Regional Events

Regional Meeting – August 29, 2020

Digging deep into our Regional Exhibition

Stitching California
August 29, 2020 11:00-1:00 PM
Zoom meeting

The program will center around the Stitching California Exhibit. Cheryl Gleason, curator at the Mills Station Arts and Culture Center in Rancho Cordova will share a video of Stitching California as it hangs in their gallery space and speak about her role as curator in a city-run art space. Then each exhibiting artist will speak about their piece as it is shown on our screens.

Again, we will go into breakout rooms where five or six in each room will have a chance to visit and get acquainted. It will be midday so bring a snack if you want.

When we reconvene, we will have Show and Tell. If you would like to share, please send your image (and a detail if you’d like) along with your name and the title and size of the piece to Cara Gulati ( by Wednesday, August 26th.

You will receive a Zoom invitation to the meeting on Friday August 21st and a reminder invitation August 28th. There will be no pre-registration this time. Just use your invitation to join. Remember the invitation will say 2:00 PM Eastern Time but that is 1:00 AM Pacific time.

Regional Meeting – Saturday, November 14, 2020

Virtual Meeting with nationally known speaker. Program will be posted when available.

Date and Program will be posted when available. Date subject to speaker’s schedule.

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth

Regions: Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California/Northern Nevada, Oregon, Southern California/Southern Nevada, Washington, Western Canada.
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.

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 Georgia French and Sonja Campbell, co-chairs of the exhibit planning committee.
Shifting Tides will debut 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 tourthe seven participating Regions, bringing to public view the innovative contemporary art that SAQA stands for.
Juror: Ann Johnston, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

The catalog is available on amazon.

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum: June 26 – September 29, 2019
Chehalem Cultural Center: March 3 – April 25, 2020
CityScape Community Art Space: May 15 – June 13, 2020
Wailoa Center: July 10 – 30, 2020
International Gallery of Contemporary Art: September 4 – 26, 2020
Pratt Museum: October 9 – November 28, 2020
Visions Art Museum: January 16 – April 4, 2021
Olive Hyde Art Gallery: May 14 – June 26, 2021
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History: July 16 – September 12, 2021

Stitching California

 Stitching California ctatalog cover. Back cover art work is Susan Kelly’s “Second Wind – Fort Point”.  The catalog is available at

April 5 – June 28, 2020 La Quinta Museum, La Quinta 
August 2 – Sept 27, 2020 Mills Station Arts & Culture Center, Rancho Cordova
June 20 – August 15, 2021 Museum on Main, Pleasanton
August 29, 2021 – October 24, 2021 Temecula Valley Museum, Temecula
Sept 4, 2022 – January 1, 2023 Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock