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Blurred Boundaries (Kalamazoo, MI) – Call for Entries, Deadline July 12

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The call for entry for the second Blurred Boundaries Exhibit is now available at the Fabrications Retreat website:  http://www.fabricationsretreat.com/Blurred Boundaries Mixed media Art Exhibit is a juried exhibit that seeks to display artwork combining various techniques from different mediums. The 2010 show will focus on surface design. The exhibit is open to U.S. and international participants.The exhibit will be displayed during the Fabrications Retreat from Aug 29th(evening) - Sept 3rd, 2010Theme: Surface DesignThe exhibit seeks work on paper and fabric that feature various surface design techniquesJuror: Jeanne Williamson http://www.jeannewilliamson.com/Important Info: Entries due by Monday July 12, 2010Notification by email: Monday August 2, 2010Exhibit dates: August 30-September 3, 2010Venue: Radisson Hotel Kalamazoo, Michigan Entry fee: $25 for up to three worksSize restrictions: max 48", min 20"There are cash prizes available and work may be for sale.Questions?  Vi…

SAQA Artists Accepted into Quilt Visions:No Boundaries (San Diego, CA)

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SAQA-NY/CT Artist Debbie Bein was thrilled to learn that her art quilt Oh Say Can You Cell was one of the 40 quilts chosen out of 600 entries for Quilt Visions 2010: No Boundaries.  “I wasn't even expecting to hear until the end of next week so it caught me by surprise” Bein said when she received the news, “I'm still walking around the house holding my head in hands and chanting ohmygawwwwd ohmygawwwwd!”But Debbie is not the only SAQA Artist to receive good news.  In fact, our members make up the majority of the acceptance list, including SAQA’s former PresidentJudith ContentCrested Barbet by Connecticut’s own Barbara McKie,It’s Time by SAQA-NJ artist Gloria Hansen, Nucleus by SAQA-NM’s Betty Busby, Zen Eucalyptus byJane LaFazio and River Notes by SAQA-NY’s Judith Plotner were also accepted into this prestigious show.  See below for a complete list of Exhibiting ArtistsBrooke Atherton of Billings, Montana and SAQA Regional Rep for MT/ID, received an acceptance letter but d…

A Sense of Humor on Display at the Northern Star Quilters Show (Somers, NY)

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Northern Star Quilters Guild Presents “A World of Quilts” XXXI
Featuring  SAQA’s "A Sense of Humor" exhibit.  The only scheduled east coast appearance of these amazing quilts!May 1 & 2, 2010 Saturday, 10 - 5 & Sunday, 10 - 4John F. Kennedy High School 54 Route 138, Somers, NY
The World of Quilts show includes lectures, classes and more!New class this year "Sampler Shuffle"For more info visit the guild website:
http://www.northernstarquilters.com/

SAQA Awarded $25,000 Grant by National Endowment for the Arts

The Chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts announced today that Studio Art Quilt Associates is one of the Visual Arts grant award winners for 2010
This grant of $25,000 is awarded to support the costs of the Creative Force 2010 exhibition. The exhibition, to be held during the Houston International Quilt Festival, will include approximately 50 quilts by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
http://www.nea.gov/grants/recent/10grants/10AAE2.php?CAT=Access&DIS=Visual%20Arts
“Besides the financial help that this award provides, we are very proud that our organization's exhibition is recognized as being a part of the Visual Arts category”, said Martha Sielman, SAQA’s Executive Director

Brush Art Gallery (Lowell, MA) Call for Entries, Deadline June 1

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Two Fiber Exhibition Opportunities for the 2010 Lowell Quilt Festival atThe Brush Gallery & Artists StudiosArt Quilts Lowell 2010 at the Brush Gallery
6th Annual Exhibition of Art Quilts; A venue of the Lowell Quilt Festival
Deadline: June 1

Click here for prospectus and on-line application Quilt Candy in the Courtyard at the Lowell Quilt Festival
New! Exhibit and sell fiber related crafts at the Lowell Quilt Festival
Deadline: June 1
Click here for prospectus and on-line application
Questions? artquilts@thebrush.org

April 3rd’s Regional Meeting in Branford – Fun, Friends and Fine Weather

SAQA-CT artist Cher Hurney was kind enough to arrange a meeting place for us at the Pine Orchard Yacht Club in Branford, Connecticut.  Artists and their guests met in a sun-lit dining room, with a beautiful view of Long Island Sound.   The meeting started out with some announcements:SAQA Benefit Auction – Please donate a finished 12” square quilt.  Early Bird Deadline: April 1st.  Final Deadline: July 1stSend quilts to Pat Gould – 12620 Towner Ave NE/ Albuquerque NM 87112Film Screening “Who Does She Think She Is?”Images Theatre in Williamstown, Massachusetts, will screen the movie on Monday April 5, 2010.New Workshop at Guilford Art Center: Saturday, Apr. 10th, 12 - 3:30 pmART BUSINESS & MARKETING WORKSHOP with LIRON SISSMANCALLS for ENTRIESNew England Quilt Museum (NEQM) – “No Holes Barred” ExhibitionDeadline November 1, 2010Open to SAQA Members from the New England States (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT)For more information visit http://saqane2011news.blogspot.com/*Roots, Mutation…