Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

Call for Artists: Fabric and Fiber Arts Fair

Friends of Fort Point Channel will be hosting a Fabric & Fiber Arts Fair in celebration of the closing of Stephen Hamilton’s Stitched into Memory installation at Atlantic Wharf. The event is Saturday, September 30, 12 – 4 pm at 290 Congress St, Boston and will feature an art show by the Theresa India Young Scholars, a craft fair of local fiber artists, and a demonstration led by Stephen Hamilton of Traditional Nigerian Upright loom weaving.

We are looking for fabric & fiber artists to show their work and sell textile goods at our fabric & fiber arts craft fair. Please fill out this online registration and feel free to share with anyone who might also want to participate. We do ask that the registration is completed by Friday, September 8.

Any questions, please contact:
Michaela Hughes
Event Manager
Friends of Fort Point Channel
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 933-8395


HANDLED – opening soon

Selected by: Pat Falco

On View: Thursday September 7 – Saturday October 7, 2017

Reception: Saturday September 9, 7-9pm

Cambridge, MA – Gallery 263 is pleased to present Handled, a Juried Exhibition selected by Pat Falco. The exhibition celebrates the unrefined, imperfect, and utterly human artworks of today by bringing together 16 handmade works created by 16 artists from throughout New England.

The selection showcases a variety of media including installations, mixed media sculptures, paintings, drawings, embroideries, and much more. Each work makes the hand of the artist known in its own way. Some celebrate the precision of a steady hand. Others the expressive gestures of a loose one. Together, they look at the familiar and unexpected ways that artists use their hands to give their work individuality and style that no other tools could possibly create.  

Handled features work by the following artists:

Michele Fandel Bonner  •  John Buron  •  Laura Fischman  •  Betse Frail  •  Julia Glatfelter  •  Celeste Hanlon  •  Heather Kapplow  •  Megan Kilcoyne   •  Jess Lauren  •  Emily Manning-Mingle  •  Rebecca Murtaugh  •  Beth Plakidas  •  Timo Rissanen  •  Lilly Saywitz   •  Brooke Scibelli  •  Hannah Verlin

About the Juror

Gallery 263 is deeply grateful for Pat Falco’s help in selecting the artwork for this exhibition. Pat Falco is an artist and organizer from Boston, MA. A graduate of MassArt, he has exhibited work throughout the region at venues including the New Bedford Art Museum, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and Montserrat College of Art. He has been featured in public art initiatives such as his recent project “Campaign Headquarters” at Faneuil Hall, as well as Illuminus Boston and the Isles Arts Initiative. In 2014, he was the Artist in Residence at the Boston Center for the Arts.  In 2011, Falco founded the Lincoln Art Projects in Waltham, which he ran for three years, and he continues to organize exhibitions at the Distillery Gallery in South Boston.

Gallery 263_Press Release_Handled

Schedule changes for coffee gatherings

Please note these 2 date changes!

September’s gathering will now be on the 22nd and December’s will be on the 21st.

Upcoming dates for fall coffee gatherings

Save these dates! September 21, October 20, November 16 and December 14

9:30 am at 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. These gatherings are a great opportunity for interesting exchanges of thoughts and ideas on SDA related topics!

SDA 2017 Annual International Exhibition In Print


SDA member and non-member artists working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit work for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal, Future Fabrciation: SDA Annual International Exhibition in Print. Selected work will appear in print in the Winter 2017/18 issue of the Surface Design Journal (publication date  December 23, 2017). Deadline: September 15, 2017.

For more details, visit:

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

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