Update on shows: May 2015 and January 2016

stock-photo-inspiration-cMark your calendars!

Our show “inspiration” will be on display at the Denver Merchandise Mart on Thursday April 30 through Saturday May 2nd. The show runs between 10am and 5pm daily.

The artists on display are:

Ann Myhre,Anne Theobald,Barb Gardner, Barbara Yates Beasley, Candace Weiss, Carol Kolf,  Deborah Helser, Denise Labadie, Donna Mae Norris, Dorothy Raymond, Elizabeth Baum, Helen O’Hara, Jane King, Kathy C. Curry, Kathy Genz, Linda H MacDonald, Linda Laird, Louisa L. Smith, Mary Louise Gerek, Mary-Lou Giacomelli, Nancy Dobson, Patricia Joy, Sue Wilson, Tracy Eagle, and Valerie C. White.

ABOVE AND BEYONDLakewood Cultural Center

On January 22nd 2016 through March 26th,  SAQA members in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah will have the chance to be apart of an  important show at a superior venue. . The show is called “Above and Beyond” . Our venue is the Lakewood Cultural Center. Art will be on display in the a formal gallery, an atrium and mezzanine.  Three dimensional work will be included in the exhibit. There will not be a size limitation.

Consideration for inclusion in this exhibit will first be given to pieces demonstrating imagination, originality, and the use of unusual elements in conception, execution, and finishing. Selections must show mastery of the highest standards in composition and construction.

This exhibit explores the multiverse as metaphor for the vast area of creative possibilities open to the art quilter and fiber artist. The show will feature leading edge pieces that may use some traditional elements of the quilt, or those works using “right now” elements, or anything in between.

Look for the Call for Entry in April on the SAQA website. Artists will be submitting work for consideration in the fall.

Our jurors are Christine Adams and Lesley Riley.

Christine-AdamsChristine holds degrees in both medicine and a Masters of Fine Arts. She is an successful artist an teacher who believed in the healing powers of art. “I believe that the creative process is a component of healing and that allowing oneself to experience art with abandon promotes wellness.”


Lesley Riley is artist, author, entrepreneur and success coach. Many of us know her  from TAP paper, her books , DVD’s and her work as a contributing editor for “Cloth Paper Scissors”.  Lesley is sharing her knowledge as a coach for artists. According to her website her is mission is “To provide practical tools, inspiration & motivation for creative spirits at any point on their journey.”

I will be forming a committee to help with this show. Please let me know if you would like to apart of this great event!




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