SDA Conference Award - 2009

2009 SDA Off the Grid Conference Award Recipients

The work of these artists has been recognized for surface design innovation by a judge or juror at an SDA Conference.

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Jane Ogren - JEFO Bubbles #618

Jane Ogren
Pittsburgh, PA

JEFO Bubbles #618

Joy Stocksdale Best in Show
Member Show: Surface Matters


Clay McLaurin - LaceClay McLaurin
Athens, GA

Lace

Second Place (tie)
Member Show: Surface Matters


Linda Lewis - Money

Linda Lewis
Edinburg, TX

Money

Second Place (tie)
Member Show: Surface Matters


Natalya Aikens - PiterNatalya Aikens
Pleasantville, NY

Piter 

Third Place (tie)
Member Show: Surface Matters


Judy Bales - Summer GrassJudy Bales
Fairfield, IA

Summer Grass 

Third Place (tie)
Member Show: Surface Matters


Shin-Hee Chin - Comfort and Peace

Shin-Hee Chin
McPherson, KS

Comfort and Peace

Honorable Mention
Member Show: Surface Matters


Susan Lasch Krevitt - Net Work: Thin Slice

Susan Lasch Krevitt
Thousand Oaks, CA

Net Work: Thin Slice 

Honorable Mention
Member Show: Surface Matters


Janet Lipkin - Wonder

Janet Lipkin

Richmond, CA

Wonder

Honorable Mention
Member Show: Surface Matters


Leisa Rich - Nano

Leisa Rich

Atlanta, GA

Nano

Honorable Mention
Member Show: Surface Matters


Luanne Rimel - Stone Silence

Luanne Rimel

St. Louis, MO

Stone Silence

Honorable Mention
Member Show: Surface Matters


Kathy Weaver - Damaged Morphology

Kathy Weaver
Highland Park, ID

Damaged Morphology

Honorable Mention
Member Show: Surface Matters


Jabbar Khatri - Bandhani mulberry silk stoleJabbar Khatri
Bhuj, India

Bandhani mulberry silk stole

SDA Award of Excellence
Member Show: Surface Matters


Susan Bowman - Leaf MatrixSusan Bowman
Colorado Springs, CO

Leaf Matrix

Handweavers Guild of America Award 
Member Show: Surface Matters


Carole Waller - Mountain Coat, Quilted Coat, Organza DressCarole Waller
Bath, UK

Mountain Coat, Quilted Coat, Organza Dress

First Place 
Fashion Show: Textile Fusion


Jorie Johnson - 3a. Sumi Silk Series: Jacket 1, 1a. Sumi Silk Series: vest 1Jorie Johnson
Kyoto, Japan

3a. Sumi Silk Series: Jacket 1, 1a. Sumi Silk Series: vest 1

Second Place
Fashion Show: Textile Fusion


Eulanda Sanders - Metalling with Fibers XXXII: Desert Sunset, Metalling with Fibers XXXIIIEulanda Sanders
Fort Collins, CO

Metalling with Fibers XXXII: Desert Sunset, Metalling with Fibers XXXIII

Third Place 
Fashion Show: Textile Fusion


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Xiaopei Wu
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Venus Anadyomene

First Place
Student Show: Points of Departure


Heather Marie Macali -Twinks Reject

Heather Macali
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Twinks Reject

Second Place
Student Show: Points of Departure


Rubi McGrory - Softball

Rubi McGrory
Savannah College of Art & Design, GA

Softball

Third Place
Student Show: Points of Departure


Joann Weiss - Calendar

Joanne Weis
University of Louisville, KY

Calendar

SDA Award of Excellence
Student Show: Points of Departure

 

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16 movers, shakers - and makers - you'll meet at SDA Made/Aware conference on socially-engaged art practices at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in October:


Immerse Yourself In Socially Engaged Art Practices @Made/Aware
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You'll want to register now - whether or not your art practice embraces social issues - to be in the company of these paradigm-shifting presenters....




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Congrats to all of this year's Textiles/Fibers/Materials/Fashion grads! We've saved a spot at Surface Design Association for you! Plus, discounted membership rates apply for up to 2 years after graduation. Here's how it works: http://bit.ly/1By76SD





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Google funds smart textiles, here:


Project Jacquard
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Project Jacquard makes it possible to weave touch and gesture interactivity into any textile using standard, industrial looms.




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Did you know that Surface Design Association has many local/regional groups who gather throughout the year to network, collaborate, and learn? Ellen Schiffman, Connecticut SDA State Representative, reports on her group's recent successes and shares a great photo from Leslie Giuliani's June workshop on encaustic + fiber.

From Ellen Schiffman, Connecticut SDA State Rep: "I am delighted by the many instances I am hearing about CT SDA members connecting to and supporting each other. People are inviting others to their studios and homes to teach techniques, people are buying each other's work, people are curating shows and asking other members to participate, people are helping each other photograph work and design websites, people are sharing supplies, people have volunteered to lead workshops for the group in the coming year....... people are becoming friends! In a little over a year we have become a community of fiber artists eager both to support each other and welcome others into our fold. Congratulations group - keep up the good work!"





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Who's coming to MADE/AWARE this October? Indigo dyeing guru Rowland Ricketts. Rowland, who's currently Associate Professor of Textiles at Indiana University, will present "Making: A World of Blue." Learn more: http://bit.ly/1LfZDuf
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Who's coming to MADE/AWARE with us? ANN MORTON, artist/educator and leader of "Ground Cover" public art project. Ann will present "Engaged Art – A Mess Worth Making?" Learn more: http://bit.ly/1LfZDuf





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Who's coming to MADE/AWARE at Arrowmont this autumn? SARA GOODMAN, textile artist, designer, educator, owner of "House of Dreams" studio/school in New Hampshire. Sara will lead "Beyond the Immersion Bath: Using Natural Dyes for Surface Applications" at MADE/AWARE. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1LfZDuf





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Who's coming to our MADE/AWARE Craft + Concept Intensive at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in October? ANDREA VAIL, recent Virginia Commonwealth University Craft/Material studies MFA grad. Andrea will lead "Creating: Conversation & Community". Learn more: http://bit.ly/1LfZDuf





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Via Amie Adelman Art (Associate Professor of Fibers at University of North Texas and Surface Design Association member) -- "Elizabeth Hertl is curating the only fiber exhibition in Grand Rapids, MI during ArtPrize. The exhibition, Processing Fiber, at 250 Monroe, will be on display 9/23/15 to 10/11/15."


News Bites: Elizabeth Hertl Named KCAD’s Inaugural ArtPrize Curatorial Fellow | Kendall College...
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A new ArtPrize initiative, the Fellowship for Emerging Curators, is designed to give upstart local curators an immersive professional experience during the upcoming seventh iteration of the radically open art competition.




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Meet CATHARINE ELLIS who studied #naturaldyeing with Michel Garcia + Joy Boutrup at MADE/AWARE this autumn. Registration is OPEN now. Get the inside scoop on the SDA Newsblog:


SDA's MADE/AWARE Craft & Concept Intensive comes to Arrowmont in October 2015!
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Surface Design Association member artist Susan Lenz at TEDxColumbiaSC! #tedx TEDx
Susan Lenz, Fibers and Installations - http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/susan-lenz


Making plans for your precious possessions | Susan Lenz | TEDxColumbiaSC

Making plans for your precious possessions Susan is a professional studio artist who generally uses needle and thread for self-expression. She works to artic...




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Did you know that Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts will host 5 extraordinary workshops with fiber art + textile design masters in the days leading up to Surface Design Association's MADE/AWARE Craft + Concept Intensive? Get the scoop here:


Surface Design Association (SDA) Intensive
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SDA's first Craft + Concept Intensive 2015, Made/Aware, has found the perfect setting at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. The intensive will offer participants meaningful interactions with accomplished artists and designers whose...




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New exhibition listings, calls for entries, and workshops are added to the Surface Design Association CALENDAR daily. Find an opportunity in your area: http://www.surfacedesign.org/calendar/calendar





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Thanks to our friends at Textile Center for sharing this story. Happy 100th Birthday, Lillian!


Woman Aims To Sew 1,000 Dresses By Her 100th Birthday For Needy Kids, Soars Past Goal
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As the saying goes, it’s quality, not quantity that is important, but this amazing dressmaker demonstrates both. Lillian Weber recently celebrated her 100th birthday by soaring past her goal




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Liberty and #embroidery: for the 800th anniversary of the #MagnaCarta, Cornelia Parker embroidered the entirety of its Wikipedia entry.


Stitch in time
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...a tapestry that replicates the entire Wikipedia article on the Magna Carta, stitched by an army of professional embroiderers, 36 prisoners, lawyers, journalists and campaigners.




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Michael James' new show at International Quilt Study Center & Museum reflects on the impact of artmaking and care for his wife Judy, also an artist, who has #Alzheimers. A highly recommended read, via Astrid Hilger Bennett - Artworks. For more on Michael James work: http://bit.ly/1JPO2lr


'Michael James' quilts explore changes in 'Every Aspect of Daily Life' : Ground Zero
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Fourteen quilts hang in the center gallery at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, powerful abstract pieces that evoke nature and movement, rigidity and order, and introspection and reflection.




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Our congratulations to Mary Lee Bendolph, Lucy Mingo, and Loretta Pettway, recipients of a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship. (via al.com)


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The National Endowment for the Arts announced Tuesday that three quilters from Gee's Bend have been awarded the 2015 National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest award for folk and traditional arts.




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Insightful interview with SDA Member Michelle Sirois-Silver.
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“Working with my hands is bred in the bone."
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Regina Benson on being part of the International TECHstyle Art Biennial exhibit series at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Read the full story in the Spring 2015, WARP SPEED, issue of Surface Design Journal. http://www.surfacedesign.org/publications/sda-journal


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Technology and textiles was the focus for a show at the @[69099504112:274:San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles] and subsequent article written by Deborah Corsini in the current @[124705604332:274:Surface Design Association] Journal. My piece “Evolutionary Design” that incorporates recycled CD’s embossed, heat pressed and strung together in a large free-hanging curved installation and speaks to natural and digital forms of information storage, was featured in the show and in this article about the many ways textile artists incorporate digital technology within their process and inspiration. My piece hangs in a large curve so one can walk in and feel surrounded, measuring 9.5 ft tall, 4 feet wide and 6 inches deep.



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Tips & Tools on Marketing, Shipping Artwork, Publishing, and many other topics relevant to today's textile & fiber artists, and artists in other media. Courtesy of the Surface Design Association Newsblog.