Monday, March 15, 2010

SAQA Call For Entry: No Place to Call Home

Another opportunity to show our work has been established: "No Place to Call Home", curated by Kathleen McCabe, will travel with the Mancuso Quilt Festival shows from August 2010 until May of 2011.  Additional venues may be added. 
Theme:  Homelessness exists all around the world.  There are a myriad of conditions that result in homelessness: poverty, unemployment, lack of education, drug addiction, abandonment, mental illness, war and civil unrest, along with man-made and natural disasters.  This exhibit is taking a look at homelessness in all its implications.
Artwork must meet the SAQA definition of an art quilt: a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through materials or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends.
SAQA members may submit up to 3 entries, created after 2005 and not shown in a previous SAQA exhibition.  Entries must be 24" - 40" width, and 48" maximum in length.
Call for entries will be open from May 20 until June 20 on the SAQA website.  Contact Kathleen McCabe, kathmccabe@gmail.com with questions. 
The full prospectus is on the SAQA website: Go to the "Members" tab, and on the drop-down menu, select "Members Home." Go to the heading "Exhibitions and Conferences" and click on "Entry Forms." It's the second one down.