Sevaan Perrow, Bed Skinning Itself, Thinking About Its Dreams, 2022

Future Tense 2023

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

February 23 – April 23, 2023

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Home Economics Building, 1650 N 35th St #234
Lincoln, NE 68583

FUTURE TENSE 2023 celebrates the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today.

Juror Bio

Natalie Baxter (b. 1985, Lexington, Kentucky) received her MFA from the University of Kentucky in 2012 and a BA in Fine Art from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, universities, and fairs internationally. She has been awarded numerous residencies, and press for Baxter’s work includes The New York Times, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, The Guardian, and BOMB magazine.

Award Winners

First Place – Muscle Suit, Esther Elia
Second Place – Organ, Sevaan Perrow
Third Place – Pink 1 Sage, Emily Keown
SDA Award of Excellence – TBA


Textile Talk
2pm ET, March 29th, 2023
Registration Link Coming Soon!


The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

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