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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 2017 !

Paint Out Savannah is a friendly competition that allows artists to produce their best work in a 4 day period. Proceeds from the event will benefit the event sponsor, the Savannah Art Association

This year we have demonstrations from Lori Keith Robinson and Golden Art Supplies, 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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    Featured Artist

Beth Hegeman wanted to be an artist back in grade school, but it wasn't until retirement from her law enforcement career and raising two boys that she began learning the challenging process of oil painting.

Beth is a charter member of the Tybee Arts Plein Air Painters; you may see Beth and other artists painting about Tybee Island.

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


Wednesday, August 2nd

5 p.m.

SAA Board Meeting at The Woods Clubhouse

Monday, August 7th

9 a.m.

Plein Air Group Meets at Troop Square

Friday, August 25th

9 a.m.

Plein Air Group Meets at Madison Square

Thursday, August 31st

10 a.m.

Take down old and hang new show at the Airport Gallery


Tuesday/ Wednesday, September 5th & 6th

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Art changes out at the SAA Gallery $40 per space for 2 months. Bring entries in between 10 and 5

Thursday- Saturday, September 7,8, & 9th

9a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sharon Saseen workshop $235 with application. 9 am until 4 pm at Oatland Island with Pre-registeration

Monday, September 11th

10 a.m.

Plein Air Group Reynolds Square

Wednesday, September 20th

6 p.m.

General Meeting at the Airport Gallery

Friday, September 22nd

10 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at Orleans Square

Sunday, September 24th

Time TBA.

SAA Gallery Opening (tentative date)

Arts Calendar

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

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