March Madness!

March is a month of change.

The clocks have moved and spring has arrived. 

Ram's Head with Hollyhock" Georgia O'Keefe

Ram’s Head with Hollyhock”
Georgia O’Keefe

Our region will be taking down “Above and Beyond” and start working on  “Under the Western Sun” . This show will be at the new Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and will potentially to travel to additional venues.

 “Where an artist lives impacts the voice with which they speak. Here in the West we experience extremes of climate and altitude; intense color and light, unusual landscapes and plants; unique people and cultures. These all influence the work we do Under the Western Sun.”


Want to get more involved in the amazing community of SAQA artists, expand your connections and be involved in a major exhibition?  

Think about becoming a regional co-representative now.

Feel free to contact either :

Margaret (  or  Bev (

Pick up at the Lakewood Cultural Center will be Monday March 28 starting at 8am. Please be sure to sign off on the Lakewood Center’s form.


2016-conference-header-slideSAQA’s annual conference is an opportunity for our members to gather together, to network and socialize, to attend informative talks and presentations geared to help one grow as an artist, and to visit local art venues and landmarks. If you are going, take some pictures and post them on our regional Facebook page!

Opportunities:  For more information go to the “Call for Entry”  under members at

Layered Voices (All SAQA Members)
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Deadline September 30, 2016Layers are everywhere. They become apparent when we plumb the earth’s surface, make archeological digs to discover the history of civilizations, explore human anatomy, dress for the weather, dig in freshly fallen snow, and count rings in the stump of a tree. Layers are abstract, too. We find them in language when we ponder the hidden meanings in novels, poems, conversations, and puns
H2Oh! (All SAQA Members)
National Quilt Museum
Deadline November 30, 2016Water – it’s everywhere!  The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water.  But water also plays an essential role in our survival. This exhibition encourages the artist to interpret one of the most vital, desired, powerful, sacred, and enjoyed resources on earth in their own unique, individual style, whether abstract, graphic, or representational.  Artwork may be two-dimensional -or- three, viewed from one side, two sides, or any angle.

Textile Posters: Communication & Commentary (All SAQA members)
IQF: Houston, Texas
Deadline: January 31, 2017Some posters grab the viewer’s attention in an attempt to be heard above the incessant demands of other media. Other posters are more subtle in their approach, forcing the viewer to study the components in detail, intending to open a reflective dialogue. The artistic possibilities are infinite, allowing for both representational and abstract submissions.


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