History of SAGE
The original Sheridan Artists’ Guild (SAG) was established over 30 years ago as a small organization for Sheridan area artists. This guild served mainly as a social venue for the members and was loosely organized. In 2003 the guild had dwindled to less than 20 members. In July, 2005 the guild reorganized and was renamed the Sheridan Artists’ Guild, et al (SAGE). The organization has also received federal non-profit status and has grown to over 150 members.
Mission / Vision
Creating opportunities for adults and youth that encourage life-long education through the appreciation of and participation in the visual arts, and promoting and advancing community artists, artisans, and the visual arts through the provision of educational, social, cultural, and financial opportunities
SAGE is growing and constantly looking for new opportunities to promote the visual arts. Currently, SAGE offers summer art programs, a holiday art show, exhibits at the Sheridan College Main Street Gallery, individual artist workshops, coordination of a variety of opportunities for members to showcase work throughout the region, and participation in the Big West Arts Festival. Membership in the Sheridan Artists’ Guild, et al is open to anyone high school-age and older who is interested in the visual arts, regardless of his/her artistic skill, and to those who support and appreciate the visual arts.
Sagebrush Art Center
The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located in the Historic Train Depot on 201 E 5th Street across from the Historic Sheridan Inn. The Art Center contains 2 Galleries, a workshop area as well as the Arthur T. Dailey photography Collection on the 2nd floor. The front gallery offers national and regional art shows such as the 2nd Annual Juried Art Show in June, the Native American Art Show in July and The Wyoming Watercolor Society Show in August. The 2nd Gallery offers the show and sale of local members’ art work. Workshops scheduled for this summer include a variety of mediums and crafts available to non-artists, children of all ages, and the serious art professional. Also available to the public are monthly presentations by the artists participating in the Jentel Residency Program.
SAGE is currently engaged in a capital campaign to raise money to purchase the Historic Train Depot for the permanent location of the Sagebrush Community Art Center.
You are welcome to visit the SAGE web site for additional information: http://artinsheridan.com/.