Benefits of being a PAG member:
The Phoenix Artists Guild meets every 4th Monday of the month (except on holidays), from August through May. Meetings are held at:
Arizona Artists Guild Building, at 18411 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ.
6:00 – 6:45pm: Critique of Member work in progress (guests are invited to watch.)
6:45 – 7:15pm: Business Meeting
7:15 – 7:30pm: Refreshments
7:30 – 8:30pm: Guest Artist Demonstration
8:30pm – 9:00pm: Informal discussion with Demonstrator
Board Meetings are on the 1st Monday of each month, (except on holidays); from 9:30 – 11:30 am. at the home of Julie Frye.
The Phoenix Artists Guild promotes artistic activity and art appreciation, and offers instructional aid through seminars, workshops, and art exhibits.
Most of the members are juried members of Arizona Art Alliance. The members produce and display their art in art shows, sale events and exhibits, displaying juried fine art, including two and three-dimensional pieces. Members also participate in community outreach projects.
Funding for Guild projects is generated through membership dues, art shows, sponsors and donations. Services performed by Guild members are on a volunteer basis without compensation. The Guild identifies a primary outreach program, collecting food items at every meeting, with two major drives per year – its Christmas Party, & Spring Show – consistent with our designated recipients’ needs.
Phoenix Artists Guild is currently collecting items to be sent to active military personnel overseas. For a complete list of suggested items visit: www.militaryfamilysupportgroup.org
The Christopher Messana Scholarship Fund was created by his family in his memory, to benefit art students in Phoenix, and is managed by the Phoenix Artists Guild. Art students at Washington Activity Center and Washington High School, as well as Phoenix Artists Guild member art students, have benefited from this Fund.
Christopher Messana was a friend and student of art, who enjoyed trying out new media, with watercolor being is favorite. Mr. Messana started painting in second grade, then then studied and worked in various media, even creating industrial art and works in graphic arts. He was accepted at the Art Institute of Chicago, but came to Arizona instead and studied art in Tempe. Christopher said "I appreciate all art media, but watercolor is an especially beautiful and complex painting method. It allows you to be open to experimenting with different tools until you find the ones that work for you. I love the way that by accident I find the image I want to paint. There is a mystery in watercolor that has always kept me challenged and intrigued.”