shively’s art quilts and creative ideas: Sew a QR code into the quilt so, when scanned by mom or dad’s mobile device, it plays a recording of me reading the story aloud — and asking a few questions about what is in the quilt “picture.” https://makinloud.
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Modern Printmaking by Sylvie Covey
Textile Nature by Anne Kelly
- We discussed the calendar and moved meeting dates for both April and May. May’s meeting will be 7 May to deconflict from Mother’s Day. The Fashion Show Chair attended the meeting to personally present Fashion Show information and offer tickets. She was well received and the group appreciated her extra efforts at outreach.
- As part of show and tell, those folks participating in the art journal projectdisplayed their interpretations. There was an amazingly wide and wonderful cornucopia of work. Some folks used collage, some drew, some drew about 15 different mandalas of varying sizes, some used stamps or stencils, some did embroidery work, some sewed dyed dryer sheets and painted doilies, some used preprinted mandalas and focused on coloring in to please themselves. All reported it was a great exercise and allowed folks to get into that peaceful, artistic, creative space. The artist who used a preprinted mandalas tried drawing her own but didn’t find the peace she was looking for and when she moved to coloring in the preprinted mandala, found the art and the peace flowing through her. We discussed the point of finding what works for the individual versus a lack of enjoyment when doing what you are “supposed” to do. The group is looking forward to working with the next topic of “origami/folding/textile manipulation.”
- Jean shared that the Oct 2017 Annual Show has a venue at University of Incarnate Word in the Semmes Gallery. She said the Storylines member installation is planning to be included as well. So, start your Storylines!
- An artist displayed her work with manipulating images using the Megaphoto app and the IMAEngine app. She said Susie Monday teaches these apps in her iPad classes.
- An artist brought in small amulet bags she had woven using cardboard as the weaving tool and fiber found already in her stash. She was encouraged to give a demonstration later in the year.
- Several artists displayed items they had made in support of their artistic resolutions and all were supportive of their ability to set a goal and achieve it. One artist displayed a bag produced for a magazine call for entry. She made it, photographed it and submitted it. Although it wasn’t accepted, she (and the group) enjoyed the bag and she was excited to have completed and submitted it on time.
March’s presentation was Prayer Flags. Victoria presented her samples of prayer flags, passed out a handout with several articles discussing the meaning and making of prayer flags, and discussed her journey making her prayer flags. She worked to make her flags out of things that would disintegrate into the wind without harming nature. She said she really enjoyed making the flags finding it peaceful and meditative. She tried to put good thoughts into her flags to send them out into the world.
(thanks to Cyndi Forshee for the pics!)
Blank flags were provided to the group and we are all excited to see what each other will make and bring to the next meeting.
If you are interested in making one yourself, here’s a good website for guidance: http://
Prayer Flags presentation and creation. Blanks will be available, please bring whatever you want to use to add to your flag: markers, paint, beads, buttons, other pieces of fabric, etc.
These will be about 10-15 minutes unless otherwise noted. Volunteers to present your passion are welcome.
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Next Presentation: Rusting Fabrics
- 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