Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The exciting SAQA Spotlight Auction of member artworks (that are simply stunning) opens Thursday March 19th this week, and the bidding is open to EVERYONE - have a peek!.

THANK YOU to all of our SAQA members who donated part or all of their 2020 Conference fees to support our VIRTUAL MoSAiQA Conference starting this Thursday evening, March 19th. DETAILS BELOW
IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED or want to join in NOW  - register today! Our BOLD and COMMITTED Board of Directors and Conference Planners have been working night and day to be able to offer this opportunity to SAQA members around the world!  We welcome each of you to be there with us! 
Conference Details - just click on the dots below for the links!

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The 2020 Spotlight Auction is now virtual! 

The Spotlight Auction is an annual event that takes place at every SAQA conference. Donated pieces are sold through a silent auction at the conference banquet. But now it's gone virtual! 

We have over 265 pieces of beautiful artwork donated by SAQA members from around the world. All pieces submitted to the auction will now be available for bidding online and EVERYONE can participate (including non-SAQA members).

Note that pieces are still being added and not all are currently online yet. Please do not contact us if you do not see your piece.

Each piece is mounted on an 8" x 10" mat with a 4.5" x 6.5” opening and placed in a clear cellophane sleeve.

The auction will open for bidding for all pieces on Thursday, March 19 at 7pm EDT. The opening bid for each piece is $20 with $10 bidding increments.

Shipping costs will be calculated at the end of the auction.
  • Shipping to US/Canada - $15 USD for up to 5 pieces.
  • Shipping outside US/Canada - $30 USD for up to 5 pieces.  
All the pieces have been divided up into 8 Tables. 
Each table has a different ending time. Tables 1-4 will close every 30 minutes between 7:30-9pm Friday March 20 and Tables 5-8 will close between 7:30-9pm Saturday, March 21.

Additional information will be provided soon about how everything will work. Stay tuned for more details!

Questions? Email us at spotlight@saqa.com.

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE - you can join us and attend right from your own home!!

The VIRTUAL conference officially begins on Thursday evening March 19th with the fun-filled members 'Icebreaker' where you will still have a chance to interact with your fellow members in virtual meeting rooms.

Our featured speakers will still include keynote Consuelo Jimenez Underwood plus Shin-hee Chin and the collaborative team of Miranda Bouchard, Judy Martin, and Penny Berens.

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A panel of activist artists will discuss experiences on the art, organization, and passion it takes for meaningful community projects. Learn more about the creative pursuits of students from the textile program at OCAD. Get the scoop about SAQA's future plans with a presentation by SAQA Board VP Deborah Boschert.

Panel Presenters

The Virtual conference will still offer a great selection of breakout presentations. But you don't have to choose which ones - all will be available for viewing including some new content!

You will have the opportunity to find how to market yourself as an artist, organize your artwork, and become more environmentally "green" in your studio.

Breakout Presenters

The popular Lightning Talks are still on the schedule as well! 

And while we can't visit the Colour with a U exhibition in person, you will have the opportunity to view all the beautiful artwork in a slideshow presentation.

Instead of Friday Night Out, we will have Friday Night In! Gather around our virtual tables and chat with fellow attendees and get updates about the online Spotlight Auction

Join everyone again on Saturday evening for even more online networking and fun.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to do the MoSAiQA Stitch project but feel free to bring a small stitch project to work on during the virtual conference.

Have a question about the Conference? Contact us at conference@saqa.com