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.

SDA Buzz

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Kaneko - an artspace in Omaha - is in a FIBER frenzy NOW through April 25. Check out the all-star line-up, here:


Focus On Fiber at Kaneko in Omaha, Nebraska USA
www.surfacedesign.org



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Connect to fiber arts history via podcast with Jenelle Porter, curator of "Fiber Sculpture 1960-Present" (now on in Columbus, OH) & Sheila Hicks:


Jenelle Porter, Sheila Hicks
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Curator Jenelle Porter, artist Sheila Hicks.




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Experience recent QuiltCon in Austin, TX, here:


QuiltCon's Lasting Impressions
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SDA Members can apply for SDA grants that support small events or personal development. Find out more, here! http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant





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CodaWorx seeks socially-engaged submissions by February 28:


CODAmagazine - Editorial Calendar
www.codaworx.com
Seeking collaborative projects dealing with challenging local / world issues, creating spaces that help, heal, question or raise awareness.




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He's 109 and knits sweaters for penguins:


Australia's oldest man still knitting for human & animal friends
minisites.ninemsn.com.au



See Milisa Galazzi's work @EndicottCollege in "Organic to Geometric Investigations in Structure and Surface" http://ow.ly/Jmfp5
Registration now open for 2015 encaustic workshops with Paula Roland. http://www.rolandworkshops.com/
Laura Splan's work in TechNoBody at @ArtsWestchester now through March 21. http://ow.ly/Jme5p pic.twitter.com/uf6mQBosPZ
Voting for #BAMBiennial 2014 closes 3/1. Make your voice heard and then join us for the award ceremony on 3/6. pic.twitter.com/Xy13TWNILY
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Call-for-Entries NOW OPEN until April 15; students + emerging makers welcome:


Call For Entries for Catalog & Exhibition
www.surfacedesign.org
Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts - SDA International Juried Exhibition




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View into elegant mud-dyed kimonos - and their decline:


Old Ways Prove Hard to Shed, Even as Crisis Hits Kimono Trade
www.nytimes.com



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Now you can see this show in the heartland of Ohio:


Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present | Wexner Center for the Arts
wexarts.org
“Splendid, viscerally engaging…[a] groundbreaking exhibition.”—Boston Globe




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"....meant to underscore the theatrical nature needed to be an artist today, which may bolster the argument in some quarters that the field is full of charlatans."


Sociologist Sarah Thornton Asks: What Is an Artist?
www.wsj.com



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Little Dandelion's "quiet rebellion" against mass production, Aussie-style:


Woollie Mammoth
www.littledandelion.com



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Lumi - formerly Inkodye - on Sharktank 2/13.


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It's happening. Lumi is going to be on @[166082193402927:274:Shark Tank] tomorrow. Tune in to ABC at 9PM / 8PM to see the worlds first prime time demo of #inkodye!



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As Fashion Week NYC begins, a celebration of fashion's senior moment:


This season's It Girls are all over the age of 60!
www.fannykarst.com



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Moving portraits of 100 female artists - including Elizabeth Murry, Louise Bourgeois & Judy Chicago:


Barbara Yoshida Captures 100 Female Artists In Their Homes & Studios
www.huffingtonpost.com



Apply By March 1 for Personal Development Grant. http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant…
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