Pre-Conference Workshops at-a-glance

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Jackie Abrams, Woven Cathead Basket-Mixed Papers, detail, 4"h x 5" x 5", painted cotton paper covered with handmade papers, varnish, beads, waxed linen thread Photo: Al Karevy

Baskets and Surfaces
Jackie Abrams
www.jackieabrams.com

 

Janice Arnold, Palace Yurt Photo: Fred Conrad, NY Times

Professional Development: Creating a Personal Road
Map for Success -CANCELLED
Janice Arnold
www.jafelt.com

 

Kathyanne White, Forest Book 2, full, right page: digitally printed watercolor paper and encaustic; left page: digital prints on recycled beverage cans stung on thin hemp; crocheted together before attaching to the page. Photo courtesy of the artist

Digital Alternative
Surfaces-from Flat
to Dimensional

Kathyanne White
www.digitalalternativesurfaces.com

Kim Eichler-Messmer, Skyscape Summer, 2010, full, 40" x 50", Hand dyed quilt Photo courtesy of the artist

Exploring Color with Dye
Kim Eichler-Messmer
www.kimemquilts.com

 

Mo Kelman Selfsame Photo courtesy of the artist

Skins & Skeletons: 3-D Textile Constructions
Mo Kelman
www.mokelman.com

Kerr Grabowski, Starry Eyed, on model, deconstructed screen printing, hand painted, silk crepe jacket, chiffon sleeves Photo courtesy of the artist

Creating a Focus: Repetition,
Scale & Color

Kerr Grabowski
www.kerrgrabowski.com

Marlene True, Pocosin 3, Ephemeral Series, necklace, steel Photo courtesy of the artist

Ordinary Materials to
Extraordinary Jewelry

Marlene True
www.marlenetrue.com

Jenny Leary, Xray Coin Purse Photo courtesy of the artist

Magnetic Fields & Textiles: Making the Invisible Tangible
Jenny Leary
www.ferrofabric.com

Michael James, Past Tense, 2011, 31.25"h x 50"w, cotton & dyes Photo: Larry Gawel

Speaking of Craft: Practice & Critique
Michael James
cehs.unl.edu/mjames_quilts/index.html


Pre-Conference Tour

Hattie Elizabeth Brazelton gown from San Antonio's Fiesta Gown Exhibit 2012. Each year, the Witte Museum presents a specially themed Fiesta gown exhibit featuring gowns from their collection along with garments loaned by participants. For 2013, the Witte Museum will present "Patriotism in Pageantry: Fiesta Honors our Military" on view April 17 - August 18, 2013. Photo: Gary Stanko / Billo Smith Photography

Fiesta Embellished
San Antonio, TX

Tour Art Cloth Studios, view Witte Museum's spectacular Fiesta gowns & see Fiesta Festival exhibit at McNay Art Museum.


Post-Conference Workshops at-a-glance

Otto Von Busch, Fashion Fianchettos: The K-Road Kaiser, full, Fashion Fianchettos Project Photo courtesy of the artistStrategic Threads
Otto Von Busch
www.selfpassage.org
Bruning, eTextile Paraphernalia, 2012, full, supplies, tools and materials for creating eTextiles, soft circuits and wearable computing Photo: Lynne Bruning

eTextiles: Activate Your Fiber Arts
Lynne Bruning

www.etextilelounge.com

Naomi S Adams, Path, detail, 3-dimensional, hand dyed cotton batting; cut and reassembled into quilted collage Photo courtesy of the artist

Textile Bookmaking
Naomi Adams

www.killerbeedesigns.com

Naomi S Adams, Path, detail, 3-dimensional, hand dyed cotton batting; cut and reassembled into quilted collage Photo courtesy of the artist

Stitching as Drawing
Susan Brandeis

www4.ncsu.edu/~brandeis

Bean Gilsdorf, Flag for Kennedys, Before, 2012, full, 36" x 65", polyester, wool suiting, satin  Photo: Bean Gilsdorf

Be the Critic! Writing Boot Camp for Aspiring Authors
Bean Gilsdorf

www.beangilsdorf.com

Theresa Alexander & Lalon Alexander, Workshop 2, detail, hand embroidery, beadwork, heart design, golds and browns Photo courtesy of the artists

The (Teeny-Tiny) Pieces of My Heart: Beginning Tambour Embroidery
Lalon Alexander & Theresa Alexander

www.elephantembellishments.com

 

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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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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
www.surfacedesign.org



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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
www.livingartscentre.ca
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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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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#ThrowbackThursday Summer 1994: Clothing, Surface Design Association Journal cover. Artist: SDA Member Ana Lisa Hedstrom. Her textiles are included in the collections of major museums including the Cooper Hewitt, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the de Young Museum. For more about Ana Lisa's work, visit http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/ana-lisa-hedstrom





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