Surface Design Association
I am thrilled to be a part of “SAFEKEEPING“, the 2023 Member Exhibition of the Surface Design Association! (SDA)
This is a time for safeguarding both body and land, for seeking refuge through ritual and narrative, and for defending precarious boundaries and issues.
Sanctuary Cities, Nature Conservancies, Safe Houses, Communities of Care are at the forefront of public consciousness. As an artist, how do you sustain both the earth and its communities? How do you protect yourself in body and spirit as well as strengthen connections with others? How can you tend values that matter most? How do you use heritage, ritual, and the making process to anchor yourself? Safekeeping brings together works that explore these questions and the role artists play in stewarding communities, values, and the earth.
Safekeeping will celebrate works that push the evolution of textiles through the use of color, design, processes, and meanings.
View the Show HERE!
Listen to the Artists’ Talk HERE!
Born in Oklahoma, Anita Fields is a contemporary Native American multi-disciplinary artist of Osage heritage. She is known for her works which combine clay and textile with Osage knowledge systems. Fields explores the intricacies of cultural influences at the intersection of balance and chaos found within our existence, explaining that: “The power of transformation is realized by creating various forms of clothing, coverings, landscapes, and figures. The works become indicators of how we understand our surroundings and visualize our place within the world.” In this way, the early Osage concepts of duality, such as earth and sky, male and female, are represented throughout her work.
*June 2, 2023: Exhibition Opening, First Friday Art Crawl
*June 21, 2023: Textile Talk Virtual Program
*July 23, 2023: Exhibition Closes
I am very honored to share the recent Surface Design Association Award of Excellence with artist Anne McMillan.
Debra Disman (portrait on left), “Hopes and Fears and…,” 2020. Stitched, sewn, repurposed textile squares, linen thread, 24.5 x 16.5in (image on right)
Please go HERE to see the post!
“We’re excited to support innovative work in fiber and textile media! The Award of Excellence is awarded to artists who have work in current exhibitions. This year we’re so pleased to congratulation both Debra Disman @artifactorystudio and Anne McMillan @annemcmillanart for their extraordinary accomplishments.”
Interested in their awards and grants? Check out the link in their bio / profile!
I was thrilled to be part of:
Surface Design Association’s Southwest Regional Exhibition at Tubac Center of the Arts!
Annie Lopez, Juror
Elizabeth Abaravich, Amie Adelman, Lisa Jean Allswede, Jim Barry, Keri Bas, Julie Bates, Daiva Bergman Harris, Blair Cahill, Jan Caldwell, Cael Chappell, Claudia Cocco, Vicki Conley, Sue Conner, Beth Cunningham, Debra Disman, Diana Fox, Dellis Frank, Amelia Greco-Welden, Michele Hardy, Jackie Heupel, Stephanie Hilvitz, Dong Kyu Kim, Molly Koehn, Julie Kornblum, Mary-Ellen Latino, Karon Leigh, Nancy Lemke, Christine LoFaso, Viviana Lombrozo, Jeannie Mehl, Christine Miller, Jaya Miller, Kathy Nida, Marty Ornish, Nancy Peterson, Michael Rohde, Connie Rohman, Tamara Scott-Anderson, Danielle Shelley, Asher Sinclaire, Bonnie Smith, Karen Smith, Nancy Jo Smith, Karin Soderholm, Meredith Strauss, Sheila Tymon, Shelly White,Peggy Wiedemann, Emily Yarborough
Excavation of the Interior”, 2021, 12 x 28 x 12.5″, wood, mulberry paper, watercolor paper, hemp cord, canvas, muslin
Annie Lopez, Juror
Annie Lopez creates narrative work presenting a dialogue about racism, stereotypes, the local art world, personal relationships and family. Most known for cyanotype work, she’s based in Phoenix, AZ.
I was privileged to see some incredible art and had many “why didn’t I think of that?” moments.
Selecting work was challenging. My approach was for the exhibition to have a personality, not a theme. The final selections resonated with me; made a statement or displayed unusual approaches with words, design, or techniques. These works showcase the artist’s imagination through a variety of technical skills, and each provide insight into the maker
Excavation of the Interior, 2021, 12 x 28 x 12.5″ (wood, mulberry paper, hemp cord, canvas, muslin)
Chromatic Interactions: The Golden Thread, 2020, 76 x 90 x 1.5″, mixed media installation utilizing file cards written and drawn upon by Craft Contemporary Museum patrons participating in my commissioned interactive artists’ book project: Chromatic Interactions, (File cards, gold thread, pencil and crayon)
Rent Wound Tear, Mend Heal Repair, 2022, 64 x 68″ (dimensions variable), Triptych Installation, (canvas, acrylic paint, hemp cord, lace, string)
I am thrilled to be participating in this show at the Tubac Center for the Arts, juried by artist Annie Lopez.
Current SDA members in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern California, Texas, and Utah were invited to submit work for the juried SDA Southwest Regional Exhibition. The exhibition was juried by Arizona artist, Annie Lopez who selected 56 works.
I am showing, “Excavation of the Interior”, 2021, 12 x 28 x 12.5″, mixed media (wood, mulberry paper, canvas, watercolor paper, hemp cord, muslin)
September 30-November 13, 2022 at
Tubac Center of the Arts
9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646