January 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Exhibition

The call for our regional exhibition, WILD!, was announced on the SAQA website. Here is the link for the call: https://www.saqa.com/events/wild-saqa-regional. Read the prospectus for all the details on entries.

Let your imagination take you on a journey to a WILD place. The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the theme, taking into account ALL things wild, such as untamed, wildlands, wild spirit, wildlife, free, uninhabited, etc. This is an opportunity to stretch your imagination, and innovate in composition and materials depicting your vision, whether realistic, representational, or abstract.

Eligibility: Open to SAQA members who have chosen Colorado/Wyoming/Utah as their 1st or 2nd region.

Jurors: Alana Blumenthal, Petra Fallaux, Dolores Miller


Premiere Location: Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, UT

Curator: Alana Blumenthal, Director of Brigham City Museum of Art and History

Exhibition Dates: June 25 – September 17, 2022



Additional Locations:  Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO

Curator: Chris Stevens

Dates: January 2023 to February 2023

Entries may be submitted from March 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022.

An important part of your entry will be having a great Artist Statement. SAQA has several resources that would be helpful in developing an Artist Statement for you piece. Remember, you want to sell your piece to the jurors. Don’t let a poor artist statement get in the way of getting in the exhibit. Here is the link to SAQA resources.
https://www.saqa.com/members/member-benefits/writing-artist-statements

Regional Meeting

If you missed our regional meeting on Dec 7th you can view it at your convenience via this Zoom link.  This link should be active for about 3 months.  Meeting recording at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/mXCgl92xOnki87GBv6s-AId2pwCGJVrlxtMCgr2R_RnYpY73uv5FtM-30sHQsiw9.cPuzh1L-eCvxU4w_

 

SAQA 2022 Conference

The next SAQA conference “Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art” will take place April 29-May 7, 2022.  Originally planned to take place in person, it will be a virtual conference again in 2022. It is interesting to note that the 2021 Conference, which was held virtually because of Covid, had the highest attendance of any of the SAQA  conferences before it. The cost and time savings for attendees to this event makes it accessible to many more people. Please consider making time for this event in your busy schedule. You will be glad you did! Click on this link to access information about the Conference at SAQA Conferences | SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Volunteer

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

Thanks to all of you who created and submitted Trunk Show pieces!  Our region submitted more than 100 pieces – 2 out of every 3 members submitted a piece.   This is an AMAZING accomplishment…thank you, thank you.  As a result, our region has qualified for a Free Trunk Show (about 50  7″ x 10″ pieces mounted on 8″ x 12″ mats) for up to 6 months.  We’d like to get a few volunteers that would be  interested in organizing and scheduling these shows.   Perhaps you can organize it in your state or locality.  Please contact Susan or Tree if you can help us with this task.

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

Starting October 18, 2021 and running till – January 15, 2022 In the Main Gallery: RMQM’s Collection of Red & Green Quilts. In the Northeast Gallery: The Hari Walner Memorial Exhibit.

The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibit that celebrates the work of Wyoming artists. The exhibition was established in 2000 under an initiative by Governor Geringer and is organized under the auspices of the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council. The 2022 exhibit will be on display from February 14 through August 14th 2022 at the Wyoming State Capitol,  200 W. 24th, Cheyenne, WY. This year’s juror is Wade Patton. Three of our region’s artists were accepted. 

Wyoming Local Connections Group will have an exhibit in Gillette, Wyoming.  The group, “Textile Artists of Wyoming”, show will run from February 1, 2022 until February 28, 2022 at the AVA Art Center, located at 509 W. 2cnd St. Gillette, Wyoming.  The Artist reception will be February 10th, 2022 from 6-8 pm. Each artist will have two pieces in the show, with one of the pieces being a 30 X 30 inch challenge quilt with the theme “Celebration of Color”. 

Joan Sowada’s challenge piece is shown below. 

Big Table

Member News

A Note From Mary Louise Gerek

I just wanted to thank the regional SAQA members for the support Jim and I have felt through the last couple of months. I am now home and my first outpatient physical therapy starts tomorrow. I am walking without a walker at home and will be working hard to get better. It is going to take a while, but I am already thinking about how to get back to sewing – one of my therapy goals. Thank you so much. This is an awesome organization and  I am proud to be part of it.  Mary Louise

Marshall Fire, Boulder County

We are grateful that all of our SAQA members who were in the burn area are OK and their houses are intact.   Almost 1,000 houses were destroyed in this fire. 

Congratulations to Phillipa Lack, Debra Zelenak, and Rhonda Schmeltzer,  who were selected to have a fiber art piece in the Wyoming Governor’s art show. This exhibit runs from January to August at the State Museum gallery.  The exhibit will include 66 works of art from 61 Wyoming artists. Exhibition juror Wade Patton selected these works from over 350 submissions.

Congratulations to Margaret L Abramshe  for Warrior, Judith S Ahlborn for Street View New Orleans, and Michele Hardy for Surfaces #30, which were accepted in the SAQA Virtual Gallery – Street Art.  Check out the link to see this exhibit.

Michelle Hardy

Congratulations to  Michelle Hardy.  Her piece Mapforms #11 has been juried into the SAQA global exhibit sustainABILITY.  
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Her piece, Circles #34, has been juried into Art Quilts: Elements 2022.
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Gay Young

Congratulations to Gay Young.  Her piece Wind Energy 2 is included in the New Mexico Region’s “Weather or Not” exhibit, which has opened at the Carlsbad Museum  in Carlsbad, NM. 

Wind Energy 2 Full

Her thread-painted and quilted Ocelot is part of CCAN at the Center for Contemporary Art in Abilene, Texas.
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Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik                                                  

Congratulations to Leesa who had her piece “Sleepless” SLEEPLESS (2)selected by Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now jurors – Excellence in Quilts category and will appear in the next  Fiber Art Now magazine released in December.

 

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December 2021 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Exhibition

The call for our regional exhibition, WILD!, was announced on the SAQA website. Here is the link for the call: https://www.saqa.com/events/wild-saqa-regional. Read the prospectus for all the details on entries.

Let your imagination take you on a journey to a WILD place. The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the theme, taking into account ALL things wild, such as untamed, wildlands, wild spirit, wildlife, free, uninhabited, etc. This is an opportunity to stretch your imagination, and innovate in composition and materials depicting your vision, whether realistic, representational, or abstract.

Eligibility: Open to SAQA members who have chosen Colorado/Wyoming/Utah as their 1st or 2nd region.

Jurors: Alana Blumenthal, Petra Fallaux, Dolores Miller


Premiere Location: Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, UT

Curator: Alana Blumenthal, Director of Brigham City Museum of Art and History

Exhibition Dates: June 25 – September 17, 2022



Additional Locations:  Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO

Curator: Chris Stevens

Dates: January 2023 to February 2023

Entries may be submitted from March 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022.

An important part of your entry will be having a great Artist Statement. SAQA has several resources that would be helpful in developing an Artist Statement for you piece. Remember, you want to sell your piece to the jurors. Don’t let a poor artist statement get in the way of getting in the exhibit. Here is the link to SAQA resources.
https://www.saqa.com/members/member-benefits/writing-artist-statements

Regional Meeting

Mark your calendars for December 7th at 3 PM MT for our next regional Zoom meeting.  This meeting will feature an administrative update and a presentation by Kathy Suprenant entitled “What did Ming Miss?”. Come join the fun!  Simply follow the link below to sign in to the Zoom call.  If you want after Kathy’s presentation, we can do breakout groups as an opportunity to meet and network with fellow SAQA members.  Hope you can join us! Here is the link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84853123073?pwd=aVZRNHVPVmZkREVwYVFmL3J0REdJZz09

Meeting ID: 848 5312 3073

Passcode: 617507


 

SAQA 2022 Conference:The next SAQA conference “Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art” will take place April 29-May 7, 2022.  Originally planned to take place in person, it will be a virtual conference again in 2022. It is interesting to note that the 2021 Conference, which was held virtually because of Covid, had the highest attendance of any of the SAQA  conferences before it. The cost and time savings for attendees to this event makes it accessible to many more people. Please consider making time for this event in your busy schedule. You will be glad you did! Click on this link to access information about the Conference at SAQA Conferences | SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates.

SAQA IS BRINGING THE pARTy TO YOU!Join us in early December on Zoom for our annual SAQA Member pARTy. Two dates and times are available – choose which one suits you best or come to both!Thursday, December 2 – 6pm EST (GMT/UTC -5)
Friday, December 3 – 1pm EST (GMT/UTC -5)Our virtual doors will open 15 minutes before the start time. Come early and mingle!· Get the latest SAQA scoop from our president Deborah Boschert· Join in on the fun with our version of Family Feud (Fiber Feud)· Connect with other members in small group discussions about art and creativity· Be the first to watch videos from our special exhibition Intersect Chicago and hear from participating artistsWear something ARTful and bring your own snacks. Bring your favorite festive libation!  This event is open to all SAQA members – feel free to invite a friend! Everyone is welcome.    Pre-registration is required. You will be able to select which event (or both) you want to attend. Click the RSVP Today to register.

RSVP Today

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

Starting October 18, 2021 and running till – January 15, 2022 In the Main Gallery: RMQM’s Collection of Red & Green QuiltsIn the Northeast Gallery: The Hari Walner Memorial Exhibit

International Quilt Museum
Call for Entry

To coincide with the opening of its new exhibition, Modern Meets Modern, the International Quilt Museum has announced a quilt challenge, open to all. Participants are asked to create a 16-inch by 16-inch quilt that responds to some of the antique quilts on display in the exhibition. Deadline: January 1, 2022.In the Modern Meets Modern exhibition, selected Modern Quilt Movement quilts from the museum’s collection, representing the past 15+ years, have been juxtaposed with groups of quilts made over 150 years ago. These antique quilts display cutting edge qualities for their time and can still look modern in the present day. The Modern Meets Modern exhibition explores common themes as well as differences between the two modern eras, focusing on design elements as well as such factors as tools, materials, techniques, and modes of communication.For this mini-quilt challenge, the museum has chosen four quilts to serve as catalysts for new work. In their mini-quilt, entrants should respond to one or more of these antique quilts in an interpretive way. The challenge is open to all techniques and quilt styles. Entry quilts do not need to have a hanging sleeve attached to the reverse. Individuals are allowed to submit up to two entries each. There is a $10 entry fee per quilt.  Here is the link to learn more: https://www.internationalquiltmuseum.org/modern-meets-modern-challenge.

Member News

Mary Louise Gerek, former CO/WY/UT Regional Representative, suffered a stroke and is still recovering. Please remember Mary Louise and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Congratulations to Lea McComas, who is now a Juried Artist!  Here is the link to her SAQA site. https://www.saqa.com/art/juried-artists/lea-mccomas

Rose Legge, just finished her new book Art, Fabric and Stitch. Art, Fabric and Stitch opens doors to a mixed media approach to textile art.  Learn how to tell your story in a more authentic way, using paint, image transfer, collage and more!  

This book will guide through the techniques with step-by-step instructions and lots of photos to ensure your success. Included are many examples of finished work to jump-start your creative process. Rose’s encouraging voice shares her love of textile art, and inspires the reader to create more personal art quilts, fabric journals and more.

Congratulations Rose!  Her book is available now at: https://www.blurb.com/b/10943131-art-fabric-and-stitch and available soon through Amazon.

 

Trish Cassen

Congratulations to Trish who has two pieces, “Its a Red Desert Morning” and “Kodachrome Basin” that were selected for the Forces of Nature Art & Heritage Center, in Windsor, Co. This show runs through January 9th, 2022.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Kodachrome Basin Cropped 2000 x 1160 x 96 for Facebook

 
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Valerie White has a solo show at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, from November 5, 2021 till  March 1, 2022. In her Roots and Refuge Series, Valerie White encourages one to consider roots as metaphors. Roots, like people, are intertwined and connected. Her intent is to challenge the viewer to see the beauty and complexity of roots.

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Rosanna Lynne Welter’s art quilt diptych, “Pond Pals,” received third place at the Brigham City Museum of Art & History’s 2021 Utah Design and Craft Artist Competition, “Waterways.” Entries were considered in fiber, wood, glass, clay metal, stone, or any mix of the above.

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Dana Lacy Chapman won third place in garments for the Hoffman Challenge 2021 with “Summer Blooms” a three piece ensemble. 

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Susan Hoppenworth had her pandemic quilt included in Sandra Sider’s new book, “Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the Midst of Chaos”. The quilt spent the summer on exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah and is currently on exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Also, Ricky Tims started showing her commemorative quilt series on both his facebook and instagram pages.

Jean Herman had five of her art quilt pieces juried into the show (through December 10) at The View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge , New York. The show is internationally known for displaying both art quilts and tradition quilts, I entered  “Safari”, “Goddesses”, “The Sweepers”, “Feeding of the 5000”, and “Women Farmers. All five were accepted. You can see these works on her web site,  http://.www.jeanherman.com.

 
Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members!

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region.  

Now is a Great Time to Join SAQA
All new members who join SAQA before December 31, 2021, will receive $20 off their first year of membership (use discount code FRIEND) and be entered in a drawing to win prizes, and anyone who refers a new member will also be eligible to win prizes.  This is a great time to invite your fiber art friends to join SAQA to enjoy the myriad education, exhibition, and networking benefits available in our great organization.  Go to https://www.saqa.com/friend for details.

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Westminster/Boulder

The next meeting will be held on December 2, 2021 via zoom at 10AM.  Please join us for this last meeting in 2021.

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Be sure to put on your calendar, the Wyoming Local Connections group show in Gillette, Wyoming in February 2022.  More information to follow.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

 

I am the new manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform. I am trying to trim down who the account is following, which is over 1300 people at the present time. I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com

No one who is following the account will be removed.

I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers, 
Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Events: a friends update Nov 2021 

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed at the link above. Thanks for this information Barb!

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

November 2021 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Exhibition

The call for our regional exhibition, WILD!, was announced on the SAQA website. Here is the link for the call: https://www.saqa.com/events/wild-saqa-regional. Read the prospectus for all the details on entries.

Let your imagination take you on a journey to a WILD place. The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the theme, taking into account ALL things wild, such as untamed, wildlands, wild spirit, wildlife, free, uninhabited, etc. This is an opportunity to stretch your imagination, and innovate in composition and materials depicting your vision, whether realistic, representational, or abstract.

Eligibility: Open to SAQA members who have chosen Colorado/Wyoming/Utah as their 1st or 2nd region.

Jurors: Alana Blumenthal, Petra Fallaux, Dolores Miller


Premiere Location: Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, UT

Curator: Alana Blumenthal, Director of Brigham City Museum of Art and History

Exhibition Dates: June 25 – September 17, 2022



Additional Locations:  Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO

Curator: Chris Stevens

Dates: January 2023 to February 2023

Entries may be submitted from March 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022.

An important part of your entry will be having a great Artist Statement. SAQA has several resources that would be helpful in developing an Artist Statement for you piece. Remember, you want to sell your piece to the jurors. Don’t let a poor artist statement get in the way of getting in the exhibit. Here is the link to SAQA resources.
https://www.saqa.com/members/member-benefits/writing-artist-statements

Regional Meeting

Mark your calendars for December 7th at 3 PM MT for our next regional Zoom meeting.  This meeting will feature an administrative update and a presentation by Kathy Suprenant entitled “What did Ming Miss?”. Come join the fun!  Simply follow the link below to sign in to the Zoom call.  If you want after Kathy’s presentation, we can do breakout groups as an opportunity to meet and network with fellow SAQA members.  Hope you can join us!


Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

Starting October 18, 2021 and running till – January 15, 2022 

In the Main Gallery: RMQM’s Collection of Red & Green Quilts

In the Northeast Gallery: The Hari Walner Memorial Exhibit

International Quilt Museum
Call for Entry

To coincide with the opening of its new exhibition, Modern Meets Modern, the International Quilt Museum has announced a quilt challenge, open to all. Participants are asked to create a 16-inch by 16-inch quilt that responds to some of the antique quilts on display in the exhibition. Deadline: January 1, 2022.

In the Modern Meets Modern exhibition, selected Modern Quilt Movement quilts from the museum’s collection, representing the past 15+ years, have been juxtaposed with groups of quilts made over 150 years ago. These antique quilts display cutting edge qualities for their time and can still look modern in the present day. The Modern Meets Modern exhibition explores common themes as well as differences between the two modern eras, focusing on design elements as well as such factors as tools, materials, techniques, and modes of communication.

For this mini-quilt challenge, the museum has chosen four quilts to serve as catalysts for new work. In their mini-quilt, entrants should respond to one or more of these antique quilts in an interpretive way. The challenge is open to all techniques and quilt styles. Entry quilts do not need to have a hanging sleeve attached to the reverse. Individuals are allowed to submit up to two entries each. There is a $10 entry fee per quilt.  Here is the link to learn more: https://www.internationalquiltmuseum.org/modern-meets-modern-challenge.

Member News

Mary Louise Gerek, former CO/WY/UT Regional Representative, suffered a stroke and brain bleed last week, which has not stabilized. Please remember Mary Louise and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik’s piece, Sleepless, was selected by SLEEPLESSFiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now jurors – Excellence in Quilts category and will appear in the next Fiber Art Now magazine released in December.

 
 

Michelle Hardy

Michelle had her piece, “Wildlfowers” juried into the Legacies exhibit.   Congratulations Michelle!

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Trish Cassen

Congratulations to Trish who has two pieces, “Its a Red Desert Morning” and “Kodachrome Basin” that were selected for the Forces of Nature Art & Heritage Center, in Windsor, Co. This show runs through January 9th, 2022.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Kodachrome Basin Cropped 2000 x 1160 x 96 for Facebook

 
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members!

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Westminster/Boulder

October Trip to the International Quilt Museum Cancelled

If you are interested in a trip to the International Quilt Museum in Spring 2022, please email Jean Tutolo at jeantutolo@gmail.com.

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

**********************************************

 

Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

 

I am the new manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform. I am trying to trim down who the account is following, which is over 1300 people at the present time. I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com

No one who is following the account will be removed.

I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers, 
Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Events: a friends update Nov 2021 

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed at the link above. Thanks for this information Barb!

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

October 2021 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Exhibition

The call for our regional exhibition, WILD!, was announced on the SAQA website. Here is the link for the call: https://www.saqa.com/events/wild-saqa-regional. Read the prospectus for all the details on entries.

Let your imagination take you on a journey to a WILD place. The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the theme, taking into account ALL things wild, such as untamed, wildlands, wild spirit, wildlife, free, uninhabited, etc. This is an opportunity to stretch your imagination, and innovate in composition and materials depicting your vision, whether realistic, representational, or abstract.

Eligibility: Open to SAQA members who have chosen Colorado/Utah/Wyoming as their 1st or 2nd region.

Premiere location: Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, UT

Exhibition Dates: June 25 – September 17, 2022

Additional venues are under discussion. 

Jurors: Alana Blumenthal, Petra Fallaux, Dolores Miller

Curator: Alana Blumenthal, Director of Brigham City Museum of Art and History

Entries may be submitted from March 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022.

An important part of your entry will be having a great Artist Statement. SAQA has several resources that would be helpful in developing an Artist Statement for you piece. Remember, you want to sell your piece to the jurors. Don’t let a poor artist statement get in the way of getting in the exhibit. Here is the link to SAQA resources.
https://www.saqa.com/members/member-benefits/writing-artist-statements

Regional Meeting

Diana Fox, one of our region’s Juried Artist Member (JAM) gave a great presentation of her recent art and answered questions about her inspiration and techniques. Thank you Diana!

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to meet other SAQA artists? Want to develop programs for our region? Then, join a new group of volunteers that will plan Regional Zoom meetings. Interested? Send an email to Tree.  This group has started to meet.  The expected time commitment will be approximately 1 to 2 hours per month. Thanks for considering this request.

Quilt Festival Houston

SAQA is looking for volunteers to assist at the SAQA Booth, October 27 – 31, 2021. It’s super FUN and you get to hang out with other fabulous SAQA members!

Booth duties will include signing up new members, selling SAQA publications and auction quilts, and promoting the two new SAQA Global Exhibitions: Connections and Microscape.  Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/xVioxhf

Exhibits and Shows

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum through October 16, 2021:

Here Come the Judges.  More than 25 certified judges from the National Quilt Association of Certified Judges will be showing their works.

Greta Mikkelsen | Tobacco Silks Reimagined.  Discover the history of tobacco silks and creative ways of turning them into quilts.

Starting October 18, 2021 and running till – January 15, 2022  RMQM’s Collection of Red & Green Quilts


2021 SAQA Benefit Auction

The annual Benefit Auction is SAQA’s premier fundraising event and will take place online from September 11 through October 31, 2020. All proceeds help support SAQA’s exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, your purchase helps increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them.
 
Many artists from our region have contributed.  Thank you to all who donated their work.  

With almost 500 pieces of beautiful artwork available for bidding, there is something for everyone to enjoy!  At just 12″ square, these pieces are perfect for collecting and displaying. Use this link to see the artwork. 

https://saqa.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61cce8f8825a6dfd5bd2f7e9c&id=2ef916e260&e=76cc20b6d6

We are using a new bidding platform (Handbid) – please read the how the auction works first!

 

SAQA Trunk Show

We will have a Trunk Show Zoom retreat on October 9, 2021.Everyone is welcome to participate for any length of time.  The retreat will be set up for a 6-hour window starting at 9:00 a.m. on October 9th.  This is a time to work on a Trunk Show piece (or something you would like to start and/or finish).  Here is the zoom link.

Topic: CO/UT/WY Trunk Show Retreat

Time: Oct 9, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85820091305?pwd=RGZvQm9jdGl5Y2czVzdJdThSai95dz09

 Meeting ID: 858 2009 1305

Passcode: 771061

International Quilt Museum
Call for Entry

To coincide with the opening of its new exhibition, Modern Meets Modern, the International Quilt Museum has announced a quilt challenge, open to all. Participants are asked to create a 16-inch by 16-inch quilt that responds to some of the antique quilts on display in the exhibition.

In the Modern Meets Modern exhibition, selected Modern Quilt Movement quilts from the museum’s collection, representing the past 15+ years, have been juxtaposed with groups of quilts made over 150 years ago. These antique quilts display cutting edge qualities for their time and can still look modern in the present day. The Modern Meets Modern exhibition explores common themes as well as differences between the two modern eras, focusing on design elements as well as such factors as tools, materials, techniques, and modes of communication.

For this mini-quilt challenge, the museum has chosen four quilts to serve as catalysts for new work. In their mini-quilt, entrants should respond to one or more of these antique quilts in an interpretive way. The challenge is open to all techniques and quilt styles. Entry quilts do not need to have a hanging sleeve attached to the reverse. Individuals are allowed to submit up to two entries each. There is a $10 entry fee per quilt.  Here is the link to learn more: https://www.internationalquiltmuseum.org/modern-meets-modern-challenge.

Member News

Judy Duffield had a piece showcased in Quilting Arts Magazine – “Greenland Is Melting”.
GreenlandIsMelting
 

Theresa Maguire Ely

Tree was recently featured in the Autumn 2021 edition of Art Quilting Studio. Her abstract landscapes we’re highlighted. 

TreecoyoteTreeMoose

 

Diana Fox

Congratulations to Diana Fox who had a piece, “Caves”, that was showcased in the Quilting Arts Magazine article “Thorns & Spikes” about the 4 Common Corners group. Diana also had a piece, “Coral Reef”  from her series Gifts from the Universe accepted into  Quilts=Art=Quilts.  Diana has also been selected to participate in the Face of Fiber in 2022, which will be in Estes Park, CO.

Gifts from the Universe_ Coral Reef  cave-full

Bev Haring
 Bev Haring’s piece “Before the Storm”, was accepted in the show “Weather Or Not” (sponsored by the SAQA NM region).
 
before the storm 
Keri Mills

Keri Mills was interviewed by the Denver Art Museum about her social justice art quilts. The Museum will use a short clip of the interview in a video montage to be display in October or November in the Fibre Gallery on the first floor right off the entrance.  Her tryptic is below. 

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Anne Severn

Anne’s piece “Cerulean Lake” was featured in Quilting Arts Magazine in the article on SAQA’s Primal Forces: Earth. 

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Cyndi Jarest
 
Cyndi Jarest’s piece “Herman Gulch Trail” was accepted into the current R Gallery exhibit
“Trees & Flowers” showing from August 18 to October 3.  The R Gallery is at 2027 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado. The same piece received the peoples choice award from FACE of Fiber Art Center of Estes Park at the close of the show.
 

HermanGulch1200

 
Joan Sowada
Joan has a piece, “Ugly”  in the SAQA virtual gallery exhibit “Words Fail”.  
 
Jsowada ugly

Judith Traeger

Judith Traeger’s 3-dimensional piece, Braintangles, was accepted into Visions Interpretations 2021, which will be on exhibit at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, from October 16, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

J Trager-detail

Braintangle (detail)

J Trager

Braintangle

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lynne Welter
 

Lynne had a busy month!  Her piece “Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind”  was selected to appear at The Studio Door Gallery in San Diego as part of the SAQA Regional Show “Domino Effect” for the So.Cal/ So. Nevada Region.  It received one of 3 Best of Show Awards. (Lynne’s piece is on the right of the postcard.)

 
Domino Effect Image (1)
 
Her piece “Wrong Patch” (full and detail views) was selected to represent SAQA at Intersect Chicago in November.

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Lynne’s piece “Onaqui Roan–On the Run” (full and detail views) was selected to appear in the SAQA Global exhibit “Fur, Fangs, Feathers, and Fins” premiering next spring at the Sonora-Desert Museum in Arizona.  

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Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members!

Jennifer Clark of  Smithfield Utah
Ann Peischel of Longmont Colorado

April Pendleton of Lander Wyoming
Barbara Pevny of Fort Collins Colorado

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Westminster/Boulder

October Trip to the International Quilt Museum Cancelled

If you are interested in a trip to the International Quilt Museum in Spring 2022, please email Jean Tutolo at jeantutolo@gmail.com.

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!  Our region is now on Instagram.  A special thanks to Sherri Ramsey for handling our regional Instagram account!  Thanks so much Sherri!  If anyone would like to volunteer to take over from Sherri, details are above.   Please give this request some consideration.

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Events: September Update (2) 

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed at the link above. Thanks for this information Barb!

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com


September 2021 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please join us for a Regional Meeting on September 16, 2021 (Thursday) at 4 PM. We’re planning an administrative update, we will introduce a JAM, a Juried Artist Member, in our region, and may have time to do a breakout group. Should be fun!  The call-in information is below.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89061444785?pwd=WHJ0ejNxZmZkTzVVTDJLQmJpa1dSZz09

Meeting ID: 890 6144 4785; Passcode: 811341

Regional Exhibition Announcement Coming Soon!

We hope to be announcing the Regional Exhibition Call this month. Stay tuned for another email alerting you to the Theme, Jurors, Deadlines and our 1st Venue. The Regional Exhibition Committee has been working diligently to create this opportunity for regional members and 2nd region members.

Volunteer Opportunities


Want to meet other SAQA artists? Want to develop programs for our region? Then, join a new group of volunteers that will plan Regional Zoom meetings. Interested? Send an email to Tree.  This group has started to meet.  The expected time commitment will be approximately 1 to 2 hours per month. Thanks for considering this request.

Please help us by taking a survey on using the Zoom platform for meetings. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/95HMY2P. Thanks for taking our survey! 
The CO-UT-WY Regional Zoom Planning Committee Paula, Heidi, and Tree

Do you spend time on Facebook and Instagram? Could you volunteer one to two hours per month to SAQA Colorado Utah Wyoming by serving as our Social Media Director? Training will be offered by SAQA in September 2021. It’s a great way to meet fellow artists from our region and social media directors from other regions.  Interested? Please contact Tree at ely60stpaul@gmail.com for details.

Quilt Festival Houston

SAQA is looking for volunteers to assist at the SAQA Booth, October 27 – 31, 2021. It’s super FUN and you get to hang out with other fabulous SAQA members!

Booth duties will include signing up new members, selling SAQA publications and auction quilts, and promoting the two new SAQA Global Exhibitions: Connections and Microscape.  Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/xVioxhf

Exhibits and Shows

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

Here Come the Judges.  More than 25 certified judges from the National Quilt Association of Certified Judges will be showing their works.

Greta Mikkelsen | Tobacco Silks Reimagined.  Discover the history of tobacco silks and creative ways of turning them into quilts.


2021 SAQA Benefit Auction

The annual Benefit Auction is SAQA’s premier fundraising event and will take place online from September 11 through October 4, 2020. All proceeds help support SAQA’s exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, your purchase helps increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them.
 
Many artists from our region have contributed.  Thank you to all who donated their work.  It’s not too late to support SAQA by bidding on one of these beauties!

With almost 500 pieces of beautiful artwork available for bidding, there is something for everyone to enjoy!  At just 12″ square, these pieces are perfect for collecting and displaying. Use this link to see the artwork. 

https://saqa.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=61cce8f8825a6dfd5bd2f7e9c&id=2ef916e260&e=76cc20b6d6

We are using a new bidding platform (Handbid) – please read the how the auction works first!

Member News

Dana Chapman 

Congratulations to Dana Chapman whose piece was included in the Hoffman Challenge curator’s interview.    Jean Impey, the curator of the Hoffman Challenge, showed some images of entries, and included Dana’s ensemble, “Ruffled Russets”. She gave no names (of works or artists), but  she included an image of the outfit being worn (by her).

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Theresa Maguire Ely, aka Tree, will be the featured artist at the Gunnison Gallery at 124 North Main Street in Gunnison Colorado in September 2021. The Gunnison Gallery features 60 Colorado artists and Tree is one of a few fiber artists featured at this gallery. The artist reception will be Friday September 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m. Tree’s exhibit will show until September 30, 2021.

Please let Tree know if you’ll be coming to town for the show and she be glad to meet you at the gallery. Artwork featured will likely include pieces from her series Tiny Houses, Tiny Landscapes, Stitch Meditations and Aspen leaves. 

 

 
 
Jean Herman has a piece in the most recent exhibit at the Sync Gallery at 950 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO through October 9. 
 
Check out Dorothy Raymond’s YouTube video on her piece “Earth” which is in the SAQA Primal Forces exhibit. 
 
Cyndi Jarest’s piece “Herman Gulch Trail” was accepted into the R Gallery exhibitHermanGulch1200“Trees & Flowers” showing from August 18 to October 3.  The R Gallery is at 2027 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado. The same piece received the peoples choice award from FACE of Fiber Art Center of Estes Park at the close of the show.
 
Joan Sowada has a piece, “Ugly”  in the SAQA virtual gallery exhibit “Words Fail”.  
Jsowada ugly
 
Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members!  Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Westminster/Boulder

October Trip to the International Quilt Museum Cancelled

We had been planning to travel to the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln Nebraska in mid-October to see the six new exhibitions opening there. Given the resurgence of COVID, we are cancelling this trip. We want to make sure that we all feel safe and comfortable to travel. We will be reorganizing this event for the Spring. We have notified Carolyn Ducey, Curator of Collections (who is also on the SAQA board) that we will not be coming as well as the staff at the Kindler Hotel.

If you are interested in a trip to the International Quilt Museum in Spring 2022, please email Jean Tutolo at jeantutolo@gmail.com.

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 

Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!  Our region is now on Instagram.  A special thanks to Sherri Ramsey for handling our regional Instagram account!  Thanks so much Sherri!  If anyone would like to volunteer to take over from Sherri, details are above.   Please give this request some consideration.

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Events: September Update (2) 

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed at the link above. Thanks for this information Barb!

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com


August 2021 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please join us for a Regional Meeting on September 16, 2021 (Thursday) at 4 PM. We’re planning to do a skillshare and to introduce a JAM, a Juried Artist Member, in our region. Should be fun!  The call-in information is below.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89061444785?pwd=WHJ0ejNxZmZkTzVVTDJLQmJpa1dSZz09

Meeting ID: 890 6144 4785; Passcode: 811341

Volunteer Opportunities


Want to meet other SAQA artists? Want to develop programs for our region? Then, join a new group of volunteers that will plan Regional Zoom meetings. Interested? Send an email to Tree.  This group will start meeting no later than early August.  The expected time commitment will be approximately 1 to 2 hours per month. Thanks for considering this request.

Do you spend time on Facebook and Instagram? Could you volunteer one to two hours per month to SAQA Colorado Utah Wyoming by serving as our Social Media Director? Training will be offered by SAQA in September 2021. It’s a great way to meet fellow artists from our region and social media directors from other regions.  Interested? Please contact Tree at ely60stpaul@gmail.com for details.

Exhibits and Shows

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

Here Come the Judges.  More than 25 certified judges from the National Quilt Association of Certified Judges will be showing their works.

Greta Mikkelsen | Tobacco Silks Reimagined.  Discover the history of tobacco silks and creative ways of turning them into quilts.


Member News

Kim Lacy 

Congratulations to Kim Lacy our region’s newest Juried Artist!  Click on her name to go to her website and see her portfolio.  

Theresa Maguire Ely, aka Tree, will be the featured artist at the Gunnison Gallery at 124 North Main Street in Gunnison Colorado in September 2021. The Gunnison Gallery features 60 Colorado artists and Tree is one of a few fiber artists featured at this gallery. The artist reception will be Friday September 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m.  Please let Tree know if you’ll be coming to town for the show and she be glad to meet you at the gallery. Artwork featured will likely include pieces from her series Tiny Houses,  Tiny Landscapes, Stitch Meditations and Aspen leaves. 

 

Sherri Ramsey A special thanks to Sherri Ramsey for handling our regional Instagram account!  Thanks so much Sherri!  If anyone would like to volunteer to take over from Sherri, details are above. 
 
Jean Herman has a piece in the most recent exhibit at the Sync Gallery at 950 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO through August 14.
 
 
Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members!  Welcome to Sonia Reed, Lander, WY and Tana LaDuke of Grand Junction, CO!  Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.


Local Connections: Westminster/Boulder

LaVonne and Mike Dunetts give a workshop on how to take photos of art quilts.  We received great information at this workshop and had a fun time.  Thanks LaVonne and Mike.

Our next meeting will be on August 11th 2021 (Wednesday) 10AM at Susan Serreze’s house at 800 Waite Drive in Boulder.  We will meet outside.  There is a zoom link (but no promises on how well it will work outside) shown below.  Jean Tutolo will give us an update on our trip to the International Quilt Museum.  Also, bring your ideas for new play dates and other things that you would like the group to do. 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86053495731?pwd=R0JJU2Vuazc3cWU2WkpSRWlEajFKZz09

Meeting ID: 860 5349 5731
Passcode: 097647

 

Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Virtual Gallery Volunteer Curator Program 

Interested in being a volunteer curator?  The Virtual Gallery committee is actively seeking SAQA members to serve as volunteer exhibition curators. Every exhibition tells a story and the curator is the author of that narrative. If your proposal is accepted, curators will work with the committee to:

  • develop an exhibition concept or theme
  • create an enticing call for entry
  • answer questions from members
  • build a compelling exhibit from the chosen images and statements submitted
  • write a curator’s statement to accompany the online exhibit.

Check out the Volunteer Curator application form. Please contact virtualgallery@saqa.com if you have any questions.


SAQA Virtual Gallery Program

Opportunities to submit your work to a Virtual Gallery are listed on SAQA Calls for Entry. Virtual galleries are not restricted by the requirements inherent in a brick-and-mortar venue, so any artwork may be shown that meets SAQA’s definition of an art quilt.

There are no limits on the type of work that can be shown virtually. For example, work that is very large or very small (including an installation with a large footprint), contains complicated electronic components, cannot travel in a crate with other artwork, is too expensive to ship, or is otherwise not a good fit for a physical exhibit may be submitted for Virtual Galleries, as well as more standard 2D and 3D work.

Questions? Please contact  virtualgallery@saqa.com.


Juried Artist Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

 

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!  Our region is now on Instagram.  Member Sherri Ramsey is monitoring the page for our region and is doing a fantastic job!  Thank you, Sherri!!

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Events:  a friends update Aug. 2021 (1)

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed at the link above. Thanks for this information Barb!

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com


July 2021 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

We held a Regional Meeting on June 11, 2021 at 3 PM MDT. We had three really interesting speakers: Martha Martha Sielman, Executive Director of SAQA spoke to us about her transition to executive director; Debra Zelenak talked about her transition from wood sculpting to fiber art; and Judith Trager provided slide show about her favorite pieces and gave us some insight into her inspiration for each one. It was a fun and informative meeting. Thank you Martha, Debra, and Judith!

Volunteer Opportunity
Want to meet other SAQA artists? Want to develop programs for our region? Then, join a new group of volunteers that will plan Regional Zoom meetings. Interested? Send an email to Tree.  This group will start meeting no later than early August.  The expected time commitment will be approximately 1 to 2 hours per month. Thanks for considering this request.

Exhibits and Shows

FACE of Fiber in the Rockies 2021 features fiber artists from across North America. These artists are nominated by other fiber artists for their excellent quality and creative approach to textile art. In addition, each of 2019’s winners has been invited to show a new piece. Through July 17th 2021 at the Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave # 245, Estes Park, CO 80517- (In Stanley Village above the Subway Shop), (970) 586-5882. Here are a few more photos of work from our region.

The following SAQA Colorado, Utah, Wyoming members who have been juried into this show include Barbara Yates Beasley, Judy Duffield, Jo Fitsell, Judith Garnett, Cyndi Jarest, Annette Kennedy, and Sue Lewis.


Textile / Fiber Fine Arts @ R Gallery
May 26 – June 27, 2021
https://rgallery.art/collections/textile-fiber-fine-art
R Gallery features Colorado artists in all media; this is its first all fiber show. Participants from our region include Barbara Yates Beasley, Trish Cassen, Judy Duffield, Marcie Emily, Jo Fitsel, Mary Louise Gerek, Lolly Gold, Michele Hardy, Bev Haring, Jean Herman, Elaine Hoffman, Cynthia Jarest, Maria Lorenzo Sachs, Lea McComas, Keri Mills, Barb Olson, Dorothy Raymond, Kaen Stahlgren, and Andra Stanton. Here are more images from that show.

Member News

Barbara Yates Beasley
Thank you to all the SAQA members that joined me at the Walk on the Wild Side exhibit at RMQM. I hope you were able to spend a little time with the animals despite the enthusiastic kids from Kids Camp. A special thank you to Linda for the beautiful flowers and card. The flowers graced the tables at two more parties that day.
 
I truly appreciate the support of my fellow artists. Thank you!

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Barb also participated in the Boulder County Plein Air Event.  One of her pieces tied for third prize in the “New Twist” category.

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Diana Fox

Diana Fox’s quilt, Eyes on the World, is featured on the cover of Art Quilt Elements, 2020. Its large at 79”h x 84”w, and she dyed all of the fabrics.

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Her piece Gifts from the Universe: Sand Dollars  is in the SAQA Global “Connections” exhibit. 
Sand Dollars
 
Diana’s Gifts from the Universe: Geode Cache was accepted into Interpretations 2021 @ Visions.
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Divided  by Diana was accepted into Fantastic Fibers 2021 at the Yeiser.
 

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Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members!    Welcome one and all!  Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday, with an occasional in-person meeting.  They have hung their group exhibit at the 21c Library at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Their portfolio can be seen here: https://saqacowyut.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/elevated-threads-portfolio-completed-5.12.21-1.pdf

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.


Local Connections: Westminster/Boulder

We had a great visit to Barbara Yates Beasley exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Exhibit on June 9th.  The Museum was also hosting their Kids Camp and the kids were so excited to meet Barbara – a real quilt artist.  They all needed their photo taken with her.  

July 14th 2021 (Wednesday) 10AM

LaVonne and Mike Dunetts will give a workshop on how to take photos of your art. The location will be announced. 

Sue Lewis researched how to use foil with fabric and sent the information on to the group.  Thanks Sue!

 

Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  Here is a list of zoom meeting dates and times:

  •                  Jul 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Virtual Gallery Volunteer Curator Program 

Interested in being a volunteer curator?  The Virtual Gallery committee is actively seeking SAQA members to serve as volunteer exhibition curators. Every exhibition tells a story and the curator is the author of that narrative. If your proposal is accepted, curators will work with the committee to:

  • develop an exhibition concept or theme
  • create an enticing call for entry
  • answer questions from members
  • build a compelling exhibit from the chosen images and statements submitted
  • write a curator’s statement to accompany the online exhibit.

Check out the Volunteer Curator application form. Please contact virtualgallery@saqa.com if you have any questions.


SAQA Virtual Gallery Program

Opportunities to submit your work to a Virtual Gallery are listed on SAQA Calls for Entry. Virtual galleries are not restricted by the requirements inherent in a brick-and-mortar venue, so any artwork may be shown that meets SAQA’s definition of an art quilt.

There are no limits on the type of work that can be shown virtually. For example, work that is very large or very small (including an installation with a large footprint), contains complicated electronic components, cannot travel in a crate with other artwork, is too expensive to ship, or is otherwise not a good fit for a physical exhibit may be submitted for Virtual Galleries, as well as more standard 2D and 3D work.

Questions? Please contact  virtualgallery@saqa.com.


Juried Artist Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kay Liggett 
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

 

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!  Our region is now on Instagram.  Member Sherri Ramsey is monitoring the page for our region and is doing a fantastic job!  Thank you, Sherri!!

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Events:  a friends update June 2021 (1)

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed at the link above. Thanks for this information Barb!

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Calls For Entry

On November 7, Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Honor Society) will host the 2021 STEM Art and Film Festival in Niagara Falls, New York. The festival is open to the public and will showcase visual works of art, fiber, performance pieces, films, and presentations that depict or relate to science, technology, engineering, or math.

Submissions are now open! Sigma Xi welcomes both members and non-members to participate and monetary prizes will be awarded for those who choose to enter the competition part of the festival. The STEM Art and Film Festival will be held on the final day of Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference. Especially encouraged are works of art that relate to this year’s conference theme, “Roots to Fruits: Responsible Research for a Flourishing Humanity – How scientific virtues serve society.”

The submission deadline is Friday, July 30, 2021. To make a submission or learn more about the festival, visit www.sigmaxi.org/SAFF21


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com


June 2021 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Exhibit

EXCITING NEWS:  Have you ever wanted to learn what goes on behind the scenes in creating an Art Quilt Exhibition? Do you already have skills and experience in this area and would like to help out your region? Well, here is your perfect chance! Your representatives (Susan and Tree) are in the beginning stages of planning a regional exhibit for 2022. We are looking for volunteers that would like to serve on the committee. We plan to do a majority of the planning work via Zoom calls. We had our first two meeting in May and are meeting the second and fourth week of each month. It is not too late! Let us know if you would like to join us on the committee. Here’s a list of the tasks associated with creating a successful exhibit.

Choosing Theme, Size
Choosing Venue(s) 
Choosing Juror(s)
Entry Coordination
Show Layout
Show Publicity and Outreach – flyers, postcards, catalog, digital postings
Hanging the Exhibit(s)
Artists Reception(s)
Exhibit Docents
Exhibit Takedown

Concurrent Lecture/Workshop by Juror

Won’t you join us? Please send Susan Serreze and Tree Ely  an email so that we can begin this fun process together!

Regional Meeting

Join us for a Regional Meeting on June 11, 2021 at 3 PM MDT. We will have three speakers: Martha Martha Sielman, Executive Director of SAQA; Debra Zelenak; and Judith Trager. Here is the information for the zoom call:

Topic: SAQA CO/UT/WY Regional Meeting
Time: Jun 11, 2021 03:00 PM MDT
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89063712662?pwd=KytRRnY2ZVdXb0E3LzJvRUhJcTVRUT09
Meeting ID: 890 6371 2662
Passcode: 944683

Exhibits and Shows

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

Walk on the Wild Side
Animal Portraits by Barbara Bates Beasley
April 19 – July 17 ,2021

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with quilt artist, Barbara Yates Beasley of Boulder. Enjoy the mastery she presents in the vibrant colors and textures of the animals in this stunning exhibit.

Every Stitch Matters
Jackie Grimaldi
April 19 – July 17 ,2021

Jackie Grimaldi of Steamboat Springs, Colorado is known for her embroidered quilt edges, machine quilting, and use of decorative stitching.


La Plata Quilters Guild
BiAnnual Quilt Show
“Quilts Are Fun in 2021”
La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 2500 N. Main Ave. Durango, Colorado Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10 AM to 5 PM and 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 10AM to 3 PM Admission $4 / person Children 12 & under free Proceeds support our outreach projects!  


FACE of Fiber in the Rockies 2021 will feature fiber artists from across North America. These artists are nominated by other fiber artists for their excellent quality and creative approach to textile art. In addition, each of 2019’s winners has been invited to show a new piece. At the Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave # 245, Estes Park, CO 80517- (In Stanley Village above the Subway Shop), (970) 586-5882.

June 11-July 17, 2021, 10:00 – 5:00 daily
June 11, 2021 Opening Reception – Art Center of Estes Park 5:00-7:00PM

The following SAQA Colorado, Utah, Wyoming members who have been juried into this show include Barbara Yates Beasley, Judy Duffield, Jo Fitsell, Judith Garnett, Cyndi Jarest, Annette Kennedy, and Sue Lewis.


Textile / Fiber Fine Arts @ R Gallery
May 26 – June 27, 2021
https://rgallery.art/collections/textile-fiber-fine-art
R Gallery features Colorado artists in all media; this is its first all fiber show. Participants from our region include Barbara Yates Beasley, Trish Cassen, Judy Duffield, Marcie Emily, Jo Fitsel, Mary Louise Gerek, Lolly Gold, Michele Hardy, Bev Haring, Jean Herman, Elaine Hoffman, Cynthia Jarest, Maria Lorenzo Sachs, Lea McComas, Keri Mills, Barb Olson, Dorothy Raymond, Kaen Stahlgren, and Andra Stanton.


The “Art Quilters with Altitude” are presenting a group fiber art exhibit entitled “Elevated Threads” as a way to consider how our art has helped us redirect our focus and elevate our sense of joy. At the 21c Library at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 from June 1 through June 30, 2021. Their portfolio can be seen here: https://saqacowyut.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/elevated-threads-portfolio-completed-5.12.21-1.pdf


Member News


 

Barbara Yates Beasley

Barb has an article in and the cover of the current issue of Art Quilt Quarterly magazine. She also has an article in the June 1 issue of Art Quilting Studio magazine. Make sure you see her exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado – Walk on the Wild Side.BB

Diana Fox

Diana Fox’s quilt, Eyes on the World, is featured on the cover of Art Quilt Elements, 2020. Its large at 79”h x 84”w, and she dyed all of the fabrics.  

Judy Duffield

Judy Duffield’s piece Greenland Is Melting, in the upcoming SAQA Global Exhibition Primal Forces: Earth. This show will open in September at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.GreenlandIsMelting

Theresa Maguire Ely, aka Tree will be the featured artist at the Gunnison Gallery at 124 North Main Street in Gunnison Colorado in September 2021. The Gunnison Gallery features 60 Colorado artists and Tree is one of a few fiber artists featured at this gallery. The artist reception will be Friday September 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m.  Please let Tree know if you’ll be coming to town for the show and she be glad to meet you at the gallery. Artwork featured will likely include pieces from her series Tiny Houses,  Tiny Landscapes, Stitch Meditations and Aspen leaves. 

Denise Labadie

Denise delivered 15 of her quilts to the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY, for her solo exhibition!!! “Stone Portraits and Sacred Stonescapes”, which runs from June 11 – September 14.

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Andra Stanton

Andy’s piece, Where Are We Headed was accepted to Art Fluent: Of the Earth (online only) https://www.art-fluent.com/of-the-earth .

Judith Traeger

Congratulations to Judith Traeger!  Her 3-dimensional piece, Braintangles, was accepted into Visions Interpretations 2021, which will be on exhibit from October 16 – January 2, 2022.

Rosanna Lynne Welter 

Rosanna Lynne Welter’s disperse dye piece, “Mapping,” was accepted into the Springville Museum of Art’s 97th Annual Spring Salon. The museum invited all artists in Utah to participate in this juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah Art.  The show runs from April 21 through July 3, 2021.  

 
Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members!    Welcome one and all!  Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday, with an occasional in-person meeting.  They have hung their group exhibit at the 21c Library at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Their portfolio can be seen here: https://saqacowyut.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/elevated-threads-portfolio-completed-5.12.21-1.pdf

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.


Local Connections: Westminster/Boulder

The group discussed ideas for play dates for 2021 at their May 19, 2021 meeting.  Upcoming events are:

June 9th 2021 (Wednesday) 10 AM 

Trip to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Barbara Yates Beasley Exhibit.  Bring your own lunch!

July 14th 2021 (Wednesday) 10AM

LaVonne and Mike Dunetts will give a workshop on how to take photos of your art. The location will be announced. 

Some members are researching some of our other ideas. So stay tuned for updates. 

 

Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  Here is a list of zoom meeting dates and times:

  •          Jun 10, 2021 10:00 AM
  •         Jul 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Virtual Gallery Volunteer Curator Program 

Interested in being a volunteer curator?  The Virtual Gallery committee is actively seeking SAQA members to serve as volunteer exhibition curators. Every exhibition tells a story and the curator is the author of that narrative. If your proposal is accepted, curators will work with the committee to:

  • develop an exhibition concept or theme
  • create an enticing call for entry
  • answer questions from members
  • build a compelling exhibit from the chosen images and statements submitted
  • write a curator’s statement to accompany the online exhibit.

Check out the Volunteer Curator application form. Please contact virtualgallery@saqa.com if you have any questions.


SAQA Virtual Gallery Program

Opportunities to submit your work to a Virtual Gallery are listed on SAQA Calls for Entry. Virtual galleries are not restricted by the requirements inherent in a brick-and-mortar venue, so any artwork may be shown that meets SAQA’s definition of an art quilt.

There are no limits on the type of work that can be shown virtually. For example, work that is very large or very small (including an installation with a large footprint), contains complicated electronic components, cannot travel in a crate with other artwork, is too expensive to ship, or is otherwise not a good fit for a physical exhibit may be submitted for Virtual Galleries, as well as more standard 2D and 3D work.

Upcoming SAQA Virtual Gallery Calls:

Structures,  Open May 1-31, 2021

Questions? Please contact  virtualgallery@saqa.com.


Juried Artist Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kay Liggett 
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 


Shannon Conley has shared select SAQA regional exhibit catalogs which she created for regions; they are presented here as online flipbooks.  She is reaching out in an effort to help people enjoy some of our neighboring regions’ great exhibits virtually.  It is a great source of inspiration. 

Here are the individual links:

De-light/Full (Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma and Indiana Regions)

Life Along the Rio Grande (New Mexico Region, Colorado and Texas artists)

Made in New Mexico: Structural Diversity (New Mexico Region)

Natural Healing (New Mexico Region)

Our Changing Landscape (Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma Region)

Out of the Blue (New Mexico Region)

Under the Western Sun (New Mexico and Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Regions)

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings


 

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter

Join the conversation!  Our region is now on Instagram.  Member Sherri Ramsey is monitoring the page for our region and is doing a fantastic job!  Thank you, Sherri!!

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

 



Link to Utah Quilt Events:

Utah Quilt Guild



Link to Colorado Events:

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed here:  A Friends Update May 2021

Thanks for this information Barb!

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

RMQM Current Exhibits

RMQM Upcoming Exhibits

RMQM Call for Entries

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com


May 2021 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Malachite and Azurite by Anne Severn

 
 

Oceans Apart, Connected by Art

Featuring the Oceania region
 

We hope you were able to attend SAQA’s Annual Conference – Oceans Apart, Connected by Art. If you registered and missed any of the sessions you have up to 3 months to watch or REwatch any of the programs.  Follow the link below for more details regarding speakers and programming.Oceans Apart

 


Regional Exhibit

EXCITING NEWS:  Have you ever wanted to learn what goes on behind the scenes in creating an Art Quilt Exhibition? Do you already have skills and experience in this area and would like to help out your region? Well, here is your perfect chance! Your representatives (Susan and Tree) are in the beginning stages of planning a regional exhibit for 2022. We are looking for volunteers that would like to serve on the committee. We plan to do a majority of the planning work via Zoom calls. Our first meeting is May 10,2021 at 6PM. Let us know if you would like to join us on the committee. Here’s a list of the tasks associated with creating a successful exhibit.

Choosing Theme, Size
Choosing Venue(s) 
Choosing Juror(s)
Entry Coordination
Show Layout
Show Publicity and Outreach – flyers, postcards, catalog, digital postings
Hanging the Exhibit(s)
Artists Reception(s)
Exhibit Docents
Exhibit Takedown

Concurrent Lecture/Workshop by Juror

Won’t you join us? Please send Susan Serreze and Tree Ely  an email so that we can begin this fun process together!


Exhibits and Shows
 
We have a SAQA Global Exhibition now open in our region!
CO/UT/WY member Andra Stanton was the juror for this exhibit!!  Thank you, Andra!
It is not too late to see this fabulous exhibit!
 
Beyond the Mirror (SAQA Global Exhibition)

What do you see when you look in the mirror? In this digital age, we cannot escape our own images, whether taken as a selfie or found on social media. Does our image reflect our individual identity or do we see what we are conditioned by society to see? We need to look beyond the mirror to see our strength of character, intelligence, creativity, skills, and our potential to be even more than what can be reflected. 

Beyond the Mirror

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein

 Congratulations to Margaret Abramshe and Amanda Preston Araujo for their acceptance into this exhibit!


At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

Walk on the Wild Side
Animal Portraits by Barbara Bates Beasley
April 19 – July 17 ,2021

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with quilt artist, Barbara Yates Beasley of Boulder. Enjoy the mastery she presents in the vibrant colors and textures of the animals in this stunning exhibit.

Every Stitch Matters
Jackie Grimaldi
April 19 – July 17 ,2021

Jackie Grimaldi of Steamboat Springs, Colorado is known for her embroidered quilt edges, machine quilting, and use of decorative stitching.


La Plata Quilters Guild
BiAnnual Quilt Show
“Quilts Are Fun in 2021”

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
2500 N. Main Ave.
Durango, Colorado
Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10 AM to 5 PM and 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 10AM to 3 PM
Admission $4 / person Children 12 & under free
Proceeds support our outreach projects!

 
 
 
Primal Forces: Earth!

Premiere Exhibition Location
National Quilt Museum (September 2021)

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein

SAQA is proud to announce a new, three-part series to premiere at the National Quilt Museum over the next six years. The first will be Primal Forces: Earth (Wind and Fire will be the other calls).

All life on this planet depends on earth, it nurtures us through the soil beneath our feet. However, it can be a destructive force as well. Seismic activity and mudslides have shaped the landscape for millions of years and taken a toll on living beings as well. We are in an era of tremendous change in the earth as well, due to shifting balances brought on by human activity.  Juror: Sue Cavanaugh.

Five of our regional members were accepted into this exhibit.  Congratulations to Judy Duffield, Mary Louise Gerek, Michele Hardy, Dorothy Raymond, and Anne Severn!


 

Member News

Barbara Bates Beasley

Congratulations to Barbara. She has a show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Walk on the Wild Side. Even more congratulations to Barbara; she is on the cover of Art Quilt Quarterly!

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Rosanna Lynne Welter 

Rosanna Lynne Welter’s disperse dye piece, “Mapping,” was accepted into the Springville Museum of Art’s 97th Annual Spring Salon. The museum invited all artists in Utah to participate in this juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah Art.  The show runs from April 21 through July 3, 2021.  Congratulations Rosanna!

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Mapping

Judith Traeger

Congratulations to Judith Traeger!  Her 3-dimensional piece, Braintangles, was accepted into Visions Interpretations 2021, which will be on exhibit from October 16 – January 2, 2022.

J Trager

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Judith:  This is Braintangles which is a free-standing work of fiber art. It has been accepted Visions 2021—Interpretations—which will open at the  Visions Art Quilt Museum in San Diego in October. It is about 40” W and 72” long and hangs from the ceiling. I am delighted and humbled to be part of this exhibition. The jury chose 33 pieces out of 437 submissions 3-D artists invited. This is the first time I have been in Visions in more than 30 years of applying, I am third.
 
 

 
Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!
 
 

Regional Meeting

Please join us for a Regional Meeting on June 11, 2021 (Friday) at 3 PM.  We plan on having Judith Traeger, Deb Zelenak, and Martha Sielman give presentations. More information to follow.  

 

New SAQA Members

This month we have added a new section to our newsletter.  We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members!    Welcome one and all!  Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region.  These members have joined SAQA between March and mid April 2021.  We would love to see the artwork of our newest members who have joined in the last six months.  Please send low resolution photos with title of your artwork to your regional representatives for inclusion in our monthly newsletter. We’ve included names and locale of new members that chose CO-UT-WY as their first or second region.

Neffra Matthews of Lakewood CO
Alana Blumenthal of Brigham City UT
Michelle Swank of Littleton CO
Katherine McCaston of Austin TX
Shanna Vernon of Loveland CO
Dana Chapman of Longmont CO
Rain Klepper of Paonia CO

 

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday, with an occasional in-person meeting.  They are currently creating a group exhibit including a portfolio of their work and have some venues lined up for summer 2021. Wow!!

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.


Local Connections: Westminster/Boulder

The group discussed ideas for play dates for 2021 at their April 14, 2021 meeting.  Upcoming events are:

July 14h 2021 (Wednesday) 10AM

LaVonne and Mike Dunetts will give a workshop on how to take photos of your art. The location will be announced. 

Some members are researching some of our other ideas. So stay tuned for updates. 

Next Meeting – May 19th, 2021; 10AM at Barb Olson’s house and on zoom. 

Time: May 19, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85019588724?pwd=dVdTRkVUVytoYTZNM0NuN0N3MGJUZz09

Meeting ID: 850 1958 8724

Passcode: 709375

 

Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  Here is a list of zoom meeting dates and times:

  •          May 13, 2021 10:00 AM
  •         Jun 10, 2021 10:00 AM
  •         Jul 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Virtual Gallery Volunteer Curator Program 

Interested in being a volunteer curator?  The Virtual Gallery committee is actively seeking SAQA members to serve as volunteer exhibition curators. Every exhibition tells a story and the curator is the author of that narrative. If your proposal is accepted, curators will work with the committee to:

  • develop an exhibition concept or theme
  • create an enticing call for entry
  • answer questions from members
  • build a compelling exhibit from the chosen images and statements submitted
  • write a curator’s statement to accompany the online exhibit.

Check out the Volunteer Curator application form. Please contact virtualgallery@saqa.com if you have any questions.


SAQA Virtual Gallery Program

Opportunities to submit your work to a Virtual Gallery are listed on SAQA Calls for Entry. Virtual galleries are not restricted by the requirements inherent in a brick-and-mortar venue, so any artwork may be shown that meets SAQA’s definition of an art quilt.

There are no limits on the type of work that can be shown virtually. For example, work that is very large or very small (including an installation with a large footprint), contains complicated electronic components, cannot travel in a crate with other artwork, is too expensive to ship, or is otherwise not a good fit for a physical exhibit may be submitted for Virtual Galleries, as well as more standard 2D and 3D work.

Upcoming SAQA Virtual Gallery Calls:

Structures,  Open May 1-31, 2021

Questions? Please contact  virtualgallery@saqa.com.


Juried Artist Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kay Liggett 
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 


Shannon Conley has shared select SAQA regional exhibit catalogs which she created for regions; they are presented here as online flipbooks.  She is reaching out in an effort to help people enjoy some of our neighboring regions’ great exhibits virtually.  It is a great source of inspiration. 

Here are the individual links:

De-light/Full (Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma and Indiana Regions)

Life Along the Rio Grande (New Mexico Region, Colorado and Texas artists)

Made in New Mexico: Structural Diversity (New Mexico Region)

Natural Healing (New Mexico Region)

Our Changing Landscape (Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma Region)

Out of the Blue (New Mexico Region)

Under the Western Sun (New Mexico and Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Regions)

 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration.Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!  Our region is now on Instagram.  Member Sherri Ramsey is monitoring the page for our region and is doing a fantastic job!  Thank you, Sherri!!

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

 

Link to Wyoming Quilt Events:

Wyoming State Quilt Guild

wsqg.org/quilt-events/


Link to Utah Quilt Events:

Utah Quilt Guild


Link to Colorado Events:

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed here:  A Friends Update March/April 2021

Thanks for this information Barb!

 

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum


Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


 

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net

Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

 








April 2021 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

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Austin City Nights: a Symphony of Sound and Light Waves by Nancy Woods

Happy Spring fellow fiber artists!  April is an exciting time in the SAQA world.  It’s the Annual Conference…a ten day extravaganza for only $200.  That’s just $20/day for 2 hours of virtual programming each day.  AND IF you can’t join us live from April 16-25th or if you have to miss a day of programming, you have up to 3 months to watch or REwatch any of the programs.  Where else can you sit in your studio, easy chair or couch and met artists from across the globe?  Follow the link below for more details regarding speakers and programming.

 
 
 
 

Oceans Apart, Connected by Art

Featuring the Oceania region

Oceans Apart

Registration is now open!

 

EXCITING NEWS:  Have you ever wanted to learn what goes on behind the scenes in creating an Art Quilt Exhibition? Do you already have skills and experience in this area and would like to help out your region? Well, here is your perfect chance! Your representatives (Susan and Tree) are in the beginning stages of planning a regional exhibit for 2022. We are looking for volunteers that would like to serve on the committee. We plan to do a majority of the planning work via Zoom calls and plan to start this process in May 2021. Here’s a list of the tasks associated with creating a successful exhibit.

Choosing Theme, Size

Choosing Venue(s) 

Choosing Juror(s)

Entry Coordination

Show Layout

Show Publicity and Outreach – flyers, postcards, catalog, digital postings

Hanging the Exhibit(s)

Artists Reception(s)

Exhibit Docents

Exhibit Takedown

Concurrent Lecture/Workshop by Juror

Won’t you join us? Please send Susan Serreze and Tree Ely  an email so that we can begin this fun process together!


 
 
We have a SAQA Global Exhibition now open in our region!
CO/UT/WY member Andra Stanton was the juror for this exhibit!!  Thank you, Andra!
 
Beyond the Mirror (SAQA Global Exhibition)

What do you see when you look in the mirror? In this digital age, we cannot escape our own images, whether taken as a selfie or found on social media. Does our image reflect our individual identity or do we see what we are conditioned by society to see? We need to look beyond the mirror to see our strength of character, intelligence, creativity, skills, and our potential to be even more than what can be reflected. 

Beyond the Mirror

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein

 Congratulations to Margaret Abramshe and Amanda Preston Araujo for their acceptance into this exhibit!

Daydreaming
by Amanda Preston Araujo

Gaze
by Margaret Abramshe

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

Kate Themel – Home

Viewpoints 9: Word
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Golden, Colorado, USA
January 18 – April 17, 2021

The Korean dictionary has over 1 million words; English: around 520,000; and Chinese: around 370,000. In Viewpoints 9’s fourth series: Word!, V9 artists creatively respond to Home, Possibility, Line, and 6 other words selected by their fellow artists. The emerging narrative provides opportunities to experiment with new techniques, share each artist’s individual perspective, and glimpse their creative process. Viewpoints 9: Word is an intimate portrait of the feelings and fascinations of the artists transcending language, distance, and culture.

 

 
 
 
 

Member News

Nancy Woods

Congratulations to Nancy!   Her artwork titled Austin City Nights: a Symphony of Sound and Light Waves has been accepted for the Light the World exhibit.

Jean Herman 

Congratulations to Jean!  Her artwork titled Fire God is hanging at the Sync Gallery,930 Santa Fe Drive in Denver.

 

Andra Stanton

I Disagree
by Andra Stanton

Andra’s  piece, “I Disagree” has been accepted into the virtual Art Fluent Gallery show, STAND.  You can see it here: https://www.art-fluent.com/stand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luana Rubin

Luana, a color influencer from the quilting industry, joins Quilting Arts Podcast as an Artist in Residence to discuss how trending colors are identified, named, and predicted.   Color Confidential with Luana Rubin

 
 
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Primal Forces: Earth!

Premiere Exhibition Location
National Quilt Museum (September 2021)

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein

SAQA is proud to announce a new, three-part series to premiere at the National Quilt Museum over the next six years. The first will be Primal Forces: Earth (Wind and Fire will be the other calls).

All life on this planet depends on earth, it nurtures us through the soil beneath our feet. However, it can be a destructive force as well. Seismic activity and mudslides have shaped the landscape for millions of years and taken a toll on living beings as well. We are in an era of tremendous change in the earth as well, due to shifting balances brought on by human activity.  Juror: Sue Cavanaugh.

Five of our regional members were accepted into this exhibit.  Congratulations to Judy Duffield, Mary Louise Gerek, Michele Hardy, Dorothy Raymond, and Anne Severn!

Cerulean Lake
by Anne Severn

 

Greenland Is Melting
by Judy Duffield



Mixing Paint
by Mary Louise Gerek

Vortex
by Dorothy Raymond

 

Geoforms: Fractures #6
by Michele Hardy

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Birds, insects, and even some mammals are able to fly and soar. Plant seeds and kites are carried on the breeze, and the perfect pass can float through the air. Humankind has dreamt of ways to fly from Icarus’ attempt to create his own wings to the advent of airplanes, satellites, and  space exploration. This exhibition provides new perspectives through which to see our world.  Information and a slideshow of the exhibit can be found here.

Congratulations to the regional members whose work was selected for Aloft:

  • Margaret Abramshe – “Sky Lanterns”
  • Ruthann Adams – “Flying Free”
  • Mary Louise Gerek – “Forever Free”
  • Michele Hardy – “Mapforms #7”

Sky Lanterns ©Margaret Abramshe

Flying Free ©Ruthann Adams

Forever Free © Mary Louise Gerek

 
 

Mapforms #7 ©Michele Hardy

 

 

Explore a New Dimension in Contemporary Fiber Art SAQA’s Global Exhibition 3D Expression offers an intriguing glimpse into a new dimension of art quilts, creatively interpreted by artists from 14 US states and 10 countries (in fact, 36% are from outside the US). The wide variety of pieces selected by juror Bruce Hoffman include vessels, wearables, wall-pieces, and sculptural artworks. This cutting-edge exhibition shows how textile art can expand both into the third dimension and into the future. This exhibition is traveling:  3D Expression Calendar

Slot Canyon
©Mary McCauley

Congratulations to CO/UT/WY Artist Mary McCauley who’s work was accepted into this SAQA Global Exhibit, “Slot Canyon”!

 

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Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe. Through their own unique artistic interpretation, each artist has identified danger to flora and fauna in their own backyards and recommended a call to action that can be taken to help save the species. The selected pieces will inspire viewers to get closer to nature and become better stewards for our environment.  This exhibit is now available for travel.

In this video, SAQA Board Member Deborah Boschert and Craig Ivanyi, the Executive Director of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum discuss the importance of conservation and the role that art and museums can play in promoting it.: https://vimeopro.com/saqa/naturalworlds/video/377402151

Congratulations to CO/UT/WY Artists who’s work was accepted into this SAQA Global Exhibit!

  • Ruthann Adams – “In Awe”
  • Michele Hardy – “Elements #13: Wildfire”
  • Ruth E Murayama – “Manzanita”

    Manzanita
    by Ruth E Murayama

     

     

    Elements #13: Wildfire
    by Michele Hardy

    In Awe
    by Ruthann Adams

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!
 
 
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Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings.This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday, with an occasional in-person meeting.  They are currently creating a group exhibit including a portfolio of their work and have some venues lined up for summer 2021. Wow!!

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.


Local Connections: Westminster/Boulder

This group is starting up again.  Join them on April 14, 2021 at 3PM MDT:

Join Zoom Meeting

 

Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  Here is a list of zoom meeting dates and times:

  •         Apr 8, 2021 10:00 AM
  •         May 13, 2021 10:00 AM
  •         Jun 10, 2021 10:00 AM
  •         Jul 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Virtual Gallery Volunteer Curator Program

Interested in being a volunteer curator?  The Virtual Gallery committee is actively seeking SAQA members to serve as volunteer exhibition curators. Every exhibition tells a story and the curator is the author of that narrative. If your proposal is accepted, curators will work with the committee to:

  • develop an exhibition concept or theme
  • create an enticing call for entry
  • answer questions from members
  • build a compelling exhibit from the chosen images and statements submitted
  • write a curator’s statement to accompany the online exhibit.

Check out the Volunteer Curator application form. Please contact virtualgallery@saqa.com if you have any questions.


SAQA Virtual Gallery Program

Opportunities to submit your work to a Virtual Gallery are listed on SAQA Calls for Entry. Virtual galleries are not restricted by the requirements inherent in a brick-and-mortar venue, so any artwork may be shown that meets SAQA’s definition of an art quilt.

There are no limits on the type of work that can be shown virtually. For example, work that is very large or very small (including an installation with a large footprint), contains complicated electronic components, cannot travel in a crate with other artwork, is too expensive to ship, or is otherwise not a good fit for a physical exhibit may be submitted for Virtual Galleries, as well as more standard 2D and 3D work.

Upcoming SAQA Virtual Gallery Calls:

Structures,  Open May 1-31, 2021

Questions? Please contact  virtualgallery@saqa.com.


Juried Artist Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe

Regina Benson

Michele Hardy

Bev Haring

Jean Herman

Sandra Hoefner

Annette Kennedy

Denise Labadie

Kay Liggett

Melody Money

Dorothy Raymond

Joan Sowada

Judith Trager

Valerie White

Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 


Shannon Conley has shared select SAQA regional exhibit catalogs which she created for regions; they are presented here as online flipbooks.  She is reaching out in an effort to help people enjoy some of our neighboring regions’ great exhibits virtually.  It is a great source of inspiration. 

Here are the individual links:

De-light/Full (Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma and Indiana Regions)

Life Along the Rio Grande (New Mexico Region, Colorado and Texas artists)

Made in New Mexico: Structural Diversity (New Mexico Region)

Natural Healing (New Mexico Region)

Our Changing Landscape (Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma Region)

Out of the Blue (New Mexico Region)

Under the Western Sun (New Mexico and Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Regions)

 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration.Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!  Our region is now on Instagram.  Member Sherri Ramsey is monitoring the page for our region and is doing a fantastic job!  Thank you, Sherri!!

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

 

Link to Wyoming Quilt Events:

Wyoming State Quilt Guild

wsqg.org/quilt-events/


Link to Utah Quilt Events:

Utah Quilt Guild


Link to Colorado Events:

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed here:  A Friends Update March/April 2021

Thanks for this information Barb!

 

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum


Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


 

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net

Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com