Gwen Lowery "Aurora Towers" (detail) 2015

Blog Post Tag: Member Profiles

Friday Fibers Roundup

May 12, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a review of SDA’s Shifting Landscapes, haunting woven photographs, as well as the blending of high fashion and physics at the MET Gala. 1) “On the town with ‘Monsoon Wedding’ designer Arjun Bhasin” by Tony Bravo chronicles a trip the costume designer had to Berkeley, CA to work on the

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Friday Fibers Roundup

April 14, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights exhibitions that are both opening and about to close, as well as Stephanie Syjuco’s protest banner project, and an interview with the curator for Queer Threads. 1) The Springfield Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein. The show features large scale sculptures made of a

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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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Victoria Manganiello of Lady Art: NYC by Quinne Myers

March 8, 2017 9:00 am

Our final spotlight on Lady Art Writers and Artists comes from New York-based Quinne Myers writing about dyer, weaver, and spinner Victoria Manganiello. It is so wonderful to be able to do a series of features on some amazing makers across the country, all approaching textiles with different backgrounds, techniques, concepts, and intentions. Textile artist Victoria Manganiello weaves hand-dyed

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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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