February 2013 e.Bulletin
Message from Martha Sielman, SAQA's Executive Director:We've already received 9 Auction donations for the 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction!
See the Auction pieces here:
The call for entry for Metaphors on Aging just finished. We received wonderful entries from 95 artists for juror Pamela Allen to consider. Metaphors on Aging will be traveling to the Festival of Quilts in the U.K. and to the International Quilt Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as additional venues to be determined.
Call for entry for Text Messages is now open. Calls for Color Wheel of Emotions and Portfolio 20 will be open during April.
If you are not currently a Professional Artist Member (PAM) and would like to participate in Portfolio 20, you can apply for PAM status between now and March 1st.
CORRECTION: PAMs are eligible to participate in Portfolio 20 if they become PAMs before April 1, 2013 (NOT "before April 1, 2012" as I wrote last time by mistake).
NEW on the website:
Meet your Reps: Salli McQuaid and Lynn Krawczyk
Featured Artist: Elizabeth Fram
OTHER SAQA INFORMATION
We've just added a Regional Exhibitions page to the website - check to see if your region's current or future exhibition is listed correctly.
The Visioning Project group
(contact Helen Conway
) revolves around visualizing goals and dreams - and making them happen. By making a public commitment, the artist is inspired to achieve a specific goal. Some goals are very specific, such as gaining a private commission, getting gallery representation, or selling a work. Other goals are more developmental: building a cohesive body of work or producing work regularly. The Visioning Project members are wonderful in helping each other with support, networking, and resource information.
The SAQArtique group
(contact Martha Ginn
) is open to all SAQA members. Members trust in each other to make honest comments about the issues that they wish to have critiqued. The critiques are all in the spirit of a shared interest in quilting as an art form and improvement of each person's talents. The requirements for belonging to a group are simply that each member is expected to post at least one of her/his own works every 3 months and to participate in all critiques of other members' work.
|Deadlines & Dates
DATES FOR EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES
August 3, 2012 - February 24, 2013 - SAQA Showcase
at the International Quilt Study Center museum, Lincoln, Nebraska
January 10 - March 31, 2013 - Seasonal Palette at Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas
January 13 - March 10, 2013 - Beyond Comfort
at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
January 19 - April 15, 2013 - Masters 2 at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts
January 18 - March 1, 2013 - Sightlines at George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri
May 23-August 18, 2013 - Beyond Comfort at J. Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
February 21-24, 2013 - I'm Not Crazy at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, Virginia
February 28-March 3, 2013 - I'm Not Crazy at Quilt Fest, Somerset, New Jersey
April 12-14, 2013 - Seasonal Palette
and A Sense of Scale
April 25 - 28, 2013 - Expanding Horizons Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 2-5, 2013 - I'm Not Crazy at Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, Colorado
May 18 - August 24, 2013 - Masters 2 at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida
May 25-26, 2013 - Making Connections Symposium in Athens, Ohio
May 28 - July 26, 2013 - Sightlines at Grant's Pass Museum of Art, Grant's Pass, Oregon
June 21-23, 2013 - Deux at IQF-Chicago
August 8-11, 2013 - Metaphors on Aging at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England
August 22 - October 15, 2013 - Sightlines at William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois
September 6-8, 2013 - Metaphors on Aging at International Quilt Convention, Johannesburg, South Africa
Please welcome our new Regional Representatives:
- Catherine Whall Smith (Connecticut)
- Jennifer Bailey (Florida)
A very big THANK YOU to our retiring reps - Ann Hiemstra (Michigan), Sandy Wagner (California), Michelle Jones (Arkansas), and Paula Tanner (Georgia)!
Welcome to all our new members who joined in January:
Toni Baker, Sonia Bardella, Sally Bowker, Meret Buetzberger, Patricia Christy, Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Kirsten Cook, Barbara Crowley, Sheryl Culver, Monica Curry, Elizabeth Dawson, Maggie Dillon, Cyndi Dininger, Pamela Dowen, Angela Evenden, Heidi Foerster, Catherine Fortney, Kelly Fox, Carol Frank, Pam Frazier, Cathy Glover, Leslie Gordon, Sheila Green, Christine Hager-Braun, Debi Harney, Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson, Jeanne Hewell-Chambers, Elaine Hilburn Walizer, Susan Hollingsworth Becker, Susan Hotchkis, Carmen Huggins, Jill Jefferson, Debbie Jones, Elaine Jones, Gerrie Kennedy, MJ Kinman, Cuauhtemoc Kish, Lina Lawall, Cynthia Levis, Maryann Lincoln, Evelyn Looper, Ann Baldwin May, Deborah Merriam, Kimberley Mickelson, Patricia Miles, Sandra Mills, Christina Neff, Robin Nozato Wolek, Mary Ann Onstott, Mary Paris, Kathy Pflaum, Kathy Piper, Lioudmila Prespare, Sharyn Raiche, Marilyn Recupero, Marilyn Rembolt, Kay Reynolds, Teresa Reynolds, Janet Rhind, Lauren Rudd, Kate Rumelt, Molly Samuels, Yolande Sauve, Nancy Jo Smith, Sherrie Spangler, Pat Stava, Kay Stumpf, Lilly Thorne, Jennifer Wharton, Christine Wiggett, Julia Zgliniec, Kathy Zieben.
|SAQA Conference and Symposium
SAQA's Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 25-28, 2013
A SAQA Symposium at Quilt National in Athens, Ohio
May 24-25, 2013
The Lodge at Santa Fe is booked full. You may book a room at Garrett's Desert Inn. SAQA has reserved a group rate of $89/night for 2 Queens or 1 King, or $79/night for 1 Queen, plus they will waive the $8.00/night parking fee. This is not a "sister hotel" of The Lodge, so there is not a shuttle available. (800) 888-2145
A SAQA-sponsored Symposium in Conjunction with Quilt National '13
Athens, Ohio - May 24-25, 2013
SAQA's Thank You Gifts Program
Thank You Gifts for 1st quarter 2013 (Left to right):
Spray and Fix gift set from Odif USA
Donated copy of "Quilt Art at 25" catalog
SAQA rep Mary Tabar has donated two wrapped cord baskets
Hand-dyed silks and other goodies from Judith Content
Three-Dimensional Fiber Art DVD by SAQA rep Barbara Schneider
PLUS many more great Gifts on the website!
We've started the count for the 1st Quarter of 2013
-- this can be YOUR time to be a Star Recruiter!
We already have 8 Star Recruiters eligible for Thank-You gifts
: Dori Settles (7 new members); Sharon Bailey and Mary Beth Bellah (3 new members each); Nancy Bavor, Phyllis Cullen, Peg Pennell, Brenda Gael Smith and Nancy Williams (2 new members each)!
Star Recruiters will be choosing from the wonderful Thank-You Gifts
that have been donated by our generous supporters:
- AURIfil USA
- C&T Publishing
- Cedar Canyon Textiles
- Dharma Trading Company
- Lark Crafts
- Meinke Toy
- Odif USA
- Simplicity Creative
- Swarovski Crystals
- Lynne Allen
- Frieda Anderson
- Karey Bresenhan
- Judith Content
- Eileen Doughty
- Carol Eaton
- Lisa Ellis
- Cheryl Ferrin
- Clairan Ferrono
- Lynn Krawczyk
- Pamela Morris
- Candice Phelan
- Robin Schwalb
- Sandra Sider
- Martha Sielman
- Laura Wasilowski
- Jack Walsh
How the Thank You Gifts program works:
Who is eligible to participate in the Thank You Gifts program?
All SAQA members, excluding Board members, paid staff and consultants.
How do I participate in the Thank You Gifts program?
Refer two or more new SAQA members and have each new member list you in the "Referred by" field either on the web or on their paper application.
Where can I see the Thank You Gifts?
We have created a website page for the Thank You Gifts program.
How often can SAQA members select a membership drive Thank You Gift?
Members may select one gift per quarter when they refer two or more new members.
How does the Thank You Gifts selection process work?
The member referring the most new members in that quarter will select from that quarter's Thank You Gifts list first. The member referring the second-most new members in that quarter will pick second, and so on. In the event of a tie, the member identified as having recruited that number of new members earliest will pick first.
|Calling All SAQA Teachers and Lecturers!
|Are you conducting workshops, seminars, classes or lecturing about fiber art? Here is an opportunity to add even more value to your event.
For a limited time, you can offer your students a 10% discount on their new SAQA membership. Just register your event with SAQA's executive director, Martha Sielman, and receive your personalized membership discount code. Every new member who joins SAQA and puts your membership discount code on their application or web form, will receive a 10% reduction in their first year membership fee - and you will receive credit for recruiting another new member.
So whether you are running multi-day workshops, ½ day seminars or lecturing to a quilt guild, email Martha Sielman to register your event and receive your personalized membership discount code. By sharing SAQA with your attendees, you are helping them to open another door to new opportunities for their art and career.
|I AM SAQA Advertising Campaign
|See the new rotating display of the I am SAQA ads on the website!
We want YOU to participate.
Please complete the questionnaire and model release and email them to IAmSAQA@SAQA.com.
We would like to present a cross-section of SAQA's membership in these ads, so we are interested in profiling as many members as we can. Don't miss this opportunity to promote yourself and SAQA at the same time.
| New Virtual Exhibit on SAQA Website
Dan Olfe - "Texture Experiment 14"
Helen wrote: "Sometimes the line is fine, a subtle but vital addition. Sometimes a thicker line makes a fine quilt out of its boldness and definition. Other times the works walk the fine line between quilt and sculpture. All of them draw an inspirational line for us to follow."
List of selected artists:
Jill Rumoshosky Werner
If you would like to volunteer to be a Virtual Gallery curator, please contact
|Jen Solon (Galleries@SAQA.com) who organizes the Virtual Exhibitions.
|This is a Quilt! Trunk Shows available to travel
These three pieces are from Trunk Show A, which is in South Africa this month:
Winifred Dell'Ario - "In the Distance" *** Pat Durbin - "Last Splash of Color" *** Annabel Ebersole - "My Colorful Lisbon"
All of the pieces from all of the trunk shows are up on the SAQA website:
There are seven different trunk shows of small matted pieces. They are available to travel to your region any time through October 2013.
We hope that you will find venues where these wonderful gems can be displayed as a way to educate about our medium. Perhaps there is a library, community center, or art center in your town that has a display space. If you belong to a quilt guild, talk to the program chair about using this as a program. We can also arrange to send you our PowerPoint presentation that explains about art quilts and about SAQA. And it would be a great time to share your own artwork.
On the Trunk Show pages, you can search by Trunk Show letter (each Trunk Show has its own page) or by artist (through the index). At the bottom of each trunk show page, there is a Google calendar that shows where the trunk will be exhibited. When you click on the colored bar in the calendar, you will see details about each venue and dates.
A "Learn More" link explains what the trunk show is and a "Contact Us" link is above the calendar so that members or other interested parties can request a trunk viewing in their area. If you are interested in hosting a trunk show, please contact your regional rep.
| SAQA Exhibition News: Calls for Entries
**NOTE: SAQA exhibitions are open to ALL members, unless there is a geographical restriction
Open to all SAQA members
International Quilt Festival - Houston, Texas, October 31-November 4, 2013
International Quilt Festival - Cincinnati, Ohio, April 4-6, 2014
International Quilt Festival - Long Beach, California, July 2014
Additional venues may be added
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.
Juror: Lesley Riley
Managing curator: Georgianne (Gigi) Kandler
Online entry opens: February 1, 2013
|Color Wheel of Emotions
Open to all SAQA members
How do colors reflect our emotions? Have you ever seen red, felt blue or been green with envy? Spin the color wheel and your mood may encompass the full spectrum of the rainbow. The range of color used in this exhibit will convey a sense of emotion or feeling expressed by the artists. Viewers will interpret the theme based on their understanding and response to the color palette and overall design.
The World Quilt Show: New England XI, Manchester, New Hampshire, 8/15-8/18/13
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XX: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA, 9/19-9/22/13
Pacific International Quilt Festival XX: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA 10/17-10/20/13
Additional venues may be added; work must be available to travel through the end of August 2014
Managing curator: Carol Eaton
Online entry opens: April 1, 2013
Online entry deadline: April 30, 2013
Preview the entry form and entry requirements at http://saqacallforentries2.com/
| 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: Beyond Comfort
This exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. The catalog for this exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Teri Quinn.
Juror: Marci Rae McDade, editor of Fiberarts magazine
Curator: Eileen Doughty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Butler Institute of American Art
January 13 - March 10, 2013
4. Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
May 23 - August 18, 2013
Exhibition Name: DEUX--Two Ideas, Two Inspirations, Two Complementary Quilts
Artists will exhibit two works that best represent their body of work and which relate to one another in some way. Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust Managing Curator: Kim LaPolla Travel Venues:1. International Quilt FestivalChicago, IllinoisJune 2013
2. Carrefour Européen du Patchwork
3. Vicenza Festival
Exhibition Name: Earth Stories
Michigan State University Museum; Opening 2014
Additional venues will be added; work must be available to travel from 2014 through the end of December 2017
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
Theme: Mental illness carries with it a stigma; many of us have experience with disorders, temporary or permanent, curable or not, that in the past and in some cultures even today would be labeled as crazy. That stigma can make it difficult to admit its effect on our loved ones or ourselves. Disorders as common as anxiety or depression, or less common, like schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder, can have a devastating effect on families and friends, and on ourselves. Negativity towards those who have these disorders often causes many people to keep the diagnosis hidden from friends and family.
Juror: Sue Reno
Curator: Kathy Nida email@example.com
v) Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXII
February 21-24, 2013
vi) The Quilt Fest of New Jersey VII
Somerset, New Jersey
February 28-March 3, 2013
vii) Denver National Quilt Festival VI
May 2-5, 2013
Exhibit Name: Masters 2 An invitational exhibit of one work each by 37 of the artists featured in the new book Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 2 by Martha Sielman (Lark, August 2011). The book is now available in the SAQA Bookstore - our copies were donated to SAQA by Lark, so the complete purchase price goes to support SAQA.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Lark Crafts, AURIfil Threads,
and the American Quilter's Society.Managing Curator: Marjorie DeQuincy (firstname.lastname@example.org)Travel Venues to date: 5. New England Quilt MuseumLowell, MAJanuary 15 - April 15, 2013
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.
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.
Juror: Pamela Allen
Managing curator: Mary McBride
Travel Venues to date:
1. Festival of Quilts
August 8-11, 2013
2. International Quilt Convention
Johannesburg, South Africa
September 6-8, 2013
Exhibition Name: Radical Elements
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.
Curator: Jill Rumoshosky Werner
Travel Venues to date:
1. Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
Montgomery College - Takoma Park
Silver Springs, Maryland
April 3 - May 9, 2014
A special in-depth exhibition of the work of 6 artists at the museum of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln from August 3, 2012 - February 24, 2013. Chosen artists will each exhibit several works.
Jurors: Judith Content and Carolyn Ducey
Curator: Leni Levenson Wiener
Co-curators and Jurors: Vicki Mangum and Kathleen McCabe
April 12-14, 2013
4. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 26-28, 2013
Exhibition Name: Sightlines
This exhibit will compare and contrast a series of very large works with several small work installations. The works will be displayed on the outside walls of the SAQA exhibit space. This will allow the viewer to step back and contemplate the dramatic juxtaposition of the sizes of these works.
has generously funded the design of a catalog
for this exhibit.
Ulysses Grant Dietz, curator of Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum
2. International Quilt Festival
April 12-14, 2013
3. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 26-28, 2013
Sightlines will be an installation of artworks from 14 invited artists featuring a sightline linking all the artwork in the exhibit. The creation of a full-color catalog, with a gatefold center section showing the entire installation, is made possible through the generosity of Herb Anhaltzer in memory of his wife, Mary Anhaltzer.
8. George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
January 18 - March 1, 2013
9. Grant's Pass Museum
May 28 - July 26, 2013
Grants Pass, Oregon
10. William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
August 22 - October 15, 2013
SAQA's 2011-2012 Traveling Trunk Show
Theme: This is a Quilt!
|(Listed chronologically by opening dates)
For more information and images, see the Regional Exhibitions page.
Put Your Best Foot Forward Western Canada --
Northern California / Nevada --
Meet the Best of the West1. Galleria, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
February 2 - March 23, 2013
2. Quilt B.C., Penticton B.C. Canada
May 16-18, 2013
3. Kiwanis Gallery, Red Deer Library, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
December 30, 2013 - March 2014
4. The Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
End of March, 2014 - July 2015
1. Creative Framing and Gallery, Oakland, California
April 1 - May 31, 2013
New Mexico --
New Mexico: Unfolding
1. State Capitol Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 8 - August 16, 2013
1. Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut
May 4 - June 14, 2013
2. Legislative Office Building, Hartford, Connecticut
July 1 - 30, 2013
Colorado, Wyoming, Utah --
Attitude @ Altitude
1. Denver National Quilt Festival VI, Denver, Colorado
May 2-5, 2013
1. Gallery 92 West, Fremont, Nebraska
May 29 - June 30, 2013
2. Columbus Art Center Gallery, Columbus, Nebraska
Oct 15 - Nov 8, 2013
3. The Venue, Grand Island, Nebraska
Feb 2 - Feb 28, 2014
4. Mancuso Denver National Quilt Show, Denver, Colorado
May 1-4, 2014
Northern California / Nevada --
Layered & Stitched
1. Blue Line Arts Center, Roseville, California
June 7 - July 13, 2013
Oregon: State of Diversity II
1. High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon
July 1-31, 2013
2. Heritage Station, Pendleton, Oregon
November 1 - December 31, 2013
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:
- Water - due date May 1, 2013
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
|NOTE: due to the large number of submissions received, an individual response to each submission is not possible.
| Other Information
From Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association:
Entry for The 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition 2013 will begin July 1, 2013.
Entry is open to art quilters from around the world.
Grand prize is 1,000,000 yen.
Deadline is July 31, 2013.
From Quilts for a Change:
Call for Entries: Light, Hope, Opportunity: Empowering Women Through Clean Energy
A Quilt for Change Exhibition at the United Nations
Around the world 1.6 billion people suffer from a lack of reliable electricity and sustainable cooking fuels. This "energy poverty" affects every aspect of daily life, including physical safety and security, health, education, and economic opportunities. Quilt artists are asked to create quilts that highlight aspects of energy poverty and/or its sustainable energy solutions; the challenges women and families face without reliable sources of energy; and the empowerment opportunities brought by women-run energy-related small business.
Deadline: March 1, 2013
|We have relief funds available for artists affected by all kinds of natural and man-made disasters. Look on our website for complete information:
|SAQA PowerPoint Presentations
PLUS Brochures/Journals Available
Membership brochures and back issues of the Journal and our catalogs are available. If you're teaching, please let me know and I'd be happy to send you brochures to hand out to your students. I can also send back issues of the Journal, catalogs, etc. Just send an email with what you need and include your mailing address (ExecDirector@SAQA.com).
There's now an Introduction to SAQA PowerPoint presentation on the website that you can download for use in making presentations to your quilt guild, library, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, or other group.
| SAQA Discussion Group
As a member of Studio Art Quilt Association, you are also 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 with your request, so we can verify that you are a member. Once your request is made, the moderators will approve you ASAP.
|KEEP LETTING EVERYONE KNOW HOW WONDERFUL ART QUILTS ARE!
--Martha Sielman (MarthaSielman@SAQA.com)
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
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