Sunday, September 01, 2013

SDA Canada Call for Expressions of Interest

Deadline: November 1, 2013 (EMAIL)

Call for Expressions of Interest
Edge of the Forest: Exploring Perimeters

Surface Design Association
British Columbia, Canada

Several Canadian SDA members who attended the 2013 SDA Conference in San Antonio have been exploring opportunities to mount this exhibition in a number of venues – at the SDA conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 2015, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Fibre Arts Conference in Gros Morne National Park,.October 2015, and elsewhere. When we have confirmed venues, a Call for Entry will be sent out by email in 2014, and posted on relevant websites and blogs.

At this time we need you to email your expressions of interest by November 1, 2013, with your name, address, phone number and email address to:

Melanie Siegel


Boundaries, borders and edges...

To what extent is a country defined by its the choices and placement of edges?

Whether political, historical, psychological and/or geographical, our comprehension and expression of these points of delineation represent integral pats of who we are, both as individuals and collectively.

Be it selvedge to selvedge, raw edge or treated, our textiles have unavoidable beginnings and endings. How these are handled can be as varied as the makers themselves.

We welcome your rich interpretation of this concept in presenting a diverse Canadian perspective on our boundaries.


All Canadian members of the Surface Design Association are invited to participate. Artists must be current members of the Surface Design Association as of January 2015, and resident in Canada.

All work is to be created as a two-dimensional 16x28 inch rectangle format, to be hung vertically.

The top of the work will be required to have a “sleeve” for hanging purposes. The sleeve should measure two inches, in which a flat metal rod will be inserted, and should stop ½-3/4” short of the side edges so that the rod will not show on the front. The top edge of the sleeve should be placed one to two inches from the top of the work.

Label sewn on the back indicating artist’s name, mailing address, materials, techniques.
All work must be finished to a professional standard and be ready for hanging as per the parameters stated above.

The work should best represent your current practice, be it experimental or signature style, and speak to the theme expressed above.

The gallery director or curator will have final say regarding which pieces will be exhibited. We expect there may be a requirement to send digital images, bios and artist statements to the galleries ahead of time.

Details about venues, with shipping instructions, etc, will be provided in 2014.

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