Monday, June 29, 2015

Leotie Richards' American Folk Heroes Opens July 3

A Color Runs Through It

Join artists and art appreciators for Fine Art Friday at the Bush Barn Art Center on July 10, 5:45 - 7:30pm. This event is a celebration of the three new exhibitions opening for July and August: Salem Salon 2015 (A.N. Bush Gallery), A Color Runs Through It: Art Quilts (Focus Gallery), and Reveal by Nancy Eng (Camas Gallery). Visitors will enjoy complimentary appetizers courtesy of LifeSource Natural Foods. In addition, the much anticipated 66th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival commemorative poster featuring artwork by Kelli MacConnell will be available to purchase for the first time. An Awards Ceremony for Salem Salon 2015 will take place at 6 pm.



Experience A Color Runs Through It: Art Quilts as it introduces you to five fiber artists (Diane K. English, Georgia French, Laura Jaszkowski, Paulette Landers and Deb Sorem) each of whom developed their own series featuring a specific color and innovative techniques. Enjoy the vibrancy and variation of Red,Yellow, Purple, Blue and Green fabrics. Each artist will share with you their interpretation of a different color.

Jean Wells Collaborations with Judy Hoiness

When Paint and Textiles Merge
June 26 through July 23, 2015
Twigs Gallery, 321 Cascade, Sisters
a collaborative show of abstract landscape works & quilts & paintings by Judy Hoiness well known painter from Bend and Jean Wells, a quilter from Sisters.

4th Friday opening June 26  4:000 to 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 21, 2015

ENTRY DETAILS - Blending Poetry and Cloth

Regarding any copyright concerns you might have about your poem a good reference guide is at the following link: 

Whether your poem is copyrighted or not, the juror will see your poem and your artists statement and will take these references into consideration along with your photos.

Those artists who are juried into the show will be asked to confirm that they have received permission for copyrighted material. If permission has not been secured, we will not be printing your poems or quotations in the gallery cards or in the brochure. Instead, we will list the title and author of the poem (quotation, song)  and ask you do describe how the poem (quote, song) influenced your work.

Any works that published before 1923 are in the public domain. Be sure to take a quick look at the link above to gain a better understanding of copyright limitations. Many artists have chosen to write their own poem in part to avoid copyright issues.

If you have questions and/or concerns please contact:

Leotie Richards
or Karen Spencer

Thursday, June 18, 2015

"What's Blue to You?" Opening in Longview WA July 7, 2015

Blue Picasso Woman
Gerrie Congdon
The High Fiber Diet exhibit "What's Blue to You?" opens at The Art Gallery at Lower Columbia College in Longview WA on July 7 from 4 - 6pm. The show runs from July 8 through August 19, 2015.  There are 26 quilts in the show, plus a work from each of the three jurors.  Many of the High Fiber Diet artists also belong to SAQA Oregon.
If you are interested in carpooling from the Portland or Vancouver areas to the opening in Longview, contact Gerrie Thompson at

Pushing Through the Blues
Kimberly Connelly

Trees of Gold
Diane English

Desert Nights
Terry Grant

Blue Is Not My Favorite Color
Mary Ann McCammon

Portland Pod Meets July 15

The next Portland Pod meeting will be on Wednesday July 15, 2015, 10 am to 2 pm. We will have an informal meeting at Marie Wolfe’s home in Ridgefield, Washington, as a potluck garden picnic. Menu is a salad buffet. Marie will supply garden greens, members should bring small servings of salad add-ons; or, bring some bread or dessert. (Keep in mind; some members are gluten free or sensitive.) Please consider bringing a folding chair, as she may not have enough seating, depending on the number of members coming. See the Meetings and Events page for more information.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Valley-South Pod Meets June 19, 2015

The Valley-South Pod will meet Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Eugene Textile Center, at 2pm or a little before. All SAQA members welcome, and also anyone interested in finding out more about SAQA. At 3:15 our "public" demo will start: Joanna Price will demonstrate silk fusion. Come join us! See the Meetings and Events page for more information.