Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

CFE – SDA Exhibition in Print


Surface Design Association proudly presents its first annual Exhibition In Print (EIP), dedicating the Winter 2016 issue of the Surface Design Journal to showcasing the finest in fiber and textile media arts. Jurors are Marci Rae McDade (Editor, Surface Design Journal) and Mark Newport (Head of Fibers, Cranbrook Academy of Art). Deadline for entry is October 15, 2016.

Apply to the SDA Inaugural Exhibition in Print at the Call for Entry here: TINYURL.COM/ZPNQL2X

Learn more about the SDA Inaugural Exhibition in Print here: Exhibition_In_Print 2016


Postcard now available – please share!


Right-click on image above to save jpg file or click here for pdf version: FiberInThePresentTense2016 postcard

Breakfast gathering this Friday

Reminder about this month’s breakfast gathering Friday, August 19th at 9:30 AM at the Swiss Bakers, 168 Western Avenue, Allston, MA.

RISD Museum Artist Fellowship

Deadline: August 15th. The RISD Museum is pleased to offer an artist fellowship for 2017. One selected artist will receive a stipend, professional-development support, and the opportunity to work closely with the Museum’s collections and staff members to realize a proposed project. Applicants must be local, meaning Providence is their closest big city. Click here for more details.

Member spotlight on Diane Franklin

Urbana 3
Urbana 3

This month’s member spotlight is on Diane Franklin. Here are Diane’s words on her work and process…

All of my work involves some form of surface design. I start with white or light colored fabrics and manipulate and then color them in various ways. For a long time, I focused on shibori dyeing, but in the past year or so, I’ve been experimenting with other techniques and ideas. Continue reading “Member spotlight on Diane Franklin”

Breakfast get together Thursday 7/21

Don’t forget – SDA member breakfast get together this Thursday July 21st at 9:30 AM at Swissbakers, 168 Western Ave. in Allston.

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