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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Kaneko - an artspace in Omaha - is in a FIBER frenzy NOW through April 25. Check out the all-star line-up, here:


Focus On Fiber at Kaneko in Omaha, Nebraska USA
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Connect to fiber arts history via podcast with Jenelle Porter, curator of "Fiber Sculpture 1960-Present" (now on in Columbus, OH) & Sheila Hicks:


Jenelle Porter, Sheila Hicks
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Curator Jenelle Porter, artist Sheila Hicks.




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Experience recent QuiltCon in Austin, TX, here:


QuiltCon's Lasting Impressions
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SDA Members can apply for SDA grants that support small events or personal development. Find out more, here! http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant





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CodaWorx seeks socially-engaged submissions by February 28:


CODAmagazine - Editorial Calendar
www.codaworx.com
Seeking collaborative projects dealing with challenging local / world issues, creating spaces that help, heal, question or raise awareness.




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He's 109 and knits sweaters for penguins:


Australia's oldest man still knitting for human & animal friends
minisites.ninemsn.com.au



See Milisa Galazzi's work @EndicottCollege in "Organic to Geometric Investigations in Structure and Surface" http://ow.ly/Jmfp5
Registration now open for 2015 encaustic workshops with Paula Roland. http://www.rolandworkshops.com/
Laura Splan's work in TechNoBody at @ArtsWestchester now through March 21. http://ow.ly/Jme5p pic.twitter.com/uf6mQBosPZ
Voting for #BAMBiennial 2014 closes 3/1. Make your voice heard and then join us for the award ceremony on 3/6. pic.twitter.com/Xy13TWNILY
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Call-for-Entries NOW OPEN until April 15; students + emerging makers welcome:


Call For Entries for Catalog & Exhibition
www.surfacedesign.org
Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts - SDA International Juried Exhibition




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View into elegant mud-dyed kimonos - and their decline:


Old Ways Prove Hard to Shed, Even as Crisis Hits Kimono Trade
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Now you can see this show in the heartland of Ohio:


Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present | Wexner Center for the Arts
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“Splendid, viscerally engaging…[a] groundbreaking exhibition.”—Boston Globe




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"....meant to underscore the theatrical nature needed to be an artist today, which may bolster the argument in some quarters that the field is full of charlatans."


Sociologist Sarah Thornton Asks: What Is an Artist?
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Little Dandelion's "quiet rebellion" against mass production, Aussie-style:


Woollie Mammoth
www.littledandelion.com



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Lumi - formerly Inkodye - on Sharktank 2/13.


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It's happening. Lumi is going to be on @[166082193402927:274:Shark Tank] tomorrow. Tune in to ABC at 9PM / 8PM to see the worlds first prime time demo of #inkodye!



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As Fashion Week NYC begins, a celebration of fashion's senior moment:


This season's It Girls are all over the age of 60!
www.fannykarst.com



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Moving portraits of 100 female artists - including Elizabeth Murry, Louise Bourgeois & Judy Chicago:


Barbara Yoshida Captures 100 Female Artists In Their Homes & Studios
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Apply By March 1 for Personal Development Grant. http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant…
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