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Fall Meetings/Exhibitions of the North Carolina Surface Design Association.

Fall Meetings/Exhibitions of the North Carolina Surface Design Association. Come out and support our members.

Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence/ Artspace, Raleigh, NC
Studio 107
July 2012 – January 2013

October 6, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

  • We will meet this next weekend in Raleigh, October 6th at Artspace ( to see what NC-SDA member Mary Kircher has been completing as one of Artspace’ Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence. We will meet at 10am in Mary’s Studio #107. Bring new work to share and inspire then we can view Artspace’s new and current exhibitions. Artspace is located at 201 E. Davie Street in Raleigh. Their phone number is 919-821-2787.)
  • We will have an enjoyable time visiting and planning for future meetings. If you have ideas for meeting space and exhibition opportunities, let us know.

October 27, Canton, NC

  • We will meet in Canton at the Imperial Hotel (117 Main Street) with the American Sewing Guild (ASG) at 11 a.m. While in the area, we will drop in at the Blue Ridge Fiber Show at the NC Arboretum and the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair ( NC SDA member Eileen Hallman will be teaching at SAFF

NC-SDA members art openings:

October 7th, Gallery Reception, 2 – 5 p.m. SaxArts, Saxapahaw, NC. OCTOBER 7 – OCTOBER 28.

Fabulous Fibers: A Fashion and Fiber Faire, SaxArt (, Saxapahaw, NC. The reception is October 7th from 2 – 5 p.m. SaxArts has a great Saturday morning’s “Coffee with Artist Series.” These artist series start at 9:30 a.m. and finish around 11 a.m.

  • October 6th features Suzanne Connors, “Silk Painting, Art on Fabric”
  • October 13th features Esther Rogers, “Textile Couture – wearable textile art”
  • October 20th features Christie Minchew, “Needle Felting”
  • October 27th features Nancy Raasch, “Fiber Inspired Jewelry”


October 26th, Gallery Reception, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Barton Art Galleries, Wilson, NC

  • Barton Art Faculty, Barton Art Galleries (,Wilson, NC. The reception is October 26th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Susan Fecho’s will have new textile works featured during the exhibition that extends from October 1 – November 1.


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09 2012

Summer Critique for the North Carolina SDA Members/ Raleigh’s Artspace. June 23. 1pm

Summer Critique” of the North Carolina Surface Design Association will meet June 23 at Artspace in Shannon Parker’s studio. 1 p.m.  (Artspace is located at 201 E. Davie Street in Raleigh. Their phone number is 919-821-2787. URL for Artspace is

We will also visit Artspace’s exhibition by artist Stephanie Liner, “Momentos of a Doomed Construct.”

Bring a lunch and join us. Bring something you are currently working on for input or just to share. We will have an enjoyable time visiting and planning for the next meeting. If you have ideas for meeting space and exhibition opportunities, let us know. This is a long state and we would like to schedule meetings bi-monthly across the state.  (If you cannot attend…..just email your suggestions.)

“Threaded Surfaces,” April 23 – May 5, 2012 had several members exhibit and attend the May 5th meeting at the historic  G.R. Hammond Gallery, Boykin Center in Wilson, NC. It was enjoyable getting to know more of our members.





06 2012

“In Response,” Fiber Exhibition at Gregg Museum

“In Response,” Fiber Exhibition at Gregg Museum. WEAVING BY ANN ROTH and VITA PLUME.

Closing Reception Thursday, September 6, 6-8pm
May 31 – September 6, 2012.


06 2012

“Looking Closely” – Art Quilts by Christine Hager-Braun

For those of the surface designers who will come to Raleigh for the meeting there is a small solo exhibition of art quilts in the Elle Fountain Pratt Gallery in the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street in Downtown Durham. The exhibition “Looking Closely” will be on display until July 15th.

For more details please see DAC’s website at or visit Christine Hager-Braun’s website at


06 2012

“Threaded Surfaces”: April 23 – May 5, 2012 —- Exhibition Opportunity

North Carolina Surface Design Association Members Exhibition

“Threaded Surfaces”: April 23 – May 5, 2012

Meeting: May 5 at 12 noon.

G.R. Hammond Gallery, Boykin Center, Wilson, NC

108 W Nash St, Wilson, NC

The G.R. Hammond Gallery of the Boykin Center is a renovated 1919 Vaudeville Theatre, in Wilson, NC. Wilson is about 45 miles east of Raleigh, NC. The main reason for the exhibition is to coincide with a member meeting – to brainstorm on otherways to meet, network and share. “All people who attempt to earn a living through their artistic endeavors  should be involved in network marketing.” If you come to a member meeting on May 5th at 12 noon, have lunch, and you can then take your work home with you.

There will be no charge for this exhibition unless we decide we want  a public exhibition opening. You would be responsible for mailing or delivery the work to me and providing a pre-paid means for the return of the piece.

***Let me know if you are interested in participating: Make sure your work arrives before April 20th.  If you need to drop the work off early or pick up later, just drop a line, I can store it before and after the installation time-frame.

For mailing of work:
Susan Fecho/ Art Department
Barton College
704-A College Street
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893


03 2012

WASHINGTON DC CRAFT SHOW: December 2 – 4th, 2011

DEBORAH KRUGER: New Work in Fiber & Encaustic


















12 2011

Current Textile Exhibitions

Green: the Color and the Cause

April 16 – September 11, 2011: Visit


06 2011

NC State Fiber Faculty and Student Exhibitions

(In conjunction with the Traces (fibers) symposium being hosted by the Gregg Museum at NCSU March 24-26), the Fiber faculty will be displaying work in the Allred Gallery and their students will display in Leazar Hall Gallery in the College of Design.

Reception on March 24, 5-6pm


02 2011

Searching for Exhibition Opportunities?

"The Surface Design Association eNews contains exhibition opportunities.  As
a member, you receive this monthly digital publication.
Here is the link from SDA website to the pdf versions of past issues."
From Candace Edgerley, President of SDA


01 2011

Traces: Mapping A Journey in Textiles

Traces: Mapping A Journey in Textiles

Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Raleigh

January 20-May 14, 2011

Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6-8pm

Symposium: March 24-26, 2011

Fiber art is deeply rooted in the history of North Carolina; Traces presents a contemporary approach to the craft. The exhibition offers a unique contextual showcase: a synthesis of creative and tangible raw materials, as well as a convergence of revolutionary technology, materials advances and subject matter. Curator Barbara Lee Smith has selected the work of twelve artists from across the United States, Canada and The Netherlands. These artists look for traces everywhere; observing, reflecting, and, in reacting, leave their own visual traces. Some trace a trail of journeys or maps, describing place, time and feeling. Others trace our impact on the world around us, an interplay of negative and positive effects on the land. The combined works form a tracery – a mesh or grid – of ideas, materials and technical innovation to engage and challenge viewers to a broader definition of art and place. Learn more >


01 2011