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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Georgia Rowswell is amoung several SDA members whose work is featured in this new survey with 800+ photos:


Textileart Around The World
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SDA Member Debra Smith solo show now at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, MO:


"Shifting Territory"...to unfamiliar places
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Felted fiberfill + sponges create a "cloud" with motion-triggered lightening & thunder - and streaming music. Who knew?


cloud.
www.richardclarkson.com



Women and Print: A Contemporary View at @SC_Williamson includes #SDAmember Paula Roland. Open now through Oct. 19th. http://ow.ly/BX8kW
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UK's Tom Hare uses basketry techniques to re-imagine a tree house:


Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House
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How will you celebrate Handweavers Guild of America's Spinning & Weaving Week 2014 - October 6 - 12?


Spinning & Weaving Week Events
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Moroccan stylist Hassan Hajjaj rocks pattern play of N Africa:


Portraits Of Moroccan Hipsters...
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"Thread Lines" brings together those pioneers who—challenging entrenched modernist hierarchies—first unraveled the distinction between textile and art:"


The Drawing Center | Thread Lines | NYC
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Jane Lackey is among 2014 American Craft Council Fellows, awarded to makers who have "demonstrated excellence in their disciplines for at least 25 years".


Masters: Jane Lackey
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Ann Morton "Street Gems" in Tempe now until December 10th. http://ow.ly/BuBsW
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Check out our fiber-media focused art mag featuring Korean makers - east & west: http://www.surfacedesign.org/marketplace/products/sda-journal-summer-2014





UCross Foundation Residencies are available for 2015! http://www.ucrossfoundation.org/residency-program/apply/…
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Holly Stewart fabricates the phallus; her show at UMKC Gallery of Art closes 9/19:


Missouri Grandma Sculpts Giant Patchwork Penises
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Textile Blog creator John Hopper's new publication will explore the unique perception artists channel to create their work:


New "Inspirational" Online Magazine
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SDA gave 10 K-12 educators scholarships to attend our 2011 conference - which inspired 3 of them to create a website resource for fiber arts educators. BRAVA to all!


Explore Fiber
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#CallForEntry PleinAir magazine presents the 4th Annual PleinAir Salon. Deadline is September 30th. http://ow.ly/BuB2j
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Now on view at Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles:


New Directions: Textile Society of America's 1st Juried Exhibition
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Lift Every Voice and Sing: The Quilts of Gwendolyn Ann Magee at the Gatewood Gallery of UNCG. Now to Nov. 8th http://ow.ly/BuAQr
Congrats to Marijke van Welzen who won 1st place in the 2014 Hoffman Challenge with her coat "Midsummernightsdream" http://ow.ly/BuAFl
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Get state-of-the-art training – ahead of the pack – in this new Masters program in Surface Imaging at Philadelphia University (PA).


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