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“Exhibition in Print: Soft Borders” Out Now!

Surface Design Association is excited to announce “Soft Borders” our Fall 2019 International Exhibition in Print. Juried by Monika Auch and Elizabeth Kozlowski, this exciting edition features seven award winners as well as twenty featured artists from all over the world. As Elizabeth states in her Editorial,  “Interpretations ranged from the use of maps and …

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“Without Boundaries” Review by Mason Riddle

Without Boundaries: Fiber Sculptures and Paintings by Women Artists is a one-stop-shop exhibition, and I liked it. Packaged in a single gallery, this is as smart and as suck-me-in a show as I have seen in a while. With material, color, and scale at the forefront, it establishes a visual matrix for understanding the linkage …

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Closing out SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is our third, and final, top-notch gallery of student work featuring innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. All were nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the year. For more information check out Outstanding Student Awards https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/…

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This week presents our second batch of SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners and they will continue the streak of innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the year. For more information check out Outstanding Student Awards https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/…

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The term “outsider art” refers to art which is learned in a setting outside the formal academic arena. In The State of Hand Stitch: New Embroidery by Texas Artists, an exhibition at UTSA (1604 Campus) through August 9, 2019, many of the 11 participating fiber artists were taught to embroider at a mother’s or grandmother’s …

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The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Students Awards were announced this past May, and what an amazing group emerging professional work we received. All the student’s work features innovation within the field of fibers and textiles and is part of a cohesive and professionally accomplished body of work. With 36 winners (both nationally and …

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“Re-SOURCING” by Sooo-z Mastropietro

There is a saying, “The one who dies with the most fabric wins,” but whether one is a hoarder, collector, or avid fan of fabric there is a good chance things are being put to good use! My latest installation piece, MicroFiberOrganism​,​ is comprised of countless yards of remnants, scraps, bits, and upcycled clothing sewn …

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 “We live for books. A sweet mission in this world dominated by disorder and decay.” ― Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose In today’s era of immediate gratification and hi-speed internet, where the word has become tantamount to extinction, shortened to the barest of acronyms and further replaced by emojis and gifs, paper collage artist Meg …

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Entertainment & Fashion

This Friday Fibers Roundup looks at how fibers and textiles have made their way into the world of entertainment and video production. From stop-motion videos to animation, textiles have been getting their share in the limelight recently. 1) Purl, Pixar’s newest short film, makes a bold statement about toxic masculinity in the workplace. Its message …

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“Fringe: On the Edge of Fiber” — Out Now!

Surface Design Association is excited to announce “Fringe: On the Edge of Fiber”, our Summer 2019 edition of Surface Design Journal! This Journal explores and expands the traditional boundaries of fiber arts with individuals and practices once relegated to the edges, now leading their respective fields in terms of innovation and intellect. Here’s a preview …

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