Textile art exhibit opens Monday

PORT TOWNSEND — Painted silk and pillows, Japanese-style rice bags, art quilts and origami, one-of-a-kind garments and collages are among the more than 100 pieces in Art as Gifts, the new walk-by Surface Design Association exhibit opening Monday at Lawrence and Tyler streets in uptown Port Townsend.

More than a dozen Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap county artists have created wearable, functional and decorative art, all of which is for sale at prices ranging from a few dollars to several hundred, according to a press release.

The walk-by exhibit is made possible by space donated by Port Townsend residents Charley Kanieski and Liz Hoenig.

More information about each art piece is available by scanning the QR code in the SDA window and by visiting sda-np.com/art-as-gifts. Artist contact information also is available at the SDA table in the Port Townsend Farmers Market until early December.

Among the artists exhibiting in Art as Gifts in the SDA Fiber Habit window are Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Sue Gale, Debra Olson, Janice Speck and Erika Wurm, of Port Townsend, along with Donna Lark-Weiner, a former Port Townsend resident now living in Redmond: Jeri Auty of Port Ludlow; Erica Iseminger of Chimacum; Linda Carlson, Liisa Fagerlund and Steffany Neuschaefer of Sequim; Evette Allerdings and Barbara Houshmand of Port Angeles; and Donna Lee Dowdney and Carol Roi Olsen of Bainbridge Island.

Members of SDA’s North Peninsula chapter meet monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles.

The next meeting, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 will be at Sequim’s A Stitch in Time if COVID protocols permit, or via Zoom otherwise. For information, see sda-np.com/meetings.

For more information about the Surface Design Association’s national programs and publications, see surfacedesign.org.

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