2011 International Surface Design Association Conference Archive

Surface Design Association and
Textile Center present:

Confluence
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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Using yams & mud to dye silk cloth that was once more expensive than gold in China:


Kathrin Von Rechenberg's Tea Silk
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At US Open, ball boys will be sporting RL wearable tech with conductive threads to monitor breathing & heart rate.:


Ralph Lauren to Introduce Wearable Technology
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Classes in Textiles with Ann Morton this fall. Check out the scheduleat Paradise Valley CC in Phoenix. http://ow.ly/Alqv3
The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents "Mother and Child Reunion" by Artist-in-Residence Kazumi Tanaka. http://ow.ly/Alq9s
Craft in America Center presents "Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber" Aug 23 to Oct 25 http://ow.ly/AlpJv
#CallForEntry "Materials Hard and Soft" More information from Greater Denton Arts Council. Deadline is September 5th!
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Turns out the mind needs to wander:


Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain
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Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.




METHOD Announces Barbara De Pirro and Katie Miller in "Vorfreude".Now through August 23. http://ow.ly/AloP8
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130 textile works will dance in Spanish breezes starting 8/14: http://www.artalvent.com/index.php/en/





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130 textile works will dance in Spanish breezes starting 8/14:


Art al Vent XI
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International exposition of contemporary textile art hangs from balconies of Gata de Gorgos, Spain




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Contextile biennial, now on in Portugal, awarded honorable mentions to SDA members Amanda Salm & April Dauscha. Congrats!


Contextile 2014 Awards
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Acquisition Prize went to "Naturaleza Desdoblada" by Mexican artist Miriam Medrez.




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Fiber Program's Dye Garden at U of N Texas gets some love in Hand/Eye:


The UNT Natural Dye Garden
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SDA Members make textile design history by contributing their explorations & experiments via 12" x 12" swatch. Join us!


SDA Swatch Collection: A Textile Arts Resource
www.surfacedesign.org



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SDA Journal Editor Marci McDade curated "Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home" exhibition now on at Hap Gallery, PDX: http://hapgallery.com/





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SDA Journal Editor Marci McDade curated "Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home" exhibition now on at Hap Gallery, PDX: http://hapgallery.com/





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Malian-born artist-designer Aboubakar Fofana champions natural indigo in NYC:


Reviving a Dyeing Technique
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Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Quilts of Gwendolyn Ann Magee on display at Gatewood Gallery UofNC Sept 11- Nov 8. http://ow.ly/zX916
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Wrapping with crochet is not a new idea, but wrapping another maker's work with it is well done here by Portugal's Joana Vasconcelos (of Venice Biennale fame):


Ceramic Animal & Insect Sculptures Wrapped in Crochet
www.thisiscolossal.com



Help The Lake Chapala Projects stitch a river! Submit a swatch and be a part of this SDA member's project! http://lakechapalaprojects.wordpress.com/theriver/
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Turns out quilting is like a gym for your brain:


Learning New Skills Works Best To Keep Brain Sharp
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