San Pedro River Arts Council © 2016

PO Box 1358, Benson,
Arizona  85602-1358
(520) 586-2611

San Pedro River Arts Council

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PO Box 1358
Benson, AZ 85602-1358 

Hello all,
  September 1st, and there is actually a hint of "coolth" in the air this morning--hopefully a positive sign for the rest of the year!

  Actually, we do have some GOOD NEWS to share, as we will be re opening Endeavor Gallery to the general public on a limited basis beginning this Saturday, September 5th; and continuing for the rest of the month on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. schedule.  Masks will be required in the gallery, and "social distancing" will be observed to the best of everyone's ability.

  Special thanks to those who have volunteered to serve as docents (and to Mary Lee Bringham, who has taken on the job of docent coordinator for the Gallery)!  If all goes well, we will consider opening on a full time basis later this Fall...Cross your fingers that the Covid Count will continue to recede!
   Also, we will still be offering members the opportunity to use the learning center space at the gallery for personal projects or small workshops during the week.  Mary Lee will continue to coordinate this project, so if you would like to spend some "organized" time in the learning center--please contact her by phone or text at 360434 7412, or send her an email at
   Sadly, we will NOT be able to resume any sort of activity involving larger group activities yet--so our monthly "Artists Share" programs are still on hold.  Hopefully, we can resume these popular lunch time sessions after the first of the year!!

  As a sign that things are slowly returning to "normal,"  we are happy to announce that the Willcox Art League will be holding  an
"Art in the Yard" art show and sale on Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. at 8660 N. Layton Lane in Willcox.  This event will feature the works of talented local artists Yolanda van der Lelij, Louise Walden, Kaia Thomas, and Monika Cronberg and should definitely be worth the drive and another safe chance to "get out of the house!"

   Maria has asked me to remind everyone that NOW would be a great time to write or update your Biography and/or Artist's Statement for inclusion under the "Members" banner on our website!  (  Robert Harris just submitted a lovely article about his photographic career  (Thank you, Robert!).  Check it out, and be inspired to create or revise your own page!  Please submit your bios to Maria Spiess at and she will do the rest...

   Finally, a reminder that SPRAC dues for the year ending on June 30, 2021 are now "due."  Thanks to those who have already sent them in or paid at the Gallery.  If you aren't sure if YOUR dues are owed  (those who paid after Jan. 1st 2020 are "good to go" till next year)--please send me a note and I'll sort you out...

  So that's it for now--not a lot of "news" but most of it good for a change. 
  Y'all stay healthy, and we'll look forward to seeing you soon!     Linda