August 2012 e.Bulletin
Message from Martha Sielman, SAQA's Executive Director:
I spent Wednesday traveling to New York City from my home in Connecticut, so that I could be one of three judges for a new annual art quilt exhibit being sponsored by Swarovski Elements - Create Your Style. The exhibit will premiere in Houston, and I'm very excited about the works that were chosen! Be sure to keep a lookout for the announcement of next year's contest...
I had the pleasure of judging with Amanda Schlatre of Quilts, Inc. and the Director of Marketing from SVP Worldwide, the company which produces Pfaff, Singer, and Husqvarna sewing machines (and which is providing a Pfaff machine to each of the 3 top award-winners). Amanda told me that Quilts, Inc. has just announced that they will be returning to Chicago for another quilt show each year - creating a total of four shows. The Cincinnati show will still be in April, but Chicago will now happen in June. We're hoping that SAQA can be part of this exciting new show!
It's a three-hour train ride to and from NYC, so I was able to spend 6 solid hours reading through the all of the comments that you submitted through the Membership Benefits survey. One of the things that the survey makes clear is that there's a lot of confusion about how some of SAQA's programs work. I want to thank everyone who wrote about this, as sometimes I'm too close to it all to see where things might be confusing. I'll try to explain the various categories of program that SAQA provides in a series of emails and then we'll post the information in the FAQ section.
Also, did you know that SAQA has two Facebook pages?
is a place where I post information that I think might be of general interest.
is a page for members to share information with each other.
Here's a description of all the various places that SAQA promotes work by SAQA members:
There are several different ways that your work can be shown on the SAQA website:
A. PAM gallery - all PAMs have the opportunity to upload two images onto the SAQA website. These images become part of the randomly-selected home page slideshow (50 new images each time a visitor goes the website). These images are also used to create the monthly Virtual Galleries.
B. Auction - all donations to the SAQA Benefit Auction are posted on the website.
C. Exhibitions - Many of the SAQA exhibitions have images posted on the website.
D. Trunk Show images - All of the pieces from the 7 Trunk Shows are posted online.
E. Portfolios online - Portfolio 17 and Portfolio 18 are available online and can be downloaded onto your smartphone or tablet.
F. Featured Artists and Meet Your Reps - Each month we showcase new groups of members. Featured Artists must be PAMs.
SAQA sponsors many different types of exhibitions which are shown in a variety of locations.
A. All-SAQA exhibitions - these are the call for entry exhibitions that are open to all SAQA members. Occasionally, one of these exhibitions will be an invitational exhibition, such as the "Masters 2" exhibit. While many of the SAQA exhibitions premiere at a quilt festival (so that we can guarantee that your work will be seen, often by over 100,000 visitors), most of the exhibitions ALSO travel to several galleries and museums. Look at the listings below to see the wide variety of upcoming venues.
B. Regional exhibitions - these are run by the regions and are sometimes juried and sometimes not juried and open to all members of a region (SAQA Showcases). If there isn't a regional exhibition happening where you live, contact your regional representative and offer to help organize one.
C. Trunk Shows - SAQA currently has 7 Trunk Shows traveling around the world.
3. In print
Publication is an important part of SAQA's mission to document the art quilt movement.
A. The SAQA Journal has a centerfold Gallery section in each issue. Directions for submitting your work are always part of each month's e.Bulletin (look towards the bottom of this email). Want to read back issues of the SAQA Journal? Almost every issue is on the website in the Members Only section.
B. Exhibition catalogs. SAQA attempts to find donors to support print catalogs for as many of the all-SAQA exhibitions as possible.
C. Portfolio - PAMs have the opportunity to submit one image for each year's print Portfolio. The Portfolios are distributed to galleries, museums, collectors, interior designers, and architects as part of SAQA's mission to educate the public about the art quilt medium.
D. Art Quilt News - a weekly e.newsletter which is sent out every Friday morning. It lists 5-7 exhibitions which will be opening that weekend. If you are in an exhibition, be sure to send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're not yet receiving Art Quilt News, the sign-up link is on the bottom left corner of the home page.
E. I AM SAQA advertising campaign - Send in a photo of yourself and your work, along with statements about why you're a SAQA member and what you're passionate about (email@example.com). Be our next featured member - we're placing these I AM SAQA ads in a variety of magazines and (soon) on the website!
I'll write about membership benefits, SAQA's outreach activities, and the website resources in future communications. Be sure to check out the
We already have five star recruiters who have recruited more than 2 new members in this quarter: Dena Crain (4 new members), Lisa Walton (3 new members), Nancy Billings, Sharon Collins, and Sue Rasmussen (2 new members each). At the end of the quarter, these star recruiters will select their Thank You Gifts from the list on http://www.saqa.com/gallery-mini-detail.php?ID=2162
Membership Drive Thank You Gifts Program:
The quarter doesn't end until September 30th, so you still have two months to join the star recruiter list and receive your own Thank You Gift!
Portfolio 18 available online and on your
is now available online in an interactive, searchable format. It is also available for viewing on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. To view Portfolio 18 on one of these platforms click here.
THANK YOU to our volunteers at IQF-Long Beach!
Thank you to our SAQA Booth organizers:
Sandra Hankins, Mary Tabar, Deborah Stanley, and Teresa Shippy!
Thank you to our docent volunteers who gave gallery walks:
Anne Copeland and Terry Waldron!
And Thank you to all the tireless volunteers who helped to staff the SAQA Booth:
Luke and Laura Bisagna, Sandy Branjord, Cynthia Catlin, Carol Churchill, Gerrie Congdon, Anne Copeland, Sheila Frampton-Cooper, Gulia Greer, Annette Guerrero, Betty Hahn, Belinda Hart, Barbara Hynes, Carol Henke, Pamela Price Klebaum, Sherry Kleinman, Jayne Larson, Sandra Lauterbach, Rodi Ludlum, Jenny Lyon, Melanie McFarland, Gay McNeal, Linda Miller, Jennie Moore, Kathy Nida, Karen Rips, Carol Ryan, Julie Schlueter, Linda Stone, Mark Stone, Ann Turley, Terry Waldron, Emily Wallace, Eileen Wintemute and Sally Wright!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK
There will again be a SAQA members' social gathering on
Friday, August 17 from 3:00-5:00pm in the Gallery Restaurant upstairs from the show floor. Maggie Farmer is organising the meeting.
If you are planning to attend the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK
August 16-19, please think about helping to steward the SAQA stand. The slots will be for 1.5 hours each. If you have a preferred day or time, please let Sandy Snowden know. Even if you aren't certain of your English, we can pair you with someone who is! We have many visitors who are relieved to find someone speaking a language they are more comfortable with. So, your help would really be appreciated.
PLUS, SAQA Executive Director Martha Sielman will be here giving lectures and gallery walks through the "Masters 2" exhibition.
SAVE THE DATE!
The Education Committee is bringing back the Mentorship calls. The first one is scheduled for Thursday, Sept 13th at 11:00 AM Pacific.
Judith Content will give a talk entitled "Tributaries: my varied art life". Save the date! Details about how to call in will be sent out shortly.
Mark your calendars for 2013:
SAQA will be holding both a full conference: "Expanding Horizons" from April 25-28, 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
AND a symposium: "Making Connections" in Athens, Ohio on May 25-26, 2013 in conjunction with the Opening of Quilt National 2013.
We're looking for YOUR next exhibit to feature in Art Quilt News. Please send the title of the exhibit, dates, venue address, phone, URL, 2-3 sentence description, and a jpg of your art to: ArtQuiltNews@SAQA.com
NEW on the website:
Meet your Reps: Julie Park, Beth Berman, and Diana Welte
Featured Artists: Sherry Davis Kleinman & Susan Brubaker Knapp *********************************************************
| Deadlines & Dates
|DEADLINES and DATES
|April - August 12, 2012 - Sightlines
at Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey
June - September 5, 2012 - Art Meets Science
at the Global Health Odyssey Museum at the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
June - September 16, 2012 - Beyond Comfort
and Creative Force 2010
at Gerald Ford Library Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
August 3, 2012 - SAQA Showcase opens at the International Quilt Study Center museum in Lincoln, Nebraska
August 16-19, 2012 - Masters 2 at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK
August 16-19, 2012 - I'm Not Crazy premieres at World Quilt Show -
New England X in Manchester, New Hampshire
August 31, 2012 - DEADLINE for Journal Gallery section "Earth"
September 1, 2012 - Online call for entry opens for Earth Stories
September 13, 2012 - Mentorship call with Judith Content
September 27 - December 31, 2012 - Sightlines
at Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania
September 30, 2012 - DEADLINE - online call for entries for Earth Stories
November 1, 2012 - DEADLINE for Journal Gallery section "Wind"
November 1-4, 2012 - Seasonal Palette and A Sense of Scale at IQF-Houston
January 1, 2013 - Online call for entry opens for Metaphors on Aging
January 13 - March 10, 2013 - Beyond Comfort at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
January 15 - April 15, 2013 - Masters 2 at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts
January 31, 2013 - DEADLINE - online call for entries for Metaphors on Aging
February 1, 2013 - DEADLINE for Journal Gallery section "Fire"
February 1, 2013 - Online call for entry opens for Text Messages
February 28, 2013 - DEADLINE - online call for entry for Text Messages
April 12-14, 2013 - Seasonal Palette and A Sense of Scale at IQF-Cincinnati
April 25 - 28, 2013 - Expanding Horizons Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 1, 2013 - DEADLINE for Journal Gallery section "Water"
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
August 22 - October 15, 2013 - Sightlines at William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois
|Please welcome our new Regional Representatives:
- Dori Settles - Nebraska
- Uta Lenk - Europe and the Middle East
- Cheryl Olson - North Dakota and South Dakota
Major THANKS to our retiring reps: Sue King, Terri Stegmiller, and Sandra Hankins!
Welcome to all our new members who joined in July:
Ananse Village, Rebecca Aranyi, Patricia Arensen, Helen Beaven, Caris Burton, Maureen Callahan, Sharon Calverley, Grace Compeer, Cynthia Craig, Jeanne Creekmore, Jessica Dickinson, Ulysses Grant Dietz, Verbena Donati Jenkins, Patricia Dunbar, Linda Elder, Susan Farber, Margaret Ford, Gwen Ford, Nancy Gamon, Carolyn Gibbs, Inga Gorsvans-Buell, Ann Hanewald, Molly Hartin, Susan Hilsenbeck, Andrea Huffman, Rene Iannarelli, Patricia Kelly, Denise Killingsworth, Sheryl G. Kinney, Stephanie Knudsen, Betty Lacy, Mary J Luquette, Pamela Lutz, Deborah MacDonald, Veronica Martin, Donna Mikesch, Gay Morris, Laura Nownes, Cindy Ondrak, Ellen Parrott, Kathleen Pease, Cath Phillips, Tina Rathbone, Orna Ron, Rebecca Schopp, Linda Schwann, Betty Seinfield, Dori Settles, Barbara Sherman, Greg Somerville, Etta Stewart, Sandi Sumerfield, Andree Sweek, Marianne Swim, Anna Turek, Marcia Tuznik, Joanne Wilcox, and Merilee Zenone.
SAQA's Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 25-28, 2013
will be held April 25-28, 2013 at the Lodge at Santa Fe:
SAQA members should request the special conference rate of $79 per night.
Registration and program information will be posted as soon as they are available.
SAQA's 2012 Benefit Auction
LAST CHANCE to send in your AUCTION DREAM COLLECTION
|Check out the Auction Dream Collections already received!Made Me Smile
, curated by Jaynie Himsl:
Top row: Sheila Steers - The Other Line at the Awards Ceremony *** Margaret Blank - Free Spirits *** Lynn Welsch - Taking a Break
Bottom row: Robin Laws Field - Shopping with Mother *** Georgia Heller - Saturday Night Fever *** Rita Streimer - Cordon Bleu
You can see all of the Dream Collections here: http://www.saqa.com/gallery-mini-detail.php?ID=2209
|If you would like to curate your own Auction Dream Collection, all you have to do is choose six pieces that you like together and send your selections to Eileen Doughty. (Yes - you can choose your own piece as part of the group.) Eileen will post as many as possible on the SAQA website between now and August 8th.
the following information (ONLY one set per person, please) --
Dream Collection title:
1. Artist, title, page, row:
2. Artist, title, page, row:
3. Artist, title, page, row:
4. Artist, title, page, row:
5. Artist, title, page, row:
6. Artist, title, page, row:
|SAQA's Thank You Gifts Program
Thank You Gifts for 3rd quarter 2012 (Left to right):
Sample SAQA Signature Collection of threads from AURIfil
Gift bag of Swarovski Elements crystals
Full set of iridescent Shiva Paintstiks from Cedar Canyon Textiles
PLUS many more great Gifts on the website!
Candice Phelan, SAQA's Membership Drive chair, just donated a wonderful bundle of 8 fat-quarters hand-dyed by Joy's Fabrics & Quilts, along with matching threads and glass beads to our Thank You Gift choices:
to our generous Thank You Gifts program sponsors and donors:
* Lynne Allen
* Karey Bresenhan
* Robin Schwalb
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
|The Membership Drive committee is pleased to announce the launch of SAQA's new membership recruitment advertising campaign: I AM SAQA.
Cheryl Ferrin is soliciting your photo and information for this series of 52 ads. SAQA will place the ads in a variety of magazines: American Craft, Fiber Art Now, GenQ, Quilting Arts, Selvedge, Surface Design Journal. etc. The ads will also be featured on a special web page on the SAQA website and placed on SAQA's Facebook and Twitter pages.
We are looking to represent a cross-section of SAQA's membership, and 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. We would love to have your participation.
Please complete the questionnaire and model release you received in an email from SAQA.com on June 25th and send it, along with a high resolution image of you and your artwork, to marketing@ saqa.com.
| New Virtual Exhibit on SAQA Website
Pat Durbin - "Forest Walk"
"Given the opportunity, children often enjoy climbing trees. Of course, clinging to the tree's trunk is much safer than moving out onto a branch or limb; in fact, the farther the climber moves out away from the trunk, the greater the likelihood that the limb will bend or break and the climber will take a tumble.
"While the idiom "out on a limb" is not commonly applied to artists, risk taking is certainly ingredient to an artist's existence. The risk taking begins with the artist's first response to the creative urge and expands with explorations of media, processes, techniques, and styles. The risk taking continues with the mining of one's internal and external geographies for inspiration, as well as the vulnerability of sending work out into the world.
"This month's mini gallery showcases work that focuses on the subject of trees. Viewers are invited to use the selections as opportunity to consider how these artists might have gone "out on a limb" in responding to their creative callings,developing their craft, seeking inspiration, and releasing their work into the world. Look for places of commonality and difference among these artists' approaches and between their approaches and your own. Use the theme as opportunity to move toward heightened awareness of how your own creative process leads you 'out on a limb'."
Selected Artists Virginia Abrams
Doria A. Goocher
Grietje Van der Veen
Marianne R. Williamson
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 D, which is in Oregon this month:
Susan Elaine Henry - "Europe Market" *** Ming-Mei Huang - "Sunset Shining over Queen's Head" *** Kasia - "SAQA II"
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's 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 Exhibit News: Calls for Entries
**NOTE: SAQA exhibits are open to ALL members, unless there is a geographical restriction
NOTE: Additional information about these Calls for Entry can now be accessed directly from the Members tab:
Open to all SAQA members
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.
Artists will be chosen from portfolio submission and an accompanying statement about the story they plan to tell with their piece.
Juror: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
Managing curator: Leni Levenson Wiener
Online entry opens: September 1, 2012
Online entry deadline: September 30, 2012
Preview the entry form and entry requirements at http://saqacallforentries6.com
Metaphors on Aging
Open to all SAQA members
Premiere Location: Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 15-18, 2013
Additional venues may be added; work must be available to travel through the end of 2015
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
Online entry opens: January 1, 2013
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
Online entry deadline: February 28, 2013
| SAQA Exhibit News:
Current All-SAQA Exhibitions
This is a listing of SAQA exhibition travel plans. The artists for these exhibitions have already been chosen.
| Exhibits are listed alphabetically
Exhibit Name: Art Meets Science
This exhibit explores the unexpected intersections of two seemingly different disciplines, Art and Science. The works focus upon inspiration from scientific theories or phenomena expressed in new or unexpected ways, from the harmonies of randomness to the dynamics produced by scientific imagery. A catalog, funded by donations from SAQA's members, was designed by Deidre Adams and is available through the SAQA Bookstore.
Juror: David W. Fraser, MD
Curator: Jill Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org )
5. Global Health Odyssey Museum at the Center for Disease Control
June 11 - September 5, 2012
Exhibit 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 (email@example.com)
2. Gerald R. Ford Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 19 - September 16, 2012
3. Butler Institute of American Art
January 13 - March 10, 2013
Exhibit Name: Creative Force 2010
Theme: A survey showcasing the breadth and depth of work being created by SAQA artists - The Best of SAQA.
Juror: Chunghie Lee
Travel Venues to date:
6. Gerald R. Ford Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan
July 11 - September 16, 2012
Exhibition Name: I'm Not Crazy
Premiere Locations: Mancuso Quilt Festivals (August 2012-June 2013)
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
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: 4. Festival of QuiltsBirmingham, U.K.August 16-19, 2012
5. New England Quilt MuseumLowell, MAJanuary 15 - April 15, 2013
Exhibit Name: SAQA Showcase
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
Exhibit Name: Seasonal Palette
NEW! American Quilter's Society and Cedar Canyon Textiles will be a sponsors for this exhibition. Lynne Harpst Koen has generously offered to sponsor the catalog.
Seasonal Palette is a series of 36 art quilts depicting the seasons of the year.
Co-curators and Jurors: Vicki Mangum and Kathleen McCabe
1. International Quilt Festival
November 1-4, 2012
2. International Quilt Festival
April 12-14, 2013
3. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 26-28, 2013
4. National Quilt Museum
September 12 - December 2, 2013
Exhibit Name: A Sense of Scale
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.
Jennifer Day has generously funded the design of a catalog for this exhibit.
Ulysses Grant Dietz, curator of Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum
1. International Quilt Festival
November 1-4, 2012
2. International Quilt Festival
April 12-14, 2013
3. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 26-28, 2013
Exhibit Name: Sightlines
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.
6. Morris Museum
April 26 - August 12, 2012
Morristown, New Jersey
7. Everhart Museum
September 27 - December 31, 2012
8. Grant's Pass Museum
June - July 2013
Grants Pass, Oregon
9. William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
August 22 - October 15, 2013
Exhibit name: This is a Quilt!
SAQA's 2011-2012 Traveling Trunk Show
Theme: This is a Quilt!
|SAQA Exhibit News:
Juried Regional Exhibitions
Traveling to various venues in Canada
Contact: Pat Caffery (email@example.com)
Europe and Israel:
"Wide Horizons III"
Run Dates: Sept 15 - 18, 2012 (plus one other venue)
Contact Britta Ankenbauer firstname.lastname@example.org
"Enchanted Threads, featuring A Walk in the Wild"
Managing Curator: Betty Busby email@example.com
Venue: Open Space Visitor Center Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Dates: Nov 10, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
"Oregon: State of Diversity 2"
Run Dates: 2012-2013
You should have received your copy of the Spring/Summer issue. If it hasn't appeared in your mailbox, please let us know and we'll send out a replacement copy right away!
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:
- Earth - due date August 1, 2012
- Wind - due date November 1, 2012
- Fire - due date February 1, 2013
- 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 Quilt National:
Quilt National '13, the eighteenth international juried competition for new innovative quilts, on display May 24 - September 2, 2013 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio (USA). Jurors are internationally recognized artist quiltmakers Judith Content (Palo Alto, CA) and Linda Colsh (Belgium); and Penny McMorris (Bowling Green, OH), quilt scholar, author, and co-founder of The Electric Quilt Company, which produces software for quilters.
The work must (a) possess the most basic structural characteristics of a quilt, (b) be an original design of the entrant, (c) have been completed after September, 2010 and (d) measure no more than 100" or 254 cm. in either direction. Jurors will grant over $6,000 in prizes. Entry deadline is September 14, 2012. Work selected for the exhibition will tour throughout the United States through 2015 and will be published in a full-color catalog.
Entry forms and rules are available at www.dairybarn.org/quilt
From the East Carolina University MFA Textiles program:
At the SAQA/SDA Conference in Philadelphia, we had the chance to meet a wonderful group of MFA students who came up from East Carolina University. They are looking for textile artists who would be willing to donate their time to come to East Carolina University and share their work and/or techniques with a group of textile students. Their program has a small amount of funding, so they can cover travel costs. If you would be willing to reach out to students in this way, please contact Lori Ary (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
|We have relief funds available for artists affected by the wildfire 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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