Happy New Year, SAQA WA Peeps!
I love this snowy scene - a glimpse of a bend in a cross-country ski trail in Mezama where I was lucky enough to spend a blissful afternoon with my family during the 2019 winter holiday season. It's pristine and white - an alluring trail that MUST be explored and enjoyed.
Hopefully, that's how 2020 looks to you. There's a lot ahead of us, and you'll see more in our Regional newsletter later this week. But for now, here are some upcoming highlights for this year:
- Spotlight Auction deadline is February 1: Submit images of your 6" X 8" piece for auction at this year's conference, moSAiQA in Toronto, Canada.
- Travelling this spring? If you'll be in Chehalem, OR in March, catch the opening of our seven region show at its next venue. For the full schedule of this marvelous exhibit's travels, see our page on the SAQA website.
- Did you love seeing that exhibit at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum last summer? And don't forget our previous regional exhibit, "The State of WA(ter)" in 2017. Want to see another great Washington region exhibit and have a new chance to exhibit your work? Soon we'll be convening a Zoom meeting to talk about our proposal for a 2021 exhibit in the same great venue, where we're again penciled in for a late summer slot, thanks to wonderful co-rep Lisa Jenni. And if you'd like to help with any part of the preparatory work for this exhibit, well - we just love you. More soon.
- This is the final year of rep-dom for me and probably for Lisa. We need new blood to help continue to shape this region. It won't be a revolving door, either - we're both committed to helping out, and I'll be a full partner to my replacement for at least three months. Please think about taking on a volunteer job with a wonderful organization where you'll have a chance to work with great people at the mothership, get to connect with the wonderful SAQA WA members, and help make your dreams for this region materialize.