2023 Spotlight Auction

Get YOUR work in the Spotlight!

The Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place during the 2023 SAQA Conference. This is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased to a world-wide audience. All proceeds will help support SAQA programs.

You do NOT have to attend the conference to participate - bidding will be open to everyone via the Handbid platform. Pieces will be available for in-person display at the Saturday conference banquet.

We are looking for pieces 6” x 8” (portrait or landscape orientation), which we will display in mats with a 4.5" x 6.5” opening and place in clear cellophane sleeves (see sample). The edges of the piece (.75" all around) will be hidden from view in the final presentation. Raw, straight-stitched, or zigzag edges are best.

This size of artwork can be quick to make, showcasing your voice and raising funds for the organization which helps us all. Plus, it’s your opportunity to collect work made by fellow SAQA members. What a win-win!

Need help sizing your piece? Print this guide 

  • Only one piece per artist will be accepted.
  • 3D submissions are allowed but the overall size should not exceed 6" x 8" x 6"
  • Include your name on the back of the artwork - this will be hidden by the mat but is helpful for identification purposes.
  • You do not have to include a hanging mechanism as they will be matted.
  • Remember that the mat will cover .75" around the perimeter of your piece - design accordingly!

Digital images

  • Images should be a minimum of 800 on the shortest side and in JPG format.
  • Please do NOT crop your piece in your photo - we need to see the edges so they can be digitally matted for the online image.
  • An image is required on the submission form but we will re-photograph the piece if needed

Questions? Contact spotlight@saqa.art 


February 20: Deadline to complete submission form. Do NOT send your piece without completing the form!
March 1: Final Deadline for artwork to arrive at the designated shipping locations

Submission Form

Need some inspiration? Watch this video with the 2022 Spotlight Auction submissions or scroll down below.

Shipping Information

Note that you MUST complete the submission form prior to sending your piece.  Please include your contact information with your package or print the PDF included with your confirmation email (check your spam folders!) Be sure to label your piece with your name.

Mail all auction pieces to the address below - final receive by deadline is March 1.

Patricia Gould
12620 Towner Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM

Mail your donation with a tracking number whenever possible. If needed, the SAQA phone number is 860-530-1551. If you live outside of the US, send your piece early enough to arrive by the deadline, including time to clear Customs. 


If you are in Canada, you can mail your piece to an alternative address in Canada. Details will be included in your confirmation email or you can contact Ingrid Langhorst at ingrid.langhorst@gmail.com


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