|From Katherine Harding, Maine SDA Rep
Jill Snyder Wallace
Exhibit Committee Chairperson
Underlying Threads: Interpreting the Textile History of a Mill Town
Work by Maine Members of the Surface Design Association
September 27 – November 2, 2013
Reception: September 27, 5 – 8 pm
Tammy Ackerman, Executive Director of Engine, is enthusiastically committed to featuring our group as the first exhibition in the newly renovated Engine space located at 129 Main Street, Biddeford, Maine. The street-front 3,000 sq. ft. gallery will be a jewel to showcase our work! Ceiling height will be approximately 12 feet with a ceiling grid system in place to allow free hanging away from the walls as well as ample wall space.
For those of you wishing to see this new space in the early planning stages, Tammy has offered to give us a tour on Monday, April 8th. Please plan to meet at Engine’s current location, 265 Main Street, #103 promptly at 1:00 pm. In addition to touring 129 Main Street, a visit is planned to the West Point Mill building now home to the Saco River Dye House and A Gathering of Stitches. We hope you’ll join us. Biddeford is quite exciting these days!
We anticipate that a Maine Surface Design Association member in good standing (paid dues) will be able to show from one to three, theme-related pieces. Installations and collaborations are possible. For each piece the artist will provide a brief statement (150 words or less) explaining its conceptual tie to the theme. The statement and label information will be collected through a database link provided by Tammy six weeks prior to the exhibit opening. PR photographs of works created for this exhibit will, also, be due at this time.
Work must be delivered two weeks prior to the exhibit opening ready for installation including hanging/display fixtures. Shipping arrangements may be made with the artist pre-paying return shipping. At the discretion of the curator of Engine, a submitted work may be excluded from the show because of space considerations or because it does not meet the standards of the gallery.
The commission structure is a 40%/60% split with the artist receiving 60% of the sale. Works ‘Not for Sale’ may also be displayed. Works will be covered by insurance while in the custody of Engine.
If you have not previously responded to this exhibit opportunity and wish to participate, please email jsw_10. Use the subject: Engine Exhibit YES. This will cement your commitment to participate and guarantee you will receive further information as it becomes available. You may also request information on the textile history of Biddeford from the above email address.
Founded in 2010, Engine aspires to be a driver of artistic expression, creative industry, cultural vitality, community connections, and socially responsible practices. You can read more about this vibrant venue atwww.feedtheengine.org. Be a part of this exciting opportunity to showcase the best of Maine surface design!
Exhibit Committee: Jennifer Beaven, Mary Chaisson, Kathy Goddu, Katherine H. Harding, Susan Perrine
Saturday, March 10, 1–3 p.m.
$55 includes all materials
Taught by Crystal Cawley
Paste paper is a fun, easy way to make a stack of decorative papers that you can use in many ways. This class sold out quickly in January so don’t miss it this time.
Paste papers by Crystal Cawley
Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
$80 includes all materials
Taught by David Wolfe
This new class explores the simple, nontoxic process of printing cyanotype images created with found objects or computer-generated negatives. Cyanotypes can be used as original art prints, pages for a book, or collage material. Cyanotype is the very first photographic process, developed in 1842 by John Herschel, and then used by Anna Atkins in the first book to contain photographic images, Photographs of British Algae, published in 1842.
Cyanotype by Anna Atkins, 1842 Cyanotype by student of David Wolfe
Letterpress Accordion Books
Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
$100, includes all materials
Taught by Crystal Cawley
Formerly known as Alphabet Accordions, in this class you can print either an alphabet book or a number book. We’ll play with the splendid, inspiring collection of wood type letters and numbers at Wolfe Editions. All levels welcome.
Photos of wood type at Wolfe Editions. Photo of wood type numbers on press by Monica Chau.
Image is of Jill Snyder-Wallace’s, Mend, Tend & Iron
"…delightful, thoughtful, well documented embroidery show at the Saco Museum. I almost missed the contemporary work upstairs had it not been for my friend calling down for me. The upstairs work is like the icing on the cupcake! Jiil Snyder-Wallace has two pieces there. i loved the flat iron one especially."
"I My Needle Ply With Skill:" Samplers of the Federal Period January 12 Through March 2, 2013
January 12 through March 2, 2013
Join us for an in-depth look at the complex and lovely needlework created in Maine by schoolgirls of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. About 80 samplers and other embroideries will be on view, drawn from the collections of the Dyer Library/Saco Museum as well as other public and private collections in Maine and beyond.
New Year’s Vision is current and 2nd exhibit at new gallery in Bath, Work of Gallery members is on view until March 9, 2013, also featured is work of SDA Maine member, Susan Perrine, pictured below.
http://centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com, Look at their site and/or call for hours.