Beyond the Surface Juried Members Exhibition
Surface Design Association invites members to submit work for Beyond the Surface: 2019 Juried Members Exhibition, held in partnership with the St Louis Artists’ Guild in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 2019 and the SDA Biennial Conference, Beyond the Surface.
September 20, 2019 -October 23, 2019
St. Louis Artists’ Guild
Clayton, Missouri 63105
Beyond the Surface: Surface Design Association International Juried Members Exhibition. Artists continually push the evolution of textiles from their long history of utilitarian use through the use of color, design, processes, and meanings. Works chosen will demonstrate unique, well-developed artistic vision, and innovation. Whether commentary on social issues, meditations on the natural world, humor, storytelling, abstraction, influenced by science, or other areas of focus, this exhibition will include the best of contemporary work by SDA members.
SDA members working in all media are encouraged to apply. The exhibition includes awards. See the full prospectus at CaFė
Jurors are Jo Stealey and Jim Arendt. The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online January 31, 2019–June 7, 2019 at CaFė.
The full prospectus is available on CaFė
Jo Stealey is an artist, curator, juror, lecturer, and Professor of Art at the University of Missouri whose work includes sculptural objects, artist books, and installations. Her work has been shown in over 300 national and international exhibitions and is in many private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Jo has been a contributing author for the International Surface Design Journal, Fiberarts Magazine, and the National Basketry Organization’s Quarterly Review Magazine. She curated the traveling exhibition and scholarly catalog, Rooted, Revived Reinvented: Basketry in America. View Jo’s work at www.jostealey.com
Jim Arendt’s work explores the shifting paradigms of labor and place through materials that resonate with work and the people engaged in it. Influenced by the radical reshaping of the rural and industrial landscapes in which he was raised, he investigates how individual lives are affected by transitions in economic structures. Jim is an Assistant Professor and Gallery Director at Coastal Carolina University. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo shows and has participated in residency programs including The Fields Project, Illinois; Tactility Forum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; and From Waste to Art VI, Baku, Azerbaijan. Jim’s work can be viewed at jimarendt.com
Eligibility and Entry Fees
This exhibition is open to all SDA members. Up to two artworks may be submitted per artist. 2D, 3D, and video works are eligible. Work must have been completed since 2017. Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.
Entry fee: $40 SDA members/$20 SDA student-members.
- First Place: $500
- Second place: $300
- Third place: $150
- SDA Award of Excellence: One-year digital membership to SDA
- Honorable Mention
- People’s Choice Award
- January 31 – June 7, 2019 – Call for Entry open at CaFė
- July 7, 2019 – Notification of acceptance
- August 24 – September 7, 2019 – Selected artwork due to St Louis Artists’ Guild
- September 20, 2019 – Exhibitions Opens
- October 3, 2019 – Opening reception
- October 23, 2019 – Exhibition closes
- November 23, 2019 – Art work is returned
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