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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Looking for a textile-arts focused employment opportunity? Love building relationships, networking & new products? Consider becoming SDA's new Advertising Manager. Details here:


SDA Seeks New Ad Manager
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Mixed media workshops with SDA member Hollie Heller at Art Retreat Tamarindo in Costa Rica.


Hollie Heller

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Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette at Bard Graduate Center opens April 3, 2015. http://bit.ly/1N6u0BX


Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette

April 3–July 26, 2015 at Bard Graduate Center Gallery More: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/gallery-at-bgc/fashioning-the-body.html Having garnered high accl...




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SDA Member Julie B. Booth teachers several surface design classes, including "Patching, Stitching, Weaving: Creating Healing Cloth", where students explore personal symbolism to create a richly stitched and meaningful cloth. A report from Julie's recent class: http://bit.ly/1brGXbO


Julie B Booth: Healing Cloth Workshop
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Congratulations to Shannon Stratton on her appointment as Chief Curator at MAD | Museum of Arts and Design! Stratton holds MFA (Fiber & Material Studies) and MA (Art History) from SAIC. She joins MAD after 12 years as founder and executive director of Threewalls, a Chicago contemporary arts org.

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Museum of Arts and Design Appoints Shannon Stratton as New Chief Curator
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Final days to nominate outstanding students for SDA awards recognizing innovation in textile media. http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant


2014 SDA Outstanding Student Awards

2014 Surface Design Association Outstanding Student Award Recipient. For information on this year's award opportunities, go to: http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant




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Women to watch in the art world:


25 Women Curators On the Rise
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What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Genius Awardee Teresita Fernández’s Commencement Address, via Brain Pickings.


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"Being an artist is not just about what happens when you are in the studio. The way you live, the people you choose to love and the way you




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Summer 2015 Workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts: Feltmaking, Basketry, Weaving, and more. http://bit.ly/1CNrNII

Triangles in Grey, Red, Gold, White, Browns and Blue by HAYSTACK INSTRUCTOR Christy Matson, 2012.





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#ThrowbackThursday The cover of Surface Design Association Journal from Spring 1993: Painting on Silk. Artist: Linda Raffel





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SDA Member Spotlight: Janine Thornton (Applique on cotton). View Janine's + many other members' work in SDA Image Gallery: http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/janine-thornton





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4 more weeks to see "Women Fashion Power" at Design Museum in London. For exhibitions, conferences, workshops & other events, visit Surface Design Association calendar: http://www.surfacedesign.org/calendar/calendar





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New Textile Travel opportunities from Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco -- Marrakech to the Sahara. Itineraries and many photos at: http://culturaltoursmorocco.com/textiles/


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Our first Textile Tour starts tomorrow! This tour has proved so popular we have 2 tours running so why not come along in October! Check the website for details http://culturaltoursmorocco.com/textiles/



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This summer at Penland School of Crafts - "Experimental Patternmaking" workshop with Justin LeBlanc, Assistant Professor at NC State University and Project Runway Season 12 Finalist. http://penland.org/textiles/index.html





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India Flint on the hazards of transporting natural dyes + pigments. http://bit.ly/1CojWRo





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Attention, Surface Design Association members: multiple opportunities available from College Art Association for academics, scholars, artists, museum professionals --
Council of Field Editors (CAA Reviews): http://bit.ly/1EQS4WH
Editor-in-Chief (The Art Bulletin): bit.ly/1A6lnoh
CAA Board of Directors: bit.ly/1Axkajx
Reviews Editor (Art Journal): bit.ly/1BSyEvq
Editorial Board Member (Art Bulletin): bit.ly/16GqA8p
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SDA Member Ann Collier's research - in which some SDA members have participated - is news, here:


Study discovers power of art making on mood
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For people who work with textiles...it's no surprise the activity aids relaxation & improves mood.




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Virtuoso #knitting & #weaving from Peru. Thank you, Puchka Peru Textile Tours, for sharing!


REAL MEN KNIT - knitting in the Andes

Lots of men knit in the Andes and if you look closely at the needles you will see that they are made by hand from either re-cycled bike spokes or baling wire. The needles have little hooks on the ends to help draw up the finely hand-spun/dyed wool and alpaca. These pictures are from Apulaya. PS. DON'T LISTEN to people who tell you that you will get sick if you visit Peru and that there is no cure! We can get sick too when we visit your countries but only for a very short time as we adjust to your food and water but many people who travel with us don't get sick at all. We have ways to keep you healthy :)




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ART QUILTS OF THE MIDWEST is a March 2015 release from U of #Iowa Press, featuring a foreword by SDA Director and long-time SDA member Astrid Hilger Bennett, and the work of many SDA members, including Bonnie Peterson, Peggy Brown, Shin-hee Chin, Kate Gorman, Donna Katz, Diane Nunez, Pat Owoc, Luanne Rimel and Martha Warshaw.


Art Quilts of the Midwest | University of Iowa Press
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“Art Quilts of the Midwest explores the essence of present-day and historic midwestern life in art quilts.




Background image by Elin Noble