Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
2905 E. Skyline Drive; Suite 262
Tucson, AZ 85718
I am sure you are as anxious as I am for 2020 to be OVER. What a year we've had. We started off not too bad but then soon realized we were going to have to battle something none of us ever dreamed of. A tiny "bug". Then when we thought there was an end in sight we were facing a fire that threatened to close us down for good. But we carried on even with another threat of riots in the streets. So we don our face masks and spray our hands often and keep on going.
SAAG has the best members of any organization I've ever had the pleasure to work with. I appreciate you and all your hard work. Hopefully we will be able to resume a schedule in the next 6 months or so. As I've told you all along we will keep you informed as we become informed.
Stay safe and have a Happy New Year! 2021 has to be better.
Jeanie Merideth, SAAG President
APPLICATIONS BEGIN JANUARY 25
Income Tax Preparation For New Artists
Bring Notebook and Pen
February 02, 2021
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Income Tax Preparation For New Artists
Bring Notebook and Pen
February 07, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dear JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show Attendees!
They felt that postponing the show 10 weeks from the original January 2021 show dates will be in the best interest of all Tucson Gem Market industry attendees to have safer and stronger Tucson event.
"Our exhibitors and attendees are excited to start conducting business after a long break and to support economy to get back on track!” said organizers.
To register to attend the April 7-18, 2021 upcoming
Announcing 2021 Docent Art Talks at TMA
Join Tucson Museum of Art for the TMALearn! Docent Council’s annual series of lectures examining art and artists that have influenced the world—now delivered online!
Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., January through March
Free for members | $5 General Admission
Online delivery through Zoom | Registration required
JANUARY 13 | To Infinity and Beyond: Yayoi Kusama
Presented by Patricia Waddell
Yayoi Kusama is the most successful living female artist in the world. Explore her paintings, sculpture, fashion, film, poetry, performance and installation artwork as it relates to concepts like infinity, obliteration, alternate realities and death. Register now
JANUARY 20 | The Art of the Hohokam
Presented by Mary Jo McMullen
Fifteen hundred years ago, Hohokam people in the Tucson and Phoenix basins took the time to add beauty to their lives. Explore the ceramics, stone, mineral and shell pieces they created. Register now
JANUARY 27 | Ballet Russes: Modern Innovations in Music and Dance
Presented by Harry Hakanson
Discover the revolutionary changes Ballet Russes brought to dance and music at the beginning of the 20th century. This interdisciplinary approach brought together innovative composers, dancers, and artists to create amazing ballets. Register now
FEBRUARY 3 | Ukiyo-e: Pictures of the Floating World
Presented by Adrienne O’Hare
Ukiyo-e are “pictures of the floating world.” It is an evanescent world, a world of fleeting beauty, divorced from the responsibilities of the mundane, everyday world; a hedonistic world of Kabuki, courtesans and Geisha. Register now
The Virgin Mary has inspired more people than any other woman who ever lived. A large body of art features different aspects of her life and her roles. This talk samples some of the rarest and most interesting works of art depicting the Virgin Mary. Register now
FEBRUARY 17 | Warhol and Basquiat: The Art World’s Most Notorious Bromance
Presented by Judy Tracy
Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat were two eccentric personalities, but the most iconic and influential late 20th century artists. A look at their individual careers and their collaboration that intrigued the art world then and now. Register now
FEBRUARY 24 | Vermeer: Vision and Illusion
Presented by Chuck Tampio
Largely overlooked for two centuries after his death, Johannes Vermeer is now among the most revered artists of all time. His message is uniquely suited for this pandemic age, as he explores the inner worlds of his singular and isolated women. Register now
MARCH 3 | Shadows and Light: Visions of the East
Presented by Martin Randall
In the 19th century artists ventured to North Africa, the Middle East, Persia and India, bringing back images of cultures and traditions unlike any their fascinated audiences had seen. Examine these artist-travelers and their legacy. Register now
MARCH 10 | Fritz Scholder: A Walking Paradox
Presented by Jan Weidenhammer
Fritz Scholder revolutionized Indigenous art. Explore his sometimes uncomfortable “Indian paintings” to learn how this master of color and composition turned stereotypes on their heads and gained notoriety as a mainstream artist. Register now
MARCH 17 | What in the World is Environmental Art?
Presented by Nancy Jacques
Come explore the interdisciplinary minds and works of artists whose creations are both timeless and ephemeral. See why they are so important for expanding the definition of art itself and joining hearts to science. Register now
MARCH 24 | Abstract Expressionism: I don't get it!
Presented by Kit Kimball
Explore what Abstract Expressionism is and why it is so important in art history. Learn about the work of Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko and Joan Michell and the methods and thinking behind their very different works. Register now
Please submit your teaching application on the SAAG web site ASAP so we can get your classes on the website! Also make sure to bring a sample of your project in ASAP for our workshop shelf.
In addition to in gallery classes, I can help you set up a zoom class online! Please call me if you are interested in teaching an online class through the SAAG gallery.
To submit a class: go to the SAAG web site and fill out the application located under the workshop tab at the top of the page. It's an easy system (it takes a little time to fill out, but so worth it...) and, it allows us to forward your class information to our PR person and get your classes some attention and you no longer have to make your own flyers.
*REMEMBER.... If you want students to sign up for your class, the best way to make that happen is with your picture and class sample!
If you have any questions, please email me ([email protected]) or give me a call at (520) 390-6627.
Looking forward to seeing what fabulous new classes you will teach!
P.S. If you have an idea for a class but aren't quite ready to submit, please call or email me with dates and times so that we can plan ahead!
Hello to all~
I have just received news that the Roche Diagnostic team has decided to cancel the Echoes 2020 exhibition Roche still doesn’t know when the campus will open back up for gallery install and visitors. They were very enthusiastic about the exhibition but had concerns about the variety of mediums, organizations, and delivery logistics involved for this particular exhibit. They were very disappointed to have to do this and said that they will continue to work to create new exhibition opportunities as soon as things open up.
I would like to personally thank all artists who submitted work for this exhibition and encourage you to remain optimistic about future participation with Roche when the opportunity arises. Furthermore, I would like to encourage you as individuals to be thinking creatively about ways exhibitions may take place. What exhibition venues may look like in this modified landscape and how presenting art to the viewer can be reinvented as we move into this new arena in 2021. I encourage you to be proactive in thinking about how we develop exhibition alternatives that are modified, non-traditional or unexpected in the midst of what we are experiencing.
Southern Arizona Arts Guild
Each photo reaches between 60 and 200 viewers; the average is more than 100 people. Posting a photo of your artwork is good advertising for your business.
SAAG would like to put together an Instagram Campaign that will post daily, but we need your help. If you have a photo of recent work, please email it to Theresa Poalucci. You do not need to be in the Gallery to do this! One day we will run a picture of a SAAG members piece of art and talk about becoming a member of SAAG. The next day we will run a photo of something from the Gallery and talk about the Gallery. We will continue this cycle.
To submit a photo, please email it to [email protected]
Please give me your name, a small description of your piece, and your website address if you have one, or an email where you can be reached if the piece is for sale.
Finally, if you are going to be in a show, let me know and I will advertise it.
Just a reminder to participate in SAAG’s create-a-bration, ART FULL, on the Guild’s Facebook page. Make sure to invite your Facebook friends to join in. ART FULL is a no-cost way to keep your work and the Gallery in the forefront of our fans’ minds.
Keep making art and take its picture. Then go to www.facebook.com/SAAGTucson, write your post and upload your picture. Use the hashtag #SAAGTucsonARTFULL. The post is subject to approval so it won't show up right away. You only need to upload the photo once. Amplify your share. Go back to SAAG’s Facebook page, and share your post - and those of others - to your personal and business pages.
Skittish about Social Media?
Here are some articles that may ease you mind about jumping in.
Social Media Basics You Need to Know (But Are Too Afraid To Ask)
5 Ways to Use Social Media to Generate a Buzz About Your Artwork
4 Artists Share Tips for Using Instagram to Grow Your Art Practice
Artists, You Are a Business. Embrace it.
Help update your information in the Member Directory
Please go into your listing in the Member Directory and make sure that the link to your website, Etsy page, or other destination is correct. While looking to create a Gallery Instagram page, I found that a number of the website links were not working properly. Also, I would encourage members to include website, Etsy page, or another link and a contact phone number. The information in the Member Directory can only be accessed by the membership.