SAQA Events

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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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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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We are still in need of mentors for our Mentorship program (all mentee spots are currently taken). Becoming a mentor to a developing artist has many benefits Sharing your knowledge and experience makes you feel good and can be very...
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It’s your turn to tell your story for the Textile Talks audience. Sign up here to participate and upload your 3-minute-or-less Go Tell It! show and tell video by Dec. 9. Find the Go Tell It! guidelines and upload here.
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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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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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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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Live Chats are a place where all SAQA members can get together and discuss art and inspiration. We welcome all members of the SAQA community to join in on the conversation! There will be no Live Chat in December -...
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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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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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There is a continuum where beauty and function blend and diverge in the hands of the contemporary artist. Even when traditional materials such as thread, fabric, wood, reed, and paper are used, these artists combine skill, imagination, and vision to...
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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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