SDA Journal

 

The Surface Design Journal is a quarterly print publication that comes with membership in the Surface Design Association. Its 76 pages are produced in full color and printed in the US.

Each issue of the Journal is designed around a theme that may focus on a technique, such as hand embroidery; a genre, as in mixed media; aesthetic directions, like soft sculpture; or a part of the world, such as Africa. International in scope, articles focus on contemporary textile and fiber-based art forms as realized through concept, process, and materials. The goal is to stimulate thought and inspiration.

Surface Design Journal Spring 2014 Issue

Upcoming Journal Themes:
Summer 2014 Korea
Fall 2014 Designing Minds
Winter 2015 Warp Speed
Spring 2015 Wax


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In the Journal, find:

  • Articles focused on current directions in the field
  • In-depth profiles of established and emerging artists
  • Interviews with artists, curators, and gallery directors
  • Reviews of local, national, and international exhibitions
  • Exposure of selected works by SDA members
  • Spotlight on accredited and non-accredited fiber programs
  • Reviews of new books significant to fiber art 

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For those working with color:


Can You Pass A Color Blind Test?
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Loom bands? Those rainbow loops created by a Michigan dad:


Dress Made Of 20,000 Loom Bands Sells For More Than $200,000 on ebay
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#CallforEntry Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art Deadline is October 31, 2014 http://ow.ly/zihVd
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Kornit teamed up with FIT Textile Surface Design students to promote new environmentally-friendly, easy-does-it digital printer:


Kornit - Direct to Garment
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Scientist quits his day job to devote his life to folding paper:


Online Origami Tutorials Eclipse the Traditional Manual
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ArtQuilt Gallery NYC hosts an upcoming exhibit by Barbara McKie "Quilts from Nature" http://ow.ly/zihDZ
Pleased to announce that longtime partner @Surface_Design will participate in the Partner Pavilion at the fair! #sofa21 #sofapartner
Check out summer workshops with Gunnel Hag in Toronto, CA. http://ow.ly/zihnB
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Holland Cotter of NYT calls this "the most unassumingly beautiful show I’ve seen in NYC this summer."


‘Waterweavers’ / Bard Graduate Center
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Master of Materials Phyllida Barlow has inaugural "Gig" at new H&W gallery in Somerset, UK:


Exhibitions / Hauser & Wirth
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Who is in Rhode Island for #HGAconv? How was the fashion show? @hgaconvergence
Mirka Knaster, is part of the The Sea Ranch Art Tour. Her textile studio is open for the tour Labor Day weekend http://ow.ly/zfurH
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UK-born Sophie Standing paints the wildlife in Kenya with thread:


Elaborate Textile 'Collages' of African Wildlife
www.thisiscolossal.com



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The sobering surface of what we throw away:


Lying Down in a Week's Worth of Trash
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Handweavers Guild of America is about to converge in Providence, RI. See related shows here:


A Lively Experiment: All Media Exhibition
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Now on at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA:


Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters & Innovators
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Rebozos get some love at Fashion & Textile Museum in London:


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Flax goes DIY in Wisconsin:


On Campus: UWGB’s Grow-Your-Own Flax Project
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The Flax Project at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay gives new meaning to “grow your own.” Find out how faculty worked across disciplines to make it happen from seed to multi-use fiber – and how happy-making the process was for everyone. Art Department Chair (and SDA Member) Alison Gates tells all.




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Congrats to 24 emerging makers!


Outstanding Student Award - 2014 | surfacedesign.org
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Nominated by their instructors, these outstanding undergraduate and graduate students received a one-year membership to SDA.




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