Friday, July 4, 2014

We have many talented SAQA Central Canada members who are well prepared to offer these services to SAQA... please consider the opportunity!


The SAQA Special Events Committee is accepting proposals for the following opportunities for talented and presentation ready Artist/Instructors at the SAQA "Fiberlandia Conference" in Portland, Oregon. The dates of the conference are April 30-May 3, 2015.  
 
Four Breakout Sessions (1.5 hours)
 
  •  The chosen Artist/Instructor will present the session twice on Friday, May 1, 2015, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon.
  •  We would like to see proposals on a variety of topics, including the business of art, social media marketing, principles of design and composition, understanding the jury process, and other topics you think might be of interest to the SAQA membership. 
 
Your proposal should contain:
·         Title of the session
·         Short outline of your subject
·         Audio visual needs (if any)
·         Short Biography
 
Compensation is as follows:
·         $600 honorarium ($300 X 2 session presentations)
·         Up to $500 travel allowance
·         Half a hotel room cost for 2 nights
·         25% discount on conference registration
 
Breakout Session proposals should be sent to Cindy Grisdela at cpgrisdela@gmail.com.
 
 
Two Post-Conference Workshops (4 hours)
 
  • The workshops will be offered on Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1-5pm.
  • Workshops could be hands-on technique classes, critiques, photography, marketing, "Voice" and other topics of interest to the SAQA membership. 
 
Your proposal should contain:
 
·         Title of the session
·         Short outline of your subject
·         Room requirements
·         Audio visual needs (if any)
·         Short Biography
·         Compensation requirements
 
Post-Conference Workshop proposals should be sent to Susanne Jones at b_lee_ver@verizon.net
 
General Information
 
We are on a very condensed timeline and the deadline to receive proposals is July 18, 2014. We plan to have the decisions made by mid-August. 
 
The location of the conference is DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232
 
The dates of the conference are April 30-May 3, 2015
 
Feel free to forward this message to people you think would make great presenters.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susanne, Cindy or me.  We look forward to seeing your submissions!
 
Regards,
SAQA Special Events Committee
Deb Cashatt
Special Events Chair
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.