Gallery of Art | University of Northern Iowa

Thread, Pattern, Form: Work by Iowa Surface Design Association Artists

August 21, 2023 to September 22, 2023

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The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "Thread, Pattern, Form: Work by Iowa Surface Design Association Artists," an exhibition that opens to the public Aug. 21 and will remain on display through Sept. 22.

An opening reception and artist panel will take place August 30, at 6 p.m. in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB), room 111. The event is free and open to the public. 

Textile and fiber art represent the array of works included in the exhibit. Isabel Barbuzza, professor of sculpture at the the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History served as the juror, selecting 51 works by 17 Iowa-based artists. She notes, “The artists have chosen to create works where scale, color, materials, patterns and techniques are beautiful, unique, and challenging. Materials and techniques range from wool, plastic, ceramics with intertwined fibers, hand-painted cotton, wood construction, natural dyes, weavings, or sewn pieces. This exhibit's breadth and diversity of works make this show unique, dynamic, and visually strong.”

Participating artists include Ange Altenhofen, Judy Bales, Jenna Bonistalli, Astrid Hilger Bennett, Jocelyn Châteauvert, Tibi Chelcea, Jan Friedman, ANNiE Hall, Deb Koesters, Abigail Livengood, Teresa Paschke, Catherine Reinhart, Lindi Roe, Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Olivia Valentine, Joan Webster-Vore and Deborah Zeitler.

Surface Design Association (SDA) is an international nonprofit focused on contemporary textile and fiber art, promoting awareness and appreciation of textile inspired art and design through publications, exhibitions and events.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and also by appointment. The gallery is located on the main floor of KAB South.

Please note, the Gallery will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 for Labor Day.