SAQA Events

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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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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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Virtual Conference open to all SAQA Members and guests! Date: August 19 Time: 9:30AM – 4:00 PM Place: Phoenix Forge - 535 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85003 The SAQA- AZ Regional Conference is stacking up to be an...
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Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe.
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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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SAQA's Global Exhibition 3D Expression offers an intriguing glimpse into a new dimension of art quilts, creatively interpreted by artists from 14 US states and 10 countries (in fact, 36% are from outside the US). The wide variety of pieces...
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Wind is the movement of air; you cannot see it or hold it in your hand, but it provides a powerful source of energy essential to our planet. From a light breeze to natural hazards like hurricanes or tornadoes, wind transforms life daily. Artists are invited to express the power of wind through art. Wall-hung, ceiling-hung, and 3D artwork are all acceptable.
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Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling compositions.
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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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Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe.
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Virtual Gallery of selected pieces will be available for viewing on January 2! Walk down any street and you will see historic details. Architecture, landscape, and the community combine to create obvious and hidden discoveries. Whether the timeline is 20...
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Order. Simplicity. Harmony. Minimalism is line, shape, form, and color combined to simply highlight the very essence of the medium and materials used to create art. Erasing the distinctions between mediums to call attention to the artwork itself, without expectation of emotion or deep meaning. In the words of Frank Stella, “What you see is what you see.” A pure form of beauty.
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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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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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Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe.
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Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe.
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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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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 generation, around the world. Combining innovative ingredients, colors, textures, and flavors creates dishes pleasing to both the palette and the eye.
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Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe.
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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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