Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) invites all SAQA members to submit work for its 2011-2012 traveling trunk show. This trunk show is designed to showcase SAQA artists, to help educate the public at large about the art quilt, and to serve as a teaching tool for our members.*Theme:This is a Quilt! How do we as SAQA members explain what we do - create quilts - without people immediately thinking of a nine-patch that goes on your bed? By example, of course! SAQA defines an art quilt as "a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the wholerange of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design,assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through materials or technique, aclear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends." This definition ispurposely broad to accommodate the wondrous and exciting art quilts SAQAmembers are creating.
General:Create one piece that constitutes an art quilt as defined above. All work will be photographed, matted, and prepared for exhibition by SAQA. The SAQA exhibition committee hopes to publish some or all of the quilts in a book exploring the diversity of art quilts. All quilts will be returned to the artist after thetravel schedule has ended.Size:Minimum 9" per side, maximum 11" per side. The pieces will be matted behinda 12" white or off-white mat with an 8" square opening in the center. Only 8" sq.of your quilt will be visible. Because the artwork will be behind a mat, the edges need not be finished. A very small number of three-dimensional pieces may be included. Please contact the curators for details.Statement: Write a statement to the curators explaining why, in your mind, this quilt fits the definition. Why did you choose to create this piece as an art quilt and not in adifferent medium? (200 words maximum). The statement will be attached to the back of the mat.Materials:Write a separate statement listing the materials and techniques used in thepiece.Submission: Send the piece to curators. Email the statement and materials list in .doc, .rtf, or.odt format to the curators. In your email, please include: your name, address including country, email address, and the name of your SAQA Region (ex.“Europe/Israel” or “NJ/DE”).Curators:Deb Cashatt (email@example.com) and Kris Sazaki (firstname.lastname@example.org)4061 Flying C Road, Cameron Park, CA 95682 Tel. 916.320.8774Dates:Jan 21, 2011 -Art piece due at address listed above Feb-Apr 2011 - Works mounted and made ready for travel May 18-22, 2011 - Works premiere at 2011 SAQA Convention, Denver, CO Through 2012 - Trunk Show travels to regions by request *To learn more about the benefits of bringing a SAQA trunk show to your region and usingit as a teaching tool, read the Winter 2010 SAQA Journal, pg. 14-15.