The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) is an organization of artisans and craftsmen from several states, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina, brought together to promote the business and professional development of its member artists.
We are part of the historic Art Center in Blue Ridge, GA. We hold several members only shows each year (at least one is a traveling exhibition) and sponsor the National Juried Show for members and non-members.
SAAG has monthly educational meetings, Show and Tell sessions, social events, access to master's level classes, and a credentialing program. Members also enjoy the camaraderie of meeting with fellow artists. Chartered in 2007 with only 25, we have now grown to almost 160 members. Won't you join us? Please visit our Membership Page for more information.
2019 Executive Board Members
Luce Van Asten - President
Rita Poole - Vice President
Brenda Chambers - Secretary
Betty Schaefer - Treasurer
Suzanne Deslaurers - Program Chair
Marilyn Williamson - Hospitality Chair
Marla McCormick - Membership Chair
Luce Van Asten - Away Venue Chair
Kim Hamby - Signature Member Chair
Irene Klangos - Guild Photographer/Facebook Chair
Nadine Yawn - Website Chair
Irene Klangos - National Juries Show Chair