Krista Leesi "Millefleur… waiting for the unicorn" (detail) 2016

Blog Post Tag: Member Buzz

Surface Expressions Walkthrough by Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

April 5, 2017 9:00 am

The Vermont chapter of SDA organized three exhibits in 2016. These shows were done in part with support from an SDA Small Event Grant. The final one, Surface Expressions, filled the two-story mansion of the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, Vermont with colorful and engaging artwork. In connection with the exhibition, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan gave a

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 31, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles about work by Mark Newport, Zohra Opoku, Bukola Koiki, and Josh Faught, plus some opening exhibitions. 1) Zohra Opoku’s latest collection of screen prints, Unraveled Threads, recently debuted at a solo show at the Armory in NYC this week. Her work explores what it means to grow up

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Award Winners for “Shifting Landscapes”

March 22, 2017 9:00 am

Shifting Landscapes, SDA’s juried exhibition, recently opened at form & concept gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico this February. The works in the show explore both traditional and non-traditional interpretations of place either inspired by or made from fiber and textile materials and techniques. Even though there were so many great works accepted into the

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Visual Diary: The 52 Box Project

March 15, 2017 9:00 am

Every week for one full year, artist and SDA member Ellen Schiffman created a different work of art in a standard size shadow box. Having worked as a fiber artist for over thirty years, Schiffman set out to explore materiality in ways that stretched and redefined not only herself as an artist but her use

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 10, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features an SDA member exhibition, a book about translating digital photographs into textiles—also by an SDA member—and so much other great stuff! 1) The SDA show Fiber Fusion just opened and features over 80 artists from across Washington. The show is on display at the Schack Art Center in Everett,

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Friday Fibers Roundup

March 3, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features tofu waste turned into a sewable material, political quilts about the treatment of Native Americans throughout history, as well as a collective mending event for community and healing. 1) “How Microbatch Textiles Became Cool” by Tim McKeough looks at the rise of boutique textile companies and how the desire

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Friday Fibers Roundup

February 24, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a knitted film reel, embroidered fashion, and the first time Yayoi Kusama and Louise Bourgeois’ work has been shown together in a massive exhibition. 1) “Resistance is Textile: Inside the Boise State Exhibition Crafting Resistance” by Harrison Berry looks at the relationship between protests and people making things. The

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Friday Fibers Roundup

February 17, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features three upcoming textiles exhibitions, an embroidered mystery box, as well as lace-like works created from painstakingly placed dandelion fluffs. 1) Materials: Hard + Soft features the work of Kim Paxton (pictured above), Elizabeth Odiorne, Susan Iverson, George-Ann Bowers, Ben Venom, as well as many artists and craftspeople working in

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Friday Fibers Roundup

February 10, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features bacteria-dyed silk scarves, knitted ramen noodles, and a list of innovative new materials for designers to keep an eye out for. 1) The Sari Project, created by Malika Verma Kashyap (owner of Bangalore-based creative agency Border & Fall), is a series of three short films on the sari’s past, present,

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SDA Grant Winner Spotlight: “mended”

February 8, 2017 9:00 am

Winner of SDA’s Small Events Grant, mended: A Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art featured the work of twenty-five SDA members from British Columbia and Yukon sharing their stories through creative expressions of mending and repair. Over the course of a year, the exhibition traveled to three different locations, each featuring demo sessions to engage

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