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SBFAG HOLIDAY PARTY

Monday December 20, 2022 is the SBFAG Holiday Party. It will be at the HOA1 Activity Center from 5-7PM.

The club will provide Ham, rolls, drinks, silverware, and paper goods.

Those whose last name begins with A-I bring sides, J-Q bring appetizers and R-X bring dessert.

We will be doing the Yankee Swap which is so much fun. The gift should be art related and cost around $20.  

If you have any questions, please call or email me:  Renee Pearson – reneepearson40057@yahoo.com or 520-468-2494.

Don’t forget to park above unless you have a golf cart or handicap permit. You may drop off your dessert or appetizer before you park if it is difficult to carry.

We hope to see you all for an evening of fun and to celebrate the season.

Upcoming Classes

There are just a few classes left to wrap up the 2021 Fall Session.

  • Acrylic Painting with Laurie Brussel
  • Fractured Florals with Robbie Summers
  • Scratchboard 2 with Robbie Summers
  • Woven Watercolors with Karen Brungardt

2022 Winter/Spring Classes

We have set up many of the Winter/Spring classes. There is an incredible line-up of great instructors and exciting topics. It is a varied selection of traditional favorites and never before offered techniques. Skip on over the the Art Classes page and start signing up.

Tuesday December 7, we will be hanging new art in the HOA1 Activity Center Gallery. Those artists who currently have art hanging should pick up their pieces at 10:30 am. All new art will be collected from 10:30-11:30.

**SAVE THE DATE** SBFAG Fine Arts Show

Friday February 18-Saturday February 19

Saddlebrooke Fine Arts Guild will host the Fine Arts Show of 2022. The dates are February 18-19, 2022. We will be back in the ballroom and hope to have a celebratory show. It is not too early to be planning and preparing your art.

Here are the Show Guidelines to help you with your preparations. The Show applications will go live on December 15, 2021. There will be a presentation at the January General Meeting to help everyone navigate the Show process.

Artist of the Month

December Artist of the Month: Deb Kress

To learn more about our December Artist of the Month, Deb Kress, check out the Artist of the Month page.

SBFAG Outreach

Art and Wine Night

The final Art and Wine Event of 2021 was a great success. As you can see in the images above, the art piece had a holiday theme. The proceeds from the November 23 event will be donated to Family First, an organization that serves the community of Oracle.

In addition, take a look at the wonderful Thank You that we received from Senior Village…

The next Art and Wine event will be February 22, 2022 and will have a Spring theme. The donations will go to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Dept. K-9 Unit.

Upcoming Classes

Dunes by Laurie Brussel

There are a few class openings available to finish out 2021. The popular Acrylic Painting by Laurie Brussel, starting November 30, still has a couple of spots. In addition, Fractured Florals by Robbie Summers on December 1 still has seats. Use the link below to check out the rest of the classes open in December and watch for the upcoming 2022 schedule soon to be unveiled. Art Classes

Chiaroscuro, What is it and do you use it?

Chiaroscuro-An Italian art term, referring to the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. Have you experimented with this in your art? We would love to see some of your examples. If you have a piece that demonstrates this bold element, send a jpg file to webmaster@sbfag.club. We will highlight these next month.

Art and Wine

$1500 check to Senior Village from the September Art and Wine Event

Saddlebrooke Fine Arts Guild is hosting another Art and Wine Event on November 23. This event is FULL and another one is scheduled for February 12, 2022. Consider volunteering to help for one of these fun evenings. These outreach classes have been extremely popular. They are a great resource for the Guild to give back to the community. In 2021 we have given checks to the Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT), Senior Village of Saddlebrooke, and the November event will give to Family First ( Pregnancy and Family Support of Oracle).

Artist of the Month

Artist of the month, Renee Pearson

The November Artist of the Month is Renee Pearson. Renee Pearson is known for vibrant, larger than life floral, plant and still-life watercolors but the COVID pandemic led her to branch out into other subjects to paint. Check out the complete story here.

November Meeting

Chapel in Barrio Viejo by Teri Gay

We are privileged to have Teri Gay, a local plein air, watercolor artist, present on the topic of Plein Air at the December General Meeting. If you read October’s Guild blog post you will know what plein air means. If not, come on Tuesday December 7 and learn all about it!

On Tuesday December 7, we will be hanging new art in the HOA1 Activity Center Gallery. Watch for specific times and details in the next couple of weeks.

Local Art News

Since November is synonymous with Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving is synonymous with yummy FOOD, wouldn’t this be a great time to make a visit to the University of Arizona Museum of Art to catch their Art of Food Exhibit??

**Save the Date** 2022 SBFAG Fine Art Show

Friday February 18 and Saturday February 19

Saddlebrooke Fine Arts Guild will host the Fine Arts Show of 2022. The dates are February 18-19, 2022. We will be back in the ballroom and hope to have a celebratory show. It is not too early to be planning and preparing your art. As a matter of fact, the Show chairpersons are looking for new images of art work to use in publicity brochures. If you have something to share, email Delys at artshow@sbfag.club by the end of November.

Here are the Show Guidelines to help you with your preparations. The Show applications will go live in January and there will be a presentation at the January General Meeting to help everyone navigate the process.

Guild News

Anyone interested in Plein Air painting?

Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio and create your art outdoors. The practice was embrace by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changes throughout the day, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”

If you are interested in joining a small group of members who want to explore this experience, drop an email note to Karen Brungardt at president@sbfag.club

Upcoming Classes

  • Watercolor Batiks October 21, 9-3
  • Watercolor Sunflowers October 22, 9-3
  • Beginning Drawing starting October 26th

Full Class Schedule

Artist of the Month

October Artist of the Month, Gail Kolenda

Be sure to check out the highlighted artist/guild members each month. October was Gail Kolenda and November will be Renee Pearson. Artist of the Month.

Member Brag Page

Pastel sold by Delys Nast

Did you know that the Saddlebrooke Fine Arts Guild has a “Brag Page“? Well we certainly do, and we love to highlight our member artists. If you have won an award, had an exciting sale, been juried into a show, or even hit 1000 likes on Instagram, let us know. Anything that has been an advance in your art practice deserves a Brag.
AND…if you have a modest fellow member maybe you can brag for them. We want to fill this Brag Page with excitement.

Local Art News

Chihuly in the Desert at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden
  • Celebration of Watercolors Show. This Saturday October 16th our own watercolor members will be displaying their art at Mountain View Ballroom from 10-3. Be sure to stop in and support your friends.
  • Saddlebrooke Ranch ARTwalk October 23 & 24, 11-4 each day. Check it out and support our neighbors
  • Chihuly in the Desert Tickets went on sale this week for the exhibition of the iconic glasswork of Dale Chihuly displayed at the Desert Botanical Garden. The show runs from December 3-June 19.
  • Saddlebrooke Arts and Crafts Fair November 6, 9am-4pm This year will be held in the Artist’s garages again.