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
General meetings (unless noted) are held at St. Francis in the Foothills Celebration Center at 4625 E. River Road (near the corner of River and Swan) Tucson, AZ. MONDAY NIGHT DATES 2018 and 2019: 9/10, 10/8, 11/12,12/10 (Holiday Gala at the Gallery),1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/15 (Scholarship at the Gallery) NO MEETING on 5/13. 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 2018-2019
Karyn Vampotic, President
Marti White, VP of Shows
Monica Hart, Gallery Manager
Dru Hill, Asst. VP of Shows
VP of Programs
Anna Don, Treasurer
Eledel Giddings, Secretary
Karen Brungardt, DVD Library
Marty Plevel, Scholarship Committee
Nancy Huber, Image Archivist
Joyce Becker, Corresponding Secretary
Loisanne Keller, Gallery Schedule Advisor
Donna Lam, Board Member at Large
Paula Weech, Board Member at Large
Dennis Garrison, Board Member at Large
Sue Ritz, Board Member at Large
Nancy Holmberg – Past President
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COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2018-2019