Future Tense 2021

The annual SDA Juried Student Exhibition, Future Tense, will be held at Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery at Marshall University, Huntington, WV, June 14 – July 30, 2021. The exhibition includes awards.

June 14 – July 30, 2021

The Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery
Marshall University
927 3rd Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701


FUTURE TENSE 2021 will celebrate the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. FUTURE TENSE 2021 offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. All SDA members and non-member students working in all media are encouraged to apply.

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Important Dates


MIYUKI AKAI COOK, is an Associate Professor of Fibers at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She attended Seian Woman’s college in Kyoto for a year to study textile and earned a BFA in Interior Design from Osaka University of Arts in Japan. In 2006 she received an MFA in Fiber/ Artisanry from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. She has previously worked as a graphic designer, a housing construction assistant manager, and an instructor at the Mount Ida College, Newton, MA. Miyuki’s creative interests range from jewelry to public installations. Her work has been shown nationally in exhibitions and books.

ANN CODDINGTON, is a Professor of Art and Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois Sculpture Department in 1993, and her BFA from the Colorado State University Fibers Department in1986. Ann utilizes a variety of fiber techniques including twining and netting in her sculptural forms. She has exhibited her work at venues including: the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati, the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL, Craft Alliance Gallery in St. Louis, the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey. Over the past several years, Ann has taught workshops at the Northwest Basketry Guild, University of Northern Texas, Penland School of Crafts, the National Basketry Organization conference, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and at the San Diego and Los Angeles Basketry Guilds. Ann serves as the co-chair of Exhibitions and member of the board for the National Basketry Organization.


  • First Place – $300
  • Second Place – $200
  • Third Place – $100
  • Honorable Mention – SDA Award of Excellence

Important Dates

  • Jan 15 – April 22, 2021:  Entries submitted through CaFÉ
  • April 22, 2021: Entry deadline
  • May 7, 2021:  Notification of acceptance
  • June 4, 2021:  Selected works & exhibit agreement due at gallery
  • June 14, 2021: Exhibition opens
  • July 30, 2021: Exhibition closes
  • August 6, 2021: Shipped artwork is returned



Questions? Email info@surfacedesign.org