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Outstanding Student Awards 2021, 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. All winners receive a free digital membership for the year. Congratulations to all 32 awardees


Li-Chia Hsiao (Graduate, Parsons School of Design) I Want To Be A Brave Rat, 2021. Yarn, cotton, beads, wire tufting head piece, hand knit apron, handprint pattern, embroidery, 53 x 33 x 19 in. Photo: Calvin Chang. @liccatextile

Nhan Phan (Undergraduate, Berea College) Echo in the Night, 2021. Cotton and rayon embroidery floss, black cotton fabric, embroidered, 19 x 20 inches. Photo by the artist. @crushiebyshe

Kate Kosek (Graduate, Georgia State University) Penelope Brancusi, 2021. Cotton and acrylic yarn, steel, paracord, plastic canvas, 3D printed PLA, weaving, welding, embroidery, 3D printing, 96 x 13 x 11 in. Photo: Drew Stauss. katekosek.com | @kate.kosek

Paulina Bereza (Undergraduate, Concordia University) False Memory II, 2021. Polyester, wool, silk, steel, handwoven, hand built, 25 x 70 x 10 in. @pln_brz

Eliza Finck (Undergraduate, University of Missouri – Columbia) Did You See That Too?, 2021. Tapestry, canvas, acrylic paint, crayon, paper mache tapestry, drawing, sculpture, 3 x2 feet. Photo by the artist. @elizafinck.art

Jude Mertens (Undergraduate, Moore College of Art & Design) Get Well Soon, 2021. Embroidery floss, found and recycled fabrics, beads, embroidery hoop, wood frame, hand embroidery, freeform sewing, 12 x12 x 12 in. Photo by the artist. judemakesthings.com | @judemakesthings

Caleb Wells (Undergraduate, Kendall College of Art and Design) Bad Touch, 2021. Repurposed curtains, blankets, matching table set.

Danielle O’Malley (Graduate, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth) Caged, 2021. Woven earthenware, Adobe paper clay, rust dye, coffee dye, sodium silicate hand-built and woven clay, 72 x 30 x 30 in. Photo by the artist. omalleyart.net | @omalley_art

Gigi Woolery (Undergraduate, Portland State University) Bloat, 2021. Discarded quilt scraps, thread, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, 6 x 11 in. cucarron.net | @c.ucarron

Emmie Troyer (Undergraduate, Kent State University) Sonograms, 2021. Wool, plaster, and polyurethane, pick-up double-weave, and felting, each 8 x 8 in. @emmietroyer


More student Award Winners: Part 1 and Part 2.

For more information check out Grants & Outstanding Student Awards page

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