Friday, February 11, 2011

2012 SAQA-­SDA Conference: Call for Proposals

Context  &  Reflection

Conference Studio Art Quilt Associates and
Surface Design Association


March 30–April 1, 2012

April 2–4, 2012

Call for Proposals
Deadline for submissions:
March 10,2011 (postmark date)

Submission instructions are also available at and

Submissions should be for three-day workshops. Submissions will be by CD only and
should include the following information:

  • Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, email address, andweb site address
  •  Title of workshop
  • Workshop proposal (limit to 300 words)
  •  Student level (i.e.: beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Description of workshop (limit to 80 words)
  • Biography of presenter(s) (limit to 100 words)
  • Description of workshop activities (limit to 1-2 pages)
  •  Workshop requirements: facilities, equipment, and supplies
  •  Images of work typical of workshop subject matter (limit to 3 images, no larger than 4” X 6” at 300 dpi), in jpg format. By submitting images of yourwork, you give permission to SDA/SAQA to use them for publicity on the organizations’ web sites, digital news publications, and conference publications.
  • Resume emphasizing workshop-teaching experience (limit to 2 pages)
  •  Letters of recommendation (optional – limit to 2)
(3‐day Workshop):
  •  $1050.00
  • Conference fee waiver
  •  Four days per diem
  •  Travel as described below
Per Diem
An allowance for each day of the workshop plus one day, to help cover food and
lodging. For the 2012 conference the per diem is $75.00. Instructors are
responsible for arranging their lodging.

  • 100-mile radius—expenses capped at $100. Mileage compensation at theprevailing IRS allowable rate for 2012.
  • More than 100 miles—expenses capped at $500. Reimbursement up to the cost of a coach class ticket purchased at least one month in advance from the city of origin.
Conference Fee Waiver

All workshop instructors receive a full conference fee waiver.

Digital Submission of Proposals
Send your proposal CDs to SAQA/SDA Proposals:
Meredith Grimsley, SAQA/SDA Proposals
205 Old Science Hall
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301

If you are interested in more details on venue or submission requirements email and I will send you an attachment.

For other questions contact Dot Moye,
or MeredithGrimsley,

1 comment:

  1. I want to promote a show titled "Dazzle Camouflage" that I have opening on November 3rd at G Gallery in Houston. I am a fiber art and textile inspired artist who worked on a year long surface design project called The Dress That Makes The Woman.

    Here is a link to the exhibit:

    This is the info about the exhibit:

    Between November 7, 2010 and November 6, 2011 artist Wylie Sofia Garcia embarked on a year long project titled The Dress That Makes The Woman. The Premise: One Year. Twelve Dresses. One Woman. One Artist’s challenge to create and to wear a work of art for each month of the year. Dazzle Camouflage, Garcia’s first exhibition at G Gallery, is the sparkling detritus of personal couture, photo documentation, and blog entries from a project that asks does the dress really make the woman or is it the woman who really makes the dress? Dazzle Camouflage is a vertiginous metaphor for personal discovery and a desire to connect to the feminine human condition.

    Wylie Sofia Garcia was born in Houston, Texas in 1980. She received her B.A. from The University of Chicago and her M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has participated in artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, the Seven Below Fund in Burlington, VT, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China and the Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport, ME. She has received numerous awards and grants including most recently a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and a Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her work is in many private collections and has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S.including The Art Complex Museum, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Brattleboro Museum.