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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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Sharon Saseen Workshop

"Taking the Mystique out of Abstract II"

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

Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4th 9:00 a.m-4:30pm Cost $200.

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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

Debi has had the opportunity to live in many locations in America and abroad as a result of moving around the world her entire life as an Air Force Brat (8 moves) and as an Air Force Wife (13 moves). She has benefited greatly from her extensive exposure to a variety of cultures and societal concepts

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, March 1st

5 p.m.

SAA Board meets at The Woods at 5 pm

Tues & Wed, March 7th & 8th

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Change out artwork at SAA Gallery

Saturday, March 11th

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Playshop: Zentangle with Professor Kathryn Thaggard, Cost $20, Generation One

Monday, March 13th

11:30 a.m.

Plein Air Group at the Bamboo Farm. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Zaxby's on Highway 17

Wednesday, March 15th

6 p.m.

Jim Chirbas Reception 6 p.m. at the SAA Airport Gallery

Friday, March 17th

SAA Gallery Closed St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 18th

10 a.m.

Plein Air Group at the Botanical Garden 10 a.m. Lunch to follow at Driftaway Café in Sandfly

Monday, March 27th

10 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at Hutchinson Island, 10 a.m. Bring your own food and drinks

Friday, March 31st

10 a.m.

The next SAA Show will be hung on March 31, at 10 a.m., and the theme for the show will be "Bridges"


Saturday, April 1st

10 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at Ft. Pulaski. Lunch to follow

Wednesday, April 5th

5 p.m.

SAA Board Meeting 5 p.m. at the The Woods Clubhouse

Friday, April 7th

6 p.m.

Grand Opening of the SAA Gallery, at 232 Bull Street

Saturday, April 8th

10 a.m - 3 p.m.

Playshop with Carol Anderson. Watercolor on mini canvas at Generation One. Cost $20

Saturday, April 15th

ISCAP at Forsyth Park. Earth Day volunteers needed! Call 232-7731

Saturday, April 15th

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oglethorpe Mall painting Easter with the Kids at 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call to volunteer 232-7731

Monday, April 17th

10 a.m.

Plein Air Group meets at the Wildlife Refuge, 10 a.m. Bring your own food and drinks

Wednesday, April 19th

6 p.m.

SAA General Meeting at the Savannah Airport Gallery

Saturday, April 22nd

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

ISCAP Reception at the SAA Gallery, 232 Bull Street

Arts Calendar

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

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