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Jumping the Shadow at Sapar Contemporary (New York, New York) features the work of Mulyana & Iwan Effendi, both Indonesian artists, in conversation with each other. Curated by John Silvis, the exhibition will be on display until August 21, 2020. Below is Silvis’ curatorial essay on the works of Mulyana and Effendi. SAPAR Contemporary is pleased to …

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This month’s SDA Book Club features of review of Fray: Art and Textile Politics by Julia Bryan-Wilson and reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer. Fray: Art and Textile Politics by Julia Bryan-Wilson It is essential to read the Introduction to Fray, as Julia Bryan-Wilson outlines the very considered, serious academic work ahead. While it may appear so, this …

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The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Awards were recently announced for the students who have demonstrated excellence in fiber arts. The work of these artists embodied inventive and innovative use of technique, materials, and concepts in fiber arts. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the …

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Member Spotlight: Jennifer Lee Morrow

This month’s member spotlight is on Jennifer Lee Morrow. Based in Westbrook, Maine, Jennifer’s uses found and altered papers and other found materials to create incredibly detailed and intricate three-dimensional collage works. Alchemy, Tinkering, and Stitching: Transforming the Mundane I was raised near Niagara Falls where my family ran an independent bookstore. No one close …

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The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Awards were recently announced for the students who have demonstrated excellence in fiber arts. The work of these artists embodied inventive and innovative use of technique, materials, and concepts in fiber arts. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the …

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The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Awards were recently announced for the students who have demonstrated excellence in fiber arts. The work of these artists embodied inventive and innovative use of technique, materials, and concepts in fiber arts. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the …

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A Conversation with Paper is an invitational exhibition curated by Jacqueline Mallegni. Her invitational proposal of twenty USA artists to participate in the exhibition was accepted by the International Association of Hand Papermakers & Paper Artists (IAPMA) and galleryFRITZ |Projects in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The motivation and inspiration for the exhibition was to highlight …

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Member Spotlight: Judy Bales

This month’s featured member is Iowa-based Judy Bales. Judy uses a variety of techniques and materials to make both fashion and sculptural works inspired by industrial and natural forms. I create art that is a marriage of cold industrial materials and the sensuous forms of nature. I utilize these materials, many of which are found, …

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The Potential of Paper, Out Now!

Surface Design Association is excited to announce our Summer 2020 edition of Surface Design Journal: The Potential of Paper. “The world of paper art is a fascinating one. Artists are able to transform its properties from an ephemeral, one-dimensional medium into structurally sound three-dimensional sculptural forms. Paper’s only limit is the human imagination. We travel …

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This month’s SDA Book Club features of review of True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments by Keith Recker and reviewed by Faith Hagenhofer. True Colors : World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments by Keith Recker True Colors, is a journey! With chapters organized as a rainbow, from blue through purple and the rest, …

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