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Outstanding Student Awards 2022, Part 2 (of 4)

The winners of SDA’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 art, and will be spotlighted over the next three weeks. Check out last week’s OSA Spotlight: Part 1. Congratulations to all 41 awardees.


Sadaf Naeem (she/her), Knotted Body, 2021. Woven, knotted, mesh wire, cotton thread, dimensions vary. Photo by the artist. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Graduate. sadafnaeem.com | @sadafrmnaeem

Maggie Adams (she/they), I Won’t Remember. Do You Remember, Can You?, 2021. Tapestry of 8mm film, linen, fishing line, steel pipe, projected home videos, 48 x 36 inches. Photo by the artist. Truman State University, Undergraduate. @maddamms

Lauren Romedy (she/her), Defilement, 2022. Crocheted yarn, wool filling, 12 x 5.5 x 4.5 inches. Photo by the artist. Appalachian State University, Undergraduate. @motelgremlin

Anna Vescovi (she/her), Chrysalis Garment, 2022. Joined laser cut acrylic, silver jump-rings, 16 x 16 x 52 inches. Photo: Aspen Forman. Savannah College of Art and Design, Undergraduate. annavescovidesign.com | @reflectonreflection

Leah Defoort (she/her), Gather, 2022. Screenprinted natural dyes on silk satin organza, 49 x 79 inches. Photo by the artist. Sheridan College, Undergraduate. @lendtextiles

Lauren Allen (she/her), Tenere, 2022. Crocheted yarn, cord, thread, photographs, 24 x 60 inches. Photo by the artist. University of North Texas, Graduate. @leallen_art

Nora McGinnis (she/her), Spinning History, 2021. Wool fleece, rubber, spindle, installation, 50 x 60 inches. Photo by the artist. Indiana University, Graduate. noramcginnis.com | @noramcginnisart

Thanaporn Rujirawanichtep (she/her), The garden of in-between, 2022. Free-motion quilted, threads. Photo: Genevieve Kerr. Savannah College of Art and Design, Graduate. ployh.com | @ployh.studio

Anna Stuffelbeam (she/her), Ripples, 2022. Woven cotton, natural indigo dyed, 10 x 12 inches. Photo by the artist. North Carolina State University, Undergraduate. medicinalthreads.com | @annajstuff

Laurel Rennie (she/her), Crabapple Cathedral, 2021. Quilted, hand-dyed cotton and velvet, found fabrics, reactive dye printed cotton, batting, acrylic ink, wood supports, 65 x 78 inches. Photo: Paul Litherland. Concordia University, Graduate. laurel-rennie.com | @laurelhrennie


For more information check out the Grants & Outstanding Student Awards page.

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