Wednesday, June 24, 2009

News from The Style Box and the Sufrace Design Association

Surface Design Association: "creative exploration of fibre and fabric"

The Surface Design Association announces the winners of exhibitions from the recent 15th semi-annual SDA Conference, "Off the Grid", which took place in Kansas City, Missouri, May 28th-31st, 2009.

SDA Fashion Show "Textile Fusion: An Interactive Fashion Performance" - 51 pieces were shown out of 153 entries. Judge: Jessica Hemmings Awarded for bodies of work:

1st place - Carole Waller Mountain Coat, Quilted Coat, Organza Dress, Bath, UK
2nd place - Jorie Johnson 3a. Sumi Silk Series: Jacket 1, 1a. Sumi Silk Series: Vest 1, Kyoto, Japan3rd place - Eulanda Sanders Metalling with Fibers XXXII: Desert Sunset, Fort Collins, CO

There will be more about the SDA, Off the Grid Conference in the fall issue of fQ

For immediate release: June 23, 2009

Surface Design Association (SDA) announces their Second Annual Online Fundraising Auction, November 1-15, 2009, where anyone may bid and buy. By far the most popular items from last year's auction were scarves and shawls, followed by fibre- and textile-related books and
DVDs. As a result, this year's auction will feature more of the best.

Artist Opportunity: Artists Invited to Donate Items and Receive Online Exposure

Now is the time to plan for donating to this SDA fundraising event (see above). Acceptable items are scarves, shawls and similar items, DVDs and books about the contributor's work. Textile and fiber artists who don’t create scarves or shawls are invited to take the opportunity to stretch their creativity, as this could be an as yet undiscovered means of expression. Artists' websites will be linked from the auction website, allowing for increased exposure for each donating artist. Donations are tax deductible in the U.S.

Submission form is due September 15, and donations with digital images are due October 1st.
(download Submission form at


The Surface Design Association, a non-profit organization since 1977, is 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

The Style Box Showroom

The Style Box Showroom - Toronto's hot new Canadian-only designer showroom exclusive to Celebrities, Musicians, Politicians and influential personalities, is now accepting applications for residency! Housed in the Toronto Fashion Incubator (, only 15 designers looking to promote their brand through affordable product placement will be granted a position.

Selected designers will also be given the opportunity to show their most elaborate pieces during the ultra-private TIFF '09 Preview Event with a guest list restricted to the most influential film festival attendees, performers, media and high-profile stylists.

We are the "bridge makers", encouraging designers and celebrities to join forces and together create some much overdue noise.

For designers interested in The Style Box Showroom, or more details on our services, please contact or

Let us promote Canadian Style Culture. Together

The Style Box is a unique promotional management organization for new and established Canadian designers who want to elevate their brand and achieve recognition. As groundbreaking promoters and managers, The Style Box will create never-before-seen brand awareness with a Canadian fashion showroom exclusive to high-profile celebrities and personalities set to launch August 2009 at the Toronto Fashion Incubator. Driven by integrity and teamwork we will elevate fashion brands creating household names while increasing community awareness and economic growth.

The Style Box was co-founded by Amanda Brugel ( ) and Gail McInnes (

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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