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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Twilight Gallery, Seattle (WA), will explore the connection between visual art & music through textile & needle arts. Call-for-entries deadline is June 25.


PUT THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD
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For Fashion Friday: Poland-born artist Bea Szenfeld creates "haute papier" with deft manipulation of paper:


Paper Art on the Runway
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SDA member (& long-serving former board member) Bette Levy gets the spotlight for her "fine art embroidery" + mixed media assemblage:


Q&A with Artist Bette Levy
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LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES to "Materialities" SDA international juried members catalog + exhibition via CaFE:


Call For Entries Extended until April 22
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Find out how this Fiber Founding Father steered our gorgeous Surface Design Journal to become the thought leader in textile arts publications that it is today + his role in mid-20th c fiber resurgence:


In Memoriam: Stephen Blumrich, SDA Founding Father
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Now trending in art museums: naked visitors tours(!?!)


What Happens When Nudists Invade An Art Museum?
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Congratulations to Surface Design Association member Judy Bales Design on a beautiful showing at Omaha Fashion Week 2015!


Judy Bales shows at Omaha Fashion Week 2015 f/w

Designer Judy Bales at Omaha Fashion week. Styled by Urbane Salon and Day Spa




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CODAmagazine features curated design + art projects which raise social awareness, build communities & engage with challenging local & world issues:


CODAmagazine : Art for Social Change on Flipboard
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The PatternBase takes us inside a world of 3-D pattern:


Featured Artist Interview: Philippe Blanchard
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NEW exhibit at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne, #Vermont to feature 8 SDA members! "Interpreting the Surface" opens Friday, April 17. http://bit.ly/1PFzoOw
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New exhibit featuring SDA Member artist Linda Jurkiewicz. Thank you for sharing, Kansas - Missouri Surface Design Association!


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MO member, Linda Jurkiewicz's show, "Unraveling Life", (with Jane Gilbreath) is opening April 24, from 7-9 pm at All Souls Unitarian Church Gallery, 45th and Warwick, KCMO. See you there! The show is open until May 14.



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Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, #Ontario is accepting applications for their Resident Artist Program (including Textile/Fibre Arts studio). Applications are due May 25. #canada #artistopportunity #textileart


Terms & How to Apply
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12-month residency with the option to renew up to three years Teaching and corporate commission opportunities Full listed benefits and services




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Did you know that one of the benefits of SDA membership is a Member Profile and inclusion in the Member Image Gallery on our website? Here is artwork by SDA members who have recently updated their profiles. Is your SDA profile up to date? http://www.surfacedesign.org/gallery/image-library





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MATERIALITIES catalog & exhibition call-for-entries in CaFE EXTENDED 1 WEEK! New Deadline for submissions is APRIL 22.


What do textiles/fibers + associated processes offer artists that can't be achieved in other media?
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Dutch designer borrows discoveries of scientists, architects & even the military to create artistic pieces of great beauty.


Iris van Herpen's Intelligent Design
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Congratulations to our advertiser Tia Stephanie Tours: Cultural Journeys, Mexico & Beyond on being chosen one of National Geographic's Best Tours in North America 2015! One of Tia Stephanie Tours' specialties is "Textile Traditions": http://tiastephanietours.com/trips/special-interest/textile-traditions/





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Major NYC exhibition explores creative process behind "Mad Men", one of most acclaimed (American) television series of all time...


Matthew Weiner's Mad Men / Museum of the Moving Image
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Apply by April 15 for ATA Student Award that supports study + innovation in tapestry technique.


American Tapestry Alliance International Student Award
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REMINDER: Join @Surface_Design on Twitter TODAY for a Q&A tweet-chat about Creative Promise Awards for Student Excellence. Thursday, April 9, 6:00PM (EST). Use #surfacedesignorg to follow the conversation and ask questions. Special Guest: Naomi Adams, Assistant Professor of Art & Fiber Media at Idaho State University Department of Art, SDA Grants & Awards Administrator, 2010 Creative Promise Award recipient. Moderator: Elena Rosenberg, SDA Board of Directors.

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