Surface Design Journal is a quarterly print publication that comes with membership in Surface Design Association. Its 80 pages are produced in full color and printed in the USA.
Each issue of SDA Journal is designed around a theme. It 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 and design - as realized through concept, process, and materials.
The goal of each Journal issue is to stimulate thought and inspiration.
During 2015 - a transitional year of restructuring for SDA - the Journal will be published 3 times with release dates in May, July and November. Quarterly publication schedule will resume in 2016
Questions about 2015 Journal publishing schedule may be sent to info [at] surfacedesign [dot] org.
Upcoming Journal Themes:
Read SDA Journal to stay informed about:
- Trends & currents in textile art & design
- Established & emerging artists via in-depth profiles
- Hot topics via Interviews with makers, curators & collectors
- Local, national, & international exhibitions via reviews
- Latest work by SDA members via Exposure feature
- Textile Arts education via Spotlight feature
- New books about fashion, fiber, textile art & design via reviews
- Conservation issues and concerns
- History & evolution of the field via Legacy feature
Get your daily fiber fix here.
Send your textile arts news to:
SDAbuzz [at] surfacedesign [dot] org
Brent Wadden | Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery | NYC
Lanny Bergner « Zone One Arts
Lanny Bergner’s, art is a unique combination of mixed media, sculpture, fibre and basketry. His work simply leaves the viewer with the question. “How?”
Q&A: Textile artist and paper maker Jennie Frederick talks about her art and home
SDA Members in Quilt National 15: Jill Ault, Astrid Hilger Bennett, Elizabeth Busch, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Randy Frost, Kathleen Loomis, Olga Norris, Judith Plotner, Daren Redman, Barbara Schneider, Ginny Smith, Hope Wilmarth, Janet Windsor, Carol Watkins, Diane Siebel, Karen Schulz, Wen Redmond, Sandra Poteet, Diane Nunez, Lorie McCown, Kristin LaFlamme, Harue Konishi, Jane Dunnewold, Kathleen Kastles, Judy Hooworth, Kate Gorman, Bonnie Bucknamm, Gail Baar, Deidre Adams, Margaret Anderson, Betty Busby, Helen Geglio, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Brigitte Kopp, Judy Langille, Maria Shell, Charlotte Ziebarth.
Quilt National ’15, the 19th int'l juried competition for new, innovative quilts will be on display May 23 – September 7, 2015 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.
European Textile Network - ETN
Some participants at the Conference of ETN in Leiden and last news. A new Board has been elected: President Lala de Dios (E), Secretary Andreas Selzer, (A), Treasurer Vibeke Vestby (N). Board members: Patricia Christy (UK), Elisabeth Brenner (S) and Christina Leitner.(A...
Arlington Arts Center Solo Exhibition
A show of various series from past few years. Included are new works marking a significant transition in my practice, the beginnings of a new, large body of work that I am very excited about, one that will consume me for the next year or so. Show closes on June 28th. Contact Karyn Miller at The Arli…
"As an artist, my life is made up of patterns that begin and end constantly reconfiguring allowing me to see in new ways. This idea of perspective is evident in my work. Close up single images are in repetition, combining photography and my background in textile design. Stepping back, the viewing changes, patterns merge supporting the whole object created."
Over the hills and far away: Folk School bridges the essence of humanity
via University of Oxford