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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NPR on amusing color factoids:


This Is Color
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A weird little lesson about color, in rainbow order.




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Author of "String, Felt, Thread" - the ground-breaking history of textile media in the art world - now at MAD in NYC:


Museum of Arts and Design Names Elissa Auther as Inaugural Windgate Research Curator
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Join our celebration of textile design innovation via latest Surface Design Journal, here: http://www.surfacedesign.org/marketplace/products/sda-journal-fall-2014





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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
www.textileartist.org



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


Gerhardt Knodel Insights & Images | ACC
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Yellow umbrellas + other works in fiber & fabric have become pro-democracy activist art in Hong Kong:


Rescuing Protest Artwork From Hong Kong’s Streets
www.nytimes.com



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Make marks in the air - with your feet:


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



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


Artist Uses Glass Instead of Yarn to Create Knitted Sculpture
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New Book "TextileArt around the world" from Textile link will include member Barbara De Pirro's work! http://ow.ly/E0UTh
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Textile arts at Burning Man 2014:


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




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


How a wedding dress maker is trying to stop the spread of Ebola
www.washingtonpost.com



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


ARTIST TEXTILES: Picasso to Warhol
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#SDAMember Marijke van Welzen won 3rd place in Original Wearable Art in La Conner 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival! http://ow.ly/E0UsS
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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/





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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
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In Chicago for SOFA? Here's a must-hear lecture on 11/8:


The Craft School Experience
www.sofaexpo.com
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.




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


Spectacular Pop-up Sculptures by Peter Dahmen
www.thisiscolossal.com



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