As many other organizations SAA has been cautious in returning to in person meetings. Most of the year’s large group meetings in 2021 were cancelled with the board officers meeting virtually several times during the year. Thankfully, we were able to have our membership show this year.

We have scheduled a final meeting for the year, Sunday, December 5th at the Siskiyou Performing Arts Center (SPAC.) The meeting starts at 2:00 PM sharp with a demonstration by Darlene Southworth starting at 2:30 PM. SPAC is located adjacent to the Yreka Public Library, at 311 Yreka Street, corner of Yreka and Oregon Street parallel to Main Street. There is some parking available in the Library parking lot. As we have not had much time together as a membership, there are many items to discuss on the agenda: board elections, goals, 2022 meeting dates, 2022 workshops and more. Masks preferred.

Our members range from beginning artists to skilled professionals. All you need to join is enthusiasm for visual arts and $25. Just complete the membership form below and mail it with a check for annual dues ($25 for an individual or $35 per family) to Siskiyou Artists Association, P. O. Box 1654, Mount Shasta, CA 96067.

SAA is a non-profit organization governed by bylaws filed with the State of California.

2021 SAA Officers

PresidentBea Duran-Whiteman
Vice PresidentAnne Hill

2021 SAA Committee Chairpersons

Art Show Chair(s)Anne McTavish
Karen Copsey
Silent AuctionAnn Jensen
Membership ChairDarlene Ball
HistorianMary Carpelan
NewsletterBarbara Soule
PublicityBetsey Shuteroff
ScholarshipsBetty Swartz
Web SiteSharon Swingle

2021 Board Advisors

AdvisorBetty Swartz
AdvisorBetsey Shuteroff
AdvisorSuzanne Mamedalin

The above Officers, Chairpersons, and Advisors constitute the SAA Board of Directors.

Monthly Meetings

General meetings are usually held in February, April, June, July, and October. There are no general meetings in March, May, August, September, November, and December. Meetings begin at 2:00 p.m.; however, if you plan to bring your art to a critique meeting, be sure to be there with your artwork no later than 1:30 p.m.

2021 SAA Meeting Schedule

No general meetings are planned at this time. Members will be notified if we are able to meet before the Annual Show.

February Cancelled due to Pandemic
AprilCancelled due to Pandemic
JulyIn person meeting/Luncheon, Weed Community Center, July 25th, Willo Balfrey demo
OctoberCancelled (Board met virtually Oct. 17)
DecemberIn person meeting at the Siskiyou Performing Arts Center in Yreka at 2PM December 5th

In a typical year, SAA meetings are held at the Lake Shastina Community Center (click this link for directions and a map), 15244 Driftwood Lane, Lake Shastina. At each critique meeting, up to three Artworks of the Month are selected by a vote of the members and guests present. At the October meeting, members vote for the Artwork of the Year from among those works selected at the critique meetings. Click HERE to see our past award winners!

Critique Criteria

  1. The artwork must be submitted by 1:30 p.m. on the critique meeting day.
  2. Artists may submit one piece of art per critique meeting.
  3. The artist must be present.
  4. Art must be dry and ready to hang or display. Watercolors must be matted but do not need to be framed.
  5. The artist’s name, the title of the piece, and the medium used must be noted on the back or bottom of the work.
  6. Guests may present art work to be critiqued.
  7. Three artworks will be selected by vote of the members present as Artworks of the Month.
  8. The winning artworks and artists will have their picture taken for the local newspaper. Winning artists are reminded to make themselves and their artwork available to the photographer immediately at the close of the meeting.

All critiques are conducted by professional artists and art instructors from Northern California or Southern Oregon.