SDA KY’s September Meet & Greet, plus news!

On September 25th, the Kentucky chapter of SDA had its second Meet & Greet, with an informal presentation on . . . . PRESENTATION!  Artists brought pieces in to share with the group their methods of presenting textile work, and also solicit ideas about displaying specific artworks.  Artists in attendance were: Laverne Zabielski, Cindy Vough, K. Crane, Mary Nehring, Dina Buckey, Anna Wieczorek, Marti Plager, Karen Davis, Laurie Appleby-Williams, and myself (Jennifer A. Reis).

Based on the lively discussion sparked between artists about different works and presentation ideas, participants decided that the dialogue was so valuable to warrant scheduled KY SDA Critiques.  As artists who often work alone, the opportunity to get together to share and request feedback on artwork is invaluable.  It’s hoped that these will become a regular feature of the Kentucky SDA chapter like the Meet & Greets.

So . . . the first KY SDA Critique will be held the afternoon of Saturday, January 15 (weather-dependent!) in Versailles at the Presbyterian Church.  People are encouraged to bring artwork to discuss.  Information in regards to the critique will be sent via e-mail in late December/early January.  Interested parties can contact me at for more info.

Finally, congratulations to Marti Plager as an exhibitor in the most recent manifestation of Quilt National at the Dairybarn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio – see a picture of Marti with one of her pieces below.

Photos from the September 25th Meet & Greet:

Marti Plager showing work

Anna Wieczorek & her artwork

Cindy Vough & her artwork

Dina Buckey & her artwork

Karen Davis with her artwork

Laverne Zabielski discussing her work

Mary Nehring showing her framed artwork

Pat Sturtzel showing her art cloth


About KY ~ SDA

Welcome to the blog representing Kentucky's Surface Design Association chapter! We are a group of textile & fiber artists working in a variety of techniques and artforms who make, exhibit, teach and network all things of the cloth. If you are interested in joining, you first need to be a member of the international organization, Surface Design Association, and it is well worth it to join regardless if you are a student, an emerging artist, a seasoned pro, or someone who is enamored with the possibilities of working with textiles. While our quarterly meetings with associated programs dealing with art photography, presentation, and creation are open to all interested parties, to participate in exhibitions and other exciting networking opportunities including being a featured artist on the blog, you must be a SDA member. Visit the links column for access to the SDA site for more information. Your Kentucky area representatives, Jennifer A. Reis and Mary Lamb Nehring
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