Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Thank you, Rod and Jim, for hosting the last meeting in Placitas. You were wonderful hosts as usual! We had 27 in attendance and had a very interesting conversation about craft vs. art after I asked what percentage of your creativity is done in your head vs. letting things sort of happen with your hands. Thank you all for your thoughtful perspectives! It was very interesting and inspiring. Show and tell was wonderful! You are all so talented! There were some beautiful pieces made for “Cultural Red”. I am so looking forward to it!

Our next meeting will be a potluck at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 24th at Jennifer Day’s Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thank you, Jennifer for hosting the meeting. Contact me for directions. I hope to see you there. Hope it doesn’t snow!! Bring your latest show and tell. I will send out a reminder about a week before the meeting.

Cultural Red is now accepting entries. The deadline is January 7, 2015. The entry form and call is attached and printed below. Remember that there is one call for entry for both the Capitol Rotunda and the Hubbard. Those who qualify (NM residents) and are accepted will be in the show at the Rotunda. Those who are not residents may still be eligible for the show at the Hubbard. The exhibit at the Hubbard is not a separate call at a different time so be prepared to get your entry ready in time. I will send out a separate reminder about one week before the deadline. I don’t want you to have a beautiful piece ready, but forget to do the paper work to get it entered.

Remember the photos of your piece for “Cultural Red” are very important as this is all that the curator sees to make the selection. If you’re having problems, let me know. I spoke with two people at the last meeting. I think we got you headed in the right direction with a photographer, but if you are still having problems let me know.  I can’t remember who I spoke to.

As soon as the deadline for “Cultural Red” passes we will be announcing our next regional exhibition opportunity. I can’t wait!

Also, don't forget the AQS show in Albuquerque January 14 - 17. Always inspiring!

We need to start planning for our opening/workshop to coincide with the Cultural Red exhibit in Santa Fe in April. If you have any ideas for a short half day workshop/lecture that we might be interested in, please let me know. We may or may not have a space for something messy so our space may dictate what we can do. We’ll need to discuss and make some plans at our next meeting. It will be fun regardless.

Don’t forget to check out the SAQA NM blog for pics, newsletters, and major accomplishments by local SAQA artists.