Magda Soboń "Venus" (2011)

Blog Post Tag: Member Buzz

Outstanding Student Award Winners (Part II of III)

July 26, 2017 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 certificate as well as a one-year membership to the Surface Design Association. For more information on the Outstanding

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Friday Fibers Roundup

July 21, 2017 9:00 am

From multiple fiber-based exhibitions opening, to sculptural embroidery works, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup has got you covered. 1) Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms just opened at the Seattle Art Museum in Washington State, and has been selling out since opening day. Kusama’s experiential art is one that speaks to both artists and non-artists alike with

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Outstanding Student Award Winners (Part I of III)

July 19, 2017 9:00 am

The winners of SDA’s Outstanding Students Awards were recently announced, and this year had one of the strongest batches of submissions yet! 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 45 winners (both nationally and internationally), we’ve

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Friday Fibers Roundup

July 14, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of workshops, flax processing, the politics of everyday materials, as well open-source activism through banners and protests. 1) “Open-Source Activism” by Sarah Archer looks at the powerful use of bold, graphic banners in relation to protests throughout history (via American Craft Council). 2) A charity is bringing

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‘Loose Threads’ & ‘Beyond the Basics’ at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery

June 7, 2017 9:00 am

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Pender Harbour, British Columbia showcases a wide range of fiber arts—from basketry and paper-making, to dyeing and weaving, by local, national, and international artists—all within an inspiring collection of studio yurts. In honor of FibreWorks’ 10th anniversary, they have two special exhibitions this summer, both of which feature some amazing

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Interview with Lena Klett

June 5, 2017 9:00 am

Lena Klett is a current MFA candidate in Arizona State University’s Fibers Program, and recently completed her first year of graduate school. I first met Lena at Anderson Ranch Art Center this past summer during a workshop, right before she was about to begin graduate school. Thankfully, we’vel kept in touch, and I was curious

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“Shifting Landscapes” — Out Now!

May 24, 2017 9:00 am

Surface Design Journal’s Spring edition, “Shifting Landscapes”, surveys the concept of the landscape from several different vantage points. From map-inspired embroideries and childhood nostalgia, to environmental awareness and feminist advocacy, “Shifting Landscapes” offers appreciation for the present while giving a nod to the past. As we gear up for our August conference in Portland, Oregon,

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Friday Fibers Roundup

May 19, 2017 8:35 am

From silicone innovations in fashion, to how TV logos were created before graphic design software, this Friday Fibers Roundup is the perfect way to finish the week! 1) “Anni Albers Deserves Space on the A-List of Art” by Blake Gopnik argues that Anni Albers’s weavings are more daring than Josef’s paintings, and should be more

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