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Blog Post Tag: Fibers

“Anne Labovitz: 122 Conversations: Person to Person Art Beyond Borders” by Mason Riddle

March 11, 2019 9:00 am

From its inception, 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders was about people, and how cross-cultural dialogue and the purposeful act of making art based on this dialogue could weave a tapestry of commonality. For artist Anne Labovitz, the project’s architect who is a native of Duluth, Minnesota, and lives and works in Saint Paul, communicating …

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SDA 2018: A Year in Review

December 21, 2018 9:00 am

What an amazing year it’s been for Surface Design Association! We welcomed our new Journal Editor, Elizabeth Kozlowski (what an amazing job she’s done!), published 4 stunning Journals, and had multiple exhibitions throughout the country. Let’s take a look back at all the wonderful artist opportunities that happened in 2018: “Pattern” Spring 2018 edition of …

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Best Textile Books (to give and get) of 2018

December 19, 2018 9:00 am

The holidays are fast-approaching and what better gift to give than a book on textiles? Surface Design Association presents our countdown spotlighting some of our favorite books that came out in 2018–perfect for any fibers fan. Whether you’re into contemporary approaches, technical skills, project ideas, or historical readings, this list has got you covered! “Weaving: …

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“Memories of Morocco” by Jo Lehman

November 2, 2018 9:00 am

A journey is personal; I constantly seek inspiration. As misterstiltskin a textile artist, I immerse myself in the process, the tactility of the textile. I absorb aspects of a culture to discover the purpose and sensations of creativity. Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco, led by Rita Lazauskas, offers a textiles tour of Morocco, visiting working artisans …

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Outstanding Student Awards 2018 (Part II of IV)

August 22, 2018 9:00 am

Our second gallery of SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is just as amazing as last week’s, and features innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. Nominated by the chair of their department, all winners receive a free digital membership for the year. For more information on the Outstanding Student Awards go to https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/awards-grants/ or …

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Outstanding Student Awards 2018 (Part I of IV)

August 15, 2018 9:00 am

The winners of Surface Design Association’s Outstanding Students Awards were announced this past June, and what an amazing group emerging professional work we received. All the student’s work features innovation within the field of fibers and textiles and is part of a cohesive and professionally accomplished body of work. With 40 winners (both nationally and …

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“East-West Conversations in Fiber” by Mirka Knaster

July 25, 2018 9:00 am

The exhibition East-West Conversations in Fiber opened earlier in July at Sierra Arts Gallery in Reno, Nevada, and features work by Miran Lim Lee, Youngmin Lee, Steph Rue, and Mirka Knaster. The show is on display until July 31st, 2018, so if you’re in the area, check it out before it’s down. Below is an …

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“The Midwest Fiber Art Educators Network” by C. Pazia Mannella

June 6, 2018 9:00 am

The 2018 annual meeting of the Midwest Fiber Art Educators Network (MFAEN) will be held at the University of Missouri, November 9-11, 2018. The mission of the MFAEN is to connect professional Fiber/Textile/Material Studies educators throughout the Midwest and beyond. The purpose of the annual meeting is to share curriculum, new trends in the field, …

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Refraction: New Photography of Africa and its Diaspora

May 28, 2018 9:00 am

Refraction is an ocular cleanse. The works in Refraction: New Photography of Africa and its Diaspora bridges the gap between Black stereotypes and Black reality. Curated by Cassandra Johnson (Steven Kasher Gallery Director) and Niama Safia Sandy (Independent Curator and Cultural Anthropologist) the exhibition presents a generation of photographic artists of African descent who portray …

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Voor de draad ermee! (Well, get on with it!)

April 11, 2018 9:00 am

Embroidery, as an artistic craft has made a remarkable comeback. From domestic tools and quiet hobbies, embroidery is now a full-scale cultural movement, with many iterations taking place internationally. Voor de draad ermee! (Dutch translated to English: Well, get on with it!) features embroidered and embellished works by some of the top artists and fashion …

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