Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Join Sandra Luehrsen for the opening of Kin Spirits on December 14th

You're invited to my solo exhibition, Kin Spirits, at the West Valley
Art Museum. This exhibition of 15+ works will include earthenware
sculpture and framed digital drawings and collages.

Kin Spirits will run from December 14 to February 3 and the reception will be held on Friday, December 14, from 5 - 8 p.m. Note that the AZ Clay exhibition, You're Fired, runs through January 6 so there will be lots of ceramics to see on opening night!

Hope to see you there! Take care. Sandy

Location: 17420 North Avenue of the Arts in Surprise, AZ
Information: 623.972.0456 or visit
Regular Museum hours: Tu - Su, 10 - 4

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Join us for the Holiday Party!

December 15th at high noon head on out for the ADC holiday event. Laura Miller will be hosting the event and here are some of the details. It will be a pot luck, so be sure to bring good food. If you want to know what to bring you could follow this breakdown: Last names beginning with A-J bring a main dish, K-Q bring a side dish and R-Z bring a desert. Otherwise...just bring whatever you want to! I don't mind if everyone brings deserts!

Optional: Bring a handmade ornament to exchange. Make sure it is wrapped and keep the cost under $10 worth of materials.

When: Saturday, December 15th - 12:00 noon
Where: Location: 1226 W Monte Ave in Mesa

Now get making those ornaments!

What Southern Chapter has been up to: Niobium Workshop with Bill Seeley

"Thanks, Bill Seeley for sharing your knowledge and delivering a class that was nothing short of terrific.
The two days I spent learning about Niobium and watching it change color through voltage adjustments was really neat stuff. I look forward to using the techniques in projects to come."
Lynn O'Shaughnessy

Monday, December 3, 2007

November Meeting: Fabulous Felting Demonstration

Nick DeFord and Mindy Sue Meyers demonstrated the process of Felting. They showed the steps involved from getting wool from sheep through to cleaning it and making it into roving and then using the fibers to make the felt. We all enjoyed seeing the process and discussing the why's and how's.

SNAG is looking for three volunteers

SNAG is looking for three volunteers to fill the role of booth coordinators at the AGTA Tucson Gem Show February 6-11, 2008.

The coordinators are responsible for setting up the booth for the show opening Wednesday morning and closing it down on Monday afternoon. The coordinators will also need to create a shift schedule for the booth volunteers and check in each day to be sure everything at the booth is running smoothly. They need to give instructions to all the volunteers so each person knows what to do in the booth (help will be provided in putting together that information). They also handle the daily money from membership sign-ups and new Metalsmith subscribers and send it to the SNAG office at the end of the show.

If you are attending the AGTA Tucson Gem Show and would like to help us promote SNAG to show visitors, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Pajak-Reynolds, or 330.677.4092 by December 10, 2007

Craftsmanship: An Arizona Designer Craftsmen Juried Exhibition

"An excellent show that depicts one public face of ADC. The organization looks great as viewed through juror Sandra Blaine's eye! Interesting, arresting work -- it was definitely worth the drive from southern Arizona."
Kathleen Sharp

WHAT: Craftsmanship: A Juried Show of Artwork from the Members of Arizona Designer Craftsmen
WHERE: Tempe Center -- Gallery 100, Herberger College of the Arts, Arizona State University
WHEN: Sept 17- Oct 6 2007, Gallery Hours Mon-Thurs Noon - 5pm; Friday Noon -3pm

Some views of the installation

Perhaps this can become an annual event!