Sunday, August 7, 2011

SAQA Call for Entry "Seasonal Palette"

"Seasonal Palette" Call for Entry now OPEN   
Open to ALL SAQA members

This SAQA traveling exhibit will showcase a series of 32 art quilts hung side by side, depicting the seasons of the year. Selected artists will be asked to create a new art quilt 78" long and 32" wide for this exhibit. Artwork will debut at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November 2012 (on the inside panels of the space that has showcased SAQA artwork in the last few years) and then travel to both art museums and other IQF shows for the following two years.

Artists will be asked to document their creative process, including inspiration, photo images, sketches, diagrams, journal entries, fabric swatches and the like. These will be displayed in booklet format along with the work. Video and smartphone presentations are also being explored.

Curator/Jurors Vicki Mangum and Kathleen McCabe will select the artists from those who express interest through submission of an online portfolio of four pieces. Full details are posted on the SAQA website. 

Online entry is open August 1-31, 2011.

Art Journals by Nancy Wick

Nancy Wick gave a presentation on art journals at our July 2011 meeting. Here are some links for more information on art journals:

Nancy's website and blog:

Websites for art journal inspiration

Books for art journal inspiration:
        • “Creative Quilting:  The Journal Quilt Project” by Karey Patterson
        • “Fabric Embellishing:  The Basics and Beyond”  by Liz Kettle, Heather Thomas, Ruth Chandler, and Lauren Vlcek
        • Books by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn (they have 24+)
        • “Art Quilt Workbook” by Jane Davila and Elin Waterson
        • “The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art” and “Fabric Art Workshop” by Susan Stein
        • “Drawn To Stitch” and “Surfaces for Stitch” by Gwen Hedley
Be sure to check the Textile Center library for art journal books and dvds.