SDA Europe Representative Karina van Vught recently planned & hosted a 2nd confab of SDA members at Zijdelings, her textile arts center in Tilburg, NL. Mirjam Pet-Jacobs gives an overview of the outstanding “Ecovision” 2-day program.
Find out more online about the makers selected by SDJournal Editor Patricia Malarcher to highlight the range of approaches currently being used to express ideas using paper as medium.
To entice you to register for CONFLUENCE: 2011 International Surface Design Conference in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (June 9-12), this issue spotlights featured speakers Pat Hickman and India Flint along with SDA’s President Emeritus Jason Pollen, who will have an exhibition there. Other articles consider ways in which the notion of “confluence” is textile-specific, where “ideas meet and mingle”–whether it be the surface design of municipal recycling trucks or how etsy.com has supercharged the DIY craft movement. Get your hot links here!
Find out about SDA member Daniella Woolf’s book-turned-catalogue “Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility”. She “wanted to publish something different; not a how-to book, but a gallery between pages. [She] envisioned something that would inspire artists while exploring the breadth and depth that encaustic can provide.” Also check out the stunning book design by Carol Charney.
The 2010 Encaustic Conference (June 11-13) offered lots of reasons for artists working in fabric, thread, and paper to explore the medium of wax. A stimulating cluster of exhibitions, knowledgeable sessions on materials and processes, a brilliant keynote address, and an insightful panel on art and business sent participants home with heads full of information and inspiration.