Sunday, April 12, 2015

SAQA Oregon "Exploring Layers" at Pioneer Place, Portland

As you know, "Exploring Layers' will be having a glorious finale at the Air Gallery in Pioneer Place Mall in Portland from April 16 to May 16. It's a great opportunity for SAQA - a central and much-visited location, a beautiful gallery, we share opening and closing receptions with the other three art galleries on the 3rd floor of Pioneer Place - so we will have lots of visitors, roaming from one gallery to another - plus a special reception on Saturday May 2 (1 to 3 pm) , timed to coincide with the "Fiberlandia" conference.

Many of you have already signed up for shifts to host the gallery; thank you! but we still have a few shifts uncovered, and we really, really do not want to have to close the gallery for several hours at a time because we lack volunteer hosts. On behalf of Betty Daggett and Jean Wells, who have both been working really hard to set this up, I'm making a final appeal for people to sign up for these last few spaces. If you haven't signed up for a shift yet, we really do need you; if you have already signed up, please try to squeeze in one extra shift - it will be fun, and you'll be doing a real service to SAQA and to your fellow artists. 

Here is a list of the open shifts; please respond directly to Betty Daggett: Bdavis

Thursday April 16, 12 noon to 3 pm - OPENING DAY!
Sunday April 26, 12 noon to 3 pm
Thursday May 14, noon to 3 pm
Thursday May 14, 3 to 6 pm
Friday May 15, 3 to 6 pm

We are so close; I know we can do this if everyone chips in. We'll look forward to hearing from you!

Let's make sure we also have a great crowd at the 3 (count 'em!) receptions:

Opening reception: Saturday April 18, 5 to 9 pm
Special SAQA reception: Saturday May 2, 1 to 3 pm
Closing reception: Saturday May 16, 5 to 9 pm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SAQA Webinar March 31

Please join us for "Inventory, Productivity and Organization!" - SAQA members Barb McKie, Susie Monday and Jane Davila will share techniques they use to track inventory of their artwork, maximize productivity and stay organized as active, professional artists. Whether you use a Mac, a PC, an iPad or pen and paper, you'll find some nuggets of inspiration for new ways to stay organized and productive.

SAQA Mentorship Webinar: Inventory, Productivity and Organization!
Tuesday, March 31 at 12 noon ET
Please click the following link to register. Registration is limited, but all SAQA members will have access to the full audio and video recording of the webinar on the SAQA website within a few days after the event.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Portland Group Meets Wednesday

The next meeting of the Portland SAQA group will be this coming Wednesday, March 18th, from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Beaverton Public Library: 12375 SW 5th Ave, Beaverton, between Hall Blvd and Lombard Ave. We'll be in Meeting Room B. Please join us - we have a great program set up. SAQA artist Paula Benjaminson will talk about her African fabrics, quilts and wooden stamps; and Pat Johnston of the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild, will talk about her Guild's new experiments with art quilting, and will show some of the 12 x 12's they have made. As always, we'll meet directly after the meeting at McGrath's Fish House on Cedar Hills Blvd, for a casual lunch and lots of talk!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Central Oregon SAQA Group Exhibits in Pendleton

Five groups of "Whisper" quilts from Central Oregon SAQA members are being shown at the Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 North Main, during the month of March. Groups of five to six people were drawn out of a hat. Number one person made a small wall quilt and passed it on to number two person with no comments and no title. Number two person "responded" to the piece in some way and made her quilt, one month later she passed it on to number three and kept the first quilt. At the end of six months we had a reveal party and shred the quilts. It was amazing how they all related to each other in each group.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Valley-South Meeting March 20

On March 20th, Friday, the Valley-South SAQA group will again meet at Eugene Textile Center at 2pm. Diane English will moderate the meeting, Laura Jazkowski will demonstrate Thermofax printing at 3:15pm. You will be pleased to learn how easy this process is and how ETC has all supplies and information right at hand.
Please send all agenda items to me as well as any lunch plans you wish to make.  All SAQA members welcome; visitors also.
Lynda Christiansen:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Exploring Layers Exhibit at Umpqua Valley Arts Center

Exploring Layers

January 16 – March 13, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, January 16  |  5-7 PM

 (January 16 - February 27)
Exploring Layers is an exhibit of textile art featuring work
from the Oregon and Southwest Washington members of
the Studio Art Quilt Associates.  The theme Exploring
Layers has stimulated their members to create many pieces
expanding the boundaries of contemporary textile art. 
This work explores many layers of thought and an expanded
view of fibers as a medium.  The curators for Exploring
Layers are proud to present this work to the Oregon public.
The exhibit seeks to further promote quilting and its
evolution from craft to artform.

Morin Receives Award at Quilt Visions Biennial

Hilde Morin's EL CERRO (The Hill) received the Viewer's Choice Award at the closing of the Quilt Visions Biennial 2015 - The Sky's The Limit exhibit in San Diego, CA.
El Cerro by Hilde Morin
 42" x 51"