Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

CFE: We the People – The Art of Advocacy

The Arlington Center for the Arts invites you to take part in a pop-up gallery exhibit, “We the People: The Art of Advocacy” as we join the conversation at this pivotal moment of social activism.  We are seeking posters, photos, and ephemera in order to use these contemporary artworks and artifacts to tell the larger story of what inspires our community to action.

Submissions: Friday, March 3, 9am-6pm & Saturday, March 4, 10am-2pm
On view at the ACA: Friday, March 10 – Friday March 24
Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 7-9pm

WOW® World of WearableArt™

Opening tomorrow at the Peabody Essex Museum – this exhibit presents 32 ensembles of unique, spectacular and outlandish wearable artworks. On display through June 11, 2017.

Last minute change to Thursday, February 16th

Since we are, it seems, all on the same page politically, in the interest of supporting the General Strike but not wanting to deprive our favored coffee shop of business (Swissbakers in Allston), we are moving our monthly coffee up by one day.

Information on the strike is at:

We hope you can make it.

Nancy and Adrienne

Society of Arts and Crafts Awards

Every other year, the Society of Arts and Crafts awards $3,000 each to three craft artists living in New England. As a mission-driven non-profit, the Society continues to support craft artists through opportunities such as this and we are honored to continue to award artists.

To be eligible, artists must be living in New England.

This year, Ellen Wieske, 2010 Artist Award Winner and Jeweler, and Marilyn Zapf, Assistant Director at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, will join Luiza deCamargo, Associate Curator at the Society of Arts and Crafts, to jury the applications.

As part of the awards package, the three winners will be featured in the 2017 Artist Awards Exhibition to open June 29, 2017 at the Society of Arts and Crafts.

Applications are open from February 1 to March 31. Please apply through No application fee.

“Luminous Lace” on display at RISD Museum

Luminous Lace
now through July 30, 2017
RISD Museum
Providence, RI

Lacemaking is one of fashion’s most time-consuming embellishment enterprises. When lace is made using gold, silver, and other metals, that investment in craft—and value—is compounded, signaling wealth and luxury. Dating from the 16th to the 21st centuries, these metallic-lace fashions and accessories attest to the impulse in Western fashion history to capture the fire of the sun and bring that spotlight, prestige, and implied spiritual power to the wearer.

Spread the word about Knit 200 Together

K200Tog will be on February 11th in Lexington. Check out this special event!

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