SAQA Events

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Save the date! The next SAQA Conference will be held IN-PERSON in Toronto, Canada from April 27-30, 2023. Registration will open in September.
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What is your favorite destination? Be it Paris, the Outback, or outer space, submit images that capture the essence of the place you love.
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You are Interesting! How do we know that? You’re a quilt artist, a person who can take a random thought, a glimmer of an idea, a shred of a possibility… and create a fascinating visual version of that concept. So...
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sustainABILITY focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It covers a vast range of topics from industry to agriculture, daily living, and nature. Artists were invited to explore solutions to improve sustainability in our world in both two- and three-dimensional works.
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This year, the Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place during the SAQA Virtual Conference in April. This is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased to a world-wide audience.
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Applications for Mentors for SAQA's mentorship program will open November 1 for the 2023 cohort (Mentee submissions will be open Dec 1-17) Becoming a mentor to a developing artist has many benefits Sharing your knowledge and experience makes you feel...
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Réunion Zoom Exploration de l'art contemporain en français Lundi 28 novembre à midi ET (heure New York et Canada, 18h Europe sauf Portugal et GB 17h Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87307447083?pwd=ZytWeXZHMEpGSi9tL1kvaEZHMnF6QT09 Meeting ID: 873 0744 7083 Passcode: 606311 Dans le cadre...
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Lisa Ellis discusses this unique exhibit that explores textile artists' most personal stories of healing, grief, spirituality, peace, joy and inspiration. Hear the moving story of founder Vikki Pignatelli's encountering the need and creating Sacred Threads. View some of our...
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Join us as we kick-off a new program about art quilt collecting! Art quilt and fiber art Collectors Carolyn Mazloomi, Nysha Nelson and Rebecca Stevens take part in a panel discussion about their unique textile collections and the many facets...
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From mark-making to sculpture and from natural inks to the latest digital technologies, the Surface Design Association (SDA) presents our inaugural online workshop series starting in early 2023. Get a sneak peek from our workshop instructors and learn more about...
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You're invited! Join us on December 15 or 16 for our annual SAQA Member pARTy via Zoom. Connect with other members, discuss art, play games - it is going to be fun!
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Virtual Gallery of selected pieces will be available for viewing on April 1! We not only speak with our voices, but also with our bodies. It is estimated that 60% of communication is visual. Our nonverbal expressions, such as a...
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Ever since our earliest ancestors began applying iron oxide to cave walls and their bodies, the color red has played a major role in art, rituals, and spirituality. The use of red can evoke excitement, danger, anger or love in the West. This exhibition invites you to explore the color red and what it represents to you.
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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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sustainABILITY focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It covers a vast range of topics from industry to agriculture, daily living, and nature. Artists were invited to explore solutions to improve sustainability in our world in both two- and three-dimensional works.
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All life on this planet depends on earth. However, the soil beneath our feet that nurtures us can be a destructive force. Seismic activity and mudslides have shaped the landscape for millions of years, taking a toll on living beings as well.
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Virtual Gallery of selected pieces will be available for viewing on July 1! The dictionary defines humor as “a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement.” Humor can be a source of entertainment and also a means of coping with...
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Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art is a gorgeous showcase of 50 art quilts by renowned master artists. Seminal works show the evolution of the art quilt from the earliest pioneers creating during the 1960s through to today’s...
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** Back on schedule with new opening venue! Artists are invited to explore the science fiction worlds of cyberpunk, steampunk, dieselpunk, biopunk, atompunk, clockpunk, nanopunk, and more! The opportunities are endless.
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Are you fascinated by space? We have arranged a collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Press to present Fierce Planets, an exhibition of art quilts inspired by the research of Johns Hopkins University Professor Dr. Sabine Stanley.

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