Deadline December 15, 2022

Surface Design Association (SDA) invites students to submit work for the annual SDA Juried Student Exhibition, FUTURE TENSE 2023.
The exhibition will be held at The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery at University of Nebraska–Lincoln, February 23 – April 23, 2023.
Exhibiting artists are eligible for four awards recognizing excellence in artistic practice.

FUTURE TENSE 2023 will celebrate the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. FUTURE TENSE 2023 offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. All SDA member and non-member students working in any media are encouraged to apply.

This exhibition is open to all student* artists. Up to three pieces may be submitted per artist. 2D,
3D, video and audio works are eligible. Entries must be original work completed after 1/1/2021.

The internationally recognized artist Natalie Baxter will be part on the jurior. 

Students can use the code FT23 for 10% off an SDA membership (student memberships start at $60) and/or 10% off their exhibition submission fee.

Awards will be selected by juror Natalie Baxter.

  • First Place: $300
  • Second Place: $200
  • Third Place: $100
  • Honorable Mention: SDA Award of Excellence –One (1) year free digital SDA membership


Deadline December 15, 2022

Future Tense 2023 Call for Entry – Surface Design Association Surface Design Association

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Entries are accepted online through CaFÉ Call for Entry website