Upcoming deadlines reminder & new SDA grant

Don’t forget about these 2 upcoming deadlines –

CFE for Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art at Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA.  Deadline: Friday, October 3rdhttp://navegallery.org/wp/call-for-artist/

Mass. Cultural Council’s 2015 Artist Fellowships in Craft and Sculpture genres.  Applications due: Monday, October 6thhttp://www.massculturalcouncil.org/applications/fellowsapp.asp


SDA has a new grant available!

SDA Socially Engaged Practices Grant is awarded to SDA members who further our educational mission by using their art and design skills and concepts to directly advance positive social change in their communities.

Socially Engaged Practices Grant is intended to involve individuals, groups or communities in a visual arts process directly advancing social change. “Social change” implies a shift toward the positive or constructive in knowledge, attitude, awareness, involvement or behaviors.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to reach out and connect with various members of their communities and describe a specific plan of art-based activities to effect positive outcome.  Deadline: December 1, June 1.

Download pdf application: sda_sep_grant_8_2014

For more details, visit: http://www.surfacedesign.org/get-involved/apply-sda-award-grant

CFE: Open Call NNE (North-Northeast)


Call for Entries: Open Call NNE (North-Northeast)

Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) is a juried exhibition organized by BMAC that showcases established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in all media.  Open to artists working in all media who live in New York or any of the six New England states (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island).

Deadline: November 14, 2014

Visit website for more details: http://www.brattleboromuseum.org/2014/08/28/call-for-entries-open-call-nne-north-northeast/

Descience Runway 2014 tonight at MIT in Cambridge

Watch livestream online or in person the Descience Fashion Runway 2014  tonight at MIT Media Lab Auditorium 6:30-10 PM.   Descience brings together scientific discovery and fashion inspiration through innovative events. Teams, composed of one scientist and one designer, select each other on the basis of their research and design, respectively.   Teams actively collaborate, creating garments that represent the scientist’s work and the designer’s vision.  SDA member Barbara Poole is on team Invasive Species/ Unintended Consequences.

Visit website for tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/descience-runway-2014-livestreamed-mit-media-lab-auditorium-tickets-13078188213

2 CFE’s – MA Aubudon Moose Hill Gallery and Cambridge Art Association

Leaves – Color, Cadence & Texture

Deadline: September 29, 2014

The Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery is accepting submissions for its upcoming exhibit: “Leaves” Color, Cadence & Texture.

With infinite diverse depictions, leaves can be a celebration of color, textural intricacy, stark and simple or elegant and quiet. Express your artistic interpretation inspired by leaves. Any medium is acceptable. Exhibit will run from October 23 through January 12, 2015.

Visit website for more details – http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/moose-hill/exhibits/call-to-artists-for-leaves-color-cadence-texture



Deadline: November 1, 2014

Visit website for more details – http://www.cambridgeart.org/2014-2015-platinum-juried-by-alise-upitis/

Jamaica Plain open studios this weekend


Visit several SDA members participating in JP open studios this weekend – Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm.


Download map (pdf file):  JPOS-map-2014


Upcoming exhibit at the ICA & 2 artist talks


Opening soon at the ICA in Boston!  Fiber: Sculpture 1960present is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the present.

Featured artist Anne Wilson will give a talk at MassArt on Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 6 PM at Tower Auditorium.

The Artist’s Voice: Sheila Hicks  Featured artist Sheila Hicks will give a talk at the ICA on Thursday, Oct. 2nd at 7 PM. FREE tickets are required and available on a first-come, first served basis two hours prior to the start of the program; limit two tickets per person.


New exhibits and upcoming open studios

Just added a few events and wanted to highlight some on a post as well -

The Texture of the Soul at UMass Amherst Fine Art Gallery


Opening Reception: Wednesday September 10, 5-7 PM

Curated by Kathleen Jansyn, The Texture of the Soul features four artists who almost accidentally share a studio in New York City.   Each artist applies passion in their use of color and texture while exploring fragile commonalities in our humanity.  In essence, they discover magnificence in ordinary things.

On display in the Augusta Savage Gallery
Monday & Tuesday, 1pm to 7pm
Wednesday-Friday, 1pm to 5pm


Texture and Substance: Contemporary Fiber Art at Paper City Studios Gallery in Holyoke


Gallery Talk: Saturday September 20, 1:30 PM


USEA Open Studios in Boston ~ September 20-21



WMAA Open Studios in Waltham ~ November 1-2