Janice Lessman-Moss "#446" (detail) 2015

Blog Post Tag: Member Profiles

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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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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“Crafting Community: Exhibition in Print” – Out Now!

January 25, 2017 9:00 am

Crafting Community: SDA Inaugural International Exhibition In Print received 412 entries from 13 countries, revealing the global reach of the SDA community. Jurors Mark Newport and Marci Rae McDade selected 40 artists in honor of SDA’s upcoming 40th Anniversary, 8 of which being award winners. The artists featured in the Journal are a wonderful variety of material exploration

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Carol Westfall Memoriam

January 18, 2017 9:00 am

Carol Westfall, an artist known internationally and a retired Professor of textiles in the Art Department at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, died December 11, 2016. She was 78. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BA) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) (MFA), Westfall was also an instructor at Teachers College,

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Friday Fibers Roundup

December 9, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights multiple calls for artwork, papers, and events, as well a critical look into the connections between weaving and the digital. 1) The Material Turn Project is a call for a series of events that encourage scholarship, building critical dialogue, and showcasing visual artifacts created around the theme of materializing

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“Mending” – Out Now!

November 30, 2016 9:00 am

Mending is trending in the art world, but mending as a movement to improve our lives has been “hot” since the dawn of humanity. History (of all cultures) provides us with ample success stories—and cautionary tales. What motivates the desire to mend rather than discard? This issue is filled with inspiring examples of artists working

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Cheers to Fiber Art!

November 28, 2016 9:00 am

SDA Member Cameron Anne Mason recently had the wonderful experience of being selected as the first fiber artist to take part in the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery’s annual Artist Series. Below, she details the selection process, turning her work from dimensional fiber pieces to two-dimensional labels, and the wine release party. The Artist Series wine

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Friday Fibers Roundup

November 18, 2016 9:00 am

From new advancements in silkworm technology to the costumes of the show Outlander, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup is jam-packed with some awesome textile links to top off your week. 1) Filmmaking duo Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels recently created The Garden Ape, a stop motion short, as part of a promotional campaign

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Hybrid Transitions: A Modern Take on Katazome by Tyler Peterson

October 30, 2016 1:28 am

This moment is an exciting time to be working in the field of fibers and textiles. More so than any other time in history makers, craftspeople, and artists are able to access information about a multitude of different techniques, processes, and materials. Classes, books, and YouTube tutorials are readily available to learn how to make

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Friday Fibers Roundup

October 27, 2016 9:00 am

Another shout out to an accomplished SDA member, an Arrowmont call-for-entry, textile podcast, and so much more this week for your Friday Fibers Roundup! 1) SDA member Yoshiko Wada was just granted the 2016 George Hewitt Myers Award! This award recognizes an individual’s lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the field of textile arts. 2)

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