SDA Journal

 

The Surface Design Journal is a quarterly print publication that comes with membership in the Surface Design Association. Its 76 pages are produced in full color and printed in the US.

Each issue of the Journal is designed around a theme that may focus on a technique, such as hand embroidery; a genre, as in mixed media; aesthetic directions, like soft sculpture; or a part of the world, such as Africa. International in scope, articles focus on contemporary textile and fiber-based art forms as realized through concept, process, and materials. The goal is to stimulate thought and inspiration.

Surface Design Journal Fall 2014 Issue

Upcoming Journal Themes:
Fall 2014 Designing Minds
Winter 2015 Warp Speed
Spring 2015 Made/Aware
Summer 2015 Wax & Fiber
Fall 2015 Transforming Traditions


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In the Journal, find:

  • Articles focused on current directions in the field
  • In-depth profiles of established and emerging artists
  • Interviews with artists, curators, and gallery directors
  • Reviews of local, national, and international exhibitions
  • Exposure of selected works by SDA members
  • Spotlight on accredited and non-accredited fiber programs
  • Reviews of new books significant to fiber art 

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Pantone chooses a "winey" color:


Marsala - Pantone Color of the Year 2015
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Diana Mort Eicher: Prints & Papercuts from my Mother's Nigerian Textile Collection at Gallery 1639 through Jan 31st. http://ow.ly/FLxZI
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Cave paintings recently found in Indonesia rewrite history of human creativity:


Hunting for the Origins of Symbolic Thought
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Watch how this "4-D" printed dress - recently acquired by MoMA - was conceived and made:


Kinematics Dress by Nervous System




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NYT's Holland Cotter promotes "Fiber Sculpture: 1960-Present" - the ground-breaking show now on at ICA/Boston:


Fiber Art: Long Way From the Loom
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Arizona Surface Design Association: Explorations on display at @VisionGalleryAZ until Jan 18th. http://ow.ly/FLxFo
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Woven; New Textiles by Debbie Barrett-Jones at MLB Designs Gallery of St. Louis, MO through the end of December. http://ow.ly/FLzFW
Paula Roland and Audrey Phillips show work in "Natural Causes" at SMINK in Dallas, Texas http://www.sminkinc.com/Fine-Art/Current-Exhibitions…
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Transformative power of fiber + paper:


Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Tiny Studio Into Elaborate Dreamscapes
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Jane Dunnewold's Online Independent Study begins January 12. Check out this and her newsletter http://ow.ly/FLwvg
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Surface design of Barbie Doll gets real:


"Normal Barbie" Comes With Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Acne + Tattoos
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#SDAmember Alicia Forestall-Boehm will be featured in "Transformed Spaces" through Dec. 31st. at http://artonarmitage.com/ in Chicago.
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Give – and get – the joyous experience of handling an art book with any one of these textile-focused books published in 2014.


19 Textile Books to Give & Get (2014)
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