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 2019 Artworks of the Month

SAA General Meeting & Critique - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Chris Messer — local professional artist, instructor, and gallery owner — provided a comprehensive critique of thirteen paintings and drawings at SAA's April meeting. Thank you, Chris!

Members present selected three paintings as Artworks of the Month: Karen Copsey's oil painting, "Bedtime" (left above), Anne McTavish's oil painting, "The Palace of Fine Arts" (center above), and Carol Wilder's pastel painting, "Mountain Evening" (right above).

Next Meeting - Sunday, June 9, 2019

The next meeting will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Lake Shastina Community Center. In preparation for our annual show, a presentation by Maureen Williams on framing, hanging, and preparing works for exhibition will follow the business meeting, which starts at 2:00 p.m.

Light refreshments and friendly discussions are always a part of the meetings. Anyone interested in visual arts or the meeting topic is welcome to attend.


2019 SAA Schedule
Date   Activity
February 17
.... General Meeting - Critique by Willo Balfrey
April 14
.... General Meeting - Critique by Chris Messer
April 26 .... SAA Scholarship Entry Forms Due
June 9 .... General Meeting - Presentation by Maureen Williams on Preparing Artworks to Show
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


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.

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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