New Membership Categories
Information for Current Members - (Membership Category changes as of November, 2013)
Note: All current members will automatically be moved to the renamed categories. Supporting Members have become Artist Members; Studio Artists have become Juried Artists.
This new category has been added for members who are involved in art quilts and the arts in general but who are not primarily spending their time working in studios. They may be teachers, curators, appraisers, writers, collectors, etc. They may make art quilts but their focus is primarily on other related activities.
There is no application process necessary for this category. The additional $25 fee allows Arts Professionals to market their businesses through the SAQA website.
Arts Professionals will each have a page on the SAQA website, similar to the old Professional Artist Members (PAM) pages. Arts Professionals will be able to promote their businesses with a brief description, along with link to their website and full contact information. They will be able to upload a headshot of themselves and a photo of what they primarily offer. For example, they may choose to show students taking their workshop or an image of the cover of their new book or a copy of their logo. Arts Professionals will be able to choose searchable key words to make it easy for people to find them and their businesses.
If you are currently an Artist or Associate Member and wish to upgrade to Arts Professional, fill out the Membership Renewal form and choose "Art Professionals Upgrade". Once your upgrade has been processed, you may add the information and images for your business to your membership profile page, along with your choice of searchable key words.
Click here to learn more about setting up your Art Services listing.
Juried Artists will continue to have the same benefits as the former Professional Artist Members (PAMs) and will have some new additional benefits. Selection will continue to be based on application via resume and portfolio juried in by a panel of current Juried Artists, who meet on a bi-monthly basis.
Juried Artists’ work will continue to part of the SAQA website’s Image Library for online galleries and slideshows. They will continue to be eligible to be part of the annual Portfolio, both in print and as a digital, searchable version. The print Portfolios will continue to be mailed to galleries, museum, libraries, collectors, interior designers and architects.
New benefits for Juried Artists will include the ability to post up to five (5) images of their work (rather than the two allowed under the old system) which will rotate in a slideshow on their Juried Artist page. They may add an artist statement and statements for each of the five image. Another new benefit (currently being developed) is that they will have the ability to sell those pieces in the SAQA Store. Juried Artists will be responsible for shipping any pieces that are sold through the SAQA Store; SAQA will charge a 25% commission on all sales.
Juried Artists will be able to choose searchable key words to make it easy for people to find them and their artwork. This is a fabulous new feature.
Juried Artists who teach, appraise, write, lecture, curate, etc. may also set up a page in the Art Services Directory advertising their business. They may include a brief description of their business, along with a link to their website and full contact information. They will be able to upload a headshot of themselves and a photo of what they primarily offer.
Current Juried Artists who wish to upload additional images, add key words, add statements or other information will need to visit their membership profile page and make the necessary changes and choices.
Click here to learn more about setting up your Juried Artist page.
The Associate category has been added to our membership options, to include those in the growing ranks of art quilt supporters who do not make art quilts themselves. Whether you are a collector, admirer, or curator, this membership category offers a wealth of information and opportunities.