Thursday, August 26, 2010

any shows, new ideas, etc

Hello all,
Are any of us involved in any shows or creating new stuff.
Do we have any ideas, comments....
Would any of our creative people like to do a workshop in Orlando area....
Love to hear from you all.
Thanks
Shalini

Thursday, August 19, 2010

oppertunity to show your work copied from sda group

Hi All,

This is an announcement for a call for entries. Eligibility applies to my area (DC), but several states outside DC, so here is a copy of the announcement and a link for applications.

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> EXTRAORDINARY THINGS
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> 2011 CHATTAHOOCHEE BIENNIAL OF TEXTILES
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> Deadline for Entry: February 28, 2011
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> The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is pleased to announce a southeastern juried textile exhibition exploring fiber art and work that references or utilizes fiber or fiber techniques in innovative ways.
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> Juror: Charlotte Vestal Wainwright, honorary AIA (formerly Brown) is the founding director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University, where she has built a design and decorative arts collection that includes historical as well as contemporary objects and which focuses on American accomplishments and connections abroad.
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> What I am interested in: great objects with roots -- historical, functional, intellectual, conceptual -- not all necessarily combined in one work but what emerges from the work. I look for strong compositions, technical skill and individual expression. Humor, surprise and caprice also punch my buttons.
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> *Open to fiber artists residing in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
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> * Entries must be executed and completed by the applying deadline. Entries must have been completed no earlier than June 2009.
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> * Pieces must be of original design, executed by the entrant, and one of a kind.
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> * Three dimensional pieces must arrive complete with armature and clear instructions for display. Both two and three dimensional work shall be limited to a weight of 40 pounds, including any mounting hardware and armature. No screws or bolts for hanging are allowed.
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> Calendar:
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> Entry Deadline: February 28, 2011
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> Notification of Acceptance: March 18-25, 2011
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> Entries Due: April 11, 2011
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> Opening and Reception April 15, 2011
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> Closing: June 2, 2011
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> Work Returned: End of June, 2011
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> Location: Art Institute of Atlanta- Decatur
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> Decatur, GA 30030
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> www.artinstitutes.edu/Atlanta
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> Awards: $400 Best in Show, $250 Second Prize, $150 Third Prize.
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> Chattahoochee Student Award: $400
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> The Handweavers Guild of America Award
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> For submission guidelines and entry form, go to: http://www.chgweb.com/newsandevents.html or email: chattahoocheebiennial@gmail.com

Friday, August 13, 2010

welcome..

Warm welcome to Jayne, Heather and of course our fearless leader, Astrid. It will be wonderful to learn and get to know each other.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thanks for wonderful intro...

Thanks to Linda for the great introduction to our new blog...
Lets get involved..

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Art in the Sunshine!!!!!!!!

Florida Surface Design Artists
We are the Surface Design Association representatives from Florida.  Shalini and I, Linda, invite you to spend a little time getting to know us and know all the exciting happenings in     the Sunshine State.  If we are not being to bold, we will introduce ourselves as    the August Artists of the Month.

Shalini Tandon
       Shalini Tandon

An award winning Orlando artist, Shalini has practice the art of batik and other media (watercolor, mixed media, etc.) for more than 35 years.  Originally from India, where she learned and graduated college with Fine Arts, the specialized techniques of batik, Shalini's art captures traditional and contemporary elements of people and their natural surroundings -- in colors from brilliant to subdue -- to create a visual story and fluid images.
The medium, batik, uses melted parafin and beeswax as resist for fabric dyes on silks, fine cottons, hand crafted papers and more.  The designs translate to fine collectible art for the home and unique wearable art from scarves to ties and handbags.  Some of her work is very impressionistic in style.  A Central Florida arts activist and Arts instructor, Shalini has been the president of Artists' League of Orange County and is a member of multiple arts organizations.  Her work can be found in private collections, galleries, and by appointment with the artist.  Three of Shalini's pieces are shown below.

Morning Respite
                                                             
Man on the Edge

Poppy  Field

And a quote from Shalini, "A true art form should encourage the viewer to participate in its creation.  Through the use of imagination, the viewer should be allowed to create a story that underlies the visual interpretation and the art communicates with the viewer, and then becomes a part of the creation." 

Watch this spot.  Linda will be featured on a new post before the week ends.