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Future Fabrication: SDA 2017 International Exhibition in Print

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Posted by: Surface Design Association
Deadline: Fri, September 22nd, 2017

Future Fabrication: SDA 2017 Annual International Exhibition In Print

EXHIBITION IN PRINT: SDA member and non-member artists working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit work for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal, Future Fabrication: SDA Annual International Exhibition in Print. Selected work will appear in print in the Winter 2017/18 issue of the Surface Design Journal (publication date  December 23, 2017). 

In celebration of SDA’s 40th anniversary, this Exhibition In Print aims to recognize the diversity of talent working within the fields of fiber and surface design as well as other practices that utilize fiber and textile materials. This year’s theme, Future Fabrication, asks artists to think about how innovations related to fiber and textile materials might shape our future. SDA warmly invites entries that consider advancements in technological innovation, material exploration, as well as provide a glimpse into the future through concept and form. Artists working in all media invited to apply.


Richard Elliott, Journal Editor and Co-Juror Richard Elliott is an Associate Professor and former program chair in the Textiles program at California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA where he has been teaching since 1999. His work with image transfer and digital processes on paper, fabric and hog gut (sausage casings) investigates the abstract beauty of cellular structures, systems and patterns hidden within the human body. He lectures on his work, juries exhibitions, teaches workshops and is Secretary of the Board of Directors of the 45th St. Artists’ Co-operative in Emeryville, CA. Elliott is a past recipient of a California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence grant for working in textiles with developmentally challenged adults at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA.

Kathryn Hall, Co-Juror Kathryn Hall is Curator at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX. Her most recent curatorial projects include Annie Evelyn: Multiple Impressions and United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Dietz, and Ehren Tool. She has lectured on contemporary craft and has contributed writing to Metalsmith magazine as well as Studio Potter journal. She holds a BA in Art History from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC and an MA in Art History from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

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Surface Design Association’s mission since 1977  is to promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions, and conferences.

Posted on Thu, September 14th, 2017
Expires on Fri, September 22nd, 2017

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