Wednesday, July 20, 2016


The DyeFusion group has a new show at the Esther Bone library in Rio Rancho (950 Pinetree Road).  The show will hang through August.  We all started with the same piece of green linen, but ended up with a variety of pieces.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


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


A call for entries opened on July 15, 2016.  Please take note that it would be great for the SAQA New Mexico members to be well represented in this exhibit!

Contemporary Fiber 2016

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
City: Denver
State: Colorado
Fee: $35.00 (Contemporary Fiber 2016)
Entry Deadline: 10/1/16
Days remaining to deadline: 74
Niza Knoll Gallery, an established and respected contemporary art gallery located in the Santa Fe Art District of Denver, will host the juried Contemporary Fiber 2016 exhibit. This is the oldest and most well known art district in the city and gets thousands of visitors for their First and Third Friday openings. Open to artists living in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah only.  Art quilts, weavings, paper, wearables, 3-D sculptures, installations, wall art, thread paintings — if it is made of natural or commercial fibers, it will qualify.  We want to see a wide variety of "fiber" interpretations.