The annual Benefit Auction is SAQA’s premier fundraising event! All proceeds help support SAQA’s exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, your purchase helps increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them.
The 2021 auction will take place online from September 10 through October 3. With hundreds of beautiful artwork available for bidding, there is something for everyone.
Members from our region stepped up and donated forty-two 12″x 12″ pieces for SAQA’s Benefit Auction. The pieces from our region are shown below.
See hundreds of beautiful pieces by SAQA members and learn more at the Auction Preview. Be sure to bid on your favorite(s).
From their strikingly different vantage points—from Southern California northward to Western Canada and Alaska, plus Hawaii—artists from a range of backgrounds were asked to express their concerns and feelings about the Pacific. “Merely because we live in this part of the world, we as individuals are part of the Paciﬁc ecosystem. On a daily basis we may not recognize the changes that are happening, but they are of vital importance to our world,” write Gteorgia French and Sonja Campbell, co-chairs of the exhibit planning committee.
The artist talks were well attended and the art looked fabulous in the museum. Denise Oyama Miller shared some her photos from the event. Click on the photo to expand the view.
Shifting Tides debuted in San Jose, California at the time of the 2019 SAQA Conference for the purpose of showcasing the talents of SAQA members living in the greater North Pacific region. The show will tour seven participating Regions, bringing to public view the innovative contemporary art that SAQA stands for. Juror: Ann Johnston, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Created as a group exhibit to shine a light on the issues facing the Pacific Ocean today, Shifting Tides is a collection of work by 45 artists chosen from the seven Pacific-facing regions of SAQA. Curated by renowned textile artist Ann Johnston, the exhibit offers a variation of style and context about the plight of oceans and the communities they support.
The SAQA Local Connections group for the Greater Sacramento/Foothills Region issued a call to artists from our Northern California and Nevada region for a non-juried showcase exhibit for art quilts made during the pandemic. The exhibit of forty 12″ x 12″ art quilts opened at the Blue Line Arts Gallery in Roseville, CA on November 20, 2020. See images of the individual quilts on the Feature Foyer Gallery page.
Blue Line Arts 405 Vernon Street Roseville, CA 95678 Friday, November 20, 2020 through Saturday, January 2, 2021
This exhibit focuses on work inspired as a result of the pandemic and explores how artists have grappled with sheltering at home, for example social distancing, isolation, loss, grief and the opportunities for more intense creative expression made possible by the slower pace of life.
The annual Benefit Auction is SAQA’s premiere fundraising event! The 2020 auction will take place online from September 11 through October 4. All proceeds help support SAQA’s exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach.
Members from our region stepped up and donated fifty-six 12″x 12″ pieces to SAQA’s Benefit Auction. The pieces from our region are shown below. See hundreds of beautiful pieces by SAQA members and learn more at the Auction Preview. In September be sure to bid on your favorite(s).
This International Juried Exhibition is a collaboration between Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA) & Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). “Art Quilts” are art objects that reference stitched layered sculptures, using modern and/or traditional quilting techniques. Join the artists for wine and refreshments at the opening reception and enjoy this collection of beautiful, thought-provoking, cutting-edge artwork. The exhibition will be on display from January 10 through February 16, 2020.
Additionaly, the SAQA North Bay Local organized a showcase exhibit How Do They Do That? which runs concurrently with the Art Quilt exhibit.
Our SAQA booth at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) was a great success!
Northern California/Nevada Regional Rep, Sonja Campbell, was there every day and reported “PIQF is always special to me because I have the opportunity to talk with the members staffing the booth. We also get to see members who drop by to say hello. The best part is prospective members that look at our trunk show and know they have found their people. We had 25 people that either joined or renewed their memberships.”
Local members, Giny Dixon, Dolores Miller, Jenny Lyon, Cynthia Minoli, Joan Barker, Ann Grundler, Jean Jurgenson, Aileyn Ecob, Karen Swift, Priscilla Read, Judith Content, Barbara Confer, Cara Gulati, Mel Beach, Roxann Burns, Sue Bianchi, Jennifer Landau, Barbara Kibbe, Randa Mulford, Katherine Reader, and Susan Heller, pitched in to set-up and staff the booth where the trunk show of over 50 art quilts on display.
Member Priscilla Read with our regional representative, Sonja Campbell
3-D pieces by Dolores Miller, Sonja Campbell, Jen Landau, Jean Jurgenson and Susan Heller were especially popular.
Thanks so much for being part of the fun and sharing your experiences as a member of SAQA.
Forty two Northern California/Northern Nevada SAQA fiber artists interpreted the diversity, illusions, realities, and hopes to depict the complexity of the Golden State. The show opened at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA on August 17. The opening was attended by over 300 people.
Here’s a link to the article about the show on the front page of The Ukiah Daily Journal.
The annual Benefit Auction is SAQA’s premiere fundraising event! The 2019 auction will take place online from September 13 through October 6. All proceeds support SAQA’s exhibition programs and other outreach.
Members from our region stepped up and donated fifty-two 12″x 12″ pieces to SAQA’s Benefit Auction. The pieces from our region are shown below. Check out the beautiful array of over 400 pieces by SAQA members and learn more at saqa.com/auction. In September be sure to bid on your favorite
Fiber Art from the Seven Pacific Regions of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Shifting Tides is presented as a world premier traveling exhibition in collaboration with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).
Shifting Tides opened in San Jose, at Works San Jose. It was successful in so many ways. We had large crowds over the two weeks. The show was at Works/San Jose until May 5, 2019. We sold a high volume of catalogs and three quilts. The Exhibition is now moving to Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, Washington. It will be there from June 26- September 29, 2019. Catalogs will be available at all meetings.