Rebecca Hutchinson "Purple Overlap" (detail)

Outstanding Student Award Winners 2020 (Part 1 of 3)

The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Student Awards were recently announced for the students who have demonstrated excellence in fiber arts. The work of these artists embodied inventive and innovative use of technique, materials, and concepts in fiber arts. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the year. Congratulations to all 35 awardees.

Stephanie Singh (Undergraduate, Sheridan College) Natural Surfaces Collection 2020, flax papers: tea, marigolds, blue salvia, roses, peony, lavender, hostas, pine shavings, eco-printed/emersion dyed, indigo, cochineal, black walnut, marigolds, oak leaves, eucalyptus, blue salvia, Japanese maple, 40″ x 40”.

Jessica Wheeler (Undergraduate, University for the Creative Arts – UCA) Statement Print, hand and digital collage, digitally printed, cotton base cloth. 51″ x 98.5″.

Jiyoung Park (Graduate, Thomas Jefferson University) Distortion 2019, monofilament, metallic, rayon, polyester, dimensions variable.

Sabrina Kindervater (High School, Fine Arts Center) Girl Breaths 2019, fabric, thread, 16″ x 16″.

Elena Garrido (Undergraduate, Thomas Jefferson University) You Deserve Your Dreams 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable.

Dominique McNeal (Undergraduate, Kendall College of Art & Design) Demi Gown 2020, silk, polyester, appliquéd, beaded, feathers, 45″ x 18″.

Aureolus Stetzel (Graduate, UC Davis) Pollinator’s Jumpsuit, organic fibershed cotton twill, turmeric-dyed, climate-beneficial fibershed wool, needle felted, entirely sourced from within CA and completely biodegradable and climate beneficial.

Haley Lykins (Undergraduate, University of Missouri, School of Visual Studies) Patchwork Poses 2019, handmade paper, embroidered, 8.5″ x 12″.

Axel Steeno (Undergraduate, UC Davis) Apocalyptic Elegance 2020, digitally printed cotton knit, spray paint, upcycled fake fur, one size gender neutral, part of the Save our Souls signature collection.

Riana Bovill (Graduate, University of Missouri, School of Visual Studies) G.Raff and the Tall Leaves: Try, Try Again 2018, fabric, fusible web, photographic stills from performances, felt, foam, hand-dyed silk organza, reed, thread, 42” x 36”.

Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt (Graduate, University of Hawai’i at Manoa) Pag+mul+mula+an 2020, mixed media installation / participatory space, bamboo, handwoven and salvaged textiles, handmade zine, shredded documents.

Tallulah Farrar (Undergraduate, College of Creative Arts – Massey University, New Zealand) Kohikohi 2019, digital print on linen.

Stay tuned next week for Part 2!

For more information check out Grants & Outstanding Student Awards page

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