Phoenix Artist Guild Meetings

PAG Monthly Meetings


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. 

Meeting Agenda:

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

Meeting Dates for 2020


January 27th

February 24th

March 23rd

April 27th

May  25th

June - no meeting

July - no meeting

August 24th

September 28th 

October 26th

November 23rd

December - to be determined

PAG Meetings

January 27, 2020



Liz Kenyon worked as a book cover illustrator for Harper Collins in New York City for 15 years and was known for her ability to make a lasting “first impression”.

Throughout her art career she remained focused on individuality and a desire to connect with the viewer.  As a pastelist, Liz has presented many one women shows 

and received numerous place awards.

She was published with a four page feature in a French publication “Pratique Des Arts”. 

She was one of the top ten finalists in The Artist Magazines’s Annual Juried Competition “Over Sixty Competition” 

in 2016 and 2018.  She won Best of Show in Arizona Pastel Artist Association’s Fall Juried exhibition held at the Scottsdale Artist School 

and is a Distinguished Member of the Arizona Pastel Artist Association. 

She has been a soft pastel instructor at the Scottsdale Artist School since 2011.

Past Guest Demonstrator


Plein Aire painter Matt Sterbenz

"I seek to achieve a greater understanding of the landscape that surrounds me. As an avid hiker, I desire to convey our earth from vantage points that many would otherwise overlook. Rather than simply portraying a landscape, I strive to paint the experience of being outdoors. Referencing work that I have created outside allows me to produce paintings in the studio that have a lighter, more atmospheric feel to them. It is with this painting process that I hope to share my outdoors experience with others."


General Meeting



Monday, August  26, 2010


Artist of the Month


BetteLou Tobin with her winning scratchboard painting, "Two Racoons"

Installation of Officers

Our newly installe

Our newly installed officers for the coming year.

Matt Sterbenz demo


Beautiful rendition by Matt Sterbenz of the Grand Canyon features a 1/3 light and 2/3 dark composition. An exciting presentation!

Now Showing


Washington Activity Center is currently showing members' paintings in their auditorium. 

Watching the demo


Guest demonstrators share their techniques and expertise at each monthly meeting. It is a great learning experience!

Lois Miller  “Navajo Woman”

Artist of the Month/Year

Artist of the year, Lois Miller (2018-2019)

Guidelines for Artist of The Month: 

An "Artist of the Month" is selected every month from August to April, and open to all members of the Guild.  Artists are limited to one framed work each Month. 

Artists awarded Artists of the Month are not eligible for further monthly competition.  All Artists of the Month are automatically entered in the Artist of the Year Event, held in May.

Artist of the Year will then be chosen from those qualifying artists. (If you have sold the awarded work you may substitute another work for the May event.)

Artist of the Month

Paint and Participate for your chance to be recognized as the next Artist of the Month!