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, 14 September, 2017 at 1:00 PM, in the Anza Room.

Reminder: Please wear your name tag to meetings.

Upcoming General Meeting Speakers

14 Sep ’17    Betsy Kimbrough    Cold Wax on a Hot Summer Day    Anza Room
12 Oct ’17    Michaehlin 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    TBA    Anza Room
11 Jan ’18    Judy Wegenast    Pastel Layering    Anza Room

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

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Note Workshop Date Change

Due to an illness, Betsy’s workshop has been postponed until August 9th.

Last Minute Show Opportunity

The SRAL Last Minute Shows Committee is pleased to inform you of the opportunity to hang your paintings at the Las Campanas Social Center starting August 28 through September 30, 2017.

If you are interested, please email the following information for each painting to Mar Stephenson by Saturday, August 12, 2017: You must be available to deliver your painting(s) to Las Campanas on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:30 PM and to pickup your work on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3 PM. Remember to follow the SRAL Criteria for Artwork. Direct questions to Mar Stephenson at 520-207-9609.

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.

eBlasts on website

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

Opportunity To Show Artwork

GVR is offering SRAL members an opportunity to show their art. If you or anyone in your group is interested in using these dates to show art contact Susan Ettl.

Upcoming Speaker
Betsy Kimbrough no picture available
Betsy Kimbrough

Cold Wax on a Hot Summer Day Let's explore this versatile and intriguing medium: Cold Wax and oil paint. It's a luscious medium to use to create both realistic and abstract work. We will explore the tools, substrates, some techniques and a demonstration of the painting process. Resources for further exploration of the process will be provided. Come and see how the luscious colored wax goes on the substrate, but be forewarned, it is an enticing new medium.

Betsy Kimbrough became a full time artist when she retired from her career almost 10 years ago. She always knew she would pursue art fully when she had the time to do so. Classes, workshops, books, magazines and other artists became her teachers as she sought the information she needed to explore watercolor, pastels, oils, mixed media and most recently cold wax. She continues to use all the media, just not at the same time, letting the subject or situation determine the medium.

Recent awards: 2017

SRAL: Briggs - Honorable Mention

Members Juried - First Place- Representational

CPAC: Art of Recycle - Second Place

Honorable Mention

Art Teacher for The INN Artists at La Posada Retirement Community

SRAL Volunteer -co leader of Collage Mixed Media group

Shows work at GVR Recreation Centers and Posada Java

Some of Betsy Kimbrough’s work
Some of Betsy Kimbrough’s work

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Latest Update: 08/09/2017