Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Reminder: time to renew your SDA membership

Surface Design Association

Time to Renew!



CLICK TO RENEW ONLINE  (after you login to your account, look for Renewal link)  
Your membership in SDA expires soon, however, we're hoping with this reminder, you will continue as a part of our tactile community.

There are many reasons to remain a member of SDA! The always-intriguing Surface Design Journal remains a major voice for textiles - what better way to stay current with trends and concepts with a global flavor? There are opportunities to promote your work across multiple channels including the member gallery on our website. With over 60,000+ visitors a month (and growing!), that's significant coverage for your art. In addition, there's the Exposure page in the Journal, member profiles on SDA NewsBlog, the ever-lively and interesting eNews and frequent posts on Facebook (general and members-only). 

Our board and staff are focused on expanding opportunities for members both regionally and nationally. Please continue adding your voice to this growing community of designers, artists, student and educators. We need you more than ever. Click here to renew now on our website. 

Best regards,
                                               
Diane Sandlin                                                          Susannah Fedorowich
Executive Director                                                   Assistant Executive Director

Happy 2014 start


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Last of the year!!!

EXHIBITS:





 Ram Horns and Scorpion Tails: Textiles from Uzbekistan. This exhibition is the first major textile exhibition to be mounted in the new Nickle Galleries (formerly, The Nickle Arts Museum) on the campus of the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, curated by Michele Hardy. A wonderful visual stimulus for appreciation and design! All photos courtesy of photographer Dave Brown.

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WORKSHOPS:
(Of a sort, as this is a little more than a workshop :) )

Would you like to go (back) to school? The University of Fraser Valley (BC) has a course you may be interested in.

FD 371 Surface Design 11 – CRN 10631

Instructor: Eleanor Hannan
Time: Friday 10:00 am – 2:20 pm
Start: Friday, January 10th
End: Friday, April 11th
Tuition Fee: $433.35
Room: D113

Course Description
This course will advance your expertise in the area of surface design, by exploring a variety of processes and treatments. You will be encouraged to be experimental in your approach with colour, texture, and imagery to alter and embellish fabrics for apparel. Emphasis is on the interrelationship of surface design with other art practices, encouraging production of individual works with cultural relevance. Through a synthesis of traditional techniques, contemporary variations, and cultural influences, you will develop a diverse and self-expressive body of work.
If interested contact Corinne Richardson for details and registration advice or corinne.richardson@ufv.ca
  
(If anyone is interested in seeing the course outline, you can also email me at arlee dot ar at gmail dot com as i have the PDF but can't upload to blogger.)
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MISCELLANEOUS:


WOMEN: SDA Members Dr. Kim Hahn (Kent State) & Dr. Ann Collier (N. Arizona U.) invite you to participate in a survey. They want to know about the meaning of handcrafts & textiles in your lives.

If you missed participating last month, you are invited to take the survey below. To those who already filled out the survey - Thank You!

They are looking for women (over 18) to participate in a short on-line survey that explores the role of textiles (e.g., sewing, knitting, weaving, felting, lace-making) & handcrafts - especially as it relates to fashion, the psychological meaning, the role of technology, as well as sustainable practices. It is confidential and takes about 30 minutes.

 To begin, go to kent.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_39lpqnNy65NAhJr

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 Where is Canadian art going, and where does it stand in the world as of today? "Artists seem to be a lot more aware of what has come before them and what is being made around them and internationally. Easy access to imagery via the Internet has enabled a mid-century painting, for instance, to stand side by side with a contemporary work for comparison.  ....looking for artists who are cultivating their own voice; artists with idiosyncratic practices ....." Wil Abale
Artists seem to be a lot more aware of what has come before them and what is being made around them and internationally. Easy access to imagery via the Internet has enabled a mid-century painting, for instance, to stand side by side with a contemporary work for comparison. - See more at: http://www.canadianart.ca/features/2013/10/26/whither-the-next-generation-of-canadian-art/#sthash.lVFrC5Ro.dpuf
Artists seem to be a lot more aware of what has come before them and what is being made around them and internationally. Easy access to imagery via the Internet has enabled a mid-century painting, for instance, to stand side by side with a contemporary work for comparison. - See more at: http://www.canadianart.ca/features/2013/10/26/whither-the-next-generation-of-canadian-art/#sthash.lVFrC5Ro.dpuf



Since we are so close to Christmas now and all the busy-ness and business that entails for many of us, the next meeting will be in January, and as a Social. Date and venue to be announced.