Exhibiting Your Art

Find out what you need to know to exhibit your artwork. Get the scoop on finding opportunities and preparing your artwork.

Finding Opportunities
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Keidra Navaroli shares "A Curatorial Perspective" in this video conversation. Navaroli is the Assistant Director and Curator at the Ruth Funk Center For Textile Arts in Melbourne, Florida. She encourages fiber artists to take risks with their work and create...

SAQA Seminar (Artist Q&A)
Learn more about artist Dianne Firth and her experiences exhibiting her work internationally. Dianne is Australian and has shown her work in venues across Australia and overseas.
Educational Video
Want to learn more about creating 3D artwork? Watch Betty Busby as she offers helpful advice on creating and shipping 3D artwork. Using examples of her own artwork, Betty shares her experiences and provides valuable tips.
Explore some of the non-SAQA opportunities to exhibit your artwork. Note that SAQA lists these events as a courtesy, and inclusion on this page does not imply SAQA endorsement.
SAQA Seminar (Article)
The first step in putting your art on a more professional plane is getting it seen. Check out these resources for learning the best practices for preparing your work for exhibition.

One of the many benefits of membership is being eligible to enter SAQA exhibitions that travel all over the world. Our variety of opportunities is designed to satisfy the needs of members at all levels of career development.

We also...

Educational Video
Brenda Gael Smith shares her experience in putting together solo exhibitions including scheduling, checklists, planning, marketing, and communications. This information is instructive and inspiring for any art quilter whether sharing artwork at a local library or a big city gallery.

Whether you are a new artist or an experienced one, we want to help you share your artwork! And entering exhibitions can be a great way to do this. We have put together some great tips to maximize your success...

For SAQA calls, jurors select the work through images submitted online as part of the entry form - they do NOT see the actual artwork. This is why it is vital to send the best possible images. Using a professional photographer is recommended but not required.
by Gregory Case
This article provides an overview of the key concepts of digital photography.
by Deidre Adams

As SAQA members, we are fortunate that SAQA offers a wealth of opportunities for publishing our artwork to be seen by other artists, potential buyers, museums, galleries, and art consultants. These opportunities include the SAQA Journal, exhibition catalogs, the...

By Lynn Krawczyk
Entering a SAQA Virtual Gallery or Global exhibition? Check out these helpful tips on getting great photos to maximize your success. Scroll down to view other resources as well.
Preparing your artwork
by Allison Reker (SAQA Journal)
Part of being a professional artist is having the follow-through needed to professionally ship your work. The different options for packing and shipping can seem overwhelming at first, but there are basic guidelines to follow that make the process easier and help ensure that your piece arrives safely at its destination.
By Susan Crouse-Kemp

As fiber artists, we have it pretty easy when it comes to shipping our work. We can roll it up, we don’t have to worry about glass, and the work is usually light and inexpensive to ship. However, we do...

by Elizabeth Van Shaick

To frame, or not to frame -- that is the question. Art quilt makers who are ready to display and/or sell their artwork will confront the important issue of final presentation. The previous article in this series outlined specific methods...

by William Reker (Video)

SAQA's Director of Global Exhibitions William Reker demonstrates all the best practices for preparing and shipping art quilts for travel. Find out more about the right tissue paper to use as well as shipping and product recommendations.

by Elizabeth Van Schaick

After accomplishing final completion of an art quilt, the artist must still consider the presentation of the piece. While other established fine art forms have set conventions for presentation, the fabric medium brings specific challenges to presenting the artwork. While...

by Susan Else
Your primary goals are to prevent your shipping container from being crushed, and to prevent your artwork from banging around inside the container.
By Kevan Rupp Lunney
The Walker System, by Walker Display, Inc., allows galleries to hang art without pounding nails in the walls, thus eliminating the need to spackle and paint between exhibitions.