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Member Spotlight: Julia Feldman

Our second member highlight for April is Santa Rosa-based Julia Feldman. Julia’s work reflects concern for repairing the earth and encouraging conversation through art that works toward a kinder, more peaceful world. Julia earned a Master of Art + Design, with an emphasis in Surface Design and a Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching from North …

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Member Spotlight: Susan Moran

April brings us two new member spotlights, and the first up is Susan Moran. Susan has an MFA in Textiles from the University of Michigan. Her work incorporates shibori, silkscreen, and stitching to create work inspired by the natural world and common human experiences. She has been a faculty member of the College for Creative Studies …

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Explorations in Felt, organized by the Hunterdon Art Museum in partnership with the Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now (FAN), considers a versatile fibrous material from a wide-angle view. Drawing from a pool of submissions for a feature on felt in the print publication Fiber Art Now, the museum’s exhibition committee selected 28 works by an …

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Surface Design Association is excited to announce our Spring 2020 edition of Surface Design Journal: Interwoven: Collaboration in Fiber. “Collaboration can take on many forms. Artistically speaking, it can have the wondrous effect of strengthening community, at home or across the globe. The 2020 Spring edition of Surface Design Journal explores what happens when creative minds …

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SDA Book Club, April “Build a Flower”

This month’s SDA Book Club spotlights a fun book to help you stay occupied during this time at home. “Build a Flower” by Lucia Balcazar goes over the tools, techniques, designs, and more when it comes to making paper flowers. Chances are, many artists have some type of paper lying around, and this book provides …

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Member Spotlight: Susan Hotchkis

Our second member spotlight of March is Susan Hotchkis, a Scotland-based artist, whose work has incredibly rich surface texture and vibrant color palettes! I was born and raised in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) but spent most of my adult life in Manchester. My first sewing machine was given to me when I was seven and …

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I strive for flow in my studio time but was also pleased to find it recently in a one-day gathering at the Mosesian Arts Center in Watertown, Massachusetts. New England states share the beauty of their waters from ocean to bays to lakes to rivers and streams, and on this day about 50 artists also enjoyed sharing–images, …

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Member Spotlight: Angela Dale

This March brings us two Premium SDA Member spotlights! First up is Angela Dale, a Calgary-based designer, who makes amazing garments from a wide array of materials. She has a Certificate in Costume Studies from Dalhousie University, a BFA in Fine Arts from NSCAD University, and an MFA in Design and Technical Theatre from the University …

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Whether she’s working in textile, collage, or photography, Sharon Kerry-Harlan makes art that buzzes with life and energy. The Wauwatosa-based artist is best known for her unconventional pieced quilts that set bold, graphic shapes and patterns against a background of subtle color and lively stitched line. Her quilts are dominated by funky, off-kilter geometric designs …

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SDA Book Club, March: “Threads of Life”

This month’s SDA Book Club features of review of Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle by Clare Hunter written by Faith Hagenhofer. We’re lucky to have Faith reviewing quite a few new and upcoming textile books that go further in-depth into the rich history and materiality of textiles!  Threads of …

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