Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

Save these dates!

Hope your summer has had a good start and that you will continue to enjoy its more relaxed pace. We have scheduled two breakfast meetings at the Swiss Bakers, 168 Western Avenue, Allston at 9:30 AM on Thursday, July 20th and Friday, August 18th. We hope that those of you that are not enjoying the sun and surf elsewhere will join us.

~ Nancy and Adrienne

June Breakfast meeting this Friday

Reminder: our monthly breakfast meeting is this Friday, June 16th at 9:30am at the Swiss Bakers, 168 Western Ave. in Allston. There is a good sized parking lot attached to the cafe. Look for us in the lovely meeting room in the back. Again, 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.

North Country Studio Workshops registration opens June 1st!


Starting tomorrow June 1st, registration will be open for North Country Studio 2018 Workshops. January 23-28, 2018 in Bennington, VT.

Thirteen hands-on workshops are offered, including Fiber 2-D and Fiber 3-D. Visit for more information and to register!


Plunge: Explorations from Above and Below


PLUNGE: Explorations From Above & Below
New Bedford Art Museum / Artworks!

Presented with browngrotta arts
5/26/2017 – 10/8/2017
Opening Reception: 6/2/2017, 6-8PM

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! has teamed up with world-renowned gallery browngratta arts for a summer exhibition titled PLUNGE: Explorations From Above & Below.

Download show card: Plunge-Card

Save the date – Thursday, May 18th!

This month’s breakfast gathering will be on Thursday, May 18th 9:30 AM at Swissbaker’s in Allston.

Also, later the same day from 6-9 pm will be a special event at Society of Arts and Crafts’ new location in the Seaport District.


Artist in Residence Adrienne Sloane
Please join her at one of the following upcoming Society of Arts & Crafts events.

May 18, from 6-9 pm: Meet & Greet Open House
May 25, from 6-8 pm: Community Knit
June 3, 1-4 pm: Knitting Wired workshop
June 15, 6 pm: Needling the Establishment, a discussion of Knitting and Politics

To register – click here!

“Think and Drink” event at RISD Museum

Think and Drink

May 18, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Museum Galleries

Join Laurie Brewer, associate curator of Costume and Textiles, for a gallery talk on the Luminous Lace exhibition, which features fashions and accessories from the 16th to the 21st century adorned with lace made using gold, silver, and other metals, signaling the wealth and influence of their wearers. Following the gallery talk, Josh Shields from Bottles Fine Wine leads a tasting of sparkling wines from a variety of countries in the Radeke Garden.

Registration required. Attendees must be over 21.

For more details, click here.

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