BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

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.