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.
June 2018 Artworks of the Month
"Moment," Oil Painting by Leonard Brown (left)
“Peace On Earth,” Watercolor by Bea Duran-Whiteman (center)
“St. Paul’s Cathedral," Oil Painting by Dennis King (right)
SAA's June meeting featured a constructive critique of eighteen paintings by Chris Messer. Members selected paintings (photo above) by Leonard Brown, Bea Duran-Whiteman, and Dennis King as Artworks of the Month.
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.
SAA's next general meeting will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the Lake Shastina Community Center. The meeting will be the last meeting before SAA's 61st Annual Art Show. Show entry forms are due by Friday, July 27, 2018.
Following the business meeting, there will be a critique by Millie Whipplesmith Plank. Members who wish to bring an artwork for Millie'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.
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.
|....||General Meeting - Critique by Ron Richards and Election of Officers
|....||General Meeting - Critique by Sean Kenny|
|April 27||....||SAA Scholarship Entry Forms Due|
|June 10||....||General Meeting - Critique by Chris Messer|
|....||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|
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.