For more information on becoming a member of SDAG or an Exhibiting Artist at Off Track Gallery, please send an email to

  • Social

    You will have many opportunities to interact with fellow Guild members both at guild functions and on a day-to-day basis. This contact develops great friendships, valuable learning experiences, personal motivation and inspiration.

  • Display at Monthly Shows

    As a member of the Guild you are encouraged to begin to show your original artwork by exhibiting in the Guild’s Monthly Show. After completing requirements,  you can further increase your exposure by becoming a Wall or Floor Exhibitor.

  • Ongoing Display and Sale of Work

    As a member of the Guild you are encouraged to show your original artwork on an ongoing basis. After being in 3 Monthly Shows you can apply to be juried In and become a Wall or Floor Exhibitor.

  • Free Shrink Wrap and Card Display

    Each SDAG member may show a limited number of shrink-wrap pieces and greeting cards in the Off Track Gallery as long as the Guild guidelines and procedures are followed.

  • Web Page

    Members may have one thumbnail of their art work posted on the SDAG website. In addition a member may have their own portfolio page on the SDAG site. Contact the web liaison at for more details regarding your own portfolio page.

  • Recognition

    Each monthly show is judged and ribbons are awarded in several categories (reproductions of original artwork are not eligible for ribbons or cash awards).

  • Receptions

    Several times in the year an Artists’ Reception is held in the Off Track Gallery. Members who are current Wall or Floor exhibitors are eligible to be a Featured Artist at a chosen reception.

  • Information

    You will receive a copy of our Membership Directory with complete contact information. You will also receive our monthly newsletter, the Paint Rag. The Paint Rag keeps you abreast of upcoming Guild events and member activities.

  • Paint Outs

    About ten years ago a few dedicated plein aire painters went out into one of the myriad of beautiful places in North Coastal San Diego County to capture the light and atmosphere of the day.  Today they are still at it.  This diverse group meets to paint in such varied locations as Torrey Pines State Reserve in Del Mar, San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, and Batiquitos Lagoon in La Costa to name only a few of the challenging spots.  You can join them every Tuesday throughout the year (check the Paint Rag for locations).

  • Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour

    This is SDAG’s big annual show/home tour and is a proven success as a local event and is a major sales activity.  Members are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways.

Mad Hatter Luncheon

Mad Hatter Luncheon

OTG CardsWraps Rear 1000-1

Shrink Wrap and Card Display

Monthly Shows

Monthly Shows

Creative Gourds Workshop

Creative Gourds Workshop

Mothers Day Tour

Mothers Day Weekend – Art Garden & Studio Tour