In today's fractured, divisive world, connections - both intentional and accidental - are more important than ever. We are bound by love, rituals, family and faith. We are also connected to our past, our community - near and far, and to nature. To be connected is to find commonalities with others.
Artists are encouraged to illustrate connections through their artwork. Only 2D work that can hang from pole and drape systems with no distortion is eligible.
Wall Hung Only
Minimum/Maximum range of sizes: Height 30"-60" x Width 24"-60"
JUROR: Ellen M. Blalock
If you have questions about this exhibit, please refer to SAQA's Exhibition Policies and FAQs where many exhibition related questions are answered.
As a narrative artist and documentarian, Ellen M. Blalock started quilting over twenty years ago to symbolically replace stolen family quilts. Her current series, “Not Crazy,” focuses on trauma and mental illness in the African American community.
Working in several mediums, including photography, film, quilting, and drawing, Blalock’s main goal is to tell the stories of people who have been marginalized. She is particularly interested in the African diaspora and female identity and power.
Blalock has recently taught at Syracuse University and also taught art history and studio arts as a visiting professor at Georgia Southern University, Georgia College & State University, and Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY.
Blalock has exhibited her work in at Gibbs Museum, Charleston, SC; Bundy Museum, Binghamton, NY; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY; Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA and Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, among others, and has been the recipient of awards, grants, and fellowships.
She was an Artist-in- Residence at Light Work and Quilting by the Lake, in Syracuse, NY, and received several CNYArts and NYSCA art grants. She also received NYS Associated Press awards in journalism during her two decades as a multimedia journalist.
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Artists and collaborators must be SAQA members to enter.
Jurying of the exhibition is by digital image. Information and resources for submitting digital images can be found on SAQA's website, Submitting Photos to SAQA Publications, and How to Submit Images for SAQA’s Blind Jurying Process.
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You will be asked to agree with these terms and conditions. "I agree to loan my artwork to Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. I understand the costs of insuring and shipping my artwork to the shipping center in Ohio are my responsibility. I further agree to permit the images or detail images and/or all or part of my artist statement to be used in the exhibition catalog, articles, ads, promotions, books, websites, blogs, CDs, current event news coverage, television productions, and/or multi-media productions for and about the exhibit or for and about the shows at which the exhibit may be seen." "I confirm, to the best of my knowledge, the artwork entered does not violate any copyright or trademark laws."