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.

April 2018 Artworks of the Month

April 2018 Artworks of the Month
"Catalina Afternoon" by Karen Copsey, "Miss Piggy, New Zealand” by Betsey Shuteroff, "From the Rooftop" by Dennis King


General Meeting - April 15, 2018

SAA's April meeting included the following:

The general meeting was followed by a critique by COS Art Instructor Sean Kenny. It was an excellent critique of nineteen artworks, and SAA thanks Sean for filling in at the last minutes.

Chris MesserNext Meeting - Sunday, June 10, 2018

Members are reminded that SAA's next general meeting will be held on the second Sunday of June, that is June 10, 2018, at the Lake Shastina Community Center. The meeting will include plans for SAA's 61st Annual Art Show and will feature a critique by Chris Messer (photo left).

Chris Messer is a prolific and diverse local artist and owner of Snow Creek Studios & Chris Messer Gallery of Mount Shasta. A signature member of the National Watercolor Society and California Watercolor Association, Chris' extensive and diverse collection spans thirty years of dedication and inspiration. Her art includes watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil, and mixed media. Living in Mount Shasta, and operating her gallery and studios, Chris participates in teaching, showing, and many community outreach projects.

Members who wish to bring an artwork for Chris' 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.

2019 SAA Members' Show at Liberty Arts in Yreka

In addition to our 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 or Demo To Be Announced
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 or Demo To Be Announced

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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