Friday, March 27, 2015

SAQA Exhibition "BALANCING ACT" Opening at Houston's International Quilt Festival in October, 2015 includes six SAQA Central Canada Artists' work...

Many congratulations to our six SAQA Artists whose beautiful work has been accepted for inclusion in the BALANCING ACT International Exhibition...

Gunnel Hag
Phillida Hargreaves
Joan Hug-Valeriote
Sheree Rasmussen
Daniela Tiger
Maggie Vanderweit
Exhibition Description:
Throughout history, women have had to balance responsibilities to community, home and family while pursuing other interests, jobs or careers.  From those who helped farm the land to those who worked the factories during wartime, to those who stand shoulder to shoulder with men to pursue careers, and those who serve as caregivers; women have always had to juggle the various aspects of their lives.  This show celebrates women both throughout history and today--and is open to any interpretation each artist feels inspired to depict.  What have we accomplished that we now enjoy as rights and freedoms that our grandmothers and their grandmothers did not?  What obstacles are left to conquer?  We encourage both representational and abstract work.  
Premiere Venues
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas -- October 2015
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois -- March 2016
Quilt! Knit! Stitch!  Portland, Oregon -- August 2016


PINK LADY II, Joan Hug-Valeriote
MY DEAR OLD GIRL, Phillida Hargreaves

HANDS OFF, Maggie Vanderweit Meredith




Again, our congratulations to our Canadian artists selected for the Balancing Act Exhibition.
It is always so exciting to see that our Central Canada Artists are submitting work consistently through the SAQA Exhibitions Calls To Entry. There are a number of Calls posted at the main website that are currently open to ALL SAQA members.
Take a few minutes soon to review the Calls To Entry pages and decide if your new work might be perfect for a current SAQA Call HERE
Please do keep visiting the 'Exhibition Call to Entry' page and watch for the announcement and posting of the Call to Entry for our Upcoming ALL CANADA (Regional) SAQA Members Exhibition... (mid-April). You will not want to miss participating in this traveling exhibition opportunity....
Bethany Garner
Dwayne Wanner
Co-Representatives, SAQA Central Canada