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Bring a Friend to SAQA!

YOU are a valued member of SAQA. We love hearing your feedback, seeing your art, and following your creative process—and we're sure you have friends who would love SAQA as much as you do!

During this time of social distancing, it's even more important to be connected. Share with your friends how our online global community provides personal connections and fosters creative growth, no matter their location.

All new members who join before December 31st will receive $20 off their first year of membership (enter FRIEND as the discount code) and be entered in a drawing to win fabulous prizes.

  • Anyone who refers a new member will also be eligible to win prizes (the more people you refer, the more chances you have to win)
  • Regions can receive $200 for regional activities for the most new members before December 31st. Three awards are available for small (10-49 members), medium (50-99), and large (100+) regions

Thanks to our generous partners, we have a number of great membership drive prizes to award some lucky winners. A random drawing will be held monthly - anyone who joined the previous month OR referred a new member is eligible to win. The more new members you refer, the more chances you have!

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Once Belonged - Linda Colsh

Join us for a live event on November 11 at 3PM EST with Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA (SAQA Special Exhibition). SAQA Executive Director Martha Sielman, brings quilts to the forefront of the contemporary art world and interviews Marie Bergstedt, Linda Colsh, and Mita Giacomini to showcase the diversity of work being made in this medium today. SAQA will feature a selection of artwork for sale shown on the Intersect Chicago website.
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SAQA Online Collection - Call for Entry

Interested in having your artwork featured on the SAQA website? We are now accepting submissions to be considered for our online collection of 3500+ art quilts. Each SAQA member can submit one piece per collection period. Before completing the submission form, search the online collection to see if this piece is already included on our website. You can search by title (keyword field) or artist (artist name). You can also click on your name on an existing piece and view all your Related Collection artworks on a single page. 

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Light the World - Call for Entry (Nov. 1 - 30)

Light is our primary tool for perceiving and understanding the world around us. Without light there is no vision. Light allows us to appreciate the world through shape and form and evokes emotions. Common qualities of light are intensity, quality, color, direction, distribution, texture and movement. Artists are encouraged to explore how light creates and transforms your art.

** note: the size restrictions differ from the original prospectus as follows: the maximum height has changed from 46" to 60"

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Congratulations to the artists selected for Land Art: From the Forest to Your Balcony (SAQA Virtual Gallery)!

Outdoor artwork installations provide temporal beauty within the community. Ingenuity, art supplies, and imagination, are all that one needs to create an outdoor installation that invites exploration or participation. In the freedom of an outdoor context, even traditional art has the power to interact with the landscape in a new and meaningful way.

Visit the virtual gallery and be sure to click See Details under each image to find out more about each piece, including additional images, videos, and statements. Click on any square image to launch the slideshow.

Artwork by Judith Content, Sarah Entsminger, Bonnie J. Smith, Liz Hewitt, and Jennifer Solon

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You be the Critic!

Artwork (from left to right) by Johnnie McKenzie, Diane Núñez, Daniela Tiger, and Teresita Leal

The SAQA Education Committee will be hosting a live critique opportunity on November 18, 2020, from 5:00-6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4). In this special session, YOU, the audience, will have an opportunity to give feedback to our critique volunteers: Diane Núñez, Johnnie McKenzie, Daniela Tiger, and Teresita Leal. Getting and giving critiques can be a powerful tool for artistic growth. We'll discuss balance/composition, contrast/relationship, workmanship, and color.

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Ebb & Flow and Beyond the Mirror - Up Close

These videos bring you up close to each artwork, with comments from Jurors Andra Stanton and Linda Colsh.
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Upcoming Deadlines - Calls for Entry  

Light the World (Call for Entry) - November 30

Waiting (Virtual Gallery Call for Entry) - November 30

SAQA Online Collection (Call for Entry) - November 30

Journal Member Gallery: Outsider - December 1

Juried Art Member Application - January 1

Impressions of Oceania From Around the World (Virtual Gallery Call for Entry) - January 31

Upcoming Dates - Community Connections

Laura Wasilowski: Design Triggers and Inspiration (All-Region Online Presentation) - November 17

Live Chat with SAQA - November 20

Inside SAQA Q&A - December 10

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 »

November 11: Tell Me About the Quilt You Brought Today: Documenting Quilt Stories from Start to Finish

Presented by Quilt Alliance


Join us for an oral history interview with quiltmaker Zak Foster for the Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories project (QSOS).The grassroots QSOS project has been documenting the lives of quiltmakers for more than two decades. We'll take a behind-the-scenes peek at the process of collecting and preserving quilt stories for QSOS as we talk with Zak about his work and life in quilts, then follow the interview from digital recording to historical document, usable by researchers and curious quilt lovers alike.
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Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee Gafill: A Creative Conversation

Presented by San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Image courtesy of the artists.

Last week, we had an exciting conversation with two influential creatives, textile artist Kaffe Fassett and painter Erin Lee Gafill. They discussed the inspiration behind their recent publication Color Duets, a visual memoir chronicling Erin’s decade-long collaboration with her uncle Kaffe. Two artists a generation apart talk about their shared childhood influences growing up at Nepenthe, in Big Sur, California, the deep satisfaction they get from working with their hands, be it painting, knitting, needlepoint or sewing, and the extraordinary role color plays in their designs, and in their lives.

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Featured Juried Artist Member

Joan Sowada - Women of Color Rise

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 Joan Sowada.
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