To celebrate its 40th year, the Scottsdale Artists School staged a big gala. Two TAG artists had art selected for the occasion.

Happy 40th, Scottsdale Artists School!

by Anshu Priya

 The Beaux Arts Gala at Scottsdale Artists School this year was extra special as it was a celebration of the school completing 40 years. Artists of all levels (Including professionals, instructors, and students) donated their artwork for the auction event to raise funds for the school.

The evening was beautiful in all ways. A big crowd of art lovers, wonderful art on the walls and elsewhere, many volunteers helping out, and keen collectors making careful bids. The sit-down dinner outside with a team of very efficient servers and interesting conversations was super festive with the well-rounded menu, champagne, and beautiful décor. Guests took us back to the 80’s with their thought-out attire that was in keeping with the event theme. And of course, there was cake. Lots of cake!

Scottsdale Artists School is a cornerstone of art instruction in the valley, and a lot of us at Tempe Artists Guild benefit from its classes, scholarships, and instructors.  Some of these excellent instructors have been speakers at our meetings and have led our workshops.  It seemed fitting to give back to the school. TAG members Marie Provine and Anshu Priya were juried in to the ‘Fresh Paint’ category of the auction. Their donated paintings were auctioned to contribute to the School’s reserves.

Happy 40th once again, Scottsdale Artists School!

Briefly about TAG:

TAG provides opportunities for visual art that energize and educate residents of Tempe and the surrounding areas by providing a Speaker Series, Exhibitions, Art Workshops, and Outreach Projects. We welcome adults interested in artistic growth to join us as we seek to inspire creativity and art appreciation. TAG is a 501c3 charitable organization.

We are:

  • working adults who create art for pleasure
    •retirees who finally have time to pursue our passion
    •students connecting with our local creative community
    •serious artists broadening our reach
    •creative adults who want to support artistic growth in ourselves and our community

TAG welcomes artists working in all mediums, at any level, to join our creative community. You don’t need to live in Tempe, AZ to benefit from the inspiration shared by the talented artists in our Speaker Series or Workshops. Joining our community is easy! The $50 fee entitles you to:

  • Participate in the entire Speaker Series (10 live presentations by accomplished artists, with audience questions encouraged)
  • Submit your own artwork to be critiqued by the guest artist during select Speaker Series events
  • Upload images of your work on your personal page on the TAG website
  • Exhibit your art in the TAG Exhibitions (virtual and in-person)
  • Vote in TAG elections of officers for the Board of Directors
  • Receive emails about all activities, with Zoom login links for Speaker Series
  • Participate in virtual and in-person exhibitions sponsored by the Arizona Artist Alliance

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