Sunday, November 20, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS SAQA NM MEMBERS VICKI, ROD AND "NATURAL HEALING" EXHIBIT PARTICIPANTS!

Vicki Conley of Ruidoso Downs chosen for Quilt National '17

Rod Daniel of Placitas featured in Sunday's Albuquerque Journal- https://www.abqjournal.com/892659/holiday-aesthetics.html


Natural Healing is now hanging at the University of Chicago School of Medicine to rave reviews!
Cynthia Fowler's piece was featured in their magazine (below)
I've also been contacted by a publication(secret for now) for possible inclusion.

It's in the Center of Discovery and Exploration's fourth floor gallery until December, and then will travel on to the University of Michigan.
It will then return to Chicago for exhibition in other galleries.

Thank you Lisa Ellis for finding the venues for us, and thank you artists for participating!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

PHOTOS FROM THE HOUSTON IQF SAQA EXHIBIT




Judith was lucky enough to happen upon the proud new owner of the Crane quilt she entered in the SAQA Tranquility an Turmoil exhibit in Houston!
 Do you recognize some of the other art work entered by SAQA New Mexico members?





Monday, November 7, 2016

NEXT MEETING OF SAQA NEW MEXICO ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

The next New Mexico SAQA Regional meeting is Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the home of Rod Daniel and Jim Carnevale at 11:00.
address:   Contact Gale Oppenheim for information.

No Food is needed.  Be sure to bring show and tell.

Show dates reminders:
Structures Show Deadline for entries January 7, 2017. Submit your entries ASAP.  Please don't wait until the last minute.
https://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5208

Under the Western Sun Deadline for entries January 31, 2017
https://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5037
There are many other opportunities for show entry at
https://www.saqa.com/calendar.php?ID=9

Our Regional SAQA NM blog has lots of information. Add this link to your favorites bar on your computer, phone and tablet. Send updates to Donna Dixon.
http://saqanm.blogspot.com/

See you at the meeting...
Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak
NM Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates
goppie@sbcglobal.net






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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

STITCH CHAT WITH GUEST BETTY BUSBY THIS SATURDAY!

Hey Fellow New Mexico members, this was posted on the Yahoo group site.  Check it out. 
Our next SAQA Seminar Stitch Chat is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th at 8pm ET. Our guest will be SAQA Juried Artist member Lorie McCown. Here is more information: http://saqacommunity.com/stitch-chat-info/ http://saqacommunity.com/stitch-chat-info/ 
Stitch Chats use the Zoom http://saqacommunity.com/all-about-zoom/videoconference meeting platform, a simple, fun, approach to gathering people together. If you are not familiar with Zoom, check out our help page: http://saqacommunity.com/all-about-zoom/ http://saqacommunity.com/all-about-zoom/ . This page also includes a link to a test meeting, which is helpful if you are not sure about your setup. Zoom can be used on a variety of devices, including iPads and smart phones.

Unit 3 of SAQA Seminar - Culture and History - is launching today and it's not too late to sign up via http://www.saqa.com/seminar http://www.saqa.com/seminar .

PLEASE NOTE: Access to SAQA Seminar resources requires the creation of a NEW account on SAQA Community - your existing mySAQA login/password will NOT work. Please read the details included in the Seminar emails or the SAQA Community FAQs: http://saqacommunity.com/saqa-community-faqs/ http://saqacommunity.com/saqa-community-faqs/
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at website@saqa.com.


Jennifer Solon
SAQA Assistant Executive Director

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GOING TO THE HOUSTON IQF??

See if you can schedule to help out at the SAQA booth.  Sign up at
Have a question about your activity? Please contact your Organizer Heather Pregger directly at heatherpregger@sbcglobal.net
 Unable to get the buttons and links to work? Paste this url into your browser: http://signup.com/go/7KXn89

Monday, September 12, 2016

SEPTEMBER SAQA NM MEETING - 9/17/2016

The SAQA New Mexico Meeting is in Santa Fe on September 17 at 10:30
This coming Saturday the SAQA meeting is in Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Southside Library 
6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507.


The entrance is on Valentine Dr., not Jaguar.  It could be confusing

For those from ABQ, I-25 to 599, 
left onto 599, 
right onto Airport Rd, 
right on Country Club, 
left on Valentine, 
right into the parking lot.  

First room on right, inside the library. 



Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak
NM Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Assocaites
goppie@sbcglobal.net
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

INSTRUCTIONS FOR "STRUCTURES" EXHIBITION AT THE CAPITOL ROTUNDA GALLERY, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO. APRIL - AUGUST 2017

Instructions for entry:
1.copy and paste the form below into a new email. 
Send the completed entry form to Betty Busby, the entry administrator at  fbusby3@comcast.net
2.Attach one full image of each work in JPEG format (no details necessary) , please title the image with your last name and the title of the work-
example busby-moonrise
No, it doesn't matter what size the image is.  A poor quality image will affect the juror's decision, so make sure the images are properly lit and in focus.
3.The entry fee is $35.00 and may be paid through the SAQA store here- https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/saqa/catalog.jsp?catalog=1
paper checks in the mail will no longer be accepted.
Entry is not complete until fees have been received.
CALENDAR
March 2016: Call for entries issued.
September 1, 2016Entries will be accepted
January 7, 2017: Deadline for receipt of entries
February 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance will be emailed
April, 10,2017: Accepted artwork delivery to the Capitol.
April, 14,2017Exhibition opens: reception, free to the public, from 4-6pm.
August 17, 2017: Exhibition closes.
 ENTRY FORM Structures
Artist name:
Address
Phone
email
website (optional)
Wall Quilt Entry 1: 
Title:  
Size:(16"minimum, 48"maximum width, 16" minimum 60" maximum height):
Artist's Statement:  (200 word limit please)
Retail sales price:  
Wall Quilt Entry 2:
Title:  
Size:(16"minimum, 48"maximum width, 16" minimum 60" maximum height):
Artist's Statement:  (200 word limit please)
Wall quilt entry 3:
Title:  
Size:(16"minimum, 48"maximum width, 16" minimum 60" maximum height):
Artist's Statement:  (200 word limit please)
Retail sales price:  
Sculptural entry 1:
Title:  
Size:(24"maximum width, 48" maximum height):
Artist's Statement:  (200 word limit please)
Retail sales price:  
Sculptural entry 2:
Title:  
Size:(24"maximum width, 48" maximum height):
Artist's Statement:  (200 word limit please)
Retail sales price:  
Loan agreement:
I agree to loan my artwork to the Structures exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda gallery from April 10, 2017 - August 17. 2017.
I agree to permit images of my accepted work to be used in any publicity, in any media format, associated with the promotion of the exhibition.
Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Cynthia Sanchez, PhD., Director and Curator of the Capitol Collection, based on the digital images submitted.
Director Sanchez reserves the right to refuse work that differs from images submitted, is not in good repair or delivered on time, or is not appropriate for the exhibition.
Artist's Signature:  (may be typed in)
Structures
Call for Entry
An exhibition of contemporary fiber art at the  Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
April- August, 2017
ELIGIBILITY
All work must meet the definition of an Art Quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered construction.” 
Applicants must be current members of SAQA residing in New Mexico.
In addition, only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits or copies.
All artists involved collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan agreement.
SELECTION-Jury
Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Cynthia Sanchez, PhD., Director and Curator of the Capitol Collection, based on the digital images submitted.
Director Sanchez reserves the right to refuse work that differs from images submitted, is not in good repair or is not appropriate for the exhibition.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Ø  Work should relate to the theme, can be representational or abstract.
New this year: due to limited display area, size limitations art strictly in effect: works must be 48" or less in width to be considered.
Ø  Dimensions of  wall quilts must be:
1.  A minimum of 16" and a maximum of 48" in width.
2.  A minimum of 16" and a maximum of 60” in height.
Ø  A maximum of THREE  wall quilts per artist will be considered.
Ø  Three dimensional work may have maximum dimensions of 24” depth and width, and 48” in height.
Ø  A maximum of TWO sculptural pieces per artist may be submitted, for a total of FIVE possible entries.
All two dimensional entries must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt in the back.  There should be a 1" allowance on each side of the sleeve to allow hanging slats to remain hidden.  
Entries must not have been shown in the Capitol Rotunda Gallery previously.
All entries must also have a label sewn to the back with the artist's name, title of work, and contact information.
SHIPPING, INSURANCE AND SALES
Artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping work to the venue and return shipping after the show.
Artists must provide insurance on artwork while in transit to the venue.
Artwork may be for sale- all sales will be directly between the artist and buyer. Artist contact will be available at the exhibition.
There is no commission taken at this venue.
Work that is sold must remain with the show until it closes in August, 2017.
THEME:
Structures exist in an infinite number of forms- human and animal homes, biological and mineral formations, down to the very arrangement of atoms that hold the universe together.
Challenge yourself to portray structure in a meaningful and artistic way.
Representational and abstract work will be considered.