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SDA Open Calls!

April 24, 2019 9:00 am

In our continued effort to support members and showcase the amazing work being done, Surface Design Association has three calls currently open for members to submit work. From our annual International Exhibition in Print, to exhibitions in conjunction with our upcoming conference, Beyond the Surface, all types of fiber-related work are accepted so just read …

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“Spend a Day with SDA at the Fuller Craft Museum” by Astrid Bennett

November 14, 2018 9:00 am

Northeast members of Surface Design Association met at the Fuller Craft Museum on October 27, 2018 for a day of networking, sharing work and inspirational books, the opening of Context: Language, Media, and Meaning—a juried exhibition of work by SDA members from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island—and Words Matter, a presentation by Stuart Kestenbaum. With …

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“Small Works” Award Winners

September 13, 2017 9:00 am

A crowd favorite from Making our Mark: SDA at 40 conference in Portland, OR was the Small Works exhibition. The show featured 122 pieces in any fiber-related material, from SDA members both local and international. To celebrate and be inclusive to all members–not solely the ones who could attend the conference–Small Works was open to …

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“Scanning the Field” by Robert Mertens

August 31, 2017 9:00 am

In light of the conclusion of our biennial conference in Portland, OR, artist, educator, and SDA member Robert Mertens reflects on his experiences, thoughts, and conversations while attending Making our Mark: SDA at 40. “The site of art begins to diverge from the literal space of art, and the physical conditions of a specific location recedes …

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“Special opportunity to present ‘PechaKucha-style’ at SDA Conference” by Cameron Mason

May 17, 2017 1:00 pm

One of the many not-to-miss presentations at the 2017 SDA Making our Mark Conference in Portland, OR, will be 20x20x40: SDA Members Make Their Mark. The session will be presented “PechaKucha-style”—a format developed in Japan in which each presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds, speaking while the visuals advance automatically. This members’ presentation was …

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Student Opportunities for “Making our Mark”

April 26, 2017 9:00 am

Making Our Mark is so excited to partner with Portland State University (PSU) and the Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) for our 40th Anniversary Biennial Conference. In order to foster these relationships and pay homage to the schools that we’re working with, SDA has created a wide range of opportunities for students. From …

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Making Our Mark: A Call for Proposals

November 8, 2016 10:36 pm

Every other year Surface Design Association hosts a conference bringing members together for workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. Our 40th Anniversary Intensive, Making Our Mark, will be hosted in Portland, OR on August 3-6, 2017 in partnership with the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and Portland State University. SDA is currently looking for conference proposals for …

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