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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Join our celebration of textile design innovation via latest Surface Design Journal, here: http://www.surfacedesign.org/marketplace/products/sda-journal-fall-2014





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Enter NOW to win 10 great textile arts books here:


TextileArtist.org contest offers books hand-picked by UK artist Sue Stone
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Catch up with this esteemed teacher who influenced several generations of makers at Cranbrook:


Gerhardt Knodel Insights & Images | ACC
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Yellow umbrellas + other works in fiber & fabric have become pro-democracy activist art in Hong Kong:


Rescuing Protest Artwork From Hong Kong’s Streets
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Make marks in the air - with your feet:


E-Traces: Ballet Slippers Make Drawings From Dancer's Movements
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SDA Member Carol Milne's work featured on Time.com:


Artist Uses Glass Instead of Yarn to Create Knitted Sculpture
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New Book "TextileArt around the world" from Textile link will include member Barbara De Pirro's work! http://ow.ly/E0UTh
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Textile arts at Burning Man 2014:


Burning Man: An Artist’s Experience | SDA NewsBlog
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60 mph winds that swirl dust around Burning Man festival each year make a harsh environment for textile arts. But Cameron Mason was unfazed...




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Life-saving transfer of sewing skills from taffeta to tyvek:


How a wedding dress maker is trying to stop the spread of Ebola
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Show on now at American Textile History Museum "traces the history of 20th century art in textiles."


ARTIST TEXTILES: Picasso to Warhol
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#SDAMember Marijke van Welzen won 3rd place in Original Wearable Art in La Conner 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival! http://ow.ly/E0UsS
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For Veteran's Day, paper-maker Pam DeLuco's Combat Paper is featured on "Service" episode of Craft in America: http://www.craftinamerica.org/shorts/paper-dolls-segment/





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Get a taste of the latest in design intelligence below - you'll want to subscribe to the whole textile-licious magazine:


Sample "Designing Minds" Fall '14 Surface Design Journal




SDA member Lanny Bergner recently published a book titled "Mesh Vessles" through blurb http://ow.ly/E0U44 .
World of Threads Festival of Contemporary Fiber Art now through Nov. 30th. http://ow.ly/E0UN2
New encaustic workshops with PAULA ROLAND in April, July, August, and October http://ow.ly/E0TFA
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In Chicago for SOFA? Here's a must-hear lecture on 11/8:


The Craft School Experience
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Directors from 5 US craft schools present art + stories of master teachers, students & artists whose work has been shaped by this transformative style of education.




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German artist pushes 3-D potential of paper to the max:


Spectacular Pop-up Sculptures by Peter Dahmen
www.thisiscolossal.com



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Center for Craft, Creativity & Design explores impact of these iconic quilts on visual culture Nov 14-15 in Asheville, NC:


Gee’s Bend in Translation: A Symposium
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...and starting point for discussing broader theme of translation in fine art.




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SDA Member Ellen Schiffman + her work get the spotlight, here:


52 + Much More from Fiber Artist Ellen Schiffman
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