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, October 26th at 1 PM In The studio

Next General Meeting: Thursday, 9 November, 2017 at 1:00 PM, in the Anza Room.

Reminder: Please wear your name tag to meetings.

Upcoming General Meeting Speakers

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
8 Mar ’18    TBA    No Scheduled Speaker    Anza Room

Board Meeting: The next board meeting will be October 26th 2017 at 1:00 PM in the studio.

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Access to Studio

Next week there will be no access to the road leading in and out of the Springs on Monday the 23rd and Thursday the 26th due to road sealing.

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.

Upcoming Speaker
Rick Wheeler no picture available
Rick Wheeler

Acrylic Landscape: A Painterly Approach

Rick will show us his approach to creating a landscape painting.

Originally from California, Rick has lived in the Four Corners region of the American southwest since 1994. The cultural and natural history of the area has been a heavy influence on his work, which includes landscape, wildlife, and figurative.

Rick attended the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as the San Francisco Academy of Art University. He was awarded a scholarship to study drawing and painting at the Institute, and later studied illustration at the Academy. Rick holds an A.A. degree in graphic design, and a B.A. in Fine Art from Prescott College, Arizona.

When not producing work for exhibit or clients, Rick enjoys teaching at the Art Institute wing of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (entering his 13th year), and as a mentor at Prescott College, Tucson. He also conducts 1 to 3-day workshops for individuals, small groups, and art organizations both locally and nationally, on request.

Some of Rick Wheeler’s work
Some of Rick Wheeler’s work

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Latest Update: 10/18/2017