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Blog Post Tag: SDA Awards

Friday Fibers Roundup

December 16, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features many makers, artists, and creatives working in socially engaged and critical ways. Whether it’s a communal textile project shedding light on the rollback of women’s rights, or garment workers discussing health, safety, and labor concerns about fashion production in LA, this week’s roundup will not disappoint. 1) The Exquisite Uterus Project was started

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Friday Fibers Roundup

November 11, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features forward-thinking indigenous art from SITE Santa Fe, a massive pattern library, and some goofy fibers to hopefully brighten your week. 1) “10 Pioneering Textile Artists, from Sheila Hicks to Nick Cave” by Sarah Gottesman looks at the renaissance textile art has undergone since the 1970s Feminist Art Movement, and

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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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Friday Fibers Roundup

September 30, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s roundup features a review of Cosima von Bonin’s first show in New York, an upcoming textile conference in London, Ukrainian women’s floral crowns, and some stunning embroidered street art. 1) The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has digitized their entire exhibition archives dating back to its founding in 1929. With over 3,500 exhibitions

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Fiber in the Present Tense 2016

September 28, 2016 9:00 am

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapter of Surface Design Association is pleased to present their latest juried exhibition, Fiber in the Present Tense. Currently on view at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, this show features fiber & textiles works created by regional members. The exhibit is a panoply of the fiber arts, encompassing a

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Friday Fibers Roundup

September 23, 2016 9:00 am

This week’s Roundup features political art created from beach trash, a brief history of pivotal women in labor, many awards being given out, and so much more! Kara Walker (whose show was previewed in our latest journal, “The Body Embellished“) even makes an appearance in a music video. 1) SDA Member Celina Grigore just received the

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Friday Fibers Roundup

August 19, 2016 4:46 pm

Bren Ahearn Sampler #1, Cross stitch 19.75″ x 15.5″ (2008) Photo: Allison Tungseth 1) Jenni Sorkin, Co-curator of Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947 – 2016, did a Q&A about this momentous exhibition which focuses on an underrepresented group of female artists. The show is on view at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

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Crafting Community- Call for Artists

August 18, 2016 4:52 pm

Surface Design Association is celebrating our 40th anniversary with Crafting Community: SDA 2016 Inaugural International Exhibition in Print, and we are so very excited to invite you to join us! We want to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working working with or inspired by fiber and textile materials and techniques. Selected

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How I Build Textile Arts Community In Kansas & Missouri

February 25, 2016 11:06 am

Becoming part of a fiber-focused community is one of many reasons why makers join Surface Design Association. Find out how SDA area representative Mary Elmusa nurtures networks in Kansas/Missouri area by partnering with Kansas City Art Institute fiber department faculty and students. It’s a win-win! And get some tips for growing your creative community, here.

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SDA 2013 Members’ Show Award Winners Circle

September 6, 2013 12:30 pm

Of SDA’s many member benefits, the biennial members’ show (held in conjunction with our conference) is one of the most popular and highly-valued. Savor images of the 6 award-winning entries from in•ter•face Connections here – along with statements from both judges + comments from each of the winners.

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