Lucia Matzger, "Cafgrounds" (detail), 2013,

Beyond the Surface, 2019 SDA Biennial Conference


Join us in St Louis for SDA’s 2019 biennial conference, Beyond the Surface, for a long weekend of fiber October 3-6, 2019.

We are thrilled to share that the 2019 SDA conference will take place in partnership with Innovations In Textiles 2019, a city-wide St. Louis-based event that brings together local, regional, and national organizations and artists in celebration of contemporary textiles. Innovations in Textiles will showcase more than 30 textile exhibitions in the St Louis metro area.

Innovations in Textiles was created in 1995 to investigate the state of contemporary textiles. In 2019, it will take place September through November and includes over 30 regional non-profit and commercial galleries with exhibitions, events, receptions, and workshops.

Beyond the Surface, SDA 2019 Conference convenes October 3-6, 2019 and includes exhibitions, a symposia, tour of the city-wide event and workshops.

More information to come!

Beyond the Surface is open to members and non-members. Registration opens in February.

Regular fees are $280 which include the bus tour, speaker day, opening and closing events and more. Short pre-conference workshops are currently are being planned.