"The Tapestry (detail)," Leslie Tillett

SDA Exhibits

Surface Design Association hosts exhibits and events throughout the year. Featured events are highlighted below; please click here to learn about ongoing or previous events and exhibits.  Past SDA Exhibits

Surface Design Association presents its 2nd International Juried Members’ Exhibition, Transgressing Traditions, Contemporary Textiles by the Surface Design Association from June 3 – August 21, 2016 at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY.

The exhibition showcases contemporary fiber art that expands on traditional media and meaning, pushing the boundaries and traditions of textile media.

Dorie Millerson, Karen Hampton and Donna Lamb served as show jurors.

"Unspooled," Kathy Loomis

“Unspooled,” Kathy Loomis

Dates to Remember:

June 3,  5– 8 p.m. Opening reception, lecture & gallery talk by juror Dorie Millerson & award announcements

August 21, Exhibition closes

Schweinfurth Art Center is generously offering discounted admission to all SDA members.

Contact Schweinfurth Art Center for more information: 707-829-3110

List of Selected Artists:

  • Liz Alpert Fay (Sandy Hook, CT)

    "Whole Surface: Tranquil 1," Claire B. Jones

    “Whole Surface: Tranquil 1,” Claire B. Jones

  • Allison Barr (West Vancouver, BC)
  • Eszter Bornemisza (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Anita Bracalente (Bloomington, IN)
  • Yeonhee Cheong (Madison, WI)
  • Anna Chupa (Allentown, PA)
  • Judith Content (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Allison Cooke Brown (Yarmouth, ME)
  • Kristy Deetz (DePere, WI)
  • Maggie Dillon (Sarasota, FL)
  • Susan Doyle (San Geronimo, CA)
  • Emily Dvorin (Kentfield, CA)
  • Mary Elmusa  (Leawood, KS)
  • Xia Gao (Okemos, MI)
  • Caren Garfen (United Kingdom)
  • Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker (Sunfish Lake, MN)
  • Christine Holtz (Saint Louis, MO)
  • Andrea Huffman (Sunrise, FL)
  • Marty Jonas (Benicia, CA)

    "Sifted Lace Fragment," Marianne Penberthy

    “Sifted Lace Fragment,” Marianne Penberthy

  • Claire B. Jones (Seattle, WA)
  • Laura Kante (Little Elm, TX)
  • Kathleen Kastles (Wailuku HI)
  • Russ Little (College Park, MD)
  • Alex Lockwood (Nashville, TN)
  • Kathleen Loomis (Louisville, KY)
  • Gwen Lowery (Shaw Island, WA)
  • Heather Macali (Ferndale, MI)
  • Saberah Malik (Warwick, RI)
  • Natalie McLeod (Wellington, NZ)
  • Sheri McNerthney (Makawao, HI)
  • Amy Meissner (Anchorage, AK)
  • Erin Miller (Temperance, MI)
  • Bob Mosier (Conroe, TX)
  • Susan Moss (Durango, CO)
  • Chris Motley (San Francisco, CA)
  • Barbara Murak (Getzville, NY)
  • Elizabeth Odiorne (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Leslie Pearson (Fayetteville, NC)
  • Marianne Penberthy (Geraldton, Australia)
  • Bonnie  Peterson (Houghton, MI)
  • Howard Ptaszek (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Roz Ritter (Kensington, CA)
  • Michael Rohde (Westlake Village, CA)
  • Julie Rosvall (Wolfville, NS)
  • Georgia Rowswell (Cheyennne, WY)
  • Lou Roy (Rostrenen, France)
  • Deann Rubin (St. Louis, MO)
  • Zona Sage (Oakland, CA)
  • Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser (Winnenden, Germany)
  • Ellen Schiffman (Weston, CT)
  • Amy Schmierbach (Hays, KS)

    "Ten Second Rule," Christine Holtz

    “Ten Second Rule,” Christine Holtz

  • Wonju Seo (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
  • Sandy Shelenberger (Conneaut, OH)
  • Diane Siebels (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Adrienne Sloane (Watertown, MA)
  • Mary Ruth Smith (Waco, TX)
  • Gerri Spilka (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Jeanne Steiner (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Katherine Sylvan (Kennewick, WA)
  • Ruth Tabancay (Berkeley, CA)
  • Mary Vaneecke (Tucson  AZ)
  • Betty Vera (North Adams, MA)
  • Shea Wilkinson (Omaha, NE)
  • Saaraliisa Ylitalo (Washington DC)
  • Mary Zicafoose (Omaha, NE)