February 2018 Newsletter
In This Issue
Congratulations, Barbara!
Spring Member Show
February Paint Out
Renew Your Membership
February Challenge
News from Art On The Divide
From the Editor
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Friday, Feb 9, 10:00am, Board Meeting, Placerville Raley's

Sunday, Feb 18, 1:30pm, General Meeting, Placerville Senior Center 

Tuesday, Feb 20, Paint-Out, details to come via e-mail

Monday, Feb 26, deadline for entering Banners on Parade (see article in Show to Enter section)
Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Kaaren Poole
Celeste Bunnell
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News
feb18barbaraCongratulations, Barbara!

feb18springshowSpring Member Show

Yes!  A Spring Member Show!  Thanks to Julia Swain's hard work and persistence, we are scheduled to have our Spring Member Show at the Government Center from April 16 through 20.  And she's found a judge - Margot Schulzke.  Julia has also scheduled our Fall show.  It will be October 15 through 19, also at the Government Center, and the judge will be Judy Knott.  I think I speak for many when I say how much I have missed these shows and am really looking forward to having them again.  And it's all because of Julia's persistence - thank you, Julia!

feb18paintoutFebruary Paint-Out

The February paint out will be Tuesday, February 20 from 9am to 1pm.  More details will be available by e-mail, so if you-re not currently on her paint-out e-mail list, please get in touch with her so she can add you to the list.  Her e-mail is vgreenwood1@aol.com.

feb18membershipRenew Your Membership Now!

If you haven't already done so, please renew your PAA membership today.  PAA depends on your membership dues to cover our basic expenses such as insurance, renting the meeting room, compensating our guest presenters, and so on.  Without your dues, the club can't survive.  To renew, print out the membership form found here, fill it out, and send it with your dues check to the address on the form.  Also, please consider including a donation to our Community Outreach Fund which provides funds to our local high schools.

feb18challengeChallenge for February

Get out your paints, pencils, clay, and whatever for our February challenge.  Be inspired by your favorite artist and create a piece borrowing his/her style, color palette, subject matter, composition, choice of subject, or whatever you find particularly appealing about that artist.

Then bring your piece to the February meeting to share.  Can't wait to see what you bring!

feb18aotdNews from Art On the Divide Gallery

Art On the Divide Gallery is pleased to show the artwork of Guest Artist, Tracey Sirbello during the month of February. Please join us as we welcome Tracey and host a reception in her honor, February 11th from 2-4. Enjoy art and refreshments.

"4 Legs and a Tail", showing February 2-25th, is descriptive of the art that you will experience, but the art goes much deeper than that. Tracey has a love of animals and shares that "she has always understood animals better than people". She captures the personality of each individual, whether domesticated or wild, and the finished piece makes you want to reach out and touch.

Art On the Divide Cooperative gallery is located at 6295 Main Street, Georgetown. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more information call 333-2787 (333-ARTS) or visit artonthedivide.com.

From the Editor
For several years I've so enjoyed participating in the open painting group.  We started meeting at Craft Castle in Cameron Park and have moved a few times since.  We're now meeting at the Church of Our Savior in Placerville on Thursday mornings from 10am to about 12:30pm.  There is a $5 fee which goes to the church.  And we enjoy lunch together (optional) afterwards.

We each bring our own projects and simply enjoy each other's company.  If you're free on Thursday mornings, you might enjoy the group.  Drop in a see what is' all about - we'd love to have you.

-Kaaren Poole
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.
Donations are needed for the "Community Outreach Program" Bring donated art supplies to each meeting to be purchased by our members and guest. This is one way money is collected for the "Community Outreach Program." If you have extra supplies, art books please consider donating them for this cause. Please take home any unsold items, for we have no storage in our meeting room.
Spring Membership Show: Our Spring show is back at the Government Center. April 16 thru 20th, 2018. Please contact Julia Swain with any questions.
Mother Lode Show 2018: August 5 thru 19th, 2018. Gloria Vernon will have more information coming about the 2018 show and workshops being planned.
Paint Outs will resume in February: Contact Vesla Greenwood for more information.
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.
Our Demonstrator for this meeting is Linda Abbott Trapp, abstract watercolors. Linda's psychology and art "Slaying the Dragons, overcoming the insecurities and fears that plague creativities."
  www.lindaabbotttrapp.com . Thank you Linda for an Interesting and fun demonstration.
Meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM
Debra Appleby
Placerville Art Association Secretary

February Program

Odds and Ends
Member News
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Richeson has several competitions coming up this year. They has very generous cash prizes.  The next one is Floral and Still Life and the entry deadline is March 1.  For more information, including the prospectus, visit their website here.

Monday, February 26, is the deadline for getting your application in for the 2018 Banners On Parade.  You can find the Call to Artists and Application here
.  Thanks to Bill Robinson for sharing this information with us.

Placerville Art Association | kspoole@hughes.net | PO Box 2180
Placerville, CA 95667