Local Color: Inspired by Science


Studio Art Quilt Associates Regional Exhibition

Show Concept: “Local Color: Inspired by Science”. The systematic enterprise called science that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe touches every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s the ubiquitous smartphone, the breakthrough in cancer research or the discovery of new planets, science has an undeniable effect on and in our everyday lives. This exhibition encourages the artist to interpret one of the most vital aspects of modern societies in their own unique, individual style, whether abstract, graphic, or representational.

Eligibility & Guidelines: 

Open to active SAQA members who list Connecticut as one of their two SAQA home regions.  This may include Connecticut residents as well as artists who live in other regions but list Connecticut as their secondary region.

 Artwork that has been juried and accepted into a previous SAQA-CT regional exhibition is not eligible for “Local Color: Inspired by Science”.

Collaboration is permitted, provided that (a) each person collaborating is a SAQA CT member as defined above;
(b) the collaborative piece is entered as a separate work under the names of all collaborating artists; (c) the entry fee is paid for the collaborative work (this is in addition to any entry fees paid by the artists entering individually); and (d) the collaborative work is counted as one of the three works each artist is permitted to enter.

Size Restrictions: 24 inches minimum (either height or width) and maximum 60 inches (either height or width)

YES, framed work and 3 dimensional work WILL be considered.
Every effort will be made to display the entire collection, within the space limitations of each venue.

Entry Fees: $30 for up to 3 entries per artist

Entries must be DELIVERED IN PERSON,
along with completed entry forms and fees, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 between 10 am – 12 pm (note: this is drop-off only - NOT a regional meeting) at:

Sew Inspired Quilt Shop
8 Wilcox St.
Simsbury, CT


Juror: Katherine BlossomArts Director at Connecticut Hospice.

Important Dates:
April 2017                               Call For Entries
December 2, 2017                   Drop Off Artwork at Sew Inspired December 6, 2017                   Notification of acceptance
December 7, 2017                   *Photography Due for accepted artwork by 12:00 pm noon*
January 11, 2018                     Exhibition Opens at Zahn Gallery,
 250 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT 06498
January 18, 2018                    Opening Reception for Zahn Gallery
March 14, 2018                      Exhibition Closes at Zahn Gallery
May 2018                               Exhibition Opens at Windham Textile & History Museum
July 2018                               Exhibition Closes at Windham Textile & History Museum
September 2018                     Exhibition Opens at Windsor Art Center

October 2018                         Exhibition Closes at Windsor Art Center
November 2018                     Exhibition Opens at CT Hospice’s Gallery
December 2018                     Exhibition Closes at CT Hospice’s Gallery

*Photography is due on or before December 7, 2017: Artists may submit their own images, following the digital photo guidelines, OR they may choose to use SAQA-CT Exhibition Committee’s photography service for a fee. If you’re submitting your own images, please email them to LocalColorExhibit@gmail.com (labeled with the artist’s name and artwork title) by 12:00 noon on Dec 7, 2017.

Professional Photography Services: The SAQA-CT Exhibition Committee will arrange to have accepted work professionally photographed for the catalog and high-resolution images given to the artist on CD.  

Digital Photo Guidelines: Images of accepted work will be included in an exhibition catalog. Finished images must be sized for printing: MINIMUM 2100 pixels on the SHORTEST side and 300 dpi. 

Additional Exhibition Locations:  Select pieces from “Local Color: Inspired by Science” may travel to additional locations. Exact show dates and locations will be announced as they are confirmed.

Accepted artwork must be available through the end of 2018.

You will be asked to agree to these Terms and Conditions:  I agree to loan my artwork to Studio Art Quit Associates, Inc. for the duration of the “Local Color: Inspired by Science” exhibition.  All works accepted into the show will be required to travel to all venues with the exhibition and must be available for the full run of the show (through December 2018)

I further agree to permit the images or detail images and/or all or part of my artist’s statement to be used in the exhibit catalog, articles, ads, promotions, books, websites, blogs, CDs, current event news coverage, television productions, and/or multi-media productions for and about the exhibit or for and about the shows at which the exhibit may be seen.

SAQA-CT Exhibition Committee: Clara Nartey & Cathy Smith (Managing Curators)
Mary Lachman

Questions, comments, suggestions?  Contact Clara
at LocalColorExhibit@gmail.com 

Download a copy of the prospectus here.
Download Entry Form (PDF version)
Download Entry Form (WORD version)

All entries which are not selected by the juror will be available for pick up on December 7, 2017, between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon at 

The Willoughby Wallace Library
146 Thimble Islands Road, 
Stony Creek, CT 06405-5739