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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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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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    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!

    September's Featured Artist

My aim is to express my thoughts and impressions about people, places and everyday things.

I love texture, mixing media and creating my own techniques because it allows me the freedom to express what I see…not as a photograph but rather as a personal interpretation of the subject."

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!

Upcoming Events


Event Calendar


Friday, December 1st

10 a.m.

Take down and hang new airport show. Theme: Homeward Bound Airport Gallery $10 entry fee

Saturday, December 2nd

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Painting with the Children, Call Martha Love to volunteer Oglethorpe Mall

Sunday, December 3rd

1-4 p.m.

Holiday Open House SAA Gallery

Wednesday, December 6th

5 pm

SAA Board Meeting The Woods

Thursday 7th - Saturday, December 9th

9 a.m. - 4:30

Sharon Saseen workshop : Mixed media, abstracts Call to register: 912-663-3188 Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Cost $235

Saturday, December 9

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Painting with the Children Call. Martha Love to volunteer Oglethorpe Mall

Monday, December 11th

10 a.m.

Plein Air Group Colonial Cemetary

Wednesday, December 13th

6 pm

Holiday Party Pot luck, Gift exchange (gift under $5) at The Woods!


Sunday 7th - Tuesday, January 9th

Hang new art SAA Gallery

Wednesday, January 10th

6 p.m.

Airport Reception & General Meeting

Saturday, January 20th

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Generation One Playshop with Wayne Chambers Cost: $15

Arts Calendar

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

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