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.
Navigating the options and challenges to sending the fruits of your creativity off to an exhibition can be daunting. Let artist (and former SDA Journal Editor) Patricia Malarcher take you through the process – with a little help from some friends. Special bonus: advice from Cyndi Kane Meier, Coordinator of 2011 SDA Members Show in Minneapolis, who found that some creatives have trouble following the directions.
San Antonio, host city of SDA’s upcoming in•ter•face conference, offers unprecedented access to the textile talent of local luminaries. Lalon & Theresa Alexander are Lesage-trained masters of embroidery whose work has been featured in spectacular Broadway, TV & film productions. They’ll be demonstrating the techniques used by professionals. Embroidery is hot. Take yours to the stars!
What usually matters most to makers is their work – and studio time to make it. But it’s also crucial to write effectively about your work and the work of other artists in order to create a vibrant dialogue within your field. Take your writing to the next level! Learn to write a review of an artist’s work or a gallery exhibition in this 3-day in•ter•face post-conference workshop.
Learn how to create highly-charged textiles in this remarkable workshop with Jennifer Leary. Experience – and capture – the patterns of electromagnetism using textile techniques similar to stamping. Find out more about this 2-day in•ter•face pre-conference workshop in San Antonio (June 2013) here!
In the heart of Los Angeles’ art & design district, this center takes you beyond the acclaimed TV series with its archive of books, videos + actual objects from the PBS documentaries. Exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations & concerts are offered as well. Let Patricia Malarcher give you a tour here.
Surtex, USA’s well-known textile design & licensing show, has an annual contest to recognize emerging designers. But London has a whole show – New Designers – dedicated to introducing each new class of design graduates to an industry hungry for new talent. Check out 2012′s winners here.
After some initial resistance to hearing that a beloved tree blocked the “ch’i”, Patricia Malarcher rearranged her studio according to the creativity- and prosperity-supporting principles of “feng shui”. Take advantage of her research into these fascinating ideas about how energy flows to enhance your workplace – and life.