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Siskiyou Artists Association Meeting by Betsey Shuteroff
February 20, 2022

Critique Artist: Chris Schneider

The Siskiyou Artists Association, (SAA) recently met at the Lake Shastina
Community Center for their first official meeting of 2022. President Bea
Whiteman-Duran conducted the meeting, welcoming guests and members, noting
it to be the first regular meeting following lifting of COVID restrictions.
During the business part of the meeting members voted on a slate of officers for
the coming year, and received reports from Scholarship committee chair Betty
Swartz, Treasurer and website updates by Sharon Swingle, and newsletter editor
Barbara (Bee) Soule.

The 64th Annual Art Show will again be co-chaired by members Anne McTavish
and Karen Copsey; they announced the show is scheduled for September
through November at the Siskiyou Art Museum in Dunsmuir. Planned is a
critique printed commentary format displayed with each piece of art rather than
a judging awarding placement ribbons. This is will done by a visiting
professional artist.

Planning for the year ahead was discussed and will include critiques of
member’s artwork as well as possible workshops and recruitment of guest
artists to participate in these activities. Following results of a survey of member
interests for programs to come, it was determined particular interest for
workshops/demos of plein air (on location) techniques and skills.
The business meeting was followed with a critique of art brought by attending
members. The discussion was led by noted Mount Shasta artist Chris Schneider.
A multimedia artist and designer, he led an informative and interactive
conversation about each piece, focusing on “first impressions” when looking at
art.

Closing the meeting with light refreshments, the favorite art works of the day
were chosen by the members. The favorites of the “art of the month” were
Karen Copsey’s oil “First Snow” and Betsey Shuteroff’s pastel “Along the
Gallatin.” The next meeting of the Siskiyou Artists will be April 24, 2022 at the Lake
Shastina Community Center. Critique artist TBA. Guests are always welcome.