Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

SDA MA/RI Chapter Meeting – May 29, 2019

Agenda for Wednesday, May 29, 2019

9:30 am – 11 am at Swissbaker’s, 168 Western Ave., Allston, MA 02134

This is going to be an AWESOME Meet & Greet Session – if at all possible, please join us for this meeting.

  • Welcome greetings from Adrienne Sloane and Nancy Crasco

  • Introductions from visiting area reps –

    • Karina van Vught, Netherlands;

    • Jennifer Lee Morrow, Maine; Judy Daniels, Maine;

    • Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Vermont; and

    • Kate Dean, New Hampshire

  • Brief introductions from local members

  • Please bring business cards, postcards, etc. to share for an information table

  • Coffee/tea and light snacks will be sponsored by the regional group

Adrienne Sloane Updates

Adrienne Sloane has these current or upcoming exhibits:

Tell It Slant at Room 83 Spring  83 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
March 8-April 20, 2019

Twisting Fibers–An Art for All Reasons
Sponsored by Art League Rhode Island
At the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Gallery and adjacent Gallery 175
175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
March 8 – May 8, 2019

The Unraveling  will be showing locally at the Society of Arts & Crafts in Boston, April 25 – July 7, where it will be on view in conjunction with Pried, a Boston LGBTQIA Artists Alliance exhibit.

Fiberart International 2019
May 31 – August 23, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Adrienne will be attending the opening in person on May 31, 5:30-8:30pm.

Michèle Fandel Bonner Upcoming Shows

Michèle Fandel Bonner has two shows coming up:

Built/Broken at Clark University Schiltkamp Gallery, March 20 – April 17, 2019

Keeping Count at Cambridge Art Association University Place Gallery
March 28 – April 29, 2019
Opening Reception April 4, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Input Needed for “Family Secrets”

SDA member Michèle Fandel Bonner is working on a project about family secrets and seeks community input. She is looking for personal or family secrets represented in writing or as objects. They can be anonymous or not. The secrets will become part of her piece “Family Secrets” which will be included in the upcoming show Keeping Count at University Place in Cambridge, MA, March 28-April 29, 2019.
If you’d like to let secrets go, you can email Michèle at michelefbonner at She’ll give you her home address, and you can mail your piece to her, anonymously if you want. Please note that the secrets, in whatever form they take, must be lightweight as they will be safety pinned to cheese cloth. Let the secrets go!

Feb 2019 – Call for Entries!

Two call for entries are now live. Check them out and maybe apply!
 Beyond the Surface:
SDA Annual International Juried Members Exhibition –
Future Tense 2019:
Last year’s Future Tense exhibit can be seen in the Instagram account of the University of Missouri Fibers Program (MizzouFibers), which displayed last year’s Future Tense exhibit in November 2018:

Context: Language, Media and Medium at Fuller Craft Museum

Context: Language, Media and Medium, a juried exhibit by members of the MA/RI and the CT chapters of the Surface Design Association, continues its run at the Fuller Craft Museum until February 24, 2019. This collaborative project explores traditional, non-traditional, and contemporary practices of incorporating written language in textile-inspired art and design. It received an insightful review in Artscope magazine’s January/February 2019 edition, which you can read here.

Context: Language, Media and Medium
through Feb. 24, 2019
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301


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