Rebecca Hutchinson "Purple Overlap" (detail)

Outstanding Student Award Winners 2020 (Part 3 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.


Caroline Worrell (Undergraduate, Appalachian State University) The World Is Our Household, Let’s Take Care of It! 2019, hand-crocheted doily, natural linen, 15.5″ x 34″.

Taylor Orr (Graduate, Eastern Michigan University- School of Art & Design) Sheepskin 2019, sheepskin, beads, 24″ x 18″ x 4″.

Megan Taylor Dunn (Undergraduate, Kent State University) Untitled 2019, linen, wire, woven, approximately 60″ x 12″ x 8″.

Tina Marks (Graduate, College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas) Whispers 2019, cyanotype cotton, hand embroidered, traditional hand tailoring, 17″ x 11″.

Ashley Leon (Undergraduate, College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas) Untitled 2019, cotton, plastic, 12″ x 9″ x 6″. Photo: Amie Adelman.

Amanda Whitaker (Undergraduate, Georgia State University) Lady Like 2019, synthetic fabric, beads, zipper, dimensions variable. Photo: Drew Stauss.

Kylie Lallemont (Undergraduate, Marshall University) The Weaver’s Travel Survival Kit 2020, 3D printed PLA, wooden dowels, 7″ x 7″ x 2″.

Diana Pemberton (Graduate, Kent State University) I,Land 2020, wool, beads, sequins, felted, embroidered, dimensions variable.

Jess Self (Graduate, Georgia State University) Portal Ave 2018, needle-felted wool, felt, tyvek, 22″ x 20″ x 12″. Photo: Chris Carder.

Simone Saunders (Undergraduate, Alberta University of the Arts) She Holds the Key 2020, tufted rug, natural and synthetic yarns, cloth 62″ x 60″.

Monya Nikahd (Undergraduate, Tennessee Tech University) Mothershp, Embedded Land Woven Cotton in Resin 2019, laser cut, found object, 10″ x 10″.


More student Award Winners: Part 1 & Part 2!

For more information check out Grants & Outstanding Student Awards page

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