ABOUT

 

 

 

The Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild is a community of artists who:

  • enjoy the exploration of a wide range of water media,

  • value continued learning and practice,

  • exhibit and sell their art, and

  • support young artists through scholarships.

  • SAWG web video

 

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 10 art organizations in the western United States.

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 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 NIGHTS. Meetings are on the second Monday of the month from September through May. Starts with 6:00 pm social, then 6:30 pm meeting, and 7:00 demo.

General Information  president@southernazwatercolorguild.com 

 

 

Donations

When checking out make sure to let us know in the comments or special instructions box where you want your donation to go: General Funds, Scholarships, Shows, Western Federation, or Past President.  If nothing is mentioned it will go into the General funds account.

 

Donation
All donations are appreciated!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022-2023 Officers

Pat Perkins, President 
president@southernazwatercolorguild.com 

VACANTVP of Programs
programs@southernazwatercolorguild.com  

Tracy Lynn Ross, VP of Shows 
shows@southernazwatercolorguild.com

Linda Allen, Treasurer
treasurer@southernazwatercolorguild.com 

Karen Brungardt, Secretary
secretary@southernazwatercolorguild.com

Cindy Eingquist, Member at Large

Judy Constantine, Member at Large

Eledel Giddings, Member at Large

Kay Sullivan, Past President

Committee Members, Chairs, and Important Roles 2022-2023

  • Assistant to VP of Shows: Joy Ellsworth
  • Bins & Cards: Sue Rumsey
  • Certificates (Membership Committee): Renee Pearson
  • Corresponding Secretary: Bess Woodworth
  • DVD Library: Karen Brungardt
  • Email/Eblasts: Pat Jordon
  • Framers Corner: Michael Dutton, Sue Ritz
  • Gallery Manager: Terri Gay
    • Docent Orientation Chair: Judy Constantine
      • Docent Instructors: Karen Brungardt, Judy Constantine, Kat Manton-Jones
    • Gallery Docent Coordinator: Jean Pascek
    • Gallery Name Tags: Connie Price-Johnson
    • Gallery Scheduler: Charlotte Landis
    • Wall Rental Scheduler: Charlotte Landis
  • Another Pair of Eyes: Bob Jennette and Helen Jennette
  • Gallery Classes Registrar: VACANT, acting Judy Constantine
  • Open Studio: Sally Inman
  • Historian: Sue Mahon
  • Hospitality at General Meeting: VACANT
  • Image Archivist: Sandy Walker
  • Intern Committee: Cindy Engquist, Eledel Giddings
  • Grants and Fundraising Chair: VACANT, acting Cindy Engquist 
    • Grant Committee: Kath Macaulay
    • Jim Click Fundraising : VACANT
  • Marketing Publicity/Promotion Chair: Cindy Engquist
    • Committee:  Risa Waldt, Sue Hildreth, Lisa Bagshaw
    • Facebook/Instagram: VACANT, acting Sadie Dawson
    • Gallery News: Del Marinello
  • Masterpiece (MP) and Website Administrator: Sue Emer
    • MP Gallery Finance: Judy Constantine
    • MP Show-Website Uploads: Judy Constantine
    • MP Website Rental Coordinator: Del Marinello
    • MP Bin & Website Rental Loader: Eledel Giddings
    • MP Website: Sue Emer, Eledel Giddings
  • Member to Member Newsletter: Pat Jordon
  • Membership Administrator:  Connie Price-Johnson
  • New Member Events: Kay Sullivan
  • Policy/Procedures: Kay Sullivan
  • Property Lead(s) – AV equipmentVACANT
    • AV Team: Connie Price-Johnson, Charlotte Landis, Gerd Von Glinski
  • SAWG Collection Coordinator: Michael Dutton
  • SAWG Sketch & Hike Club: Kat Manton Jones
  • Scholarship Chair: Donna Lam
    • Committee: Helen Jennette, Bob Jennette, Marty Plevel, Tracy Lynn Ross, Sue Rumsey, Beverly Taylor
  • Sketchbook Designer: Sandy Walker
  • Sketchbook Editor: Nancy Cole
  • Western Fed Delegate/Alternate: Marty Plevel / Paula Weech
  • Workshop Registrar: VACANT, acting Kay Sullivan
  • Workshop Chair: VACANT, acting Sherry Matlack
    • Committee: Robbie Summers, Renee Pearson, Joyce Becker, Rosemary Carmody, Carolyn Streed, Victoria Wills, Joan Considine, Maureen Henson-Brunke