Wednesday, May 11, 2016



Cultural Red Opening at the Hubbard Museum of the American West

Please join us for the opening reception on April 30th, 2-4 PM. This is a spectacular show including all those wonderful pieces that could not be hung at the Capitol Rotunda. This exhibit also features Seeds For SAQA and Natural Healing. Hubbard Museum of the American West, 26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 575-378-4142. I have postcards for those of you in Albuquerque and Ann Anastasio has them for those of you in Santa Fe.

Dinner following the opening in Ruidoso

Please join us for dinner following the opening at Casa Blanca. Thank you Vicki for setting this up.
Here is a 2 page limited menu (page one, Page 2) with everything less than $15.  The new manager was very nice and is including coffee, tea or soda with the meal.  Alcohol can be ordered from the server and each person should keep track and add it to what they owe.  Everyone can look at this menu ahead of time and get some idea of what theirs will cost.  They do not add the tip to the bill as many other restaurants do for large parties, so everyone should add 25 - 28% for tax and tip and bring the appropriate amount of cash for Michelle  to collect to pay one bill.  The room holds 30 people max and if we have more including some husbands then we can ask the men to sit out in the restaurant.. She said there was a $200 room rent charge and I said the old manager said nothing about it and we didn't pay it  the last time we had our dinner here. So she said OK no charge.
We would like a total count of everyone coming, not only for the room but also so the manager can have enough servers and kitchen staff on hand.  Please email Michelle how many in your group are attending.  The reservation is for 5:30 PM.

SAQA Auction Pieces

Just a reminder that Gale is no longer the coordinator for the SAQA auction pieces, so you will need to ship your piece instead of delivering it. If you have your piece done by the May meeting and have already done your part of entering it on line through the SAQA site we will collect them at that meeting and send them in together. 

"New" Call for Entry!

Regional Exhibit
Call for Entries

Exhibit Name:                 Under the Western Sun

Premier Location:            Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Dates:                             April 27 to July 25, 2017

Exhibit Theme:              

Where an artist lives impacts the voice with which they speak.  Here in the West we experience extremes of climate and altitude; intense color and light, unusual landscapes and plants; unique people and cultures.  These all influence the work we do Under the Western Sun.  

Juror:                              Patty Kennedy-Zafred

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred has been telling stories through the medium of textiles and art quilts for over 20 years.  Her prize winning work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been published in books and magazines throughout her career.

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred's art, influenced by her educational background in journalism and photography, is primarily image driven, with the intent to tell a story, trigger a memory, or elicit an emotion.  Each piece is seen through the lens of the viewer, whose personal experiences contribute to the interpretation of the work.  Her current work has been focused on historical imagery, which she  silk screens onto hand dyed fabric, and enhances with additional image transfer, layering and stitch.

Kennedy-Zafred's work has been accepted in such major juried exhibitions as Quilt National, Visions, Artist as Quiltmaker, Fantastic Fibers and Quilts=Art=Quilts, and has won top prizes at both International Quilt Festival and American Quilt Society competitions.  Her work has also been included in numerous curated and invitational exhibitions of fiberart and fine craft.

Curators:               Barbara Beasley (
                             Bev Haring (

Eligibility:              SAQA members from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico

Entry Guidelines: 
Size requirements or Restrictions for artwork:
2D work width – minimum 24”, maximum 60”
2D work height – minimum 24”, maximum 60”
3D work – maximum height 48”, maximum width 24”, maximum depth 24”

ALL WORK – no more than 10 pounds

we will accept work on stretcher bars, 3D pieces and wearables, although all of these pieces may not be able to be included in traveling to another venue

Entry fees:            $35.00 for up to 3 entries

Entries will be accepted through SAQA's Call for Entry link


Call for Entry:                           May 1, 2016

Entries Open:                           January 1, 2017

Entries Close:                           January 31, 2017

Notification of acceptance:        February 20, 2017

Additional photos due:                 March 20, 2017

Accepted artwork delivery date:  April 10, 2017

Artist reception:                 April 28, 2017 OR May 5, 2017

Exhibition opens:                      April 27, 2017

Exhibition closes:                      July 25, 2017

We are working on the possibility of having at least part of this show travel to New Mexico and to St George, UT.  Your work should be available for this purpose until December 2017

Capitol Rotunda Gallery 2017

SAQA/NM been approved for another Exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in 2017. The call for entry is below. Let's make it the best show ever! I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Many thanks to Betty Busby and the exhibition committee for setting this up and for the great theme of "Stuctures". It will be so fun!
Call for Entry
An exhibition of contemporary fiber art at the  Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
April- August, 2017
NOTE: entry forms will be distributed in August 2016
March 2016: Call for entries issued.
September 1, 2016Entries will be accepted
January 7, 2017: Deadline for receipt of entries
February 2017: Notification of acceptance will be emailed
April, 2017: Accepted artwork delivery to the Capitol.
April, 2017: Exhibition opens.
August 17, 2017: Exhibition closes.
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 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.
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, address, phone #, and email address.
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.
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.
Please respond to me with the number of people in your party attening the dinner in Ruidoso by clicking my name below instead of replying to this email. Thanks.
I hope to see you at the opening.
SAQA NM Representative