Thursday, January 22, 2009

SAQA's 20th Anniversary Trunk Show

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) recently called for entries for their upcoming Meet SAQA's Artists: SAQA's 20th Anniversary Trunk Show -- and the little piece above is what I submitted last week. They will be matting and framing the pieces so it wasn't necessary to finish the edges.

From SAQA's website: SAQA is almost 20 years old, with more than 2200 members from all over the world. The Exhibition Committee wanted to make that world a little smaller by introducing ourselves to each other through our artwork. As part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are planning "Meet SAQA's Artists: SAQA's 20th Anniversary Trunk Show." These works will be available for travel to each of our regions, upon request, during our 20th Anniversary celebration. The regions may share them with their members and use them to showcase SAQA and its mission.

A portion of "Meet SAQA's Artists" will then be selected to become an important study collection at the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. IQSC is devoted to the preservation, study and exhibition of quilts and to sharing its resources with the public. The donation of the selected works from the "Meet SAQA's Artists" project will create an important archive representing both SAQA and the artists who are working in the studio art quilt medium in 2009-a historical benchmark to assist future historians, academics, writers and others tracking the art quilt movement. To have a permanent, archived collection of representative work at the IQSC and the University is an important realization of SAQA's educational mission.

I wasn't going to bother posting my entry, but others in SAQA have been posting theirs, so here's mine!

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