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  1. 1. An Introduction to SAQA<br />
  2. 2. Studio<br />Do you have a place where you can<br />work on fibre art? <br />Art<br />Do you create original work from your own design? <br />Quilt<br />Do you create layered art with textiles and stitch? <br />Associates<br />Would you like to connect with other like-minded artists? <br />
  3. 3. Studio<br />Art<br />Quilt<br />Associates<br />
  4. 4. First, a few definitions ….<br />
  5. 5. What is a quilt?<br />
  6. 6. When Is A Quilt…<br />Art ?<br />
  7. 7. What is an art quilt?<br />Quilt National's definition:The work must possess the basic structural characteristics of a quilt. It must be predominantly fabric or fabric-like material and must be composed of at least two full and distinct layers - a face layer and a backing layer. <br />The face layer may be described by any or a combination of the following terms: pieced, appliquéd, whole cloth, stitched/fused to a foundation. <br />The face and backing layers must be held together by hand- or machine-made functional quilting stitches or other elements that pierce all layers and are distributed throughout the surface of the work. At least some of these stitches or elements should be visible on the back of the work. <br />
  8. 8. What is an art quilt?<br />SAQA’s definition: <br />a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: <br />painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, <br />which retains, through materials or technique, <br />a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends. <br />
  9. 9. Do you think of your quilts as <br />fibre art?<br />
  10. 10. If you do …<br />
  11. 11. You might like to know about . . .<br />New techniques<br />How to exhibit your work<br />How to photograph your work<br />Shows that you can enter<br />Having your work critiqued<br />The best way to price and market your work<br />Ways to network with other fibre artists from all around the world who do the kind of work you do<br />
  12. 12. …and if <br />so …<br />
  13. 13. Then you need <br />to know what<br />can do for you!<br />
  14. 14. How do artists <br />from all over the world connect with one another?<br />
  15. 15. Connecting with other artists<br />Daily, via Chat Group<br />Locally, at regional SAQA meetings<br />Nationally, at annual SAQA Conferences<br />A whole network awaits you<br />
  16. 16. Connecting with other artists<br />- Daily, via Chat Group<br />
  17. 17. Connecting with other artists<br />- Locally, at regional SAQA meetings<br />- Via regional blogs – from your rep<br />
  18. 18. Connecting with other artists<br />Nationallyandinternationally,<br />atannualSAQAConferences<br /><ul><li>Keynote speakers
  19. 19. Panels
  20. 20. Mentorship opportunities
  21. 21. Studio tours
  22. 22. Art exhibitions
  23. 23. Workshops</li></li></ul><li>HistoryofSAQA<br />Formed <br />by fiber artists <br />for fiber artists<br />
  24. 24. HistoryofSAQA<br /> Believing in the need to establish a place for art quilts in the world of contemporary fine art, in 1989 Yvonne Porcella sent out 50 letters to artists and friends to rally them to her cause. And so Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) was born. <br />
  25. 25. HistoryofSAQA<br />The vision was to create an organization to:<br /><ul><li>Promote art quilts to major art publications, museums, and galleries
  26. 26. Educate the public about art quilts
  27. 27. Serve as a forum for the professional development of quilt artists
  28. 28. Act as a resource for curators, dealers, consultants, teachers, students, and collectors</li></ul> Currently, around 3,000 members world-wide.<br />
  29. 29. Membership<br />ACTIVE MEMBER: 1 Year $60, 2 Years $105, 3 Years $145 <br /><ul><li>Quarterly full-colour SAQA Journal
  30. 30. Monthly e.Bulletin
  31. 31. Notice of meetings, educational symposia, calls for entry
  32. 32. Eligibility for juried member exhibitions
  33. 33. Visioning Project
  34. 34. Access to SAQA University and mentoring activities
  35. 35. Comprehensive website</li></ul>PROFESSIONAL ARTIST MEMBER:  1 Year $125, 2 Years $235, 3 Years $340 <br /><ul><li>Same benefits as Active Membership, plus:
  36. 36. Gallery page on SAQA web site with a link to your web site
  37. 37. Listing in teacher's registry on SAQA web site
  38. 38. Artwork represented in SAQA Portfolio</li></ul>STUDENT MEMBER: 1 Year $30 - Same benefits as Active Membership.<br />
  39. 39. SAQA’s website www.saqa.com<br />
  40. 40.
  41. 41. GALLERY<br />
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  45. 45.
  46. 46. NEWS & EVENTS<br />
  47. 47.
  48. 48.
  49. 49. SAQA STORE<br />
  50. 50.
  51. 51.
  52. 52. COLLECTORS<br />
  53. 53.
  54. 54. ABOUT SAQA<br />
  55. 55.
  56. 56. MEMBERSHIP<br />
  57. 57.
  58. 58. INFORMATION<br />
  59. 59. INFORMATION<br /><ul><li>Workshops and Lectures offered by PAMs
  60. 60. Regional and Members’ Blogs
  61. 61. Interviews with Artists
  62. 62. Where to See Art Quilts: Permanent collections and installations, galleries, internet and television
  63. 63. Fiber Art Degree programs
  64. 64. Photographers
  65. 65. Quilt Repair
  66. 66. Appraisers</li></li></ul><li>SAQA-U<br />
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  73. 73. Artist IndexMentorship ForumsCritique groupsRecent DiscussionsRegion PagesSandboxSAQA Journal Back IssuesImages & Files ListPages ListSAQA website<br />
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  77. 77.
  78. 78. What SAQA <br />means to me<br />
  79. 79.
  80. 80. Cheryl DineenFerrin<br />MOTORCYCLIST PORTRAIT PROJECT: KARI & JIM, ©2007, 64" x 72"<br />
  81. 81. Virginia Abrams<br />REFLECTIONS 5, ©2009, 36.5"H x 29"W<br />
  82. 82. Laura Wasilowski<br />ARTFABRIK, ©2004, 51" x51"<br />
  83. 83. Sarah Ann Smith<br />A SENSE OF PLACE: THE WALL, ©2007, 27 h. x 29 1/2 w<br />
  84. 84. Sylvia Naylor<br />IN THE BOREAL FOREST, ©2007, 20x16<br />
  85. 85. Denise Linet<br />A RIOT OF ROSES, ©2009, 22 x 31<br />
  86. 86. Phil Jones<br />NIGHT COAT, ©2007, 51" x 36"<br />
  87. 87. Where can I see<br />more art quilts?<br />
  88. 88. Mississippi Valley Textile Museum<br />Local quilt shows<br />Shenkman Arts Centre<br />

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