Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

Plunge: Explorations from Above and Below


PLUNGE: Explorations From Above & Below
New Bedford Art Museum / Artworks!

Presented with browngrotta arts
5/26/2017 – 10/8/2017
Opening Reception: 6/2/2017, 6-8PM

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! has teamed up with world-renowned gallery browngratta arts for a summer exhibition titled PLUNGE: Explorations From Above & Below.

Download show card: Plunge-Card

Save the date – Thursday, May 18th!

This month’s breakfast gathering will be on Thursday, May 18th 9:30 AM at Swissbaker’s in Allston.

Also, later the same day from 6-9 pm will be a special event at Society of Arts and Crafts’ new location in the Seaport District.


Artist in Residence Adrienne Sloane
Please join her at one of the following upcoming Society of Arts & Crafts events.

May 18, from 6-9 pm: Meet & Greet Open House
May 25, from 6-8 pm: Community Knit
June 3, 1-4 pm: Knitting Wired workshop
June 15, 6 pm: Needling the Establishment, a discussion of Knitting and Politics

To register – click here!

“Think and Drink” event at RISD Museum

Think and Drink

May 18, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Museum Galleries

Join Laurie Brewer, associate curator of Costume and Textiles, for a gallery talk on the Luminous Lace exhibition, which features fashions and accessories from the 16th to the 21st century adorned with lace made using gold, silver, and other metals, signaling the wealth and influence of their wearers. Following the gallery talk, Josh Shields from Bottles Fine Wine leads a tasting of sparkling wines from a variety of countries in the Radeke Garden.

Registration required. Attendees must be over 21.

For more details, click here.

5 more CFE’s to check out

Click to open pdf files below:





Prospectus AQM XVIII


CFE: Festival of Quilts Competition

The Festival of Quilts competition aims to promote and encourage all aspects of patchwork, quilting and applique to enable quilt-makers at all levels to exhibit their work. There are 14 quilting categories available for you to choose from, including modern quilts, traditional quilts, group quilts, beginner quilts and quilt creations.

Visit website for more details –

Friday 5th May 2017
Deadline for entries and images for Fine Art Quilt Masters category.

Friday 2nd June 2017
Deadline for all other entry forms.

Artists panel at the New England Quilt Museum this Saturday

You’re invited! All members of The Crit Group–Judy Becker, Nancy Crasco, Sandy Donabed, Sylvia Einstein and Carol Anne Grotrian–will participate in an artists panel at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA, on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m.


Come with any questions you may have–about their 30 year collaboration, their individual voices and techniques, what makes a critique group work, etc. It promises to be a lively discussion. It’s an opportunity not only to see the Crit Group exhibit but also Water is Life. Both exhibits are on display through April 29. For more information, visit:


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