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!
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.
This go round, Mickie serves up hot links to international yarnbombers, Mobilia Gallery’s textile-rich database, V&A’s delectable video channel featuring edgy toile – plus favorites from Hand/Eye online magazine. And don’t miss far-flung quilts of many colors. Let Mickie hook you up, here!
Whether you saw some of the FiberPhiladelphia 2012 shows last Spring and have your own rave faves – or didn’t get to go and wish you had, check out this *highlights* tour. Marci McDade punches your ticket to a recap of this massive textile event.
Take another fiber cyber-safari with Mickie as your guide. Bag some tasty knotting from a Macrame Master. Check out Canadian “World of Threads” artists’ profiles. Peruse UK’s Silk Painters Guild + American Tapestry Alliance online galleries. Watch tech geek fashion in action…just pick a click.
Textile artist & traveler Christina Conklin came home with a creative epiphany well worth the price of the journey to 8ISS at the end of 2011. Experience some Hong Kong highlights in her take on the unprecedented event & exhibitions.
eTextiles evangelist & digital diva Lynne Bruning asks hard questions and shares the answers she’s found while navigating the rapids of competition entry. Let her insights help you cut through the chaos and caveat about getting your work out there.
Marci Rae McDade invites us to meet her in St. Louis for a recap of Innovations in Textiles 9 event there last Fall. Savor her itinerary and outstanding images of innovative work in this comprehensive overview. “Follow the Leader” site-specific installation/performance by Guerra de la Paz shown at left.