SAQA Events

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This Member Gallery theme invites you to share a piece that required you to move outside your comfort zone to complete. New materials? New theme? New palette? We're looking for a wild and crazy experiment where surprise equaled success.
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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 of 3500+ art quilts.
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Waiting is part of living, a constant state of anticipation regarding some aspect of our lives. Acknowledging the role that waiting plays requires us to find the balance between where we are and what we are waiting for; it can...
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Light is our primary tool for perceiving and understanding the world around us. Without light there is no vision. Light allows us to appreciate the world through shape and form and evokes emotions. Common qualities of light are intensity, quality...
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Opposing forces shape our reality in ways that are both readily apparent as well as hidden. Artwork included in this exhibit explores contradictions and affinities: Yin and Yang, the irresistible force versus the immovable object, black and white, and other...
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Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs will be held online...
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What do you see when you look in the mirror? In this digital age, we cannot escape our own images, whether taken as a selfie or found on social media. Does our image reflect our individual identity or do we...
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Many things in life and history demonstrate recurring patterns of growth and decline. Change is a constant, and this exhibition explores how it affects all different aspects of our lives.
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Do you have questions about your SAQA membership? Want to know more about our programs and benefits? Then join us for a live Zoom meeting where you can get the latest news and get the answers you need. Hosted by...
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Two meeting times are available for the December Live Chat - 11am EST OR 5pm EST. The topic and Zoom connection information will be the same for both meetings. Live Chats are a place where all SAQA members can get...
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Throughout history people have been forced to flee from their homes for their own safety and survival due to war, oppression, natural disasters, and atrocious human rights violations. The refugee crisis has imposed severe impacts on the social, economic, and...
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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.
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Artists are invited to illustrate the incredible beauty and diversity of Oceania, the smallest continent by land mass, but the largest in overall size, due to the vast area within its boundaries in the Pacific Ocean.
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What do you see when you look in the mirror? In this digital age, we cannot escape our own images, whether taken as a selfie or found on social media. Does our image reflect our individual identity or do we...
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Registration will open in early January for SAQA Seminar 2021! Many will say that color is the most important element in art. So, as textile artists, do we really know what color is? How is it used? How is it different by medium, by culture? Why does color matter?
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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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Throughout history people have been forced to flee from their homes for their own safety and survival due to war, oppression, natural disasters, and atrocious human rights violations. The refugee crisis has imposed severe impacts on the social, economic, and...
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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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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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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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