Michelle Stitzlein "Slub Weave - Boucherouite Series" (detail)

Blog Post Tag: SDA

SDA 2017: A Year In Review

December 27, 2017 9:00 am

This year Surface Design Association celebrated our 40th Anniversary with a bang. We had 4 amazing journals published, multiple exhibitions throughout the country, as well as our biennial conference. Even though 2017 was rough to get through, SDA strived to meet our members’ needs, being a beacon of hope and a creative outlet for many.

Read More »

Friday Fibers Roundup: Geometry in Nature

November 10, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup spotlights many different ways artists are integrating nature into the their practice and the natural geometry that nature possesses. 1) These dizzyingly complex installations of unbraided ropes branching out like tree roots are created by Janaina Mello Landini as part of her Ciclotrama series (via Colossal). 2) “Spider Drinks Graphene,

Read More »

“Fragments of Life: Textile Art by Barbara Goldberg” Review by Catherine Hunter

July 12, 2017 9:00 am

Barbara Goldberg was an artist, teacher and advocate for textile arts. While her resume flows over ten pages with honors, national and international exhibitions, and publications, she is especially remembered as a devoted faculty member in Textile Design and Fiber Arts at UMass Dartmouth. Colleagues and students describe her as unconventional, no nonsense, feisty, and

Read More »

“The Art Cloth Network” by Catherine Kirsch

June 14, 2017 9:00 am

More than half the present members of the Art Cloth Network (ACN) are also current members of Surface Design Association, and in September 2017, they will be accepting applications for new members. Catherine Kirsch (a member of SDA and ACN) writes on behalf of both organizations as an invitation to the SDA community to join ACN’s group. As a thirty-member

Read More »

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

Read More »

SDA In the Studio with Meg Pierce

August 16, 2016 7:07 pm

Pattern, symmetrical design, and grids are the organizing principles in my work. Through working in painting, drawing, and collage, I have always been interested in fine variations color and line. I find great joy in the complexity found in textiles, which exemplify these elements. Old lace, handkerchiefs, thread, and women’s stories are my inspirations. I

Read More »