Welcome to the Siskiyou Artists Association (SAA) web site. We are a congenial group of Northern California artists who meet regularly to exchange ideas and learn more about visual arts. SAA supports local artists by providing critiques and demonstrations at scheduled meetings, workshops, and an annual show in late summer. Each year the association also awards scholarships to local graduating high school and college art students. SAA has been active in Siskiyou County for more than sixty years. See some of our history here.

July 2018 Artworks of the Month

July 2018 Artworks of the Month
“Anne & Lucy in the Tub Contemplating Wayne Thiebaud,” Oil by Anne McTavish (left)
“Spring Starlings," Mixed-Media Painting by Barbara Soule (right)

General Meeting - July 15, 2018

SAA's June meeting featured an informative introduction to block printmaking and a constructive critique of fifteen paintings by Millie Whipplesmith Plank. Members selected paintings (photo above) Anne McTavish and Barbara Soule as Artworks of the Month.

SAA 61st Annual Show - Entry Forms Due by Friday, July 27

Entry forms for SAA's 61st Annual Show are due by Friday, July 27, 2018. Remember, all local mail goes through Sacramento, so be sure to mail your entry in plenty of time for it to arrive at the Mount Shasta post office by the due date!

2018 Scholarship Winners Announced

Morgan Eason (photo right), a 2018 Mount Shasta High School graduate and AP Fine Arts student, has been awarded the $750.00 scholarship. Morgan is registered to attend COS in September. She has experience in acrylic painting, printmaking, illustration (including comic books), drawing, and watercolor painting. Her work embodies a rich imagination, sophisticated art skills, color sense, and an eye for composition. She plans to incorporate her artistic drawing and painting skills to commercial art design.

SAA also awarded two Honorable Mention scholarships of $125 each to Kennedy Cross of Mount Shasta and Parker Stewart of Etna. Kennedy will be attending CMS Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles this fall. Parker will be attending COS. Both Kennedy and Parker have won many accolades for their achievements in painting, drawing, design, and digital arts.

All three scholarship recipients will be honored at the SAA ‘s 61st Annual Art Show reception on Friday, August 17. Some of their recent work will be on display during the show.

Next Meeting - Sunday, October 21, 2018

SAA's next general meeting will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Lake Shastina Community Center. Following the business meeting, there will be a critique by Willo Balfrey. Members who wish to bring an artwork for Willo's assessment should bring their work to the meeting by 1:30 p.m. The general meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. followed by the critique.

This meeting will be the last one in 2018, and we will reconvene in February 2019. However, in the meantime, we will have a new show at Liberty Arts. See below for more information on that show.

2019 SAA Members' Show at Liberty Arts in Yreka

In addition to our 61st Annual Show in August-September 2018, SAA members will have the opportunity to exhibit at Liberty Arts in Yreka during January 2019.

The theme of the SAA show at Liberty Arts is "Hopes, Dreams, and Nightmares" - a theme we hope will inspire some challenges to our members. (For inspiration, see the work of professionals at WikiArt.Org, and type "dream" or "nightmare" into the search box.) Entries must not have been previously shown in Siskiyou County. The entry fee is $10 per artist. Members are encouraged to offer their work for sale and contribute a portion of the proceeds to Liberty Arts.


Our members range from beginning artists to skilled professionals. All you need to join is enthusiasm for visual arts and $20. Just complete the membership form and mail it with a check for annual dues ($20 for an individual or $30 per family) to Siskiyou Artists Association, P. O. Box 1654, Mount Shasta, CA 96067. You can join anytime, so we will see you at our next meeting.

2018 SAA Schedule

Date   Activity
February 18
.... General Meeting - Critique by Ron Richards and Election of Officers
April 15
.... General Meeting - Critique by Sean Kenny
April 27 .... SAA Scholarship Entry Forms Due
June 10 .... General Meeting - Critique by Chris Messer
July 15
.... General Meeting - Critique by Millie Whipplesmith Plank
July 27 .... SAA Show Entry Forms Due
August 15 .... Deliver SAA Show Entries to Sisson Museum
August 17 .... SAA Show Awards Reception – Sisson Museum
August 18 .... 61st Annual SAA Show Opens – Sisson Museum
September 3 .... Pick up Artwork – Sisson Museum
October 21   General Meeting - Artwork of the Year Selection, Critique by Willo Balfrey

Thank You Deetz Storage!

SAA thanks Tom and Yvonne Waite, owners of Deetz Storage, for the very generous discount they have given SAA for storage of our show panels and other workshop and meeting supplies. Their support of our organization and local artists is greatly appreciated.



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