Monday, July 6, 2015


The complete information and prospectus for the newest SAQA New Mexico exhibit is now posted on the blog on the CALL FOR ENTRY page, NATURAL HEALING.  It is also available on the SAQA website.  There are a few items that are a bit different from previous calls.  They are highlighted in red on the copy of the call below.

Natural Healing
Call for Entry

An exhibition of contemporary fiber art to premiere at the
First Unitarian Church,
6045 McKinney Dr NE, Albuquerque
October 11-November 20 2015
The Hubbard Museum of the American West,
Ruidoso, New Mexico
April 1- September 2, 2016


July 2:  Call for entries issued.
October 1, 2015: Deadline for receipt of entries AND ENTRY FEES
October 10, 2015: delivery to the Church by 8:30 am
October 18, 2015: Mercado at the Church 9 am- 12:30 pm
November 21, 2015, take down at the Church 8:30 am- artwork MUST be picked up at this time

April 1, 2016: Exhibit opens at Hubbard Museum
September 2, 2016: Exhibit closes


Since the dawn of history, humans have used plants and animals to cure the sick, heal wounds, and promote health.
Our challenge is to represent one or more of these items, in a representational or abstract way, on a quilt that is 20” wide by 30” tall.
You may find inspiration in traditional or modern medicine.
To prevent duplication of subjects, please email me with the topic you are considering so I can check to see if it’s already being done.
For instance, I am planning to do willow (source of aspirin) and sea urchin-
Michelle will do blueberries and don’t do any of them.


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 NM SAQA members residing in any state.  Only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant (s) will be considered; no patterns, kits or copies.  All artists collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan agreement.


The work will not be juried as long as it fulfills the instructions and is delivered on time.  Out of state residents are responsible for shipping and insurance both ways. 
In the event that there are too many entries for the display space at the Church, work will be hung in a rotating basis throughout the duration of the show.

Entry Requirements

  • o   Work should relate to the theme, may be representational or abstract
  • o   Dimensions of the quilt must be 30 “ high and 20” wide
  • o   Three dimensional aspects are permissible
  • o   A maximum of two quilts per artists may be entered
  • o   All work needs to be delivered with a wired slat. Instructions will be sent with acceptance letter
  • o   Each work must have a 4” wide sleeve sewn to the back- SEWN not basted or fused.
  • o   All entries must have a label attached to the back with the title of your work, artist’s name and email address.

To Enter:

Email the following to Betty Busby at  

>ONE full image of your quilt
Each image should be approximately 1800 pixels on the longest side.  
in the email, please include the following:
> your name
>phone #
>sale price- or insurance value if it’s not for sale
>title of work
>an artist statement relating to the theme of the work.
>the entry fee of $30.00 may be paid online through the SAQA store.
link will be sent after your application is received.
Email ONLY entries are accepted- do not send paper copies.

Shipping, Insurance and Sales

Work that is sold during the show at the Unitarian will be charged a 30% commission by the church, so price accordingly.
Artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping work to and from the show, and must provide their own insurance while in transit.
The work is covered by SAQA insurance while hanging.


SAQA members have the opportunity to sell additional items related to their artwork at the church from 9am- 12:30 pm on October 18.
This is an excellent opportunity, sales have been substantial in the past.
Sign up sheets for this activity will be distributed a few weeks in advance.

Delivery and pick up of work

All work must be delivered to the Church by 8:30 am October 10, and picked up at 8:30 am November 21, 2015.

Betty Busby

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