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Forced to Flee at Daura Gallery at the University of Lynchburg, Virginia

SAQA Global Exhibition Forced to Flee opens next week at the Daura Gallery at the University of Lynchburg, Virginia. It will remain on display there until October 9. The artwork in this powerful exhibition illustrates the global challenges arising from the current refugee crisis impacting countries across the globe.

Artwork by Diane M. Wright, Christine Vinh (top row), Catherine A. Drummond, and Pamela S. Burns (bottom row)
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Forced to Flee Video Series

Can't make it to the gallery in person? Don't miss this fascinating in-depth look at the exhibition. Get up close to see the details, stitchwork, and textures contained in these works of art. This video series includes interviews with Juror Dr. Susan Beryl Marks, curators from the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, and selected artists. 

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No matter where you live and make art, you’ve got something special to look forward to!

The 2021 SAQA conference will be an online event to be held mid-April 2021. The silver lining in our COVID cloud is finding a virtual world where we can network and share as never before.

The Oceania region wants to share the people and inspiration that make it unique. You can take part without reserving a flight, because it will all happen online.

Your SAQA Special Events Committee has been working with Oceania members to create the best virtual event possible. We are currently looking for great presenters and new ideas!

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August 12 - Finding my Way Back Home - A Textile Odyssey

Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild

Marquetta Johnson and Amanda Hines Bernay discuss Marquetta's long family history of quilting and art, her perspectives on quilting, and her journey as a quilter and teaching artist, with plenty of photos to delight and engage the viewers.
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Care & Conservation: Behind the Scenes at the IQM

Presented by the International Quilt Museum
Last week, Collection's Manager Sarah Walcott presented a fascinating behind the scenes look at how the International Quilt Museum cares for the world's largest quilt collection and preserves it for future generations.
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Exploring Art Quilts with SAQA: New Directions
Interviews with art quilters around the world and beautiful photo galleries.
This high-powered mix for all who make and appreciate contemporary art quilting begins the creativity-inspiring series Exploring Art Quilts with SAQA. Its book-and-journal-blend format with 350 photos reveals today's latest work and designs and also serves as a long-term creative reference. Be inspired by interviews, gorgeous art quilt photos, and current creations by members of SAQA.
Art Quilt Quarterly Special Bundle Offer
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Art Quilt Quarterly is published four times a year and is filled with beautiful artwork and informative articles for collectors, art venues, museums, professional artists, and art enthusiasts. Stock up your library with this special bundle offer.

Survey Snapshots

Each week we’ll post a few snapshots but this is the just tip of the iceberg! We’re working on the analysis of a wealth of valuable and actionable data, so look for the full report before the end of the year.
1. Leading resources for information about SAQA programs, projects, events, and benefits: (1) Weekly Member-News Emails (2) From My Region (3) SAQA Journal (4) SAQA Website (5) SAQA Facebook Groups.
2. Top resources for developing professional and creative skills: (1) SAQA Website (2) Videos (3) SAQA Journal (4) Webinars.
3. Over one third have attended a SAQA conference. Major decision factors: (1) Location and Travel Costs (2) Speakers and Sessions (3) Connecting with Others.

Upcoming Deadlines - Calls for Entry  

Journal Member Gallery: Along Came a... - September 1

Juried Art Member Application - September 1

Land Art: From the Forest to Your Balcony (Virtual Gallery Call for Entry) - September 30

Primal Forces: Earth (Call for Entry) - September 30

Fresh Fish (Call for Entry) - October 31

Light the World (Call for Entry) - November 30

Upcoming Dates - Community Connections

Exploring Contemporary Art (Special Interest Group) - August 25

Art Quilt Design on the Longarm (Special Interest Group) - August 27

Live Chat with SAQA - August 28

A full list of SAQA Calls for Entry (including Regional) can be found on our website. Do you know of an upcoming event or call for entry? Submit your news »

Featured Juried Artist Member

Pamela Gail Allen - FFFF

A Juried Artist Member of SAQA is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio to the Juried Artist Review Panel. This portfolio includes a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art. See more Juried Artist Member artwork! Learn more about Pamela Gail Allen.
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