Monday, April 18, 2011

American Crafts Council reception

American Crafts Council reception

The American Craft Council is sponsoring a gala birthday celebration reception for all conference participants following the SDA Members’ Fashion Show, Bodies of Water on June 11, 2011.

The site for the show is the atrium of the Grainbelt Bottle House, an outstanding adaptive reuse venue in Northeast Minneapolis. The ACC’s new headquarters are across the street from this venue in another of the restored Grainbelt buildings.

The gala event will celebrate the 35th birthday of the Surface Design Association and the 70th birthday of the American Craft CouncilThe Council moved into the new Minneapolis headquarters from longtime New York headquarters in the summer of 2010.  American Craft Council:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Black Lagoon

Well first off, I wanted to let Austin Fiber Artists that maybe be living or working in the Hyde Park Neighborhood of Austin know about this June Exhibit opportunity:

Calling all Hyde Park Artists!

For the month of June 2011, Gallery Black Lagoon will host an exhibit dedicated to showcasing a diverse group of artists that live & work in the Hyde Park Neighborhood of Austin TX.

This exhibit is open to all forms of artwork: flat art, jewelry, glass & mosaic, ceramics, sculpture & more! (For items like jewelry, you must provide either a white bookcase/shelf, or displays that can be mounted to the wall)

There will be an opening and closing show, the gallery is open and staffed Sat, Sun, and Mon 12-4pm.

Artists make 100% commission on all sales (with a 5% charge for credit card purchases).

Entry Fee is $150 for a 4ftX9ft wall space for the month and $200 for a 6ftX9ft wall space. Piece count is limited to 3 rows of pieces. For sculpture or free standing art pieces, you will have 3ft of floor space from the wall (so 3ft out by 4ft, or 3ft out by 6ft). Artists are NOT required to attend opening or closing reception.

Deadline to sign up is April 20th. Pieces need to be delivered to Gallery Black Lagoon between June 2-3 with price tags, and must be ready to hang. We can work out a payment plan, but the full entry fee must be paid by May 10th.

The Opening Reception will be on Saturday June 4th from 6pm-10pm. A Closing Reception will be on Sunday June 26th from 2pm-5pm.

SUBMISSIONS: Email gallery owner, Singer Mayberry at or call the gallery 512-371-8838.

There is only room for 30 artists!

We accept submissions only via email in .jpg (JPEG), or .pdf (Acrobat). Please include 5-10 digital images along with resume and artist statement.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Congratulations to our 3 Texas teachers who received SDA



See you in Minneapolis!

SDA Scholars Selected
Through a generous donation from an anonymous donor, the Surface Design
Association offered scholarships to SDA members who teach art in the
elementary and secondary schools (K-12). Ten scholars were selected.

The 2011 SDA Scholars from around the United States:
Mary Elmusa, Leawood, Kansas
Hillary Evetts, Waco, Texas
Jennifer Love Gironda, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Viola Burley Leak, Washington, D.C.
Lea A. McComas, Superior, Colorado
Victoria McGrath, Centreville, Virginia
Christine K. Miller, Dallas, Texas
Lisa Mittler, San Antonio, Texas
Terry V. Thomas, Washington, D.C.
Jeanette A. Thompson, Chicago, Illinois

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Work by Rebecca Howdeshell

New Work by Rebecca Howdeshell
Exhibit dates: March 27 - April 28, 2011

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts 
2000 W. Airport Freeway
Irving, Texas 75015-3581

Hours:12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.