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:
Winter 2014 Textiles Plus…
Spring 2014 Nature Unbound
Summer 2014 Korea
Fall 2014 Designing Minds

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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 

SDA Buzz

Get your daily fiber fix below.
Send your textile arts news to:
SDAbuzz [at] surfacedesign [dot] org

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Check out SDA Members featured on Craft in America fiber page! Joe (The Quilter) Cunningham will be featured in next episode "Industry" that airs May 2.


Craft In America / Cunningham Joe
www.craftinamerica.org



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Get recruited by CARPA to make it better:


Camp CARPA: Craftivism in the Desert
www.surfacedesign.org
Craftivism, or socially engaged making, is HOT.




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Does this list help anyone out there?


25 Things To Do On Your Lunch Break To Further Your Handmade Business
www.handmadeology.com



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Bahk uses nylon thread + charcoal to create the experience of disintegration.....


Seon Ghi Bahk: Fiction & the Fabricated Image
www.coolhunting.com



Valerie Walker is teaching Batik workshops in Montreal May 28 to June 1! http://ow.ly/vFtm3
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Biggie made Coogi sweaters a status symbol & collector's item:


Nineties Nostalgia Propels Coogi Brand Resurgence
www.nytimes.com



9th International Fiber Biennial includes SDA member Renee Harris with “Hold Close What May Vanish” http://ow.ly/vFt5a
@2014CraftShow Smithsonian Craft Show Opened today! Many SDA members including Jackie Abrams. Who else is out there?
Weavers of Surface Design: @websyarnstore is hosting a weaving contest in honor of it's 40th anniversary! http://ow.ly/vFswb
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Judith Braun has it all at her fingertips:


Without Pleasure.m4v
www.youtube.com
"Diamond Dust" 50' live charcoal wall drawing at Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, done over 7 days in 2012.




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Ab/Ex & Op Art qualities of 20c quilts now on view at MFA in Boston:


60 distinctive quilts from renowned Pilgrim/Roy collection....
www.mfa.org



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Book Arts myth-busting:


Myth About Harvard Book Made of Human Skin Debunked
www.bostonmagazine.com



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Artisanal is IN - even at Calvin Klein!


Calvin Klein - Fall 2014 RTW
www.nytimes.com



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Who knew crochet could look so skeletal?


Crochet Skeleton Artist Caitlin McCormack
www.crochetconcupiscence.com



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You'll be surprised to find out that this is NOT fabric!


New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso
www.thisiscolossal.com



@TextileCenter 14th Annual World's Largest Textile Garage Sale at the U of Minnesota's ReUse Warehouse Sat. April 12 http://ow.ly/uXW1b
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Janet Echelman goes big - and interactive - over Vancouver:


Unnumbered sparks fly through the sky, initiated by TED attendees using cell phone signals
blog.ted.com



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An important textile arts resource is on the move:


The Textile Museum
textile-museum.tumblr.com
DC's Textile Museum prepares to move Arthur D. Jenkins Textile Library of Textile Arts to its new home at George Washington U...




See Marilyn Henrion's work in "Quilts: The New Geometry" at MADI Dallas, Texas http://ow.ly/uXVsm
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Correspondence course in art seduced a generation into buying the dream of being an artist:


Famous Artists School Archives Go to Norman Rockwell Museum
www.nytimes.com



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