NEWS

January 2015 e.Bulletin


SAQA e.Bulletin Table of Contents
January 2015
       
 


      

Annie Helmericks-Louder's "Tender Bellys" is part of Earth Stories which will open at the Gallery of Art and Design at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO on January 19, 2015.
   
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Martha Sielman head shot
Messages from Martha Sielman, SAQA's Executive Director: 

 

Goals and Visions for the next 25 Years:

I've received some more great ideas.  The list is growing slowly but steadily.   

 

I'd love to hear from YOU!  What do you want to see SAQA achieve by our 50th Anniversary?  Please email me with your goals and visions.

 

From Lesley Mayfield (British Columbia, Canada): There used to be valuable cultural exchange between countries...These days, people have been refused entry to the US for this purpose...Perhaps SAQA could investigate if there are other arts organizations dealing with this and call for reasonable policies.    


From Molly Samuels (South Carolina): More articles and interviews made available to newspapers and general readership magazines might help raise public awareness regarding fabric art.
    


From Suzanne Evenson (Florida): Create an event that will make the national news!  Get on a talk show like Ellen, The View, or similar venues for starters.  

     

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Exciting Developments with SAQA's Urban Textures fabric line:   

 

 

Aurifil has developed a special SAQA's Urban Textures Thread Collection to go with the new fabric line (better photos coming soon).  50% of sales through the SAQA Store will go to support SAQA!  

 

     

SAQA's NEW Urban Textures fabric line is now available in stores and through eQuilter.com.  Ask for it at your local quilt shop! 

 

The Exhibition Committee has announced a fun challenge using our wonderful fabric line:  Use a significant amount of fabric from the Urban Textures line in an art quilt design and size of your choosing. 25 winning designs will be selected by Luana Rubin for a special exhibit; 10 will be featured in the SAQA Journal and all 25 will be featured in the online exhibit on SAQA's website.


Details will be posted on the Call for Entries page shortly.  

 

*********************************************************************************************  2014 Annual Appeal  

 

Our heartfelt thanks to those who have made a gift: 

 

Lynne Allen, Meredith Armstrong, Jacquie Atkins, Diane Born, Jenny Bowker, Carol Boyer, Judith Content, Linda Cooper, Daniela Dancelli, Chiaki Dosho, Jessie Drew-Cates, Marilyn Fries, Sandra Fromson, Julia Gaff, Gina Gahagan, Cindy Grisdela, Rita Hannafin, Lorraine Heady, Stacy Hortner, Ralph James, Sherry Davis Kleinman, Judy Langille, Cat Larrea, Ellen Lindner, Ann Loveless, Mel & Jeff McFarland, Frances Murphy, Yvonne Porcella, Teri Quinn, Daren Redman, Sue Ellen Romanowski, Arturo Sandoval, Norma Schlager, Debbie Schwartzman, Teresa Shippy, Mary Jo Stipe, Jack Walsh & Martha Pierce, Laura Wasilowski, Sylvia Weir and Chris Worland.

 

The complete list of 2014 donors is on the website. THANK YOU!!!

 

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Are you interested in becoming a Juried Artist Member?  

 

If you would like to apply and be considered in time to have your work included in Portfolio 22, the deadline for the next round of applications is February 10, 2015.  Details about JAM application can be found here. 

 

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Would you like to write for the SAQA Journal?

 

New submission guidelines can be found online. 

 

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Featured Artist:
Lisa Flowers Ross 
 
Contact SAQA:
Martha Sielman, Executive Director: ExecDirector@SAQA.com
 
Talk to the Board: Board@SAQA.com  
General question: Info@SAQA.com   
Membership question: Membership@saqa.com 
DeadlinesDeadlines & Dates
DEADLINES 

Wild Fabrications -- Deadline for Entry is January 31, 2015

SAQA Journal Gallery section: Creatures -- Deadline is February 1, 2015

Balancing Act -- Deadline for Entry is February 28, 2015

Two by Twenty -- Deadline for Entry is March 31, 2015

SAQA Journal Gallery section: Health and Wholeness -- Deadline is May 1, 2015

Concrete and Grasslands -- Deadline for Entry is September 30, 2015

Stories of Migration -- Deadline for Entry is October 31, 2015


COMING TO A VENUE NEAR YOU!


 Sally Hutson "Reading Matter" (Redirecting the Ordinary at International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois) 
 

 

UNITED STATES

Florida 

March 5-7, 2015 - Metaphors on Aging, Lakeland, Florida

 

Georgia 

March 12-14, 2015 - Metaphors on Aging, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Illinois 

March 26-28, 2015 - Celebrating Silver at International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois

March 26-28, 2015 - Redirecting the Ordinary at International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois 

 

Missouri

January 19-February 28, 2015 - Earth Stories at University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, Missouri

 

Ohio 

March 26-28, 2015 - Metaphors on Aging, Cleveland, Ohio
 

 

MEMBERSHIP NEWS 

Membership 

  

WELCOME:  to our newest regional representatives: Sonja Campbell (California), Rebecca Kemble (Iowa), Denise Oyama Miller (California), and Teresa Wong (Texas).

  

BIG THANK YOU to retiring representatives:  Deborah Kuster (Arkansas), Sheri Marshall (Mississippi), and Mary Vaneecke (Arizona).

  

Welcome to all our new members who joined in December:
Nadina Barnes, Sue Berube, Judy Clements, Myra Cook, M. Robin Cornwell, Bettina Cousineau, Joann Dnistransky, Sari Frey, Cathy Fussell, GIna Gahagan, Carole Gold, Emma Griffen, laura griffith, Laura Hall, Madeline Hawley, Sylvia Hernandez, Michele Holcombe, Jacqueline Hughes, Stella Lang, Linda Leibovici, Elaine Marricle, Vickie Mazurek, Regina Nordquist, Carolyn V. Platt, Dagmar Plenk, Robbie Porter, Gloria Purdy, Alex Schaefer, Judy Schaefer, Jodie Seila, Nancy Shelton, Turid Tonnessen, Michelle Trytko, Ysmay Walsh, Susan Warling, Angela Welch, Edie Williams, Joan Willison.
 
 
THANK YOU to everyone who made donations to SAQA in December:

Margaret Abramshe, Mirjam Ahladas, Holly Altman, Deborah Anderson, Alison Banks, Margaret Batko, Nancy Bavor, Rebecca Beeson, Sue Benner, Elizabeth Bennett, Stephen Berkenfeld, Margaret Blank, Jenny Bowker, Holly Brackmann, Jane Broaddus, Peggy Brown, Nancy Bryant, Laurie Bucher, Joann Cap, Pamela Christener, Hilary Clark, Leslie Coe, Maureen Cole, Shannon Conley, Nike Cutsumpas, Daniela Dancelli, Anne Datko, Nancy Davenport, Yael David-Cohen, Jennifer Day, Roslyn deBoer, Geri Degruy, Giny Dixon, Katherine Dossman, Eileen Doughty, Bush Eastep, Aileyn Ecob, Nancy Erickson, Karen Ernst, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Clairan Ferrono, Floris Flam, Laura Fogg, Cynthia Fowler, Georgia French, Marilyn Fries, Sandra Fromson, Gina Gahagan, Bodil Gardner, Maggie Gilbert, Gateway Canyons, Doria Goocher, Elizabeth Goodwin, Vicki Graham, Jean Grimes, Melanie Grishman, Becky Grover, Rita Hannafin, Peggie Hartwell-Hackmer, Denise Havlan, Jim Hay, Sharon Hightower, Tina Hilton, Carroll Hirsch, Jill Hoddick, Sue Holdaway-Heys, Yvette Howard, David Hudson, Susan Jackan, Ralph James, Iva Jensen, Jill Jensen, Dolores Johnson, Dana Jones, Elaine Jones, Elke Jordan, Annette Kennedy, Harue Konishi, Lynn Koolish, Paula Kovarik, Lynn Krawczyk, Pat Kroth, Lynn Kunz, Susan Lane, Judy Langille, Susan Leonard, Cat Larrea, Donald Larson, Gay Lasher, Michele Lasker, Judith Larzelere, Sandra Lauterbach, Michele Lea, Denise Linet, Kevan Lunney, Jenny Lyon, Toni Major, Jeanne Marklin, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Christine Maute, Salley Mavor, Kathleen McCabe, Barbara McCaffrey, Phyllis McCalla, Susan McCraw, Annette McFarlane, Alicia Merrett, Susan Millen, Roberta Chalfy Miller, Denise Oyama Miller, Dolores Miller, Patti Morris, Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix, Paula Nadelstern, Elin Noble, Lisbet Okun, Bonnie Ouellette, Pat Owoc, Donata Pfisterer, Margaret Pitts, Judith Plows, Cindy Pryor, Sue Rasmussen, Dorothy Raymond, Martha Ressler, Valerie Rodelli, Judith Roderick, Judy Ross, Stephanie Rubanowice, Molly Samuels, Diane Sandlin, Kris Sazaki, Beth Schillig, Lise Schioler, Saralee Schneck, Deborah Schwartzman, Mary Lou Schwinn, Joyce Seagram, Maria Shell, Sandra Sider, Susan Siefkin, Martha Sielman, Catherine Smith, Adriana Speelman, Carole Staples, Elena Stokes, Leah Sullivan, Judith Trager, Dorothy Tuma, Maggie Turner, Desiree Vaughn, Mary Vinovskis, Patricia Walters, Elizabeth Warner, Denise Webster, Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum, Margaret Weiss, Candace Weiss, Lynn Welsch, Shea Wilkinson, Marianne Williamson, Hope Wilmarth, Martha Wolfe, Diane Wright, Mary Ev Wyatt, and Charlotte Ziebarth.


FiberlandiaConferenceFiberlandia Conference - Portland, Oregon 2015
 
SAQA's Fiberlandia Conference will be at the DoubleTree Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232  The dates of the conference are April 30-May 3, 2015.

Register here!
Sunday workshops are filling fast -- register now to reserve your spot.


Do you hold retreats? offer workshops? create scarves? hand-dye fabrics?
YOU should be a Fiberlandia Conference sponsor!  Ads start at just $75 and there's a wide range of sponsorship opportunities offered.  Fiberlandia Sponsorship Guide is available on the website.

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Dairy Barn
And SAVE THE DATE for a SAQA Symposium at QN '15!

Date:  Saturday, May 23, 2015
Quilt National Opening weekend
Dairy Barn Center for the Arts
Athens, Ohio

Symposium will include:
  • Gallery Walk with the artists
  • Panel discussion with the jurors
  • Art Quilt Collection highlights from SAQA Board member Marvin Fletcher
  • QN '15 artists Q&A
  • And more!

MembershipDriveMembership Drive --
Final Month of 4th Quarter recruiting!
 
SAQA now has 3,485 members!
THANK YOU to our Star Recruiters who have recruited 2 or more new members!

The Star Recruiters from the 4th quarter of 2014 are choosing their gifts.  NOW is your chance to join them by recruiting 2 or more new members by March 31st!

NEW thank-you gifts are available from our sponsors.  Let's keep the momentum going for the 2015 Membership Drive!  Please contact Martha Sielman to receive your special discount code for new members if you lecture or teach.

Thank you gifts for the 1st Quarter will include:
AURIfil threads
 
  • Simplicity Felting Machine
  • AURIfil Thread Suitcase
  • Quilting Arts TV's latest DVD series
  • Fat quarters of SAQA's Urban Textures fabric line from Andover
  • Free high resolution scan of your artwork from RCP
  • AND MORE!
    

 

25th Anniversary Trunk Show

The trunk shows have started traveling!  It was so incredible to see all the pieces together at the conference.   Trunk F will be traveling to Western Canada through June 10, 2015:

Madaleine Appell -Trail Once Traveled *** Susan Tilsley Manley -Gram's Church *** Suzanne Kistler -Undersea Impressions


If your area would like to borrow a trunk show, please contact your regional representative to make arrangements.

Trunk Show Schedule:

Trunk A
Massachusetts and Rhode Island, November 2014 - January 2015
Illinois, February-March 2015
Florida, May 2015

Trunk B
Alabama/Arkansas/Mississippi/Louisiana, September - March 2015
Southern Indiana, April 2015
New York, May 2015

Trunk C
Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, December 2014-February 2015
California, April 2015

Trunk D
Maryland, Washington D.C., and West Virginia, January 2015

Trunk E
Virginia, 2015
Central Canada, February 2015-2016

Trunk F
Canada, through June 2015

Trunk G
Australia, through April 2015

Trunk H
Oregon, through January 2015
Northern California, February-April, 2015


VirtualExhibit
New Virtual Exhibit on SAQA Website

   
Dan Olfe - "Web Design"

This month's featured Gallery is Very Punny

Jaynie Himsl is our guest curator for Very Punny.  "Sometimes we just need a little humour."

 

List of selected artists: 
B. J. Adams
Nancy Beckerman
Randy Frost
Gunnel Hag
Jim Hay
Kathleen Kastles
Ellie Kreneck
Susan Lenz
Nysha Nelson
Dan Olfe
Lora Rocke
Pam RuBert
Cyndi Souder
Terry Waldron
Kathy York
If you would like to volunteer to be a Virtual Gallery curator, please contact Jennifer Solon.
 


ExhibitsCallforEntry SAQA Exhibition News:  Calls for Entries
**NOTE: SAQA exhibitions are open to ALL members, unless there is a geographical restriction

NOTE:
Additional information about these SAQA Calls for Entry can now be accessed directly from https://www.saqa.com/members.php?cat=21 

Wild Fabrications 

Premiere Venues: 
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas 
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois 
Quilt! Knit! Stitch!, Portland, Oregon

Exhibition Concept: 

Wild Fabrications

celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical.  Let your imagination run wild as you create interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques.     

 

We are looking for whimsical and creative depictions of animals.  Your animals may be common or capricious; odd or ordinary; live or imagined.  The key to this call is to have fun!

 

Embrace the double meaning of "fabrications", which refers both to our medium and to the fact that the animals do not have to be real.  Artists should think outside the box and create works that push their limits.  Both abstract and representational work is sought.

 

 

Juror: Geoffrey Gorman 
Managing Curator:Jennifer Day

Online Entry: January 2015 
Full information:
Balancing Act 
Premiere Venues 
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas -- October 2015 
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois -- June 2016 
Quilt! Knit! Stitch!  Portland, Oregon -- August 2016 
Additional venues to be announced (work must be available to travel from September 2015 to December 2018)

Exhibit Concept 
Throughout history, women have had to balance responsibilities to community, home and family while pursuing other interests, jobs or careers.  From those who helped farm the land to those who worked the factories during wartime, to those who stand shoulder to shoulder with men to pursue careers, and those who serve as caregivers; women have always had to juggle the various aspects of their lives.  

This show celebrates women both throughout history and today--and is open to any interpretation each artist feels inspired to depict.  What have we accomplished that we now enjoy as rights and freedoms that our grandmothers and their grandmothers did not?  What obstacles are left to conquer?  We encourage both representational and abstract work.  

Jurors: Lynn Bassett, Sue Bleiweiss 
Managing Curator:Cynthia St. Charles

Call for Entries: February 1-28, 2015 
 

Two by Twenty 
Venues: 
Open European Quilt Championships, Maastricht, Netherlands - October 2015 
Quilt Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany - May 2016

Additional venues are contemplated and will be announced when finalized.  Work must be available to travel from August 1, 2015 through December 2017

Exhibit Concept 
Each of the twenty accepted artists will show two pieces that relate to each other in some way. This exhibition will feature SAQA artists whose work has not appeared in a SAQA exhibition which premiered in the past three years (this does not include regional exhibitions). A list of exhibitions is given online.  

There is no specific theme, but the submitted works must relate to each other in some way.  The submitted works can all relate to one another or be comprised of pairs of pieces.

Juror:
Dr. Jacqueline M. Atkins 
Exhibition Coordinator: Helena Scheffer 
March 1, 2015: Online Entry Open 
March 31, 2015: Online Entry Deadline at 11:59 pm EST 

Concrete and Grassland
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Premiere Venue: 
Grant's Pass Museum of Art, Grant's Pass, Oregon -- June 1-July 29, 2016 
 
Exhibition Concept
Concrete and Grasslands will explore the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape.  This call for entry asks 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 will focus on the contrasts of both color and line, and the ways in which the natural world has been altered.

Artists are invited to submit work that focuses either on a cityscape or landscape, rural or urban, or a combination in one piece.   The work may be representational or abstract; the places represented may be real or imagined.

Juror:  Susan Eileen Burnes, Curator of Exhibitions, Grant's Pass Museum of Art 
Managing Curator:Leni Levenson Wiener

Online Entry: September 2015 

Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora
 

Premiere Location: Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. from mid March through late August 2016

Exhibition Concept: Housed in the new George Washington University Museum, The Textile Museum is hosting a juried exhibition in collaboration with SAQA. All works will reflect upon the theme of "Diaspora." Diaspora is the dispersion of a people from an established ancestral homeland. These communities remain simultaneously active in social, economic, cultural, or political processes in their country of origin and with compatriots worldwide.

In addition to presenting the pieces selected by jurors, the exhibition will feature social, cultural and historical commentary by faculty members of GW's acclaimed program in Diaspora Studies.

Jurors: Lee Talbot, Curator of Eastern Hemisphere Collections at The Textile Museum 
Rebecca A. T. Stevens is Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles at The Textile Museum

SAQA Administrators: Leni Levenson Wiener and Patty Kennedy-Zafred 
Please contact Leni@leniwiener.com with any questions regarding this prospectus.

October 1-31, 2015: Online Entry open  
 Exhibits SAQA Exhibition News: 
Current All-SAQA Exhibitions

 

This is a listing of SAQA exhibition travel plans. The artists for these exhibitions have already been chosen.
 
Exhibitions are listed alphabetically


 

Exhibition Name: Celebrating Silver 
As part of SAQA's 25th Anniversary, we will be Celebrating Silver.  Silver is indispensable. From industrial use to decoration, technology, photography and medicine, its unique properties of strength, malleability, reflectivity and conductivity make it an irreplaceable force in the global market. In addition to its physical properties silver is recognized as a symbol of love, insurance and commitment for twenty-five years.  This exhibition is sponsored by Jennifer Day Thread Stories, Alegre Retreat, and Lisa Ellis in honor of Yvonne Porcella. 
Juror: Yvonne Porcella 
Managing Curator: Nancy Bavor
 
Travel Venues:
2. International Quilt Festival
Chicago, Illinois
March 26-28, 2015 

3. Quilt! Knit! Stitch!
Portland, Oregon
August 13-15, 2015

NEW! 
4.  Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, England
August  2016


   
Exhibition Name: Earth Stories  
Exhibition Concept:
There are many stories of hope across the globe. Both individuals and small groups are working on projects that when added together make a positive impact on increasing the quality of life on this planet. Earth Stories will celebrate 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.  

25 artists from around the world will be chosen to interpret a "story" of their choice. Each artist will feature a project or person of their choice; the views presented by the artist do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of SAQA or MSU, neither of which endorses any person, project or organization. 

Juror: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
Managing curator: Leni Levenson Wiener
Travel Venues:

2.University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design
Warrensburg, Missouri
January 19 - February 28, 2015


Exhibition Name: Food for Thought 
We eat every day, but how often do we really think about the food we eat?  Every culture has its celebrations, family meals, traditions that involve food.  Although these vary in different parts of the world, the impact of food is unmistakable.  Food nourishes and fuels our bodies; food traditions nurture our souls.

Juror:
Alex Veronelli, Product Manager and PR Specialist, Aurifil Threads
 
Curator: Sarah Ann Smith SarahAnnSmith@tidewater.net   
Travel Venues: 
1. National Quilt Museum
Paducah, Kentucky 
April - June 2015 

2. Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, UK
August 2015



Exhibition Name: Metaphors on Aging
There are a rare few of us who have not been affected in some way by the changes that occur with aging, be it ourselves, or the aging of our parents, loved ones or even our children. Here you have the opportunity to explore any of these passages that have touched your own life. Subjects can include aging, illness, death, the growth of our children, or the passage of time in general.
Catalog publication was made possible through the generosity of SAQA's members.

Juror: Pamela Allen 
Managing curator: Mary McBride (mrsgorgon@gmail.com)

Travel venues: 
  
Lakeland, Florida
March 5-7, 2015

 

Atlanta, Georgia
March 12-14, 2015

 

Cleveland, Ohio
March 26-28, 2015

 

Schaumburg, Illinois
April 9-11, 2015

 

Worcester, Massachusetts
April 16-18, 2015

 

Raleigh, North Carolina
June 15-17, 2015

 




Exhibition Name: People and Portraits 
This exhibition celebrates the expressiveness of the human face. The diverse designs focus on a variety of both emotional states and the ways in which people interact: contemplation, joy, community, work and play.  Based on the companion book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits, the exhibition shows two works by each of the book's 20 Featured Artists.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of AQS, Lark Crafts, and the National Quilt Museum.
Invitational curator: Martha Sielman 
Managing curator: Pat Kumicich 
Travel Venues:

 

4. Festival Internacional de Patchwork e Arts Afins
Curitiba, Brazil
August 27-30, 2015
 
 


Exhibition Name: Radical Elements 
Our physical world is created out of the chemical elements, from hydrogen to platinum to arsenic. For this exhibit, each of the selected artists will create a new work that is influenced by an element from the periodic table. Inspirations can come from anything relating to that element, whether it is a play on the name, its color or the products made from it. Both representational and abstract works are welcomed.

As the second part of the Radical Elements theme, the artists will also be asked to move quilting beyond the usual materials of fabric and thread, exploring the function and decorative properties of different surfaces and stitching materials. This exhibit is the first to embrace the newly expanded definition of an art quilt and will be a signature exhibition for SAQA.  
This exhibition is sponsored by Jennifer Day Thread Stories, Alegre Retreat, and Lisa Ellis in honor of Yvonne Porcella.

Travel Venues:
2. National Academy of Sciences
Washington D.C.
April 6 - September 21, 2015

 

3. Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

Melbourne, Florida

May-August 2016

 



Exhibition Name: Redirecting the Ordinary
We live in an environment we take for granted. We often miss the essential and forget that we can make the routine so much more vibrant and interesting. Turning things around, upside down, inside out, backwards or maybe even just a minuscule course correction can charge up the humdrum, turn the common into the uncommon, and make the expected unexpected.

Juror: Alicia Merrett
Managing Curator: Gul Laporte

Travel Venues:
2. International Quilt Festival - Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
March 26-28,  2015

3. Quilt! Knit! Stitch!
Portland, Oregon
August 13-15, 2015

NEW!
8. Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork
Alsace, France
September 16 - 19, 2015

NEW!
9. Vincenza Festival
Vinceza, Italy
October 2015



Exhibition Name: Seasonal Palette 
 American Quilter's Society and Cedar Canyon Textiles are sponsors for this exhibition.  Lynne Harpst Koen sponsored the catalog.

Seasonal Palette
is a series of 37 art quilts depicting the seasons of the year.
Co-curators and Jurors: Vicki Mangum and Kathleen McCabe   

Travel Venues:


7. New England Quilt Museum
Lowell, Massachusetts
April 5 - July 6, 2015
 
10. Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2016
Tainan City, Taiwan
April 20 - May 29, 2016
 

  Text Messages catalog  

Exhibition Name: Text Messages 
Text messages have fast become one of the most popular methods of communication in our country today. In this exhibit, you have free rein to explore the many facets of what 'text messages' means to you--from the obvious connection to modern technology to works comprised solely of actual or implied writing. The unifying theme will be text on quilts, in any language, and each quilt must contain at least one visible letter or word.
The catalog for the exhibition was made possible through the generosity of SAQA's members. 
Juror: Lesley Riley 
Managing curator: Georgianne (Gigi) Kandler 
Travel Venues: 
 
5. Morris Museum
Morristown, New Jersey
November 14, 2015 - March 20, 2016


 
RegionalREGIONAL EXHIBITIONS
Upcoming Regional Exhibitions
(Listed chronologically by opening dates - contact the regional reps for more information)

Full information about these exhibitions and the venues at which they can be seen is on the website under Artwork > SAQA Exhibitions > Regional.
 
 
Florida -- Piecing Together a Changing Planet
December 5, 2014 - March 1, 2015
 
Oregon -- Oregon:  State of Diversity
through March 2015
 
Wisconsin -- The Eye and the Needle
January 2015
 
Georgia -- A Color Runs Through It
March 2015
 
Oregon -- Exploring Layers
April 2015

New Mexico -- Cultural Red
April 8 - August 17, 2015
 
Colorado -- A Color Runs Through It
May 2015
 
Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma -- Midwest Metaphors
May 1 - 27, 2015
Florida/Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina/Georgia/Kentucky/Tennessee/Mississippi/Louisiana/Alabama/Arkansas - Southern Accents
May 16 - August 22, 2015
 
Massachusetts/Rhode Island/Connectiut -- Art as Quilt
June 26, 2015 - January 17, 2016
 
Oregon -- Blending Poetry and Cloth
August 22, 2015 - August 22, 2016
 
Brazil -- I Remember
August 27 - 30, 2015 
 
Pennsylvania -- A Color Runs Through It
September 2015
 
Southern California and Nevada -- Oasis
October 2015

YahooList SAQA Groups
Yahoo Discussion Group 
As a member of Studio Art Quilt Association, you are invited to join an email discussion group hosted on Yahoo.com. This group is only for SAQA members, and is private to the outside world. You can join by requesting membership at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SAQA/join
PLEASE include your full name in your request. 

The Visioning Project revolves around visualizing goals and dreams - and making them happen. The Visioning Project members are wonderful in helping each other with support, networking, and resource information. If you are interested in joining, please contact Suzan Engler. 

The SAQArtique group is open to all SAQA members.  The critiques are all in the spirit of a shared interest in quilting as an art form and improvement of each person's talents.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Martha Ginn.

Journal Journals

If you would prefer to ONLY read the Journal online, you can indicate your preference by checking off the Online Journal Only box in your Member Profile. 

Upcoming Journal Gallery Page Themes and Deadlines: 
  • Creatures - February 1, 2015
  • Health and Wholeness - May 1, 2015 
We can accept digital photos only. Images will be chosen on the basis of artistic merit as well as photo quality. To improve your chances of being selected, send only your best photos and use the same considerations you would for entering a juried show, which means sharp focus, even lighting, no extraneous hands or feet or garage doors showing in the photo, etc.
All edges of the quilt must be visible; do not crop into the edges of the quilt.
Send a digital image with a resolution of no less than 1800 pixels on the longest side, in jpeg format. Label the file with your last name followed by partial title (example: smith_dreamingtrees.jpg). In the body of the e-mail, Include caption information consisting of your name, size in inches, year created, your web site URL (if applicable), and a very brief statement describing something interesting about the work, perhaps your inspiration or your process. Send your images to saqa@deidreadams.com (This address will be used ONLY for the image gallery.)
NOTE: due to the large number of submissions received, an individual response to each submission is not possible.
OtherNewsOTHER OPPORTUNITIES
 

Studio to Gallery Conference

May 15 and 16, 2015    
Melbourne, Florida

Two of the greatest challenges art quilters face today are how to effectively present their art for juried competitions and galleries and how to manage the business aspects of art production. This conference addresses those issues in an environment of sharing and learning from highly respected instructors and fellow artists.  
 
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sandra Sider, and the event will coincide with the opening of Southern Accents, an exhibition juried by Dr. Sider and open to SAQA members in 11 southeastern states.
Registration deadline is Feb. 14th.  Check out all the details at www.studiotogallery.com  

 
Fun, Fiber-licious, and Fast - The 100 
"The 100," a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser, will be held on Wednesday,
February 4, 2015. The goal: Raise $10,000 in one day for the American Cancer
Society.

How? All the details are here:
http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/FFACThe100Fundraiser.html

There will be only 100 very exclusive patrons who will be randomly assigned
artwork from an extraordinary line-up of international fiber artists.

Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of
fiber artists and patrons.




Call for Entries:
Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2016 Prospectus  
Taiwan Art Quilt Society (TAQS) organizes artistic and educational international art quilt exhibitions. We focus on global issues and highlight the creation of quilting, which are not only the interpretation of techniques but also the contemporary artistic merit of environmental care and the spirit of humanities.

Theme: Protect the Earth's Environment
Venue: National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan City, Taiwan
Date: April 30 - May 29, 2016
DEADLINE for Entries: November 1, 2015   
http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=4359   

KEEP LETTING EVERYONE KNOW HOW WONDERFUL ART QUILTS ARE!

--Martha Sielman (MarthaSielman@SAQA.com)
Executive Director
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
P. O. Box 572   Storrs, CT 06268
860-487-4199   info@SAQA.com

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