New Dimensions - Into the Future
Call to Artists 

SAQA Oregon Region invites entries for a one day 3-D art exhibition to accompany the SAQA Oregon Regional Conference: “New Dimensions – Into the Future” to be held at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, Oregon on Thursday September 22, 2016, from 9.30 am. to 4.30 pm.

This is an opportunity to share innovative experimentation in 3-D art which is usually not accepted at art calls.  The work will be shown in display cases and on tables between the lunch room and activity areas of the conference. We will accept 3-D fiber-based artwork with a maximum size of 12” wide by 12” deep by 18” high, with a limit of one entry per person. No hanging pieces will be accepted.

This show is open to all Oregon SAQA members whether they attend the conference or not, and will not be juried. We will accept all entries that we can fit into the area available for the exhibition. Please deliver all artwork to the Willamette Heritage Center when you arrive at the conference and pick it up at the end of the conference. Please arrive at least 1/2 hour early, allowing time to set up the artwork prior to the beginning of the conference. No shipping. You are responsible for delivery and pick-up. If you do not plan to attend the conference, please arrange for a conference participant to deliver and collect your artwork.

How to apply: Artists interested in participating must submit two digital images of their piece, one full and one detail. Images must be in jpeg format with 1800 pixels on the longest side. Please include also artist's name and contact information, title of piece and dimensions of piece. 
Please send images to Lynne Goulette (lynnegoul@gmail.com), or Anne Daughtry (redmadness@comcast.net), by July 31, 2016. 

For additional information or questions please call or email either Lynne Goulette 541-441-8854, lynnegoul@gmail.com, or Anne Daughtry 541-255-3257, redmadness@comcast.net.

We are looking forward to many exciting and innovative pieces.

For your reference, here are some articles in Quilting Arts Magazine with 3-D projects:
Dec 2013-Jan 2014- Page 32,46,60, Fabric Village, 3-D Flowers, Greeting Cards
Feb/Mar 2013 pg 11, 69 Taliswoman
Oct/Nov 2012 pg 18 The Vessel as Art
Fall 2006 pg 66 Fabric Bowls
Spring 2006 pg 58 3-D bags, purses
Winter 2005 pg 74 Treasure Box
Summer 2005 pg 66, Angels and Dolls
Spring 2005 Jewelry and Silk Cocoons
Winter 2004 pg 48, Fold Out Book/Box
Fall 2004 pg 56, Fabric Altered Books
Summer 2004 pg 56, more Fabric altered Books
Winter 2003 pg 76, Boxes, Shrines
Fall 2003 pg 60, Altered Books
Summer 2003 pg 50, Shrines
Winter 2002 pg 74, Art Dolls
June/July 2007 pg 48 Surface Structure
Oct/Nov 2007 pg 42, Fabric Vessels
June/July 2008 pg 58, Silk Bowls
Oct/Nov 2008 pg 68, Silk Vessels
Aug/Sept 2009 pg 20, Jewelry
Feb/Mar 2010 pg 66, 3-D Containers
June/July 2010 pg 38, Flowers
Feb/Mar 2012 pg 40, 3-D Village

Request for Proposals for Table-Top Presentations
Oregon Regional Conference

The Oregon Regional SAQA Conference will be held September 22, 2016 at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem.  We are planning an exciting program for the event and are hoping several of you will be a part of the presentation . 

CONFERENCE THEME: New Dimensions . . .  into the future

CONCEPT: Looking at current trends, new ideas, processes, materials, techniques, etc. in the field of art quilting and fiber art.

In your art life:
What tricks do you know that make your work easier?
Are you working with a new process?
Have you developed a new technique?
Have you found a unique material to use in your art?

If the answer is, yes, please consider sharing it with others at the Conference.

THE PLAN: We will offer six members an opportunity to host a demonstration table during the afternoon session.  You can use the table in any way you choose to share what you know with others.  The attendees will be divided into six groups and rotate from table to table every fifteen (15) minutes. 

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL:  Write out a proposal for what you would share with the group.  Include as many details as you can.  What will attendees learn from your presentation?  Why is it unique or pushing the boundaries of fiber art?  Send photos, if you have them.If you have presented this to other groups, include information about who and where.  If you will be using messy materials, include your requirements and how you will protect carpeting, etc. 

There will be no access to water during the presentations.  No noxious fumes allowed.  Will you require an electrical outlet?

Send your proposal to:       Annette McFarlane at annettemcfar@gmail.com
Proposals due: May 1, 2016
Acceptances sent: May 15, 2016

Registration fee for selected presenters will be waived in appreciation of their generosity.

Questions? annettemcfar@gmail.com

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.