Blog Post Tag: Making It

Textile Design Inspiration: Past & Present

January 22, 2014 12:12 pm

Textile designers don’t get much attention – or recognition. Bard Graduate Center Gallery (NYC) has put the design process front and center in an extraordinary show about a unique collaboration between anthropologists & designers in early 20th c. USA. Susanne Goetz of FIT gives an overview of where inspiration comes from – then and now….

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“Skin Deep” in a Portuguese Castle

January 7, 2014 10:45 pm

Canadian SDA Member Pat Loucks found an artist’s residency in Portugal, then a nearby gallery in a castle that offered her a solo exhibition. Exploring botanicals as stains, dyes and pigments, after attending Karen Casselman workshops & a lecture by India Flint, Loucks created her show of “Skin Deep” textiles. Find out how….

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Your Art "Here"

September 27, 2013 9:52 pm

If you haven’t yet explored & experimented with customized print-on-demand services like Zazzle, Skinit and Spoonflower, let Candace Edgerley be your guide to getting your work out there in unexpected ways. This holiday season, create highly personalized gifts that share – and start conversations about – your talent….

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Janet Echelman: The Complete Interview

June 27, 2013 2:00 pm

Sculptor Janet Echelman rarely has time to give talks – but she accepted SDA’s invitation. She delivered an extraordinary keynote that brought in•ter•face conference audience to their feet with thunderous applause in appreciation of her powerful imagination. Read the unabridged version of her interview in SDA Journal Spring 2013 issue here….

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Hot Tips on Shipping Your Artwork

April 23, 2013 10:37 am

Navigating the options and challenges to sending the fruits of your creativity off to an exhibition can be daunting. Let artist (and former SDA Journal Editor) Patricia Malarcher take you through the process – with a little help from some friends. Special bonus: advice from Cyndi Kane Meier, Coordinator of 2011 SDA Members Show in Minneapolis, who found that some creatives have trouble following the directions….

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Losing It (literally) Over Embroidery: The (Teeny- Tiny) Pieces of My Heart

March 31, 2013 11:07 am

San Antonio, host city of SDA’s upcoming in•ter•face conference, offers unprecedented access to the textile talent of local luminaries. Lalon & Theresa Alexander are Lesage-trained masters of embroidery whose work has been featured in spectacular Broadway, TV & film productions. They’ll be demonstrating the techniques used by professionals. Embroidery is hot. Take yours to the stars!…

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Kick Your Work Up a Notch with Writing Bootcamp

March 5, 2013 6:11 pm

What usually matters most to makers is their work – and studio time to make it. But it’s also crucial to write effectively about your work and the work of other artists in order to create a vibrant dialogue within your field. Take your writing to the next level! Learn to write a review of an artist’s work or a gallery exhibition in this 3-day in•ter•face post-conference workshop….

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Time & Material: Gail Martin Gallery at 40

February 20, 2013 9:52 am

Gail Martin Gallery recently celebrated 40 years of educating an international audience about the aesthetic value of textiles. From her NYC base, Martin curated major shows of Central Asian ikat and embroidery but also kept expanding her expertise to other areas – including contemporary artists working in textile media. NYC writer Lois Martin gives the backstory on this fine arts influencer here….

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