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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Cave paintings recently found in Indonesia rewrite history of human creativity:


Hunting for the Origins of Symbolic Thought
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Stuff your stockings with individual issues of SDA's gorgeous textile-inspired Journal at 20-30% discount, NOW:


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Watch how this "4-D" printed dress - recently acquired by MoMA - was conceived and made:


Kinematics Dress by Nervous System




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NYT's Holland Cotter promotes "Fiber Sculpture: 1960-Present" - the ground-breaking show now on at ICA/Boston:


Fiber Art: Long Way From the Loom
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Arizona Surface Design Association: Explorations on display at @VisionGalleryAZ until Jan 18th. http://ow.ly/FLxFo
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Gift the fiber lovers in your life with our textile-inspired art magazine:


How To Gift a Membership | surfacedesign.org
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Woven; New Textiles by Debbie Barrett-Jones at MLB Designs Gallery of St. Louis, MO through the end of December. http://ow.ly/FLzFW
Paula Roland and Audrey Phillips show work in "Natural Causes" at SMINK in Dallas, Texas http://www.sminkinc.com/Fine-Art/Current-Exhibitions…
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Transformative power of fiber + paper:


Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Tiny Studio Into Elaborate Dreamscapes
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Jane Dunnewold's Online Independent Study begins January 12. Check out this and her newsletter http://ow.ly/FLwvg
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Surface design of Barbie Doll gets real:


"Normal Barbie" Comes With Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Acne + Tattoos
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If you love textiles, support our 39-year long mission to advocate for the joys of the handmade. Member, or not, your pledge in any amount counts during this critical time for SDA.


Pledge Your Support
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#SDAmember Alicia Forestall-Boehm will be featured in "Transformed Spaces" through Dec. 31st. at http://artonarmitage.com/ in Chicago.
Holiday shopping for textile books with @Surface_Design If you love textiles then this well curated list is heavenly! http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/19-textile-books-to-give-get-2014…
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Give – and get – the joyous experience of handling an art book with any one of these textile-focused books published in 2014.


19 Textile Books to Give & Get (2014)
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Check out our friends at @YarnBombingLA http://www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com/
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NYT's Holland Cotter reviews Judith Scott's must-see retrospective; there's a gorgeous exhibition catalog, too.


Judith Scott’s Enigmatic Sculptures at Brooklyn Museum
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A music video for textile lovers: see the magical impact of a little steam on artfully designed woven structure:


Issey Miyake 3D Steam Stretch




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Art Basel Miami Beach starts today, 12/4. Details here:


Art Basel - About the Show
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Macrame, re-imagined:


Tammy Tiranasar Jewelry
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