About SAA


The Sanford Art Association (SAA) is a non-profit organization listed with the IRS as a 501(c)(3).  The association is led by the Board of Directors and operates in accordance with its bylaws.  The Board of Directors recommended, and the members approved, amendments to the bylaws at the Members Meeting on November 4, 2015.

The SAA holds Members Meetings on the first Wednesday of every other month and all members are invited to attend and participate.  Meetings are usually held at the Trafton Senior Center, 19 Elm St., Sanford.  The typical agenda includes reports from the President, Treasurer, Membership Chair, and other committees and individuals as needed.  The Board also meets separately to conduct business and then reports any actions taken at the next Members meeting.

 Member artists are invited to participate in monthly or bi-monthly shows at the Gallery.  Two shows per year are judged; one for members only and one open show.  Artists are also invited to display 3-D artwork and unframed prints in the gallery for the entire year.  Artwork is accompanied by either a Monthly Show Agreement or an Artwork Inventory List.  In-take for monthly or bi-monthly shows is usually the first Tuesday of the month and the following Wednesday (and work from the previous month is picked up).  Fees are $15 per month for any work on display in the gallery.  In addition, Artists are required to Gallery Sit twice per month or pay an additional $10 per month (or pay $5 and sit once).  These fees are necessary to cover gallery expenses, including lease payments, advertising, and judges' stipends.  All artists and artwork are subject to the SAA Gallery Rules, which were revised and approved by the Board of Directors on June 16, 2016; and the SAA Hanging Guidelines which were revised and approved by the Board on Jan 1, 2016.


Click below to view and download our 
show/inventory documents and Gallery Rules:

Monthly Show Agreement
(for non-juried shows and the 
Members' Juried Show)


October 2017 Juried Show
(non-members welcome)

Theme:  The Colors of Fall


2017 Artwork Inventory List (for artwork not part of monthly shows):

All artists exhibiting work should be familiar with, and comply with, our Gallery Rules and Hanging Guidelines.


        2017 Show Themes
There are five two-month shows and the two juried shows are one month each.    

Jan/Feb: Winter Blues

Mar/Apr: Celebrating Sanford                        

May: My Favorite Things
                (Members Juried Show)

Jun/Jul: Seascapes

Aug/Sep: Sunrise & Sunset
                    Art pick-up:  Sunday, Oct 1 to  
                                          Tuesday, Oct 3
          (Please pick up before Tuesday if possible, due to preparations for the open juried show.)

Oct:  The Colors of Fall   
                    (Open Juried Show)
Art In-take: Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
9 AM to Noon
2 PM to 6 PM
Art Pick-up: Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
9 AM to 4 PM

Nov/Dec: The Magic of New England
(Click name to email)

President:  Mary Saltmarsh

Vice-President:  You??!

Treasurer:  Doris Porell

Secretary:  Linda Waite

Membership:  Diane Stearns

Publicity:  Linda Waite

Webmaster:  Tom Gilmore

At Large:  Kathleen King










Member Artists are invited to be listed on the "Our Artists" page of this website.  In addition, if desired, an individual Artist's Page will be created with the Artist's Bio, images of their artwork, and other information such as links to their website and other websites they are associated with.  Contact the Webmaster if interested in this Member's Benefit.