Love the blues? Get the backstory on the making of the 2011 documentary “Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo” by filmmaker (and SDA Member) Mary Lance. See snapshots of her journey all over the globe to gather the big picture of indigo’s history and use – past and present.
Navigating the options and challenges to sending the fruits of your creativity off to an exhibition can be daunting. Let artist (and former SDA Journal Editor) Patricia Malarcher take you through the process – with a little help from some friends. Special bonus: advice from Cyndi Kane Meier, Coordinator of 2011 SDA Members Show in Minneapolis, who found that some creatives have trouble following the directions.
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.
SDA Swatch Library’s makeover is now complete! Renamed “SDA Swatch Collections”, this unrivaled compendium of textile patterning techniques – and benefit of SDA membership – is available for your next classroom or fiber confab. Book a look here.
Artist/arts writer Karen Searle gives an overview of Jiyoung Chung’s first book about her signature technique of joomchi, the Korean paper-making process. Preview a few of the book’s spectacular gallery of images here!
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.
If you’ve ever dreamed of taking your work to the next level via a residency, TAC offers studio, community and critique all-in-one in the super-charged cultural matrix of NYC. With scholarships & work-study now available, 6 winners only have to find an *actual* residence. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1!