Thursday, July 12, 2007

SAQA Artists Web Ring

This is a webring for the Artists of Studio Art Quilt Associates. You must be a current member of SAQA in order to join the ring.

SAQA's Mission and Goals
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA now boasts over 1,300 members: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors.

SAQA defines an art quilt as a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through materials or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends.

SAQA's mission is to:
» Publish a newsletter and e.Bulletin addressing the professional needs of the working quilt artist.
» Publicize information about the art quilt through a web site, Professional Artist Member portfolios, and referrals to teachers and speakers for workshops and symposia.
» Educate through a series of conferences and lectures.
» Create a network of collectors, dealers and artists.
» Produce quality exhibitions, with documentary catalogues and critical reviews.
» Encourage critical writing, research and publication of articles about art quilts in the art press, popular press and scholarly journals.

Member Guidelines for the SAQA Artists Web Ring:

  1. Be a member of SAQA at any level.

  2. Have a blog that is updated at least 3 or 4 times per month.

  3. Include the ring code on your blog page.

  4. Your blog must already have at least 5 posts related to art and/or art quilting.

Join the SAQA Artists Web Ring.