The Merkle and Price Galleries will be closed November 1-January 3 for repair and renovation.

Our next exhibit will be the Membership Showcase, January 5-31. This annual exhibit features SAAC members’ artwork – and it’s one of the favorites every year. If you are a SAAC member, don’t miss this opportunity to select two of your favorite works, created at any time in your lifetime, and bring them for the exhibit. The first piece is free; a second piece is $10. The only rule is that work can not have been shown previously in the Membership Showcase. You may sell your work if you wish.
Entry and delivery dates are December 15-16 and January 3.

Professional painter Jason Sacran’s plein air paintings will be in the Merkle and Price Galleries in January and February. Jason Sacran has a BFA in painting from Tennessee Tech University, and credits towards an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Jason and his family live in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he was the curator for the Fort Smith Art Center for almost three years. In 2010 Jason became a full-time artist/painter, and part-time instructor for the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Jason is also the Arkansas state ambassador for the Portrait Society of America. He has had several exhibitions and been awarded many times for his works and achievements including a first place award in the Portrait Society of Americas 2011 Members Competition, Best of Show in the 2010 Wisconsin Plein Air Painter Association Annual Competition and Best of Show in the 2010 Winthrop Rockefeller Institution Invitational. Although known for his figurative and portrait work, Jason is quickly rising as a top plein air painter, and considers plein air one of, if not his favorite subject.