Eve Jacobs-Carnahan Knit Democracy Together (maquette) 2020, wool, wool blend yarns, knitting needles, cardboard boxes, cotton fabric, rigid foam, felt, knitted, 15” x 29” x 14”.

Blog Post Tag: collaboration

“Knit Democracy Together Project” by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

November 20, 2020 5:00 am

I sort through the knitted blocks sent to me by participants in Knit Democracy Together knitting circles. I am stitching them together to form a sculpture of a state capitol building. Alone in my studio, I feel surrounded by a community of knitters who are concerned about the future of our democratic system. Like the …

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“Interwoven: Collaboration in Fiber” Spring SDJ, Out Now!

April 6, 2020 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce our Spring 2020 edition of Surface Design Journal: Interwoven: Collaboration in Fiber. “Collaboration can take on many forms. Artistically speaking, it can have the wondrous effect of strengthening community, at home or across the globe. The 2020 Spring edition of Surface Design Journal explores what happens when creative minds …

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“Innerweave” by Amy Sands and Bridget O’Malley

February 27, 2019 9:00 am

The Innerweave lace paper series is part of a collaborative project between papermaker Bridget O’Malley and printmaker Amy Sands of Minneapolis, MN, which their art explores the interplay of print, paper and image. Their work was featured in Surface Design Association’s Winter 2018 Journal “Family Matters: SDA International Exhibition in Print.” Below Amy and Bridget …

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“between systems and grounds” by Jeanne Medina

November 30, 2018 9:00 am

between systems and grounds is a collaboration between composer, Paula Matthusen and visual artist, Olivia Valentine. The work is a nomadic, durational performance and installation which combines the textile-based practice of bobbin lace with real-time, electronic sound processing. An album of real-time and time-compressed recordings of the project, released by Carrier Records, serves as a …

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“FEMAIL: AMPM (2.0) Review” by Lauren Sinner

October 5, 2018 9:00 am

This past summer, Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) presented AMPM (2.0), an exhibition by the Seattle and Los Angeles-based fashion collective: FEMAIL. The show–which ran June 1st to September 30th, 2018–featured garments, textiles, childhood mementos, and keepsakes reinterpreted into new works of clothing, furniture, wall hangings, and sculpture. Collaborators Janelle Abbott and Camilla Carper work in …

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“Artist-In-Residence: Lazuli” by Lauren Sinner

September 24, 2018 9:00 am

During the middle of August, I had the pleasure to step away from Surface Design Association for 2 weeks and attend an artist residency in rural Vermont: Lazuil Residency. Lazuli is a summer-based residency on 125 acres of field and forest, where most of the food is grown and prepared themselves. They offer up space …

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“Paper as Textile” by Andrea Peterson

October 11, 2017 9:00 am

Artist and papermaker, Andrea Peterson, creates well-crafted and unique paper that continually pushes the material and medium forward in her Indiana studio. She was recently featured in Hand Papermaking magazine’s summer issue which focused on the use of paper as cloth and fabric. One of the handmade papers I make at my studio, Hook Pottery …

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Collaboration and Continuation by Lisa Klakulak

September 21, 2016 11:00 am

Surface Design Journal’s Summer issue, “The Body Embellished“, features a new department showcasing artists-in-residence and their experiences they have while away. At the 2015 American Craft Council Show in Atlanta, GA, artist Lisa Klakulak was presented with an Award of Excellence that included a two week fellowship at the Hambidge Creative Residency Program near Dillard, GA. Below …

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