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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

• 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
Barbara Gentry: Secretary
Jill Buckner: Treasurer
Cathy Sizer: Publicity
Martha Love: Hospitality, Membership
Rebecca Marcussen: Fundraising
Margie Gravina Sone: Programs, Facebook
Grace Rohland: Special Projects
Andrea Stark: Programs, Newsletter
Bobbie Kraft: Gallery Manager

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Robert Isley's Workshop

3 Day Plein-Aire Workshop in Oil with Robert Isley

This 3 day workshop will be conducted outdoors and explore the basics of plein-aire painting. The emphasis will be on mastering painting fundamentals.

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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 Workshop

This will be a thorough workshop, with Tony doing a full sheet demonstration painting each morning, plenty of time for you to paint in the afternoon, and a critique at the end of the day of all the work done that day, each day.

Monday through Thursday November 27-30, 2017!

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    Featured Artist

After retiring from a pediatric nursing career five years ago and raising my children, Molly and Ethan, I finally had the time to learn how to design and create beautiful, colorful, unusual and often vintage jewelry.

My inspirations come from the components themselves…combined with my love of all things feminine, elegant, and vintage. The result is one-of-akind wearable work of art. I am now dipping into metal work for an artisan look to my designs.

Photo Galleries

2016 Christmas Party!

It was a potluck this year and the food was superb. Many people used their A level recipes.

We ate too much, had some fun, and enjoyed the company - pretty much everything you could want from a Christmas Party!

Kids Christmas Ornaments!

Our Christmas ornament painting for kids at Oglethorpe Mall always results in some great pictures - this year, by Carol Anderson!

Dick Blick Reception

We had the reception for the exhibit at Dick Blick's Studio.
It coincided with some demos by Telfair show artists and the downtown art walk. As always, the pictures look better up close and in person!

Congratulations to the 2016
Paint Out Savannah Winners!

Event Coming Soon!

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SAA Archives

Upcoming Events


Event Calendar


No Meetings in June!

Thursday, June 1st - 3rd

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Oil Painting Workshop with Robert Isley. Basics of plein air painting 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. University of Georgia Aquarium on Skidaway Island. Cost $250

Monday, June 5th

9 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Rd,
Savannah, GA
There is a small entry fee

Friday, June 16th

9 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at Washington Square

Saturday, June 17th

10 a.m - 1 p.m.

Saturday Playshop: Watercolor with Phil Stark, Cost $15 at Generation One, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday, June 19th

9 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at Fort McAllister, in Richmond Hill at 9 a.m.

Friday, June 30th

Airport Show Change Out!

New show "Summertime" is judged and prizes will be awarded. Entry fee is $10 per painting, email your information by 6/21/17 to bgentry@ comcast.net.


Wednesday, July 5th

5 p.m.

SAA Board Meeting at The Woods Clubhouse

Monday, July 9th & 10th

Art Changes Out at The SAA Gallery!

$40 per space for 2 months.
Entries must be no larger than 28 inches.
Bring entries in between 10 and 5.
Call Andrea, 663-3188, if you cannot come in on those two days.

Friday, July 14th

9 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at Chatham Square

Monday, July 24th

9 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at North Beach, Tybee
Bring sunscreen, umbrella and beach attire.

Arts Calendar

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

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