About the Salmon River Art Guild 

The History of

The Salmon River Art Guild


The Salmon River Art Guild was founded in 1964 by three artist friends from Riggins, Idaho just 30 miles up river from its current home of White Bird. The vision of Opal Carlson, Grace Aitken and Dorothy Quinnlen has survived over half a century.

Today the Salmon River Art Guild  showcases a variety of talent and interests, from paintings in watercolors, acrylics, oils, landscapes, pet portraits and upcycled metal sculptures to yard art and fabric art, and more.Current membership includes more than 50 artists. Several members are represented on this website.

(see view our artists page.)

2021 Officers

President--Nancy Gresham

Vice President--Gloria Teats

 V.P.Assistant--Leah Harvey

Secretary--Marlene O'Neill

Treasurer--April Brown

T.Assistants--Nancy Gresham

                          Kathy Lucchesi

Hospitality--Leah Harvey

PR- Kathryn Van Acker

Web & Brochures- Nancy Gresham

What Do We Do?

Monthly meetings followed with mini workshops when possible.Meetings and or classes are held the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Pacific time with a few exceptions. Check the calendar and watch for emails announcing the meetings and locations.

Classes taught by well known artists. SRAG brings in several well known artists each year for workshops for its members. Check the calendar for more information.

Paint outs-sometimes with other art guilds. Check back to the calendar for updates or watch for emails announcing the events.

Shows: SRAG sponsors three shows each year.

Member Shows

March Artisan Madness 

   Show & Sale

Border Days Art Show & Sale

White Bird Days Show & Sale

2021 Fall Show & Sale in Riggins

Open Shows

Fall Regional Show * 2021 changes have been made. Entries are for members only. Must have been a member by June of 2021.


This show is held the first weekend in October each year. Entries are open for members and nonmembers. This is a judged show including ribbons and cash prizes. The show draws artists from far and wide.


You can see more about these shows on the Exhibits page

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”                  Pablo Picasso

To Join:

The Salmon River Art Guild welcomes artists of all skill levels and interests    18 years old and older.


Yearly Membership Dues

    Basic $20

    With Website Page $35 


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