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Blog Post Tag: Community

SDA 2022: A Year in Review

December 23, 2022 5:00 am

Thank you to everyone who made this year at SDA possible! We are fortunate to have such passionate staff, board, volunteers, committees, and members who continually help us grow, learn, and expand. The past few years have been extremely trying on so many people and I am continually impressed with the hard work and dedication …

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Fiber, Fiber Everywhere: Thread Paper Cloth by Mirka Knaster 

September 30, 2022 5:00 am

What does it mean to call oneself a fiber artist? When I transitioned to that title, after years of being a textile artist, I didn’t know how relatively recent the term “fiber art” was coined—the 1950s. It’s not that fiber art didn’t exist before then, but pieces that were made through weaving, knitting, crocheting, quilting, …

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Inaugural SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition

September 16, 2022 5:00 am

The Southwest region of the United States stretches across an expansive landscape that ranges from a variety of soaring monoliths of red sandstone pinnacles to lush snow capped mountains. The high desert plateau repetitively cracks open to reveal cavernous canyons and hidden spring-fed creeks. The overwhelmingly gorgeous scenery combines with the powerful presence of indigenous …

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Outstanding Student Awards 2022, Part 4 (of 4)

July 29, 2022 5:00 am

The winners of SDA’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 art. Check out the last three week’s OSA Spotlight: Part 1,  Part 2, Part 3. Congratulations to all …

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Outstanding Student Awards 2022, Part 3 (of 4)

July 22, 2022 5:00 am

The winners of SDA’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 art, and will continue to be spotlighted over the next two weeks. Check out the last two week’s …

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Outstanding Student Awards 2022, Part 2 (of 4)

July 15, 2022 5:00 am

The winners of SDA’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 art, and will be spotlighted over the next three weeks. Check out last week’s OSA Spotlight: Part 1. …

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Outstanding Student Awards 2022, Part 1 (of 4)

July 8, 2022 5:00 am

The winners of SDA’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 art, and will be spotlighted over the next four weeks. Congratulations to all 41 awardees. For more information …

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Julie Beeler’s Mushroom Color Atlas

December 10, 2021 5:00 am

The Mushroom Color Atlas launched this past October as an online resource and reference for the stunning and wide range of colors that can be derived from mushrooms. Lauren Sinner, SDA Managing Editor, interviewed Julie Beeler, the creator of the project about her inspiration, process, and plans for the future. What prompted you to create …

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Community, Creativity & Resources: by Bryana Bibbs and Christine Miller

November 5, 2021 5:00 am

The continuing struggle with the pandemic has our fiber community re-examining priorities, relationships, and connections. Wasteful use of materials and resources are under the looking glass, while programs and budgets are on the chopping block. Collectively, we are still reeling from massive change in almost every corner of our lives, and are processing new parameters …

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