2011 International Surface Design Association Conference Archive

Surface Design Association and
Textile Center present:

When cultures and ideas flow together, our art and our world are transformed.

2011 International Surface Design Association Conference
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Weisman Art Museum (by Frank Gehry) on the University of Minnesota campus. Weisman.jpeg by maur3y from flickr creative commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/mau3ry/122105060/

Key Conference Dates

Pre-conference Workshops: June 4 – 8, 2011
Exhibition Day: Thursday, June 9, 2011
Conference Sessions: June 9 – June 12, 2011
Post-conference Workshops: June 13 – 17, 2011



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Enter NOW to win 10 great textile arts books here:

TextileArtist.org contest offers books hand-picked by UK artist Sue Stone

Catch up with this esteemed teacher who influenced several generations of makers at Cranbrook:

Gerhardt Knodel Insights & Images | ACC

Yellow umbrellas + other works in fiber & fabric have become pro-democracy activist art in Hong Kong:

Rescuing Protest Artwork From Hong Kong’s Streets

Make marks in the air - with your feet:

E-Traces: Ballet Slippers Make Drawings From Dancer's Movements

SDA Member Carol Milne's work featured on Time.com:

Artist Uses Glass Instead of Yarn to Create Knitted Sculpture

New Book "TextileArt around the world" from Textile link will include member Barbara De Pirro's work! http://ow.ly/E0UTh
Textile arts at Burning Man 2014:

Burning Man: An Artist’s Experience | SDA NewsBlog
60 mph winds that swirl dust around Burning Man festival each year make a harsh environment for textile arts. But Cameron Mason was unfazed...

Life-saving transfer of sewing skills from taffeta to tyvek:

How a wedding dress maker is trying to stop the spread of Ebola

Show on now at American Textile History Museum "traces the history of 20th century art in textiles."

ARTIST TEXTILES: Picasso to Warhol

#SDAMember Marijke van Welzen won 3rd place in Original Wearable Art in La Conner 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival! http://ow.ly/E0UsS
For Veteran's Day, paper-maker Pam DeLuco's Combat Paper is featured on "Service" episode of Craft in America: http://www.craftinamerica.org/shorts/paper-dolls-segment/

Get a taste of the latest in design intelligence below - you'll want to subscribe to the whole textile-licious magazine:

Sample "Designing Minds" Fall '14 Surface Design Journal

SDA member Lanny Bergner recently published a book titled "Mesh Vessles" through blurb http://ow.ly/E0U44 .
World of Threads Festival of Contemporary Fiber Art now through Nov. 30th. http://ow.ly/E0UN2
New encaustic workshops with PAULA ROLAND in April, July, August, and October http://ow.ly/E0TFA
In Chicago for SOFA? Here's a must-hear lecture on 11/8:

The Craft School Experience
Directors from 5 US craft schools present art + stories of master teachers, students & artists whose work has been shaped by this transformative style of education.

German artist pushes 3-D potential of paper to the max:

Spectacular Pop-up Sculptures by Peter Dahmen

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design explores impact of these iconic quilts on visual culture Nov 14-15 in Asheville, NC:

Gee’s Bend in Translation: A Symposium
...and starting point for discussing broader theme of translation in fine art.

SDA Member Ellen Schiffman + her work get the spotlight, here:

52 + Much More from Fiber Artist Ellen Schiffman

Only a few spots left! Dorothy Caldwell will be teaching her Human Marks class on Lopez Island, June 16-20, 2015 http://ow.ly/DNiim