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Beyond the Surface 
2019 SDA Biennial Conference

Exhibition Dates: October 3-6, 2019

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.