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 Summer 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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Textile Blog creator John Hopper's new publication will explore the unique perception artists channel to create their work:


New "Inspirational" Online Magazine
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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
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#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
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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).


SDA Newsblog
www.surfacedesign.org



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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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SDA member Linda F. Schmidt upcycles clothing in hooked compositions. Read her profile on Textile Study Group of NY blog:


Linda Friedman Schmidt: Transformation Through Clothing
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Congrats to 8 SDA member/artists who organized a group show of work on now through 9/26 at Gallery 1639 in Twin Cities / MN. https://www.facebook.com/sd8mn





Fashion Safehouse Occupation: Adam Arnold as Artist in Residence. His Fall collection Debuts October 1st @craftmuseum http://ow.ly/BbwXs
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House of Schumacher gets a 21st c make-over:


A Narrative Thread
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In rebranding one of the oldest fabric companies in the country, a new creative director finds inspiration in Schumacher’s rich history.




Jason Pollen "Unfurled: Thirty Years in Kansas City" http://ow.ly/BbwL0
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Atelier Versace created her gown; the veil is embroidered with imagery by her kids:


Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress Covered In Her Kids' Drawings
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Cindy Sherman wigs outs:


156 Wigs of Cindy Sherman
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Joanne Segal Brandford's knots & nets merged research & art:


Fiber and Air: A Net by Joanne Segal Brandford
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Pushing back against increasing exploitation of creatives:


Heroic Designer Publicly Shames Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free
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Get a new perspective on Korean textile arts & artists - East & West - in our latest issue:


SDA Journal - Summer 2014
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Frances Taylor is 1 of 2 featured artists at this years Fiberfest in Almonte Ontario CA Sept 13-14 http://ow.ly/AlqRH
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How work pants met horse blankets in San Francisco Gold Rush era - and changed fashion.


Who Made Those Bluejeans?
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