February 2017 Newsletter
In This Issue
Community Outreach
February Paint-Out
Feb Program to Focus on Paint Outs
March Challenge
Spring Show News
Sierra Pastel Society Member Show
Membership Renewal Reminder
Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Friday, Feb 10, Board Meeting, 10am, Raley's Placerville

Saturday, Feb 18, Art Walk in Placerville

Sunday, Feb 19, General Meeting, 1:30m, Placerville Senior Center

Tuesday, Feb 21, paint-out (see article)

Tuesday, Feb 28, 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

feb17commoutreachCommunity Outreach

This year The Board has 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, was absolutely thrilled when I spoke with her about receiving this donation. She thought this money would best go for the purchase of a camera, glass beads and/or tools. She could not thank us enough for our generous gift. Ms. Tomoei will be attending our February 19th meeting when we will present her with our check.
PAA 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

feb17paintoutFebruary Paint Out

Paint Out on Tuesday, Feb 21 and Feb 28, 9am to noon (two weeks in a row!) at the Greenwood Creek River Access, South Fork American River, near Coloma.  See  flier for photos and directions.

feb17programFebruary Program to focus on Paint Outs

We have invited our plein air painters who have attended any of our monthly paint-outs to bring you work, completed or in progress, to share at the February meeting.  Can't wait to see what you bring!

feb17marchallMarch Challenge

We will have another Challenge for our March meeting. The theme is "Spring!"  So get out your pencils, paints, clay, or whatever else you like to use and let Spring be your inspiration.  We look forward to seeing your work!

feb17springshowSpring Show News

Our deep appreciation goes to Julia Swain, our Member Show Chairman, who has been working hard to find a venue for our Spring Member show in the face of being unable to use the Government Center due to construction.

She's gone above and beyond and is in the process of securing the Harris Center B of A Gallery for us for May 19th to July 9th.  This is a great venue, and the Board is in the process of finalizing the details.  So watch for more news, and get painting.  Or sculpting!  For this member show we'll be able to display 3D work!

feb17spsshowSierra Pastel Society Member Show

feb17membMembership Renewal Reminder  

For those of you who haven't yet sent in your membership renewal for 2017, please do so.  We rely on your dues to pay our basic but necessary expenses such as insurance, rental for the Senior Center for our meetings, payment for our demonstrators, and so on.  We need you!  And at the same time, we need your ideas.  If you have any suggestions for PAA, please get them to one of the board members.

feb17showsShows to Enter

Every two years, St. John's Lutheran Church sponsors an art festival featuring works from artists throughout the northern California region and emphasizing spiritual and religious themes. 

This year the theme is "Let The Spirit Sing!" and the art will be juried by noted Sacramento artist, Jerry Silva.  The show begins with a champagne reception, open to the public, on March 9 and will continue through March 19, 2017.

They accept work from all media and encourage participation from beginning artists, as well as well-seasoned ones.  Submissions will be accepted March 4 and 5.  For all the details, visit  stjohnslc.org/artfestival

And then, there's the Richeson Floral and Still Life competition.  This is an on-line show sponsored by the Richeson company.  Remember that our very own Shirley Isola won best in show in there recent Animals and Wildlife competition.  The deadline for the current Floral and Still Life competitiion is March 1.  For more details, visit their website at  Richeson Competitions
President's Letter
I've been doing some spring cleaning in the space I call a studio. I find organizing this space makes room for the creation of more art and also helps clear my mind for new projects. After patting myself on the back for my creativity in finding unique places to tuck art supplies, I realized I can't remember where I put things. Oh well, this is a work in progress.

PAA has some exciting changes coming. We will be revealing a redesign to the PAA website later this spring. Many thanks to Vesla Greenwood, whose talent and hard work are making this possible. Just remember, when things are moved, it can take a little getting used to.

We also will see exciting changes to the 2017 Spring Membership Show. The Government Center is not available this spring as it is undergoing a major remodel. Our proactive Show Chairperson, Julia Swain, has found an alternative location at the Harris Center in Folsom. It is a little ways to travel, but I think this is an exciting new venue for this year's show. We will have more details in the coming weeks.

We are inviting everyone who has done plein air to bring a piece (or two) to our General Meeting on February 19th. And if you have any stories about the benefits and challenges of working outdoors, we would love to hear them!

Now where did I put those paint brushes?

Linda Heath Clark

January 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.

Call for volunteers: The Program Chairperson and the Video Camera/Projector Operator is reaching out for volunteers. If interested please contact Linda Clark.

PAA's Community Outreach Program has selected Independence High School this year, and awarded them with a gift of $1000.00 to their art department. 

PAA's March general meeting will have a "Spring" challenge. Please bring something that you have done that represents "Spring" to you and share it at the March meeting.

PAA Webpage redesign: Vesla Greenwood is working on the new website. The release of the new website is schedule for the Spring.  Vesla is requesting input regarding the membership page and the info posted on it. 

The Membership Rosters will not be printed and distributed as in the past but a PDF file will be sent to members requesting a Members Roster and can be printed by the member requesting.  Contact Kaaren Poole, Membership Chair, with concerns and questions regarding the members list on the website.

PAA Facebook Page: Per Kaaren Pool, If anyone is interested in posting on the PAA Facebook Page contact Elana Tucker.

Spring Membership Show: Julia Swain, The government offices will not be available for the spring show this year due to construction. Suggestions are being taken for a different venue.

Vesla, the Paint-out is scheduled for January 17 and 24, 2017 at Village Green Park, next to the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, from 9:am to 12:pm.

Thank you to our presenter Tracy Lewis. Tracy does workshops in watercolor. Tracy Lewis Studio has a workshop space at Burk Junction if needed contact Tracy at tracylewisart.com.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.

Debra Appleby
Placerville Art Association

February Program
programLacking a Program Chairman (any volunteers out there?), the Board is continuing to work on a program for February.  However, we are looking forward to seeing plein air work from our artists who have attended our monthly paint-outs which Vesla Greenwood has been organizing.  Please bring your pieces - either completed or in progress.
Odds and Ends
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
Workshops and Painting Opportunities

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