Saturday, August 4, 2018

Richard Diebenkorn Docent Tour August 16

The Portland pod has a wonderful morning planned for our SAQA meeting on Wednesday August 15th. Please join me at 10:00 at the Portland Art Museum for a docent led tour of Richard Diebenkorn’s amazing work. The fee is $16.  You don’t need to be a Portland SAQA member,   friends are invited. So please consider joining us You will be dazzled! 
Let me know if I get to see or meet you- suzybates1@yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July SAQA Oregon Newsletter Available

July Update - Oregon SAQA Regional Conference

In addition to keynote speaker, Pat Pauly (patpauly.com), the Oregon SAQA Regional Conference, Unpredictable Outcomes, will include three Eugene-area visual artists discussing how they handle mistakes and unexpected results. A sculptor, a painter, and a photographer have been asked to share their methods for "Dealing with Oops". 

Sculptor Jud Turner says "I learned early on to look at things around me for their alternative uses or interpretations and how I might repurpose something for my own fun. As a metal sculptor, I get to legally use fire, violence, and piracy in the name of ‘art’ and in ways that would get me in trouble in most other areas of life   ”

Painter Patti McNutt tells us that "I document my love of landscape by plein air, photos and sketchbook. “En Plein Air” is a French expression which means “in the open air”. This contrasts with painting according to studio or academic rules, which creates a pre-determined look."

Photographer Angelia Peterson has been "packing cameras on my continuing journey for over 25 years, picking up tid-bits as I go along in my self-taught exploration. I am always striving to learn that next technique to enhance the excitement, heartbreak, spirit and personality of the subjects around me."

Conference registration is open to SAQA members and the pubic at hptt://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5988

Register for Unexpected Outcomes, the SAQA Oregon Regional Conference

Announcing SAQA Oregon Regional Conference —
Unexpected Outcomes!

We are excited to announce the upcoming Conference and the opportunity to join us for a day of inspiration, education, fun, connecting with old friends and making new ones. There will be an exciting program – from the Keynote speaker, Pat Pauly all the way from Rochester, NY; the local artists panel including Patti McNutt (acrylic painter), Jud Turner (metal sculptor) and Angelia Peterson (nature photographer); Maude Kerns Art Center curator Michael Fisher; and our own professional SAQA members leading conversations on Mentoring, Juried Artist Membership, and Entering Shows; this promises to be an exciting day for everyone attending. We hope you will choose to join in the camaraderie!
Registration for the Conference is going strong and we encourage you to sign up soon!  Click on the following link and reserve your place for this memorable event!  http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5988  The workshop is full, but we do have a waiting list, so if you missed getting in, email Daisy Schrock (schrock32@gmail.com) or Katie Walwyn (ktwalwyn@comcast.net) and we will put you on the list.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Portland Area Picnic

Looking forward to welcoming members and guests to our local SAQA annual picnic on Wednesday July 18th, 11 am until whenever, at Elizabeth Bamberger's house. Contact Elizabeth at elizabethbamberger@gmail.com for directions and information.

Elizabeth will have plenty of salad greens, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Please bring something to add to the salad, or a side dish, dessert, bread or what ever you wish. And don't forget to bring Show and Tell!

We're hoping to have plenty of shade, but you might want to bring a sun hat just in case.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

CONFERENCE UPDATE – SHOW YOUR STUFF!!

The Regional Conference coming up in October (October 18 in Eugene, Oregon) presents a wonderful opportunity for you to show your work to an appreciative and supportive audience – AND have an opportunity to sell it as well!  All SAQA Conference attendees have the opportunity to show and sell their art, make a little money, raise money for Oregon SAQA’s 2020 conference, or to simply show their work to peers and in a local gallery.  Here’s a BRIEF outline of your “opportunity:”
  • Create a 12” x 12” work of art for the Conference Showcase – to be on display all day at the Conference
  • Price, should you choose to offer your piece for sale, is a fixed $75 - $50 to the artist and $25 to Oregon SAQA
  • Pieces will be delivered to a local gallery following the Conference – Eugene Textile Center (ETC)– and displayed until mid-November (still at the fixed price of $75).  Artist will receive $50 for a sold piece, $15 to ETC and $10 to Oregon SAQA.  Sold quilts will be delivered or mailed by the Showcase Committee following the show at ETC.
  • Pieces not sold will be returned to the artist by the Showcase Committee following the show at ETC
More details are provided with the Welcome Letter mailings going out to all Registrants in June.  Should you have additional questions, please contact Georgia French or MaryAnn McCammon.

Registration for the Conference is going strong and we encourage you to sign up soon!  Click on the following link and reserve your place for this memorable event!  http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5988  The workshop is full, but we do have a waiting list, so if you missed getting in, email Daisy Schrock (schrock32@gmail.com) or Katie Walwyn (ktwalwyn@comcast.net) and we will put you on the list.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Portland Pod Meets June 20

Portland SAQA Meeting for June is on Wednesday, June 20, 10:00-12:00PM, at the Beaverton Community Center.  We have an exciting program planned and please bring your show and tell.

Hippity hop hooray!
June 20 is going to be a fun, fun day!
Oh my head is still in Prague,
Forgive me, but I’m still in a bit of a fog.
I got so hungry, I became deathly pale,
Due I’m sure, to a lack of quinoa and kale.
Oh my, but I do digress.
Although I I’m quite loath to confess,
I can’t seem to rhyme Katie Walwyn, and Daisy Schrock.
That’s who is coming to give a talk.
Oh I did it! Yay for me!
I shall reward myself with a cup of tea.
Yes, it’s a mystery just why we love to sew.

We’ll follow their path, then maybe we’ll know. 

Suzy Bates