EXHIBITION THEME: The expression ‘Wide Horizons’ often evokes feelings of openness, exploration, experimentation, new work, new themes, new stories. But the words can also be interpreted as in-depth analysis of favorite subjects, seeing familiar things in a new light, pushing the boundaries of what we already do. Whatever the approach chosen, creativity rather than mere technical skill, and commitment to the art form, should be foremost.
ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION: All members of the SAQA region Europe/Middle East are eligible to submit their original work. There is no restriction on date made. We advise work to not be older than 3 years. 2-D realistic, representational and abstract works, which meet SAQA's definition of an art quilt, are eligible for consideration. 3-D work and wearables are not eligible.
TRAVELING REQUIREMENTS: Any and all works accepted into Wide Horizons VII must be available to travel to all venues for the full run of the exhibition. There may be a possibility that a smaller exhibition travels to a specific venue, based on the venue or SAQA Europe and ME's discretion. Therefore, it is possible not all work will travel to or be hung in all venues. To be considered for inclusion in the exhibition, artists are asked to engineer their artwork(s) to be safely packed to travel between venues in one of SAQA's traveling crates along with other works in the exhibit.
March 1, 2022 - Online entry opens
March 31, 2022 - Online entry closes
May 18, 2022 - Notification of acceptance
August 20, 2022 - Artwork must be received
September 15, 2022 - Exhibition opens at European Patchwork Meeting
Travel to additional venues, if scheduled. Artists will be advised as venues are added
End of exhibition – work to be returned September 2023.
Contact Paula Rafferty with questions