Monday, December 15, 2014

Eastside SDA and VALA

Have you stopped by VALA at Redmond Town Center?  So cool!  

VALA has various kinds of artwork in various stages available for viewing.  Often an artist (or 2 or 3) will be present to answer questions and demonstrate their craft.

VALA's goal is: Connecting artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art.   They are offering some pretty great opportunities to artists!!
Today was my first visit and I learned a LOT!  I enjoyed it so much, that I am seriously considering volunteering there!! 

I visited VALA today, because the Eastside SDA (Surface Design Association) met there (another fine group!!).   The SDA mission is: To promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences. 

What is surface design?

Surface design encompasses the coloring, patterning and structuring of any fiber and fabric. This involves creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knotting, felting and paper making.

 Their meetings offer great insight to emerging artists as well as established artists.  I'm looking forward to membership (and to their wonderful magazines!!).

I am learning SOOO much - I LOVE IT!! (and wow do I have a lot to learn!).

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