Welcome to the Saginaw Area Watermedia Artists, or SAWA for short, web site! We are a Michigan Non-Profit Organization established to promote fine watermedia and art including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein, inks and collage that include those mediums, in the Saginaw and surrounding areas.


We hold meetings on the third Thursday of each month at the Saginaw Art Museum, 1126 N. Michigan Ave, Saginaw MI. Our program calendar runs from October 1st to September 30 with membership dues payable October 1st. We offer workshops, member exhibitions, demonstrations, "paint togethers" and other fun events throughout the year.

art by Stacie Rose

Mission Statement

To foster, promote, sponsor, and develop an understanding of, a taste for, participation in and love of the fine art of painting as it pertains to, but not limited to, the water mediums of: transparent watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein, inks and collage that includes those art mediums for educational, literary and philanthropic purposes

painting by Annabelle Seymours

Upcoming Events

Next General Meeting will be at Olsen Park Pavillion, 3120 North Center Road in Saginaw township between the Township Hall and the Zaul tennis courts. The meeting will be held outdoors. A face mask and social distancing will be required in light of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. The meeting will include election of officers for the upcoming season.

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