Monday, October 6, 2014

SAQA Regional Members Gathering, Ottawa area... October 21, 2014 - Plan to join us!!

 Agenda… SAQA Regional Members Gathering, Ottawa area
 Tuesday, October 21, 2014
10 am - 2 pm
Council for the Arts, Micaela Fitch Room, 2 Daly Ave., Ottawa (suggest parking at Rideau Centre)
THE Meeting Plan:

10 am: Welcome, introductions… 
10:15-11:15 am:  Creative Buffet: members attending invited to share a piece of recently completed work, and brief details of techniques, focus and where the work is headed next
11:15 – 12:15 pm:
Panel presentation with discussion open to members:   FINISHING WORK FOR EXHIBITION

Call to Entry Requirements.... knowing professional finishes are the ultimate complement to the artist. What do YOU consider your absolute and necessary requirements for beautifully finished art? As a Curator/Show Committee member, how do you manage not accepting or hanging work that does not met the requirements of the Call?

Tips: How best to ensure your piece meets all of the requirements of the Hanging Committee or Gallery. To frame or not to frame? Packing for delivery and safe receipt of work.   
Possible discussion: Shipping, Insurance and tracking. All input welcome. Come prepared to share.
12:30 – 1:15 pm: Brown Bag Lunch. Brief sharing of SAQA News by Central Canada Co-Rep Bethany Garner…
1:15 – 2:00 pm:  panel presentation

THE MAKING of ART… “How do you turn inspiration into ART! Three Viewpoints.”

Brief 5 minute presentations by panel of three members who will share their “getting started” experience and success stories…. the vision, seeing the art evolve from conception to design and finally, execution. Examples from presenters welcome.
2:00 pm - Planning for your NEXT MEETING – suggestions/needs/wants - VOLUNTER??? Adjournment


The Micaela Fitch room offers seating for 16 members around a board table – RSVP/First come, first registered!
 ·         Brown Bag lunch and bring your own mug.
·         Please bring 6 “DESSERT MORSELS” on a plate to share after lunch… a small/ doable request with thanks
·         $5 contribution at the door to cover expenses (coffee, tea, sugar, cream etc). $ Balance can carry forward.
·         Please plan to park at the Rideau Centre and walk over…car pool if you can with a friend
·         If you are unable to attend, please advise Bethany so another member on the wait list can be notified

 Please RSVP your attendance by October 13th
to Bethany Garner at

Hope to see many of our Ottawa/are members join us for the day.

Bethany Garner
SAQA Central Canada Co-Rep