Lisa Oppenheim "Jacquard Weave (Flower)" 2017 (detail)

Blog Post Tag: Community

“Spend a Day with SDA at the Fuller Craft Museum” by Astrid Bennett

November 14, 2018 9:00 am

Northeast members of Surface Design Association met at the Fuller Craft Museum on October 27, 2018 for a day of networking, sharing work and inspirational books, the opening of Context: Language, Media, and Meaning—a juried exhibition of work by SDA members from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island—and Words Matter, a presentation by Stuart Kestenbaum. With …

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“Artist-In-Residence: Lazuli” by Lauren Sinner

September 24, 2018 9:00 am

During the middle of August, I had the pleasure to step away from Surface Design Association for 2 weeks and attend an artist residency in rural Vermont: Lazuil Residency. Lazuli is a summer-based residency on 125 acres of field and forest, where most of the food is grown and prepared themselves. They offer up space …

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Outstanding Student Awards 2018 (Part IV of IV)

September 5, 2018 9:00 am

Closing out SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is our fourth, 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 on the Outstanding Student Awards go to …

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Outstanding Student Awards 2018 (Part III of IV)

August 29, 2018 9:00 am

This week presents our third 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 on the Outstanding Student Awards go to https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/ …

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Outstanding Student Awards 2018 (Part II of IV)

August 22, 2018 9:00 am

Our second gallery of SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is just as amazing as last week’s, and features 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 on the Outstanding Student Awards go to https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/ or …

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“Walking the Land” by Leslie Pearson

May 30, 2018 9:00 am

Mountain to Mouth, a multi-award winning biennial journey of discovery, started in 2009 with a desire to connect people to each other and to the land through the arts. My reason for being a part of this extraordinary event was in the creation of Canoe, Mountain to Mouth’s lead ephemeral processional sculpture. I was beyond …

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“Artful Conversations: Anita Bracalente” by Catherine Kirsch

May 2, 2018 9:00 am

Anita Bracalente lives a broad and varied artistic life. She is an art museum registrar, painter, sculptor, stain-glass maker, landscape designer, knitter and an arts lecturer. As she says, “a creative life takes on its own natural progression and direction.” An important aspect of this forward motion has been seeking light, creating space in a …

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“A Woman’s Place” Curated by Kimberly Becker

January 24, 2018 10:00 am

Curated by SDA member Kimberly Becker, the exhibition A Woman’s Place features fifteen artists whose strong voices and clear ideas discuss what it means to be female in the twenty first century. Conveyed through a wide variety of mediums, the work speaks to both an individual woman’s experience as well as a collective voice. Opening …

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“Echoes of the Prairie: Works in Cloth” by Susan Lordi Marker

January 17, 2018 10:00 am

Susan Lordi Marker is recent SDA member, whose work centralizes around themes of natural resources, ecosystems, and mark making. Below, Susan reflects on the many years of creativity and exploration with a retrospective on her own processes. Several years ago I rescued a remnant of original, unplowed native prairie in Missouri. Since then, I have been …

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