I am a Patron of the Arts
Are you a patron of the arts? I am. Maybe you live in a region of the world where your government generously ensures that art museums are free to residents, theater and dance companies are supported and so much more. Perhaps, like me, you live in the USA, where art organizations are dependent on donations from the public and corporate sponsorships. Either way, if the arts fuel your soul, then it only makes sense to show your support. An easy way is simply to go to a museum, attend a play in the park, purchase music, etc.
One of my annual acts as a patron of the arts is to donate a 12″ x 12″ artwork to SAQA’s annual benefit auction. Why do I support SAQA? Simple, because SAQA is making strides to have the art quilt seen as a fine art.
If art quilts float your boat, you can be a patron of the arts and bid on one of the amazing pieces in SAQA’s Benefit Auction. The SAQA Benefit Auction started Thursday. You will need a bidding paddle. There are 380+ pieces of unique artwork available. At just 12″ square, these are perfect for collecting and displaying!
The auction will kick off at 2pm EDT (GMT/UTC – 4) on Thursday, September 14 with Diamond Day bidding, an early bird opportunity to purchase ANY quilt for $1000.
The rest of this reverse-price auction is divided into three sections with a new section open each Monday. Bid prices start at $750 per quilt and drop each day at 2pm EDT (GMT/UTC -4) until they reach $100 on Saturday.
The following Monday, the bidding pattern repeats until the auction closes on October 8. View Bidding Schedule
Want to hear from Benefit Auction artists? Watch this Textile Talk, where we share 12 artists’ stories, including Gwyned Trefethen’s (that’s me ;)) on why she chooses her cat, Lola as her subject.
I finished my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt! So now what? I am busy making a few more 8″ x 8″ pieces for my open studio in November. I realized the one I finished up this week has a rainbow palette.
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