SAQA Events

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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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The Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place from April 12-20, 2024. You do not have to be a SAQA member to participate - bidding is open to everyone. All proceeds will help support SAQA programs. Over 360...
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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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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 for Volunteer Curators. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024. Curating is an exciting form of creative expression...
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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 13 through October 6, 2024.
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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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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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The first QuiltCon was presented by the Modern Quilt Guild in 2013 and the Quilt Alliance was there documenting quilts and makers with a brand new video documentation project called Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! The annual show...
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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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Imagine, if you will, an existence where you pull one string and reality unravels. Travel to a world of unique creations to explore alternate timelines, sentient beasts, bodies merged with technology, and more. More Info
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This talk presents the evolution of MAD's fiber collection alongside the history of the museum's exhibitions about textiles and fiber art. It will be presented by Elissa Auther, MAD's Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and William and Mildred Lasdon Chief...
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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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Interested in having your artwork included in the first SAQA exhibition in print? This brand new SAQA Journal Gallery will be published as a special expanded SAQA Journal filled with page after page of art quilts. This issue (published in...
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What might be normal for some, may be experienced very differently by others with various mental health issues. This exhibition asks artists to make works related to neurodiversity that will help visually relate experiences and create conversations around mental health issues. Curated by Brandon Wulff
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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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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. That world contains the smallest particles, tiniest organisms, smallest landscape, or...
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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. To be connected is to find commonalities with others.
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How do we balance humanity's needs and desires against preserving our planet for future generations? This question is at the heart of Sustainability, which addresses some of today's most pressing environmental issues, such as the effect of plastic pollution on...