Tuesday, April 26, 2011

our first regional juried SAQA sanctioned exhibition

Dear SAQA Southern California and Southern Nevada members,
We'd like you to enter our SAQA region’s first juried regional show. This is a super opportunity to share your work with others, and we want to encourage you. SAQA doesn't have many regional shows. Their rules make it pretty challenging to get one set up. We now we need your participation. If you haven't had time to make something, we think you probably have a wonderful finished piece or two at home that would be perfect for this show.
The theme is Sharing Stories: Expressions and Stitched Memories, which is really a broad theme. Every time we sit down to start a piece we almost always have an idea of what we are trying to convey—whether it is to develop an abstract image, experiment with new techniques, and/or create a landscape or memory piece about our families. All of these reasons can be seen as the beginnings of stories and the development of each quilt fleshes out the story. 
The sizes are very doable, the minimum is 10x10”, and the maximum is 36x48” (portrait orientation—up and down). The photo submission part makes some of us nervous. How can we get past that? For people familiar with photos and computers, creating a jpeg is easy. Who do you know that has these skills? Ask for their help.
The jpegs for this show are due by May 1 to   JWEAVERLING@frontporch.net They should be 300 dpi or 5x7 or minimum 1MB file size. No entry fee, no entry form. Just include the information, name,address, email, size, title…
Julie Weaverling is the juror. Check her out at www.julieweaverling.com. She is interested in encouraging artists, not nitpicking entries.
You can enter up to 3 pieces! The show will be at Front Porch Gallery, 2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, from July 8 through September 4. Have we convinced you?
Sincerely, Nancy Lemke

Committee members: Jane La Fazio, Jamie Fingal, Gillian Moss, Lisa Yoder, Linda Boone Laird, Nancy Lemke

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