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Welcome to the

Savannah Art Association


The Association of artists and patrons has been continually in existence since 1920 when a group of Savannah ladies led by Mrs. Mills B. Lane began meeting in their homes. Thanks to members' dedication over the years it has continued to thrive.

What does membership in SAA get you?

• Community: A network of artists of different media with different levels of experience. We teach each other!

• Free Gallery Space: SAA members exhibit and sell at the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport Art Gallery, Atlantic Foot & Ankle, Pace Lighting Gallery on Chatham Parkway in Savannah.

• SAA Art Gallery (Early 2016).

• Website: Members may use SAA website to display their works online & have a link to their personal website or webpage.

• Facebook presence.

• Free booth at First Saturdays on the River.

• Annual Plein air paint out event.

• Workshops by nationally known instructors.

• Playshops led by SAA members sharing their expertise.

• Educational general membership meeting programs.

• Newsletter sent bi-monthly, Brushstrokes, includes an "SAA Artist of the Month". Members may advertise free.

• Shows Local venues such as TA CA Restaurant and Oatland Island.

• Community service like High School Competition, installation & reception at the Jepson Museum, and the Children's Holiday playshop at Oglethorpe Mall.

• Group Plein Air painting, sketching or photographing our lovely city.

General membership meetings are monthly, except for June, July and August. A calendar, available online and mailed to members, lists meetings, events and other SAA news. Annual dues are $50 artist, $75 family and $25 student.

We cordially invite you to join or renew your SAA membership today!

Mission Statement

The Savannah Art Association will promote a community awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the Savannah area. It will encourage local artists to show and study the arts. The Association will conduct art exhibitions, workshops, classes, will operate its own gallery and will engage in other appropriate activities that will help accomplish its mission.

It shall operate as a non-profit corporation, registered in the State of Georgia and certified as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Board members

Ed Eckstrand: President Carol Anderson: Vice President, Operations
Karen Borden: Vice President, Planning Barbara Gentry: Secretary
Jill Buckner: Treasurer Cathy Sizer: Publicity
Martha Love: Hospitality, Membership Rebecca Marcussen: Fundraising
Grace Rohland: Special Projects Margie Gravina Sone: Programs, Facebook
Andrea Stark: Programs, Newsletter Bobbie Kraft: Gallery Manager

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Due to Hurricane Matthew, Paint Out Savannah Has been Rescheduled
for Thurs, Fri and Sat October 27, 28, and 29.

The 3rd Annual
Paint Out Savannah
Plein Air Event

The Savannah Art Association's annual Paint Out Savannah event is a long weekend of Plein Air appreciation, demonstration, learning, and friendly competition

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Sharon Saseen Workshop

"Taking the Mystique out of Abstract"
9:00 a.m-4:30pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 and 10th.
Cost $250 SAA members, $300 For non members.
Brown bag or out to lunch, 12:30-1:30 Payment of $50 due by Aug 25th, Balance due at workshop.

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Sharon McIntosh Workshops

Join Sharon this fall in her new studio!
Beginning Oil Workshop
September 14-15

Waves on the Beach
September 20-21
Workshop Class sizes are 4-7 students.
All supplies are provided.

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    Featured Artist

Carol Anderson

Being a teacher at heart, Carol is the Founder and Coordinator of the International Student Climate Art Project (ISCAP), which is beginning its third year of showcasing student climate art through a website. www.iscapartproject.com. By the second year, students from fourteen schools had participated, representing Argentina, Chile, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Kansas, and local area schools grades K-12. Carol is also creating her own climate art.

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Latest Events

Photo Galleries
Golden Playshop

On August 8th, Golden Paint Company artist representative Phil Garrett gave a very informative demonstration, and handed out samples as well!

Kids 4th of July Event

The Savannah Art Association held its 1st ever Painting with Kids for the 4th of July Event at the Oglethorpe Mall on Friday, July 3rd, 2015.

Larry Levow Workshop

On April 16th-18th, Larry Levow held an Oil Painting workshop at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, and generously donated $300!

Kids Painting Easter Ornaments

The SAA recently held an Easter Ornament Painting Event at the Oglethorpe Mall! Here are some pictures!

SAA High School Competition

The Savannah Art Association proudly held a scholarship competition for High School Students and their schools!

Kids Painting Valentines Cards Event

The Savannah Art Association held its 1st ever Children's Painting Valentines Cards Event at the Oglethorpe Mall on February 7th, 2015!

January 2015 Airport Show

The following are the winners with the Judge's short comment! Congratulations to Karen Borden!!

2014 Christmas Party!

The SAA held its annual Holiday Party and general meeting at the Funky Brunch Café on December 11th! Here are some pictures of the event!

Kids Painting Christmas Ornaments Event

From 10am to 2pm, dozens of children and their families decorated free wooden and card ornaments that they were allowed to keep.

Paint Out Savannah
Congratulations to Lori Keith Robinson taking the first place prize with
"Market in Forsyth"!

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SAA Archives



Current Galleries

Airport Show "Birds, Bees and Blossoms" Pace Show - Continues all year

October 22nd

Paint with the Children Oglethorpe Mall 11-4

October 24th

PAG meets Ft McAlister, Richmond Hill. 10 am-1, bring food and water.

SAA Paint Out Events have been rescheduled for October 27th, 28th, and 29th

October 27th

Free Holbein Demo

Jepson Museum 11a.m. - 12:30
Registration Required

Painting workshop with Spencer Meagher

1:30-4:30pm $30, or $25 for Telfair members, Pre-Registration Required

October 28th

Quick Draw at Lake Mayer, 9am!

Entrance at Montgomery Crossroads between the Truman and Sallie Mood Drive.
$20 Registration includes lunch, judging and prizes!
Reservation required at the event
From 10 - 12 PAINT!
12-11 lunch

1st place
$100 plus 2 night stay at Dresser Palmer Bed and Breakfast in historic downtown Savannah,
2nd place
Third place

October 29th


Chippewa Square

Registration is from 7-8 am, $30
Paint from 8 until 12, Turn in paintings at 12

Ready to hang Judging will be from 1 until 2:30

Paintings will be on Display from 1 til 4 pm.

They are then moved to the SAA Gallery, where they will be on display and for sale

A reception will take place from 5-8 p.m.

The Raffle Drawing will take place at 6 p.m.

First Place $500
Second Place $300
Third Place $200
Two Honorable Mentions $50 each

October 31st

Dick Blick Reception

Our show at Dick Blick will be hung at 12:00
Reception will be 6:00, Friday, Nov. 4

November 2nd

SAA Board Meeting 5 pm The Woods

November 4th

Reception and General Meeting at
Dick Blick 6 p.m.

November 7th

PAG meets at Skidaway Island Aquarium, 10 am, bring food and water

November 12th

SAA Playshop at Generation One 10 am-12. Come paint with Carol Hartley in Acrylics. Cost $15.

Friends of the SAA

Gallery Espresso

Generation One

Hospice Savannah

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Pace Lighting

Savannah Hilton Head International Airport

Ta Ca Sushi

Telfair Museum

Arts Calendar

Workshops, Youth Visual Arts Classes, and Adult Visual Arts Classes

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