Spotlight Auction

Deadline extended to March 3

The Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place during the 2024 SAQA Virtual Conference (April 12- 20, 2024). This is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased to a world-wide audience. You do NOT have to attend the conference to participate - bidding is open to everyone, even non-members. All proceeds will help support SAQA programs.

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!

We are looking for pieces 6” x 8” / 15cm x 20cm (portrait or landscape orientation), which we will display in mats with a 4.5" x 6.5” / 11.5cm x 16.5cm opening and place in clear cellophane sleeves. The edges of the piece (.75" / 2cm all around) will be hidden from view in the final presentation. Raw, straight-stitched, or zigzag edges are best. Only one piece per artist will be accepted.

Need help sizing your piece? Print this guide 

Since the auction will take place online, the quality of your image is very important! We may not be able to re-photograph your piece due to the tight schedule.

  • Images should be a minimum of 800 pixels on the shortest side and in JPG format.
  • Please do NOT crop your piece in your photo. We need to see the edges (a bit of background is fine).
  • Take the picture straight on to ensure it doesn't appear skewed or keystoned.
  • Do not include a mat in the picture. We will add this when it's added to the website.
  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an automatic email confirmation once your entry is submitted - please check your spam folders. If you do NOT receive it, just mail your piece to the address noted below along with your name and contact information.

Questions? Contact 

Submission Form



March 3: Deadline to complete submission form. Do NOT send your piece without completing this form!
March 11: Final Deadline for artwork to arrive at the address below:

SAQA Spotlight 
3880 Indian Ripple Rd
Beavercreek, OH, 45440
United States

Mail your artwork along with a copy of your email confirmation to the address below. If you can't print it out, just be sure to include your name and contact information INSIDE the package.

You are encouraged to use tracking but please do NOT mark the box for signature required. Do NOT fold your piece for shipping - use an appropriate sized envelope or box.

Shipping from outside the United States ?

Please take longer delivery times and customs delays into consideration. It is strongly advised that you send your piece EARLY! If you need to include a phone number, use the main SAQA one: 860-530-1551.