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Outstanding Student Awards 2022, Part 3 (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 continue to be spotlighted over the next two weeks. Check out the last two week’s OSA Spotlight: Part 1 and Part 2. Congratulations to all 41 awardees.


Breanna Mitchell (she/her), Transcend, 2021. Handmade paper with abaca base, abaca pulp paint, shibori dyed silk organza, 37 x 73 inches. Photo by the artist. University of Missouri – Columbia, Undergraduate. @bremitchart

Saira Netto (she/her), Adapt, 2022. Cut, felted, bound roving, yarn, dimensions vary. Photo by the artist. Savannah College of Art and Design, Undergraduate. snetto20.myportfolio.com

Christina Villamor (she/her), In Fragments of Color and Light, 2021. Hand-dyed cotton, silk, acrylic, monofilament, neon, mixed media, dimensions vary. Photo: Don Lewis. California State University Long Beach, Graduate. @christinanicotina

Blanca Martinez (she/her), Family Tree, 2022. Needle-punched, crocheted acrylic yarn, used clothing, 102 x 60 inches. Photo by the artist. New Mexico State University, Graduate. blancamartinez.net | @bala.emz

Jill Cremens (she/her), Fabricated Water, 2022. Hand-dyed recycled cotton warp, deconstructed water-bottle weft, 10 x 250 inches. Photo: Kayleigh Moreland. Savannah College of Art and Design, Undergraduate. @jkchaotic

Cashay Johnson (she/her), Refreshing, 2022. Coiled nylon braided, polyester twisted rope, yarn, 74 x 25 inches. Photo: Drew Stauss.Georgia State University, Undergraduate. @cashh_artistry

Emily Linstrum (she/her), Continuum, 2021. Hand knit cotton yarn, digital print, projection, 180 inches. Photo: Autumn Clark. Savannah College of Art and Design, Undergraduate. @emily.linstrum

Georgie Holbrook (they/them), Bloodread, 2022. Machine knit various fingering yarns, 72 x 68 inches. Photo: Natasha Naylor. Savannah College of Art and Design, Undergraduate. mr-e-minx.com | @mr.e.minx

Abigail Tankersley (she/her), To Truly See And Be Seen, 2022. Machine-knit, hand-sewn mohair, acrylic yarns, plastic bags, recycled textile waste, air duct, 66 x 48 inches. Photo by the artist. Savannah College of Art & Design, Graduate. abigailtankersley.com | @abisnailtankersley

Maria Dawley (she/her), Knitted Leather, 2022. Knitted leather cord, leather dye, size 20 jacket, Photo: Hailey Jansson. Kendall College of Art and Design, Undergraduate. @riadesigns_


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

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