Calls to SAQA Oregon Artists

Call to SAQA Oregon Artists

The Edge (SAQA Regional)   •   Oregon members
Deadline:  January 31, 2019

What does "the edge" bring to mind for you? Is it the physical edges of nature (such as gorges, mountain peaks or shorelines), societal edges formed between different groups or philosophies or a certain personal "edginess" in style or attitude? Oregon Region artists are invited to submit work that reflects thoughts on "the edge" as related to their Oregon experience in a representational or abstract way.

2D and 3D artwork will be considered. 2D work must be between 24" and 48" in width with no height restrictions. The maximum for 3D art is 18" in width and length. Height can be up to 20".

Pat Pauly

The Edge at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) is an exciting opportunity for SAQA Oregon artists to display their work in a museum setting that is in the heart of Portland's cultural district. OHS is a major tourist draw, particularly during the summer months, and is expected to bring in at least 25,000 visitors during the run of the show. Between the North Wing and the Hayes Gallery, there are a wealth of strong 2D and 3D artwork display locations. These include a high ceilinged atrium-like space that leads to a display window portal into a large, yet intimate gallery.

Oregon Historical Society
Hayes Gallery and North Wing
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12- 5 


With the eruption of the Volcano on Mount Kilauea in Hawaii a perfect example of fissures comes to
mind. Have you been putting together some of your own interpretations of fissures? That is the theme
for a CALL TO ARTISTS for the International Art Quilt show at the Emerald Art Center in Oregon.
Entry Deadline January 8, 2019. Open to all Art Quilters in the US and Canada.
For details go to this link.

Fissures August Update
Has the hot weather or the smoky skies kept you indoors this summer? This is a good time to turn your creative mind to ideas for the art quilt show entitled FISSURES. I have shared this theme with many people and at times I see them pondering the word. So here is the description of the FISSURES (not fishers!) theme:
A fissure is simply a crack, an opening, a separation, a split. Other interpretations include vent, opening, breach, or cleft: A breach in the space/time continuum, or a black hole. A long narrow opening in rock. A volcanic fissure might spew lava, steam or smoke.
A biological fissure may be a split or break in tissue. Our relationships with others may develop fissures, miscommunications, a lack of togetherness.

Artists are encouraged to consider and explore the varieties of meaning, image and experience and follow where that particular fissure takes you.
Registration opens December 8, 2018. You have a little more that three months!
Please save this and share on your social media as this call is open to ALL Art quilters in the US and Canada! Feel free to send me questions if need be. If you are intending to enter this show please leave a comment. Thanks!

Thank you,
Ginny McVickar
Volunteer for 
Emerald Art Center
Springfield, OR

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