June Lee "Bystander" 2017

Blog Post Tag: SDA Community

“Changing Styles in Contemporary Quilt Art: Pattern in Motion” by Sandra Sider

March 28, 2018 10:00 am

This article features four contemporary artists working in the quilt medium for more than thirty years: Pauline Burbidge, Michael James, Katie Pasquini Masopust, and Joan Schulze. They all have international reputations not only as artists, but also as influential teachers, lecturers, and authors of books relating to contemporary quilt art. Continuing to produce textile-based artwork

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Excavated Pattern

February 23, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a blend of articles focusing on cultural histories, archaeology, and pattern. 1) “Decolonizing Photography: A Conversation With Wendy Red Star” by Abaki Beck shows how Wendy Red Star uses her photography to challenge mainstream representations of Native Americans, but on her own terms (via Aperture). 2) “Japanese Artist Crafts

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Embroidery Evolution

February 16, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup examines the many different ways embroidery has evolved over the years, and some new artists that are pushing the technique in innovative directions. 1) “Ulla-Stina Wikander’s Cross-Stitched Household Objects” by Andy Smith spotlights the surreal, sculptural domestic and everyday objects that Wikander meticulously hand stitches (via High-Fructose). 2) In Nagoro,

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Experiences in Cloth

February 9, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a variety of articles, interviews, and shows all showcasing personal narratives and experiences through blankets, quilts, and cloth. 1) The exhibition, The Embedded Message: Quilting in Contemporary Art explores how a current generation of contemporary artists are employing quilt traditions and techniques to make social, political and personal commentary.

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Contemporary Craft

February 2, 2018 10:00 am

The week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of exhibitions, books, and reviews all center around the concepts of craft in a contemporary and historical setting. 1) Sheila Hicks’ new exhibition: Free threads. Textile and its Pre-Columbian Roots, 1954-2017 has been up since last November, but there’s still time to see it. On display at

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Exhibiting Members

January 19, 2018 10:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features many exhibitions our wonderful members are featured in all over the country, as well as highlights of other important exhibits internationally. 1) SDA member Pamela Becker will have two of her closed coil forms included in this year’s CraftForms 2017. The exhibition runs through January 27th, 2018 at the

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“EIP: Future Fabrication” — Out Now!

December 20, 2017 9:00 am

Surface Design Association is proud to present our winter 2017 edition of the Journal: “Future Fabrication: SDA International Exhibition In Print!” After receiving over 250 entries, jurors Kathryn Hall and Richard Elliot (also Guest Editor) curated a selection of 34 artists from 17 states, as well as Norway, Hungary and British Columbia, Canada, 7 of

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Activate Inspiration by Sharla Jean Hoskin

December 19, 2017 9:00 am

Some artists develop an intuitive sense of color and others desire to dig deeply into theory to apply to their work. Thorough color study can span a diverse range of arts, sciences, and humanities. The exercises below have their roots in the 18th and 19th centuries, when art and science merged to study visual perception.

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Exhibiting Craft

November 17, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup looks at various ways institutions, museums, and galleries are exhibiting and talking about fibers & textiles’ inherent craft. 1) The exhibition Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism recently opened at the Phoenix Art Museum (Arizona) and features more than 70 works, including the premiere of a three-story, site-specific work created exclusively

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Embroidery, Drawing with Thread

October 20, 2017 9:00 am

All the articles, exhibitions, and projects for this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup highlight the diversity and wonderment of the simple technique of embroidery. 1) The interview Irem Yazici: Embroidery in Miniature, reveals how Irem transfers images from her imagination into her delightful miniature hoop landscapes and explains exactly why embroidery is so precious to her

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