Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The textiel Festival has been cancelled this year and postponed till May 2021.
This means also that our 2 exhibitions will be moved.
More details to follow..

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Dear fellow members
and participants of our upcoming exhibitions BEYOND BOUNDARIES.


Many of you will follow the news around the Corona Virus Outbreak 
and might be wondering what this will do with our upcoming exhibitions.
At this moment – though the situation is chaotic and uncertain everywhere – 
the Textiel festival itself will not cancel their activities. 
Having said this we also want to stick to our plans. 

Currently we are following protocol as given by our national health institute. 
The Netherlands are not in a total lockdown, the parameters are set until April 7. 
The situation will then be revised if necessary.
Depending on the outcome, we will decide and  contact you again on April 7 
to confirm, change or cancel if appropriate. 

For now, pls stay well, be safe and take good care of yourselves and each other

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Latest news regarding the 2 exhibitions

The selection has been made per 1/12 and
these are the 33 European members who will participate and show work
spread over 2 galleries:

Anne Mie Boonen (Be)
Anneke Herrold (NL)
Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser (BRD)
Beverly Ayling-Smith (UK)
Cherilyn Martin (NL)
Elinor Siegler (Fr)
Eszter Bornemisza (Hungary)
Fenella Davies (UK)
Flox den Hartog (NL)
Francisca Henneman (NL)
Hannie van Weel (NL)
Helda Klouth (NL)
Imelda Connolly (Ireland)
Jette Clover (Be)
Julieta Gimpel (UK)
Katie Taylor (UK)
Kissa Tindal (Denmark)
Lia Flemings (Be)
Marloes van Rees (NL)
Mascha Mioni (Switzerland)
Mel Bradley (Ireland)
Michele Landel (Fr)
Mirjam Pet (NL)
Monika Haeussler (BRD)
Monika Sebert (BRD)
Paulien van Asperen (NL)
Raija Jokinen (Finland)
Rita Trefois (Be)
Solange Jungers (Fr)
Stewart Kelly (UK)
Tania Verhasselt (Be)
Willy Doreleijers (NL)
Yael David Cohen (UK)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Good News...
So happy to be able to announce that the President of the Surface Design Association will come to the Netherlands and will open the Exhibition in Leiden. The opening will be at Galerie Zone on Wednesday, May 13 at 6 pm.

Also, Astrid will attend the Meet & Greet at my studio in Tilburg, planned for Saturday May 16.
hour to be set at a later moment.

We are setting up a program right now because Astrid offered to give 2 Presentations,
one about the SDA itself, called
A Snapshot of the Surface Design Association
and another one related to her own work
"Astrid Hilger Bennett: A Life in Textiles" 
Of course we hope members will join us and present themselves, too.
In the afternoon we will go to Galerie High Five Art in Baarle Nassau where we will visit the other Beyond Boundaries exhibition. So more details to follow.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Finally, the jury has made up their mind and selected the work,
to be exhibited in either Baarle Nassau or Leiden in May 2020.

Here is the flyer / announcement.
Of course we hope that those involved come and visit>
More info and suggestions to follow

Monday, April 8, 2019


So far my call for joining us in Leiden and Baarle Nassau in May 2020 rendered approx. 40 positive answers. Members from all over Europe wrote to me they want to participate and send in work.
This is very hopefull. I will be in touch again by email around Summertime to remind everyone and check whether those 40 members are still planning to send in work.
Remember: deadline to send in images is October 1, 2019.
The jury will select and their deadline / decision day is December 1, 2019.
Stay positive and stay in the loop !!

your SDA EU rep

Friday, February 1, 2019

Just finished the application form and the guidelines for those SDA EU members who want to participate in the upcoming exhibitions I am organising on their behalf. We will be showing in two different places, art galleries, in Leiden and in Baarle Nassau. Partly concurring with the textiel festival May 2020.

Time line:
Sending application form plus digital images before October 1, 2019.
Selection date: December 1, 2019
On show:
in Leiden from May 2 till May 31 2020
in Baarle Nassau from May 2 till June 21 2020
All artworks need to be delivered in Baarle Nassau in week 17 (20 - 24 April 2020)

So the first official step is set.
Now hopefully I will get positive replies from the SDA EU members
For those who are reading this post and not yet a SDA member...
Pls check the main website or send me an email @ or
stay connected !!!