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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Announcing New Surface Design Journal Editor

Press Release:
Contact:  Della Reams, SDA  P.R. Director,
Photos:  available upon request

Announcing New Surface Design Journal Editor

Marci Rae McDade replaces Patricia Malarcher as Surface Design Journal Editor

     After more than eighteen years of curating articles and images that stimulate the imagination and enrich the intellect as editor of the Surface Design Journal, Patricia Malarcher has decided to step down and devote more time to her own creative pursuits.  As a direct result of Patricia's editorial vision and management, Surface Design Journal now enjoys worldwide acclaim as a resource for current developments in fiber and textile arts.  "It's been a great ride and I'll miss it, but it's time to turn the Journal over to another generation. I'm confidant that Marci will do a great job," states Patricia.

     Marci Rae McDade will step up as new editor of Surface Design Journal on January 1, 2012.  As former editor of the recently discontinued Fiber Arts magazine, with an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, she is a natural and timely choice to both create continuity and introduce change to the Journal.  An established voice and though leader in the field, Marci brings breath and depth of knowledge as well as passion and publishing acumen.  "I would like to thank the SDA for this incredible opportunity to continue my work celebrating and promoting contemporary textile arts, artists, exhibitions and publications from around the world."

     The Surface Design Association, a non-profit organization since 1977, is dedicated to raising the level of excellence in surface design-- the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric -- by inspiring creativity and encouraging innovation through publications, artists, designers, educators, curators, gallery owners, students, and textile enthusiasts from around the world.  New members are invited to join at

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