Polish Witches, 2022, Louise Krasniewicz

Safekeeping: SDA 2023 Juried Member Exhibition

108 Contemporary
108 E. Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK 74103
United States
Members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) are invited to submit work for Safekeeping: Surface Design Association Juried Member Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view from June 2 – July 23, 2023 at 108 Contemporary in Tulsa, OK. The juror is Anita Fields. The exhibition includes awards.

Entries may be submitted online through April 1, 2023 via CaFÉ.


EXHIBITION THEME

This is a time for safeguarding both body and land, for seeking refuge through ritual and narrative, and for defending precarious boundaries and issues.

Sanctuary Cities, Nature Conservancies, Safe Houses, Communities of Care are at the forefront of public consciousness. As an artist, how do you sustain both the earth and its communities? How do you protect yourself in body and spirit as well as strengthen connections with others? How can you tend values that matter most? How do you use heritage, ritual, and the making process to anchor yourself? Safekeeping brings together works that explore these questions and the role artists play in stewarding communities, values, and the earth.

All SDA members working in all media are encouraged to apply. Safekeeping will celebrate works that push the evolution of textiles through the use of color, design, processes, and meanings. Works chosen will demonstrate unique, well-developed artistic vision and innovation, and will include the best of contemporary work by SDA members.


JUROR

Born in Oklahoma, Anita Fields is a contemporary Native American multi-disciplinary artist of Osage heritage. She is known for her works which combine clay and textile with Osage knowledge systems. Fields explores the intricacies of cultural influences at the intersection of balance and chaos found within our existence, explaining that: “The power of transformation is realized by creating various forms of clothing, coverings, landscapes, and figures. The works become indicators of how we understand our surroundings and visualize our place within the world.” In this way, the early Osage concepts of duality, such as earth and sky, male and female, are represented throughout her work.


ENTRY PROCEDURE & FEE

Entries are accepted online through CaFÉ.

$40 SDA members / $20 SDA student-members
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AWARDS

Awards will be selected by juror Anita Fields:

  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $150
  • SDA Award of Excellence –One (1) year free digital SDA membership

IMPORTANT DATES

January 15, 2023 CaFÉ Opens
April 1, 2023 Entry Deadline
April 24, 2023 Notification of Acceptance
May 24-25, 2023 Selected Works Due at 108 Contemporary
June 2, 2023 Exhibition Opens, First Friday Art Crawl
June 21, 2023 Textile Talk Virtual Program
July 23, 2023 Exhibition Closes
Late July 2023 Shipped artwork is returned

For questions, contact: info@surfacedesign.org