August 2017 Newsletter
In This Issue
Congratulations, Barbara!
Art Gatherings at the MLS
Pastel Visions
Portals to the Imagination
Art Rotations in Placerville
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
No Board Meeting this Month

Sunday, Aug 6, 1:30pm Mother Lode Show Opening and Judge's Remarks, Placerville Senior Center (in lieu of general meeting)

Sunday, Aug 20, Closing Reception and Awards, 1:30pm,Placerville Senior Center
Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Kaaren Poole
Kaaren Poole
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News
aug2017barbaraCongratulations, Barbara!

into the "Go With the Flow, Wash Open Show" at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.  Show dates are From September 5 to October 1.

aug2017gatheringsYou'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
Water container
Palette - no need for anything fancy, a paper plate will do
Paper towels
Good scissors for cutting paper
craft knife
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

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.

aug2017pastelvisionsPastel Visions

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.

aug2017portalsPortals 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

aug2017rotationsArt 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
President's Letter
Hope you are having a fantastic summer!

PAA has been really busy. Our "Spring" Membership Show at the Harris Center in Folsom was a huge success. The reception on June 4th was well attended and quite enjoyable. Many thanks go to Julia Swain for finding the Harris Center for this year's show. Julia puts a lot of work into arranging and coordinating our membership shows. She found this new location when the Government Center became unavailable due to renovations. It was a wonderful venue which we hope to be able to use again in the future.
Our current big event is the 51st National Mother Lode Show, August 6-20. A lot of work has gone into planning this annual show. Many thanks to Glo Vernon, this year's show chairperson. Thanks also to Sylvia Coleman who generously helped out with the online entries. I hope you make it to the show. The art is excellent! Let us know if you have ideas and want to help with next year's show.

Linda Heath Clark

July 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.
Spring Membership Show: Julia Swain reported that the members show at the Harris Center was a success. Eight pieces of art was sold. Customer feedback was that the show was the best she had seen there so far. The Fall show is not planned yet because a location for the show has not been found yet.
Mother Lode Show update:  Gloria Vernon, reports the show opens August 6th thru 20, an opening reception is August 6th at 1:30pm. At and during the show we are having an "Art Gatherings" to share ideas and techniques. The scheduled as the following:
Monday, Pastels 1:00 to 3:00
                        Tuesday, Mixed Media 10:00 to 3:00
                        Wednesday, All Media 1:00 to 3:00
                        Thursday, Oils 1:00 to 3:00
                        Friday, Scratch Board 1:00 to 3:00
                        Saturday, Water Media 1:00 to 3:00
All are welcome to join in and have fun. Please bring your own supplies to these gatherings.
A slideshow of the accepted entries for the MLS was presented to the club.
Important Note : There is no General Meeting in August. Please come to the Mother Lode Show opening reception, and judge talk, at the Shakespeare Club on August 6, at 1:30pm.
Paint Out: Contact Vesla Greenwood, July 18, Old Stone Bridge, 8:30 to 1:00pm.
The Sierra Pastel Society presents "Illuminating the Landscape" Sunday, September 10, 2017.  Presented by La Vone Sterling an Internationally Recognized Pastelist. Mini Workshops (4 hours). El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.
The workshops fee is $40.00: 8:00am to 12:00pm noon.  Followed by Sierra Pastels Society General Meeting and free Demonstration from 1:00 to 3:00pm. For RESERVE your place info, please go to ., Please join us.
Our presenter is Howard Rees, demonstrating in oils. Howard conducts fun filled, informative workshops/classes in Oils and Watercolor, in his studio, and "Plein Air" throughout the United States and Europe.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.
Debra Appleby
Placerville Art Association

August Program

Odds and Ends
Winederlust is a first time event being held in Lotus August 29th from 2pm to 9pm at Henningsen Park, the park by the ball field across the street from the main  park) in Lotus.  No early tear down - 10 x 10 space for $30 booth fee.  Must sign liability waiver or provide proof of insurance to hold event sponsors harmless.  For more information and application, contact Chris Cullem, EDWA Director (530) 409-8688

Pen Slade
gives us a "heads up" about an opportunity to show work at Mellowood Vineyard in Fairplay the weekend of August 26 and 27.  Linda, the owner, will not be taking commissions on any sold works.  You can contact her at (530) 306-9454.

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 sponsorquarterly art camp weekends at the Folsom Lake College Art Lab. The remaining 2017 dates are 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
Workshops and Shows to Enter
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 deadline is August 7, 2017 and the entry fee for the first item 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.
Applicants will be notified by August 18th which pieces are accepted for the show. 

View and download a copy of the show information  here
 and the entry form  here.

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

Placerville Art Association | | PO Box 2180
Placerville, CA 95667