We're pleased to announce that Ana Lisa Hedstrom has a couple of open studio events coming up on September 27th and October 10-11 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The location: 1420 45th Street, Studio 44, Emeryville, CA
Ana Lisa will be showing her art quilts, as well as scarves and jackets at her open studio. All are for sale...including some sale items.
She will also be speaking at the Richmond Art Center on Oct. 10th as part of the symposium for the current exhibit on clothing inspired work...both wearable and conceptual. She'll have a studio sitter in Emeryville on the 10th, but will be in the studio in person on Spetember 27th and October 11th as part of the Emeryville Artist Open Studios.
This past July a few of our members spent a thoroughly enjoyable day learning some traditional Japanese fabric dying techniques with Ana Lisa Hedstrom, a well-re-known artist, whose textile work is in the permanent collections of many reputable museums.
It's Surtex time, and our members are to be found strutting their stuff around the web.
Next week brings the second in our new Webinar series. This time Sherry London will be answering your questions about Photoshop. Guild members are invited to hop on over to our Google group, and ask away! And be sure to keep an eye open there for an invitation to join the Google Hangout On Air in progress, early next week. Of course, once the GHOA is ended, the completed YouTube video will also be linked in our forums, for your further perusal.
Sherry London is a surface pattern designer and Photoshop expert. (She also happens to be one of our own guild members!) She has written over a dozen books on Photoshop, Illustrator, and Painter, and for many years wrote the Quick Tips column for Photoshop User Magazine. She teaches general-purpose Photoshop and Illustrator classes online and also teaches a Photoshop for Designers 6-week course with Pattern Observer that focuses exclusively on the needs of surface pattern designers. In addition, she writes a monthly TechTalk blog post for the PatternObserver website. With the initial goal of creating designs for her knitting machine, Sherry has now been using Photoshop since it was new to the world, 25 years ago!
The Surface Pattern Design Guild has been invited to take a booth this year at Surtex! Our booth will be in the ReSource Hub, alongside HP and Pantone, amongst others as we were last year.
Our goal at the show:
And you can be involved too!
And most recently he’s founded SKYOU, a new platform for independent artists to create and sell their own retail quality product lines. SKYOU provides artists with an online design tool to upload, position and layer their art on 3D models. Artists publish their finished designs to a SKYOU powered marketplace. All of SKYOU's products are manufactured to order. Artwork is printed on open widths of fabric, then cut and sewn into a finished product - exactly how the artist designed the product.
The SKYOU platform is not open, but rather invites individual artists to participate. A SKYOU print and pattern marketplace is due to launch in Oct. 2014. Come be inspired, and hear how SKYOU can work for you!
Our next meeting features guest speaker Brennan Mulligan of Skyou. Brennan is the first of many awesome speakers we are bringing to the guild from Surtex. He instantly stood out in the crowd because he was wearing an amazing tee-shirt. Turns out that tee was a product from SILO, the e-commerce platform powered by Skyou's on-demand technology. The evening's presentation will feature products designed by our very own Jenny Thayer. Stay tuned for more!
Here's a little sneak peek of the Guild's Surtex booth.
Jill and Pamela are very pleased that Dayse Gagne, Kali Kurtz, Kim Cooper and Odessa Begay will be assisting them, and excited to meet the three East Coast ladies! Will you be there too? Please come introduce yourselves at our booth!
Thanks so much to all of you who have submitted artwork for our Surtex booth. But we need more! We've heard from several of you saying that you plan to submit art. The deadline of Wednesday, May 7th is fast approaching! So far nine people have submitted pieces, but we need at least 36 pieces for the show! If you have any trouble getting your artwork up, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll be glad to assist you.
Also, if you have a moment, we would like some testimonials from you about the Guild; these are for the booth display as well. For example: How has the guild helped you as a designer? Have you found opportunities as a result of your Designer Profile on this site? What do you get from the meetings, or webinars? How do you feel about the quality of the speakers? Please let us know in the comments below. And thank you.
And a huge thank you to all those who have contributed funds towards our Surtex endeavor! You are so appreciated! If you haven't donated yet, we are still accepting donations toward the cost of our booth at Surtex. Scroll down to the April 29th post for the Donations link.
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