Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

Calls for Artists

Umbrella Arts Call for Artists
2019 Art Ramble: Witnessing Change. A site specific exhibtion at the Hapgood-Wright Town Forest. Apply by July 7 — see here for the call.

San Jose Museum of Quilts
Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena is an entry-free, crowd-sourced exhibition, which explores the concept of the meme as a poignant method to summarize, understand, and critique important societal issues and current events. The deadline to apply is July 22, 2019. Please find the call for art here

Our Artist Members Biennial exhibition’s theme is Form and Function: Fiber Arts for the 21st Century. This exhibition will be juried by Karen Gutfreund and the deadline is September 12, 2019.To view the call for art and register, please see here.

TSA 2020 Symposium: Call for Submissions
The Textile Society of America’s 2020 Symposium, Hidden Stories/Human Lives, will be held in Boston from Oct 14-18, 2020. Their call for submissions is now open.

CaFE Website: Compendium of Calls for Artists
Check out various calls for entry on the CaFE website at

Free Fiber Arts Work Nights:Artisans Asylum, Somerville MA
Somerville-based maker space Artisans Asylum holds a free fiber arts work night on the 2nd Thursday of every month, 6:00-8:00pm. All of their fiber arts equipment and space is free. Find out more at

Accessing SDA Digital Publications

All SDA members have access to SDA’s digital publications. To do so, follow the instructions below.

How to Access SDA Digital Editions v14

Member Directory Links on SDA Website

Members are encouraged to check their website links on the member directory at Please see the member website instructions if your website link is not working properly.

SDA NH Chapter Monthly Meetings

 SDA NH will start having monthly gatherings on the second Thursday at 4 pm at Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen, NH. Their first meeting will be on June 13th. Everyone is welcome! Please contact Kate Dean with any questions at:

Adrienne Sloane News

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

June 15, 2pm: Needling the Establishment: a presentation on Knitting and Politics

Society of Arts & Crafts, Seaport District

100 Pier 4, Suite 200, Boston

Adrienne is part of the National Prize Show at the Cambridge Art Association, 25 Lowell St,  Cambridge, MA until June 22.

Fiberart International 2019 

May 31 – August 23, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

Thrive :A loosely garden themed show

June 14 – July 7, 2019;  Opening reception June 15, 5 – 8pm

Gallery Twist, 1963 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA

Out for a Walk at the Mosesian

SDA members Ava Chan, Nancy Crasco, Kimberley Harding, Karen McCarthy and Sylvia Vander Sluis are part of the Please Touch the Art exhibit at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA through September 6.  The SDA group piece, Out for a Walk, is installed at the top of the main stairway of the Mosesian Center.

Reception for this exhibit is Thursday, June 6, 5:30 – 8:30pm.


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