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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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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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brushiconWorkshop with Spencer Meagher!

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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

Diane Gass

Diane has taken workshops and Playshops with the Savannah Art Association, soaking up information and pursuing mainly watercolor, acrylic and painting on tile with alcohol inks.

She has studied under nationally known artist Don Andrews, Larry Levow, locally known Wayne Chambers, Phil Stark, Sharon Saseen, Carol Hartley as well as some very gifted artists on Tybee Island!

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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 Cafι 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"Doors and Windows" Pace Show - Continues all year

November 7th

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

November 9th

SAA Board Meeting 5 pm The Woods

November 12th

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

December 1st

SAA Airport show "Small Packages", (meaning small paintings or gifts) where all pieces will be no larger than 11"x14" , and be priced $200 or less. Hangs at 10 am.

December 5th

PAG Painting at Coco's Sunset Grill at Lazaretto Creek on Tybee Island. We will meet at 11:30 for lunch and then go out and paint in the area. The location is the first right just after going over the Lazaretto Creek Bridge onto Tybee. Come for a great day!

December 7th

SAA BOD meeting in the Woods 7364 Hodgson Memorial Drive, 5 p.m.

December 10th

Painting with the children at the Oglethorpe Mall. Join us from 11 til 3, The time flies! Call Martha Love to volunteer at 912 -346-8048.

December 14th

SAA Christmas Party gathering… A pot luck to be held at The Woods Apartment Complex, 7364 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Call 912-232-773 1to sign up and let us know what you plan to bring. SAA will bring a ham and members will bring all the side dishes. A small gift exchange will take place for those who want to participate. Keep the gift small and $5 or less. Please call to let us know if you plan to attend. 912-232-7731.

December 19th

PAG Meets for Lunch at "Foxy Loxy Restaurant" 1919 Bull Street, between 35th & 36th Streets. After lunch, paint. A lot to paint in this area.

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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