The South Oakland Art Association
The South Oakland Art Association was established in 1960 by a group of artists representing a cross section of communities in southern Oakland County, as well as Detroit. Since then we have had artist join from many communities in Wayne, Oakland, Livingston and Macomb counties.
The purpose of this group is to become acquainted with other artists, their styles and techniques through regular meetings. We also share in and benefit from each other’s experiences, interests and artistic pursuits.
SOAA has developed steadily over the years and now includes professional, as well as, amateur artists and artisans. This association specializes in a wide variety of visual arts and includes members who have an active interest in the appreciation and promotion of the fine arts. Although our association itself is a “not for profit’ organization, many of our members have benefited from SOAA through sales of their work.
SOAA meets each month, September through June. Each meeting features an “Artist of the Month” program where members’ fine art pieces are displayed for all to peruse and discuss. All members are encouraged to bring up to two pieces of new, original works to be exhibited and judged by the other members. This gives valuable feedback as to where we need to work on improvement of our skills. It also gives the members and opportunity to win prizes at the end of each program year.
Each meeting includes a subject of interest that is of benefit to our members. This might include a lecture, demonstration, critique or workshop.
SOAA offers several opportunities for artists of every level to gain public exposure through art shows, art fairs and events. The quality of our work is well recognized by the art community, by both professionals and collectors alike.
Our members are kept current on the activities of the association and its members through our monthly newsletter. Included in Artifacts are additional opportunities to view and participate in area artistic activities.
We meet on the first Monday each month September through June except when delayed by a Holiday. We meet at Good Shephard Lutheran Church at 814 N. Campbell Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067. The church is on the east side of Campbell between 11 Mile Road and 12 Mile Road.
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