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Blog Post Tag: SDA Journal

Raised by a Maker: Summer 2022 SDJ, Out Now!

July 18, 2022 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce Raised by a Maker, our Summer 2022 edition of Surface Design Journal. This issue is filled with stories of those who have touched our lives in profound ways. Looking outside the traditional higher education and craft school systems of teaching, this edition continues to expand on what SDA …

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Fiber Revolution: Spring 2022 SDJ, Out Now!

May 2, 2022 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce Fiber Revolution, our Spring 2022 edition of Surface Design Journal.  “This issue’s theme, Fiber Revolution (after all, what is a revolution but a circle?), highlights the work of artists and educators in our community who draw inspiration from the natural environment and adopt sustainable practices as part of …

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The Solidarity Issue: Winter 2021 SDJ, Out Now!

December 27, 2021 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce The Solidarity Issue, our Winter 2021 edition of Surface Design Journal. “This Solidarity issue invited artists and writers of the African Diaspora to share their personal stories and material expressions of Solidarity. Clearly, one issue cannot correct the vastness of these long-standing omissions. This edition will highlight talented, highly …

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Summer 2021 SDJ: Spontaneity and Play in Fiber Art, Out Now!

July 12, 2021 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce Spontaneity and Play in Fiber Art, our Summer 2021 edition of Surface Design Journal. Fiber and textile work can often require large amounts of forethought, planning, and precision. This edition of Surface Design Journal celebrates the improvised, playful, and spontaneous way many artists have chosen to pursue when …

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Winter 2020 SDJ: Aotearoa New Zealand, Out Now!

December 21, 2020 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce Aotearoa New Zealand, our winter 2020 edition of Surface Design Journal, will be arriving in mailboxes shortly! This Journal provides a glimpse into the creative community of Aotearoa New Zealand. From vibrant fabric sculptures and the wool industry, to the conservation of Māori Textiles, readers will find a …

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Devotion: Sewing the Sacred Exhibition in Print, Out Now!

October 19, 2020 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce Devotion: Sewing the Sacred our Winter 2020 International Exhibition in Print. Juried by Jovencio de la Paz and Lauren Sinner, this EIP poses the question: What does devotion look like in material form? With 239 artists submitting 1113 works from all over the world, we definitely had our …

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The Potential of Paper, Out Now!

June 22, 2020 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce our Summer 2020 edition of Surface Design Journal: The Potential of Paper. “The world of paper art is a fascinating one. Artists are able to transform its properties from an ephemeral, one-dimensional medium into structurally sound three-dimensional sculptural forms. Paper’s only limit is the human imagination. We travel …

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Devotion: Sewing the Sacred Exhibition in Print

June 10, 2020 12:43 pm

It’s hard to believe we are less than a week away from the submission deadline (June 15th) for our 2020 International Exhibition in Print, Devotion: Sewing the Sacred! I wanted to share some “behind the scenes” thoughts on how Jovencio de la Paz (Artist, Weaver, Educator, and Guest Juror) and I, Lauren Sinner (SDJ Managing Editor) …

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“Fringe: On the Edge of Fiber” — Out Now!

June 24, 2019 9:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce “Fringe: On the Edge of Fiber”, our Summer 2019 edition of Surface Design Journal! This Journal explores and expands the traditional boundaries of fiber arts with individuals and practices once relegated to the edges, now leading their respective fields in terms of innovation and intellect. Here’s a preview …

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