Amy Sia-Atoa "Imagining Paradise, Arcadia" (2016)

Blog Post Tag: Member Profiles

“Artful Conversations: Anna Carlson” by Catherine Kirsch

September 7, 2017 9:00 am

Surface Design Association functions primarily on the energy provided by a vast network of dedicated volunteers. While there is no doubt SDA appreciates this service, sometimes a thank you doesn’t go far enough. So I suggested to Managing Editor Lauren Sinner that a recurring artist conversation with a volunteer would go a long way to

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Future Fabrication: Exhibition in Print 2017

August 23, 2017 9:00 am

As we continue to celebrate SDA’s 40th anniversary, we wish to recognize the diversity of talent working within the field of fiber art and surface design with our second annual Exhibition in Print. This year’s theme–Future Fabrication–asks artists to think about how innovations related to fiber and textile materials might shape our future. With works

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Friday Fibers Roundup

August 11, 2017 9:00 am

Our amazing conference just finished, and to top it off, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles on some of our Keynote speakers and demonstrators (plus some extras)! 1) This video shows Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library where Sifuentes leads workshops to teach others how to make their own protest banners in lieu

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Outstanding Student Award Winners (Part III of III)

August 9, 2017 9:00 am

Closing out SDA’s Outstanding Students Award Winners is another top-notch gallery of student work featuring innovation within the field of fibers and textiles. All were nominated by the chair of their department, and will receive a certificate as well as a one-year membership to the Surface Design Association. For more information on the Outstanding Student Awards

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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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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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‘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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Friday Fibers Roundup

May 26, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features multiple exhibition openings, a TED Talk on yarn-bombing, as well as how solitude enriches creative work. 1) “Studying for U.S. Citizenship One Stitch at a Time” by Karen Ducey looks at Aram Han Sifuentes’ project US Citizenship Test Sampler, and what it was like to take part in the

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