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!

Interested in entering one of our calls for entry? Do check out the SAQA Exhibition Guidelines first.

SAQA Global Exhibitions
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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 palate 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.
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There is a continuum where beauty and function blend and diverge in the hands of the contemporary artist. Even when traditional materials such as thread, fabric, wood, reed, and paper are used, these artists combine skill, imagination, and vision to meld their materials into compelling and beautiful art which resonates in today’s world.
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Wind is the movement of air; you cannot see it or hold it in your hand, but it provides a powerful source of energy essential to our planet. From a light breeze to natural hazards like hurricanes or tornadoes, wind transforms life daily. Artists are invited to express the power of wind through art. Wall-hung, ceiling-hung, and 3D artwork are all acceptable.
Virtual Gallery Calls
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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...
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Historically speaking, the paintings found in the caves in Lascaux, as well as the hieroglyph discovered on ancient city walls in South America, can be viewed as the predecessors of Street Art. In the last 40 years, the contemporary artistic...
Other SAQA Calls
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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 are able to engage with the art quilts in an up-close and personal...
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Do cats really have nine lives? This Member Gallery theme is all about felines, whether they are pouncing, pussyfooting, or pausing for a nap on the couch. Do you have a cat quilt? We’re looking for adorable scenes where cats reign supreme.
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The SAQA Education Committee will be hosting a live critique opportunity on November 11, 2021 at 3 PM EST (GMT/UTC -5), You be the Critic! Getting and giving critique can be a powerful tool for artistic development. Participating in this...
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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