Donation works are required to be 6x8in but are matted so that only 4.5×6.5in shows through the window. I am not familiar with working this size but there is a handy template on the SAQA website to help you compose your work to fit.
Tip: When you print out your template, make sure that it is printed accurately to size. My copy got distorted (probably because I was printing at A4 size not US letter size) and was on the small size which I only discovered when I was trimming up my work.
By the way, I have a new workshop Abstraction from Reality where students learn the basics of abstraction through observation, reflection, colour, line, shape and repetition using their own inspiration source.
Studio Art Quilt Associates offers many exhibition, network and mentoring opportunities for its members. If you’ve been thinking about joining SAQA, add the discount code “WKS ” to the application form (and add my name Brenda Gael Smith in the referral field) and you will receive a 10% discount on the membership fee.