Calls to SAQA Oregon Artists

Call to SAQA Oregon Artists


The Regional Conference coming up in October (October 18 in Eugene, Oregon) presents a wonderful opportunity for you to show your work to an appreciative and supportive audience – AND have an opportunity to sell it as well!  All SAQA Conference attendees have the opportunity to show and sell their art, make a little money, raise money for Oregon SAQA’s 2020 conference, or to simply show their work to peers and in a local gallery.  Here’s a BRIEF outline of your “opportunity:”

  • Create a 12” x 12” work of art for the Conference Showcase – to be on display all day at the Conference
  • Price, should you choose to offer your piece for sale, is a fixed $75 - $50 to the artist and $25 to Oregon SAQA
  • Pieces will be delivered to a local gallery following the Conference – Eugene Textile Center (ETC)– and displayed until mid-November (still at the fixed price of $75).  Artist will receive $50 for a sold piece, $15 to ETC and $10 to Oregon SAQA.  Sold quilts will be delivered or mailed by the Showcase Committee following the show at ETC.
  • Pieces not sold will be returned to the artist by the Showcase Committee following the show at ETC
More details are provided with the Welcome Letter mailings going out to all Registrants in June.  Should you have additional questions, please contact Georgia French or MaryAnn McCammon.

Registration for the Conference is going strong and we encourage you to sign up soon!  Click on the following link and reserve your place for this memorable event!  The workshop is full, but we do have a waiting list, so if you missed getting in, email Daisy Schrock ( or Katie Walwyn ( and we will put you on the list.

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.

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