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 Fall 2014 Issue

Upcoming Journal Themes:
Fall 2014 Designing Minds
Winter 2015 Warp Speed
Spring 2015 Made/Aware
Summer 2015 Wax & Fiber
Fall 2015 Transforming Traditions


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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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Some fun for Friday: express your surly side with a needle & thread:


Subversive Kits | Subversive Cross Stitch
shop.subversivecrossstitch.com
Basic and Deluxe Kits for all your subversive stitching needs.




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8 openings for textile artists/designers in TAC NYC artist-in-residence program; deadline April 1:


About Textile Arts Center AIR Program
www.textileartscenter.com



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Design museum in Denmark unveils permanent exhibition dedicated to textile art & design:


Designmuseum Danmark - Fashion & Fabric
designmuseum.dk



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If you don't know Jappie King Black's work, here's your chance:


JAPPIE KING BLACK
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In NYC? Check out recently-remodeled CHS Design Museum's new wallpaper immersion room:


Immersion Room | Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
www.cooperhewitt.org



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Schuyler Ellers wraps the male peacock in crochet:


Exciting New Fashion for Men: Crocheted Shorts
www.neatorama.com



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Get an eyeful of spectacular work chosen for recent 8th China biennale, here:


Photo Essay: China’s 8th International Fiber Art Biennale
www.surfacedesign.org



Barbara De Pirro's new work "Metamorphosis" is installed at Spaceworks Tacoma now through April 16th. http://ow.ly/HFxpK
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Merfolk (mermaids & mermen) feel transformed when they put on their tails:


Merfest!
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This art "gangster" supports emerging artists - with strings attached:


The Art World’s Patron Satan
www.nytimes.com



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Apple's head designer says schools are failing to teach graduates how to make products.


Design education is "tragic" says Jonathan Ive
www.dezeen.com



@Surface_Design We'd love to tell you about our upcoming Natural Dye Foraging + Textile Printmaking workshops. pic.twitter.com/WytcsfSWXq
Secretary Madeleine Albright's powerful pin collection to be exhibited at Bellevue Arts Museum @WeAreBAM http://ow.ly/HFvJ1
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Get the creative backstory on SDA President Jeanne Beck:


Inside the Artist’s Studio w/ Jeanne Beck: Coming Home Through Creating
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#blacklivesmatter at Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles:


Urban Letters by Yarn Bombing Los Angeles
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What do you think of her white gloves with a black Dior gown?


Uproar Over Amal Clooney’s White Gloves
www.nytimes.com



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Fashion designers take note! International call for ''art wear" - deadline September 25:


2nd Saskatchewan Wearable Art Gala
www.jackmillikincentre.com



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SDA Member Carol Eckert curated "Explorations" show of Arizona SDA members' work - on through 1/18:


Vision Gallery | Chandler, AZ | USA
visiongallery.org



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Indian medical researchers + weavers give new meaning to "silk screening":


Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips
www.npr.org



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Thanks to Elena Rosenberg for putting this floating residency opp on the radar:


23 Days at Sea / Travellng Artist Residency
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