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Benefit Auction—A Record-Breaking Success!

SAQA's 2020 Benefit Auction raised an amazing $109,650 to support our art exhibitions and educational programming. THANK YOU so much to everyone who supported this fundraising event! There are over 60 lovely artworks still available for purchase at just $100 each.

You can learn all about the Benefit Auction on the SAQA website, and don't hesitate to ask us a question at
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You're Invited!

We might not be able to celebrate together in Houston this year but great news - we are bringing the party to YOU!

Join us on October 30th for our annual SAQA Member pARTy. This years event will take place online via Zoom.

The party officially starts at 5pm EDT (GMT/UTC -4) but our virtual doors will open at 4:45pm. Come early and mingle!

  • Get the latest SAQA scoop from our president Deborah Boschert
  • Connect with other members in small group discussions about art and creativity
  • Watch brand-new videos about SAQA Global Exhibitions Ebb & Flow and Beyond the Mirror
  • Be eligible to win great door prizes from SAQA and our partners
  • Bring a piece of fabric that is meaningful to you (can be anything, even a piece of clothing)
  • Wear something ARTful and bring your own snacks. Virtual drinks are on us!

This event is open to all SAQA members - feel free to invite a friend! Everyone is welcome.

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Collectors & Artists - take note!
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You be the Critic (Call for Participants)

Deadline October 18

The SAQA Education Committee is looking for participants for this year's "You be the Critic" online event.  This is a great way to get feedback on your work. You'll gain insight into how your work is perceived by viewers in real-time, and get some ideas for ways to strengthen future work. 

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Fresh Fish (SAQA Regional) - open to all members

Deadline October 31

SAQA Florida invites SAQA members worldwide to create and DONATE 2-D or 3-D textile artworks of fish or other underwater creatures. These works may be in any configuration but no larger than 12” in length or width, and may be realistic or imaginary

Fish are still needed - you can make one or more!

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Upcoming Deadlines - Calls for Entry  

Fresh Fish (Call for Entry) - October 31

Juried Art Member Application - November 1

Light the World (Call for Entry) - November 30

Waiting (Virtual Gallery Call for Entry) - November 30

Journal Member Gallery: Outsider - December 1

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

Upcoming Dates - Community Connections

Art Quilt Design on the Longarm (Special Interest Group) - October 22

Exploring Contemporary Art (Special Interest Group) - October 27

SAQA pARTy - October 30

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 »

October 14: Conversations with the Artists: Ebb & Flow

Presented by SAQA

Join us on October 14 for a Conversation with selected artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Ebb & Flow. We'll be hearing from Meredith R Grimsley, Carol Anne Grotrian, Marisa Márquez, and Lynne Seaman about their work, process, and inspiration.
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Meredith Re’ Grimsley received her MFA in 2002, and her BFA in 1999, in Fabric Design from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.  Her work, including wearable art, installation, performance, two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms, has been shown in numerous national and international venues in solo and group exhibitions. She is Professor of Fabric Design at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Carol Anne Grotrian began quilting in the early 1980s, and soon discovered shibori, Japan’s ancient tradition of tie-dye. Shibori helped her find my voice in landscape quilts. Carol Anne dyes the fabric for her quilts, using fiber-reactive dyes and indigo. In recent years, she has added the slow stitch techniques of raw edge appliqué and Japanese boro to her love of hand quilting. 
Marisa Márquez is a teacher and textile artist. Although her background is in linguistics her true vocation is textile art. After trying different ways of expressing her creativity she found her way through patchwork techniques and has been developing and studying since the year 2000. Marisa has participated in the Spanish Magazine “Patchwork Secrets”, with her works and writes in the Bernina International blog. 
Lynne Seaman is a fiber artist living and working in London, UK. She uses abstract landscapes to tell a story about the passage of time, the changing seasons, and the renewal of Spring. Trees are her icons. They represent strength and growth, the end of life, and the renewal of life. Lynne loves the changing colors of the sky at sunrise and sunset and tries to capture this natural wonder in her quilts, often as a vivid background to her abstract tree shapes.

We Are the Story Panel Discussion

Presented by Quilt Alliance
Last week, we joined Quilt Alliance board member and founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, in conversation with Karl Reichert, executive director of the Textile Center. We Are the Story is a multi-site initiative of quilt exhibitions curated by Dr. Mazloomi and presented by Textile Center & Women of Color Quilters Network. Michelle Flamer a WCQN member with works included in We Are the Story exhibitions, will moderate. "We Are the Story group and solo exhibitions will build upon symbols of liberation, resistance, and empowerment, offering a visually compelling account of the breadth of experiences and struggles that comprise Black history in an honest and critical way."

View the exhibition here.
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Featured Juried Artist Member

Kim H. Ritter - The Content of the Light

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 Kim H. Ritter.
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