“Nothing beats good old-fashioned face-to-face (F2F) to really engage in a conversation or experience a work of art. With this craving for human interaction & creative inspiration, I eagerly attended SDA Confluence last June in Minneapolis.” Get an overview of featured exhibitions seen through Marci McDade’s informed eyes here.
Let Marci Rae McDade, former editor of Fiberarts magazine, be your guide in this first of 2 Confluence reviews she has contributed. Read & see her very positive impressions of the June event in Minneapolis and consider her insightful suggestions for the 2013 conference in San Antonio, TX.
Confluence Keynote Pat Hickman and Nancy Mckenzie were the award judges for “Currents” – the exhibition of work in textile media by stu- dent members of SDA. They felt that overall it was a good student show that demon- strated mastery of technique and a wide range of exploration.
Stop putting on the pressure to do it all. Instead, feel the incredible lightness in your heart that comes from doing exactly what you love.
My second day at #Confluence was full of conversation about the future of the fiber art field and the Surface Design Association. Board members, experts in the field and student members were all posing the same questions to one another throughout the day. Where do we want to see our fiber field in 10 years? [...]
Pat Hickman’s Keynote Address opened the #Confluence Conference with clarity of artistic vision. Her thoughtful commentary and powerful work history inspired me to more clearly define my own artistic direction.
There will be a Confluence of styles the moment the textile tribe begins to assemble in Minneapolis for the 2011 International conference June 4th. Sample these visual appetizers as you get ready to roll into Minnesota. If you’re not going, get a taste of what you’ll miss – and of SDA’s commitment to advocating for excellence in the textile arts.
Be brave and wade into hand- and screen-printing, resist, digital imaging and transfer processes using disperse dyes on synthetic fibers with Aussie Marie-Therese Wisniowski. Get pushed to your edge and grow both technically and conceptually in this 5 day post-conference workshop at Confluence in Minneapolis. Just a few spaces left.
SDA Member Bhakti Ziek’s greatest accomplishment of 2010 was a re-energized focus that led to a new series of weavings and an exhibition. Hear her speak on “Digital Jacquard Design Using Photoshop®” at the upcoming SDA Confluence conference in June in Minneapolis, MN.