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NEXT: A Joint SAQA-Dairy Arts Center Symposium -  Dairy Arts Center  •   Boulder, Colorado
August 26, 2017 - August 26, 2017

NextPlease join us for New, Newer, NEXT, a SAQA sponsored symposium to be held August 26, 2017 at the beautiful Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado.

This event will be part of a fabulous week of fiber art beginning with the opening of the 75 art quilt exhibit at the Dairy on August 25.


Symposium Details

This exciting program is designed to jump-start a new way of thinking about the art quilt. Cost for the symposium is $115 with a $20 discount for SAQA members (use SAQA17 as Promotional Code). Included in this fee is a catered lunch.

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For further information, please contact Bev Haring, CO-UT-WY SAQA representative,

Keynote Speaker:
Alice Zrebiec, Former curator of textiles Metropolitan Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum

Judith TragerPanelists:
Nancy Bavor, Curator of Exhibitions, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Marcia Young, Editor, Fiber Arts NOW
Patty Hawkins, Artist, Colorado
Judith Content, Artist, California
Deidre Adams, Artist, Colorado
Elaine Quehl, Artist, Canada
Alison Muir, Artist, Australia
Betty Busby, Artist, New Mexico
Regina Benson, Artist, Colorado
Mary McCauley, 3-D Artist, Colorado

Closing Speaker:
Susan Else, SAQA Board Member and 3-D Artist

Very Brief Closing Remarks:
Judith Trager and Lisa Ellis, President, Studio Art Quilt Associates 



Reserve your rooms now! Available hotel rooms are filling up fast because of events at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

The Dairy has reserved a block of rooms for August 25 – 29, 2017 at the nearby Marriott Hotel in Boulder. Please contact them directly at 303-440-8877 to reserve. Identify yourself as part of the Dairy Arts Center Room Block group. Rooms are $210 per night.

Other options for housing in Boulder include cabins at the Colorado Chautauqua and other hotels.

Related Activities

Come celebrate with us August 25 – September 2, 2017 at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado and find out what is NEXT.

The weekend begins with an opening reception for the “75” exhibit from 5 – 7 p.m. August 25, 2017. Please join us in celebrating Judith Trager’s 75th birthday in this special exhibition with work by Judith, her students, friends and mentors. All artists are creating exciting new work for this event.



August 25, 2017 - Artists’ Reception at Dairy Center, 5 – 7 p.m.     
August 26, 2017 - Symposium – NEXT, 9:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
August 27, 2017 - Artist Talks @ Dairy Arts Center Galleries, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
August 27 - 29, 2017 - Betty Busby Workshop, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. * SOLD OUT
August 31, September 1 & 2 - Betty Busby Workshop, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. * SOLD OUT

Venue Info:
Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street (26th & Walnut)
Boulder, Colorado 80302