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 Marg Burt.

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.


Next General Meeting: Thursday, 11 May, 2017 at 1:00 PM, in the Anza Room.

Reminder: Please wear your name tag to meetings.

Upcoming General Meeting Speakers

11 May ’17    Cerise Vaden    TBA    Anza Room
8 Jun ’17    Pat Dolan    TBA    Anza Room
13 Jul ’17    Nancy Sheppard    TBA    Anza Room
10 Aug ’17    TBA    TBA    Anza Room
14 Sep ’17    TBA    No Scheduled Speaker    Anza Room

Board Meeting: The next board meeting will be May 25th 2017 at 1:00 PM in the studio.

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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Past eBlasts are now available on our website. Look under the Home dropdown menu and select "eBlasts".

SIG Opportunities

GVR is offering dates at the recreation centers for showing SRAL artwork. This opportunity is open to the special interest groups at this time. The following month/location is still available:

Contact Nancy Wesorick if your group wants to show your great works of art!

Francie Gnocchio’s Handout on Tack Iron

Francie Gnocchio’s blue handout sheet on Tack Iron at A TASTE OF TACK-IRON COLLAGE.

Upcoming Speaker
Cerese Vaden no picture available
Cerese Vaden

This demonstration will cover several seemingly unrelated techniques which can be used individually or in combination, and are especially useful for mixed media, collage and paper projects.
Quick and fun methods for creating and layering textures and stencils for monoprints and mixed media work; Plexi sheet, Drypoint printed with water-based wax crayons (no oil inks required.) Wonderful collage and mixed media pressure based adhesive (Gudy) that makes traditional glues almost obsolete!

Raised on a secluded ranch in rural central Idaho Cerese Vaden’s early life was an anachronism. Butter churning, making bread, gathering eggs and feeding bum lambs were among the weekly chores.
Avid reading and family trips across the country allowed her to recognize the microcosm she lived in, but not until post graduate school did she learn to truly appreciate that microcosm.

Jobs in house painting, cake decorating, floral design, greenhouse gardening and advertising supported her educational and artistic pursuits. Her longest lasting job (as an associate professor at the University of Arizona) came shortly after pursuing an MFA in studio art.

She misses the butter churning, and even the bum lambs.

Some of Cerese Vaden’s work
Some of Cerese Vaden’s work

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Latest Update: 04/22/2017