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.

SDA Buzz

Get your daily fiber fix here.
Send your textile arts news to:
SDAbuzz [at] surfacedesign [dot] org

Facebook
Looking for a textile-arts focused employment opportunity? Love building relationships, networking & new products? Consider becoming SDA's new Advertising Manager. Details here:


SDA Seeks New Ad Manager
www.surfacedesign.org



Facebook
New 2015 work from Surface Design Association member artists: Maria Lorenzo Sachs (Switzerland). http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/maria-lorenzo-sachs





Facebook
93-year-old style maven Iris Apfel stars in her own documentary:


Iris Official Trailer
movie-trailers.com



Facebook
SDA Member Mary Edna Fraser has a new solo exhibit of batiks on silk -- Above, Between, Below -- at City Gallery at Waterfront Park in #CharlestonSC, now through May 3, 2015.
http://maryedna.com/blog/





Facebook
Quilting by the Lake at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center began in 1981 as a four-day quilting conference in Cazenovia, NY, and has grown into a 2-week, internationally recognized quilting event attracting over 200 participants from around the country and overseas.


www.quiltingbythelake.com
www.quiltingbythelake.com



Facebook
PODS: Solid Felted Forms in 3D - workshop with SDA member Andrea Graham at New England Felting Supply.


www.feltingsupply.com
www.feltingsupply.com



Facebook
Shibori-driven paid internship for Bay Area resident / college student this summer:


WSN Summer Internship 2015 - Be Part of Our Team!
shibori.org



Facebook
Congratulations to SDA Member, Karen D. Miller Studio, on her upcoming solo exhibit at Shenkman Arts Centre / Centre des arts Shenkman, and on her work gracing the cover of #Ottawa's official 2015 art galleries guide! More info: http://www.surfacedesign.org/events/frame-fraym


Timeline Photos
Feeling super, super excited right now! I went to pick up the new City of Ottawa galleries guide for the upcoming session so that I could see my exhibit listing and to my complete surprise look who is on the front cover!!!! :)



Facebook
The wondrous netted installations of Janet Echelman -- in this interview with Marci Rae McDade, Editor of Surface Design Journal: http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/janet-echelman-the-complete-interview


www.surfacedesign.org
www.surfacedesign.org
Sculptor Janet Echelman rarely has time to give talks - but she accepted SDA's invitation.




Facebook
Nick Cave - Visual Artist on Kuba cloths, as part of The Artist Project, new from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Nick Cave on Kuba cloths | The Artist Project Season 1 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

'I think sometimes simplicity is the most powerful form.'




Facebook
SDA Member Spotlight: Nancy Nakamoto. View Nancy's and many other members' work in SDA Image Gallery: http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/nancy-nakamoto

Nancy is also the Arizona State SDA Rep.





Facebook
This one is a MUST share. Via BBC News: "The Bolivian women who knit parts for hearts."


www.bbc.com
www.bbc.com
The Aymara women of Bolivia are using their centuries-old knitting and weaving skills to make parts to help children with holes in their hearts.




Facebook
Is your application for MATERIALITIES: Contemporary Textile Arts Catalogue & Exhibition ready yet? We encourage you to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates innovative use of textile media. Any textile technique or material is acceptable, including the use of nontraditional materials and time arts, such as video and sound. Get MORE INFO here: http://www.surfacedesign.org/subpage/call-entries-members-catalog-exhibition





Facebook
New 2015 work from Surface Design Association member artists: Elizabeth Fram http://www.surfacedesign.org/users/elizabeth-fram





Facebook
Mixed media workshops with SDA member Hollie Heller at Art Retreat Tamarindo in Costa Rica.


Hollie Heller

This video is about Hollie Heller




Facebook
Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette at Bard Graduate Center opens April 3, 2015. http://bit.ly/1N6u0BX


Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette

April 3–July 26, 2015 at Bard Graduate Center Gallery More: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/gallery-at-bgc/fashioning-the-body.html Having garnered high accl...




Facebook
SDA Member Julie B. Booth teachers several surface design classes, including "Patching, Stitching, Weaving: Creating Healing Cloth", where students explore personal symbolism to create a richly stitched and meaningful cloth. A report from Julie's recent class: http://bit.ly/1brGXbO


Julie B Booth: Healing Cloth Workshop
www.threadbornblog.com



Facebook
Congratulations to Shannon Stratton on her appointment as Chief Curator at MAD | Museum of Arts and Design! Stratton holds MFA (Fiber & Material Studies) and MA (Art History) from SAIC. She joins MAD after 12 years as founder and executive director of Threewalls, a Chicago contemporary arts org.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Events
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni


Museum of Arts and Design Appoints Shannon Stratton as New Chief Curator
madmuseum.org



Facebook
Final days to nominate outstanding students for SDA awards recognizing innovation in textile media. http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant


2014 SDA Outstanding Student Awards

2014 Surface Design Association Outstanding Student Award Recipient. For information on this year's award opportunities, go to: http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant




Background image by Elin Noble