New Call for Entries!

As you may remember, our region invited the New Mexico region to join us in creating pieces for Under the Western Sun.

In return, the New Mexico region has now invited our members to enter their upcoming show titled Life Along the Rio Grande.

This is a great opportunity to have your work shown in three New Mexico venues, with the possibility of more to come!

Here is the call:

Title:Life Along the Rio Grande


Theme: The wonderful variety of living things along the vitally important Rio Grande River. Work could explore historical or cultural themes, scientific or geological topics, or social and environmental issues relating to the flora, fauna, and people living on or near this historic river.
Abstract and representational work will be accepted.

Eligibility: SAQA members in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado/Utah/Wyoming

Selection: this show will NOT be juried- the first 35 works entered will be accepted to the initial venue.

One entry only by each artist will be allowed.

A waiting list of additional pieces will be maintained to replace pieces that are sold.


Venues: To be announced when the contracts are signed, venues will include the Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces,

The Roswell Museum and Art Center, the Macy Center in Socorro, and others.


Requirements– uniform size is 48″ in height and 32″ in width. (yes, that means that everything needs to be that size)

This will be a traveling exhibition, quilts must be able to be rolled and packed, please no fragile embellishments.

A legible label must be stitched to the back of each work with the title, artist, and artist’s contact information.

A regular 4″ sleeve will also need to be stitched to the back.



Call for entry issued March, 2017

Entries accepted beginning November 10, 2017, and continuing until all 35 spots in the show are filled.

Entry will be by simple email to Betty Busby, curator, and payment of the $35 entry fee will be made through the SAQA online store.

Entry forms and instructions will be distributed prior to the November application date.



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