January 2018 Newsletter
In This Issue
Renew Your Membership
February Challenge
Art on the Divide
From the Editor
Workshops and Shows to Enter
Dates to Remember
Friday, Jan, 12, 10:00am, Board Meeting, Placerville Raley's

Sunday, Jan 21, 1:30pm, General Meeting, Placerville Senior Center 
Linda Heath Clark
Cathy Keil
Debra Appleby
Pen Slade
Kaaren Poole
Celeste Bunnell
Member Show
Julia Swain
Mother Lode Show
Gloria Vernon

The News
springshow Spring 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.  Julia's now working to find a judge.  Thank you, Julia!

membershipRenew 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.

challengeA  Challenge 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!

aotdWhat's New at Art On The Divide

Art On the Divide gallery will have a special section dedicated to student art with changing displays during most months in 2018.
Students displaying art in January and February are in the GSHS Studio Arts program, grades 9-12 and range from beginning to advanced levels.  
Erica Phillips, visual arts teacher, promises an exciting mix of Prismacolor realism drawings of animals,graphite realism portraits, possibly scratchboard animals, mandalas, Pointillism, graphite fantasy drawings and acrylic fantasy paintings. Art will rotate in January and February.
Art On the Divide gallery would like to extend a warm welcome for the public to attend a reception to honor these students and their art.  The reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, January 21st from 2-4.  Refreshments will be served. 
AODC 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
I'm excited to share with you that I've joined a group on Facebook called Series 52.  Jeanne Oliver, a mixed media artist and teacher, began the group as motivation for her own project to complete 52 pieces of art this year.  Not just any 52 pieces, but pieces that she creates just for herself - not for a class or for sale.  She has gotten a tremendous response not just in numbers (over 1,200 members) but in enthusiasm.  I can't wait to see what people continue to create as the year unfolds.

You may want to check out the group and join in the fun!  It's always great to have fellow artists to share with and encourage, and it's fun to see what people from all over the world are creating.

-Kaaren Poole
November 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.

Holiday Brunch: Our Holiday Brunch is scheduled for December 10th this year, starting at 10:30 am. This year the Brunch will be held at the "Sierra Banquet Center" also known as "The Log Cabin Café". The location is Hwy. 50 and Camino. The Brunch cost is $25.00 per person.  Reservation deadline is December 4th.

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.

Small Treasures, "ArtHouse" December 8th from 6 pm to 9pm.  1021 R Street.  Presented by ARTHOUSE on R Gallery & Studios at ARTHOUSE - Gallery & Studios. Dec 07. -. Jan 09. Big Show of  Small Treasures ARTHOUSE  on R · BUY TICKETS. ARTHOUSE on R is having its annual "Big Show of Small Treasures." This art event showcases intimately scaled works of art (12-by-12 inches or smaller).

Our November demonstrator is Charles Waldman. www.cwaldman.com . Charles paints outdoors in the Sierras, the California foothills, along the Northern California coast and in other parts of the West. He also finds time to teach three to four workshops per year and to participate in several invitational plein-air events.
No General Meeting in December.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.
Debra Appleby
Placerville Art Association

January Program

Odds and Ends

Member News

Cyndi Hayes has been participating in a program at Folsom Prison teaching inmates to paint in acrylic and has found it quite rewarding.  The head of the program there, Karen Bertram, is looking for someone to help teach watercolor.  The class is on Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 and there are usually about 6-8 students.  If you are interested, you can contact Karen directly at kbertram1@me.com, or contact Cyndi at cphayes2007@sbcglobal.net.

Workshops and Shows to Enter

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Placerville, CA 95667