Surface Design Association (SDA) works to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of textiles in the art and design communities as well as in the general public. 4,000 members including studio artists, industrial designers, educators, technicians, curators, gallery owners, interior designers, students, and enthusiasts.
SDA covers all methods of surface design techniques, and has a wonderful convention every two years with workshops, exhibitions, and networking opportunities. There are many advantages to membership, including newsletters and a beautiful magazine.
As an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art, TAA is an active organization of artists, designers, craftspeople, educators, and collectors with a common interest in the textile and fiber arts.
Formed in 1934, TAAs purpose is to promote the fiber arts through exhibitions, educational programs and purchases to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.