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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Pantone chooses a "winey" color:

Marsala - Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Diana Mort Eicher: Prints & Papercuts from my Mother's Nigerian Textile Collection at Gallery 1639 through Jan 31st. http://ow.ly/FLxZI
Cave paintings recently found in Indonesia rewrite history of human creativity:

Hunting for the Origins of Symbolic Thought

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Watch how this "4-D" printed dress - recently acquired by MoMA - was conceived and made:

Kinematics Dress by Nervous System

NYT's Holland Cotter promotes "Fiber Sculpture: 1960-Present" - the ground-breaking show now on at ICA/Boston:

Fiber Art: Long Way From the Loom

Arizona Surface Design Association: Explorations on display at @VisionGalleryAZ until Jan 18th. http://ow.ly/FLxFo
Gift the fiber lovers in your life with our textile-inspired art magazine:

How To Gift a Membership | surfacedesign.org

Woven; New Textiles by Debbie Barrett-Jones at MLB Designs Gallery of St. Louis, MO through the end of December. http://ow.ly/FLzFW