Event Dates

June 2 - July 23, 2023

108|Contemporary is excited to showcase Surface Design Association’s Member Exhibition: Safekeeping, on view from June 2 – July 23, 2023. Safekeeping celebrates diverse work from SDA members that push the evolution of textiles through the use of color, design, process, material, and concept. Juror Anita Fields, selected 42 artworks from more than 375 submissions. From zip ties to native prairie grasses, the exhibition incorporates a stunning range of materials to explore the concept of “safekeeping.” There are 40 artists included in the exhibition representing 26 states across the U.S. as well as three international artists. This exhibition is sure to provide a detailed look into surface design through many forms of media.


Born in Oklahoma, Juror Anita Fields is a contemporary Native American multi-disciplinary artist of Osage heritage. She is known for her works which combine clay and textile with Osage knowledge systems. Fields explores the intricacies of cultural influences at the intersection of balance and chaos found within our existence, explaining that: “The power of transformation is realized by creating various forms of clothing, coverings, landscapes, and figures. The works become indicators of how we understand our surroundings and visualize our place within the world.” In this way, the early Osage concepts of duality, such as earth and sky, male and female, are represented throughout her work.

Read the statements by exhibiting artists here

Watch the Virtual Tour here

Exhibition Opening
Friday, June 2, 2023
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Virtual Textile Talk Program
June 21, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm CT
Watch the recording here

View the online gallery here