What a month this is becoming! There’s a special logo on the left which has been an important part of my life over the past several years and now is even more so. I am honored to be the incoming Executive Director of the Surface Design Association. For the uninitiated, we number about 4000 members from around the world — educators, designers, artists — in the textile art field. The organization is celebrating 35 years of evolving to meet the needs of its impactful members. And I hope, along with a dynamic staff and Board, to continue in that vein. For me, it’s a win-win — combining the art that I love with the experience gained in the corporate arena.
Another milestone, actually a bitter-sweet one. The Art Cloth Mastery 2010 class, of which I am a part, is now graduating. We were selected over two years ago by Jane Dunnewold to study with her at Art Cloth Studios in San Antonio, honing the processes of surface design, composition, and attuning ourselves to the content in our work. Our class hails from all over the United States plus one participant from Jamaica.
Each of us has developed a distinctive and individual style — truly a credit to Jane’s excellent tutelage. After studying with this absolutely wonderful group of women, I really understand the message that each wants to convey and I’d recognize their work across a crowded room. We are having a graduation exhibit at the Radius Center in San Antonio with an opening reception on Thursday, March 29th from 6-8pm. The exhibit hangs until May 31, 2012. If you’re in the area, please plan to attend.
I just finished another piece for the Mastery exhibit – whew! It’s called Equilibrium – go figure!!
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