April 2017 Newsletter
In This Issue
April Paint-Outs
Community Outreach
Spring Member Show
Call To Artists
Dates to Remember
Friday, April 7, Board Meeting, Raley's Placerville, 10am

Sunday, April 9, General Meetng, Placerville Senior Center, 1:30pm

Saturday, April 15, Paint Out (see article)

Saturday, April 22, Paint Out (see article)
Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Conni Hardie
Kaaren Poole
Kaaren Poole
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News
april17randyCongratulations, Randy!

Randy Honerlah's beautiful vineyard painting, "Madrona Vineyard," graces the cover of the current issue of  Gold Country Wine Destinations magazine.  

april17paintoutsApril Paint Outs

We have two paint outs in April.  Remember to bring the sunshine, bug spray, sturdy shoes, etc!

Saturday, April 15, from 8am to 2pm.  Sinclair Ranch in Newcastle.  Pat Aragon, Sierra Pastel Society, invites us to the fifth annual SPS Paint Out at Sinclair Ranch: a working ranch with lots of animals, a large pond, fruit trees, pastures, farm equipment, barn, and out-buildings.
For more informatiion and directiions, call Pat Aragon at (530) 503-5779 or email her at  pataragon41@gmail.com

Saturday, April 22, 9am to 1pm,  Art on the Farm (Wakamatsu Historic Site) on Gold Hill near Coloma:  PAA is partnering with ARC for this day of art.  Bring your easel and supplies, or camera, and spend the day painting, sketching, or "shooting" to your heart's content.  
There are potentially thousands of beautiful images to capture at Wakamatsu.   With 272 acres of springs, streams, oaks, and vistas, an old barn, dairy, gravesite, home and gardens, the viewpoints are endless.  Docents will be on hand to share the history of this remarkable piece of property still being acquired by the American River Conservancy.  941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville.
Turn in at the green gate past the buildings.  Flyer with photos is posted online  here.  For information about Wakamatsu, visit their website  here

april17outreeach Community Outreach

This year The Board decided to donate $1,000 to the Art Department of independence High School. Independence High is a small high school located in Diamond Springs. It is a unique high school geared to those students who may be at risk of not graduating.

Jen Tomei, the art teacher and director of the Art Department at Independence High School, attended our March meeting and was presented with the check.  To our utter surprise, we discovered that Jen was our 2003 Art Scholarship recipient! Jen used the scholarship award to not only go on to College, getting her teaching degree, but to stay in the arts and teaching the next generations. Way to go Jen!!!

PAA, again, wishes to thank all of you who have donated so generously to our Community Outreach Program. Please know that we DO make a difference!

~ Cathy Keil
april17springshowSpring Member Show

april17artonthedivide Call To Artists
Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery invites local and regional artists to submit their artwork for the 4th Annual Invitational Art Exhibit, titled "All Things Wild" that will take place in September, 2017.  This theme is open to your interpretation and therefore promises to be a very interesting show.
The Early Bird deadline for entries is July 28, 2017 and the fee for the first entry is $10.00.  Each additional piece is $5.00, up to three maximum.  The final deadline is August 7, 2017 and the entry fee at that time is $20.00 and each additional artwork is $5.00, up to three maximum.  All mediums will be accepted for consideration and must be the artists' original design and for sale.  Both two and three-dimensional art is encouraged.
Entries must be postmarked no later than 7/28/17.  Applicants will be notified by August 18th which pieces are accepted for the show. 
Entry forms and more detailed information can be found on AODC's website www.artonthedivide.com or at the gallery during business hours, Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in April and till 6:00 p.m. in May.  Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery is located at 6295 Main Street between the fire station and the American River Inn in Georgetown.  The phone number is 530 333-2787 (ARTS)

-Criss Raintree

President's Letter
Happy Spring!

Those of you visiting PAA's website recently have noticed our redesigned look and feel. If you haven't seen it, please take a look. I want to really thank Vesla Greenwood for her hard work on creating and designing this new site for us. Great job, Vesla!
Websites are always a work in progress. If you see any problems or feel like you have a suggestion for improvement, feel free to let us know. Technically and cost wise there are things we just can't currently implement, but we are interested in your comments.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our spring theme challenge and brought work to our March meeting! Our members are so talented and it is wonderful to celebrate each other's work. It is always fantastic to have so much participation in these challenges. Look for information on another challenge soon!
Linda Heath Clark

March Meeting Minutes
Meeting was called to order at 1:30 pm.
The Pledge of Allegiance and welcoming of guests and new members opened the meeting.
PAA's Community Outreach Program was pleased to present a gift check for $1000.00 to the Independence High School art department.
Jen Tomei gratefully received the check for the art department.
The Spring Members show is scheduled for May 19 through July 9 and will be held at the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College Campus. 35 2D pieces will be accepted and a few 3D. The Los Rios College staff will hang the show and oversee the gallery each day it is open. The show will not be judged by a "Judge" instead a "Peoples Choice" will be awarded. This is a first come first serve show. The entry fee will be $20.00 per entry. Applications will be accepted after March 20, 2017. The Instructions for show entry is on the PAA website.
Call for volunteers: For the Program Chairperson and the Video Camera/Projector Operator.  If interested please contact Linda Clark.
Paint-out:  March 21, 2017, from 9:am to 1:pm, at the American River, Greenwood Creek River Access, near Coloma. Contact Vesla Greenwood at vgreenwood1@aol.com.
PAA's March general meeting "Spring" theme challenge was presented by our members.  It is always a fun time when we get to experience the art of the talented PAA members that participate. Thank you all for sharing.
Demonstrator for March was Connie Rodriguez, Connie is a multi media artist using acrylic paint, paper of all kinds, cloth, and, well let your imagination be your guide. Well done Connie, thank you.  http://www.connierodriguezart.com.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.
Debra Appleby

April Program
Odds and Ends
Art Studio 360 currently has openings for several artists to join the co-op group.  Minimum wall space is 3" for $30 per month with an initial one-time member fee of $100.  
For additional information visit the Studio at 360 Main Street, Placerville, and/or call Joyce Bahnsen, owner, at (530) 626-3429.

Folsom Art Association is continuing to sponsor quarterly art camp weekends at the Folsom Lake College Art Lab. The 2017 dates are April 14, 15, 16; July 14, 15, 16;  and October 13, 14, and 15.  The cost for each 3-day weekend in $30.  Attendees must be at least 18 year of age, and attendance is limited to 16.  Folsom Art Association fills the camps on a first-come-first-serve basis.  To register, visit the Folsom Art Association website.
Member News
The Gang of 5 at the ARTHOUSE on R announces Linda Heath Clark  as the featured artist from
April 8 through May 3.  The  Opening is April 8th - Second Saturday Art Walk.   ARTHOUSE on R is located at 10th and R Street, Sacramento

Pat Aragon invites us to the fifth annual paint-out day at Sinclair Ranch in Newcastle on April 15 from 8am to 2pm.   For more information, call Pat at 530 503-5779 or email her at pataragon41@gmail.com.
Marjorie Dodrill will be the featured artist at Artistic Edge Gallery, 1880 Fulton Avenue in Sacramento for April and May.   Receptions are April 8 and May 13 from 4pm to 7pm.  Featured paintings will be florals and seascapes.
Workshops and Painting Opportunities
Jimmie Clair Grann will present "Planning and Painting in Pastel" at the EDHAA meeting on Monday, April 10th, at the El Dorado Senior Center from 6 to 8 pm.  Jimmie will discuss the different ways she develops a composition, different approaches to begin laying in pastels, and the transition from an idea to a sketch to a finished painting.  Contact Jimmie at jcgrann@comcast.net.

Pam Findleton and Barbara Tankersley are hosting a two-day workshop  with Dale Laitenen.  The dates are June 24 and 25.  Anyone interested can contact Barbara at her gallery by e-mail at mail@ironwillow.com or by phoning 530 344-7859 for more information.

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