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We are sorry to report the passing of local long-time Artist Bobbie Pilliard on Friday, May 22, 2020. Bobbie was born and raised in Loomis and was a 1964 graduate of Del Oro High School.
Her body of work and selfless support of the Arts in Placer County, and beyond, is very well known and respected.
We will miss her beautiful spirit, always present smile and zest for life. To know Bobbie was to love Bobbie.

The family has not announced plans for a service, but please watch our Facebook page for details if there is a public recognition: theACPC

Resources and Grants
To assist the arts and culture fields that have been especially affected by the economic repercussions of the pandemic, t he California Arts Council has compiled an extensive list of resources.

See the link below to access relief funds and resources available specifically for artists:
Farewell -but not goodbye- from Trisa
Hello Art Community!

After much thoughtful consideration, I have decided it is time for me to leave my position at ACPC. I have loved my time helping to promote the arts in Placer County and working with all of the artists and our team in our wonderful community. I have truly enjoyed my roll as the Arts Engagement Producer. I am so proud of all that we accomplished together to promote the arts and bring art into the community.

At this time I am starting a new business venture and need to focus my time and energies there. Changing times have created a need for online support for the arts. In the current environment artists must rethink how they can reach potential clients. My talented friend, Gini Crepps, and I, are launching  Art Advocates  to help meet the needs of this new avenue of promoting art and artists within the community.

Art Advocates will help artists navigate a new option of connecting to their potential clients, and will offer a full range of services from creating Online Virtual Art Tours, Virtual Galleries, Social Media Support Packages, Graphic Design, and Website Design. Art Advocates will take the headache out of creating an online presence for artists.
Leaving Arts Council of Placer County is bittersweet as I am looking forward to my new adventure, but will also miss my role there. Please know that I will continue to support ACPC and its efforts of helping to serve the artists in our community. I look forward to further supporting artists through my new venture. Please check out our new website at  and let us know if there is something we can do to help create an online presence for you.

Trisa Swerdlow
Reopen Placer Arts
Current guidance and resources for businesses to open responsibly are provided from Placer County:

A resource for all our local Arts-Related businesses.
New Home for ACPC
The Rocklin Hacker Lab, that has served as the ACPC office, will be closing on June 31. They are centralizing operations to gain efficiencies and focus on increasing virtual services. The downtown Sacramento Hacker Lab will continue to serve the region. Downtown Hacker Lab has a phased re-opening starting June 1, when they will begin offering limited in person services. S o when you are able to b e out and about again, remember to explore the variety of resources available for artists creating, and incubating businesses. In the meantime visit their website to learn more about on-line opportunities:

The ACPC Board of Directors is exploring a variety of options for office relocation, and developing expanded strategies to re-start the arts in Placer County. We will send new and announcements frequently to keep you apprised and informed.

Placer has HE ART
Ron Nabity and Patrick Storm are working with the Arts Council of Placer County to produce a video that takes a look at local arts during this pandemic. It will also be a salute to the heroes in our communities, the first responders and essential workers dedicated to keeping us safe.

We are looking for ideas and content, such as online performances, interviews, tributes, etc.
If you have an idea you would like to share, please email Jim Crosthwaite:
Auction Results
Thanks to all the artists, who helped artists with their purchases at the online Art Auction last month!

Congratulations to the following artists for successfully listing and selling their art:
Paul Harman, Gia McNutt, Dottie Visker, Connie Rodriguez, Terry Shearn, Patrick Witz, Gini Crepps and Barbara Ann Chestnutt.

The purchases supported local artists with 60% of proceeds going directly to their pockets. 35% is put in to an ACPC fund which to help arts organizations and programs hit hardest by the shelter in place period.
On-line Resources
Be sure to check out all the art resources that are being added every week on the ACPC website. Art, music, cooking, performances and much more! Send any opportunities that we can add, just email:

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