Award Jurors Judy Bales & John Marshall get real about the challenge of judging fashion shows as well as the rationale behind their winning choices for SDA 2013 Member Fashion Show “Fabricate”. View the winning work plus comments by awardees and sage advice from judges.
Supporting students as they explore textile media and materials to express their ideas is a core mission of SDA. View award-winning student work from SDA’s recent “Linked Up” exhibition here – along with some great installation shots and comments from both show juror and winners.
Of SDA’s many member benefits, the biennial members’ show (held in conjunction with our conference) is one of the most popular and highly-valued. Savor images of the 6 award-winning entries from in•ter•face Connections here – along with statements from both judges + comments from each of the winners.
If you haven’t yet explored & experimented with customized print-on-demand services like Zazzle, Skinit and Spoonflower, let Candace Edgerley be your guide to getting your work out there in unexpected ways. This holiday season, create highly personalized gifts that share – and start conversations about – your talent.
Sculptor Janet Echelman rarely has time to give talks – but she accepted SDA’s invitation. She delivered an extraordinary keynote that brought in•ter•face conference audience to their feet with thunderous applause in appreciation of her powerful imagination. Read the unabridged version of her interview in SDA Journal Spring 2013 issue here.
Love the blues? Get the backstory on the making of the 2011 documentary “Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo” by filmmaker (and SDA Member) Mary Lance. See snapshots of her journey all over the globe to gather the big picture of indigo’s history and use – past and present.
Wrap your mind – and some wrapping paper – around this remarkable range of recently-published books about textiles. Make the textile tribe members on your holiday list very happy or add to your own library of ideas. All are available via Amazon.com link, inside, which gives back to SDA at no cost to you.
Get up to speed with the latest in digital printing via SDA Member KathyAnne White’s books & videos. Let her imagination-expanding resources take your surfaces to new – and alternative – places. And if you’ve been considering self-publishing, let her tell you how she did it – and why. It’s all here!
Re-view or – view anew – images from a book that has inspired several generations of outrageous fashion statements plus a few controversies. See the vest that a Balenciaga designer was busted for knocking off. Let author Alexandra Hart introduce you to the new 3rd edition, now being used as a textile book for “counter-couture”.