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Next Exhibition to Open August 21 in Cedar Falls

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

Kamerick Art Gallery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

August 21 - September 22, 2023

Textile and fiber art represent the array of works included in the exhibit Thread, Pattern, Form: Work by Iowa Surface Design Association Artists at the University of Northern Iowa's Kamerick Art Building, August 21 - September 22, 2023.

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 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 are 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. SDA has a connection to Iowa; Elsa Sreenivasam, one of SDA’s two co-founders in 1984, taught at Iowa State University.

The exhibition is open weekdays, 10am-5pm, August 21 - September 22, 2023. An artist reception and panel discussion will take place on August 30, 6pm. The event is admission-free and open to the public.

For more information on the exhibition, contact the Gallery, 319-273-3095, or by email: or view the University of Northern Iowa website. For more information about Surface Design Association, visit the SDA website or email

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