Dani Iris, "Stitching Our Lives Back Together, (detail)" 2017

SDA Members Small Works Exhibit 2019

Members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) are invited to submit for the SDA 2019 Small Works Exhibition. This is an open, non-juried call for exhibition with the goal of showcasing innovative textile works by SDA members that fit within the 10” x 10” format. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the SDA biennial conference, Beyond the Surface, October 3 – 6, 2019 and includes awards. View the online version of the 2017 Small Works: SDA at 40.


October 1– December 15, 2019


Contemporary Art Projects at Webster University
Arcade Building (Gateway Campus)
812 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63101

Entry Procedures and Fees
Important Dates


See Prospectus at Call for Entry

Entry Procedures and Fees

Small Works Exhibit is open to all SDA members.

One entry may be submitted per member. Entries must be original work completed after July 2017. All textile/fiber-based work that fits within the 10” x 10” format that is mounted on a stretched canvas or similar surface will be considered. All submitted works meeting the guidelines will be accepted. Entries that do not meet the stated requirements will not be considered. Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

Entry fees:
$30 entry fee for SDA members
$15 entry fee for SDA student members

Submission must be completed online through CaFÉ


  • Joy Stocksdale Best in Show: $300
  • Second Place: $200
  • Third Place: $100

Award winners will be announced at the conference and will be listed on the SDA website and digital publications.

Important Dates

  • February 28 – July 31, 2019: Call for Entry open through CaFÉ (NOTE: Non-members will need to join before submitting an entry. Join SDA.)
  • September 1, 2019: Artwork due at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects
  • October 1, 2019: Exhibition opens
  • December 15, 2019: Exhibition closes


Email us at: info@surfacedesign.org