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.
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. Next meeting September 14th. Starts with 6:30 pm Social Hour, then 7:00 pm Meeting.
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Kay Sullivan, President
Jenny Clark, VP of Programs
Janine "Goldie" Aguilar, VP of Shows
Lora Wright, Treasurer
Pat Inman & Anne Leonard, Secretary (shared position)
Beverly Heasley & Tad Lamb, Member at Large (shared positon)
Paula Weech, Member at Large
Sue Ritz, Member at Large
Karyn Vampotic, Past President