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.
Textile Society of America offers biennial symposia that increasingly feature contemporary makers using textile media alongside the latest research from historical, social and technical perspectives. Get an insider’s view on the 2012 event + preview 2014. Call for Papers ends October 1, 2013!
SDA 2013 conference hit its marks with world-class speakers and extraordinary exhibitions. Experience it here – whether or not you were there yourself – through the eyes of new member and textile-focused PhD student Jennifer Leary, who makes the “interface” theme reverberate via a thoughtful analysis.
Meet 2 outstanding new SDA Board Members here. View their work using textile media, get a take on their backgrounds – and get familiar with the skills and expertise they want to contribute to build a better SDA for all. Welcome Aboard!
Whether or not you use looping techniques to express your ideas, you’ll enjoy this glimpse of those who do. Let knitter (and SDA Area Representative from MA) Adrienne Sloane take you to a recent international confab in the UK, where she encountered lots of local color – along with some knitting royalty.
SDA Finance Director Joy Stocksdale – who has also been state rep, regional rep, editorial assistant, executive director + collective memory of SDA – is stepping down after 25 years of service. Take a moment to appreciate this stalwart behind-the-scenes advocate for our textile arts community via this Ode to Joy. We’ll miss her!
SDA’s biennial conferences are a multi-faceted meeting of our members, who often ask how the program gets chosen. So here’s a glimpse behind the curtain at a few of the faces behind the creation of in•ter•face, our 17th International confab. We’re taking full advantage of everything “textile” San Antonio has to offer – and more!
SDA Swatch Library’s makeover is now complete! Renamed “SDA Swatch Collections”, this unrivaled compendium of textile patterning techniques – and benefit of SDA membership – is available for your next classroom or fiber confab. Book a look here.