NEXT A SAQA Fiber Art Symposium



A SAQA Fiber Art Symposium

August 26, 2017

Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, Colorado

SAQA is pleased to announce that we are co-sponsoring a symposium on the art quilt, NEXT, to be held August 26, 2017 at the beautiful, newly-renovated Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado. This event will be part of a fabulous weekend of fiber art beginning with the opening of the 75 art quilt exhibit at the Dairy on August 25. Following the symposium, there will be a three-day workshop with Betty Busby at The Dairy, August 27, 28, 29. 

Speakers for the Symposium will include current SAQA members. The keynote speaker will be Alice Zrebiec, former curator of textiles at the Denver Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Panelists will address what comes NEXT in the growth of the art quilt movement and include Regina Benson (installation artist), Nancy Bavor (Curator, San Jose Quilt Museum), Judith Content (silk artist and jeweler), Lisa Ellis (SAQA president), Susan Else (3-D fiber artist), Elaine Quehl (Canada) and Alison Muir (Australia), and others. This exciting program is designed to jump-start a new way of thinking about the art quilt.

Cost for the symposium will be $115 with a $20 discount for SAQA members. Included in this fee is a catered lunch.  Registration will open on November 1, 2016.

This symposium will be a great way for you to meet other SAQA members in our region.  We will also need volunteers to help with on-site registration and hospitality for out-of-town speakers.  If you have a home to share with a SAQA member please let us know as we are beginning to develop a list to pair people.  And, if you’d like to help with on-site registration or other tasks, please contact Bev Haring, CO-UT-WY SAQA representative,

The Dairy has reserved a block of rooms for August 25 – 29, 2017 at the nearby Marriott Hotel in Boulder:

Standard Guest Room:  $210

Room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.485 %) in effect at the time of check out.

To reserve a room, please call Marriott Reservations at 1 800.228.9290 or 303.440.8877. Identify yourself as part of the Dairy Arts Center Room Block group staying at the Boulder Marriott, located at 2660 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO  80302.

This rate applies to reservations made on or before Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

There are many other options for housing in Boulder including cabins at the wonderful Colorado Chautauqua and other hotels but things fill up fast since that is also the week students return to the University of Colorado for Fall semester. 

The reception for the 75 exhibit will be from 5 – 7 p.m. August 25, 2017. 75 celebrates Judith Trager’s 75th birthday. She has invited 42 additional artists to share in this exhibit. This is a very personal exhibit, with artists who have been students, friends and mentors of hers for the past forty years. It will include at least 15 new works by Judith. All artists are creating completely new work for this event.

The 3-day Betty Busby workshop is $195 plus a $30 materials fee.

Come celebrate with us August 25 – 29, 2017 at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado and find out what comes NEXT.

For further information, please contact Dorothy Raymond, SAQA Board member and part of the planning committee for NEXT, or Bev Haring, CO-UT-WY SAQA representative,