Monday, April 30, 2012

Portland Group Meeting May 16


The Portland SAQA group will meet May 16, 10am until noon at the
23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

All SAQA members or those interested in joining are welcome.

Keep Up With 23 Sandy Gallery News

Friday, April 27, 2012

Anne Daughtry Takes Blue Ribbon at Umpqua Valley

Anne Daughtry won a blue ribbon in the Art Quilt category at the Umpqua Valley Guilter's Guild Annual Quilt Show.  The title of the quilt, The Trees We Hug, is a play on Oregon’s reputation.  The show judge commented on Anne's excellent use of non-traditional quilting fabric to enhance the design.  Fabrics include cotton, fleece lined poly suede, poly suede, velvet, gauze, wool yarn, upholstery fabric, net, and a lot of stabilizer lace.   Techniques included  machine and hand quilting, embroidery both machine and hand,  and painted skies.   For more of Anne's work, visit her website.

The Trees We Hug
by Anne Daughtry
48"w x 42"h
Photo by Jon Myers

Saturday, April 21, 2012

How to Achieve a Professional Photograph

Class for SAQA Oregon Members
June 3, 2012 in Portland, Oregon

There are three ways that are guaranteed to give you the professional results you want every time...regardless of the weather:

1 Hire a professional,
2 Use professional camera with strobe lights in a studio setting, or
3 Take this class!

Class description: Learn how to shoot your work and how to size your digital image to the correct dpi for entry in competitions. You will have instruction in the computer lab in the morning and be in the studio the rest of the day. You will be using strobe lights. These lights will give accurate color. You will leave with several long view and close up shots of one of your art works.

Requirements: Digital camera with a hot shoe, appropriate lenses (+adapter, if needed). Your manual. (If you don’t have the appropriate camera, there is a possibility of renting a camera with advanced notice.)

Location New Space Gallery, 1632 SE 10th Ave., Portland, Oregon
Date June 3, 2012
Price $63

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF SAQA OREGON TO TAKE THIS CLASS. The first 10 to send in a check plus filled out registration form will be guaranteed a space. Everyone else will have first choice in the next class.... possible this fall.


If you have any questions email Nancy at

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

North Bank Artists Call for Entry

North Bank Artists has issued a Call for Entry for their annual juried fiber show.  Entries are due June 23, 2012.  Strands will be on exhibit in Vancouver, Washington, at the North Bank Artists Gallery during the month of August, 2012.

Monday, April 2, 2012

More Comments on Copyrights

Here's an interesting blog post by Leah Day, along with many, many comments.