Thursday, February 25, 2010

New England SAQA Members - How to sign up for the Yahoo site.

Great day to you all!

To get the latest news and to chat with other members who are signing up for the opportunity to exhibit in the SAQA-NE Quilt Museum's 2011 "No Holds Barred" please contact your regional rep. You must be on her listing as an active member.

The site is SAQA-NE-2011-NEQM.

Ms. V
Co-Chair 2011 Exhibition of the best of SAQA NE at the NEQM

update! SAQA New England's Exhibition - No Holds Barred 2011

Studio Art Quilt Associates Entry Prospectus

SAQA- NEW England

Title: No HOLDS Barred
Location: New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA

Date: February 1 – April 23, 2011

Theme: A survey showcasing the breadth and depth of work being created by SAQA artists residing in the six New England states

Jurors: To be announced at a later date

Eligibility and Guidelines:
• Artists must be current members of Studio Art Quilt Associates and reside in one of the six New England states..
• Entry is by digital images only on CD to be mailed directly to the museum.
• You may submit up to 3 entries.
• Quilts must be new work that has not been exhibited or published prior to February 1, 2011.
• Entries must be a Minimum of 6” wide and no longer than 90”.
• Artwork must meet the basic definition of a quilt, as defined by the New England Quilt Museum, and SAQA, ( see earlier posting).
• Artwork may be published in a catalog of the exhibition if sponsorship is found.
• Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance to the New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) in Lowell, MA as well as the cost of return shipping and insurance. Shipping must by either UPS or FedEx. Quilts may be dropped off at the museum.
• NEQM has an insurance policy that covers the artworks to be displayed while they are on site.

February, 2010 Call for entries

September 1, 2010 Entries can be submitted to the NEQM.
November 1, 2010 DEADLINE...You may submit up to 3 entries. Entries must be
RECEIVED at the NEQM in CD format guidelines for submissions
are provided below. This is not a postmark date, Nov.1 is the last day.
November 2-30, 2010 Jury Process
November 30, 2010 Notification of acceptance
(All notifications will be forwarded via email)
December 30, 2010 Selected Artwork must be RECEIVED at New England
Quilt Museum by close of day. Please note the Museum will
be closed during the month of January.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION – by mail, or in person

During the registration process (which open September 1, 2009) you will be asked to provide artist information, a description of each piece and to upload digital images: here is a checklist of what you will need to provide:

Artist Information:
Artist’s First Name:
Artist’s Last Name:
Address (street):
City/Postal Code/Country:
Phone (include country code):

Digital Images:
• Submit one overall DIGITAL image and one detail DIGITAL image for each piece of artwork and a written description of each piece submitted.
• Save your digital images as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files).
Finished image should be 1800 pixels on the longest side.
• Label each digital image with the first 2-3 words of your artwork title, no
spaces and no punctuation and indicate if detail or full. Examples:
Scarabbbeetle.full.jpg or Whylsky.detail.jpg

Information about each piece:
Materials and Techniques (25 words or less)

You will be asked to agree with these Terms and Conditions:
I agree to loan my artwork to The New England Quilt Museum. I understand that the costs of insuring and shipping my artwork are my responsibility: I further agree to permit the images of details image and/or all or part of my artist’s statement to be used in the exhibit catalog, articles, ads, promotions, books, websites, blogs, CD’s, current event news coverage, television productions, and/or multi-media productions for and about exhibit or for and about the shows at which the exhibit may be seen.

Fee: US$30 for entry of up to 3 pieces. Members must pay their fees using a personal check, or Money Order made out to the New England Quilt Museum.

Address for submitting entries: SAQA 2011
New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck St.
Lowell, MA 01852

This will help prevent theft.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

updated ! SAQA New England's Exhibition - No Holds Barred 2011

Here are some of the basic specs...more to follow:

A collaboration of work between SAQA NEW ENGLAND and the New England Quilt Museum

Presenting: A Call for Entry..."No Holds Barred"

Show Dates: February 1-April 23, 2011

1. The Show will be up for approx. 8-10 weeks.
2. The States included for this Exhibition are MA, RI, CT, VT, RH, and Maine.
3 New work only...for the show, this means, never been previously exhibited or published in a magazine or seen on the Internet, or entered in another exhibit before November 31, 2010.
4. A 4" sleeve with pleat made of muslin to be used with a slat board system will be necessary. Directions to follow.
5. Directions, the how what when and where, of sending in your cd's will follow.
6. Participants will receive acceptance notification by November 30.
7. First reception will be held Saturday Feb 5th.

Please note: whether or not you participate in the Call for Entry we are making a SAQA and especially a six state request to support our efforts on behalf of the museum and the Artists and Quilters whose works will be exhibited...

8. We are asking each member of the six states to donate a 8 x 10 framed quilt. The item is to be framed in a store purchased cardboard matte/dull frame and the 8 x 10 quilted work should fit neatly inside the frame. ( It would be a boon if all edges were neatly finished). There will be more info on this Blog and the Yahoo Group as time goes by. This quilted item will be donated to the museum as a fund raiser primarily to assist us with the funding of this event. The quilts will belong to the museum once donated. The museum has given me notice that all items sold will receive a letter. Please note all items donated will receive a letter from the SAQA MA/RI Region.

Ms. V

Valarie Poitier
Co-Chair SAQA-New England Quilt Museum Exhibition 2011
Any mistakes or misprints are my own and will be updated asap.

Monday, February 15, 2010

SAQA NEQM 2011 News

Check back tomorrow for the whole deal!
Ms. V.