What Remains, 2021, Katherine Chudy

Lasting Impression - SDA’s 2023 International Exhibition in Print

Lasting Impression
SDA’s 2023 International Exhibition in Print

If you‘re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased. – Maya Angelou

Surface Design Journal invites artists to create an original fiber-based work that leaves a lasting impression. How will you use the unique medium of textiles to create an artwork that resonates for years to come? What do you hope to capture about our present for future generations? Will you share your story through the application of color or pattern, a fiber technique, historic materials, an emotion evoked by your design—these are just a few things that come to mind.

Each year, SDA’s International Exhibition In Print showcases the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working with fiber and textile-based materials, methods, and techniques. The work of selected artists will be featured in the Fall 2023 issue of Surface Design Journal. The Journal is read by artists, gallery owners, curators, scholars, and enthusiasts nationally and internationally.

The call for entry for this exhibition is currently closed and jurying is underway. The Exhibition in Print will be published in the Fall Surface Design Journal with a release date of October 2023


Lorna Hamilton Brown is a UK-based artist working with social practice and community based art. A dedicated educator, researcher, knitwear designer, performer and video maker, her dissertation Myth: Black People Don’t Knit – the importance of art and oral histories for documenting the experiences of black knitters, questions the lack of visibility of black crafters and documents their hidden histories. She is currently a Patron of the Knitting & Crochet Guild and a member of Vogue Knitting’s Diversity Advisory Council.


Collaboration and Community
Emerging Artist/ Next Generation Award Guest Juror Award
Modern Meets Tradition
Material Exploration Award
Textiles and Technology
Textiles in Performance


May 15, 2023 Call for entry closes
May 16 – June 30, 2023 Jury process
July 1, 2023 Notification of acceptance
July 18, 2023 Selected artists provide text, images, and captions for publication
Early October, 2023 Publication of EIP Journal

For questions, contact: info@surfacedesign.org