|SAQA e.Bulletin Table of Contents
Deadlines & Dates
Exhibition Calls for Entry
Nancy Cook's "Ground Fire Brings Light and Life" is part of Earth Stories at the Michigan State University Museum.
Message from Martha Sielman, SAQA's Executive Director:
We're planning our family vacation to Cape Cod at the end of the month, and of course I'm thinking about which project to work on and what books to read. So I'm thrilled to announce SAQA's Summer Reading Book Sale -- 10% OFF all titles!
Discounted prices apply through June 30th.
Stock up on some fun reading and viewing!
**************************************************************************************** Kris Sazaki *** Suzanne Jones *** Diane Nunez *** Cyndi Souder
Webinar on Wednesday:
From Deborah Boschert, Webinar Organizer --
I've been preparing for our upcoming Mentorship Webinar review of the 2014 SAQA Conference in Washington, DC. We had a great practice session last week.
Kris Sazaki has tons of pictures to share and lots of newsy, fun stories about the events at the conference. Plus, Susanne Jones is going to share with us her experience volunteering during the conference. Diane Nunez has been to several conferences and will talk about why she keeps coming back. Cyndi Souder is going to tell us about all the inspiration she gained at the conference. If you were not able to attend, this is a great opportunity to hear about some great SAQA events. Remember that
SAQA Mentorship Webinars have limited attendance. Your registration does not necessarily guarantee you an open spot at the time of the webinar. If the webinar is full or if you are unable to attend because the time does not fit your schedule, any SAQA member can listen to and watch the full webinar on the SAQA website within a few days of the event. (Don't forget: members can view our webinars anytime!)SAQA Mentorship Webinar: 2014 Conference
Wednesday, June 4 at 11:30 am ET
Registration Link: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/404598359
Request from Sandra Sider --For my keynote lecture in May at the SAQA regional Studio to Gallery conference in Melbourne, Florida, I am looking for SAQA members who have had success in selling quilt art in a gallery. Please contact me for a possible interview. I would like to share your experiences and a few images of sold works with the conference attendees. Please email me by September at email@example.com.
|Deadlines & Dates
|COMING TO A VENUE NEAR YOU!
June 20-22, 2014 - Text Mesages and Metaphors on Aging at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago, Illinois
May 11 - November 30, 2014 - Earth Stories at Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan
May 19 - September 19, 2014 - Color Wheel of Emotions at Michigan State University LookOut! Art Gallery, East Lansing, Michigan
August 20 - 23, 2014 - Masters 2 at AQS Quilt Show, Grand Rapids, Michigan
September 19 - 20, 2014 - Text Messages at Round Bobbin Quilting, Sewing, and Fiber Art Expo, St. Charles, Missouri
June 26-28, 2014 - Deux at Original Sewing and Quilting Expo, Raleigh, North Carolina
July 30 - August 2, 2014 - Masters 2 at AQS Quilt Show, Charlotte, North Carolina
June 12-14, 2014 - Seasonal Palette at The Original Creative Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio
September 10-13, 2014 - Masters 2 at AQS Quilt Show, Chattanooga, Tennessee
WELCOME to our newest regional representatives: Eileen Williams (North Carolina), Linda Laird (Colorado), and Shea Wilkinson (Nebraska).
A BIG THANK YOU to retiring representatives: Jennifer Schultz (Minnesota), Paula Brown (South Carolina), and Claire Manning (California).
Welcome to all our new members who joined in May:
Jennifer Ayotte, Khurshid Bamboat, Marcia Baraldi, Kathleen Barrett, Sharon Carvalho, Wilma Cawley, Maryte Collard, Lorraine Conway, Yona Dansky, Carol Dickson, DonnaJean Downer, Brenda Esslinger, Kerry Faraone, Laura Fogg, Stefanie Foster, Jane Frenke, Ruth Garrison, Kathleen Genz, Michelle Gibson, Valery Guignon, Christine Holden, Vicki Jensen, Jane King, Coulter Linda, L. Jodell McLemore, Amy Meissner, Sara Mika, Cathi Nelson, Carol Newman, Jean Overmeyer, Cathy Perlmutter, M. B. Perry, Kathryn Pflaum, Hilary Richardson, Michele G. Samter, Michele Sanandajian, Mary Schilke, Merrie Jo Schroeder, Ann Schubert Turner, Stacey Sharman, Ruth Sharp, Christine Smith, Aneta Sperber, Ann Steck, Faye Stiehm, Barbara Tobin, Martina Unterharnscheidt, Susan Vassallo, Cherry Vernon-Harcourt, Rochelle Wiese, and Luca Zagliani.
THANK YOU to everyone who made donations to SAQA in May:
B.J. Adams, Susan Allison-Hatch, Deborah Anderson, Lori Beitler, Margaret Blank, Jennifer Bowker, Deborah Brenner, Eliza Brewster, Pamela Christner, Sheryl Culver, Nancy Davenport, Jennifer Day, Noriko Endo, Nancy Erickson, Cindy Grisdela Art Quilts, Clairan Ferrono, Georgia French, Gateway Canyons, Jayne Gaskins, Carole Harris, Peggie Hartwell-Hackmer, Gilda Hecht, Yvette Howard, Ruth Ingham, Susan Jackan, Dana Jones, Barbara Khachane, Harue Konishi, Kristin La Flamme, Patricia Malarcher, Nancy Monroe, Jeannie Moore, Pamela Morris, Gillian Moss, , Bonnie Ouellette, Patricia Owoc, Mary Pal, Bill Reker, Lise Schioler, Norma Schlager, Maria Shell, Martha Sielman, Jenny St. Martin, Leah Sullivan, Anne Walker, Patricia Walters, Mayann Weinberg, Marianne Williamson, Hope Wilmarth, Martha Wolfe, Chris Worland, and Diane Wright.
| Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for help to staff the booth at the International Quilt Festival - Chicago, June 19-21, 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.
SAQA's Metaphors on Aging and Text Messages exhibitions will be on display. There is complimentary admission for those who can volunteer 3 or more hours.
|We are looking for help to staff the SAQA booth during the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, June 26-28, 2014 at the Raleigh Convention Center. It's great fun seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and talking about SAQA and art quilts. SAQA's Deux exhibition will be on display. There is complimentary admission for those who can volunteer 3 or more hours.
If you want to help, please email Cindy Pryor at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
You're invited to the SAQA Meet and Greet at the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK. The meet and greet will take place as usual on the Friday of the show (8th August 2014), from 3 to 5 pm, but please note a CHANGE OF VENUE: the new venue is the Organisers' Office in Hall 9 of the exhibition.
Please help with the SAQA stand for the Festival of Quilts - 7th to 10th August 2014. I hope you will be able to come to the show in Birmingham, England.
If you are able to help, can you please let me know what day you would prefer and what time would suit you?
|DEADLINE for receipt of donations
EXTENDED to June 16th
2014 Benefit Auction Call for Entries
25th Anniversary Trunk Show
The trunk shows have started traveling! It was so incredible to see all the pieces together at the conference. Trunk G will be traveling throughout Australia:
Suzanne Mouton Riggio - The White Hat *** Ivy Jensen - Jewel Tones *** Julia Graber - Sailboat IV
If your area would like to borrow a trunk show, please contact your regional representative to make arrangements.
Trunk Show Schedule:
South Carolina and Georgia, through October 2014
Massachusetts and Rhode Island, November 2014 - January 2015
Illinois and Wisconsin, through August 2014
Alabama/Arkansas/Mississippi/Louisiana, September - November 2014
Connecticut, through January 4, 2015
Burke Arts Council, Morganton, North Carolina, August 4 - October 1, 2014
Florida - October - December 2014
Curitiba, Brazil, August 27 - 30, 2014
Virginia and North Carolina, October - November 2014
Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah, December 2014 - February 2015
Western Canada, through April 2015
Australia, through April 2015
Oregon, August 2014
New Virtual Exhibit on SAQA Website
Sue Holdaway-Heys - "Wishmakers"
This month's guest curator, Linda T. Cooper, has selected Bloomers
I love flowers! These days it's easier for me to garden with fabric. Enjoy the flowers around you and the wonderful creations of these quilt artists.
List of selected artists:
Sharon M W Bass
Ellen Anne Eddy
If you would like to volunteer to be a Virtual Gallery curator, please contact Jennifer Solon.
| SAQA Exhibition News: Calls for Entries
**NOTE: SAQA exhibitions are open to ALL members, unless there is a geographical restriction
Food for Thought
National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky
Additional venues to be added.
Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England
We eat every day, but how often do we really think about the food we eat? Every culture has its celebrations, family meals, traditions that involve food. Although these vary in different parts of the world, the impact of food is unmistakable. Food nourishes and fuels our bodies; food traditions nurture our souls.
This exhibition will allow artists to explore any aspects of food that they find inspirational - from a single piece of fruit, to a still life, to the family table, to the significance of food in culture and the celebration of family milestones and religious holidays. Artists may portray how and where food is grown and harvested; how it is sold or distributed, prepared or consumed; where it is abundant and where it is scarce.
So, what inspires you about food?
SAQA intends to choose approximately 30 pieces for the exhibition.
Juror: Alex Veronelli
Managing Curator: Sarah Ann Smith
Call for Entry opens online: September 1, 2014
Call for Entry deadline: September 30, 2014
Full information: http://saqacallforentries3.com/
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois
Quilt! Knit! Stitch!, Portland, Oregon
Wild Fabrications celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical. Let your imagination run wild as you create interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques.
We are looking for whimsical and creative depictions of animals. Your animals may be common or capricious; odd or ordinary; live or imagined. The key to this call is to have fun!
Embrace the double meaning of "fabrications", which refers both to our medium and to the fact that the animals do not have to be real. Artists should think outside the box and create works that push their limits. Both abstract and representational work is sought.
Juror: Geoffrey Gorman
Managing Curator: Jennifer Day
Online Entry: January 2015
Concrete and Grasslands
Grant's Pass Museum of Art, Grant's Pass, Oregon -- June 1-July 29, 2016
Concrete and Grasslands will explore the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape. This call for entry asks artists to submit works that explore either the soft lines of nature or the hard lines of urban structures -- or a combination of both. This exhibit will focus on the contrasts of both color and line, and the ways in which the natural world has been altered.
Artists are invited to submit work that focuses either on a cityscape or landscape, rural or urban, or a combination in one piece. The work may be representational or abstract; the places represented may be real or imagined.
Juror: Susan Eileen Burnes, Curator of Exhibitions, Grant's Pass Museum of Art
Managing Curator: Leni Levenson Wiener
Online Entry: September 2015
Full information: http://saqacallforentries9.com/
| SAQA Exhibition News:
Current All-SAQA Exhibitions
This is a listing of SAQA exhibition travel plans. The artists for these exhibitions have already been chosen.
Exhibitions are listed alphabetically
Exhibition Name: Celebrating Silver
As part of SAQA's 25th Anniversary, we will be Celebrating Silver. Silver is indispensable. From industrial use to decoration, technology, photography and medicine, its unique properties of strength, malleability, reflectivity and conductivity make it an irreplaceable force in the global market. In addition to its physical properties silver is recognized as a symbol of love, insurance and commitment for twenty-five years.
Juror: Yvonne Porcella
Managing Curator: Nancy Bavor
1. International Quilt Festival
October 30 - November 2, 2014
2. International Quilt Festival
3. Quilt! Knit! Stitch!
How do colors reflect our emotions? Have you ever seen red, felt blue or been green with envy? The range of color used in this exhibition conveys a sense of emotion or feeling expressed by the artists. Catalog
publication was made possible through the generosity of Teri Springer in memory of Lutgard Gerber-Billiau. Terry Waldron edited the catalog; Bobbi Baugh was the graphic designer.
Carol Eaton has posted interviews with several of the artists on a Color Wheel of Emotions Facebook page
Juror: Terry Waldron
Managing Curator: Carol Eaton
Travel Venues: 8. LookOut! Art Gallery
Artists exhibit two works that best represent their body of work and which relate to one another in some way. Catalog publication was made possible through the generosity of SAQA's members.
Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust Managing Curator: Kim LaPolla Travel Venues - United States:
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo circuit:
14. Raleigh, North Carolina
June 26-28, 2014
15. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
August 14-16, 2014
Exhibition Name: Earth Stories
There are many stories of hope across the globe. Both individuals and small groups are working on projects that when added together make a positive impact on increasing the quality of life on this planet. Earth Stories will celebrate the stories of people or projects that enhance the planet, make a significant difference in restoring and/or protecting the environment, increase sustainability and otherwise improve the earth we all occupy.
25 artists from around the world will be chosen to interpret a "story" of their choice. Each artist will feature a project or person of their choice; the views presented by the artist do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of SAQA or MSU, neither of which endorses any person, project or organization.
Juror: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
Managing curator: Leni Levenson Wiener
1. Michigan State University Museum
May 11- November 30, 2014
University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design
January 19 - February 28, 2015
10. Charlotte, NC
July 30-Aug 2, 2014
11. Grand Rapids, MI
August 20-23, 2014
12. Chattanooga, TN
September 10-13, 2014
13. Des Moines, IA
October 1-4, 2014
Exhibition Name: Metaphors on Aging
There are a rare few of us who have not been affected in some way by the changes that occur with aging, be it ourselves, or the aging of our parents, loved ones or even our children. Here you have the opportunity to explore any of these passages that have touched your own life. Subjects can include aging, illness, death, the growth of our children, or the passage of time in general.
publication was made possible through the generosity of SAQA's members.
Juror: Pamela Allen
3. International Quilt Festival - Chicago
June 19-21, 2014
4. Quilt! Knit! Stitch!
August 14-16, 2014
5. Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Expo
September 11-13, 2014
6. Original Sewing & Quilting Expo
October 2-4, 2014
Overland Park, Kansas
October 9-11, 2014
Fort Worth, Texas
October 16-18, 2014
Tinley Park, Illinois
November 20-22, 2014
March 5-7, 2015
March 12-14, 2015
March 26-28, 2015
April 9-11, 2015
April 16-18, 2015
Raleigh, North Carolina
June 15-17, 2015
Exhibition Name: People and Portraits
This exhibition celebrates the expressiveness of the human face. The diverse designs focus on a variety of both emotional states and the ways in which people interact: contemplation, joy, community, work and play. Based on the companion book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits
, the exhibition shows two works by each of the book's 20 Featured Artists.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of AQS
, Lark Crafts
, and the National Quilt Museum
Managing curator: Pat Kumicich
3. Festival of Quilts
August 7-10, 2014
**Martha Sielman will be giving a lecture at Festival of Quilts on Friday, August 8, 2014.
Our physical world is created out of the chemical elements, from hydrogen to platinum to arsenic. For this exhibit, each of the selected artists will create a new work that is influenced by an element from the periodic table. Inspirations can come from anything relating to that element, whether it is a play on the name, its color or the products made from it. Both representational and abstract works are welcomed.
As the second part of the Radical Elements theme, the artists will also be asked to move quilting beyond the usual materials of fabric and thread, exploring the function and decorative properties of different surfaces and stitching materials. This exhibit is the first to embrace the newly expanded definition of an art quilt and will be a signature exhibition for SAQA.
Co-curators and Jurors: Vicki Mangum and Kathleen McCabe
The Original Creative Festival
June 12 - 14, 2014
6. Festival Internacional de Patchwork e Arts Afins
August 27 - 30, 2014
New England Quilt Museum
April 5 - July 6, 2015
Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork
September 16 - 19, 2015
Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2016
Tainan City, Taiwan
April 20 - May 29, 2016
Exhibition Name: Text Messages
Text messages have fast become one of the most popular methods of communication in our country today. In this exhibit, you have free rein to explore the many facets of what 'text messages' means to you--from the obvious connection to modern technology to works comprised solely of actual or implied writing. The unifying theme will be text on quilts, in any language, and each quilt must contain at least one visible letter or word.
for the exhibition was made possible through the generosity of SAQA's members.
Juror: Lesley Riley
Managing curator: Georgianne (Gigi) Kandler
2. International Quilt Festival - Chicago
June 19-21, 2014
3. Quilt! Knit! Stitch!
August 14-16, 2014
Round Bobbin Quilting, Sewing, and Fiber Art Expo
St. Charles, Missouri
September 19-20, 2014
|Upcoming Regional Exhibitions
(Listed chronologically by opening dates - contact the regional reps for more information)
Full information about these exhibitions and the venues at which they can be seen is on the website under Artwork > SAQA Exhibitions > Regional.
New Mexico - Color Runs Through It
February 14-July 1, 2014
Florida/Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina/Georgia/Kentucky/Tennessee/Mississippi/Louisiana/Alabama/Arkansas - Southern Accents
May 16 - August 22, 2015
Texas -- A Texas Experience
January 1-December 31, 2014
Oregon -- Exploring Layers
February 15, 2014 - June 2014
Virginia -- Living with Art: Real Art for Real People
March 13 - June 30, 2014
April - July 2014
New Mexico -- Beyond Tradition
New Mexico -- Walk in the Wild
April - July 2014
Michigan -- Mapping Memories
May 5 - September 20, 2014
Northern California/Nevada -- Quilt Regional 2014
May 6 - July 16, 2014
Western Canada -- Meet the Best of the West
May 16 - July 2014
Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont/Massachusetts/Rhode Island/Connecticut -- I ♥ New England
August 14 - 17, 2014
Europe & Middle East -- Wide Horizons IV
September 18-21, 2014
Florida -- Piecing Together a Changing Planet
December 5, 2014 - March 1, 2015
New Mexico -- Cultural Red
April 8 - August 16, 2015
| SAQA Groups
Yahoo Discussion Group
As a member of Studio Art Quilt Association, you are invited to join an email discussion group hosted on Yahoo.com. This group is only for SAQA members, and is private to the outside world. You can join by requesting membership at:
. PLEASE include your full name in your request.
The Visioning Project
revolves around visualizing goals and dreams - and making them happen. The Visioning Project members are wonderful in helping each other with support, networking, and resource information. If you are interested in joining, please contact Judy Warner.
The SAQArtique group
is open to all SAQA members. The critiques are all in the spirit of a shared interest in quilting as an art form and improvement of each person's talents. If you are interested in joining, please contact Martha Ginn
If you would prefer to ONLY read the Journal online, you can indicate your preference by checking off the Online Journal Only box in your Member Profile.
Upcoming Journal Gallery Page Themes and Deadlines:
- Grief/Sorrow/Loss - August 1, 2014
- Joy/Happiness - November 1, 2014
- Creatures - February 1, 2015
- Health and Wholeness - May 1, 2015
We can accept digital photos only. Images will be chosen on the basis of artistic merit as well as photo quality. To improve your chances of being selected, send only your best photos and use the same considerations you would for entering a juried show, which means sharp focus, even lighting, no extraneous hands or feet or garage doors showing in the photo, etc.
All edges of the quilt must be visible; do not crop into the edges of the quilt.
Send a digital image with a resolution of no less than 1800 pixels on the longest side, in jpeg format. Label the file with your last name followed by partial title (example: smith_dreamingtrees.jpg). In the body of the e-mail, Include caption information consisting of your name, size in inches, year created, your web site URL (if applicable), and a very brief statement describing something interesting about the work, perhaps your inspiration or your process. Send your images to email@example.com
(This address will be used ONLY for the image gallery.)
|NOTE: due to the large number of submissions received, an individual response to each submission is not possible.
Call for Entries:
Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2016 Prospectus Taiwan Art Quilt Society (TAQS) organizes artistic and educational international art quilt exhibitions. We focus on global issues and highlight the creation of quilting, which are not only the interpretation of techniques but also the contemporary artistic merit of environmental care and the spirit of humanities.
Theme: Protect the Earth's Environment
Venue: National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan City, Taiwan
Date: April 30 - May 29, 2016
DEADLINE for Entries: November 1, 2015 (NOTE: This is 17 months from now.)
Call for Consideration:
Martha Sielman is writing Art Quilt Inspirations: Abstracts & Geometrics to be published by Interweave in 2016. The book will include interviews with 20 Featured Artists showing multiple works by each. Approximately 70 additional artists will have their work showcased in the book's gallery sections.
Preliminary submission will be via email. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- your name
- phone number
- email address
- website URL
- titles of your submission(s)
Attach jpegs of up to 3 images of your art. Images should be jpegs only, not larger than 1200 pixels in any dimension. Please label each image file with last name_first name_title (e.g. Sielman_Martha_Abstract 1).
DEADLINE is October 31, 2014.
|KEEP LETTING EVERYONE KNOW HOW WONDERFUL ART QUILTS ARE!
--Martha Sielman (MarthaSielman@SAQA.com)
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
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