Annual Show: January 31 - February 10, 2019


Open Studios Spring 2019:

Artists: Please click on the link below to sign up for the 2019 Spring Open studios.

2019 Spring Open Studios Artist Application


SVAC’s Annual Show

All SVAC Artists are encouraged to join together to share innovative works celebrating the 18th SVAC Annual Exhibition entitled “Beginning Anew.” Our Annual Show will be from January 31, 2019 thru Feb 10, 2019. All entries must be submitted online and paid for via PayPal.

Enter thru the SVAC website;

Dates:  Dec 1st Deadline for Application, Fee and Commentary
            Jan 29th Take-In 9am-12am, Artist Pages Due
            Jan 31st Exhibition Opens to the Public
            Feb 1st Opening Reception 5-8pm
            Feb 6th Member Meeting at the Show 6-8pm
            Feb 11th Take-Down 9-11am

For questions or concerns please contact Darleene Nelson at
(928) 254-1914  or Laura Pokorny (928) 301-2503

The Annual SVAC Show –by Darlenne Nelson
 It has been brought to my attention that the title “Beginning Anew” for SVAC 2019 show is confusing.  It is meant to be an opening for any member to bring new work to be shown at the annual show this February 2019.  If you wish to try to paint something that is of a theme for “Beginning Anew” that is okay.  BUT it can also mean an exhibition of NEW WORK by members.  It can be any new piece.  It can be any new direction for you… and everything that one can imagine.  It was meant to be very open ended. 
 That said it is a non juried show.  Any work done within the past year can be entered.  We only ask that it be within the size limitation and created within the past year.  It is SVAC’s  opportunity to be seen/heard by a greater audience in the Verde Valley.  Your art is your voice, your visual means of communication.  Share with us.  

We Want to Hear From You
If you have art related announcements, or opportunities for the Newsletter;
ideas for meeting programs, or fieldtrips, contact Mike Upp at


Here is the SVAC Meeting schedule for the next 12 months plus.
Please mark your calendars accordingly and plan to attend.


NOVEMBER 28......Open Studio Kick-Off Meeting for Spring Tour
    (Note:This is a week later than usual due to Thanksgiving)


FEBRUARY 6 .........Meeting at the Annual Exhibition
MARCH 16 (SAT)....Field Trip to Reitz Ranch Ceramic Studio
MAY 15....................Open Studios • Fall Tour Kick Off and Recruitment
JULY 17....................SVAC Annual Meeting
SEPTEMBER 18......Annual Exhibition Discussion
NOVEMBER 20.......Open Studios • Spring Kick Off and Recruitment