December 2018 Newsletter
Small Works Show
Lofty View Studio Solstice Celebration
Holiday Pop-Up Gallery
From the Editor
Odds and Ends
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Sunday, December 9, Holiday Brunch at Sierra Banquet Center in Camino

Monday, December 10, intake for Small Works Show, Government Center, 8am to 9:30am

Friday, December 14, Small Works Show reception and art work pick-up, 4pm, Government Center
Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Sylvia Saxon and
Lynell Phillips
Kaaren Poole
Celeste Bunnell
Kaui Otake
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News

dec18holidaydec18holiday URGENT!  Reservations for the Holiday Brunch!

Even though the formal deadline for reservations for the Christmas Gathering has just passed, our coordinator, Cathy Keil, has a tiny bit of wiggle room.  The brunch will be at the Sierra Banquet Center in Camino just off Hwy 50 in Apple Hill.  The date is Sunday, December 9.  If you haven't reserved yet, but would like to, call Cathy Keil at 672-4222 ASAP!.  For more information as well as the reservation form, visit our website  The cost is $25 per person.

dec18smallworksSmall Works Show Coming Soon!

We will have our first ever Small Works Show the week of December 10 through 14 at the Government Center in Placerville.  Diana Coco-Russel will be our judge.  The show will have three categories - series of 9, series of 3, and individual work.  Awards will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of the categories as well as Best in Show and People's Choice.  

Each artist may enter up to a total of 4 items.  (Each series of 9 or series of 3 counts as an individual item.)  Entry fees are $15 for a series of 9, $10 for a series of 3, and $8 for individual pieces.  Although it is now too late to reserve a space for a series of 9 or series of 3, you can enter individual works simply by bringing them, along with your completed entry form and fee to intake.

Our schedule will be a bit different than with our other member shows - due to Diana's schedule  she will not be able to judge the show until Thursday morning.  However, we will do the intake and hanging Monday morning as usual, and the reception Friday at 4pm, again as usual.  

I think this is an exciting opportunity for PAA and I'm really looking forward to it.  For more information, as well as the entry form, visit PAA's website  here.

Have fun with this one!

-Kaaren Poole

dec18solsticeWinter Solstice Show and Celebration

You are invitied to "The Mystery of the Darktime," Lofty View Studios' winter solstice show and celebration, December 15, 10am to 3pm, at 6300 Lofty View Road in Placerville.  View artwork by PAA member artists Joyce Campbell (fine art gourds), Shelly Thorene (photography), Toni Conley-Widing (jewelry), and Donna McPherson (abstract and 3D), as well as LVS resident artists JD Saxon, Dusty Smith, Lynell Phillips, and Sylvia Saxon.  Come join the fun!

dec18popupHoliday Pop-Up Gallery

Ron Hall is one of 28 artists participating in a Holiday Pop-UP Gallery in Rancho Cordova.  The event runs November 23 through December 9.  Hours are Fridays through Sundays only, 11am to 7pm, and the location is 10191 Mills Station Rd, Rancho Cordova, at MACC (Mills Station Arts and Culture Center.)

New Board Members!

Extra special thank yous to two of you who have stepped up for next year.  Jerry Litwin will take over membership duties from Celeste Bunnell.  And an in-coming member, Sue Wickersham, will take over the newsletter from Kaaren Poole.  Thank you to all four of you - in-coming and out-going!  Celeste and Kaaren, we appreciate all you've done, and Jerry and Sue, thanks for stepping up and we're here to support you!
From the Editor
editornoteMany thanks to Sue Wickersham for volunteering to take on the newsletter duties beginning in January.  I've been your editor for six years now and have enjoyed getting the news out to all of you wonderful members.  However, it is time to give someone else a chance!!!

Sue will be a new member in 2019, though many of you will be aware of her artwork - she won an award in this year's Mother Lode Show with her mixed media work with hands.  I truly appreciate Sue and look forward to working with her in the hand-over.

I'm looking forward to all the exciting PAA events in the new year! 

-Kaaren Poole
November Meeting Minutes
November 19, 2018
Meeting was called to order at 1:30 pm.
The Pledge of Allegiance and welcoming of guests and new members opened the meeting.

Small Works Show: December 10-14, at the Government Center. The deadline for entry has been extended to November 30, 2018. Drop off work on December 10th from 8:00am to 9:30am.

Holiday Brunch , Sunday December 9th, at the Sierra Banquet Center in Camio,Ca. Party starts at 10:30am. December 1st is the deadline to reserve your seat.

Margaret Welty will be judging the Mother Lode Show in 2019.

Gerry Litwin has taken over the position of PAA Membership Chair.

Our Demonstrator for this meeting is Margaret Welty. Margaret is doing an Art Critique for PAA members. This is always a learning and fun experience.

There are weekly art meeting on Tuesday mornings, at the Senior Center, starting at 9:30 am, in the craft room, free to participate. On Thursday, at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Coloma St., Church of Our Savior, $5.00 fee is charged to participate.

Meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM
Debra Appleby
Placerville Art Association Secretary

December Program
Odds and Ends
Member News

Louise Freeman has some beautiful 30" x 40" frames for sale.  For information, contact Louise by emailing her at or phoning her at (530) 622-6130.
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Beverly Fields will be teaching her series of watercolor classes in January and February.  Each series is 6 classes.  There are three separate series:Thursdays, Jan 10 through Feb 14 at Beverly's Placerville studio; Fridays, Jan 11 through Feb 15 at her Placerville studio; or Saturdays, Jan 12 through Feb 16, at Sacramento Fine Arts Center.  For more information and/or to register, please contact Beverly at (530) 622-4440.

Athena Art Spa offers several classes on an on-going basis.  You can check them out on their website  here.

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