Theme: This is a Quilt!
How do we as SAQA members explain what we do - create quilts - without people immediately thinking of a nine-patch that goes on your bed? By example, of course! SAQA defines an art quilt as "a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through materials or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends."
This definition is purposely broad to accommodate the wondrous and exciting art quilts SAQA members are creating.
Create one piece that constitutes an art quilt as defined above. All work will be
photographed, matted, and prepared for exhibition by SAQA. The SAQA
exhibition committee hopes to publish some or all of the quilts in a book
exploring the diversity of art quilts. All quilts will be returned to the artist after the
travel schedule has ended.
Minimum 9" per side, maximum 11" per side. The pieces will be matted behind
a 12" white or off-white mat with an 8" square opening in the center. Only 8" sq.
of your quilt will be visible. Because the artwork will be behind a mat, the edges
need not be finished. A very small number of three-dimensional pieces may be
included. Please contact the curators for details.