SDA Exhibits

Surface Design Association hosts exhibits and events throughout the year. Featured events are highlighted below.

A Space to Enter – July 6, 2017 – August 6, 2017

Crossing Generations – July 10, 2017 – August 6, 2017

Small Works: SDA at 40 – August 1, 2017 to August 15, 2017

Future Tense: SDA Annual Student Exhibition – August 1, 2017 – August 26, 2017

Shifting Landscapes – February 24, 2017 – May 20, 2017

Exhibition in Print 2016 – View in the Winter 2016 Surface Design Journal

FIBER ART VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts – Submission Deadline is June 1, 2017

A Space to Enter

A Space to Enter, an exhibition of mixed media works by nationally known artist Jane Lackey, is cosponsored by the American Craft Council and Lackey is an ACC Fiber Fellow. The exhibition includes works from Enclosures, a series of drawings on translucent paper. In the words of the artist, these drawings “combine spatial characteristics of architecture or landscape schema that echo the intricacy of body systems. Each locate the familiarity of a place remembered, imagined, entered. Maplike, their scale, delicate thread lines or jagged cut tape engage the intimacy, time and provocations of close viewing.” Lackey is a visual artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her recent drawings and installations explore analogous relationships between cloth’s over/under interconnections and social hooks of language and communication.

Jane Lackey: A Space to Enter
July 6 – August 6, 2017
cosponsored by PSU and the ACC
Autzen Gallery, Portland State University
Exhibition open 10am-5pm during normal weekly business hours.
Open House during the Conference, Friday August 4, 5-7pm
Meet & Greet with Jane Lackey, 5-6pm, Friday August 4, 5-7pm Open House 5-7pm.

Crossing Generations

In concert with the 2017 Conference Making Our Mark, SDA is proud to present the exhibition Crossing Generations, honoring SDA’s 40th Anniversary. In creating a vision for this exhibition, curator and galleries Jane Sauer comments, “my desire is to highlight the work of the great mentors that laid the ground work for what is happening today, mid-career artists, and a (offer) look into what the future holds by showing the work of a few emerging artists.” The exhibition covers a wide range of media and approaches, representing a small sampling in of a rich history.

Crossing Generations
July 10 – August 6, 2017
Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft
Reception Saturday August 5, 4-6pm

Small Works: SDA at 40

Small Works at 40: An exhibition of 12 x 12″ small work by SDA members in any fiber-related material.
DPP Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft
August 1 – 15, 2017


Future Tense: SDA Annual Student Exhibition

FUTURE TENSE, a juried student exhibt that celebrates the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials and techniques. Juried by Teresa Paschke, a Professor at Iowa State University, and Andrea Vail, MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and 2016-17 North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellow.

MK + AB Gallery
Portland State University
August 1 – August 26, 2017
Exhibition open 10am-5pm during normal weekly business hours.
Open House during the Conference, Friday August 4, 5-7pm

Shifting Landscapes: 3rd International SDA Member Juried Exhibition

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Many thanks to all involved in making the exhibition such a wonderful success. Special thanks to the hard work and dedication of the form & concept team, particularly gallery director and co-juror Frank Rose, and artist, educator and co-juror Erika Lynne Hanson, who did a wonderful job of selecting thoughtful and though-provoking work. And sincerest thanks to the artists who were able to attend the opening and spend time together in laughter and celebration.

1st Place
Rena Detrixhe
“Red Dirt Rug” 2016, earth, 96” by 72” by 5”

2nd Place
Yewen Dong
“Water is Fragile 2” 2016, ceramics, 57.5” by 52” by 5″

3rd Place
Wendy Weiss
“Litzmannstadt Getto 1940-1944” 2015-16, weaving, 53” by 111″

4th Place
Yuge Zhou
“Soft Plots” 2017, video with sound, 3 minutes

Honorable Mention
Eszter Bornemisza
“Cityscape” 2014, paper, 118” by 35”

Thank you to juried SDA member artists:
Cathryn Amidei, Regina Benson, Eszter Bornemisza, Sarah Bozaan, Eva Camacho, Jodi Colella, Sarah Comfort, Katie Craney, Rena Detrixhe, Yewen Dong, Xia Gao, Helen Geglio, Karen Glick, Margaret Hester, Faith Kane, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Yun Kim, Lisa Klakulak, Lena Klett, Jenna Lynch, Melody Money, Garry Noland, Kayla Paul, Manda Remmen, Kristin Rohr, Barbara Shapiro, Dolores Slowinski, Carol Sogard, Brooks Stevens, Wendy Weiss,Sarah Westrup, and Yuge Zhou

FIBER ART VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts

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This signature biennial exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, held in collaboration with Surface Design Association, invites national and international artists to submit innovative and traditional fiber art, contemporary concepts using either traditional or unusual materials. SDA members may apply at the reduced rate of $15 per entry.

Call for Entries

Submission deadline: June 1.

Jurors: Eszter Bornemisza, Wendy Lugg and Jason Pollen.

Learn more about the exhibition. (pdf)


Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural Exhibition In Print

Surface Design Association proudly presents its first annual Exhibition In Print (EIP), dedicating the Winter 2016 issue of the Surface Design Journal to showcasing the finest in fiber and textile media arts. Jurors are Marci Rae McDade (Editor, Surface Design Journal) and Mark Newport (Head of Fibers, Cranbrook Academy of Art).

You can view the exhibition in the Winter 2016 Surface Design Journal 

Learn more about Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural Exhibition in Print here: 2016 International Exhibition In Print