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Society of Animal Artists Membership



Renee Headings-Bemis
Reneé Bemis
President
Allen Blagden
Allen Blagden
Vice-President
Wes Siegrist
Wes Siegrist
Vice-President
Webmaster and Special Awards Chairman
Diane Mason
Diane Mason
Treasurer
Kim Diment
Kim Diment
Secretary
James Coe
James Coe
Member Jury Chair
Jan Martin McGuire
Jan Martin McGuire
SAA Facebook and SAA Newsletter
John Agnew
John Agnew
SAA Blog
David Rankin
David Rankin
Paul Rhymer
Paul Rhymer
Terry Miller
Terry Miller
Exhibitions Chair
Sean Murtha
Sean Murtha
Julie Askew
Julie Askew
International Chair
Cynthie Fisher
Cynthie Fisher
Kimberly Fletcher
Kimberly Fletcher
Susan T.  Fisher
Susan T. Fisher
Julia Rogers
Julia Rogers
Bryce Pettit
Bryce Pettit
Dale Marie Muller
Dale Marie Muller
Emeritus Board Members

Doug Allen
Louis De Donato
Leslie Delgyer
Wayne Trimm
Joe Vance, Jr.
Bob Mason
Bob Mason
Executive Director
David J. Wagner -Curator and Tour Director
David J. Wagner, Ph.D.
Curator/Tour Director
(With Rosetta and Leslie Delgyer)

There Are Two Levels of Membership for Artists – Signature and Associate

Signature Members are considered to have achieved the highest level of artistic achievement. They are eligible to serve on the Executive Board or as officers of the organization, may vote in elections, serve on juries, and may use the SAA initials after their signatures. Signature Members may receive further recognition as Master and/or Distinguished

The Distinguished Signature designation is for those who have had the honor of having their work included in a minimum of fifteen (15) Annual Exhibitions. The SAA is privileged to have had these outstanding artists as longtime supporting members. They have contributed significantly to the promotion of excellence in the genre of animal art.

The Master Signature designation is the highest mark of respect for Signature members for their exceptional artistic achievements in the world of animal art. In order to achieve the Society’s highest level of distinction as a "Master," an SAA Signature member must have received at least five (5) Awards of Excellence in our annual exhibitions over the years. Their artwork for each year’s Annual Exhibition no longer has to be submitted to the selection jury. It is automatically accepted. We are honored to have these artists as participating members of the Society of Animal Artists, and it is always a privilege to have their work represented in our exhibitions.

Associate Members are valued members of the organization and may participate in all exhibitions, and are eligible to win awards. However, they are not yet eligible to vote, serve on juries or in the operation of the organization, or use the SAA initials after their signatures.

Honorary Members: Individuals upon whom the Society has conferred Honorary Status

Members in Memoriam: Death has claimed many members of the Society of Animal Artists since it's founding in 1960. These artists supported the Society during their lifetimes and each made his or her special contribution to art. Although separated from us by death they are fondly remembered by their fellows. (Please notify the Society if you know of a member not listed here)



Photos on this page courtesy of Jay Johnson, Bob Mason, Wes Siegrist, David J. Wagner, and the respective Board Members. Photo of Board in session courtesy of James Gary Hines II


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