Entry Fee (SDA Members): $40.00
Entry Fee (SDA Student-Members): $20.00
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SDA's 2022 Juried Member Exhibition
December 3, 2022–January 27, 2023
Chehalem Cultural Center
415 E Sheridan St
Newberg, OR 97132
EXHIBITION: Members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) are invited to submit work for Forecast//Recast, SDA's 2022 Juried Member Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view from December 3, 2022 through January 27, 2023 at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, OR. The juror is Tanya Aguiñiga. The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online through September 15, 2022 at CaFÉ.
GOAL: Forecast//Recast will bring together artists and artworks that explore ideas of predicting, reshaping, and re-predicting — works that offer a glimpse of possible futures, reexamine historical narratives, shed light on needed social and ecological interventions, and bend inquiry towards new aims to reframe the way we view the world.
Highlighting fiber and textile-based materials and techniques, cross-disciplinary practices, experimental processes, and material innovation, this exhibition prompts a reshaping of the future with works that predict our current trajectories, cast a new gaze on the past, and revise what is to come.
All SDA members working in all media are encouraged to apply. Forecast//Recast will celebrate works that push the evolution of textiles through the use of color, design, processes, and meanings. Works chosen will demonstrate unique, well-developed artistic vision and innovation, and will include the best of contemporary work by SDA members.
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JUROR: Tanya Aguiñiga was born in 1978 in San Diego, California, and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. An artist, designer, and craftsperson, Aguiñiga works with traditional craft materials like natural fibers and collaborates with other artists and activists to create sculptures, installations, performances, and community-based art projects. Drawing on her upbringing as a binational citizen, who daily crossed the border from Tijuana to San Diego for school, Aguiñiga’s work speaks of the artist’s experience of her divided identity and aspires to tell the larger and often invisible stories of the transnational community.
Aguiñiga began her career by creating collaborative installations with the Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo, an artist collective that addressed political and human rights issues at the U.S.-Mexico border. The artist co-built and for six years ran a community center in Tijuana, aimed at bringing attention through arts initiatives to injustices that the local community faced. Aguiñiga has maintained this spirit of activism and community collaboration throughout her career, going on to create many performances and installations that involve the participation of other artists, activists, and community members. In her installations, furniture, and wearable designs, Aguiñiga often works with cotton, wool, and other textiles, drawing upon Mesoamerican weaving and traditional forms. In 2016, in response to the deep polarization about the U.S.-Mexico border, Aguiñiga created AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides), an ongoing series of projects that provides a platform for binational artists. Her inaugural AMBOS project, Border Quipu, used brightly colored strands of fabric to create quipu—an Andean pre-Columbian organizational system—that recorded the daily commutes to and from the United States.
Tanya Aguiñiga holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from San Diego State University. She is a United States Artists Target Fellow in the field of crafts and traditional arts, a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures awardee, Creative Capital grant awardee, and a recipient of an Americans for the Arts Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. She has had major solo exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (2018); Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2018); among others. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Annenberg Space for Photography (2019) and Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles (2018), among others. Aguiñiga lives in Los Angeles, California.
First Place $500
Second place $300
Third place $150
SDA Award of Excellence AWARD
- Sept 15, 2022: Entry deadline (11:59pm MT)
- Oct 19, 2022: Notification of acceptance
- Nov 18-28, 2022: Selected artwork due at venue
- Dec 3, 2022: Exhibitions opens
- Jan 27, 2023: Exhibition closes
Surface Design Association, a 501c3 non-profit textile arts organization founded in 1977, is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences. Visit us at www.surfacedesign.org. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENTRY PROCEDURE: Entries are accepted online through CaFÉ. Entry deadline is September 15, 2022. Note: Non-members will need to join before submitting an entry. Join SDA here. Applications close at 11:59 PM in Mountain Time Zone (Denver, CO, USA) on deadline date.
- Name, address (and shipping address if different), telephone, e-mail.
- Up to 2 artworks total may be submitted (2D, 3D, or Video). Juror requests one overall and at least one detail of each full original artwork. Four images total may be submitted per entrant.
- 2D & 3D: Full and detail images - Upload options for image files:
- File format: JPEG only
- File dimensions: No smaller than 1200 pixels on the shortest side
- File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
- File size: 5 MB maximum
4. Video: not to exceed 100 MB per sample.
5. A brief artist statement (1,000 characters, max) Since this is a blind jurying process, please do not include identifying information in the statement such as your name.
Wall Mounted Artwork
- Diptychs and triptychs are considered single artworks.
- Hanging work should arrive ready to hang with all hanging rods and devices included.
- Ceiling suspended work: Individual components must not weigh more than 25 lbs.
Additional Information about submissions
- Artists must provide all equipment (ex. computer, cords, projectors) if there is an electrical component to the work.
- Please include written instructions and photos for complicated installations.
- Work that is unstable, unusually fragile, or does not meet the installation requirements may be disqualified.
PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDELINES: Artists are strongly encouraged to submit images that present the artwork to best advantage. Images should give a sense of how the piece “sits” or “hangs.” Detail photographs should show the technical excellence of the work or highlight special areas of interest. By submitting artwork to the exhibition, artists give permission for work to be photographed for advertising and publicity purposes during the exhibition.
SHIPPING: Detailed shipping instructions will be sent with the acceptance notification letter. Artists are responsible for shipping costs (including insurance while in transit) both to and from the Chehalem Cultural Center. All artwork must arrive at Chehalem Cultural Center between November 18-28, 2022. Artists should submit a FedEx or UPS account number, or prepaid return shipping label for return of their work.
INSURANCE: Work is insured once in the possession of Chehalem Cultural Center. Insurance value is based on 50% of the retail value of the work.
SALES: Price and/or value of an accepted entry may not be changed after it is set. Artwork not for sale should be marked “NFS” and include the value of work for insurance purposes. A 40% gallery commission will be charged for sold work. Chehalem Cultural Center will handle sales transactions while work is on exhibit and ship work to buyer after the exhibition. Sold artwork must remain for the duration of the exhibition. Payments to the artist for sold work will be made within 30 days after the exhibition closes. Buyer will pay for shipping of sold artwork.
ELIGIBILITY: This exhibition is open to all SDA members. Up to two artworks may be submitted per artist. 2D, 3D, and video works are eligible. Entries must be original work completed after 1/1/2020. Work executed under classroom or educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.
Entries that do not meet the stated requirements will not be considered. Artists who have been included in prior SDA exhibits are encouraged to apply, but work should show a progression or be from a different body of work. Works previously exhibited with SDA will not be considered. No substitutions for accepted work may be made. Accepted artwork that differs significantly from image in online submission may be disqualified. Accepted works must be available for the duration of the exhibition.
Accepted works must be available for the duration of the exhibition. No substitutions may be made.