Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

“Is This Something” opening soon at Wedeman Gallery


Curated by Janet Kawada, includes Gail Erwin, Samantha Fields, Deborah Klotz and Hilary Tolan. This show considers the conversation between the artist and the work and the artist and the audience.


“The Crit Group, 30 Years and Still Quilting” at the New England Quilt Museum


The Crit Group, 30 Years and Still Quilting” at the New England Quilt Museum

This exhibit of works by five fiber artists– Judy Becker, Nancy Crasco, Sandy Donabed, Sylvia Einstein and Carol Anne Grotrian –is a unique insight into the relationships of a critique group. “The Crit Group, 30 Years and Still Quilting” is the first in the New England Quilt Museum’s “Quilted Canvas” series, which will explore the roots of the art quilt in New England over the next few years. Continue reading ““The Crit Group, 30 Years and Still Quilting” at the New England Quilt Museum”


The Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, Massachusetts is inviting professional artists in any media to submit to its spring juried exhibition titled inDIVISIBLE.

The 2016 political campaign season was incredibly stressful and contentious. It divided families, distanced friends, and challenged our perceptions of the country at large. The subsequent election of Donald J. Trump as the nation’s 45th President has deepened the divide among citizens and residents of the country. This exhibition, inDIVISIBLE, will explore themes of democracy and the American electoral system. We are looking for works that are reflective of your thoughts, experiences, and reactions to the political events of the past ten months and the impact these events have had on you personally, professionally, socially, philosophically, and/or culturally. Continue reading “CFE: inDIVISIBLE”

Save these dates in 2017

Here are several dates for upcoming 9:30 A.M. breakfast meetings at the Swiss Bakers, 168 Western Ave. in Allston MA — January 19th, February 17th, March 23rd, April 21st, May 18th, and June 16th. Mark your calendars!


Fiber Art Now Meet-up weekend in New Bedford Jan. 28-29, 2017

Saturday, January 28

  • Attend “Hexagon 3D Weaving with Paper” or “True Blue Indigo Dyeing” workshop, 9:00-4:00

Sunday, January 29

  • Spend the morning enjoying the local New Bedford sites or visiting the nearby Fuller Craft Museum.
  • Attend Excellence in Fibers opening reception at New Bedford Art Museum, 2:00-5:00

WorkshopsDiagonal, indigo

-Beginners welcome in both classesimg_1082.

-Class fees include materials and box lunch!

Hexagon Weave Sculpture (teacher: Jeanne Flanagan)

Learn the basic 3D weave, then build a bigger sculpture with the first sculpture trapped inside, weaving with watercolor paper strips. Beginners welcome! $150 SAVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

True Blue Indigo Dyeing (teacher: Elin Noble)

Explore the beauty of indigo dyeing. Learn the subtle visual details with a monochromatic scheme and this direct and engaging form of dyeing expression.  Prepare cloth to dye in the indigo vat through a variety of shibori methods. $240 SAVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

Old Slater Mill opening reception

Fiber in the Present Tense is now on display at the Old Slater Mill gallery in Pawtucket, RI. Executive director Lori Urso shared a picture from the opening last week and several pre-opening gallery pictures. They expect about 500 people will view the exhibit. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Friday, 1 – 4 pm and by appointment. The gallery will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day.


Pre-opening images: Continue reading “Old Slater Mill opening reception”

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