President’s message…

Hello everyone,

I am honored to be your president for the Summerville Artist Guild. I’d like to thank our SAG Governing Board Members past and present for volunteering their time and efforts to make this guild the best it can be.

The Summerville Artist Guild was started by people who shared a common bond and wanted to see artists, art lovers, and those who wanted to learn more about art have a place to come together as a family. We’d like to thank these volunteers for their commitment and service as they move on: Carol Trhlik–Secretary, Diane Watkins–Treasurer, and Bernadette Wladyka–Facebook. We wish y’all well and look forward to seeing you at our SAG events.

We appreciate everyone’s ideas, participation and continued support as we look to the future in bringing you interesting ways to share with each other and strive to keep your creative juices flowing.

All Summerville Artist Guild events at this time are subject to change

as we continue to look forward to a healthier tomorrow. September is sure to be busy. As events start to take place again and our parks, beaches and stores open up to more people the Summerville Artist Guild continues to plan for the future. We continue to check out the website and our local and national officials suggestions. In the meantime:

Light up your life with creativity. Make your brushes sing and your strokes come alive. Get ready for our Summerville Artist Guild 44th Annual Judged Exhibition for exhibiting members to be held at the North Charleston City Gallery in September 2020.

At the moment, FlowerTown Festival is Sept. 4–Sept. 6, 2020

If you’d like to sign up to help out at the tent, please email Denise Jacob at or Jan Kelley at

Our first SAG Members Meeting in the fall is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2020. Dee Beard Dean is on tap to do a demonstration in oil.
Thank you to everyone who sent in a Favorite Recipe, a Famous Quote from an artist and/or a Tip for Painters. If you have not done so or would like to, please send them to me. This is for fun and/or to get credit toward the 2 meetings needed to be in the show in September. Please look further in the newsletter to see a couple of recipes, etc. I’ve received so far.  They all sound yummy!

As we continue to look to the future with our SAG meetings, workshops, an events we’d like to invite everyone to reach out to one another to say hi; share a story; talk about family, friends, and art. Perhaps you have a group of friends in our guild you regularly keep in touch with to paint, draw, and/or be creative with; would you consider inviting others to do the same or would you like to start a group? Does anyone use Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet. Check them out! It could be fun! Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to try one.
I hope to see y’all soon.
For the Love of Art,
Jan Kelley