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.

SAA Members' Show at Liberty Arts, January 11 through February 15, 2019 - "Hopes, Dreams, and Nightmares."

SAA members have a new opportunity to exhibit at Liberty Arts in Yreka during January 2019 in a special show titled "Hopes, Dreams, and Nightmares." To enter, see the Liberty Arts' Call for Entries. The entry deadline is December 30, 2018. SAA members can enter up to three works that reflect the show theme. All entries should be work that has not been previously shown in Siskiyou County. An SAA panel will jury the show.

Artists should be ready to E-mail a photo of each work as well as a description of the size, medium, and price to Liberty Arts. (If you do not have computer or digital imaging capability, ask a friend for assistance or you can take your work in advance of the entry deadline to the Liberty Arts Gallery to have it photographed. Please call in advance to schedule this service.) The entry fee, payable to Liberty Arts, will be $10 per artist, which is not due until Saturday, January 5, 2019, when the artist delivers the accepted works to the gallery. 2019 SAA membership is required to exhibit, so artists should bring a separate check, payable to SAA, for their annual membership fee, $25, to the gallery when they deliver their entries. Members are encouraged to offer their work for sale and contribute a portion of the proceeds to Liberty Arts.

We hope the theme of the SAA show — "Hopes, Dreams, and Nightmares" — will inspire some challenges to our members. For further inspiration, see the work of professionals at WikiArt.Org, and type "hope," "dream," or "nightmare" into the search box.

Bea Duran-Whiteman receives award for popular vote at SAA's 2018 ShowMembership

Our members range from beginning artists to skilled professionals. All you need to join is enthusiasm for visual arts and $25. Just complete the membership form and mail it with a check for annual dues ($25 for an individual or $35 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.

Anne McTavish receives Artwork of the Year awardGeneral Meeting - Sunday, October 21, 2018

At SAA's general meeting on Sunday, October 21, 2018, Bea Duran-Whiteman was presented with the award (photo left) for the 2018 Annual Show's Popular Vote for her watercolor painting, "Peace on Earth." This award was based on votes by members of the public who visited the 2018 Show.

2018 Artworks of the Month were reviewed, and members selected Anne McTavish's oil painting, "Anne & Lucy in the Tub Contemplating Wayne Thiebaud," as Artwork of the Year. Anne will hold SAA's Artist of the Year trophy (photo right) for the next year, and her name will be engraved on the trophy base along with winners from prior years.

A new slate of officers for 2019 was presented and unanimously approved by members present at the meeting.

Following the business meeting, Pat Satariano gave a presentation on the collagraphy print method, which uses a broad spectrum of materials to prepare a print block.

This meeting was the last for 2018. SAA will reconvene in February 2019 with schedule below.


2019 SAA Schedule

Date   Activity
February 17
.... General Meeting - Critique by Willo Balfrey
April 14
.... General Meeting - Critique or Demo TBA
April 26 .... SAA Scholarship Entry Forms Due
June 9 .... General Meeting - Critique or Demo TBA
July 21
.... General Meeting - Critique or Demo TBA
July 26 .... SAA Show Entry Forms Due
August 14 .... Deliver SAA Show Entries to Sisson Museum
August 16 .... SAA Show Awards Reception – Sisson Museum
August 17 .... 62nd Annual SAA Show Opens – Sisson Museum
September 2 .... Pick up Artwork – Sisson Museum
October 20 .... General Meeting - Critique or Demo TBA, Election of 2020 Officers, Artwork of the Year Selection

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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