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Beyond the Surface


Join us in St Louis for SDA’s 2019 biennial conference, Beyond the Surface, for a long weekend of fiber October 3-6, 2019. We are partnering with St Louis-based Innovations in Textiles 2019, a regional event showcasing more than 30 textile exhibitions in the St Louis metro area. Open to members and non-members. Registration is now open.

Beyond the Surface includes:

  • Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday & Thursday (October 2 – 3)

  • Opening Reception on Thursday evening, October 3

  • Day of Speakers on Friday, October 4

  • A Conversation with Jane Sauer, Friday, October 4

  • Juried Exhibitions of members’ and student work + Small Works Exhibit of member art

  • Bus tour to selected Innovations in Textiles 2019 venues, Saturday, October 5

  • Conference Wrap Up, Sunday, October 6

  • Student Events, Future Tense 2019 & Student Panel

Innovations in Textiles 2019 is a collaborative event throughout the St. Louis, Missouri region. Created to investigate the state of contemporary textile arts, Innovations in Textiles 2019 is comprised of over 30 regional nonprofit & commercial art galleries, organizations and museums that have joined forces to present innovative exhibitions that explore fiber art, textiles and fashion created by local, regional, national, and international artists.

Earlier Event: October 2
Stitch-In
Later Event: October 3
Innovations in Textiles 2019