- 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
August Update - Oregon SAQA Regional Conference
September Update - Oregon SAQA Regional Conference
Unpredictable Outcomes, October 18th, SAQA OREGON REGIONAL CONFERENCE in Eugene, Oregon. During the afternoon of the conference, you’ll be able to participate in two of three AFTERNOON CONVERSATIONS:
WHAT IS A JAM? DO I WANT TO BE ONE? “JAM?” seems to be a frequent question among SAQA members. The term appears frequently on the web site and in the SAQA Journal but many are not sure what it means. Join the conversation and learn what a Juried Artist Member (JAM) is, how you become one and the benefits enjoyed by its members.
MENTORSHIP Imagine having a one-to-one conversation each month with an established art quilter……and discussing only your own artwork and journey. This is a SAQA Mentorship! The Mentorship Program is one of the best values of a SAQA membership and it is FREE! Join the conversation and learn all about how this incredible program can benefit your artistic journey.
GETTING YOUR ART INTO SHOWS
After you have spent years honing your skills and working in your studio, now it’s time to get your art into shows! Is fear of rejection keeping you from entering juried shows? Ask artists who are showing in major shows and every one of them will share tales of rejection. Learning from rejection is how they became successful. This conversation will discuss the ins and outs of entering shows. What shows to enter. What pieces to enter. Getting all the entry details right. Reading and following a prospectus. Preparing work for shipping. What things can you control and what things do you have to leave to chance?
Please join the conversation and get started collecting “no's” on your path to “YES -Congratulations!”
Oregon SAQA members Laura Jaszkowski, Judith Quinn Garnet, Sherri Culver and Carolyn Walwyn will be your hosts for these conversations.
Interested? There’s still time to register for Unpredictable Outcomes at www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5988 . The conference is open to the public. Invite your friends who are curious about Studio Art Quilt Associates to check out SAQA at this one-day event. NOTE: To receive the special room rate at the Phoenix Inn, you must make your reservation by Sept. 17th.
Central Oregon Pod Meetings
Generally the third Thursday from 2-4pm at The Stitchin Post, 311 W Cascade St (Hwy 20/126) in Sisters, OR. Contact Jan Tetzlaff at email@example.com to confirm meeting venue.
Please come to our meeting Wed. Sept. 19 at the Beaverton Community Center-10:00-12:00. We have a room change: the Vose room is street side through the main door. I’m extending an invitation to all our Oregon SAQA groups as well and hope to see you there!
Our subject matter has been quite a learning experience for your fearless leader, and I hope it will be for you all as well. I will be leading a discussion on derivative art, what it is, questions to ask the instructor of any class we take, what exactly is copyright and how does it apply to us, use of public domain photos in our work etc. Also how to protect our own art. (Yes it happens)
And for fun, bring your work that you realize is clearly the result of a class you took. I have one! If you are like me when you first ventured into Art Quilting you didn’t have a clue!
The Southern Oregon Pod usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Sew Creative in Ashland. Times and days of future meetings may be different, so check in advance with Lynne Goulette: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dates for 2017 meetings, all held on the third Monday of each month, except for November (2nd Monday):
January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 18.
Next meeting is Monday, December 19th, 2pm, Sew Creative.
For more information you can contact Lynne Goulette at email@example.com
Valley-South Pod Meetings
Special Program: Quilts for Empowerment
Following a brief business meeting, Mary Ann McCammon will share how Quilts For Empowerment benefits women who have suffered from obstetric fistulas and abuse. Her vision and courage to use fabric art is an inspirational story. Quilts will be available for purchase. For more information on this amazing organization and the women it serves, visit Quiltsforempowerment.org.
The mentor/support/critique session continues to be very well received. Members are invited to bring their works in progress and their lunch to ETC at prior to the business meeting.