Thursday, December 23, 2010

View SAQA’s Portfolio 17 online

SAQA’s Portfolio 17; the cover image is by Pat Durbin
For years now, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has been producing a printed portfolio of the work of its Professional Artist Members. The latest is Portfolio 17, and this year, everyone can see it without purchasing the printed book. The whole thing can be viewed online here. Just click on the little book icon. My work is represented in this portfolio by my piece Lepidoptera.

by Susan Brubaker Knapp
39" x 39" (2009)
You can search the portfolio by genre (abstract, color work, conceptual, figurative, nature, representational, sculptural, or still life) or by the location of the artist (including U.S. regions and international regions). I found it incredible how diverse, beautiful and inspiring the work is.
The printed version was distributed to thousands of collectors, interior design firms and museums that collect art or commission it for their customers. If you want your own printed copy, it is available in the SAQA Bookstore for $26.95.

What is SAQA?
SAQA is a non-profit international 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 2,400 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.