Surface Design Association Open Calls

If you’re an SDA member, there are three open calls available for you to submit work!

Soft Borders: SDA International Exhibition in Print
Fall 2019 edition of Surface Design Journal
Deadline: May 31, 2019

“SDA’s International Exhibition In Print showcases the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working with or inspired by fiber art and/or textile-based materials, methods, and techniques. The work of selected artists is featured in the Fall 2019 issue of the Surface Design Journal, read by international artists, gallery owners, curators, scholars, and enthusiasts.”

More information + application can be found here.

Beyond the Surface: International Juried Members Exhibition
September 20-October 23, 2019
St Louis Artists’ Guild in Clayton, MO
Deadline: June 7, 2019

“Artists continually push the evolution of textiles from their long history of utilitarian use through the use of color, design, processes, and meanings. Works chosen will demonstrate unique, well-developed artistic vision, and innovation. Whether commentary on social issues, meditations on the natural world, humor, storytelling, abstraction, influenced by science, or other areas of focus, this exhibition will include the best of contemporary work by SDA members.”

More information + application can be found here.

Small Works: Non-Juried Member Show
October 1–December 15, 2019
Contemporary Art Projects at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: July 31, 2019

“SDA Members are invited to submit for the SDA 2019 Small Works Exhibition. This is an open, non-juried call for exhibition with the goal of showcasing innovative textile works by SDA members that fit within the 10” x 10” format. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the SDA biennial conference, Beyond the Surface, October 3–6, 2019 and includes awards. View the online version of the 2017 Small Works: SDA at 40.”

More information + application can be found here.

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