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SDA MA/RI Regional Newsletter 
August 2020  

VIRTUAL MEETINGS
 

* SPECIAL MEMBER MEETING IN AUGUST *
All members of SDA MA/RI are invited to a virtual studio tour with member Saberah Malik, textile artist and sculptor, who lives and works in Warwick, RI.  Please join us at 3:00pm on Thursday, August 20 for an intimate studio visit with Saberah. She will answer questions after the tour presentation. You can preview Saberah's unique approach at Saberah Malik | NetWorks Rhode Island. RSVP to Michelle Lee for Zoom invite and instructions.
 
We look forward to seeing you on August 20.
Nancy Crasco, co-rep
Adrienne Sloane, co-rep

 
The MA/RI chapter meets online every two weeks via Zoom. Watch for the Zoom invites via the SDA_MARI Yahoo Group listserv. Upcoming dates:
10:00am THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
10:00am FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
10:00am THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
 
PLUS,
Textile Talks are free webinars every Wednesday at 2 pm. SDA will present Textile Talk: 25 Million Stitches: One Stitch, One Refugee on August 26. Register on the Textile Talks link. Past Textile Talks can be viewed here.
 
Watch recordings of Surface Design Journal Spring Release Party and Summer Release Party.
 
OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES
Botanical Colors Feedback Fridays
Fuller Craft Museum Craft Chats
Peters Valley School of Craft Virtual Artist Lectures
Selvedge Virtual World Fair September 3-5

MEMBER NEWS

Merill Comeau (@merillcomeau)
 
LexArts will host “Sparks Fly,” an online conversation with SDA members Jodi Colella and Merill Comeau on September 17 at 7:00pm. Colella and Comeau will discuss their work and collegial relationship as artists and community instigators.  There will be opportunities for attendees to participate in the event.  Register at LexArts to receive a Zoom invite. 
 
Diane Franklin (@diane.franklin)
 
Diane Franklin had a piece, Deep Waters, accepted to the virtual H2O show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts (https://sebarts.org/visual-arts/upcoming-exhibitions-2/). The online exhibition runs from July 11 - August 22 with an opening reception on July 11, via Zoom.
 
Virginia Mahoney (@artisteach)   

"Transparent" by Virginia Mahoney
Virginia Mahoney's Transparent and Buffer are included in "Sizzle!" an online juried exhibition at Bromfield Gallery in Boston's SOWA gallery district. The exhibition runs August 1-31. There is no opening reception
 
Saberah Malik

"Ravaged" by Saberah Malik
Saberah Malik’s work, Ravaged, is included in the HGA Small Expressions Exhibit at the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville. Exhibit will travel through June 2021.
 
Ann Ribbens
 
Ann Ribbens has work in “Here and There” at the Brush Art Galleries and Studios at 256 Market Street, Lowell, MA. The exhibition runs August 4 – September 12 with an opening reception August 22 (exact time to be determined.) 
 
SDA QUICK LINKS
 
FAQ
 
Awards & Grants
Community Support grant deadline September 1.
Personal Development grant deadline October 1.
Educator grant deadline November 1.
 
Exhibits
 
Social Media (don’t forget to tag SDA when you post to social media)
Instagram: @surface_design 
Facebook: @surface.design.association

CONNECT WITH THE MA/RI CHAPTER

MA/RI Co-Reps
Nancy Crasco: ncrasco@gmail.com 
Adrienne Sloane: adrienne@adriennesloane.com
 
Share your show, event, workshop, or member news on our monthly chapter newsletter. Email Sylvia Vander Sluis at sylviavs115@gmail.com by the 5th of the month with your event details, links, and images (JPG format).
 
SDA MA/RI blog is currently on hiatus. Contact Nancy Crasco or Adrienne Sloane if you are interested in volunteering for the blog.
 
SDA_MARI Yahoo Group listserv is a members-only forum for group discussions via email. Contact Nancy Crasco if you want to join.

SDA MA/RI Facebook page is a closed group. If you have a Facebook account, go the page and click Join Group.

 

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