About SAGA

The Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) has a rich history dating back to 1915 when a group of printmakers founded the Brooklyn Society of Etchers. The following year, their first exhibit was at the Brooklyn Museum. Over the years the membership has included most of America's foremost printmakers. Membership in the Society enables artists to show their work in New York City through important exhibitions with substantial awards. Read More

SAGA Activities

SAGA is a service organization and has sponsored national and international exhibitions since 1922. Other activities include demonstrations and service events, such as a symposium on health hazards in the arts. SAGA traveling exhibitions have been shown in many museums and universities. Some exhibitions have circulated internationally under the auspices of the United States Information Agency.

SAGA keeps its members informed of activities through a newsletter, SAGAzine, which lists exhibition opportunities, member activities and other items of interest to printmakers.

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Current Officers

Past Presidents of SAGA

  • Shelley Thorstensen
  • Gerald Marcus
  • Linda Adato
  • Richard Sloat
  • William Behnken
  • Martin Levine
  • Michael DiCerbo
  • Dan Welden
  • Steven Yamin
  • Robert Broner
  • Gerson Leiber
  • Stanley Kaplan
  • Anne Steele Marsh
  • Martin Barooshian
  • David Shapiro
  • Clare Romano
  • Chaim Koppelman
  • John Ross
  • Gladys Mock
  • Carl M. Schulteiss
  • Lynd Ward
  • Frederick T. Weber
  • George O. "Pop" Hart
  • John Taylor Arms
  • Eugene Higgins
  • Ernest D. Roth

SAGA Memberships

Any fine art printmaker interested in becoming an active member of SAGA is invited to send a personal one-page résumé and a portfolio of 10 images. The membership jury consists of SAGA Council members. The SAGA Council appoints a committee of 3 SAGA members to be on the membership committee.

Learn more about Membership in SAGA

Associate Members are collectors or those interested in contemporary printmaking who wish to support the efforts of the organization.

Learn more about SAGA Associate Member Program
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