SAAG March 2020 Newsletter Print

Monthly Meeting

March 07, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
2905 E. Skyline Drive; Suite 262
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Please join us for our monthly meeting. 

Doors open at 9:30 am with the meeting starting at 10:00 am
 
 
This month ~ A Fair Shake for Women in Visual Arts

Presenter:  Nancy Jacques from the Tucson Museum of Arts

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President's Report

All is well with SAAG and the SAAG Gallery of Gifts.  Winter is winding down and Spring is looking bright.  

Please plan on attending our March meeting.  Not only will we have a wonderful speaker we will also be holding our annual election of the SAAG board.  Please see the slate listed in this newsletter.

Also, take a look at the call for artists for our upcoming exhibitions.  This is a wonderful way to display your art, have it judged and possibly win a ribbon.  Who knows, you might also sell it.

Our classes continue to thrive.  Keep in mind if you would be interested in teaching a class at the gallery you can submit your application intent via our web site.  

Remember our membership year starts in April so everyone's membership dues are due now.  You can pay with your credit card via our website.  Just log in and look for the "Member Dues renewal" button and follow the directions.

Have an artful month and I hope to see you at the March 7th meeting.

Jeanie Merideth
SAAG President 2019-20

Jeanie Merideth
SAAG President 2019-2020

 

 

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SAAG Slate of Officers for 2020-2021

Please be advised that the following slate of Officers that will be presented for election at the March 7, 2020 general meeting.

President-Jeanie Merideth
Vice President-Lawrence Peters
Secretary-Julie Newcome
Treasurer-Melissa Rogers

Nominations from the floor may be presented at the meeting for consideration.

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Call to Artists

Looking for one or two artists that would like to display in SAAG’s one person show at The Oro Valley Community Center!
New show Begins February 22nd and runs for 4 months. Opportunity to sell your art!
Contact Lisa Haas @ 707-322-1987 or [email protected] Hotmail.com.

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Cornerstone

Cornerstone Hospital Show 

Here are some of the show details.

Show Run:  March 15, 2020 - July 12, 2020 
Notification of Acceptance:  March 1
Installation: March 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Artist's Reception:  March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Location:  Cornerstone Critical Care Hospital, 7220 E. Rosewood Street, Tucson, 85710

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Classes

CLICK HERE to visit our upcoming classes on our website.

ART CLASSES & PROJECTS
We believe that everyone has a creative side and some of us are just waiting to discover it! The SAAG galley at La Encantada has classroom space in the back of the store. Several of our artists teach classes in this space. There are lots of workshops to choose from and with most of them the student leaves with a finished project and a new skill.
It’s a great way to have fun with friends and spend time at La Encantada with all its restaurants and shops.
You must register online, but it is easy. Just go to www.southernarizonaartsguild.com and then click on “Classes” in the top menu.

ALL classes held at:
Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
2905 E. Skyline Drive; Suite 262
Tucson, AZ 85718

Here is a list of current classes that are taking students . . .

Smartphone Photography

March 10, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$35.00
Class:  8 Student Maximum

Amazing Ways to Maximize Your Smartphone
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 Stress Free Watercolor - Hummingbird

March 14, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$40.00
Class:  10 Students Maximum

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Desert Blooms on black

March 14, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$35.00
Class:  8 Students Maximum

Beginners and Seasoned Artists
Register Now

Stress Free Watercolor - Teddy Bear

March 17, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$40.00
Class:  10 Student Maximum

Register Now

 

Abstract Acrylic Pours

March 21, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$55.00
Class:  10 Student Maximum

Perfect for Beginners!
Register Now

Blackbird Acrylic Painting

March 24, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$40.00
Class:  6 Student Maximum

Register Now

Smartphone Photography

March 24, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$35.00
Class:  8 Student Maximum

Amazing Ways to Maximize Your Smartphone
Register Now


Wood Block Acrylic Art

March 28, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$40.00
Class:  6 Student Maximum

Register Now


Stress Free Watercolor - Flower

March 31, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$40.00
Class:  10 Student Maximum

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Teaching Art at the SAAG Gallery

It is a great opportunity to share your passion with others, by teaching a class in the back room of the SAAG Gallery at La Encantada! Recently the SAAG Board has agreed to some new shelving in the Gallery which will showcase examples of the art that will be taught. This will go up with the November line up of classes. Further we have new signage at the front door of the gallery listing all the classes for the month.
The SAAG website now has a new application for prospective teachers to fill out as well. Teachers no longer have to make their own flyer. This is being done by our PR committee so that we have a consistent and branded look.
Here are the deadline dates for signing up to teach:
• Deadline for March Classes is February 14
Deadline for Delivering Class Sample(s) to Gallery February 24
• Deadline for April Classes is March 13
Deadline for Delivering Class Sample(s) to Gallery March 23
Please check out all the guidelines online!
Marnie Ehlers
Workshop/Classes Chair

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Teaching Classes

Teaching Classes through SAAG
Did you know that all SAAG members have an opportunity to teach classes at the SAAG Gallery. We have a backroom that has been utilized for this purpose already. The space can accommodate up to 12 students.Various artists have given classes on acrylic painting, alcohol inks, felting, jewelry making, ceramics, paper quilling, photography and more.
We now have a glass shelf at the back of the gallery that artists use to display what they are going to teach. We also have a monthly ad in the Desert Leaf about our classes. Our PR committee puts together a flyer for each class which is also displayed and these flyers are sent out once a month to SAAG’s email list. 
If you are interested in teaching a class, you need to apply online at www.sourthernarizonaartsguild.com. Click on classes and then under Quick Links, choose “Application for Teaching Classes Through SAAG.”
For more information, please email Marnie Ehlers our class director at [email protected].

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Artist Opportunities


March 18, 2020
10:00 AM 
Non-Critique
Do you want to show your work to others?  Are you looking for non-judgmental feedback on your art?  Do you think the experience of other artists could be helpful?  Or perhaps you would just like to discuss art in an open unstructured evnironment.

You will also get to know other members of the Guild in this nurturing setting like never before.

You are welcome at the Non-Critique on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding no later thank 12:00 Noon.  We will be gathering at the SAAG Gallery of Gifts in the La Encantada Mall (2905 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 262 - Next to Tommy Bahama).  Bring one to three examples of your work or just come to talk about art.  New or old, 2D or 3D work is welcome.

Hope to see you at the Non-Critique.

Call Jim Morris (520) 262-8584 for more information or email:  [email protected]


Calling All Artists

April 4 and April 5
Mt. View Plaza in Oracle
Free 13’x 13’ outside booth
387 American Ave, Oracle AZ
Call Mary Helen Vazquez
520-955-2914 for info
(50 spaces available)



Starting this Fall season Jewell's Fine Art Festivals is hoping to increase awareness and participation at their shows and is reaching out to SAAG with the idea of developing an ongoing relationship between the two organizations.  Jewell’s has been doing art fairs in Tucson for 22 years and is interested in promoting local and visiting artists, as well as emerging or returning artists.

Jewell’s is offering a large 10x30 space to the guild with no commitment, hoping that SAAG members can come together and fill this space as a group to show and sell their work.  The cost for this space would only be $450 and up to 9 (or more?) artists could conceivably share and show in this space, which could bring the cost down to as little as $50 per artist for a weekend show.

Should there not be enough interest to fill the entire space, smaller spaces could still be considered at steep discounts as well – a 10x20 for $300, or a 10x10 for $150.  These rates are for the Guild as a group to have multiple artists take advantage of the reserved space.  Individual artists who want their own booths will receive a 10% discount on their spaces.  If there isn’t a lot of interest around a particular show it wouldn't cost SAAG a thing and the 3 spaces that JFAF reserves for SAAG would be made available to other artists.

I'm hoping to work out a win-win for all - where JFAF draws more artists and vendors to develop larger shows, which will hopefully draw larger crowds, and SAAG members get opportunities to do shows as a group for a small amount of money.  

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact [email protected] 


Teaching Opportunity
SaddleBrooke One is seeking a teacher to do workshops on Oil Painting. If you are interested email Robbie at
 [email protected].


If you know of opportunities you are willing to share with fellow Guild members please send the information to the Web administrator at [email protected] 

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Social Media

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