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, 8 September, 2016 at 1:00 PM, Anza Room. Reminder: Please wear your name tag to meetings.

Upcoming General Meeting Speakers

8 September ’16    Bonnie Gore    Tools for Doodling    Anza Room
13 October ’16    Tonja Sells    TBA    Anza Room
10 November ’16    Beth Ray    TBA    Anza Room
8 December ’16    Francie Ginocchio    TBA    Anza Room
12 January ’17    Bonnie Paruch    TBA    Anza Room

Board Meeting: The next board meeting will be September 22nd 2016 at 1 PM in the studio.

Studio Closures

The SRAL studio remains closed. The floors are being cleaned and the mold remediation work has taken longer than expected. When it will reopen is still uncertain. In the meantime GVR has allocated time for us at the East Center Art Room. Here is the schedule:

Thanks for your patience as GVR and their team address this situation.


Due to a variety of reasons, the Beginning Italic Calligraphy mini workshop presented by Cathy Rogge has been postponed until the fall. The new information will be announced in an upcoming E-blast as well listed on SRAL's Workshop web-page.

Joyce K Cox,
Mini Workshop Coordinator


The SRAL Last Minute Shows Committee of Marcia Wiener and Mar Stephenson are pleased to inform you of the opportunity to and one or two of your paintings at the East Center during September 2016.

If you are interested, please email the following information Mar Stephenson by Thursday, August 25, 2016:

You must be available to deliver your painting(s) on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2 PM and to pickup your work on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2 PM. There is room for 6 bright colored 36x36 paintings. If we have too many paintings for the available space at the East Center, we will limit participation to one painting per SRAL member and then, if necessary, to the earliest in time to submit the required information. Remember to follow the SRAL guidelines for hanging a painting.

Direct questions to Mar Stephenson or 207-9609 or to Marcia Wiener at 232-3599.


They are sturdy, safer, easy to move around, adjust and use. We hope you enjoy them. Treat them with care.

The old Standing Easels will be available to you for a donation from Mon, Aug 29 – Fri, Sept 9. All easels that are not spoken for or gone after this time will be given to the White Elephant.

They are:

They will be in the Main Studio for you to see and take if you want. Please put donations in the “Donations Can” on the table by the Bulletin Board. Make checks payable to SRAL. Place cash in an envelope with your name on it and the easel number.

If you want one but need time to pick it up. Please write SOLD on it with your name and phone number. For members that are currently out of town, who are interested in one of the easels for sale, please ask a friend to pay and pick the easel up for you. Please remove from the Studio as soon as possible.

For questions contact Joyce Cox or phone 396-3581.


We have an update to the Criteria for Artwork, please see the sections in red in Criteria for Artwork.


We now have an official Donations Policy. It can be found under the Resources menu.

Upcoming Speaker
Bonnie Gore no picture available
Bonnie Gore

September's demo artist is our very own Bonnie Gore, the leader of the Desert Doodlers Group. Bonnie will delight us as she demonstrates her sketches and sketching adventures, tools and techniques.We'll learn how Bonnie uses her phone to create wonderful images, as well as fairly inexpensive tools such as the Elegant Writer pens. Bonnie will give us some great ideas on using these pens in various ways.

After retiring from banking in 1998, I pursued my love of art. I have taken many workshops in oil and watercolor from artists mostly in the midwest and Canada. My art has been featured in solo and combined shows in Indiana at several venues and at the Desert Hills, East Center, and Canoa Hills recreation centers in Green Valley. I have earned awards but mostly I paint to fulfill a personal passion to create something interesting and/or beautiful.

Some of Bonnie Gore’s work
Some of Bonnie Gore’s work

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Latest Update: 08/24/2016