Welcome to the South Beach Arts Association


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Located at 188 W. Ocean Ave, Westport, WA 98595

SBAA is a 501(c)3 non-profit Association.

Managed by an all Volunteer Staff.

Mission Statement:

South Beach Arts Association is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit association, dedicated to art appreciation and art education.  SBAA promotes and supports the arts and artists in our community.

SBAA was formed in 2007 and has since sponsored many art workshops, classes and craft fairs, and has helped fund other local arts groups.

If you choose to give; know you are giving to a good cause.  Your donation will be handled with care, and used to help us keep our doors open.  Thank you!



SBAA members meetings are held the first Thursday of every month 6:30-8pm at the

SBAA Community Art Center at 188 W. Ocean Ave, Westport. WA

Bring a snack to share if you would like.


Pottery Studio Update

The Southbeach Arts Association is excited to announce the grand opening of their new Clay Studio at 1200 Montesano Suite 301.
The opening will be Saturday June 18th from 10 – 3.  Come see the well equipped studio, find out about clay classes and open studio, see pottery demonstrations, help create a garden sculpture and participate in raffles for workshops and more.


Summer Gallery Vendor Application available NOW

2016 gallery application

Great News!!

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It won’t be long before we can play with clay in SBAA’s new clay STUDIO at 1200 Montesano Avenue.
The committee has worked tirelessly to make this happen.  Thank you Barbara, Tanya and Jim!!  
A huge shout out and thank you goes to the Seabrook Community Foundation for helping us make this dream a reality. 
 Thank you 

“Raining Cats and Dogs and other animals too”

 was a huge success.
  Thanks to all HAVA, SBAA  and community members who came together  with generous spirit to host such a lovely evening.  Over 500 pounds of pet food was donated for the original watercolor.   The money raised will be used to help fund the good work of HAVA and expand the SBAA’s work in arts education
Raining Cats and Dogs
and other animals too
Artists  from our coastal communities have donated art  for an art show and sale to benefit The South Beach Arts Association (SBAA) and  Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals,(HAVA), both 501c3 nonprofit organizations. The SBAA brings art classes for adults and children to our community and HAVA takes care of our jetty cats, rescues pets and is a no-kill shelter.
Join us for the Opening Celebration Thursday evening January 28 from 4pm-8pm at the SBAA Community Art Center on 188 W. Ocean Ave. A silent auction of select art work will be held at the Opening. 
The show and sale continues Friday January 29 and Saturday January 30 from 10am until 3 pm.
Bring pet food any time during the show or opening and be entered in a raffle of an original watercolor of Elk River by Barbara Sampson.  For each can of pet food, or each pound of dry food earns 1 ticket entered into the raffle.  (e.g. a 10lb bag of pet food earns 10 tickets)  The drawing will be held at 2:30 Saturday.
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A special silent auction will run the duration of the show of a large porcelain bowl created by Seattle artist Loren Lukens. This auction closes at 3pm Saturday.  
rdad1 All art work that is not in the auction will sell for $20 each. There will be raffle baskets, daily door prizes, and bake sale items too. Friday and Saturday there will be hot dogs for $2 and pop for $1. Please come to the show and support the great work that HAVA and the SBAA does for our community. Members of HAVA and the SBAA will be on site to answer your questions about these wonderful organizations.

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Holiday Market 2015 poster


Get Ready for 2016

see classes and workshops tab above for January classes.  See below for  our shared fundraiser in January

“Raining Cats and Dogs and other animals too!”


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 A shared fundraiser for Hava and the South Beach Arts Association
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs and other Animals too
The South Beach Arts Association in support of HAVA
is asking community members to donate art for an
art show January 29 and 30. Art work will be offered

at $20 or placed in a silent auction with a minimum bid

of $20 based on the value of the work.
The proceeds from this show will be shared
with HAVA and the SBAA to support the work they do
for our community.  For more information 
Theme: Animals
Any media, any size, any number
Who: All are welcome to donate
Drop off:  SBAA Community Arts Center
                  188 W. Ocean, Westport
When: Sunday, January 24, from 1- 4pm.


HAVA helps provide a no-kill home for animals in need whether homeless, abandoned or abused. We strive to provide resources and education to our community to support all local animal life.











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Open through Labor Day

Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm

Once a tool rental business, 122 West Ocean Ave. has been transformed into a true work of art.  Local and regional,  emerging and established artists come together to present a colorful, beach side showplace with a pleasant collection of turned wood, fused, stained and mosaic glass, watercolors, acrylics, photography, fine silver jewelry, fine pottery, tiles, and so much more.

One of our primary fundraisers for the year,  “that summer gallery in Westport”  brings people together, artists, crafts people, those who appreciate the arts, locals and tourists, friends and family.   Stop by for a visit!





Coastal Composite

Art in a 5″x7″ Format

Sponsored by the South Beach Arts Association

Staged at Grays Harbor College Library Gallery

Event Opening Date: June 12, 2015  6 -8pm

Event Closes: August 7

The South Beach Arts Association invites you to make your visual voice heard

Sign-ups beginning in March!

Please make your voice heard, on canvas and more. The South Beach Arts Association invites your participation in a visual forum shown at  the Grays Harbor College Library Gallery during the months of June and July.  Your voice matters in the diverse mix that shapes both our outlook as a community and how others see us.  The wider the participation the more colorful and true the reflection of who we are and where we live.


Let 5″x7″ space be your voice in the forum and expression of whatever moves you.  3-dimensional submissions are welcome, bounded also to 5″x7″ space limitations and guidelines of the exhibit.  Your price of entry is just your time and a small amount of materials as your donation to the SBAA and will support Art and Art Education in our community.   Watch for free workshops by the SBAA to support your work.  All work will be offered at $20 during the visual forum at the GHC Library Gallery.  Participants are encouraged to submit multiple pieces.


Guidelines and Timeline for The Coastal Composite:

  •  Letters of Intent to Participate accepted through April 15 and available at the SBAA.
  • Canvases may be obtained through the SBAA at the March 19 membership meeting, 6-8pm or check the SBAA website (http://southbeacharts.org) for further pickup opportunities, DTBD.
  • The cost of canvases will be covered by the SBAA in exchange for the donation of completed work in support of Art and Art Education in our harbor community.
  • A$5.00 per canvas deposit will be collected when canvases are obtained. The deposit will be returned when art is submitted.
  • Completed 5″x7″ canvases or 3-D submissions will be collected on May 21, at the SBAA Members Meeting. (6-8pm)
  • 5″x7″ canvases can be either vertical or horizontal.  Clearly mark which end is “UP.”
  • Renderings cannot extend beyond the edge of the canvas (5″ one direction and 7″ the other).
  • 3-Dimensional artwork (sticking out from the face of the canvas) is subject to weight and space limitations.
  • Canvases cannot be mounted together.
  • Wall Art not mounted on the canvases (i.e., glass) must have a wire for hanging.
  • All work will remain hanging for the duration of the show.
  • Unsold work will remain the property of the SBAA and will be shown during the Westport Art Festival in the SBAA booth and will be for sale.
  • Check the SBAA website in March for people’s choice award categories, as yet to be determined.
  • Be part of the community discourse, visually. 

Below are submissions to be included in:

Coastal Composite


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SBAA will offer classes to support participation in Coastal Composite.  Consider taking one of the following classes….(click on classes and workshops tab for more information) and complete your art piece!

All classes will be held at the Community Art Center 188 Ocean Ave  W. Westport, WA

Explore Printmaking- Saturday March 21, and 28,  1-3pm   

Zen Doodling- April 11,  1-3pm,

Fiber Art Collage  May 2, 1-3pm

Mosaic on glass, May 16, and 23,  1-3pm

Art with Found and Re-purposed Objects

May 16 from 10am-12pm
Jina Mackay will help us make a 5×7 with re-purposed objects.


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Thanks to the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, South Beach Arts Association will be hosting free classes this spring:

To register for these classes. please email southbeacharts@gmail.com.


Please JOIN US:


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The photography class and the card making class with Connie were both a hit.  As a result of the popular card making class, Connie will offer “Art Journaling” once a month on the second Saturday of every month. 10-12

There will be a FREE preliminary session on Saturday, February 28th 10am-noon for anyone interested in art journaling.  There will be free books available to start an art journal, as well as an information sheet and suggested list of supplies journalers will want to begin gathering.

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The following is an affordable brief workshop that will help present your art at its best:

Register for this class by emailing a request to southbeacharts@gmail.com

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Photographing Your Art
You don’t need to be a professional photographer to learn how to create the effective, professional-looking photos your art deserves!
These simple basics of lighting and staging will help you create great photos for juried art and craft show applications, for selling your art on websites such as Etsy or eBay, or to show your art on your own website or blog, even just your facebook page!
Bring to class with you:
Paper and pen for notes.
One piece of your work you’d like to photograph.
Your camera – even if it’s just your camera phone! (be sure to bring your charger or extra batteries)
After photographing, there will be a demonstration of the most basic photo editing tips on computer. Even if you don’t do the computer editing part, learning what these programs do will help you learn what art show planners and newspaper editors need to include your photos in newspaper articles, art show postcards and advertisements.  
$5.00 per person, limit 8 students. Saturday, January 31, 2pm – 5pm.
(A second class may be scheduled if needed.)


Register for the following classes through Grays Harbor College, and take the class at the SBAA Community Arts Center in Westport at an affordable price!

The Art of Landscape
1:00 PM – 2:50 PM South Beach Arts Association Center
Days: Sa Address:   Westport, WA
Sessions: 6 Room: MAIN
2/7/2015 – 3/14/2015 Fee: $49.37
Silk Painting
3:00 PM – 4:50 PM South Beach Arts Association Center
Days: Sa Address:   Westport, WA
Sessions: 6 Room: MAIN
2/7/2015 – 3/14/2015 Fee: $49.37





Clarification on the HOURS For the Holiday Market…Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.


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The cooler weather has enticed us to stay warm with a  Soup and Bread potluck for our Members Meeting on November 18, 5-7 pm at the  Art center.   The actual SBAA meeting will take about an hour, maybe less….and then the souper party  is on! 

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Wishes do come true….You can find just the right Holiday gift, or stocking stuffer at South Beach Arts Holiday Market.  Opening night for the Holiday Market is December 5 from 4pm-8pm.

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Update on SBAA Fall classes

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There will be one more Basket Weaving class beginning November 18, Tuesday at 1pm for 3  consecutive Tuesdays.

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 Information above updated November 1, 2014.




October Migration

thank you marlin

Birds sold

Two more birds sold yesterday:

Gerry Diles     Robin Carving

Karen Ferry   Bird Song at Sunrise



fall classes


pic of garden show posterBarbara Inman,

Barbara Sampson and

Deb Cannon for coordinating  the

Art in Coastal Garden Tour

on July 12, 2014.  and to…

The Gardeners who prepared their gardens for viewing, and welcomed our guests into their private garden havens.

The Artists who participated by bringing their art, and helping the gardeners.

The Westport Winery, Coastal Gardens and the SBAA Gallery volunteers for selling tickets before the tour.  We had a wonderful turnout!


The guests who helped raise funds for the South Beach Arts Association by participating in the tour.  

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

The funds raised will go toward rent and utilities for the next two months, and help cover costs of supplies for the the first 2 free classes we plan to offer this fall.


Westport Art Festival 

Many of our artists will be at the Westport Art Festival,  August 16, and 17, 2014,  please visit them there.  That summer gallery in Westport will be closed Saturday and Sunday, but will open again on  August 23, through Labor Day Weekend .

DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT the SBAA BOOTH on the Maritime Museum grounds:


 Hand Picked Seeds for $1.00 donation

Karen Ferry gathered the
seeds and put them in the sweetest little packets.

Make a bracelet for a $1.00 donation

Donations of $1.oo will be accepted in exchange for making a bracelet with beautiful beads which were donated by members of South Beach Arts Association.  Thanks to Joanie, LaDonna, Karen, Connie and Kimmi.

Donate $2.00 for a ticket or $5.00 for 3 tickets to participate in a Raffle.

Take a chance at winning a “Plethora of Purple Pretties”  a basket of beautiful art by members of the SBAA.

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City-Wide Art exhibit continues

until Labor Day”100 Birds on the Beach”

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 Westport businesses displaying this sign in their window invite you in to enjoy the birds they have on display, and welcome you into their shops!


Remember to visit “that summer gallery in Westport” for several beautiful entries….of  “100 Birds on the Beach.”




Photography Workshop September 13 and 14 at SBAA

presented by Marlin Greene

Nature photography — a magical journey

September 13 and 14

$50 members SBAA   $75 non-members

The SBAA is proud to offer a photography workshop with the amazing nature photographer Marlin Greene September 13 and 14 at the Creative Arts Center 188 W. Ocean, Westport.  We will be advertising to the general public beginning July 15.  This workshop will fill fast as there is a limit of 10 students.  Send your check made out to SBAA to hold your spot to P O Box 2643, Westport.98595

Marlin Greene / www.oneearthimages.com -Instructor


Simple Batik

Simple Batik
1:00 PM – 2:50 PM South Beach Arts Association Center
Days: W Address:   Westport, WA
Sessions: 4 Room: MAIN
10/8/2014 – 10/29/2014 Fee: $34.50

Fee: $23.00 for 50+



Beginning Watercolors

Beginning Watercolor
1:00 PM – 2:50 PM South Beach Arts Association Center
Days: Sa Address:   Westport, WA
Sessions: 8 Room: MAIN
10/4/2014 – 11/22/2014 Fee: $55.20

Fee: $36.80 for 50+

Knit a Sock

presented by Fran Allen

In this class we will learn to knit socks on 2 round needles

Please bring sock yarn and 2 size  1 needles

You may bring worsted weight yarn and size 5 needles if you would rather work with a larger needle and yarn to start.   Fran Allen will teach the class for two sessions.

OCTOBER 2014 Check back for actual dates

Baskets from Natures Bounty

presented by Jim Allen

Have you ever looked at a basket and admired the pattern of the stitches and wondered what it was made of?

Well now is your chance to learn how to make a basket from nature’s materials that might be right in your back yard.

All materials will be furnished for you to make your very own creation by following a few simple steps that Jim Allen will show you.

OCTOBER 2014  check back for actual dates





We have so much going on this summer and fall!  The Birds have landed and have been selected and placed around the city of Westport.  That Summer Gallery in Westport is open on the weekends through Labor day, The Art in Coastal Gardens Tour ON!!!!! for July 12, 2014  and we already have some fun classes scheduled for the fall!  See below for information on all the exciting art experiences available now, and planned for later in the year.

Here is the sign you will find in the windows of Westport businesses that have a “Bird.”

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Simple Batik, a class being offered by

Barbara Sampson

Batik is an ancient process of waxing and dying fabric. This updated method is quick and easy using very safe materials. Bring a pencil, a piece of white cotton fabric and either a large embroidery hoop or cardboard box and pushpins to the first class.

Simple Batik
1:00 PM – 2:50 PM South Beach Arts Association Center
Days: W Address:   Westport, WA
Sessions: 4 Room: MAIN
10/8/2014 – 10/29/2014 Fee: $34.5

see classes and workshops tab for further information.









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Mark your calendars for Thursday

June 12, 2014  6pm-8pm

South Beach Arts Association hosts this months Chamber-After-Hours  with an exclusive preview of our City-wide Centennial Art exhibit,  “100 Birds on the Beach.”  The exhibit includes art works by over 60 local and regional artists.
TO ALL South Beach ARTS Association members and 100 Birds on the Beach artists,
Please join us as SBAA hosts this months Chamber-After-Hours, with an exclusive preview of our City-wide Centennial Art exhibit,  “100 Birds on the Beach.” We are honored to present your art.
Please join us: 
  • for appetizers and wine….(bring an appetizer if you would like.)
  • entertainment…join the flash mob as they dance to Rockin Robbin…call Jina  to join the fun
  • for an overview of the City-Wide Art exhibit in Westport this summer
  • for the selection of birds by businesses
So….after work on Thursday June 12,  6-8pm…
fly the coup,
be prepared to be proud as a peacock

as you see how the birds of different feathers flock together

at McCausland Hall, behind the Maritime Museum.


South Beach Arts Association
Board of Directors



Special Thanks to Shoalwater Bay Tribe for providing us with a grant to provide free classes to the South Beach community!

centennial logoWESTPORT Celebrates its Centennial!!

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South Beach Arts Association celebrates Westport, Washington’s Centennial with “100 Birds on the Beach,”  an artistic representation of each year Westport has been in existence.

A Few Early Birds:

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Isaiah chasing seagulls gailhuggard entryEgret Fly

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● “100 Birds on the Beach” will have an information booth at the Shorebird Festival on April 25,26,27 in Hoquiam

Take a peak at the Shorebird Festival Banner, click below…..

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● June 12: Westport business owners will select a bird to exhibit in their business.

● City-Wide Exhibit runs for 100 days starting JUNE 26, 2014.

● Peoples choice awards will be voted on during the City-wide exhibit.

● On-line Scavenger hunt will be on-going during the 100 days.

● July 12 the SBAA will join the KinnickKinnick Garden Club to present:

“Art in the Garden,” a tour of beautiful lush gardens on the beach and in a beach community, and small unique art exhibits at each location.



Join the excitement and celebration!

Gain exposure, sell your art, open a new market area.


Enter your bird by submitting a letter of Intent by May 1, 2014.

Scan and email  to southbeacharts@gmail.com or mail.

Applications are due with your bird(s), photographs, and $5.00 entry fee for each bird by MAY 22, 2014.

(entries are free for children)

100 birds on the beach is a fundraiser for the South Beach Arts Association which is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  We keep our doors open with members dues, donations, grants, and fundraiser’s.  SBAA will keep a 25% commission, and use the funds generated to support local artists and arts education in the South Beach area.


100 bob Timeline for artists

full page birds on the beach

letter of intent

The South Beach Arts Association’s guidelines for 100 bob

 Contact us at Southbeacharts@gmail.com.

Thank you for visiting our website.

To join our organization, please complete the membership form and mail it with check to:

PO Box 2006

Westport, WA


or click on membership page and pay on-line using paypal.

Our mission is to support local artists and arts education in the South Beach area.

The South Beach Arts Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  We rely on membership dues, grants and donations for funding. We want to thank the many contributors in our community for their time, funding and donations for the South Beach Arts Association.

To Donate to our organization click below:

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