Monthly Archives: August 2018

2018 SAQA Benefit Auction

SAQA is once again preparing for its annual Benefit Auction! 443 12 x 12 inch mini masterpieces will be available for bidding. This REVERSE auction (bidding starts high then drops through the week) is in three groups for three weeks. Group 1 starts on September 14, Group 3 ends on October 7. I don't have a piece up for auction this year but I plan to bid and help support this wonderful organization.
Never heard of SAQA? Studio Art Quilt Associates. Don't know what they do? From their website -
"SAQA is a world-wide resource for information on the art quilt and the artists who create them. In addition to mounting museum-quality exhibitions that travel the world, SAQA documents the artquilt movement through exhibition catalogs and the continuing series of Portfolios, the art quilt sourcebook.
SAQA creates professional development opportunities for the membership that continue to address the ever-changing needs of the artist. From basic studio management to mastering current technology for both business and artistic purposes, SAQA members have access to a treasure trove of support for taking their artwork and career to the next level.
Over the past 30 years, SAQA has evolved into an active and dynamic organization that offers many services to our members as well as to the community at large. Our website provides visibility to the accomplishments of the artist members and gives members immediate access to information about exhibition opportunities, announcements of upcoming events and conferences, and other resources."
To see all the available artwork and to learn how the auction works, visit http://www.saqa.com/auction or click on the image above.
Posted in SAQA

The Urchins

Dear SAQA, Quilt Art and Fiber Art friends and colleagues, please help!
Have you heard about the amazing fiber art effort happening at the Hunterdon Art Museum, a small but very fiber friendly art museum in Clinton, NJ? In the past, they have mounted major fiber art shows such a contemporary tapestry exhibit, a fiber print exhibit and last year they had a stunning contemporary embroidery exhibit.
This September, HAM will present a contemporary lace exhibit, Lace not Lace, that will feature the work of many international artists including two large installations, Lieve Jerger’s Carriage of Lost Loves and Choi + Shine’s The Urchins. BUT, The Urchins is not a definite go. The museum wasn’t able to raise enough money to bring them to New Jersey and are seeking help from the community by launching a fund-raising campaign on Kickstarter. Click HERE or on the image above to go to their Kickstarter page and be sure and watch the video. They go into quite a bit of detail of the upcoming exhibit and their efforts and excitement over the Urchins, which are a quite impressive and huge, and would be a phenomenal outdoor installation -  The Urchins would only be there for a limited time but it would be a spectacular sight to behold!
Naturally, I always try to support this museum as it is in my own backyard but I am hoping my fellow quilt artists and fiber artists will join me in supporting the museum’s goal of bringing The Urchins to the Hunterdon Art Museum. While they have never mounted a quilt art exhibit at HAM, it is my hope that someday they will, whether it’s a SAQA Global exhibit, a SAQA regional exhibit or a straight out contemporary Quilt Art exhibit. If we in the quilt art/fiber art community show our support for them, maybe they will show their support for us.
Please help spread the word and donate what you can to this fund-raiser. Be sure to email them and let them know the Quilt Art community supports them!
Posted in Exhibitions, SAQA