Canada has been bringing the textile arts action non-stop with 3 comprehensive events in the last 2 years. Let self-proclaimed “textile gossip” Joe Lewis take you to La Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2013 – to sample international talent spread across the beauty of Ottawa.
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!
Mickie’s BACK! Enjoy her latest crop of juicy links picked from her textile-centric travels throughout the World Wide Web. Sample links to a year in Japanese textiles, a UK lace spectacular, exemplary work by 2 SDA members, some tasty tapestry….and more.
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.
Gail Martin Gallery recently celebrated 40 years of educating an international audience about the aesthetic value of textiles. From her NYC base, Martin curated major shows of Central Asian ikat and embroidery but also kept expanding her expertise to other areas – including contemporary artists working in textile media. NYC writer Lois Martin gives the backstory on this fine arts influencer here.
In 2010, artist Anne Wilson invited participation in an interactive public art project that explored both past and present of textile history in Knoxville, Tennessee. Let Surface Design Journal Editor Marci McDade give you access to this ambitious and thoughtful installation via her review of the exhibition catalog.
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!