Roya Amigh: "Listen to the distant voice", 60" x 49" x 15"; paper, thread, lace, and pieces of cloth and mirror; 2021


Past Conferences

Community Ties 2022 celebrated the many connections we share as artists and makers. The online conference included more than 15 hours of programming spread across January 22 – January 29, 2022.

The SDA 2019 conference, Beyond the Surface, was held in St. Louis Missouri alongside Innovations in Textiles, and included 3 SDA exhibitions, dynamic speakers, gallery tours, and intensive workshops.

SDA has been hosting biennial conferences for 40 years. Recent SDA Conferences/Intensives include:

2019 Beyond the Surface with Innovations in Textiles in St. Louis, MO

2017 Intensive – Portland State University and Oregon College of Arts and Crafts

2015 Intensive-Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2013 Conference-San Antonio, TX

2011 Conference-Minneapolis, MN

2009 Conference-Kansas City, KS