Della Reams' creative and beautifully made scarf was a donation to SDA's most recent Silent Auction.Fourth Annual Silent Auction

The SDA Silent Auction is a great opportunity to showcase your work and to help SDA at the same time! Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund conference scholarships and SDA grants and awards, and to support the SDA contribution to the Craftsman's Emergency Relief Fund (CERF).

You can contribute artwork or other items and services to this fund-raising effort even if you are not attending the conference. For information, contact the Vice President of Development at vp-development [at] surfacedesign [dot] org. Watch for additional information in the eNews.


 Regional Meet & Greet

Meet fellow SDA members in your area! A box lunch will be served on Friday, June 10, in the Radisson Hotel meeting rooms where you can get to know other SDA members from your area of the country or your part of the world. Bring a small Show & Tell, or a 12”x12” swatch for the SDA Swatch Library. Regional information will be included on your name tag and registration form.


Student Networking Meeting

Amie Adelman (University of North Texas faculty), Denise Chacon (UNT then-undergraduate), Leisa Rich (UNT then-graduate student) gather at a recent conference.Learn about current student benefits SDA offers its members and join the Director of Education in a brainstorming session on how SDA and students can work together to create services and programs for the future. This meeting will take place during the Special Interest gatherings planned for Friday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m. Laura Sapelly, SDA’s Director of Education, will be conducting this meeting. For information, contact the Director of Education at education [at] surfacedesign [dot] org.


Membership Meeting

The membership meeting of the Surface Design Association will be held on June 11, 2011 at 10:30 am. Come see what’s new about SDA and share your ideas to help us grow. As in past years, there will be drawings for door prizes donated by fiber vendors and businesses.


Critiques/Portfolio Reviews

Special guest artists will be available for individual critiques and portfolio reviews during the conference. Limited spaces are available. Details and sign-up information are included with the conference confirmation materials. These sessions are scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.


Ray Materson book signing, SDA Conference 2009. Photo courtesy of Astrid Hilger Bennett.SDA Members’ Book Sales

If you are an author and are registered for the conference, you may arrange to have your books for sale at the SDA book sales booth. No commission will be taken. For information, contact the Director of Membership at membership [at] surfacedesign [dot] org.

 


The SDA T-Shirt Revitalization Competition

SDA t-shirt SDA has been hoarding over 200 American Apparel super-soft black cotton t-shirts that are seeking new life. How would you like to join other members and revitalize these tired tees? Details can be found  here.

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Get recruited by CARPA to make it better:


Camp CARPA: Craftivism in the Desert
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Craftivism, or socially engaged making, is HOT.




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Does this list help anyone out there?


25 Things To Do On Your Lunch Break To Further Your Handmade Business
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Bahk uses nylon thread + charcoal to create the experience of disintegration.....


Seon Ghi Bahk: Fiction & the Fabricated Image
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Valerie Walker is teaching Batik workshops in Montreal May 28 to June 1! http://ow.ly/vFtm3
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Biggie made Coogi sweaters a status symbol & collector's item:


Nineties Nostalgia Propels Coogi Brand Resurgence
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9th International Fiber Biennial includes SDA member Renee Harris with “Hold Close What May Vanish” http://ow.ly/vFt5a
@2014CraftShow Smithsonian Craft Show Opened today! Many SDA members including Jackie Abrams. Who else is out there?
Weavers of Surface Design: @websyarnstore is hosting a weaving contest in honor of it's 40th anniversary! http://ow.ly/vFswb
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Judith Braun has it all at her fingertips:


Without Pleasure.m4v
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"Diamond Dust" 50' live charcoal wall drawing at Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, done over 7 days in 2012.




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Ab/Ex & Op Art qualities of 20c quilts now on view at MFA in Boston:


60 distinctive quilts from renowned Pilgrim/Roy collection....
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Book Arts myth-busting:


Myth About Harvard Book Made of Human Skin Debunked
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Artisanal is IN - even at Calvin Klein!


Calvin Klein - Fall 2014 RTW
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Who knew crochet could look so skeletal?


Crochet Skeleton Artist Caitlin McCormack
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You'll be surprised to find out that this is NOT fabric!


New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso
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@TextileCenter 14th Annual World's Largest Textile Garage Sale at the U of Minnesota's ReUse Warehouse Sat. April 12 http://ow.ly/uXW1b
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Janet Echelman goes big - and interactive - over Vancouver:


Unnumbered sparks fly through the sky, initiated by TED attendees using cell phone signals
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An important textile arts resource is on the move:


The Textile Museum
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DC's Textile Museum prepares to move Arthur D. Jenkins Textile Library of Textile Arts to its new home at George Washington U...




See Marilyn Henrion's work in "Quilts: The New Geometry" at MADI Dallas, Texas http://ow.ly/uXVsm
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Correspondence course in art seduced a generation into buying the dream of being an artist:


Famous Artists School Archives Go to Norman Rockwell Museum
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Bonnie J. Smith's "Thoughts of the Mind, Interpretations in Indigo" part of the 46th Annual Textiles Exhibit http://ow.ly/uXUVS
Background image by Elin Noble