SAQA Traveling Exhibitions Information for Venues
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Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc. (SAQA) is an international organization of artists that creates, promotes, and travels unique and innovative art exhibitions worldwide. We have a local presence and an international reputation. Our exhibitions have been enjoyed by millions of people at over 200 venues on 6 continents.
Whether you choose from our current list of available exhibitions or partner with us to create a brand new exhibition, we offer a wide variety of engaging opportunities that can be customized to your venue. Our exhibitions present a colorful and engaging array of artwork that explore current issues of interest to a wide demographic.
For more information, please contact William Reker at email@example.com or 216-333-9146.
Exhibitions available for travel (contact us for available dates)
We can provide venues with a digital or printed copy of the exhibition catalogs. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Concrete & Grassland explores the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape. This call for entry asked artists to submit works that explore either the soft lines of nature or the hard lines of urban structures—or a combination of both. This exhibit focuses on the contrasts of both color and line, and the ways in which the natural world has been altered. Concrete & Grassland is a joint collaboration between SAQA and the Grants Pass Museum of Art.
Earth Stories celebrates the stories of people or projects that enhance the planet, make a significant difference in restoring and/or protecting the environment, increase sustainability and otherwise improve the earth we all occupy.
Food For Thought examines the many aspects that food plays in our daily lives — from a single piece of fruit to a still life, from the family table to the significance of food in culture and the celebration of family milestones.
An enormous divide exists between people who cherish their heritage of gun ownership and others who are concerned that guns contribute to the rising tide of gun violence. We must find a way to bridge this divide and talk openly and honestly about potential solutions while at the same time respecting legitimate uses for firearms.
Water - it’s everywhere! The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. But water also plays an essential role in our survival. This exhibition encouraged the artist to interpret one of the most vital, desired, powerful, sacred, and enjoyed resources on earth in their own unique, individual style, whether abstract, graphic, or representational.
Layers are everywhere. They become apparent when we plumb the earth’s surface, make archeological digs to discover the history of civilizations, explore human anatomy, dress for the weather, dig in freshly fallen snow, and count rings in the stump of a tree. Layers are abstract, too. We find them in language when we ponder the hidden meanings in novels, poems, conversations, and puns.
An invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman, SAQA's Executive Director. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and across the US.
My Corner of the World invited the artist to examine a world, real or imagined, that represented what is important in life. It might be where the artist resides, works, or grew up. It might be a favorite place from any point in life or a special internal place. This exhibition looks at the big picture including, but not limited to a homeland, ancestry or culture.
Posters are used as a method of advertisement. They may also be employed as a way to educate on topics of historical, social or cultural significance. Posters sometimes reflect on personal, daily experiences, going beyond the medium’s original and inherent function.
Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity. The works selected represent tranquility through color, line, and composition. Each work sets a mood of tranquility for the viewer. Also available with Tranquility/Turmoil combination.
Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty. It can be personal and internal, societal or natural. The works selected represent turmoil through color, line, and composition. Also available with Tranquility/Turmoil combination.
Two works each by twenty artists equals forty art quilts to explore and a multitude of potential pairings to consider. The pieces as a whole demonstrate the wide range of approaches in the quilt art genre. From bold and graphic to subtle explorations of texture and nuance, there is plenty to explore in this collection.
The Wild Fabrications exhibition includes 38 art quilts in which SAQA members from around the world released their imaginations to create interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unconventional materials, adornment, and some unusual techniques.
For more information, please contact SAQA’s Traveling Exhibition Coordinator, William Reker, or call 216-333-9146.