Artist Guild was founded by Ruth Palmisano in 1984 with the help of Pat
Gellenbeck and Addye Kozel, (our first President). Ruth also started
the Arizona Artists Guild in l984, which was soon up to 150 members.
Phoenix Artists Guild maintains a membership of around 100 today.
Pat Gellenbeck, Jaxine Cummins, and
Julie Frye, were also on the PAG's first Board of Directors. A First Place Watercolor award,
(also a lifetime award), was designated in
Pat's honor, after 29 years
of service on the board.
Phoenix Artists Guild -
League member of Arizona Art
Alliance since 2000, is today one of the most active professional artists
in the Southwest. Monthly meetings provide professional
critique of artwork submitted by member artists; as well as demonstrations by accomplished
and widely-acclaimed professional artists.