2018 SAQA Benefit Auction

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3D Expression    Call for Entry Deadline - February 28, 2019

Be creative in showing how textile art can expand both into the third dimension and in the future. The work may be practical, infused with meaning, or decorative, but it must meet SAQA's definition of an art quilt.

Premieres at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in June 2019

Connecting our Natural Worlds    Call for Entry Deadline - January 31, 2019

With this exhibition, we are hoping YOU will help people to get closer to nature. How can you communicate the wonders of the flora, fauna, and habitat relating to your part of the natural world? Help us inspire others to become better stewards of the environment through your unique artistic interpretation of your own backyard.

Premieres at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in October 2019

Forced to Flee     Call for Entry Deadline - October 31, 2018

Throughout history people have been forced to flee from their homes for their own safety and survival due to war, oppression, natural disasters, and atrocious human rights violations. The refugee crisis has imposed severe impacts on the social, economic, and political structures of host countries, especially poor and developing countries.

Premieres in May 2019 at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts 

Musica!    Call for Entry Deadline - May 31, 2019

Pablo Picasso said, "To draw, you must close your eyes and sing." Both music and art can elicit emotion, create mood, evoke images, suggest movement, as well as reflect light, depth, and color. Over time many artistic practices and processes have been shaped by sound and visual expression.

Premieres in March 2020 at the National Quilt Museum

Season After Season    Artists have been selected!

Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Seasons are temporary markers of the passing of time, helping us transition naturally through the changes of our lives. Transitions in our personal lives can be seen through the seasons represented by age, health, attitude, status, hopes, dreams, or priorities.

Premieres in January 2019 at Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas 

Upcycle!     Call for Entry Deadline - March 31, 2019

Repurposing used materials is one of the most effective solutions there is to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste issues. Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling compositions.

Premieres at the International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas (October 2019)