Saturday, November 28, 2015

MY CORNER OF THE WORLD - CANADA entry deadline is looming... will your amazing art be with us?

Greetings to all of our Central Canada SAQA members! Here is hoping you are all in your studios putting the finishing touches on your entries for both the MY CORNER OF THE WORLD - CANADA Exhibition open to Canadian SAQA members only...and the International Call for MY CORNER OF THE WORLD.

Remember: Our Canadian members may enter BOTH exhibitions and we certainly encourage you to do just that! The deadline is Monday, November 30th at 11:59 pm - And the Online Entry links are below!

Here are the links for the Prospectus/registration and entry page where you register your piece online:
All Canada members Exhibition: (please scroll all the way to the bottom for your links for actually entering the show:
The International MY CORNER OF THE WORLD Exhibition:

A Few Tips: ( Entry fee to the shows)

Fee: $40 USD for up to three (3) entries. (and you can do this as you review the Prospectus page using the Pay Now button or at the end of completing your registration.
Members must pay their fee(s) using a credit card (MC, Visa or Amex) through the SAQA website: and you can before or during your Exhibition Registration process...

Fee must be paid along with submittal of this form before entry deadline listed in the Calendar table above: 11:59pm Monday November 30, 2015

Here is a great link for a photos and forms tutorial from SAQA!! Take a few minutes to watch this - so helpful!

Don't Forget Before You Start the Entry Process:
1) Preview the registration form so you can gather the photos and information you need
2) "Proceed to step 1" where you will actually start the entry
3) Make sure all of your photos (full shot showing the edges and a detail  are named with your (see the photo rules below)
4) Have your credit card ready to pay the fee online
5) After the registration is complete, your registration notification will come to me and I will confirm back to you...

PHOTOS  - And here are the guidelines for the photos: (important)
  • Submit one overall DIGITAL image and one detail DIGITAL image for each piece of artwork in the portfolio.
  • Save your digital images as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files).
  • Finished image should be at least 2100 pixels on the longest side and not to exceed 4200 pixels. (some of the quilt entrants used ONLY the 2100 pixel statement and did not go ahead and read that the files can be larger/higher resolution - the 2100 is a minimum)
Special Note:
We encourage you to send the best photos you can. Remember that the images you send are the only representations of your work the juror will see when considering your entry. It is strongly recommended that you have professional shots taken of your work. Photos should be in sharp focus, showing all sides of the art quilt, well lit, with correct color and no distortions. For more information on how to properly photograph your work, please refer to the guidelines on the SAQA website.

To date we have 49 wonderful quilts entered... and while I have not see photos, the artists statements that are included in the quilt registrations are a stunning representation of the artists we are so proud of here in our Central Canada SAQA family. Thank you Central Canada artists...

Hoping YOU are working this weekend to finish and submit your Exhibition Registration. Best wishes to our artists as we approach the December Jury Process.

Your Exhibition acceptance notifications will follow as soon as I receive the list of accepted artists for the Canadian Show.  Heather Pregger, Intl. Show Curator  will be responding to artists for the International MCOTW exhibition. Many thanks to each of you for your commitment to SAQA and our mission to share ART  with the world. We are blessed to know and be able to work with each of you!

Bethany Garner, Curator
Regional Co-Representative, Central Canada