SAQA Calls for Entry

One of the many benefits of membership is being eligible to enter SAQA exhibitions that travel all over the world. Our variety of shows--from the trunk show, regional exhibitions, quilt venues and art venues--is designed to satisfy the needs of members at all levels of career development.

We also offer a Virtual Gallery program, offering exhibitions crafted exclusively for the online viewer. Plus, there are many other opportunities to share your artwork with the world. Scroll down to view them all!

SAQA Global Exhibitions
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Celebrate wild animals in their natural environments. From amphibians to apex predators, depict or represent wild birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles doing what comes naturally. Go WILD!
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SAQA has been invited to again participate in Intersect Chicago (formerly SOFA). EXHIBITION DATES: November 4 - 7, 2021 for Chicago venue. Other dates TBD but all works will be returned by December 31, 2021 From their website, “Running since...
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sustainABILITY focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Artists are invited to explore solutions to improve sustainability in our world in both two- and three-dimensional works.
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Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, featuring not only the bountiful gifts from nature, but a gift from the human hand. The art of preparing unique, delicate food is a tradition passed from generation to generation, around the world. Combining innovative ingredients, colors, textures, and flavors creates dishes pleasing to both the palette and the eye.
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All living creatures need a safe place to heal, regroup, rest, or retreat. Do you nurture your loved ones in a special place? Do you create a haven for others in need? What is your haven? Render the essential quality of a haven in visual form.
Virtual Gallery Calls
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A structure can be defined as the framework or the internal arrangement of elements that form something else, whether man-made, like a building or machine, or natural like cells, bones, minerals, or chemicals. There are social structures that represent a...
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We are visual communicators, and sometimes what we want to say cannot be said in words. Words may be insufficient to describe positive, satisfying, or deliriously happy emotions. Or words may fail us when we try to express strong emotions...
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What is your legacy? There are many different ways we can leave a legacy for future generations, and each of us will have a different perspective on what our potential legacy might be. We often think of a legacy as...
Other SAQA Calls
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Let's go! Have a favorite spot you like to visit? Whether you prefer a backyard arbor or Egyptian ruins, take us with you as travel to that welcoming place.
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Be part of SAQA’s most-anticipated fundraising event! Donate a 12 x 12-inch art quilt to support our exhibition and outreach programs. This year's auction will take place online from September 10 through October 3, 2021.
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Interested in having your artwork featured on the SAQA website? We are now accepting submissions to be considered for our online collection.
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We are looking for proposals for our next annual conference, “Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art” in St. Petersburg, Florida (April 28-May 1, 2022).
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SAQA’s traveling trunk shows are designed to showcase SAQA’s diversity of talent and support our mission to “promote the art quilt.” Audiences at locations around the world will be able to engage with the quilts in an up-close and personal...
Other Opportunities

SAQA has a very robust regional exhibition program which expands the variety of exhibition opportunities available for our members from juried shows to traveling trunk shows.

Interested in applying to be a Juried Artist member? Find out more by reviewing our application guidelines.
Explore some of the non-SAQA opportunities to exhibit your artwork. Note that SAQA lists these events as a courtesy, and inclusion on this page does not imply SAQA endorsement.

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