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

Mailing address: P.O. Box 264, Green Valley, AZ 85622

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, see the Monitor's page.
For more information contact the President, Nancy Wesorick.

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, March 29th at 1 PM In The Main Studio

Next General Meeting: Thursday, 12 April, 2018 at 10:00 AM, in the Anza Room.
NOTE: Start Time Change

Reminder: Please wear your name tag to meetings.

Upcoming General Meeting Speakers

12 Apr ’18    John Schooley    The details of water color painting    Anza Room
10 May ’18    Myrna York    Sumi E painting    Anza Room

Board Meeting: The next board meeting will be March 29th 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Main Studio.

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Time Change for the April General Meeting

The April 12, 2018 General meeting will be at 10:00 am-noon. Notice the time change. The reason for this change is that GVR could not give us our room at the regular time. I realize this is not perfect. Unfortunately, SRAL has no control over this matter. I will be making many announcements about this change in future e-blasts and at meetings.

Changes to the Way applications are Submitted

In the past applications for membership and shows had to be mailed or delivered by hand. Although this option remains we are trying, wherever possible, to allow for submission online. Because we live in a world with "bad actors", certain steps will need to be taken to prevent attacks our website. To this end I have made some changes, mostly invisible (hopefully), as always if you see something that doesn't look right let me know ASAP. Meanwhile in the next month or so you will see a "reCAPTCHA" box on forms that can be submitted electronically. The first is on the "WS Leader Info" form under the "Forms" drop down menu. If you have not seen one of these before you must check the box next to "I'm not a robot" and correctly identify the pictures presented before hitting the submit button. If you have questions, suggestions or complaints please get in touch with me, Skip.

Changes to the Main Studio Table Layout

On Thursday, January 25, 2018 the SRAL Board agreed that the table configuration in the Main Studio will change. The tables will be set facing the Gallery wall. This will make set-up easier for some of our special interest groups. All groups are welcome to move the tables to meet their needs but must return tables to the original configuration when finished.


Have you ever wondered what the Santa Rita Art League is about?

Was your first thought “Art?” Maybe it was people or friends. Well, that would be true but being a Club or organization of Green Valley Recreation means we must have a purpose and that is formally called our Mission.

Mission The mission of the Santa Rita Art League of GVR is to promote an awareness, appreciation, and development of talent for all two-dimensional fine art forms. This provides us with a vision and focus. Promoting… awareness, appreciation, and development of talent for all forms of two-dimensional fine art forms. How do we do this Promoting? Let us count the ways! Watch for Promoting… in our EBlasts!

Promoting… Our Studio! We are fortunate to have a well-equipped studio for the use of all our members. It has three rooms and a kitchen and library. We have tables, chairs, easels, matt making table, computer and printers, a printing press, lockers and slots to rent for storage, and so many other tools to help you with producing your art. It is a place for us to come to paint. This is where we go to meet other artists, make friends, take part in all the groups, workshops and activities we offer. We are warm and welcoming people like you!

Upcoming Speaker
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John Schooley

John Schooley is pursuing his passion, painting. Following a 30+ year career in the advertising industry working for various graphic art studios and advertising agencies, John chose to focus mainly on his art. A self taught artist, his primary medium is watercolor. He works from digital or conventional photographs to create compositions including, but not limited to, floral, still life, landscapes, animals, buildings, portraits, and beach and southwestern scenes among others. John strives to capture light, depth, and contrast in his paintings with a method crossing between realism and impressionism.

John relocated to Tubac, AZ, via Ohio and Las Cruces, respectively. He was the permanent artist in four galleries and a gallery in Texas. John is a member of the Southern Arizona Water Color Society.

Today, there is no greater reward for John than to see the emotional expressions on a viewer’s face when they connect with one of his paintings. "Concept and color are subjective; what the viewer feels, priceless."

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Latest Update: 03/09/2018