Benefits of Your SAWG Membership

When you join the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, you not only become part of an active creative community but your membership provides you with a variety of valuable benefits.  The list of these benefits grows each year as new ideas for member experiences are continuously imagined.  There’s something for every artist or art lover in a SAWG membership.  

  • September through April - monthly General Monthly Meetings with demonstrations by nationally known artists in November, January, February and March, followed by two or four day workshops by those artists

  • Tuesday morning Plein air painting, "Paint Outs", around town.

  • Open Studio - Tuesdays from 9am – 12pm at our gallery

  • New shows every 5 - 6 weeks in our gallery, each with artists’ reception, awards ceremony and opportunities to sell your work in the gallery and on our website.

  • Five levels of membership recognition – Student, Member, Juried Member, Signature and Saguaro

  • SAWG is a member of the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies - your membership entitles you to apply to be part of this prestigious regional show

  • Extensive DVD library – rental $1 a month, list on website

  • Teach and/or take classes at the Gallery.

  • SAWG Video Club: Meets last Monday of each month. Club members watch and paint along to a video club members choose.

  • ”Another Pair of Eyes” – free supportive review of your painting by Signature/Saguaro members

  • Capabilities to sell your cards, matted bin paintings or prints in our gallery.

  • Discounts at Sarnoff Artist Materials and Arizona Art Supply.

  • Framer’s Corner – get help with framing design and order framing materials at near wholesale prices, then get expert help on completing your framing. Click here to view an introduction about this program. 

  • Participate in our Scholarship program

  • Enjoy a New Member Event in the spring.

  • Socialize and learn from other artists

  • Prestige from belonging to the largest and most established active art group in Southern Arizona!

  • A big benefit of being a member is the member discount on premier workshops as much as $100.

  • SAWG members are able to sign up for Arizona Watercolor Association workshops at AWA rates 6 weeks prior to the workshop under a reciprocal agreement between the two societies.