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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Pushing back against increasing exploitation of creatives:


Heroic Designer Publicly Shames Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free
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Get a new perspective on Korean textile arts & artists - East & West - in our latest issue:


SDA Journal - Summer 2014
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Frances Taylor is 1 of 2 featured artists at this years Fiberfest in Almonte Ontario CA Sept 13-14 http://ow.ly/AlqRH
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How work pants met horse blankets in San Francisco Gold Rush era - and changed fashion.


Who Made Those Bluejeans?
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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
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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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