Announcing a Virtual SAQA CO/UT/WY Regional Meeting – June 2, 2018
Mary Louise and I, and some of you, have noted the difficulty in gathering our regional members together with the distances involved. We do have a large region with lots of open territory between members. So, we are trying a new strategy…
Saturday, June 2, from 10:00 AM to Noon, we will have a virtual meeting on the SAQA meeting platform ZOOM. We will send you the link in an email, it is also available below. When you click on the link, there will be a way to download the proper software to your computer. Then, you just join the meeting.
As Reps, we have a monthly meeting with SAQA on ZOOM. We have found it easy to use and it is easy to share a screen and have video show and tell, or a slide presentation. Other regions have used ZOOM with great success (including the region that is all of South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean). With your participation, it will work for us.
This region is filled with wonderful, talented artists. The best way to support each other is to share our ideas and our work. Our plan for the meeting is for you to get to know us, and everyone to get to know each other.
We hope you will be able to join us on June 2. –Anne
Studio Art Quilt Associates is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CO/UT/WY Regional Virtual Meeting
Time: Jun 2, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern Time/10:00AM MT
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Meeting ID: 676 543 538
NEW!! Local Connections: Northern Denver Metro/Boulder
There has been interest in a SAQA Local Connections group for the Boulder/Northern Metro area – we now have something planned! Please join Mary Louise Gerek, Anne Severn (regional co-reps) and Carol Eaton (hostess) for a SAQA Local Connections meeting in Westminster, CO on Saturday, June 16 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The plan is to talk about SAQA and your relationship with it, learn about each other and your art (please bring Show & Tell), and have a good time together. Please RSVP to Anne (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will send you the address.
Local Connections: Colorado Springs, CO
Jenae Redmond forwarded this information on an upcoming meeting:
I’ve just gotten back from a seminar for Creative Professionals on growing your business which I will be happy to share at our next meeting. Kim was nice enough to write up a nice summary of our last meeting and share directions on her Pebbles Class. Linda Laird has a lot to share. If you have someone who wants to attend our meetings – please forward.
Contact Jenae Redmond if you are new and want to join the group.
• various locations
April 3, 2018 – January 26, 2019
The wonderful variety of living things along the vitally important Rio Grande River is explored in this exhibition. Historical and cultural themes, scientific and geological topics are all represented by artists living along the river.
CO/UT/WY has several members accepted into this combined region exhibit.
April 3, 2018 – June 9, 2018
Branigan Cultural Center Las Cruces, NM Reception: April 6, 2018 from 5 – 8pm
June 23, 2018 – August 4, 2018
First Unitarian Church Albuquerque, NM
October 1, 2018 – November 19, 2018 Macey Center
December 1, 2018 – January 26, 2019 Roswell Museum
Roswell, NM Reception: December 1, 2018 from 5 – 7pm
We’re building a wall that brings people together, to talk about building a wall that keeps people apart.
Creativity is welcome!
Social discourse is encouraged!
Quilters and Fiber Artists: Let’s use our medium and our skills to explore all aspects of this issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. Together, let’s consider political, environmental, cultural, and economic factors. Quilters in the United States and Mexico are invited to participate.
To be a part of the Border Wall Quilt Project, create and donate up to 3 small quilted pieces, 8” x 16”, expressing your ideas, concerns, and opinions about the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico and issues related to immigration. Under the direction of fiber artist Lea McComas, these small quilts will be used as “bricks” to build a wall about the wall. This isn’t a juried exhibition; we intent to use all bricks that follow project guidelines. The wall will continue grow as more, and more, bricks are donated.
Find a full prospectus and entry forms at: BorderWallQuiltEntry.com
Follow our progress at: BorderWallQuiltProject.com
Member Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik from Durango, CO is sharing an event hosted by Stitch, Quilt and Sewing Boutique:
DETAILS and REGISTRATION for WORKSHOPS / DINNER + LECTURE
Hollis Chatelain: Stories of West Africa & Rooted in Tradition Revisited: Fifteen of Hollis’s art quilts will be on display portraying the rich culture and textile traditions of Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Benin. Each quilt was created from illustrations of photographs taken in the region by the artist. Influenced by the twelve years she lived in West Africa working with humanitarian organizations, her work reflects her dedication to social and environmental issues in the region. She was inspired by the communities and their strong family spirits, as well as the beautiful textiles and colors of the area. Visit www.hollisart.com to see her amazing painted works.
Exhibit Opening Reception June 1st, 6-8 pm. Please join us to visit with Hollis Chatelain. Free admission.
Rooted in Tradition Again. Several pieces, first exhibited in 2005, will be on display.
The new museum location is 200 Violet Street, Suite 150, in Golden, CO. It’s easy to find with Google Maps. There is plenty of free, close parking. Open Monday through Saturday 10-4; Sunday 11-4. Gallery admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $4 students. Active military & RMQM members free. Visit rmqm.org or call 303-277-0377 for details on all museum events.
June 2018 Estes Park, CO: A Fiber Destination
FACE of Fiber in the Rockies exhibit will be at the Art Center of Estes Park, June 8-July14. The exhibit is an “invitational-juried” show of fiber with artists from all over the nation, and many from the local area. The 80 nominations were juried and 25 artists were selected to show and sell their work. The reception for the show will be June 8, 5-8 PM, awards at 7:00 PM.
Fiber Affair Exhibits throughout the town, highlighting our local fiber artists will be on display June 1-29.
Yarn Bombing See colorful yarn displays June 6 through June 13.
Estes Park Wool Market – Estes Park Fairgrounds – Classes June 7 & 8; Market June 9 & 10: vendors displays, animal barns, kids activities, demonstrations, etc. Go to http://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/wool-market.html for more information, dates, and times for events.
The Estes Park Trolley will be available all weekend June 9 and 10. Park in the new parking structure on Hwy 36 . Ride to all the events including the Wool Market. Parking is also available at the fairgrounds.
Upcoming SAQA Webinar
Exploring 3D Artwork
Presented by Betty Busby
Interested in adding another dimension to your artwork? Want to learn more about creating 3D pieces? Then join Betty Busby as she offers helpful advice on creating and shipping 3D artwork.
Betty is a published fiber artist and popular workshop teacher, and maintains a busy exhibition schedule nationally and internationally. Using examples of her own artwork, Betty shares her experiences and provides valuable tips. You will learn best practices in shipping as well as learning creative solutions in constructing your piece.
Once you watch the recorded video, you are invited to join Betty in a live Q&A session on June 23 at 1pm EST. More details are available via the link below.
(Login to mySAQA is required)
SAQA Visioning Project
Step by Step. That is how goals are achieved. And everyone has a day one…
How do you see yourself? What is your personal vision for yourself? For your art career? One year from now, do you see your art quilts in a gallery, published in a book, speaking at a national symposium, winning public art projects, teaching workshops in another country? Do you see yourself as having moved significantly from where you are today in your development as an artist? SAQA has a plan to help you make your vision become a reality.
The Visioning Project revolves around visualizing goals and dreams – and making them happen. It will be a public commitment of the artist to achieve a specific goal. Of course, what your own goal will be for the year depends on where you are in your artistic and professional development.
Some goals are very specific, and it’s easy to know when you’ve reached them. These examples are significant “firsts”:
- Gaining a private commission
- Becoming part of a museum collection
- Getting gallery representation
- Curating/Producing an exhibition or event
- Selling a work
Other goals are more developmental. Knowing when these have been accomplished might not be as clear as more specific goals. Selecting and defining a specific goal will be the first step.
- Building a cohesive body of work
- Developing/Recognizing your personal style
- Developing a good work ethic for your art and producing work regularly
- Actively participating in an art-related network for a specific reason
- Turning your dreams and wishes into goals – defining your long-range goals
- Becoming “known” by participating in national/international juried shows
- Reaching beyond the world of quilted art
- Making the move from small work into large
Whatever your vision is for YOU should drive your goal for the Visioning. It will be interesting to see how the above lists of examples will grow as members’ real goals are added to them. And there should be some interesting discussion about how you’ll know when you’ve reached your goal.
If you think you might be interested in participating, send an email to email@example.com. You will be sent an invitation to view the blog. Once the invitation is accepted, you are given two weeks to look over the blog and see if it is a good fit for you.
Calls for Entry
CO/UT/WY Regioinal Exhibit – Evolving Perceptions. The Prospectus is here: Evolving Perceptions (SAQA Regional).
Edward Bono said, “If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion, and this can lead to new ideas.” Most people relate to and have fond memories associated with quilts; those covers for a bed made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding. This exhibit is intended to challenge the perceptions of what a quilt is; an exhibit that will be exciting, cutting edge and will stretch the imagination of the viewer as to what layered fabric can be. It is an opportunity for the artist to be innovative in color, line, composition and materials in depicting their vision, whether realistic, representational or abstract. The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the medium, including 3-D and multimedia (including video and audio).
“Experience Fiber Art” invites you to enter their upcoming exhibit “It’s All Relative”.
- New this year…. $300.00 in prize money.
- The deadline is June 1, 2018 12PM EST
- For more information, please visit our website www.experiencefiberart.com
There are several new calls for SAQA Global exhibits as well. So please check out all of the possibilities for the upcoming year. Lots of inspiration and lots of work to do…..SAQA Calls for Entry.
Mary Louise Gerek: ML@MLFiberArts.com
Anne Severn: Severn.Anne@gmail.com