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Share your event with Surface Design Association’s international community of 3000 artists, designers, and enthusiasts. The Calendar is home to fiber, textile and design related exhibitions, events, workshops, and artist opportunities. Click here to submit exhibitions, events, workshops, and artist opportunities to the SDA Calendar. Questions? Please email: calendar@surfacedesign.org.

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Bonnie Peterson: Another Glorious Sierra Day

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Bonnie Peterson: Another Glorious Sierra Day

10/16/2020 to 01/09/2022

Fresno Art Museum
Fresno, California
United States

Another Glorious Sierra Day is an exhibition of narrative art about geography and science in the Sierra Nevada. Artist Bonnie Peterson mixes embroidery with a variety of source materials such as scientific data and early explorers’ journals. Wilderness experiences inform her work. Peterson grew up in the Midwest but has been backpacking in the Sierras …

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Slow and Local Clothing Project

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Slow and Local Clothing Project

01/13/2021 to 12/31/2021

So Cal Fibershed
Los Angeles, California
United States

We invite you to join us in a collaborative, creative, community-oriented practice of slow and local clothing. Slow and Local: A Clothing Project is intended to engage our hands and minds in a discovery of the fiber and people of the Southern California bioregion, while making beautiful and enduring clothing. The project will include virtual …

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TEx@ATA online exhibit “Mariana Ortega: Destiny of a Tapestry Weaver/Destino de una tejedora de tapices

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TEx@ATA online exhibit “Mariana Ortega: Destiny of a Tapestry Weaver/Destino de una tejedora de tapices

02/15/2021 to 03/01/2022

The American Tapestry Alliance presents the newest installment of its online exhibition series, TEx@ATA, made possible by the Laffer Curatorial Program. “Mariana Ortega: Destiny of a Tapestry Weaver/Destino de una tejedora de tapices” is a bilingual exhibit curated by Barbara Burns. Ortega has studied tapestry and exhibited her work in Mexico and Australia. She works …

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The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program

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The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program

08/30/2021 to 08/30/2022

360 XOCHI QUETZAL
Chapala
Mexico

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a year-round Artist & Writers Residency located on magical Lake Chapala, Mexico. International artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity are encouraged to write and reserve a 2 week to 4 month personal residency at our beautiful live/work spaces. Visit our website …

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MORE IMPACT: Climate Change

Exhibitions

MORE IMPACT: Climate Change

09/22/2021 to 01/02/2022

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose, California
United States

PRESS RELEASE More IMPACT: Climate Change New Exhibit Opening September 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022 San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Climate change is a prominent topic in current events as we see and experience changes all around us throughout the seasons. Weather extremes, the consequent loss of habitat, and stress on species, …

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Paying it Forward: Dreaming Quilts Series, Astrid Hilger Bennett

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Paying it Forward: Dreaming Quilts Series, Astrid Hilger Bennett

09/29/2021 to 12/18/2021

International Quilt Museum
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States

“Paying it Forward: Dreaming Quilt Series” is a solo show of 8 full sized quilts in the Pumphrey Family Gallery at the International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 29 – December 18, 2021. 100% of the proceeds of sales of these works will benefit cultural institutions, nonprofits and scholarship programs, Bennett’s way of “Paying it …

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Atomic Fabrications, A Practical Guide

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Atomic Fabrications, A Practical Guide

10/09/2021 to 11/28/2021

The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Chaddock and Marrow Gallery
Athens OH, Ohio
United States

ATOMIC FABRICATIONS: A Practical Guide, is an exhibition of works by the fascinating mixed media artist and School of Art + Design Painting + Drawing MFA alumna DANETTE PRATT….

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Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun

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Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun

10/21/2021 to 02/27/2022

Museum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco, California
United States

Thread for a Web Begun, Malawi-born, Johannesburg-based artist, Billie Zangewa’s (b. 1973) first solo museum exhibition, includes examples of the artist’s work from the past 15 years, as well as new pieces made specifically for this presentation. Zangewa creates intricate collages composed of hand-stitched fragments of raw silk. These figurative compositions explore contemporary intersectional identity …

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Exhibitions

Exhibition

10/21/2021 to 02/11/2022

Colby Sawyer College, Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Center
New London, New Hampshire
United States

Multi-media artist Dayna Talbot was a flight attendant for United Airlines and on September 11, 2001 was on her way to Boston for a medical procedure when she heard the news of the first plane. By the time she arrived at Dana Farber she had heard the news of the second plane and knew immediately …

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Marita Torbick and Laurie Steger

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Marita Torbick and Laurie Steger

10/30/2021 to 11/30/2021

Judith Klein Art Gallery
New Bedford, Massachusetts
United States

Weaving and textile constructions by Laurie Steger explore atmospheric color fields and textural layering. Steger’s Hand woven fabrics and Jacquard images are embellished with expressive simple stitch and shimmering details. Sculptures by Marita Torbick made from recycled paper, aluminum and other materials are built into tower heights. The exhibit is on view for the month, …

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AlUla Design Award

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AlUla Design Award

10/30/2021 to 12/30/2021

AlUla
Saudi Arabia

A New Legacy of Design, Inspired by AlUla The AlUla Design Award (ADA) recognises exceptional design inspired by the heritage, landscapes, and artistic legacies of AlUla. The first edition of the AlUla Design Award is an Open Call that invites established and emerging designers to conceptualize and propose exceptional items for two tracks: Premium Retail …

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Open Space

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Open Space

11/04/2021 to 12/17/2021

Cultural Activities Center
Temple, Texas
United States

Open Space is the combination of two exhibitions by artists from the Art Cloth Network – Wide Open and The Space Between. The varied interpretations of Wide Open in this exhibit express a wide range of ideas; joy, fear, expansion, liberation, inspiration, sorrow, movement, nature, hope, and humanity. These thoughtful expressions are conveyed by using …

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Books On The Verge

Exhibitions

Books On The Verge

11/13/2021 to 01/16/2022

Metro Art Studios Gallery
Bridgeport, New York
United States

The exhibition Books on the Verge is a survey of book art made by 23 artists residing in New York and New England curated by Chris Perry. It is but a small sampling of the variety of work that is being produced by artists around the world today. Opening Reception November 13, 2 – 5 …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

12/01/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Collage & Layering Online

Workshops

Collage & Layering Online

12/04/2021

De Pirro Art Workshops
Allyn, Washington
United States

This workshop we will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using Golden Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes for Collage. Experiment by building up the surface with both smooth & textural layers, revealing & concealing imagery plus transferring images of your …

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Crocheting Corals: Workshop for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Crocheting Corals: Workshop for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

12/07/2021

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Join the Tang Museum online, December 7, at 7PM, for a workshop and craft circle to crochet hyperbolic corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Your corals will be assembled together to form the Saratoga Springs Satellite …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

12/08/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Workshops

Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

12/15/2021

ONLINE (via Tang Museum, Skidmore College)
Saratoga Springs, New York
United States

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 PM each Wednesday through 2021. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim …

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Encaustic & Resin Effects using Acrylic Online

Workshops

Encaustic & Resin Effects using Acrylic Online

01/15/2022

De Pirro Art Workshops
Allyn, Washington
United States

Create a mysterious & luminous depth, enriching your artwork! Discover how to create the luscious effect of wax encaustic & resin pours using GOLDEN Acrylic products. This online class includes demonstrations of how to achieve this effect using various acrylic mediums & gels; transparent & translucent, tinted & un-tinted, smooth & textured. In the process …

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Painted Papers for Collage Online

Workshops

Painted Papers for Collage Online

01/22/2022

De Pirro Art Workshops
Allyn, Washington
United States

Create your own unique stash of Collage papers! There are many different ways to create pattern and texture on paper; stencil, stamp, imprint, saturate, mask, resist, comb, dabble, brush, splatter…and so on. I will demonstrate using GOLDEN Fluid & High Flow Paints plus explore mark making techniques & gluing of these papers using various GOLDEN …

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Community Ties

Conferences

Community Ties

01/22/2022 to 01/29/2022

Community Ties, SDA’s January 2022 online conference, celebrates the many connections we share as artists and makers. Join us Saturday, January 22nd and 29th from 12-4pm ET for our main programming. Weekday programming includes Meet the Maker demos, meetups, and an SDA open house. The conference will be recorded and available through March 2022 for …

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Mixed Media Textiles & Acrylic Online

Workshops

Mixed Media Textiles & Acrylic Online

02/12/2022

De Pirro Art Workshops
Allyn, Washington
United States

Discover a range of techniques, tips & tricks that can transform your Fiber Art! We will explore a series of GOLDEN Acrylic products that can be used to create incredible surfaces, textures and patterns! These methods can be used to create sculpture, basketry, vessels, book arts, installation or 2 dimensional art. The focus is not …

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Sculpture: Fiber, Paper & Acrylic Online

Workshops

Sculpture: Fiber, Paper & Acrylic Online

02/26/2022

De Pirro Art Workshops
Allyn, Washington
United States

Think beyond the flat surface, move into the next dimension! Learn how GOLDEN Acrylic products can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting …

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International Workshop-Exhibition

Exhibitions

International Workshop-Exhibition

05/01/2022 to 05/07/2022

Brussels
Belgium

International Exhibition “Art of Eastern Europe” (International Exhibition Art of the East”) from 1 to 20 May 2022 in the International Court of Justice in Brussels, Belgium. Group Exhibition-Sale – ‘International Art Exhibition’ (International Exhibition Art of Eastern Europe).” The exhibition will feature works by Eastern European artists. The theme and technique of the exhibition …

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