Our 65th Annual Member’s Art Show

The 65th annual SAA annual art show is showing NOW at the Siskiyou Arts Museum. Our critique artist for the show was Charlie Mills. It is one of our best shows yet. If you have not had a chance to see it, please do so!

The entry form and rules for the current year are below. We will update this for 2024 member’s show soon!

Calendar for 2023

Entry Forms DueFriday, August 12, 2023
Deliver Art WorkSaturday, September 2, Siskiyou Arts Museum
Reception*Saturday, September 9, 2023, 4-7PM (*following CDC guidelines)
Hang the ShowTuesday, September 5, 2023
Critique ArtistTuesday, September 5, 2023
Art Show OpensSaturday, September 9, 2023
Art Show ClosesSaturday, November 4, 2023
Pick Up Art WorkSunday, November 5, 2023

Critique Artist for 2023: Charlie Mills

Charlie Mills began painting as a very young child. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond to study commercial art, but was already drawn to abstract painting. Charlie later attended graduate school at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. After spending his early career working as a graphic artist and sign painter, Charlie and his wife Linda moved to Myrtle Beach, SC where he spent over thirty years creating murals and painting portraits.

Charlie and his wife recently moved back to California, settling near Yreka. Charlie is best known for his abstract paintings which have been shown in a number of southeastern galleries and in numerous exhibits. Locally, Charlie was the featured artist in Marble Rim Gallery’s 2021 member’s show. In February 2022 Charlie collaborated with Joaquin Delaluz for the two man show, SPIRIT, at Liberty Arts. Charlie exhibited his colorful abstract steel sculpture, “Scrap Family” in Liberty Arts DISCARDED show in April of this year. We are excited to have Charlie Mills as our critique artist this year! You can read more about him on his website here: https://charliemillsart.com/artist-bio/


Original art only. No reproductions, including Giclee prints or other inkjet copies.

  • Acrylic
  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Oil
  • Pastel
  • Printmaking (e.g., etching, lithography, etc.)
  • 3-D (e.g., sculpture, woodcarving)
  • Water Media
  • Other (e.g., encaustic, alcohol ink)

Sorry, no photography or digital art.


There will be no awards presented again in 2023. We will have a viewer’s favorite visitors poll. Charlie Mills, the critique artist, will provide a critique for each piece in the show, and each artist will be provided with a copy of the critique for their work.


SAA members only.

Rules of Entry

  1. Maximum number of entries:  Each member may submit 2 artworks plus one alternate (3 total).   The alternate will be displayed if space allows. 
  2. Entry fee is $10 for one to three pieces.
  3. 2-D art must be dry, properly framed, and ready to hang. WIRE HANGERS ONLY. If your work is not ready to hang, it will not be accepted.
  4. Art must be original (i.e., no reproductions), completed by the artist within the past three years, and not previously shown at the SAA Annual Show.
  5. Art may not be removed prior to the scheduled pick-up date of November 5, 2023. Art not picked up by 6:00 p.m. on that date may be charged a storage fee of $5.00 per day.
  6. Late entry forms and late art will not be accepted.
  7. SAA will have full authority over positioning and display.
  8. SAA reserves the right to refuse any entry.
  9. Artists agree to allow SAA to photograph any entries and use those photographs for show publicity.
  10. Artists are encouraged to provide a biography and business cards to facilitate the sale of their art. Artists who sell work at the show will contribute 40% of the selling price to the Siskiyou Arts Museum, (this is their standard commission.)
  11. Artists agree to retrieve their work on the pick up date listed, or to make arrangements to have it picked up by someone else on that date.  SAA and Siskiyou Arts Museum assume absolutely no responsibility for art that is left at SAM beyond the designated pick-up date
  12. SAA will take utmost care in handling the art but assumes no liability for loss or damage.

Entry Fees

Member’s entry fee is $10 for 1-3 pieces.

Entry in this show indicates acceptance of all rules as listed above.

Questions: E-mail us at siskiyouartists@gmail.com.

Scholarship Fundraiser

Again this year we will hold a silent auction to raise money for our scholarships. They may be framed or matted and protected in plastic (if appropriate), and must be no larger than 9″ x 12″ (framed). All proceeds will go to the Scholarship Fund.

If you have agreed to donate cards for sale at the show or pieces for the silent auction, please bring them with your entries on September 2nd. Proceeds from the card sales will go to the Siskiyou Arts Museum.