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Monday, November 1, 2010

Reminder: Confluence 2011, Mark your Calendar!

Surface Design Association
and the Textile Center present:

2011 International Surface Design Association Conference

Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Key Conference Dates:

Pre-conference workshops: June 4 – 8, 2011
Exhibition Day: Thursday, June 9, 2011
Conference Sessions: Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 12, 2011
Post-conference workshops: June 13 – 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Pat Hickman, "Confluence: Beyond Surface"

Closing Speaker: Barbara Lee Smith: "Open to Interpretation: Signs, Maps and a Field Guide to Getting Lost "

Other Conference Speakers

  • India Flint, "Ecologically Sustainable Color: Bio-regional Dyes for Cloth"
  • Stephen Fraser, "Democratizing Fabric Design: The Internet and the Digital Textile Revolution"
  • Fayth Levine, "DIY Handmade: Ethos and Aesthetics of Today's Craft Culture"
  • Natalie Chanin, "From the Personal to the Marketplace"
  • Jack Becker, "Loose Ends: Connecting Fibers in the Public Art World "
  • Lanny Bergner, "Transforming the Common"
  • Anna Carlson, "Fear Not: Alternative Methods for Critique"
  • Jane Dunnewold, "What Matters?"
  • Chad Alice Hagen, "Intermingling of Desires in the Middle-Aged Brain: A Journey of Self Discovery"
  • Marliss Jensen, "Painting and Dyeing for the Theater: A Confluence of Techniques "
  • Becka Rahn, "Etsy: From the Inside Out"
  • Jo Stealey, "Basketry Today: The Confluence of Boundaries, Borders, and Edges"
  • Bhakti Ziek, "Digital Jacquard Design Using Photoshop®"
  • Panel Discussion: Leesa Hubbell (moderator), Laura Foster Nicholson, Dawn Zero Erickson, "The Textile-Driven Life: Creating Products and Careers"

Conference Demonstrations

  • Jiyoung Chung, "Color Joomchi"
  • Jane Dunnewold, "Color with Soy Wax"
  • Wendy Huhn, "Acrylics for Textiles"
  • Giovanna Imperia, "Kumihimo with Wire"
  • Chunghie Lee, "Basic Pojagi Making"
  • Sharron Parker, "Feltmaking"

Conference Events

Other Events

  • Vendor Fair
  • Trunk Show
  • Regional meetings
  • Special Interest meetings
  • Gallery Day
  • DIY Festival sponsored by Textile Center

Fashion Show "Bodies of Water", Grainbelt Bottling House Atrium

Movie Night

  • Faythe Levine, "Handmade Nation"
  • Carolyn Kallenborn, "Woven Lives: Contemporary Textiles from Ancient Oaxacan Traditions"
For a complete list of Exhibits to visit during the conference, click here

For a complete list of Workshops to take during the conference, click here

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