Early February News and Updates

Congratulations, Alaska SAQA Rep Cat Larrea, on your recent huge life changes and exciting travel plans!   

Welcome to new member, Cindy Shake of Anchorage.  Some may already know of Cindy by her remarkable metalwork, others will recognize her delightful and often raven-themed quilt patterns. Visit her website at www.cindyshakedesign.com to learn more about Cindy and her work. 

Participate in the SAQA 2011 Benefit Auction.  As noted in February SAQA e-Bulletin under "Deadlines and Dates", March  15th is the early bird deadline to have your piece considered for inclusion in Auction advertising.  The Final Deadline is July 2 and while the other-side-of-break-up may seem a long way off, now is a good time to start sketching ideas and maybe dedicate a little corner of your design wall with some 'tickler' fabrics as a reminder.   Visit the SAQA website for full details.  I especially encourage those of you who have not donated a piece before to do so this year.  Wouldn't it be great if Alaska could be 100% represented in the Auction?  It's fun, it's challenging, and a great way to reinforce your standing as an artist or to gain some exposure if you are new to exhibiting.   
SAQA Conference "Visioning" is from May 19th through the 22nd in Denver, CO.  All SAQA reps have been asked to gather input about ways to improve SAQA and better serve the members.  Cat Larrea, our Alaska rep, hopes to make contact with each of you personally very soon to hear your perspectives, opinions, and requests pertaining to SAQA membership.  Also please let Cat know if you plan on attending the conference, this would be a wonderful opportunity to meet!

Cheers, and please give Susan Christensen updates for our blog!

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