Virtual Artist Reception: Sydne Bortel, Quilt Artist

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Dance Palace Virtual Artist Reception for Sydne Bortel
Dance Palace Artist for January 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Dance Palace Art Committee presents: January's featured artist, Sydne Bortel
**registration is required in advance through Eventbrite so we can email you a link**

Join fiber artist Sydne Bortel as she discusses her artistic process during her virtual art reception on Sunday, January 24th. This event will feature a conversation with the artist discussing several pieces, followed by a Q&A session.

Sydne is excited by deeply saturated colors as well as the quieter, subtle Japanese inspired work. Her inspiration for many of the quilts includes themes of nature, cultural and social issues, working with young school children in English language learners elementary school classes, travel, Japanese fabric and art, workshops, classes, other quilt artists, and the fabric itself. Cotton fabric predominates in most of her work, with cotton and other fabric in her appliqué.

Sydne began quilting in 1982, 11 years before retirement in 1993 from her long clinical social work career. Her hope at that time was to pursue more contemporary quilting techniques and move from traditional quilting to art quilting. Quilt size varies and now all are machine quilted with occasional hand embroidery. She is a qualified quilt judge. Volunteering with Marin AARP Experience Corps, she tutors first graders mostly from immigrant families who live in San Rafael’s Canal area and has worked with the students to create quilts in the classroom.

The online gallery will be available for viewing on the Dance Palace's Online Art Gallery for the month of January.

To attend the event, you must register in advance (no later than 4pm on Sunday, January 24th). Click here to register through EventBrite.

The reception is free; donations are encouraged. To donate, please visit and mention this event by name in the comments section.


Please note:

  • Registration required.
  • Online capacity is limited; one registration is good for all those watching on a single device.
  • Registration will end 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Registered attendees will receive an Eventbrite email with the Zoom link 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the program.
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LA Riley

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