Pre-Conference Workshops at-a-glance

 Find complete workshop descriptions and instructor bios in downloadable conference brochure at left

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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A psychedelic Felt Fantasia:


Circles of Felt Gone Wild
www.juxtapoz.com



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Kaneko - an artspace in Omaha - is in a FIBER frenzy NOW through April 25. Check out the all-star line-up, here:


Focus On Fiber at Kaneko in Omaha, Nebraska USA
www.surfacedesign.org



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Connect to fiber arts history via podcast with Jenelle Porter, curator of "Fiber Sculpture 1960-Present" (now on in Columbus, OH) & Sheila Hicks:


Jenelle Porter, Sheila Hicks
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Curator Jenelle Porter, artist Sheila Hicks.




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Experience recent QuiltCon in Austin, TX, here:


QuiltCon's Lasting Impressions
uppercasemagazine.com



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SDA Members can apply for SDA grants that support small events or personal development. Find out more, here! http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant





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CodaWorx seeks socially-engaged submissions by February 28:


CODAmagazine - Editorial Calendar
www.codaworx.com
Seeking collaborative projects dealing with challenging local / world issues, creating spaces that help, heal, question or raise awareness.




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He's 109 and knits sweaters for penguins:


Australia's oldest man still knitting for human & animal friends
minisites.ninemsn.com.au



See Milisa Galazzi's work @EndicottCollege in "Organic to Geometric Investigations in Structure and Surface" http://ow.ly/Jmfp5
Registration now open for 2015 encaustic workshops with Paula Roland. http://www.rolandworkshops.com/
Laura Splan's work in TechNoBody at @ArtsWestchester now through March 21. http://ow.ly/Jme5p pic.twitter.com/uf6mQBosPZ
Voting for #BAMBiennial 2014 closes 3/1. Make your voice heard and then join us for the award ceremony on 3/6. pic.twitter.com/Xy13TWNILY
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Call-for-Entries NOW OPEN until April 15; students + emerging makers welcome:


Call For Entries for Catalog & Exhibition
www.surfacedesign.org
Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts - SDA International Juried Exhibition




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View into elegant mud-dyed kimonos - and their decline:


Old Ways Prove Hard to Shed, Even as Crisis Hits Kimono Trade
www.nytimes.com



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Now you can see this show in the heartland of Ohio:


Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present | Wexner Center for the Arts
wexarts.org
“Splendid, viscerally engaging…[a] groundbreaking exhibition.”—Boston Globe




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"....meant to underscore the theatrical nature needed to be an artist today, which may bolster the argument in some quarters that the field is full of charlatans."


Sociologist Sarah Thornton Asks: What Is an Artist?
www.wsj.com



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Little Dandelion's "quiet rebellion" against mass production, Aussie-style:


Woollie Mammoth
www.littledandelion.com



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Lumi - formerly Inkodye - on Sharktank 2/13.


Timeline Photos
It's happening. Lumi is going to be on @[166082193402927:274:Shark Tank] tomorrow. Tune in to ABC at 9PM / 8PM to see the worlds first prime time demo of #inkodye!



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As Fashion Week NYC begins, a celebration of fashion's senior moment:


This season's It Girls are all over the age of 60!
www.fannykarst.com



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Moving portraits of 100 female artists - including Elizabeth Murry, Louise Bourgeois & Judy Chicago:


Barbara Yoshida Captures 100 Female Artists In Their Homes & Studios
www.huffingtonpost.com



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