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One of the many benefits of membership is being eligible to enter SAQA exhibitions that travel all over the world. Our variety of shows--from the trunk show, regional exhibitions, quilt venues and art venues--is designed to satisfy the needs of members at all levels of career development. Not a member yet? Join Us » 

SAQA Calls for Entry (open to all members) 

Beyond the Mirror (SAQA Global - ALL members)More Info
Quilt Festival Houston - October 2020

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 see what we are conditioned by society to see? We need to look beyond the mirror to see our strength of character, intelligence, creativity, skills and our potential to be even more than what can be reflected.
* CLOSED FOR JURYING

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SAQA Gallery at Art Miami/Aqua (Open to ALL SAQA members)More Info
Miami, Florida - December 2020

Fantastic opportunity to sell your work in gallery space at the Art Miami/Aqua venue that is held annually concurrently with Art Basel Miami. This event draws 80,000 buyers, museum curators, and prominent leaders in the arts from all over the world to see and buy the latest trends in fine art.
* artists have been notified

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Special Exhibition - SOFA (Open to ALL SAQA members)More Info
Chicago, Illinois - November 2020

Be part of a Special Exhibit at premiere fine art fair. Great opportunity to present to the art world elite the contemporary viability of fiber as a fine art medium.

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Primal Forces: Earth (SAQA Global - ALL members)More Info
National Quilt Museum 

All life on this planet depends on earth, it nurtures us through the soil beneath our feet. We are in an era of tremendous change in the earth as well, due to shifting balances brought on by human activity. What do you want to say about Earth?

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sustainABILITY (SAQA Global - ALL members)More Info
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

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 are invited to explore solutions to improve sustainability in our world in both two- and three-dimensional works.

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Light the World (SAQA Global - ALL members)More Info
European Patchwork Meeting, Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines, France 2021

Light is our primary tool for perceiving and understanding the world around us. Without light there is no vision. Light allows us to appreciate the world through shape and form and evokes emotions. Common qualities of light are intensity, quality, color, direction, distribution, texture and movement. Artists are encouraged to explore how light creates and transforms your art.

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Connections (SAQA Global - ALL members)More Info
Quilt Festival Houston 2021

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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Microscape (SAQA Global - ALL members)More Info
Quilt Festival Houston 2021

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 natural details and can provide us with an abundance of artistic inspiration.

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Fur, Fangs, Feathers, & Fins (SAQA Global - ALL members)More Info
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Celebrate wild animals in their natural environments. From amphibians to apex predators, depict or represent wild birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles doing what comes naturally. Go WILD!

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The new Virtual Gallery Program offers even MORE opportunities to showcase member artwork. Unlike a brick-and-mortar venue, an online gallery requires images only. It has no space or shipping considerations---and far fewer limitations on the kinds of work that can be shown.

No Limits  More Info
Online gallery   
* ARTISTS have been notified
Deadline:
Feb 29, 2020
On the Edge  More Info
Online juried gallery
Deadline:
April 30, 2020
2020 JAM Portfolio / Art Quilt QuarterlyMore Info
Open to SAQA JAMs only
Deadline:
April 1, 2020
2020 SAQA Benefit Auction More Info
Open to ALL SAQA members 
Deadline:
June 1, 2020
SAQA Journal Member Gallery More Info
Each issue includes two pages of member artwork - themes rotate quarterly
Deadline:
March 1, 2020 
SAQA Juried Artist MembershipMore Info
Deadline:
May 1, 2020

 

SAQA Calls for Entry (Regional)

For more information about regional exhibits, contact your regional representative.

Wide Horizons VIIMore Info
European Patchwork Meeting -  Europe/Middle East members
DEADLINE: March 31, 2020
Midwest Views (SAQA Regional)More Info
IL and WI members
DEADLINE: April 1, 2020
Circles and Cycles (SAQA Regional)More Info
IN, MI, OH members
DEADLINE: April 17, 2020
 
A Sense of Place: Texas Landscape Art Quilts (SAQA Regional)More Info
Texas members
DEADLINE: May 31, 2020
Local Color: Work by Hawaii SAQA OhanaMore Info
Wailoa Center -  Hawaii members
DEADLINE: May 20, 2020
Edges (SAQA Regional)More Info
MA/ RI members
DEADLINE: July 21, 2020
Arizona Understated (SAQA Regional Trunk Show)More Info
Arizona members
DEADLINE: Sept 10, 2020

Floridian Flavors: Characters, Culture, and Cuisine (SAQA Regional)More Info
Florida CraftArt -  Florida members
DEADLINE: October 31, 2020
 Weather or Not (SAQA Regional)More Info
 New Mexico members   
 DEADLINE: March 15, 2021