into the "Go With the Flow, Wash Open Show" at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. Show dates are From September 5 to October 1.
You're Invited - Free Art Gatherings during the Mother Lode Show
Join our art gatherings for comradery, art, and relaxation! This year, we are having free art gatherings in the fireplace room at the Shakespeare Club during the Mother Lode Show. Please gather your supplies and come join us for as many sessions as you want. We're organizing these events by medium:
Mondays, 8/7 and 8/14 - pastel - 1pm to 3pm
Bring your pastels and pastel supplies and join Gloria Vernon. Immerse yourself in this glorious medium, and have fun while you're doing it!
Tuesdays, 8/8 and 8/15 - mixed media - 10am to 3pm
Have fun, learn from each other, and expand your artistic horizons! Work in Mixed Media with Kaaren Poole on Tuesdays, August 8 and 15. We'll begin at 10am. Kaaren is prepared to stay till 3pm, but you can leave whenever you wish.
Work on your own project, or work on a project with Kaaren. If you work on your own project, please bring your supplies. If you work with Kaaren, please bring:
Brushes, including an old, flat large brush for glue
Palette - no need for anything fancy, a paper plate will do
Good scissors for cutting paper
a cork-backed ruler if you have one
Pencil, and a white chalk pencil if you have one
Apron (optional, but this could get messy)
Your favorite acrylic paints (I will also bring plenty so you'll have a wide selection available to you)
Favorite markers, colored pencils (I'll have some for everyone to use, but bring your favorites)
Favorite stencils or stamps (Again, I'll have some for everyone to use, but bring your favorites)
One or two magazines with good quality paper to cut up (we'll be mining them for patches of color, text, and images that inspire you)
Found objects or special papers if you have them
Canvas, Canvas board, or hardboard (I'll have 12" x 12" and 11" x 14" pieces of hardboard if you need them for $1 each)
DecoArt (paints) and Strathmore (paper) have been kind enough to donate some of their products, so each of the first 12 participants to arrive will get a goodie bag!
The project that Kaaren will be leading - if you chose to participate - is actually more of a method than a fully-designed project. So you'll be creating something uniquely your own, but with guidance. Should be fun to see what everyone creates!
Questions? Suggestions? Contact Kaaren at (530) 672-0943 or email@example.com.
Wednesdays, 8/9 and 8/16 - all media - 1pm to 3pm
On Wednesdays, it's a free-for-all. Whatever medium you work in, bring a project and enjoy the get together!
Thursdays, 8/10 and 8/17 - oil - 1pm to 3pm
Work in oils? Bring them and join Pen Slade for fun, information sharing, and working together. Pen has contacted Gamblin Colors and has some goodies for attendees. Bring your supplies and either work on your own project or work with Pen on a black and white alla prima painting from your reference black and white photo.
Fridays, 8/11 and 8/18 - scratchboard - 1pm to 3pm
Work in scratchboard or want to work in scratchboard? Bring your supplies and join Julia Swain in scratchboard fun! If you've never worked in this medium but are interested, bring a craft knife (such as an x-Acto knife), a pencil, and a reference or sketch for your subject. Small 5" x 7" scratchboards will be available at cost.
Saturdays, 8/12 and 8/19 - water media - 1 pm to 3pm
Join Vesla Greenwood in painting in water media. Bring your supplies or work on a project-in-progress.
A special invitational show, "Pastel Visions," will be at a wonderful venue, the General Gomez Arts and Events Center, in Auburn, August 2 through 22. Seven pastel artists from PAA are participating: Kathryn Hall, Jerry Boyd, Tina Moore, Pat Stoddard Aragon, Carol JeanThompson, Paul Harmon, and Carolyn Lewis. The General Gomez Arts and Events Center, at 808 Lincoln Way in Auburn, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 5pm. There will be a reception from 6 to 9pm August 4 during the Auburn Art Walk.
Portals to the Imagination
Gold Country Artists Gallery is featuring a special all gallery show in August called "Portals to the Imagination." It is all about artwork expressing the theme "doors and windows." The show will run August 8th through September 3rd. Gold Country Artist Gallery is located at 379 Main Street in Placerville. Hours are 10am to 6pm daily. For more information call (530) 6
42-2944, or visit
or go to Gold Country Artists Gallery on Facebook. Below is a painting "Blue Door" by Calvin Canepa, a new member of the gallery.
|_Blue Door_ by Calvin Canepa
Art Rotations in Placerville
Andrew Vonderschmitt, Progam Manager at El Dorado Arts Council, informs us about their Art Partners program. It is designed to provide rotating art exhibits to numerous locations in El Dorado County. Each selected artist will choose six to eight of the pieces, depending on size, to show at three locations in their program.
They have two rorations that have art showing at each location for 2 months. So this is a 6-month commitment during which chosen art will be at three locations.
Their next rotation starts on August 11 and include the following venues:
Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring Street, Placerville
Images of Hope, 3581 Palmer Dr. Suite 400, Cameron Park, and
Board of Supervisors, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville.
If you are interested, please contact Andrew at (530) 295-3497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.