Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

Correction and reminder – Thursday’s breakfast meeting

Reminder – this month’s breakfast meeting is on Thursday at 9:30 at Swissbaker’s, 168 Western Ave. in Allston.


“Because” on display through 4/30

aSDA members will be part of a quilt exhibit titled “Because” at the Motherbrook Arts & Community Center, 125 High Street, Dedham, MA, from March 6 to April 30. Artists included are Judy Becker, Ann Brauer, Nancy Crasco, Michele David Bea Grayson, Carol Anne Grotrian, Mary Ellen Latino, Amy Ropple, Ethel Shulam and Iris Sonnenschein. The Arts Center is open Tuesday through  Saturday, noon to 4. The opening is on Sunday, March 26 fro 4-5:30 pm. For more information,

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CFE: We the People – The Art of Advocacy

The Arlington Center for the Arts invites you to take part in a pop-up gallery exhibit, “We the People: The Art of Advocacy” as we join the conversation at this pivotal moment of social activism.  We are seeking posters, photos, and ephemera in order to use these contemporary artworks and artifacts to tell the larger story of what inspires our community to action.

Submissions: Friday, March 3, 9am-6pm & Saturday, March 4, 10am-2pm
On view at the ACA: Friday, March 10 – Friday March 24
Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 7-9pm

WOW® World of WearableArt™

Opening tomorrow at the Peabody Essex Museum – this exhibit presents 32 ensembles of unique, spectacular and outlandish wearable artworks. On display through June 11, 2017.

Last minute change to Thursday, February 16th

Since we are, it seems, all on the same page politically, in the interest of supporting the General Strike but not wanting to deprive our favored coffee shop of business (Swissbakers in Allston), we are moving our monthly coffee up by one day.

Information on the strike is at:

We hope you can make it.

Nancy and Adrienne

Society of Arts and Crafts Awards

Every other year, the Society of Arts and Crafts awards $3,000 each to three craft artists living in New England. As a mission-driven non-profit, the Society continues to support craft artists through opportunities such as this and we are honored to continue to award artists.

To be eligible, artists must be living in New England.

This year, Ellen Wieske, 2010 Artist Award Winner and Jeweler, and Marilyn Zapf, Assistant Director at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, will join Luiza deCamargo, Associate Curator at the Society of Arts and Crafts, to jury the applications.

As part of the awards package, the three winners will be featured in the 2017 Artist Awards Exhibition to open June 29, 2017 at the Society of Arts and Crafts.

Applications are open from February 1 to March 31. Please apply through No application fee.

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