Sawtooth loses two beloved friends this week

This has been a sad week as we’ve experienced the loss of two beautiful women and wonderful friends from the Sawtooth Family.  Former Executive Director JoAnne Vernon died on Tuesday after bravely fighting cancer for more than five years. Taking over leadership of Sawtooth in 2012, JoAnne helped the organization regain its financial footing, introduced […]

Sawtooth Instructors Display Work in Under Pressure: Printmaking Variations

Work from Sawtooth Instructors Ellen Heck (woodcut, drypoint), Alix Hitchcock (encaustic monotype), Emily Drew Mash (intaglio, linoleum cut), Warren Moyer (silkscreen transfer onto clay), Leslie Smith (letterpress, linocut) and Mona Wu (woodcut) April 7 through May 27. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 7 from 5 to 7 PM. The exhibition and […]

Fourth Annual Arts & Craft Beer

The fourth annual Arts & Craft Beer is on tap for Friday, April 28, 2017 from 5:30 to 9:00 PM at Sawtooth School, located upstairs in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem. This fundraiser event combines craft beer tasting, art demonstrations, art making, and live music with all proceeds from benefiting […]

Speedball’s New Impressions National Printmaking Competition Winners on Display

Winning prints from the New Impressions National Printmaking Competition are on display in Sawtooth’s Davis Gallery April 7 through May 27. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 7 from 5 to 7 PM. New Impressions, sponsored by Speedball and Arnhem 1618 Printmaking Paper, is a competition for college students across the country […]

Award-winning Artist Jessica Singerman to Exhibit Work at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art

Sawtooth School for Visual Art presents Among The Weeds And Other Blossoming Things, a collection of paintings from award-winning artist Jessica Singerman. The show will be on display in the Corridor Gallery April 4 through April 30, 2017, with the opening reception on Friday, April 7, from 5:00–7:00 PM. In Singerman’s brightly colored paintings, viewers […]

Sawtooth Invites Visiting Artist Nicholas Raynolds to Teach Workshop

Sawtooth School for Visual Art to host visiting artist Nicholas Raynolds to teach a two-day painting workshop, Oil Sketch from the Life Model, on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017. Raynolds is a professional studio artist and instructor who works primarily in oils and has taught at The National Academy in NYC, The […]

Sawtooth Names Angela Reavis as Gallery and Special Project Coordinator

Angela Reavis has been named the new Gallery and Special Projects Coordinator at Sawtooth School for Visual Art.  In this position Reavis will supervise and coordinate both The Davis Gallery and The Corridor Gallery at Sawtooth, and work with special projects throughout the year. Angela graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Art History […]

Instructor Highlight: Patricia P. Mauck

I was born near Morganton NC but grew up in Hickory, one of six children. My exposure to art was quite limited as a child but my interest in texture and color began early on. While at UNCG (once WCUNC), I took an art appreciation course as a Freshman and nearly flunked it; life did […]

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Do you shop on Amazon? If so, make sure you bookmark and use this link when you begin your shopping experience. For eligible purchases on Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Sawtooth.  

JoAnne Vernon Sawtooth School for Visual Art Endowment Fund and Scholarship Fund

When JoAnne Vernon took the helm as Executive Director of Sawtooth in June 2012, she quickly developed a strategic plan, began cultivating relationships with donors and funders and assembled a supportive and knowledgeable staff. Fueled by her burning passion for visual art and her undying love for Sawtooth, JoAnne established aggressive goals that she inevitably […]