Santa Rita art League of GVR
921 W. Via Rio Fuerte (Santa Rita Springs Social Center)
Green Valley, AZ      ph. 547-3976

The studio is open from 9 AM – 8 PM daily if a monitor is present. Monitor training is usually available following the monthly general meeting, or contact Deborah Gregory

The Santa Rita Art League of GVR welcomes two-dimensional artists in any media and promotes an awareness, appreciation, and development of talent in various forms of visual art. Membership is open to all members and tenants of Green Valley Recreation, Inc.

Board Meeting Thursday, September 28th at 1 PM In The Fiesta Room

Next General Meeting: Thursday, 12 October, 2017 at 1:00 PM, in the Anza Room.

Reminder: Please wear your name tag to meetings.

Upcoming General Meeting Speakers

12 Oct ’17    Michaelin Otis    Painting the Soul - Watercolor Animal Portrait    Anza Room
9 Nov ’17    Rick Wheeler    Acrylic Landscape: A Painterly Approach    Anza Room
14 Dec ’17    Phil Starke    How to Suggest Light    Anza Room
11 Jan ’18    Judy Wegenast    Pastel Layering    Anza Room
8 Feb ’18    TBA    TBA    Anza Room

Board Meeting: The next board meeting will be September 28th 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Fiesta Room.

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Note Studio Closure

GVR will be installing new lights in the studio therefore the studio will be closed from September 25th through September 29th.

Art Auction

For the 3rd year in a row, there will be an Art auction held at Posada Java to benefit the Food Bank. It will be held on Friday, Jan. 19th, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. Donations of paintings are needed, and can be dropped off at our SRAL studio. The back of the donation should have the artist’s name, name of the painting, and the (ordinarily) suggested price for the piece. In the past, several thousand dollars has been raised for this cause, and it creates a great reputation for the quality of our work. Only one painting per artist is needed.

Thank you,
Harriet Ayer

Design Study Group

This is to announce the dissolution of the Design Study Group. I have talked to Susan Ettl and Betsy Kimbrough who lead the Collage Mixed Media Group; and since we overlap in many ways, we have agreed to integrate the study of design and composition into CMM. Please join me there. Thanks for everything,
Jean Makela

New Oil Painting Group

Beginning in September 2017, the Oil Painters of the Art League (OPAL) will be meeting at the SRAL studio on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. This new, special interest group will be open to all SRAL members who wish to learn the art of oil painting and to those painters who wish to expand their knowledge and skills.

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Upcoming Speaker
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Michaelin Otis

Painting the Soul - Painting an Animal Portrait in Watercolor

Michaelin will demonstrate how to paint a beautiful portrait that really captures the feeling and the personality of the animal you are portraying!

A full time artist for more than 30 years, Michaelin is the author of "Watercolor for the Fun of it, Painting People ", she is contributing author of "Watercolor Portraits, The Essential Guide", and is featured in "Splash 9", two books by Karlyn Holman, and the latest book by Nancy Reyner. She has illustrated ten wonderful children's books. Michaelin owned and operated her own gallery and teaching studio in MN for 18 years, where she taught 3 - 4 classes a week. She has also traveled and taught workshops all over the US, Mexico and Guatemala.

Since relocating in Green Valley, Michaelin is focusing on collage, charcoal, and watercolor. The colors of the west have totally inspired her.

Michaelins watercolors and collages have won numerous awards nationally, and have earned her signature memberships in The Louisiana Watercolor Society, The Taos National Society of Watercolor and Silver Signature in Artist's Changing tomorrow. She has been in several national publications, including Southwest Art, Watercolor Magic (Artist's to watch in 2002), Western Art Collector and Artist's Magazine.

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Latest Update: 09/22/2017