Wednesday, October 28, 2009

North Listings

Now to Dec 1st; "Recycled and Repurposed: Art from a Disposable Society" - Ventura County Government Center, Atrium Lobby Gallery, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura; Viewing hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; Atrium Lobby Gallery, Hall of Administration; for more info visit SAQA member Becky Haycox's site

Now to Jan 24, 2010; Redefining a Material World will be on exhibit at the Elverhoj Museum,1624 Elverhoy Way in Solvang. Opening reception is Saturday, Nov 14th from 4-6pm. See website for more information Featured artists: Diana Acevedo, Linda Cassirer, Barbara Wunder Hynes, Jan Inouye, Susan Conn Italo, Rene Jennings, Lora Martin, Lorna Morck, Mary Norton, Kristin Otte, Andrea Perejda, Cathi Russell, Judy Rys, Jeanne Surber and Susan West.

Nov 22nd; Discovery Art Tour in Highland Park; 9:30am to 5:00pm; tickets & maps for tour at Lummis Home, 200 E. Avenue 43, Highland Park, CA 90031; Connie Rohman and Rebecca Janes will be on the tour. Tickets are $15 (or $10 in advance). Please come, and bring friends. For more info, go to

Sun, Nov 29th; Vintage Clothing & Textile Show; The Pickwick Gardens; 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA. Hours 9am-3pm; Admission $6/pp. Early buyers can come at 8am for $20/pp. More info 310/455-2886. Caskey Lees, inc.

Sat, Dec 5th; Holiday Boutique - Folk Art, Fine Art & Handicrafts; 1446 Marine Ave, Manhattan Beach,CA 90266. 10am-4 pm; Featuring Deborah Weir's Small Art Quilts and 2010 calendars, plus ethnic arts, textiles, ceramics and LOTS more!!

Jan 22 - March 7, 2010; Three Perspectives: fine art quilts and textiles of Deborah Weir, Melissa Frankel and Karen Rips at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Gallery 1935 Manhattan Beach Bl. Redondo Beach, CA, 90278. Opening Reception is Friday, Jan 22, 5-8 p.m., Artist Walk-throughs Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb 16th, 11 a.m. or by arrangement, and the Closing Festivities Sunday, March 7th, 5-7 p.m. Open daily 11-4. For more details or to arrange docent tours, please contact Deborah at

Deadline is Jan 2nd, 2010; "Becoming Art at the Seams: Contemporary and Art Quilts" Museum of Ventura County; March 13 - May 31, 2010; 89 California Street, Ventura, CA 93001 805-641-1876;
Must be a resident of Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Los Angeles County
Entry Form

Deborah Weir is teaching two new workshops in her Palos Verdes, CA, studio: Contemporary Embroidery, and Using the Embellishing Machine. Both start with design and color theory basics. 1 & 3-day workshops are available for the embroidery class; students learn the sequential application of traditional and modern materials (threads, Tyvek, beads, metals, etc.) to fabric to create a rich, dimensional surface. 1 & 2-day classes are offered for Using the Embellishing Machine in which students focus on choices of materials, threadless applique, shading, layering, dimension and texture achieved with the dry felting machine. $75/day or $65 if you provide your own embellishing machine. Dates arranged to accommodate students. Please call (310 325-1895) or see her website ( to learn more.

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