Studio Art Quilt Associates

Friday, December 20, 2013

Two entries from our region for the SAQA Trunk Show 2014

Virginia Spiegel Evolving.

Jeannie Sredl In the Beginning

SAQA 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show deadline coming in January

SAQA 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show - ALL SAQA Members

Traveling Trunk Show
Calls for Entry

SAQA 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show

An up-close-and-personal look at SAQA artists' works

Join SAQA in celebrating our 25th amazing year with your trunk show submission! This traveling exhibition asks SAQA members to create a 10" x 7" art quilt that showcases their artistic expression.
The 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show will premiere at the 2014 SAQA conference in Washington, DC, and then travel all across the United States and around the world. A group of quilts from this exhibition will be chosen by jurors Linda Colsh and Margaret “Peg” Keeney to become a permanent part of the collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
Barbara Schneider, Angels in Puerto Vallarta

If you have any questions about this traveling show, contact Eileen Doughty, 2014 Trunk Show Coordinator, at
SAQA Members: See more details at SAQA Calls for Entry (login required) 

Here is my entry, a collage of images from a trip to Puerto Vallarta a few years ago.

Send me your images as you submit and I will post them here.


Yosemite Renaissance acceptance

Jerilynn Bush has exicitng news to share with the group!

The Yosemite Renaissance Organization has announced fiber artist Jerilynn Bush of Sheboygan, Wisconsin as one of the artists selected for inclusion in Yosemite Renaissance XXIX exhibition. Two pieces selected are El Capitan and Nevada Fall Mist. The exhibit includes 49 works in a wide range of media on the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite or the environment of the Sierra. More than 700 works of art were submitted for consideration.

The exhibit opens at the Yosemite Museum Gallery in Yosemite, California February 28, 2014 and runs through May 11, 2014. At that time some of the works will be included in a travelling exhibit.

To learn more, please visit

Congratulations, Jerilyn.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Here is a call for entry I thought some of you would be interested in. If anyone else has local or regional calls that they would like to announce,  let me know and we can put out in the SAQA email and on the blog.

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Peoria
State: Illinois
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: Rolling

The Peoria Art Guild is currently accepting artist submission and exhibition proposals. Established in 1878, the Peoria Art Guild is a contemporary art gallery based in Peoria, Illinois. For over five decades it has provided guidance and exposure to up and coming artists as well as nationally known works of art.
The Peoria Art Guild has three newly renovated galleries with modern appointments and aesthetics totaling nearly 5,000 square feet. The Peoria Art Guild presents a diverse array of multi-disciplinary contemporary art and strives to inspire and educate all levels of art enthusiasts through exhibition, outreach and collaborative art initiatives.

 Also, a reminder that the SAQA Trunk show deadline is approaching. I hope many of you are working on submissions - it would be great to have our region well represented! See the SAQA site or earlier email/blog for how to submit.