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

February 24, 2020

January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020


Mark Christopher – Oil

Outstanding artist, Mark Christopher, is returning as PAG’s demonstrator on February 24th. Mark Christopher was an artist before he ever claimed the name. His journey to creating and teaching art was a leap of faith that began in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, where he originally planned to pursue a career in physics. In 2011, he followed his true calling to be a full-time artist into the Arizona desert. Since then, he’s committed to his explosive passionfor painting, drawing, teaching, and unbridled self-expression. 

Many of Mark’s images convey a profound serenity that’s hard to find in the modern world. Yet, his love for justice drives him to constantly think of ways to take the difficult but necessary journey of making peace a reality for those suffering from social oppression. His ultimate artistic goal is to re-connect viewers and patrons withwhat matters most: our true selves, our fellow human beings, and living in harmony with nature. Mark’s Web site is:

January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020

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.


General Meeting

Installation of Officers

Artist of the Month



Monday, August  26, 2010


Artist of the Month

Installation of Officers

Artist of the Month


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

Installation of Officers

Installation of Officers

Installation of Officers

Our newly installe

Our newly installed officers for the coming year.

Matt Sterbenz demo

Matt Sterbenz demo

Installation of Officers


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

Now Showing

Matt Sterbenz demo

Watching the demo


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

Watching the demo

Matt Sterbenz demo

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!