Friday, January 5, 2018

Portland Pod Meets January 17

Happy New Year! I hope I will be seeing all of the Portland Pod group on January 17, 10:00, at the Beaverton Community Center. In addition to our usual show and tell, (which I love!), I will be asking for ideas on future programs etc. I have something planned for us that I think will be fun and get our creative juices flowing, no hints! See you there. Suzy Bates

SAQA Member Tierney Hogan Joins the City of Seatle's Ethnic Artist Roster

Tierney Davis Hogan
was selected to be part of the City of Seattle/ Office of Arts & Culture's "Ethnic Artist Roster".She was juried in by the Office of Arts & Culture panel in Nov 2017. This week the new roster went up on
Congratulations Tierney.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

"Intersections" Opens at Maude Kerns on January 12

Save the Date!

Join us for the Opening Reception for our new exhibits "A Convergence of Elements" and "Intersections" on Friday, January 12th, from 6-8pm.

"A Convergence of Elements" features sculpture work by Michael de Forest, Karen Perkins, Greg Wilbur and paintings by Gretchen Wachs.

"Intersections" features work by fiber artists Diane English, Janet Hiller, and Mandy Miller, Valley South SAQA members.

All Art Center receptions are FREE and OPEN to the public.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

SAQA Oregon News - November/December

Holiday Greetings to you.
We are pleased to announce Gerrie Congdon as our new Oregon Regional Rep starting in January 2018.  Sherri Culver will continue to serve as regional rep with Gerrie.  Marion Shimoda will retire as regional rep at the end of December.

The BRIDGE SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit finished its run at Beaverton City Hall in October and was at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield in November.  Thanks to all who helped with taking down the exhibit in Beaverton, installation and take down in Springfield, and coordinating the reception and exhibit in Springfield.  The next scheduled showing of the exhibit is at the Bush Barn in Salem.

The Convergence in Cloth SAQA multi-Region exhibit is on track to publish its prospectus by the end of the year.
The SAQA Oregon Exhibit Committee will send Oregon members a survey in January.
2018 SAQA TEXtiles! Conference registration is open,

Best wishes,
Marion Shimoda
Sherri Culver
Gerrie Congdon
SAQA Oregon Regional Representatives

Saturday, December 2, 2017

TArts Exhibit in Vancouver Washington

TArts, a small group of fiber artists including Pam Pilcher, Marie Murphy Wolf, Mary McLaughlin,
Sara Miller, Pat Fifer, Sherrie Moomey, Susan Warling, Jill Hoddick, Elizabeth Bamberger, and Jo Noble is now represented by Aurora Gallery in Vancouver, WA. They have 12 x 12's in the Holiday Group Show until January 27th.  TArts will have a solo show there in September 2019.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Central Oregon Pod Meets November 16

Our November Central Oregon SAQA meeting will be on Thursday 11/16 @ 3:00pm.  Due to a scheduling conflict the meeting will be @ the Sisters Artworks building (204 W Adams Ave, Sisters).  That location is 3 blocks from the Stitchin’ Post.

This meeting will be a recap of quilt shows including Houston Quilt Festival, Quilters Take Manhattan, Quilts=Art=Quilts, and Festival of Quilts Birmingham, England.  The next best thing to being there!  Look forward a very interactive meeting with several of our members reflecting on their inspiration from 3 very different shows.  Hopefully, you will be able to find some inspiration of your own.

Due to the location change expect a few extra emails reminding everyone of the change.  I am also asking for everyone’s announcements and brags.  Please forward any good news to share.  We learn and grow from each other.

I hope to see everyone there!  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kristan Collins at