November meeting will be Sunday the 10th at 2 pm at JeanDahlgren’s studio at 240 East Huisache, SATX 78212.
The 13 October FASA Spirited, Passionate, Uninhibited, Thoughtful, Nurturing, Innovative, Kind (SPUTNIK) meeting was attended by an enthusiastic, motivated group of artists, ready to dye! In fact, one artist wore a celebratory shirt that proclaimed “Eat, knit and dye!” Due to crowd size, we are requesting a return to BYOC (bring your own chair) rules for future meetings.
Calls for Entry:
· Artist Trading Cards (ATC) Swap open to FASA members! See our Prez, Deb Harris (email@example.com) if you want to sign up.
· Criteria for ATC
· A Member’s only event
· 2 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches
· Monthly Theme – November’s theme is Nature
· Medium – artist choice
· Be prepared to create at least 16 cards for trading
· Creator’s name and date on the back
· Number the cards.
· They do not have to be identical
· Trading will take place at SPUTNIK meetings and after each general FASA meeting
· https://youratcstore.com/atc-stamps-for-atc-backs-c-109_50.html – beware this site, it MAKES you buy stuff!!!
45th Annual Juried FASA Exhibition
“Threads of Magic”, an exhibition at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Kelso Art Center.
October 11, 2019 through November 15, 2019
Had a great turnout at the opening. If you didn’t make it, the space is open M-F, 10-5 and make sure you get a parking pass.
PIECES — Non-juried segment for the 2019 FASA Annual Show
36 people submitted work, go take a look at it!
We agreed the non-juried event is a great way to encourage people to create and show and would like to do it again next year. Anyone interested in running it, please reach out to Pat Schulz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Places to Shop-Learn-Show:
· SAVE THE DATE! Sat, March 14, 2020 will be the next FASA Fundraiser! It will be a “tea” with entertainment for $35 at the San Antonio Garden Center. Seating for 150 with about 15 vendors. Program will be over the top designs for garments. Jurying will involve a conceptual design of the outfits, due at the October meeting.
· Table Centerpieces
Fashionista Garden Party
March 14, 2020
Set-up Friday March 13, 2020 from 10-3
San Antonio Garden Center
· TAKE CLASSES! An artist brought in metal weaving samples she learned from an adult class. There are such classes offered here: community ed neisd and here: https://nisd.net/ace/community-education-classes
· Recommend seeing the Victorian Radicals at SAMA – besides the art, exquisite fabric and paper handcrafts from Birmingham, England
· Recent article in the San Antonio Magazine highlighted three new artistic creativity stores https://www.sanantoniomag.com/September-2019/Get-Crafty-San-Antonio/
1. Abby’s Attic – “We wanted to create a space where a beginner can walk in and learn how to use a sewing machine and to foster a community of artistic minds who love to create and give back to the community.” –abbysatticsewingschool.com
2. Nins and needles – online embroidery shop that hosts pop-up sewing workshops – ninsandneedles.com
3. Golden Skyy – Classes are available in basic sewing, fashion illustration and pattern making – goldenskyy.com
· BLINGFEST went very well. The FASA table brought lots of curious folks with several requesting membership applications! Peggy Baxter, the upcoming Bead Society President (starting 1 Jan, 2020), has a goal to bring the different art societies closer so we can all support each other.
· Recommended reading: Vegetables Unleashed by Jose Andres –Treats veggies like meat: Vegetables-Unleashed-Cookbook-Jose-Andres
· A returning FASA member, Mary Frances, told us about her return to work as a graphic designer. She takes on a handful of clients for branding and graphic design yearly, word of mouth only. She also produces amazing art, shown here: https://maryfrancesart.com/Gallery
· An artist brought in a wonderful fabric horse she had sewn and embroidered. The legs moved using buttons! So awesome!
· An artist brought in a piece she had put aside and then finally went back to and finished. She made a purse from the fiber art and encouraged artists to persevere all the way to the end to get their work printed and utilized in art somehow.
· An artist brought in items she had dyed with avocado. Beautiful pinkish tan. She later dipped them in indigo for a two-toned shibori look, gorgeous!
· An artist brought in gorgeous threadweaving examples. This same, incredibly generous, artist, inspired by an Etsy seller highlighted in the FASA newsletter, brought in bags of fibers, each wrapped on an individual card. The crowd went wild! And most went home with beautiful fiber!
· Fiber Acronyms:
o STABLE – Stash Total Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
o PIGS – Projects In Grocery Sacks
o WOMBATS – Waste Of Material and BATting
o FART – Fabric Acquisition Road Trip – we all do it, don’t be ashamed…
o SEX – Stash Enhancement Experience
o And we all suffer from this: MPD – Multiple Project Disorder
Indigo Dyeing with Jean! We had an amazingly messy time and left with blue fingers and wonderful newly dyed items.
These will be about 10-15 minutes unless otherwise noted. Volunteers to present your passion are welcome.
|January 2020||Artistic Resolutions||Everyone!|
|February||Brass Rubbings||Dee Dee and Alicia|
|June||Shrinky Dink Art||Annie|
|November 2019||Freeform Crochet||Peggy|
|December 2019||Holiday Celebration!||Everyone!|
· If anyone has any ideas for future presentations or areas of interest, we are absolutely open to exploring them! Please let me know and I’ll add your ideas to our list. We are running out of months fast so step up to lead the group soon!
o Next year’s wait list:
o Tara – water bottle holder
Hope to see you at the next meeting!
Spirited, Passionate, Uninhibited, Thoughtful, Nurturing, Innovative, Kind (SPUTNIK) Chair