18 February 2018

Fourth SAQA Atlantic retreat May 4-5-6, 2018

Join SAQA Atlantic members at the Debert Hospitality Centre for a weekend of camaraderie, learning and inspiration! 

Friday May 4th
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Arrival at Debert Hospitality Centre, room check in, meet and greet, orientation. 

Friday evening
Welcome by Atlantic area SAQA rep Regina Marzlin
Show & Tell

Saturday, May 5th
Hands-On seminar -- Gathering Thoughts with Mark Making 
Led by ReBecca Paterson
Followed by Linda Mackie Finley's Binding Thoughts.

We will explore mark making through a series of fast-paced exercisesthen discuss how to use or further develop our marks. With Linda’s guidance we will produce a portfolio from our marked papers, so we can continue working on the marks throughout and after the retreat.

Saturday afternoon:
Presentation -- Talking about your Work: Networking in the Arts
Guest Speaker: Sarah Maloney

Sarah Maloney, RCA, is a Halifax artist with an MFA from the University of Windsor and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has received numerous grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, the New Brunswick Arts Board and the Ontario Arts Council. Under Sarah's guidance, we’ll learn how to talk about our work with confidence, build our networks and gain recognition in the arts community.

Saturday evening:
Show and Tell

Sunday May 6th
Discussion -- Sharing Thoughts and Where to from Here?
Led by: Chris Nielsen

Departure after lunch on Sunday.

The fee for the retreat is $240, which includes two nights accommodation and all meals. We appreciate receipt of a contribution from SAQA headquarters to make this event  affordable. 

Please register for the retreat on or before April 20th, 2018. For more information or to register, contact our SAQA Atlantic representative Regina Marzlin.    

Please note that this event is for SAQA members exclusively. Not a member? You can join SAQA here!

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