SAQA Events

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SAQA Seminar is an annual members-only opportunity to learn more about a topic, share your expertise, ask questions, and meet new people. This year's focus is "Tool Talk." Our 2024 version "Tool Talk" will focus on taking your tools and techniques outside the box. Come learn with us January 29 – March 29.
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Our annual SAQA conference "Plurality and Heritage" will be held online from April 12-20, 2024. This conference will showcase the amazing artwork and artists in the Europe and Middle East. No matter where you live, you’ve got something special to...
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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...
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Red and white. Blue and green. Purple and yellow. The contrast of two strong hues makes an impression like no other combination. Enter a moving piece made from two colors--no shades or tints allowed--in this Member Gallery that is all about contrast.
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Without light there is no vision. Light is our primary tool for perceiving and understanding the world around us. 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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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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Wind is the second in a three-part series of Primal Forces exhibitions (Earth, Wind, Fire) premiering at the National Quilt Museum. Wind is the movement of air; you cannot see it or hold it in your hand, but it provides...
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If you've always dreamed of creating an exhibition, this is the perfect opportunity. The Virtual Gallery Committee is now accepting applications now for Volunteer Curators. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024. Curating is an exciting form of creative...
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SIG: Machine Embroidery meets the 1st Tuesday of the month (1pm ET - time zone converter). More Details ONLY SAQA MEMBERS CAN PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Questions? Contact info@saqa.art. CONNECTION INFORMATION At the designated time, click on the link...
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Get to know the Art Cloth Network, a diverse group of professional artists from the United States and Canada who have come together with a common goal: to promote the medium of cloth as an art form and share it...
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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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What do fiber art and Artificial Intelligence have in common? More than many people—including most computer scientists—realize. String, the earliest fiber technology, is 50,000 years old, and fiber has informed myriad technologies since, especially digital computing. Looking toward our digital...
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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? Artists were asked to...
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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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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 15 through October 8, 2023.
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From amphibians to apex predators, celebrate wild animals in their natural environments. This exhibition showcases birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles doing what comes naturally. Go WILD! More Details
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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...
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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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Earth, from space, looks like a shimmering gem suspended in an inky, infinite expanse. But this serene image masks the magnificent and volatile interior forces that make life possible on the surface. The placid appearances of our neighboring planets similarly...
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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? Artists were asked to...