Rebecca Hutchinson "Purple Overlap" (detail)

Outstanding Student Award Winners 2020 (Part 2 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.


Lauryn Teti (Undergraduate, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania) Exposed 2019, nylon mesh, thread, polyfil, wood, twine, acrylic paint, 36″ x 24 ” x 50″.

Olivia Edginton (Graduate, College of Creative Arts – Massey University) .tactile 2019, NZ carpet wool, primary tufting backing, glue, cotton canvas. 59″ x 78″.

Kate Bickel (Undergraduate, College for Creative Studies) Twyla Tharp Wants You to Move 2019, digital print and pattern, horizontal repeat 13″ x vertical repeat 15.5″.

Heather Matthews (Undergraduate, Colorado State University) Everyday Beauty 2019, handwoven brassard cotton, red towels: each 21 x 15″, plaid towels: each 28 x 17″. Photo: Kristen Bukowski.

Bethany Rahn (Graduate, Indiana University Bloomington: Eskenazi School of Art Architecture and Design) Remnants 2019, letterpress printed silk organza, 9’’ x 10’’.

Lily Mueller (Undergraduate, Kansas City Art Institute) Threshold 2019, quilted: hand-dyed cellulosic fabric, 4′ x 5′.

Samantha Knaust (Undergraduate, Stephens College) Chiomara 2020, silk, cotton, hand painted, dyed. Photo: William Viquez.

Yena Park (Graduate, Cranbrook Academy of Art) Desire 2020, foam, plastics, approximately 36″ x 36″ x 24″.

Tobi Edwards (Undergraduate, William Paterson University) Italian Romance 2020, fabric, dyed, laser digital print, paper, 12″ x 18″.

Caroline Gerberick (Graduate, Indiana University Bloomington: Eskenazi School of Art Architecture and Design) Its perimeter marks the separation of everything that came before and what is here now 2020, epoxy resin, digitally printed silk organza, 5′ x 5′.

Seoyoung (Sarah) Park (Undergraduate, William Paterson University) Shibori Crystals 2020, fabric, dyed, laser digital print, paper; 12″ x 18″.


Stay tuned next week for Part 3, and check out last week’s Part 1!

For more information check out Grants & Outstanding Student Awards page

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