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Thursday, January 9, 2014

January News: SDA Alberta exhibition prize for best of show, January meeting, Yoshiko Wada teaches in Calgary

Hello Everyone,
Happy New Year to you all.
I have some exciting news and some news that is even more worthy of your time so read on.....
....information is in date order!

Keywords: Exhibition Prize Money: January SDA meeting: Yoshiko Wada

Item 1
January SDA Meeting in Calgary -  Wednesday January 22nd 
"Social Starter 2014"

Make a note in your new calendar.

If any of our regional members are in Calgary that evening please do come along too, you are most welcome.
At: Lynda Williamson has kindly offered to host this event.  1127-38 Ave SW 403-243-7411
Time - 7pm - 9:30pm

More Details - This is a pot luck event... so let's be surprised by what there is on offer by not planning anything.  Please be careful to label your dish if it contains nuts.
RSVP (for numbers)

Item 2
SDA: Alberta show in April: What's on the Surface.

We applied for a Small Events Grant from SDA and were successful. 
There will be a  $100 prize for Best of Show.
So now there is even more reason to join the exhibition - it isn't too late!

Submissions have started to appear in my inbox: Remember the date for submission of an image of your work/s is February 14

All are welcome to exhibit, SDA membership required at time of show.
Guidelines and timeline for this  show are available at:-

Contact me for any further information or queries.

And now with my other hat on!!! I am so very excited to tell you ....
Kreative Momentum is very excited to be able to offer workshops with Yoshiko Wada.

Item 3
Yoshiko Wada will be teaching in Calgary in August 2014.
Don't miss this!!!!   Open to members and non-members

The cost is likely to be around $350

If you are interested in signing up for a place on one of the courses please email me 
asap; demand is likely to be high from Alberta and adjacent areas!!!.

Yoshiko, is President of the World Shibori Network-World (WSN was established in Nagoya,Japan in 1992) and is the world's authority on Shaped Resist Dyeing.  She has writtendefinitive publications on the subject and produced a DVD "Arimatsu Narumi Shibori: Celebrating 400 years of Japanese Artisan Design." She leads study tours to Japan and has introduced many to the world of Shibori and inspiring creativity via her gentle style.  She is the founder of Slow Fibre Studios which collaborates with WSN and Michel Garcia on as series of Natural Dye Workshop DVDs. 

Yoshiko is an artist, author, exhibition curator, textile researcher and film producer.  She is a long time exponent of traditional and sustainable practises in fashion and textile production.  she holds a BFA in Textile Art from Kyoto City Fine Arts University, MFA in Painting from the University of Boulder,Colorado Yoshiko travels the world giving lectures and workshops and participates in conferences to build greater insight into the world of fibre and textiles. 

If all that wasn't enough I have such plans for our meetings that there will never be a dull moment with SDA in 2014.

And on that subject I would like to ask:
Do you know of have access to a board room type conference facility with internet access that you think could be used for an SDA meeting?
If so, please get in touch at your earliest convenience.
Please get in touch if you have time to offer any help with events, or just want to say hello and tell me what you think of these plans.

Once more all the best for the year ahead and beyond.

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