Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

Adrienne Sloane On Edge

On Edge, Topical Fiber Work by Adrienne Sloane

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Street
Boston, MA
November 1-30, 2019

Regular gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday 12-5pm.

Responding viscerally to the political landscape of the day, Sloane’s work engages and challenges viewers in her personal, provocative responses to contemporary issues. Through her attempts to knit together the frayed places around her, Sloane seeks to promote thoughtful dialogue about critical questions. Often drawing on iconic imagery in her work, this exhibit also includes the third in a series of knit flags titled, “The Unraveling,” which the artist is unraveling against the backdrop of the Constitution.

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Robin Bergman/Robin Originals Open Studio Show Nov 15 & 16

2019 Robin Originals
West Concord Annual Open Studio Show
Sat & Sun, Nov 15 & 16, 2019   10am – 5pm
23 Bradford St, 2nd Floor
Concord, MA

Studio Show PC front

Robin Bergman ‘s Open Studio this year includes 4 visiting guest artists: bead artist extraordinaire Valerie Hector from Chicago; jeweler Mena Messina and her husband, glass artist Gary Genetti from NY; surface design artist Pamela Bracci from Newbury, MA ; and Muffy Young, weaver. Both Muffy and Robin are Surface Design Association members.




Next SDA MA/RI Chapter Meeting Nov. 21

The next monthly SDA MA/RI chapter meeting will be 10:00AM on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Swissbakers, 168 Western Ave in Allston, MA.

There is a large parking lot attached to the cafe. We meet in the lovely meeting room in the back. These breakfasts are a great opportunity for interesting exchanges of thoughts and ideas on SDA related topics and hope you will bring any issues that may be on your mind to the table. We love to see works in progress, too!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Surface Design Association, this is a great meeting to attend.


Diane Franklin

Diane Franklin
Diane’s piece, Urbana 5, has been accepted into the “Quilts=Art=Quilts” exhibition at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY. The show runs from October 26, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

Diane’s piece, Homage to Rosalie G, will be part of the Fiber Art Now Excellence in Fibers V print exhibition. It will appear in the Winter 2019/2020 edition of Fiber Art Now. Then, it will go to the Muskegon Museum of Art and be part of the Excellence in Fibers V physical exhibition that will be held at the museum. That exhibition will be up from December 12, 2019 to March 15, 2020.


Karen McCarthy

Karen McCarthy
Karen’s mixed media work will appear in the following shows:

PaperWorks: Art as Evidence
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA
Oct. 17  – Nov. 24, 2019
Reception: Oct. 19, 2-4 pm

Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition 2019
The Ames Mansion, Borderland State Park
257 Massapoag Ave., North Easton, MA
Sept. 17- Oct. 5
Reception: Sept. 21, 7-10 pm

Small Works: SDA 2019 Member Exhibition
Arcade Building Contemporary Art Projects
Gateway Campus, Webster University
St. Louis, MO
October 1– December 15, 2019

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