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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!

Savannah Art Association Gallery at 232 Bull Street .

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.

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

Facebook presence

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
Roy Yarger: Vice President, Operations,
Gallery Manager
Barbara Gentry: Secretary
Jill Buckner: Treasurer
Cathy Sizer: 2nd Vice-President
Martha Love: Hospitality, Membership
Rebecca Marcussen: Fundraising
Margie Gravina Sone: Programs, Facebook
Grace Rohland: Special Projects
Andrea Stark: Programs, Newsletter
Bobbie Kraft: Programs

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Paint Out Savannah 2018 !

Paint Out Savannah is a friendly competition that allows artists to produce their best work in a 3 day period. Proceeds from the event will benefit the event sponsor, the Savannah Art Association

This year we have a demonstration from Robert M. Isley, and several cash prizes for our competitions!

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Sharon Saseen
"Taking the Mystique out of Abstract III"

An exploration in design using stained papers, collage materials and fluid acrylics.

This class is offered by Sharon as a follow-up or a "advanced" class to those students who have already taken her class and want further instruction , new techniques, to find your individual voice.

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SAA Gallery is Here!

After Several Months of Planning,
We have Finally Opened the Gallery!!

Located at 232 Bull St. on Chippewa Square,
We Currently Have Over 40 Members Displaying Their Works!

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Tony Couch Watercolor Workshop!

He'll unravel much of the "mystery" surrounding design while he shows you how to make your paintings fresh and crisp and he'll make color much simpler for you, too. Many students have said they have learned more in one day at one of these workshops than in four years of art school!

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    February's Featured Artist

Carol Anderson started learning to make art ten years ago after retiring from teaching languages to high school students.

She took drawing and painting classes at Armstrong State University and then more informally with various teachers. She's always ready to try something new and has enjoyed playing with watercolor media, collage, and acrylic paints.

    January's Featured Artist

Over a long career, Patricia Leonard Geary has been an oil painter, an acrylic painter and a clay hand-builder.

"When I am working on an abstract, I might be inspired by a mood, an event or a thought. I can attempt to visually tell what I feel to an audience and hope they enjoy and feel what I am trying to say. It's like writing a journal in code."

    December's Featured Artist

Early in her painting endeavors, Barbara took oil painting classes from
German portrait artist, Sigurd Schmidt.

Barbara has taken many art classes since, in Huntsville, Alabama; Boca Raton, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Cotto, Italy; and Savannah, Georgia; but she says she always felt that Mr. Schmidt had the most influence on her art.

    November's Featured Artist

I am both an artist and a scientist. I currently work as a Forensic Scientist and have a Masters degree in Chemistry.

My artwork includes drawing comic book characters, landscapes, charcoal, acrylic and oil painting, and ink drawings. Last October ,one of my ink drawings was featured in the New York Comic Con's Wall of Wonder; Warner Brothers and DC comics were celebrating the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman. Later that month, my artwork was featured at the United Nations when Wonder Woman was named Honorary Ambassador for Peace. That was a huge honor for me!

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Upcoming Events


Event Calendar


Saturday, February 3rd

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Painting Valentines with the Children at the Oglethorpe Mall. Volunteers needed! Call Andrea 897-7909 or Martha 335-8826

Monday, February 5th

11:30 a.m.

Plein Air Group: Fort Jackson. There is a fee to enter Fort. Lunch at Firehouse Subs

Wednesday, February 7th

5 p.m.

SAA Board Meeting at The Woods

Saturday, February 10th

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Playshop with Carol Hartley: Clay. Generation One, Cost: $15

Wednesday, February 14th

6 - 8 p.m.

SAA General Meeting at The Woods. Come and share with us about your favorite artist!

Monday , February 19th

11:30 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at the Botanical Gardens on Eisenhower Drive. Lunch at CiCi's Pizza, Eisenhower Drive

Wednesday, February 28th

10:00 a.m.

Hanging for Spring Show, "Savannah Blooms" at the Savannah Airport


Wednesday, March 7th

5 p.m.

SAA Board Meeting at The Woods

Thursday, March 8th

6:00 p.m.

Reception for the "Savannah Blooms" at the Airport Gallery

Saturday, March 10th

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Playshop with Steve Willis: Oil and Acrylic Pointers for plein air painters. Call Generation One to sign up, 350-7587.
Cost: $15

Monday, March 12th

11:30 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at Reynolds Square. Lunch at Goosefeathers

Wednesday, March 21st

6 p.m.

General Meeting at The Woods

Thursday, March 22nd - Saturday March 24th

Paint Out Savannah 2018 !

Arts Calendar

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

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