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SAQA_Conference logo-1Two of the greatest challenges artists face today are how to effectively present their art for juried competitions and galleries and how to manage the business aspects of art production. This conference (May 15-16, 2015) is designed to address those issues in an environment of sharing and learning from both highly respected instructors and fellow artists. Keynote speaker, Dr. Sandra Sider, will give examples and case studies of artists who have successfully made the leap.

This conference is designed to be of value to artists working in all media – not just fiber art or a specific type of fiber art. It will be held at the Florida Institute of Technology in the lovely coastal city of Melbourne, Florida, and free transportation will be provided from the host hotel to the university for all activities and the city’s downtown area for Saturday evening explorations.

A juried exhibit of art quilts designed by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) artists from eleven southeastern states will open during the conference. The exhibit, Southern Accents, is to be juried by Dr. Sandra Sider who is a noted artist and author, former president of SAQA, and now Curator for the Texas Quilt Museum  Dr. Sider also will present a gallery walk during the conference.

Workshops and Instructors:SAQA_JohnWilton
Professional Artistic Critique, Dr. Sandra Sider
Photoshop Elements for Artists, Dr. John Wilton
Design Fundamentals and Creativity, Michael Katz
Outsmart Your Camera, Lisa Marie Sanders
The Business of Marketing Your Art: How to organize your business and promote your work, Rene Griffith

Please visit the conference website for more information on each workshop, instructor, the schedule of events, as well as lodging, dining, and registration.

SAQA is most grateful to the Florida Institute of Technology
for donating the classroom space for this conference and for all their support.


Thank you to Jayne Gaskins, SAQA representative, for this guest blog post.

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