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.

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The end of the pandemic is in view. What lies ahead for you? For the world? Do we come together or continue to be divided? Do we wear masks, or breathe free? How do you illustrate your feelings for the year ahead?
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This year, the Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place during the Oceans Apart Connected by Art Virtual Conference (April 16-24, 2021). This is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased to a world-wide...
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This call is open to SAQA Juried Artists only. Artwork submitted will be included in Art Quilt Quarterly, added to our online collection, and be eligible for publication in the SAQA Journal or weekly SAQA emails.
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Our known world stretches far beyond what we can see with the unaided eye. Microscopes, magnifying glasses, and virtual imaging techniques reveal a world of great beauty and complexity.
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The beauty of a chorus comes from the blending of different voices. Similarly, “Plurality of Voices” will allow viewers to appreciate the diverse range of artistic expression by artists in Europe and the Middle East.
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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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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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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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SAQA has been invited to again participate in Intersect Chicago (formerly SOFA), in Oct/Nov of 2021. From their website, “Running since 1993, Intersect Chicago takes place annually at Chicago's Navy Pier, and focuses on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries...
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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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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...
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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.
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.

Below are 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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