The Utah Surface Design Group (USDG) was established in the early 1990's when a small group of fiber enthusiasts, textile artists, and teachers came together to share their passion for surface design. It has always been the group's mission to provide a supportive, creative, community where the exchange of ideas and information is paramount.
Now with over 40 members, the USDG conducts bi-monthly meetings and demonstrations by local artists and business owners. To encourage creative exploration and growth, the group also hosts an annual workshop taught by nationally-known artists and leaders in the Surface Design field. Anyone with an interest in surface design is welcome to attend meetings and join the group.
To promote members work and to educate and engage the Utah community-at-large the USDG curated a biennial surface design exhibit. In May 2009 they joined with Clay Arts Utah to present, Ancient Arts: Clay and Fiber 2009, at the Patrick Moore Gallery in Salt Lake City. Additionally, the Covey Arts Center in Provo, UT hosted a USDG group show in September, 2009. The Michael Berry Gallery in Salt Lake City hosted an annual USDG exhibit from 2011 through 2013, where USDG members were invited to display and sell their artwork. Photos from all of these exhibits can be seen on the Exhibits page.
2018 - 2019 USDG Board of Directors
Presidents Judy Elsley Contact Judy Ivana Thomas Contact Ivana Secretary Leslie Blackham Contact Leslie Treasurer Deanna Baugh Contact Deanna Library Polly Masaryk Contact Polly Workshops Kathleen Forsey Contact Kathleen Shahar Bogayon Contact Shahar Programs Diane Haueter Contact Diane Patti Pitts Contact Patti Exhibits Susan Reese Contact Susan Alice Weber Contact Alice Webmaster Robyn M. Kruppa Contact Robyn Newsletter Suzi Brown Contact Suzi