"Unspooled," Kathy Loomis

Transgressing Traditions

The theme of Transgressing Traditions expanded on traditional media and meaning, pushing the boundaries and traditions of textiles and fibers.

June 3 – August 21, 2016

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
Auburn, NY

Gerri Spilka, “Interactions #22: Hinged”

Surface Design Association presented its 2nd Annual International Juried Members’ Exhibition, Transgressing Traditions, Contemporary Textiles by the Surface Design Association from June 3 – August 21, 2016 at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY.

Jurors Dorie Millerson, Karen Hampton and Donna Lamb selected 65
pieces from 671 entries submitted by 267 SDA members. Selected artists were from seven countries including the US, Canada, Hungary, UK, France, Germany, and Australia.


Award Winners:
Best in Show: Eszter Bornemisza, Budapest, Hungary, Next Page, 2014
Second Prize: Leslie Pearson, Fayetteville, NC, In Words Alone, 2014
Third Prize: Gerri Spilka, Philadelphia, PA, Interactions #22: Hinged, 2015
Honorable Mention: Gwen Lowery, Shaw Island, WA, Aurora Corona 1, 2015
SDA Award of Excellence: Alex Lockwood, Nashville, TN, Sixty Thousand, 2016

Participants were: Sasha Baskin, Anela Oh, Suzi Ballenger, Mary Ratcliff, Tina Rice, Sima Schloss, Riana Bovill, Riana Bovill, Erin Geagon, Nazanin Amiri, Amanda Linn, Hannah Ehrlich, Frances Parry, Alexis Boriboun, Erin Miller, Mariana Pinar, Carrie Miller, and Mitzi Alexander.