Dorothy McGuiness "Zig Zag 3" (detail) 2015

Blog Post Tag: Members In Print

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

January 27, 2017 9:00 am

From a near-death experience with puppets to an innovative plywood-like chair made from flax, this Friday Fibers Roundup covers both and many great things in between. 1) “The Big Stitch: Making America Good Again” looks at how teacher, Tyler Bush, is changing the type of education his students are receiving to reflect what the next

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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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Friday Fibers Roundup

January 13, 2017 9:00 am

An exhibition featuring beautiful weavings, a call for papers from West Dean, and a funny photo series of a man wearing hand-made sweaters of tourist locations is what you can expect in this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup. 1) Artist Hannah Claire Somerville recently completed her project, 1 year of stitches, a one-minute time-lapse video showing

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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

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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Jo Hamilton Studio Visit

October 26, 2016 9:00 am

Jo Hamilton is our cover artist for “The Body Embellished” Summer 2016 Issue of Surface Design Journal. Editor Marci Rae McDade and I recently enjoyed a studio visit with Jo to see and discuss some of her new crocheted portraits. The beautiful home studio Jo works from in Portland, Oregon, is filled with thousands of

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