Thursday, February 7, 2019

2019 Conference - Spotlight Auction: SPOTLIGHT- noun. A strong beam of light that illuminates a small area, used especially to center attention on a fabulous art quilt


Will you contribute YOUR donation of special artwork for our San Jose Conference 2019 Spotlight Auction?

The Spotlight Auction is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased at the 2019 SAQA Conference in San Jose, California.

You do NOT have to attend the conference to participate!

We are looking for pieces 6” x 8” (portrait or landscape orientation), which we will display in mats with a 4.5" x 6.5” opening and place in clear cellophane sleeves (see sample). The edges of the piece (.75" all around) will be hidden from view in the final presentation. Raw, straight-stitched or zigzag edges are best.

Need help sizing your piece? Print this guide

This size of artwork can be quick to make, showcasing your voice and raising funds for the organization which helps us all. Plus, it’s your opportunity to collect work made by fellow SAQA members. What a win-win!

  • Only one piece per artist will be accepted.
  • 3D submissions are allowed but must be delivered in person to the registration table at the conference. The overall size should not exceed 6" x 8" x 6".  Please contact us if you have questions about 3D submissions.
These pieces will be sold through a silent auction at the Conference Banquet. All proceeds of the sales will benefit SAQA's exhibition programs. Please note that unsold pieces will not be returned.

Submission Form

March 1, 2019:  Deadline for completing participation form (one entry per artist) 
March 8, 2019:  Deadline for artwork to arrive in Virginia
Shipping from outside the United States?
Please take longer delivery times and customs delays into consideration. We MUST receive your piece by the March 8th deadline. It is strongly advised that you send your piece EARLY!

Questions? Contact Susan Lapham at