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The 2019 Conference will be held held April 25-28, 2019 in San Jose, California

SAQA's annual conference is an opportunity for our members to gather together, to network and socialize, to attend informative talks and presentations geared to help one grow as an artist, and to visit local art venues and landmarks. 

The "Threads of Innovation" SAQA Conference will be held April 25-28, 2019 at the Hilton San Jose in San Jose, California. Our Special Events Committee is busy planning a full schedule of fun activities, informative presenters, local activities, exhibitions, and more! Registration will open in September.


Application NOW available!

Call for Presenters
We are looking for compelling proposals on topics of interest to our membership, including but not limited to innovative trends in textile art, the business of art, professional development for artists, social media marketing, principles of design and composition, getting work into exhibits or galleries, critique/criticism, legal issues, and public speaking.  ** Deadline to apply was july 15

Call for Vendors
We are seeking suppliers for a one-day Vendor Marketplace for our attendees, avid fiber artists from around the world who enjoy incorporating beautiful fibers and embellishments in their artwork. Our Vendor Marketplace is open to the public.  More details »


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