Publications

Since its debut in 1976, the quarterly, full color Surface Design Journal -  one of the most prestigious publications on textiles in the world - has enticed members to renew and receive another year of visual and conceptual inspiration. It features articles on a theme, interviews, Exposure for members' work, and Spotlight on Education.

Unsurpassed in the world of non-profit arts organizations, the custom-designed NewsBlog replaced the printed Newsletter in 2010. It features stories about members' creative accomplishments and resources for enhancing creative growth and building community. The eNews email announces opportunities, exhibitions, and Board news.

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SDA Member Debra Smith solo show now at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, MO:


"Shifting Territory"...to unfamiliar places
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Felted fiberfill + sponges create a "cloud" with motion-triggered lightening & thunder - and streaming music. Who knew?


cloud.
www.richardclarkson.com



Women and Print: A Contemporary View at @SC_Williamson includes #SDAmember Paula Roland. Open now through Oct. 19th. http://ow.ly/BX8kW
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UK's Tom Hare uses basketry techniques to re-imagine a tree house:


Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House
www.thisiscolossal.com



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How will you celebrate Handweavers Guild of America's Spinning & Weaving Week 2014 - October 6 - 12?


Spinning & Weaving Week Events
www.weavespindye.org



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Moroccan stylist Hassan Hajjaj rocks pattern play of N Africa:


Portraits Of Moroccan Hipsters...
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"Thread Lines" brings together those pioneers who—challenging entrenched modernist hierarchies—first unraveled the distinction between textile and art:"


The Drawing Center | Thread Lines | NYC
www.drawingcenter.org



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Jane Lackey is among 2014 American Craft Council Fellows, awarded to makers who have "demonstrated excellence in their disciplines for at least 25 years".


Masters: Jane Lackey
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Ann Morton "Street Gems" in Tempe now until December 10th. http://ow.ly/BuBsW
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Check out our fiber-media focused art mag featuring Korean makers - east & west: http://www.surfacedesign.org/marketplace/products/sda-journal-summer-2014





UCross Foundation Residencies are available for 2015! http://www.ucrossfoundation.org/residency-program/apply/…
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Holly Stewart fabricates the phallus; her show at UMKC Gallery of Art closes 9/19:


Missouri Grandma Sculpts Giant Patchwork Penises
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Textile Blog creator John Hopper's new publication will explore the unique perception artists channel to create their work:


New "Inspirational" Online Magazine
thetextileblog.blogspot.com



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SDA gave 10 K-12 educators scholarships to attend our 2011 conference - which inspired 3 of them to create a website resource for fiber arts educators. BRAVA to all!


Explore Fiber
www.explorefiber.com



#CallForEntry PleinAir magazine presents the 4th Annual PleinAir Salon. Deadline is September 30th. http://ow.ly/BuB2j
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Now on view at Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles:


New Directions: Textile Society of America's 1st Juried Exhibition
www.cafam.org



Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Quilts of Gwendolyn Ann Magee at the Gatewood Gallery of UNCG. Now to Nov. 8th http://ow.ly/BuAQr
Congrats to Marijke van Welzen who won 1st place in the 2014 Hoffman Challenge with her coat "Midsummernightsdream" http://ow.ly/BuAFl
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Get state-of-the-art training – ahead of the pack – in this new Masters program in Surface Imaging at Philadelphia University (PA).


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In this rare interview, Sarah Burton fully emerges from behind the shadow of Lee McQueen:


The Genius Next Door
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Shy, unassuming and nice, Sarah Burton, the Alexander McQueen designer, is everything that her magically haunting collections are not.




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