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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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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

Jill Marcussen Buckner

Jill Marcussen Buckner is a long time photo-hobbyist, giving birth to her passion in grade school with an Olympus 35mm camera. Costs of the hobby at this young age were pretty prohibitive, but with the development of digital camera's Jill can now take 3-400 photos at a time and not spend a dime.

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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 Café 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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Current Galleries

Airport Show "Birds, Bees and Blossoms" Pace Show - Continues all year

August 3rd

SAA BOD meeting, 5 pm. Location TBA

August 4th

PAG will meet at the Bluffton Oyster House. 10 a m. Bring your food and water.

August 17th

General Meeting 6 p.m. The Woods, 7364c Hodgson Memorial Drive, bring a small salad or small desert. Come and share your ideas with all of us.

August 18th

PAG 10 am meets at Daffin Park, bring your food and water. Waters Ave at Victory Drive.

September 1st

Airport Show New show up, old show down. 10 a.m. The theme for this show is "Doors and Windows', prizes will be awarded, it is a judged show, the entry fee is $10 per piece entered. Email Barbara Gentry, bgentry@comcast.net with your information, title, medium, price.

September 1st

TACA show. Entries are due 3:00, there is no theme for this show. TACA Fushion Japanese Restaurant on Oglethorpe Ave. and Price Street. No entry fee. Wall art only. Email Margie Sone Gravina with your label information: margiesone@hotmail.com.

September 6th

PAG meets at Sheldon Church. Old Sheldon Church Ruins

September 7th


September 9th

Reception and General Meeting at the TACA show. 6 p.m.

September 17th

PLAYSHOP 10 AM GENERATION ONE Frances Mills watercolor workshop. 10 am til 1 p.m. Cost $15.

September 19th

19 PAG MEETS 10 am FT.Pulaski on Cockspur Island, GA (Tybee) 21AIRPORT SHOW RECEPTION 6 P.M. prizes awarded.

September 21st

AIRPORT SHOW RECEPTION 7 P.M. prizes awarded.

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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