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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Get an eyeful of spectacular work chosen for recent 8th China biennale, here:


Photo Essay: China’s 8th International Fiber Art Biennale
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Barbara De Pirro's new work "Metamorphosis" is installed at Spaceworks Tacoma now through April 16th. http://ow.ly/HFxpK
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Merfolk (mermaids & mermen) feel transformed when they put on their tails:


Merfest!
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This art "gangster" supports emerging artists - with strings attached:


The Art World’s Patron Satan
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Apple's head designer says schools are failing to teach graduates how to make products.


Design education is "tragic" says Jonathan Ive
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@Surface_Design We'd love to tell you about our upcoming Natural Dye Foraging + Textile Printmaking workshops. pic.twitter.com/WytcsfSWXq
Secretary Madeleine Albright's powerful pin collection to be exhibited at Bellevue Arts Museum @WeAreBAM http://ow.ly/HFvJ1
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Get the creative backstory on SDA President Jeanne Beck:


Inside the Artist’s Studio w/ Jeanne Beck: Coming Home Through Creating
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#blacklivesmatter at Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles:


Urban Letters by Yarn Bombing Los Angeles
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What do you think of her white gloves with a black Dior gown?


Uproar Over Amal Clooney’s White Gloves
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Fashion designers take note! International call for ''art wear" - deadline September 25:


2nd Saskatchewan Wearable Art Gala
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SDA Member Carol Eckert curated "Explorations" show of Arizona SDA members' work - on through 1/18:


Vision Gallery | Chandler, AZ | USA
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Indian medical researchers + weavers give new meaning to "silk screening":


Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips
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Thanks to Elena Rosenberg for putting this floating residency opp on the radar:


23 Days at Sea / Travellng Artist Residency
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@Surface_Design It's time to heed the #callforart for @fantasticfibers int'l juried exhibit. http://fantasticfibers.theyeiser.org pic.twitter.com/8jiACVAjfp
#CallforEntries International Fiber Arts Vll Deadline in Sept. 1, 2015 for 2D, 3D and wearable art! http://ow.ly/GZvaL
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Trend Union savant Li Edelkoort announces new award for students in textile or fashion programs; deadline is April 3.


Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize 2015
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Diana Mort Eicher's "Prints & Papercuts from My Mother's Nigerian Textile Collection" at Gallery 1639, St. Paul, MN. http://ow.ly/GZu4H
The Most-Searched #Artists in the US -according to @eBay- includes Faith Ringgold http://j.mp/14j6TCT #artquilts pic.twitter.com/Axjvjj3AWB
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Thanks to all who pledged because they could not imagine a future without SDA in it. Please fulfill your USA-tax deductible pledge for 2015 here - or consider making one if you have not yet done so:


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