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.
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.
SAA's 60th Annual Show is now open at the Sisson Museum. Show Awards were presented at the reception on August 18. Many of these works are for sale by the artist, plus there are works for sale in a silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction go to SAA's annual scholarship fund.
Attention SAA members who are also members of Liberty Arts: Don't forget the Liberty Arts Members' Meeting on Tuesday, August 15, at 5:30 p.m. Liberty Arts rescheduled this meeting to accomodate our annual show setup schedule, so this is a great opportunity to assist with developing the exhibitions presented at Liberty Arts for 2018 and into 2019.
College of the Siskiyous (COS) student Adrienne Van Summern has been selected by the Scholarship Committee as the winner of SAA’s annual $750 scholarship.
In addition to art classes at COS, Adrienne has studied under Alexander Balos and participated in the April Fools’ Forgery Show at the Snow Creek Gallery for the past three years.
Adrienne’s work demonstrates extraordinary attention to detail, blended vibrant color juxtaposed to quiet color, and fine technical paint strokes. With a keen interest in portraiture, especially Renaissance art, she will travel to Italy in October where she is enrolled in the Florence Academy of Art. As winner of the 2017 scholarship, her work will be featured at SAA’s 60th Annual Art Show to be held August 19 through September 4.
SAA held a general meeting at the Lake Shastina Community Center on Sunday, July 16. The business meeting focused on preparations for our annual show. Members were encouraged to donate small paintings (no larger that 9" by 12") for the silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction go to SAA's scholarship fund. Additionally, larger paintings are needed to donate to the Sisson Museum, which will be auctioned to help compensate for use of the museum space during the show. Artists participating in the show were also reminded to bring finger food to the show reception on Friday, August 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sign-up sheets for show committees and sitting the show were circulated. Contact SAA President and Show Chair Betty Swartz to volunteer.
Following the business meeting, COS Art Instructor Sean Kenny provided a very comprehensive critique. Members present selected three paintings as Artworks of the Month: Leonard Brown's oil forgery of Lucian Freud's "Girl with Beret" (above left), Joy Price's alcohol ink painting entitled "Horse" (center right), and Dennis King's oil landscape entitled "Cloud Study, Davis, California" (below left). These paintings, along with paintings selected as Artworks of the Month at the February, April, and June meetings, will be among those voted to be the 2017 Artwork of the Year at SAA's October meeting.
During August and September, we will be focusing on our 60th Annual Art Show, so there will be no general meetings until October. Details for that meeting will be posted in September.
|....||Critique by Ron Richards and Election of Officers
|....||Critique by Ted Helard|
|April 29||....||SAA Scholarship Entry Forms Due|
|June 11||....||Critique by Kim Presley|
|....||Critique by Sean Kenny|
|July 28||....||SAA Show Entry Forms Due|
|August 16||....||Deliver SAA Show Entries to Sisson Museum|
|August 18||....||SAA Show Awards Reception – Sisson Museum|
|August 19||....||60th Annual SAA Show Opens – Sisson Museum|
|September 4||....||Pick up Artwork – Sisson Museum|
|....||Critique or Demo plus Artwork of the Year Selection|
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.