"Greg (detail)," Josh Faught

Making Our Mark

Join SDA when we return to Portland, Oregon for the biennial conference centered on creativity and our 40th Anniversary.
See you in Portland August 3- 6, 2017!



Registration is limited to 250 people. Register now!


Get more information about the conference by reading the conference prospectus(3 MB)


Our keynotes this year are Sheila Pepe, Josh Faught, Jane Lackey, and Aram Han Sifuentes. Read their bios here.


It’s our 40th Anniversary and we have lots planned! Check out our programs

Schedule at a Glance

View the schedule at a glance to get a general overview of the conference

Events + Opportunities

Learn about the various events + opportunities available for our members.


In concert with the 2017 Conference, SDA is proud to present several exhibitions.

Student Information

Meet with Sheila Pepe, participate in presentations, network, and more


Do you want to make your mark by volunteering?
(coming soon)

Where to Stay

Book your hotel room or reserve a dorm.

Learn more about Portland

Plan your trip to Portland.

Please support our sponsors

Portland State University Oregon College of Art and Craft Friends of Fiber Art
American Tapestry Alliance
American Craft Council