SAWG Mission Statement
The Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild’s mission is to advance and develop watercolor as an important painting medium and to provide educational and cultural benefits for our members and interested supporters of our community.
SAWG Vision Statement
The Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild is a community of watermedia artists recognized for excellence in their work, promotion of art education, and the advancement of watermedia in southern Arizona.
SAWG Gallery Location
SAWG General Meetings
The Scottish Rite Cathedral of Tucson at 160 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701. (open to members and their guests) (MAP). MONDAY NIGHT DATES 2016 and 2017: 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12 (at the Gallery), 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10 (Scholarship at the Gallery) and 5/8. Starts with 6:30 pm Social Hour, then 7:00 pm Meeting.
Description of Our Organization
The Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild got its start in 1967, when a group of ten charter members met weekly each spring to paint after classes with the late Gerry Peirce. Under his tutelage, the group formed a chapter of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, withdrawing after five years to become a separate organization, the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG). From an initial membership of 80 artists, the organization has grown to over 400 active members! The desire to participate in exhibitions in cities outside Arizona prompted SAWG to be a leader in establishing the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, now comprised of 12 art organizations in the western United States.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015-2016
Nancy Holmberg – President
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Carolyn Thurman – Vice President Shows firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Streed – Treasurer
Charlene Engle – Secretary
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Judy Peterson – Past President
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COMMITTEE CHAIRS, ETC.
Announcements: Joyce Quinn, Corresponding Secretary: Anna Don, Data Base/Web Manager: Elaine Brown, Website Editor: Marti White, DVD Library: Karen Richert, Gallery Manager: Sue Rumsey, Historian: Cheryl Herring, Hospitality: (open), Image Archivist: Nancy Huber, Life Studies: Alison & Pete McCray, Newsletter: Sandy Walker, Paint Outs/Trips: Martha Pankratz, Property: Michael Dutton, Publicity:(open), SAWG emails: Sue Hildreth, Scholarships: Sue Rumsey & Tracy Lynn Ross, Western Fed Delegate: Susan Morris (alternate) Anna Don), Workshops: Judy Constantine, Robbie Summers.