Saturday, February 9, 2013


SDA has lots of exposure opportunities to check out. Here are some:

in•ter•face: Connections

Members viewing work at the Confluence Member Show "Merge and Flow". Photo from SDA Archives

SDA members are invited to submit work measuring 12" x 12", mounted on canvas, that demonstrates innovative use of textile media. Any textile technique or material is acceptable, including the use of nontraditional materials.
All submitted work will be exhibited in the show and judged onsite for awards.
Online submission opens: January 7, 2013
Online submission closes: April 1, 2013
Exhibition Dates: May 31-June 28, 2013
Exhibition Venue: SaySí Gallery

in•ter•face: Fabricate


"Bodies of Water", Confluence 2011 Fashion Show finale at Grainbelt Bottlehouse Atrium in Minneapolis. Photo by Tony Nelson

SDA members are invited to submit outstanding, outrageous & unique apparel for presentation in a professionally-produced show in an elegant environment.
Online submission opens: January 7, 2013
Online submission closes: March 1, 2013
Fashion Show Date: June 8, 2013

in•ter•face: Linked Up

Photos courtesy of the artistsSDA student members are invited to submit work for competition & exhibition that spotlights cutting-edge use of textile media.
Exhibition Dates: June 6 - July 31, 2013
Venue: UTSA Downtown Gallery
San Antonio, TX
Online submission opens: January 7, 2013
Online submission closes: March 31, 2013
Download complete submission guidelines here


With your help, we’re also reinventing the conference carry-all with SNAG-A-BAG SWAP. Grab one of those bags from your conference tote collection and upcycle it! Yep, we’re asking you to re-purpose one you already have by painting, dyeing, printing, scribbling, tufting, embroidering and generally embellishing the bag into a new, one-of-a-kind collector’s item. Bring it to the conference to swap it for a different one, then locate the new owner of your bag – and start a new friendship.
Bags can also be mailed if you are not attending the conference but want to participate. The deadline to receive mailed bags is May 30th. Send to:
Miki Rodriguez
SDA Member Services Coordinator
7410 Robin Rest Dr.  
San Antonio, Texas  78209

Please shoot Miki an e-mail to let her know you have mailed something:


**If you decide to participate in this tote bag exchange, please send me a photo. I will gather the pictures and post on the blog.

The idea here is for each person to have an up cycled tote bag for the conference. Then, if you are attending, you can watch to see who selected yours and go and meet them. The totes will be conversation starters. Isn't that a great idea?

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