Gwen Lowery "Aurora Towers" (detail) 2015

Blog Post Tag: Self-Promotion

Visual Diary: The 52 Box Project

March 15, 2017 9:00 am

Every week for one full year, artist and SDA member Ellen Schiffman created a different work of art in a standard size shadow box. Having worked as a fiber artist for over thirty years, Schiffman set out to explore materiality in ways that stretched and redefined not only herself as an artist but her use …

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Victoria Manganiello of Lady Art: NYC by Quinne Myers

March 8, 2017 9:00 am

Our final spotlight on Lady Art Writers and Artists comes from New York-based Quinne Myers writing about dyer, weaver, and spinner Victoria Manganiello. It is so wonderful to be able to do a series of features on some amazing makers across the country, all approaching textiles with different backgrounds, techniques, concepts, and intentions. Textile artist Victoria Manganiello weaves hand-dyed …

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Hybrid Transitions: Collaborative Itajime by Tyler Peterson

February 22, 2017 9:00 am

In continuation with the previous article on katazome and technology, textile artist Tyler Peterson presents a new exploration into traditional historic dye processes with a technological update in collaboration with Aaron De Lanty. The idea for this experiment came from a conversation Aaron and I had over a year ago about ways to speed up and make …

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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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Spotlight: Lady Art NYC with Olivia Jane

February 1, 2017 9:00 am

Founded by Olivia Jane in 2014, Lady Art is an intersectional feminist group for creatives. With over 1,000 members in NYC, Nevada, and Chicago, each chapter uses online platforms to share art projects, articles, and coordinate events and meet-ups. Lady Art acts as a safe space—encompassing all ethnicities, genders, and creative endeavors. Today we’re spotlighting …

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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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Common Threads

October 12, 2016 9:00 am

Common Threads is a collaborative project between Iowa-based artist and SDA member Catherine Reinhart and Minnesota-based artist Allison Metzger. The show consists of works on paper and an interactive installation at the Iowa State University (ISU) Design on Main Gallery. The show opened on October 1st, and is still on display for a few more …

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The Business of Art: Framing & Finishing Your Work

April 30, 2016 12:04 pm

Do you bring the same A-game to finishing your work as you do to creating it? Gallery owner Dori Settles often encounters artist who don’t. Get her insights on some red flag issues so that sloppy presentation doesn’t devalue your ideas, mastery of technique and reputation for professionalism – or the opportunity to get your work selected for exhibition….

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Shop Talk: Good Photography Gets Your Work Selected

March 20, 2015 4:44 pm

Poorly lit photographs in unprofessional settings can kill your chances of getting your work selected for a show – like SDA’s upcoming “Materialities” catalog & exhibition opportunity. Do you understanding how to correctly size and format images to meet submission requirements? Use this illustrated list of dos & don’ts to make sure your entries get seen. Digital Diva LM Wood shows how….

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Your Art "Here"

September 27, 2013 9:52 pm

If you haven’t yet explored & experimented with customized print-on-demand services like Zazzle, Skinit and Spoonflower, let Candace Edgerley be your guide to getting your work out there in unexpected ways. This holiday season, create highly personalized gifts that share – and start conversations about – your talent….

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