Creative Promise Award
Design student Anel Zarate wins
Anel Zarate, Design ‘15, received the 2014 SDA Creative Promise Award. The Creative Promise Award for Student Excellence is given once a year by the Surface Design Association to recognize excellence in a body of work by two outstanding students, one undergraduate and one graduate. Each student is awarded $750, which may be applied to tuition, materials, equipment, educational travel, or any other expenses related to professional development. In addition, the winner’s work is featured in an issue of the Surface Design Journal. Anel submitted her 2014 Signature Collection, “Transformations,” which is comprised of garments that not only include hand-dyed and painted textiles but also shape-shift from one silhouette to another or from cocktail to red carpet.
The Surface Design Association is an international organization whose mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences.
View a PDF of the article in the Fall 2014 Surface Design Journal at right.