PORT TOWNSEND – Painted silk and pillows, Japanese-style rice bags, artistic and origami quilts, unique clothing and collages are among more than 100 pieces of Art as Gifts, the Surface Design Association’s new exhibit. opening Monday at Lawrence Street and Tyler Street in downtown Port Townsend.
More than a dozen artists from Jefferson County, Clallam and Kitsap have created wearable, functional and decorative works of art, all of which are on sale at prices ranging from a few dollars to several hundred, according to a press release. .
The exhibition is made possible by the space offered by residents of Port Townsend, Charley Kanieski and Liz Hoenig.
More information about each artwork is available by scanning the QR code in the SDA window and visiting sda-np.com/art-as-gifts. Artist contact details are also available at the SDA table at the Port Townsend Farmers’ Market until early December.
Some of the artists exhibiting in Art as Gifts in the SDA Fiber Habit window include Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Sue Gale, Debra Olson, Janice Speck and Erika Wurm, of Port Townsend, as well as Donna Lark-Weiner, a former resident of Port Townsend . living in Redmond: Jeri Auty of Port Ludlow; Erica Iseminger from Chimacum; Linda Carlson, Liisa Fagerlund and Steffany Neuschaefer of Sequim; Evette Allerdings and Barbara Houshmand of Port Angeles; and Donna Lee Dowdney and Carol King Olsen of Bainbridge Island.
Members of the North Peninsula Chapter of SDA meet monthly, with alternate meetings between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles.
The next meeting, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on November 10, will take place at Sequim’s A Stitch in Time if COVID protocols allow it, or via Zoom otherwise. For more information, see sda-np.com/meetings.
For more information on the Surface Design Association’s national programs and publications, see surfacedesign.org.