Kerri Green "Prometheus" (detail) 2016

Blog Post Tag: SDA Journal Extension

Activate Inspiration by Sharla Jean Hoskin

December 19, 2017 9:00 am

Some artists develop an intuitive sense of color and others desire to dig deeply into theory to apply to their work. Thorough color study can span a diverse range of arts, sciences, and humanities. The exercises below have their roots in the 18th and 19th centuries, when art and science merged to study visual perception. …

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“Fragments of Life: Textile Art by Barbara Goldberg” Review by Catherine Hunter

July 12, 2017 9:00 am

Barbara Goldberg was an artist, teacher and advocate for textile arts. While her resume flows over ten pages with honors, national and international exhibitions, and publications, she is especially remembered as a devoted faculty member in Textile Design and Fiber Arts at UMass Dartmouth. Colleagues and students describe her as unconventional, no nonsense, feisty, and …

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Award Winners for “Shifting Landscapes”

March 22, 2017 9:00 am

Shifting Landscapes, SDA’s juried exhibition, recently opened at form & concept gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico this February. The works in the show explore both traditional and non-traditional interpretations of place either inspired by or made from fiber and textile materials and techniques. Even though there were so many great works accepted into the …

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SDA Grant Winner Spotlight: “mended”

February 8, 2017 9:00 am

Winner of SDA’s Small Events Grant, mended: A Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art featured the work of twenty-five SDA members from British Columbia and Yukon sharing their stories through creative expressions of mending and repair. Over the course of a year, the exhibition traveled to three different locations, each featuring demo sessions to engage …

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Jo Hamilton Studio Visit

October 26, 2016 9:00 am

Jo Hamilton is our cover artist for “The Body Embellished” Summer 2016 Issue of Surface Design Journal. Editor Marci Rae McDade and I recently enjoyed a studio visit with Jo to see and discuss some of her new crocheted portraits. The beautiful home studio Jo works from in Portland, Oregon, is filled with thousands of …

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Common Threads

October 12, 2016 9:00 am

Common Threads is a collaborative project between Iowa-based artist and SDA member Catherine Reinhart and Minnesota-based artist Allison Metzger. The show consists of works on paper and an interactive installation at the Iowa State University (ISU) Design on Main Gallery. The show opened on October 1st, and is still on display for a few more …

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Collaboration and Continuation by Lisa Klakulak

September 21, 2016 11:00 am

Surface Design Journal’s Summer issue, “The Body Embellished“, features a new department showcasing artists-in-residence and their experiences they have while away. At the 2015 American Craft Council Show in Atlanta, GA, artist Lisa Klakulak was presented with an Award of Excellence that included a two week fellowship at the Hambidge Creative Residency Program near Dillard, GA. Below …

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