Membership is open to residents of Washington state, and guests are always welcome at our meetings. We meet on the second Saturday of each month in a classroom on the Seattle Pacific University campus, between the north side of Queen Anne Hill and the ship canal (see directions and map, below). from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The meetings are casual, so please bring a sack lunch if you wish. Speaker presentations begin after the general business meeting, usually between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.

Click here to view a Membership Application. Print it, fill it in, and mail it to the address printed on the form, or bring it to a CQA meeting.

Members can pay dues online through PayPal. Go to our Dues page to select your level of membership, and follow the link to PayPal. A dues payment made now covers your membership from today through March 31, 2015. As of October 1, you can pay at the half-year price.

Upcoming CQA Meeting, January 2015

Date (Saturdays) Speaker/Event Topic
February 14 Wendy Orville

Image of print by Wendy Orville

Image of print by Wendy Orville

Monotype Printmaker

Wendy Orville's work reflects her fascination with vast spaces, especially skies and clouds. She wants her "work to capture an equivalent of light and air, a caught motion, a celebration of nature's dynamism and mystery." Achieving this goal pushes her to explore new techniques in monotype. She will talk about her influences and development as an artist, her process and printmaking techniques, and the inspiration, challenges, and goals for her current body of work.

Image of print by Wendy Orville

March 14 Alfredo Arreguin Painter

Direction to Seattle Pacific University and Bertona Hall:

From I-5, take the NE 50th Street exit and drive west. Turn left (south) on Fremont Avenue N--about two miles. Get into the right lane as you cross the Fremont bridge and take the first turn-off to the right and then immediately right again onto Nickerson Street. Follow Nickerson for about half a mile, and turn left (south) at the stoplight for 3rd Avenue West. You are now on the SPU campus.

From 3rd West, enter the parking lot on your left by turning into the driveway beside Stell’s, the small restaurant. Our building is on the east side of the parking lot, a one-story red brick building. Parking in the lot is free for us on weekends; ignore the “No Parking” signs.

map showing location of Bertona Hall    photo of Bertona Hall from across Nickerson St.

To see a map of the entire SPU campus, go to