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, 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.