Della Reams' creative and beautifully made scarf was a donation to SDA's most recent Silent Auction.Fourth Annual Silent Auction

The SDA Silent Auction is a great opportunity to showcase your work and to help SDA at the same time! Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund conference scholarships and SDA grants and awards, and to support the SDA contribution to the Craftsman's Emergency Relief Fund (CERF).

You can contribute artwork or other items and services to this fund-raising effort even if you are not attending the conference. For information, contact the Vice President of Development at vp-development [at] surfacedesign [dot] org. Watch for additional information in the eNews.


 Regional Meet & Greet

Meet fellow SDA members in your area! A box lunch will be served on Friday, June 10, in the Radisson Hotel meeting rooms where you can get to know other SDA members from your area of the country or your part of the world. Bring a small Show & Tell, or a 12”x12” swatch for the SDA Swatch Library. Regional information will be included on your name tag and registration form.


Student Networking Meeting

Amie Adelman (University of North Texas faculty), Denise Chacon (UNT then-undergraduate), Leisa Rich (UNT then-graduate student) gather at a recent conference.Learn about current student benefits SDA offers its members and join the Director of Education in a brainstorming session on how SDA and students can work together to create services and programs for the future. This meeting will take place during the Special Interest gatherings planned for Friday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m. Laura Sapelly, SDA’s Director of Education, will be conducting this meeting. For information, contact the Director of Education at education [at] surfacedesign [dot] org.


Membership Meeting

The membership meeting of the Surface Design Association will be held on June 11, 2011 at 10:30 am. Come see what’s new about SDA and share your ideas to help us grow. As in past years, there will be drawings for door prizes donated by fiber vendors and businesses.


Critiques/Portfolio Reviews

Special guest artists will be available for individual critiques and portfolio reviews during the conference. Limited spaces are available. Details and sign-up information are included with the conference confirmation materials. These sessions are scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.


Ray Materson book signing, SDA Conference 2009. Photo courtesy of Astrid Hilger Bennett.SDA Members’ Book Sales

If you are an author and are registered for the conference, you may arrange to have your books for sale at the SDA book sales booth. No commission will be taken. For information, contact the Director of Membership at membership [at] surfacedesign [dot] org.

 


The SDA T-Shirt Revitalization Competition

SDA t-shirt SDA has been hoarding over 200 American Apparel super-soft black cotton t-shirts that are seeking new life. How would you like to join other members and revitalize these tired tees? Details can be found  here.

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If you are an American maker, you can nominate yourself for 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Deadline August 29:


Nominations 101
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Warsaw-based artist laces it up:


Urban Jewelry: Lace Street Art by NeSpoon
www.thisiscolossal.com



Watch Jane Dunnewold on Web TV: "The Quilt Show" with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims! http://ow.ly/zHxh4
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Artist Kara Walker reflects on her early success + offers advice in this short video for ART21:


Kara Walker: Starting Out
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Worth the 45+ minutes it takes to watch it; get to know who's making the future now:


The Next Black - A film about the Future of Clothing




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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
www.mymodernmet.com



Background image by Elin Noble