SAAG April 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

What a great Grand Opening we had!  If you were able to attend you saw for yourself the great crowd we had. 

Thanks go to Dave Perry, President, CEO of the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce for bringing his big sissors and ribbon to help us with the ribbon cutting.  We were able to cut it clean with one try.


Thanks go to Gabriel Ayala, guitarist and Steve Ehlers, magician for keeping us all entertained.  

Thanks go to Linda Heidingsfelder and her crew who kept the cash register running smoothly.  Linda also coordinated the volunteers.

Thanks go to ALL THE VOLUNTEERS who helped out that evening.  Without all of you it would have just been a room full of people.  


Thanks also go to the SAAG Gallery Management Team; Wendy Baldwin, Marnie Ehlers, Linda Heidingsfelder, Melissa Rogers and Lavonne McCord.  Without you guys it would not have happened.


Jeanie Merideth
SAAG President 2018-19


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SAAG Slate of Officers for 2019-2020

The SAAG Nominating committee has announced the slate of Officers to be voted on at the April 6, 2019 general guild meeting.

  • President-Jeanie Merideth
  • Vice President-Diane Wolfe
  • Secretary-Julie Newcome
  • Treasurer-Melissa Rogers


Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

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Monthly Meeting

Grandma Moses

April 06, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Southern Arizona Arts Guild Gallery
2905 E. Skyline Drive; Suite 262
Tucson, AZ 85718
Venue website

Please join us for our monthly meeting. 

Doors open at 8:30 am with the meeting starting at 9:00 am

This month featuring:  Vida Thomas, "Grandma Moses" presentation

VIDA THOMAS is originally from Massachusetts and is a retired nurse. She has been a docent at the Tucson Museum of Art for over 30 years. She has given Art Talks all across Tucson for more than 20 years.

A Beautiful World
/Grandma Moses/1948

“I like to paint pretty things best,” Grandma Moses told an interviewer. I like to paint old-time things, historical landmarks of long ago, bridges, mills, and hostelries, those old-time homes, there are a few left, and they are going fast. I do them all from memory, most of them are daydreams, as it were.”

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CLICK HERE to visit our upcoming classes on our website.

Camera Phone Photography

April 9, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join local photographer, Nancy Schroeder
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Wire Wrapping 101

April 12, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Instructor: Brenda Arwood
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FREE Demonstration
Grumbabacher Finest Watercolors & Indigo Paper

April 13, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor: chartpack's Art Ambassador Miera Hayworth
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Ledger Art

April 13, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Instructor: Gabriel Ayala


Wire Wrapping 102

April 19, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Instructor: Brenda Arwood
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Camera Phone Photography

April 20, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join local photographer, Nancy Schroeder
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Make It Bloom

April 26, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Instructor: Leticia Schmidt
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Artist of the Month Winner

Susan Wischmann
1st Place

Robert Milano
2nd Place

Paul Kopps
3rd Place

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Jurying Opportunity

The SAAG Gallery of Gifts is now opening the jurying process for artists interested in joining the Gallery in the future.  Artists must complete the application on line, including sending three jpg. photos of current work, to be viewed by the jurying committee.  Artists will then be notified when they may bring in actual product. These will be juried in the month of May.  The deadline for applications is APRIL 15.  The Gallery is currently full and this jurying is for the future wait list.
Please be advised of requirements for being in the Gallery.  These include rent payments, work schedules, and commission agreements.  We look forward to seeing many new artists joining us in the future.

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Special Events

Meet the designer….
South African born designer Ruby Sanders is based in Tubac. Her keen eye for fashion developed from 12 years in ladieswear manufacturing in Cape Town, SA.  After moving to the US with her American husband in 2008, Ruby struggled to find clothing that was flattering, affordable and comfortable.  She wanted a wardrobe she could build upon through every season where the styles were modern, yet timeless. She started Ruby Jane in 2011 with these design principles as her focus.

Her line is made of super comfortable wash and wear knits that easily transition from day to night.

Ruby is passionate about empowering women and hiring within her local community. She is proud to be working exclusively with a garment manufacturing business in the greater Tucson area along with at home seamstresses.

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Artist Opportunities

Que Bonita Reception

Que Bonita is featuring SAAG Artists at their gallery.  Come join fellow SAAGies at a reception on Saturday, April 6, from 5:30-7:30.  There are 70 masterpieces to enjoy in the show, BIG thanks to Juanita and Gary Bruins. 
Que Bonita is located at 6934 E. Tanque Verde. So come wine, wander and wonder!

CLICK HERE for registration packet

To register for FREE or for more information, please contact Karrington Hamilton at [email protected]org or at 520.622.0525 ex. 7205. When registering, please have JPEG image available of artwork.

BROAD STROKES: Women Landscape Painters

10 women's diverse visions of landscape painting on display at
Four Corners Gallery at The Tucson Desert Art Museum
7000 E Tanque Verde Rd from 2-4pm.
The show will extend through March 31st.
Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10-4pm.

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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