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Arizona Surface Design Association: Explorations

November 3 January 18, 2014

Innovation and artistic risk-taking are key concepts for the show, according to Nancy Nakamoto, SDA state representative, organizer of the exhibit. According to SDA artist, Miriam Otte, “It’s important for artists to take risks; EXPLORATIONS celebrates moving toward unexplored territories of new techniques, new media, and new compositions.”

The exhibit is curated by fiber artist Carol Eckert of Tempe, AZ, well known for her compositions of animal symbols and myths from cultures around the world. Her fiber sculptures have become significant additions to a wide range of private and public collections including Racine Art Museum/Wisconsin, Denver Art Museum/Colorado, Museum of Fine Arts/Boston, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum/Washington, DC.

The Surface Design Association, a non-profit organization since 1977, is a national organization of artists dedicated to raising the level of excellence in surface design – the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric – by inspiring creativity and encouraging innovation through publications, exhibitions, conferences, and educational opportunities. The nearly 4000 members include artists, designers, educators, curators, gallery owners, students, and textile enthusiasts from around the world.

New members are invited to join at www.surfacedesign.org.

Bottom left: Carol Eckert “And a Wolf Shall Devour the Sun”
Bottom right: Carol Eckert “In the Garden of Evil”

Carol Eckert-And a Wolf Shall Devour the Sun Carol Eckert-In the Garden of Evil