Call Detail
Interplay: SDA's Member + Student Exhibitions
Entry Deadline: 4/7/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (SDA Members): $45.00
Entry Fee (Student): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 4
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 4
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 4
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Ohio


SDA's 2024 Member + Student Exhibitions

June 28–September 5, 2024

The Dairy Barn Arts Center
8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, OH 45701

EXHIBITION: Held in partnership with The Dairy Barn Arts Center, this special presentation will include both the SDA Members and Student Exhibitions. Each category has particular entry requirements (see below). The exhibition will be on view from June 28–September 5, 2024 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center  in Athens, OH. The juror is Annet Couwenberg. The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online through April 7, 2024 (11:59pm MT) via CaFE.

GOAL: Fiber Artists are multifaceted in their approaches to expression, media, and technique. Works chosen for this exhibition will include the best contemporary work by SDA members and student artists.

Interplay will present works that explore parallels, synergies, or tensions between two or more ideas. Artworks may examine connections between seemingly unrelated concepts, map relationships between maker and materials, or reflect interactions between maker and tools. Works may employ traditional, interdisciplinary, or collaborative methodologies.

Honoring the diverse range of approaches within fiber art and highlighting the rich tapestry of multicultural links, Interplay looks toward a future informed by the past, bringing together ideas for fresh reflection, reinterpretation, and deeper understanding.

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JUROR: Due to her inimitable curiosity, Annet Couwenberg has pursued the ongoing conversations between traditional textile production and digital technologies throughout her art and teaching career. Couwenberg's art, informed by her early work in the fashion industry, is diverse and includes sculptural forms and jacquard weavings as well as work with fish fossils and skeletons inspired by her study with a fish scientist as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History. Couwenberg’s interdisciplinary work has demonstrated her capacity to create new realms. As a researcher of both traditional textiles and emerging techniques, she embraces a multi-directional knowledge exchange between new and established, creating art that visualizes methodologies to protect and preserve traditional practices while also expanding upon them. Born in The Netherlands, Couwenberg moved to the United States to receive MFA degrees at Syracuse University and Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has worked internationally, including in Korea, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Poland, and The Netherlands.


Offered in both the Member and Student Exhibition categories.

First Place                                  $400
Second place                             $200
Third place                                 $100
SDA Award of Excellence          One-year SDA Membership


  • April 7, 2024:  Extended Entry Deadline
  • May 13, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
  • June 3–17: 2024 Selected Works Due at Dairy Barn
  • June 28, 2024: Exhibition Opens + Reception
  • July 31, 2024: Textile Talk/Virtual Public Program
  • September 5, 2024: Exhibition Closes
  • Early September 2024: Shipped artwork is returned

Application Requirements

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Entries are accepted online through CaFÉ. Entry deadline is extended to Sunday, April 7, 2024 (11:59 pm MT)


1. Name, address (and shipping address if different), telephone, e-mail.

2. Up to 2 artworks total may be submitted (2D, 3D, Video, Audio). Juror requests one overall and at least one detail of each full original artwork. Four images total may be submitted per entrant.

3. 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: 5MB maximum

4. Video: not to exceed 100 MB per sample

5. Audio: Not to exceed 10 MB per sample

6. A brief artist statement (up to 1,000 characters)

  • Since this is a anonymous jury process, please do not include identifying information in the statement.
  • Please note that the artist statement should address the artist's overall practice.
  • Within each artwork submission, there is a description field which should include additional information about the specific piece of artwork (i.e. method, concept, etc.). Artists are highly encouraged to complete the description field as it provides important context for the juror.


Wall Mounted Artwork

  • Diptychs and triptychs are considered single artworks.
  • Hanging work should arrive ready to hang with all hanging rods and devices included.
  • Maximum wall height is 15 feet. Work that does not fold/collapse must not exceed 9 feet in any direction.

3-Dimensional Artwork

  • Ceiling-suspended work must be made of lightweight fabrics or papers.

Additional Information about submissions

  • 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.


The Dairy Barn Arts Center provides full coverage of work while it is in the care of the gallery. Artists are responsible for insurance during shipping to and from the Arts Center.


Complete shipping instructions will be sent with the acceptance notification letter. Artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from The Dairy Barn Arts Center. All artwork must arrive at The Dairy Barn between June 10 and 24, 2024. Artists should submit a prepaid return shipping label for the return of their work.


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.


Price and/or value of an accepted entry may not be changed after it is set. A 35% gallery commission will be charged for sold work. Artwork exhibited may be listed as not for sale (NFS), but artist must provide a value of the work for insurance purposes. The Dairy Barn will handle sales transactions while work is on exhibition 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 Criteria

 The Interplay call for entry includes two exhibition categories with separate entry fees and awards. 


1. Members Exhibition Category

SDA members working in all media are encouraged to apply. Interplay 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.

Each artist may submit up to two pieces. 2D, 3D, video, and audio works are eligible. 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.


  • First Place: $400
  • Second Place: $200
  • Third Place: $100
  • SDA Award of Excellence – One (1) year free digital SDA membership

Entry fee: $45 SDA members 

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2.  Student Exhibition Category

The exhibition will celebrate the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber and textile materials or techniques. Interplay offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. SDA member students and non-member students working in all media are encouraged to apply.


*SDA defines student as someone who is engaged in a mentor/mentee relationship with a knowledgeable instructor in their field, for the purpose of gaining instruction. This includes, but is not limited to: institutional settings, including K-12; community organizations; craft institutions; visual art organizations; intergenerational learning environments; and other experiences in which an individual may learn/absorb/practice/create new skills and knowledge over a period of time. 

The exhibition is open to all student artists. Each artist may submit up to two pieces. 2D, 3D, video, and audio works are eligible. Entries must be original work completed after January 1, 2022.


  • First Place $400
  • Second Place $200
  • Third Place $100
  • SDA Award of Excellence - One (1) year free digital SDA membership

Entry fee: $15 SDA Student Members/ $25 non-member students. SDA Student Members should enter the coupon code SDASTUDENT at checkout for the member discount.

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  • Students may choose to enter either the Members or Students category, but not both.
  • For both Member and Student categories, 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. No substitutions may be made.