Saturday, July 27, 2019

Explore the New SAQA Oregon Website!

SAQA Oregon has a new website! This blog is being discontinued. Go to the new SAQA Oregon website for updates and news:

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Portland SAQA Members' Picnic July 17

PDX SAQA’s next meeting will be our annual picnic, hosted this year by Marie Murphy Wolfe, on Wednesday, July 17, 10:30AM, in Vancouver.  Marie will provide greens for a salad and drinks.  Please bring a topping for the salad, dressing, other salads, bread or a dessert.  And please bring a show and tell.

Questions or directions, contact Cheri Jolivette, or Annette McFarlane,

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Portland Group Meets June 19

The next PDX SAQA meeting will be on Wednesday, June 19th, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th Ave, Beaverton.  We will have a gelli plate demonstration by Jo Noble and Sue Siefkin.  Also, please bring your brags, show and tell.  Our next meetings will be - July 17, picnic at Marie Murphy Wolfe’s home. August 21, a field trip to the Portland Art Museum.  Any questions, contact:

Cheri Jollivete,
Annette McFarlane,

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Portland Group Tours the Textile Hive on May 15

Our next meeting will be a field trip to the Textile Hive, on Wednesday, May 15, at 10 AM.  The Textile Hive is located at 133 SW 2Nd Ave, Suite 430, Portland, 97204.  There is no sign, just the address over a glass door with a brick arch.  It’s on the west side of 2nd, their maybe street parking, but there are a couple of pay lots nearby.  The tour should last approximately 1 1/2 hours and a $5.00 fee will be collected from each member.  We encourage you to carpool and allow plenty of time to get there; MAX tracks are nearby.  The Hive is a collection of over 40,000 textiles, spanning 50 countries.  Many designers use the collection for inspiration for apparel, footwear, wallpaper and upholstery.  The creator, Andrea Aranow stated, “ I’ve always enjoyed textiles.  I am entranced by their colors and patterns, love their touch and plasticity.  The stories of these fabrics make them even richer.”

Question?  contact
Cheri Jolivette,
Annette McFarlane,

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Portland Pod Meets April 17

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 17, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St.  Leotie Richards, of Central Oregon, will be our speaker with a slideshow and some of her quilts.  Please bring your show and tell.  Contact Cheri Jollivettte, or Annette McFarlane,

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Portland Pod Meets February 20

Our next meeting will be on February 20, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St. Our own Amanda Snavely, will help us to perfect our Artist Statement.  Please bring your show and tell.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Time to Submit - SAQA Regional WA-OR "On the Edge"

Get ready Oregon Region artists to submit your art pieces for the upcoming On the Edge exhibit!  The deadline for submission is January 31, 2019. Size limits are 2D: 24” - 48” w, 114” h and 3D: 18” w, 20” h. 

This is a one venue exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) from May - August, 2019. OHS is a tourist draw and anticipates at least 25,000 visitors during the run of the show. On the Edge at the Historical Society venue is an exciting opportunity for SAQA Oregon artists to display their work in a museum setting in the heart of Portland’s cultural district. SAQA and OHS will host a reception for On the Edge in conjunction with the OHS community event speaker series on May 23, 2019, with Ann Johnston, renowned artist, as the featured speaker.

Show Concept: What does “ on 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 about “on the edge" as related to their Oregon experience in a representational or abstract way.

For more information and to make your submission, please follow this link:  Questions can be sent to any exhibit committee member.

Karen Spencer -

Amanda Snavely

Sharon Carvalho -

Naomi Weidner -

Diane English -