Conferences

Member's Meeting 2013 in•ter•face Conference, San Antonio, TX

Review world-class presenters & programming from past SDA bi-annual conferences - both international and regional.

SDA Members' Show, Kansas City,  2010 Photo by Leesa Hubbell

SDA promotes the work of its multi-talented members with international exhibitions. View online gallery presentation of conference-related shows here.

Students model recycled SDA t-shirt designs at SDA 2013 interface fashion show

Check out Surface Design in motion as models present the wearable work of our members in a fashionable manner.

View the emerging talent of SDA Student Members in a downloadable format.

Listen to 2011 conference presentations by Jack Becker, Jane Dunnewold, Anna Car

Experience the exchange of ideas at past SDA conferences via audio podcasts and digests of conference sessions.

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Some fun for Friday: express your surly side with a needle & thread:


Subversive Kits | Subversive Cross Stitch
shop.subversivecrossstitch.com
Basic and Deluxe Kits for all your subversive stitching needs.




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8 openings for textile artists/designers in TAC NYC artist-in-residence program; deadline April 1:


About Textile Arts Center AIR Program
www.textileartscenter.com



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Design museum in Denmark unveils permanent exhibition dedicated to textile art & design:


Designmuseum Danmark - Fashion & Fabric
designmuseum.dk



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If you don't know Jappie King Black's work, here's your chance:


JAPPIE KING BLACK
arthousepress.org



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In NYC? Check out recently-remodeled CHS Design Museum's new wallpaper immersion room:


Immersion Room | Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
www.cooperhewitt.org



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Schuyler Ellers wraps the male peacock in crochet:


Exciting New Fashion for Men: Crocheted Shorts
www.neatorama.com



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Get an eyeful of spectacular work chosen for recent 8th China biennale, here:


Photo Essay: China’s 8th International Fiber Art Biennale
www.surfacedesign.org



Barbara De Pirro's new work "Metamorphosis" is installed at Spaceworks Tacoma now through April 16th. http://ow.ly/HFxpK
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Merfolk (mermaids & mermen) feel transformed when they put on their tails:


Merfest!
www.coolhunting.com



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This art "gangster" supports emerging artists - with strings attached:


The Art World’s Patron Satan
www.nytimes.com



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Apple's head designer says schools are failing to teach graduates how to make products.


Design education is "tragic" says Jonathan Ive
www.dezeen.com



@Surface_Design We'd love to tell you about our upcoming Natural Dye Foraging + Textile Printmaking workshops. pic.twitter.com/WytcsfSWXq
Secretary Madeleine Albright's powerful pin collection to be exhibited at Bellevue Arts Museum @WeAreBAM http://ow.ly/HFvJ1
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Get the creative backstory on SDA President Jeanne Beck:


Inside the Artist’s Studio w/ Jeanne Beck: Coming Home Through Creating
mainstreetartsgallery.com



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#blacklivesmatter at Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles:


Urban Letters by Yarn Bombing Los Angeles
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What do you think of her white gloves with a black Dior gown?


Uproar Over Amal Clooney’s White Gloves
www.nytimes.com



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Fashion designers take note! International call for ''art wear" - deadline September 25:


2nd Saskatchewan Wearable Art Gala
www.jackmillikincentre.com



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SDA Member Carol Eckert curated "Explorations" show of Arizona SDA members' work - on through 1/18:


Vision Gallery | Chandler, AZ | USA
visiongallery.org



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Indian medical researchers + weavers give new meaning to "silk screening":


Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips
www.npr.org



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Thanks to Elena Rosenberg for putting this floating residency opp on the radar:


23 Days at Sea / Travellng Artist Residency
artrubicon.com



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