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:
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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Former SDA President's 2-part retrospective on now:


Textile innovator Jason Pollen has 30-year retrospective in KC, MO.
www.kansascity.com



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Hooray for Art Majors! Survey shows recent graduates find satisfying work + pay - but need more teaching & career management training:


That Arts Degree Is Paying Off
www.psmag.com



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Outstanding show of sculptural forms & extraordinary objects in textile media now on at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA:


The New Textiles, 2014
mobilia-gallery.com



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Who knew? Knot expert Des Pawson runs a Museum of Knots in UK:


In Praise of the Humble Knot
tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com
They’re as old as humankind, used by practically every person on the planet every day - and under-appreciated.




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Mainstream artist Richard Tuttle references fabrics in "weave" + "textile" focus of his new show at Tate Modern/London - opening today, 10/14/14.


www.tate.org.uk
www.tate.org.uk



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Textiles go Nobel! Creator of Rugmark/Goodweave child-labor-free certification wins the big one:


Who is India’s Kailash Satyarthi, the other Nobel Peace Prize winner?
www.washingtonpost.com



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Love Japanese textiles? Get insider access via these annual tours led by SDA member Yoshiko Wada:


Slow Fiber Studios Tours of Japanese Textile Arts
www.surfacedesign.org



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Surfaces created by dissolving:


Meredith Woolnough’s Embroideries Mimic Delicate Forms of Nature
www.thisiscolossal.com



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It's contest season! Vote for SDA Member Kim Eichler-Messmer to help her win West Elm Small Business Grant, here: https://www.westelmlocalgrant.com/





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Vote until 10/13 for SDA Member Rowland Rickett's indigo textiles, a finalist in Martha Stewart's American Made contest:


Ricketts Indigo
www.marthastewart.com



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Basketry meets beekeeping in a functional sculpture:


The Sun Hive: Experimental Natural Beekeeping
milkwood.net



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Procion MX dyeing demystified, here:


Consult “Dyeing Alchemy” To Enhance Procion MX Dyeing
www.surfacedesign.org
Intimidated by complex math involved in dyeing fabric by weight to get consistent - and reproducible - results? Let Diane Franklin make it easy.




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Is this a widely-held sentiment?


New "Why I Quilt" Tee
teespring.com



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New grant opportunity for makers who create via socially engaged practices - like Otto Von Busch, show here:


SDA Socially Engaged Practices Grant
www.surfacedesign.org
New grant will be awarded to members who further SDA's educational mission by using their art & design skills and concepts to directly...




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Now in Boston: mainstream art world gets on board with importance of textile media in history of sculpture:


Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present
www.icaboston.org



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Georgia Rowswell is amoung several SDA members whose work is featured in this new survey with 800+ photos:


Textileart Around The World
www.textile-link.com



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


"Shifting Territory"...to unfamiliar places
www.pitch.com



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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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