In conjunction with our Stitching California exhibit, Carnegie Arts Center will show additional works in all media related to the California theme in its lobby galleries on the ground floor and mezzanine. SAQA members are invited to enter work; the show will be exhibited October 7 through January 21. Entries will be juried and judged; cash prizes will be awarded. The deadline for entries is August 27th. The prospectus’ link is available on the website, carnegieartsturlock.org/call-for-entries.
Carnegie Arts Center invites all SAQA members to donate small art quilts to the gallery for their silent auction to be held in conjunction with the gala opening reception for Stitching California on September 30th. Pieces may be hung by rods, on stretched canvas or framed. Smaller sizes are preferred (ie., “picture sized” as opposed to lap or bed size). Small matted pieces ready-to-frame are also welcome. See the attached submission form. Please help Carnegie recoup the cost of bringing Stitching California to the gallery by making a donation.
Printed and Stitched
California Society of Printmakers (CSP) and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) are working together to examine the overlap between the hand pulled print, and the art quilt. This is a call for new work exploring work that is both printed and stitched.
Printed imagery, and sewn fibers, are a seemingly ancient combination. At their confluence, there is pigment and pressure, woven layers, and borders sewn with fiber. There is color as well as texture, form, intention, ingenuity, and many stories. Textile and print go hand in hand, and the combinations are constantly being reinvented. We invite you to create new work using both techniques for this exhibition.
Participation is open to members of SAQA’s Northern and Southern California/Nevada Regions as well as members of the California Society of Printmakers.
Submissions open on Nov 14, 2022 with a deadline of Dec 16, 2022.
For more information, the complete Call for Entry can be found on SAQA.com.
Christine Shannon Aaron will jury the exhibition. Printed & Stitched will tour under
the auspices of Exhibit Envoy through July of 2027.