Ritual (SAQA Virtual Gallery) - Call for Entry

Virtual Call
Call for Entry Deadline


Virtual Gallery of selected pieces available for viewing May 1!

More than a routine, a ritual is something special that might bring peace of mind and help us connect to ourselves, our family, the environment around us, our culture and traditions. 

Rituals can be simple, like writing in a journal, or more complex, like a big holiday tradition. Daily rituals might include a morning cup of tea on the porch or reading a bedtime story to the kids. The timing of rituals may be variable like meeting a friend for coffee, taking the team out for ice cream after a win or visiting a special place. 

What are the repeated customs, practices, traditions and celebrations that become rituals in your life and make it special?

Curated by Lisa Flowers Ross


  • Open to all SAQA members
  • No entry fee (up to 3 entries per artist)
  • No size or date restrictions

Because this is a virtual exhibition, it is critical that submitted images be of the best possible quality: in focus, with clear details, and following SAQA's digital image requirements. Please read Virtual Gallery Submission Guidelines for more details. If you have any questions, please contact us at calls@saqa.art.

Common image errors include:

  • Images that are out of focus or too small, 
  • Cropping images too closely on the full-view image. All edges of the artwork must be visible along with a small amount of contrasting background.
  • Distracting elements in the image background - we don't want to see design walls, rugs, your studio, hanging clips, hands, pins, etc. 

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Call Opens February 1

Submission Form

Important Dates
  • February 1, 2024 - Online Entry Opens
  • February 29, 2024 - Online Entry Deadline at 7pm Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5)   
  • April 30, 2024 - Notification of Acceptance via email by
  • May 1, 2024 - Online Gallery opens
About the Curator

Lisa Flowers RossLisa Flowers Ross lives in Boise, Idaho where she creates colorful, abstract, nature-inspired artworks using fabrics she hand-dyes. Flowers Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drawing, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Hope College. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at Visions Museum of Textile Art, CA, Yellowstone Art Museum, MT and Woman Made Gallery, IL, among others, and is included in private and public collections. 

Previously, Flowers Ross worked part-time as a curatorial assistant at the Boise Art Museum for over 20 years and was a voluntary art teacher for her daughter’s elementary class for seven years. In addition, she has independently curated several exhibitions for local art groups. Currently she is a juried artist member of the Boise Open Studio Collective Organization and Studio Art Quilt Associates and has been the recipient of grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Alexa Rose Foundation.

To learn more, please visit her website lisaflowersross.net