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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Love our Spring'15 Surface Design Journal cover? Read the cover story (free preview):


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Surface Design Journal is a quarterly print publication that comes with membership in Surface Design Association. Its 80 pages are produced in full color and printed in the USA.




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Via Colossal: Artist Daniel Rozin designed an interactive mirror made of 928 faux fur pompoms. Watch how it works at the link.


An Interactive "Fur" Mirror by Daniel Rozin
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As part of an exhibition of new artworks at bitforms in New York, artist Daniel Rozin (previously) designed the PomPom Mirror. The device relies on motion sensors and 928 faux fur pom poms manipulated by 464 motors to create a mirror reflection of the viewer in real-time. The PomPom mirror is one




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Stories from Artists' Studios: http://bit.ly/1ceYzYp


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Comprehensive survey of works by El Anatsui on view now until 9/26 at Jack Shainman Gallery in Kinderhook, NY (near Hudson):


The School / Jack Shainman Gallery
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The world is our canvas, our loom, and our dye vat. Join our international community: http://bit.ly/1LCQqtx





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SDA Members, did you know that we give out Small Event Grants to support local SDA member exhibits? Apply by June 1.


Apply for SDA Award / Grant | surfacedesign.org
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Have you played Quiltuduko yet? It's a #Sudoku-like #quilt-inspired app with artwork by Faith Ringgold. The app is available from iTunes and Google Play store.


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What do #MemorialDay and this late-19th-century #quilt have in common? Find out:


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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was born from the legacy of the Civil War—and so, too, was this vivid "crazy quilt" now in our collection. Both trace their roots to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), an organization of Civil War veterans that established Decoration Day in 1868 as a time to honor the war dead and decorate their graves with flowers. (More info: va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp) This quilt was made in the late 1880s by members of the Women's Relief Corps (WRC), an auxiliary group of the GAR that was founded in 1883 with the mission of perpetuating the memory of the fallen; assisting veterans, war widows and war orphans; and promoting patriotism and a love of country. Quilt making was one of the WRC's activities. The member groups’ quilts—many of which have patriotic themes—were often created to raise funds and strengthen communities. Our quilt was made by a Massachusetts unit of the WRC, and given to a sister organization in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. It represents a 19th-century tradition of “many hands contributing.” Image: Quilt, ca. 1887. Pieced, embroidered, and painted silk velvet and satin. Length: 195.6 cm (77 in.). Gift of Mrs. Patricia Barrett. risdmuseum.org/art_design/objects/893_quilt — at RISD Museum.



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Members of Surface Design Association-Colorado regional group at a 'Yoruba Adire' workshop with master #indigo dyer Gasali Adeyemo at The Recycled Lamb Yarn and Fiber Arts this month. Details: http://bit.ly/1KuWGFN





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New video series from Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council celebrates the province's makers, including fibre artist Sanna Rahola. #novascotia #craft #fibreart


Fibre & Wood

FIBRE & WOOD is a portrait of two master craftspeople -- felting artist Sanna Rahola and woodcarver Douglas Drdul. COMMISSION SANNA & DOUGLAS' WORK / SHOW YOUR…




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Meet these makers, movers & shakers at MADE/AWARE: Socially-Engaged Practices intensive - where you'll have the 3-in-1 opportunity to incubate new work in Arts Activism, Natural Dyeing & Ethical Fashion.


Featured Speakers & Presenters
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Listen, learn, collaborate & activate your ideas with this robust roster of socially-engaged makers.




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Surface Design Association

http://www.surfacedesign.orgWe/ are an int'l membership organization for everyone passionate about textile design, fiber arts, and new materials. Join us!


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See outstanding works by winners of Li Edelkoort's first "Dorothy Waxman Textile Prize" created to bring attention to the importance of fabric in the design world:


TALKING TEXTILES
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We are wool wranglers, cotton commanders, and mixed media moguls. We invite you to join us: http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/get-involved





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Tate's post "Is it time we started noticing textiles as an artform? http://ow.ly/N6kBh" causes an uproar. Care to weigh in? We did. Tell us, and tell Tate.


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Is it time we started noticing textiles as an artform? http://ow.ly/N6kBh
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Nova Scotia-born painter discovers textile media to create "abstract works [that] complicate the painterly notion of surface, while reconsidering the concept of the handmade." (That's artspeak for "weaving"......)


Brent Wadden | Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery | NYC
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SDA member Lanny Bergner's work gets some love:


Lanny Bergner « Zone One Arts
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Lanny Bergner’s, art is a unique combination of mixed media, sculpture, fibre and basketry. His work simply leaves the viewer with the question. “How?”




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SDA Member Jennie Frederick interviewed by The Kansas City Star about her life, her art career, her passions, and her home. We love seeing Surface Design Association artists make local, state, national, and international news!


Q&A: Textile artist and paper maker Jennie Frederick talks about her art and home
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Congratulations to all 37 (!) Surface Design Association member artists who are part of QUILT NATIONAL 15!

SDA Members in Quilt National 15: Jill Ault, Astrid Hilger Bennett, Elizabeth Busch, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Randy Frost, Kathleen Loomis, Olga Norris, Judith Plotner, Daren Redman, Barbara Schneider, Ginny Smith, Hope Wilmarth, Janet Windsor, Carol Watkins, Diane Siebel, Karen Schulz, Wen Redmond, Sandra Poteet, Diane Nunez, Lorie McCown, Kristin LaFlamme, Harue Konishi, Jane Dunnewold, Kathleen Kastles, Judy Hooworth, Kate Gorman, Bonnie Bucknamm, Gail Baar, Deidre Adams, Margaret Anderson, Betty Busby, Helen Geglio, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Brigitte Kopp, Judy Langille, Maria Shell, Charlotte Ziebarth.

Quilt National ’15, the 19th int'l juried competition for new, innovative quilts will be on display May 23 – September 7, 2015 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.





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