Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Art Quilt Elements 2016 & SAQA Convention

ArtQuilt Elements 2016

March 18 through April 28, 2016 

Coinciding with the SAQA Convention in Philadelphia, PA March 31, 2016 through April 3, 2016, Art Quilt Elements is the 12th Exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show. With 66 artist's work shown it promises to be an exciting exhibition. Several local SAQA members had their work accepted and will be showing at the Wayne Art Center this spring. Betsy Abbott, MA, Sandy Gregg, MA, Rosemary Hoffenberg, MA, Judith Larzelere, RI, Jeanne Marklin, MA, and Valerie Maser-Flanagan, MA, all have work included.

Sheer Wild Wonder
Betsy Abbott

Celebrating Autumn Glory
Sandy Gregg

Jeanne Marklin

"One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in a gallery setting but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form."

Juror: Bruce Pepich
Racine Art Museum, Executive Director and Curator of Collections

Translucent Volunteer
Judith Larzelere

The Wayne Art Center is located at 413 Maplewood Ave in Wayne PA. For more information about the Wayne Art Center go to wayneart.org or call 610 688-3553. For more information about Art Quilt Elements go to artquiltelements.org

2016 SAQA Conference

Inspire Connect Engage

Center City Philadelphia, PA
March 31 - April 3

SAQA's annual conference is an opportunity for our members to gather together, to network and socialize, to attend informative talks and presentations geared to help one grow as an artist, and to visit local art venues and landmarks.

Hear keynote speaker Carolyn Mazloomi, one of the most influential African American quilt historians and quilt artists of the twenty-first century.

Maria Shell captivated us at last year's conference - don't miss her in Philly! 
David Kohane will guide us through use and misuse of intellectual property rights in the digital age. 

Kathleen Loomis shows us how working in a series expands our range as artists.

Gwyned Trefethen and a panel of Exhibition committee members will share their experience on the who, what and where of what it takes to manage a SAQA exhibition.

Be part of this year's PechaKucha mini presentations, which are like PowerPoint meets Beat-the-Clock! Art Quilt Elements, the exhibition above, will have it's opening reception on April 2. The Banquet and Spotlight Auction are always a fun night, with SAQA member work showcased and up for bid in a silent auction. 

The MakerSpace was awesome in 2015. More to do and better in 2016 it is a room of demos for you to play and engage with presenters. There is an optional tour of the Barnes Foundation, with it's legendary collection of art. The convention is held in a fabulous downtown location, the DoubleTree Hotel which is minutes from galleries, museums and restaurants.

Join hundreds of other SAQA members for a great schedule of thought provoking and inspiring events. Philadelphia is within driving distance from our region. Flying distance is relatively short and Amtrak runs directly into Philly. With the next two SAQA Conferences scheduled for long distances away from New England in Lincoln, Nebraska (2017) and San Antonio, TX (2018), this may be your year to experience the fun of a convention.

The deadline for signing up for the SAQA Convention 2016 general registration is January 31, 2016 as long as positions remain available. After January 31, the price jumps up and spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Only current members of SAQA can register, so if your membership has lapsed, re-register as a member first. Don't miss your chance and register today. For more information: saqa.com

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