December 2012 e.Bulletin
Message from Martha Sielman, SAQA's Executive Director:
This month we have several special holiday gift suggestions for you:
Cecilia Gonzalez Desedamas - The Difference II *** Jill Le Croissette - Looking Inward *** Sylvia Weir - Contemplation
We're LOOKING FOR IDEAS!
Do you know of a Museum, Art Gallery or other large fiber-friendly venue that might be interested in hosting a SAQA exhibition? If so, please send the name and contact information to Bill Reker.
NEW on the website:
Meet your Reps: Beth Schillig & Maxine Thomas
Featured Artists: K. Velis Turan & Jill Ault
OTHER SAQA NEWS
SAQA's Shipping Center in Beechwood, Ohio
Funding for the Shipping Center is needed:
SAQA's exhibitions program is our most effective way to educate people about art quilts as a fine art medium. The Exhibition Committee has created an amazing number of exhibitions and developed a strong schedule of venues. However, we need funds to pay for our 2013 exhibition Shipping Center costs.
These are the projected Shipping Center costs for 2013:
Rent -- $15,000
Insurance -- $2,138
Alarm system -- $713
Two new crates -- $1,832
Supplies -- $1,500
TOTAL needed for 2013 -- $21,183
Please help. Your donation will make it possible to achieve our exhibition goal of sharing our beautiful art quilts with thousands of viewers across the U.S. and around the world.
In just a few days, we already have $760 towards our goal THANKS to these generous donors: Beth Carney, Aileyn Renli Ecob, Andra Fischgrund, Belinda Hart, Jim Hay, Sandra Sider, and Pamela Zave.
Conference Planning -- CAN YOU HELP?
From Mary Pal, Special Events Committee Chair:
The Special Events Committee is putting the final touches on its preparations for the Santa Fe "Expanding Horizons" conference. Now we begin our preparations for the big 25th Anniversary conference in Washington DC, "Capitolizing on Fiber"
from May 1-4, 2014.
We are seeking new committee members for a few of these volunteer positions. All require monthly attendance at an hour-long online meeting, knowledge of MS Word software, and the ability to correspond by email. Please contact me if you are interested.
Printed Materials: Oversee design of online registration documents, a publicity postcard, and any information pages on the SAQA website. Assist with design of conference Program Guide. Time commitment: busiest time is August and September.
Publicity: Coordinate publicity for conference. Liaise with SAQA Marketing Director and produce notices for e.Bulletin. Assist with design of conference logo. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator an asset. Busiest time is July to September.
Special Fundraiser: Decide on method of fundraising, and how it will be organized (auction? sale?). Design guidelines for donors and coordinate correspondence with them. Oversee event at the conference. Busiest time is January to end of conference.
Communications: Communicate conference status updates to SAQA staff, conference registrants and presenters. Provide updates in the months directly preceding the conference. Handle post-conference correspondence. Busiest time is February to end of conference.
NEW PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE in the SAQA Bookstore:
Portfolio 19 -- $29.95
Lark has donated 100 copies of The Natural World ($24.95)
100% of your purchase will go to support SAQA
Sense of Scale catalog ($20)
Seasonal Palette catalog ($20)
TIQE 2012 (Taiwan) catalog ($35)
YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING CAN BENEFIT SAQA
Help SAQA raise money for free!
If you shop online, you can help raise money for SAQA just by shopping. Sign up for OneCause and go there first before you shop. SAQA earned over $1,200 with only 164 members shopping. The more members who sign up and use OneCause, the more money SAQA will earn and it doesn't cost you anything.
How it works:
and choose Studio Art Quilt Associates as the cause you wish to support
* Next time you want to shop, go to OneCause and choose the merchant's website where you're shopping from the list
* SAQA earns a percentage of your purchases donated by the merchant
Thank you for supporting SAQA's programs and exhibitions!
SAQA-U Wiki is now Closed
The great information t
hat we collected has been moved to the regular website as part of the Resources section
. The recorded Mentorship Calls
will continue to be available in the Members section.
Sample topics include:
- Gregory Case: (Professionally Photographing Your Quilts)
- Lisa Chipetine: Social Media: Facebook, YouTube, Linked In and Twitter
- Pamela Diamond, CPA: Tax Considerations for the Artist
- Monica Dixon: 10 Steps to Take When Your Get Up and Go Has Got Up and Went
- Cindy Friedman: (Developing an International Exhibition)
- Pat Pauly: Exhibition Design and Installation in a Gallery Setting:
- Anna Hergert: Teaching on the Circuit (lessons learned)
- Penny McMorris: Portfolios
- Melanie Testa: Blogging 101
The Visioning Project group
is now hosted on a blog. If you are interested in joining, please contact Helen Conway
. The Visioning Project 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
is now also hosted on a blog. If you are interested in joining, please contact Martha Ginn
. The SAQArtique group 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
|DEADLINES and DATES
|August 3, 2012 - February 24, 2013 - SAQA Showcase
at the International Quilt Study Center museum, Lincoln, Nebraska
September 27 - December 31, 2012 - Sightlines
at Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania
December 10, 2013 - DEADLINE - online call for entries for Deux
December 15, 2013 - DEADLINE - call for proposals for Curator-in-Training program
January 1, 2013 - Online call for entry opens for Metaphors on Aging
January 5 - March 15, 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 15 - 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
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 21-24, 2013 - I'm Not Crazy at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, Virginia
February 28, 2013 - DEADLINE - online call for entry for Text Messages
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 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 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 22 - October 15, 2013 - Sightlines at William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois
|Please welcome our new Regional Representatives:
- Kim Buchanan - Texas
- Victoria Rondeau - Georgia and North Carolina
- Christine Nielson - Atlantic Canada
- Sherri Marshall - Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas & Alabama
A very big THANK YOU to retiring rep Lynne Allen!
Welcome to all our new members who joined in November:
Lori Baker, Abbi Barden, Debbie Bento, Hallye Bone, Karen D. Boutte, Ana Paula Brasil, Dee Brown, Shelly Burge, Molly Butler, Brenda Christensen, Jane Comerford, Janet N. Craig, Pat Darif, Carol C. Dawson, Laura A DeLong, Cinde Ebeling, Kay Ecker, Anne Eckley, Ree Fagan, Cris Fee, Mary C. Felder, Cynthia Ferguson, Peggy Fetterhoff, Cynthia Fowler, Marjorie Diggs Freeman, Carole Garner, Helen Godden, Monica Goetz, Lynda Guevremont, Jane Hall, Sunni Hamillton, Carolyn Hanley, Marilyn Hogue, Debra Huebner, Marie Indeherberg, Gretchen Jolles, Kaye Judt, Hava Katzir, Selma Kenter, Linda Kittmer, Leila Kripka, Lisette Léveillé, Sandra K. LaFaut, Joyce Larson, Lisa Lauch, Diane Leclair, Patricia MacDonald, Linda MacKay, Melanie Marr, Audrey Mathers, Carol A. Matthews, Lawrence McKenney, Linda Mestas-Morin, Magali Aparecide Miranda, Jenny Mitchell, Beverly Munson, Michelle Pearson, Kathryn Phillips, Pam Poling, Pam Post, Jennifer Rapacki, Paula Ridley, Cecilia Rusnak, Vel Saddington, Sonia Salles, Ann Sanderson, Katie Stein Sather, Juanita Sauve, Michele Sharp, Carolyn Shearer, Sarah Sherwin Roberts, Judy Simmons, Carol Sircoulomb, Adriana H. M. V. Sleutjes, Lois T. Smith, Rita St. Amant, Pam Knight Stevenson, Carol Targum, Phyllis Tarrant, Jan Tetzlaff, Jane Thomas, Debra Thompson, Billie Tolmach, Susan Trondheim, Sheila Turcotte, Cheri Ucci, Rosemary Uchniat, Cathie Ugrin, Heather Ujiie, Robin van Boeschoten, Dee Dee Van Kirk, Jay van Wagenen, Serena S. Vrnak, Hui Chun Wang, Carol Watson, Victoria West, Kathryn Wilson-Schmidt, Cathy M. Winter, Barbara Yates Beasley, Nanette Zeller and Pamela M. Zenick.
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
will be held April 25-28, 2013 at the Lodge at Santa Fe:
Regular Registration fees (Nov. 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013) -- $325
Late Registration fees (after March 1, 2013) -- $365
The Lodge at Santa Fe is booked full. At this time we are trying book rooms at the two sister hotels in Santa Fe. Unfortunately, the price will not be the same, but they will have shuttle buses to take you between hotels.
Top 10 Reasons to Come to Santa Fe:
10. Tour museums: International Folk Art, Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico Museum of Art.
9. Discover if you prefer "red" or "green" or "Christmas" (hint: think "chile").
8. Learn marketing tips for business cards and promotional ideas.
7. Find program choices and new presenters never before seen at a SAQA conference.
6. Explore the world-renowned Canyon Road Art District and Santa Fe Plaza, where art and creativity are boundless.
5. Hone your art AND business skills by learning from the top names in the business.
4. Savor fabulous fiber art, wine and chocolate in the Santa Fe Spotlight.
3. Enjoy the savings: $79 a night (half that if you share) at The Lodge at Santa Fe.
2. Meet and mingle with fellow fiber artists at one of the top art markets in the US.
1. Have a Santa Fe art experience you will never forget!
A SAQA-sponsored Symposium in Conjunction with Quilt National '13
Athens, Ohio - May 24-25, 2013
Registration fees for SAQA members -- JUST $20!
Friday, May 24th -- Attend the Opening of Quilt National '13
Saturday, May 25th
--Continental breakfast with Quilt National artists*
--Quilt National gallery walk with artist talk*
Each exhibiting artist present will offer brief comments about their work.
--Jurors Panel: Linda Colsh, Judith Content, Penny McMorris
The QN jurors will provide insights and observations about the jurying process.
--Selected QN '13 Artists Panel
Selected exhibiting artists will discuss their art.
--SAQA: Today and Tomorrow
The latest on what SAQA is accomplishing and its future plans. SAQA is a membership association representing almost 3,000 artists and art quilt supporters from 31 countries.
(*Jointly sponsored with The Dairy Barn Arts Center)
|SAQA's Thank You Gifts Program
Thank You Gifts for 4th quarter 2012 (Left to right):
Book selections from C&T Publishing
$100 Gift Certificate from Dharma Trading
SAQA Signature Collection of threads from AURIfil
Simplicity's Deluxe SideWinder for your bobbins
PLUS many more great Gifts on the website!
We already have several Star Recruiters for the 4th Quarter: Hui-Fen Lin (7 new members), Rebecca Lily Segura (4 new members), Deda Maldonado, and Jean Wells (3 new members each), Betty Busby, Dina Buckey, Bethany Garner, Sherry Glidden, Pat Gould, Sharon Monahan, Jennifer O'Brien, Sue Rasmussen, Brenda Gael Smith, and Cyndi Souder (2 new members each).
These Star Recruiters for the 4th Quarter will be choosing from the wonderful Thank-You Gifts
that have been donated by these generous supporters:
- AURIfil USA
- C&T Publishing
- Cedar Canyon Textiles
- Dharma Trading Company
- Lark Crafts
- Simplicity Creative
- Swarovski Crystals
- Lynne Allen
- Frieda Anderson
- Karey Bresenhan
- 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.
| New Virtual Exhibit on SAQA Website
B.J. Adams - "Wing Chairs"
Kathie wrote, "Artists sometimes leave their work untitled. But as a writer, I appreciate a well-chosen title that lends a new or additional layer of meaning. A title may allude to a well-known work as Susan Brubaker Knapp does with "Hope Is the Thing." By referencing Emily Dickenson's poem, the viewer takes away greater meaning. Other titles ask the viewer to pause and consider a question or concern, while others are plays on words or just plain humorous."
List of selected artists:
B. J. Adams
Susan Brubaker Knapp
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 B, which is in Australia this month:
Cindy Grisdela - "Through the Window" *** Sandra Hart - "Tropical Storm" *** Jamie Horikawa - "A Quilter's Voyage through Space"
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 Exhibition News: Calls for Entries
**NOTE: SAQA exhibitions 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:
Online entry NOW open
Open to all SAQA members who have NOT participated in an all-SAQA exhibit during the past three years, specifically: A Sense of Scale, Art Meets Science, Beyond Comfort, Creative Force 2010, I'm Not Crazy, Layers of Memory, Masters 2, No Place to Call Home, SAQA Showcase, Seasonal Palette, Sense of Adventure, and Sightlines.
Full exhibit: IQF-Chicago, Rosemont, IL (June 2013)
Selected pieces: Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, Alsace, France (September 2013) and Vicenza Italy Festival (October 2013)
Artists are asked to submit up to four works that best represent their style or voice. Each artist chosen will be asked to exhibit two works that relate to one another in some way.
Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust
Managing Curator: Kim LaPolla
December 10, 2012 Online Entry Deadline at 11:59 pm EST
Entry form and requirements:
Curator-in-Training -- Call for Proposals
SAQA, in cooperation with Mancuso Show Management, is pleased to offer ALL of its members a unique opportunity to curate a SAQA exhibition.
The Curator In Training program has had three very successful exhibits, and we are now asking for proposals for the 2013 exhibition. This year, the opportunity is open to ALL SAQA MEMBERS.
The Curator in Training will participate from the early stages of project development, having open input and communication with the Exhibition Committee and the Juror in developing the vision for the exhibition.
Mancuso Show Management will set aside a space for a SAQA exhibit of 15-24 pieces at each of their upcoming shows, beginning with World Quilt - New England in the Fall 2013 and concluding with Denver National Quilt Festival in the Spring of the following year.
SAQA members who are interested in learning to be curators should contact Kathleen McCabe for more information (email@example.com).
Deadline for consideration is December 15, 2012.
|Metaphors on Aging
Open to all SAQA members
Premiere Location: Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 8-11, 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
| 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
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
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.
Curator: Jill Rumoshosky Werner
Artists and assigned elements
B J Adams - 48 Cadmium
Brooke A. Atherton - 42 Molybdenum
Geneviève Attinger - 16 Sulfur
Elizabeth A. Baum - 7 Nitrogen
Regina V. Benson - 64 Gadolinium
Susan A. Else - 80 Mercury
Dianne Firth - 14 Silicon
Martha C. Hall - 17 Chlorine
Trisha Hassler - 26 Iron
Jim Hay - 111 Roentgenium
Annie Helmericks-Louder - 79 Gold
Karen E. Jurek - 29 Copper
Kathie R. Kerler - 15 Phosphorus
Gay E. Lasher - 13 Aluminum
Sandra E. Lauterbach - 25 Manganese
Michele C. Leavitt - 6 Carbon
Susan Lenz - 61 Promethium
Diane Melms - 24 Chromium
Jeannie Palmer Moore - 11 Sodium
Elin Noble - 1 Hydrogen
Mary B. Pal - 99 Einsteinium
Pat Pauly - 53 Iodine
Daren Pitts Redman - 92 Uranium
Wen Redmond - 2 Helium
Suzanne Mouton Riggio - 8 Oxygen
Bernie R. Rowell - 78 Platinum
Pam RuBert - 96 Curium
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval - 47 Silver
Barbara Schulman - 83 Bismuth
Sandra Sider - 19 Potassium
Marialuisa Sponga Archi - 9 Flourine
Cynthia St. Charles - 30 Zinc
Tiziana Tateo - 33 Arsenic
Valya - 22 Titanium
Mary Vaneecke - 62 Samarium
Laura Wasilowski - 27 Cobalt
Kathy Weaver - 118 Ununoctium
Grace Harbin Wever, Ph.D. - 77 Iridium
Kathy York - 43 Technetium
Marian Zielinski - 10 Neon
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
2. Texas Quilt Museum
January 5 - March 15, 2013
3. International Quilt Festival
April 12-14, 2013
4. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 26-28, 2013
5. National Quilt Museum
September 12 - December 2, 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.
7. Everhart Museum
September 27 - December 31, 2012
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!
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:
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.
- Fire - due date February 1, 2013
- Water - due date May 1, 2013
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 The Yeiser Art Center:
The Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the 2013 Fantastic Fibers competitive exhibition
. This is the first year the Fantastic Fibers exhibition will be an American Quilter's Society sanctioned event.
January 25, 2013 - Entry deadline
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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