Elizabeth Fram, "Quiet Moment" (detail)

Past Conferences

SDA hosts a biennial conference to bring members together for workshops, conferences, and an exhibition. The 2017 conference” SDA at 40: Making Our Mark” was held in Portland, Oregon and included 3 days of lectures, panels, demonstrations and four exhibits.


SDA has been hosting biennial conferences for 40 years. Recent SDA Conferences/Intensives include:

2017 Intensive – Portland State University and Oregon College of Arts and Crafts

2015 Intensive-Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Catherine Ellis and Rowland Ricketts, Arrowmont

Catherine Ellis and Rowland Ricketts, Arrowmont

2013 Conference-San Antonio, TX

2011 Conference-Minneapolis, MN

Mary Zicafoose workshop, Arrowmont

Mary Zicafoose workshop, Arrowmont

2009 Conference-Kansas City, KS

Andrea Vail and Marianne Biagi, Arrowmont

Andrea Vail and Marianne Biagi, Arrowmont