Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mirror, Mirror

Gerrie Congdon has a piece in the juried art exhibit of self portraiture, "Mirror, Mirror", presented by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Arts. The title of the piece is Then and Now. A First Thursday artists reception will be held in Kempton Hall on January 6, 2010 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. The show is up through February 27. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th (at Everett), Portland, Oregon.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


The fourth SAQA Oregon Portland area meeting was held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at Lakewood Center, Lake Oswego from 1:30pm until 3:00pm. Seventeen members and three visitors attended.

Discussion centered on what members want to gain from the group meetings and how to structure the group to achieve members’ goals. Finding opportunity for high quality exhibition of members’ artwork is a major goal. Other goals include sharing, networking, supporting each other, critique, and the promotion of quilts as art.

The SAQA National Board is working on a five-year plan for the organization. Members were encouraged to fill out the online survey.

We discussed the potential for having a statewide meeting in February in conjunction with the opening of the Pendleton exhibit of “Oregon: State of Diversity.”

We would like our blog to include posts regarding local opportunities for exhibiting. Please send information for local shows to Bonnie Bucknam. Regional and national exhibition calls are available from a number of magazines and websites. Bonnie will add some website links to the blog. [See the listing to the bottom right.]

Georgia and Laura shared the process of mounting a SAQA sanctioned exhibit. We can also have other exhibits open to statewide SAQA members but not officially sanctioned. We discussed forming a committee for each proposed exhibit so the Regional reps will not carry as much of the workload. There was discussion of the possibility of creating a “branded theme” SAQA Oregon exhibit.

Sandra Sider may be coming to Portland (date TBD) in 2011 for several group critique sessions. The sessions will be open to SAQA members but could also include other groups. More information will follow as we coordinate things with Sandra. There will be a nominal charge to cover Dr. Sider's travel expenses.

We decided to continue meeting quarterly in the early afternoon of the day of the Columbia Fiber Arts Guild quarterly meetings. The next meeting will be on March 9, 2011 at 1:30pm at Lakewood Center.

Betty Colburn

The ArT QuILT ExPERIENCE Call for Entry

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2011
Exhibition Dates:  June 12 - July 31, 2011
Juror:  Jonathan Holstein
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
Cazenovia, New York

Contemporary quilts are a wonderful balance between the traditional, modern and abstract.
Artists have taken a primarily utilitarian form and used it as an interpretative tool to express their thoughts and ideas. In addition to using the traditional methods of piecing and construction, these artists have pushed the boundaries by incorporating new materials and technologies.

THE ArT- QuILT ExPERIENCE exhibit celebrates the diversity and innovation found in today’s quilts.

See website for details.