The NEW MEXICO Region of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) is here to support and promote professional fiber artists and teachers as well as quilters working to develop their fine art skills. New NM SAQA members, please contact Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak
NM Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the newsletter.
I hope everyone had a wonderful kickoff to summer over the Memorial Day Weekend. Our last meeting was on May 18th in Santa Fe. The show and tell was inspiring as usual and the comments and stories from those who attended the conference were encouraging. I hope you all are able to attend a conference at some point. Next year it’s in Washington DC, May 1-4. Think about it!
Our next pot luck meeting will be in Albuquerque at the Ambassador for Christ Community Church at 11:00am. I will send directions with the newsletter about one week before that meeting. For this meeting plan on bringing a photo “you” have taken that you think might be inspiration for a quilt. Be ready to tell us why or how you are inspired. Is there something about the subject or fantastic lighting or color? Or maybe it’s about pattern, texture or line?
A New Exhibition opportunity from our exhibition committee is explained below. Please see the attachment/entry form for this exhibit. This should be great fun; not too big, simple challenge with fabulous possibilities! Please consider entering this one. Note the deadline for entry is October 15. Have fun!
Also keep in mind Beyond Tradition in Ruidoso April 2014. Entries for that show are 24" min., 65". Max. Entries will be taken from September through January. We also discussed having the April 2014 meeting in Ruidoso for the opening of this show. We will have hotel and other information about this in the future.
Announcing a SAQA challenge, A Color Runs Through It.
The works should be 18x24", vertical or horizontal orientation.
Black, white, and any shade in between can be used plus one color- abstracts and representational work welcomed.
The initial showing will be at the Silver City Fiber show, November 15 & 16 2013.
October 15, 2013: Deadline for receipt of entries
October 20, 2013: Notification of acceptance will be emailed
November 10, 2013: Accepted artwork delivery to pick up point- TBD- one in SF, one in ABQ.
November 15-16, 2013: Exhibition dates. Your family and friends are welcome to attend.
November 16 , 2013: pick up work at the venue OR in Albuquerque or Santa Fe November 20.
Entry fee only $10.00- checks should be made out to SAQA and mailed to Betty Busby, 14306 Oakwood Ol, Albuquerque NM 87123.
Out of state and in state SAQA members are eligible to enter, entrants are responsible for shipping both ways.
A COLOR RUNS THROUGH IT Entry Form:
ENTRY FORM-A Color Runs
deadline :October 15, 2013
sales price :
sales price :
I agree to loan my artwork to
the A color Runs Through It
exhibit at the Silver City Fiber Show November 15-16, 2013
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.
Signature (can be typed in):
Non-refundable entry fee is $10 for up to TWO entries.
Please make checks payable to SAQA, and mail them to:
14306 Oakwood Pl.
Albuquerque NM 87123.
ENTRIES ARE NOT COMPLETE UNTIL FEES ARE RECEIVED.
Images should be a minimum of 1800 pixels on the shortest
Please name each file with your name and the title of the