A few of the Coaster Art originals that will be sold at Petersen House Christmas 2022 in December, 2022

TAG has been holding a series of “coaster parties” the Fall in order to prepare coaster art for events where the organization will share its art.  Making coasters of original art involves composition and a little glue.  To start, members bring 4 x 4-inch copies of their favorite paintings, in color, for application to a 4-inch-square ceramic tile with cork backing.  The process involves gluing each painting to a tile, then varnishing each picture tile.  Careful sealing and several coats of varnish are necessary to complete the process.  Then presto, amazing original art coasters emerge.

These original art coasters make great gifts.  They also help spread the word about the Tempe Artists Guild, which enjoys sharing its art with the community.  In the process, TAG hopes to encourage budding artists to join and enjoy the benefits of regular meetings with established artists, workshops, outreach activities, exhibitions, and fellowship with other artists.