Get up to speed with the latest in digital printing via SDA Member KathyAnne White’s books & videos. Let her imagination-expanding resources take your surfaces to new – and alternative – places. And if you’ve been considering self-publishing, let her tell you how she did it – and why. It’s all here!
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.
SDA Members Carol Westfall & Erma Martin Yost were awarded an SDA Small Event Grant to invite California artist/poet Joan Schulze to speak at NOHO gallery in NYC in January; a simple concept with unlimited potential to inspire. Patricia Malarcher reports.
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.
Check out the awards, commissions and collaborations SDA Members Patricia Greaves (UK), Dawn Edwards (Michigan) and Kathie Kerler (Oregon) created and won in 2010. Dawn Edward’s “Triton’s Horn” (Felt & Mixed Media) is shown at left.
In my workshop “Embellished Textile Assemblages”, I will be emphasizing both the craft of stitching & bead embroidery as well as ‘happy accidents’ of intuitive compositions and meaning that can arise from serendipitous material combinations. Participants are encouraged to bring a variety of objects/mementos that are visually and/or emotionally compelling. Plan to leave with a completed workshop relic!
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!
Get more information online about the many makers featured in this first SDJ issue focusing on quilts since 1996. It’s been 25 years since the publication of “The Art Quilt” by Penny Morris and the creative synergy between quilts and surface design is more energetic and striking than ever.
Susan’s work often begins with a found object—a shoe last, a mannequin hand, an old ammunition box—that becomes part of the stage set she assembles to draw the viewer in. “I work intuitively, without loom, pattern, or graph.”