Sunday, September 25, 2011


Through September 29: “Light Fantastic: Fine Art in Fiber” is a show featuring Betty Busby and Pat Gould, through September 29 at the Harwood Art Center’s Main Gallery, 1141 7th Street.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Save the Date: Silver City Fiber Arts Festival on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12. Make hotel reservations NOW if you are planning to attend:

Former SAQA President Judith Content will have a show at Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe. “Judith Content: Desert Rain, Works on Silk,” Friday, October 14, through Tuesday, November 15. "My current work explores a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Japanese dye technique called arashi-shibori. My hand-dyed, pieced, and quilted silk wall pieces are inspired by the interplay of light and shadow as fog descends and dissipates along the Pacific coast. I liken my pieces to the evocative Japanese haiku and often utilize an abstract interpretation of the kimono form." Reception is the eventing of Friday, October 14.

SAQA Members Ann Anastasio and Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak have announced the second annual Art Quilt Santa Fe with teacher Betty Busby.  It will be held at the Hotel Santa Fe from Sunday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 25, 2012.  More info:


Santa Fe Railyard Arts Pilot Project. More info:

DEADLINE: ONGOING. Illuminations is a rotating art exhibit housed in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, designed to enhance the environment of care. (Pat Gould has been in this exhibit.) More information:

DEADLINE: OCTOBER4 7: “Affordable Arts” at Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos.  More info:

Call for Artists for Rio Rancho Arts Commission and UNM Artwork Purchase. More info:

For proposal from artists and conference presenters for the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) hosted by 516 ARTS, UNM, The Albuquerque Museum, and 50+ regional partners. The conference, “Machine Wilderness: Re-Envisioning Art, Technology and Nature,” will be held September 19–24, 2012, in Albuquerque. Info:

Alta Contemporary Art (Tubac, AZ) and Industria Studios (Tucson, AZ) invite artists to submit work for the show: "TIKKUN OLAM: A Restoration Project." Artists are asked to reflect and respond on the earth's crises past and present through a 12x12 inch work in any media that will become part of a grid presentation and raise money for a non-profit, charitable organization selected by the group. Participation in the show is free. Questions? or visit

More entry opportunites:


DEADLINES: ONGOING. Upcoming SAQA Journal Gallery Page Themes and Deadlines:
Travel - due date November 1, 2011
Cities and villages - due date February 1, 2012
The human form - due date May 1, 2012

See the SAQA eBulletin for details: [Note: for SAQA members only.]

Loads of exhibition opportunities are available at:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

SAQA Auction Begins September 12

The SAQA Annual Benefit Auction Starts Monday, September 12 at 12:00 noon. The postcard shown features art by Patricia Gould and Judith Roderick, two New Mexico artists.  This is a “reverse auction” in that the artwork price drops each day.

To see the artwork:

Friday, September 9, 2011


The following materials and resources were suggested by SAQA NM members.

Call for banners for the London Olympics:

Evolon is a nonwoven microfiber material made of nylon and polyester. You can paint, dye, print and heat distress Evolon. It will not fray when cut with a scissors and can also be cut using a soldering iron. It excels as a base for stitch, by hand or machine and works well layered with sheer elements (like Lutradur) above it. This is Evolon Soft: Lighter, much like a chamois. Ideal for dyeing, stitching, drapey projects. More info:

HollyTex (does not melt), SpunFab (fusible), and Reemay are three more non-woven materials of interest. More information: Textile and Fiber Arts Group:

C&T Publishing has a website called that will publicize and allow you to sell downloaded patterns to customers:

Free web page for Santa Fe area artists. Examples:
More info: Eric Davis, Social Media Administrator, 505-699-5074,
Free internet classes for artists, small businesses, and cultural entrepreneurs at the New Mexico State Library, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe: or call 505-216-8834

Amazing photos for inspiration (not plagiarism, of course):

A site where you can create your own portfolio:

SAQA Portfolio 17 is available for free viewing on the SAQA website:

If you are interested in being in the “New Mexico Fiber Artisans Directory/Guide,” go to

Inexpensive merchant accounts (to take credit cards) are available from

Subscribe to Fiber Arts Newsletter:

Thursday, September 8, 2011


The next SAQA NM Region meeting will be on Saturday, August 24, 11:00 a.m., in Albuquerque.  NM members, please refer to your newletter for the exact location.  Visitors, please contact SAQA NM co-rep Julie Filatoff for the details:

Please bring:  Food to share (potluck), announcements, and new work (show and tell).