SAQA Calls for Entry

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.

We also offer a Virtual Gallery program, offering exhibitions crafted exclusively for the online viewer. Plus, there are many other opportunities to share your artwork with the world. Scroll down to view them all!

Have a great idea for an exhibition? The Exhibitions Committee is now accepting submissions for future exhibitions.

 

SAQA Global Exhibitions
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Ever since our earliest ancestors began applying iron oxide to cave walls and their bodies, the color red has played a major role in art, rituals, and spirituality. The use of red can evoke excitement, danger, anger or love in the West. This exhibition invites you to explore the color red and what it represents to you.
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** Back on schedule with new opening venue! Artists are invited to explore the science fiction worlds of cyberpunk, steampunk, dieselpunk, biopunk, atompunk, clockpunk, nanopunk, and more! The opportunities are endless.
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Are you fascinated by space? We have arranged a collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Press to present Fierce Planets, an exhibition of art quilts inspired by the research of Johns Hopkins University Professor Dr. Sabine Stanley.
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Our shared human history includes a violent and shameful component -- that of deliberate attempts to eradicate specific populations due to differences of culture, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression and race. Often motivated by those in power, collective trauma and tragedy are part of our past and present.
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Abstract art uses the pure elements and principles of design to create emotions and thoughts in the viewer. Because it is so free and unbounded from the real world, the diversity of abstract art is truly stunning. In the way a poem distills a novel into a few words, let your abstract art offer the essence of an idea using the vocabulary of line, shape, rhythm, texture, color, value and composition.
Virtual Gallery Calls
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Virtual Gallery of selected pieces will be available for viewing on April 1! We not only speak with our voices, but also with our bodies. It is estimated that 60% of communication is visual. Our nonverbal expressions, such as a...
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Virtual Gallery of selected pieces will be available for viewing on July 1! The dictionary defines humor as “a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement.” Humor can be a source of entertainment and also a means of coping with...
Other SAQA Calls
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What is your favorite destination? Be it Paris, the Outback, or outer space, submit images that capture the essence of the place you love.
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You are Interesting! How do we know that? You’re a quilt artist, a person who can take a random thought, a glimmer of an idea, a shred of a possibility… and create a fascinating visual version of that concept. So...
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This year, the Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place during the SAQA Virtual Conference in April. This is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased to a world-wide audience.
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We are now accepting both mentee and mentor applications for SAQA's Mentorship program. This will be the ONLY submission period for the 2023 program. Deadline to apply is December 17 but apply early as spots are limited. The number of...
Other Opportunities
What's Next? Art is constantly evolving. Imagine a SAQA Global Exhibition that will be innovative and engaging. Share your vision with us! The SAQA Exhibitions Committee is asking members to submit themes we can consider for future SAQA Global Exhibitions.

SAQA has a very robust regional exhibition program which expands the variety of exhibition opportunities available for our members from juried shows to traveling trunk shows.

Interested in applying to be a Juried Artist member? Find out more by reviewing our application guidelines.
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.

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