SAVE THE DATES - Two SAQA Openings in Oregon June, 2016
The National SAQA exhibit "Concrete and Grassland" at the Grants Pass Museum of Art opening reception will take place Friday, June 3rd 2016 from 6 - 9pm. We're told by the curator the openings are very well attended by 300-400 people. The exhibit runs from June 1st to July 29th.

The Regional SAQA exhibit "Blending Poetry and Cloth" runs June 3rd to July 29th at The Rogue Gallery in Medford with the reception taking place Friday June 17th from 5pm to 8pm.

Attend both shows by stopping by The Rogue Gallery from 10am to 5pm on June 3rd and then taking the 30 minute drive to Grants Pass to attend the opening there.

Blending Poetry and Cloth - News / Updates / Schedule
Leotie Richards & Jean Wells 4/27/16

New Additions To The Exhibit:
In looking at our database we recently discovered that a few of the quilts were left off the list of accepted quilts. We deeply regret this error and are doing our best to correct it. We will now be adding seven new quilts to the exhibit in time for The Rogue Gallery opening.  We will also be printing an insert for the exhibit brochure that will feature the following artists and their quilts: Judith Quinn Garnett - “Explorations”, Judy Peterson - “Homage to the Dead”, Karen Spencer - “here, there & everywhere”, Karen Bates - “And you?”, Bevalee Runner -  “A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven”, Toni Smith, “Connections” and Diane Born – “The Joy of Summer.”

Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers run all SAQA regional exhibits. Leotie has made one trip to Medford and is planning to make another for the reception. Jean Wells will deliver the quilts to The Rogue Gallery, Medford on or before May 27th, 2016. It would be great if someone could meet her halfway on the route to Medford. We need a volunteer for the following:
• Pickup quilts at The Rogue Gallery on July 29th, 2016 deliver back to Sisters, OR.
Please email Leotie Richards lotidesignworks@gmail.com or Jean Wells jean@stitchinpost.com to commit to the above tasks.

 Current Exhibit Schedule:

The Rogue Gallery, Medford
Opens – June 3, 2016
Reception – Friday, June 17, 5-8pm (SAQA members are encouraged to attend.)
Closes – July 29

Companion Exhibit:
The national SAQA exhibit “Concrete and Grassland
Grants Pass Museum of Art (30 minutes from Medford)
Opens – June 1, 2016
Reception – Friday, June 3, 5-9pm (SAQA members are encouraged to attend.)
Closes – July 29

Willamette Heritage Center, Salem
Opens – September 22, 2016
Reception – September 22 4-7pm (SAQA members are encouraged to attend.)
Closes – December 24

Chahelem Art Center, Newberg
Opens – April 4th, 2017
Reception ­–TBD
Closes – May 27

Crossroad Art Center, Baker City
Opens – May 31, 2017
Reception –  TBD
Closes – June 30

Leotie Richards lotidesignworks@gmail.com & Jean Wells jean@stitchinpost.com